November 27, 2013

  • Early Dismissal (new)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Bake Sale and Food/Clothing Drive
  • Employee Learning Week
  • Quapaw Documentary Premiere (new)
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • Jazz Band Concert
  • NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert
  • Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • Volunteer Opportunity at The Jones Center
  • NWACC in the News (new item) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

Early Dismissal 

Dr. Jorgenson has announced that college employees may begin their Thanksgiving holiday break at 2:00 p.m. today. 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

For those that would like to send Jerry a personal card, you may send it to the following address:

Cox Medical Ctr South

Step Down Unit – Jerry Vervack

3801 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO  65807

Please note that the family has requested no visitors at this time.

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule

Please take note of the attached Thanksgiving week schedule for the vendors on campus.

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

National Society of Leadership and Success Bake Sale and Food/Clothing Drive

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a bake sale and food/clothing drive on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2-3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of Burns Hall. The drive will benefit NWA Children’s Shelter in Bentonville and CARE Community Center in Rogers.

Items needed for the Children’s Shelter are coats, clothing (sizes newborn to teen for boys and girls), diapers and pull ups, hygiene products, batteries for toys, hand and laundry soap, and cleaning products

Items needed for CARE Community Center are:

Canned Fruits & Vegetables

Canned Soups & Stews

Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc.)

Peanut Butter

Oatmeal

Vegetable Oil

Baby Formula & Cereal

Bottled Juice and Juice Boxes

Dry Milk

Applesauce

Breakfast Muffin Mixes

Granola and Fruit Bars

Pudding

Crackers

Flour

Sugar

Rice

Pasta

Contact the NSLS at nsls@nwacc.edu for more information or for volunteer opportunities. NWA Children’s Shelter http://www.nwacs.org/. CARE Community Center http://www.carecc.org/ 

Employee Learning Week

You’re invited to participate in Employee Learning Week from Dec. 2 – 6! Various activities include several rounds of NWACC Holiday Trivia Quiz Bowl, a forum about the current railroad situation, an Ugly Holiday Sweater contest, and more! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of activities. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu. 

Quapaw Documentary Premiere

Students of the Native American Advocacy Project will be showing their documentary on the Quapaws, “Those Who Went Downstream,” on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  This two-year Service Learning Project will reveal the history and culture of the Quapaws.  All students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome! For more information, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.  A small donation is encouraged and all proceeds will go to the Quapaw Student scholarship. 

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

Jazz Band Concert 

The NWACC Jazz Band will have their fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall located in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Ben Harris at bharris1@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert

The NWACC Chamber Singers will share a concert with the new NWACC Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The Chamber Sings are conducted by Miles Fish. Dr. Myron Flippin is the director of the NWACC Orchestra. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring

Gamma Beta Phi is again participating in the Sharing & Caring program of Benton County. The children’s wish lists are located on the angel tree set up near the elevator in the lobby of Burns Hall. Please consider adopting a child for this program. Donations will need to be returned unwrapped to Burns Hall, room 1407 on or before Thursday, December 5th.  If you would like more information or you would like to adopt a child, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The last of four will take place on Dec. 6. Please join us!

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive

Gamma Beta Phi is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for children at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale.  These items will be included in snack packs that Elmdale sends home with students over the holiday break.  There is a donation box located near BH 1407 and other locations on campus.  If you would like to make a donation or for more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu.

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th 

Volunteer Opportunity for NWACC faculty/staff/students at The Jones Center

The Jones Center in Springdale needs volunteers for the Education/Computer Center at The Jones Center.  Volunteers will help first time users gain access to the computers answer questions about logging in, printing, and other miscellaneous questions and watch for improper use/abuse of the computers. The Jones Center’s Education/Computer Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and volunteers are needed throughout this time period.

Benefits of volunteering – If a volunteer reaches 50 hours of volunteered time, s/he will receive a free membership to The Jones Center. Volunteers may also occasionally be given free passes to swim or ice skate at The Jones Center. Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up an application at The Jones Center front desk (located inside the Main Entrance Lobby) or contact Dallas Collins, Technical Services Coordinator for The Jones Center, at dcollins@jonesnet.org, phone 479-756-8090, ext. 2198.

NWACC in the News

NWACC legal coordinator elected to national board (The City Wire)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

November 26, 2013

  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • National Society of Leadership and Success Bake Sale and Food/Clothing Drive (new)
  • Employee Learning Week
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • Jazz Band Concert
  • NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert
  • Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • Volunteer Opportunity at The Jones Center 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

For those that would like to send Jerry a personal card, you may send it to the following address:

Cox Medical Ctr South

Step Down Unit – Jerry Vervack

3801 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO  65807

Please note that the family has requested no visitors at this time.

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule

Please take note of the attached Thanksgiving week schedule for the vendors on campus.

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

National Society of Leadership and Success Bake Sale and Food/Clothing Drive

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a bake sale and food/clothing drive on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2-3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of Burns Hall. The drive will benefit NWA Children’s Shelter in Bentonville and CARE Community Center in Rogers.

Items needed for the Children’s Shelter are coats, clothing (sizes newborn to teen for boys and girls), diapers and pull ups, hygiene products, batteries for toys, hand and laundry soap, and cleaning products

Items needed for CARE Community Center are:

Canned Fruits & Vegetables

Canned Soups & Stews

Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, etc.)

Peanut Butter

Oatmeal

Vegetable Oil

Baby Formula & Cereal

Bottled Juice and Juice Boxes

Dry Milk

Applesauce

Breakfast Muffin Mixes

Granola and Fruit Bars

Pudding

Crackers

Flour

Sugar

Rice

Pasta

Contact the NSLS at nsls@nwacc.edu for more information or for volunteer opportunities. NWA Children’s Shelter http://www.nwacs.org/. CARE Community Center http://www.carecc.org/ 

Employee Learning Week

You’re invited to participate in Employee Learning Week from Dec. 2 – 6! Various activities include several rounds of NWACC Holiday Trivia Quiz Bowl, a forum about the current railroad situation, an Ugly Holiday Sweater contest, and more! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of activities. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

Jazz Band Concert 

The NWACC Jazz Band will have their fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall located in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Ben Harris at bharris1@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert

The NWACC Chamber Singers will share a concert with the new NWACC Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The Chamber Sings are conducted by Miles Fish. Dr. Myron Flippin is the director of the NWACC Orchestra. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring

Gamma Beta Phi is again participating in the Sharing & Caring program of Benton County. The children’s wish lists are located on the angel tree set up near the elevator in the lobby of Burns Hall. Please consider adopting a child for this program. Donations will need to be returned unwrapped to Burns Hall, room 1407 on or before Thursday, December 5th.  If you would like more information or you would like to adopt a child, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The last of four will take place on Dec. 6. Please join us!

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive

Gamma Beta Phi is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for children at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale.  These items will be included in snack packs that Elmdale sends home with students over the holiday break.  There is a donation box located near BH 1407 and other locations on campus.  If you would like to make a donation or for more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th. 

Volunteer Opportunity for NWACC faculty/staff/students at The Jones Center

The Jones Center in Springdale needs volunteers for the Education/Computer Center at The Jones Center.  Volunteers will help first time users gain access to the computers answer questions about logging in, printing, and other miscellaneous questions and watch for improper use/abuse of the computers. The Jones Center’s Education/Computer Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and volunteers are needed throughout this time period.

Benefits of volunteering – If a volunteer reaches 50 hours of volunteered time, s/he will receive a free membership to The Jones Center. Volunteers may also occasionally be given free passes to swim or ice skate at The Jones Center. Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up an application at The Jones Center front desk (located inside the Main Entrance Lobby) or contact Dallas Collins, Technical Services Coordinator for The Jones Center, at dcollins@jonesnet.org, phone 479-756-8090, ext. 2198.

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

November 25, 2013

  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (UPDATED)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • Employee Learning Week (new)
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • Jazz Band Concert
  • NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert
  • Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • Volunteer Opportunity at The Jones Center (new)
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

For those that would like to send Jerry a personal card, you may send it to the following address:

Cox Medical Ctr South

Step Down Unit – Jerry Vervack

3801 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO  65807

Please note that the family has requested no visitors at this time.

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule

Please take note of the attached Thanksgiving week schedule for the vendors on campus.

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Employee Learning Week

You’re invited to participate in Employee Learning Week from Dec. 2 – 6! Various activities include several rounds of NWACC Holiday Trivia Quiz Bowl, a forum about the current railroad situation, an Ugly Holiday Sweater contest, and more! Please see the attached schedule for a full listing of activities. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

Jazz Band Concert 

The NWACC Jazz Band will have their fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall located in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Ben Harris at bharris1@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert

The NWACC Chamber Singers will share a concert with the new NWACC Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The Chamber Sings are conducted by Miles Fish. Dr. Myron Flippin is the director of the NWACC Orchestra. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring

Gamma Beta Phi is again participating in the Sharing & Caring program of Benton County. The children’s wish lists are located on the angel tree set up near the elevator in the lobby of Burns Hall. Please consider adopting a child for this program. Donations will need to be returned unwrapped to Burns Hall, room 1407 on or before Thursday, December 5th.  If you would like more information or you would like to adopt a child, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The last of four will take place on Dec. 6. Please join us!

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive

Gamma Beta Phi is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for children at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale.  These items will be included in snack packs that Elmdale sends home with students over the holiday break.  There is a donation box located near BH 1407 and other locations on campus.  If you would like to make a donation or for more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th. 

Volunteer Opportunity for NWACC faculty/staff/students at The Jones Center

The Jones Center in Springdale needs volunteers for the Education/Computer Center at The Jones Center.  Volunteers will help first time users gain access to the computers answer questions about logging in, printing, and other miscellaneous questions and watch for improper use/abuse of the computers. The Jones Center’s Education/Computer Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and volunteers are needed throughout this time period.

Benefits of volunteering – If a volunteer reaches 50 hours of volunteered time, s/he will receive a free membership to The Jones Center. Volunteers may also occasionally be given free passes to swim or ice skate at The Jones Center. Anyone interested in volunteering can pick up an application at The Jones Center front desk (located inside the Main Entrance Lobby) or contact Dallas Collins, Technical Services Coordinator for The Jones Center, at dcollins@jonesnet.org, phone 479-756-8090, ext. 2198.

NWACC in the News

NWACC: Birkhead completes diversity training (The City Wire)

NWACC registration open for spring semester (The City Wire)

District Eyes New Program (Springdale Morning News)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

November 22, 2013

  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (UPDATED)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce (TODAY)
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale (TODAY)
  • Warm Up for Winter (TODAY)
  • Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule (new)
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • Jazz Band Concert
  • NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert
  • Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive
  • Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center
  • Lowe Elected to National Board
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

International Education Week Schedule of Events 

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. 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. 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

For those that would like to send Jerry a personal card, you may send it to the following address:

Cox Medical Ctr South

Step Down Unit – Jerry Vervack

3801 S. National Ave.

Springfield, MO  65807

Please note, that the family has requested no visitors at this time.

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 3rd of four will take place on November 22. Please join us!

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by Nov. 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on Nov. 22, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Food Court Thanksgiving Schedule

Please take note of the attached Thanksgiving week schedule for the vendors on campus.

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

Jazz Band Concert 

The NWACC Jazz Band will have their fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall located in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Ben Harris at bharris1@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert

The NWACC Chamber Singers will share a concert with the new NWACC Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The Chamber Sings are conducted by Miles Fish. Dr. Myron Flippin is the director of the NWACC Orchestra. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring

Gamma Beta Phi is again participating in the Sharing & Caring program of Benton County. The children’s wish lists are located on the angel tree set up near the elevator in the lobby of Burns Hall. Please consider adopting a child for this program. Donations will need to be returned unwrapped to Burns Hall, room 1407 on or before Thursday, December 5th.  If you would like more information or you would like to adopt a child, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center

Please mark your calendars for the Grand Opening celebration of the Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC). The celebration will take place on Feb. 6, 2014 with an open house from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Remarks will be made at 2:00 p.m. in the Mock Hearing Room inside of the NCPTC. For more information, please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive

Gamma Beta Phi is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for children at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale.  These items will be included in snack packs that Elmdale sends home with students over the holiday break.  There is a donation box located near BH 1407 and other locations on campus.  If you would like to make a donation or for more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Lowe Elected to National Board

Mary Hatfield Lowe was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Paralegal Education at the annual conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 8. Lowe is the Coordinator for NWACC’s ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program. She has a Law Degree and Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas and has been at NWACC since 2004. She will be the Director for the South Central Region of the U.S. Congratulations, Mary! 

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th. 

NWACC in the News 

NWACC public relations team garners awards (The City Wire)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

November 21, 2013

  • Lowe Elected to National Board (new)
  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (TODAY)
  • Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18 (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Student Recital (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon (TODAY)
  • Writing Center Workshops 
  • Faith and Science Forum
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Warm Up for Winter
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours (new)
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving (new)
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • Jazz Band Concert (new)
  • NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert (new)
  • Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring (new)
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive (new)
  • Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

Lowe Elected to National Board

Mary Hatfield Lowe was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association for Paralegal Education at the annual conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 8. Lowe is the Coordinator for NWACC’s ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program. She has a Law Degree and Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas and has been at NWACC since 2004. She will be the Director for the South Central Region of the U.S. Congratulations, Mary! 

International Education Week Schedule of Events 

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. Please see the attached schedule for planned events.

Activities today include

  • 9:00am-4:30pm: Silent Auction (SC 108)
  • 10:00am-1:00pm: Student Clubs and Organizations— Face-painting, flag game, Calligraphy, Mexican Bingo and many more
  • 11:30-1:00pm: International Food and Fashion Show –hosted by NWACC students and staff; and the World Cuisine class
    • NWACC Cultural clubs will present a fashion show during the luncheon.
    • 1:00-2:30pm: Organic Food Gardening Demonstration–Myrlinda Huff, Amber Fain, Jessie Whelchel, Illeah Horton, Jesse Daniels and Morgan Kannady
      • This demonstration will present our findings on the history of agriculture from its earliest known applications in Mesopotamia nearly 12,000 years ago until today. Its evolution over the millennia and its effect on the production of food in our local communities today will be displayed. The information presented will hopefully encourage people to begin gardening at home to save money, learn about food production, and live healthier lives. We are beginning our own garden on campus behind Burns Hall and we will present our process. We also hope to start a campus gardening club. A luncheon made almost exclusively with locally-grown produce will be presented.

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.

Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18

Please see the attached schedule for a list of the faculty development events available November 18-22. 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu. 

Student Recital 

There will be a recital by NWACC students of voice, piano, organ, and guitar on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu. 

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, Nov. 21, 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.

Faith and Science Forum

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center, BCM Student Organization will sponsor the Faith and Science Forum . The program includes a look at the historical foundations and views from noteable scientists – past and present. Topics include the Big Bang, evolution, and the evidence for modern theories. This forum provides an opportunity for students to ask questions you cannot ask in the classroom.  Answers will include perspectives from both science and faith. A flier is attached.

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 21 – BH 1444 – Scheduled monthly 

Financial Operations – Administrative Service Overview and Banner Budget: 9:00-10:05 a.m.

In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Administrative Services Division and the services provided by each area.  The bulk of the session will be spent learning about Banner Budget. Attendees will be able to review and monitor their department budgets effectively.  They will be equipped to locate details of any financial transaction by drilling into Banner. Participants of this session will:

  • Become familiar with the Chart of Accounts elements and the importance of correct usage
  • Learn how to log into Banner Finance
  • Become familiar with the Banner Finance Basic Menu
  • Learn how to:
  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.

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 3rd of four will take place on November 22. Please join us!

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by Nov. 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on Nov. 22, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed beginning Nov. 27 – Nov. 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Cafe, Burns Hall & WCC tutoring and the Computer Lab.

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

Jazz Band Concert 

The NWACC Jazz Band will have their fall concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall located in Burns Hall, room 2105. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Ben Harris at bharris1@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Chamber Sings and Orchestra Concert

The NWACC Chamber Singers will share a concert with the new NWACC Orchestra on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, Walmart Auditorium. The Chamber Sings are conducted by Miles Fish. Dr. Myron Flippin is the director of the NWACC Orchestra. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi: Sharing & Caring

Gamma Beta Phi is again participating in the Sharing & Caring program of Benton County. The children’s wish lists are located on the angel tree set up near the elevator in the lobby of Burns Hall. Please consider adopting a child for this program. Donations will need to be returned unwrapped to Burns Hall, room 1407 on or before Thursday, December 5th.  If you would like more information or you would like to adopt a child, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center

Please mark your calendars for the Grand Opening celebration of the Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC). The celebration will take place on Feb. 6, 2014 with an open house from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Remarks will be made at 2:00 p.m. in the Mock Hearing Room inside of the NCPTC. For more information, please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu. 

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Food Drive

Gamma Beta Phi is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for children at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale.  These items will be included in snack packs that Elmdale sends home with students over the holiday break.  There is a donation box located near BH 1407 and other locations on campus.  If you would like to make a donation or for more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or mwillard@nwacc.edu. 

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th.

NWACC in the News

People and Places – Miles Fish, Gretchen Cellers, and Susan Holmes (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) 

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

November 20, 2013

  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (TODAY)
  • Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18 (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • LinkedIn Tutorial (TODAY)
  • NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates (TODAY)
  • Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti (TODAY)
  • Win a Samsung TV! (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale (TODAY)
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Writing Center Workshops 
  • Faith and Science Forum
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Warm Up for Winter
  • Jeans Day!
  • NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours (new)
  • Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving (new)
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • Short Story Contest
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

International Education Week Schedule of Events 

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. Please see the attached schedule for planned events.

Activities today include

  • 9:00am-4:30pm: Silent Auction (SC 108)
  • 11:00-12:00pm: International Career Profile- Hosted by Career Services
    • Update your LinkedIn profile with a professional photo.
    • 12:00pm-3:00pm: Careers in International Service
    • 3:30pm-5:00pm: Marshallese Presentation & Choir –Rachel Hamburg, Alex Bolto & Samantha Malmo
      • The Marshallese Service Learning Group will host this event in honor of International Education Week. In conjunction with the World Food and Music Project, the event will focus on how Marshallese cuisine and music has been evolved since the US nuclear testing in the 1950s. There will be a short PowerPoint presentation, followed by a performance by a Marshallese choir. Marshallese food will be provided for a small donation, and authentic handicrafts will be available for purchase.

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.

Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18

Please see the attached schedule for a list of the faculty development events available November 18-22. 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

LinkedIn Tutorial

Join NWACC’s Social Media team and Career Development Center on Nov. 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, for a special session on the importance of LinkedIn, how to get the most out of the social media network, and helpful tips and tricks. Following the session, attendees will have the opportunity to have their professional picture taken for their LinkedIn profile! For more information, please contact Chris Holtman at choltman@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates

The NWACC Student Government Association (SGA) presents “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates”. SGA officers will host Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium on WednesdayNov. 20, for a roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A.

SGA will tour candidates through the Becky Paneitz Student Center prior to the forum, which is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Refreshments will also be served. Forum topics will include questions on the candidate’s college education, affordability, state support of colleges, their support of the lottery scholarship, job creation, and their goals for higher education in Arkansas. 

Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti

As part of the Haiti Service Learning project this semester, NWACC students will be collecting school supplies to be donated to children in Haiti.  St. Vincent’s church in Rogers currently provides for the education of 2,600 children in Haiti. The structures, books, supplies, and nutrition plan are all financially supported by the church. The schools specifically need new and used wooden pencils, pens, chalk (any), and spiral notebooks.  We will be trading homemade baked goods for any supplies donated! Come by our table in the Burns Hall lobby, Wednesdays in November from noon – 1 p.m. to offer donations. 

Win a Samsung TV!

Want a chance to win a Samsung 51-inch Plasma 450 Series TV?! NWACC Enactus is holding a raffle from now until Nov. 20 with the drawing on November 22. Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased from any Enactus team member, or in the following offices: 1) Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Casey Hammond or Matthew Voss 2) NWACC Student Center Becky Hudson. For further information, contact Casey Hammond at 986-6945 or chammond@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale

Come buy some holiday cards created in a variety of media from members of the Art Club.  The sale will be held Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days in the lobby of Burns Hall.  Proceeds go to fund programming by the Club as well as the club’s annual trip.  Donations are also accepted.

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, Nov. 21, 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.

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 3rd of four will take place on November 22. Please join us!

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by Nov. 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Faith and Science Forum

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center, BCM Student Organization will sponsor the Faith and Science Forum . The program includes a look at the historical foundations and views from noteable scientists – past and present. Topics include the Big Bang, evolution, and the evidence for modern theories. This forum provides an opportunity for students to ask questions you cannot ask in the classroom.  Answers will include perspectives from both science and faith. A flier is attached.

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 21 – BH 1444 – Scheduled monthly 

Financial Operations – Administrative Service Overview and Banner Budget: 9:00-10:05 a.m.

In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Administrative Services Division and the services provided by each area.  The bulk of the session will be spent learning about Banner Budget. Attendees will be able to review and monitor their department budgets effectively.  They will be equipped to locate details of any financial transaction by drilling into Banner. Participants of this session will:

  • Become familiar with the Chart of Accounts elements and the importance of correct usage
  • Learn how to log into Banner Finance
  • Become familiar with the Banner Finance Basic Menu
  • Learn how to:
  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.

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on Nov. 22, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

NWACC Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Library will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 through the weekend and will reopen on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 a.m. 

Writing Center Closed for Thanksgiving

The Writing Center on main campus and the Washington County Center (including email consultation) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 27 – 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will reopen Monday, December 2 through Friday, Dec. 6. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed beginning Nov. 27 – Nov. 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Cafe, Burns Hall & WCC tutoring and the Computer Lab.

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center

Please mark your calendars for the Grand Opening celebration of the Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC). The celebration will take place on Feb. 6, 2014 with an open house from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Remarks will be made at 2:00 p.m. in the Mock Hearing Room inside of the NCPTC. For more information, please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu. 

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th. 

NWACC in the News

The Rising Cost of College Tuition: Behind the Number (KNWA)  – Part 1 of 3

The Rising Cost of College Tuition: The School & The Graduate (KNWA) – Part 2 of 3  (Part 3 to air tonight)

Pryor, Boozman Among Senators Introducing Child Protection Training Act (KARK)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

November 19, 2013

  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (TODAY)
  • Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18 (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (TODAY)
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops (TODAY)
  • Careers with the U.S. Department of State (TODAY)
  • Turkey Bowling (TODAY)
  • LinkedIn Tutorial
  • NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates
  • Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti
  • Win a Samsung TV!
  • Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Writing Center Workshops 
  • Faith and Science Forum
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Warm Up for Winter
  • Jeans Day!
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours (new)
  • Short Story Contest
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show (new)
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center (new)
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC: 

International Education Week Schedule of Events 

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. Please see the attached schedule for planned events.

Activities today include

  • 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108)  
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Diplomat in Residence:–Jean Preston the current diplomat in residence at University of Oklahoma will be presenting. –
  • Noon-1:00 p.m.: Debunking the Myths: An In-depth look at the Indian Child Welfare Act—Hosted by D’Etta Stephens-Mason
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m.:  Forum on Immigration Reform–Hosted by The DREAMers of NWACC, a student organization that advocates for undocumented students.

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.

Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 18

Please see the attached schedule for a list of the faculty development events available November 18-22. 

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support. Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 2nd of four will take place on November 19. Please join us!

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo atdportill@nwacc.edu.

Careers with the U.S. Department of State

Jean Preston, the current diplomat in residence at University of Oklahoma, will present information on job opportunities in the foreign service as part of International Education Week on Tuesday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. People who work for the State Department say it is the most interesting job in the world.  In the Foreign Service, you are paid to learn languages and other subjects, and then sent abroad to put those skills to use advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community.  In the Civil Service, you live in the U.S., but often support or work on important foreign affairs issues, and you may travel abroad for international meetings or for temporary duty in an embassy.  Jean will explain the different routes to working for the U.S. Department of State. This event will be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.

Turkey Bowling

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a Turkey Bowling Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

For $1, participants will have two chances to bowl a frozen turkey to knock down the “pins.” Those who bowl a strike will be entered for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey! Those who get a spare or a strike will be entered for smaller prizes, including gift certificates! For more information, please contact Myrlinda Huff at mhuff@nwacc.edu.

LinkedIn Tutorial

Join NWACC’s Social Media team and Career Development Center on Nov. 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, for a special session on the importance of LinkedIn, how to get the most out of the social media network, and helpful tips and tricks. Following the session, attendees will have the opportunity to have their professional picture taken for their LinkedIn profile! For more information, please contact Chris Holtman at choltman@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates

The NWACC Student Government Association (SGA) presents “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates”. SGA officers will host Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium on WednesdayNov. 20, for a roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A.

SGA will tour candidates through the Becky Paneitz Student Center prior to the forum, which is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Refreshments will also be served. Forum topics will include questions on the candidate’s college education, affordability, state support of colleges, their support of the lottery scholarship, job creation, and their goals for higher education in Arkansas. 

Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti

As part of the Haiti Service Learning project this semester, NWACC students will be collecting school supplies to be donated to children in Haiti.  St. Vincent’s church in Rogers currently provides for the education of 2,600 children in Haiti. The structures, books, supplies, and nutrition plan are all financially supported by the church. The schools specifically need new and used wooden pencils, pens, chalk (any), and spiral notebooks.  We will be trading homemade baked goods for any supplies donated! Come by our table in the Burns Hall lobby, Wednesdays in November from noon – 1 p.m. to offer donations. 

Win a Samsung TV!

Want a chance to win a Samsung 51-inch Plasma 450 Series TV?! NWACC Enactus is holding a raffle from now until Nov. 20 with the drawing on November 22. Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased from any Enactus team member, or in the following offices: 1) Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Casey Hammond or Matthew Voss 2) NWACC Student Center Becky Hudson. For further information, contact Casey Hammond at 986-6945 or chammond@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale

Come buy some holiday cards created in a variety of media from members of the Art Club.  The sale will be held Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days in the lobby of Burns Hall.  Proceeds go to fund programming by the Club as well as the club’s annual trip.  Donations are also accepted.

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, Nov. 21, 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.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by Nov. 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Faith and Science Forum

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center, BCM Student Organization will sponsor the Faith and Science Forum . The program includes a look at the historical foundations and  views from noteable scientists – past and present. Topics include the Big Bang, evolution, and the evidence for modern theories. This forum provides an opportunity for students to ask questions you cannot ask in the classroom.  Answers will include perspectives from both science and faith. A flier is attached.

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 21 – BH 1444 – Scheduled monthly 

Financial Operations – Administrative Service Overview and Banner Budget: 9:00-10:05 a.m.

In this session participants will gain an understanding of the Administrative Services Division and the services provided by each area.  The bulk of the session will be spent learning about Banner Budget. Attendees will be able to review and monitor their department budgets effectively.  They will be equipped to locate details of any financial transaction by drilling into Banner. Participants of this session will:

  • Become familiar with the Chart of Accounts elements and the importance of correct usage
  • Learn how to log into Banner Finance
  • Become familiar with the Banner Finance Basic Menu
  • Learn how to:
  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.

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on Nov. 22, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be closed from November 27 – November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Café, Burns Hall & Washington County Center tutoring and computer lab. For more information, please contact Christina Mitchell at cmitchell1@nwacc.edu. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed beginning Nov. 27 – Nov. 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Cafe, Burns Hall & WCC tutoring and the Computer Lab.

NWACC Art Department Fall Art Show

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Art Department invites you to the annual Fall Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Refreshments will be served in Burns Hall, room 1116 between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will be held on the NWACC Main Campus in the Art Department Studios and Gallery Hallways. Featured art will include Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Ceramics, Photography, and Graphic Design. For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu. 

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is Jan. 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net 

Grand Opening:  Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center

Please mark your calendars for the Grand Opening celebration of the Melba Shewmaker National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC). The celebration will take place on Feb. 6, 2014 with an open house from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Remarks will be made at 2:00 p.m. in the Mock Hearing Room inside of the NCPTC. For more information, please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu.

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th.

NWACC in the News

Today’s Happenings – Jane Preston, Diplomat in Residence (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

New Facility Still on NWACC’s Radar (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

November 18, 2013

  • International Education Week Schedule of Events (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • Care Packages for Troops
  • Careers with the U.S. Department of State
  • Turkey Bowling
  • LinkedIn Tutorial
  • NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates
  • Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti
  • Win a Samsung TV!
  • Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Writing Center Workshops (new)
  • Faith and Science Forum (new)
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Warm Up for Winter
  • United Way Results
  • Jeans Day!
  • Goatees For A Good Cause (new)
  • Short Story Contest
  • ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

International Education Week Schedule of Events

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. Please see the attached schedule for planned events.

Activities today include

  • 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108)
  • Noon-1:00 p.m.:  Forum on the Syrian Crisis
  • 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Family and Marriage in Haiti

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.

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 2nd of four will take place on November 19. Please join us!

Care Packages for Troops

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu.

Careers with the U.S. Department of State

Jean Preston, the current diplomat in residence at University of Oklahoma, will present information on job opportunities in the foreign service as part of International Education Week on Tuesday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. People who work for the State Department say it is the most interesting job in the world.  In the Foreign Service, you are paid to learn languages and other subjects, and then sent abroad to put those skills to use advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community.  In the Civil Service, you live in the U.S., but often support or work on important foreign affairs issues, and you may travel abroad for international meetings or for temporary duty in an embassy.  Jean will explain the different routes to working for the U.S. Department of State. This event will be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.

Turkey Bowling

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a Turkey Bowling Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

For $1, participants will have two chances to bowl a frozen turkey to knock down the “pins.” Those who bowl a strike will be entered for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey! Those who get a spare or a strike will be entered for smaller prizes, including gift certificates! For more information, please contact Myrlinda Huff at mhuff@nwacc.edu.

LinkedIn Tutorial

Join NWACC’s Social Media team and Career Development Center on Nov. 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, for a special session on the importance of LinkedIn, how to get the most out of the social media network, and helpful tips and tricks. Following the session, attendees will have the opportunity to have their professional picture taken for their LinkedIn profile! For more information, please contact Chris Holtman at choltman@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates

The NWACC Student Government Association (SGA) presents “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates”. SGA officers will host Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium on Wednesday, November 20, for a roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A.

SGA will tour candidates through the Becky Paneitz Student Center prior to the forum, which is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Refreshments will also be served.

Forum topics will include questions on the candidate’s college education, affordability, state support of colleges, their support of the lottery scholarship, job creation, and their goals for higher education in Arkansas.

Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti

As part of the Haiti Service Learning project this semester, NWACC students will be collecting school supplies to be donated to children in Haiti.  St. Vincent’s church in Rogers currently provides for the education of 2,600 children in Haiti. The structures, books, supplies, and nutrition plan are all financially supported by the church. The schools specifically need new and used wooden pencils, pens, chalk (any), and spiral notebooks.  We will be trading homemade baked goods for any supplies donated! Come by our table in the Burns Hall lobby, Wednesdays in November from noon – 1 p.m. to offer donations.

Win a Samsung TV!

Want a chance to win a Samsung 51-inch Plasma 450 Series TV?! NWACC Enactus is holding a raffle from now until November 20 with the drawing on November 22. Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased from any Enactus team member, or in the following offices: 1) Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Casey Hammond or Matthew Voss 2) NWACC Student Center Becky Hudson. For further information, contact Casey Hammond at 986-6945 or chammond@nwacc.edu.

Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale

Come buy some holiday cards created in a variety of media from members of the Art Club.  The sale will be held November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days in the lobby of Burns Hall.  Proceeds go to fund programming by the Club as well as the club’s annual trip.  Donations are also accepted.

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, November 21, 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.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by November 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Writing Center Workshops

The last Writing Center Workshops of the semester will be given this week!  Come join us!  Basic Writing Skills will discuss “Revisions” Academic Writing Skills on Wednesday will cover “Writing Applications and Cover Letters.” A flier is attached.

Faith and Science Forum

On Thursday, November 21st, at 7 p.m., in WalMart Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center, BCM Student Organization will sponsor the Faith and Science Forum . The program includes a look at the historical foundations and  views from noteable scientists – past and present. Topics include the Big Bang, evolution, and the evidence for modern theories. This forum provides an opportunity for students to ask questions you cannot ask in the classroom.  Answers will include perspectives from both science and faith. A flier is attached.

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 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.

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on November 22nd, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

United Way Results

A BIG thank you goes out to the faculty and staff supporting United Way this year. We raised nearly $2,500.00 in our campaign! With your support, United Way supports over 80 local Non-Profit agencies that enhance the lives of our staff and students on a daily basis. Thank YOU!

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Goatees For A Good Cause

Beginning November 1, NWACC DPS staff are eligible to grow a goatee for a good cause and the college community can help lend their support.

Police and security officers who agree to participate in the charity fund-raising contest pay a $5 entry fee and grow a goatee, facial hair that includes a mustache and the chin. Then they may contact coworkers, friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who will agree to sponsor the hair-growing effort with monetary pledges. All donations will be applied to an angel tree. Participation is not mandatory. Female officers may choose to wear their hair down as a substitute.

The individual who raises the most funding will win a generous prize.

DPS supervisory staff reserve the right to inspect to ensure that this amended policy is being followed. This contest will expire January 1, 2014.  Participants will provide all donations to Cheri Kahle.

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

ASC Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed beginning November 27-November 30 and will reopen on December 2. This includes the Math Cafe, Burns Hall & WCC tutoring and the Computer Lab. 

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is January 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th.

NWACC in the News

Democrat-Gazette

Monday: Photo of nursing students in lab

Sunday: NWACC hosts diplomatic talk

Benton County Daily Record:

Monday: Editorial titled Railroad ‘Deal’ With College No Opportunity

Saturday: Governor Candidate Coming to Bentonville College

 

 

 

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

November 15, 2013

  • United Way Results (new)
  • Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 11 (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops
  • NWA Startup Weekend (TODAY)
  • Neighborhood Clean Sweep Project
  • International Education Week Schedule of Events  
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • Careers with the U.S. Department of State
  • Turkey Bowling  LinkedIn Tutorial (new)
  • NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates
  • Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti
  • Win a Samsung TV!
  • Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon  
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Warm Up for Winter
  • Jeans Day!
  • Short Story Contest  
  • HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

United Way Results 

A BIG thank you goes out to the faculty and staff supporting United Way this year. We raised nearly $2,500.00 in our campaign! With your support, United Way supports over 80 local Non-Profit agencies that enhance the lives of our staff and students on a daily basis. Thank YOU! 

Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 11

Please see the attached schedule for a list of the faculty development events available November 11-15.

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Care Packages for Troops 

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@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 

Neighborhood Clean Sweep Project

Students of the Sustainability Service Learning Project are looking for volunteers to assist with the Neighborhood Clean Sweet in the Bella Vista Mobile Home Park on Saturday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m. – noon.  Any students who choose to volunteer will be given a tutorial at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at Lake Bella Vista parking lot beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Students who participate can hand in time sheets to Dr. Chris Huggard, Burns Hall, room 2219 to get Service Learning credit hours on their transcripts. Sign up at: http://tas275.wix.com/bcenvironmental (click on Volunteer for Clean Sweep). If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Sidwell, Benton County Environmental Officer, Teresa.Sidwell@bentoncountyar.gov or at 479-271-1083. For questions on Service Learning credit, contact Dr. Huggard at chuggard@nwacc.edu. Thank you!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

International Education Week Schedule of Events

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. 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. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 2nd of four will take place on November 19th. Please join us!

Careers with the U.S. Department of State 

Jean Preston, the current diplomat in residence at University of Oklahoma, will present information on job opportunities in the foreign service as part of International Education Week on Tuesday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. People who work for the State Department say it is the most interesting job in the world.  In the Foreign Service, you are paid to learn languages and other subjects, and then sent abroad to put those skills to use advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community.  In the Civil Service, you live in the U.S., but often support or work on important foreign affairs issues, and you may travel abroad for international meetings or for temporary duty in an embassy.  Jean will explain the different routes to working for the U.S. Department of State. This event will be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. 

Turkey Bowling

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a Turkey Bowling Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

For $1, participants will have two chances to bowl a frozen turkey to knock down the “pins.” Those who bowl a strike will be entered for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey! Those who get a spare or a strike will be entered for smaller prizes, including gift certificates! For more information, please contact Myrlinda Huff at mhuff@nwacc.edu. 

LinkedIn Tutorial 

Join NWACC’s Social Media team and Career Development Center on Nov. 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, for a special session on the importance of LinkedIn, how to get the most out of the social media network, and helpful tips and tricks. Following the session, attendees will have the opportunity to have their professional picture taken for their LinkedIn profile! For more information, please contact Chris Holtman at choltman@nwacc.edu. 

NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates

The NWACC Student Government Association (SGA) presents “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates”. SGA officers will host Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium on Wednesday, November 20th, for a roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A.

SGA will tour candidates through the Becky Paneitz Student Center prior to the forum, which is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Refreshments will also be served.

Forum topics will include questions on the candidate’s college education, affordability, state support of colleges, their support of the lottery scholarship, job creation, and their goals for higher education in Arkansas.

Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti

As part of the Haiti Service Learning project this semester, NWACC students will be collecting school supplies to be donated to children in Haiti.  St. Vincent’s church in Rogers currently provides for the education of 2,600 children in Haiti. The structures, books, supplies, and nutrition plan are all financially supported by the church. The schools specifically need new and used wooden pencils, pens, chalk (any), and spiral notebooks.  We will be trading homemade baked goods for any supplies donated! Come by our table in the Burns Hall lobby, Wednesdays in November from noon – 1 p.m. to offer donations.  

Win a Samsung TV!

Want a chance to win a Samsung 51-inch Plasma 450 Series TV?! NWACC Enactus is holding a raffle from now until November 20 with the drawing on November 22. Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased from any Enactus team member, or in the following offices: 1) Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Casey Hammond or Matthew Voss 2) NWACC Student Center Becky Hudson. For further information, contact Casey Hammond at 986-6945 or chammond@nwacc.edu. 

Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale

Come buy some holiday cards created in a variety of media from members of the Art Club.  The sale will be held November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days in the lobby of Burns Hall.  Proceeds go to fund programming by the Club as well as the club’s annual trip.  Donations are also accepted.

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, November 21, 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.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by November 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or 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.

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.

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on November 22nd, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA. 

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is January 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service charge will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th.

NWACC in the News

Hollis receives Golden Eagle (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Aldama honored by representatives (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Sex Offender Arrested in Connection with Having Child Porn at Community College (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Activities Calendar

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

November 14, 2013

  • Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 11 (TODAY)
  • Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack (TODAY)
  • Care Packages for Troops
  • Bluegrass and Gospel Presentation (TODAY)
  • NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates (TODAY)
  • End you r Semester with Reading Success! (TODAY)
  • Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan (TODAY)
  • NWA Startup Weekend
  • Neighborhood Clean Sweep Project
  • Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti
  • International Education Week Schedule of Events  
  • Open Forum – Dean of Workforce
  • Careers with the U.S. Department of State
  • Turkey Bowling
  • Win a Samsung TV!
  • Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale
  • IEW 2013 – International Luncheon  
  • Thanksgiving Pie Sale
  • Expanded On-Boarding Opportunities
  • Warm Up for Winter (new)
  • Jeans Day!
  • Short Story Contest  HSF Scholarship Opportunities
  • Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Faculty Development Events for Week of Nov. 11

Please see the attached schedule for a list of the faculty development events available November 11-15.

Get Well Card for Jerry Vervack

So many employees are so fond of Jerry Vervack and want to sign a card to send best wishes to him. Multiple cards are now available for anyone to sign to wish Jerry well. Two central signing spots have been set up, and signers can go to either. One is in the college library at the front desk, and the other is in Jerry’s Division office in Burns Hall 1429 with Linda Richardson. That is just across from Jerry’s office. Please come and sign a card so we can let Jerry know how we are all thinking of him and wishing him a full recovery!

Care Packages for Troops 

The Veterans on Campus organization, in collaboration with Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude), will be sending care packages for Christmas to our troops overseas. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in front of the Veterans Resources Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 114G. For a complete listing of items needed for the care packages, please see the attached form. For more information, please contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu. 

Bluegrass and Gospel Presentation

A group of students doing a Service Learning Project on Bluegrass and Gospel Music and will make a presentation Thursday, November 14, at 3pm, in SC 108.  All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome. There will be free refreshments too.  Please Attend! 

NWACC Student Government Association Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates

The NWACC Student Government Association (SGA) presents “A Conversation with Gubernatorial Candidates”. SGA officers will host Democratic candidate for Governor, Mike Ross, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 on Thursday, November 14th, for a roundtable discussion followed by a Q&A. They will also host Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium on Wednesday, November 20th.

SGA will tour candidates through the Becky Paneitz Student Center prior to the forum, which is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Refreshments will also be served.

Forum topics will include questions on the candidate’s college education, affordability, state support of colleges, their support of the lottery scholarship, job creation, and their goals for higher education in Arkansas. 

End your Semester with Reading Success!

Stressed by end of semester tests? Papers? Readings?

Come and see if we can help you during our last Reading Strategies workshop THIS THURSDAY, November 14, in Burns Hall, room 1004 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. We will discuss reading for tone, bias, and inference, as well as how to decode visual rhetoric. Finally, we will do a brief review of transition/signal words and how those words help us determine the purpose and pattern of what we read.

We welcome you to bring individual questions about individual end-of-semester reading assignments to the workshop, and, as always, we welcome your visit at the Student Reading Center. Let us help you achieve your end-of-semester goals for success! 

Art Club Presents: Joel Tonyan 

Please plan to join us on November 14 from 6– 8 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 and 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. 

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 

Neighborhood Clean Sweep Project

Students of the Sustainability Service Learning Project are looking for volunteers to assist with the Neighborhood Clean Sweet in the Bella Vista Mobile Home Park on Saturday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m. – noon.  Any students who choose to volunteer will be given a tutorial at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at Lake Bella Vista parking lot beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Students who participate can hand in time sheets to Dr. Chris Huggard, Burns Hall, room 2219 to get Service Learning credit hours on their transcripts. Sign up at: http://tas275.wix.com/bcenvironmental (click on Volunteer for Clean Sweep). If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Sidwell, Benton County Environmental Officer, Teresa.Sidwell@bentoncountyar.gov or at 479-271-1083. For questions on Service Learning credit, contact Dr. Huggard at chuggard@nwacc.edu. Thank you!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Supply Drive & Bake Sale for Schools in Haiti

As part of the Haiti Service Learning project this semester, NWACC students will be collecting school supplies to be donated to children in Haiti.  St. Vincent’s church in Rogers currently provides for the education of 2,600 children in Haiti. The structures, books, supplies, and nutrition plan are all financially supported by the church. The schools specifically need new and used wooden pencils, pens, chalk (any), and spiral notebooks.  We will be trading homemade baked goods for any supplies donated! Come by our table in the Burns Hall lobby, Wednesdays in November from noon – 1 p.m. to offer donations.  

International Education Week Schedule of Events

International Education Week 2013 is November 18 – 22. 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. 

Open Forum – Dean of Workforce

Attached are the scheduled open forums for the Dean of Workforce finalists. The 2nd of four will take place on November 19th. Please join us!

Careers with the U.S. Department of State 

Jean Preston, the current diplomat in residence at University of Oklahoma, will present information on job opportunities in the foreign service as part of International Education Week on Tuesday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. People who work for the State Department say it is the most interesting job in the world.  In the Foreign Service, you are paid to learn languages and other subjects, and then sent abroad to put those skills to use advancing freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community.  In the Civil Service, you live in the U.S., but often support or work on important foreign affairs issues, and you may travel abroad for international meetings or for temporary duty in an embassy.  Jean will explain the different routes to working for the U.S. Department of State. This event will be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. 

Turkey Bowling

The National Society of Leadership and Success will host a Turkey Bowling Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 19th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

For $1, participants will have two chances to bowl a frozen turkey to knock down the “pins.” Those who bowl a strike will be entered for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey! Those who get a spare or a strike will be entered for smaller prizes, including gift certificates! For more information, please contact Myrlinda Huff at mhuff@nwacc.edu. 

Win a Samsung TV!

Want a chance to win a Samsung 51-inch Plasma 450 Series TV?! NWACC Enactus is holding a raffle from now until November 20 with the drawing on November 22. Tickets are only $1 each and can be purchased from any Enactus team member, or in the following offices: 1) Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, Casey Hammond or Matthew Voss 2) NWACC Student Center Becky Hudson. For further information, contact Casey Hammond at 986-6945 or chammond@nwacc.edu. 

Art Club at NWACC Holiday Card Sale

Come buy some holiday cards created in a variety of media from members of the Art Club.  The sale will be held November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days in the lobby of Burns Hall.  Proceeds go to fund programming by the Club as well as the club’s annual trip.  Donations are also accepted.

IEW 2013 – International Luncheon

The International Luncheon will be on Thursday, November 21, 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.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving Pie sale. All pies are homemade by the Culinary Arts students.  Place your order by November 22. Please see the attached flier and the attached order form. If you have any question please contact Rosemary Kleiner at 899-6925 or 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.

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.

Warm Up for Winter

The Bentonville Tigers will be playing in their first playoff game on Nov. 22, but that’s not the only event that will be happening at Tiger Stadium! Project Warm Up for Winter, a winter clothing drive for kids in need, will be going on that night as well during the game.  Please bring new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and other winter clothing items to donate! If you cannot make it to the game on the 22nd, Kamryn Baker will also be taking up donations at NWACC. To contact her, please email her at kbaker11@nwacc.edu. All the donations will be going to LifeSource charity in Fayetteville to give to children in NWA. Let’s keep the children of NorthWest Arkansas warm this holiday season! For more info, follow the Warm Up for Winter twitter account – @warmUPwinterNWA. 

Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 

NWACC is excited to partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk.  NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate by wearing jeans to kick off fundraising for the walk.

During the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, 26 and 27, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the three days. The money will be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Tracy Whelchel (VP for Learning Office), Cassie Webb (Human Resources), and Cheryl Wagner (Third Floor)
  • Student Center:  Juanita Franklin (Learner Services), Lynn Domer, Brenda Flemming Studt, and Fabiola Perea (Student Information Desk)
  • Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies: Lasea Ellis (Corporate Learning)
  • Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development: Becky Ford (Computer Information)
  • Washington County Learning Center: Sara Stripling
  • Adult Education: Ben Aldama
  • Center for Health Professions: Sherry Slay.

The Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk is slated for April 12, 2014. More details about the walk and how to get involved will be provided later. This is an early opportunity to support the Heart Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

Short Story Contest

Consider participating in the 7th annual Short Story Contest! Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013. Please see the attached flier for more information.

HSF Scholarship Opportunities

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has two scholarships available. The HSF General Scholarship and the HSF Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship. The deadline for the General Scholarship is December 15, 2013. The deadline for the HSF NWA Bilingual Teacher is January 20, 2014. Eligible students must be enrolled full time, be of Hispanic heritage, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact Monserrate Cuevas, mcuevas@nwacc.edu or visit www.hsf.net

Sam’s Club Invitation to Shop

Sam’s Club has generously offered all faculty and staff the opportunity to shop without a membership between now and January 31, 2014. The attached invitation is a sample. Please print this document and present it to the Membership desk at your local Club. They will then attach a temporary membership number to the bottom of the invitation, allowing you to take advantage of savings throughout the store. Please note, a 10% service change will be assessed for all non-member purchases and cannot be used on November 24th or 29th.

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