Unlikely: Breaking down barriers to higher education

February 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
North Idaho College - Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center
1000 W Garden Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

“Unlikely: Breaking down barriers to higher education” will be held Feb. 20, 2020 at Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center on NIC’s Coeur d’Alene campus.

This three-part event will begin with a screening at 9 a.m. of the film “Unlikely,” a documentary that investigates America’s college dropout crisis and the obstacles students face in their pursuit of a college degree and a meaningful career.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5YASi5J4Kc&feature=youtu.be

Following the film at 11 a.m., Dr. Bridget Burns, an NIC graduate and one of the experts featured in “Unlikely,” will talk about her own student experiences and work in support of developing innovative ways to help students surmount the barriers to degree completion.

Dr. Burns, named one of the “16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education” by Washington Monthly magazine, is the executive director of the University Innovation Alliance, a national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the U.S.

The event will continue after a break with a discussion session at 1 p.m. in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room, on the second floor of the Edminster Student Union Building (SUB).

The afternoon session will offer attendees the chance to ask questions and offer their own ideas about addressing the local barriers to higher education that are encountered by people of all ages in North Idaho.

All sessions are FREE and open to anyone interested in improving student success in North Idaho.

For more information go to nic.edu/community-conversations

Save your free seat on Eventbrite: bit.ly/unlikelymovie

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