January 30, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators (TODAY)
  • Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors (TODAY)
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training (new)
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program (new)
  • Service Learning Project: Hope Supply Program (new)
  • Veterans Writing Group
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • OPEN Business Tutor position in the ASC
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops are underway this week.

Basic Writing- Avoiding Sentence Fragments:

  • Wednesday (1/28) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (1/29) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Friday (1/30) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop- What’s the What?! Determining the Topic and Main Idea of any Reading

  • Friday (1/30) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators

The Math Center will be offering four Graphing Calculator workshops (aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra level students):

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors

Want to become an Elementary Education Teacher?

On Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:30 in the Student Center, Room 221, faculty and staff from Missouri Southern State University’s Elementary Education program will be reviewing unofficial transcripts, fielding questions, and introducing NWACC students to opportunities for continuing studies at their campus in Jane, Missouri.

Come visit with MSSU representatives to begin conversations related to making your dream of becoming an elementary school teacher a reality.

****The MSSU Elementary Education degree requires completion of an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, or equivalent course work****

A related flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training

Success Planner is a campus-wide network that consist of two programs: Early Alert, which helps faculty to identify student barriers based on class interactions, and Connect, which offers academic resources and support services to under-prepared students.

The goal is to accelerate the time it takes to connect with a student and reinforce our committee to their personal success. Explore all or a few features that will allow you to EASILY track, review and report student progress. All are welcome to the training sessions being held every Wednesday in February. For more detailed information about the features and training session, please review the attached flier.

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program

Chrystina Chastain-Byrd is looking for students, faculty, or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge.

Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Chastain-Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com

See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

Service Learning Project: Hope Supply Program

The Breast Cancer Society’s Hope Supply Program is in need of participants for a Service Learning Project.

Program coordinator Tara Pittsenbarger is looking for volunteers to do service in helping breast cancer patients by assisting them in the Hope Supply Program that gives patients (and survivors) a chance to “hope” free of charge for personal supplies associated principally with breast cancer needs.

Ms. Emerson will need volunteers to do various activities. Anyone interested in assisting with this program should contact Tara Pittsenbarger, 479-268-6300, tara@breastcancersociety.org

For any students who participate, they will be eligible for Service Learning credit. Also, if you know of anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, they are eligible to get the free supplies regardless of financial status.

Those interested in doing service with the Breast Cancer Society or those wanting to find out how to become eligible for the Hope Supply Program should contact Ms. Pittsenbarger. For more information, Hope Supply Program brochures and Ms. Pittsenbarger’s business cards are available in Dr. Chris Huggard’s office box at BH 2219.

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

Veterans Writing Group

A Veterans Writing Group at NWACC is being launched. Any U.S. veteran is welcome to attend.

If you are interested, please email John Allred at jallred1@nwacc.edu
We will schedule a time that will work best for everybody who is interested.

A related flier is attached.

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

OPEN Business Tutor position in the ASC

Are you in need in of a part-time job? Do you want to give back to NWACC and your fellow students? Have you passed many of the business core classes, such as Accounting and Finite Math? If yes, the Academic Success Center needs YOU!

The ASC is looking to hire a successful business student with excellent communication and customer service skills. This position will tutor students in such courses as accounting, economics, computer information, finite math, survey of calculus, and other business-related math. The job posting can be found here (https://jobs.nwacc.edu/postings/5211).

To apply, you will need to complete a resume and cover letter and submit your application through our Employment Opportunities portal here (https://jobs.nwacc.edu/login). For more information, please contact the ASC at success@nwacc.edu or (479) 619-4241.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC IN THE NEWS

 KUAF (NPR Affiliate) Ozarks at Large

 Interview regarding student survey on sports (interview is about 4 minutes into the broadcast)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 29, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • Film Presentation Planned Thursday (TODAY)
  • Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators
  • Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors
  • Veterans Writing Group
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • OPEN Business Tutor position in the ASC (new)
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops are underway this week.

Basic Writing- Avoiding Sentence Fragments:

  • Wednesday (1/28) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (1/29) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Friday (1/30) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop- What’s the What?! Determining the Topic and Main Idea of any Reading

  • Friday (1/30) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Film Presentation Planned Thursday

A screening of the film “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A public discussion will follow the film screening.

A related flier is attached.

Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators

The Math Center will be offering four Graphing Calculator workshops (aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra level students):

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors

Want to become an Elementary Education Teacher?

On Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:30 in the Student Center, Room 221, faculty and staff from Missouri Southern State University’s Elementary Education program will be reviewing unofficial transcripts, fielding questions, and introducing NWACC students to opportunities for continuing studies at their campus in Jane, Missouri.

Come visit with MSSU representatives to begin conversations related to making your dream of becoming an elementary school teacher a reality.

****The MSSU Elementary Education degree requires completion of an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, or equivalent course work****

A related flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

Veterans Writing Group

A Veterans Writing Group at NWACC is being launched. Any U.S. veteran is welcome to attend.

If you are interested, please email John Allred at jallred1@nwacc.edu
We will schedule a time that will work best for everybody who is interested.

A related flier is attached.

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

OPEN Business Tutor position in the ASC

Are you in need in of a part-time job? Do you want to give back to NWACC and your fellow students? Have you passed many of the business core classes, such as Accounting and Finite Math? If yes, the Academic Success Center needs YOU!

The ASC is looking to hire a successful business student with excellent communication and customer service skills. This position will tutor students in such courses as accounting, economics, computer information, finite math, survey of calculus, and other business-related math. The job posting can be found here (https://jobs.nwacc.edu/postings/5211).

To apply, you will need to complete a resume and cover letter and submit your application through our Employment Opportunities portal here (https://jobs.nwacc.edu/login). For more information, please contact the ASC at success@nwacc.edu or (479) 619-4241.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

NWACC IN THE NEWS

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

College explores culinary scenes

 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 28, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Workshops for Jan. 26-30 (TODAY)
  • Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28 (TODAY)
  • Film Presentation Planned Thursday
  • Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators
  • Missouri Southern State University hosts Open House for Education Majors
  • Veterans Writing Group
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team (TODAY)
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops are underway this week.

Basic Writing- Avoiding Sentence Fragments:

  • Wednesday (1/28) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (1/29) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Friday (1/30) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop- What’s the What?! Determining the Topic and Main Idea of any Reading

  • Friday (1/30) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for January 26 – 30

The Math Center will offer two Regression Workshops the week of January 26 – 30:

  • Tuesday January 27     7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     SC 336
  • Wednesday January 28     12:30 – 1:30 p.m.     SC 312

Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28

Penny Cook, transfer specialist with Pittsburg State University, will be at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of the Student Center) on Wednesday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If students are at all undecided about where they want to go to school, PSU is a good place to start looking. They offer in-state tuition for residents of Benton and Washington counties, and they offer 150 academic majors. Come talk to Penny to see if PSU is the right place for you.

Film Presentation Planned Thursday

A screening of the film “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A public discussion will follow the film screening.

A related flier is attached.

Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators

The Math Center will be offering four Graphing Calculator workshops (aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra level students):

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors

Want to become an Elementary Education Teacher?

On Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:30 in the Student Center, Room 221, faculty and staff from Missouri Southern State University’s Elementary Education program will be reviewing unofficial transcripts, fielding questions, and introducing NWACC students to opportunities for continuing studies at their campus in Jane, Missouri.

Come visit with MSSU representatives to begin conversations related to making your dream of becoming an elementary school teacher a reality.

****The MSSU Elementary Education degree requires completion of an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, or equivalent course work****

A related flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Developmental Math Workshops for Spring

Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra level Workshops for Spring 2015

Attached is a schedule for the spring 2015 workshops designed for developmental level math and algebra courses. Although these workshops have a targeted level for the most part, any level student is welcome who needs to work on the topic (at the targeted level).

Veterans Writing Group

A Veterans Writing Group at NWACC is being launched. Any U.S. veteran is welcome to attend.

If you are interested, please email John Allred at jallred1@nwacc.edu
We will schedule a time that will work best for everybody who is interested.

A related flier is attached.

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

NWACC IN THE NEWS

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Enrollment at college drops

The City Wire

NWACC enrollment falls 3.2%, in line with projections

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 27, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • College Algebra Workshops for Jan. 26-30 (new)
  • Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28
  • Film Presentation Planned Thursday
  • Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators
  • Missouri Southern State University hosts Open House for Education Majors
  • Veterans Writing Group (new)
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops are underway this week.

Basic Writing- Avoiding Sentence Fragments:

  • Wednesday (1/28) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (1/29) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Friday (1/30) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop- What’s the What?! Determining the Topic and Main Idea of any Reading

  • Friday (1/30) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for January 26 – 30

The Math Center will offer two Regression Workshops the week of January 26 – 30:

  • Tuesday January 27     7:30 – 8:30 a.m.     SC 336
  • Wednesday January 28     12:30 – 1:30 p.m.     SC 312

Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28

Penny Cook, transfer specialist with Pittsburg State University, will be at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of the Student Center) on Wednesday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If students are at all undecided about where they want to go to school, PSU is a good place to start looking. They offer in-state tuition for residents of Benton and Washington counties, and they offer 150 academic majors. Come talk to Penny to see if PSU is the right place for you.

Film Presentation Planned Thursday

A screening of the film “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A public discussion will follow the film screening.

A related flier is attached.

Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators

The Math Center will be offering four Graphing Calculator workshops (aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra level students):

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors

Want to become an Elementary Education Teacher?

On Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:30 in the Student Center, Room 221, faculty and staff from Missouri Southern State University’s Elementary Education program will be reviewing unofficial transcripts, fielding questions, and introducing NWACC students to opportunities for continuing studies at their campus in Jane, Missouri.

Come visit with MSSU representatives to begin conversations related to making your dream of becoming an elementary school teacher a reality.

****The MSSU Elementary Education degree requires completion of an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, or equivalent course work****

A related flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Veterans Writing Group

A Veterans Writing Group at NWACC is being launched. Any U.S. veteran is welcome to attend.

If you are interested, please email John Allred at jallred1@nwacc.edu
We will schedule a time that will work best for everybody who is interested.

A related flier is attached.

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 26, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (updated)
  • Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28 (new)
  • Film Presentation Planned Thursday
  • Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators (new)
  • Missouri Southern State University hosts Open House for Education Majors (new)
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • NWACC in the News (3 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops are underway this week.

Basic Writing- Avoiding Sentence Fragments:

  • Wednesday (1/28) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday (1/29) 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Friday (1/30) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop- What’s the What?! Determining the Topic and Main Idea of any Reading

  • Friday (1/30) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Pittsburg State University Transfer Specialist Visits NWACC Wednesday, January 28

Penny Cook, transfer specialist with Pittsburg State University, will be at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of the Student Center) on Wednesday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If students are at all undecided about where they want to go to school, PSU is a good place to start looking. They offer in-state tuition for residents of Benton and Washington counties, and they offer 150 academic majors. Come talk to Penny to see if PSU is the right place for you.

Film Presentation Planned Thursday

A screening of the film “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A public discussion will follow the film screening.

A related flier is attached.

Math Center Workshops on Graphing Calculators

The Math Center will be offering four Graphing Calculator workshops (aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra level students):

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University Hosts Open House for Education Majors

Want to become an Elementary Education Teacher?

On Friday, January 30, from 1:00 to 3:30 in the Student Center, Room 221, faculty and staff from Missouri Southern State University’s Elementary Education program will be reviewing unofficial transcripts, fielding questions, and introducing NWACC students to opportunities for continuing studies at their campus in Jane, Missouri.

Come visit with MSSU representatives to begin conversations related to making your dream of becoming an elementary school teacher a reality.

****The MSSU Elementary Education degree requires completion of an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, or equivalent course work****

A related flier is attached.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 College seeing more Hispanic students

Higher education costs discussed at forum at NWACC

The City Wire

Board talks culinary program growth, advocacy and student goals

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 23, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23 (TODAY)
  • Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations (DEADLINE IS TODAY)
  • Film Presentation Planned Thursday (new)
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19 (new)
  • ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Work-Study Positions Open
  • Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Workshops are underway this week.

  • Basic Writing: Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs Thursday (1/22) 3 p.m. BH 1007 and Friday (1/23) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020
  • Reading Workshop: Hi Textbook: It’s Nice to Meet You- Strategies for Reading College Textbooks Friday (1/23) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23

The Math Center will be offering two Graphing Calculator workshops the week of January 19 – 23:

  • Thursday, January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, January 23, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

Do you know a student that stands out because of his or her commitment to his or her education? Is this student active in NWACC clubs/student organizations or in the community? Does this student also demonstrate social awareness and personal development? Does this student plan on being enrolled at NWACC through at least one semester of the next academic year?

If you know a student like this, he or she may be eligible for the NWACC Golden Eagle Award! Three students will be awarded for the spring semester (February, March and April). Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (open attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee.

The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year, which would award the recipient up to $1,800 NWACC scholarship for the following year. Please open attached updated (July 2014) nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the February award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, January 23.

Nominations for this academic year may be submitted at any time through March 27.

Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Film Presentation Planned Thursday

A screening of the film “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class” is planned for Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A public discussion will follow the film screening

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19

Home school students are invited to learn about adult education, concurrent enrollment, admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and degree programs at a February 19 event.

See the related flier for details.

ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus

With the addition of Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) Route 620 that stops at the Farmington Center, NWACC students can now ride ORT routes that have stops at the three Washington County centers and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

ORT Route 620 stops at NWACC’s Farmington Center at the Rheas Mill Road entrance to Building J. Other ORT routes have stops at NWACC at The Jones Center, the Washington County Center, and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

For more information, please see: www.ozark.org and go to SCHEDULES & MAPS.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Positions Open

The Disability Resource Center is looking for high-energy, AWESOME students to join our team! We have flexible scheduling and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, see the attached flier for additional details.

Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life

Looking for a job on campus? Do you enjoy event planning, marketing and community outreach? Do you want to be part of a fun team? JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for an energetic and dependable student who wants to gain professional experience beyond the classroom. This is a 19 hour per week position and candidates must be financial aid eligible for the Federal Work Study Program. For more information and to apply, contact Rebecca Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

Main Street Siloam Springs announces an exciting (paid) public art opportunity.

We are requesting proposals for a downtown mural in Siloam Springs. Proposals are due by February 13 at 5 p.m. and the artist will be selected by February 27. The project must be completed by May 8.

Maximum funding allocated for this project is $6,000 and should include materials, implementation, and artist fees. Murals may be paint or digitally printed wall wrap. Full details are within the RFP.

The RFP can be found at: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Request-For-Proposals-Downtown-Siloam-Springs-Mural-2015.pdf

The mural will reflect the spirit of Siloam Springs and will serve as both a visual herald of the entry into historic downtown Siloam Springs and a community celebration for years to come. Funding for this project was provided to Main Street Siloam Springs by a community development grant distributed by Arvest bank from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will be used for a mural, a series of downtown art events, and other smaller public art projects in 2015. For more information or to be e-mailed a copy of the RFP, please contact morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org or call 479-524-4556.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Richardson delights crowd at NorthWest Arkansas Community College

KNWA

Razorback legend takes part in MLK presentation at NWACC

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 22, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop (TODAY)
  • Nolan Richardson, former UofA Head Basketball Coach, to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23 (TODAY)
  • Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22 (TODAY)
  • Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations (FRIDAY DEADLINE)
  • ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Work-Study Positions Open
  • Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop

On Thursday, January 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., the Transfer Center will offer a workshop to assist students with writing their scholarship essay.

This particular workshop is designed for students considering transferring to a school that requires an essay when applying for funding designated to reward academic excellence. It is an interactive session that will be most useful for students nearing the end of their academic journey at NWACC, who have 24 or more transferable hours, and a competitive GPA (3.5 or higher). RSVP by January 20 to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu expressing your intent to attend.

A related flier is attached.

Nolan Richardson, Former UofA Head Basketball Coach to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker at NWACC

Coach Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head basketball coach, has accepted NWACC’s invitation to speak for our 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presentation, scheduled for Thursday, January 22, at noon, in White Auditorium in Burns Hall. In lieu of a speaker’s fee, Coach Richardson has asked our campus community to contribute to the Yvonne Richardson Memorial Fund. This charitable fund is used to assist financially needy college students and the homeless in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would be able to make a donation and show your appreciation to Coach Richardson for speaking to our campus, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard or you may also give at the NWACC Foundation, located on the third floor of Burns Hall. Please make checks payable to: NWACC Foundation with a notation that this is for the MLK Talk — Service Learning for your tax-deductible donation. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Workshops are underway this week.

  • Basic Writing: Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs Thursday (1/22) 3 p.m. BH 1007 and Friday (1/23) 9:30 a.m. BH 1020
  • Reading Workshop: Hi Textbook: It’s Nice to Meet You- Strategies for Reading College Textbooks Friday (1/23) 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23

The Math Center will be offering two Graphing Calculator workshops the week of January 19 – 23:

  • Thursday, January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, January 23, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22

Tristan Routledge, a representative of Missouri Southern State University, will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of Student Center) on Thursday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This four-year institution is located in Joplin, Mo., and offers a number of academic majors. MSSU also offers two online four-year degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. To learn more about MSSU degrees, go to: http://mssu.edu/academics/. If you are interested in learning even more, Tristan will be here and more than happy to assist you.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

Do you know a student that stands out because of his or her commitment to his or her education? Is this student active in NWACC clubs/student organizations or in the community? Does this student also demonstrate social awareness and personal development? Does this student plan on being enrolled at NWACC through at least one semester of the next academic year?

If you know a student like this, he or she may be eligible for the NWACC Golden Eagle Award! Three students will be awarded for the spring semester (February, March and April). Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (open attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee.

The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year, which would award the recipient up to $1,800 NWACC scholarship for the following year. Please open attached updated (July 2014) nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the February award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, January 23.

Nominations for this academic year may be submitted at any time through March 27.

Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus

With the addition of Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) Route 620 that stops at the Farmington Center, NWACC students can now ride ORT routes that have stops at the three Washington County centers and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

ORT Route 620 stops at NWACC’s Farmington Center at the Rheas Mill Road entrance to Building J. Other ORT routes have stops at NWACC at The Jones Center, the Washington County Center, and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

For more information, please see: www.ozark.org and go to SCHEDULES & MAPS.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Positions Open

The Disability Resource Center is looking for high-energy, AWESOME students to join our team! We have flexible scheduling and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, see the attached flier for additional details.

Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life

Looking for a job on campus? Do you enjoy event planning, marketing and community outreach? Do you want to be part of a fun team? JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for an energetic and dependable student who wants to gain professional experience beyond the classroom. This is a 19 hour per week position and candidates must be financial aid eligible for the Federal Work Study Program. For more information and to apply, contact Rebecca Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

Main Street Siloam Springs announces an exciting (paid) public art opportunity.

We are requesting proposals for a downtown mural in Siloam Springs. Proposals are due by February 13 at 5 p.m. and the artist will be selected by February 27. The project must be completed by May 8.

Maximum funding allocated for this project is $6,000 and should include materials, implementation, and artist fees. Murals may be paint or digitally printed wall wrap. Full details are within the RFP.

The RFP can be found at: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Request-For-Proposals-Downtown-Siloam-Springs-Mural-2015.pdf

The mural will reflect the spirit of Siloam Springs and will serve as both a visual herald of the entry into historic downtown Siloam Springs and a community celebration for years to come. Funding for this project was provided to Main Street Siloam Springs by a community development grant distributed by Arvest bank from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will be used for a mural, a series of downtown art events, and other smaller public art projects in 2015. For more information or to be e-mailed a copy of the RFP, please contact morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org or call 479-524-4556.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

College to send out sports survey

The City Wire

NWACC to launch student survey for interest in Title IX sports

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 21, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC (TODAY)
  • Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop
  • Nolan Richardson, former UofA Head Basketball Coach, to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker
  • College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23
  • Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22
  • Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations (FRIDAY DEADLINE)
  • ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Work-Study Positions Open
  • Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Welcome Back Week at WCC

NWACC welcomes back students with FREE goodies, snacks, and drinks to start off 2015 Spring Semester at Washington County Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 21. For any other questions, comments, or concerns please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop

On Thursday, January 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., the Transfer Center will offer a workshop to assist students with writing their scholarship essay.

This particular workshop is designed for students considering transferring to a school that requires an essay when applying for funding designated to reward academic excellence. It is an interactive session that will be most useful for students nearing the end of their academic journey at NWACC, who have 24 or more transferable hours, and a competitive GPA (3.5 or higher). RSVP by January 20 to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu expressing your intent to attend.

A related flier is attached.

Nolan Richardson, Former UofA Head Basketball Coach to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker at NWACC

Coach Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head basketball coach, has accepted NWACC’s invitation to speak for our 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presentation, scheduled for Thursday, January 22, at noon, in White Auditorium in Burns Hall. In lieu of a speaker’s fee, Coach Richardson has asked our campus community to contribute to the Yvonne Richardson Memorial Fund. This charitable fund is used to assist financially needy college students and the homeless in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would be able to make a donation and show your appreciation to Coach Richardson for speaking to our campus, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard or you may also give at the NWACC Foundation, located on the third floor of Burns Hall. Please make checks payable to: NWACC Foundation with a notation that this is for the MLK Talk — Service Learning for your tax-deductible donation. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23

The Math Center will be offering two Graphing Calculator workshops the week of January 19 – 23:

  • Thursday, January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, January 23, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22

Tristan Routledge, a representative of Missouri Southern State University, will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of Student Center) on Thursday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This four-year institution is located in Joplin, Mo., and offers a number of academic majors. MSSU also offers two online four-year degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. To learn more about MSSU degrees, go to: http://mssu.edu/academics/. If you are interested in learning even more, Tristan will be here and more than happy to assist you.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

Do you know a student that stands out because of his or her commitment to his or her education? Is this student active in NWACC clubs/student organizations or in the community? Does this student also demonstrate social awareness and personal development? Does this student plan on being enrolled at NWACC through at least one semester of the next academic year?

If you know a student like this, he or she may be eligible for the NWACC Golden Eagle Award! Three students will be awarded for the spring semester (February, March and April). Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (open attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee.

The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year, which would award the recipient up to $1,800 NWACC scholarship for the following year. Please open attached updated (July 2014) nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the February award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, January 23.

Nominations for this academic year may be submitted at any time through March 27.

Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus

With the addition of Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) Route 620 that stops at the Farmington Center, NWACC students can now ride ORT routes that have stops at the three Washington County centers and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

ORT Route 620 stops at NWACC’s Farmington Center at the Rheas Mill Road entrance to Building J. Other ORT routes have stops at NWACC at The Jones Center, the Washington County Center, and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

For more information, please see: www.ozark.org and go to SCHEDULES & MAPS.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Positions Open

The Disability Resource Center is looking for high-energy, AWESOME students to join our team! We have flexible scheduling and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, see the attached flier for additional details.

Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life

Looking for a job on campus? Do you enjoy event planning, marketing and community outreach? Do you want to be part of a fun team? JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for an energetic and dependable student who wants to gain professional experience beyond the classroom. This is a 19 hour per week position and candidates must be financial aid eligible for the Federal Work Study Program. For more information and to apply, contact Rebecca Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

Main Street Siloam Springs announces an exciting (paid) public art opportunity.

We are requesting proposals for a downtown mural in Siloam Springs. Proposals are due by February 13 at 5 p.m. and the artist will be selected by February 27. The project must be completed by May 8.

Maximum funding allocated for this project is $6,000 and should include materials, implementation, and artist fees. Murals may be paint or digitally printed wall wrap. Full details are within the RFP.

The RFP can be found at: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Request-For-Proposals-Downtown-Siloam-Springs-Mural-2015.pdf

The mural will reflect the spirit of Siloam Springs and will serve as both a visual herald of the entry into historic downtown Siloam Springs and a community celebration for years to come. Funding for this project was provided to Main Street Siloam Springs by a community development grant distributed by Arvest bank from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will be used for a mural, a series of downtown art events, and other smaller public art projects in 2015. For more information or to be e-mailed a copy of the RFP, please contact morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org or call 479-524-4556.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 20, 2015

  • Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant (TODAY)
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop
  • Nolan Richardson, former UofA Head Basketball Coach, to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker
  • College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23 (new)
  • Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22 (new)
  • Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations (FRIDAY DEADLINE)
  • ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus (new)
  • Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester (new)
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Work-Study Positions Open
  • Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Help NWACC Win a Stanley Safer Schools Grant

Northwest Arkansas Community College has been nominated to receive a Stanley Safer Schools Grant, worth up to $150,000.

Rest assured, your school is safe and secure. However, the Grant Program provides the opportunity to enhance safety and security in the nation’s higher education institutions by awarding winning schools a share of a substantial grant of STANLEY Security installed products and services. Types of services and products include emergency notification, electromechanical door hardware, patented master key systems, automatic entrances, video surveillance, and more!

In order to receive this grant, we need your help. The college/university with the most votes will win. You have the opportunity to VOTE for your school, and can vote three ways, every day between January 19 and February 12.

Here is how you can participate:

Search: nwaccedu on https://stanleysaferschools.com/

Text: nwaccedu to 334455

Tweet: Use hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #nwaccedu

We hope you will participate, and VOTE for your school.

Welcome Back Week at WCC

NWACC welcomes back students with FREE goodies, snacks, and drinks to start off 2015 Spring Semester at Washington County Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 21. For any other questions, comments, or concerns please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop

On Thursday, January 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., the Transfer Center will offer a workshop to assist students with writing their scholarship essay.

This particular workshop is designed for students considering transferring to a school that requires an essay when applying for funding designated to reward academic excellence. It is an interactive session that will be most useful for students nearing the end of their academic journey at NWACC, who have 24 or more transferable hours, and a competitive GPA (3.5 or higher). RSVP by January 20 to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu expressing your intent to attend.

A related flier is attached.

Nolan Richardson, Former UofA Head Basketball Coach to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker at NWACC

Coach Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head basketball coach, has accepted NWACC’s invitation to speak for our 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presentation, scheduled for Thursday, January 22, at noon, in White Auditorium in Burns Hall. In lieu of a speaker’s fee, Coach Richardson has asked our campus community to contribute to the Yvonne Richardson Memorial Fund. This charitable fund is used to assist financially needy college students and the homeless in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would be able to make a donation and show your appreciation to Coach Richardson for speaking to our campus, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard or you may also give at the NWACC Foundation, located on the third floor of Burns Hall. Please make checks payable to: NWACC Foundation with a notation that this is for the MLK Talk — Service Learning for your tax-deductible donation. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

College Algebra Workshops for January 19 – 23

The Math Center will be offering two Graphing Calculator workshops the week of January 19 – 23:

  • Thursday, January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, January 23, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SC 335

Missouri Southern State University on Campus — Thursday, January 22

Tristan Routledge, a representative of Missouri Southern State University, will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor of Student Center) on Thursday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This four-year institution is located in Joplin, Mo., and offers a number of academic majors. MSSU also offers two online four-year degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. To learn more about MSSU degrees, go to: http://mssu.edu/academics/. If you are interested in learning even more, Tristan will be here and more than happy to assist you.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

Do you know a student that stands out because of his or her commitment to his or her education? Is this student active in NWACC clubs/student organizations or in the community? Does this student also demonstrate social awareness and personal development? Does this student plan on being enrolled at NWACC through at least one semester of the next academic year?

If you know a student like this, he or she may be eligible for the NWACC Golden Eagle Award! Three students will be awarded for the spring semester (February, March and April). Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (open attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee.

The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year, which would award the recipient up to $1,800 NWACC scholarship for the following year. Please open attached updated (July 2014) nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the February award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, January 23.

Nominations for this academic year may be submitted at any time through March 27.

Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ORT Routes Connect Washington County Centers and Bentonville Campus

With the addition of Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) Route 620 that stops at the Farmington Center, NWACC students can now ride ORT routes that have stops at the three Washington County centers and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

ORT Route 620 stops at NWACC’s Farmington Center at the Rheas Mill Road entrance to Building J. Other ORT routes have stops at NWACC at The Jones Center, the Washington County Center, and NWACC’s Bentonville campus.

For more information, please see: www.ozark.org and go to SCHEDULES & MAPS.

Upcoming Service Learning Project Planning Meetings for Spring 2015 Semester

The following Service Learning Project Meetings are scheduled for 3 p.m. each date in Burns Hall 2239:

  • 1. Native American Project, Monday, February 2, a partnership with the Cherokees and focused on the Cherokee Immersion School;
  • 2. Sustainability Project, Tuesday, February 3, a partnership with the Benton County Environment Department that involves neighborhood cleanups and recycling events;
  • 3. Veterans Project, Wednesday, February 4, a project focused on Vets issues and raising funds for NWACC’s Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship (https://api.nwacc.edu/foundation/give-a-gift-online.php)
  • 4. Syria Project, Thursday, February 5, a project focused on conditions in Syria especially concerning refugees from that war;
  • 5. Haiti Project, Monday, February 9, a project focused on the history, culture, education, and conditions in Haiti and often involves doing supply drives for school children in Haiti.
  • 6. Wealth Gap Project, Wednesday, February 11, a new project focused on the issues of the wealth gap, the working poor, education, etc. that will be organized and planned at this initial meeting.

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

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Week at WCC

NWACC welcomes back students with FREE goodies, snacks, and drinks to start off 2015 Spring Semester at Washington County Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 21. For any other questions, comments, or concerns please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Work-Study Positions Open

The Disability Resource Center is looking for high-energy, AWESOME students to join our team! We have flexible scheduling and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, see the attached flier for additional details.

Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life

Looking for a job on campus? Do you enjoy event planning, marketing and community outreach? Do you want to be part of a fun team? JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for an energetic and dependable student who wants to gain professional experience beyond the classroom. This is a 19 hour per week position and candidates must be financial aid eligible for the Federal Work Study Program. For more information and to apply, contact Rebecca Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

Main Street Siloam Springs announces an exciting (paid) public art opportunity.

We are requesting proposals for a downtown mural in Siloam Springs. Proposals are due by February 13 at 5 p.m. and the artist will be selected by February 27. The project must be completed by May 8.

Maximum funding allocated for this project is $6,000 and should include materials, implementation, and artist fees. Murals may be paint or digitally printed wall wrap. Full details are within the RFP.

The RFP can be found at: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Request-For-Proposals-Downtown-Siloam-Springs-Mural-2015.pdf

The mural will reflect the spirit of Siloam Springs and will serve as both a visual herald of the entry into historic downtown Siloam Springs and a community celebration for years to come. Funding for this project was provided to Main Street Siloam Springs by a community development grant distributed by Arvest bank from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will be used for a mural, a series of downtown art events, and other smaller public art projects in 2015. For more information or to be e-mailed a copy of the RFP, please contact morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org or call 479-524-4556.

NWACC in the News

 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette What’s Up!

Beyond The Darkness (interview with Katherine Auld)

KNWA

Lawmaker’s Bill Would Allow Firearms for Faculty

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

January 16, 2015

  • College Will Be Closed Monday
  • Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop (new)
  • NWACC Eagles Basketball Team (new)
  • Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Welcome Back Week at WCC
  • Nolan Richardson, former UofA Head Basketball Coach, to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker
  • Work-Study Positions Open
  • Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeking Mentors
  • Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

College Will Be Closed Monday

Please note that NWACC will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Transfer Center Offers Scholarship Workshop

On Thursday, January 22, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., the Transfer Center will offer a workshop to assist students with writing their scholarship essay.

This particular workshop is designed for students considering transferring to a school that requires an essay when applying for funding designated to reward academic excellence. It is an interactive session that will be most useful for students nearing the end of their academic journey at NWACC, who have 24 or more transferable hours, and a competitive GPA (3.5 or higher). RSVP by January 20 to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu expressing your intent to attend.

A related flier is attached.

NWACC Eagles Basketball Team

NWACC has a 73″ and below basketball team. Games are Wednesday and Friday from  6:30 to 7:30 at the Rogers Activity Center.

The first game starts on Jan 28. There is a $20 registration fee. Males and females can be a part of the team, but participants must be an NWACC student.

For additional information, email Cfinley1@nwacc.edu.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

Do you know a student that stands out because of his or her commitment to his or her education? Is this student active in NWACC clubs/student organizations or in the community? Does this student also demonstrate social awareness and personal development? Does this student plan on being enrolled at NWACC through at least one semester of the next academic year?

If you know a student like this, he or she may be eligible for the NWACC Golden Eagle Award! Three students will be awarded for the spring semester (February, March and April). Students may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (open attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee.

The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year, which would award the recipient up to $1,800 NWACC scholarship for the following year. Please open attached updated (July 2014) nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the February award, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Friday, January 23.

Nominations for this academic year may be submitted at any time through March 27.

Nomination forms may be sent to Juanita via inter-office mail or brought to her office in the Student Center (SC213C). Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Creative Writing Contest

Insatiable Ink, the NWACC Creative Writing club, is hosting a creative writing contest. The Be the Baron writing contest opens for submissions on January 12, and closes on February 20. Please submit original works of 2,000 words or less in the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Winners will have their work posted on the Insatiable Ink web site, and will be invited to read their work during the Anita Jones Spring Arts Festival in March. For contest details and submission guidelines, please visit Insatiableink-nwacc.webnode.com or email lhutton2@nwacc.edu. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for Spring

This spring the Math Center will offer a series of workshops for College Algebra students.  Other students are also welcome.  Topics will include: graphing calculator, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, exponential & log functions, the ROWOPS program, and final exam reviews.  Please see the attached schedule  for the specific times and locations of the workshops.  If you have questions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Welcome Back Week at WCC

NWACC welcomes back students with FREE goodies, snacks, and drinks to start off 2015 Spring Semester at Washington County Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 21. For any other questions, comments, or concerns please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Nolan Richardson, Former UofA Head Basketball Coach to be the 13th Annual MLK Presentation Speaker at NWACC

Coach Nolan Richardson, former University of Arkansas head basketball coach, has accepted NWACC’s invitation to speak for our 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Presentation, scheduled for Thursday, January 22, at noon, in White Auditorium in Burns Hall. In lieu of a speaker’s fee, Coach Richardson has asked our campus community to contribute to the Yvonne Richardson Memorial Fund. This charitable fund is used to assist financially needy college students and the homeless in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our goal is to raise $1,000. If you would be able to make a donation and show your appreciation to Coach Richardson for speaking to our campus, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard or you may also give at the NWACC Foundation, located on the third floor of Burns Hall. Please make checks payable to: NWACC Foundation with a notation that this is for the MLK Talk — Service Learning for your tax-deductible donation. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Work-Study Positions Open

The Disability Resource Center is looking for high-energy, AWESOME students to join our team! We have flexible scheduling and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, see the attached flier for additional details.

Exciting Work Study Opportunity in Student Life

Looking for a job on campus? Do you enjoy event planning, marketing and community outreach? Do you want to be part of a fun team? JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for an energetic and dependable student who wants to gain professional experience beyond the classroom. This is a 19 hour per week position and candidates must be financial aid eligible for the Federal Work Study Program. For more information and to apply, contact Rebecca Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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 chuggard@nwacc.edu 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, cgurley@bbbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366.

A related flier is attached. (1/30/15)

Request for Proposals: Downtown Siloam Springs Mural

Main Street Siloam Springs announces an exciting (paid) public art opportunity.

We are requesting proposals for a downtown mural in Siloam Springs. Proposals are due by February 13 at 5 p.m. and the artist will be selected by February 27. The project must be completed by May 8.

Maximum funding allocated for this project is $6,000 and should include materials, implementation, and artist fees. Murals may be paint or digitally printed wall wrap. Full details are within the RFP.

The RFP can be found at: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Request-For-Proposals-Downtown-Siloam-Springs-Mural-2015.pdf

The mural will reflect the spirit of Siloam Springs and will serve as both a visual herald of the entry into historic downtown Siloam Springs and a community celebration for years to come. Funding for this project was provided to Main Street Siloam Springs by a community development grant distributed by Arvest bank from the Walton Family Foundation. This grant will be used for a mural, a series of downtown art events, and other smaller public art projects in 2015. For more information or to be e-mailed a copy of the RFP, please contact morgan@mainstreetsiloam.org or call 479-524-4556.

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