September 30, 2015

  • ALS Registration, Donation, and Education Table (new)
  • Reserved Parking Spaces Available (new)
  • Extended Banner/Eaglenet Outage (new)
  • Pizza with the President
  • Transfer 101 Information sessions
  • Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Cyber Security Awareness Event
  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education
  • Aquaponics Class
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – October
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ALS Registration, Donation, and Education Table (NEW)

NWACC’s Student Government Association will be sponsoring a team as part of the Northwest Arkansas Walk to Defeat ALS ® to be held in downtown Bentonville on Saturday, October 17. SGA will have an informational table in Burns Hall, outside of the Academic Success Center on October 1, October 7, and October 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to educate the college community about ALS, take donations and help people register for the walk. Please stop by to donate, participate or learn more.

Reserved Parking Spaces Available (NEW)

The college currently has several open reserved parking spots available for purchase. Payment for reserved numbered parking will be made through payroll deduction, assessed on a per-pay period basis. The costs are:

  • Reserved/Numbered Garage–$275
  • Reserved/Numbered Surface–$245

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Lindsey Gilbert in Burns Hall Room 1206 or at extension 3122.

Extended Banner/Eaglenet Outage (NEW)

There will be an extended Banner outage on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 1:00 a.m. to apply prerequisite upgrades and patches for Affordable Care Act compliance. This outage will be for 12 to 18 hours. During this time, Banner, Eaglenet and Argos will be down. Email, MyNWACC and Blackboard will remain operational. ITS will be performing this work in the early morning hours and on a Saturday to minimize disruptions. We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your support and patience!

Pizza with the President

Enjoy FREE pizza and chat with NWACC’s President from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Transfer 101 Information Sessions

NWACC’s Transfer and Transitions Services will be presenting Transfer 101 Information Sessions at the Washington County Center on Tuesday, October 6, and at the Bentonville campus on Wednesday, October 7. Interested students should attend one session to learn more about the transfer process and related planning. Please see the attached flyer for more details and RSVP information.

Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign

Did you participate in this year’s iGive Campaign? Did you not participate? We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your honest feedback and help our campus team shape future events through the brief survey via the link below. All comments are appreciated and the survey is completely anonymous:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iGive2015

Thank you!

Reading and Writing Workshops

The Writing Center will be hosting four Reading and Writing Workshops in October. For details regarding dates and times, see the attached flyer.

Cyber Security Awareness Event 

NWACC will be hosting a Cyber Security Event for all NWACC Students on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Speakers from J.B. Hunt, Wells Fargo and the FBI will be on campus to give presentations on various aspects of Cyber Security. For more information, see the attached flyer.

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes

NWACC will be offering 2 OSHA 30 hour classes this fall. The first, General Industry, will run from October 26-30 and the second, Construction, will run November 9-13. Both courses will be held in Burns Hall Room 2411 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the attached flyer. To register contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108 or sreagan@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Information

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

Seriously Fun Wine Education

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Faculty and staff help is needed so please consider volunteering at the meal by helping to serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2015 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen plays in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – October

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk–10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, October 5

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Tuesday, October 6

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Thursday, October 8

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Wednesday, October 14

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Date:                           Thursday, October 15

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pittsburg State University (Admission Clinic)

Date:                           Monday, October 26

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For this “Admission Clinic” Penny Cook will be on hand to do the following:

Admit students

Pre-evaluate transcripts

Sign students up for enrollment and visits

Award scholarships

Answer questions

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, October 28

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Thursday, October 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Taskforce Tackles Northwest Arkansas Construction Education

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 29, 2015

  • Pizza with the President (new)
  • Transfer 101 Information sessions (new)
  • Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Afternoon Tech Breaks
  • Cyber Security Awareness Event
  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education
  • Aquaponics Class
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September and October
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pizza with the President (NEW)

Enjoy FREE pizza and chat with NWACC’s President from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Transfer 101 Information Sessions (NEW)

NWACC’s Transfer and Transitions Services will be presenting Transfer 101 Information Sessions at the Washington County Center on Tuesday, October 6, and at the Bentonville campus on Wednesday, October 7. Interested students should attend one session to learn more about the transfer process and related planning. Please see the attached flyer for more details and RSVP information.

Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign

Did you participate in this year’s iGive Campaign? Did you not participate? We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your honest feedback and help our campus team shape future events through the brief survey via the link below. All comments are appreciated and the survey is completely anonymous:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iGive2015

Thank you!

Reading and Writing Workshops

The Writing Center will be hosting four Reading and Writing Workshops in October. For details regarding dates and times, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Breaks

Do you struggle with tables in Word? Are you unsure about when to use a table? Did you know that you can perform simple calculations in Word tables? Take a break, stretch your legs, and join this week’s Afternoon Tech Breaks:

  • Tuesday, September 29– 2:00-2:30 (SC 108)
  • Wednesday, September 30– 3:00-3:30 (BH 1208)

Cyber Security Awareness Event 

NWACC will be hosting a Cyber Security Event for all NWACC Students on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Speakers from J.B. Hunt, Wells Fargo and the FBI will be on campus to give presentations on various aspects of Cyber Security. For more information,  see the attached flyer.

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes

NWACC will be offering 2 OSHA 30 hour classes this fall. The first, General Industry, will run from October 26-30 and the second, Construction, will run November 9-13. Both courses will be held in Burns Hall Room 2411 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the attached flyer. To register contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108 or sreagan@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Information

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

Seriously Fun Wine Education

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Faculty and staff help is needed so please consider volunteering at the meal by helping to serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen plays in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk–10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, October 5

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Tuesday, October 6

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Thursday, October 8

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Wednesday, October 14

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Date:                           Thursday, October 15

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pittsburg State University (Admission Clinic)

Date:                           Monday, October 26

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For this “Admission Clinic” Penny Cook will be on hand to do the following:

Admit students

Pre-evaluate transcripts

Sign students up for enrollment and visits

Award scholarships

Answer questions

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, October 28

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Thursday, October 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

40/29 TV

http://www.4029tv.com/news/nwacc-offers-new-wine-education-classes/35529358

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 28, 2015

  • Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign (new)
  • Reading and Writing Workshops (new)
  • Afternoon Tech Breaks (new)
  • Cyber Security Awareness Event
  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education
  • Aquaponics Class
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September and October (revised)
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Invitation for Feedback: iGive Campaign (NEW)

Did you participate in this year’s iGive Campaign? Did you not participate? We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your honest feedback and help our campus team shape future events through the brief survey via the link below. All comments are appreciated and the survey is completely anonymous:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iGive2015

Thank you!

Reading and Writing Workshops (NEW)

The Writing Center will be hosting four Reading and Writing Workshops in October. For details regarding dates and times, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Breaks (NEW)

Do you struggle with tables in Word? Are you unsure about when to use a table? Did you know that you can perform simple calculations in Word tables? Take a break, stretch your legs, and join this week’s Afternoon Tech Breaks:

  • Tuesday, September 29– 2:00-2:30 (SC 108)
  • Wednesday, September 30– 3:00-3:30 (BH 1208)

Cyber Security Awareness Event 

NWACC will be hosting a Cyber Security Event for all NWACC Students on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Speakers from J.B. Hunt, Wells Fargo and the FBI will be on campus to give presentations on various aspects of Cyber Security. For more information,  see the attached flyer.

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes

NWACC will be offering 2 OSHA 30 hour classes this fall. The first, General Industry, will run from October 26-30 and the second, Construction, will run November 9-13. Both courses will be held in Burns Hall Room 2411 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the attached flyer. To register contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108 or sreagan@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Information

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

Seriously Fun Wine Education

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal–Faculty and Staff Volunteer Help Needed

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Faculty and staff help is needed so please consider volunteering at the meal by helping to serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen plays in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk–10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Thursday, October 1

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, October 5

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Tuesday, October 6

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Thursday, October 8

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk- 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Tuesday, October 13

Location/Time:            Washington County Center-12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

University of Arkansas—Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

Date:                           Wednesday, October 14

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Date:                           Thursday, October 15

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pittsburg State University (Admission Clinic)

Date:                           Monday, October 26

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For this “Admission Clinic” Penny Cook will be on hand to do the following:

Admit students

Pre-evaluate transcripts

Sign students up for enrollment and visits

Award scholarships

Answer questions

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, October 28

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Thursday, October 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk-11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Silver Anniversary

Fair to Assist Adults with Returning to College

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

September 25, 2015

  • Cyber Security Awareness Event (new) 
  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education
  • Aquaponics Class
  • ACC Outstanding Staff Member
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Cyber Security Awareness Event (NEW)

NWACC will be hosting a Cyber Security Event for all NWACC Students on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium at the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development. Speakers from J.B. Hunt, Wells Fargo and the FBI will be on campus to give presentations on various aspects of Cyber Security. For more information,  see the attached flyer.

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes

NWACC will be offering 2 OSHA 30 hour classes this fall. The first, General Industry, will run from October 26-30 and the second, Construction, will run November 9-13. Both courses will be held in Burns Hall Room 2411 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the attached flyer. To register contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108 or sreagan@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Information

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

 

Seriously Fun Wine Education

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) Outstanding Staff Member 

Becky Hudson has been named NWACC’s Outstanding Staff Member for 2015. She will be honored at the ACC (formerly AATYC) conference in Hot Springs in October. Congratulations, Becky!

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

 

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

 

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

September 24, 2015

 

  • OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes (new)
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Miles Fish Interview on KUAF Radio
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education
  • Aquaponics Class
  • ACC Outstanding Staff Member
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Staff Council Nominations
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • Welcome Back Luau
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Classes (NEW)

NWACC will be offering 2 OSHA 30 hour classes this fall. The first, General Industry, will run from October 26-30 and the second, Construction, will run November 9-13. Both courses will be held in Burns Hall Room 2411 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, see the attached flyer. To register contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108 or sreagan@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad Information

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

Miles Fish Interview on KUAF Radio

Miles Fish, Professor of Music at NWACC, was recently interviewed by KUAF’s “Of Note” director Katy Henriksen. Fish discussed his six years of summer research of Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi; the research took place in Siena, Venice and Turin, Italy and Dresden, Germany. The NPR program airs twice this Thursday, September 24; once at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Fish is also the director of “NWACC in Italy,” NWACC’s new global classroom program in Siena slated for June 2-June 30, 2016.

Seriously Fun Wine Education

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) Outstanding Staff Member 

Becky Hudson has been named NWACC’s Outstanding Staff Member for 2015. She will be honored at the ACC (formerly AATYC) conference in Hot Springs in October. Congratulations, Becky!

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Staff Council Nominations 

Staff Council is currently accepting nominees for the position of Vice Chair. Please see the attached flyer regarding the call for Staff Council nominations. Nominations will close September 24, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marcus Williams, Staff Council Chair at mwilliams14@nwacc.edu.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

September 23, 2015

  • Study Abroad Information (new)
  • Miles Fish Interview on KUAF Radio (new)
  • Seriously Fun Wine Education (new)
  • Aquaponics Class
  • ACC Outstanding Staff Member
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Staff Council Nominations
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • Welcome Back Luau
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Study Abroad Information (NEW)

Students interested in participating in a Summer Abroad program for summer, 2016, are invited to drop by a Study Abroad Information table on Wednesday, September 30. Students may stop by at their convenience, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall lobby in front of the Academic Success Center.

Information will be available for the following Study Abroad destinations:

  • Italy—Culinary Program
  • Siena, Italy- Music and Language
  • Thailand: Multidisciplinary Program
  • Turkey: History and Culture
  • Ireland: Business Organization

Miles Fish Interview on KUAF Radio (NEW)

Miles Fish, Professor of Music at NWACC, was recently interviewed by KUAF’s “Of Note” director Katy Henriksen. Fish discussed his six years of summer research of Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi; the research took place in Siena, Venice and Turin, Italy and Dresden, Germany. The NPR program airs twice this Thursday, September 24; once at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Fish is also the director of “NWACC in Italy,” NWACC’s new global classroom program in Siena slated for June 2-June 30, 2016.

Seriously Fun Wine Education (NEW)

NWACC is pleased to partner with James King, wine educator and expert, in providing the community fun, informative and entertaining wine classes held at the Tyson Culinary Learning Center. Anyone over 21 is invited to enroll. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

Aquaponics Class 

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) Outstanding Staff Member 

Becky Hudson has been named NWACC’s Outstanding Staff Member for 2015. She will be honored at the ACC (formerly AATYC) conference in Hot Springs in October. Congratulations, Becky!

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County 

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

Academic Success Workshops

We have a lot to learn this semester, but we are only in class a short time. That’s why the Academic Success Center offers workshops to help you succeed in college and life! We will learn about many important topics, from study skills to final exams, scheduling time to managing stress, how to take notes and much more. Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) to learn about Test Taking and Test Anxiety and how to handle your exam before, while, and after you take it! All workshops this semester will be held in the new Success Center in SC room 205A. Don’t miss out! Bring a friend! Please contact success@nwacc.edu if you have any questions.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Staff Council Nominations 

Staff Council is currently accepting nominees for the position of Vice Chair. Please see the attached flyer regarding the call for Staff Council nominations. Nominations will close September 24, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marcus Williams, Staff Council Chair at mwilliams14@nwacc.edu.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

 

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

 

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

 

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center Workshops begin this week. Come to one of the workshops about Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs. All are welcome! See attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 22, 2015

  • Aquaponics Class (new)
  • ACC Outstanding Staff Member (new)
  • Work Study Opportunity in Washington County (new)
  • Voter Registration
  • Academic Success Workshops
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League
  • Staff Council Nominations
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • Welcome Back Luau
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Aquaponics Class (NEW)

NWACC will be offering a one credit hour “Introduction to Aquaponics” course (ENSC 2911) beginning October 17. The Course will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. from October 17 through December 5. This Environmental Science special problems course will teach students how to design, build, and maintain their own aquaponics system. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Paul Lowrey at plowrey@nwacc.edu.

Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) Outstanding Staff Member (NEW)

Becky Hudson has been named NWACC’s Outstanding Staff Member for 2015. She will be honored at the ACC (formerly AATYC) conference in Hot Springs in October. Congratulations, Becky!

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County (NEW)

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for ten or more hours per week and will be located at the NWACC Washington County Center in Springdale.  Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should please send resumes and inquiries to earlycollege@nwacc.edu.

Voter Registration

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Voter Registration Table in Burns Hall outside of the Academic Success Center from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 22. If you are not registered to vote, please stop by the table to get registered.

Academic Success Workshops

We have a lot to learn this semester, but we are only in class a short time. That’s why the Academic Success Center offers workshops to help you succeed in college and life! We will learn about many important topics, from study skills to final exams, scheduling time to managing stress, how to take notes and much more. Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) to learn about Test Taking and Test Anxiety and how to handle your exam before, while, and after you take it! All workshops this semester will be held in the new Success Center in SC room 205A. Don’t miss out! Bring a friend! Please contact success@nwacc.edu if you have any questions.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Staff Council Nominations 

Staff Council is currently accepting nominees for the position of Vice Chair. Please see the attached flyer regarding the call for Staff Council nominations. Nominations will close September 24, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marcus Williams, Staff Council Chair at mwilliams14@nwacc.edu.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Canvas Learning Management System

Distance Learning will be making a major upgrade to our Learning Management System [currently Blackboard] in May 2017. We will be holding a series of demonstrations of the various LMS options this fall so that our stakeholders can provide input. A demonstration of the Canvas Learning Management System will be held on Sept. 22 for two sessions: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the noon session; snacks at 3. Both sessions will be in the Teaching & Learning Center, BH 1324. Please RSVP to kburkes@nwacc.edu with your desired session [12 p.m. or 3 p.m.] if you plan to attend. A recording will also be made available for those who cannot attend.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, September 22

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is seeking mentors for their 1 Hour-A-Week after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County (see attached flyer). The Service Learning Program at NWACC would like faculty, staff, and students to know of the opportunity to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. There are at least 40 children in need of mentoring in Benton County. For those students who choose to participate, the Service Learning Program is offering service-learning credit for those who qualify for Big B Big S. There will be an orientation for those interested in participating hosted by Cyndi Maddox, Program Director, BB/BS of NWA, on Wednesday, September 16, at 430pm in BH 2213. If you would like to attend this orientation, contact Ms. Maddox, cmaddox@bbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366, ext. 205, to inform her you would like to attend the orientation. For more information on getting Service Learning credit, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center Workshops begin this week. Come to one of the workshops about Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs. All are welcome! See attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 21, 2015

  • Voter Registration (new)
  • Academic Success Workshops (new)
  • AMATYC Student Mathematics League (new) 
  • Staff Council Nominations
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • Welcome Back Luau
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September (updated)
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015
  • NWACC in the News (new)

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Voter Registration (NEW)

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Voter Registration Table in Burns Hall outside of the Academic Success Center from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 22. If you are not registered to vote, please stop by the table to get registered.

Academic Success Workshops (NEW)

We have a lot to learn this semester, but we are only in class a short time. That’s why the Academic Success Center offers workshops to help you succeed in college and life! We will learn about many important topics, from study skills to final exams, scheduling time to managing stress, how to take notes and much more. Please join us on Wednesday, September 23, (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) to learn about Test Taking and Test Anxiety and how to handle your exam before, while, and after you take it! All workshops this semester will be held in the new Success Center in SC room 205A. Don’t miss out! Bring a friend! Please contact success@nwacc.edu if you have any questions.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League (NEW)

NWACC will be taking part in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Student Mathematics League. The contest consists of two one-hour tests at the level of Pre-calculus mathematics. Any NWACC student who has not obtained a two-year degree is eligible to participate. Round 1 is Friday, November 6. See attached flyer for complete information.

Staff Council Nominations 

Staff Council is currently accepting nominees for the position of Vice Chair. Please see the attached flyer regarding the call for Staff Council nominations. Nominations will close September 24, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marcus Williams, Staff Council Chair at mwilliams14@nwacc.edu.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Canvas Learning Management System

Distance Learning will be making a major upgrade to our Learning Management System [currently Blackboard] in May 2017. We will be holding a series of demonstrations of the various LMS options this fall so that our stakeholders can provide input. A demonstration of the Canvas Learning Management System will be held on Sept. 22 for two sessions: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the noon session; snacks at 3. Both sessions will be in the Teaching & Learning Center, BH 1324. Please RSVP to kburkes@nwacc.edu with your desired session [12 p.m. or 3 p.m.] if you plan to attend. A recording will also be made available for those who cannot attend.

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit http://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, September 22

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, September 30

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —10:00-12:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is seeking mentors for their 1 Hour-A-Week after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County (see attached flyer). The Service Learning Program at NWACC would like faculty, staff, and students to know of the opportunity to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. There are at least 40 children in need of mentoring in Benton County. For those students who choose to participate, the Service Learning Program is offering service-learning credit for those who qualify for Big B Big S. There will be an orientation for those interested in participating hosted by Cyndi Maddox, Program Director, BB/BS of NWA, on Wednesday, September 16, at 430pm in BH 2213. If you would like to attend this orientation, contact Ms. Maddox, cmaddox@bbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366, ext. 205, to inform her you would like to attend the orientation. For more information on getting Service Learning credit, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center Workshops begin this week. Come to one of the workshops about Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs. All are welcome! See attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News (new)

Welcome Back Luau

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/nwacc-hosts-welcome-back-luau

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 18, 2015

  • Staff Council Nominations (new)
  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament
  • Welcome Back Luau
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Constitution Day
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • Christie Conover Concert
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Staff Council Nominations 

Staff Council is currently accepting nominees for the position of Vice Chair. Please see the attached flyer regarding the call for Staff Council nominations. Nominations will close September 24, 2015. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marcus Williams, Staff Council Chair at mwilliams14@nwacc.edu.

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2nd, at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sep 24th, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT on October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR). This is FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Canvas Learning Management System

Distance Learning will be making a major upgrade to our Learning Management System [currently Blackboard] in May 2017. We will be holding a series of demonstrations of the various LMS options this fall so that our stakeholders can provide input. A demonstration of the Canvas Learning Management System will be held on Sept. 22 for two sessions: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the noon session; snacks at 3. Both sessions will be in the Teaching & Learning Center, BH 1324. Please RSVP to kburkes@nwacc.edu with your desired session [12 p.m. or 3 p.m.] if you plan to attend. A recording will also be made available for those who cannot attend.

Constitution Day

Come and learn about the U.S. Constitution while enjoying free food and beverages September 17 in room SC 108. We will also be revealing our new SGA Senators and raffling the SGA Mystery box for students that have voted!

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24th! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit http://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2, the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Christie Conover Concert

Northwest Arkansas Community College Department of Music with the Andante Music Club welcomes Christie Conover, soprano, the National Federation of Music Clubs “Young Artist” winner. The performance is in White Auditorium, Sunday afternoon September 20 at 2:30 PM. Following the program, you are invited to the artist’s reception sponsored by the Andante Music Club. This free program is open to students, faculty and the public. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, NWACC Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call 479-631-1558 Thank you for supporting NWACC music events.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view the attached flyer.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is seeking mentors for their 1 Hour-A-Week after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County (see attached flyer). The Service Learning Program at NWACC would like faculty, staff, and students to know of the opportunity to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. There are at least 40 children in need of mentoring in Benton County. For those students who choose to participate, the Service Learning Program is offering service-learning credit for those who qualify for Big B Big S. There will be an orientation for those interested in participating hosted by Cyndi Maddox, Program Director, BB/BS of NWA, on Wednesday, September 16, at 430pm in BH 2213. If you would like to attend this orientation, contact Ms. Maddox, cmaddox@bbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366, ext. 205, to inform her you would like to attend the orientation. For more information on getting Service Learning credit, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center Workshops begin this week. Come to one of the workshops about Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs. All are welcome! See attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWACC in the News

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 

Founders Reception

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 17,2015

  • Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament (New)
  • Welcome Back Luau (New)
  • NWACC Jam Night
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Constitution Day
  • Community Resource Fair
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor
  • Library Workshops
  • Student Holiday Meal
  • Join the NWACC iGive Campaign
  • Campus Wide Potluck and Open House
  • Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center
  • Get Prepared for that Job After College
  • HESI and Nursing Application Updates
  • We CAN Do It for NWACC
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Golden Eagle Award Nominations
  • NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival
  • Christie Conover Concert
  • NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September
  • Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers
  • NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers
  • Writing Center Workshops
  • NWACC Book Club
  • College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Kickball Tournament

The Northwest Arkansas Children’s Center Shelter will be holding a kickball tournament on Friday, October 2nd at Memorial Park in Bentonville. Volunteers are needed to help with this event and they would love to have NWACC students, faculty and staff participate. More information about the tournament is available at http://nwacs.org/2015/08/6th-annual-kick-the-competition-kickball-tournament-oct-2/ and a list of the different jobs and shift times is available at http://northwestarkansaschildrensshelter.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=11005.

Welcome Back Luau

Student Ambassador and Activities Board members will be hosting a Welcome Back Luau for all NWACC students. The Welcome Back Luau will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sep 24th, on the North Lawn of the Student Center at NWACC’s main campus in Bentonville. Students are welcome to bring appropriate Hawaiian attire. This is a FREE event for all students, NWACC employees and their families. There will be free food, snacks and drinks. Clubs will be hosting their own Hawaiian theme games. See attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Jam Night

NWACC presents JAM NIGHT October 9 (6:00-9:00 pm) at THE BIG CHILL (3000 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy–Rogers, AR) FREE UNTIL 9 PM. If you are interested in performing with or without the House Band, please contact Marc Turner (mturner1@nwacc.edu) at least a week in advance.

Canvas Learning Management System

Distance Learning will be making a major upgrade to our Learning Management System [currently Blackboard] in May 2017. We will be holding a series of demonstrations of the various LMS options this fall so that our stakeholders can provide input. A demonstration of the Canvas Learning Management System will be held on Sept. 22 for two sessions: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the noon session; snacks at 3. Both sessions will be in the Teaching & Learning Center, BH 1324. Please RSVP to kburkes@nwacc.edu with your desired session [12 p.m. or 3 p.m.] if you plan to attend. A recording will also be made available for those who cannot attend.

Constitution Day

Come and learn about the U.S. Constitution while enjoying free food and beverages September 17 in room SC 108. We will also be revealing our new SGA Senators and raffling the SGA Mystery box for students that have voted!

Community Resource Fair

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to learn about local resources available at the Community Resource Fair on September 30, 10am-2pm. Students make sure to bring your Passports for a chance to win door prizes!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Please join Red Flag in a kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness month on October 1 at 10am in SC 108. The Women’s Shelter will give a special presentation! Bring your Passports!

Walton college of Business Transfer Advisor

The Walton College of Business Transfer Advisor will be on Campus October 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a limited number of advising appointments. If you have completed 30+ hours and would like to schedule an Academic Advising session, please email creynolds@nwacc.edu.

Library Workshops

Want to elevate your research skills to the next level? Have you heard about the library’s latest tech for streamlining the research process? Or maybe you want the scoop on media services, videos, source evaluation, or citation tools. Add more tricks to your bag by joining us Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Library Instruction Classroom (BH 1310). Check out the full Library Workshop schedule in the attached flyer or visit library.nwacc.edu/students/workshops for session descriptions. Hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Meal

Last year was the first annual holiday meal for students and we were able to serve around 150 students. We will be holding the meal again this year on Thursday, December 3 from 11am to 1:30pm. This year we are hoping to reach and serve even more students with your help! As a faculty or staff member there are many ways that you can help. Inform us about students that you feel might benefit from attending the meal. We are focusing on students that don’t have family to be with for the holidays, are not near their family for the holidays, or those that have difficulty finding meals and may not be able to afford a holiday meal. Donate items like: plastic cups and small styrofoam cups, paper dinner plates, bowls, plastic cutlery, candy canes, Walmart gift cards to purchase items needed, and dessert. Volunteer at the meal by helping serve food, bus tables, or host a table. If you are interested in helping with anything please e-mail holidaymeal@nwacc.edu or contact Danielle Schader at 479-619-4237 for details and more information.

Join the NWACC iGive Campaign

Join the iGive events taking place through the 24! iGive is two-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the College’s philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, colleagues, and College. Join us as we celebrate our campus community with the goal of achieving majority participation! For a list of events and to learn more about how you can be involved, visit http://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

Campus Wide Potluck and Open House

Please make plans to attend a campus wide divisional potluck and open house on Friday, October 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This event will be in conjunction with the college’s 25th Anniversary celebration activities and will be a chance for the NWACC family to share stories, history and good food with each other. If your division would like to participate, please RSVP to Diane Boss (extension 5172 or dboss@nwacc.edu) by Wednesday, October 14th. Each department or division that participates will be given a table (or two if needed) for their potluck item(s) and any departmental history or artifacts they would like to display. The 25th Anniversary Planning Committee will supply the beverages so please bring a favorite dish to share. Crock pot and/or finger food items are encouraged. Be creative!

Please let Diane know if you will need an electrical outlet. Feel free to share this invitation with former NWACC faculty and staff as they are certainly welcome to attend.

Dickey’s BBQ at Washington County Center

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will provide Deluxe Box Lunches for sale at the Washington County Center Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 11:30-2:00. Location: Student lounge area outside WCC Room 129. The cost per box lunch which includes a Big Barbecue Sandwich, two sides, Cookie, and a drink will be $7.99. At this time payment by Check or Cash only.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

Please see the attached information in regards to updates on the NWACC Nursing application process and HESI testing information.

Get Prepared for that Job After College

All NWACC students are invited to participate in a wonderful professional development opportunity. On October 2 the GAP, Inc. will have representatives on campus conducting workshops to help students prepare for job interviews and for the workplace. The workshops are free to students and will include lunch. We ask that students commit to all 3 workshops. They will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. Students participating in the workshops will also have an opportunity to job shadow and have mock interviews with GAP, Inc. employees. There will also be a scholarship opportunity for participants. We will also be providing transportation to a large job fair in Rogers on October 9th for participants that are interested in attending the job fair. Please see the attached flyer for more information on the seminar. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please send any questions and request for registration directly to Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

We CAN Do It for NWACC

Donate to the NWACC Food Pantry and have fun while doing so. On October 7, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will host the first We CAN Do It can structure contest. We are asking all student clubs as well as NWACC departments/divisions to participate. Form your teams and create your design to try to take home the trophy. All structures should be completed with non-perishable canned goods. All food will be donated to the NWACC Food Pantry. Actual “canstruction” will take place on October 7 on Bogle Plaza between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The winners will be selected through a ballot process completed by NWACC students, staff, and faculty. We hope to get every student club and NWACC department involved. If you wish to donate canned items, but do not wish to participate in the competition, we will have bins in each building. Let your competitive spirit soar, get your team together and let the planning begin. For more information please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are a few volunteer opportunities for the fall semester. The following programs are at the following schools in Benton County:

Career Success at Bentonville High School

  • Focuses on work readiness skills – interviews, personal branding, resumes, soft skills – and discusses high demand STEM careers.
  • 4 visits over the semester

Economics for Success at Oakdale Middle School in Rogers

  • Introduces students to various careers based on their interests, and gives them the skills to budget for their chosen career.
  • 6 visits over the semesters

Contact taston@jaark.org if interested!

Golden Eagle Award Nominations

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. Six students will be awarded the Golden Eagle this academic year and the September and October recipients will be selected soon to be presented to the Board of Trustees on October 19th. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. In order for a student to be considered for the September and October 2014 awards, please submit your nomination to Juanita Franklin by noon on Wednesday, September 30. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Christie Conover Concert

Northwest Arkansas Community College Department of Music with the Andante Music Club welcomes Christie Conover, soprano, the National Federation of Music Clubs “Young Artist” winner. The performance is in White Auditorium, Sunday afternoon September 20 at 2:30 PM. Following the program, you are invited to the artist’s reception sponsored by the Andante Music Club. This free program is open to students, faculty and the public. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, NWACC Concert Hostess, at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or call 479-631-1558 Thank you for supporting NWACC music events.

NWACC’s Inaugural 10 Minute Play Festival

Submissions are open through next week to the college and community for NWACC’s inaugural 10 Minute play festival. In partnership with Arkansas Theatre Collective, NWACC Theatre department will present full productions of the chosen says in repertoire Oct 8 and 9. Please visit the NWACC Theatre website for box office information. NWACC students and faculty writers are encouraged to submit. The theme for this year will be “Baggage”.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

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 on the 2nd floor in the Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

 

University of Central Arkansas

Date:                           Thursday, September 17

Location/Time:            Washington County Center—9:00-1:00

 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville 

Date:                           Tuesday, September 29

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk —9:00-11:00

Youth Bridge Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Krystyna Byrd is looking for students, faculty, and/or staff interested in doing a service mentoring project with Youth Bridge. Those who volunteer will be working with at-risk children referred to Youth Bridge by the juvenile court system. Ms. Byrd will provide training for those who become mentors. She can be contacted at 479-877-9464 or at kbyrd@youthbridge.com See attached brochure for more information. Students interested in getting Service Learning credit for this program should contact Dr. Chris Huggard, huggard@nwacc.edu, 479-619-4270 to get instructions on how to get credit.

NWACC Food Pantry announces food distribution dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning September 18. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: location to be announced. A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution Request forms must be turned in the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday. For Distribution dates, please view attached flyer.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Afternoon Program Needs Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is seeking mentors for their 1 Hour-A-Week after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County (see attached flyer). The Service Learning Program at NWACC would like faculty, staff, and students to know of the opportunity to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. There are at least 40 children in need of mentoring in Benton County. For those students who choose to participate, the Service Learning Program is offering service-learning credit for those who qualify for Big B Big S. There will be an orientation for those interested in participating hosted by Cyndi Maddox, Program Director, BB/BS of NWA, on Wednesday, September 16 at 430pm in BH 2213. If you would like to attend this orientation, contact Ms. Maddox, cmaddox@bbsnwa.org or 479-966-4366, ext. 205, to inform her you would like to attend the orientation. For more information on getting Service Learning credit, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center Workshops begin this week. Come to one of the workshops about Understanding the Sentence: A Review of Subjects and Verbs. All are welcome! See attached flyer.

NWACC Book Club

Join the book club – all are welcome. Read all of the books, read one – our club fits with your time and interests. See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for times and selections. Contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions (and if you need the loan of one of the books).

College Algebra Workshops for Fall 2015

This fall the Math Center will offer workshops on topics such as graphing calculators, regression analysis, how to study math, test anxiety, word problems, the ROWOPS program, and exponential & logarithmic functions. Please see the attached flyer for the specific dates, times, and locations of the workshops. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

 

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC