- Pinwheel Rally (new)–TODAY
- It’s Spring! Give Thanks! (new)
- Transfer Visits at a Glance-April (new)
- NWACC, Rogers to Sign Memorandum of Agreement–TODAY
- Nominate an outstanding staff member
- Learning to Learn Project
- Rape Culture Presentation
- NWA Master Naturalists to host Conservation Showcase and Volunteer Fair
- Part-time Job Opening
- The Amazing Mrs. Mozart Lecture Recital by Miles Fish
- Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra
- Graduation Volunteers Needed
- Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand Workshops
- Tutoring Services and Spring Break
- NWACC’s 25th Anniversary Decades Dance–TONIGHT
- NWACC’s Got Talent–TODAY
- Word Problems (Linear, Systems)–Math Workshops
- 2016-17 Work Study Position Requests
- You’re Invited! NWACC Plant a Seed Soiree
- Are you interested in a career in public service?
- Adjustment of Important Dates
- Faculty Regalia–DEADLINE TODAY
- HESI Registration for Nursing Applicants
- Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available
- Health Information Management applications now available
- ACC 2016: Call for Proposals
- Free Counseling for Students
- Meet Your Math Requirements with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) Instead of College Algebra
- Book Drive
- Library Workshops Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.
- Quality Breaks
- College Algebra Workshops–Spring 2016
- Spring 2016 Music Events
- Inter-Club Council (ICC)
- Student Government Association Public Forums
- NWACC Food Pantry Announces Spring 2016 Distribution Dates
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.”
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: email@example.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: 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.
Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit us on the third floor of Burns Hall. We hope you may join us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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 email@example.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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at email@example.com or 479-619-4234.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.
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 (email@example.com) with questions.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by BH 1214. ICC meeting will be: April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in BH 1444.
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 email@example.com 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’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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-986-6682 for more information about the pantry.