- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
NWACC IN THE NEWS
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