September 30, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • KUAF General Manager to visit NWACC (new)
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions
  • Lottery Drawing for Spring 2014 BETA Test Registration Period (new)
  • NWACC Student Recital
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013
  • SAAB in Need of Boxes (new)
  • PASS Mentor On Call
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Dance Opportunities

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive Faculty, Staff, and Student Giving Campaign

The Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign is going on until October 4th! This two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, an opportunity to spend some time with Tim and Jeff in the Morning, and more!

If you’d like to donate to this initiative, please visit with an iGive representative at one of the following locations:

Burns Hall Lobby: September 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Center: October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Center for Health Professions: October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to donate online, to see the full listing of events, prizes, and to learn more about what your giving supports.

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

KUAF General Manager to visit NWACC

Rick Stockdell, long-time general manager of KUAF 91.3 FM, an NPR affiliate, will visit Denise Nemec’s Introduction to Mass Communication class 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Thursday, October 3rd.  He will share his story of the growth and development of KUAF from a low-wattage campus radio facility to a nationally recognized station with syndicated programs.  Anyone who would like to join the class is welcome, but please RSVP to Denise Nemec at ext. 4301.  The class meets in Burns Hall 1324.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public Forum – “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”

To celebrate “Mediation Week”, a public forum, “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”, will be held on campus on October 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The purpose of “Mediation Week” is to educate lawyers, parties, public officials, and to promote the use of mediation throughout the world.

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Lottery Drawing for Spring 2014 BETA Test Registration Period

Learner Services will be holding a lottery for 15 employees to register for classes during the Spring BETA Test Registration Period. This is to test the system and make sure it is working properly. Participants will actually be registering for Spring classes, with the advantage of being first in line. The lottery is open to all employees (full and part-time), including work study students, throughout the College Community. The test period will be Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The employee must be a continuing student, or a current admissions application must be entered for the employee to participate. If the employee has a hold on their account, they need to have it taken care of before they submit their name to participate in the BETA Test Registration Lottery. The employees selected during the drawing will be notified by email on Wednesday, October 16.

If you would like to participate in the drawing, or have questions regarding the Spring Test Registration Period, email your name and Student ID number to David Brigman (dbrigman@nwacc.edu) by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24th at 7:00 pm. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105. This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public. For questions or more information email Rene’ Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call/text 479-631-1558.

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

Commas of the Conscience

If commas were a blank canvas, how would you fill them in? The NWACC Writing Center is looking to make their walls come alive! A competition will be held by members of SKD for the most creative commas to set up for display.

First place winner will receive a $30 dollar gift card to Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company. Seven others will be selected for display. Deadline for the commas and entry sheets is November 8th. Winners will be selected and announced on November 15th. Paper will be provided for those that wish to enter the contest. That, along with the entry sheets can be found in the Writing Center Room 1003 in Burns Hall.

If interested or have any questions contact Alex at amunoz1@nwacc.edu or Rachel at rhamburg@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from November 18th – 22nd!

SAAB in Need of Boxes

SAAB is currently in need of empty boxes for the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25th. If you have any empty boxes that you are willing to part with, please consider donating them for this project. You can drop them off at Becky Hudson’s office in the Student Center, room 233G, or she can arrange to pick them up from you. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 986-6682.

PASS Mentor On Call

What do you wish you had known the first week of class?  What questions do you still have?

We have Student Mentors ON CALL to serve you!  Come find out more about how to PASS, get your questions answered, and find the help you need.  A mentor will be available in the Library on Tuesdays (10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) Wednesdays (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.).

Additional days and times may be added throughout the semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator Ashley Byrd at abyrd2@nwacc.edu .

On-Campus College Visits

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

Dance Opportunities

There are still two chances to exercise your two left feet this term! Bellydancing I (DANC 2001) and Ballroom I (DANC 1961 or PEAC 1961) classes are being offered at Jones Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 16th.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to register.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

September 27, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC
  • La table francophone (TODAY)
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations (TODAY)
  • Writing Center Workshop
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions
  • NWACC Student Recital
  • Commas of the Conscience (new)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013
  • PASS Mentor On Call
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Database Trials at the NWACC Library
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Dance Opportunities

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor. 

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive Faculty, Staff, and Student Giving Campaign

The Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign is going on until October 4th! This two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift. 

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, an opportunity to spend some time with Tim and Jeff in the Morning, and more!

If you’d like to donate to this initiative, please visit with an iGive representative at one of the following locations:

Outside White Auditorium: September 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Burns Hall Lobby: September 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Center: October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Center for Health Professions: October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to donate online, to see the full listing of events, prizes, and to learn more about what your giving supports.

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.   

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.   

Criteria for nomination and selection include: 

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

Please see the attached schedule for a full listing on workshops this week in the Writing Center.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

Public Forum – “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”

To celebrate “Mediation Week”, a public forum, “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”, will be held on campus on October 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The purpose of “Mediation Week” is to educate lawyers, parties, public officials, and to promote the use of mediation throughout the world.

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24th at 7:00 pm. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105. This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public. For questions or more information email Rene’ Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call/text 479-631-1558.

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

Commas of the Conscience

If commas were a blank canvas, how would you fill them in? The NWACC Writing Center is looking to make their walls come alive! A competition will be held by members of SKD for the most creative commas to set up for display.

First place winner will receive a $30 dollar gift card to Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company. Seven others will be selected for display. Deadline for the commas and entry sheets is November 8th. Winners will be selected and announced on November 15th. Paper will be provided for those that wish to enter the contest. That, along with the entry sheets can be found in the Writing Center Room 1003 in Burns Hall.

If interested or have any questions contact Alex at amunoz1@nwacc.edu or Rachel at rhamburg@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from Novermber 18th – 22nd!

PASS Mentor On Call

What do you wish you had known the first week of class?  What questions do you still have?

We have Student Mentors ON CALL to serve you!  Come find out more about how to PASS, get your questions answered, and find the help you need.  A mentor will be available in the Library on Tuesdays (10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) Wednesdays (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.).

Additional days and times may be added throughout the semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator Ashley Byrd at abyrd2@nwacc.edu .

On-Campus College Visits

September 27th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Database Trials at the NWACC Library

The Library is currently trialing several research databases supporting a number of disciplines.  Please visit our Trial Databases page to take them for a test drive.  We’d love to hear from you!  Faculty feedback is an important part of the decision-making process when new resources are purchased.  Please use the Trial Databases Comments Form to let us know what you think.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

Dance Opportunities

There are still two chances to exercise your two left feet this term! Bellydancing I (DANC 2001) and Ballroom I (DANC 1961 or PEAC 1961) classes are being offered at Jones Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 16th.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to register.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

September 26, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions (TODAY)
  • Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party (TODAY)
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising (TODAY)
  • NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps (TODAY)
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Writing Center Workshop
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions
  • NWACC Student Recital
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013
  • PASS Mentor On Call
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Database Trials at the NWACC Library
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Dance Opportunities
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive Faculty, Staff, and Student Giving Campaign

The Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign is going on until October 4th! This two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, an opportunity to spend some time with Tim and Jeff in the Morning, and more!

If you’d like to donate to this initiative, please visit with an iGive representative at one of the following locations:

The Jones Center: September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Outside White Auditorium: September 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Burns Hall Lobby: September 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Center: October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Center for Health Professions: October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to donate online, to see the full listing of events, prizes, and to learn more about what your giving supports.

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party

The Spring Creek Art Festival Presents: Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party on Thursday, September 26th, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Fairland Station, 108 Graham St., Downtown Springdale. Featuring DJ Aiden Kelly, Chris Cameron Blues Street Band.

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 10th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps

This is a reminder that all NWACC student clubs and organizations are required to have at least one advisor and one officer that have attended Advisor/Officer Boot Camp hosted by the NWACC Office of Student Life. There are a few remaining sessions. If you have not signed up for a session or have not attended one in the past please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The following times are still available but you must make a reservation by contacting Becky.

Advisor Sessions:

Thursday, 9/26, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

Please see the attached schedule for a full listing on workshops this week in the Writing Center.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

Public Forum – “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”

To celebrate “Mediation Week”, a public forum, “Can a Mediator Help Me Settle My Dispute?”, will be held on campus on October 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The purpose of “Mediation Week” is to educate lawyers, parties, public officials, and to promote the use of mediation throughout the world.

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24th at 7:00 pm. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105. This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public. For questions or more information email Rene’ Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call/text 479-631-1558.

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from Novermber 18 – 22nd!

PASS Mentor On Call

What do you wish you had known the first week of class?  What questions do you still have?

We have Student Mentors ON CALL to serve you!  Come find out more about how to PASS, get your questions answered, and find the help you need.  A mentor will be available in the Library on Tuesdays (10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) Wednesdays (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.).

Additional days and times may be added throughout the semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator Ashley Byrd at abyrd2@nwacc.edu .

On-Campus College Visits

September 27th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Database Trials at the NWACC Library

The Library is currently trialing several research databases supporting a number of disciplines.  Please visit our Trial Databases page to take them for a test drive.  We’d love to hear from you!  Faculty feedback is an important part of the decision-making process when new resources are purchased.  Please use the Trial Databases Comments Form to let us know what you think.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

Dance Opportunities

There are still two chances to exercise your two left feet this term! Bellydancing I (DANC 2001) and Ballroom I (DANC 1961 or PEAC 1961) classes are being offered at Jones Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 16th.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to register.

NWACC in the News

VetSuccess Now Serving at 94 Campuses Nationwide (News Release)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 25, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC
  • Quality of Work Life Focus Groups (TODAY)
  • Chalk it up to Art! (TODAY)
  • Conversation with the Cabinet (TODAY)
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising (TODAY)
  • NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps (TODAY)
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Writing Center Workshop
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions
  • NWACC Student Recital
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013
  • PASS Mentor On Call
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Database Trials at the NWACC Library
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Dance Opportunities
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive Faculty, Staff, and Student Giving Campaign

The Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign is going on until October 4th! This two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, an opportunity to spend some time with Tim and Jeff in the Morning, and more!

If you’d like to donate to this initiative, please visit with an iGive representative at one of the following locations:

Washington County Center: September 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Jones Center: September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Outside White Auditorium: September 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Burns Hall Lobby: September 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Center: October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Center for Health Professions: October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to donate online, to see the full listing of events, prizes, and to learn more about what your giving supports.

Quality of Work Life Focus Groups – Sponsored by Quality Work Life Committee

If you are interested in participating in focus groups discussing the May Staff Quality Work Life survey, please attend sessions on September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Peterson Auditorium, GBDC.

This is open to any staff member who wants to assist in identifying opportunities for improving quality of work life for NWACC employees.  Faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a Faculty Quality Work Life survey later this semester.  We look forward to seeing you all on September 25th!

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party

The Spring Creek Art Festival Presents: Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party on Thursday, September 26th, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Fairland Station, 108 Graham St., Downtown Springdale. Featuring DJ Aiden Kelly, Chris Cameron Blues Street Band.

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 10th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps

This is a reminder that all NWACC student clubs and organizations are required to have at least one advisor and one officer that have attended Advisor/Officer Boot Camp hosted by the NWACC Office of Student Life. There are a few remaining sessions. If you have not signed up for a session or have not attended one in the past please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The following times are still available but you must make a reservation by contacting Becky.

Advisor Sessions:

Wednesday, 9/25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Thursday, 9/26, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Officer Sessions:

Monday, 9/23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, 9/24, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 9/25, 9:00 – 11:30 am

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions

Writing Center Workshop

Please see the attached schedule for a full listing on workshops this week in the Writing Center.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24th at 7:00 pm. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105. This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public. For questions or more information email Rene’ Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call/text 479-631-1558.

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from Novermber 11th – 15th!

PASS Mentor On Call

What do you wish you had known the first week of class?  What questions do you still have?

We have Student Mentors ON CALL to serve you!  Come find out more about how to PASS, get your questions answered, and find the help you need.  A mentor will be available in the Library on Tuesdays (10:15 to 11:15) Wednesdays (2 to 3) and Thursdays (3:15 to 4:15).

Additional days and times may be added throughout the semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator Ashley Byrd at abyrd2@nwacc.edu .

On-Campus College Visits

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Database Trials at the NWACC Library

The Library is currently trialing several research databases supporting a number of disciplines.  Please visit our Trial Databases page to take them for a test drive.  We’d love to hear from you!  Faculty feedback is an important part of the decision-making process when new resources are purchased.  Please use the Trial Databases Comments Form to let us know what you think.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

Dance Opportunities

There are still two chances to exercise your two left feet this term! Bellydancing I (DANC 2001) and Ballroom I (DANC 1961 or PEAC 1961) classes are being offered at Jones Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 16th.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to register.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

September 24, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC: Kick-Off Monday, September 23
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Quality of Work Life Focus Groups
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising (updated)
  • NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Writing Center Workshop
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions
  • NWACC Student Recital (new)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013
  • PASS Mentor On Call (new)
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Database Trials at the NWACC Library
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Dance Opportunities (new)
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive Faculty, Staff, and Student Giving Campaign

The Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign is going on until October 4th! This two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, and more!

If you’d like to donate to this initiative, please visit with an iGive representative at one of the following locations:

Adult Education Center: September 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Washington County Center: September 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Jones Center: September 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Outside White Auditorium: September 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Burns Hall Lobby: September 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Center: October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: October 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Center for Health Professions: October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to donate online, to see the full listing of events, prizes, and to learn more about what your giving supports.

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Quality of Work Life Focus Groups – Sponsored by Quality Work Life Committee

If you are interested in participating in focus groups discussing the May Staff Quality Work Life survey, please attend sessions on September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,  in the Peterson Auditorium, GBDC.

This is open to any staff member who wants to assist in identifying opportunities for improving quality of work life for NWACC employees.  Faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a Faculty Quality Work Life survey later this semester.  We look forward to seeing you all on September 25th!

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party

The Spring Creek Art Festival Presents: Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party on Thursday, September 26th, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Fairland Station, 108 Graham St., Downtown Springdale. Featuring DJ Aiden Kelly, Chris Cameron Blues Street Band.

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 10th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps

This is a reminder that all NWACC student clubs and organizations are required to have at least one advisor and one officer that have attended Advisor/Officer Boot Camp hosted by the NWACC Office of Student Life. There are a few remaining sessions. If you have not signed up for a session or have not attended one in the past please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The following times are still available but you must make a reservation by contacting Becky.

Advisor Sessions:

Wednesday, 9/25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Thursday, 9/26, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Officer Sessions:

Monday, 9/23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, 9/24, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 9/25, 9:00 – 11:30 am

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

Please see the attached schedule for a full listing on workshops this week in the Writing Center.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24th at 7:00 p.m. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105. This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public. For questions or more information email Rene’ Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call/text 479-631-1558.

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from November 11th – 15th!

PASS Mentor On Call

What do you wish you had known the first week of class?  What questions do you still have?

We have Student Mentors ON CALL to serve you!  Come find out more about how to PASS, get your questions answered, and find the help you need.  A mentor will be available in the Library on Tuesdays (10:15 to 11:15 a.m.) Wednesdays (2 to 3 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.).

Additional days and times may be added throughout the semester.  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator Ashley Byrd at abyrd2@nwacc.edu .

On-Campus College Visits

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Database Trials at the NWACC Library

The Library is currently trialing several research databases supporting a number of disciplines.  Please visit our Trial Databases page to take them for a test drive.  We’d love to hear from you!  Faculty feedback is an important part of the decision-making process when new resources are purchased.  Please use the Trial Databases Comments Form to let us know what you think.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

Dance Opportunities

There are still two chances to exercise your two left feet this term! Bellydancing I (DANC 2001) and Ballroom I (DANC 1961 or PEAC 1961) classes are being offered at Jones Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning October 16th.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to register.

NWACC in the News

Regional research guide aims to improve diversity (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 23, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC: Kick-Off Monday, September 23
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Quality of Work Life Focus Groups
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party (new)
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising
  • NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps (new)
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Writing Center Workshop (new)
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions (new)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • International Education Week 2013 (new)
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Database Trials at the NWACC Library (new)
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

iGive for NWACC: Kick-Off Monday, September 23rd

It’s time for the Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign!  Taking place this coming Monday, September 23 through October 4th, this two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, and more!

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to see the full listing of events, prizes, and learn more about what your giving supports.

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Quality of Work Life Focus Groups – Sponsored by Quality Work Life Committee

If you are interested in participating in focus groups discussing the May Staff Quality Work Life survey, please attend sessions on September 25th  from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,  in the Peterson Auditorium, GBDC.

This is open to any staff member who wants to assist in identifying opportunities for improving quality of work life for NWACC employees.  Faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a Faculty Quality Work Life survey later this semester.  We look forward to seeing you all on September 25th!

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party

The Spring Creek Art Festival Presents: Stay Up Maser Artist Reception + Street Party on Thursday, September 26th, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Fairland Station, 108 Graham St., Downtown Springdale. Featuring DJ Aiden Kelly, Chris Cameron Blues Street Band.

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 8th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Clubs Advisor and Officer Boot Camps

This is a reminder that all NWACC student clubs and organizations are required to have at least one advisor and one officer that have attended Advisor/Officer Boot Camp hosted by the NWACC Office of Student Life. There are a few remaining sessions. If you have not signed up for a session or have not attended one in the past please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The following times are still available but you must make a reservation by contacting Becky.

Advisor Sessions:

Wednesday, 9/25, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Thursday, 9/26, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Officer Sessions:

Monday, 9/23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, 9/24, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 9/25, 9:00 – 11:30 am

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

Please see the attached schedule for a full listing on workshops this week in the Writing Center.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

NWACC Health Professions Information Sessions

Do you know what kinds of Health Profession degrees are offered at NWACC? Would you like to know more about the programs offered?  If so, please join the Health Professions division the week of October 7th for information sessions on our programs.  There is no need to pre-register, we only request you be there 5 to 10 minutes before the sessions begin.  We will be offering the following sessions at the Center for Health Professions:

Nursing: October 7th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 1013

Physical Therapy Assistant: October 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 1013

Respiratory Therapist: October 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

Health Information Management: October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., CHP room 2010

EMT/Paramedic/Fire Science: October 10th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CHP room 2010

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions you are interested in there will be another week of sessions in November. We will send out times and dates at a later time.  You can also contact Darcy Williams, Health Professions academic advisor at djwillia@nwacc.edu. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

International Education Week 2013

Mark your calendars! NWACC will celebrate International Education Week from Novermber 11th – 15th!

On-Campus College Visits

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 7th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Washington County Center Student Center Lobby

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Database Trials at the NWACC Library

The Library is currently trialing several research databases supporting a number of disciplines.  Please visit our Trial Databases page to take them for a test drive.  We’d love to hear from you!  Faculty feedback is an important part of the decision-making process when new resources are purchased.  Please use the Trial Databases Comments Form to let us know what you think.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

NWACC in the News

College Embraces International Students (Benton County Daily Record)

Insurance Marketplace Opens October 1 (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 20, 2013

  • America’s Music
  • iGive for NWACC: Kick-Off Monday, September 23 (new)
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Quality of Work Life Focus Groups (new)
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Spring Creek Art Festival
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • JBU Representative at the WCC!
  • NWACC Book Club
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!
  • Reading Strategies Workshops
  • Late-start Algebra Classes
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

iGive for NWACC: Kick-Off Monday, September 23rd

It’s time for the Annual iGive Faculty, Staff and Student Giving Campaign!  Taking place this coming Monday, September 23 through October 4th, this two-week event is provides faculty, staff and students the opportunity to support the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships, student organizations, programmatic efforts, facility needs, the employee assistance fund, or the Foundation through an unrestricted gift.

In addition to supporting our NWACC Family, those who give during the campaign are entered into Prize Drawings for some fantastic giveaways including a reclaimed wood side table provided by Harrison Creek Creations (www.harrisoncreekcreations.com), themed prize baskets, reserved parking space for a year, and more!

Visit www.nwaccfoundation.org to see the full listing of events, prizes, and learn more about what your giving supports.

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Quality of Work Life Focus Groups – Sponsored by Quality Work Life Committee

If you are interested in participating in focus groups discussing the May Staff Quality Work Life survey, please attend sessions on September 25th  from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,  in the Peterson Auditorium, GBDC.

This is open to any staff member who wants to assist in identifying opportunities for improving quality of work life for NWACC employees.  Faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a Faculty Quality Work Life survey later this semester.  We look forward to seeing you all on September 25th!

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 8th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

JBU Representative at the Washington County Center!

A John Brown University representative will be at the Washington County Center (WCC) on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the WCC Student Center Lobby. The JBU rep will be able to answer any questions relating to their degree completion program with a satellite campus in Rogers. JBU offers three majors, Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online), and Organizational Management (evenings).

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

On-Campus College Visits

September 19th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!

Has your instructor given you a research assignment, but you’re not sure where to start? Then check out NWACC Library’s new Research Guides! They’re a great place to start your research. Use them to find credible books and videos in the Library, journal articles in our databases, and more! Browse our Research Guides by subject at http://guides.nwacc.edu. To find them on the Library website (http://www.nwacc.edu/library), simply click Research Guides on the main menu. Please see the attached screenshot to locate the Research Guides link.

Reading Strategies Workshops

Read stronger, faster, and wiser, as a more confident reader of (any!) text by attending our fall workshops! Starting this Thursday, we will provide tutorials on how to read multiple texts for multiple disciplines. Come join us from 1:30-2:30pm in BH 1004 for the following workshops! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of workshops offered in the RSW.

Also, do not forget to visit the SRC NWACC’s new Student Learning Center for one-on-one consultation about individual reading assignments, practice and mastery of successful reading strategies, employment of academic vocabulary, and/or quiet space to practice the art of reading. WE ARE LOCATED IN BURNS HALL, ROOM 1016.

We believe in the 3P’s of good reading: knowing the/your PURPOSE, determining the the/your PERSPECTIVE, and having or discovering the/your PLAN. Please e-mail Megan Bolinder mbolinder@nwacc.edu to make an appointment, or drop-in to utilize our space. The SRC is open from 10:30-3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and we look forward to joining you on your academic journey!

Late-start Algebra Classes

A new late-start section of Prealgebra and a new late-start section of Beginning Algebra were just added to the schedule. The Prealgebra class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. and the Beginning Algebra class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Both classes are on the Bentonville campus. For more information, contact Larry Lord at llord@nwacc.edu.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

September 19, 2013

  • Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus (TODAY)
  • BCM Movie Night (TODAY)
  • America’s Music
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Spring Creek Art Festival (new)
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • JBU Representative at the WCC!
  • NWACC Book Club
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!
  • Reading Strategies Workshops
  • Late-start Algebra Classes
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III will be on campus visiting with students in several classrooms, as well as around campus. NWACC and Cleveland Chiropractic College signed an agreement during the summer that provides a transfer course guide for students interested in transferring into the Cleveland program. The agreement is contingent on a student finishing an AS degree at NWACC.  A representative from Cleveland Chiropractic College will be available on campus from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall on Thursday, September 19th and in the Becky Paneitz Student Center lobby from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th.

BCM Movie Night

Please join Baptist Collegiate Ministries for FREE Movie Night on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The feature film is HOME RUN, which is PG-13. Snacks available! FREEDOM is POSSIBLE – freedom from addictions!

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 8th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

JBU Representative at the Washington County Center!

A John Brown University representative will be at the Washington County Center (WCC) on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the WCC Student Center Lobby. The JBU rep will be able to answer any questions relating to their degree completion program with a satellite campus in Rogers. JBU offers three majors, Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online), and Organizational Management (evenings).

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

On-Campus College Visits

September 19th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!

Has your instructor given you a research assignment, but you’re not sure where to start? Then check out NWACC Library’s new Research Guides! They’re a great place to start your research. Use them to find credible books and videos in the Library, journal articles in our databases, and more! Browse our Research Guides by subject at http://guides.nwacc.edu. To find them on the Library website (http://www.nwacc.edu/library), simply click Research Guides on the main menu. Please see the attached screenshot to locate the Research Guides link.

Reading Strategies Workshops

Read stronger, faster, and wiser, as a more confident reader of (any!) text by attending our fall workshops! Starting this Thursday, we will provide tutorials on how to read multiple texts for multiple disciplines. Come join us from 1:30-2:30pm in BH 1004 for the following workshops! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of workshops offered in the RSW.

Also, do not forget to visit the SRC NWACC’s new Student Learning Center for one-on-one consultation about individual reading assignments, practice and mastery of successful reading strategies, employment of academic vocabulary, and/or quiet space to practice the art of reading. WE ARE LOCATED IN BURNS HALL, ROOM 1016.

We believe in the 3P’s of good reading: knowing the/your PURPOSE, determining the the/your PERSPECTIVE, and having or discovering the/your PLAN. Please e-mail Megan Bolinder mbolinder@nwacc.edu to make an appointment, or drop-in to utilize our space. The SRC is open from 10:30-3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and we look forward to joining you on your academic journey!

Late-start Algebra Classes

A new late-start section of Prealgebra and a new late-start section of Beginning Algebra were just added to the schedule. The Prealgebra class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. and the Beginning Algebra class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Both classes are on the Bentonville campus. For more information, contact Larry Lord at llord@nwacc.edu.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

NWACC in the News

NWACC Rising Scholars (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

September 18, 2013

  • Faculty Open House Sessions on Disability Accommodations (TODAY)
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus (TODAY)
  • Arkansas Health Connector (TODAY)
  • John Brown University Admissions Information (TODAY)
  • BCM Movie Night
  • America’s Music
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Spring Creek Art Festival (new)
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale
  • JBU Representative at the WCC!
  • NWACC Book Club
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!
  • Reading Strategies Workshops
  • Late-start Algebra Classes
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Faculty Open House Sessions on Disability Accommodations

Disability Resource Center Director Amy Robertson-Gann will be facilitating a series of Faculty Open House Sessions to address questions/concerns faculty may have about working with students who use DRC Accommodations. A range of morning, midday, afternoon and evening sessions (dates/times follow) have been planned to accommodate faculty schedules. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208) unless otherwise noted. Please contact Amy directly at arobertsongann@nwacc.edu for more information or if you would like to request an alternate time/location or a department specific session.

Wednesday 9/18 @1-2:30pm

Thursday 9/19 @10-11:30am

Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III will be on campus visiting with students in several classrooms, as well as around campus. NWACC and Cleveland Chiropractic College signed an agreement during the summer that provides a transfer course guide for students interested in transferring into the Cleveland program. The agreement is contingent on a student finishing an AS degree at NWACC.  A representative from Cleveland Chiropractic College will be available on campus from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall on both Wednesday, September 18th and Thursday, September 19th and in the Becky Paneitz Student Center lobby from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th.

Arkansas Health Connector

Join the Fall Wellness Series and Career Pathways as they present an opportunity to all faculty, staff, students and the community to learn more about Arkansas Health Connector.  A representative from the Arkansas Department of Health will be here to discuss the new changes in health care and how your family can be benefit from Arkansas Health Connector.  There will be two sessions open to anyone who is interested in attending.  The first session will be held on September 18th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The second session will be held on October 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 .  For more information please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or Christie Brinsfield at cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu.

John Brown University Admissions Information

An Admissions Counselor from John Brown University will be in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby on September 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with information about general admissions and transfer requirements.

BCM Movie Night

Please join Baptist Collegiate Ministries for FREE Movie Night on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The feature film is HOME RUN, which is PG-13. Snacks available! FREEDOM is POSSIBLE – freedom from addictions!

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 8th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Spring Creek Art Festival

Spring Creek Art Festival: The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale, is hosting the Spring Creek Art Festival. The festival is a place for student artists, age 6-22, to showcase their art, acquire knowledge through workshops, and learn how to pursue a career in the creative realm. Categories: 2D art, 3D art, Photography, and Live Performance Entry Deadline: September 30. Festival Date: October 23rd – 26th. For more information visit www.springcreekfestival.com.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

JBU Representative at the Washington County Center!

A John Brown University representative will be at the Washington County Center (WCC) on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the WCC Student Center Lobby. The JBU rep will be able to answer any questions relating to their degree completion program with a satellite campus in Rogers. JBU offers three majors, Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online), and Organizational Management (evenings).

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

On-Campus College Visits

September 19th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!

Has your instructor given you a research assignment, but you’re not sure where to start? Then check out NWACC Library’s new Research Guides! They’re a great place to start your research. Use them to find credible books and videos in the Library, journal articles in our databases, and more! Browse our Research Guides by subject at http://guides.nwacc.edu. To find them on the Library website (http://www.nwacc.edu/library), simply click Research Guides on the main menu. Please see the attached screenshot to locate the Research Guides link.

Reading Strategies Workshops

Read stronger, faster, and wiser, as a more confident reader of (any!) text by attending our fall workshops! Starting this Thursday, we will provide tutorials on how to read multiple texts for multiple disciplines. Come join us from 1:30-2:30pm in BH 1004 for the following workshops! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of workshops offered in the RSW.

Also, do not forget to visit the SRC NWACC’s new Student Learning Center for one-on-one consultation about individual reading assignments, practice and mastery of successful reading strategies, employment of academic vocabulary, and/or quiet space to practice the art of reading. WE ARE LOCATED IN BURNS HALL, ROOM 1016.

We believe in the 3P’s of good reading: knowing the/your PURPOSE, determining the the/your PERSPECTIVE, and having or discovering the/your PLAN. Please e-mail Megan Bolinder mbolinder@nwacc.edu to make an appointment, or drop-in to utilize our space. The SRC is open from 10:30-3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and we look forward to joining you on your academic journey!

Late-start Algebra Classes

A new late-start section of Prealgebra and a new late-start section of Beginning Algebra were just added to the schedule. The Prealgebra class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. and the Beginning Algebra class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Both classes are on the Bentonville campus. For more information, contact Larry Lord at llord@nwacc.edu.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

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College to Host Health Sessions (Benton County Daily Record)

Ireland Meeting Set (The Weekly Vista)

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September 17, 2013

  • Faculty Open House Sessions on Disability Accommodations
  • Constitution Day Display (TODAY)
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus
  • Arkansas Health Connector
  • John Brown University Admissions Information
  • BCM Movie Night
  • America’s Music
  • Mail Services
  • Title IX Brown Bag Sessions
  • Chalk it up to Art!
  • Conversation with the Cabinet
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advising
  • La table francophone
  • NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
  • Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale (new)
  • JBU Representative at the WCC! (new)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!
  • Reading Strategies Workshops
  • Late-start Algebra Classes
  • Psychology of Math Success
  • Learn to Play the Piano (new)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Faculty Open House Sessions on Disability Accommodations

Disability Resource Center Director Amy Robertson-Gann will be facilitating a series of Faculty Open House Sessions to address questions/concerns faculty may have about working with students who use DRC Accommodations. A range of morning, midday, afternoon and evening sessions (dates/times follow) have been planned to accommodate faculty schedules. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208) unless otherwise noted. Please contact Amy directly at arobertsongann@nwacc.edu for more information or if you would like to request an alternate time/location or a department specific session.

Tuesday 9/17 @5-6:30pm

Wednesday 9/18 @1-2:30pm

Thursday 9/19 @10-11:30am

Constitution Day Display

The Student Government Association will be displaying works depicting the Constitution in honor of Constitution Day on September 17th! If you’ve written, drawn, created or simply found something that represents the United States of America Constitution, we’d love to display it! Email us at sga@nwacc.edu or drop off your work at the SGA office in Burns Hall, room 1215. Also, please join us in the lobby of Burns Hall at 12:00 p.m. to hear special guest, Dr. Schreckhise give a presentation about Constitution Day!

Cleveland Chiropractic College on Campus

Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III will be on campus visiting with students in several classrooms, as well as around campus. NWACC and Cleveland Chiropractic College signed an agreement during the summer that provides a transfer course guide for students interested in transferring into the Cleveland program. The agreement is contingent on a student finishing an AS degree at NWACC.  A representative from Cleveland Chiropractic College will be available on campus from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall on both Wednesday, September 18th and Thursday, September 19th and in the Becky Paneitz Student Center lobby from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th.

Arkansas Health Connector

Join the Fall Wellness Series and Career Pathways as they present an opportunity to all faculty, staff, students and the community to learn more about Arkansas Health Connector.  A representative from the Arkansas Department of Health will be here to discuss the new changes in health care and how your family can be benefit from Arkansas Health Connector.  There will be two sessions open to anyone who is interested in attending.  The first session will be held on September 18th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The second session will be held on October 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 .  For more information please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or Christie Brinsfield at cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu.

John Brown University Admissions Information

An Admissions Counselor from John Brown University will be in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby on September 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with information about general admissions and transfer requirements.

BCM Movie Night

Please join Baptist Collegiate Ministries for FREE Movie Night on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The feature film is HOME RUN, which is PG-13. Snacks available! FREEDOM is POSSIBLE – freedom from addictions!

America’s Music

The NWACC Music Department and Library, in cooperation with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, are pleased to present America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.  This six-week program series features documentary film screenings, musical performances, and discussions of 20th century American popular music led by Miles Fish, NWACC music instructor.

All events in this series are free and open to the public.  For more information about this program, including upcoming events in the series, please visit: http://www.americasmusicbentonville.org/ and www.crystalbridges.org. This program was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and NWACC.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mail Services

There is a new pick-up time for the Blue USPS Mail Box located in the west parking lot of Burns Hall. The new pick up time is now 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Title IX Brown Bag Sessions

Do you have questions about Title XI and what it means for you?  Do you know how to report incidents that involve sex discrimination or sexual harassment?  Do you understand the “responsibility to report?” On Monday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A, bring your lunch or a snack to learn basic information about Title IX and our policy and procedures.  You will also have an opportunity to talk about questions you have.

Chalk it up to Art!

Come to Bogle Plaza on Wednesday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The chalk is FREE!  You bring the creativity!  This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Conversation with the Cabinet – Sponsored by Professional Development

At previous Staff Development Days, the session Conversation with the Cabinet was offered with great participation and feedback.  Due to scheduling issues we were unable to include this session at Staff Development Day in June. I am pleased to announce that this session has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

The session will be moderated by Ethan Beckcom. Registration for this event is not required. All College employees are encouraged to attend. We want to be sure your questions are answered.  Please submit your questions for the Cabinet no later than Friday, September 20 to pbelcher@nwacc.edu. Looking forward to seeing you on September 25!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advising

JR Hinkson, the transfer advisor from the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business will be on campus in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development on September 25th and 26th and again October 8th to meet with students transferring to the Walton College of Business.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with him regarding your transfer plans, please email Christy Reynolds, BCIS Academic Advisor at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

La table francophone

La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its first meeting of the year Friday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1018 on the NWACC campus. This will be a potluck, so please bring a sample of francophone cuisine to share.  Meal and conversation is to be followed by a French-language film.  We hope to meet monthly to practice speaking French, watch films, and perhaps take a few field trips.  La table francophone is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate, regardless of his or her level of competency in French. We hope to see you there!  For more information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6921.

NWACC Golden Eagle AwardCall for Nominations

Five Golden Eagle Award recipients will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded for the months of October, November, February, March and April.  Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation.  He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.

Criteria for nomination and selection include:

  • Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Student demonstrates a commitment to education
  • Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
  • Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
  • Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills

Please see attached nomination form.  In order for a student to be considered for the October 2013 award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, September 27. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or x2204 if you have any questions.

Lunch with The Jones Center at Outback in Springdale 

Please join us at the Springdale Outback, located at 4808 S. Thompson St, for lunch with The Jones Center. This fundraiser is being held from 11am to 1:30pm October 1st. Enjoy a special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals all made fresh to order! Tickets are $12 per person. To purchase tickets in advance please call The Jones Center at 479-756-8090. Good cause, Great food!

JBU Representative at the Washington County Center!

A John Brown University representative will be at the Washington County Center (WCC) on October 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the WCC Student Center Lobby. The JBU rep will be able to answer any questions relating to their degree completion program with a satellite campus in Rogers. JBU offers three majors, Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online), and Organizational Management (evenings).

NWACC Book Club

Read Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun and get a new understanding of Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s “war on terror,” and being Muslim in America. Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Burns Hall, room 2243 (Trammel Conference Room). All are welcome! Please see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

On-Campus College Visits

September 19th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 1st: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: University of Arkansas Fort Smith, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 9th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 16th: University of Central Arkansas, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: John Brown University, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 23rd: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 29th: John Brown University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

October 30th: Harding University, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Becky Paneitz Student Center

October 30th: University of Phoenix, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Burns Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Langley at slangley@nwacc.edu.

Library Research Guides – Research Just Got Easier!

Has your instructor given you a research assignment, but you’re not sure where to start? Then check out NWACC Library’s new Research Guides! They’re a great place to start your research. Use them to find credible books and videos in the Library, journal articles in our databases, and more! Browse our Research Guides by subject at http://guides.nwacc.edu. To find them on the Library website (http://www.nwacc.edu/library), simply click Research Guides on the main menu. Please see the attached screenshot to locate the Research Guides link.

Reading Strategies Workshops

Read stronger, faster, and wiser, as a more confident reader of (any!) text by attending our fall workshops! Starting this Thursday, we will provide tutorials on how to read multiple texts for multiple disciplines. Come join us from 1:30-2:30pm in BH 1004 for the following workshops! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of workshops offered in the RSW.

Also, do not forget to visit the SRC NWACC’s new Student Learning Center for one-on-one consultation about individual reading assignments, practice and mastery of successful reading strategies, employment of academic vocabulary, and/or quiet space to practice the art of reading. WE ARE LOCATED IN BURNS HALL, ROOM 1016.

We believe in the 3P’s of good reading: knowing the/your PURPOSE, determining the the/your PERSPECTIVE, and having or discovering the/your PLAN. Please e-mail Megan Bolinder mbolinder@nwacc.edu to make an appointment, or drop-in to utilize our space. The SRC is open from 10:30-3:00pm Monday through Thursday, and we look forward to joining you on your academic journey!

Late-start Algebra Classes

A new late-start section of Prealgebra and a new late-start section of Beginning Algebra were just added to the schedule. The Prealgebra class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. and the Beginning Algebra class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Both classes are on the Bentonville campus. For more information, contact Larry Lord at llord@nwacc.edu.

Psychology of Math Success

A section of PSYC 1021, Psychology of Math Success, will be offered the second 8 weeks of Fall semester, on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. This course will address the attitudes, beliefs and study skills needed to become a successful math student. Contact Diana Nagel, 619-4348, dnagel@nwacc.edu for more information.

Learn to Play the Piano

Would you like to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons are available at The Jones Center for Families, 922 east Emma Avenue, Springdale. Piano lessons are $25 per class, September 5th- December 5th, 4-8pm Tuesday through Thursday. To schedule lessons please call 479.841.4000

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC