October 31, 2013

  • 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 cmitchell1@nwacc.edu 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 jschwade@nwacc.edu 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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 cmitchell1@nwacc.edu 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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 cking@nwacc.edu 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.

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

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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News

Rain (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 30, 2013

  • United Way Week through November 1st (new)
  • Benefit Fair Prize Winners
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Activities Week of 10-28-13 (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale (TODAY)
  • Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale (TODAY)
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program (TODAY)
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities (TODAY)
  • Health & Wellness Fair (TODAY)
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition (TODAY)
  • NWACC Blood Drive
  • United Way Day of Service (new)
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Blood Drive at The Jones Center (new)
  • 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
  • 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

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

United Way Week through 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 cmitchell1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Benefit Fair Prize Winners

Names have been drawn for the Benefits Fair prizes.  Please view the attached listing of winners and come to HR to claim your prize.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of you who visited the fair this year. 

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 jschwade@nwacc.edu in advance.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help support Art Club events and trips. The sale will be outside the NWACC library on October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. The Art Club also accepts donations in kind and can take credit and debit cards.

Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale

Gamma Beta Phi will be holding a Halloween Candy Sale on Wednesday, October 30th in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Mike Willard at mwillard@nwacc.edu.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Health & Wellness Fair

The Fall Wellness Series will be hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday October 30th from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be various vendors from some of our community resources available to faculty, staff and students.  The NWACC Nursing Department will be giving free blood pressure checks.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu. Please note: this fair will now be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 due to weather. Thank you for your flexibility.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached.

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.

For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 cmitchell1@nwacc.edu 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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 cking@nwacc.edu 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.

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

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 Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 29, 2013

  • Benefit Fair Prize Winners (new)
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Activities Week of 10-28-13 (new)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Health & Wellness Fair – (LOCATION CHANGE)
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition (updated)
  • NWACC Blood Drive
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • 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
  • 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:

Benefit Fair Prize Winners

Names have been drawn for the Benefits Fair prizes.  Please view the attached listing of winners and come to HR to claim your prize.  Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of you who visited the fair this year. 

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 jschwade@nwacc.edu in advance.

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help support Art Club events and trips. The sale will be outside the NWACC library on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. The Art Club also accepts donations in kind and can take credit and debit cards.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale

Gamma Beta Phi will be holding a Halloween Candy Sale on Wednesday, October 30th in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Mike Willard at mwillard@nwacc.edu.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Health & Wellness Fair

The Fall Wellness Series will be hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday October 30th from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be various vendors from some of our community resources available to faculty, staff and students.  The NWACC Nursing Department will be giving free blood pressure checks.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu. Please note: this fair will now be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 due to weather. Thank you for your flexibility.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached.

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.

For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 cking@nwacc.edu 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.

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

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 Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News

NWACC faculty, staff honored at state conference (The City Wire)

Forums to Explore Women’s Rights, Immigration (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 28, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale (new)
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Health & Wellness Fair – (LOCATION CHANGE)
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Blood Drive
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • La table francophone (new)
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • NWACC Veteran’s Scholarship Auction Fundraiser
  • Immigration: How Do We Get There From Here?
  • NWACC Faculty Recital
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
  • Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon (new)
  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (new)
  • NWA Startup Weekend (new)University Transfer Advising Office
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help support Art Club events and trips. The sale will be outside the NWACC library on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. The Art Club also accepts donations in kind and can take credit and debit cards.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

Gamma Beta Phi Candy Sale

Gamma Beta Phi will be holding a Halloween Candy Sale on Wednesday, October 30th in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Mike Willard at mwillard@nwacc.edu.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Health & Wellness Fair

The Fall Wellness Series will be hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday October 30th from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be various vendors from some of our community resources available to faculty, staff and students.  The NWACC Nursing Department will be giving free blood pressure checks.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu. Please note: this fair will now be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 due to weather. Thank you for your flexibility.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 cking@nwacc.edu 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.

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

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 Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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 mmachira@nwacc.edu.

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.

Representatives from John Brown University’s bachelor’s degree completion programs are scheduled to provide admissions and advising information on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may make an appointment for advising by calling 479-619-4324 or dropping by the Academic Advising Center or Transfer Resources Office to sign up. Drop–ins are welcome.

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 25, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event (TODAY)
  • Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my! (TODAY)
  • NWACC Blood Drive
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Health & Wellness Fair (new)
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • NWACC Veteran’s Scholarship Auction Fundraiser (new)
  • Immigration: How Do We Get There From Here? (new)
  • NWACC Faculty Recital
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
  • Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan  University Transfer Advising Office
  • New Miles Fish Book Published
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!

FREE FOOD! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! COSTUME CONTEST! GAMES! MAZES! ZOMBIES! The NWACC Fall Festival, sponsored by NWACC SAAB, has it all. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Join us for a fun filled and maybe just a bit of a haunted evening. Costumes are encouraged but please no accessories that resemble real weapons of any sort. The festivities will take place Friday, October 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Games and goodies will be on Bogle Plaza. A box maze will be in SC 108 A and B. The Zombie Room, hosted by the NWACC Drama Club, will take place in the Game Room in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (must be at least 12 years old to enter the Zombie Room). For more information contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help support Art Club events and trips. The sale will be outside the NWACC library on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. The Art Club also accepts donations in kind and can take credit and debit cards.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Health & Wellness Fair

The Fall Wellness Series will be hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday October 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be various vendors from some of our community resources available to faculty, staff and students.  The NWACC Nursing Department will be giving free blood pressure checks.  For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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 Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

Representatives from John Brown University’s bachelor’s degree completion programs are scheduled to provide admissions and advising information on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may make an appointment for advising by calling 479-619-4324 or dropping by the Academic Advising Center or Transfer Resources Office to sign up. Drop–ins are welcome.

New Miles Fish Book Published

“DODICI-The First Twelve Italian Summers”  by NWACC’,s Miles Fish, was published by Apple’s iBooks on October 17. The photo journal includes hundreds of photos from Italy over the last dozen years including Florence, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi’s Coast, Turin, Siena and a special section of musicians in Tuscany and a special section of Vivaldi related photos.  Also included are a dozen Tap-View M.Fish YouTube videos of Italy.

“Dodici- The First Twelve Italian Summers” is available for the Apple iPad.  It is Fish’s third book to be published by Apple”s iBookstore.  To download “DODICI” click the “Apple iTunes” icon, then click “BOOKS”, then Google in “DODICI” or “MILES FISH” then Download the book. The book is free until January 1st. After viewing you can return to the iTunes store and rate “DODICI.”

Congratulations, Miles!

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

On-Campus College Visits

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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

NWACC in the News

What’s Up With That (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 24, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday! (TODAY)
  • Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel (TODAY)
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event
  • Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Blood Drive
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Women’s Rights and the Issues that Affect Us All (new)
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale (new)
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • NWACC Faculty Recital
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
  • Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan (new)University Transfer Advising Office
  • New Miles Fish Book Published
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring
  • NWACC in the News (new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday!

Get re-energized for the last month of classes and find out THE trick to successful reading comprehension. Trust us, it’s all in “the details.” The Student Reading Center will host another workshop, “Identify Major and Minor Supporting Details” on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1004. We would love to have you join us! For more information, please contact Dr. Megan Bolinder at mbolinder@nwacc.edu.

Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel

Join NWACC professor and author Dr. Susan Holmes on Thursday, October 24, from noon until 1 p.m. at the NWACC Library for a behind-the-scenes look at mystery fiction and her most recently published book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels Mystery Series.

Susan will discuss the research behind the book, strategies for writing a regional mystery, and how to create a plot line that keeps the action moving. She’ll also read excerpts from Deadly Ties and talk about the second in the series. A Q&A session is included. Whether you’re a writer or reader, you’re sure to learn something new!

To learn more about Susan’s latest book or to order an autographed copy, visit http://dogmysteries.com/ or contact Susan directly at dogmysteries@gmail.com or sholmes@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!

FREE FOOD! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! COSTUME CONTEST! GAMES! MAZES! ZOMBIES! The NWACC Fall Festival, sponsored by NWACC SAAB, has it all. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Join us for a fun filled and maybe just a bit of a haunted evening. Costumes are encouraged but please no accessories that resemble real weapons of any sort. The festivities will take place Friday, October 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Games and goodies will be on Bogle Plaza. A box maze will be in SC 108 A and B. The Zombie Room, hosted by the NWACC Drama Club, will take place in the Game Room in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (must be at least 12 years old to enter the Zombie Room). For more information contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help support Art Club events and trips. The sale will be outside the NWACC library on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on both days. The Art Club also accepts donations in kind and can take credit and debit cards.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

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, Tuesday, 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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

NWACC Faculty Recital

NWACC Music presents the Faculty Recital on November 10th at 2:30 p.m. Performance is in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

Representatives from John Brown University’s bachelor’s degree completion programs are scheduled to provide admissions and advising information on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may make an appointment for advising by calling 479-619-4324 or dropping by the Academic Advising Center or Transfer Resources Office to sign up. Drop–ins are welcome.

New Miles Fish Book Published

“DODICI-The First Twelve Italian Summers”  by NWACC’,s Miles Fish, was published by Apple’s iBooks on October 17. The photo journal includes hundreds of photos from Italy over the last dozen years including Florence, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi’s Coast, Turin, Siena and a special section of musicians in Tuscany and a special section of Vivaldi related photos.  Also included are a dozen Tap-View M.Fish YouTube videos of Italy.

“Dodici- The First Twelve Italian Summers” is available for the Apple iPad.  It is Fish’s third book to be published by Apple”s iBookstore.  To download “DODICI” click the “Apple iTunes” icon, then click “BOOKS”, then Google in “DODICI” or “MILES FISH” then Download the book. The book is free until January 1st. After viewing you can return to the iTunes store and rate “DODICI.”

Congratulations, Miles!

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

On-Campus College Visits

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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

NWACC in the News

Enrollment Declines at NWACC Farmington Center (Washington County Enterprise-Leader)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 23, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event (TODAY)
  • Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday!
  • Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair (TODAY)
  • Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel
  • Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Blood Drive (new)
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Health Professions Fair
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities (new)
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • NWACC Faculty Recital (new)
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
  • University Transfer Advising Office (new)
  • New Miles Fish Book Published
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
  • SAAB in Need of Boxes
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Wednesday, October 23rd and Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair

The Annual Employee Benefits and Health & Wellness Fair is October 23.  The fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  This is your opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. To help you prepare for open enrollment watch your email for a list of your current benefit elections or go to My NWACC Connection and review your elections.  Insurance providers will be available at the fair to assist you.  Our Health Professions students will provide screenings and various local and national organizations will also be participating.  Sign up to win prizes!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday!

Get re-energized for the last month of classes and find out THE trick to successful reading comprehension. Trust us, it’s all in “the details.” The Student Reading Center will host another workshop, “Identify Major and Minor Supporting Details” on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1004. We would love to have you join us! For more information, please contact Dr. Megan Bolinder at mbolinder@nwacc.edu.

Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel

Join NWACC professor and author Dr. Susan Holmes on Thursday, October 24, from noon until 1 p.m. at the NWACC Library for a behind-the-scenes look at mystery fiction and her most recently published book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels Mystery Series.

Susan will discuss the research behind the book, strategies for writing a regional mystery, and how to create a plot line that keeps the action moving. She’ll also read excerpts from Deadly Ties and talk about the second in the series. A Q&A session is included. Whether you’re a writer or reader, you’re sure to learn something new!

To learn more about Susan’s latest book or to order an autographed copy, visit http://dogmysteries.com/ or contact Susan directly at dogmysteries@gmail.com or sholmes@nwacc.edu.

Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!

FREE FOOD! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! COSTUME CONTEST! GAMES! MAZES! ZOMBIES! The NWACC Fall Festival, sponsored by NWACC SAAB, has it all. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Join us for a fun filled and maybe just a bit of a haunted evening. Costumes are encouraged but please no accessories that resemble real weapons of any sort. The festivities will take place Friday, October 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Games and goodies will be on Bogle Plaza. A box maze will be in SC 108 A and B. The Zombie Room, hosted by the NWACC Drama Club, will take place in the Game Room in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (must be at least 12 years old to enter the Zombie Room). For more information contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

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.

October 30 – BH 1444 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Scheduled quarterly

Acclimation through Accreditation & the Learning College Principles

One of the smartest ways to learn about your organization and how it operates is through understanding its accreditation process, the deliverables to the accrediting body and the undergirding philosophies that the organization strives to embody.  This exploration will assist the employee in acclimating more quickly and intelligently to NWACC.

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 OperationsAdministrative 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:
  1.  Use Banner Finance Budget Status inquiries
  2. How to run the Banner Finance Budget Report
  3. How to use Banner Finance Document inquiries
  4. Extract data into Microsoft Excel
  5. 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 pbelcher@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 jluedtke@nwacc.edu.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department

The Jones Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, 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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

NWACC Faculty Recital

NWACC Music presents the Faculty Recital on November 10th at 2:30 p.m. Performance is in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. 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 sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu 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.

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.

Representatives from John Brown University’s bachelor’s degree completion programs are scheduled to provide admissions and advising information on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students may make an appointment for advising by calling 479-619-4324 or dropping by the Academic Advising Center or Transfer Resources Office to sign up. Drop–ins are welcome.

New Miles Fish Book Published

“DODICI-The First Twelve Italian Summers”  by NWACC’,s Miles Fish, was published by Apple’s iBooks on October 17. The photo journal includes hundreds of photos from Italy over the last dozen years including Florence, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi’s Coast, Turin, Siena and a special section of musicians in Tuscany and a special section of Vivaldi related photos.  Also included are a dozen Tap-View M.Fish YouTube videos of Italy.

“Dodici- The First Twelve Italian Summers” is available for the Apple iPad.  It is Fish’s third book to be published by Apple”s iBookstore.  To download “DODICI” click the “Apple iTunes” icon, then click “BOOKS”, then Google in “DODICI” or “MILES FISH” then Download the book. The book is free until January 1st. After viewing you can return to the iTunes store and rate “DODICI.”

Congratulations, Miles!

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

SAAB in Need of Boxes

SAAB is currently in need of empty boxes for the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25. 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.

On-Campus College Visits

October 23rd: John Brown University, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

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October 22, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event
  • Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday! (new)
  • Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair
  • Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel
  • Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • Health Professions Fair (new)
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN
  • New Miles Fish Book Published
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
  • SAAB in Need of Boxes
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Wednesday, October 23rd and Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair

The Annual Employee Benefits and Health & Wellness Fair is October 23.  The fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  This is your opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. To help you prepare for open enrollment watch your email for a list of your current benefit elections or go to My NWACC Connection and review your elections.  Insurance providers will be available at the fair to assist you.  Our Health Professions students will provide screenings and various local and national organizations will also be participating.  Sign up to win prizes!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Reading Strategies Workshop THIS Thursday!

Get re-energized for the last month of classes and find out THE trick to successful reading comprehension. Trust us, it’s all in “the details.” The Student Reading Center will host another workshop, “Identify Major and Minor Supporting Details” on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 p.m. in Burns Hall, room 1004. We would love to have you join us! For more information, please contact Dr. Megan Bolinder at mbolinder@nwacc.edu.

Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel

Join NWACC professor and author Dr. Susan Holmes on Thursday, October 24, from noon until 1 p.m. at the NWACC Library for a behind-the-scenes look at mystery fiction and her most recently published book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels Mystery Series.

Susan will discuss the research behind the book, strategies for writing a regional mystery, and how to create a plot line that keeps the action moving. She’ll also read excerpts from Deadly Ties and talk about the second in the series. A Q&A session is included. Whether you’re a writer or reader, you’re sure to learn something new!

To learn more about Susan’s latest book or to order an autographed copy, visit http://dogmysteries.com/ or contact Susan directly at dogmysteries@gmail.com or sholmes@nwacc.edu.

Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!

FREE FOOD! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! COSTUME CONTEST! GAMES! MAZES! ZOMBIES! The NWACC Fall Festival, sponsored by NWACC SAAB, has it all. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Join us for a fun filled and maybe just a bit of a haunted evening. Costumes are encouraged but please no accessories that resemble real weapons of any sort. The festivities will take place Friday, October 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Games and goodies will be on Bogle Plaza. A box maze will be in SC 108 A and B. The Zombie Room, hosted by the NWACC Drama Club, will take place in the Game Room in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (must be at least 12 years old to enter the Zombie Room). For more information contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department

The Jones Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, 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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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 slangley@nwacc.edu.

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.

New Miles Fish Book Published

“DODICI-The First Twelve Italian Summers”  by NWACC’,s Miles Fish, was published by Apple’s iBooks on October 17. The photo journal includes hundreds of photos from Italy over the last dozen years including Florence, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi’s Coast, Turin, Siena and a special section of musicians in Tuscany and a special section of Vivaldi related photos.  Also included are a dozen Tap-View M.Fish YouTube videos of Italy.

“Dodici- The First Twelve Italian Summers” is available for the Apple iPad.  It is Fish’s third book to be published by Apple”s iBookstore.  To download “DODICI” click the “Apple iTunes” icon, then click “BOOKS”, then Google in “DODICI” or “MILES FISH” then Download the book. The book is free until January 1st. After viewing you can return to the iTunes store and rate “DODICI.”

Congratulations, Miles!

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

SAAB in Need of Boxes

SAAB is currently in need of empty boxes for the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25. 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.

On-Campus College Visits

October 23rd: John Brown University, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 21, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event (new)
  • Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my! (new)
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Documentary: Beauty is Embarrassing (new)
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Steven
  • New Miles Fish Book Published (new)
  • UAFS Transfer Day Registration NOW OPEN (new)
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring
  • Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair
  • Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays (updated)
  • SAAB in Need of Boxes
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • NWACC in the News (new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Wednesday, October 23rd and Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Schewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair

The Annual Employee Benefits and Health & Wellness Fair is October 23.  The fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  This is your opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. To help you prepare for open enrollment watch your email for a list of your current benefit elections or go to My NWACC Connection and review your elections.  Insurance providers will be available at the fair to assist you.  Our Health Professions students will provide screenings and various local and national organizations will also be participating.  Sign up to win prizes!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel

Join NWACC professor and author Dr. Susan Holmes on Thursday, October 24, from noon until 1 p.m. at the NWACC Library for a behind-the-scenes look at mystery fiction and her most recently published book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels Mystery Series.

Susan will discuss the research behind the book, strategies for writing a regional mystery, and how to create a plot line that keeps the action moving. She’ll also read excerpts from Deadly Ties and talk about the second in the series. A Q&A session is included. Whether you’re a writer or reader, you’re sure to learn something new!

To learn more about Susan’s latest book or to order an autographed copy, visit http://dogmysteries.com/ or contact Susan directly at dogmysteries@gmail.com or sholmes@nwacc.edu.

Goblins, Ghosts, and Zombies: Oh my!

FREE FOOD! PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! COSTUME CONTEST! GAMES! MAZES! ZOMBIES! The NWACC Fall Festival, sponsored by NWACC SAAB, has it all. Bring your friends. Bring your family. Join us for a fun filled and maybe just a bit of a haunted evening. Costumes are encouraged but please no accessories that resemble real weapons of any sort. The festivities will take place Friday, October 25th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Games and goodies will be on Bogle Plaza. A box maze will be in SC 108 A and B. The Zombie Room, hosted by the NWACC Drama Club, will take place in the Game Room in the Becky Paneitz Student Center (must be at least 12 years old to enter the Zombie Room). For more information contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department

The Jones Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, 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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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 slewis@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

New Miles Fish Book Published

“DODICI-The First Twelve Italian Summers”  by NWACC’,s Miles Fish, was published by Apple’s iBooks on October 17. The photo journal includes hundreds of photos from Italy over the last dozen years including Florence, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi’s Coast, Turin, Siena and a special section of musicians in Tuscany and a special section of Vivaldi related photos.  Also included are a dozen Tap-View M.Fish YouTube videos of Italy.

“Dodici- The First Twelve Italian Summers” is available for the Apple iPad.  It is Fish’s third book to be published by Apple”s iBookstore.  To download “DODICI” click the “Apple iTunes” icon, then click “BOOKS”, then Google in “DODICI” or “MILES FISH” then Download the book. The book is free until January 1st. After viewing you can return to the iTunes store and rate “DODICI.”

Congratulations, Miles!

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.

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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

SAAB in Need of Boxes

SAAB is currently in need of empty boxes for the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25. 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.

On-Campus College Visits

October 23rd: John Brown University, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

NWACC in the News

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Gaining, Retaining Hispanic Students (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 18, 2013

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Cup of Joe Trivia Contest
  • NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event (new)
  • Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department (new)
  • Free Social Security Educational Seminar
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Steven (new)
  • Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring
  • Faculty Professional Development Events, Week of 10-14-13
  • Elimination of Petty Cash
  • NWACC Library Closing Early on Friday (TODAY)
  • FREE Movie Maker Workshop (TODAY)
  • Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair
  • NWACC Student Recital
  • Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel
  • Commas of the Conscience
  • Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Understanding PTSD
  • German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program
  • Fall Fling at the Washington County Center
  • UA Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October
  • SAAB in Need of Boxes
  • On-Campus College Visits
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing Center Workshops

For a complete listing of workshops being offered this week in the Writing Center Workshop, please visit the attached flyer.

Cup of Joe Trivia Contest

Want a chance to win a free coffee or drink from Kennedy Coffee? If so, the NWACC Library may be able to help you score some mojo this semester with the Cup of Joe Trivia contest! One winner will be selected each week. Questions and entry forms are located inside the Library. Please inquire at the circulation desk.

Faculty Professional Development Events, Week of 10-14-13

Please see the attached list of faculty professional development events for the week of October 14, 2013. You do not need to sign up in advance to attend, however, to ensure there are enough handouts, please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

Elimination of Petty Cash

The Finance Department will be eliminating the Petty Cash Fund October 15th, 2013.  If you currently have a purchase reimbursement need, please turn in the Petty Cash document with the original receipt so payment can be made before the fund is closed. Make sure you have the necessary signatures from your supervisor.

With the elimination of the Petty Cash Fund, all future PURCHASES must go through the Purchasing Department or purchased using a P-Card.  After October 15, 2013, you will not be able to be reimbursed for purchases through Petty Cash. For questions, please contact Rai Starr at rstarr1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Library Closing Early on Friday

The Library will close at noon on Friday, October 18, for staff training.  It will re-open Saturday morning, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. Thanks for your flexibility!

FREE Movie Maker Workshop

Free Movie Maker workshop for PC or Mac on October 18 and 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 eeris@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NWACC Cyber Security Awareness Event

Cyber Security is an ever-growing problem in today’s high-tech world.  On Wednesday, October 23rd and Friday, October 25th, hear expert speakers on this subject from the FBI, Wal-Mart’s Cyber Defense Team, the University of Arkansas Police Department, Hewlett-Packard, and J.B. Hunt. Both events will be from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and will occur simultaneously in the Schewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Peterson Auditorium.

The topics they will speak about include: Cyber Threats from terrorists and Nation-States, Social Engineering and Human Vulnerabilities in Cyber Security, Cyber Threats and Computer Forensics, and Safe Technology Habits.

Full-Time Employee Benefits Fair

The Annual Employee Benefits and Health & Wellness Fair is October 23.  The fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  This is your opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections. To help you prepare for open enrollment watch your email for a list of your current benefit elections or go to My NWACC Connection and review your elections.  Insurance providers will be available at the fair to assist you.  Our Health Professions students will provide screenings and various local and national organizations will also be participating.  Sign up to win prizes!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

NWACC Student Recital

NWACC Music presents the first student recital on October 24at 7:00 pm. Performance is in the Music Recital Hall, second 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.

Blueprint for Murder: Writing a Mystery Novel

Join NWACC professor and author Dr. Susan Holmes on Thursday, October 24, from noon until 1 p.m. at the NWACC Library for a behind-the-scenes look at mystery fiction and her most recently published book, Deadly Ties, the first in the Waterside Kennels Mystery Series.

Susan will discuss the research behind the book, strategies for writing a regional mystery, and how to create a plot line that keeps the action moving. She’ll also read excerpts from Deadly Ties and talk about the second in the series. A Q&A session is included. Whether you’re a writer or reader, you’re sure to learn something new!

To learn more about Susan’s latest book or to order an autographed copy, visit http://dogmysteries.com/ or contact Susan directly at dogmysteries@gmail.com or sholmes@nwacc.edu.

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.

Understanding PTSD

The Fall Wellness Series presents “Understanding PTSD.” Join presenter Abby Kolb-Selby, NWACC Psychiatric Nursing Faculty, as she dives into the world of PTSD and gives a better understanding of what PTSD is and how you can help those suffering from PTSD.  The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 29th in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information please contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu.

How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys, presented by Robert Stevenson

You are invited to join NWACC’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success for a live video broadcast featuring Robert Stevenson as he presents “How to Soar Like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Stevenson has spoken to more than 2,500 companies throughout the world, and has interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and senior executives in over 250 different industries. He has 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, ranging from salesman to CEO. He provides consultations for clients at Prudential, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and American Express, to name a few.

During his presentation, Stevenson will discuss creating a culture of responsibility, identifying core competencies for success, creating an environment that will encourage innovation, and discovering the full measure of leadership. Visit www.robertstevenson.org for more information.

The live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 in the Peterson Auditorium in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center at the northwest corner of campus.

A replay be shown from 3-4:30 in the Student Center room 108A on Thursday, November 7.

German Dinner by Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program would like to invite everyone to the program’s Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction on October 30. The German-themed dinner will be their first with a silent auction! Please see the flyer for more information or contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

Fall Fling at the Washington County Center

Join us at this SAAB sponsored event for free food & coupons at the Washington County Center on October 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Call for Artworks: Art Club at NWACC’s Fall Juried Exhibition

This juried exhibition hosted by the Art Club at NWACC is open to all NWACC Students and Staff (not Faculty). The deadline for submission of considered artworks is October 30, 2013.  The entry fee for a maximum of 2 artworks is $5.  Submitted works will be curated and juried by an independent juror with certificates given for second and third place winners. Best of Show will be eligible for a $50 award.  The exhibition prospectus explaining the procedure for entry is attached. For more information or questions, please view the attached flyer or contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8656.

Free Flu Shots provided by Washington County Health Department

The Jones Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, 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.

Free Social Security Educational Seminar

The NWACC Foundation is pleased to host a free educational seminar Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.  The seminar is sponsored by ARVEST Asset Management, and Grayson Starks, regional vice president with AXA Distributors, LLC will present a program titled Social Security:  Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits.

The program is designed to provide insight on all the ins, outs, and common misconceptions about Social Security.  Program highlights include:  1) When to start taking your benefits, 2) analysis of spousal and survivor benefits, 3) solvency and future of Social Security, 4) ways that you can get more income, and 5) how to file and suspend and other lesser known strategies.

To register for this free seminar, please contact Pam Nash at 479-619-4184 or foundation@nwacc.edu no later than November 1.

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.

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.

University of Arkansas Admissions Counselor on Campus on Thursdays in October

A University of Arkansas  Admissions Counselor will be on campus each Thursday in October 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 leplphre@nwacc.edu.

SAAB in Need of Boxes

SAAB is currently in need of empty boxes for the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25. 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.

On-Campus College Visits

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.

Why You Should Take the Drama Special Topics Course: Creative Dramatics in Spring

Learn the value of Arts Integration in the K-12 Classroom

Receive training from professionals through visits from Trike Theatre For Youth teaching artists.

Learn from instructor, Ashley Edwards, who is a professional playwright with a recent production at Walton Arts Center Colgate Classroom Series for the K-2nd grade audience.

Take part in on-site visits to local schools to perform Drama activities for classes who will be attending the NWACC Spring Production of “The Giver”.

Sharpen skills in performing, confidence, teaching, design, creativity, and arts management

Attend children’s theatre productions at Trike Theatre for Youth and Walton Arts Center as a part of the class.

This course targets students concentrating in Art, Drama, Education, English and Literature, and all those who just love to perform and create theatre.

DRAM 1753: Creative Dramatics is offered Tuesday/Thursday from noon to 1:15 p.m. in White Auditorium.

This class does require some traveling, and some activities outside the scheduled class time.

For more information about signing up for Creative Dramatics in the spring, contact Ashley Edwards, aedwards3@nwacc.edu, 619-2295.

NWACC in the News

Dr. Megan Bolinder named Tim & Jeff in the Morning “Teacher of the Week” (Audio)

Zombie Run (Benton County Daily Record)

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