- Writing Center Workshop
- ASC Calculator Workshop
- Risky Business Month . . . Everyone is a Risk Manager
- Staff Council Offering Candy Grams Again
- LinkedIn Tutorial
- Policy Updated on Smokeless Tobacco
- Adult Ed Library Opening Reception
- Appreciation at Work: Won’t You Participate? (updated)
- NWACC Golden Eagle Award-Call for Nominations
- Library Workshops
- NWACC in the News (new item)
THIS WEEK AT NWACC:
Writing Center Workshop
Please see the attached schedule of workshops offered this week in the Writing Center.
ASC Calculator Workshop
The Academic Success Center (ASC) is proud to announce a Calculator Workshop scheduled for this coming Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Burns Hall Tutor Lab. The session will be conducted by Amanda Dias-Jayasinghe. Reminder: The ASC is open every Saturday during the semester, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Risky Business Month . . . Everyone is a Risk Manager
The Office of Institutional Policy, Risk Management and Compliance is proud to announce the launch of a month dedicated to the value of risk management at NWACC. This program is a campaign to raise awareness of the NWACC risk philosophy and resources.
NWACC, as with any institution of higher education, operates in an inherently risky environment. By strategically managing risk we:
- Reduce the chance of loss
- Create greater stability
- Protect our resources
Risky Business Month will bring several educational programs (see attached flier) so that you can better understand the institutional risk appetite, components, and tools used to mitigate potential negative impact on the educational mission.
Staff Council Offering Candy Grams Again
Staff Council is again offering Candy Grams for $2.00 each (Proceeds support staff council).
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! This is a great opportunity to show your employees and co-workers how much you appreciate them and all of their hard work!
Step 1: If you are interested in purchasing a candy gram, please send a comment via the Staff Council comment form by Wednesday, February 12th.
Please indicate the following:
- The total you are purchasing
- The names of your gift recipients
Step 2: Once you have submitted your request via the comment field, please provide payment (cash or check- payable to NWACC Staff Council) to one of the Staff Council officers.
Burns Hall: Aaron Divine 2326, LaVeta Key 2326, Vernice Perea 2326, Chris Holtman 3034
Student Center: Katesha Schemerhorn 215E
Step 3: An email notification will be sent on Thursday, February 13, to all who have a Candy Gram waiting for them, as well as information on how to pick them up.
Please submit all additional comments or question to the comments page http://www.nwacc.edu/web/staffcouncil/comments
Due to the success of the first session, the NWACC Social Media team will conduct a second LinkedIn tutorial on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Computer Lab in Burns Hall, room 1208. During this session, you’ll learn about 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 build their personal LinkedIn account and to have their professional picture taken for their profile. There is no need to RSVP for this event. For more information, please contact Chris Holtman at email@example.com.
Policy Updated on Smokeless Tobacco
The College’s policy regarding the use of smokeless tobacco has recently been updated regarding the use of smokeless vaping devices. The policy can be found at the link below.
Policy #9008 Prohibitions on Smokeless Tobacco
Adult Ed Library Opening Reception
Please join us for a coffee and donut open house on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Center for Non-Profits, room 1300 to celebrate our new library for Adult Education students. The library collection was funded by an NWACC Innovation Grant. Hope to see you there! For more information, please contact Rachel Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appreciation at Work – Won’t You Participate?
Next Wednesday, February 5, the first session for two classes of Appreciation at Work is scheduled to begin.
Appreciation at Work is based on the book “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” by Gary Chapman and Paul White. Each participant will have the opportunity to take the MBA (Motivating By Appreciation) assessment which identifies the participant’s primary and secondary language of appreciation as well as the least preferred language. This program is not about adding another thing you “have to do” to your already full day. It is about doing things you already do with a more effective outcome – because you have shown your appreciation in the language most meaningful to those with whom you work.
The class meets for 2 hours/4 times on the following dates: Wednesdays, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19. There is one class in the morning from 10:00-Noon and another in the afternoon from 1:00-3:00p.
Registration has been light. We need at least 8 participants in each class for effective learning. Classes without the minimum number of participants will be canceled.
Have you considered participating in the Appreciation at Work program? If you will participate in one of these classes please contact me at email@example.com no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, to register. In your e-mail please indicate which class you want to attend – morning or afternoon.
NWACC Golden Eagle Award–Call for Nominations for February, March and April Awards
There are three remaining Golden Eagle Award recipients to be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. Golden Eagles will be awarded this spring for the months of February, March and April. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 31, 2014. Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see below), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, hobbies, community and civic activities, and educational goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. Students nominated and not selected as the award recipient will remain eligible for future consideration as long as they continue to meet the award qualifications. The Golden Eagle recipient will be presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check from the NWACC Foundation. He or she will also have the opportunity to speak to the Board of Trustees regarding their experience at NWACC.
Please note the criteria for nomination and selection:
- Student demonstrates academic ability with at least a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Student demonstrates a commitment to education
- Student demonstrates social awareness and personal development
- Student demonstrates diverse interest and involvement in varied civic or community activities
- Student demonstrates interpersonal communication skills
Please see attached nomination form. Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2204 if you have any questions.
The Library is offering Research Strategies Workshops every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom. Participants will build research skills, like finding articles, evaluating resources, and using citation styles. We are also giving general Tours & Orientations on a varied schedule throughout the semester. Please check out workshop topics and times at www.nwacc.edu/library/workshops.php. For more information, please contact Rachel Ackerman at email@example.com.
NWACC in the News