April 30, 2015

  • Buyback and Rental Check-In (TODAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015 (TODAY)
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (TODAY)
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading (TODAY)
  • Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews (TODAY)
  • Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Phunbags Improv Lesson
  • Oral Interpretation Readings May 4
  • Graduation Volunteers Needed (new)
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month!
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading

Please attend the Flipping the Script Awards Reading in White Auditorium this Thursday, April 30, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Winners of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contests will read from their works.

There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the reading. Join us in celebrating creative works focused on women and diversity. More information is included here.

Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday

The NWACC Theatre Department presents Sonnets for An Old Century this week.

The play will be presented in White Auditorium on the NWACC campus April 30, May 1 & 2 at 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m.   Doors open 30 minutes before performances and ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $6 for students, and admission is free on April 30 for NWACC students. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Sonnets For an Old Century was written by Obie Award winning playwright, José Rivera.  Set in that moment between life and afterlife, people from different walks of life assemble before one man, the Gatekeeper. He tells them that they have one final moment to justify their existence and send their words out to the universe.   Each haunting tale is filled with happiness, sorrow, fear, anger, and regret. It is the universality of these simple tales of the human condition that draw the audience into this poignant work.

The NWACC production consists of a 23-member ensemble participating in both the performance and the technical aspects of the play. The ensemble is diverse in age, race, and gender. The actors have researched and designed their character through costume, lighting, and movement to create a truly theatrical experience.

For more information, contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The nominations are in for Halls of Excellence Awards! Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon. An invitation is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

Phunbags Improv Lesson

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Members from Phunbags, Northwest Arkansas’ Only Professional Short-Form Comedy Improv troupe creating on-the-spot, in-the-moment gut-bustin’ comedy based upon audience suggestions and participation, will be at NWACC May 1.

The performance is FREE! Learn the intricacies of improv performance with students from all over campus. The even is hosted by NWACC’s Theatre Club from noon-2 p.m. in the White Auditorium. Please come and be a part!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Oral Interpretation Readings May 4

NWACC’s Oral Interpretation class will present several readings at 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, in BH 2105 (the Music Room).

All are invited. A related flier is attached.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Graduation is a day our students all look forward to. We need volunteers to help make this an extra special day for our graduates.

There are several times and duties still remaining. Please sign up and commit a couple of hours to helping our students celebrate their achievements.

We have the following needs:

  • Set up and preparations begin at 6:15 a.m. and continue until finished
  • Alumni table attendants for 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. ceremonies
  • Photo card holder for 12:00 pm ceremony
  • Ushers for 3:00 p.m. ceremony
  • Robing room attendant for 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ceremonies
  • Tear down and clean up beginning immediately following 3:00 p.m. ceremony.

Please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 to volunteer.

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month!

Millions of people all over the world lack access to basic eye care services. During the month of May, the NWACC Disability Resource Center will be participating in “Recycle for Sight” month through the Lions Club International.

We will be collecting eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames, and SUNGLASSES, too, to help those in developing nations who do not have the resources to buy them. Please help by donating your unused glasses! A collection box will be in the Disability Resource Center (Student Center, 114) through June 1.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

If you are looking for a friendly place to support your community and have a few hours to spare, then Bentonville Public Library (BPL) is the place for you. Currently, we have volunteer positions available:

  • Monday-Thursday-Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday- Noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Typically, volunteers work 2-hour shifts one or two days per week. Duties may include checking books for damage, shelving, straightening shelves and special projects.

**If you have specialized skills or you are looking for a group opportunity, please let us know! We have something for everyone.**

If you plan to visit the new Bentonville Community Center and want to volunteer, why not do both!? BPL is looking for qualified volunteers to help with the new Mini-Branch library, BPL at the Community Center. Some tasks include emptying the book drop, shelving, and basic organization of library materials. Two (2) training dates are scheduled at the new Bentonville Community Center: Monday, 5/11 @ 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, 5/13 @ 6-7 p.m.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the training sessions, please email your volunteer coordinator (Adults/JPs – mhendrickson@bentonvillear.com or Teens – sgowdy@bentonvillear.com). Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!

A related flier is attached.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 29, 2015

  • Buyback and Rental Check-In (TODAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015 (TODAY)
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (TODAY)
  • NWACC Concert Wednesday (TODAY)
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading
  • Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Phunbags Improv Lesson
  • Oral Interpretation Readings May 4 (new)
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month!
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium

Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

NWACC Concert Wednesday

NWACC Chamber Singers and NWACC Strings will present a FREE concert Wednesday, April 29,   at 7 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Chamber Singers will perform selections from Cherubini Requiem plus works by Mulholland,Paulus, Chilcott, and the Gershwins. The NWACC String Ensemble will perform under the direction of Myron Flippin.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading

Please attend the Flipping the Script Awards Reading in White Auditorium this Thursday, April 30, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Winners of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contests will read from their works.

There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the reading. Join us in celebrating creative works focused on women and diversity. More information is included here.

Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday

The NWACC Theatre Department presents Sonnets for An Old Century this week.

The play will be presented in White Auditorium on the NWACC campus April 30, May 1 & 2 at 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m.   Doors open 30 minutes before performances and ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $6 for students, and admission is free on April 30 for NWACC students. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Sonnets For an Old Century was written by Obie Award winning playwright, José Rivera.  Set in that moment between life and afterlife, people from different walks of life assemble before one man, the Gatekeeper. He tells them that they have one final moment to justify their existence and send their words out to the universe.   Each haunting tale is filled with happiness, sorrow, fear, anger, and regret. It is the universality of these simple tales of the human condition that draw the audience into this poignant work.

The NWACC production consists of a 23-member ensemble participating in both the performance and the technical aspects of the play. The ensemble is diverse in age, race, and gender. The actors have researched and designed their character through costume, lighting, and movement to create a truly theatrical experience.

For more information, contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The nominations are in for Halls of Excellence Awards! Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon. An invitation is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

Phunbags Improv Lesson

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Members from Phunbags, Northwest Arkansas’ Only Professional Short-Form Comedy Improv troupe creating on-the-spot, in-the-moment gut-bustin’ comedy based upon audience suggestions and participation, will be at NWACC May 1.

The performance is FREE! Learn the intricacies of improv performance with students from all over campus. The even is hosted by NWACC’s Theatre Club from noon-2 p.m. in the White Auditorium. Please come and be a part!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Oral Interpretation Readings May 4

NWACC’s Oral Interpretation class will present several readings at 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, in BH 2105 (the Music Room).

All are invited. A related flier is attached.

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month!

Millions of people all over the world lack access to basic eye care services. During the month of May, the NWACC Disability Resource Center will be participating in “Recycle for Sight” month through the Lions Club International.

We will be collecting eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames, and SUNGLASSES, too, to help those in developing nations who do not have the resources to buy them. Please help by donating your unused glasses! A collection box will be in the Disability Resource Center (Student Center, 114) through June 1.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

If you are looking for a friendly place to support your community and have a few hours to spare, then Bentonville Public Library (BPL) is the place for you. Currently, we have volunteer positions available:

  • Monday-Thursday-Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday- Noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Typically, volunteers work 2-hour shifts one or two days per week. Duties may include checking books for damage, shelving, straightening shelves and special projects.

**If you have specialized skills or you are looking for a group opportunity, please let us know! We have something for everyone.**

If you plan to visit the new Bentonville Community Center and want to volunteer, why not do both!? BPL is looking for qualified volunteers to help with the new Mini-Branch library, BPL at the Community Center. Some tasks include emptying the book drop, shelving, and basic organization of library materials. Two (2) training dates are scheduled at the new Bentonville Community Center: Monday, 5/11 @ 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, 5/13 @ 6-7 p.m.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the training sessions, please email your volunteer coordinator (Adults/JPs – mhendrickson@bentonvillear.com or Teens – sgowdy@bentonvillear.com). Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!

A related flier is attached.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Easing finals stress

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 28, 2015

  • April and August: Osage County (TODAY)
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In (TODAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015 (TODAY)
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (updated)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • NWACC Concert Wednesday
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading (new)
  • Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday (new)
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Phunbags Improv Lesson (new)
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month! (new)
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium

Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

NWACC Concert Wednesday

NWACC Chamber Singers and NWACC Strings will present a FREE concert Wednesday, April 29,   at 7 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Chamber Singers will perform selections from Cherubini Requiem plus works by Mulholland,Paulus, Chilcott, and the Gershwins. The NWACC String Ensemble will perform under the direction of Myron Flippin.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest Awards Reading

Please attend the Flipping the Script Awards Reading in White Auditorium this Thursday, April 30, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Winners of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contests will read from their works.

There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the reading. Join us in celebrating creative works focused on women and diversity. More information is included here.

Sonnets for An Old Century Presented by the NWACC Theatre Department Beginning Thursday

The NWACC Theatre Department presents Sonnets for An Old Century this week.

The play will be presented in White Auditorium on the NWACC campus April 30, May 1 & 2 at 7 p.m., and May 3 at 2 p.m.   Doors open 30 minutes before performances and ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $6 for students, and admission is free on April 30 for NWACC students. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Sonnets For an Old Century was written by Obie Award winning playwright, José Rivera.  Set in that moment between life and afterlife, people from different walks of life assemble before one man, the Gatekeeper. He tells them that they have one final moment to justify their existence and send their words out to the universe.   Each haunting tale is filled with happiness, sorrow, fear, anger, and regret. It is the universality of these simple tales of the human condition that draw the audience into this poignant work.

The NWACC production consists of a 23-member ensemble participating in both the performance and the technical aspects of the play. The ensemble is diverse in age, race, and gender. The actors have researched and designed their character through costume, lighting, and movement to create a truly theatrical experience.

For more information, contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The nominations are in for Halls of Excellence Awards! Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon. An invitation is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

Phunbags Improv Lesson

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Members from Phunbags, Northwest Arkansas’ Only Professional Short-Form Comedy Improv troupe creating on-the-spot, in-the-moment gut-bustin’ comedy based upon audience suggestions and participation, will be at NWACC May 1.

The performance is FREE! Learn the intricacies of improv performance with students from all over campus. The even is hosted by NWACC’s Theatre Club from noon-2 p.m. in the White Auditorium. Please come and be a part!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

May is Lions Club International “Recycle for Sight” Month!

Millions of people all over the world lack access to basic eye care services. During the month of May, the NWACC Disability Resource Center will be participating in “Recycle for Sight” month through the Lions Club International.

We will be collecting eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames, and SUNGLASSES, too, to help those in developing nations who do not have the resources to buy them. Please help by donating your unused glasses! A collection box will be in the Disability Resource Center (Student Center, 114) through June 1.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

If you are looking for a friendly place to support your community and have a few hours to spare, then Bentonville Public Library (BPL) is the place for you. Currently, we have volunteer positions available:

  • Monday-Thursday-Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday- Noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Typically, volunteers work 2-hour shifts one or two days per week. Duties may include checking books for damage, shelving, straightening shelves and special projects.

**If you have specialized skills or you are looking for a group opportunity, please let us know! We have something for everyone.**

If you plan to visit the new Bentonville Community Center and want to volunteer, why not do both!? BPL is looking for qualified volunteers to help with the new Mini-Branch library, BPL at the Community Center. Some tasks include emptying the book drop, shelving, and basic organization of library materials. Two (2) training dates are scheduled at the new Bentonville Community Center: Monday, 5/11 @ 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, 5/13 @ 6-7 p.m.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the training sessions, please email your volunteer coordinator (Adults/JPs – mhendrickson@bentonvillear.com or Teens – sgowdy@bentonvillear.com). Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!

A related flier is attached.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 27, 2015

  • YumYos and Phi Theta Kappa at NWACC! (TODAY)
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In
  • April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (updated)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • NWACC Concert Wednesday (new)
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon (new)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library (new)
  • NWACC in the News (1 new item)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

YumYos and Phi Theta Kappa at NWACC!

Come out and support Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Monday, April 27, with YumYos and frozen yogurt!

Attending this event will give 15% of all proceeds to help support Phi Theta Kappa and its projects on and off campus. In addition, this event will be an opportunity to learn more about Phi Theta Kappa and leadership opportunities.

The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at YumYos in Bentonville,  700 SE Walton Blvd (By Mama Fu’s)

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

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium

Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

NWACC Concert Wednesday

NWACC Chamber Singers and NWACC Strings will present a FREE concert Wednesday, April 29,   at 7 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

Chamber Singers will perform selections from Cherubini Requiem plus works by Mulholland,Paulus, Chilcott, and the Gershwins. The NWACC String Ensemble will perform under the direction of Myron Flippin.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The nominations are in for Halls of Excellence Awards! Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Teacher Staff Appreciation Luncheon. An invitation is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

Volunteer at Bentonville Public Library

If you are looking for a friendly place to support your community and have a few hours to spare, then Bentonville Public Library (BPL) is the place for you. Currently, we have volunteer positions available:

  • Monday-Thursday-Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Friday- Noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday- 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Typically, volunteers work 2-hour shifts one or two days per week. Duties may include checking books for damage, shelving, straightening shelves and special projects.

**If you have specialized skills or you are looking for a group opportunity, please let us know! We have something for everyone.**

If you plan to visit the new Bentonville Community Center and want to volunteer, why not do both!? BPL is looking for qualified volunteers to help with the new Mini-Branch library, BPL at the Community Center. Some tasks include emptying the book drop, shelving, and basic organization of library materials. Two (2) training dates are scheduled at the new Bentonville Community Center: Monday, 5/11 @ 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, 5/13 @ 6-7 p.m.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the training sessions, please email your volunteer coordinator (Adults/JPs – mhendrickson@bentonvillear.com or Teens – sgowdy@bentonvillear.com). Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!

A related flier is attached.

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

40/29 Television: Interview with Tina Cikanek

The Future of Jobs in Arkansas

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 24, 2015

  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)
  • Table Francophone Friday (TODAY)
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Deadline TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services (TODAY)
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • YumYos and Phi Theta Kappa at NWACC! (new)
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (updated)
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest (Deadline TODAY)
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and writing workshops are open to all students. Encourage students to join us this week for the following sessions.

Basic Writing Skills – Revising and Editing

  • Wednesday, April 22,  3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 23,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 24,  9:30 a.m. BH 1020

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Table Francophone Friday

The Table francophone will meet Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

YumYos and Phi Theta Kappa at NWACC!

Come out and support Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Monday, April 27, with YumYos and frozen yogurt!

Attending this event will give 15% of all proceeds to help support Phi Theta Kappa and its projects on and off campus. In addition, this event will be an opportunity to learn more about Phi Theta Kappa and leadership opportunities.

The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. at YumYos in Bentonville,  700 SE Walton Blvd (By Mama Fu’s)

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

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

  • NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu\

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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).

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 23, 2015

  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)
  • Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23 (TODAY)
  • Spring Carnival Thursday (TODAY)
  • Table Francophone Friday
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Entries welcome TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (updated)
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (3 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and writing workshops are open to all students. Encourage students to join us this week for the following sessions.

Basic Writing Skills – Revising and Editing

  • Wednesday, April 22,  3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 23,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 24,  9:30 a.m. BH 1020

A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a discussion on Holistic Healing from noon to 1 p.m. April 23.

Presenters from the NWACC Health Professions department will discuss how to make tinctures and salves, how to use essential oils and herbs to de-stress, and demonstrate how to perform a hand massage using essential oils.

The session will be in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

Spring Carnival Thursday

Invite your friends and families to have fun at NWACC’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. located on North Lawn and Bogle Plaza. What could get better than having FREE admission, FREE GAMES, and FREE FOOD? A related flier is attached.

For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The event is sponsored by SAAB.

Table Francophone Friday

The Table francophone will meet Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

  • NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu\

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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).

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC IN THE NEWS:

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Students compete in cook-off

The City Wire

Summary of fundraising activities including Plant a Seed Soiree

Bentonville business leaders, educators discuss technology collaboration

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 22, 2015

  • Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)
  • NWACC Culinary Cook-Off (TODAY)
  • Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23
  • Spring Carnival Thursday
  • Table Francophone Friday
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Entries welcome TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (updated)
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder

Changing our View, Frame by Frame. Our views in and of the contemporary media are shaped by the person behind the camera. This talk on Wednesday, April 22, will demonstrate the presence of “the male gaze” and how it not only misrepresents reality but also glamorizes violence against women and minorities. The solution? Moments — such as the Bentonville Film Festival — which champion women and diversity.

Join us to learn about ways to “change our views.” There will not be a message from Geena Davis as previously mentioned, but the presentation will proceed as planned from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.  Open this link for additional information.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and writing workshops are open to all students. Encourage students to join us this week for the following sessions.

Basic Writing Skills – Revising and Editing

  • Wednesday, April 22,  3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 23,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 24,  9:30 a.m. BH 1020

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Tuesday, April 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m. SC 336
  • Wednesday, April 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

NWACC Culinary Cook-Off

There will be a cook-off style competition between the students of the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program.

The teams will battle fo the “best burger” and “best smoothie” recipe.

The winning team will represent the program at the 2015 NW Arkansas Food Festival events. The cook-off will be held on Wednesday, April 22,  from 11:30-1 p.m. in McAuley Hall of the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers. Tickets are $5 each.

To reserve your ticket, please contact Rose Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. Funds raised through the cook-off will go toward scholarships for students in the NWACC Culinary Tourism Study Abroad program.

Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a discussion on Holistic Healing from noon to 1 p.m. April 23.

Presenters from the NWACC Health Professions department will discuss how to make tinctures and salves, how to use essential oils and herbs to de-stress, and demonstrate how to perform a hand massage using essential oils.

The session will be in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

Spring Carnival Thursday

Invite your friends and families to have fun at NWACC’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. located on North Lawn and Bogle Plaza. What could get better than having FREE admission, FREE GAMES, and FREE FOOD? A related flier is attached.

For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The event is sponsored by SAAB.

Table Francophone Friday

The Table francophone will meet Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

  • NEW TIME: Wednesday, April 29, Noon-1 p.m. in White Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu\

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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).

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

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First CEO of Sam’s Club shares lessons learned from Walton

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 21, 2015

  • Academic Success Workshops (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • Presentation: Stalking (TODAY)
  • April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)
  • NWACC Culinary Cook-Off (updated)
  • Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23
  • Spring Carnival Thursday
  • Table Francophone Friday
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Entries welcome TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S. (new)
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation
  • Buyback and Rental Check-In (new)
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder and Actor Geena Davis (updated)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Academic Success Workshops

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

Topics vary by week.

Please note: During the week of April 20-24, the Academic Success Center’s Managing Life workshop will be held on Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. and on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. instead of the times posted on the original schedule. (The changes are in green.) Please view an UPDATED schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and writing workshops are open to all students. Encourage students to join us this week for the following sessions.

Basic Writing Skills – Revising and Editing

  • Wednesday, April 22,  3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 23,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 24,  9:30 a.m. BH 1020

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Tuesday, April 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m. SC 336
  • Wednesday, April 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Presentation: Stalking

Approximately 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. People between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of stalking.

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states.  How do you know if you’re being stalked? What do you do if you’re being stalked? Answers to these questions and more on April 21 at 10:30 in SC 108. A related flier and more information can be found here.

April and August: Osage County (BOOK CLUB POSTPONED ONE WEEK)

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 28, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

NWACC Culinary Cook-Off

There will be a cook-off style competition between the students of the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program.

The teams will battle fo the “best burger” and “best smoothie” recipe.

The winning team will represent the program at the 2015 NW Arkansas Food Festival events. The cook-off will be held on Wednesday, April 22,  from 11:30-1 p.m. in McAuley Hall of the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers. Tickets are $5 each.

To reserve your ticket, please contact Rose Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. Funds raised through the cook-off will go toward scholarships for students in the NWACC Culinary Tourism Study Abroad program.

Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a discussion on Holistic Healing from noon to 1 p.m. April 23.

Presenters from the NWACC Health Professions department will discuss how to make tinctures and salves, how to use essential oils and herbs to de-stress, and demonstrate how to perform a hand massage using essential oils.

The session will be in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

Spring Carnival Thursday

Invite your friends and families to have fun at NWACC’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. located on North Lawn and Bogle Plaza. What could get better than having FREE admission, FREE GAMES, and FREE FOOD? A related flier is attached.

For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The event is sponsored by SAAB.

Table Francophone Friday

The Table francophone will meet Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S.

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference! They make learning challenging and fun, they are available when needed, and they work together to foster brighter futures for students. When an NWACC employee makes this kind of a difference, NWACC T.H.A.N.K.S provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. T.H.A.N.K.S can be offered by students, staff or faculty. You can THANK as many people as you wish, and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Notes from students will not be delivered to faculty until after final grades are submitted for the semester. Names will be drawn from faculty & staff THANKS recipients for a gift card during the Fall forum. Submit your THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

  • Wednesday, April 29, 9-10 a.m. in White Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Wal-Mart Auditorium

Buyback and Rental Check-In

Your NWACC Bookstore will start buying back books Tuesday, April 28. Come early for the best pricing. Also, if you rented your books, they are due back NO LATER than May 8 at 2 p.m. See you soon!

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu\

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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).

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 20, 2015

  • Academic Success Workshops (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK (TODAY)
  • College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
  • Presentation: Stalking (TODAY)
  • April and August: Osage County
  • NWACC Culinary Cook-Off
  • Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23
  • Spring Carnival Thursday
  • Table Francophone Friday
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Entries welcome TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation (new)
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder and Actor Geena Davis (updated)
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Academic Success Workshops

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

Topics vary by week.

Please note: During the week of April 20-24, the Academic Success Center’s Managing Life workshop will be held on Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. and on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. instead of the times posted on the original schedule. (The changes are in green.) Please view an UPDATED schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Reading and writing workshops are open to all students. Encourage students to join us this week for the following sessions.

Basic Writing Skills – Revising and Editing

  • Wednesday, April 22,  3 p.m. BH 1007
  • Thursday, April 23,  3 p.m. BH 1004
  • Friday, April 24,  9:30 a.m. BH 1020

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

Between Monday, April 20, and Friday, May 1, the Math Center will offer 4 Final Exam Reviews for College Algebra students.

They will be based on student questions from the Departmental Final Exam Review. Come join us!

  • Tuesday, April 21, 7:30-8:30 a.m. SC 336
  • Wednesday, April 22, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SC 320
  • Friday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

Presentation: Stalking

Approximately 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. People between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of stalking.

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states.  How do you know if you’re being stalked? What do you do if you’re being stalked? Answers to these questions and more on April 21 at 10:30 in SC 108. A related flier and more information can be found here.

April and August: Osage County

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 21, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

NWACC Culinary Cook-Off

There will be a cook-off style competition between the students of the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Program.

The teams will battle fo the “best burger” and “best smoothie” recipe.

The winning team will represent the program at the 2015 NW Arkansas Food Festival events. The cook-off will be held on Wednesday, April 22,  from 11:30-1 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.

To reserve your ticket, please contact Rose Kleiner at 479-899-6925 or rkleiner@nwacc.edu. Funds raised through the cook-off will go toward scholarships for students in the NWACC Culinary Tourism Study Abroad program.

Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a discussion on Holistic Healing from noon to 1 p.m. April 23.

Presenters from the NWACC Health Professions department will discuss how to make tinctures and salves, how to use essential oils and herbs to de-stress, and demonstrate how to perform a hand massage using essential oils.

The session will be in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

Spring Carnival Thursday

Invite your friends and families to have fun at NWACC’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. located on North Lawn and Bogle Plaza. What could get better than having FREE admission, FREE GAMES, and FREE FOOD? A related flier is attached.

For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. The event is sponsored by SAAB.

Table Francophone Friday

The Table francophone will meet Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Invitation – College-Wide 2016 NWACC Budget Presentation

You are invited to join us for a presentation of the FY 2016 NWACC Budget. You may choose from one of two presentations:

  • Wednesday, April 29, 9-10 a.m. in White Auditorium
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m. in Wal-Mart Auditorium

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu\

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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).

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

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April 17, 2015

  • Library Workshops This Week
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance THIS WEEK
  • Academic Success Workshops (TODAY)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (TODAY)
  • Mystery Gift Box Event (Entries welcome TODAY)
  • College Algebra Workshops for the Week of April 13 – 17 (TODAY)
  • COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)
  • Table francophone (NEW)
  • Presentation: Stalking (NEW)
  • Choosing Your Path to Success Symposium Cancelled
  • Ordering Regalia for Graduation (DEADLINE TODAY)
  • New Friday Service Hours for Student Services
  • Plant A Seed Soirée; Reserve a Seat Today
  • Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15
  • Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards
  • April and August: Osage County
  • Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder and Actor Geena Davis (updated)
  • Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23
  • Hey, NWACC: Do You Need Volunteer Credit or a Great Service Learning Opportunity?
  • Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team
  • Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis
  • 2015-2016 Work Study Position Request
  • Flipping the Script Writing Contest
  • Testing Center Work Study Positions (new)
  • Developmental Math Workshops for Spring
  • College Algebra Workshops for Spring
  • Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages
  • Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015
  • Health Information Management Applications
  • Respiratory Therapy Applications
  • NWACC in the News (2 new items)

THIS WEEK AT NWACC:

Library Workshops This Week

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

A related flier is attached.

Academic Success Workshops

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

Please encourage students to join us in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center each Wednesday at 11 a.m. and each Thursday at 2 p.m. for our Success Workshops.

Topics vary by week.

Please note: During the week of April 20-24, the Academic Success Center’s Managing Life workshop will be held on Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. and on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. instead of the times posted on the original schedule. (The changes are in green.) Please view an UPDATED schedule with workshop descriptions here.

Reading and Writing Workshops

Basic Writing Skills – Introductions and Conclusions

  • Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. BH 1020

Reading Skills- Getting Across the Finish Line: Test-Taking Strategies for Exams

  • Friday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. BH 1019

A related flier is attached.

Mystery Gift Box Event

Insatiable Ink, NWACC’s Creative Writing Club, is holding a fundraiser for the Flipping the Script contest awards reading. Please submit a 6 word story along with an entry fee of $3 to have a chance at winning our mystery gift box (with over $150 worth of merchandise from area businesses!!). Drop entries and entry fees off at the Writing Center (BH 1003) or BH 1009. Contest closes on April 24. A related flier is attached.

College Algebra Workshops for the Week of April 13 – 17

This week the Math Center will offer two workshops on using the ROWOPS Program to solve Gauss- Jordan Elimination problems. Come join the fun!

  • Friday, April 17, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. SC 335

A related flier is attached.

COMPASS Test Fund for Needy NWACC Applicants (NEW)

Students Lynn Reed and Gerritt Den Herder, of the Wealth Gap Project have spearheaded a COMPASS Test scholarship fund.

In their research, they discovered that the fee to take the test is a deterrent to some financially needy potential students not being able to afford to take the test.

Consequently, they are raising funds to provide eligible applicants the fee to take the COMPASS.

Please see attached letter from Ms. Reed who is an honors student and the honors program work study student.

If you would like to help with this fund, either take or send a check to the NWACC Foundation made out to Career Pathways–COMPASS Fund. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Table francophone (NEW)

The Table francophone will meet next Friday, April 24, 12-2 p.m. in BH 1018 for a potluck and a French film. All are welcome. A related flier is attached here.

Presentation: Stalking (NEW)

Approximately 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. People between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of stalking. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states.  How do you know if you’re being stalked? What do you do if you’re being stalked? Answers to these questions and more on April 21 at 10:30 in SC 108. A related flier and more information can be found here.

Choosing Your Path to Success Symposium Cancelled

The Choosing Your Path to Success symposium has been cancelled. Students who had registered can receive a refund by contacting Kathryn Birkhead at kbirkhead@nwacc.edu.

Ordering Regalia for Graduation (Deadline TODAY)

It’s that time again! Faculty and Staff who will be participating in Graduation and needing or wanting to rent regalia need to place their orders NO LATER than April 17, with Devon in the Bookstore.

She can be reached via email at sm408@bncollege.com or 479-619-2222.

New Friday Service Hours for Student Services

In order to better serve students, the division of student services will now open at 8 a.m. on Fridays.

Regular weekly hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. – noon.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Plant A Seed Soirée: Reserve a Seat Today

Please join the NWACC Foundation for this year’s Plant A Seed Soirée on April 30th at the John Q. Hammons Center.  This event benefits student scholarships at NWACC. Tickets are ½ price for faculty, staff, and students: $50 per ticket.  You may reserve a seat by visiting the Foundation Office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or by calling 479-619-4184. Open the attached “Save the Date” for additional details.

Washington County Center (WCC) Services Closed May 7-15

The Washington County Center will be undergoing renovations and the Student Center and student services (Advising, Student Records, and Treasurer/Cashier) at the WCC will be closed May 7-15. Students needing services should contact the appropriate service area at the main campus.

Gamma Beta Phi Accepting Nominations for Halls of Excellence Awards

Gamma Beta Phi, an honor and service society,  is accepting nominations from students of faculty/staff to be recognized at the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 1.

A related flier includes additional information.

April and August: Osage County

Join Ashley Edwards, an award-winning playwright (extraordinaire) as she hosts the discussion NWACC’s April Book Club selection: Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County Tuesday, April 21, 12-1, in BH 2243 Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu if you need to borrow a copy. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Red Flag Campaign Symposium – Dr. Megan Bolinder and Actor Geena Davis

Changing our View, Frame by Frame. Our views in and of the contemporary media are shaped by the person behind the camera. This talk on Wednesday, April 22, in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center will demonstrate the presence of “the male gaze” and how it not only misrepresents reality but also glamorizes violence against women and minorities. The solution? Moments — such as the Bentonville Film Festival — which champion women and diversity.

Join us to learn about ways to “change our views” and to hear activist and actor Geena Davis’ pre-recorded message for our audience. Open this link for additional information.

Holistic Healing Brown Bag Session on April 23

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a discussion on Holistic Healing from noon to 1 p.m. April 23.

Presenters from the NWACC Health Professions department will discuss how to make tinctures and salves, how to use essential oils and herbs to de-stress, and demonstrate how to perform a hand massage using essential oils.

The session will be in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. A related flier is attached.

Hey, NWACC: Do You Need Volunteer Credit or a Great Service Learning Opportunity?

Why not try the Benton County Cleanup April 18?

If you sign up today you are entered to win prizes including but not limited to : NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS baseball tickets, camping chairs, Razorback gear, and more!

All volunteers get free T-shirts! The Chick-Fil-A cow will thank our volunteers with free lunch and the Breyer’s Ice Cream man will pass out free delicious treats at the Cleanup event! If you sign up another volunteer you get 10 additional chances to win!

To actually sign up for the annual event go to : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45ada72fa7ff2-benton3 For more information about this event go to: http://tas275.wix.com/bcenvironmental#!cleanup/c88v For more information about other regular recurring opportunities to volunteer in the Benton County town nearest you visit: http://www.bentoncountyar.gov/BCHome.aspx?info=Agency/Info/NVInfo.html&page=Agency/Environmental/Default.aspx or contact Teresa Sidwell, manager of Benton County Environmental Division, at 479-271-1083 and be sure to let her know the NWACC E.M.P.A.C.T.S.- “Planeteers” sent you!

For more information about earning Service Learning credits, contact Dr. Chris Huggard at CHUGGARD@nwacc.edu

This volunteer opportunity information was brought to you by “The Planeteers” as part of our EMPACTS group project.

Komen Race for the Cure-Join the NWACC Team

NWACC will have a team participating in Komen Race for the Cure.

Your support saves lives!

  • 75% of all funds raised support breast health services for local uninsured and underinsured families.
  • 1:8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • 36 breast cancers were diagnosed using Komen Ozark funding in 2014.
  • 429 new people are expected to be diagnosed in 2015 in our 10-county area.
  • 97 people are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015 in our 10-county area. Join our team and help save lives!
  • This year’s event will be held on April 25 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

To register go to www.komenozark.org. Click on register and then find a team. You will have to type NorthWest Arkansas Community College in the search box.

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

Support Breast Cancer Research and Early Diagnosis

Can’t participate in the Komen Race for the Cure? You are still part of the NWACC team and can show your support by purchasing a ribbon. You choose the amount you wish to donate then get a paper ribbon to write your name, or the name of someone you know that has been affected by cancer, on it.

These ribbons will be displayed on a board in the hallway outside of the Academic Success Center in Burns Hall. Make your donation and get your ribbon at the Student Information Center. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

2015-2016 Work Study Position Request

It is time again to begin requesting work-study positions for the 2015-16 aid year. We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the income to help pay for their cost of education, and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities.

If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or position eliminated the following aid year. Any position left vacant for 45 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year.

To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection

  • Employee
  • My Work
  • Under My Processes, open the hyperlink for “Request a Work Study Position” Deadline to request positions is April 17.

Flipping the Script Writing Contest

I’m pleased to contact you about an upcoming event: the Flipping the Script: Giving Women and Minorities a Lead Role Writing Contest, hosted by Insatiable Ink (NWACC’s Creative Writing Club) and The Low Valley Review.

This writing contest is meant to promote the Bentonville Film Festival as much as it is to encourage the reading and writing of stories, essays, and poems. The contest opened on March 9, and is open to the NorthWest Arkansas community and Arkansas community at large.

Contest closes on Friday, April 24. Writers are invited to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry focused (in some way) on women and minorities. Poets can submit up to 3 poems.

There is a 5,000 word limit for works of fiction and nonfiction. Winners will receive a framed awards certificate and be invited to read their work with writers published in the forthcoming issue of The Low Valley Review. The awards reading will be held during the Bentonville Film Festival. Time/date/location TBA

Winners will also be considered for online publication by The Low Valley Review. For submission guidelines, please visit The Low Valley Review web site: http://thelowvalleyreview.com/

A related flier is attached.

Testing Center Work Study Positions

The Testing Center is seeking to hire two work study positions.

If you know a student who is looking for experience in an office setting and gaining people, skills please apply. Please contact the Testing Center 479-619-4354 with questions and email resumes to testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

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.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Lit Fest Brings Authors, Artists, and Entertainment for All Ages

Adults, children, teens, and families are invited to Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival for engaging, educational experiences on Saturday, May 2. The free festival will inspire and connect readers with the creators of many popular books in the world of youth literature. A related flier is attached.

Bentonville Public Library will feature regional authors, workshops, Free Comic Book Day, Summer Reading Club Kick-Off, and a special presentation by Storybook Strings. Bentonville’s new Community Center will host ten well-known authors and illustrators for intimate classroom-style presentations. Bentonville’s Youth Literature Festival has an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators presenting; these include: Karen Akins, Mary Casanova, Henry Cole, Rich Davis, Sean Fitzgibbon, Cheryl Harness, Ard Hoyt, E.B. Lewis, Kashmira Sheth, Obert Skye, Roland Smith, Marie Smith and Janet Wong.

Bentonville’s Inaugural Youth Literature Festival is a free, family friendly event with activities for all ages. It is being recognized as an “Official Even” by Children’s Book Week; learn about the national literacy campaign at www.bookweekonline.com. The festival is a partnership between Bentonville Public Library and Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

For the event schedule, more information and registration for the workshops, visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org. There are 3 ways to participate in the Youth Lit Fest: 1. Attend activities at the library or author/illustrator presentations at the new Community Center. For more information and registration – www.bentonvillelibrary.org 2. Students in grades 4 through 12 can volunteer as a Student Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles1 3. Parents can volunteer as an Adult Author Ambassador. Information and sign-up at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4CA8A82AA64-bentonvilles

Transfer Visits at a Glance—APRIL 2015

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals.  While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk in the Student Center, locations may vary.  Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, April 21: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—10:00 to 1:00; Transfer Desk—1:30 to 4:00)
  • Wednesday, April 22: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Washington County Center—9:00 to noon; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Tuesday, April 28: John Brown University – Rogers CampusLocations: Transfer Desk—10:00 to 1:00; Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—2:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday, April 29: John Brown University – Rogers Campus (related flier) Locations: Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development—9:00 to 11:00; Transfer Desk—12:00 to 2:00
  • Thursday, April 30: University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Location: Washington County Center—9:00 to 1:00

Health Information Management Applications

Health Information Management (HIM) applications now available: The HIM department will be taking applications now through July 1.

Paper applications can be requested from Darcy Humphries djwillia@nwacc.edu or Connie Howarth chowarth@nwacc.edu

The current application will be sent via email and the student will need to print it out, complete and return to Connie Howarth, in the Center for Health Professions office # 2001. Applications should be available online by the end of April also.

Respiratory Therapy Applications

The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the RT page of the NWACC website. Applications will be taken through June 1, 2015. Students accepted will begin Fall 2015.

To apply, students will need their NWACC user name and password. There are no paper applications.

For further questions regarding the Respiratory Therapy application, please contact HPapps@nwacc.edu

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