March 1, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring egg roll sale (NEW)

The Hmong Culture Club will be holding its spring egg roll and fried rice sale on Monday, March 7, in the Burns Hall first floor lobby. See the attached flyer for details, or contact Lou Lo at llo@nwacc.edu to pre-order.

Mission/Vision Survey (NEW)

Strategic planning is an activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful. Your opinions are important. Please complete this short mission/vision survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWACCMission

Thank you for your participation.

Operation Wingspan–A Cyber-Security Event (NEW)

T.A.L.O.N.S. Group will be hosting a cyber-security event called Operation Wingspan, March 17 – 19, at the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. The event will include introductory technology classes, a multi-day hacking competition, industry guest speakers, and various informational booths. Each day will also conclude with drawings for five Arduino Microcontrollers. Operation Wingspan will be free and welcome to all. Volunteers are needed, and will be provided lunch during the event –along with an invitation to the Group’s end of semester banquet. For more information, volunteer opportunities, or hacking competition registration, please see the attached flyer or contact T.A.L.O.N.S. Group CEO, Maxine Filcher at mfilcher@nwacc.edu.

Graduation Deadline

The deadline to apply for graduation is March 9. Graduation applications can be found online or can be picked up at the Student Records Office. The Commencement is Saturday, May 14.

ACC 2016: Call for Proposals

The Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) organization is seeking proposals that reflect best practices and techniques related to community college administration/leadership, faculty, student success, and workforce development for presentation at the ACC annual conference October 9-11, 2016 . Proposals must be received by June 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted online at http://www.arkansascc.org/annual-conference.html.

March Book Club 

All about drama – -We will meet in White Auditorium to discuss Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Eurydice (currently being performed at the University of Arkansas). Playwright extraordinaire Ashley Edwards (NWACC Drama) is our host. The book club will meet Wednesday, March 16, from 3:00 to-4:00 p.m. Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or if you would like to borrow a book.

Dr. Angie Maxwell Talk on “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness”

Dr. Angie Maxwell, Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be delivering a talk: “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness,” at NWACC on Thursday, March 10, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. Recently awarded the prestigious V.O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics for her monograph, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Dr. Maxwell will discuss the historic and contemporary issues surrounding privilege and southern defensiveness in the context of white identity. This program is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity with additional support from the Service Learning and Honors programs. All NWACC students and employees as well as the general public are welcome free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

OLS Application Now Open

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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, 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.

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)

Democrat Gazette

UA professor to deliver talk at NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 29, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Deadline

The deadline to apply for graduation is March 9. Graduation applications can be found online or can be picked up at the Student Records Office. The Commencement is Saturday, May 14.

ACC 2016: Call for Proposals

The Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) organization is seeking proposals that reflect best practices and techniques related to community college administration/leadership, faculty, student success, and workforce development for presentation at the ACC annual conference October 9-11, 2016 . Proposals must be received by June 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted online at http://www.arkansascc.org/annual-conference.html.

Early Voting Period Ends February 29 for March 1 Primary

The early voting period continues in Benton County for the March 1 Primary Election. See the attached document for Benton County early voting center locations.  You can still early vote on Monday, February 29, but only at the Benton County Courthouse or at the Benton County Offices located in Rogers and Siloam Springs.

March Book Club 

All about drama – -We will meet in White Auditorium to discuss Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Eurydice (currently being performed at the University of Arkansas). Playwright extraordinaire Ashley Edwards (NWACC Drama) is our host. The book club will meet Wednesday, March 16, from 3:00 to-4:00 p.m. Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or if you would like to borrow a book.

Are you up for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge?

There is still time to register to participate in the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The challenge begins March 1 and runs through May 31 and is designed to encourage NWACC employees to develop and maintain good exercise habits and healthy living. February 29 is the last day to register. For more information on the challenge and how to register, email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Dr. Angie Maxwell Talk on “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness”

Dr. Angie Maxwell, Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be delivering a talk: “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness,” at NWACC on Thursday, March 10, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. Recently awarded the prestigious V.O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics for her monograph, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Dr. Maxwell will discuss the historic and contemporary issues surrounding privilege and southern defensiveness in the context of white identity. This program is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity with additional support from the Service Learning and Honors programs. All NWACC students and employees as well as the general public are welcome free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

OLS Application Now Open

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

 

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

 

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 26, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Deadline (NEW)

The deadline to apply for graduation is March 9. Graduation applications can be found online or can be picked up at the Student Records Office. The Commencement is Saturday, May 14.

ACC 2016: Call for Proposals (NEW)

The Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) organization is seeking proposals that reflect best practices and techniques related to community college administration/leadership, faculty, student success, and workforce development for presentation at the ACC annual conference October 9-11, 2016 . Proposals must be received by June 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted online at http://www.arkansascc.org/annual-conference.html.

Early Voting Period Ends February 29 for March 1 Primary

The early voting period continues in Benton County for the March 1 Primary Election. See the attached document for Benton County early voting center locations.  You can still early vote on Monday, February 29, but only at the Benton County Courthouse or at the Benton County Offices located in Rogers and Siloam Springs.

March Book Club 

All about drama – -We will meet in White Auditorium to discuss Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Eurydice (currently being performed at the University of Arkansas). Playwright extraordinaire Ashley Edwards (NWACC Drama) is our host. The book club will meet Wednesday, March 16, from 3:00 to-4:00 p.m. Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or if you would like to borrow a book.

Are you up for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge?

There is still time to register to participate in the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The challenge begins March 1 and runs through May 31 and is designed to encourage NWACC employees to develop and maintain good exercise habits and healthy living. February 29 is the last day to register. For more information on the challenge and how to register, email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Dr. Angie Maxwell Talk on “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness”

Dr. Angie Maxwell, Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be delivering a talk: “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness,” at NWACC on Thursday, March 10, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. Recently awarded the prestigious V.O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics for her monograph, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Dr. Maxwell will discuss the historic and contemporary issues surrounding privilege and southern defensiveness in the context of white identity. This program is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity with additional support from the Service Learning and Honors programs. All NWACC students and employees as well as the general public are welcome free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Brady Bunch Blues

The group “Brady Bunch Blues” will be performing on Friday, February 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Creekside Taproom, 100-2 East Alpine St., Siloam Springs. Dr. Janick St. Jean has attended this performance in the past and would like to encourage all NWACC employees to consider this event.

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

OLS Application Now Open

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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)

Democrat Gazette

Eagle Games

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 25, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Early Voting Period Ends February 29 for March 1 Primary (NEW)

The early voting period continues in Benton County for the March 1 Primary Election. See the attached document for Benton County early voting center locations.  You can still early vote on Monday, February 29, but only at the Benton County Courthouse or at the Benton County Offices located in Rogers and Siloam Springs.

March Book Club (NEW)

All about drama – -We will meet in White Auditorium to discuss Sarah Ruhl’s modern adaptation of Eurydice (currently being performed at the University of Arkansas). Playwright extraordinaire Ashley Edwards (NWACC Drama) is our host. The book club will meet Wednesday, March 16, from 3:00 to-4:00 p.m. Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or if you would like to borrow a book.

Are you up for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge?

There is still time to register to participate in the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The challenge begins March 1 and runs through May 31 and is designed to encourage NWACC employees to develop and maintain good exercise habits and healthy living. February 29 is the last day to register. For more information on the challenge and how to register, email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Dr. Angie Maxwell Talk on “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness”

Dr. Angie Maxwell, Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be delivering a talk: “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness,” at NWACC on Thursday, March 10, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. Recently awarded the prestigious V.O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics for her monograph, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Dr. Maxwell will discuss the historic and contemporary issues surrounding privilege and southern defensiveness in the context of white identity. This program is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity with additional support from the Service Learning and Honors programs. All NWACC students and employees as well as the general public are welcome free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Brady Bunch Blues

The group “Brady Bunch Blues” will be performing on Friday, February 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Creekside Taproom, 100-2 East Alpine St., Siloam Springs. Dr. Janick St. Jean has attended this performance in the past and would like to encourage all NWACC employees to consider this event.

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak about their future academic goals. Representatives from Missouri Southern State University will be on campus on Thursday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

OLS Application Now Open

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Candidate Forum 

NWACC will host a candidate forum on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The forum will include: State Representative candidates Sue Scott, Austin McCollum, Rebecca Petty, Debra Hobbs, Jana Della Rosa, Randy Alexander, and Jana Starr; Judicial candidates Judge Paul Bridges and Chris Griffin; and Benton County Sheriff candidates Kelley Cradduck, Timothy Filbeck, Shawn Holloway, and Paul Pilaro.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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)

Democrat Gazette 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 24, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are you up for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge? (NEW)

There is still time to register to participate in the 2016 Blue & You Fitness Challenge. The challenge begins March 1 and runs through May 31 and is designed to encourage NWACC employees to develop and maintain good exercise habits and healthy living. February 29 is the last day to register. For more information on the challenge and how to register, email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Dr. Angie Maxwell Talk on “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness” (NEW)

Dr. Angie Maxwell, Associate Professor of Southern Studies and Director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be delivering a talk: “The South Versus Everything: The Evolution of Southern Whiteness,” at NWACC on Thursday, March 10, at noon, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. Recently awarded the prestigious V.O. Key Award for Best Book in Southern Politics for her monograph, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Dr. Maxwell will discuss the historic and contemporary issues surrounding privilege and southern defensiveness in the context of white identity. This program is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity with additional support from the Service Learning and Honors programs. All NWACC students and employees as well as the general public are welcome free of charge. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Brady Bunch Blues (NEW)

The group “Brady Bunch Blues” will be performing on Friday, February 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Creekside Taproom, 100-2 East Alpine St., Siloam Springs. Dr. Janick St. Jean has attended this performance in the past and would like to encourage all NWACC employees to consider this event.

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak about their future academic goals. Representatives from Missouri Southern State University will be on campus on Thursday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

OLS Application Now Open

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Candidate Forum 

NWACC will host a candidate forum on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The forum will include: State Representative candidates Sue Scott, Austin McCollum, Rebecca Petty, Debra Hobbs, Jana Della Rosa, Randy Alexander, and Jana Starr; Judicial candidates Judge Paul Bridges and Chris Griffin; and Benton County Sheriff candidates Kelley Cradduck, Timothy Filbeck, Shawn Holloway, and Paul Pilaro.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 23, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math workshop on Writing Equation of Lines (NEW)

See the attached flyer for information about an upcoming math workshop–Writing Equations of Lines (for beginning Algebra students).

Transfer College Fair (NEW)

Do you work with students who will eventually transfer to a four-year college or university? If so, please encourage them to stop by the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108, on Tuesday, March 1, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet with college/university representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The attached document includes a complete list of the Transfer Admissions Recruiters/Counselors who will be available to discuss admission deadlines, academic programs, and scholarship opportunities. If you can help us spread the word by announcing the fair in your classroom, or having individual conversations with advisees, etc., please do so. Helping students make contact with transfer representatives at any stage of their education is very important. Contact TransferPathways@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance (NEW)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak about their future academic goals. Representatives from Missouri Southern State University will be on campus on Thursday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

OLS Application Now Open (NEW)

The Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) program is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. OLS is an innovative associate degree program that gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to obtain an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation rates well above the national average. More information is available online at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_ols/. Early Application Deadline: April 1, 2016. Regular Application Deadline: June 30, 2016. Important Note: If all available seats are filled during early admissions, the OLS program will not hold the regular application period. See the attached flyer for more information.

Candidate Forum 

NWACC will host a candidate forum on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The forum will include: State Representative candidates Sue Scott, Austin McCollum, Rebecca Petty, Debra Hobbs, Jana Della Rosa, Randy Alexander, and Jana Starr; Judicial candidates Judge Paul Bridges and Chris Griffin; and Benton County Sheriff candidates Kelley Cradduck, Timothy Filbeck, Shawn Holloway, and Paul Pilaro.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Eating Disorders Presentation

An informational session on Eating Disorders will be held on February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. See the attached flyer for details.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 22, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Candidate Forum (NEW)

NWACC will host a candidate forum on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. The forum will include: State Representative candidates Sue Scott, Austin McCollum, Rebecca Petty, Debra Hobbs, Jana Della Rosa, Randy Alexander, and Jana Starr; Judicial candidates Judge Paul Bridges and Chris Griffin; and Benton County Sheriff candidates Kelley Cradduck, Timothy Filbeck, Shawn Holloway, and Paul Pilaro.

Free Counseling for Students (NEW)

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

New Tutoring Center Webpage

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Eating Disorders Presentation

An informational session on Eating Disorders will be held on February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. See the attached flyer for details.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 19, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Tutoring Center Webpage (NEW)

The Office of Student Success is pleased to unveil our new Tutoring Center webpage found here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. Tutoring services are available to NWACC students on a walk-in basis, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Services are located in Burns Hall, Room 1218 and at the Washington County Center (WCC) on Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

Function Transformation Workshops 

This week the Math Center is offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday, February 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 312. The second is Friday, February 19, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in SC 335. All College Algebra students are invited to attend.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Eating Disorders Presentation

An informational session on Eating Disorders will be held on February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. See the attached flyer for details.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or 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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 18, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

Function Transformation Workshops 

This week the Math Center is offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday, February 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 312. The second is Friday, February 19, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in SC 335. All College Algebra students are invited to attend.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Eating Disorders Presentation

An informational session on Eating Disorders will be held on February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. See the attached flyer for details.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or 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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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

February 17, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet Your Math Requirement with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) instead of College Algebra (NEW)

Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at msmith@nwacc.edu to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.

Paramedic Applications

Paramedic applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applications will be available through March 1. For questions regarding the Paramedic application and requirements, please contact Connie Howarth at chowarth@nwacc.edu.

Factoring (for Intermediate Algebra and other students)

See the attached flyer for information about Factoring and Quadratic Equation Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students.

Graphing Lines by Hand

See the attached flyer for information about Graphing Lines by Hand Workshops.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: Irish Traditional Music

Guest artists Matt & Shannon Heaton will present their award winning Irish traditional music at NWACC on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, 2nd floor of Burns Hall, Room 2105. Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton specialize in Irish traditional music. They have been recognized as some of North America’s finest traditional musicians. Shannon was just named 2016 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her wooden flute and singing work. The Duo won trad fusion act of the year from Live Ireland for their flute, whistle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki and vocal albums. Both are wildly creative teachers who teach workshop participants a tune by ear and talk about the deep dimension that learning tunes aurally brings to the Irish tradition. They will conduct a workshop at 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108A — Cost $15. Their concert will be after the workshop at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall — Cost Students $5 and General Public $15. Check out the following websites for more information:

www.MattandShannonHeaton.com

www.ShannonHeatonMusic.com

www.YouTube.com/ShannonHeatonMusic

For further information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver at sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

College Wide Garage Sale

ALPFA of NWACC will be hosting its annual College Wide Garage Sale on March 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clubs and Organizations can rent a spot to sell goods and raise money for their club. Deadline for reservations is March 2. This is a great fundraising opportunity in which campus staff, faculty, students, and local community are invited to attend to support NWACC’s clubs. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu. See the attached flyer for more information.

Function Transformation Workshops 

This week the Math Center is offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday, February 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 312. The second is Friday, February 19, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in SC 335. All College Algebra students are invited to attend.

March is Sustainability Month

Please join the Sustainability Committee as they present “Sustainability at NWACC–25 years in the making”. This brown bag lunch talk will be held on March 2, 2016, at noon in SC 108 as part of the ongoing celebration of our 25th Anniversary. NWACC cares about leaving a legacy, whether that is through education, or through leaving a healthier world for future generations.  Bring your lunch and learn about what NWACC does to improve sustainability and leave a smaller carbon footprint, as well as how we have incorporated a LEEDS Silver building on campus.

http://www.nwacc.edu/web/committee-on-committees/sustainabilitycommittee

Spring Arts Festival

The Spring Arts Festival will take place on March 30 and 31. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both days and will consist of a performance by spoken word poetry duo “Speak Like a Girl,” a workshop on body positivity by the same, the showing of the documentary “Never Sorry” about Chinese artist Ai Wei-Wei, and various activities in Bogle Plaza. The theme of the festival is “crossing borders.” For more information contact Lindsay Hutton at lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Winner for SGA Raffle

The Student Government Association is pleased to announce Sandy Bobbitt as the winner of the Valentine’s Day raffle!

Nursing applications and HESI testing 

Track I, II, and Bridge to RN Nursing applications are currently available on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.   Applications will be available through March 1. Please see the attached registration form for the HESI test which includes testing dates and registration instructions.

Work Study Position in Washington County

The Washington County Centers are looking for a work study student. This position mainly works at our front desks answering phones, directing students/visitors, and providing customer service (see full job description posted on the Financial Aid webpage under Work Study). For more information, or to submit a resume, please contact Barbara Goodman at bgoodman@nwacc.edu or 479.725.4675.

NCPTC Updates

Please see the attached memo as a reminder of the learning opportunities in the NCPTC building.

NWACC’s Eagle Games

Interested in participating in NWACC’s Eagle Games? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members are hosting Eagle Games on February 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Game Room. Come participate in pool, foosball, and much more! Drinks, snacks, games, and giveaways will be provided! Sign up sheets to enter in the tournaments will be located in the Game Room and at the Student Information Center. For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Aqua-what? NWACC’s Intro to Aquaponics course starts in the Spring 

Can’t wait for Spring? Do you love to garden? Have you heard of Aquaponics? Simply put, it is a fish powered garden that recycles its own water. Are you even more curious? The Spring section of NWACC’s Introduction to Aquaponics course is right around the corner. In this course, you will learn in-depth about Aquaponics, gain hands-on experience putting together an aquaponic system, and design your very own system. This 1-credit course meets Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. during the 2nd 8-weeks of this Spring 2016 semester. Class begins March 11. CRN 22483; Environmental Science Special Problems – Aquaponics. Register today!

Book Drive

Sigma Kappa Delta is looking for books, especially those that cause people to read about experiences new to them. Think about summer books that you won’t read anymore, anything just hanging around…please drop books in the box in the Communication and Arts Department (BH 1118). Books should be in good shape and geared towards NWACC college students. contact Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) with questions.

Student Government Association Applications Open Now 

Applications to be a Student Government Association officer or senator for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 are now open! Benefits of joining SGA include the opportunity to be the voice of the students, the gaining of leadership and teamwork skills, and the chance to meet and work with college officials. The application can be found at this link, along with expectations and responsibilities: http://content.nwacc.edu/LSS_Forms/activities/sga/forms/SGAApplication.pdf

Email the complete application to sga@nwacc.edu. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2016.

Eating Disorders Presentation

An informational session on Eating Disorders will be held on February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108. See the attached flyer for details.

Nursing Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure: The NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 through March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is a 24 month (6 semesters: spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is a 16 month (4 semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) elongated offering. Application and admission requirements have not changed. Thank you, the NWACC Nursing Department.

WCOB Transfer Day

Walton College of Business Transfer Day is February 26. This is a great time to learn about the Business College, their degrees and programs. If you would like to attend, you must sign up as seats are limited. Please follow the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Division Advisor, Christy Reynolds at creynolds@nwacc.edu.

http://goo.gl/forms/jIKXIKU1TT

Love Me In 2020 Event

As part of Love NWACC month, the Student Government Association is inviting the NWACC family to come share their vision of the year 2020. Stop by the first floor of Burns Hall to write your vision and how NWACC has impacted it on paper glasses.

Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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!

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.

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, see the attached flyer or 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.

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 March 8, 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m (Topic: Why Have an Assessment Plan–Academic or Non-Academic)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.

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.

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: 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: February 23, March 8, April 5, and April 19.

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 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.

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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