- 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 email@example.com.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-986-6682 to volunteer.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 – email@example.com or Teens – firstname.lastname@example.org). Hurry, space is limited and filling up fast!
A related flier is attached.