• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition; Reception Wednesday (today)
• Enactus Collecting Canned Goods for Central Arkansas Tornado Victims (today)
• Faculty/Staff Regalia (today)
• Bookstore Buyback (today)
• Finals Stress Relief (today)
• Tyson Career Opportunities (today)
• John Brown University Campus Visit (today)
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• GBP Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
• Book Signing May 2 @ NWACC Bookstore
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• Academic Awards Ceremony (new)
• Table Reservations Policy (new)
• Upcoming Deadline for Purchase Requisitions
• New Ozark Regional Transit Route in Springdale and new ORT App!
• Library Adds Over 100,000 eBooks to Online Catalog
• NWACC Theatre Department Announces 2014-15 Season
• Hull Dermatology Seeking Patients for Acne Study
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Study Watercolor in Italy with Carol Cooper this Summer
• Study Abroad Ecology Trip to Belize
THIS WEEK AT NWACC:
6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition; Reception Planned Wednesday
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 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some works will be for sale at affordable prices. Any sales will go to fund the Art Club’s spring field trip.
Enactus Collecting Nonperishable Food Items for Central Arkansas Tornado Victims
Enactus members are collecting canned goods and other nonperishable food items for tornado victims in central Arkansas.
Items can be taken to the Enactus room in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. The plan is to deliver the items during the weekend.
The Enactus team members said they wanted to do what they can to assist our fellow Arkansas residents.
If you rented regalia from the bookstore for graduation, it is here and ready for pickup.
Your NWACC Bookstore is now buying back books.
Come early to get the best prices!
Finals Stress Relief
Yikes! The semester is almost over, and there are dozens of assignments piling up. Students, do not worry! The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be providing lots of FREE brain food, bubble wrap, and massages!
Stop by the Bogle Plaza and/or Burns Hall on Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for some stress relief! A related flier is attached.
Tyson Career Opportunities
Come and learn more about Tyson Foods and the career opportunities it offers at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.
John Brown University Campus Visit
Kent Shaffer, John Brown University representative, will be here on Wednesday, April 30, with cookies and lemonade to celebrate the end of another successful academic year and to inform students of academic opportunities at JBU once they graduate from NWACC. He will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SC lobby.
Performances of ‘The Giver’
The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m. in White Auditorium.
NWACC students will be admitted free with a student ID for the May 1 performance.
NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6
General public: $8.
Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.
Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
A retirement reception honoring Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall is planned for early May. Please join us on May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall 1116-Studio Art room, as we celebrate their 43 combined years of service and dedication to NWACC.
Please open the attached invitation.
GBP Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Gamma Beta Phi will host the 24th annual Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon this Friday at noon in Student Center room 108. All employees are welcome. Please make plans to attend for food, door prizes, and the Halls of Excellence Awards. For more information, please contact Mike Willard at 619-4188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A related invitation is attached.
Book Signing May 2 @ NWACC Bookstore
Come join us on Friday, May 2, between noon and 1:30 p.m. for a book signing.
We will have James Stroud, author of “The Philosophy of History: Naturalism and Religion” in store to discuss and sign copies of his book.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the NWACC Bookstore.
AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
The library is trialing a new database called AccessScience, and they would love to get feedback from all faculty members. Information about accessing the database is attached. Library staff members ask that you please take a few minutes and try the database, and let them know if you think it will be useful to you and your students. The trial runs until May 6.
Academic Awards Ceremony
The annual Academic Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 5, at 6 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center in room 108. The event will recognize Outstanding Graduates by degree or certificate. Faculty and staff are welcomed to attend. A reception with light refreshments will take place before the event from 5:15-6 p.m. also in SC 108. Please note: faculty and administrators are not required to wear regalia to the event.
Table Reservations Policy
To reserve tables in the Student Center lobby or in Burns Hall, students, faculty and staff must contact Becky Hudson at email@example.com. You will no longer be able to request the space in Ad Astra. Thank you.
Upcoming Deadline for Purchase Requisitions
May 28 is the deadline for ALL purchase requisitions. This date applies to the submission of purchase requisitions to purchasing. Only emergency orders will be considered after this date and must be products or services that are key to the operations of the College and servicing of the students.
All other requisitions turned into the Purchasing Department after the above date will not be processed until the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and will be charged against a department’s FY2015 budget. Please feel welcome to contact the Purchasing Department with any questions or inquiries. Purchasing will work to ensure that everyone’s needs are addressed in a timely manner.
June 24 is the last day to order any interoffice supplies from Supply Web until July 1, 2014. Shipping/Receiving will be functionally closed June 25-26, 2014 for end-of-year inventory and reconciliations.
New Ozark Regional Transit Route in Springdale and new ORT App!
The new Route 64 in Springdale stops at the Washington County Center (WCC) and NWACC at The Jones Center, along with a stop in downtown Springdale and the Springdale Walmart.
From WCC, students can make a connection to NWACC’s Bentonville campus, and there are other connecting routes as well. For more information, please visit the ORT website at: http://www.ozark.org/ and click on Schedules and Maps at the top of the page.
ORT has a new app called RouteShout, which is a free app available in the app stores that will provide route and bus stop information on your smartphone or through a website. RouteShout gives riders the ability to find exactly when the bus will arrive from your smartphone or the internet.
Library Adds Over 100,000 eBooks to Online Catalog
The NWACC Library recently added 135,000 electronic books, previously accessible in their native databases Ebrary and Safari Tech Books, to its catalog, raising the total number of eBooks available through the catalog to over 165,000 titles. Titles address topics in the fields of literature, the physical and social sciences, history, medicine, art, philosophy, computing, and more.
Access the library’s thousands of electronic and print books, plus DVDs and more, through the library’s online catalog: http://nwacc.kohalibrary.com. Electronic books can be read from any computer with an Internet connection. Simply log in with your My NWACC Connection username and password when prompted.
Please Ask Us! (http://www.nwacc.edu/web/library/ask.php) if you have any questions.
NWACC Theatre Department Announces 2014-15 Season
The NWACC Theatre Department announces its 2014-15 season. Opening the fall events, the department will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. The performance will be directed by Bryce Kemph, and the dates will be Nov. 20, 21, 22 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.
The department will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Water By the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, in the spring. The dates will be April 30, May 1, 2 at 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m.
Along with these two shows, the Theatre Department also will be presenting “An Evening of Devised Theatre” by NWACC theatre students on Oct 15. NWACC will also be partnering with Trike Theatre for Youth for the “Play-In-A-Day High School Competition” in November, with dates to be announced.
In the spring, NWACC will host a 10-minute play festival for NWACC students, staff, and community members. The plays selected will be student-written, and new plays will be chosen in December for a March 11 performance. They will be directed and performed by NWACC students. There will be a call for submissions in August. This will be a part of the Spring Arts Festival at NWACC.
For further information on how to become involved with the NWACC Theatre Department, please contact Ashley Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org. Involvement with the productions also allows for college credit to be earned.
Hull Dermatology Seeking Patients for Acne Study
Hull Dermatology is seeking individuals who may wish to participate in an acne study. A related flier with more information is attached.
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.
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
For more information, please contact Carol Cooper at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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