October 31, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31 (TODAY)
  • Track III Nursing Applications
  • Veterans Day Program and the Veterans Human Library
  • Request for Memorabilia for Veterans Day Program
  • Native American Fall Festival (updated)
  • NWACC Plans International Education Week Celebration (new)
  • Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week several workshops are being offered.

They include:

  • Thursday at 3 p.m. BH 1004-Verbs (repeated)
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. BH 1020-Verbs (repeated).

See the attached flier for information.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, today’s the day!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

A related flier is attached. The chili cook-off will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Come sample the entries and help determine the winner of the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card.You also can purchase a bowl of chili to eat.

The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Good luck to everyone!

Come help us scare up some fun today!

Track III Nursing Applications

Track III (evening and weekend) Nursing applications are currently available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website.

Students will need to print the application, fill out and return to the Nursing Department no later than 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Late applications will not be accepted, and there are no exceptions. Please read thoroughly the application, it will give detailed instructions on how to apply, testing information, and contact information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Veterans Day Program and the Veterans Human Library

You are cordially invited to help us honor our military on Veterans Day.

The Veterans Day Program will be November 11 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108 at 11 a.m. A related flier is attached.

There will be a reception to follow the program. Our guest speaker will be Arkansas State Senator Jim Hendren. A bio is attached.

Following the program, we will have the Veterans Human Library again from 12:30p.m.-2 p.m.

The Veterans Human Library is a chance for community members, students, staff and faculty to sit down with a veteran and hear their story, their history, instead of reading it from a book. If you are a veteran and would like to participate in this event and be a human book, please contact Dianna Portillo, Director of Veterans Resources, at dportill@nwacc.edu or by phone at 479-619-2276.

Request for Memorabilia for Veterans Day Program

The Veterans Resource Center is in need of memorabilia for our honor table during our Veterans Day celebration.

Every year we display pieces of the past and present from our veterans. If you are interested in displaying some of your memories/mementos or your family members, please bring it by to the VRC in the Student Center, 114G.

They will be put on display for our Veterans Day Program from 11:00-1:00 November 11. You can bring them by anytime between now and the day of the program.

Native American Fall Festival

NWACC Service Learning students of the Native American Project will be hosting Native American Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

The event will feature famed Cherokee Storyteller Sequoyah Guess, sixth generation descendant of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee Syllabary; JP Johnson, Cultural Specialist of the Cherokee Nation, who will teach about Cherokee games such as stick ball; Jaycee Lowe, Cherokee language specialist; and the Squirrel Ridge dancers led by Ryan Mackey who will perform stomp dances.

All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their children. No admission. However, the students are doing a supply drive and welcome donations of colored markers, pens, composition books, etc. and will ask for small donations for Indian food items.

All proceeds will be donated to the Cherokee Immersion School in Tahlequah, an elementary school taught entirely in the Cherokee language.

For more details, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

NWACC Plans International Education Week Celebration

NWACC will host several special events celebrating International Education Week Nov. 17-Nov. 21.

Related items, including a schedule, IEW FAQ silent auction information and a T-shirt order form, are attached.

Monday, November 17

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108) Dale Montgomery and Gloria Mallow

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Latin CaféGreg Fields

This informal presentation will introduce students to common international careers in the public and private sectors.  In addition to exploring helpful web resources, we will briefly discuss scholarship programs which provide generous funding of study and internship abroad. Students will share ethnic food and music

Noon-1 p.m.: Faculty Global Experience-Turkey—Sevin Gallo

Sevin Gallo presents the Spring/Summer 2015 study abroad program to Turkey. She will discuss the fantastic sites we will experience first-hand, and why they are important to explore as part of an international education initiative. She will also outline the registration process and program details. This includes a discussion of costs, financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and fundraising. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the historical importance and cultural richness of one of the most accessible destinations in the Middle East/Southwest Asia. Türkiye’ye hoş geldiniz! Welcome to Turkey!

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Forum on the Russian-Ukraine Crisis –Dr. Kevin Weakley

Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea are violations of sovereignty. The United States and European Union consequently imposed economic sanctions on Russia. The eastern part of Ukraine remains an area of intense conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. This forum will focus on Russia’s historical and geographical relationship with Ukraine in addition to the current crisis between the two countries. Everyone is welcome to participate in a discussion following the presentation.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Film Festival- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Original Title: “Bir zamanlar Anadolu’ da”

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)

Best Foreign Film-2012 Independent Spirit Awards

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Tuesday, November 18

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108) Dale Montgomery and Gloria Mallow

10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Caribbean SocietiesThere’s More Than You Imagine Beyond the Sandy Beaches

Students from the Spring 2014 Caribbean Societies Sociology class will speak about the class and their experience learning of international societies. We will focus on the importance of knowledge and awareness of international history and sociology.

Noon-1 p.m.: Immigration in America’s Future Workforce: Good News for the Second Generation—Dr. Bill Schwab

  • Brief History of US Immigration
  • Changing Workforce
  • Immigration Law

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Faculty Global Experience-Haiti-
Otherwise Indescribable: Stories and Photos from a Site Visit to Haiti

Dr. Yanick St. Jean spent two weeks in Haiti with Florida International University (FIU) Haitian Summer Institute. The site visit was sponsored by NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in preparation for the school’s study abroad. From pre-departure anxiety, to the joy of immersion in Jacmel, Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien, Yanick invites you to travel with her as she reconstructs her journey through stories and visuals that defy the stereotypes projected daily in the western media.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Film Festival—The Man by the Shore (1993)

Original Title: “L’Homme Sur Les Quais”

Directed by Raoul Peck (Haiti)

Nominated for the Golden Palm award at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival

Haiti during papa Doc’s reign: This drama examines the violence and instability of Haiti during its darkest days.

Wednesday, November 19

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108) Dale Montgomery and Gloria Mallow   

11 a.m.-Noon Faculty Global Experience–Italy —Dede Hamm

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program conducted their first study abroad in May 2014 to Italy as a requirement of the summer online HOSP 1803 Travel & Tourism class. For this session we will share stories and photos from the trip along with details about the 2015 trip and class.

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: International Food and Fashion Show –hosted by NWACC students and staff; and the World Cuisine Class.
NWACC Cultural clubs will present a fashion show during the luncheon

Thursday, November 20

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Silent Auction (SC 108) Dale Montgomery and Gloria Mallow  

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Student Clubs and Organizations

            International Student Club—Brazil, Middle East and Asia

Baptist Collegiate Ministries Student Club–Iraq

Latin Culture Club–Mexico

Hmong Culture Club—Laos

Black Student Association—African American Heritage

1-2 p.m.: Forum for Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis:  Service Learning Students
Members of the NWACC service learning project, Student Alliance for Refugees (SAFR), will lead a presentation and community discussion focused on the history of the Syrian Civil War, the current political situation including the role of ISIS, and the current situation and experience for the more than 3 million Syrian refugees. This forum demonstrates the important and creative ways that NWACC students can engage in an international education initiative that impacts both the local and global community.

Friday, November 21

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Last day of the Silent Auction Dale Montgomery and Gloria Mallow

Other activities:

  • Sale of International Education Week T-shirts
  • International Student Video presentation

Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor

The Washington County Center welcomes Sara Schader to the team. She will contribute to efforts at WCC as the lead academic advisor.

A related story is attached.

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

Tuesday, November 4

11:00 to Noon

UA-Global Campus – NWACC Student Center, Rotunda/food court lobby)

Representative: Julie Stagner

Visit with the University of Arkansas’ Global campus to discuss opportunities for continuing your education online after graduating from NWACC. A related flier is attached.

Degrees offered online include: Human Resource and Workforce Development, Liberal Arts, General Business, RN to BSN

Tuesday, November 4

3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

John Brown University – NWACC Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree. A related flier is attached.

Thursday, November 6

10:00 to 1 p.m.

John Brown University – NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Transfer Information Desk to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree. A related flier is attached.

Tuesday, November 18

9:00 to 1:00

John Brown University – Washington County Center

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by NWACC’s Washington County Center to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

NWACC in the News

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Our Town section

Cortez earns Golden Eagle

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 30, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale (TODAY)
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session (TODAY)
  • Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics Thursday(TODAY)
  • Session Planned About The Use of Technology in Domestic Violence Relationships (TODAY)
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Track III Nursing Applications
  • Veterans Day Program and the Veterans Human Library (new)
  • Request for Memorabilia for Veterans Day Program (new)
  • Native American Fall Festival (new)
  • Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance (updated)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week several workshops are being offered.

They include:

  • Thursday at 3 p.m. BH 1004-Verbs (repeated)
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. BH 1020-Verbs (repeated).

See the attached flier for information.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help the Art Club go on the club’s annual trip in the spring.

The sale will be on Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30, in the Student Center Lobby. Donations are welcome as well.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics Thursday

It’s a “Green Halloween.”

Recycle your unwanted electronics by bringing them to the Becky Paneitz Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 30, between noon and 5 p.m.

The event is organized by The Sustainability Project at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

Session Planned About The Use of Technology in Domestic Violence Relationships

As part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the RED FLAG Campaign will host an educational presentation on the use of technology in abusive relationships and stalking situations.

Our presenter, Kim Bertschy, is an NWACC instructor, and former Corporal with the University of Arkansas Police Department.

This presentation focuses specifically on aspects of digital abuse and how abusers/stalkers utilize technology to control, harass, and stalk.

This presentation will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 11 a.m.-noon in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or RedFlag@nwacc.edu.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Track III Nursing Applications

Track III (evening and weekend) Nursing applications are currently available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website.

Students will need to print the application, fill out and return to the Nursing Department no later than 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Late applications will not be accepted, and there are no exceptions. Please read thoroughly the application, it will give detailed instructions on how to apply, testing information, and contact information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Veterans Day Program and the Veterans Human Library

You are cordially invited to help us honor our military on Veterans Day.

The Veterans Day Program will be November 11 in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108 at 11 a.m. A related flier is attached.

There will be a reception to follow the program. Our guest speaker will be Arkansas State Senator Jim Hendren. A bio is attached.

Following the program, we will have the Veterans Human Library again from 12:30p.m.-2 p.m.

The Veterans Human Library is a chance for community members, students, staff and faculty to sit down with a veteran and hear their story, their history, instead of reading it from a book. If you are a veteran and would like to participate in this event and be a human book, please contact Dianna Portillo, Director of Veterans Resources, at dportill@nwacc.edu or by phone at 479-619-2276.

Request for Memorabilia for Veterans Day Program

The Veterans Resource Center is in need of memorabilia for our honor table during our Veterans Day celebration.

Every year we display pieces of the past and present from our veterans. If you are interested in displaying some of your memories/mementos or your family members, please bring it by to the VRC in the Student Center, 114G.

They will be put on display for our Veterans Day Program from 11:00-1:00 November 11. You can bring them by anytime between now and the day of the program.

Native American Fall Festival

NWACC Service Learning students of the Native American Project will be hosting Native American Fall Festival on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A related flier is attached.

The event will feature famed Cherokee Storyteller Sequoyah Guess, sixth generation descendant of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee Syllabary; JP Johnson, Cultural Specialist of the Cherokee Nation, who will teach about Cherokee games such as stick ball; Jaycee Lowe, Cherokee language specialist; and the Squirrel Ridge dancers led by Ryan Mackey who will perform stomp dances.

All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their children. No admission. However, the students are doing a supply drive and welcome donations of colored markers, pens, composition books, etc. and will ask for small donations for Indian food items.

All proceeds will be donated to the Cherokee Immersion School in Tahlequah, an elementary school taught entirely in the Cherokee language.

For more details, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor

The Washington County Center welcomes Sara Schader to the team. She will contribute to efforts at WCC as the lead academic advisor.

A related story is attached.

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

Tuesday, November 4

11:00 to Noon

UA-Global Campus – NWACC Student Center, Rotunda/food court lobby)

Representative: Julie Stagner

Visit with the University of Arkansas’ Global campus to discuss opportunities for continuing your education online after graduating from NWACC. A related flier is attached.

Degrees offered online include: Human Resource and Workforce Development, Liberal Arts, General Business, RN to BSN

Tuesday, November 4

3 p.m.- 7 p.m.

John Brown University – NWACC Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree. A related flier is attached.

Thursday, November 6

10:00 to 1 p.m.

John Brown University – NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Transfer Information Desk to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree. A related flier is attached.

Tuesday, November 18

9:00 to 1:00

John Brown University – Washington County Center

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by NWACC’s Washington County Center to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

NWACC in the News

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Our Town section

Cortez earns Golden Eagle

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 29, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale (TODAY)
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment (TODAY)
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center (TODAY)
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday (TODAY)
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Session Planned About The Use of Technology in Domestic Violence Relationships (new)
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Track III Nursing Applications
  • Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor (new)
  • Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics Thursday (new)
  • Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week several workshops are being offered.

They include:

  • Wednesday at 2 p.m. BH 1007-Verbs: Tense and Voice
  • Thursday at 3 p.m. BH 1004-Verbs (repeated)
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. BH 1020-Verbs (repeated).

See the attached flier for information.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help the Art Club go on the club’s annual trip in the spring.

The sale will be on Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30, in the Student Center Lobby. Donations are welcome as well.

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday

Wednesday, October 29

2:30 to 3:30

UALR — NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Ashley Henry

Join UALR representative to learn more about transfer opportunities at University of Arkansas – Little Rock.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Session Planned About The Use of Technology in Domestic Violence Relationships

As part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the RED FLAG Campaign will host an educational presentation on the use of technology in abusive relationships and stalking situations.

Our presenter, Kim Bertschy, is an NWACC instructor, and former Corporal with the University of Arkansas Police Department.

This presentation focuses specifically on aspects of digital abuse and how abusers/stalkers utilize technology to control, harass, and stalk.

This presentation will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 11 a.m.-noon in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or RedFlag@nwacc.edu.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Track III Nursing Applications

Track III (evening and weekend) Nursing applications are currently available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website.

Students will need to print the application, fill out and return to the Nursing Department no later than 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Late applications will not be accepted, and there are no exceptions. Please read thoroughly the application, it will give detailed instructions on how to apply, testing information, and contact information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sara Schader Joins Washington County Center as Lead Academic Advisor

The Washington County Center welcomes Sara Schader to the team. She will contribute to efforts at WCC as the lead academic advisor.

A related story is attached.

Recycle Your Unwanted Electronics Thursday

It’s a “Green Halloween.”

Recycle your unwanted electronics by bringing them to the Becky Paneitz Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 30, between noon and 5 p.m.

The event is organized by The Sustainability Project at NWACC.

Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

NWACC raised $163 in donations for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter through participation in Jeans Day on October 20.

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

Tuesday, November 4

11:00 to Noon

UA-Global Campus – NWACC Student Center, Rotunda/food court lobby)

Representative: Julie Stagner

Visit with the University of Arkansas’ Global campus to discuss opportunities for continuing your education online after graduating from NWACC.

Degrees offered online include: Human Resource and Workforce Development, Liberal Arts, General Business, RN to BSN

Thursday, November 6

10:00 to Noon

John Brown University – NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Transfer Information Desk to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

Thursday, November 18

9:00 to 1:00

John Brown University – Washington County Center

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by NWACC’s Washington County Center to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 28, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center (TODAY)
  • David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS (TODAY)
  • Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale (new)
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Track III Nursing Applications (new)
  • Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item: Opinion)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week several workshops are being offered.

They include:

  • Monday at 2 p.m. BH 1007-Academic Writing Skills-Research Matters
  • Monday at 3 p.m., BH 1019-Reading Strategies-Reading Between the Lines, Determining the tone, bias, and purpose.
  • Tuesday at 9 a.m., BH 1018-Reading Strategies (repeated)
  • Wednesday at 2 p.m. BH 1007-Verbs: Tense and Voice
  • Thursday at 3 p.m. BH 1004-Verbs (repeated)
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. BH 1020-Verbs (repeated).

See the attached flier for information.

JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center

John Brown University-Rogers campus representative Kent Shaffer will visit NWACC’s Washington County Center on Tuesday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who remain full-time in the workplace and who want to continue their studies at the same time.

A related flier is attached.

David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS

David Garibaldi is a motivational speaker and international performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

He is also a philanthropist who donated his first million dollars to charity before turning 30. He is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the NWACC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event, titled “Rhythm & Hue,” will be on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium SGBCD 1047, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. A replay is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about The National Society of Leadership and Success, please visit www.societyleadership.org Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.

A related document is attached.

Art Club at NWACC Halloween Bake Sale

Come buy some spooky treats and help the Art Club go on the club’s annual trip in the spring.

The sale will be on Wednesday, October 29, and Thursday, October 30, in the Student Center Lobby. Donations are welcome as well.

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee will present a free community seminar titled, “Charitable Gift Annuities: Giving That Gives Back” on Nov. 6.

Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, vice president with Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Services Group, will present the seminar, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NWACC campus in Bentonville. The seminar and complimentary lunch are sponsored by Comerica Legacy Foundation. Seating for this free luncheon seminar is limited, and reservations are required. Individuals registering for the event should call 479-619-4184 or email foundation@nwacc.edu by Oct. 29.

The program is intended to help demystify charitable gift annuities and will include information about:

  • What is a charitable gift annuity?
  • How does a charitable gift annuity work?
  • What are the benefits of having a charitable gift annuity?

Dieters has extensive experience in various facets of financial, trust and estate planning, as well as charitable gift planning and management. In his role as VP with Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Services Group, he supervises the design of relationships between Comerica and individuals by creating complex planning strategies that encompass wealth generation and transfer in addition to addressing the individuals’ philanthropic goals. He previously served as executive director of planned giving at the University of Miami and associate director of planned giving at Michigan State University.

Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday

Wednesday, October 29

2:30 to 3:30

UALR — NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Ashley Henry

Join UALR representative to learn more about transfer opportunities at University of Arkansas – Little Rock.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Track III Nursing Applications

Track III (evening and weekend) Nursing applications are currently available on the Nursing page of the NWACC website.

Students will need to print the application, fill out and return to the Nursing Department no later than 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

Late applications will not be accepted, and there are no exceptions. Please read thoroughly the application, it will give detailed instructions on how to apply, testing information, and contact information.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

NWACC raised $163 in donations for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter through participation in Jeans Day on October 20.

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

Tuesday, November 4

11:00 to Noon

UA-Global Campus – NWACC Student Center, Rotunda/food court lobby)

Representative: Julie Stagner

Visit with the University of Arkansas’ Global campus to discuss opportunities for continuing your education online after graduating from NWACC.

Degrees offered online include: Human Resource and Workforce Development, Liberal Arts, General Business, RN to BSN

Thursday, November 6

10:00 to Noon

John Brown University – NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Transfer Information Desk to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

Thursday, November 18

9:00 to 1:00

John Brown University – Washington County Center

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by NWACC’s Washington County Center to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Benton County Daily Record

How We See It: Deal For Tracks Falls Apart For College

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 27, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center
  • David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday (new)
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (new)
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital
  • Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance (new)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week several workshops are being offered.

They include:

  • Monday at 2 p.m. BH 1007-Academic Writing Skills-Research Matters
  • Monday at 3 p.m., BH 1019-Reading Strategies-Reading Between the Lines, Determining the tone, bias, and purpose.
  • Tuesday at 9 a.m., BH 1018-Reading Strategies (repeated)
  • Wednesday at 2 p.m. BH 1007-Verbs: Tense and Voice
  • Thursday at 3 p.m. BH 1004-Verbs (repeated)
  • Friday at 9:30 a.m. BH 1020-Verbs (repeated).

See the attached flier for information.

JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center

John Brown University-Rogers campus representative Kent Shaffer will visit NWACC’s Washington County Center on Tuesday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who remain full-time in the workplace and who want to continue their studies at the same time.

A related flier is attached.

David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS

David Garibaldi is a motivational speaker and international performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

He is also a philanthropist who donated his first million dollars to charity before turning 30. He is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the NWACC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event, titled “Rhythm & Hue,” will be on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium SGBCD 1047, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. A replay is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about The National Society of Leadership and Success, please visit www.societyleadership.org Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.

A related document is attached.

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee will present a free community seminar titled, “Charitable Gift Annuities: Giving That Gives Back” on Nov. 6.

Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, vice president with Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Services Group, will present the seminar, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NWACC campus in Bentonville. The seminar and complimentary lunch are sponsored by Comerica Legacy Foundation. Seating for this free luncheon seminar is limited, and reservations are required. Individuals registering for the event should call 479-619-4184 or email foundation@nwacc.edu by Oct. 29.

The program is intended to help demystify charitable gift annuities and will include information about:

  • What is a charitable gift annuity?
  • How does a charitable gift annuity work?
  • What are the benefits of having a charitable gift annuity?

Dieters has extensive experience in various facets of financial, trust and estate planning, as well as charitable gift planning and management. In his role as VP with Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Services Group, he supervises the design of relationships between Comerica and individuals by creating complex planning strategies that encompass wealth generation and transfer in addition to addressing the individuals’ philanthropic goals. He previously served as executive director of planned giving at the University of Miami and associate director of planned giving at Michigan State University.

Transfer Center: Campus Visits At A Glance: Wednesday

Wednesday, October 29

2:30 to 3:30

UALR — NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Ashley Henry

Join UALR representative to learn more about transfer opportunities at University of Arkansas – Little Rock.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Donations Add Up for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

NWACC raised $163 in donations for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter through participation in Jeans Day on October 20.

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

Transfer Center: Campus Visits at a Glance

Tuesday, November 4

11:00 to Noon

UA-Global Campus – NWACC Student Center, Rotunda/food court lobby)

Representative: Julie Stagner

Visit with the University of Arkansas’ Global campus to discuss opportunities for continuing your education online after graduating from NWACC.

Degrees offered online include: Human Resource and Workforce Development, Liberal Arts, General Business, RN to BSN

Thursday, November 6

10:00 to Noon

John Brown University – NWACC Student Center, Transfer Information Desk, 2nd floor

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by the Transfer Information Desk to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

Thursday, November 18

9:00 to 1:00

John Brown University – Washington County Center

Representative: Kent Shaffer

Stop by NWACC’s Washington County Center to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who work full time and also want to continue their studies to complete a four-year degree.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Benton County Daily Record

College Program Lures Students

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 24, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Fall Festival (TODAY)
  • NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20 (new)
  • JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center (new)
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment
  • Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Holiday Meal for Students
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS (new)
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental 
  • Student Recital (new)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week we will offer only the Basic Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The topic is Varying Sentences.

See the attached flier for days and times.

Fall Festival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the NWACC Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be located at Bogle Plaza, Student Center, and North Lawn.

A related flier is attached.

Tell your friends and families to dress up and participate in our Costume Contest and enjoy their night in this FREE event full of fun games, free food, and a spooky night of terrifying adventures! Also, enter your pumpkin to win the pumpkin carving contest!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NWACC Book Club Meeting Nov. 20

The NWACC Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, November 20, in the
Trammel Conference Room, BH 2243

Rilla Askew’s Kind of Kin  is the month’s selection. Askew visited campus last year and read from this book… she does an amazing job of getting readers to struggle along with her characters as we all contemplate what it means to be human, specifically how the issue of illegal immigration affects the relationships with those closest to us.

Contact schesne@nwacc.edu if you’d like to borrow a copy.

More information: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com

JBU – Rogers Campus Representative Visits Washington County Center

John Brown University-Rogers campus representative Kent Shaffer will visit NWACC’s Washington County Center on Tuesday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about transferring to the JBU-Rogers campus to complete a Liberal Arts degree (online), a degree in Business Administration (online), or Organizational Management. These programs are particularly great for NWACC students who remain full-time in the workplace and who want to continue their studies at the same time.

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee will present a free community seminar titled, “Charitable Gift Annuities: Giving That Gives Back” on Nov. 6.

Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, vice president with Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Services Group, will present the seminar, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NWACC campus in Bentonville. The seminar and complimentary lunch are sponsored by Comerica Legacy Foundation. Seating for this free luncheon seminar is limited, and reservations are required. Individuals registering for the event should call 479-619-4184 or email foundation@nwacc.edu by Oct. 29.

The program is intended to help demystify charitable gift annuities and will include information about:

  • What is a charitable gift annuity?
  • How does a charitable gift annuity work?
  • What are the benefits of having a charitable gift annuity?

Dieters has extensive experience in various facets of financial, trust and estate planning, as well as charitable gift planning and management. In his role as VP with Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Services Group, he supervises the design of relationships between Comerica and individuals by creating complex planning strategies that encompass wealth generation and transfer in addition to addressing the individuals’ philanthropic goals. He previously served as executive director of planned giving at the University of Miami and associate director of planned giving at Michigan State University.

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

David Garibaldi Speaks to Students in Broadcast Hosted by NSLS

David Garibaldi is a motivational speaker and international performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

He is also a philanthropist who donated his first million dollars to charity before turning 30. He is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the NWACC chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event, titled “Rhythm & Hue,” will be on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Auditorium SGBCD 1047, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. A replay is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

On. Oct. 28, the event will be streamed live and hosted by New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live by Garibaldi during the broadcast. In his presentation, Garibaldi will explore the importance of education, following your dreams, turning your dreams into reality, and doing what you love to achieve success.

He performs worldwide to honor leaders, local heroes and historic icons. This is the second installment of the 2014-15 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by The Society.

The Society’s Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 520 college campuses and 130,000 students each month during the academic year, is designed to support The National Society of Leadership and Succes’s overall mission of Building Leaders Who Make a Better World.

For more information about The National Society of Leadership and Success, please visit www.societyleadership.org Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.

A related document is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

Student Recital

NWACC Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Fall 2014 Student Recital. The event will be held Thursday November 13, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, room 2105.

For information, please contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558 (text or voice message).

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Benton County Daily Record

(1st page is a copy of the photo appearing on the front page of the print edition)

Stargazers’ Wait Rewarded

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 23, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Offerings (TODAY)
  • Blood Drive Planned For Oct. 23 (TODAY)
  • Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated (TODAY)
  • George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century (TODAY)
  • SAAB Needs Boxes
  • Fall Festival
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment
  • Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29 (new)
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Holiday Meal for Students
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4
  • NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers (new)
  • Respiratory Therapy Information Session (new)
  • iPads and Laptops now available for rental (new)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week we will offer only the Basic Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The topic is Varying Sentences.

See the attached flier for days and times.

Academic Success Center Offerings

The Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed IN and OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!

Please join us for FREE workshops in SC 314 on

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. for Test Taking & Anxiety
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. for College Conditioning

NO RESERVATION NECESSARY! Come for all or part of a workshop to learn more. A schedule with additional details and workshops this fall is attached.

Blood Drive Planned For Oct. 23

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive will be on campus Thursday, October 23 , 2014 (9:00a.m. – 3 p.m.) NWACC  Student Center – Room # 108 A and B

 Please bring a photo ID and eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.

 Free Cholesterol Screening!   ~NO FOOD after midnight prior to screening and ONLY WATER AND BLACK COFFEE day of testing.

  *To  sign up, the registration board is located outside the office of 1418 ~ West Wing of Burns Hall

 Give the Gift of Life.

Each donation earns LifePOINTS!

 Sponsored by the NWACC Health, Physical Education, Fitness Center and Sports Club Department

 *Please put this important date on your calendar, and we hope you can donate blood on October 23!  

Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated

With a partial solar eclipse visible in Northwest Arkansas on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, Northwest Arkansas Community College and Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will host a watch party.

The public viewing starts at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 near the north parking lot of the Center for Health Professions. The Center for Health Professions building is located on the north side of the Bentonville campus, north of the railroad tracks.

This event happens very rarely (the last one in this area was in May 1994). An even rarer, total eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2015, with the best viewing from Joplin, Mo., scientists say. Following these two events, the area public won’t see a similar astronomical event for decades.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. The moon will begin blocking the sun, from the viewing site on the campus, at 4:42 p.m.., with maximum eclipse at 5:48 p.m. The viewing will end when the sun slips below the horizon at 6:33 p.m.

George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century

Park Service Guide Kerry Jones will present “George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century,” on Thursday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in Burns Hall 2239.

He will examine the life of this famous African American, his importance to US history, but especially how his innovations, inventions, creativity, and intellect offer a vision for young people in the 21st century. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome. Free admission.

For information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270.

Huggard and the Service Learning Program are hosting Mr. Jones, a former adjunct history faculty at NWACC, and currently a guide at the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO (just north of Neosho).

A related flier is attached.

SAAB Needs Boxes

SAAB is still in need of cardboard boxes for the Box Maze they will build for Fall Festival.

If you have boxes you would like to donate, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 986-6682.

Fall Festival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the NWACC Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be located at Bogle Plaza, Student Center, and North Lawn.

A related flier is attached.

Tell your friends and families to dress up and participate in our Costume Contest and enjoy their night in this FREE event full of fun games, free food, and a spooky night of terrifying adventures! Also, enter your pumpkin to win the pumpkin carving contest!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee will present a free community seminar titled, “Charitable Gift Annuities: Giving That Gives Back” on Nov. 6.

Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, vice president with Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Services Group, will present the seminar, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NWACC campus in Bentonville. The seminar and complimentary lunch are sponsored by Comerica Legacy Foundation. Seating for this free luncheon seminar is limited, and reservations are required. Individuals registering for the event should call 479-619-4184 or email foundation@nwacc.edu by Oct. 29.

The program is intended to help demystify charitable gift annuities and will include information about:

  • What is a charitable gift annuity?
  • How does a charitable gift annuity work?
  • What are the benefits of having a charitable gift annuity?

Dieters has extensive experience in various facets of financial, trust and estate planning, as well as charitable gift planning and management. In his role as VP with Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Services Group, he supervises the design of relationships between Comerica and individuals by creating complex planning strategies that encompass wealth generation and transfer in addition to addressing the individuals’ philanthropic goals. He previously served as executive director of planned giving at the University of Miami and associate director of planned giving at Michigan State University.

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NSLS Food Drive for CARE Community Center in Rogers

The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a food drive to benefit CARE Community Center in Rogers.

The food drive will help sustain supplies of non-perishable food for the organization’s food pantry and annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

The center was founded by an NWACC alumna with the purpose of working to eradicate poverty in Northwest Arkansas by providing community members with tools and resources to escape it, including education, food, clothing, and service.

The food drive will take place November 3-14, and bins will be located by the main elevators in Burns Hall and the Student Center as well as one each in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center and the Center for Health Professions.

We appreciate any and all support in this effort! Please see the attached flier for specific items needed.

Respiratory Therapy Information Session

Please join the NWACC Health Professions Division on Tuesday, November 4 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our Respiratory Therapy Program Information Session in the Center for Health Professions room # 2010.

The Respiratory Therapy Department strongly encourages all pre-Respiratory Therapy students or individuals interested in finding out more information about our Respiratory Therapy program to attend.

Please feel free to bring a guest or support person. Please do not bring young children.

At the sessions you will meet the Academic Advisor for Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy program faculty, who will go over what Respiratory Therapy is, the general education courses needed to apply for admissions to the Respiratory Therapy program, the Respiratory Therapy application eligibility requirements, and the requirements of the Respiratory Therapy program once accepted.

Registration is not required; however, it is not a drop-in session, so please be on time. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time.

iPads & Laptops Available for Rental

The library is now offering 22 iPads and 10 laptops for checkout up to 7 days, or 1 week. Faculty must sign a statement of academic need for weeklong checkout to students. Equipment may not be renewed or reserved. First come, first serve.

For full terms of use, please see the library Equipment LibGuide: http://guides.nwacc.edu/equipment 

Laptops are equipped with Office 2013, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and other web browsers. iPads have a variety of apps, and are wiped after each use. The Library also provides an additional 10 laptops for use within the library.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

KUAF, Ozarks at Large, Wednesday, Oct. 22

Interview with Dr. Gates regarding plans for a life skills program

(Time: 0:57-3:45)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 22, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Center Offerings (TODAY)
  • NWACC Book Club (TODAY)
  • TASC Informational Session Today at 3 PM (TODAY)
  • Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated
  • Blood Drive Planned For Oct. 23
  • George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century
  • SAAB Needs Boxes
  • Fall Festival
  • Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31 (new)
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment
  • Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29 (new)
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Holiday Meal for Students
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4 (new)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week we will offer only the Basic Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The topic is Varying Sentences.

See the attached flier for days and times.

Academic Success Center Offerings

The Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed IN and OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!

Please join us for FREE workshops in SC 314 on

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. for Test Taking & Anxiety
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. for College Conditioning

NO RESERVATION NECESSARY! Come for all or part of a workshop to learn more. A schedule with additional details and workshops this fall is attached.

NWACC Book Club

The NWACC Book Club is reading Justin Torres’ We the Animals – a very short and incredibly well-written book about mothers and sons – and identity. Sabrina Chesne has extra copies. Join us Wednesday, October 22, from 3-4 p.m., in the Trammel Conference Room (BH 2243)

See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

A related flier is attached.

TASC Informational Session Today at 3 PM

Please consider attending the informational session at 3 p.m. today.

INCREASE YOUR SPENDING POWER by reducing your taxable income with a Flexible Spending Account and/or a Dependent Care Account.

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to save up to 30% on your eligible healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses every year by using pre-tax dollars.

A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible dependent care expenses such as day care, preschool, or after school care for a qualified individual.

TASC representatives will be on campus to explain how this works.

The second of two informational sessions will be:

(Today) Oct. 22 in room 108A of the Becky Paneitz Student Center from 3 to 4 p.m.

Blood Drive Planned For Oct. 23

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive will be on campus Thursday, October 23 , 2014 (9:00a.m. – 3 p.m.) NWACC  Student Center – Room # 108 A and B

 Please bring a photo ID and eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.

 Free Cholesterol Screening!   ~NO FOOD after midnight prior to screening and ONLY WATER AND BLACK COFFEE day of testing.

  *To  sign up, the registration board is located outside the office of 1418 ~ West Wing of Burns Hall

 Give the Gift of Life.

Each donation earns LifePOINTS!

 Sponsored by the NWACC Health, Physical Education, Fitness Center and Sports Club Department

 *Please put this important date on your calendar, and we hope you can donate blood on October 23!  

Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated

With a partial solar eclipse visible in Northwest Arkansas on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, Northwest Arkansas Community College and Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will host a watch party.

The public viewing starts at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 near the north parking lot of the Center for Health Professions. The Center for Health Professions building is located on the north side of the Bentonville campus, north of the railroad tracks.

This event happens very rarely (the last one in this area was in May 1994). An even rarer, total eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2015, with the best viewing from Joplin, Mo., scientists say. Following these two events, the area public won’t see a similar astronomical event for decades.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. The moon will begin blocking the sun, from the viewing site on the campus, at 4:42 p.m.., with maximum eclipse at 5:48 p.m. The viewing will end when the sun slips below the horizon at 6:33 p.m.

George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century

Park Service Guide Kerry Jones will present “George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century,” on Thursday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in Burns Hall 2239.

He will examine the life of this famous African American, his importance to US history, but especially how his innovations, inventions, creativity, and intellect offer a vision for young people in the 21st century. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome. Free admission.

For information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270.

Huggard and the Service Learning Program are hosting Mr. Jones, a former adjunct history faculty at NWACC, and currently a guide at the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO (just north of Neosho).

A related flier is attached.

SAAB Needs Boxes

SAAB is still in need of cardboard boxes for the Box Maze they will build for Fall Festival.

If you have boxes you would like to donate, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 986-6682.

Fall Festival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the NWACC Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be located at Bogle Plaza, Student Center, and North Lawn.

A related flier is attached.

Tell your friends and families to dress up and participate in our Costume Contest and enjoy their night in this FREE event full of fun games, free food, and a spooky night of terrifying adventures! Also, enter your pumpkin to win the pumpkin carving contest!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Costume Contest Planned for Oct. 31

Chili cooks and creative costume designers, take note!

On Oct. 31, the NWACC Staff Council will host its annual chili cook-off and a Halloween costume contest in which groups compete by department.

So … it’s time now to seek out the secret ingredients to your tasty chili and collaborate with your other department team members on costumes.

A related flier is attached.

The winner of the chili cook-off will receive the Golden Ladle traveling trophy, bragging rights and a gift card. The winning department of the costume contest will receive a certificate and breakfast for the team.

Those entering the chili cook-off should email Meredith Autrey in Admissions and Advising at mautrey1@nwacc.edu.

Good luck to you all!

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Free Seminar Regarding Charitable Gift Annuities; RSVP By Oct. 29

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee will present a free community seminar titled, “Charitable Gift Annuities: Giving That Gives Back” on Nov. 6.

Dr. Thomas E. Dieters, vice president with Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Services Group, will present the seminar, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NWACC campus in Bentonville. The seminar and complimentary lunch are sponsored by Comerica Legacy Foundation. Seating for this free luncheon seminar is limited, and reservations are required. Individuals registering for the event should call 479-619-4184 or email foundation@nwacc.edu by Oct. 29.

The program is intended to help demystify charitable gift annuities and will include information about:

  • What is a charitable gift annuity?
  • How does a charitable gift annuity work?
  • What are the benefits of having a charitable gift annuity?

Dieters has extensive experience in various facets of financial, trust and estate planning, as well as charitable gift planning and management. In his role as VP with Comerica Bank and Comerica Charitable Services Group, he supervises the design of relationships between Comerica and individuals by creating complex planning strategies that encompass wealth generation and transfer in addition to addressing the individuals’ philanthropic goals. He previously served as executive director of planned giving at the University of Miami and associate director of planned giving at Michigan State University.

Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center

Wednesday, October 29, Adult Education students will have the opportunity to enjoy free pizza and chat with NWACC President Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson.

This Pizza with the President event, sponsored by SAAB, will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Adult Education Center located in Rogers at 1200 W. Walnut in the Center for Nonprofits. A related flier is attached.

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

NWACC Fall Community Resource Fair on Nov. 4

NWACC will host a fall community resource fair on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

You are invited to attend and learn more about the resources offered in Northwest Arkansas.

A flier with additional details is attached.

NWACC in the News:

Benton County Daily Record (Wednesday)

College Abandons Railroad Deal

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 21, 2014

  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week
  • Academic Success Center Offerings
  • Academic Success Center & Library Fall Break Hours (UPDATED)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated
  • Blood Drive Slated For Oct. 23
  • George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century
  • SAAB Needs Boxes
  • Fall Festival
  • Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment (new)
  • Diversity in the Workplace Information Session (new)
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Holiday Meal for Students
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • NWACC in the News (5 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week we will offer only the Basic Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The topic is Varying Sentences.

See the attached flier for days and times.

Academic Success Center Offerings

The Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed IN and OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!

Please join us for FREE workshops in SC 314 on

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. for Test Taking & Anxiety
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. for College Conditioning

NO RESERVATION NECESSARY! Come for all or part of a workshop to learn more. A schedule with additional details and workshops this fall is attached.

Academic Success Center & Library Fall Break Hours

The Academic Success Center Computer Lab and Library will be open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the Fall Break (Oct. 20 & 21). The Library will be closed on Sunday, October 19. The Tutoring Center will be closed during the Fall Break. Normal hours will resume on October 22.

NWACC Book Club

The NWACC Book Club is reading Justin Torres’ We the Animals – a very short and incredibly well-written book about mothers and sons – and identity. Sabrina Chesne has extra copies. Join us Wednesday, October 22, from 3-4 p.m., in the Trammel Conference Room (BH 2243)

See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

A related flier is attached.

Blood Drive Slated For Oct. 23

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive will be on campus Thursday, October 23 , 2014 (9:00a.m. – 3 p.m.) NWACC  Student Center – Room # 108 A and B

 Please bring a photo ID and eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.

 Free Cholesterol Screening!   ~NO FOOD after midnight prior to screening and ONLY WATER AND BLACK COFFEE day of testing.

  *To  sign up, the registration board is located outside the office of 1418 ~ West Wing of Burns Hall

 Give the Gift of Life.

Each donation earns LifePOINTS!

 Sponsored by the NWACC Health, Physical Education, Fitness Center and Sports Club Department

 *Please put this important date on your calendar, and we hope you can donate blood on October 23!  

Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated

With a partial solar eclipse visible in Northwest Arkansas on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, Northwest Arkansas Community College and Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will host a watch party.

The public viewing starts at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 near the north parking lot of the Center for Health Professions. The Center for Health Professions building is located on the north side of the Bentonville campus, north of the railroad tracks.

This event happens very rarely (the last one in this area was in May 1994). An even rarer, total eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2015, with the best viewing from Joplin, Mo., scientists say. Following these two events, the area public won’t see a similar astronomical event for decades.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. The moon will begin blocking the sun, from the viewing site on the campus, at 4:42 p.m.., with maximum eclipse at 5:48 p.m. The viewing will end when the sun slips below the horizon at 6:33 p.m.

George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century

Park Service Guide Kerry Jones will present “George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century,” on Thursday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in Burns Hall 2239.

He will examine the life of this famous African American, his importance to US history, but especially how his innovations, inventions, creativity, and intellect offer a vision for young people in the 21st century. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome. Free admission.

For information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270.

Huggard and the Service Learning Program are hosting Mr. Jones, a former adjunct history faculty at NWACC, and currently a guide at the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO (just north of Neosho).

A related flier is attached.

SAAB Needs Boxes

SAAB is still in need of cardboard boxes for the Box Maze they will build for Fall Festival.

If you have boxes you would like to donate, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 986-6682.

Fall Festival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the NWACC Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be located at Bogle Plaza, Student Center, and North Lawn.

A related flier is attached.

Tell your friends and families to dress up and participate in our Costume Contest and enjoy their night in this FREE event full of fun games, free food, and a spooky night of terrifying adventures! Also, enter your pumpkin to win the pumpkin carving contest!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Employee Health & Benefit Fair; Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your current benefits coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year.

Open enrollment dates are Oct. 20 through Nov. 14.

You are invited to attend the Health and Benefits Fair on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center to learn more about your options. Insurance provider representatives are available at the Fair to assist you and
answer your questions concerning benefits. A related flier is attached.

If you are unable attend the Health and Benefits Fair or if you need additional information, please go to the following webpage:

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment

Diversity in the Workplace Information Session

On October 30 from 12:30-2 p.m., the Disability Resource Center and Career Center will offer a Diversity in the Workplace Information Session exploring how students should navigate disclosing (or not disclosing) their disability during an interview. This session is open to the public.

A related flier is attached.

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Holiday Meal for Students

This December NWACC will host a holiday meal for those students who do not have a place to go for a family meal.

We will be targeting specific student groups such as: Veterans, International students, displaced LGBT students, students with disabilities, homeless, and low income students. As you work with students who you feel might be in need of a family meal for the holidays, please send their information to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu so that the student can be sent an invitation to attend the meal. Students who plan on attending will be asked to RSVP by sending an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17. The meal will occur on December 4 and exact times for the meal will be released soon.

We will be contacting local restaurants for food donations. If you have a personal contact with a local restaurant or food vendor. you are welcome to pass the information along to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu .

Ways you can help with the event:

  • Donate a dessert — If you would like to donate a dessert to the meal, please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17 of what dessert you will donate. Desserts will need to be dropped off on December 4 by 11 a.m. in Student Center 108
  • Donate plastic utensils, paper plates, napkins, cups, etc. — If you would like to donate one or more of the above products, please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu to state which product, quantity, and to set up a drop-off time. Donations will need to be dropped off by November 17.
  • Serve food or serve as a table host — Please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17 if you would like to serve food or be a table host.
  • Each table will have a volunteer host who will be responsible for engaging with the students at their table to keep the conversation and communication going.
  • Food delivery — If you would like to pick-up food from donating restaurants please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17.

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

 Veteran’s Scholarship Giving Opportunity

The Josh McCandless Scholarship was awarded for the first time this fall semester.

Students of the Veteran’s Project, a Service Learning project, are seeking donations for this scholarship fund. Anyone interested can give online (see attached flier).

Please consider supporting our top scholar veterans by giving to the scholarship. Every donation, no matter how small or large, makes a difference.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

NWACC in the News:

 Tuesday Benton County Daily Record

College Moving Forward With Life Skills Program

KFSM/5News Report Monday Night

NWACC Touts New Springdale Center

Tuesday Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Section

Partial solar eclipse expected Thursday

Sunday Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Business Section

Sabrina Chesne

College’s marketing winner of 5 awards

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 20, 2014

  • Jeans Day for Domestic Violence Awareness (TODAY)
  • Writing and Reading Workshops This Week
  • Academic Success Center Offerings
  • Academic Success Center & Library Fall Break Hours (UPDATED)
  • NWACC Book Club
  • Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated (new)
  • Blood Drive Slated For Oct. 23
  • George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century
  • SAAB Needs Boxes
  • Fall Festival
  • Attention: Regalia Sale
  • Holiday Meal for Students
  • Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition
  • Pizza with the President at the Adult Education Center
  • NWACC in the News (3 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Jeans Day for Domestic Violence Awareness on Oct. 20

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and, according to the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Benton and Washington County shelters and offices served 8,616 abuse victims in 2013.

In 2012, 30 women, men, and children lost their lives in Arkansas due to domestic violence. Arkansas is considered one of the highest ranking states in terms of reported instances of domestic violence. On October 20 we invite you to wear jeans to support the cause and to help raise awareness by donating a minimum of $1. 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter.

Let’s raise funds for the Women’s Shelter so that they can continue to provide resources for women, men, and children in need! Don’t forget to wear your Red Flag Campaign wristbands, too!

For more information about the NWA Women’s Shelter and other ways you can help, please visit http://nwaws.org/.

Please turn donations into the following on or before October 20:

  • Lynn Domer/Student Information Center-SC
  • Danielle Schader-SC
  • Ashleigh Boice- WCC, JCF, and Farmington
  • Cassie McGarrah -BH
  • Rebecca Ford-SGBDC
  • Sherry Slay-CHP
  • Lasea Ellis-SCWT

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 or dschader@nwacc.edu

Writing and Reading Workshops This Week

This week we will offer only the Basic Writing Skills workshops on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The topic is Varying Sentences.

See the attached flier for days and times.

Academic Success Center Offerings

The Academic Success Center is here to help students succeed IN and OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!

Please join us for FREE workshops in SC 314 on

  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. for Test Taking & Anxiety
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. for College Conditioning

NO RESERVATION NECESSARY! Come for all or part of a workshop to learn more. A schedule with additional details and workshops this fall is attached.

Academic Success Center & Library Fall Break Hours

The Academic Success Center Computer Lab and Library will be open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the Fall Break (Oct. 20 & 21). The Library will be closed on Sunday, October 19. The Tutoring Center will be closed during the Fall Break. Normal hours will resume on October 22.

NWACC Book Club

The NWACC Book Club is reading Justin Torres’ We the Animals – a very short and incredibly well-written book about mothers and sons – and identity. Sabrina Chesne has extra copies. Join us Wednesday, October 22, from 3-4 p.m., in the Trammel Conference Room (BH 2243)

See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more.

A related flier is attached.

Blood Drive Slated For Oct. 23

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive will be on campus Thursday, October 23 , 2014 (9:00a.m. – 3 p.m.) NWACC  Student Center – Room # 108 A and B

 Please bring a photo ID and eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.

 Free Cholesterol Screening!   ~NO FOOD after midnight prior to screening and ONLY WATER AND BLACK COFFEE day of testing.

  *To  sign up, the registration board is located outside the office of 1418 ~ West Wing of Burns Hall

 Give the Gift of Life.

Each donation earns LifePOINTS!

 Sponsored by the NWACC Health, Physical Education, Fitness Center and Sports Club Department

 *Please put this important date on your calendar, and we hope you can donate blood on October 23!  

Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated

With a partial solar eclipse visible in Northwest Arkansas on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, Northwest Arkansas Community College and Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will host a watch party.

The public viewing starts at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 near the north parking lot of the Center for Health Professions. The Center for Health Professions building is located on the north side of the Bentonville campus, north of the railroad tracks.

This event happens very rarely (the last one in this area was in May 1994). An even rarer, total eclipse will occur on Aug. 21, 2015, with the best viewing from Joplin, Mo., scientists say. Following these two events, the area public won’t see a similar astronomical event for decades.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. The moon will begin blocking the sun, from the viewing site on the campus, at 4:42 p.m.., with maximum eclipse at 5:48 p.m. The viewing will end when the sun slips below the horizon at 6:33 p.m.

George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century

Park Service Guide Kerry Jones will present “George Washington Carver: A Visionary for the Twenty-First Century,” on Thursday, October 23, at 3 p.m. in Burns Hall 2239.

He will examine the life of this famous African American, his importance to US history, but especially how his innovations, inventions, creativity, and intellect offer a vision for young people in the 21st century. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome. Free admission.

For information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270.

Huggard and the Service Learning Program are hosting Mr. Jones, a former adjunct history faculty at NWACC, and currently a guide at the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO (just north of Neosho).

A related flier is attached.

SAAB Needs Boxes

SAAB is still in need of cardboard boxes for the Box Maze they will build for Fall Festival.

If you have boxes you would like to donate, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 986-6682.

Fall Festival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the NWACC Fall Festival on Friday, October 24, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be located at Bogle Plaza, Student Center, and North Lawn.

A related flier is attached.

Tell your friends and families to dress up and participate in our Costume Contest and enjoy their night in this FREE event full of fun games, free food, and a spooky night of terrifying adventures! Also, enter your pumpkin to win the pumpkin carving contest!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention: Regalia Sale

Herff Jones will be on campus December 3 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to assist anyone who wants to purchase their regalia rather than renting.  Two documents (with pricing information) are attached, one for Master’s and one for Doctorate.

Bachelor’s regalia also are available.

If faculty members are interested, they should reach out to Devin Ward, B&N College Bookstore manager, at sm408@bncollege.com.

This special pricing will only be available until the end of December, so it is a great time to take advantage!

Holiday Meal for Students

This December NWACC will host a holiday meal for those students who do not have a place to go for a family meal.

We will be targeting specific student groups such as: Veterans, International students, displaced LGBT students, students with disabilities, homeless, and low income students. As you work with students who you feel might be in need of a family meal for the holidays, please send their information to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu so that the student can be sent an invitation to attend the meal. Students who plan on attending will be asked to RSVP by sending an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17. The meal will occur on December 4 and exact times for the meal will be released soon.

We will be contacting local restaurants for food donations. If you have a personal contact with a local restaurant or food vendor. you are welcome to pass the information along to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu .

Ways you can help with the event:

  • Donate a dessert — If you would like to donate a dessert to the meal, please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17 of what dessert you will donate. Desserts will need to be dropped off on December 4 by 11 a.m. in Student Center 108
  • Donate plastic utensils, paper plates, napkins, cups, etc. — If you would like to donate one or more of the above products, please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu to state which product, quantity, and to set up a drop-off time. Donations will need to be dropped off by November 17.
  • Serve food or serve as a table host — Please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17 if you would like to serve food or be a table host.
  • Each table will have a volunteer host who will be responsible for engaging with the students at their table to keep the conversation and communication going.
  • Food delivery — If you would like to pick-up food from donating restaurants please send an e-mail to holidaymeal@nwacc.edu by November 17.

Art Club at NWACC’s  Fall Juried Exhibition

The Art Club at NWACC is holding its annual Fall Juried Exhibition again.

This competitive exhibition is open to all staff at NWACC and currently enrolled NWACC students (Faculty are ineligible). The deadline for submission of works is October 31, 2014.

The Exhibition will be from November 3 – December 12 with a reception to be held on November 5. The instructions for entry and more specific information are included in the attached Prospectus for the Exhibition.

 Veteran’s Scholarship Giving Opportunity

The Josh McCandless Scholarship was awarded for the first time this fall semester.

Students of the Veteran’s Project, a Service Learning project, are seeking donations for this scholarship fund. Anyone interested can give online (see attached flier).

Please consider supporting our top scholar veterans by giving to the scholarship. Every donation, no matter how small or large, makes a difference.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

NWACC in the News

The City Wire

Title IX survey approved for NWACC students; high school survey tabled

Benton County Daily Record

College Sports Committee Discusses Surveys

Benton County Daily Record

Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse Slated For Thursday

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC