- 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Belcher at email@example.com. Remember, it is all about your health!
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWACC in the News
Benton County Daily Record: