- End of the Semester Celebration – Under the Stars (NEW)
- Comparative Rebellions Presentation
- Food Court Summer Closings
- Save the Date: AIM Walk at NWACC May 14–Revised
- Finals Stress Relief
- Congratulations to the Veterans Project Members
- Faculty/Staff Regalia
- Math Center Workshops–Final Exam Reviews
- Food Pantry Distributions Open for Students and Employees
- Spring Carnival
- Free Seminar: Exploring hidden causes behind ADHD, Autism, and chronic illnesses in kids
- Help ALPFA of NWACC get to the National Convention
- NWACC United Way Campaign
- College Algebra Final Exam Reviews
- Transit of Mercury
- Spring Events from Communication and Arts
- NWACC Chamber Singers
- NWACC Jazz Band Concert
- Personal Finance Workshops at the Bentonville Public Library
- Youth Lit Fest
- Test Anxiety Workshop
- Learning to Learn Project
- Math Workshops for Intermediate Algebra, Beginning Algebra, and Pre-Algebra
- Graduation Volunteers Needed
- Tutoring Services and Spring Break
- Are you interested in a career in public service?
- Respiratory Therapist Applications Now Available
- Health Information Management applications now available
- ACC 2016: Call for Proposals
- Free Counseling for Students
- Meet Your Math Requirements with MATH 1313 (Quantitative Literacy) Instead of College Algebra
- Quality Break
NWACC in the News
- Democrat Gazette (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!
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 email@example.com 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?
The Food Court will be closed starting Monday, May 9, 2016 and will return for the Fall Semester.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
If you placed an order to rent regalia for the upcoming commencement ceremonies it is in the book store and ready for purchase.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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:”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
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.
There have been a few changes in the spring schedule from the Music Department. Please see the attached flyer for a revised list.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Learning to Learn Project at the University of Arkansas is seeking 5-year-olds, 1st graders, and 3rd graders to participate in a fun interactive project designed to understand how children use their memories. The project takes place on the University of Arkansas campus and participants receive $20 for their participation. It’s fun, and a great learning opportunity for children. The project consists of one visit to campus that will take approximately 30 minutes. Parking is provided! The National Science Foundation-funded project is designed to learn more about how children’s memory develops. The project is ongoing and we are flexible with scheduling a time that works for you and your child(ren). For more information contact Kara Moore at 575-5805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached flyer for information about upcoming math workshops.
Commencement is quickly approaching. This is a day of joy and excitement for our students and it takes many people to make the commencement activities run smoothly. We are recruiting for volunteers and would like your help in celebrating our student successes. There are many opportunities to help. There is a need for help at the pre-commencement information sessions. These sessions will take place on Thursday, May 12, in The Becky Paneitz Student Center Room 108, from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We have several opportunities for help with the ceremonies including check in, ushering, working the alumni area, set-up, and clean up. If you are interested in helping with any of these please contact Becky Hudson at email@example.com.
Are you interested in working in government or the non-profit world? Take PLSC 2303-01W: Intro to Public Administration & Policy (CRN: 11768) in the Fall 2016 Semester. In this 16-week online course, we will look at the way things get done in the public sector. From policy development to human resource management to the budgeting process, this course will give you a window into the many challenges and opportunities faced by an administrator, whether a policeman on the beat, the US Secretary of Defense, or the director of a local charity. There will be no expensive textbook for this course, but articles and a first-hand account of life in federal and state government by Kenneth Ashworth in his book “Caught Between a Dog and a Fireplug”. For more information, email the instructor Andrew Gaber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respiratory Therapist applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.
Health Information Management applications are now available through July 1, 2016, on the NWACC Health Professions page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. Questions concerning the application process can be sent to HPapps@nwacc.edu.
The Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) organization is seeking proposals that reflect best practices and techniques related to community college administration/leadership, faculty, student success, and workforce development for presentation at the ACC annual conference October 9-11, 2016 . Proposals must be received by June 1, 2016. Proposals may be submitted online at http://www.arkansascc.org/annual-conference.html.
NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Danielle Schader at email@example.com or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-619-4234.
Did you know that NWACC has a college-level math course (other than College Algebra) that may be better suited for your degree plan? That course is MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, and it has the same prerequisite as College Algebra. NWACC’s Associate of Arts Degree and Associate Degree in General Studies, along with many Bachelor of Arts degrees at UA-Fayetteville, now permit the use of MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, instead of College Algebra, for their math requirement. A list of UA-Fayetteville degrees that accept Quantitative Literacy as the math requirement is attached. The NWACC Math Department has added a MWF 10am-11:50am 2nd 8-weeks section of MATH 1313 Quantitative Literacy to the Spring 2016 schedule. Please contact your advisor or Melissa Smith, Science and Math Division Advisor, at email@example.com to make sure that MATH 1313, Quantitative Literacy, will meet your educational needs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.