February 28, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Available Parking Spaces (new)
  • Graduation Regalia
  • ASC and Library Survey
  • Be a Friend to the NWACC Library 
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Thank You for Helping the Heart Association (new)
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge (TODAY)
  • Eaglenet Outage (TODAY)
  • NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines 
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • Film Screening of ‘Winter’s Bone’ and Discussion (new)
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Auditions and Tech Theater Crew
  • Harpsong Book Club
  • Retirement Incentive Offered
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Springdale Videos (new)
  • Camp War Eagle Summer Day Camp at The Jones Center! (new)
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops (TODAY)
  • NWACC in the News (new item) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 28 – On this day in 1989, Philip Emeagwali, geologist and computer scientist, was one of two 1989 winners of the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in computing. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers prize for computer performance was awarded to Emeagwali for his use of a Connection Machine 2 supercomputer, as applied to the analysis of oil fields. 

Available Parking Spaces 

Several reserved parking spaces have become available on the surface lot and in the NWACC parking garage. Burns Hall West () has two spaces; Burns Hall East () has four spaces and the Center for Health Professions has four spaces.  There are also three spaces available on the second floor of the parking garage.

The cost is $245 for open surface parking and $275 for the garage/per year.  If you reserve one now, it will be pro-rated to the end of June.  If you chose to keep a parking space, you would pay for the full year beginning July 1. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information. 

Graduation Regalia

Graduation is fast approaching and it is time again to purchase or rent your Regalia.  Regalia can be rented through the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.  Orders need to be placed prior to April 1, 2014.

Prices for a full setup are:

Bachelor Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $54.96+tax

Master Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $59.96+tax

Doctorate Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $68.96 +tax

These can be rented separately or as a set. If you need just one or two pieces, please check with the bookstore for pricing.

Please contact the Barnes and Noble Bookstore directly to rent your Graduation Regalia. 

ASC and Library Survey

In an effort to reduce printing costs and promote campus sustainability, the Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Library would like to invite your feedback to the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASC_Library2014.

Be a Friend to the NWACC Library

We are pleased to announce another way to love your Library!  The Friends of the NWACC Library is a new organization dedicated to providing services and programming to educate and enrich our campus community.  Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible and support the purchase of materials, speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other events. Members receive invitations to Friends events and an annual newsletter.

Joining is easy!  You can swing by the Library on the first floor of Burns Hall to fill out the application or join online at https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php. To find out more, click here. Membership starts at just $5! 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu.

Thank You for Helping the Heart Association

We wanted to extend our appreciation to the many individuals at NWACC who participated in the Jeans Day fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk this week.  Through your generous gifts we raised $381 for the Heart Walk.

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board (Feb. 28) and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

You still have time to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge.  Registration must be completed by Feb. 28.  By signing up you are taking a step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.  For more information and to register, please visit https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.  If you have questions contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu.  Remember, it is all about your health!

Eaglenet Outage

There will be an outage to Eaglenet and Banner systems on Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is necessary to perform required database upgrades and security patches. During this time, Registration, Financial Aid, and the Cashier’s pages will not be available. Thanks so much for your flexibility during this time! 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville

NWACC is hosting a Jam Night at Gusano’s in Bentonville as a part of the Spring Arts Festival Saturday March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The house band includes singer Ocie Fisher, drummer Richard Goodrum, NWACC instructor Marc Turner on bass and NWACC student Mathew Mozzoni on guitar. If you are interested in performing with the house band or by yourself or with your own band or act, contact Marc Turner: mturner1@nwacc.edu or call 619-4126. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition

Viewers are in for a humorous surprise for this year’s themed member exhibition. The exhibition begins March 3 and runs through April 30 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Admission is free. All are welcome. Closing reception will be April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm. Some works will be for sale at affordable prices. Any sales will go to fund the Art Club’s spring field trip. 

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 A and B. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign-up. SAAB members will also be setting up sign-up tables this week in the SC. Help make a difference in your community by giving blood. 

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

Film Screening of ‘Winter’s Bone’ and Discussion

A showing of the film “Winter’s Bone” will take place on Thursday, March 6, in White Auditorium. The film will begin at 3 p.m. and finish at 4:45 p.m.. An hour of discussion will follow. The event will finish at 5:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Auditions and Tech Theater Crew

NWACC’s Drama Department will present Lois Lowry’s award-winning play, “The Giver” as the spring semester production. “The Giver” describes a utopian society in which everyone is the same:  there is no choice and no freedom to be an individual. But ‘sameness’ comes at a price.

Auditions will be Monday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. Both children and adults are needed.  Children’s roles are available for the following age groups:  female 6-8, as well as females and males ages 11-13. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., beginning March 11. Performances are April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, and 3 with a special morning performance May 2. If you are interested in working on scenery, lighting, video production, sound, and costumes, you should also attend auditions Monday March 10. For information, contact Mary Moore, mmoore@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4228.

Harpsong Book Club

Join the Book Club in reading Rilla Askew’s Harpsong. She will be on campus reading from her works and talking to us Monday, March 10, from noon – 1:15 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Contact Sabrina at schesne@nwacc.edu to borrow a copy. 

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are:

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility.

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

Springdale Videos 

Please visit the following link to view two videos about Springdale, Arkansas, both of which were made possible through a sponsorship by the College. http://springdale.com/your-new-hometown/springdale-videos/

Camp War Eagle Summer Day Camp at The Jones Center!

Camp War Eagle @ The Jones Center in Springdale is the premier day camp experience of Northwest Arkansas. Day campers will participate in incredible learning opportunities through morning instructional activities, and will engage in friendly and spirited tribal competition. They will enjoy Mish-Mash, Lifeline, devotionals, and special events! They will form friendships, learn strong Christian values, and be supervised and engaged by the best and brightest staff. As summer draws near, waitlists are common for most, if not all, sessions. We encourage day campers to apply as soon as possible!

Applications are available online at http://www.campwareagle.org/daycamp or you may pick up an application at The Jones Center in Springdale.

For questions regarding session availability, please don”t hesitate to contact the Camp War Eagle office at 479-750-2006 or email us at daycamp@campwareagle.org. 

NWACC in the News 

 Benton County Daily Record:

Bentonville College Sets Concealed Carry Law Forum

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 27, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Graduation Regalia (new)
  • ASC and Library Survey
  • Be a Friend to the NWACC Library 
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (TODAY)
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change (TODAY)
  • Free Music Lecture (TODAY)
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge 
  • Eaglenet Outage
  • NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines 
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Auditions and Tech Theater Crew
  • Harpsong Book Club
  • Retirement Incentive Offered
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops (TODAY)
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 27 – On this day in 1988, American figure skater Debi Thomas became the first black athlete to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games. She had already won the U.S. national title and the World Championships in 1986. In fact, she was ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year for 1986. But in 1988 she won the U.S. national title again, and then bronze at both the Winter Olympics and the World Championships—and then retired from skating. She was 21 years old. In 2000, she was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. She went on to medical school to become a surgeon, including doing a surgical residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. She is now a surgeon in private practice in Richlands, VA. 

Graduation Regalia

Graduation is fast approaching and it is time again to purchase or rent your Regalia.  Regalia can be rented through the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.  Orders need to be placed prior to April 1, 2014.

Prices for a full setup are:

Bachelor Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $54.96+tax

Master Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $59.96+tax

Doctorate Set (cap, gown, tassel, hood) $68.96 +tax

These can be rented separately or as a set. If you need just one or two pieces, please check with the bookstore for pricing.

Please contact the Barnes and Noble Bookstore directly to rent your Graduation Regalia. 

ASC and Library Survey

In an effort to reduce printing costs and promote campus sustainability, the Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Library would like to invite your feedback to the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASC_Library2014.

Be a Friend to the NWACC Library

We are pleased to announce another way to love your Library!  The Friends of the NWACC Library is a new organization dedicated to providing services and programming to educate and enrich our campus community.  Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible and support the purchase of materials, speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other events. Members receive invitations to Friends events and an annual newsletter.

Joining is easy!  You can swing by the Library on the first floor of Burns Hall to fill out the application or join online at https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php. To find out more, click here. Membership starts at just $5! 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu.

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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.

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board (Feb. 27 & 28) and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops.

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

You still have time to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge.  Registration must be completed by Feb. 28.  By signing up you are taking a step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.  For more information and to register, please visit https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.  If you have questions contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu.  Remember, it is all about your health!

Eaglenet Outage

There will be an outage to Eaglenet and Banner systems on Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is necessary to perform required database upgrades and security patches. During this time, Registration, Financial Aid, and the Cashier’s pages will not be available. Thanks so much for your flexibility during this time! 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville

NWACC is hosting a Jam Night at Gusano’s in Bentonville as a part of the Spring Arts Festival Saturday March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The house band includes singer Ocie Fisher, drummer Richard Goodrum, NWACC instructor Marc Turner on bass and NWACC student Mathew Mozzoni on guitar. If you are interested in performing with the house band or by yourself or with your own band or act, contact Marc Turner: mturner1@nwacc.edu or call 619-4126. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition

Viewers are in for a humorous surprise for this year’s themed member exhibition. The exhibition begins March 3 and runs through April 30 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Admission is free. All are welcome. Closing reception will be April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm. Some works will be for sale at affordable prices. Any sales will go to fund the Art Club’s spring field trip. 

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 A and B. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign-up. SAAB members will also be setting up sign-up tables this week in the SC. Help make a difference in your community by giving blood. 

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Auditions and Tech Theater Crew

NWACC’s Drama Department will present Lois Lowry’s award-winning play, “The Giver” as the spring semester production. “The Giver” describes a utopian society in which everyone is the same:  there is no choice and no freedom to be an individual. But ‘sameness’ comes at a price.

Auditions will be Monday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. Both children and adults are needed.  Children’s roles are available for the following age groups:  female 6-8, as well as females and males ages 11-13. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., beginning March 11. Performances are April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, and 3 with a special morning performance May 2. If you are interested in working on scenery, lighting, video production, sound, and costumes, you should also attend auditions Monday March 10. For information, contact Mary Moore, mmoore@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4228.

Harpsong Book Club

Join the Book Club in reading Rilla Askew’s Harpsong. She will be on campus reading from her works and talking to us Monday, March 10, from noon – 1:15 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Contact Sabrina at schesne@nwacc.edu to borrow a copy. 

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are:

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility.

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

NWACC in the News  

Student Supporters (Benton County Daily Record)

People and Places (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 26, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • ASC and Library Survey
  • Be a Friend to the NWACC Library
  • Revised Statement of Non-Discrimination (new)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (TODAY)
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge Eaglenet Outage (new)
  • NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines 
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Auditions and Tech Theater Crew
  • Harpsong Book Club
  • Retirement Incentive Offered
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 26 – On this day in 1966, Andrew Brimmer (1926-2012) became the first African American appointed to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve Board. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. After earning a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Brimmer earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1957. After eight years of his Federal Reserve Board appointment, he left to teach at the Harvard Business School. A respected international monetary policy expert, he also started a business consulting company. 

ASC and Library Survey

In an effort to reduce printing costs and promote campus sustainability, the Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Library would like to invite your feedback to the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASC_Library2014.

Be a Friend to the NWACC Library

We are pleased to announce another way to love your Library!  The Friends of the NWACC Library is a new organization dedicated to providing services and programming to educate and enrich our campus community.  Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible and support the purchase of materials, speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other events. Members receive invitations to Friends events and an annual newsletter.

Joining is easy!  You can swing by the Library on the first floor of Burns Hall to fill out the application or join online at https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php. To find out more, click here. Membership starts at just $5! 

Revised Statement of Non-Discrimination 

Statement of Non-Discrimination: 
“NorthWest Arkansas Community College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination involving equal access to education and employment opportunity to all regardless of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, handicap or veteran status. The Administration further extends its commitment to fulfilling and implementing the federal, state and local laws and regulations as specified in Title IX and Section 504 of the Disabilities Act.  Questions and concerns should be addressed to the Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer, Kathryn Birkhead, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Burns Hall 3003. Ph. 479-986-4052.” 

Noticia de la Póliza de No Discriminación
“NorthWest Arkansas Community College está comprometido a una póliza de no discriminar en cuanto al acceso de todas personas a la educación y a la oportunidad de empleo no obstante su sexo, raza, edad, religión, color, origen nacional, incapacidad o estado de veterano. La administración de NWACC se extiende aun mas su compromiso al cumplimiento y la implementación de las leyes y reglamentos federales, estatales, y locales como especificado en el Título IX, y en Sección 504 del Acto de los Americanos con Discapacidades. Preguntas y preocupaciones deben ser dirigidas al oficial de cumplimiento de Título IX y ADA, Kathryn Birkhead, Directora de Diversidad e Inclusión, Burns Hall 3003. Tele. 479-986-4052.” 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu.

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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.

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board (Feb. 27 & 28) and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops.

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

You still have time to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge.  Registration must be completed by Feb. 28.  By signing up you are taking a step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.  For more information and to register, please visit https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.  If you have questions contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu.  Remember, it is all about your health!

Eaglenet Outage

There will be an outage to Eaglenet and Banner systems on Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This is necessary to perform required database upgrades and security patches. During this time, Registration, Financial Aid, and the Cashier’s pages will not be available. Thanks so much for your flexibility during this time! 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville

NWACC is hosting a Jam Night at Gusano’s in Bentonville as a part of the Spring Arts Festival Saturday March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The house band includes singer Ocie Fisher, drummer Richard Goodrum, NWACC instructor Marc Turner on bass and NWACC student Mathew Mozzoni on guitar. If you are interested in performing with the house band or by yourself or with your own band or act, contact Marc Turner: mturner1@nwacc.edu or call 619-4126. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition

Viewers are in for a humorous surprise for this year’s themed member exhibition. The exhibition begins March 3 and runs through April 30 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Admission is free. All are welcome. Closing reception will be April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm. Some works will be for sale at affordable prices. Any sales will go to fund the Art Club’s spring field trip. 

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 A and B. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign-up. SAAB members will also be setting up sign-up tables this week in the SC. Help make a difference in your community by giving blood. 

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Auditions and Tech Theater Crew

NWACC’s Drama Department will present Lois Lowry’s award-winning play, “The Giver” as the spring semester production. “The Giver” describes a utopian society in which everyone is the same:  there is no choice and no freedom to be an individual. But ‘sameness’ comes at a price.

Auditions will be Monday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. Both children and adults are needed.  Children’s roles are available for the following age groups:  female 6-8, as well as females and males ages 11-13. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., beginning March 11. Performances are April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, and 3 with a special morning performance May 2. If you are interested in working on scenery, lighting, video production, sound, and costumes, you should also attend auditions Monday March 10. For information, contact Mary Moore, mmoore@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4228.

Harpsong Book Club

Join the Book Club in reading Rilla Askew’s Harpsong. She will be on campus reading from her works and talking to us Monday, March 10, from noon – 1:15 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Contact Sabrina at schesne@nwacc.edu to borrow a copy. 

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are:

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility.

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

NWACC in the News  

Looking Ahead – Climate Change Regulation (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

February 25, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Sevin Gallo: Syria Talk (TODAY)
  • Risky Business Month – Community Oriented Policing (TODAY)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (TODAY)
  • Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS (TODAY)
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition (new)
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive (new)
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Auditions and Tech Theater Crew (new)
  • Harpsong Book Club (new)
  • Retirement Incentive Offered
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • ASC and Library Survey
  • Be a Friend to the NWACC Library
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News  

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 25 – On this day in 1980 the world lost the poet Robert Hayden (1913 – 1980). Hayden earned two college degrees, and at one time studied under poetry great W.H. Auden at the University of Michigan. After college, Hayden went on to teach at Fisk University and later at the University of Michigan. His fifth collection of poems, Selected Poems, gained the national attention of poetry critics. Elected to the American Academy of Poets in 1975, and appointed Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1976-1978, Hayden was featured in a U.S. Postage Stamp of 10 Twentieth Century Poets featured Hayden issued in 2012.

Sevin Gallo: Syria Talk

Our own Sevin Gallo will present, “Syrian State-formation: World War I to the Present” TODAY, Feb. 25 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108A. 

Risky Business Month – Community Oriented Policing

Join us TODAY, Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 for our next Risky Business Month session! The NWACC DPS understands the unique challenges associated with a college setting, and as such are tasked with providing services that meet both law enforcement and private security standards. DPS officers play various roles on campus including peace officer, security guard, policy enforcer, and public relations officer. These service-type activities, not found in traditional law enforcement circles, are what clearly mark the community policing programs of campus law enforcement as successful. Remember:  Each session you attend will enter your name for the door prize drawing on Friday, February 28! 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu.

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

The National Society of Leadership and Success would like to invite you to the upcoming speaker video broadcast and is excited to host an event with Blake Mycoskie on Feb. 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given more than 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need, and has helped restore sight to more than 200,000 people in need around the world.  As TOMS sets out to release its next One for One® product later this season, Mycoskie plans to share exciting information about this new product during his presentation.

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board (Feb. 27 & 28) and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops.

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

You still have time to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge.  Registration must be completed by Feb. 28.  By signing up you are taking a step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.  For more information and to register, please visit https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.  If you have questions contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu.  Remember, it is all about your health!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville

NWACC is hosting a Jam Night at Gusano’s in Bentonville as a part of the Spring Arts Festival Saturday March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The house band includes singer Ocie Fisher, drummer Richard Goodrum, NWACC instructor Marc Turner on bass and NWACC student Mathew Mozzoni on guitar. If you are interested in performing with the house band or by yourself or with your own band or act, contact Marc Turner: mturner1@nwacc.edu or call 619-4126. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition

Viewers are in for a humorous surprise for this year’s themed member exhibition. The exhibition begins March 3 and runs through April 30 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Admission is free. All are welcome. Closing reception will be April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm. Some works will be for sale at affordable prices. Any sales will go to fund the Art Club’s spring field trip. 

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

SAAB Sponsors Blood Drive

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 A and B. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign-up. SAAB members will also be setting up sign-up tables this week in the SC. Help make a difference in your community by giving blood. 

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Auditions and Tech Theater Crew

NWACC’s Drama Department will present Lois Lowry’s award-winning play, “The Giver” as the spring semester production. “The Giver” describes a utopian society in which everyone is the same:  there is no choice and no freedom to be an individual. But ‘sameness’ comes at a price.

Auditions will be Monday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. Both children and adults are needed.  Children’s roles are available for the following age groups:  female 6-8, as well as females and males ages 11-13. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals will be every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., beginning March 11. Performances are April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, and 3 with a special morning performance May 2. If you are interested in working on scenery, lighting, video production, sound, and costumes, you should also attend auditions Monday March 10. For information, contact Mary Moore, mmoore@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4228.

Harpsong Book Club

Join the Book Club in reading Rilla Askew’s Harpsong. She will be on campus reading from her works and talking to us Monday, March 10, from noon – 1:15 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. Contact Sabrina at schesne@nwacc.edu to borrow a copy. 

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are:

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility.

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

ASC and Library Survey

In an effort to reduce printing costs and promote campus sustainability, the Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Library would like to invite your feedback to the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASC_Library2014. 

Be a Friend to the NWACC Library

We are pleased to announce another way to love your Library!  The Friends of the NWACC Library is a new organization dedicated to providing services and programming to educate and enrich our campus community.  Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible and support the purchase of materials, speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other events. Members receive invitations to Friends events and an annual newsletter.

Joining is easy!  You can swing by the Library on the first floor of Burns Hall to fill out the application or join online at https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php. To find out more, click here. Membership starts at just $5! 

NWACC in the News  

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

February 24, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Be a Friend to the NWACC Library (new)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (TODAY)
  • Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge (new)
  • NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville (new)
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Retirement Incentive Offered 
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • ASC and Library Survey (new)
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day 

Feb. 24 – On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895) became the first African American woman in the United States to receive an M.D. degree and become a physician. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. She became a nurse in Boston, Massachusetts and Richmond, Virginia. In 1883 published A Book of Medical Discourses. The Rebecca Lee Society, a medical society that supports African American women physicians, was founded in 1989. 

Writing Center Workshops  

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser 

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

Be a Friend to the NWACC Library 

We are pleased to announce another way to love your Library!  The Friends of the NWACC Library is a new organization dedicated to providing services and programming to educate and enrich our campus community.  Gifts to the Friends are tax deductible and support the purchase of materials, speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other events. Members receive invitations to Friends events and an annual newsletter. 

Joining is easy!  You can swing by the Library on the first floor of Burns Hall to fill out the application or join online at https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php. To find out more, click here. Membership starts at just $5! 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location: 

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS 

The National Society of Leadership and Success would like to invite you to the upcoming speaker video broadcast and is excited to host an event with Blake Mycoskie on Feb. 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given more than 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need, and has helped restore sight to more than 200,000 people in need around the world.  As TOMS sets out to release its next One for One® product later this season, Mycoskie plans to share exciting information about this new product during his presentation.  

Faculty Development Workshops 

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board (Feb. 27 & 28) and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change 

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall. 

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

You still have time to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge.  Registration must be completed by Feb. 28.  By signing up you are taking a step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.  For more information and to register, please visit https://secure.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com/index.aspx.  If you have questions contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or Pam Belcher at pbelcher@nwacc.edu.  Remember, it is all about your health! 

NWACC Jam Night March 1 at Gusano’s in Bentonville 

NWACC is hosting a Jam Night at Gusano’s in Bentonville as a part of the Spring Arts Festival Saturday March 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The house band includes singer Ocie Fisher, drummer Richard Goodrum, NWACC instructor Marc Turner on bass and NWACC student Mathew Mozzoni on guitar. If you are interested in performing with the house band or by yourself or with your own band or act, contact Marc Turner: mturner1@nwacc.edu or call 619-4126. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines 

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu

Scholarship Reviewers Needed! 

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions: 

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall 

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321. 

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5 

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.  

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers 

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are: 

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.    

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.   

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility. 

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award 

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! 

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

ASC and Library Survey 

In an effort to reduce printing costs and promote campus sustainability, the Academic Success Center (ASC) and the Library would like to invite your feedback to the following brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ASC_Library2014. 

NWACC in the News 

“Those kinds of cases are most likely to have a tragic end” (KNWA)

Climate change topic at NWACC (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

February 21, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Legislative Forum Planned at NWACC Saturday (new)
  • Retirement Incentive Offered  (new)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change
  • Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS (new)
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:    

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 21 – On this day in 1936, Barbara Jordan, the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from a southern state, was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas Southern University with a double major in political science and history, and later graduated from the Boston University School of Law. She became an attorney and then a politician. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in . On July 12, 1976, Jordan delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University voted her keynote speech #5 of the Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th century. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Jordan passed away in 1996.

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week. 

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu.

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu.

Legislative Forum Planned at NWACC Saturday

There will be a legislative forum with area lawmakers this Saturday on the NWACC campus. The event will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in Peterson Auditorium of Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

The event is being organized by the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, and anyone is welcome to attend.

The topic will be the fiscal session.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Retirement Incentive Offered  

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 for full-time faculty and staff employees who are:

1) age 55 and over;

2) have at least 5 years of consecutive NWACC service as of January 1, 2014; and

3) plan to retire on or before June 30, 2014.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.  

Please note that employees should refer to their individual retirement programs when determining retirement benefit eligibility.

Employees interested in applying for this incentive should complete the attached application and submit it to Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu or drop it off in Human Resources Office Suite 1128 in Burns Hall.  Questions concerning the voluntary incentive program can be directed to Wendi Cadle, Director of Human Resources, at 619-3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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.

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu.

Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

The National Society of Leadership and Success would like to invite you to the upcoming speaker video broadcast and is excited to host an event with Blake Mycoskie on Feb. 25th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One®, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given more than 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need, and has helped restore sight to more than 200,000 people in need around the world.  As TOMS sets out to release its next One for One® product later this season, Mycoskie plans to share exciting information about this new product during his presentation.

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information.

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect.

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops.

Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Recently, Brenda Green, Dean of Off Campus Learning Programs, sent a survey to the nwacc.edu email accounts for all students who are Washington County residents or a student at one of NWACC’s Washington County locations. The survey’s purpose is to gain student input and attitude towards their NWACC academic experience at locations in Washington County as the college is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Student input is greatly needed and appreciated! If you received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete and/or encourage others as the survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 21 2014.

NWACC in the News 

NWACC hosts expert speaker on climate change

NWACC student qualifies for national oratory championship

NWACC Resources

 

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 20, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser
  • Free Movie Night (TODAY)
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Tattoo Monologues (TODAY)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed!
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • LinkedIn Tutorial (TODAY)
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

Feb. 20 – On this day, in 1927, the acclaimed actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami, Florida. Poitier was the first African American to win an academy award for best actor. He got the Oscar in 1963 for his starring role in Lilies of the Field.  Poitier was the top earning movie star of 1967 for his hit films To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. He later received the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, and an Honorary Oscar in 2002 for “For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.” Poitier also earned a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2001 for reading The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, his autobiography. 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Free Movie Night

Home Run the movie will be shown in Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend – no charge for attending. For more information, please contact Dixie Androes at dandroes@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

LinkedIn Tutorial

Due to the success of the first session, the NWACC Social Media team will conduct a second LinkedIn tutorial on Thursday, Feb. 20 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 choltman@nwacc.edu.  

Tattoo Monologues

There is a story behind every tattoo. The Tattoo Monologues event, part of the Spring Arts Festival, features the stories of tattoos, what the tattoo represents, the experience of getting the tattoo, etc. told by the people who wear them. Each monologue lasts between one and five minutes. The event will be on Feb. 20 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, room B103. 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321.

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Recently, Brenda Green, Dean of Off Campus Learning Programs, sent a survey to the nwacc.edu email accounts for all students who are Washington County residents or a student at one of NWACC’s Washington County locations. The survey’s purpose is to gain student input and attitude towards their NWACC academic experience at locations in Washington County as the college is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Student input is greatly needed and appreciated! If you received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete and/or encourage others as the survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 21 2014. 

NWACC in the News 

National Child Protection Training Center regional director discusses Springfield, Mo., case

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 19, 2014

  • Black History Month – Fact of the Day (new)
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (new)
  • Free Movie Night (new)
  • Scholarship Reviewers Needed! (new)
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting (TODAY)
  • Tattoo Monologues
  • Cleveland Chiropractic University (new)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 
  • Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change (new)
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Nursing Applications Now Available
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • “Writing Killer Mysteries” Class
  • Creative Writing Club Meetings
  • Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Pre-Nursing Information Session (TODAY)
  • LinkedIn Tutorial
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Black History Month – Fact of the Day

February 19 – The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full swing. But did you know that on this day, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, U.S. bobsledder Vonetta Flowers and driver Jill Bakken won the gold medal in the two-woman bobsledding event? Flowers became the first black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. (Flowers would also win the same event two years later at the 2004 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships.) 

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

Chocolate Fundraiser

Support our students for the Culinary & Hospitality study abroad program. Help a student and receive a delicious treat. There are 3 box sizes: 4 pieces – $5, 9 pieces – $10 and 16 pieces – $20. To place your order, contact Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. 

Free Movie Night

Home Run the movie will be shown in Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend – no charge for attending. For more information, please contact Dixie Androes at dandroes@nwacc.edu. 

Scholarship Reviewers Needed!

The NWACC Foundation is currently seeking faculty/staff volunteers to help review 2014-2015 scholarship applications.  The review process is blind and conducted entirely online.  This is a great opportunity to learn about our students and help facilitate their success!  Reviewers will have more than a month to review their respective applications.  Eligible reviewers must be NWACC faculty or staff and attend one of the offered training sessions:

March 5 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. online!

March 7 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. online!

March 11 – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3rd Floor BOT Conference Room, Burns Hall

For questions or to volunteer to be a reviewer please contact Amy Benincosa at abenincosa@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4321. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Please join the Nursing department on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session in the Center for Health Professions, room 1075.  The Nursing Department strongly encourages all pre-nursing students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Nursing program to attend.  Please feel free to bring a guest or support person.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions who will help guide you through the general education courses to get your ready to apply for admissions to the Nursing program.  Advising sessions are designed to help students meet the eligibility requirements of the Nursing Program. Registration is not required. We encouraged students and guests to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.  

Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting

The next public meeting for the Ozark Regional transit (ORT), City of Rogers Route 45 planning process takes place Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Rogers Public Library.  Community members are encouraged to attend. The open-house style event is scheduled from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the library on Dixieland Rd., with opportunities for the public to provide feedback. For additional information prior to the date of the open house, please contact Jeff Hatley at 479-365-2161 or jhatley@ozark.org. 

LinkedIn Tutorial

Due to the success of the first session, the NWACC Social Media team will conduct a second LinkedIn tutorial on Thursday, Feb. 20 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 choltman@nwacc.edu.  

Tattoo Monologues

There is a story behind every tattoo. The Tattoo Monologues event, part of the Spring Arts Festival, features the stories of tattoos, what the tattoo represents, the experience of getting the tattoo, etc. told by the people who wear them. Each monologue lasts between one and five minutes. The event will be on Feb. 20 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, room B103. 

Cleveland Chiropractic University

Cleveland Chiropractic University has graciously offered our students an opportunity to see several cadavers in different points of dissection on Saturday, Feb. 22.  There will be two buses leaving at 8:00 a.m. and returning around 5:30 p.m. from Overland Park Kansas. There are approximately 80 seats available. Please pass this information on to interested students. Those who wish to attend should contact Betty Rowe at browe@nwacc.edu  or Daryl Lancaster at dlancaster1@nwacc.edu as soon as possible.

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

Columbia Law Professor to Speak on Climate Change

Michael Gerrard will speak in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School in New York. The event is hosted by the NWACC Honors Program and the Service Learning Program. The subject of Gerrard’s talk is “Climate Change Regulation: Where Are the U.S. and the World Heading?”

Gerrard has written or edited eleven books, including Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, the leading work in its field (soon to go into its second edition) and the twelve-volume Environmental Law Practice Guide. His most recent books are The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (2011), The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects (2012) and Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate (2013). Since 1986, he has been an environmental law columnist for the New York Law Journal. For more information about this event, please contact April Brown at albrown@nwacc.edu. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Nursing Applications Now Available

The Track I & II and Bridge to RN nursing applications are now available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_nursing/index.php.

Please be sure to read and follow all instructions carefully. Applicants have until March 3 to turn in their application to the Nursing Department. For the TEAS test, students have until April 3rd, 2014 to complete.  For information and questions, you may contact the Nursing department at 479-619-4151. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

“Writing Killer Mysteries” Class

“Writing Killer Mysteries” class to be offered at the Highlands Crossing Center in Bella Vista from February 20th through April 10th, 2014. This class will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. The cost is $89.00 which includes all materials.

Dr. Edward A. Allen, author of “When Beggars Die,” the first novel in his Montclaire Mysteries Series, and NWACC adjunct history instructor, will teach the class. This personal enrichment class offered through NorthWest Arkansas Community College Corporate Learning will guide authors through the main issues and strategies of writing good mystery fiction. Participants in “Writing Killer Mysteries will learn the rules for mysteries, techniques for getting the idea, inventing characters, adopting authentic point of view and voice, strategies for plotting, and the necessary follow-through of perfecting their product. For more information about the class, or to register over the phone, contact us at 479-936-5175. 

Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Recently, Brenda Green, Dean of Off Campus Learning Programs, sent a survey to the nwacc.edu email accounts for all students who are Washington County residents or a student at one of NWACC’s Washington County locations. The survey’s purpose is to gain student input and attitude towards their NWACC academic experience at locations in Washington County as the college is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Student input is greatly needed and appreciated! If you received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete and/or encourage others as the survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 21 2014. 

NWACC in the News 

NWACC Board Approves Early Retirement Option (Benton County Daily Record) 

College’s Adult Education Center in Rogers Serves Those Without Diploma (Benton County Daily Record)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

February 18, 2014

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Timothy O’Grady to Host February Book Club (TODAY)
  • Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11 (TODAY)
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge (TODAY)
  • Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting
  • Tattoo Monologues
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk 
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Nursing Applications Now Available
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5 (new)
  • National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • “Writing Killer Mysteries” Class
  • Creative Writing Club Meetings
  • Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey
  • Pre-Nursing Information Session
  • LinkedIn Tutorial
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News

 THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

Timothy O’Grady to Host February Book Club

Join us on Feb. 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to discuss Light and Divine Magnetic Lands: A Journey in America and writing with the international author, Timothy O’Grady. This event is taking place in Burns Hall, room 2239. For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Arts Festival: February 18 – March 11

Writers, storytellers, artists, playwrights, films, book discussions – the annual Spring Arts Festival has started! Check the Campus Calendar (and posters around campus) for happenings! For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Announcing The Blue & You Fitness Challenge 2014! It’s almost time for the Fitness Challenge to begin on March 1. This will be the fourth year for NWACC employees to participate in the three month, statewide event designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living. Two meetings have been scheduled to explain how the program works and a change this year that will make some of you very happy.  Information meetings will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Burns Hall, room 1208 (Professional Development Training Lab) from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  If you are interested in participating but unable to attend one of the meetings please email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu. We look forward to your participation! 

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Please join the Nursing department on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session in the Center for Health Professions, room 1075.  The Nursing Department strongly encourages all pre-nursing students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Nursing program to attend.  Please feel free to bring a guest or support person.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions who will help guide you through the general education courses to get your ready to apply for admissions to the Nursing program.  Advising sessions are designed to help students meet the eligibility requirements of the Nursing Program. Registration is not required. We encouraged students and guests to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.  

Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting

The next public meeting for the Ozark Regional transit (ORT), City of Rogers Route 45 planning process takes place Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Rogers Public Library.  Community members are encouraged to attend. The open-house style event is scheduled from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the library on Dixieland Rd., with opportunities for the public to provide feedback. For additional information prior to the date of the open house, please contact Jeff Hatley at 479-365-2161 or jhatley@ozark.org. 

LinkedIn Tutorial

Due to the success of the first session, the NWACC Social Media team will conduct a second LinkedIn tutorial on Thursday, Feb. 20 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 choltman@nwacc.edu.  

Tattoo Monologues

There is a story behind every tattoo. The Tattoo Monologues event, part of the Spring Arts Festival, features the stories of tattoos, what the tattoo represents, the experience of getting the tattoo, etc. told by the people who wear them. Each monologue lasts between one and five minutes. The event will be on Feb. 20 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, room B103. 

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Nursing Applications Now Available

The Track I & II and Bridge to RN nursing applications are now available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_nursing/index.php.

Please be sure to read and follow all instructions carefully. Applicants have until March 3 to turn in their application to the Nursing Department. For the TEAS test, students have until April 3rd, 2014 to complete.  For information and questions, you may contact the Nursing department at 479-619-4151. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

Concealed Carry Forum – Wednesday, March 5

The College will host a Concealed Carry at NWACC Forum on Wednesday, March 5 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium. The forum will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback on Arkansas Act 226 of 2013 regarding the concealed carry of handguns on campus.

In May 2013, the Board of Trustees adopted a policy disallowing the carrying of a concealed handgun by fulltime faculty and staff members in college owned or controlled building and grounds. As required within the act, the Board policy expires one year after adoption and must be readopted each year by the Board of Trustees to remain in effect. 

National Society of Leadership & Success Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

“Writing Killer Mysteries” Class

“Writing Killer Mysteries” class to be offered at the Highlands Crossing Center in Bella Vista from February 20th through April 10th, 2014. This class will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. The cost is $89.00 which includes all materials.

Dr. Edward A. Allen, author of “When Beggars Die,” the first novel in his Montclaire Mysteries Series, and NWACC adjunct history instructor, will teach the class. This personal enrichment class offered through NorthWest Arkansas Community College Corporate Learning will guide authors through the main issues and strategies of writing good mystery fiction. Participants in “Writing Killer Mysteries will learn the rules for mysteries, techniques for getting the idea, inventing characters, adopting authentic point of view and voice, strategies for plotting, and the necessary follow-through of perfecting their product. For more information about the class, or to register over the phone, contact us at 479-936-5175. 

Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Recently, Brenda Green, Dean of Off Campus Learning Programs, sent a survey to the nwacc.edu email accounts for all students who are Washington County residents or a student at one of NWACC’s Washington County locations. The survey’s purpose is to gain student input and attitude towards their NWACC academic experience at locations in Washington County as the college is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Student input is greatly needed and appreciated! If you received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete and/or encourage others as the survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 21 2014. 

NWACC in the News 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

February 17, 2014

  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Timothy O’Grady to Host February Book Club
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting
  • Tattoo Monologues
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (new)
  • Free Music Lecture
  • Nursing Applications Now Available
  • Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  • NSLS Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • “Writing Killer Mysteries” Class
  • Creative Writing Club Meetings
  • Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey
  • Pre-Nursing Information Session
  • LinkedIn Tutorial
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • NWACC in the News (new items) 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Writing Center Workshops 

Please see the attached flyer for a listing of the workshops offered in the Writing Center this week.  

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

Timothy O’Grady to Host February Book Club

Join us on Feb. 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to discuss Light and Divine Magnetic Lands: A Journey in America and writing with the international author, Timothy O’Grady. This event is taking place in Burns Hall, room 2239. For more information, please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. 

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Announcing The Blue & You Fitness Challenge 2014! It’s almost time for the Fitness Challenge to begin on March 1. This will be the fourth year for NWACC employees to participate in the three month, statewide event designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living. Two meetings have been scheduled to explain how the program works and a change this year that will make some of you very happy.  Information meetings will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Burns Hall, room 1208 (Professional Development Training Lab) from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR from 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  If you are interested in participating but unable to attend one of the meetings please email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu. We look forward to your participation! 

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Please join the Nursing department on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session in the Center for Health Professions, room 1075.  The Nursing Department strongly encourages all pre-nursing students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Nursing program to attend.  Please feel free to bring a guest or support person.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions who will help guide you through the general education courses to get your ready to apply for admissions to the Nursing program.  Advising sessions are designed to help students meet the eligibility requirements of the Nursing Program. Registration is not required. We encouraged students and guests to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.  

Ozark Regional Transit – New Route Public Input Meeting

The next public meeting for the Ozark Regional transit (ORT), City of Rogers Route 45 planning process takes place Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Rogers Public Library.  Community members are encouraged to attend. The open-house style event is scheduled from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the library on Dixieland Rd., with opportunities for the public to provide feedback. For additional information prior to the date of the open house, please contact Jeff Hatley at 479-365-2161 or jhatley@ozark.org. 

LinkedIn Tutorial

Due to the success of the first session, the NWACC Social Media team will conduct a second LinkedIn tutorial on Thursday, Feb. 20 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 choltman@nwacc.edu.  

Tattoo Monologues

There is a story behind every tattoo. The Tattoo Monologues event, part of the Spring Arts Festival, features the stories of tattoos, what the tattoo represents, the experience of getting the tattoo, etc. told by the people who wear them. Each monologue lasts between one and five minutes. The event will be on Feb. 20 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, room B103. 

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

NWACC is a partner with the American Heart Association for the 2014 Heart Walk. NWACC employees have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser by wearing jeans February 24-28.

During this time, NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work.  The money can be payable to the following people in each location:

  • Burns Hall: Heidi Migliori (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. 

Free Music Lecture

Dr. Liza Margulis will offer a free lecture on her new book from Oxford Press “ON REPEAT: How Music Plays the Mind,” Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital room in Burns Hall.

What is it about the music you love that makes you want to hear it again and again? “On Repeat” offers the first in-depth inquiry into music’s repetitive nature, focusing not on a particular style, or body of work, but on repertoire from across time periods and cultures. Author Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis draws on a diverse array of fields including music theory, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, to look head-on at the underlying perceptual mechanisms associated with repetition. Her work sheds light on a range of issues from repetition’s use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and then moves beyond music to consider related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact mfish@nwacc.edu for more information. 

Nursing Applications Now Available

The Track I & II and Bridge to RN nursing applications are now available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_nursing/index.php.

Please be sure to read and follow all instructions carefully. Applicants have until March 3 to turn in their application to the Nursing Department. For the TEAS test, students have until April 3rd, 2014 to complete.  For information and questions, you may contact the Nursing department at 479-619-4151. 

Wonder Women!  The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The Art Club at NWACC will host a film screening of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a 2012 documentary film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan on Monday, March 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. The event is being held in conjunction with the NWACC Spring Arts Festival and Women’s History Month.  The documentary film will be shown and then a panel discussion will follow.  Panelists include William Allred, PhD, Joseph Askins, MLIS, Bethany Hollis, and Susan M. Marren.  The panelists’ biographies are below.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, PhD, of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Fundraiser at Genghis Grill Rogers

The National Society will be having a fundraiser all day on Thursday, March 6 at Genghis Grill on Promenade Blvd in Rogers.  A percentage of all sales go to the NSLS for community and organization projects and activities.  Please eat at Genghis Grill and tell everyone you know to eat at Genghis Grill.  You must tell them NSLS sent you so NSLS gets the credit! For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at chefjenniferc@cox.net. 

Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award

The NWACC Alumni Association is currently requesting nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This distinction is awarded to a candidate that has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism or
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

More details and nomination instructions are attached. The deadline to apply is April 1.  For questions, please contact abenincosa@nwacc.edu 

Faculty Development Workshops

Please see the two attached flyers for the upcoming SMART Board and Prezi workshops. Please e-mail jschwade@nwacc.edu to sign up for these workshops. 

“Writing Killer Mysteries” Class

“Writing Killer Mysteries” class to be offered at the Highlands Crossing Center in Bella Vista from February 20th through April 10th, 2014. This class will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. The cost is $89.00 which includes all materials.

Dr. Edward A. Allen, author of “When Beggars Die,” the first novel in his Montclaire Mysteries Series, and NWACC adjunct history instructor, will teach the class. This personal enrichment class offered through NorthWest Arkansas Community College Corporate Learning will guide authors through the main issues and strategies of writing good mystery fiction. Participants in “Writing Killer Mysteries will learn the rules for mysteries, techniques for getting the idea, inventing characters, adopting authentic point of view and voice, strategies for plotting, and the necessary follow-through of perfecting their product. For more information about the class, or to register over the phone, contact us at 479-936-5175. 

Spring 2014 Washington County Student Survey

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Recently, Brenda Green, Dean of Off Campus Learning Programs, sent a survey to the nwacc.edu email accounts for all students who are Washington County residents or a student at one of NWACC’s Washington County locations. The survey’s purpose is to gain student input and attitude towards their NWACC academic experience at locations in Washington County as the college is currently working to identify the education, training, and service needs of Washington County citizens and current students.

Student input is greatly needed and appreciated! If you received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete and/or encourage others as the survey will remain open until Friday, Feb. 21 2014.

NWACC in the News 

Training center takes on child abuse (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Scholarship Fund (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Class guides new authors (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

NWACC Resources

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC