- Generator Tests During the Break; Unplug Items (TODAY)
- Food Court Holiday Hours (TODAY)
- Library Hours Announced (TODAY)
- Academic Success Center Service Updates
- New Journalism Course
- Spring 2015 Celebrate Learning
- Honors Comp 2
- Davis Jenkins Delivering Keynote for Celebrate Learning
- Spring Enrollment Now Underway
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
- Science Fiction Course Offered in Spring
- Oral Interpretation in the Spring
THIS WEEK AT NWACC:
Generator Tests During the Break; Unplug Items
The Physical Plant and the I.T. Department will be conducting generator tests on December 24.
Before you leave for the break, please unplug all small appliances. This includes coffee makers, microwaves, and heaters. Additionally, please shut down all computers, printers and copiers.
Food Court Holiday Hours
Chick-fil-A will be CLOSED Dec. 12 through Jan 11, 2015
Kennedy Coffee Espress will be CLOSED Dec 22 through Jan 11, 2015 Lindy’s College Cafe will be CLOSED Dec 22 through Jan 11, 2015
Barnes & Noble and ReChargeU ARE STILL HERE TO SERVE YOU! They will be open: Dec 23 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and CLOSED: Dec 24 through Jan 4, 2015
A related flier is attached. (1/12/15)
Library Hours Announced
The NWACC Library will be open Monday and Tuesday, December 22 and 23, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The library will be
- Closed December 24-January 4
- Open January 5-8, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, January 9, from 8 am-noon
- Closed Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11.
Regular Spring Semester hours begin Monday, January 12.
Academic Success Center Service Updates
Burns Hall & WCC Tutoring Services closed beginning December 20 and will resume regular hours January 12 (first day of spring classes)
Burns Hall Computer lab open December 22-23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed December 24- Jan. 2, open January 5-9, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with regular hours resuming on January 12
For more information on these services, please visit us at http://www.nwacc.edu/web/asc/.
Spring 2015 Celebrate Learning
Please see the attached schedule for the Spring 2015 Celebrate Learning which will be held on Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, and Thursday afternoon, Jan. 8. Please note that attendance at Dr. Davis Jenkin’s presentation on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.is strongly encouraged.
Honors Comp 2
Another honors English 1023 class is open! If you like to write and want to explore some creative and “outside the box” assignments (and earned high grades in Comp 1), this may be the class for you.
We will begin the semester choosing a theme (love, food, altruism, community, fairy tales, for example) to explore through different writing genres, such as blogs, info-graphics, obituaries, photo essays, and news articles.
CRN = 22472
Please email Sabrina Chesne at email@example.com with any questions. (01/09/15)
New Journalism Course
Newspaper Production is a newly formed three-credit-hour class that meets TR 12:00-1:15 p.m. The course number JOUR 1163. Other journalism courses include Mass Communications and Fundamentals of Journalism. There is still time to enroll for Spring 2015. A related flier is attached.
Davis Jenkins Delivering Keynote for Celebrate Learning
Davis Jenkins has been invited to deliver the keynote address for Celebrate Learning on January 8 at 12:30 p.m. in White Auditorium. Jenkins is a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Jenkins has been invited by the College Cabinet as part of NWACC’s efforts to launch the Guided Pathways Project, beginning with a broader discussion on the major challenges and opportunities facing colleges and universities including NWACC. The Guided Pathways Project borrows best practices from Complete College America and other similar initiatives sponsored the Lumina Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jenkins works with colleges and states to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Davis’ expertise has influenced new approaches to improving student outcomes, including career pathways, adult technical bridge programs (such as Washington State’s I-BEST), and guided pathways to success (GPS). His recent papers include “Get with the Program…and Finish It: Strategies for Accelerating Community College Students’ Entry into and Completion of Programs of Study” (with Sung-Woo Cho). Together with Thomas Bailey and Shanna Jaggars, he co-authored Redesigning America’s Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success, which is based on CCRC’s research on redesigning community colleges to improve student success (to be published in early 2015, Harvard University Press). Davis has over 30 years of experience in higher education and employment in the United States and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Princeton University and Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jenkins will also be meeting with the NWACC Guided Pathways Steering Committee and other faculty and staff while he is on the NWACC Campus. Two other sessions during Celebrate Learning will be led by NWACC faculty and staff and introduce particular challenges and opportunities to improve our alignment of students’ career goals with more clearly defined academic pathways.
Spring Enrollment Now Underway
Register now for spring classes from this link.
The spring semester begins Jan. 12.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is seeking mentors for their program.
The Service Learning Program at NWACC would like faculty, staff, and students to know of the opportunity to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. There are at least 25 boys in need of mentoring in Benton County. For those students who choose to participate, the Service Learning Program is offering service-learning credit for those who qualify for Big B Big S.
For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to get an application form. Or if you would like to contact Big Brother Big Sister of NWA directly, contact Mr. Chad Gurley, email@example.com or 479-966-4366.
A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)
Science Fiction Course Offered in Spring
If you want to learn more about the grandfathers of science fiction and read modern authors as well, sign up for
Special Topics: Science Fiction–MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. & together we will read short stories that cover 150 years of Science Fiction!
A related flier is attached. (1/16/15)
Oral Interpretation in the Spring
Oral Interpretation will be taught in the spring Mondays & Wednesdays at noon by Marc Turner.
Have fun reading aloud prose, drama, and poetry while collecting a communication elective.
Taking an elective was never this much fun!
BUILD SKILLS IN
- Reading/analyzing literature
- Verbal communication
- Poise and confidence
Enroll in spring 2015
COMM 2403 Oral Interpretation
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org (1/13/15)