February 1, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m. (NEW)

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

Food Court Specials (NEW)

Please see the attached flyer for menu items and prices for the NWACC Food Court.

Book Club (NEW)

Join us. We will discuss Kevin Power’s The Yellow Birds (a National Book Award winner). Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. in BH 2243. Check out the website  http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ or the attached flyer for more information. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or if you need a loaner book.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Word Problems workshops. The focus of the workshops will be setting up linear word problems involving one or two unknowns (systems) using a key words and tables approach.

Help a Student Receive an NWACC Scholarship Worth up to $1800! 

Do you know a student that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 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. Nominations will be reviewed, and a recipient 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. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they meet the requirements) 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 at NWACC. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. 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.

FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum 

Please join us for the FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum. Your input is desired as we present a “State of the College” address regarding our current budget situation and project our future budget targets and goals. You may choose from one of two half-hour sessions to be held on: Monday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m. in the Wal-Mart Auditorium, or Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. in CHP 3rd Floor Events Room.

Love NWACC” Month 

NWACC is celebrating 25 years and we want to know what you love about NWACC. Are you a student who is getting your college start at NWACC? Are you an employee who loves your job? Has NWACC changed your life? There are lots of things we love about NWACC. The month of February is “Love NWACC” month. In conjunction with this, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be placing large display boards in several NWACC buildings. We want everyone to take a few minutes and write what they love about NWACC and pin it to the boards. Notes, pins, and pens will be located with the boards. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA of NWACC Symposium 

The NWACC chapter of ALPFA is hosting a symposium on the Habits of Successful people featuring speakers from: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, American Heart Association, Tyson Foods, Walmart, Collective Bias, NWACC, and Procter & Gamble. Also featured will be breakout sessions for the Development of Ethics, Relationship Building, Decision Making,and Personal Branding. Lunch will be hosted by the National Society of Leadership and Success. See the attached flyer for more information. All are welcome but tickets are limited, sign up at tinyurl.com/alpfanwacc.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand workshops. These workshops reinforce plotting graphs by hand on paper, including connections to equations, ordered pairs, and tables of values to be plotted.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops. These workshops introduce students to the basics of using a TI-84, TI-83, or TI-82 model graphing calculator. They are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels.

Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Sales

Gamma Beta Phi is offering pre-orders for candy bouquet sales this year. See the attached flyer and attached order form for details.

Quality Breaks

Make plans to attend a one hour session to share information on quality improvement projects and learn about assessment and accreditation work being done campus wide. Dates will be February 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Topic: System Portfolio Update and Actions); March 8, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; and May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208). For more information, contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu.

Strategic Planning Input Sessions

The college community will have two opportunities to provide their thoughts and input into the 2016-17 goals and objectives. These will take place on Friday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the events room on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerson7@nwacc.edu. Formal calendar invitations will be forthcoming.

College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016

This spring, the Math Center will be offering College Algebra Workshops on Using a Graphing Calculator; Linear Regression Analysis; Test Anxiety; Word Problems; Function Transformations; and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. In addition, there will be 4 opportunities to ask questions on any College Algebra topic and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached flyer for the times and locations of the workshops. For additional information, contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

 

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

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.

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

January 29, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) Math Workshops (NEW)

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Word Problems workshops. The focus of the workshops will be setting up linear word problems involving one or two unknowns (systems) using a key words and tables approach.

Help a Student Receive an NWACC Scholarship Worth up to $1800! (NEW)

Do you know a student that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 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. Nominations will be reviewed, and a recipient 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. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they meet the requirements) 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 at NWACC. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. 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.

FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum 

Please join us for the FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum. Your input is desired as we present a “State of the College” address regarding our current budget situation and project our future budget targets and goals. You may choose from one of two half-hour sessions to be held on: Monday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m. in the Wal-Mart Auditorium, or Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. in CHP 3rd Floor Events Room.

Love NWACC” Month 

NWACC is celebrating 25 years and we want to know what you love about NWACC. Are you a student who is getting your college start at NWACC? Are you an employee who loves your job? Has NWACC changed your life? There are lots of things we love about NWACC. The month of February is “Love NWACC” month. In conjunction with this, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be placing large display boards in several NWACC buildings. We want everyone to take a few minutes and write what they love about NWACC and pin it to the boards. Notes, pins, and pens will be located with the boards. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA of NWACC Symposium 

The NWACC chapter of ALPFA is hosting a symposium on the Habits of Successful people featuring speakers from: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, American Heart Association, Tyson Foods, Walmart, Collective Bias, NWACC, and Procter & Gamble. Also featured will be breakout sessions for the Development of Ethics, Relationship Building, Decision Making,and Personal Branding. Lunch will be hosted by the National Society of Leadership and Success. See the attached flyer for more information. All are welcome but tickets are limited, sign up at tinyurl.com/alpfanwacc.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand workshops. These workshops reinforce plotting graphs by hand on paper, including connections to equations, ordered pairs, and tables of values to be plotted.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops. These workshops introduce students to the basics of using a TI-84, TI-83, or TI-82 model graphing calculator. They are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels.

Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Sales

Gamma Beta Phi is offering pre-orders for candy bouquet sales this year. See the attached flyer and attached order form for details.

Quality Breaks

Make plans to attend a one hour session to share information on quality improvement projects and learn about assessment and accreditation work being done campus wide. Dates will be February 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Topic: System Portfolio Update and Actions); March 8, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; and May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208). For more information, contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu.

Strategic Planning Input Sessions

The college community will have two opportunities to provide their thoughts and input into the 2016-17 goals and objectives. These will take place on Friday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the events room on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerson7@nwacc.edu. Formal calendar invitations will be forthcoming.

College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016

This spring, the Math Center will be offering College Algebra Workshops on Using a Graphing Calculator; Linear Regression Analysis; Test Anxiety; Word Problems; Function Transformations; and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. In addition, there will be 4 opportunities to ask questions on any College Algebra topic and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached flyer for the times and locations of the workshops. For additional information, contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

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.

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

January 28, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum (NEW)

Please join us for the FY17 Preliminary Budget Forum. Your input is desired as we present a “State of the College” address regarding our current budget situation and project our future budget targets and goals. You may choose from one of two half-hour sessions to be held on: Monday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m. in the Wal-Mart Auditorium, or Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 p.m. in CHP 3rd Floor Events Room.

Love NWACC” Month (NEW)

NWACC is celebrating 25 years and we want to know what you love about NWACC. Are you a student who is getting your college start at NWACC? Are you an employee who loves your job? Has NWACC changed your life? There are lots of things we love about NWACC. The month of February is “Love NWACC” month. In conjunction with this, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Activities Board will be placing large display boards in several NWACC buildings. We want everyone to take a few minutes and write what they love about NWACC and pin it to the boards. Notes, pins, and pens will be located with the boards. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

ALPFA of NWACC Symposium (NEW)

The NWACC chapter of ALPFA is hosting a symposium on the Habits of Successful people featuring speakers from: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, American Heart Association, Tyson Foods, Walmart, Collective Bias, NWACC, and Procter & Gamble. Also featured will be breakout sessions for the Development of Ethics, Relationship Building, Decision Making,and Personal Branding. Lunch will be hosted by the National Society of Leadership and Success. See the attached flyer for more information. All are welcome but tickets are limited, sign up at tinyurl.com/alpfanwacc.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Math Workshops (NEW)

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand workshops. These workshops reinforce plotting graphs by hand on paper, including connections to equations, ordered pairs, and tables of values to be plotted.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (NEW)

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops. These workshops introduce students to the basics of using a TI-84, TI-83, or TI-82 model graphing calculator. They are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels.

Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Sales

Gamma Beta Phi is offering pre-orders for candy bouquet sales this year. See the attached flyer and attached order form for details.

Quality Breaks

Make plans to attend a one hour session to share information on quality improvement projects and learn about assessment and accreditation work being done campus wide. Dates will be February 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Topic: System Portfolio Update and Actions); March 8, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; and May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208). For more information, contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu.

Strategic Planning Input Sessions

The college community will have two opportunities to provide their thoughts and input into the 2016-17 goals and objectives. These will take place on Friday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the events room on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerson7@nwacc.edu. Formal calendar invitations will be forthcoming.

College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016

This spring, the Math Center will be offering College Algebra Workshops on Using a Graphing Calculator; Linear Regression Analysis; Test Anxiety; Word Problems; Function Transformations; and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. In addition, there will be 4 opportunities to ask questions on any College Algebra topic and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached flyer for the times and locations of the workshops. For additional information, contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 27, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Sales (NEW)

Gamma Beta Phi is offering pre-orders for candy bouquet sales this year. See the attached flyer and attached order form for details.

Quality Breaks (NEW)

Make plans to attend a one hour session to share information on quality improvement projects and learn about assessment and accreditation work being done campus wide. Dates will be February 8, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Topic: System Portfolio Update and Actions); March 8, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; and May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Professional Development Lab (BH 1208). For more information, contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu.

Strategic Planning Input Sessions

The college community will have two opportunities to provide their thoughts and input into the 2016-17 goals and objectives. These will take place on Friday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the events room on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerson7@nwacc.edu. Formal calendar invitations will be forthcoming.

College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016

This spring, the Math Center will be offering College Algebra Workshops on Using a Graphing Calculator; Linear Regression Analysis; Test Anxiety; Word Problems; Function Transformations; and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. In addition, there will be 4 opportunities to ask questions on any College Algebra topic and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached flyer for the times and locations of the workshops. For additional information, contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Winter Welcome Back–Washington County Center 

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting a Winter Welcome Back at the Washington County Center on January 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come get involved! There will be snacks, drinks, and giveaways. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Rachel Ackerman

Come help us celebrate Rachel’s many contributions to NWACC and wish her well in her future endeavors on Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room (BH 1444).

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 26, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Strategic Planning Input Sessions (NEW)

The college community will have two opportunities to provide their thoughts and input into the 2016-17 goals and objectives. These will take place on Friday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on Thursday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the events room on the 3rd floor of the Center for Health Professions. For more information, please contact Lisa Anderson at landerson7@nwacc.edu. Formal calendar invitations will be forthcoming.

Event Calendar Access (NEW)

The Event Calendar Committee has been meeting and will be changing the password on the current Campus Events Calendar.  If you currently have access to add items to the calendar, please notify Steven Hinds (shinds1@nwacc.edu) so we make sure you are provided the new password.  Thanks for your assistance.

College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016 (NEW)

This spring, the Math Center will be offering College Algebra Workshops on Using a Graphing Calculator; Linear Regression Analysis; Test Anxiety; Word Problems; Function Transformations; and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. In addition, there will be 4 opportunities to ask questions on any College Algebra topic and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached flyer for the times and locations of the workshops. For additional information, contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Winter Welcome Back–Washington County Center 

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting a Winter Welcome Back at the Washington County Center on January 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come get involved! There will be snacks, drinks, and giveaways. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira 

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals. While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

American Public University
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Missouri Southern State University
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Rachel Ackerman

Come help us celebrate Rachel’s many contributions to NWACC and wish her well in her future endeavors on Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room (BH 1444).

Check out the Display of Time Capsule Artifacts

As part of this year’s ongoing celebration of the college’s 25th anniversary, selected artifacts from the time capsule that was uncovered this past fall are now on display. Stop by the glass case below the Burns Hall Stairway (across from the elevator) and take a stroll down NWACC’s memory lane.  See the attached photo for a preview. Special thanks to Eric Smith for his hard work in creating the beautiful display.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 25, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter Welcome Back–Washington County Center (NEW)

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting a Winter Welcome Back at the Washington County Center on January 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come get involved! There will be snacks, drinks, and giveaways. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Dr. Mary Machira (NEW)

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Mary Machira’s 13 years of service to NWACC. A farewell reception will be held on February 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Global Communities Center on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. For more information, please see the attached invitation.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–January (NEW)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals. While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, locations may vary. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Pittsburg State University
Date: Monday, January 25
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas
Date: Monday, January 25
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

American Public University
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Missouri Southern State University
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk—10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring 2016 Music Events

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Rachel Ackerman

Come help us celebrate Rachel’s many contributions to NWACC and wish her well in her future endeavors on Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room (BH 1444).

Check out the Display of Time Capsule Artifacts

As part of this year’s ongoing celebration of the college’s 25th anniversary, selected artifacts from the time capsule that was uncovered this past fall are now on display. Stop by the glass case below the Burns Hall Stairway (across from the elevator) and take a stroll down NWACC’s memory lane.  See the attached photo for a preview. Special thanks to Eric Smith for his hard work in creating the beautiful display.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Applications may also be found at the WCC Information Desk. Distributions for WCC participants will be delivered to the WCC on the Thursday afternoon of each distribution listed below. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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.

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)

College Cash Campaign Launches

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 22, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2016 Music Events (NEW)

Please see the attached list of upcoming concerts sponsored by the NWACC Music Department for this spring semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Learn State and Local Politics in Eight Weeks (NEW)

Do you need an eight-week online course that starts in March? Do you need a social science elective? Take PLSC 2203-02W: State and Local Government (CRN: 22501). This online eight-week course starts on March 14. It will focus on how city and state governments impinge on our lives and the power struggles and parliamentary process these different types of government go through to produce policy (especially at it occurs in Arkansas). The course is entirely online. There are no tests or quizzes, only short and creative writing assignments. For more information, email Dr. Matt Evans at mevans8@nwacc.edu.

Farewell Reception for Rachel Ackerman (NEW)

Come help us celebrate Rachel’s many contributions to NWACC and wish her well in her future endeavors on Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse Conference Room (BH 1444).

Check out the Display of Time Capsule Artifacts

As part of this year’s ongoing celebration of the college’s 25th anniversary, selected artifacts from the time capsule that was uncovered this past fall are now on display. Stop by the glass case below the Burns Hall Stairway (across from the elevator) and take a stroll down NWACC’s memory lane.  See the attached photo for a preview. Special thanks to Eric Smith for his hard work in creating the beautiful display.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 21, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the Display of Time Capsule Artifacts (NEW)

As part of this year’s ongoing celebration of the college’s 25th anniversary, selected artifacts from the time capsule that was uncovered this past fall are now on display. Stop by the glass case below the Burns Hall Stairway (across from the elevator) and take a stroll down NWACC’s memory lane.  See the attached photo for a preview. Special thanks to Eric Smith for his hard work in creating the beautiful display.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech 

Dr. Todd Kitchen, Vice President of Student Services, will be delivering “Living the Dream,” the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. All students, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend this event, which will take place at noon on Thursday, January 21, in Burns Hall 1465. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Women and Investing Event on Campus

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming event, “Women and Investing: It’s Purse-onal!” The event will take place in Walmart Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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.

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.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 20, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder 

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity 

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech 

Dr. Todd Kitchen, Vice President of Student Services, will be delivering “Living the Dream,” the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. All students, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend this event, which will take place at noon on Thursday, January 21, in Burns Hall 1465. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Women and Investing Event on Campus

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming event, “Women and Investing: It’s Purse-onal!” The event will take place in Walmart Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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.

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.

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 Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 19, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Inter-Club Council (ICC) (NEW)

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: February 3, March 2, and April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.

Travel Meal Policy Reminder (NEW)

Please see the attached reminder from the State of Arkansas regarding meal reimbursement policy during meetings and conferences.

Student Government Association Public Forums (NEW)

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: January 26, February 9, February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

Student Services Work Study Opportunity (NEW)

The Student Services Division is looking for a work study to assist the administrative assistants to the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Students. This position is 15 hours per week and pays $8 per hour. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237.

Big News Regarding the ASC and Library! 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, the library will begin managing the ASC computer lab space. It will be re-named the Information Commons, and Ms. Brittany Rodgers, Systems Librarian, will be the direct supervisor. This is an effort to standardize the student computing experience between the library and the computer lab. The hours of the former ASC lab (BH 1217) will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Based on use and traffic data, the library will meet student need in the early mornings, evenings, and on weekends. In addition, the ASC Tutoring Center will continue under the direction of Eric Vest. Both Eric and Ashley Byrd will also continue working with students on academic probation, suspension, etc. They are renaming their office, “The Office of Student Success,” and will be located in the Tutoring Center in Burns Hall.

14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech 

Dr. Todd Kitchen, Vice President of Student Services, will be delivering “Living the Dream,” the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. All students, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend this event, which will take place at noon on Thursday, January 21, in Burns Hall 1465. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Upcoming OLS Information Sessions

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is designed to give adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to earn an associates degree, achieve gainful employment and become self-sufficient, contributing citizens. Join us at an upcoming OLS Information Session if you’d like to learn more! Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m. You must RSVP to attend by calling 479-619-4285 or emailing ols@nwacc.edu. All sessions will be held in the Center for Health Professions on the Bentonville campus. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Women and Investing Event on Campus

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming event, “Women and Investing: It’s Purse-onal!” The event will take place in Walmart Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21.

2015 Tax Documents Are Now Available Electronically

Listed below is important information regarding your 2015 Tax Documents:

2015 Tax Documents

W-2 and 1095-C

  • Your 2015 tax documents are now available to you by opting in via your NWACC Connection.
  • NWACC employees who opt in to receive their 2015 tax documents electronically will be automatically registered for a drawing to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • If you do not opt in to receive your tax documents electronically they will be mailed on January 29, 2016 to the address that you have on record with Human Resources.
  • Your PIN, unless you have reset it, will be your birth date (MMDDYY).

To obtain your 2015 Tax Documents follow the easy steps listed below

Logon to your NWACC Connection

https://my.nwacc.edu/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fmy.nwacc.edu%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin

Employee

Tax Forms

Electronic Consent –

Check the My Choice Boxes

Click Submit

Click on the [ Return To Tax Forms Menu ] located at the bottom of the page

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable W-2

1095 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Statement

Select Year

Click Display

Click the Printable 1095-C

Form 1095-C What You Need to Know

Why am I getting a 1095-C Form?

Form 1095-C provides you with proof of the health insurance coverage that NWACC offered and you elected for you and your family during 2015.  If you purchased health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and wish to claim the premium tax credit, this information will assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Do I need this Form to File my 2015 Tax Return?

You do not need to file this form with your tax return.  However, it is important that you save your Form 1095-C, because the information provided on this form will help you complete your tax income tax return.  Once your tax return is filed, save Form 1095-C for your records.  NWACC will file a copy of your 1095-C information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Fridays, beginning February 5, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (location to be announced.) A three-day supply of food is given. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in room 225H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance. Distribution request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday before distribution Friday.

Distribution dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5

Friday, February 19

Friday, March 4

Friday, March 18

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 15

Friday, April 29

Friday, May 13

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.

Encourage Students to Apply for SAAB 

Do you know students that would be great NWACC representatives? Encourage them to apply for the Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB). SAAB is looking for students that want to represent NWACC and have a lot of fun while doing so. As a SAAB member, students get to host campus events, conduct campus tours, help fellow students, promote NWACC, build their resumes, have fun, and get paid. Applications are due by January 29, and are available at this link and at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Students may also find the link in Student Announcements. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu for more information.

 

Recognize Outstanding NWACC Alumni 

The NWACC Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award! We are seeking to recognize one of the many successful NWACC alumni making a difference in our community. Full eligibility criteria are available on the nomination form, HERE. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016. For questions, email alumni@nwacc.edu.

Become an NWACC Safety Ambassador

Members of Leadership NWACC have developed a new program that they would like to encourage employees to promote to students. The program is the NWACC Safety Ambassadors and will provide outstanding opportunities for NWACC students. These opportunities include becoming leaders in the community, learning how to respond to crisis and learning about safety initiatives on campus. Students will also participate in training and become CPR certified. If you have students you think would be interested, please encourage them to apply. For more information, see the attached flyer or email studentlife@nwacc.edu. For requirements, see the attached application. Deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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.

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.

 

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

 

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