May 2, 2016

NWACC in the News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

End of the Semester Celebration – Under the Stars (NEW)

Join the Student Government Association in celebrating the end of the school year! The Under the Stars Celebration will be held May 12 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in Bogle Plaza. There will be s’mores, music, a bonfire, and much more! This is a FREE event and open to the public!

Comparative Rebellions Presentation 

Students of the Comparative Rebellions Service Learning Project are making a presentation, Thursday, May 5, at 1:15 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. The comparative rebellions group will be discussing the Syrian Civil War at length with a power point presentation. How did it start? What were the causes? Were there any precursors? Has this happened elsewhere? All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome free of charge! For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270 Who is fighting: Who is in conflict? How many groups are fighting? What are their goals? How does this compare to other groups Religious Aspects: How does religion play a role in all this? Consequences: Social, economic, and the political fallout from the conflict. The impact on the world Refugees: Who is suffering? What is happening to the refugees of this conflict? How are they being treated?

Food Court Summer Closings

The Food Court will be closed starting Monday, May 9, 2016 and will return for the Fall Semester.

Save the Date: AIM Walk at NWACC May 14-Revised

Autism Involves Me (AIM) will be having their 7th Annual AIM Walk at NWACC on Saturday, May 14. There will be a family fun walk, kids zone, resource fair, silent auction, local food trucks and more! Be involved and help support individuals, families and various public school programs in Northwest Arkansas! Click here for more event details. “Team NWACC” is currently being formed and all students, staff, faculty and families are more than welcome to join! Stay tuned for more information!

Finals Stress Relief

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting a Finals Stress Relief on Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, located in the Burns Hall ASC Hallway. There will be tons of activities to relieve your test stress, such as coloring booths, music, massage chairs, and puppies! Food, drinks, and free giveaways will be provided. Stop by and relax! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Congratulations to the Veterans Project Members

Congratulations to the students of the Veterans Project (a service-learning project), who gave an excellent presentation on April 26, titled, “Combat Medical Techniques and PTSD Awareness.” They have raised nearly $600 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship. Awarded to veterans who attend NWACC, the scholarship was founded by double purple heart recipient and NWACC student, Josh McCandless, in fall 2013. The current project members–Sergeant Josh Troyer, Sara Lusk, Joseph Alexander, Mason Ruiz and Eli Katsuren–also still have cartridge bracelets for sale if you are interested in purchasing one to support the scholarship. Contact Sergeant Troyer at jtroyer1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you placed an order to rent regalia for the upcoming commencement ceremonies it is in the book store and ready for purchase.

Math Center Workshops–Final Exam Reviews

The last Math Center Workshops of the spring semester—Reviewing for your Final Exam (Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra levels) will be held Tuesday, May 3, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please bring a printout or a computer. If you have questions, please contact Carol Olson at colson@nwacc.edu.

Food Pantry Distributions Open for Students and Employees 

The NWACC Food Pantry will be distributing food on an as-needed basis. For the remainder of the spring 2016 semester, students and employees can receive food from the pantry as often as it is needed. We will not have specific distribution dates. To receive food bring the completed request to the Office of Student Life in room 225 H or to the Student Information Center, both located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Distribution Request forms may be found at this link or at the Student Information Center. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Spring Carnival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this year’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, May 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the North and East Lawn, located behind the Becky Paneitz Student Center. There will be food, drinks, games, and fun for everyone. The Spring Carnival is free and open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and family and come enjoy an afternoon of fun! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Free Seminar: Exploring hidden causes behind ADHD, Autism, and chronic illnesses in kids

Free seminar- The Perfect Storm: Join Dr. John Unruh in unlocking the secrets behind ADHD, Autism, & Chronic illnesses in kids. Find out what doctors call a neurological storm. Learn how to take actions steps to help your child. Register today! Bring your questions and family members to this epic event! When: Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: National Child Protection Training Center at NWACC

Website: www.yourwellnesspractice.com

Help ALPFA of NWACC get to the National Convention

Support ALPFA of NWACC on their goal to go to the ALPFA National Meeting and Convention in Dallas Texas. You can help by purchasing a $1 raffle ticket for a beautiful handmade baby quilt. Tickets can be purchased with any ALPFA member or with any of the advisors, Kathryn Birkhead, Bryan Aguiar, and Christy Reynolds. You can also make a one time donation at www.tinyurl.com/alpfafund. If you have any questions feel free to email President Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu.

NWACC United Way Campaign

This year, the Staff Council was asked to lead the NWACC United Way fundraising campaign. As a council we have worked together with Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association to make this event a reality. We have a display, in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, showing all of the areas that United Way benefits our Northwest Arkansas community. For each donation received, a brick with your name on it will be placed on the United Way display board in the Student Center. Please see the attached United Way Activities agenda, letter from Dr. Jorgenson, and the United Way pledge form. The boards will be up until May 6 so stop by and see our silent auction or sign up for the Billiards Pool tournament. Donations are being collected at the following locations: Washington County Center (contact Amy Rowan at extension 4678), Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development (contact Megan Kirsop  at extension 3140), and Burns Hall (contact Heidi Migliori at extension 3127). Check out the link below to a video from United Way that that tells a very powerful story called “Statisticks:”

http://unitedwaynwa.org.routing.wpmanagedhost.com/workplace-campaigns/campaign-toolkit/

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

NWACC Chamber Singers

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER SINGERS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty, and the public to SWING into SPRING with the NWACC JAZZ BAND in concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All NWACC MUSIC events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall.

The Topic: Category Six: Quality Overview

This category focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement culture and infrastructure of the institution.  This category gives the institution a chance to reflect on all its quality improvement initiatives, how they are integrated, and how they contribute to improvement of the institution.

Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC in the News

Democrat Gazette 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 29, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Comparative Rebellions Presentation (NEW)

Students of the Comparative Rebellions Service Learning Project are making a presentation, Thursday, May 5, at 1:15 p.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. The comparative rebellions group will be discussing the Syrian Civil War at length with a power point presentation. How did it start? What were the causes? Were there any precursors? Has this happened elsewhere? All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome free of charge! For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu 479-619-4270 Who is fighting: Who is in conflict? How many groups are fighting? What are their goals? How does this compare to other groups Religious Aspects: How does religion play a role in all this? Consequences: Social, economic, and the political fallout from the conflict. The impact on the world Refugees: Who is suffering? What is happening to the refugees of this conflict? How are they being treated?

Food Court Summer Closings (NEW)

The Food Court will be closed starting Monday, May 9, 2016 and will return for the Fall Semester.

Save the Date: AIM Walk at NWACC May 14 (NEW)

Autism Involves Me (AIM) will be having their 7th Annual AIM Walk at NWACC on Saturday, May 14. There will be a family fun walk, kids zone, resource fair, silent auction, local food trucks and more! Be involved and help support individuals, families and various public school programs in Northwest Arkansas! Click here for more event details. “Team NWACC” is currently being formed and all students, staff, faculty and families are more than welcome to join! Stay tuned for more information!

Finals Stress Relief

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting a Finals Stress Relief on Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, located in the Burns Hall ASC Hallway. There will be tons of activities to relieve your test stress, such as coloring booths, music, massage chairs, and puppies! Food, drinks, and free giveaways will be provided. Stop by and relax! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Congratulations to the Veterans Project Members

Congratulations to the students of the Veterans Project (a service-learning project), who gave an excellent presentation on April 26, titled, “Combat Medical Techniques and PTSD Awareness.” They have raised nearly $600 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship. Awarded to veterans who attend NWACC, the scholarship was founded by double purple heart recipient and NWACC student, Josh McCandless, in fall 2013. The current project members–Sergeant Josh Troyer, Sara Lusk, Joseph Alexander, Mason Ruiz and Eli Katsuren–also still have cartridge bracelets for sale if you are interested in purchasing one to support the scholarship. Contact Sergeant Troyer at jtroyer1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Faculty/Staff Regalia

If you placed an order to rent regalia for the upcoming commencement ceremonies it is in the book store and ready for purchase.

Math Center Workshops–Final Exam Reviews

The last Math Center Workshops of the spring semester—Reviewing for your Final Exam (Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra levels) will be held Tuesday, May 3, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please bring a printout or a computer. If you have questions, please contact Carol Olson at colson@nwacc.edu.

Food Pantry Distributions Open for Students and Employees 

The NWACC Food Pantry will be distributing food on an as-needed basis. For the remainder of the spring 2016 semester, students and employees can receive food from the pantry as often as it is needed. We will not have specific distribution dates. To receive food bring the completed request to the Office of Student Life in room 225 H or to the Student Information Center, both located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Distribution Request forms may be found at this link or at the Student Information Center. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Spring Carnival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this year’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, May 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the North and East Lawn, located behind the Becky Paneitz Student Center. There will be food, drinks, games, and fun for everyone. The Spring Carnival is free and open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and family and come enjoy an afternoon of fun! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Free Seminar: Exploring hidden causes behind ADHD, Autism, and chronic illnesses in kids

Free seminar- The Perfect Storm: Join Dr. John Unruh in unlocking the secrets behind ADHD, Autism, & Chronic illnesses in kids. Find out what doctors call a neurological storm. Learn how to take actions steps to help your child. Register today! Bring your questions and family members to this epic event! When: Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: National Child Protection Training Center at NWACC

Website: www.yourwellnesspractice.com

Help ALPFA of NWACC get to the National Convention

Support ALPFA of NWACC on their goal to go to the ALPFA National Meeting and Convention in Dallas Texas. You can help by purchasing a $1 raffle ticket for a beautiful handmade baby quilt. Tickets can be purchased with any ALPFA member or with any of the advisors, Kathryn Birkhead, Bryan Aguiar, and Christy Reynolds. You can also make a one time donation at www.tinyurl.com/alpfafund. If you have any questions feel free to email President Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu.

NWACC United Way Campaign

This year, the Staff Council was asked to lead the NWACC United Way fundraising campaign. As a council we have worked together with Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association to make this event a reality. We have a display, in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, showing all of the areas that United Way benefits our Northwest Arkansas community. For each donation received, a brick with your name on it will be placed on the United Way display board in the Student Center. Please see the attached United Way Activities agenda, letter from Dr. Jorgenson, and the United Way pledge form. The boards will be up until May 6 so stop by and see our silent auction or sign up for the Billiards Pool tournament. Donations are being collected at the following locations: Washington County Center (contact Amy Rowan at extension 4678), Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development (contact Megan Kirsop  at extension 3140), and Burns Hall (contact Heidi Migliori at extension 3127). Check out the link below to a video from United Way that that tells a very powerful story called “Statisticks:”

http://unitedwaynwa.org.routing.wpmanagedhost.com/workplace-campaigns/campaign-toolkit/

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

NWACC Chamber Singers

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER SINGERS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty, and the public to SWING into SPRING with the NWACC JAZZ BAND in concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All NWACC MUSIC events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall.

The Topic: Category Six: Quality Overview

This category focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement culture and infrastructure of the institution.  This category gives the institution a chance to reflect on all its quality improvement initiatives, how they are integrated, and how they contribute to improvement of the institution.

Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Democrat Gazette

Major gift announced for NorthWest Arkansas Community College Project

KNWA

http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/students-make-unique-burgers-in-lpga-contest 

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 28, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Finals Stress Relief (NEW)

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting a Finals Stress Relief on Tuesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, located in the Burns Hall ASC Hallway. There will be tons of activities to relieve your test stress, such as coloring booths, music, massage chairs, and puppies! Food, drinks, and free giveaways will be provided. Stop by and relax! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Congratulations to the Veterans Project Members (NEW)

Congratulations to the students of the Veterans Project (a service-learning project), who gave an excellent presentation on April 26, titled, “Combat Medical Techniques and PTSD Awareness.” They have raised nearly $600 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship. Awarded to veterans who attend NWACC, the scholarship was founded by double purple heart recipient and NWACC student, Josh McCandless, in fall 2013. The current project members–Sergeant Josh Troyer, Sara Lusk, Joseph Alexander, Mason Ruiz and Eli Katsuren–also still have cartridge bracelets for sale if you are interested in purchasing one to support the scholarship. Contact Sergeant Troyer at jtroyer1@nwacc.edu for more information.

Faculty/Staff Regalia (NEW)

If you placed an order to rent regalia for the upcoming commencement ceremonies it is in the book store and ready for purchase.

Math Center Workshops–Final Exam Reviews (NEW)

The last Math Center Workshops of the spring semester—Reviewing for your Final Exam (Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra levels) will be held Tuesday, May 3, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 314 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Please bring a printout or a computer. If you have questions, please contact Carol Olson at colson@nwacc.edu.

Food Pantry Distributions Open for Students and Employees 

The NWACC Food Pantry will be distributing food on an as-needed basis. For the remainder of the spring 2016 semester, students and employees can receive food from the pantry as often as it is needed. We will not have specific distribution dates. To receive food bring the completed request to the Office of Student Life in room 225 H or to the Student Information Center, both located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Distribution Request forms may be found at this link or at the Student Information Center. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Spring Carnival

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this year’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, May 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the North and East Lawn, located behind the Becky Paneitz Student Center. There will be food, drinks, games, and fun for everyone. The Spring Carnival is free and open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and family and come enjoy an afternoon of fun! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Free Seminar: Exploring hidden causes behind ADHD, Autism, and chronic illnesses in kids

Free seminar- The Perfect Storm: Join Dr. John Unruh in unlocking the secrets behind ADHD, Autism, & Chronic illnesses in kids. Find out what doctors call a neurological storm. Learn how to take actions steps to help your child. Register today! Bring your questions and family members to this epic event! When: Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: National Child Protection Training Center at NWACC

Website: www.yourwellnesspractice.com

Help ALPFA of NWACC get to the National Convention

Support ALPFA of NWACC on their goal to go to the ALPFA National Meeting and Convention in Dallas Texas. You can help by purchasing a $1 raffle ticket for a beautiful handmade baby quilt. Tickets can be purchased with any ALPFA member or with any of the advisors, Kathryn Birkhead, Bryan Aguiar, and Christy Reynolds. You can also make a one time donation at www.tinyurl.com/alpfafund. If you have any questions feel free to email President Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu.

NWACC United Way Campaign

This year, the Staff Council was asked to lead the NWACC United Way fundraising campaign. As a council we have worked together with Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association to make this event a reality. We have a display, in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, showing all of the areas that United Way benefits our Northwest Arkansas community. For each donation received, a brick with your name on it will be placed on the United Way display board in the Student Center. Please see the attached United Way Activities agenda, letter from Dr. Jorgenson, and the United Way pledge form. The boards will be up until May 6 so stop by and see our silent auction or sign up for the Billiards Pool tournament. Donations are being collected at the following locations: Washington County Center (contact Amy Rowan at extension 4678), Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development (contact Megan Kirsop  at extension 3140), and Burns Hall (contact Heidi Migliori at extension 3127). Check out the link below to a video from United Way that that tells a very powerful story called “Statisticks:”

http://unitedwaynwa.org.routing.wpmanagedhost.com/workplace-campaigns/campaign-toolkit/

An in-depth tour of NYTimes.com

Full online access to The New York Times and The NYT in education is now available to the NWACC community. Take an in-depth tour of NYTimes.com and NYTimesineducation.com with Nicole Rome, NYT Education Manager. Learn about: new tools and features that will support your courses; Times Topics, a collection of news, archival info and multimedia; incorporating NYT into your curriculum; customizing content; and using NYT in education to connect competency skills to real-life examples. Two sessions are offered on Thursday, April 28, in Burns Hall, Room 1208: at 10:00 am and 12:00 p.m. With questions, contact Asele Mack at amack@nwacc.edu.

Say Something Technology Abuse

Kim Bertschy, former Corporal in Investigative Services and the University of Arkansas Police Department, will be presenting on digital abuse and how predators use technology. Learn more about how you can protect yourself or others. The See something, Say something technology presentation will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

NWACC Chamber Singers–REVISED

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER SINGERS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band in Concert–REVISED

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty, and the public to SWING into SPRING with the NWACC JAZZ BAND in concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All NWACC MUSIC events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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 Paneitz 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 can 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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall.

The Topic: Category Six: Quality Overview

This category focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement culture and infrastructure of the institution.  This category gives the institution a chance to reflect on all its quality improvement initiatives, how they are integrated, and how they contribute to improvement of the institution.

Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 27, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Food Pantry Distributions Open for Students and Employees (NEW)

The NWACC Food Pantry will be distributing food on an as-needed basis. For the remainder of the spring 2016 semester, students and employees can receive food from the pantry as often as it is needed. We will not have specific distribution dates. To receive food bring the completed request to the Office of Student Life in room 225 H or to the Student Information Center, both located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. Distribution Request forms may be found at this link or at the Student Information Center. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Spring Carnival (NEW)

The Student Ambassador and Activities Board (SAAB) members will be hosting this year’s Spring Carnival on Thursday, May 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the North and East Lawn, located behind the Becky Paneitz Student Center. There will be food, drinks, games, and fun for everyone. The Spring Carnival is free and open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and family and come enjoy an afternoon of fun! For more information, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Free Seminar: Exploring hidden causes behind ADHD, Autism, and chronic illnesses in kids (NEW)

Free seminar- The Perfect Storm: Join Dr. John Unruh in unlocking the secrets behind ADHD, Autism, & Chronic illnesses in kids. Find out what doctors call a neurological storm. Learn how to take actions steps to help your child. Register today! Bring your questions and family members to this epic event! When: Tuesday, May 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: National Child Protection Training Center at NWACC

Website: www.yourwellnesspractice.com

Help ALPFA of NWACC get to the National Convention (NEW)

Support ALPFA of NWACC on their goal to go to the ALPFA National Meeting and Convention in Dallas Texas. You can help by purchasing a $1 raffle ticket for a beautiful handmade baby quilt. Tickets can be purchased with any ALPFA member or with any of the advisors, Kathryn Birkhead, Bryan Aguiar, and Christy Reynolds. You can also make a one time donation at www.tinyurl.com/alpfafund. If you have any questions feel free to email President Tanya Castella at tcastellai@nwacc.edu.

NWACC United Way Campaign–REVISED

This year, the Staff Council was asked to lead the NWACC United Way fundraising campaign. As a council we have worked together with Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association to make this event a reality. We have a display, in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, showing all of the areas that United Way benefits our Northwest Arkansas community. For each donation received, a brick with your name on it will be placed on the United Way display board in the Student Center. Please see the attached United Way Activities agenda, letter from Dr. Jorgenson, and the United Way pledge form. The boards will be up until May 6 so stop by and see our silent auction or sign up for the Billiards Pool tournament. Donations are being collected at the following locations: Washington County Center (contact Amy Rowan at extension 4678), Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development (contact Megan Kirsop  at extension 3140), and Burns Hall (contact Heidi Migliori at extension 3127). Check out the link below to a video from United Way that that tells a very powerful story called “Statisticks:”

http://unitedwaynwa.org.routing.wpmanagedhost.com/workplace-campaigns/campaign-toolkit/

An in-depth tour of NYTimes.com

Full online access to The New York Times and The NYT in education is now available to the NWACC community. Take an in-depth tour of NYTimes.com and NYTimesineducation.com with Nicole Rome, NYT Education Manager. Learn about: new tools and features that will support your courses; Times Topics, a collection of news, archival info and multimedia; incorporating NYT into your curriculum; customizing content; and using NYT in education to connect competency skills to real-life examples. Two sessions are offered on Thursday, April 28, in Burns Hall, Room 1208: at 10:00 am and 12:00 p.m. With questions, contact Asele Mack at amack@nwacc.edu.

Say Something Technology Abuse

Kim Bertschy, former Corporal in Investigative Services and the University of Arkansas Police Department, will be presenting on digital abuse and how predators use technology. Learn more about how you can protect yourself or others. The See something, Say something technology presentation will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering 4 College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Wednesday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in SC 335
  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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 Paneitz 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 can 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.

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.

Quality Break–REVISED

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. Date will be May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall.

The Topic: Category Six: Quality Overview

This category focuses on the Continuous Quality Improvement culture and infrastructure of the institution.  This category gives the institution a chance to reflect on all its quality improvement initiatives, how they are integrated, and how they contribute to improvement of the institution.

Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 26, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC United Way Campaign (NEW)

This year, the Staff Council was asked to lead the NWACC United Way fundraising campaign. As a council we have worked together with Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association to make this event a reality. We have a display, in the lobby of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, showing all of the areas that United Way benefits our Northwest Arkansas community. For each donation received, a brick with your name on it will be placed on the United Way display board in the Student Center. Please see the attached United Way Activities agenda, letter from Dr. Jorgenson, and the United Way pledge form. The boards will be up until May 6 so stop by and see our silent auction or sign up for the Billiards Pool tournament. Donations are being collected at the following locations: Washington County Center (contact Amy Rowan at extension 4678), Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development (contact Megan Kirsop  at extension 3140), and Burns Hall (contact Heidi Migliori at extension 3127).

An in-depth tour of NYTimes.com

Full online access to The New York Times and The NYT in education is now available to the NWACC community. Take an in-depth tour of NYTimes.com and NYTimesineducation.com with Nicole Rome, NYT Education Manager. Learn about: new tools and features that will support your courses; Times Topics, a collection of news, archival info and multimedia; incorporating NYT into your curriculum; customizing content; and using NYT in education to connect competency skills to real-life examples. Two sessions are offered on Thursday, April 28, in Burns Hall, Room 1208: at 10:00 am and 12:00 p.m. With questions, contact Asele Mack at amack@nwacc.edu.

Say Something Technology Abuse

Kim Bertschy, former Corporal in Investigative Services and the University of Arkansas Police Department, will be presenting on digital abuse and how predators use technology. Learn more about how you can protect yourself or others. The See something, Say something technology presentation will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering 4 College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Wednesday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in SC 335
  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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 Paneitz 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 can 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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 25, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

An in-depth tour of NYTimes.com (NEW)

Full online access to The New York Times and The NYT in education is now available to the NWACC community. Take an in-depth tour of NYTimes.com and NYTimesineducation.com with Nicole Rome, NYT Education Manager. Learn about: new tools and features that will support your courses; Times Topics, a collection of news, archival info and multimedia; incorporating NYT into your curriculum; customizing content; and using NYT in education to connect competency skills to real-life examples. Two sessions are offered on Thursday, April 28, in Burns Hall, Room 1208: at 10:00 am and 12:00 p.m. With questions, contact Asele Mack at amack@nwacc.edu.

Say Something Technology Abuse (NEW)

Kim Bertschy, former Corporal in Investigative Services and the University of Arkansas Police Department, will be presenting on digital abuse and how predators use technology. Learn more about how you can protect yourself or others. The See something, Say something technology presentation will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews

The Math Center is offering 4 College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in SC 312
  • Wednesday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in SC 335
  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

United Way Kick Off 

NWACC will participate in the United Way Campaign from April 25 through May 5. Keep your eyes open for more information.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

Painting For A Purpose Fundraiser 

April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to get the NWACC community involved in raising public awareness. The “Painting For A Purpose” fundraiser is your opportunity to have fun painting while also supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Lyshell Haitt-Blech, NWACC student & former Painting With A Twist Instructor, has volunteered to lead the group in this creative expression of support on Monday, April 25, in Bogle Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday, May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

New York Times Site Wide Access-Revised

Anyone with an nwacc.edu email now has full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to new school-wide subscription provided by the library. For classroom teaching ideas, you also have access to nytimesineducation.com. To activate your subscription, please go to the library webpage, select A-Z Databases link on the right, find The New York Times and set up your personal account. You have to use nwacc.edu email address. After that, go to NYT in Education and create a separate account there. Detailed instructions are attached. For assistance, please contact the NWACC Library at library@nwacc.edu.

April Book Club

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric. It’s a National Book Award finalist and the winner of numerous awards and a looks racism, identity, defense mechanisms, and addresses events from lynchings to Rodney King, Hurricane Katrina, and Serena Williams. It’s prose and poetry and art. Meeting will be: April 25, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 2243. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or to borrow a book. For more information, go to: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/spring-2016.html?m=1 .

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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.

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 Paneitz 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 can 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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Democrat Gazette

Abrupt halt to Northwest Arkansas college program vexes families

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 22, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Algebra Final Exam Reviews (NEW)

The Math Center is offering 4 College Algebra Final Exam Reviews. Times and locations are listed below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in SC 312
  • Wednesday, April 27, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in SC 335
  • Monday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m in SC 335
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in SC 312

Transit of Mercury

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9th between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts 

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

Haitian Festival

Congratulations to the Haiti Project members who hosted the Haitian Festival this past Saturday, April 16, for hosting the educational event for our college campus and the general public. The service-learning project raised $206 for the American Haitian Foundation for school children in Haiti. Thanks to all of those of you who attended. If you have any questions or an interest in learning more about the Haiti Project, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu.

United Way Kick Off 

NWACC will participate in the United Way Campaign from April 25 through May 5. Keep your eyes open for more information.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

Painting For A Purpose Fundraiser 

April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to get the NWACC community involved in raising public awareness. The “Painting For A Purpose” fundraiser is your opportunity to have fun painting while also supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Lyshell Haitt-Blech, NWACC student & former Painting With A Twist Instructor, has volunteered to lead the group in this creative expression of support on Monday, April 25, in Bogle Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Family Strong Event 

The Rogers, Arkansas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a “Family Strong” event on Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2805 N. Dixieland Road in Rogers. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will feature free digital family portraits, free lunch, and many family games and activities.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday,  May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7pm in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

New York Times Site Wide Access-Revised

Anyone with an nwacc.edu email now has full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to new school-wide subscription provided by the library. For classroom teaching ideas, you also have access to nytimesineducation.com. To activate your subscription, please go to the library webpage, select A-Z Databases link on the right, find The New York Times and set up your personal account. You have to use nwacc.edu email address. After that, go to NYT in Education and create a separate account there. Detailed instructions are attached. For assistance, please contact the NWACC Library at library@nwacc.edu.

April Book Club

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric. It’s a National Book Award finalist and the winner of numerous awards and a looks racism, identity, defense mechanisms, and addresses events from lynchings to Rodney King, Hurricane Katrina, and Serena Williams. It’s prose and poetry and art. Meeting will be: April 25, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 2243. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or to borrow a book. For more information, go to: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/spring-2016.html?m=1 .

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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.

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 Paneitz 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 can 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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 21, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Transit of Mercury (NEW)

Take a break from your finals, bring your friends, and safely observe the transit of Mercury in Bogle Plaza on Monday, May 9th between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A transit of the sun occurs when a planet passes between the Sun and the Earth. This can, of course, only occur for Venus and Mercury. Mercury transits the Sun 13 or 14 times in a century so the next transit will be Nov. 11, 2019. We will have telescopes set up so that you can safely observe the transit. Remember not to ever look directly at the Sun without protecting your eyes. Sugar Creek Astronomical Society (local amateur astronomy club) and Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. (local nonprofit working to build a science and technology center with a planetarium in Northwest Arkansas) are happy to be co-hosting this event with the astronomy faculty at NWACC.  Astronomers from these three groups will be on site all day to answer your questions.

Spring Events from Communication and Arts (REVISED)

There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.

Haitian Festival

Congratulations to the Haiti Project members who hosted the Haitian Festival this past Saturday, April 16, for hosting the educational event for our college campus and the general public. The service-learning project raised $206 for the American Haitian Foundation for school children in Haiti. Thanks to all of those of you who attended. If you have any questions or an interest in learning more about the Haiti Project, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu.

United Way Kick Off 

NWACC will participate in the United Way Campaign from April 25 through May 5. Keep your eyes open for more information.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

Painting For A Purpose Fundraiser 

April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to get the NWACC community involved in raising public awareness. The “Painting For A Purpose” fundraiser is your opportunity to have fun painting while also supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Lyshell Haitt-Blech, NWACC student & former Painting With A Twist Instructor, has volunteered to lead the group in this creative expression of support on Monday, April 25 in Bogle Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Family Strong Event 

The Rogers, Arkansas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a “Family Strong” event on Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2805 N. Dixieland Road in Rogers. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will feature free digital family portraits, free lunch, and many family games and activities.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday,  May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7pm in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

New York Times Site Wide Access-Revised

Anyone with an nwacc.edu email now has full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to new school-wide subscription provided by the library. For classroom teaching ideas, you also have access to nytimesineducation.com. To activate your subscription, please go to the library webpage, select A-Z Databases link on the right, find The New York Times and set up your personal account. You have to use nwacc.edu email address. After that, go to NYT in Education and create a separate account there. Detailed instructions are attached. For assistance, please contact the NWACC Library at library@nwacc.edu.

Lecture to Celebrate Earth Day: “The Clean Water Act and Its Controversies: The Challenges to Keeping Our Nation’s Water Clean”

What would you give for a clean cup of water? More taxes? Less property rights? More community or advocacy involvement? Come explore the complexities of the Clean Water Act and our nation’s efforts to keep our water clean with environmental scientist Jodie Burns.  She will discuss the history and current development of environmental regulations of clean water, the influence of the judicial system on the interpretation of those regulations, and the recent steps taken by the executive branch as well as the impact on Northwest Arkansas. LOCATION: Burns Hall room 1465 on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. SPONSORS: Honors Program, Service Learning, Social Sciences, and the Student Government Association.

April Book Club

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric. It’s a National Book Award finalist and the winner of numerous awards and a looks racism, identity, defense mechanisms, and addresses events from lynchings to Rodney King, Hurricane Katrina, and Serena Williams. It’s prose and poetry and art. Meeting will be: April 25, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 2243. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or to borrow a book. For more information, go to: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/spring-2016.html?m=1 .

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 20, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Haitian Festival

Congratulations to the Haiti Project members who hosted the Haitian Festival this past Saturday, April 16, for hosting the educational event for our college campus and the general public. The service-learning project raised $206 for the American Haitian Foundation for school children in Haiti. Thanks to all of those of you who attended. If you have any questions or an interest in learning more about the Haiti Project, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu

United Way Kick Off 

NWACC will participate in the United Way Campaign from April 25 through May 5. Keep your eyes open for more information.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

Painting For A Purpose Fundraiser 

April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to get the NWACC community involved in raising public awareness. The “Painting For A Purpose” fundraiser is your opportunity to have fun painting while also supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Lyshell Haitt-Blech, NWACC student & former Painting With A Twist Instructor, has volunteered to lead the group in this creative expression of support on Monday, April 25 in Bogle Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. See the attached flyer for more information.

Red Flag Presentation on Stalking 

Kim Bertschy, NWACC Instructor and former Corporal in Investigative Services at UAPD, invites you to learn more about identifying the signs of a predator and steps to ensure your own safety. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Family Strong Event 

The Rogers, Arkansas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a “Family Strong” event on Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2805 N. Dixieland Road in Rogers. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will feature free digital family portraits, free lunch, and many family games and activities.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday,  May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7pm in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

New York Times Site Wide Access-Revised

Anyone with an nwacc.edu email now has full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to new school-wide subscription provided by the library. For classroom teaching ideas, you also have access to nytimesineducation.com. To activate your subscription, please go to the library webpage, select A-Z Databases link on the right, find The New York Times and set up your personal account. You have to use nwacc.edu email address. After that, go to NYT in Education and create a separate account there. Detailed instructions are attached. For assistance, please contact the NWACC Library at library@nwacc.edu.

Lecture to Celebrate Earth Day: “The Clean Water Act and Its Controversies: The Challenges to Keeping Our Nation’s Water Clean”

What would you give for a clean cup of water? More taxes? Less property rights? More community or advocacy involvement? Come explore the complexities of the Clean Water Act and our nation’s efforts to keep our water clean with environmental scientist Jodie Burns.  She will discuss the history and current development of environmental regulations of clean water, the influence of the judicial system on the interpretation of those regulations, and the recent steps taken by the executive branch as well as the impact on Northwest Arkansas. LOCATION: Burns Hall room 1465 on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. SPONSORS: Honors Program, Service Learning, Social Sciences, and the Student Government Association.

April Book Club

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric. It’s a National Book Award finalist and the winner of numerous awards and a looks racism, identity, defense mechanisms, and addresses events from lynchings to Rodney King, Hurricane Katrina, and Serena Williams. It’s prose and poetry and art. Meeting will be: April 20, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 2243. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or to borrow a book. For more information, go to: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/spring-2016.html?m=1 .

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

April 19, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Haitian Festival (NEW)

Congratulations to the Haiti Project members who hosted the Haitian Festival this past Saturday, April 16, for hosting the educational event for our college campus and the general public. The service-learning project raised $206 for the American Haitian Foundation for school children in Haiti. Thanks to all of those of you who attended. If you have any questions or an interest in learning more about the Haiti Project, contact Dr. Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu

United Way Kick Off (NEW)

NWACC will participate in the United Way Campaign from April 25 through May 5. Keep your eyes open for more information.

Student Burger Competition 

Enjoy craft burgers from three culinary student teams as they compete to create the winning burger recipe to be presented at the Walmart AMP on June 24. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 27 at the Center for Nonprofits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sample the entries and help raise funds for our culinary study abroad program. See the attached flyer for more information.

Painting For A Purpose Fundraiser 

April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to get the NWACC community involved in raising public awareness. The “Painting For A Purpose” fundraiser is your opportunity to have fun painting while also supporting local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting victims and survivors of sexual assault. Lyshell Haitt-Blech, NWACC student & former Painting With A Twist Instructor, has volunteered to lead the group in this creative expression of support on Monday, April 25 in Bogle Plaza from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. See the attached flyer for more information.

Red Flag Presentation on Stalking 

Kim Bertschy, NWACC Instructor and former Corporal in Investigative Services at UAPD, invites you to learn more about identifying the signs of a predator and steps to ensure your own safety. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108. See the attached flyer for more information.

NWACC Annual Spring Art Competition

The NWACC Art Department will present the Annual Spring Art Competition. A reception will be held Friday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 1116. Artwork will be on display throughout the entire department including drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and graphic design work.

Family Strong Event 

The Rogers, Arkansas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a “Family Strong” event on Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2805 N. Dixieland Road in Rogers. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will feature free digital family portraits, free lunch, and many family games and activities.

Volunteer Fair

Are you looking for that perfect place to volunteer this summer? Perhaps your children are looking for summer volunteer opportunities? On Tuesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., NWACC will host a Volunteer Fair. There will be more than 20 area agencies on site to talk about their volunteer opportunities. Come out and learn more about giving back in our local communities. The fair will be held in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108 A and B and the lobby. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Exponential and Logarithmic Function Workshops

The week of April 18-22, the Math Center will be offering two workshops on exponential and logarithmic functions. These are tailored for College Algebra students. The first workshop will be Tuesday, April 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in SC 312. the second will be Friday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in SC 335. If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

Race For the Cure Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed on 4/29 and 4/30 (Race Day). There are many opportunities from set up to handing out water on the course. This is a great way for students to help their community. Volunteer opportunity details and shifts are at www.tinyurl.com/komen-ozark – this is where you sign up to volunteer.

NWACC Chamber Chorus

The Department of Music invites you to join our community of artists on Tuesday,  May 3,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium for the NWACC CHAMBER CHORUS IN CONCERT. This free event is open to faculty, students and the public. For questions about music classes , contact Steve Cooper at scooper@nwacc.edu . For music events contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to the Spring 2016 Jazz Band concert, Thursday, May 5, 7pm in the Shewmaker Center’s Wal-Mart Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Chamber Strings in Concert

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music invites students, faculty and the public to enjoy the Spring 2016 CHAMBER STRINGS in concert, Wednesday, April 27, 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library

It’s time to get your money in line! Bentonville Public Library is excited to announce Special Ops: Personal Finance, a series of financial workshops to help you control your money. The financial classes will be facilitated by Credit Counseling of Arkansas. For information about dates and times, visit the library website at www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call 479-271-3192.

Join Team NWACC for Race For the Cure

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is forming a team to participate in the 2016 Ozark Affiliate Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 a.m! Drs. Jorgenson, Kitchen and Tompkins are sponsoring the first 12 people that join the team for the Non-Timed 5k Run/Walk! If you would like to be a part of the team or have any questions, please email team captain Juanita Franklin at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu. Deadline join is Tuesday, April 19, or when the spots fill up!

Halls of Excellence

Student-elected Halls of Excellence Awards are upon us, and new posters are up for voting opportunities. Multiple locations have been set-up around campus, either on a bulletin board or on an easel. Please nominate any Faculty member or Staff member who has been excellent and helpful!

Regalia now in the Bookstore

Congratulations, Class of 2016!!! Regalia is now available in the bookstore and ready for purchase. The set including cap, gown, and tassel is $34.98 plus tax.

“Welcome” Film Screening

The Foreign Language department will be hosting an upcoming movie event. A film screening of “Welcome” will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (BH 2105). Attached are several documents about the film: a French Synopsis, a viewer’s guide, the film studies portion, and a composition guide. For more information, contact Cindy King at king@nwacc.edu.

Youth Lit Fest-Revised

The 2nd Annual Bentonville Youth Literature Festival will soon be here! The Bentonville Public Library will be filled with exciting author and illustrator presentations, workshops, activities, book sales, book signings, and more! All presentations and activities are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact spekel@bentonvillear.com.

New York Times Site Wide Access-Revised

Anyone with an nwacc.edu email now has full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to new school-wide subscription provided by the library. For classroom teaching ideas, you also have access to nytimesineducation.com. To activate your subscription, please go to the library webpage, select A-Z Databases link on the right, find The New York Times and set up your personal account. You have to use nwacc.edu email address. After that, go to NYT in Education and create a separate account there. Detailed instructions are attached. For assistance, please contact the NWACC Library at library@nwacc.edu.

Lecture to Celebrate Earth Day: “The Clean Water Act and Its Controversies: The Challenges to Keeping Our Nation’s Water Clean”

What would you give for a clean cup of water? More taxes? Less property rights? More community or advocacy involvement? Come explore the complexities of the Clean Water Act and our nation’s efforts to keep our water clean with environmental scientist Jodie Burns.  She will discuss the history and current development of environmental regulations of clean water, the influence of the judicial system on the interpretation of those regulations, and the recent steps taken by the executive branch as well as the impact on Northwest Arkansas. LOCATION: Burns Hall room 1465 on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. SPONSORS: Honors Program, Service Learning, Social Sciences, and the Student Government Association.

April Book Club

Join us to discuss Claudia Rankine’s book, Citizen: An American Lyric. It’s a National Book Award finalist and the winner of numerous awards and a looks racism, identity, defense mechanisms, and addresses events from lynchings to Rodney King, Hurricane Katrina, and Serena Williams. It’s prose and poetry and art. Meeting will be: April 20, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Burns Hall Room 2243. Contact schesne@nwacc.edu with questions or to borrow a book. For more information, go to: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/spring-2016.html?m=1 .

Test Anxiety Workshop

A Test Anxiety Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. See the attached flyer for details.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

The month of April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to encourage communities and individuals to “Speak Out” about sexual violence. We want our NWACC Community to be involved! The NWACC Red Flag Campaign will be providing many educational opportunities throughout the month and we hope you will join us in raising awareness. See the attached detailed schedule of events.

NWACC 2016 Career Week–Workshops and Career Fair

The Career Services Center is hosting a series of career workshops and a career fair on April 11 through April 15.  There will be food and opportunities to win some great door prizes by sponsors: Grub’s Bar and Grille, Bentonville Flowerama, Bentonville-Krispy Kreme, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Cracker Barrel, Clothes Mentor, and NWA Dress for Success. Informational schedule of the workshops and career fair are attached. Also attached are flyers about Career Week and the Career Fair.

Transfer Visits at a Glance–April 

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-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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality Break

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. Date will be May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Professional Development Lab in Burns Hall. Contact Laura Cates at lcates@nwacc.edu for more information.

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.

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forum 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. Meeting will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on 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 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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