November 2, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Veterans Day Program (NEW)

NWACC will host a Veterans Day Program honoring all of our service members on Wednesday, November 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. Dr. Todd Kitchen, Vice President of Student Services will be the guest speaker and refreshments will be served. In addition, the Josh McCandless Scholarship Fundraiser will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, a live auction, and other activities in the circle drive presented by the Veterans Project, an NWACC service-learning project. See the attached flyer for more information. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

Joe Askins Farewell Reception 

Please join the library staff on Thursday, November 5, in the Greenhouse Conference room (BH 1444) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to wish Joe Askins, eLearning Librarian, farewell. Cake and punch will be served.

Library Closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6

The NWACC Library will close at 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, for training. It will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. The ASC will be open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, for computing and printing. Also, remember that many library resources are available online at library.nwacc.edu.

“Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive

NWACC is participating in the “Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive.  Collection boxes are placed in the following buildings and areas:

Burns Hall – Outside the public safety window/lobby area

SCWT – in the foyer

SCGBD – lobby area

Health Professions – lobby area

Becky Paneitz Student Center – 1st floor lobby

Washington County Center – lobby area

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

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!

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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-Online

Date:                           Monday, November 2

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, November 3

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location:                    Washington County Center

Time:                           1:00-3:00

University of Arkansas—Fort Smith

Date:                           Thursday, November 5

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           9:00-1:00

University of Arkansas – Online

Date:                           Tuesday, November 10

Location                      Washington County Center

Time:                           12:00-2:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, November 11

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Arkansas Tech University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 17

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           1:30-3:30

American Public University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 24

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

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 in the News (NEW)

KATV

Bentonville College Opens Time Capsule Buried for 20 Years

http://katv.com/news/local/bentonville-college-opens-time-capsule-buried-for-20-years 

 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 30, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Joe Askins Farewell Reception (NEW)

Please join the library staff on Thursday, November 5, in the Greenhouse Conference room (BH 1444) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to wish Joe Askins, eLearning Librarian, farewell. Cake and punch will be served.

Library Closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6 (NEW)

The NWACC Library will close at 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, for training. It will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. The ASC will be open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, for computing and printing. Also, remember that many library resources are available online at library.nwacc.edu.

“Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive

NWACC is participating in the “Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive.  Collection boxes are placed in the following buildings and areas:

Burns Hall – Outside the public safety window/lobby area

SCWT – in the foyer

SCGBD – lobby area

Health Professions – lobby area

Becky Paneitz Student Center – 1st floor lobby

Washington County Center – lobby area

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@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 fifteen 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.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – October and November (UPDATED)

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.

UofA-Online

Date:                           Monday, November 2

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, November 3

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location:                    Washington County Center

Time:                           1:00-3:00

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           9:00-1:00

University of Arkansas – Online

Date:                           Tuesday, November 10

Location                      Washington County Center

Time:                           12:00-2:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, November 11

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Arkansas Tech University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 17

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           1:30-3:30

American Public University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 24

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

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 in the News (NEW)

Celebrate Magazine

Educational Opportunities for a Quarter Century

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 29, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

“Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive

NWACC is participating in the “Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive.  Collection boxes are placed in the following buildings and areas:

Burns Hall – Outside the public safety window/lobby area

SCWT – in the foyer

SCGBD – lobby area

Health Professions – lobby area

Becky Paneitz Student Center – 1st floor lobby

Washington County Center – lobby area

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

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 fifteen 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.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance – October and November (UPDATED)

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:                           Thursday, October 29

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

UofA-Online

Date:                           Monday, November 2

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Tuesday, November 3

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

 Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Drury University-College of Continuing Professional Studies

Date:                           Wednesday, November 4

Location:                    Washington County Center

Time:                           1:00-3:00

Missouri Southern State University

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location/Time:            Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

 University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

Date:                           Monday, November 9

Location                      Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           9:00-1:00

University of Arkansas – Online

Date:                           Tuesday, November 10

Location                      Washington County Center

Time:                           12:00-2:00

JBU-Rogers/Degree Completion

Date:                           Wednesday, November 11

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-12:00

Arkansas Tech University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 17

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           1:30-3:30

American Public University

Date:                           Tuesday, November 24

Location:                     Transfer Information Desk

Time:                           10:00-1:00

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 in the News (NEW)

Democrat Gazette

College to Host Fall Festival

College Uncovers Blast From Past

KNWA

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/nwacc-opens-time-capsule

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 28, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

“Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive (NEW)

NWACC is participating in the “Sharing the Warmth” Coat Drive.  Collection boxes are placed in the following buildings and areas:

Burns Hall – Outside the public safety window/lobby area

SCWT – in the foyer

SCGBD – lobby area

Health Professions – lobby area

Becky Paneitz Student Center – 1st floor lobby

Washington County Center – lobby area

Please see attached flyer for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa Bake Sale

Help support one of NWACC’s great student organizations and enjoy some home baked goodies. NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a Halloween Bake Sale on October 27 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Academic Success Center hallway in Burns Hall. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair (UPDATED)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (note revised time) in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events (Reminder)

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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)

KUAF Radio

http://kuaf.com/post/nwacc-opens-time-capsule#stream/0

Democrat Gazette

Retrieving Time Capsule

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 27, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Phi Theta Kappa Bake Sale

Help support one of NWACC’s great student organizations and enjoy some home baked goodies. NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a Halloween Bake Sale on October 27 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Academic Success Center hallway in Burns Hall. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events (Reminder)

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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)

Democrat Gazette

College Time Capsule to be Unearthed

40/29 TV

http://www.4029tv.com/news/nwacc-to-open-time-capsule-on-25th-anniversary/36067640

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 26, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Phi Theta Kappa Bake Sale (NEW)

Help support one of NWACC’s great student organizations and enjoy some home baked goodies. NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a Halloween Bake Sale on October 27 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Academic Success Center hallway in Burns Hall. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Emergency Preparedness

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events (Reminder)

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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)

KNWA

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/nwacc-to-open-20-year-old-time-capsule 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 23, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Emergency Preparedness (NEW)

What would you do if there was violence on campus? What would you do if the fire alarm or WENS system went off? What is a WENS system? Find out what you can do to prepare for a disaster/emergency and what tools NWACC uses to keep the college safe and resilient.

Please attend one of the forums found below:

  • October 30, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., in White Auditorium, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • November 13, 2015, from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Center, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Student Services.
  • Faculty Only- November 20, 2015, from 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m., in SC 108, hosted by the Department of Public Safety and Faculty Senate.

Warriors Wall 

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

Staff Council Officer Election 

It is time to elect the new Staff Council Vice Chair! Please follow the link provided below to cast your vote for the next Staff Council Vice Chair. The Vice Chair of Staff Council will serve a two year term, the first year as Vice Chair/President and the second year as Chair/President. Voting will be open Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for your participation! www.nwacc.voting4schools.com

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 22, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Warriors Wall (NEW)

Attention all veterans (students, faculty, staff, and employee family members who are veterans)! We need volunteers to be part of a great Veterans Day project. We are creating a Warrior Wall to honor all veterans who are and have been a part of the NWACC family. We need 15 immediate volunteers by next Monday, October 26, and others will be scheduled for November 2 or 3. The process will include a short interview about your service in the military, your picture will be taken, and we will get a quote or phrase you want to leave on the walls of NWACC. Please help us make this project a success. Our goal is to reveal them at the Veterans Day program on November 11, at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please email Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu to sign up for a time and more information.

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video 

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

Staff Council Officer Election 

It is time to elect the new Staff Council Vice Chair! Please follow the link provided below to cast your vote for the next Staff Council Vice Chair. The Vice Chair of Staff Council will serve a two year term, the first year as Vice Chair/President and the second year as Chair/President. Voting will be open Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for your participation! www.nwacc.voting4schools.com

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

Honors Program Open House 

The NWACC Honors Lounge in Burns Hall Room 1213 will be having an open house on Wednesday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served and students will have the chance to meet and talk to Honors instructors and students at that time. In addition, all students are welcome to attend any Honors Class and observe NWACC’s awesome Honors program on October 21 and 22.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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)

KNWA

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/nwacc-to-show-award-winning-flim-from-bentonville-film-festival

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 21, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

View the NWACC in Italy Youtube video (NEW)

To view a five minute Youtube video of NWACC’s four week summer program in Tuscany (2016) go to www.NWACCinITALY.com and click on the “Open Window” (best view HD/FullScreen). Student registration deadline is December 31, 2015. For additional information, see the attached flyer.

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

Staff Council Officer Election 

It is time to elect the new Staff Council Vice Chair! Please follow the link provided below to cast your vote for the next Staff Council Vice Chair. The Vice Chair of Staff Council will serve a two year term, the first year as Vice Chair/President and the second year as Chair/President. Voting will be open Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for your participation! www.nwacc.voting4schools.com

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC (updated)

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus.  Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice”Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at 10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. See the attached flyer for a brief synopsis.

THE AUDIENCE & CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN! See the powerful reviews of Thao’s Library at: https://vimeo.com/142750032 and http://www.thaoslibrary.com/audience

“An extraordinary tale of resilience and serendipity.” – Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“A poetic, poignant, and ultimately cathartic documentary. The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!” – Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago

“Van Meter should be commended for restoring the audience’s faith in humanity. Everyone, young and old, should watch this documentary and feel inspired to do something kind to those in need.” – Ari Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“It’s as if something good and wholly unexpected has passed into legend. Deservedly so.” – Tom Keough, Seattle Times.

Honors Program Open House 

The NWACC Honors Lounge in Burns Hall Room 1213 will be having an open house on Wednesday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served and students will have the chance to meet and talk to Honors instructors and students at that time. In addition, all students are welcome to attend any Honors Class and observe NWACC’s awesome Honors program on October 21 and 22.

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 fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Lottery Drawing for Spring 2016 BETA Registration

I.T. will be holding a lottery to select 15 employees to register for classes during the Spring BETA Test Registration Period. This is to test the system and make sure it is working properly. Participants will actually be registering for Spring classes, with the advantage of being first in line. The lottery is open to all employees (full and part-time), including work study students, throughout the College Community. The test period will be Wednesday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The employee must be a continuing student, or a current admissions application must be entered for the employee to participate. If an employee has a hold on his account, he should take care of this prior to submitting his name in the BETA Test Registration Lottery. The employees selected during the drawing will be notified by email on Friday, October 23rd. If you would like to participate in the drawing, or have questions regarding the Spring BETA Test Registration Period, email your name and Student ID number to Amanda Woods-Hyatt (awoods@nwacc.edu) by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Jones Center Offers Semester Memberships to NWACC Faculty/Staff/Students 

The Jones Center is offering NWACC students, faculty and staff a per-semester rate for memberships. Semester rates are $20 and allow access to the fitness center, gym and fitness classes. Membership scholarships are also available for those who qualify. NWACC ID is required to obtain a semester membership. For more information, please see attached flyer or contact Andres, Membership Director for The Jones Center, at 479-756-8090 Ext. 2142 or amaclean@jonesnet.org.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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)

Democrat Gazette

Bentonville Festival Film to be Shown at College

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 20, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair (NEW)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2016 Open Enrollment Benefit Fair on Wednesday, October 28. The entire day will be packed with information, so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the NWACC food pantry will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits;
  • The American Diabetes Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, Hope Cancer Resources, and other local organizations will be on hand to provide information;
  • NWACC health professions students will be providing vital health screenings and wellness information;
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes including a Garmin fitness tracker and an awesome pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.

Also featured this year will be the following special events and presentations:

  • Amy Blue, Certified Professional Trainer, will share tips for using your office space for simple but effective fitness routines from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SC 108;
  • Attorney and NWACC faculty member, Maryanne Westphal will conduct a presentation on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in BH 2327; and
  • Multiple 30 minute Interactive Texting & Driving Simulation sessions will be held in SC 108. These will take place at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

Music Project Needs Bands 

The Music Project, a Service Learning project focusing on music education, is seeking bands or other musical artists interested in participating in a December 4 event to play music and raise funds for arts education in Northwest Arkansas schools (see attached flyer). For more information, contact Valerie Wood, Service Learning work study, vwood1@nwacc.edu.

Staff Council Officer Election 

It is time to elect the new Staff Council Vice Chair! Please follow the link provided below to cast your vote for the next Staff Council Vice Chair. The Vice Chair of Staff Council will serve a two year term, the first year as Vice Chair/President and the second year as Chair/President. Voting will be open Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for your participation! www.nwacc.voting4schools.com

BFF Award Winning Film–Thaos’ Library--to be Shown at NWACC 

Make plans to come see the “Audience Choice” Award Winning Film, Thaos’ Library, on the NWACC Campus. Thaos’ Library was the winner of the “Audience Choice” Award at Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville Film Festival. Showings will be Thursday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium, Friday, October 23, at  10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium, and Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. Don’t miss the amazing special screening privilege of what film critics are calling: “The best non-fiction film I’ve seen this year!”-Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago. View the trailer at https://vimeo.com/125478494 or see the attached flyer for additional information.

Testing Center Fall Break Hours

The Testing Center hours for Fall Break will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2 p.m.). Evening hours will resume on Wednesday, October 21.

Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

The Disability Rights Museum on Wheels will be at the Downtown Activity Center (DAC) in Bentonville on October 20, from 10:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m. Check out their website to learn more about this exciting event: http://disabilityrightsonwheels.org/.

Library Fall Break Hours

The Library will be open during Fall Break. The hours will be: Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Honors Program Open House 

The NWACC Honors Lounge in Burns Hall Room 1213 will be having an open house on Wednesday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served and students will have the chance to meet and talk to Honors instructors and students at that time. In addition, all students are welcome to attend any Honors Class and observe NWACC’s awesome Honors program on October 21 and 22.

Academic Success Center Fall Break Hours

The Academic Success Center (ASC) Computer Lab will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Fall Break (October 19-20). The Tutoring Center will be closed during this time. This also includes the WCC Tutoring Center. Regular hours will resume on October 21.

Work Study Opportunity in Washington County (revised)

NWACC’s Early College Experience program is seeking a reliable and dependable work study student. The position will be for fifteen 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.

Silent Witness Project Closing Ceremony

Please join the NWA Women’s Shelter, the Red Flag Campaign, local law enforcement, and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. The closing ceremony will be held on October 28, at 12 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Now Accepting Donations for International Education Week Silent Auction 

The Global and International Steering Committee is currently accepting donations for a silent auction to be held November 16-20, in the Student Center Room 108 in conjunction with International Education Week. For more information, see the attached flyer.

PACA Anniversary Exhibits on Campus

The President’s Advisory Council on Art (PACA) is excited to share three art exhibits celebrating 25 years of NWACC. In the Wal-Mart Auditorium, there are paintings by Deborah Terry, founding faculty member and the first department head of the NWACC Art Department. This anthology of drawings and paintings speaks directly to the foundation of our robust and stellar art department. In the Peterson Auditorium, there are paintings by Sharon Simmons, steadfast staff member of the NWACC Art Department. This exhibit, titled “1 Part Water, 2 Parts Joy,” demonstrates Sharon’s talents while capturing her infectious exuberance. In the Student Center Room 108, there is an eclectic exhibit involving graduates of the NWACC Graphic Design program. This collection of works truly reflects the quality of that degree program. The shows will be available through the end of November so stop by and celebrate the college’s history of art.

SAAB Applications

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) is looking for students that are willing to represent NWACC. As a SAAB member, students get to co-host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by November 2, and are available at the Student Information Center. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC 25th Anniversary T-shirts on Sale Now! 

Help support NWACC student clubs and get a cool looking NWACC 25th anniversary shirt while doing so. NWACC student clubs and organizations are working together to sell NWACC 25th Anniversary t-shirts. All proceeds will be distributed among the clubs. We are currently taking orders for these great looking shirts. The cost will be $13 and will help our clubs do awesome things. The t-shirts will be charcoal heather gray v-necks. There will be 2 styles. One will have all of the NWACC club logos on the back and the other will have the NWACC 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Both will have the logo on the front. See the attached flyer for design. If you would like to order a t-shirt please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Lottery Drawing for Spring 2016 BETA Registration

I.T. will be holding a lottery to select 15 employees to register for classes during the Spring BETA Test Registration Period. This is to test the system and make sure it is working properly. Participants will actually be registering for Spring classes, with the advantage of being first in line. The lottery is open to all employees (full and part-time), including work study students, throughout the College Community. The test period will be Wednesday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The employee must be a continuing student, or a current admissions application must be entered for the employee to participate. If an employee has a hold on his account, he should take care of this prior to submitting his name in the BETA Test Registration Lottery. The employees selected during the drawing will be notified by email on Friday, October 23rd. If you would like to participate in the drawing, or have questions regarding the Spring BETA Test Registration Period, email your name and Student ID number to Amanda Woods-Hyatt (awoods@nwacc.edu) by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 21.

Enactus Recruiting Members

Do you want to make a difference? NWACC Enactus needs students from all majors (even undeclared) to come join the team and help make a difference. Enactus meets every Friday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. For more information, see the attached flyer.

New Programs at Fayetteville Parks and Recreations

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has a new program, the Fayetteville Race Series! This program is a variety of running, cycling, and multisport events for all skill levels and competitive abilities. The series offers something for everyone looking to expand their current fitness routine or explore a new physical fitness activity. The series will include:

Glow in the Park
Thursday, October 29
6:30pm
This event will take place at Gulley Park and consist of a 1 mile “glow run” followed by an outdoor showing of the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus!

Run for the Parks
Sunday, November 22
8:00am
This event is the first running event of the series and will utilize the city’s paved trail system. Three different distance options are available (2.5, 4.5, or 8.5 miles) and all races will finish at Walker Park.
If you are interested in participating, please visit the links above. If you are interested in volunteering, please find the events on the volunteer website, Give Pulse!

Ruli Torres Fashion Show

NWACC will present a fashion show featuring bridal, formal, and avant garde designs by designer Raul “Ruli” Torres on Friday, November 6. Torres graduated from NWACC in 2002 and received the college’s Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni award in 2014. The event will be held at the Springdale Civic Center and all proceeds will benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Jones Center Offers Semester Memberships to NWACC Faculty/Staff/Students 

The Jones Center is offering NWACC students, faculty and staff a per-semester rate for memberships. Semester rates are $20 and allow access to the fitness center, gym and fitness classes. Membership scholarships are also available for those who qualify. NWACC ID is required to obtain a semester membership. For more information, please see attached flyer or contact Andres, Membership Director for The Jones Center, at 479-756-8090 Ext. 2142 or amaclean@jonesnet.org.

Afternoon Tech Break Schedule 

The schedule for the Afternoon Tech Breaks for the remainder of the year is now available and can be viewed here.

Track III Nursing Applications 

Track III Nursing applications are now available through November 1, 2015. Applicants must have an NWACC username and password in order to apply. The application can be found on the Nursing page of the NWACC website or at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications Once the applicant has applied they will receive an email in their NWACC email account with next step instructions and information covered in the application.

Time Capsule Unearthing Events

In conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary celebrations, two events will be held related to the contents of a time capsule containing memorabilia from the college’s early days. The first event will be an unearthing of the capsule and will take place outside of White Auditorium on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to the public and will feature the actual unsealing of the capsule and retrieving of the tubes as per the instructions engraved on the currently buried capsule. The second event, also open to the public, will be a revealing of the contents of the capsule and will be held at Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on Wednesday, October 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Staff Council Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its annual Chili Cook-Off and Department Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday, October 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area).  Each department is encouraged to pick a theme and dress up for the contest on that day. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off. To register, contact Meredith Autrey (mautrey1@nwacc.edu) and bring your best chili in a crockpot on the 29th.  See the attached flyer for additional details and prize 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!

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.

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.

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.

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 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

HESI and Nursing Application Updates

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

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!

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.

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.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College to Present Fashion Show

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC