- United Way Week through November 1st
- Writing Center Workshops
- Faculty Development Activities Week of 10-28-13
- Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
- NWACC Blood Drive (TODAY)
- United Way Day of Service
- FREE Movie Maker Workshop
- Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
- Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
- Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
- Health Professions Fair
- Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
- Blood Drive at The Jones Center
- Health Risk Assessment
- La table francophone
- Commas of the Conscience
- NWACC Veteran’s Scholarship Auction Fundraiser
- Immigration: How Do We Get There From Here?
- NWACC Faculty Recital (NEW LOCATION)
- UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
- Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan
- IEW 2013 – International Luncheon
- International Education Week Schedule of Events
- NWA Startup Weekend University Transfer Advising Office
- UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
- NWACC in the News (new items)
THIS WEEK AT NWACC:
United Way Week thru November 1st
This week as faculty and staff we are focused on supporting the United Way of NWA, an organization that supports our faculty, staff, and students through 88 non-profit agencies across our area! United Way provides direct financial support to organizations like Single Parent Scholarship, Boys & Girls Club and many more services! Please support United Way through inter-office contributions, payroll pledge forms, and participating in Jeans Friday and Halloween on behalf of United Way. Raffle prizes include multiple gift baskets, gift certificate to James at the Mill, Razorback basketball tickets and United Way t-shirts. Contact Christina Mitchell at email@example.com for more information.
Writing Center Workshops
For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.
Faculty Development Activities Week of 10-28-13
Please see the attached schedule of faculty development offerings for the week of 10-28-13. No reservations are required, however, if you would like to receive a handout of the presented, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
Whether you are a new employee or have recently taken on new responsibilities the following Expanded On-Boarding sessions may be of interest to you.
November 1 – BH 1310 – 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Scheduled monthly
NWACC Library: what’s in it for me?
Do you know the Library supports your professional activities and development through specialized research guides and collections? Do you know how to search the catalog, navigate the online databases, and suggest a Library purchase? Learn how to take advantage of the Library’s resources and services to support your professional growth, access credible information and find books and films for your personal interest and enjoyment.
November 21 – BH 1444 – Scheduled monthly
Financial Operations – Administrative Service Overview and Banner Budget: 9:00-10:05 a.m.
In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Administrative Services Division and the services provided by each area. The bulk of the session will be spent learning about Banner Budget. Attendees will be able to review and monitor their department budgets effectively. They will be equipped to locate details of any financial transaction by drilling into Banner. Participants of this session will:
- Become familiar with the Chart of Accounts elements and the importance of correct usage
- Learn how to log into Banner Finance
- Become familiar with the Banner Finance Basic Menu
- Learn how to:
- Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
- How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
- How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
- Extract data into Microsoft Excel
- Use Finance’s most used forms and reports
Purchasing Process: 10:15-10:55 a.m.
In this session participants will gain an understanding of the complete Purchasing Process at NWACC which includes: how to complete a Purchase Requisition, the internal purchasing authority, Budget Account Distribution, guidelines for purchasing Computers and Peripherals, the state Purchasing Card, items on state contract, purchases over $10,000, the Official Functions Policy, Printing, Fixed Assets, and Returns.
Travel: 11:05-11:30 a.m.
In this session participants will learn the proper procedures for Travel – located in the Travel section of the website: Travel Resources, Forms and proper completion, Per Diem, Conference and Registration Fees, Airline Tickets, Hotel Rooms, and Car Rental.
The following link will take you to the Professional Development Training Calendar where you can register for any of these sessions. https://www.nwacc.edu/web/administrativeservices/trainingcalendar If the above listed dates are not convenient for you just scroll through the calendar to see the next available session. If you have questions about any of the sessions contact Pam Belcher at x2213 or email@example.com.
NWACC Blood Drive
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood donation drive on campus on Thursday, October 31st from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108B. If you would like to donate, you will receive a FREE cholesterol screening. To sign up, please visit the registration board outside of office 1418 in Burns Hall. Please bring your photo ID, eat well, and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. For more information, please contact John Luedtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Day of Service
United Way & NWACC Day of Service will be this Friday, November 1st from 9am-11am at the United Way Gift in Kind Warehouse in Bentonville! Please email Christina Mitchell at email@example.com to sign up for a morning of fun and service!
FREE Movie Maker Workshop
Free Movie Maker workshop for PC or Mac on November 1. Please bring video recording device (camera, phone, etc.), data cable for connecting, jump drive or dvdr for storage of finished product. Questions? Please see attached flyer or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
A public forum has been scheduled for Friday, November 1st from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Global Development, Peterson Auditorium, to discuss and debate the topic of Women’s Rights and the Issues That Affect Us All.
The panel is being produced and moderated by Terry Phillips, an adjunct instructor at NWACC. The scheduled panelists are Olga Berg, local activist and member of the Republican Party, Debra Hobbs, candidate for Governor in Arkansas, Gemma Kubat, Senior Director of Innovations for Sam’s Club, and Elizabeth Handy, a student at Washington Junior High School.
Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
The Jones Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Flu Shot Clinic, Friday, November 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jones Center for Families, located at 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale. The clinic will be set up in rooms 226 & 227. Shots are available for ALL ages. Do not forget to bring your ID.
Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
The Art Club sponsors this exhibit annually. It is open to all current students and staff of the college. The artwork is judged by an independent juror and awards are given. The exhibition runs from November 4 through December 6 in room SC 108 A&B in the Student Center on the NWACC Campus. The reception is Tuesday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the same room. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Admission is free.
Health Professions Fair
Interested in pursuing a health profession? Join us in the Student Center on November 6 from 9-12 and get information about health profession programs from all over the state and region! Fore more information, contact Sarah Langley at email@example.com.
Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
A documentary on the life and current times of artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator Wayne White, who is most famous for his work on the television show “Pee-wee”s Playhouse, will be shown Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. in White Auditorium (BH 1030). This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC and admission cost is ONE art supply for Circle of Life Hospice. It does not have to be an expensive art supply to count for admission. Parental Advisory: Contains some coarse language. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood Drive at The Jones Center
The Jones Center in Springdale will host a blood drive to benefit American Red Cross Blood Services on Thursday, November 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Jones Center’s address is 922 East Emma Avenue, Springdale AR. 72764. To minimize wait time during the drive, the American Red Cross is offering on-line registration. To sign up for blood donations go to www.redcrossblood.org and click on “Make a blood donation appointment” located on the right hand side of the screen, then use the zip code 72764 to locate the Jones Center’s blood drive. Follow the prompts from there to complete your online signup.
Health Risk Assessment
Mercy Convenient Care is offering new corporate health risk assessments at NWACC on Thursday, November 7th from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Burns Hall, room 1406. Appointments are every 15 minutes. During each, you will receive an individual assessment, lipid panel (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and glucose), blood pressure, heart rate, height weight, BMI and much more. Cost of the assessment is $30 and can be paid to “NWACC” by personal check. To sign up, please call the Student Information Desk at 479-636-9222.
La table francophone
La table francophone is a French Conversational group that will have its next meeting of the year Friday, November 8 in Burns Hall 1018 on the NWACC campus at 12:00 p.m. 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 email@example.com or 479-986-6921.
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.
NWACC Veteran’s Scholarship Auction Fundraiser
Give to the NWACC Veteran’s Scholarship by attending a Fundraising Event auction on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at THE EXECUTIVE ESCAPE, 1120 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville, AR (located inside the South Walton Suites). The evening will include a live and silent auction full of unique items, such as signed sports memorabilia (see attached flyer). Tickets are $20, all of which goes to the scholarship, which was established by NWACC student, Josh McCandless, a veteran himself, as part of a Service Learning project to assist future NWACC student veterans. To acquire the tickets or more information on the auction, call Josh at 479-295-8971 OR if you would like to purchase a ticket on the NWACC campus, contact Jo Davis, BH 2211, or call 479-619-2248. Donations can also be made directly to the scholarship at the following link.
Immigration: How Do We Get There From Here?
A panel discussion called, “Immigration: How Do We Get There From Here?” is scheduled for Friday, November 8th from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium, to discuss the issues surrounding Immigration Reform and to work for a solution to the problems presented by the presence of millions of undocumented immigrants in this Country.
The panel is being produced and moderated by Terry Phillips, an adjunct Instructor at NWACC, and is co-sponsored by the DREAMers, a student organization. The scheduled panelists are Mauricio Herrera, attorney at law, Mireya Reith, Executive Director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition, Octavio Sanchez, 3rd Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Benton County, and Erick Sanchez, an NWACC student and President of the DREAMERS, a student organization.
NWACC Faculty Recital
NWACC Music presents the Faculty Recital on November 10th at 2:30 p.m. Performance is in the Music Department 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, please email Rene Garcia Oliver, Concert Hostess, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 479-631-1558.
UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
Transfer Day at UAFS will be held on November 12, 2013 from 11:30 AM-4:00 PM. At 10:30 AM, we will offer an optional campus tour.
Transfer Day gives students of any level of transfer interest an opportunity to see what UAFS has to offer.
Participants will speak with representatives in their degree area, learn about the transfer admission process, receive advise on course articulation, obtain financial-aid and scholarship information, and enjoy a free lunch.
Participants who are accepted for spring admission into the University prior to November 7 will be eligible to register classes while on campus.
Interested students can RSVP online at www.uafs.edu/admissions/transfer-day before November 7.
Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan
Please plan to join us on November 14thfrom 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in SC 108 A&B as NWACC Librarian, Joel Tonyan, showcases astrophotography, including pictures he’s taken of the moon, sun, planets, star clusters, and nebulae. He’ll discuss the equipment and techniques he uses, as well as offer advice on how to get into astronomy and astrophotography. If the weather cooperates, Joel will also set up a small telescope after sunset and show attendees the moon. Joel is an amateur astronomer who loves looking at and photographing the stars. He owns five telescopes and uses them to observe bodies within our solar system (the moon, sun, and planets) as well as objects beyond (star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies). Joel is also interested in nature photography, particularly macro photography of insects. This event is sponsored by the Art Club at NWACC and admission to the event is free. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at email@example.com.
IEW 2013 – International Luncheon
The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, November 21st from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The NWACC community is encouraged to share their favorite international dish. Please share your recipe and indicate the region of origin below or on a separate paper. Your recipe will be printed on the upcoming NWACC Cookbook. To participate, please return forms to the Global Communities Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Education Week Schedule of Events
International Education Week 2013 is November 18th – 22nd. Please see the attached schedule for planned events. Please join us as we mark this worldwide celebration. You can support by donating items for a silent auction. Money raised will be for scholarships (see flier). For more information, please contact Mary Machira at email@example.com.
NWA Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come to share ideas, form teams, build products, pitch to venture capitalists, and launch startups. Startup Weekend Northwest Arkansas will be happening November 15-17 at The Iceberg Co-working space Suite 105, 509 W Spring St, Fayetteville. Follow this link to register https://swnwa1113.eventbrite.com/. Also, support Startup Weekend participants as they compete in the Global Startup Battle to win $30k in prizes by following @StartupNWA on twitter and Facebook at Arkansas Startup Weekend. #SWNWA #GSB2013. For more information go to northwestarkansas.startupweekend.org
University Transfer Advising Office
NWACC now has a location where students planning to transfer to a four-year institution can meet privately with advisers from those universities. The University Office for Admission and Advising is in Room 333 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. This office is new this semester and is being used each week by representatives from the University of Arkansas Transfer Central. Other institutions’ representatives also are providing advising at this location.
University of Arkansas Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays
A University of Arkansas Admissions Counselor will be on campus each Thursday through the end of the semester from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 333. You can make an appointment by calling 479-619-4324. If you plan to transfer to the U of A in the spring, see John for help with the application process! For more information, please contact Lecia Pelphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWACC in the News