January 4, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please contact Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Arkansas Online

Students’ behavior evaluated at college

Democrat Gazette

A Higher Calling

Pantry Serving Students

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 23, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please call Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or email me at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Library Hours for Holiday and Intersession

The Library will be OPEN the following hours for intersession:

December 21-23: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 4-15: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Library will be CLOSED the following days:

December 24-January 3 (Holiday Break for all Staff and Faculty), January 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday), January 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 22, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please call Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or email me at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Library Hours for Holiday and Intersession

The Library will be OPEN the following hours for intersession:

December 21-23: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 4-15: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Library will be CLOSED the following days:

December 24-January 3 (Holiday Break for all Staff and Faculty), January 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday), January 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 21-22: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m,-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 21, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please call Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or email me at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Library Hours for Holiday and Intersession

The Library will be OPEN the following hours for intersession:

December 21-23: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 4-15: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Library will be CLOSED the following days:

December 24-January 3 (Holiday Break for all Staff and Faculty), January 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday), January 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 21-22: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m,-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 18, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please call Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or email me at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Library Hours for Holiday and Intersession

The Library will be OPEN the following hours for intersession and Finals:

December 14-18: Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Friday 7:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

December 21-23: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 4-15: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Library will be CLOSED the following days:

December 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday), December 24-January 3 (Holiday Break for all Staff and Faculty), January 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday), January 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Information Technology Hours for Friday, December 18

Information Technology Services department will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, for a department-wide luncheon and staff development event. If there are any emergencies during this time, please email jdegn@nwacc.edu or call Brenda Meyer at ext. 4238 and we will respond accordingly.

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 14-18: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m,-7:00 p.m,, Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

December 19: Closed

December 21-22: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m,-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 17, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum (NEW)

As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015.  One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project.  Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.”  Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.

You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? (NEW)

If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue.  Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).

Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides.  Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.

CLASS DETAILS

Class             When                                   Time                            Room                         Cost

Sculpt             Tuesday/Thursday                12:00-12:30                 CHP Room 3013          $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.

In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches.   Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.

If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:

Payroll Deduction: Complete the attached waiver and payroll deduction form and submit to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100.  Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.

All payments are non-refundable.  Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.

If you want more information please call Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or email me at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Library Hours for Holiday and Intersession (NEW)

The Library will be OPEN the following hours for intersession and Finals:

December 14-18: Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Friday 7:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

December 21-23: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

January 4-15: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Library will be CLOSED the following days:

December 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday), December 24-January 3 (Holiday Break for all Staff and Faculty), January 9 and 10 (Saturday-Sunday), January 16, 17 and 18 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Information Technology Hours for Friday, December 18

Information Technology Services department will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, for a department-wide luncheon and staff development event. If there are any emergencies during this time, please email jdegn@nwacc.edu or call Brenda Meyer at ext. 4238 and we will respond accordingly.

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 14-18: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m,-7:00 p.m,, Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

December 19: Closed

December 21-22: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m,-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 16, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Information Technology Hours for Friday, December 18 (NEW)

Information Technology Services department will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, for a department-wide luncheon and staff development event. If there are any emergencies during this time, please email jdegn@nwacc.edu or call Brenda Meyer at ext. 4238 and we will respond accordingly.

ASC Intersession/Holiday Service Hours (NEW)

Please note the following schedule for the Academic Success Center for the upcoming weeks:

December 14-18: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m,-7:00 p.m,, Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

December 19: Closed

December 21-22: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m,-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 23: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

December 24-3: Closed

January 4-15: Computer Lab Open, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tutoring Center Closed

January 19: Both Computer Lab and Tutoring Center Open, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! Instead of spending hours in the kitchen making cookies for family and friends this year, give yourself a break and help out our students. The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is taking orders for their annual holiday cookie trays. Each tray has two dozen assorted cookies, $15 per tray. The deadline to order is Wednesday, December 16. Please return you order form to Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. There are a limited number of trays, so be sure to get your order in early. Pickup dates are Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofits. All proceeds benefit the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Study Abroad Program. See the attached order form.

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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 15, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chinese cooking demonstration and tasting

Take a break from finals and join Chinese Chef and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho at the NWACC Tyson Learning Center for demonstration and tasting. The event will be Tuesday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Tyson Foods Culinary Learning Center in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development . See the attached flyer for details.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! Instead of spending hours in the kitchen making cookies for family and friends this year, give yourself a break and help out our students. The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is taking orders for their annual holiday cookie trays. Each tray has two dozen assorted cookies, $15 per tray. The deadline to order is Wednesday, December 16. Please return you order form to Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. There are a limited number of trays, so be sure to get your order in early. Pickup dates are Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofits. All proceeds benefit the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Study Abroad Program. See the attached order form.

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.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Foundation Holiday Reception

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 14, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chinese cooking demonstration and tasting

Take a break from finals and join Chinese Chef and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho at the NWACC Tyson Learning Center for demonstration and tasting. The event will be Tuesday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Tyson Foods Culinary Learning Center in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development . See the attached flyer for details.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Textbook Buyback is Open

Your NWACC Bookstore is now buying back textbooks for our Spring inventory! Bring your books in for CASH on the spot!

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! Instead of spending hours in the kitchen making cookies for family and friends this year, give yourself a break and help out our students. The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is taking orders for their annual holiday cookie trays. Each tray has two dozen assorted cookies, $15 per tray. The deadline to order is Wednesday, December 16. Please return you order form to Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. There are a limited number of trays, so be sure to get your order in early. Pickup dates are Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofits. All proceeds benefit the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Study Abroad Program. See the attached order form.

Student Sustainability Project Contest

The NWACC Sustainability Committee invites student environmental sustainability proposals to be funded for 2016. The deadline for proposals is December 14. For proposal criteria and submission guidelines, see the attached document. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Matt Evans, at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

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.

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/local-colleges-team-up-to-increase-graduation-rates

Democrat Gazette

UA, NWACC Ink Agreement

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

 

December 11, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chinese cooking demonstration and tasting (NEW)

Take a break from finals and join Chinese Chef and cookbook author Kian Lam Kho at the NWACC Tyson Learning Center for demonstration and tasting. The event will be Tuesday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Tyson Foods Culinary Learning Center in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development . See the attached flyer for details.

Scholarships for Chamber Singers

NWACC Music Scholarships are available for students with high school or college choral experience. Register for NWACC Chamber Singers I or II, spring 2016. For information, contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu, 479-619-2237.

Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations

As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu or 619-2204 if you have any questions.

NWACC Offers Veterans Tools for Success

See the attached article about NWACC’s “Veterans Success on Campus” (VSOC) program. For more information, contact Dianna Portillo at dportill@nwacc.edu or 619-2276.

Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp

Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at eagleview@nwacc.edu (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec dnemec@nwacc.edu; Mattie Bailey mwatson@nwacc.edu; Eagle View eagleview@nwacc.edu. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.

Finals Week in the Testing Center (NEW)

Testing Center appointments are filling up rapidly. If you need an appointment for your online class final, it needs to be booked now.  All students without appointments will have to go on a stand-by list and wait for a spot to become available. Appointments are booked online at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/ldc_testingcenter/

Please do not use Chrome when trying to book your appointment.

Downloadable MLA and APA Paper Formats

Just in time for finals! Downloadable MLA and APA paper formats are now available on the NWACC Library website. Find them under “Citation Help” on the library homepage at http://library.nwacc.edu.

Tuscany this Summer!

Registration deadline reminder for students and non-students! Live, travel, and study for four weeks in Tuscany, Italy this summer (June 2-30, 2016). Six hours college credit or audit. Register before December 31, 2015. Visit www.NWACCinItaly.com and the “NWACC in Italy” Facebook page for more information or call Miles Fish (479-366-3331) or Dr. Mary Machira (479-619-2224).

Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp

The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.

2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule

In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of  May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016.  College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.

Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.

New Technology-Based Student Organization

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group is a new student organization dedicated to technology application, and leadership in network-security based career pathways. Please encourage interested students to consider joining. For more information, contact Maxine Filcher (mfilcher@nwacc.edu) or Cathy Marak (cmarak@nwacc.edu).

Food Court Hours During Thanksgiving and Christmas

The NWACC Food Court has announced its schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Textbook Buyback is Open

Your NWACC Bookstore is now buying back textbooks for our Spring inventory! Bring your books in for CASH on the spot!

PTA Applications Available

The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Holiday Cookie Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! Instead of spending hours in the kitchen making cookies for family and friends this year, give yourself a break and help out our students. The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is taking orders for their annual holiday cookie trays. Each tray has two dozen assorted cookies, $15 per tray. The deadline to order is Wednesday, December 16. Please return you order form to Rosemary Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. There are a limited number of trays, so be sure to get your order in early. Pickup dates are Monday, December 21, and Tuesday, December 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Nonprofits. All proceeds benefit the NWACC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Study Abroad Program. See the attached order form.

Student Sustainability Project Contest

The NWACC Sustainability Committee invites student environmental sustainability proposals to be funded for 2016. The deadline for proposals is December 14. For proposal criteria and submission guidelines, see the attached document. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Matt Evans, at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

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.

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)

Talk Business and Politics/the City Wire

http://talkbusiness.net/2015/12/nwacc-program-gives-springdale-elementary-students-a-lesson-in-entrepreneurship/

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC