March 31, 2014

• Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available (today)
• Retirement Incentive Offered (today)
• Retirement Reception for Alan Clark (today)
• Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award (today)
• Graduation Regalia (today)
• SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2 (updated)
• UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Available Parking Spaces
• 2014-15 Work Study Position Request
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Wonder Women! Rescheduled
• NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
• NWACC in the News (new item)

This Week at NWACC:

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire. Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA. Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

Retirement Incentive Offered

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. It is not anticipated that a retirement incentive will be offered next fiscal year. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens. Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@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

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.

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.

SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2

Join NWACC SAAB as they host AT&T on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby. Operate a texting and driving simulator and take the pledge not to text and drive. This is part of the It Can Wait! Campaign. See attached flier. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

The registration fee is $25 per person which includes the event, a T-shirt and a goodie bag full of great goodies. Make sure to select NorthWest Arkansas Community College for your team. When registering you will be asked whether you want your T-shirt mailed to you. There is an extra $5 charge for this, and the NWACC team captain will be picking all of our shirts up so there is no need to have it mailed to you. Begin the registration process here: http://www.komenozark.org/

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley. Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament! For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks). Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student: Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates: May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours

NWACC in the News:

The City Wire

AT&T brings driving simulator to Jones Center, NWACC


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

March 28, 2014

• Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
• Available Parking Spaces
• March Faculty Development Events
• Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
• Food Court Spring Break Closing
• Retirement Incentive Offered
• Retirement Reception for Alan Clark
• SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2 
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
• Graduation Regalia
• UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Wonder Women! Rescheduled
• NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

This Week at NWACC:

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire. Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA. Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

The registration fee is $25 per person which includes the event, a T-shirt and a goodie bag full of great goodies. Make sure to select NorthWest Arkansas Community College for your team. When registering you will be asked whether you want your T-shirt mailed to you. There is an extra $5 charge for this, and the NWACC team captain will be picking all of our shirts up so there is no need to have it mailed to you. Begin the registration process here: http://www.komenozark.org/

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – noon, March 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and March 30, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Retirement Incentive Offered

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. It is not anticipated that a retirement incentive will be offered next fiscal year. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens. Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@nwacc.edu.

SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2

Join NWACC SAAB as they host AT&T on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby. Operate a texting and driving simulator and take the pledge not to text and drive. This is part of the It Can Wait! Campaign. See attached flier. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

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

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.

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.

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley. Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament! For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks). Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student: Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates: May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours

 


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

March 27, 2014

• Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
• Available Parking Spaces
• March Faculty Development Events
• Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
• Food Court Spring Break Closing
• Retirement Incentive Offered
• Retirement Reception for Alan Clark
• SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2 
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
• Graduation Regalia
• UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Wonder Women! Rescheduled
• NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC in the News:

Democrat-Gazette: Plant a Seed Gala

This Week at NWACC:

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire. Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA. Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

The registration fee is $25 per person which includes the event, a T-shirt and a goodie bag full of great goodies. Make sure to select NorthWest Arkansas Community College for your team. When registering you will be asked whether you want your T-shirt mailed to you. There is an extra $5 charge for this, and the NWACC team captain will be picking all of our shirts up so there is no need to have it mailed to you. Begin the registration process here: http://www.komenozark.org/

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – noon, March 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and March 30, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Retirement Incentive Offered

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. It is not anticipated that a retirement incentive will be offered next fiscal year. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens. Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@nwacc.edu.

SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2

Join NWACC SAAB as they host AT&T on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby. Operate a texting and driving simulator and take the pledge not to text and drive. This is part of the It Can Wait! Campaign. See attached flier. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

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

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.

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.

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley. Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament! For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks). Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student: Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates: May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours

NWACC In The News

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

April: Planting Seeds, Lighting Nights


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

March 26, 2014

• Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
• Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
• Dollar Dog Day at Recharge U (new)
• Available Parking Spaces
• March Faculty Development Events
• Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
• Food Court Spring Break Closing
• Retirement Incentive Offered
• Retirement Reception for Alan Clark
• SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2 (new)
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
• Graduation Regalia
• UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Wonder Women! Rescheduled
• NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC in the News:

The City Wire: NWACC to offer online credit classes for high school students

This Week at NWACC:

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire.  Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA.  Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

The registration fee is $25 per person which includes the event, a T-shirt and a goodie bag full of great goodies. Make sure to select NorthWest Arkansas Community College for your team. When registering you will be asked whether you want your T-shirt mailed to you. There is an extra $5 charge for this, and the NWACC team captain will be picking all of our shirts up so there is no need to have it mailed to you. Begin the registration process here: http://www.komenozark.org/

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Dollar Dog Day at Recharge U

Recharge-U willl still be offering dollar hot dogs today (Wednesday, March 26).

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – noon, March 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and March 30, 1  p.m. – 5  p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – 2  p.m.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Retirement Incentive Offered  

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. It is not anticipated that a retirement incentive will be offered next fiscal year. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens.  Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@nwacc.edu.

SAAB to Host AT&T Texting, Driving Simulator on April 2

Join NWACC SAAB as they host AT&T on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby. Operate a texting and driving simulator and take the pledge not to text and drive. This is part of the It Can Wait! Campaign. See attached flier. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.  If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

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

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.

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.

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8  a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours

NWACC In The News

The City Wire

NWACC to offer online credit courses for students


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

March 25, 2014

• Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
• Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
• Available Parking Spaces
• March Faculty Development Events
• Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
• Food Court Spring Break Closing
• Retirement Incentive Offered
• Retirement Reception for Alan Clark
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team (updated)
• Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
• Graduation Regalia
• UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC
• American Heart Association Heart Walk
• Wonder Women! Rescheduled
• NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:    

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire.  Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA.  Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

The registration fee is $25 per person which includes the event, a T-shirt and a goodie bag full of great goodies. Make sure to select NorthWest Arkansas Community College for your team. When registering you will be asked whether you want your T-shirt mailed to you. There is an extra $5 charge for this, and the NWACC team captain will be picking all of our shirts up so there is no need to have it mailed to you. Begin the registration process here: http://www.komenozark.org/

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – noon, March 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and March 30, 1  p.m. – 5  p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – 2  p.m.

Retirement Incentive Offered  

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens.  Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@nwacc.edu.

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.  If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

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

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.

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.

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8  a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours


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March 24, 2014

  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
  • Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available (updated)
  • NWACC Team for Komen Race for the Cure (new)
  • Available Parking Spaces
  • March Faculty Development Events
  • Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
  • Food Court Spring Break Closing
  • Retirement Incentive Offered (updated)
  • Retirement Reception for Alan Clark
  • 2014-15 Work Study Position Request (new)
  • NWACC Receives Two Gold Awards from NCMPR (new)
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Graduation Regalia
  • UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC (new)
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Wonder Women! Rescheduled
  • NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
  • Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:    

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

Join us April 3rd at the John Q. Hammons Center to celebrate your community college’s contributions to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in northwest Arkansas.

Dress is business attire.  Reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50.

Archie Schaffer, Cox Communications, and Rotary Clubs of Northwest Arkansas will be honored with Quality of Life awards.

The event will also feature NWACC students as celebrity waiters and musical entertainment by SoNA.  Event proceeds will enhance the quality education and training for more than 19,000 NWACC students.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier.

NWACC Team for Komen Race for the Cure

Join the NWACC Komen Race for the Cure team. Thanks to the support from events like this in our area, the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate was able to grant $737,500 last year for life-saving treatment, testing, screening, education, and research. Join us and be a part of making a significant difference!

The event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

Registration is $25 per person, but here’s a bonus: NWACC’s Office of the Vice President for Learning is going to pay for the first 10 participants! So hurry and get your name in so you can be among the first 10. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to get your name on the list. Do not register online if you are among the first 10.

We have set a team fundraising goal of $1,000 so even if you can’t participate you can still donate to the team goal. If we all pitch in we can reach that goal in no time.

For more information about the NWACC team, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate, go to http://www.komenozark.org/.

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – noon, March 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and March 30, 1  p.m. – 5  p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8  a.m. – 2  p.m.

Retirement Incentive Offered  

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens.  Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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.

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@nwacc.edu.

2014-15 Work Study Position Request

It is that time of the year again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2014-15 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.  If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students.

All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position:

  • Log on to MY NWACC Connection
  • Open the Employee
  • Open My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for Request a Work Study Position.

Deadline to request positions is April 18.

NWACC Receives Two Gold Awards from NCMPR

NWACC’s Public Relations and Marketing team received two national Paragon gold awards at the annual National Council for Marketing & Public Relations conference on Friday.

Graphic designer Justin Froning received a gold Paragon in the flier category for a flier promoting the NWACC health and benefits fair.

The team, plus Amy Benincosa and Dr. Meredith Brunen of the NWACC Foundation, and Jim Hall, Executive Director of Community and Government Relations, received a gold Paragon in the category of government relations/community relations for the National Child Protection Training Center campaign.

This year’s awards competition drew more than 1,800 entries from across the country. A gold Paragon is the nation’s top honor among marketing and public relations professionals at two-year institutions. The National Council for Marketing & Public Relations is the only organization of its kind that represents marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges. Its membership includes representatives from more than 400 institutions.

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

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.

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.

UA Off-Campus Connections at WCC

The University of Arkansas Off Campus Connections team will be hosting a small reception at the Washington County Center on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please stop by the center to learn more about how this UA office can help you as you prepare to transfer. http://occ.uark.edu/

American Heart Association Heart Walk

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12, at 8  a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team, please visit the following link.

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14, 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. Susan M. Marren.  The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion and Lindsay Hutton, Ph.D., of the NWACC English Department, will moderate. For more information, please contact Stephanie Lewis at slewis@nwacc.edu.

NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flier or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108.

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25, at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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.

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628.

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours

NWACC in the News 

Thursday Democrat-Gazette Our Town section:

College honors Golden Eagle

Sunday Democrat-Gazette:

Leaders Say Good Schools Aid Local Economy

Sunday Democrat-Gazette Profiles section:

College Art Club discusses heroines

Sunday Democrat-Gazette Northwest Section:

Group steps in to clean creek, lake


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 21, 2014

  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
  • Available Parking Spaces
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Reading Center Workshops
  • March Faculty Development Events
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
  • Food Court Spring Break Closing
  • Retirement Incentive Offered (updated)
  • Retirement Reception for Alan Clark (new)
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Graduation Regalia
  • Wonder Women! Rescheduled
  • NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
  • Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

American Heart Association Heart Walk 

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team please visit the following link. 

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

NWACC faculty and staff members are invited to purchase tickets for the NWACC Foundation’s Annual Plant a Seed Gala on April 3.

The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. All activities will be at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

Faculty and staff may purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50 per ticket.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier. 

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information. 

Writing Center Workshops 

The Writing Center is offering some great workshops to help students with writing, research, and more!  Join us this week! Please see the attached flier for a listing this week.  

Reading Center Workshops 

The Reading Center is offering several workshops to help students with reading comprehension of all subject matter. Please see the attached flier for a complete listing.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend. 

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. 

Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges presents “Vivaldi”s Sound of Spring” on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  “The History, Mystery and Music of Antonio Vivaldi” will feature lectures/discussions from host Miles Fish of NWACC and live performances of Vivaldi masterworks.  Tickets are FREE at CrystalBridges.org.

Performing guest artists include:

Antonella Gozzoli, soprano visiting from Tuscany (Vivaldi arias), Ben Harris (Fayetteville Jazz Collective, NWACC and University of Arkansas Music Faculty), Vivaldi “Guitar Concerto” Tobiah Murphy (UMKC Conservatory of Music), guest violin soloist for “Spring” (Four Seasons), NWACC Chamber Singers (selections from the “Gloria”), and the NWACC String Ensemble (Myron Flippin, conductor)

More information can be found at www.MilesFish.com – (click on “Vivaldi”s Sounds of Spring” on the opening page). 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.   

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Retirement Incentive Offered   

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens.  Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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. 

Retirement Reception for Alan Clark 

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Alan Clark, a valued member of our NWACC family. Alan’s reception will be held on Monday, March 31 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Center for Health Professions.

For more information, please contact Sherry Slay at sslay@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 

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. 

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. 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 Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu. 

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108. 

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25 at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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. 

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628. 

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours 

NWACC in the News 

7 Seconds to Land or Lose a Job (KNWA)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 20, 2014

  • Change in Phone Number for NWACC at The Jones Center (new)
  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
  • Available Parking Spaces
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Reading Center Workshops
  • March Faculty Development Events
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Employment Readiness Week (TODAY)
  • Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges 
  • Spring Health & Wellness Fair  (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
  • Food Court Spring Break Closing
  • Retirement Incentive Offered (updated)
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Graduation Regalia
  • Wonder Women! Rescheduled
  • NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
  • Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
  • NWACC in the News

 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Change in Phone Number for NWACC at The Jones Center

The main phone number for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) has been changed to 479-986-6662. This is the number to call if you need to contact JCF center staff or if you have general questions.

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

American Heart Association Heart Walk 

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team please visit the following link. 

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

NWACC faculty and staff members are invited to purchase tickets for the NWACC Foundation’s Annual Plant a Seed Gala on April 3.

The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. All activities will be at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

Faculty and staff may purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50 per ticket.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier. 

Available Parking Spaces

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

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information. 

Writing Center Workshops 

The Writing Center is offering some great workshops to help students with writing, research, and more!  Join us this week! Please see the attached flier for a listing this week.  

Reading Center Workshops 

The Reading Center is offering several workshops to help students with reading comprehension of all subject matter. Please see the attached flier for a complete listing.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend. 

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. 

Employment Readiness Week

Be ahead of the crowd and Get-That-Job!  Three events are scheduled for NWACC students March 19 and 20:

March 19:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

March 19:  Career Coaching with Dr. Jan McCormick from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108B (snacks will be provided)

March 20:   Employer Info Session with Fastenal from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium (free pizza!)

March 20:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

For more information, please contact Christie Brinsfield at cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu or Rickela Mayo at rmayo@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Health & Wellness Fair

Join us for a free Health & Wellness Fair on March 20 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The fair will feature local community resource representatives and the services they offer.  The Community Clinic will be available to assist students with signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act and the NWACC Nursing department will be giving free blood pressure checks. Please see attached flyer for details. 

Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges presents “Vivaldi”s Sound of Spring”  on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  “The History, Mystery and Music of Antonio Vivaldi” will feature lectures/discussions from host Miles Fish of NWACC and live performances of Vivaldi masterworks.  Tickets are FREE at CrystalBridges.org.

Performing guest artists include:

Antonella Gozzoli, soprano visiting from Tuscany (Vivaldi arias), Ben Harris (Fayetteville Jazz Collective, NWACC and University of Arkansas Music Faculty), Vivaldi “Guitar Concerto” Tobiah Murphy (UMKC Conservatory of Music), guest violin soloist for “Spring” (Four Seasons), NWACC Chamber Singers (selections from the “Gloria”), and the NWACC String Ensemble (Myron Flippin, conductor)

More information can be found at www.MilesFish.com – (click on “Vivaldi”s Sounds of Spring” on the opening page). 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.   

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Retirement Incentive Offered   

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. In addition, faculty or staff who retire on or before June 30, 2014, will be able to register for NWACC classes under the Golden Age Waiver when the registration period for each semester opens.  Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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) are paid from state, not grant, funds; and

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

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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 

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. 

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. 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 Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu. 

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108. 

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25 at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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. 

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628. 

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hour 

NWACC in the News 


NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 19, 2014

  • Participate in Jeans Days and Support the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk (new)
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk (new)
  • Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
  • Available Parking Spaces
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Reading Center Workshops
  • March Faculty Development Events
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Pre-Nursing Information Session (TODAY)
  • Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges (TODAY)
  • Employment Readiness Week (TODAY)
  • Spring Health & Wellness Fair
  • Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
  • Food Court Spring Break Closing (new)
  • Retirement Incentive Offered (updated)
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Graduation Regalia
  • Wonder Women! Rescheduled
  • NSLS Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) (new)
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
  • Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
  • NWACC in the News

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

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

During Spring Break Week, March 24-28,  NWACC employees will be able to pay $5 and wear jeans to work for the week. The money will 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.

American Heart Association Heart Walk 

You’re invited to join the NWACC team at the NWA American Heart Association Heart Walk. The walk will be held Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. There is no cost to participate.

If you would like to support your NWACC team please visit the following link. 

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

NWACC faculty and staff members are invited to purchase tickets for the NWACC Foundation’s Annual Plant a Seed Gala on April 3.

The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. All activities will be at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

Faculty and staff may purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50 per ticket.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier. 

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.

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information. 

Writing Center Workshops 

The Writing Center is offering some great workshops to help students with writing, research, and more!  Join us this week! Please see the attached flier for a listing this week.  

Reading Center Workshops 

The Reading Center is offering several workshops to help students with reading comprehension of all subject matter. Please see the attached flier for a complete listing.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend. 

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.

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Please join the Nursing department on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for our Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session in the Center for Health Professions, room 1013. 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, but these are not drop-in sessions. Students are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time. For more information, please contact Darcy Williams at djwillia@nwacc.edu. 

Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges presents “Vivaldi”s Sound of Spring”  on Wednesday, March 19 and Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  “The History, Mystery and Music of Antonio Vivaldi” will feature lectures/discussions from host Miles Fish of NWACC and live performances of Vivaldi masterworks.  Tickets are FREE at CrystalBridges.org.

Performing guest artists include:

Antonella Gozzoli, soprano visiting from Tuscany (Vivaldi arias), Ben Harris (Fayetteville Jazz Collective, NWACC and University of Arkansas Music Faculty), Vivaldi “Guitar Concerto” Tobiah Murphy (UMKC Conservatory of Music), guest violin soloist for “Spring” (Four Seasons), NWACC Chamber Singers (selections from the “Gloria”), and the NWACC String Ensemble (Myron Flippin, conductor)

More information can be found at www.MilesFish.com – (click on “Vivaldi”s Sounds of Spring” on the opening page).

Employment Readiness Week

Be ahead of the crowd and Get-That-Job!  Three events are scheduled for NWACC students March 19 and 20:

March 19:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

March 19:  Career Coaching with Dr. Jan McCormick from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108B (snacks will be provided)

March 20:   Employer Info Session with Fastenal from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium (free pizza!)

March 20:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

For more information, please contact Christie Brinsfield at cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu or Rickela Mayo at rmayo@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Health & Wellness Fair

Join us for a free Health & Wellness Fair on March 20 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The fair will feature local community resource representatives and the services they offer.  The Community Clinic will be available to assist students with signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act and the NWACC Nursing department will be giving free blood pressure checks. Please see attached flyer for details. 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.   

Food Court Spring Break Closing

Kennedy Coffee Espresso, Blaze’n Burrito, and Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED March 24 – 28 for Spring Break. They will back and ready to serve you during their regular business hours on Monday, March 31.

Barnes & Noble and Recharge-U will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Retirement Incentive Offered   

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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 

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. 

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. 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 Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl)

The National Society of Leadership and Success will hold Turkey Bowl 2 (Son of Turkey Bowl) on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Participants will bowl for prizes for strikes and spares and just for giving it a try. Grand Prize will be an Easter Ham! Lots of other great prizes – including movie passes! $1 for two shots bowling the frozen turkey down the alley.  Have cash ready. For more information, please contact Jennifer Clampitt at jclampitt@nwacc.edu. 

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108. 

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25 at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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. 

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628. 

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours 

NWACC in the News 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

March 18, 2014

  • Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available
  • Available Parking Spaces
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • Reading Center Workshops
  • March Faculty Development Events
  • Chocolate Fundraiser (TODAY)
  • Lottery Drawing for Summer/Fall 2014 BETA Test Registration Period
  • Pre-Nursing Information Session
  • Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges
  • Employment Readiness Week
  • Spring Health & Wellness Fair
  • Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours
  • Retirement Incentive Offered (updated)
  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Graduation Regalia
  • Wonder Women! Rescheduled
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
  • 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
  • Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
  • Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
  • NWACC in the News

 

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:     

Plant a Seed Gala Tickets Available

NWACC faculty and staff members are invited to purchase tickets for the NWACC Foundation’s Annual Plant a Seed Gala on April 3.

The gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. All activities will be at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

Faculty and staff may purchase tickets at 50 percent off the regular price or $50 per ticket.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 479-619-4184, email foundation@nwacc.edu or see the attached flier. 

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.

Please note that if the parking spaces currently available at the Center for Health Professions are not reserved, they will turn into general parking spots.

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. Payment may be made throughout the year, via payroll deduction. Please see Cheri Kahle in Burns Hall, room 1206 or call 619-3122 for additional information. 

Writing Center Workshops 

The Writing Center is offering some great workshops to help students with writing, research, and more!  Join us this week! Please see the attached flier for a listing this week.  

Reading Center Workshops 

The Reading Center is offering several workshops to help students with reading comprehension of all subject matter. Please see the attached flier for a complete listing.

March Faculty Development Events

Please see the attached document for information on the various faculty development events this month including a number of informative webinars and a Prezi workshop. Please contact Jo Schwader at jschwade@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend. 

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. 

Lottery Drawing for Summer/Fall 2014 BETA Test Registration Period

Learner Services will be holding a lottery to 15 employees to register for Summer and/or Fall classes during the Summer/Fall BETA Test Registration Period. This is to test the system and make sure it is working properly. Participants will actually be registering for Summer or Fall classes, with the advantage of being first in line. The lottery is open to all employees (full and part-time), including work study students, throughout the College Community. The test period will be Thursday, March 27 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. The employee must be a continuing student, or a current admissions application must be entered for the employee to participate. If the employee has a hold on his or her account, they need to have it taken care of before they submit their name to participate in the BETA Test Registration Lottery. The employees selected during the drawing will be notified by email on Wednesday, March 19.

If you would like to participate in the drawing, or have questions regarding the Summer/Fall BETA Test Registration Period, email your name and Student ID number to David Brigman (dbrigman@nwacc.edu) by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. 

The Music of Hispaniola 

Fernando Valencia, a percussionist who currently teaches at the U of A, will present on the music of the Caribbean, focusing on the traditions of the island of Hispaniola on Tuesday, March 18 at 10:30 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108.  In addition to teaching, Mr. Valencia directs the UA Latin ensemble and the local group Calle Soul.   All are welcome to attend.  For further information, please contact Cindy King, International Languages Coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or at 479-986-6921.

Pre-Nursing Information Session

Please join the Nursing department on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for our Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session in the Center for Health Professions, room 1013. 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, but these are not drop-in sessions. Students are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time. For more information, please contact Darcy Williams at djwillia@nwacc.edu. 

Vivaldi’s Spring at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges presents “Vivaldi”s Sound of Spring”  on Wednesday, March 19 and Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum’s Great Hall.  “The History, Mystery and Music of Antonio Vivaldi” will feature lectures/discussions from host Miles Fish of NWACC and live performances of Vivaldi masterworks.  Tickets are FREE at CrystalBridges.org.

Performing guest artists include:

Antonella Gozzoli, soprano visiting from Tuscany (Vivaldi arias), Ben Harris (Fayetteville Jazz Collective, NWACC and University of Arkansas Music Faculty), Vivaldi “Guitar Concerto” Tobiah Murphy (UMKC Conservatory of Music), guest violin soloist for “Spring” (Four Seasons), NWACC Chamber Singers (selections from the “Gloria”), and the NWACC String Ensemble (Myron Flippin, conductor)

More information can be found at www.MilesFish.com – (click on “Vivaldi”s Sounds of Spring” on the opening page).

Employment Readiness Week

Be ahead of the crowd and Get-That-Job!  Three events are scheduled for NWACC students March 19 and 20:

March 19:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

March 19:  Career Coaching with Dr. Jan McCormick from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108B (snacks will be provided)

March 20:   Employer Info Session with Fastenal from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center, Peterson Auditorium (free pizza!)

March 20:  Individualized Resume Review from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 235

For more information, please contact Christie Brinsfield at cbrinsfield@nwacc.edu or Rickela Mayo at rmayo@nwacc.edu. 

Spring Health & Wellness Fair

Join us for a free Health & Wellness Fair on March 20 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The fair will feature local community resource representatives and the services they offer.  The Community Clinic will be available to assist students with signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act and the NWACC Nursing department will be giving free blood pressure checks. Please see attached flyer for details. 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

Academic Success Center & Library Spring Break Service Hours

The Academic Success Center will be closed March 22, March 24-28 (Spring Break) and March 29. This includes the Math Cafe (SC314), Burns Hall Tutoring Center, Computer Lab and Washington County Center Tutoring.

Regular service hours will resume March 31st.

The Library will be open the week of Spring Break. Library hours will be: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed March 22 and 23. For more information, please contact Eric Vest at evest@nwacc.edu.   

Retirement Incentive Offered   

Senior College administrators have reviewed the proposed budget and have been authorized to offer an additional retirement incentive beyond the $10,000 originally offered. The additional incentive is to add 10% of the individual’s annual salary. Please find the updated retirement incentive offer below.

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is offering a retirement incentive of $10,000 plus 10% of the individual’s budgeted annual salary 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.

Employees who have already requested retirement within the applicable incentive dates will receive the additional incentive.

The College is limited in the total amount of incentives that it can pay by the state of Arkansas, so it is important that anyone interested express an interest quickly before the pool is depleted.

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 

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. 

Wonder Women! Rescheduled

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, April 14 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 Dr. William Allred, Joseph Askins, Bethany Hollis, and Dr. 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.

Administrative Professionals Day

Please join us for a day of sharing, learning and enjoyment as we come together to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 23! In honor of the individuals who keep the office moving, we are offering three classes throughout the day taught by expert instructors with a retail value of over $250. NWACC faculty and staff can participate in this professional development opportunity for only $50. For more information or to register, please see the attached flyer or contact Stacy Reagan at sreagan@nwacc.edu or 479-936-5108. 

NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament

NWACC’s Enactus Team is hosting its annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25 at Stonebridge Meadows in Fayetteville. Support the great projects and competition opportunities for NWACC students by golfing in this year’s tournament!  For more information, or to register online, visit: http://nwaccenactus.org/support-our-team/nwacc-enactus-golf-tournament/

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. 

Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer

Ciao, amici! Join Carol Cooper, NWACC Art Instructor, at La Romita School of Art in Italy this summer for a 2-week watercolor workshop.

La Romita is a 300 year-old monastery that has become an art school. The experience is fantastico! Please visit the website (http://www.laromita.org/) to get an idea of the beautiful setting and to read about the monastery’s history and much more detailed information (FAQs) about Cooper’s workshop. The students are driven to a different hilltown every day to paint and return each afternoon or evening to the peaceful monastery. The chapel is the studio space. The food at La Romita is worth the trip alone!

Participants wishing to obtain college credit can seek a course substitution through the Art Coordinator of the NWACC Art Department upon their return. The workshop can be substituted for Intro to Watercolor or Advanced Watercolor.

More information:

Instructor name: Carol Cooper

Date of Workshop: July 8- 22, 2014 (2 weeks).  Your flight leaves July 7 arriving in Rome, July 8.

Workshop Title: The Multi-Media Experience in Italy

Media: Watercolor/combination (mostly watercolor, but we will also be studying sketching, and mixed media) Level of Skill: All levels of skill welcome.

Student:  Adults, 18 years and up

Location: La Romita in Terni, Italy (in Umbria, 2 hours north of Rome)

Price: $3790 (includes all ground transportation, meals, lodging, and instruction. NOT airfare.) CONTACT PERSON: Edmund Zimmerman

Tel: 1-855-476-6482

http://www.laromita.org/

For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at ccooper@nwacc.edu  or 479-631-8628. 

Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize

NWACC students are invited to participate in a study abroad ecology course to Belize being offered early this summer. The course is being led by NWACC professor Dr. Jacques Hill.

The course includes:

  • Three weeks of Service Learning in Dandriga, Belize.
  • Survey Biodiversity at Billy Barquedier National Park
  • Develop ecotourism for Morelets Crocodiles at Gra Gra Lagoon National Park.
  • Snorkel at Caye Caulker and visit Mayan ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio.

Course Website Address: http://studyabroad.uark.edu/belize

Instructor: Dr. Jacques Hill, jhillii@uark.edu

On Campus Course Dates: May 12 to 17.

Proposed Travel Dates:  May 18 – June 7, 2014.

Course Name: Culture and Environment: Field Studies

Course Number: BIOL 496V (H), 6 Credit Hours 

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