April 1, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pinwheel Rally (new)–TODAY

Join the campaign to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month at the Melba Shewmaker Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center today at 11:30 a.m. for a hot dog lunch and brief program. Then at 1:00 p.m. follow them as they place pinwheels for each confirmed child abuse case at several locations across Benton County.

It’s Spring! Give Thanks! (NEW)

Spring is here, and now is a good time to give thanks for those NWACC colleagues who have impacted you in a positive way. Go to http://tiny.cc/nwaccthanks and let someone know how much they are appreciated!

Transfer Visits at a Glance–April (NEW)

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

Drury University Day School/College for Continuing and Professional Studies

Date: Tuesday, April 5

Location/Time: Transfer Information desk 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Washington County Center 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

U of A

Date: Monday, April 11

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

U of A-ONLINE

Date: Tuesday, April 12

Location/Time: Washington County Center 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Missouri State University

Date: Thursday, April 14

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

University of Arkansas-FORT SMITH

Date: Monday, April 18

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

U of A-ONLINE

Date: Tuesday, April 19

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

NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement-TODAY

This summer, the Rogers Historical Museum will become the home of the contents of the NWACC “Early Years” Time Capsule, which was unearthed last fall. Leaders from NWACC and the City of Rogers will hold a signing of the agreement transferring the time capsule contents to the museum on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall in front of the glass display case under the stairs. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Nominate an Outstanding Staff Member

We are excited about the upcoming employee recognition ceremony which will take place on April 29 (stay tuned for more details). We are equally excited to recognize one Full-Time outstanding staff member, and one Part-Time outstanding staff member. These two winners will be selected by popular vote, so please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please find attached the Outstanding Staff Award nomination form for Full-Time and Part-Time staff, along with the Criteria for Nomination for both Full-Time and Part-Time staff. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8. Thank you for your support.

Learning to Learn Project 

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email knm005@email.uark.edu.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center regarding Rape Culture on April 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flyer for details.

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance-TONIGHT

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent-TODAY

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Faculty Regalia-DEADLINE TODAY

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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 meeting will be: 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:  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, 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.

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Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 31, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement

This summer, the Rogers Historical Museum will become the home of the contents of the NWACC “Early Years” Time Capsule, which was unearthed last fall. Leaders from NWACC and the City of Rogers will hold a signing of the agreement transferring the time capsule contents to the museum on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall in front of the glass display case under the stairs. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Nominate an Outstanding Staff Member

We are excited about the upcoming employee recognition ceremony which will take place on April 29 (stay tuned for more details). We are equally excited to recognize one Full-Time outstanding staff member, and one Part-Time outstanding staff member. These two winners will be selected by popular vote, so please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please find attached the Outstanding Staff Award nomination form for Full-Time and Part-Time staff, along with the Criteria for Nomination for both Full-Time and Part-Time staff. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8. Thank you for your support.

Learning to Learn Project 

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email knm005@email.uark.edu.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center regarding Rape Culture on April 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flyer for details.

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

Spring Arts Festival-TODAY!

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

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Democrat Gazette

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NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 30, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement

This summer, the Rogers Historical Museum will become the home of the contents of the NWACC “Early Years” Time Capsule, which was unearthed last fall. Leaders from NWACC and the City of Rogers will hold a signing of the agreement transferring the time capsule contents to the museum on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall in front of the glass display case under the stairs. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Nominate an Outstanding Staff Member

We are excited about the upcoming employee recognition ceremony which will take place on April 29 (stay tuned for more details). We are equally excited to recognize one Full-Time outstanding staff member, and one Part-Time outstanding staff member. These two winners will be selected by popular vote, so please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please find attached the Outstanding Staff Award nomination form for Full-Time and Part-Time staff, along with the Criteria for Nomination for both Full-Time and Part-Time staff. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8. Thank you for your support.

Learning to Learn Project 

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email knm005@email.uark.edu.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center regarding Rape Culture on April 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Open Q & A on Any Topic in College Algebra

This week the Math Center will be offering two open Q & A sessions during which students may ask questions about any topic in College Algebra. These sessions will be Wednesday, March 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 335 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and Thursday, March 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Room 312 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival –starts TODAY!

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.  For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 29, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement

This summer, the Rogers Historical Museum will become the home of the contents of the NWACC “Early Years” Time Capsule, which was unearthed last fall. Leaders from NWACC and the City of Rogers will hold a signing of the agreement transferring the time capsule contents to the museum on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall in front of the glass display case under the stairs. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Nominate an Outstanding Staff Member

We are excited about the upcoming employee recognition ceremony which will take place on April 29 (stay tuned for more details). We are equally excited to recognize one Full-Time outstanding staff member, and one Part-Time outstanding staff member. These two winners will be selected by popular vote, so please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please find attached the Outstanding Staff Award nomination form for Full-Time and Part-Time staff, along with the Criteria for Nomination for both Full-Time and Part-Time staff. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8. Thank you for your support.

Learning to Learn Project 

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email knm005@email.uark.edu.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center regarding Rape Culture on April 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Open Q & A on Any Topic in College Algebra

This week the Math Center will be offering two open Q & A sessions during which students may ask questions about any topic in College Algebra. These sessions will be Wednesday, March 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 335 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and Thursday, March 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Room 312 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 28, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement (NEW)

This summer, the Rogers Historical Museum will become the home of the contents of the NWACC “Early Years” Time Capsule, which was unearthed last fall. Leaders from NWACC and the City of Rogers will hold a signing of the agreement transferring the time capsule contents to the museum on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Burns Hall in front of the glass display case under the stairs. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Nominate an Outstanding Staff Member (NEW)

We are excited about the upcoming employee recognition ceremony which will take place on April 29 (stay tuned for more details). We are equally excited to recognize one Full-Time outstanding staff member, and one Part-Time outstanding staff member. These two winners will be selected by popular vote, so please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please find attached the Outstanding Staff Award nomination form for Full-Time and Part-Time staff, along with the Criteria for Nomination for both Full-Time and Part-Time staff. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 8. Thank you for your support.

Learning to Learn Project (NEW)

The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email knm005@email.uark.edu

Rape Culture Presentation (NEW)

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center regarding Rape Culture on April 13, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Open Q & A on Any Topic in College Algebra (NEW)

This week the Math Center will be offering two open Q & A sessions during which students may ask questions about any topic in College Algebra. These sessions will be Wednesday, March 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 335 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and Thursday, March 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Room 312 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court! TODAY!

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu. Hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day, Mondays through Thursdays.

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Democrat Gazette

March Golden Eagle

NWACC Studies Options 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 25, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court! (REVISED)

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu. Hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day, Mondays through Thursdays.

Testing Center Spring Break hours 

The Testing Center will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday, March 26: Closed

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

RechargeU Closing

Recharge U will be closed Friday, March 25, and the Bookstore will close at noon.

Tutoring Services and Spring Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center and the Washington County (WCC) Tutoring Services will be closed during Spring Break, March 19-March 27. Regular hours will resume on March 28. Online tutoring will continue to be available via MyNWACCConnection, by clicking “Resources” and “Online Tutoring.”

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Spring Break hours for the Library

The Library will have the following hours for Spring Break 2016:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27: CLOSED.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

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March 24, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair (NEW)

NWA Master Naturalists are joining with other local agencies to host the first ‘Keep Arkansas Natural’ Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair. The event is being held at the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The fair features over 80 state and regional organizations that promote conservation of natural resources and environmental education, as well as outdoor recreation in and around northwest Arkansas. The fair will present a number of ‘learn and do’ opportunities with workshops featuring habitat restoration, rain barrel construction, weather monitoring, and wildlife observation programs on site and at open houses at local conservation venues, in addition to a number of outdoor attractions in and around the mall. Weather permitting, the ‘Arkansas is a Natural’ hot air balloon will be available for attendees to observe and ride. In addition, the popular folk duo Still on the Hill will perform selections from their “Once a River” and “Still a River” musical collections. Several of Hobbs State Park’s ‘Living Forest’ characters will be in the mall, and there will be presentations and exhibits from other conservation, educational and recreational organizations. “We are concerned about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” explained Warren Fields, Master Naturalist president. “We can make a difference today. Nature needs you.”

Part-time Job Opening

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court!

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu.

Testing Center Spring Break hours 

The Testing Center will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday, March 26: Closed

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

RechargeU Closing

Recharge U will be closed Friday, March 25, and the Bookstore will close at noon.

Tutoring Services and Spring Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center and the Washington County (WCC) Tutoring Services will be closed during Spring Break, March 19-March 27. Regular hours will resume on March 28. Online tutoring will continue to be available via MyNWACCConnection, by clicking “Resources” and “Online Tutoring.”

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Spring Break hours for the Library

The Library will have the following hours for Spring Break 2016:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27: CLOSED.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

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March 23, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Part-time Job Opening (NEW)

Job Posting: Bentonville Public Library

Position: Part-Time Reference Library Clerk

Salary:  $14.70 per hour, Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (18 hours/week)

Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the reference librarian, and plays an integral role in the library’s team, to successfully implement public services, policies, procedures and programs in accordance with the library’s mission. Departmental responsibilities include: public desk duties, assisting patrons with information requests and technology, plus data entry tasks such as receiving new materials and cataloging magazines. Strong focus on customer service, technology experience and team work. Requires the application of elementary principles of library and information sciences. A complete job description is available upon request.

Minimum Requirements: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. To be considered for open positions, candidates must complete and submit the City of Bentonville job application and provide a professional resume. Completed applications and resumes should be submitted to: City of Bentonville, Human Resources 117 West Central Avenue Bentonville, AR 72712 or via e-mail: ewheeler@bentonvillear.com or FAX: (479) 271-5913.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please note, submission of an application and/or resume does not automatically guarantee candidates a professional interview with library administration. More information may be accessed on the City Employment site. The City of Bentonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Bentonville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status or other legally protected status.

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court!

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu.

Testing Center Spring Break hours 

The Testing Center will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday, March 26: Closed

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promoter-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

RechargeU Closing

Recharge U will be closed Friday, March 25, and the Bookstore will close at noon.

Tutoring Services and Spring Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center and the Washington County (WCC) Tutoring Services will be closed during Spring Break, March 19-March 27. Regular hours will resume on March 28. Online tutoring will continue to be available via MyNWACCConnection, by clicking “Resources” and “Online Tutoring.”

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Spring Break hours for the Library

The Library will have the following hours for Spring Break 2016:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27: CLOSED.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

March 22, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Republican Primary Runoff Voting (NEW)

Republican primary runoff voting will be held 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 22, at the NWACC Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, 1000 SE Eagle Way.

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court!

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu.

Testing Center Spring Break hours 

The Testing Center will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday, March 26: Closed

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promotor-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

RechargeU Closing

Recharge U will be closed Friday, March 25, and the Bookstore will close at noon.

Tutoring Services and Spring Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center and the Washington County (WCC) Tutoring Services will be closed during Spring Break, March 19-March 27. Regular hours will resume on March 28. Online tutoring will continue to be available via MyNWACCConnection, by clicking “Resources” and “Online Tutoring.”

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Spring Break hours for the Library

The Library will have the following hours for Spring Break 2016:

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27: CLOSED.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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, 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.

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March 21, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Puritan Brew Opening March 28 in the Food Court!

Please stop by and check out our new vendor in the food court. Puritan Brew will be offering a wide variety of coffee and tea, plus an assortment of pastries. In a few weeks they will also be able to offer air pots of coffee for meetings. Please go to the website (www.PuritanBrewCo.com) or see the attached flyer to check out their menu.

Testing Center Spring Break hours 

The Testing Center will be open the following hours during Spring Break:

Saturday, March 19: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last test seated at 2:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last test seated at 11:00 a.m.)

Saturday, March 26: Closed

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish

The Amazing Mrs. Mozart: A Life After Amadeus.  She was a rarity. At Mozart’s death, she was 29 years old with two children and no income. In a world dominated by men, she became a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur-promotor-publisher-performer-businesswoman and protector (and sometimes manipulator) of the Amadeus Mozart legacy. During the 50 years after his death, she enjoyed stunning successes and amassed a fortune far greater than anything she had known while Mozart was alive. Discover the Amazing Mrs.Mozart: A Lecture Recital, with Miles Fish and the NWACC Chamber Choir Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 P.M. (the program will last about an hour). The location will be the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.  Note: this program replaces a Chamber program earlier scheduled for March 31.

Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra

Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-March

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

American Public University

Date: Monday, March 28

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Arkansas

Date: Thursday, March 31

Location/Time: Transfer Information Desk, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Graduation Volunteers Needed

Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops 

If you need help plotting points and graphing lines and parabolas on paper, this workshop can help. The workshops are aimed at Beginning and Intermediate Algebra levels, but all students are welcome. See the attached flyer for dates and details.

RechargeU Closing

Recharge U will be closed Friday, March 25, and the Bookstore will close at noon.

Tutoring Services and Spring Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center and the Washington County (WCC) Tutoring Services will be closed during Spring Break, March 19-March 27. Regular hours will resume on March 28. Online tutoring will continue to be available via MyNWACCConnection, by clicking “Resources” and “Online Tutoring.”

NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this years 25th Anniversary Decades Dance on Friday, April 1, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. Dress up from your favorite Decade and enjoy drinks, snacks, and dancing. You can even participate to win “Best Dressed,” so don’t miss out! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC’s Got Talent

Are you interested in performing your talent? The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting NWACC’s Got Talent auditions on Friday, April 1, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come and audition to be a contender for the Talent Show on April 8! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops 

See the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops. These workshops use key words and tables to help set up systems and other linear word problems see in Beginning (and other) Algebra courses.

Work Study Position

Student Services is looking for a work study! The position is 19 hours per week and pays $8 an hour. If interested, please submit a resume to dschader@nwacc.edu.

2016-17 Work Study Position Requests 

Attention all college departments and community organizations! It is that time of the year to begin requesting work-study positions for 2016-2017! We will be approving and allocating budgets within the next few months. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate students who need the additional income to help pay for their cost of education and encourages FWS recipients to participate in community service activities. If your department is looking for part-time extra help, this will be a great opportunity to help our students. All current 2015/2016 positions are reviewed at the end of the aid year and those positions that use less than 70% of their budgeted funds will be in jeopardy of having hours cut or positions eliminated for the 2016/2017 aid year. For 2016/2017, any position left vacant for 60 calendar days will lose their allocated funding for that year. To Request a Work-Study Position: Log on to MY NWACC Connection, Under Employee Category, select My Work, then My Processes, then Request a Work Study Position. Deadline to Request Positions is April 18! Please see either Brittney Boatman or Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid office for more information. For more information about the Work Study program go to the Financial Aid Work Study webpage: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Spring Arts Festival T-Shirt

Spring Arts Festival events will be held March 30 and 31. For more information on the Spring Arts Festival, check out the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/?fref=ts.

See the attached form to order your T-Shirt. Note that the deadline is March 17 if you want your T-Shirt by the Festival! For questions about the festival, contact Dr. Lindsay Hutton: lhutton2@nwacc.edu.

Spring Break hours for the Library

The Library will have the following hours for Spring Break 2016:

Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20: CLOSED. Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27: CLOSED.

You’re Invited! NWACC Foundation Plant a Seed Soiree

Be our guest for celebrations and libations as we commemorate the profound impact of NWACC over the last twenty-five years and look forward to the future educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our region. In recognition of NWACC’s 25th Anniversary, we are hosting this event on campus for the very first time! Join us in a fully-enclosed tent on the Becky Panetiz Student Center lawn: Thursday, April 28, 2016: 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner & Program. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other College initiatives. NWACC faculty and staff receive a special 50% discount on tickets to this philanthropic event benefiting our students. To reserve your seats ($62.50/each), call the NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4321, email foundation@nwacc.edu or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!

Beginners Crochet Class

Attention Faculty and Staff: Please see the attached brochure for details about a new beginners crochet class that will take place in the Center for Health Professions building on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $10. For more information, contact Evelene Suggs at esuggs@nwacc.edu.

Are you interested in a career in public service?

Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at agaber1@nwacc.edu.

Adjustment of Important Dates

The following important dates for the Spring 2016 semester have been adjusted: Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W” ) from 16 week courses – April 8. Last day to withdraw (receive a grade of “W”) from late start 12 week courses – April 8.

Registration for Summer & Fall 2016 – opens for ALL STUDENTS on April 18, 2016!

Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series 

Join our Community of Artists for the Music Faculty Recital as part of the Anita E. Jones Fine Arts Series. Performance will be Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. This free event welcomes students, staff, and the public. This semester’s recital is in loving memory of our faculty members and friends David Fountain, Leland Long, and Vicki L. Redman. Donations in their memory can be made to the NWACC Foundation. For information contact S. Rene Garcia-Oliver at srgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Faculty Regalia 

It is that time of year again! Graduation is right around the corner, and the Barnes and Noble bookstore needs to get regalia orders placed. If you are a Faculty member who will be participating in Commencement and need to rent regalia, please reach out to Devin at the bookstore NO LATER THAN APRIL 1. If you have ordered in the past, you can simply email Devin at sm408@bncollege.com with “same as last year,” or with details of the changes needed. If you have not ordered in the past, Devin will need you to come by so she can get information and measurements. If you have questions, please contact Devin at 479-619-2222.

Fraction Operations–Math Workshop 

Need help with fraction operations? This workshop will help you brush up on those. Dates will be Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 314. See the attached flyer for more information.

HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants

The application for Nursing (Track I, II, and Bridge to RN) has closed as of March 1 but students who have applied and need to take the HESI can still register for the test. The deadline to have it taken is April 8, 2016. Seating is limited and students are registered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the attached registration form for dates.

Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available

Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management applications now available

Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications.  Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.

Operation Wingspan–A Cyber-Security Event

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, or check out the following link:https://www.facebook.com/NWACC-Spring-Arts-Festival-1114600088602614/ .

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.

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!

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 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.

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:  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 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.

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