August 29, 2014

  • Food Court Open
  • CERT Disaster Training (new)
  • Career and Transfer Centers Host Open House (new)
  • Russell Athletic Has Closeout Sale on Polos (new)
  • Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County
  • Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed
  • Renovations Completed at The Jones Center
  • Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville
  • Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11
  • Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Food Court Open

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center is open.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, joins the lineup of providers. A menu is attached.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CERT Disaster Training

The NWACC CERT team is sponsoring disaster training once again. If you want to know how to prepare yourself for a disaster or emergency this is the training for you.

Topics include basic preparedness, small fire suppression, emergency first aid, light search and rescue and working as a CERT team. The training is for eight (8) weeks. This year’s training begins Thursday, Sept 4, and ends Oct 23. We will meet in room CHP 1036 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please reserve a seat with Bruce Benz at bbenz@nwacc.edu

Career and Transfer Centers Host Open House

This Open House is designed to educate students and the larger NWACC community of administrators, faculty, and staff about the NWACC Transfer and Career Center offices and the services each program director provides.

The Open House will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, on the second floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Russell Athletic Has Closeout Sale on Polos

Russell Athletic Company still has a fantastic  closeout sale on the Prestige Dri-Power Polo Golf Shirts. You will really like the quality and color of this shirt!  (Dark forest green with white piping and NWACC embroidered logo.) *Russell Athletics makes quality clothing and uniforms.

This shirt normally goes for $40 and we can get this embroidered shirt at cost: Only $20! I have a shirt sample too!

If you are in definitely interested in purchasing this polo Dri-Power shirt, please email  your Shirt size and Gender to John Luedtke.

Checks should be made out to: NWACC Foundation

NOTE: He would like to put all shirt orders in 2-3 weeks!

Last year over 50 shirts were purchased by students, faculty and staff.

Call John Luedtke at (479)-619-4138 for information.

Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County

We would like to announce and welcome two new Center Managers to the Off-Campus team in Washington County:

  • Ashleigh Boice, Center Manager at the Washington County Center (WCC); and
  • Verenice Perea, Center Manager at NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF).

If you need assistance at one of the Off-Campus Centers, please contact:

Farmington Center (FARMHS):

NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF):

Washington County Center (WCC):

Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed

The Tutoring Center and Computer Lab in the Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed this fall!

The TUTORING CENTER provides assistance in math and science, but we may be able to help with some social sciences, computer courses, and other subjects.

ONLINE tutoring and tutoring at the WCC also will be available. And don’t forget to attend some of our ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS in Student Center (SC) 314 to sharpen your study skills, time and stress management, and technology usage! A schedule is attached.

The COMPUTER LAB in Burns Hall can be used to work on homework, print documents, and access headphones, calculators, and textbooks along with other services. Please note that students can now sign in and sign out at the computers using their My NWACC Connection login information.

Our Burns Hall hours for the fall are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
  • For more information or assistance, please stop by Burns Hall (BH) 1217 and 1218 or call (479) 619-4241.

Renovations Completed at The Jones Center

Renovations for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) have been completed.

JCF classrooms and offices are now located off the south concourse at The Jones Center. An updated room map can be found on the NWACC website Campus Location page at: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/contactUs. Please visit the Washington County centers webpages for additional information on all three off-campus centers in Washington County: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/washingtoncountylocations/index.

Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville

Students are invited to check out a clubs fair planned for Sept. 3 and 4 on the NWACC campus. The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is hosting the clubs fair.

On these dates, they can check out all the clubs on campus and find the right one that’s right for them. The clubs fair will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also come win a free prize by completing SAAB’s Scavenger Hunt Game! A flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will host a welcome back event Sept. 11.

You are invited to attend NWACC’s Welcome Back Luau on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Student Center North and East Lawn! Bring your friends and family to this FREE event full of fun games, food, and drinks!

A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14

National Federation of Music Clubs and NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music will present Olga Krayterman, pianist. This Young Artist Award Winner will perform Sunday, September 14, at 2:30 p.m. in NWACC White Auditorium.

Faculty, students and the public are cordially invited.The Andante Club of Bella Vista invites attendees to an Artist’s Reception following this free program.

For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 28, 2014

  • Food Court Open
  • Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28 (today)
  • Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County
  • Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed
  • Renovations Completed at The Jones Center
  • Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville
  • Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11
  • Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14 (new)
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • NWACC in the News (new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Food Court Open

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center is open.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, joins the lineup of providers. A menu is attached.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28

Welcome Back to NWACC! Come join the Student Ambassadors and Activities Board on August 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogle Plaza for FREE snacks & samples from local businesses! A flier is attached.

For more information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County

We would like to announce and welcome two new Center Managers to the Off-Campus team in Washington County:

  • Ashleigh Boice, Center Manager at the Washington County Center (WCC); and
  • Verenice Perea, Center Manager at NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF).

If you need assistance at one of the Off-Campus Centers, please contact:

Farmington Center (FARMHS):

NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF):

Washington County Center (WCC):

Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed

The Tutoring Center and Computer Lab in the Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed this fall!

The TUTORING CENTER provides assistance in math and science, but we may be able to help with some social sciences, computer courses, and other subjects.

ONLINE tutoring and tutoring at the WCC also will be available. And don’t forget to attend some of our ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS in Student Center (SC) 314 to sharpen your study skills, time and stress management, and technology usage! A schedule is attached.

The COMPUTER LAB in Burns Hall can be used to work on homework, print documents, and access headphones, calculators, and textbooks along with other services. Please note that students can now sign in and sign out at the computers using their My NWACC Connection login information.

Our Burns Hall hours for the fall are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
  • For more information or assistance, please stop by Burns Hall (BH) 1217 and 1218 or call (479) 619-4241.

Renovations Completed at The Jones Center

Renovations for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) have been completed.

JCF classrooms and offices are now located off the south concourse at The Jones Center. An updated room map can be found on the NWACC website Campus Location page at: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/contactUs. Please visit the Washington County centers webpages for additional information on all three off-campus centers in Washington County: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/washingtoncountylocations/index.

Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville

Students are invited to check out a clubs fair planned for Sept. 3 and 4 on the NWACC campus. The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is hosting the clubs fair.

On these dates, they can check out all the clubs on campus and find the right one that’s right for them. The clubs fair will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also come win a free prize by completing SAAB’s Scavenger Hunt Game! A flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will host a welcome back event Sept. 11.

You are invited to attend NWACC’s Welcome Back Luau on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Student Center North and East Lawn! Bring your friends and family to this FREE event full of fun games, food, and drinks!

A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14

National Federation of Music Clubs and NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music will present Olga Krayterman, pianist. This Young Artist Award Winner will perform Sunday, September 14, at 2:30 p.m. in NWACC White Auditorium.

Faculty, students and the public are cordially invited.The Andante Club of Bella Vista invites attendees to an Artist’s Reception following this free program.

For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC in the News

Benton County Daily Record

College Group Begins Sports Study

KNWA

NWACC Considers Sanctioned Sports

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 27, 2014

  • Administrators, NWACC Students Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (new)
  • Transfer Coordinator at Washington County Center (new)
  • Food Court Open
  • Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28 (today)
  • Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County
  • Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed
  • Renovations Completed at The Jones Center
  • Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville
  • Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11
  • Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14 (new)
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Administrators, NWACC Students Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We thought you might enjoy a few photos from Tuesday’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in which Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, Dr. Todd Kitchen, Dale Montgomery and representatives from the Student Ambassadors and Activities Board and Student Government Association participated.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

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ice bucket challenge als 8-14_2

Our thanks go out to all of the participants who were good sports in the effort to raise awareness and money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

More information is available at http://webar.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AR_homepage

Transfer Coordinator at Washington County Center

Monica Moore, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Services, will be stationed at Washington County Center every other Wednesday afternoon (starting August 27) throughout the fall semester. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with her to discuss transfer matters, please email TransferPathways@nwacc.edu.

Food Court Open

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center is open.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, joins the lineup of providers. A menu is attached.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28

Welcome Back to NWACC! Come join the Student Ambassadors and Activities Board on August 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogle Plaza for FREE snacks & samples from local businesses! A flier is attached.

For more information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County

We would like to announce and welcome two new Center Managers to the Off-Campus team in Washington County:

  • Ashleigh Boice, Center Manager at the Washington County Center (WCC); and
  • Verenice Perea, Center Manager at NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF).

If you need assistance at one of the Off-Campus Centers, please contact:

Farmington Center (FARMHS):

NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF):

Washington County Center (WCC):

Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed

The Tutoring Center and Computer Lab in the Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed this fall!

The TUTORING CENTER provides assistance in math and science, but we may be able to help with some social sciences, computer courses, and other subjects.

ONLINE tutoring and tutoring at the WCC also will be available. And don’t forget to attend some of our ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS in Student Center (SC) 314 to sharpen your study skills, time and stress management, and technology usage! A schedule is attached.

The COMPUTER LAB in Burns Hall can be used to work on homework, print documents, and access headphones, calculators, and textbooks along with other services. Please note that students can now sign in and sign out at the computers using their My NWACC Connection login information.

Our Burns Hall hours for the fall are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
  • For more information or assistance, please stop by Burns Hall (BH) 1217 and 1218 or call (479) 619-4241.

Renovations Completed at The Jones Center

Renovations for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) have been completed.

JCF classrooms and offices are now located off the south concourse at The Jones Center. An updated room map can be found on the NWACC website Campus Location page at: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/contactUs. Please visit the Washington County centers webpages for additional information on all three off-campus centers in Washington County: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/washingtoncountylocations/index.

Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville

Students are invited to check out a clubs fair planned for Sept. 3 and 4 on the NWACC campus. The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is hosting the clubs fair.

On these dates, they can check out all the clubs on campus and find the right one that’s right for them. The clubs fair will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also come win a free prize by completing SAAB’s Scavenger Hunt Game! A flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will host a welcome back event Sept. 11.

You are invited to attend NWACC’s Welcome Back Luau on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Student Center North and East Lawn! Bring your friends and family to this FREE event full of fun games, food, and drinks!

A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Pianist Olga Krayterman Will Perform Sept. 14

National Federation of Music Clubs and NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music will present Olga Krayterman, pianist. This Young Artist Award Winner will perform Sunday, September 14, at 2:30 p.m. in NWACC White Auditorium.

Faculty, students and the public are cordially invited.The Andante Club of Bella Vista invites attendees to an Artist’s Reception following this free program.

For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 26, 2014

  • Food Court Open
  • Dr. Jorgenson Taking Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday (today)
  • Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28
  • Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County
  • Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed
  • Renovations Completed at The Jones Center
  • Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville
  • Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Food Court Open

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center is open.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, joins the lineup of providers. A menu is attached.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Dr. Jorgenson Taking Ice Bucket Challenge Today

NWACC’s President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

Members of the Student Ambassador and Activities Board and the Student Government Association will participate and Dr. Jorgenson plans to issue an ice bucket challenge to some of the students.

Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28

Welcome Back to NWACC! Come join the Student Ambassadors and Activities Board on August 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogle Plaza for FREE snacks & samples from local businesses! A flier is attached.

For more information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County

We would like to announce and welcome two new Center Managers to the Off-Campus team in Washington County:

  • Ashleigh Boice, Center Manager at the Washington County Center (WCC); and
  • Verenice Perea, Center Manager at NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF).

If you need assistance at one of the Off-Campus Centers, please contact:

Farmington Center (FARMHS):

NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF):

Washington County Center (WCC):

Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed

The Tutoring Center and Computer Lab in the Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed this fall!

The TUTORING CENTER provides assistance in math and science, but we may be able to help with some social sciences, computer courses, and other subjects.

ONLINE tutoring and tutoring at the WCC also will be available. And don’t forget to attend some of our ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS in Student Center (SC) 314 to sharpen your study skills, time and stress management, and technology usage! A schedule is attached.

The COMPUTER LAB in Burns Hall can be used to work on homework, print documents, and access headphones, calculators, and textbooks along with other services. Please note that students can now sign in and sign out at the computers using their My NWACC Connection login information.

Our Burns Hall hours for the fall are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
  • For more information or assistance, please stop by Burns Hall (BH) 1217 and 1218 or call (479) 619-4241.

Renovations Completed at The Jones Center

Renovations for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) have been completed.

JCF classrooms and offices are now located off the south concourse at The Jones Center. An updated room map can be found on the NWACC website Campus Location page at: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/contactUs. Please visit the Washington County centers webpages for additional information on all three off-campus centers in Washington County: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/washingtoncountylocations/index.

Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville

Students are invited to check out a clubs fair planned for Sept. 3 and 4 on the NWACC campus. The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is hosting the clubs fair.

On these dates, they can check out all the clubs on campus and find the right one that’s right for them. The clubs fair will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also come win a free prize by completing SAAB’s Scavenger Hunt Game! A flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will host a welcome back event Sept. 11.

You are invited to attend NWACC’s Welcome Back Luau on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Student Center North and East Lawn! Bring your friends and family to this FREE event full of fun games, food, and drinks!

A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC in the News

Benton County Daily Record

Fall Semester Underway at NWACC

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 25, 2014

  • Food Court Open Today
  • Dr. Jorgenson Taking Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday (new)
  • Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28 (new)
  • Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County (new)
  • Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed (new)
  • Renovations Completed at The Jones Center (new)
  • Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville (new)
  • Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11 (new)
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Food Court Open Today

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center is open today.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, joins the lineup of providers. A menu is attached.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Dr. Jorgenson Taking Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday

NWACC’s President, Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. in Bogle Plaza.

Members of the Student Ambassador and Activities Board and the Student Government Association will be a part of that event.

Fall Fling Set for Aug. 27 & 28

Welcome Back to NWACC! Come join the Student Ambassadors and Activities Board on August 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bogle Plaza for FREE snacks & samples from local businesses! A flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Contacts for Off-Campus Centers in Washington County

We would like to announce and welcome two new Center Managers to the Off-Campus team in Washington County:

  • Ashleigh Boice, Center Manager at the Washington County Center (WCC); and
  • Verenice Perea, Center Manager at NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF).

If you need assistance at one of the Off-Campus Centers, please contact:

Farmington Center (FARMHS):

NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF):

Washington County Center (WCC):

Tutoring Center, Computer Lab in Academic Success Center Here to Help Students Succeed

The Tutoring Center and Computer Lab in the Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed this fall!

The TUTORING CENTER provides assistance in math and science, but we may be able to help with some social sciences, computer courses, and other subjects.

ONLINE tutoring and tutoring at the WCC also will be available. And don’t forget to attend some of our ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS in Student Center (SC) 314 to sharpen your study skills, time and stress management, and technology usage! A schedule is attached.

The COMPUTER LAB in Burns Hall can be used to work on homework, print documents, and access headphones, calculators, and textbooks along with other services. Please note that students can now sign in and sign out at the computers using their My NWACC Connection login information.

Our Burns Hall hours for the fall are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed.
  • For more information or assistance, please stop by Burns Hall (BH) 1217 and 1218 or call (479) 619-4241.

Renovations Completed at The Jones Center

Renovations for NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) have been completed.

JCF classrooms and offices are now located off the south concourse at The Jones Center. An updated room map can be found on the NWACC website Campus Location page at: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/contactUs. Please visit the Washington County centers webpages for additional information on all three off-campus centers in Washington County: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/washingtoncountylocations/index.

Clubs Fair Set for Sept. 3, 4 in Bentonville

Students are invited to check out a clubs fair planned for Sept. 3 and 4 on the NWACC campus.

On these dates, they can check out all the clubs on campus and find the right one that’s right for them. The clubs fair will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also come win a free prize by completing SAAB’s Scavenger Hunt Game! A flier is attached.

Welcome Back Luau Slated Sept. 11

Come to NWACC’s Welcome Back Luau on September 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Student Center North and East Lawn! Bring your friends and family to this FREE event full of fun games, food, and drinks!

A related flier is attached.

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC in the News

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Profiles:

Curtis Dale Harrell, Jr.

(FYI: A couple of great images of Curtis playing the banjo are at the end of the document.)

Benton County Daily Record

College Awaiting Facility Master Plan

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 22, 2014

  • Food Court Opening Monday, Aug. 25 (new)
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Food Court Opening Monday, Aug. 25

The food court in the Becky Paneitz Student Center will be open on Monday, Aug. 25.

A new vendor, Lindy’s College Cafe, will join the lineup of providers.

Hours for Kennedy Coffee and Lindy’s College Cafe will be 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chick-fil-A hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ReCharge U’s hours next week will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 21, 2014

  • Open House for New Students (Today)
  • Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students (Today)
  • Fall Forum – Friday, August 22
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Scheduling Events in Ad Astra
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • Attention: Writers, Actors, Theater Lovers
  • New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Open House for New Students

NWACC will be hosting an Open House for new students from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in Bogle Plaza on the NWACC campus in Bentonville.

There will be opportunities for new students to connect with College resources and learn about student clubs offered on campus and Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting tours.

There will be free food, door prizes and lots of fun activities and giveaways. This is a great opportunity for new students to meet other students before the semester starts.

This is a FREE event. There will be free food, snacks, and drinks.

Come join us for the fun!

Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students

Please be sure and come by the Center for Health Professions building on August 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. for NWACC’s New Student Open House.

We will have all our labs and class rooms open for students to see and our Health Professions adviser and faculty will be available to answer questions about our programs. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Forum – Friday, August 22

The 2014 Fall Forum will be held Friday, August 22,  from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium.

Light pastries, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the forum in the Burns Hall Lobby. We hope to see you there!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Scheduling Events in Ad Astra

We are preparing to transition to the new version of Ad Astra that will go live on August 20, 2014.  All events scheduled after August 19th will need to be re-entered into the new system.

  • Any events on or after 08/20/14 are being transferred by Don and Jessica to the new Ad Astra system. Those events will no longer be viewable on the old Ad Astra calendar.
  • Any events before 08/20/14 will remain in the old system only if they are one-of events because they will already have happened when the new system goes live.
  • If the events span from before 08/20/14 to after (recurring dates), we are only moving the dates if they are 08/20/14 or after for those meetings.
  • People should continue to submit events, even if they are after 08/20/14, in the old system until we transition to the new system on 08/20/14. After that, they should submit events in the new only.

The Events Team has been working very hard to get these events moved over.  Employees who utilize Ad Astra should know that they will see cancellations and they can contact Heidi Migliori or Jessica Park to verify that the information was transferred correctly.  They can also verify by logging into the new system next Wednesday.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

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.

Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
Caribbean Societies — a success in the spring of 2014 — is offered again in the fall. The TRANSFERABLE course is an inside look at selected countries of the region through the writings of Caribbean authors, and filmmakers. For additional information, contact: Dr. Yanick St. Jean at ystjean@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels

Check out the new English department offering, ENGL 2413, Special Topics in English for the fall term. The class is taught by Dr. Will Allred, who has had a lifelong interest in comics and graphic novels. Class meets Mondays at 6 p.m. during the fall term. Completion of English Composition I and II are required or permission from the English department. Check it out!

NWACC in the News

Benton County Daily Record

College Plans Open House Today

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 20, 2014

  • Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20 (Today)
  • Library Open House for Faculty (Today)
  • Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students
  • Fall Forum – Friday, August 22
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Scheduling Events in Ad Astra
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • Attention: Writers, Actors, Theater Lovers
  • New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20

Celebrate Learning for Faculty will be held Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.

Celebrate Learning for Faculty is a faculty-led in-service where faculty and invited guests present workshops for their colleagues on topics that model best practices in learning-centered education. It is designed as a mini-conference with multiple sessions offered in each time slot, and faculty may choose which session would best fit their development needs.

In addition, this event is a vehicle for faculty who have been awarded faculty development funds to share what they learned helping keep all faculty current.

Staff are welcomed to attend with prior approval from their supervisors. Please see the attached schedule or http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeServices/StaffDevelopment/Faculty/CL for Fac schedule.pdf for details.

Library Open House for Faculty

The library will be hosting an open house Wednesday August 20, from 10 a.m.-noon to welcome faculty and staff back for Fall semester. Stop by to meet with the NWACC librarians, see what’s new in the library for Fall 2014 and grab a snack! We hope to see you.

Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students

Please be sure and come by the Center for Health Professions building on August 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. for NWACC’s New Student Open House.

We will have all our labs and class rooms open for students to see and our Health Professions adviser and faculty will be available to answer questions about our programs. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Forum – Friday, August 22

The 2014 Fall Forum will be held Friday, August 22,  from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium.

Light pastries, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the forum in the Burns Hall Lobby. We hope to see you there!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Scheduling Events in Ad Astra

We are preparing to transition to the new version of Ad Astra that will go live on August 20, 2014.  All events scheduled after August 19th will need to be re-entered into the new system.

  • Any events on or after 08/20/14 are being transferred by Don and Jessica to the new Ad Astra system. Those events will no longer be viewable on the old Ad Astra calendar.
  • Any events before 08/20/14 will remain in the old system only if they are one-of events because they will already have happened when the new system goes live.
  • If the events span from before 08/20/14 to after (recurring dates), we are only moving the dates if they are 08/20/14 or after for those meetings.
  • People should continue to submit events, even if they are after 08/20/14, in the old system until we transition to the new system on 08/20/14. After that, they should submit events in the new only.

The Events Team has been working very hard to get these events moved over.  Employees who utilize Ad Astra should know that they will see cancellations and they can contact Heidi Migliori or Jessica Park to verify that the information was transferred correctly.  They can also verify by logging into the new system next Wednesday.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

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.

Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
Caribbean Societies — a success in the spring of 2014 — is offered again in the fall. The TRANSFERABLE course is an inside look at selected countries of the region through the writings of Caribbean authors, and filmmakers. For additional information, contact: Dr. Yanick St. Jean at ystjean@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels

Check out the new English department offering, ENGL 2413, Special Topics in English for the fall term. The class is taught by Dr. Will Allred, who has had a lifelong interest in comics and graphic novels. Class meets Mondays at 6 p.m. during the fall term. Completion of English Composition I and II are required or permission from the English department. Check it out!

NWACC in the News

Center Offers Help To College Faculty

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 19, 2014

  • Grand Opening of the Teaching & Learning Center (Today)
  • Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20 (Today)
  • Library Open House for Faculty
  • Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students (new)
  • Fall Forum – Friday, August 22
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490
  • Scheduling Events in Ad Astra
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • Seats Still Available in CNA, PCA Courses This Fall
  • First- and Third-Graders Needed for Paid Project at UA
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Attention: Writers, Actors, Theater Lovers
  • New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Grand Opening of the Teaching & Learning Center

Join us for the grand opening of the Teaching & Learning Center on August 19.

The TLC exists to support NWACC’s learning-centered mission by helping faculty find innovative ways to accomplish their teaching goals. The TLC includes a classroom with specialized computers and software for creating multimedia instructional content, as well as a full menu of support services and training.

There will be a ribbon cutting with Dr. Jorgenson on August 19 at 12:30 p.m. outside BH 1324 with an open house to follow.

Hope to see you there!

Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20

Celebrate Learning for Faculty will be held Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.

Celebrate Learning for Faculty is a faculty-led in-service where faculty and invited guests present workshops for their colleagues on topics that model best practices in learning-centered education. It is designed as a mini-conference with multiple sessions offered in each time slot, and faculty may choose which session would best fit their development needs.

In addition, this event is a vehicle for faculty who have been awarded faculty development funds to share what they learned helping keep all faculty current.

Staff are welcomed to attend with prior approval from their supervisors. Please see the attached schedule or http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeServices/StaffDevelopment/Faculty/CL for Fac schedule.pdf for details.

Library Open House for Faculty

The library will be hosting an open house Wednesday August 20, from 10 a.m.-noon to welcome faculty and staff back for Fall semester. Stop by to meet with the NWACC librarians, see what’s new in the library for Fall 2014 and grab a snack! We hope to see you.

Center for Health Professions Open House for New Students

Please be sure and come by the Center for Health Professions building on August 21, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. for NWACC’s New Student Open House.

We will have all our labs and class rooms open for students to see and our Health Professions adviser and faculty will be available to answer questions about our programs. We will be serving hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Forum – Friday, August 22

The 2014 Fall Forum will be held Friday, August 22,  from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium.

Light pastries, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the forum in the Burns Hall Lobby. We hope to see you there!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Scheduling Events in Ad Astra

We are preparing to transition to the new version of Ad Astra that will go live on August 20, 2014.  All events scheduled after August 19th will need to be re-entered into the new system.

  • Any events on or after 08/20/14 are being transferred by Don and Jessica to the new Ad Astra system. Those events will no longer be viewable on the old Ad Astra calendar.
  • Any events before 08/20/14 will remain in the old system only if they are one-of events because they will already have happened when the new system goes live.
  • If the events span from before 08/20/14 to after (recurring dates), we are only moving the dates if they are 08/20/14 or after for those meetings.
  • People should continue to submit events, even if they are after 08/20/14, in the old system until we transition to the new system on 08/20/14. After that, they should submit events in the new only.

The Events Team has been working very hard to get these events moved over.  Employees who utilize Ad Astra should know that they will see cancellations and they can contact Heidi Migliori or Jessica Park to verify that the information was transferred correctly.  They can also verify by logging into the new system next Wednesday.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Seats Still Available in CNA, PCA Courses This Fall

There is still availability in the CNA and PCA courses this fall, two sections are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

The CNA course will be offered the first 8 weeks, and PCA will be offered the second 8 weeks. Students interested in taking these courses need to complete the application found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website and submit to the Nursing department.

Students planning to continue on and pursue the Nursing degree at NWACC will receive 1 bonus point for the CNA and 2 bonus points for the PCA. (Points are only awarded if the courses were taken at NWACC, and the courses are not required in order to apply to the Nursing program). For further information, please contact Darcy Humphries at djwillia@nwacc.edu

First- and Third-Graders Needed for Paid Project at UA

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking first-grade and third-grade students to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories.

The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and children receive a $20 gift card for their participation. Organizers say it’s fun and a great learning opportunity for children. For more information, contact Kara Moore at knm005@email.uark.edu.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will offer Spanish for Heritage Speakers in the fall of 2014 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

This course offers Spanish speaking students the opportunity to study Spanish formally in an academic setting. Students will reactivate the Spanish they learned previously and develop it further, learn more about their language and cultural heritage acquire Spanish literacy skills, and develop or augment Spanish academic language skills.

A related flier is attached. For more information, contact Cindy King, international languages coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or Virginia Ramirez, Spanish instructor, at vramirez1@nwacc.edu.

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.

Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
Caribbean Societies — a success in the spring of 2014 — is offered again in the fall. The TRANSFERABLE course is an inside look at selected countries of the region through the writings of Caribbean authors, and filmmakers. For additional information, contact: Dr. Yanick St. Jean at ystjean@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels

Check out the new English department offering, ENGL 2413, Special Topics in English for the fall term. The class is taught by Dr. Will Allred, who has had a lifelong interest in comics and graphic novels. Class meets Mondays at 6 p.m. during the fall term. Completion of English Composition I and II are required or permission from the English department. Check it out!

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

August 18, 2014

  • Grand Opening of the Teaching & Learning Center
  • Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20
  • Library Open House for Faculty (new)
  • Fall Forum – Friday, August 22
  • Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490 (new)
  • Scheduling Events in Ad Astra
  • Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith
  • ITS Completes Transition to Cisco Phone System
  • Seats Still Available in CNA, PCA Courses This Fall
  • First- and Third-Graders Needed for Paid Project at UA
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Attention: Writers, Actors, Theater Lovers
  • New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Grand Opening of the Teaching & Learning Center

Join us for the grand opening of the Teaching & Learning Center on August 19.

The TLC exists to support NWACC’s learning-centered mission by helping faculty find innovative ways to accomplish their teaching goals. The TLC includes a classroom with specialized computers and software for creating multimedia instructional content, as well as a full menu of support services and training.

There will be a ribbon cutting with Dr. Jorgenson on August 19 at 12:30 p.m. outside BH 1324 with an open house to follow.

Hope to see you there!

Celebrate Learning Slated Aug. 19 & 20

Celebrate Learning for Faculty will be held Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.

Celebrate Learning for Faculty is a faculty-led in-service where faculty and invited guests present workshops for their colleagues on topics that model best practices in learning-centered education. It is designed as a mini-conference with multiple sessions offered in each time slot, and faculty may choose which session would best fit their development needs.

In addition, this event is a vehicle for faculty who have been awarded faculty development funds to share what they learned helping keep all faculty current.

Staff are welcomed to attend with prior approval from their supervisors. Please see the attached schedule or http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeServices/StaffDevelopment/Faculty/CL for Fac schedule.pdf for details.

Library Open House for Faculty

The library will be hosting an open house Wednesday August 20, from 10 a.m.-noon to welcome faculty and staff back for Fall semester. Stop by to meet with the NWACC librarians, see what’s new in the library for Fall 2014 and grab a snack! We hope to see you.

Fall Forum – Friday, August 22

The 2014 Fall Forum will be held Friday, August 22,  from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Burns Hall, White Auditorium.

Light pastries, coffee and tea will be served immediately following the forum in the Burns Hall Lobby. We hope to see you there!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Ozark Regional Transit Routes 64 and 490

Ozark Regional Transit has a new Route 64 in Springdale that stops at both NWACC at The Jones Center (JCF) and the Washington County Center (WCC). Students who need to transfer to ORT Route 490, the I49 express route to the main campus, can catch the bus at WCC for Route 490. ORT has RouteShout, which gives riders the ability to find out exactly when the bus will arrive, instantly and conveniently from your smartphone or the internet. For additional information on schedules and other ORT services, go to http://www.ozark.org/.

Scheduling Events in Ad Astra

We are preparing to transition to the new version of Ad Astra that will go live on August 20, 2014.  All events scheduled after August 19th will need to be re-entered into the new system.

  • Any events on or after 08/20/14 are being transferred by Don and Jessica to the new Ad Astra system. Those events will no longer be viewable on the old Ad Astra calendar.
  • Any events before 08/20/14 will remain in the old system only if they are one-of events because they will already have happened when the new system goes live.
  • If the events span from before 08/20/14 to after (recurring dates), we are only moving the dates if they are 08/20/14 or after for those meetings.
  • People should continue to submit events, even if they are after 08/20/14, in the old system until we transition to the new system on 08/20/14. After that, they should submit events in the new only.

The Events Team has been working very hard to get these events moved over.  Employees who utilize Ad Astra should know that they will see cancellations and they can contact Heidi Migliori or Jessica Park to verify that the information was transferred correctly.  They can also verify by logging into the new system next Wednesday.

Reception Planned for Stephanie Smith

A reception will be held Sept. 24 for Stephanie Smith, formerly Southern Region director for the National Child Protection Training Center.

The reception will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

ITS Completes Transition to Cisco Phone System

Last week, ITS completed the transition to the IP-based (Cisco) telephone system. This included the deployment of nearly 250 new telephones and the conversion of approximately 100 additional devices, such as fax machines, emergency phones, etc. While it appears that everything has been cut over successfully, if you experience any problems or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ITS Helpdesk (techsupport@nwacc.edu).

Thank you for your patience as we have gone through this transition!

Seats Still Available in CNA, PCA Courses This Fall

There is still availability in the CNA and PCA courses this fall, two sections are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

The CNA course will be offered the first 8 weeks, and PCA will be offered the second 8 weeks. Students interested in taking these courses need to complete the application found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website and submit to the Nursing department.

Students planning to continue on and pursue the Nursing degree at NWACC will receive 1 bonus point for the CNA and 2 bonus points for the PCA. (Points are only awarded if the courses were taken at NWACC, and the courses are not required in order to apply to the Nursing program). For further information, please contact Darcy Humphries at djwillia@nwacc.edu

First- and Third-Graders Needed for Paid Project at UA

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking first-grade and third-grade students to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories.

The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and children receive a $20 gift card for their participation. Organizers say it’s fun and a great learning opportunity for children. For more information, contact Kara Moore at knm005@email.uark.edu.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will offer Spanish for Heritage Speakers in the fall of 2014 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

This course offers Spanish speaking students the opportunity to study Spanish formally in an academic setting. Students will reactivate the Spanish they learned previously and develop it further, learn more about their language and cultural heritage acquire Spanish literacy skills, and develop or augment Spanish academic language skills.

A related flier is attached. For more information, contact Cindy King, international languages coordinator, at cking@nwacc.edu or Virginia Ramirez, Spanish instructor, at vramirez1@nwacc.edu.

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.

Caribbean Societies: Fall 2014 at NWACC
Caribbean Societies — a success in the spring of 2014 — is offered again in the fall. The TRANSFERABLE course is an inside look at selected countries of the region through the writings of Caribbean authors, and filmmakers. For additional information, contact: Dr. Yanick St. Jean at ystjean@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

New Class on Analyzing Comics and Graphic Novels

Check out the new English department offering, ENGL 2413, Special Topics in English for the fall term. The class is taught by Dr. Will Allred, who has had a lifelong interest in comics and graphic novels. Class meets Mondays at 6 p.m. during the fall term. Completion of English Composition I and II are required or permission from the English department. Check it out!

NWACC in the News

Sunday NWA Media (Benton County Daily Record, Rogers Morning News, Springdale Morning News and Northwest Arkansas Times):

Olson Makes Long Trip Worthwhile

Commentary by Dr. Jorgenson: College Marks 25 Years of Changing Lives

 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC