April 30, 2014

• 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.

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you rented regalia from the bookstore for graduation, it is here and ready for pickup.

Bookstore Buyback

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.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

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 mwillard@nwacc.edu. 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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 rhudson1@nwacc.edu. 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, aedwards3@nwacc.edu. 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.

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

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April 29, 2014

• Enactus Collecting Canned Goods for Central Arkansas Tornado Victims (today)
• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale (today)
• Faculty/Staff Regalia (today)
• Farewell Reception (today)
• Bookstore Buyback (today)
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition; Reception Wednesday
• Finals Stress Relief (new)
• Tyson Career Opportunities
• John Brown University Campus Visit (new)
• Performances of ‘The Giver’ (updated with information about free student admission night)
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• GBP Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon (new)
• Book Signing May 2 @ NWACC Bookstore
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• Upcoming Deadline for Purchase Requisitions (new)
• New Ozark Regional Transit Route in Springdale and new ORT App! (new)
• Library Adds Over 100,000 eBooks to Online Catalog (new)
• NWACC Theatre Department Announces 2014-15 Season (new)
• Hull Dermatology Seeking Patients for Acne Study (new)
• 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
• NWACC in the News (new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

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.

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you rented regalia from the bookstore for graduation, it is here and ready for pickup.

Farewell Reception

Please join the NWACC Library in celebrating and saying “thank you” to Joel Tonya, Stacy Winchester, and Genny Olson on Tuesday, April 29, from 3-4 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room. Joel and Stacy have accepted new positions out of state and Genny is retiring after 11 years service.

Bookstore Buyback

Your NWACC Bookstore is now buying back books.
Come early to get the best prices!

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.

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.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

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 mwillard@nwacc.edu. 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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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, aedwards3@nwacc.edu. 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.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

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

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April 28, 2014

• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale (today)
• Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School (today)
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (today)
• Faculty/Staff Regalia (today)
• Farewell Reception
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition; Reception Wednesday
• Tyson Career Opportunities
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• Book Signing May 2 @ NWACC Bookstore
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• 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
• NWACC in the News (new items)


THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School

The Native American Advocacy Project is doing a fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School on Monday, April 28, in Burns Hall near the computer lab.

They will be raffling a reserved parking spot (located in front of the NWACC Library) for next semester. $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 7 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets. The drawing will be during Finals Week. The students will be at this location from 930-1030 a.m., from 1145 a.m.-130 p.m., and from 245 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to get raffle tickets and cannot make it during those times, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270. The students are also accepting donations of school supplies and/or cash. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHEROKEE IMMERSION SCHOOL, the only school in the entire world in which everything is taught in Cherokee.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
NWACC will be offering two different self-defense courses during the month of April. The last of three classes will be offered Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these FREE courses you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!
Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.
The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you rented regalia from the bookstore for graduation, it is here and ready for pickup.

Farewell Reception

Please join the NWACC Library in celebrating and saying “thank you” to Joel Tonya, Stacy Winchester, and Genny Olson on Tuesday, April 29, from 3-4 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room. Joel and Stacy have accepted new positions out of state and Genny is retiring after 11 years service.

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.

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

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

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.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

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

Benton County Daily Record

Carnival Cavorting (photos from Spring Carnival)

New Realities Spark Changes In Job Training (Teresa Whitmire quoted in editorial)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

April 25, 2014

• Art Dept Spring Show (today)
• Performances of ‘The Giver’ (today)
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series (today)
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament (today)
• SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival (today)
• Faculty/Staff Regalia (new)
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School
• Farewell Reception
• Tyson Career Opportunities
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• Book Signing May 2 @ NWACC Bookstore (new)
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

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/

SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival

Come one, come all! The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be hosting the first ever Spring Carnival! Get ready to come on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the north lawn of the Student Center. There will be inflatable obstacle courses, a bounce house, a cake eating contest, FREE food, and much more! This is a FREE event, so invite your friends and family. A related flier is attached.

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you rented regalia from the bookstore for graduation, it is here and ready for pickup.

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/.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School

The Native American Advocacy Project is doing a fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School on Monday, April 28, in Burns Hall near the computer lab.

They will be raffling a reserved parking spot (located in front of the NWACC Library) for next semester. $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 7 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets. The drawing will be during Finals Week. The students will be at this location from 930-1030 a.m., from 1145 a.m.-130 p.m., and from 245 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to get raffle tickets and cannot make it during those times, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270. The students are also accepting donations of school supplies and/or cash. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHEROKEE IMMERSION SCHOOL, the only school in the entire world in which everything is taught in Cherokee.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
NWACC will be offering two different self-defense courses during the month of April. The last of three classes will be offered Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these FREE courses you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!
Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.
The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Farewell Reception

Please join the NWACC Library in celebrating and saying “thank you” to Joel Tonya, Stacy Winchester, and Genny Olson on Tuesday, April 29, from 3-4 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room. Joel and Stacy have accepted new positions out of state and Genny is retiring after 11 years service.

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.

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

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.

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.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette What’s Up! section

‘Give’ Until It Hurts

KUAF Ozarks at Large: NWACC tech drew busy at work for  ‘The Giver’  (go to 3:30 to listen)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

April 24, 2014

• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser (today)
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week (today)
• Art Dept Spring Show
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School (new)
• Farewell Reception (new)
• Tyson Career Opportunities (new)
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

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/

SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival

Come one, come all! The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be hosting the first ever Spring Carnival! Get ready to come on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the north lawn of the Student Center. There will be inflatable obstacle courses, a bounce house, a cake eating contest, FREE food, and much more! This is a FREE event, so invite your friends and family. A related flier is attached.

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/.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Service Learning Supply Drive Fundraiser for Cherokee Immersion School

The Native American Advocacy Project is doing a fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School on Monday, April 28, in Burns Hall near the computer lab.

They will be raffling a reserved parking spot (located in front of the NWACC Library) for next semester. $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 7 tickets, $10 for 15 tickets. The drawing will be during Finals Week. The students will be at this location from 930-1030 a.m., from 1145 a.m.-130 p.m., and from 245 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to get raffle tickets and cannot make it during those times, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270. The students are also accepting donations of school supplies and/or cash. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHEROKEE IMMERSION SCHOOL, the only school in the entire world in which everything is taught in Cherokee.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
NWACC will be offering two different self-defense courses during the month of April. The last of three classes will be offered Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these FREE courses you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!
Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.
The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Farewell Reception

Please join the NWACC Library in celebrating and saying “thank you” to Joel Tonya, Stacy Winchester, and Genny Olson on Tuesday, April 29, from 3-4 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room. Joel and Stacy have accepted new positions out of state and Genny is retiring after 11 years service.

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.

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

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.

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.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

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April 23, 2014

• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser (today)
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (today)
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week (today)
• Administrative Professionals Day (today)
• Reception for LaVeta Key (today)
• Test Anxiety Workshop (today)
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring (today)
• Art Dept Spring Show
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival (new)
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!
NWACC will be offering two different self-defense courses during the month of April. These dates include: Wednesday, April 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only) and Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these FREE courses you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!
Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.
The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM
Tuesday, April 22
The Facts
10-11:30 a.m. SC 108 A/B
1. Realities of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act Alejandro Monter
2. Realities of Demographics and the Economy Luis Lopez
3. Political Realities Cyndi Beltran
4. Realities of Family Separation Erick Sanchez and Stephanie Monter

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in SGBDC Peterson Auditorium The Faces of the DREAM The Dream is Now (documentary) Hear testimonies from:
Becky Hudson, NWACC Director of Student Life, was impacted by the immigration forum in the fall of 2013 Jorge Vega, US citizen and NWACC student, supports the DREAM on behalf of those whose voices are not heard

Adan Osorio, a DREAMER and NWACC student, shares his story of sacrifice, struggle, and hopes for the future

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

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.

Reception for LaVeta Key

Please join us to say goodbye and best wishes to LaVeta Key on April 23, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall 2326 – Grants Room.

LaVeta has been a valued employee at NWACC for 5 years. She has served on Staff Council and is also a student at NWACC. She is graduating summa cum laude from NWACC this spring, with an A.A.S. in Business – Accounting.

Test Anxiety Workshop

The Spring Wellness Series will be holding a Test Anxiety workshop on April 23 from 2-3 p.m. in Burns Hall 1015. Please come by and join us as we explore ways to ease test anxiety. A related flier is attached.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program students will host the Ozark Spring fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofits. They will be featuring a tasting menu to celebrate locally farmed & crafted food. Tickets are $25 each, to reserve your ticket call Rosemary Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

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/

SAAB Hosting Spring Carnival

Come one, come all! The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be hosting the first ever Spring Carnival! Get ready to come on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the north lawn of the Student Center. There will be inflatable obstacle courses, a bounce house, a cake eating contest, FREE food, and much more! This is a FREE event, so invite your friends and family. A related flier is attached.

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/.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

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.

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.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

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April 22, 2014

• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser (today)
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (today)
• Spanish in the Workplace Class (today)
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week (today)
• Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday (today)
• Administrative Professionals Day
• Reception for LaVeta Key
• Test Anxiety Workshop
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring
• Art Dept Spring Show
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• NSLS Last Days Bake Sale (new)
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

NWACC will be offering three different self-defense courses during the month of April. These dates include: Tuesday, April 22 (noon-2 p.m.- both men and women can attend this class), Wednesday, April 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only) and Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these courses (or all three!) you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!

Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.

The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Spanish in the Workplace Class

A Spanish in the Workplace course is now being offered. This course is designed to teach general, all-purpose Spanish language items needed in most workplace environments where Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers are found. This course covers a wide range of issues such as greetings, introductions, employment issues, scheduling, medical emergencies, and safety concerns. Class begins Tuesday, April 22, and ends Thursday, May 29.
Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $160. Call 479-936-5175 to register and obtain textbook information.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM
Tuesday, April 22
The Facts
10-11:30 a.m. SC 108 A/B
1. Realities of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act Alejandro Monter
2. Realities of Demographics and the Economy Luis Lopez
3. Political Realities Cyndi Beltran
4. Realities of Family Separation Erick Sanchez and Stephanie Monter

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in SGBDC Peterson Auditorium The Faces of the DREAM The Dream is Now (documentary) Hear testimonies from:
Becky Hudson, NWACC Director of Student Life, was impacted by the immigration forum in the fall of 2013 Jorge Vega, US citizen and NWACC student, supports the DREAM on behalf of those whose voices are not heard

Adan Osorio, a DREAMER and NWACC student, shares his story of sacrifice, struggle, and hopes for the future

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday

Individuals interested in forming a Young Democrats chapter will have the opportunity to learn more by visiting a table outside the Academic Success Center on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A related flier is attached.

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.

Reception for LaVeta Key

Please join us to say goodbye and best wishes to LaVeta Key on April 23, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall 2326 – Grants Room.

LaVeta has been a valued employee at NWACC for 5 years. She has served on Staff Council and is also a student at NWACC. She is graduating summa cum laude from NWACC this spring, with an A.A.S. in Business – Accounting.

Test Anxiety Workshop

The Spring Wellness Series will be holding a Test Anxiety workshop on April 23 from 2-3 p.m. in Burns Hall 1015. Please come by and join us as we explore ways to ease test anxiety. A related flier is attached.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program students will host the Ozark Spring fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofit. They will be featuring a tasting menu to celebrate locally farmed & crafted food. Tickets are $25 each, to reserve your ticket call Rosemary Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

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/

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/.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NSLS Last Days Bake Sale

The National Society of Leadership and Success will be holding a bake sale Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. outside the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Come and purchase some homemade baked goods to chase those last day of classes blues away!

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.

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.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

The City Wire

Veterans out-of-state to get tuition discounts at NWACC

 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

April 21, 2014

• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser (today)
• G60 Pitch Contest (today)
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• Spanish in the Workplace Class
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for Next Week
• Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday
• Administrative Professionals Day
• Reception for LaVeta Key
• Test Anxiety Workshop
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring
• Art Dept Spring Show
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• 6th Annual Art Club at NWACC Member Exhibition
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

G60 Pitch Contest

A G60 Pitch Contest is planned at Hotel 21c in Bentonville on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the G60 Pitch Contest is to promote start-ups, improve business founder communication skills, and to increase “creative collisions” in emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems. The end result is a more vibrant entrepreneurial community and a positive impact on the economic development of the region.

Two $1,000 cash prizes (total of $2,000 in cash prizes) will be awarded. One $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to a contestant based on audience vote. The second $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to another contestant based on judges vote.

Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/g60-pitch-contest-21c-bentonville-tickets-10706909655

More details here: http://www.g60contest.com/

This links to an article by the Northwest Arkansas Council: http://www.nwacouncil.org/news/2014/apr/07/g60-pitch-contest-helps-entrepreneurs-hone-message/

All are welcome to attend, and the event is free.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

NWACC will be offering three different self-defense courses during the month of April. These dates include: Tuesday, April 22 (noon-2 p.m.- both men and women can attend this class), Wednesday, April 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only) and Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these courses (or all three!) you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!

Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.

The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Spanish in the Workplace Class

A Spanish in the Workplace course is now being offered. This course is designed to teach general, all-purpose Spanish language items needed in most workplace environments where Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers are found. This course covers a wide range of issues such as greetings, introductions, employment issues, scheduling, medical emergencies, and safety concerns. Class begins Tuesday, April 22, and ends Thursday, May 29.
Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $160. Call 479-936-5175 to register and obtain textbook information.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for This Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM
Tuesday, April 22
The Facts
10-11:30 a.m. SC 108 A/B
1. Realities of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act Alejandro Monter
2. Realities of Demographics and the Economy Luis Lopez
3. Political Realities Cyndi Beltran
4. Realities of Family Separation Erick Sanchez and Stephanie Monter

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in SGBDC Peterson Auditorium The Faces of the DREAM The Dream is Now (documentary) Hear testimonies from:
Becky Hudson, NWACC Director of Student Life, was impacted by the immigration forum in the fall of 2013 Jorge Vega, US citizen and NWACC student, supports the DREAM on behalf of those whose voices are not heard

Adan Osorio, a DREAMER and NWACC student, shares his story of sacrifice, struggle, and hopes for the future

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday

Individuals interested in forming a Young Democrats chapter will have the opportunity to learn more by visiting a table outside the Academic Success Center on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A related flier is attached.

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.

Reception for LaVeta Key

Please join us to say goodbye and best wishes to LaVeta Key on April 23, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall 2326 – Grants Room.

LaVeta has been a valued employee at NWACC for 5 years. She has served on Staff Council and is also a student at NWACC. She is graduating summa cum laude from NWACC this spring, with an A.A.S. in Business – Accounting.

Test Anxiety Workshop

The Spring Wellness Series will be holding a Test Anxiety workshop on April 23 from 2-3 p.m. in Burns Hall 1015. Please come by and join us as we explore ways to ease test anxiety. A related flier is attached.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program students will host the Ozark Spring fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofit. They will be featuring a tasting menu to celebrate locally farmed & crafted food. Tickets are $25 each, to reserve your ticket call Rosemary Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

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/

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/.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

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.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

Benton County Daily Record

Area Labor Force Mismatched with Jobs Available

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

 

April 18, 2014

• 2014-15 Work Study Position Request (today)
• Library Closed Sunday, April 20
• Art Dept Spring Show (new)
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• Reception for LaVeta Key
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for Next Week
• Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday (new)
• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
•New Scholarship Coordinator Named
• Test Anxiety Workshop
• G60 Pitch Contest
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• Spanish in the Workplace Class
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (contains additional new information)
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
•Looking for Volunteers to Help Care for Shelter Cats
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• Student Regalia
• 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:

2014-15 Work Study Position Request (TODAY)

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.

Library Closed Sunday, April 20

The Library will be closed Sunday, April 20. We will reopen Monday, April 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a complete listing of our Spring hours, visit the Library website: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/library.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Art Department Spring Show

NWACC Art Department Spring Art Show reception will be Friday, April 25, from 5:30- 7 p.m. The art show will be in all art rooms and gallery hallway. The reception goodies will be in BH 1116. The public is welcome. The reception coincides with the Drama Department’s production of “The Giver” in White Auditorium.

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.

Reception for LaVeta Key

Please join us to say goodbye and best wishes to LaVeta Key on April 23 , 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall 2326 – Grants Room.

LaVeta has been a valued employee at NWACC for 5 years. She has served on Staff Council and is also a student at NWACC. She is graduating summa cum laude from NWACC this spring, with an A.A.S. in Business – Accounting.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for Next Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM
Tuesday, April 22
The Facts
10-11:30 a.m. SC 108 A/B
1. Realities of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act Alejandro Monter
2. Realities of Demographics and the Economy Luis Lopez
3. Political Realities Cyndi Beltran
4. Realities of Family Separation Erick Sanchez and Stephanie Monter

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in SGBDC Peterson Auditorium The Faces of the DREAM The Dream is Now (documentary) Hear testimonies from:
Becky Hudson, NWACC Director of Student Life, was impacted by the immigration forum in the fall of 2013 Jorge Vega, US citizen and NWACC student, supports the DREAM on behalf of those whose voices are not heard

Adan Osorio, a DREAMER and NWACC student, shares his story of sacrifice, struggle, and hopes for the future

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

Young Democrats Information Provided Tuesday

Individuals interested in forming a Young Democrats chapter will have the opportunity to learn more by visiting a table outside the Academic Success Center on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A related flier is attached.

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

New Scholarship Coordinator Named

Alaina Stroud is the new Scholarship Coordinator. Her office is housed inside the Office of Admissions and Advising, SC 233N. Her contact information is astroud@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4316.

Test Anxiety Workshop

The Spring Wellness Series will be holding a Test Anxiety workshop on April 23 from 2-3 p.m. in Burns Hall 1015. Please come by and join us as we explore ways to ease test anxiety. A related flier is attached.

G60 Pitch Contest

A G60 Pitch Contest is planned at Hotel 21c in Bentonville on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the G60 Pitch Contest is to promote start-ups, improve business founder communication skills, and to increase “creative collisions” in emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems. The end result is a more vibrant entrepreneurial community and a positive impact on the economic development of the region.

Two $1,000 cash prizes (total of $2,000 in cash prizes) will be awarded. One $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to a contestant based on audience vote. The second $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to another contestant based on judges vote.

Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/g60-pitch-contest-21c-bentonville-tickets-10706909655

More details here: http://www.g60contest.com/

This links to an article by the Northwest Arkansas Council: http://www.nwacouncil.org/news/2014/apr/07/g60-pitch-contest-helps-entrepreneurs-hone-message/

All are welcome to attend, and the event is free.

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.

Spanish in the Workplace Class

A Spanish in the Workplace course is now being offered. This course is designed to teach general, all-purpose Spanish language items needed in most workplace environments where Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers are found. This course covers a wide range of issues such as greetings, introductions, employment issues, scheduling, medical emergencies, and safety concerns. Class begins Tuesday, April 22, and ends Thursday, May 29.
Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $160. Call 479-936-5175 to register and obtain textbook information.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program students will host the Ozark Spring fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofit. They will be featuring a tasting menu to celebrate locally farmed & crafted food. Tickets are $25 each, to reserve your ticket call Rosemary Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

NWACC will be offering three different self-defense courses during the month of April. These dates include: Tuesday, April 22 (noon-2 p.m.- both men and women can attend this class), Wednesday, April 23 (6:30-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only) and Monday, April 28 (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- this class is for women only). If you are interested in attending one of these courses (or all three!) you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!

Everyone who attends a self-defense class on campus will receive a FREE 2-week pass to continue their self-defense training at ATA Martial Arts.

The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.
For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Looking for Volunteers to Help Care for Shelter Cats

Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary (located in SW MO) is looking for cat-lovers who live in the Rogers / Bentonville area. The Haven will have cats to adopt in the Springdale Petco. Local area volunteers are needed to feed, water, and clean / maintain the *adoption boxes* (where the cats are housed in the Petco) twice daily.

If you can only volunteer to check on the cats and perform these duties once a day, that is still valuable! Please contact Lori Stephens at allucanpet@hotmail.com or Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

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/.

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/

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

 

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April 17, 2014

• Enactus Hosts Expo for Young Entrepreneurs (today)
• UA Transfer Representative Will Be on Second Floor of Student Center Thursday (today)
• 2014-15 Work Study Position Request
• Library Closed Sunday, April 20
• Retirement Reception for Dr. Anita Jones and Dr. Audley Hall
• Reception for LaVeta Key (new)
• DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for Next Week (new)
• American Heart Association Heart Walk ‘Thank You’
• Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
•New Scholarship Coordinator Named
• Test Anxiety Workshop
• G60 Pitch Contest
• AccessScience Trial Database at the Library
• Spanish in the Workplace Class
• Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring
• NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program
• Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers
• Learn About the Literature of the United States!
• Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (updated today)
• Performances of ‘The Giver’
• NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series
• Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence
•Looking for Volunteers to Help Care for Shelter Cats
• NWACC Organizing Komen Race for the Cure Team
• Administrative Professionals Day
• NWACC Enactus Golf Tournament
• Graduate NWA to Host Session
• Student Regalia
• 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:

Enactus Hosts Expo for Young Entrepreneurs

The NWACC Enactus team will host 3 elementary classes from the Springdale School District in an expo in which the elementary school students will display and sell products that they have made.

The Expo will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10-1:30. We would love for you to stop by the expo and support these young entrepreneurs. They have really developed some creative products this year! The NWACC Enactus team appreciates your ongoing support!

UA Transfer Representative Will Be on Second Floor of Student Center Thursday

To better serve students planning to transfer to the University of Arkansas, John Moore will visit our campus this Thursday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. His original location was SC 333, but he will now be located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center at the main desk just outside of the Career Services office.

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.

Library Closed Sunday, April 20

The Library will be closed Sunday, April 20. We will reopen Monday, April 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a complete listing of our Spring hours, visit the Library website: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/library.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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.

Reception for LaVeta Key

Please join us to say goodbye and best wishes to LaVeta Key on April 23 , 2014, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall 2326 – Grants Room.

LaVeta has been a valued employee at NWACC for 5 years. She has served on Staff Council and is also a student at NWACC. She is graduating summa cum laude from NWACC this spring, with an A.A.S. in Business – Accounting.

DREAMERS Informational Forum Slated for Next Week

The DREAMERS of NWACC will sponsor a three-day event to inform people about many aspects of immigration reform.

REALITIES OF THE DREAM
Tuesday, April 22
The Facts
10-11:30 a.m. SC 108 A/B
1. Realities of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the DREAM Act Alejandro Montoya
2. Realities of Demographics and the Economy Luis Lopez
3. Political Realities Cyndi Beltran
4. Realities of Family Separation Erick Sanchez and Stephanie Montoya

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m. in SGBDC Peterson Auditorium The Faces of the DREAM The Dream is Now (documentary) Hear testimonies from:
Becky Hudson, NWACC Director of Student Life, was impacted by the immigration forum in the fall of 2013 Jorge Vega, US citizen and NWACC student, supports the DREAM on behalf of those whose voices are not heard

Adan Osorio, a DREAMER and NWACC student, shares his story of sacrifice, struggle, and hopes for the future

Thursday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. SC Room 108 A/B
Digging Deeper
Gladiola Pelayo Ramirez and Erin Knapp, attorneys with Roy Petty Law Offices, will go in depth about DACA, presenting details about this two-year program.
Professor Bill Schwab of the University of Arkansas will share information about the Cisneros Center and initiatives through Engage NWA.

For more information, write to kbirkhead@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4052. A related flier is attached.

American Heart Association Heart Walk ‘Thank You’

We wanted to thank everyone for supporting our efforts for the American Heart Association Heart Walk this year. This was NWACC’s first year to participate, and we raised almost $1,950!

Sara Stripling was the College’s top captain for raising money.

Attached are photos of NWACC team members , a segment of the NWACC team, and  the overall scene on Saturday.

Again, thank you to everyone who supported NWACC’s participation! Every penny counted!

Hmong Culture Club Raffle Fundraiser
The Hmong Culture Club will be selling raffles tickets for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward assisting club members so they can attend the Hmong National Development Conference. At this conference, Hmong and non-Hmong college students and professionals from across the nation come together and discuss pertinent issues in the community. This is a great experience for our members to grow as leaders and to network with individuals in their area of interest.

The raffle sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21, 22 and 23 in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Cost:
$2 for 1 ticket
$3 for 2 tickets
$5 for 4 tickets

We will be holding the drawing on April 28. If you can’t make it to buy tickets on those days listed above, you can still buy tickets from any member up to the time of the drawing. Contact Chue Lor at clor2@nwacc.edu , Porchoua Lee at plee5@nwacc.edu, or Tee Phommaha at vphommaha@nwacc.edu for more information. More details are available on the attached flier.

New Scholarship Coordinator Named

Alaina Stroud is the new Scholarship Coordinator. Her office is housed inside the Office of Admissions and Advising, SC 233N. Her contact information is astroud@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4316.

Test Anxiety Workshop

The Spring Wellness Series will be holding a Test Anxiety workshop on April 23 from 2-3 p.m. in Burns Hall 1015. Please come by and join us as we explore ways to ease test anxiety. A related flier is attached.

G60 Pitch Contest

A G60 Pitch Contest is planned at Hotel 21c in Bentonville on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the G60 Pitch Contest is to promote start-ups, improve business founder communication skills, and to increase “creative collisions” in emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems. The end result is a more vibrant entrepreneurial community and a positive impact on the economic development of the region.

Two $1,000 cash prizes (total of $2,000 in cash prizes) will be awarded. One $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to a contestant based on audience vote. The second $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to another contestant based on judges vote.

Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/g60-pitch-contest-21c-bentonville-tickets-10706909655

More details here: http://www.g60contest.com/

This links to an article by the Northwest Arkansas Council: http://www.nwacouncil.org/news/2014/apr/07/g60-pitch-contest-helps-entrepreneurs-hone-message/

All are welcome to attend, and the event is free.

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.

Spanish in the Workplace Class

A Spanish in the Workplace course is now being offered. This course is designed to teach general, all-purpose Spanish language items needed in most workplace environments where Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers are found. This course covers a wide range of issues such as greetings, introductions, employment issues, scheduling, medical emergencies, and safety concerns. Class begins Tuesday, April 22, and ends Thursday, May 29.
Class will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $160. Call 479-936-5175 to register and obtain textbook information.

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Hosting Ozark Spring

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program students will host the Ozark Spring fundraiser on Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofit. They will be featuring a tasting menu to celebrate locally farmed & crafted food. Tickets are $25 each, to reserve your ticket call Rosemary Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

NWACC Has Cyber Technician Program

NWACC has a new program for Cyber Technician, and individuals can enroll for classes beginning in May or August. If you are an undecided major, this could be the program you are waiting for! This program is a 28-credit hour certificate — Cyber Technician. A brochure is attached.

You can enroll with advisor Christy Reynolds creynolds@nwacc.edu visit with Cathy Marak cmarak@nwacc.edu and Veterans should contact Dianna Portillo dportill@nwacc.edu. Hurry, classes will fill up soon.

Attention: Writers, Actors, Theatre Lovers

Do you have stories to tell? Ever thought about how it would be to have actors read your words on a stage? Have you ever wanted to perform and help develop new work by NWACC students?

Playwriting I, DRAM 2303, will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall 2014 semester.

More information is available in the attached flier.

Learn About the Literature of the United States!

Learn about the literature of the United States!
ENGL 2313, American Literature I will be offered in fall 2014 at 1:30-2:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Burns Hall 1008. Read Native American literature, writing from the founding fathers and mothers, Ben Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and many other famous American writers. See attached flier.

Self-Defense Courses Offered During April as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! NWACC will be offering three different self-defense courses during the month of April. These dates include: Tuesday, April 22 (noon-2 p.m.), Wednesday, April 23 (6-8:30 p.m.) and Monday, April 28 (6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.). If you are interested in attending one of these courses (or all three!) you must sign up in advance. All classes will be held on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions – (CHP). Email twilliamson4@nwacc.edu to sign up! Feel free to bring a friend or co-worker!

The NWACC Wellness Team will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month, and we hope you will join us in raising awareness and preventing sexual violence.

For more information on resources and services both on and off campus, visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/wellness/index. For more information on sexual assault and preventing sexual assault visit: http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home.

Performances of ‘The Giver’

The NWACC Drama Department presents, Lois Lowery’s “The Giver” on April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Admission prices:

NWACC students/faculty/staff: $6

General public: $8.

Bring a nonperishable food item and receive $1 off the ticket price.

All tickets are at the door. For more information, contact mmoore@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4228. A related poster is attached.

NWA Community Classical Piano Concert Series

The NWACC Department of Music is hosting the J. W. Fulbright College Piano Performance Program on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, second floor of Burns Hall Room 2015. This free program’s mission is providing the NWA community with classical piano concerts. The program is overseen by Jura Margulis of the U of A Music Department. A related flier is attached.

Gamma Beta Phi Halls of Excellence

Gamma Beta Phi needs your help with the Halls of Excellence awards.

We are currently seeking nominations for those faculty and staff members who you think deserve to be recognized for their service to the students of NWACC. You are welcome to email your nominations to mwillard@nwacc.edu or use one of the nomination forms located on the bulletin boards in Burns Hall. Please list the employee’s name, his or her department, and the reasons the nominee should receive an award. The deadline for nominations will be Saturday, April 26. The awards will be presented at our annual Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, May 2, in SC 108. Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.

Looking for Volunteers to Help Care for Shelter Cats

Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary (located in SW MO) is looking for cat-lovers who live in the Rogers / Bentonville area. The Haven will have cats to adopt in the Springdale Petco. Local area volunteers are needed to feed, water, and clean / maintain the *adoption boxes* (where the cats are housed in the Petco) twice daily.

If you can only volunteer to check on the cats and perform these duties once a day, that is still valuable! Please contact Lori Stephens at allucanpet@hotmail.com or Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

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/.

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/

Graduate NWA to Host Session

A financial aid workshop for adults who are interested in finishing their degree or in earning their first degree or certification is planned at NWACC for April 27 as part of Graduate NWA. Participants will receive help filling out their FAFSA. The free event is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. in Burns Hall. A related flier is attached.

Student Regalia

For those graduating this May, the Bookstore will start Regalia distribution on April 28.
The price for a set, which includes the cap, gown, and tassel, is $32.98.

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

 

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