February 27, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing (TODAY)
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • College-Wide Flea Market Planned March 7 (new)
  • Study Abroad Course in Belize (new)
  • Did you know…? Google Earth Pro Available!
  • College Algebra Workshops for March 2 – 6
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Hmong Culture Club Egg Roll Fundraising
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class
  • NWACC Nursing Application Update
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life
  • Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 27 – On this day in 1988, American figure skater Debi Thomas became the first black athlete to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games. She had already won the U.S. national title and the World Championships in 1986. In fact, she was ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year for 1986. But in 1988 she won the U.S. national title again, and then bronze at both the Winter Olympics and the World Championships—and then retired from skating. She was 21 years old. In 2000, she was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. She went on to medical school to become a surgeon, including doing a surgical residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock. She is now a surgeon in private practice in Richlands, VA.

Feb. 28 – On this day in 1989, Philip Emeagwali, geologist and computer scientist, was one of two 1989 winners of the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in computing. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers prize for computer performance was awarded to Emeagwali for his use of a Connection Machine 2 supercomputer, as applied to the analysis of oil fields.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing Skills: Use of Colons and Semicolons

  • Thursday, Feb. 26,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Between the Lines: Determining the Tone, Bias and Purpose of What You Read

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

College-Wide Flea Market Planned March 7

Student Life of NWACC invites you to a College-Wide Flea Market. The event is hosted by ALPFA of NWACC.

It’s scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

A related flier is attached.

Study Abroad Course in Belize

NWACC’s Dr. Jacques Hill is leading a University of Arkansas study abroad course to Belize from May 11 to June 6 of 2015. NWACC students are invited to enroll. The course is a Community Development Course with an Ecology emphasis. The course will provide students with community service hours.

Participants will conduct biodiversity inventories in rainforests and mangroves, explore barrier islands, and work in local grades schools to educate children on environmental issues such as beach erosion, biodiversity, and water quality. Students will also go snorkeling on Caye Caulker and explore Mayan Ruins in the mountains of San Ignacio. Students will receive 6 UA credits. Please contact Dr. Hill if you are interested in going: jhill5@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields

Give yourself a boost toward a positive future, because “Good Enough” is never enough!

We encourage you to come learn how to build a positive future with New York Times best-selling author Debbie Fields March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flier for more details.

Did you know…? Google Earth Pro Available!

Did you know…?

Google has recently announced that the Professional version of Google Earth has been reduced in cost from $400 to free! For those who wish to take advantage of the Pro features, such as HD video creation, map making tools, bulk address import (and many others), it is available for installation from the NWACC Software Center! Software installations through the Software Center do not require administrator privileges. Alternatively, if you would like the IT group to “push” the software to particular areas, please let us know by Emailing techsupport@nwacc.edu. To install the software, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Click the “Start” button in the lower, left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Select “All Programs”
  3. Select Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  4. Select Software Center
  5. On the Available Software screen, you’ll see all software available for installation.
  6. Simply select it in the list and click “Install.”

If the software prompts you for a registration code, simply login with your email address and the key GEPFREE.

Happy mapping!

–        Information Technology Services

College Algebra Workshops for March 2 – 6

The week of March 2 – 6, the Math Center will offer two workshops on Solving College Algebra Word Problems. Weds Mar 4 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. SC 318 Thurs Mar 5 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320 A related flier is attached.

The Math Center will be offering these workshops (aimed at Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra levels):

Fraction Operations (a workshop for Pre-Algebra):

  • Wednesday, March 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in SC 314

A related flier is attached.

Exponent and Radicals (a workshop for Beginning Algebra level students):

  • Thursday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in SC 338
  • Monday, March 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 9 from 11 a.m. to noon in 108A of Becky Paneitz Student Center, “Using Parliamentary Procedure in Meetings”—facilitated by Walter Hinejosa, NWACC Faculty.
  • March 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in BH 1444.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Hmong Culture Club Egg Roll Fundraiser

Hmong Culture Club at NWACC would like to do our annual fundraising egg roll sale. Attached are a pre-order form and a flier for egg rolls. Deadline is Thursday, March 5.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Thursday 3/12/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120.

Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be on hand to discuss admission deadlines, academic and scholarship opportunities, and many other things.

If you can help us spread the word by posting the flier, announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so.

Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register, please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application Update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu (3/2)

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu (3/7)

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.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in SC 108 A and B. A free cholesterol screening is included. You can sign up with SAAB members in the SC lobby February 23 through 26th or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. See attached flyer.

Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). In order to be considered for the March award, nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 25. To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

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February 26, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK  (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing (TODAY)
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative (TODAY)
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea (TODAY)
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty (TODAY)
  • Flooring Installation at Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies (new)
  • Did you know…? Google Earth Pro Available! (new)
  • College Algebra Workshops for March 2 – 6 (new)
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Hmong Culture Club Egg Roll Fundraising
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class
  • NWACC Nursing Application Update
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life
  • Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations
  • NWACC in the News (4 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 26 – On this day in 1966, Andrew Brimmer (1926-2012) became the first African American appointed to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve Board. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. After earning a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Brimmer earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1957. After eight years of his Federal Reserve Board appointment, he left to teach at the Harvard Business School. A respected international monetary policy expert, he also started a business consulting company.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are welcome to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon: Open Textbooks

Workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule are available on our website: www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields

Give yourself a boost toward a positive future, because “Good Enough” is never enough!

We encourage you to come learn how to build a positive future with New York Times best-selling author Debbie Fields March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flier for more details.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing Skills: Use of Colons and Semicolons

  • Thursday, Feb. 26,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Between the Lines: Determining the Tone, Bias and Purpose of What You Read

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative on Campus

Amy Stratham, Cleveland Chiropractic University representative, will be available at the NWACC Transfer Information Desk (Student Center, 2nd floor) on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9:00 to 12:30, and again on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 10:00 to 11:30.  If you are interested in learning about academic opportunities leading to a profession within the field of chiropractic medicine, please make plans to stop by to learn more.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Flooring Installation at Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies

The Physical Plant will be installing new flooring in the main entrance to Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies this Friday, February 27.

The entrance will be closed most of the day.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Did you know…? Google Earth Pro Available!

Did you know…?

Google has recently announced that the Professional version of Google Earth has been reduced in cost from $400 to free! For those who wish to take advantage of the Pro features, such as HD video creation, map making tools, bulk address import (and many others), it is available for installation from the NWACC Software Center! Software installations through the Software Center do not require administrator privileges. Alternatively, if you would like the IT group to “push” the software to particular areas, please let us know by Emailing techsupport@nwacc.edu. To install the software, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Click the “Start” button in the lower, left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Select “All Programs”
  3. Select Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  4. Select Software Center
  5. On the Available Software screen, you’ll see all software available for installation.
  6. Simply select it in the list and click “Install.”

If the software prompts you for a registration code, simply login with your email address and the key GEPFREE.

Happy mapping!

–        Information Technology Services

College Algebra Workshops for March 2 – 6

The week of March 2 – 6, the Math Center will offer two workshops on Solving College Algebra Word Problems. Weds Mar 4 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. SC 318 Thurs Mar 5 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. SC 320 A related flier is attached.

The Math Center will be offering these workshops (aimed at Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra levels):

Fraction Operations (a workshop for Pre-Algebra):

  • Wednesday, March 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in SC 314

A related flier is attached.

Exponent and Radicals (a workshop for Beginning Algebra level students):

  • Thursday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in SC 338
  • Monday, March 9, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Hmong Culture Club Egg Roll Fundraiser

Hmong Culture Club at NWACC would like to do our annual fundraising egg roll sale. Attached are a pre-order form and a flier for egg rolls. Deadline is Thursday, March 5.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Thursday 3/12/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120.

Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be on hand to discuss admission deadlines, academic and scholarship opportunities, and many other things.

If you can help us spread the word by posting the flier, announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so.

Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register, please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application Update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu (3/2)

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu (3/7)

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.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in SC 108 A and B. A free cholesterol screening is included. You can sign up with SAAB members in the SC lobby February 23 through 26th or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. See attached flyer.

Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). In order to be considered for the March award, nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 25. To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

KNWA

Students Meet Donors at Scholarship Luncheon

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 Meet and Greet (photos from scholarship luncheon)

College board members urge caution on sports

College plans to screen documentary

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 25, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • JBU-Rogers Campus — Visits NWACC February 24 and 25  (TODAY)
  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25 (TODAY)
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name? (TODAY)
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing (TODAY)
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (TODAY)
  • Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Hmong Culture Club Egg Roll Fundraising (new)
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class
  • NWACC Nursing Application Update
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life
  • Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 25– On this day in 1980, the world lost the poet Robert Hayden (1913 – 1980). Hayden earned two college degrees, and at one time studied under poetry great W.H. Auden at the University of Michigan. After college, Hayden went on to teach at Fisk University and later at the University of Michigan. His fifth collection of poems, Selected Poems, gained the national attention of poetry critics. Elected to the American Academy of Poets in 1975, and appointed Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1976-1978, Hayden was featured in a U.S. Postage Stamp of 10 Twentieth Century Poets featured Hayden issued in 2012.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

JBU-Rogers Campus — Visits NWACC February 24 and 25

Do you know a student who seeks to complete a bachelor’s degree while continuing to work full time?

If so, the student may wish to make plans to visit with Kent Shaffer, JBU-Rogers Admissions Representative. He will be available at NWACC, including the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development and the Transfer Information Desk, on February 24 and 25. See attachment to coordinate your schedule around when and where he’ll be located. JBU offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online) and Organizational Management (one night a week in Rogers).

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are welcome to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon: Open Textbooks

Workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule are available on our website: www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields

Give yourself a boost toward a positive future, because “Good Enough” is never enough!

We encourage you to come learn how to build a positive future with New York Times best-selling author Debbie Fields March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flier for more details.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing Skills: Use of Colons and Semicolons

  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, Feb. 26,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Between the Lines: Determining the Tone, Bias and Purpose of What You Read

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). In order to be considered for the March award, nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 25. To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative on Campus

Amy Stratham, Cleveland Chiropractic University representative, will be available at the NWACC Transfer Information Desk (Student Center, 2nd floor) on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9:00 to 12:30, and again on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 10:00 to 11:30.  If you are interested in learning about academic opportunities leading to a profession within the field of chiropractic medicine, please make plans to stop by to learn more.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Hmong Culture Clube Egg Roll Fundraiser (NEW)

Hmong Culture Club at NWACC would like to do our annual fundraising. Pre order forms and flyer for egg rolls. Deadline is Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Pre order forms are HERE.

A related flier is attached HERE.

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Thursday 3/12/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120.

Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be on hand to discuss admission deadlines, academic and scholarship opportunities, and many other things.

If you can help us spread the word by posting the flier, announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so.

Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register, please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application Update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu (3/2)

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu (3/7)

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.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in SC 108 A and B. A free cholesterol screening is included. You can sign up with SAAB members in the SC lobby February 23 through 26th or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. See attached flyer.

Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 24, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • JBU-Rogers Campus — Visits NWACC February 24 and 25 (new) (TODAY)
  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK
  • Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields (TODAY)
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations
  • Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative(new)
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars (TODAY)
  • Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff (new)
  • Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class
  • NWACC Nursing Application Update
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life
  • Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 24 — On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895) became the first African American woman in the United States to receive an M.D. degree and become a physician. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. She became a nurse in Boston, Massachusetts and Richmond, Virginia. In 1883 she published A Book of Medical Discourses. The Rebecca Lee Society, a medical society that supports African American women physicians, was founded in 1989.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

JBU-Rogers Campus — Visits NWACC February 24 and 25

Do you know a student who seeks to complete a bachelor’s degree while continuing to work full time?

If so, the student may wish to make plans to visit with Kent Shaffer, JBU-Rogers Admissions Representative. He will be available at NWACC, including the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development and the Transfer Information Desk, on February 24 and 25. See attachment to coordinate your schedule around when and where he’ll be located. JBU offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in Business Administration (online), Liberal Arts (online) and Organizational Management (one night a week in Rogers).

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are welcome to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon: Open Textbooks

Workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule are available on our website: www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields

Give yourself a boost toward a positive future, because “Good Enough” is never enough!

We encourage you to come learn how to build a positive future with New York Times best-selling author Debbie Fields. February 24 or March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flier for more details.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing Skills: Use of Colons and Semicolons

  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, Feb. 26,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Between the Lines: Determining the Tone, Bias and Purpose of What You Read

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). In order to be considered for the March award, nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 25. To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

Cleveland Chiropractic University Representative on Campus

Amy Stratham, Cleveland Chiropractic University representative, will be available at the NWACC Transfer Information Desk (Student Center, 2nd floor) on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9:00 to 12:30, and again on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 10:00 to 11:30.  If you are interested in learning about academic opportunities leading to a profession within the field of chiropractic medicine, please make plans to stop by to learn more.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Now Available: Degree Works Training for Faculty and Staff

Learn how to utilize Degree Works to help with advising students.

  • Run audits
  • Build academic plans for degree completion
  • Run what-if scenarios for major changes
  • Calculate GPA

Click on the training session you would like to attend and submit your name and Id number. You must sign up two days prior to each session in order to attend.

Thursday 3/12/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday 3/18/2015 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday 3/27/2015 9:00am to 11:00am

Friday 3/27/2015 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

For more information contact Brooke Holt at 619-4298 or Janie Todd at 619-3120.

Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be on hand to discuss admission deadlines, academic and scholarship opportunities, and many other things.

If you can help us spread the word by posting the flier, announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so.

Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register, please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application Update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu (3/2)

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu (3/7)

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.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in SC 108 A and B. A free cholesterol screening is included. You can sign up with SAAB members in the SC lobby February 23 through 26th or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. See attached flyer.

Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 23, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge
  • Honors Chipotle Promo Night (TODAY)
  • Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK (new) (TODAY)
  • Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields (new)
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Call For Golden Eagle Nominations (new)
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars (TODAY)
  • Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3 (new)
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class
  • NWACC Nursing Application Update
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life (new)
  • Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 21– On this day in 1936, Barbara Jordan, the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from a southern state, was born in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Texas Southern University with a double major in political science and history, and later graduated from the Boston University School of Law. She became an attorney and then a politician. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in . On July 12, 1976, Jordan delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Texas A & M University voted her keynote speech #5 of the Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th century. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. Jordan passed away in 1996.

Feb. 22 – Julius Winfield (“Dr. J”) Erving, former basketball player, was born in Roosevelt, NY, Feb. 22, 1950. Also on this day DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first rap Grammy for the hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

Feb. 23 – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time in 1929.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

Honors Chipotle Promo Night

A Chipotle Promo Night is planned for Monday, Feb 23, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Buy one/Get one Free. Student ID Required.

A related flier is attached. (2/24)

Library Workshops for Students, Faculty, & Staff THIS WEEK

All are welcome to build research skills and learn more about library resources on Mondays and Thursdays in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310 inside the library).

Library Workshops this week include:

  • Monday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m.: Library Anywhere
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, at 12 noon: Open Textbooks

Workshop descriptions and the full spring schedule are available on our website: www.nwacc.edu/web/library/workshops.

Speaker Broadcast Featuring Debbie Fields

Give yourself a boost toward a positive future, because “Good Enough” is never enough!

We encourage you to come learn how to build a positive future with New York Times best-selling author Debbie Fields. February 24 or March 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flier for more details.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing Skills: Use of Colons and Semicolons

  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, Feb. 26,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Workshop: Reading Between the Lines: Determining the Tone, Bias and Purpose of What You Read

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Call For Golden Eagle Nominations

Do you know a student who is actively involved in student clubs/organizations or in the community? Does this student also show personal growth and development perhaps by taking on leadership roles? Does this student demonstrate a commitment to his or her education? Does this student plan on continuing at NWACC for at least one semester in the 2015-16 academic year? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, this student may be eligible for the Golden Eagle Award!

Please review the attached criteria for nomination and selection before submitting your nomination on the attached form. There will be two more Golden Eagle Award recipients for this academic year (March and April). In order to be considered for the March award, nominations must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 25. To be considered for the April award, nominations must be received by noon on Friday, March 27.

If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Transfer College Fair–Tuesday, March 3

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 3, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be on hand to discuss admission deadlines, academic and scholarship opportunities, and many other things.

If you can help us spread the word by posting the flier, announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so.

Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register, please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application Update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu (3/2)

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu (3/7)

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.

Share Your ‘Cellfie’ and Save a Life

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in SC 108 A and B. A free cholesterol screening is included. You can sign up with SAAB members in the SC lobby February 23 through 26th or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu to sign up. Come out and help save a life. See attached flyer.

Student Government Applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions (photos)

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 20, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Blue & You Fitness Challenge (new)
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus (TODAY)
  • NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20 (TODAY)
  • Creative Writing Contest (TODAY IS DEADLINE)
  • Honors Chipotle Promo Night (new)
  • Sign Up for BC Alert
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party cooking class
  • NWACC Nursing Application update
  • Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • Student Government applications are NOW OPEN! (new)
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Today in History:

Feb. 20- On this day, in 1927, the acclaimed actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami, Florida. Poitier was the first African American to win an academy award for best actor. He won the Oscar in 1963 for his starring role in Lilies of the Field.  Poitier was the top earning movie star of 1967 for his hit films To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. He later received the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, and an Honorary Oscar in 2002 for “For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.”

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge begins March 1. The challenge is designed to encourage good exercise habits and healthy living.

To participate or to learn more about the challenge, open the attached document.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing- Apostrophe Usage
Thursday, Feb. 19: 3 p.m. BH 1004
Friday, Feb. 20:
9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading- Expanding Worlds through New Words: Keys to Building a Bigger Vocabulary

  • Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m., BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus (Today)

NWACC Enactus is hosting a Resume Workshop-Friday February 20, @ 10:00 a.m. with Business Instructor Kelley Rose.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Update your existing resume, or learn how to develop a new eye-catching resume that will help you get the job you have been wanting.

Join us Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Enactus Room (Rm 1022) in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20 (Today)

Got Talent? Come audition for NWACC’s Got Talent!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places PRIZES will be awarded. AUDITIONS will be held on Feb. 20; sign-up sheets will be located at the Student Information Center.

NWACC’s Got Talent Show will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the White Hall Auditorium in Burns Hall.

For any questions or comments, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Honors Chipotle Promo Night

A Chipotle Promo Night is planned for Monday, Feb 23, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Buy one/Get one Free. Student ID Required.

A related flier is attached.

Sign Up for BC Alert

We wanted to remind you to sign up for the Benton County Alert system to be informed of weather-related closings.

You can sign up at http://www.bcalert.com/.

Thank you!

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems, contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor

Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale is seeking mentors for their students.

Principal Michele Hutton describes the mentor program this way: “We want mentors to come at lunch time and eat lunch with a small group or with individual students, one on one. It’s to provide a caring adult in their lives. We welcome mentors who will listen to them and encourage them. We want the mentors to tell them about college and the importance of getting an education. However, we have planned for the mentoring to be done in a relaxed environment. A couple of our mentors bring UNO cards; they play and talk.”

Lunchtime Schedule:

  • 3rd graders 11:30a.m.-Noon;
  • 4th graders, 12:05-12:35 p.m.;
  • 5th graders 12:15-12:45pm.

To learn about participating in this program, contact Stephanie Hinsey, shinsey@sdale.org or 479-750-8859.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

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.

Student Government applications are NOW OPEN!

Are you ready to advocate for the student body or do you know a student ready to join SGA?

The Student Government Association has 14 open positions available for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year. The application period will end on March 13 at noon.

You can pick an application in the Student Government Association office (BH 1214) or you can open the attached forms for officers and for senators.

All applications must be dropped off at Christy Reynold’s office (SGBDC 1011). Voting period will start March 16 and will end March 20 at midnight.

Winners will be announced via Student 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).

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:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 NWACC opens to home-schoolers

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 19, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19 (TODAY) 
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus (Tomorrow)
  • NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20 (Tomorrow)
  • College Hosts “Night of New Plays” (Tonight)
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • Sign Up for BC Alert
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party cooking class
  • NWACC Nursing Application update
  • Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea
  • Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

TODAY: Feb. 19- The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full swing. But did you know that on this day, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, U.S. bobsledder Vonetta Flowers and driver Jill Bakken won the gold medal in the two-woman bobsledding event? Flowers became the first black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. (Flowers would also win the same event two years later at the 2004 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships.)

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing- Apostrophe Usage
Thursday, Feb. 19: 3 p.m. BH 1004
Friday, Feb. 20:
9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading- Expanding Worlds through New Words: Keys to Building a Bigger Vocabulary

  • Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m., BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Home School Workshop Set For Feb. 19 (TODAY)

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.

Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus (Tomorrow)

NWACC Enactus is hosting a Resume Workshop-Friday February 20, @ 10:00 a.m. with Business Instructor Kelley Rose.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Update your existing resume, or learn how to develop a new eye-catching resume that will help you get the job you have been wanting.

Join us Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Enactus Room (Rm 1022) in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20 (Tomorrow)

Got Talent? Come audition for NWACC’s Got Talent!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places PRIZES will be awarded. AUDITIONS will be held on Feb. 20; sign-up sheets will be located at the Student Information Center.

NWACC’s Got Talent Show will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the White Hall Auditorium in Burns Hall.

For any questions or comments, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

College Hosts ‘Night of New Plays’ (Tonight)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will host “Fresh Voices: A Night of New Plays” on Feb. 19.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. in White Auditorium of Burns Hall in Bentonville. Tickets will be available at the door and will be priced at $1 minimum as a part of a “Choose Your Ticket Price” to support the arts donation night. Parking is free.

“Burning Grace” by Genevieve Olson will be presented first on the evening’s program. According to the play description, “When a young, black man is put on trial for burning down a small town church in the 1940s, hate, discrimination, and tragedy are uncovered.” Olson’s play is a finalist for the John Cauble Short Play Award this month at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

Following “Burning Grace,” a new play by Curtis Harrell, interim dean for the Division of Communication and Arts, will be presented. The introduction to “Duke Sims and the Duchess of Russia,” asks “What do you get when you have a newspaper boy, a secluded lady, a troubled past, and a love for America’s favorite pastime, baseball?”

Anyone seeking additional information about the presentations may contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sign Up for BC Alert

We wanted to remind you to sign up for the Benton County Alert system to be informed of weather-related closings.

You can sign up at http://www.bcalert.com/.

Thank you!

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application update 

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor

Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale is seeking mentors for their students.

Principal Michele Hutton describes the mentor program this way: “We want mentors to come at lunch time and eat lunch with a small group or with individual students, one on one. It’s to provide a caring adult in their lives. We welcome mentors who will listen to them and encourage them. We want the mentors to tell them about college and the importance of getting an education. However, we have planned for the mentoring to be done in a relaxed environment. A couple of our mentors bring UNO cards; they play and talk.”

Lunchtime Schedule:

  • 3rd graders 11:30a.m.-Noon;
  • 4th graders, 12:05-12:35 p.m.;
  • 5th graders 12:15-12:45pm.

To learn about participating in this program, contact Stephanie Hinsey, shinsey@sdale.org or 479-750-8859.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years

Are you a high-achieving student who is interested in carrying your education forward to Henderson State University after your time at NWACC?

Henderson provides a $6,000 scholarship for one outstanding student from NWACC each year.

If you’re interested in exploring the academic world within Arkansas and beyond our NWArkansas corridor, then Henderson might be the right place for you. Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (35 miles from Hot Springs), Henderson State University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, has a 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and over 90 active student organizations.

Academic divisions include Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and Teachers College.

For more information about Henderson University, please visit http://www.hsu.edu/index.html. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please email TransferPathways@nwacc.edu.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

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.

The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Launched during the fall semester 2014, the Red Flag Campaign is a Bystander Intervention campaign designed to provide education and outreach to students, faculty and staff in the areas of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Our message is simple: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  This message is about speaking up for those who do not have a voice, intervening by asking someone if something is wrong or if they need help, and educating our campus on the resources we have both on and off campus for reporting and receiving help. We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We ask that students and employees across all campuses understand the message, help us engage our entire community, wear the RED FLAG bracelet, and share the message with others they encounter. If you or someone you know is in need of resources, please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag

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For more information on reporting and resources please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag or email us at:  RedFlag@nwacc.edu

If you would like to speak with someone on campus about this campaign, please contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4315. You can also contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4234.

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).

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 18, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC (TODAY)
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19 (Tomorrow) 
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20
  • College Hosts “Night of New Plays” (NEW)
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • Sign Up for BC Alert
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty (new)
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party cooking class
  • NWACC Nursing Application update (NEW)
  • Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea (new)
  • Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY (TODAY)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

TODAY: Feb. 18– Novelist Toni Morrison was born this day, in 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. She earned a B.A. in English from Howard University, and then a Master’s Degree from Cornell. She taught English at Texas Southern University, later at Howard University, and then at Princeton. Her first novel was published in 1970, but she rose to fame with her book Beloved in 1987, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction the following year. Ten years later Oprah Winfrey starred in the movie based on the novel. In 1993 Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing- Apostrophe Usage
Wednesday, Feb. 18:
3 p.m. BH 1007
Thursday, Feb. 19:
3 p.m. BH 1004
Friday, Feb. 20:
9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading- Expanding Worlds through New Words: Keys to Building a Bigger Vocabulary

  • Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m., BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC (TODAY)

Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 to 1:00 – Student Center/Transfer Information Desk

Kristin Roop, Admissions Counselor for Missouri State University, will be available for students interested in transferring to MSU upon completion of their studies at NWACC. Please see the attachment to learn more about top academic programs at MSU, tuition/fees, scholarship opportunities, transfer equivalencies, etc.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19 (TOMORROW)

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.

Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus

NWACC Enactus is hosting a Resume Workshop-Friday February 20, @ 10:00 a.m. with Business Instructor Kelley Rose.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Update your existing resume, or learn how to develop a new eye-catching resume that will help you get the job you have been wanting.

Join us Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Enactus Room (Rm 1022) in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20

Got Talent? Come audition for NWACC’s Got Talent!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places PRIZES will be awarded. AUDITIONS will be held on Feb. 20; sign-up sheets will be located at the Student Information Center.

NWACC’s Got Talent Show will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the White Hall Auditorium in Burns Hall.

For any questions or comments, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

College Hosts ‘Night of New Plays’ (NEW)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will host “Fresh Voices: A Night of New Plays” on Feb. 19.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. in White Auditorium of Burns Hall in Bentonville. Tickets will be available at the door and will be priced at $1 minimum as a part of a “Choose Your Ticket Price” to support the arts donation night. Parking is free.

“Burning Grace” by Genevieve Olson will be presented first on the evening’s program. According to the play description, “When a young, black man is put on trial for burning down a small town church in the 1940s, hate, discrimination, and tragedy are uncovered.” Olson’s play is a finalist for the John Cauble Short Play Award this month at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

Following “Burning Grace,” a new play by Curtis Harrell, interim dean for the Division of Communication and Arts, will be presented. The introduction to “Duke Sims and the Duchess of Russia,” asks “What do you get when you have a newspaper boy, a secluded lady, a troubled past, and a love for America’s favorite pastime, baseball?”

Anyone seeking additional information about the presentations may contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sign Up for BC Alert

We wanted to remind you to sign up for the Benton County Alert system to be informed of weather-related closings.

You can sign up at http://www.bcalert.com/.

Thank you!

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

NWACC Nursing Application update (NEW)

Just a reminder that NWACC Nursing applications for Track I and II and Bridge to RN are available through March 1 on the Nursing page of the NWACC website. In order to apply students must have an NWACC username and password and make sure the pop up blocker is turned off. For further Nursing Application questions or problems contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor

Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale is seeking mentors for their students.

Principal Michele Hutton describes the mentor program this way: “We want mentors to come at lunch time and eat lunch with a small group or with individual students, one on one. It’s to provide a caring adult in their lives. We welcome mentors who will listen to them and encourage them. We want the mentors to tell them about college and the importance of getting an education. However, we have planned for the mentoring to be done in a relaxed environment. A couple of our mentors bring UNO cards; they play and talk.”

Lunchtime Schedule:

  • 3rd graders 11:30a.m.-Noon;
  • 4th graders, 12:05-12:35 p.m.;
  • 5th graders 12:15-12:45pm.

To learn about participating in this program, contact Stephanie Hinsey, shinsey@sdale.org or 479-750-8859.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years

Are you a high-achieving student who is interested in carrying your education forward to Henderson State University after your time at NWACC?

Henderson provides a $6,000 scholarship for one outstanding student from NWACC each year.

If you’re interested in exploring the academic world within Arkansas and beyond our NWArkansas corridor, then Henderson might be the right place for you. Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (35 miles from Hot Springs), Henderson State University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, has a 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and over 90 active student organizations.

Academic divisions include Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and Teachers College.

For more information about Henderson University, please visit http://www.hsu.edu/index.html. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please email TransferPathways@nwacc.edu.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

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.

The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Launched during the fall semester 2014, the Red Flag Campaign is a Bystander Intervention campaign designed to provide education and outreach to students, faculty and staff in the areas of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Our message is simple: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  This message is about speaking up for those who do not have a voice, intervening by asking someone if something is wrong or if they need help, and educating our campus on the resources we have both on and off campus for reporting and receiving help. We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We ask that students and employees across all campuses understand the message, help us engage our entire community, wear the RED FLAG bracelet, and share the message with others they encounter. If you or someone you know is in need of resources, please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag

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For more information on reporting and resources please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag or email us at:  RedFlag@nwacc.edu

If you would like to speak with someone on campus about this campaign, please contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4315. You can also contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4234.

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).

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY

Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC (TODAY)

Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 to 1:00 – Student Center/Transfer Information Desk

Kristin Roop, Admissions Counselor for Missouri State University, will be available for students interested in transferring to MSU upon completion of their studies at NWACC. Please see the attachment to learn more about top academic programs at MSU, tuition/fees, scholarship opportunities, transfer equivalencies, etc.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 17, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing (TODAY)
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC
  • Student Leadership Series Seminars
  • Home School Workshop Set Feb. 19
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • Sign Up for BC Alert (new)
  • Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty (new)
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party cooking class
  • Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor
  • Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea (new)
  • Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Daily announcements, student announcements and social media channels will include highlights in history and trivia questions.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week. Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops on Graphing

During this week and next week, February 16-27, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Graphic Lines by Hand for Beginning Algebra level students. These workshops are

  • Tuesday, Feb 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m., in SC 314
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 314

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Also next week and in March,  the Math Center will offer two workshops on Graphic Functions by Hand for Intermediate Algebra level students. These workshops are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in SC 314.

Students should bring graph paper, if they have it.

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Basic Writing- Apostrophe Usage
Wednesday, Feb. 18:
3 p.m. BH 1007
Thursday, Feb. 19:
3 p.m. BH 1004
Friday, Feb. 20:
9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading- Expanding Worlds through New Words: Keys to Building a Bigger Vocabulary

  • Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m., BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC

Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 to 1:00 – Student Center/Transfer Information Desk

Kristin Roop, Admissions Counselor for Missouri State University, will be available for students interested in transferring to MSU upon completion of their studies at NWACC. Please see the attachment to learn more about top academic programs at MSU, tuition/fees, scholarship opportunities, transfer equivalencies, etc.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 18 at 11:00 a.m. in SC 108 A “Fundraising 101” includes basic fundraising do’s and don’ts. Presented by Amy Benincosa, NWACC Foundation
  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus

NWACC Enactus is hosting a Resume Workshop-Friday February 20, @ 10:00 a.m. with Business Instructor Kelley Rose.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Update your existing resume, or learn how to develop a new eye-catching resume that will help you get the job you have been wanting.

Join us Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Enactus Room (Rm 1022) in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20

Got Talent? Come audition for NWACC’s Got Talent!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places PRIZES will be awarded. AUDITIONS will be held on Feb. 20; sign-up sheets will be located at the Student Information Center.

NWACC’s Got Talent Show will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the White Hall Auditorium in Burns Hall.

For any questions or comments, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sign Up for BC Alert

We wanted to remind you to sign up for the Benton County Alert system to be informed of weather-related closings.

You can sign up at http://www.bcalert.com/.

Thank you!

Continuing Conversation about Generational Poverty

The conversation about serving students from generational poverty continues at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with the showing of a segment of the documentary “People Like Us” on Thursday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in theBecky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

Brenda Zedlitz, Executive Director of Children’s Services for the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, will share her thoughts and lead a discussion following the documentary.

For more information, contact Gwen Dobbs at gdobbs@nwacc.edu or Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor

Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale is seeking mentors for their students.

Principal Michele Hutton describes the mentor program this way: “We want mentors to come at lunch time and eat lunch with a small group or with individual students, one on one. It’s to provide a caring adult in their lives. We welcome mentors who will listen to them and encourage them. We want the mentors to tell them about college and the importance of getting an education. However, we have planned for the mentoring to be done in a relaxed environment. A couple of our mentors bring UNO cards; they play and talk.”

Lunchtime Schedule:

  • 3rd graders 11:30a.m.-Noon;
  • 4th graders, 12:05-12:35 p.m.;
  • 5th graders 12:15-12:45pm.

To learn about participating in this program, contact Stephanie Hinsey, shinsey@sdale.org or 479-750-8859.

Brown Bag: The Healing Powers of Herbal Tea

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and learn about the potential benefits of herbal tea on February 26, 1-2 p.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years

Are you a high-achieving student who is interested in carrying your education forward to Henderson State University after your time at NWACC?

Henderson provides a $6,000 scholarship for one outstanding student from NWACC each year.

If you’re interested in exploring the academic world within Arkansas and beyond our NWArkansas corridor, then Henderson might be the right place for you. Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (35 miles from Hot Springs), Henderson State University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, has a 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and over 90 active student organizations.

Academic divisions include Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and Teachers College.

For more information about Henderson University, please visit http://www.hsu.edu/index.html. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please email TransferPathways@nwacc.edu.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

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.

The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Launched during the fall semester 2014, the Red Flag Campaign is a Bystander Intervention campaign designed to provide education and outreach to students, faculty and staff in the areas of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Our message is simple: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  This message is about speaking up for those who do not have a voice, intervening by asking someone if something is wrong or if they need help, and educating our campus on the resources we have both on and off campus for reporting and receiving help. We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We ask that students and employees across all campuses understand the message, help us engage our entire community, wear the RED FLAG bracelet, and share the message with others they encounter. If you or someone you know is in need of resources, please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag

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For more information on reporting and resources please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag or email us at:  RedFlag@nwacc.edu

If you would like to speak with someone on campus about this campaign, please contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4315. You can also contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4234.

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).

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY

Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC

Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 to 1:00 – Student Center/Transfer Information Desk

Kristin Roop, Admissions Counselor for Missouri State University, will be available for students interested in transferring to MSU upon completion of their studies at NWACC. Please see the attachment to learn more about top academic programs at MSU, tuition/fees, scholarship opportunities, transfer equivalencies, etc.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 13, 2015

  • NWACC Observing Black History Month
  • Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK
  • Math Center Offers Workshops (TODAY)
  • Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra
  • Phi Theta Kappa Hosting Clothing Drive
  • Italian Inspired Dinner Party cooking class
  • Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor
  • Transfer Information Sessions: TRANSFER 101
  • Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years
  • Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25
  • NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks
  • Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!
  • A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?
  • Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus
  • The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
  • NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20
  • Success Planner Faculty & Staff Training
  • Home School Workshop Set for Feb. 19
  • Creative Writing Contest
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

NWACC Observing Black History Month

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is observing Black History Month throughout February.

The theme for the 2015 observance is “Black History is Everyone’s History.”

Activities will include campus-wide poster displays on the Bentonville campus and at the Washington County Center, an afternoon film festival, a library display, dramatic readings by the NWACC Theatre Department and speaker Gene Vinzant offering a presentation on the history of African Americans in Northwest Arkansas.

Daily announcements, student announcements and social media channels will include highlights in history and trivia questions.

Today in History:

Feb. 13 — The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized in 1923.

Feb. 14 – Today in 1936, National Negro Congress was organized at a Chicago meeting attended by 817 delegates representing more than 500 organizations. Asa Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was elected president of the new organization.

Feb. 15 – Today in 1848, Sarah Roberts was barred from a white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.

Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for heavyweight boxing championship. Ali regained the title on September 15 and became the person to win the title three times in 1978.

Academic Success Workshops THIS WEEK

The Academic Success Center on campus is here to help you succeed in every way this semester!

Please join us in Student Center (SC) 314 each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops. This week, come find out your preferred learning style, create a study management plan that will help you adapt to different classes, and start learning about note and test taking at our STUDY SKILLS workshop. Topics vary by week, Please see a more detailed schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Math Center Offers Workshops

This week, February 9 – 13, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on Conquering Test Anxiety. These workshops are appropriate for students at any level:

  • Friday, February 13, 11 a.m. – noon SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra

Math Workshops are planned for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and PreAlgebra Students (and other students needing help with the topic of the day).

The attached document shows a complete and updated schedule.

Phi Theta Kappa Hosting Clothing Drive Feb. 9-13

The student members of Phi Theta Kappa at NWACC are hosting a clothing drive, February 9 through 13.

You can donate your gently-used clothing items and help change lives in your community.

Your donations support Goodwill’s training and education programs, which allow individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and independence through the Power of Work. Donation bins will be located in Burns Hall, the Becky Paneitz Student Center, the Center for Health Professions, and the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

A related flier is attached.

For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and Writing workshops scheduled for this week include:

Writing: Comma Usage

  • Friday (2/13) BH 1020 9:30 a.m.

Reading- Expanding Worlds through New Words: Keys to Building a Bigger Vocabulary

  • Friday (2/13) BH 1019 10:30 a.m.

A related flier is attached.

Student Leadership Series Seminars

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the NWACC Student Leadership Series.

This is a series of seminars, taught by experts in the subject, that will help strengthen and build student club leaders and members. It will also help students build skills that they will be able to take out into the workforce with them. In order to find times that worked for more students, for most of the sessions we tried to plan a time on a Monday or Wednesday and a Tuesday or Thursday. Students and club advisors are strongly encouraged to attend. Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

The sessions will include the following:

  • February 18 at 11:00 a.m. in SC 108 A “Fundraising 101” includes basic fundraising do’s and don’ts. Presented by Amy Benincosa, NWACC Foundation
  • February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • February 24 at noon in SC 108 A “Tips for Special Event Planning and Volunteer Management.” Presented by Teresa Williams, NWACC Office of Student Support, community event planner
  • March 2 at Noon in SC 336 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • March 3 at Noon in SC 335 “Managing Effective Meetings.” Presented by Ethan Beckcom, NWACC Risk Management
  • We are also working on a session on Robert’s Rules of Order. Look for that announcement soon. Please pay close attention to the times and room numbers as the sessions are not always at the same time nor in the same room.

For more information or to suggest a future topic, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Italian Inspired Dinner Party Cooking Class

In partnership with NWACC Workforce Development, Sheila Reese and Kim Duhamel with Born2Cook Inspired will begin providing culinary personal enrichment classes on campus.

The demo kitchen in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development will be the location of the first class.

The class will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $75. Students will learn to cook an Italian dinner and then enjoy the meal afterward. To register please contact Corporate Learning at 936-5175. Space is limited.

Service Learning Opportunity to Mentor

Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale is seeking mentors for their students.

Principal Michele Hutton describes the mentor program this way: “We want mentors to come at lunch time and eat lunch with a small group or with individual students, one on one. It’s to provide a caring adult in their lives. We welcome mentors who will listen to them and encourage them. We want the mentors to tell them about college and the importance of getting an education. However, we have planned for the mentoring to be done in a relaxed environment. A couple of our mentors bring UNO cards; they play and talk.”

Lunchtime Schedule:

  • 3rd graders 11:30a.m.-Noon;
  • 4th graders, 12:05-12:35 p.m.;
  • 5th graders 12:15-12:45pm.

To learn about participating in this program, contact Stephanie Hinsey, shinsey@sdale.org or 479-750-8859.

Transfer Information Session: TRANSFER 101

Monday, February 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,  Becky Paneitz Student Center Student Success Center, 205A

Do you know a student who’s planning on transferring to another institution and needs to learn more about the ins and outs of transferring? Please encourage the students you know who need more information on the transfer process to attend “Transfer 101.”

During this information session, Monica Moore, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Services, will discuss the decision-making process, and how to access academic advising tools and take important next steps to ensure the transfer process works for students. Seating is limited.

More sessions will be offered in the future based upon demand.

Scholarship opportunity at Henderson State University-$6,000/year for two years

Are you a high-achieving student who is interested in carrying your education forward to Henderson State University after your time at NWACC?

Henderson provides a $6,000 scholarship for one outstanding student from NWACC each year.

If you’re interested in exploring the academic world within Arkansas and beyond our NWArkansas corridor, then Henderson might be the right place for you. Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (35 miles from Hot Springs), Henderson State University offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, has a 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and over 90 active student organizations.

Academic divisions include Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and Teachers College.

For more information about Henderson University, please visit http://www.hsu.edu/index.html. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity, please email TransferPathways@nwacc.edu.

Black History Month Presentation on Feb. 25

On Wednesday, February 25, from noon-1:00 p.m., in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, NWACC professor of Arkansas history Dr. Gene Vinzant will present “African Americans in Northwest Arkansas: A History.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Patrice Whitley at pwhitley@nwacc.edu or 479-986-4022.

A related flier is attached.

NEW Aquaponics Class 2nd 8-weeks

Have you heard of Aquaponics? Aqua-what? Are you somewhat familiar with this latest technology in gardening and agriculture?

New to NWACC is an Introduction to Aquaponics course. This Environmental Science Special Problems course equips the individual to design, build, and maintain his or her own aquaponic system.

Focus topics include: water quality management, aquaculture, soilless gardening, recirculating water systems, and sustainability. This 1-credit course occurs during the 2nd 8-weeks of the spring 2015 semester. Meeting time TBD. CRN 22484; ENSC 2911. Register today!

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni!

The NWACC Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award.

Named in honor of community leader, Dick Trammel, this award recognizes an NWACC alumnus/alumna who has achieved success in his/her career field and made a positive impact on his/her community through any of the following:

  • public service activities (including military service or public office)
  • civic or philanthropic engagement
  • community leadership
  • volunteerism
  • involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities.

The selected award recipient will be recognized during NWACC’s 25th annual commencement ceremony in May. Full details are available on the nomination form located HERE.

Completed nominations must be received no later than March 6. For questions, please call Amy Benincosa at the NWACC Alumni Association, 479.619.4321 or email abenincosa@nwacc.edu

A Massacre! An Injustice! What’s in a Name?

Sigma Kappa Delta will host the next book club meeting. Join us to discuss and debate the massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho women and children as seen through Simon J. Ortiz’s book of poetry from Sand Creek on Wednesday, February 25, 3-4, in BH 1008.

Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu for more information (or to borrow a book).

Resume Workshop Hosted by Enactus

NWACC Enactus is hosting a Resume Workshop-Friday February 20, @ 10:00 a.m. with Business Instructor Kelley Rose.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Update your existing resume, or learn how to develop a new eye-catching resume that will help you get the job you have been wanting.

Join us Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. in the Enactus Room (Rm 1022) in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development

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.

The Red Flag Campaign: Reporting and Resources for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Launched during the fall semester 2014, the Red Flag Campaign is a Bystander Intervention campaign designed to provide education and outreach to students, faculty and staff in the areas of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

Our message is simple: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  This message is about speaking up for those who do not have a voice, intervening by asking someone if something is wrong or if they need help, and educating our campus on the resources we have both on and off campus for reporting and receiving help. We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We ask that students and employees across all campuses understand the message, help us engage our entire community, wear the RED FLAG bracelet, and share the message with others they encounter. If you or someone you know is in need of resources, please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag

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For more information on reporting and resources please visit our website at:  https://www.nwacc.edu/web/conduct/redflag or email us at:  RedFlag@nwacc.edu

If you would like to speak with someone on campus about this campaign, please contact Teresa Williamson at twilliamson4@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4315. You can also contact Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or call 479-619-4234.

NWACC’s Got Talent Auditions on Feb. 20

Got Talent? Come audition for NWACC’s Got Talent!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd places PRIZES will be awarded. AUDITIONS will be held on Feb. 20; sign-up sheets will be located at the Student Information Center.

NWACC’s Got Talent Show will be held on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the White Hall Auditorium in Burns Hall.

For any questions or comments, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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).

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.

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–FEBRUARY

Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri) Visits NWACC

Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 to 1:00 – Student Center/Transfer Information Desk

Kristin Roop, Admissions Counselor for Missouri State University, will be available for students interested in transferring to MSU upon completion of their studies at NWACC. Please see the attachment to learn more about top academic programs at MSU, tuition/fees, scholarship opportunities, transfer equivalencies, etc.

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