- 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.)
Baby Formula & Cereal
Bottled Juice and Juice Boxes
Breakfast Muffin Mixes
Granola and Fruit Bars
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 479-756-8090, ext. 2198.
NWACC in the News