September 30, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Silent Witness Project (NEW)

Join NWACC, the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, the Rogers and Bentonville Police Departments, the Prosecutor’s Office and supporters to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, to celebrate survivors, and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community. Opening Ceremonies will be on October 7th in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

NWACC in ITALY 

Dear Students, Register before November 22, 2016 for NWACC in ITALY. Study four weeks June 2017 in Siena Italy for 6 NWACC hours credit. There is room in the Italy program for 21 students; as of September 28, 15 students have signed up. Go to http://www.NWACCinITALY.com for information then email jyoumans@nwacc.edu or mfish@nwacc.edu for questions and answers.

E.A. Allen Book Signing

Dr. E.A. Allen, who teaches World Civilizations at NWACC, will have a book signing for his two mystery novels, at the Barns & Noble, Rogers, on Saturday, October 1. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series. The Barnes & Noble is located just off Exit 85, at 261 North 46th Street.

System Portfolio Work Session 

BH 2213  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The focus will be on Category Six, but all questions and thoughts are welcome. The 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.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now avaliable for the 2016-2017 academic school year for the students who meet the following requirements: must be pursuing a degree or certificate in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, have a 3.0 GPA or above, must be a non-caucasian minority, must be an AR resident, and must have a willingness to participate in mentoring opportunities with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. personnel. Application is HERE.

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available!

The Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is Now Available for Spring 2017 to Spring 2018! To apply you must be accepted into the NWACC nursing program, have financial need, and be willing to work at Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of scholarship support). For a copy of the application click HERE. Completed applications must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarships@nwacc.edu by noon on October 14th.

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Food Truck on Campus

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. They’ll be serving Greek and Italian food and will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates: October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

NWACC in the News (NEW)

Curtis Harrell

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 29, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC in ITALY (NEW)

Dear Students, Register before November 22, 2016 for NWACC in ITALY. Study four weeks June 2017 in Siena Italy for 6 NWACC hours credit. There is room in the Italy program for 21 students; as of September 28, 15 students have signed up. Go to http://www.NWACCinITALY.com for information then email jyoumans@nwacc.edu or mfish@nwacc.edu for questions and answers.

E.A. Allen Book Signing (NEW)

Dr. E.A. Allen, who teaches World Civilizations at NWACC, will have a book signing for his two mystery novels, at the Barns & Noble, Rogers, on Saturday, October 1. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series. The Barnes & Noble is located just off Exit 85, at 261 North 46th Street.

System Portfolio Work Session (NEW)

BH 2213  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The focus will be on Category Six, but all questions and thoughts are welcome. The 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.

NWACC Community Resource Fair

Students, Faculty, Staff, and the public are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community. More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more. Plus there will be opportunities to win door prizes! It will all be taking place September 29, 10 am- 2 pm the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now avaliable for the 2016-2017 academic school year for the students who meet the following requirements: must be pursuing a degree or certificate in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, have a 3.0 GPA or above, must be a non-caucasian minority, must be an AR resident, and must have a willingness to participate in mentoring opportunities with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. personnel. Application is HERE.

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available!

The Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is Now Available for Spring 2017 to Spring 2018! To apply you must be accepted into the NWACC nursing program, have financial need, and be willing to work at Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of scholarship support). For a copy of the application click HERE. Completed applications must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarships@nwacc.edu by noon on October 14th.

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines – Math Workshop

The Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra students will run one more time on September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Food Truck on Campus (UPDATED)

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. They’ll be serving Greek and Italian food and will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 28, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Community Resource Fair

Students, Faculty, Staff, and the public are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community. More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more. Plus there will be opportunities to win door prizes! It will all be taking place September 29, 10 am- 2 pm the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now avaliable for the 2016-2017 academic school year for the students who meet the following requirements: must be pursuing a degree or certificate in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, have a 3.0 GPA or above, must be a non-caucasian minority, must be an AR resident, and must have a willingness to participate in mentoring opportunities with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. personnel. Application is HERE.

Workforce Wednesday

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available!

The Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is Now Available for Spring 2017 to Spring 2018! To apply you must be accepted into the NWACC nursing program, have financial need, and be willing to work at Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of scholarship support). For a copy of the application click HERE. Completed applications must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarships@nwacc.edu by noon on October 14th.

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines – Math Workshop

The Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra students will run one more time on September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Writing Equations of Lines – A Math Workshop

A Workshop for Beginning Algebra and for other students reviewing this topic will be happening September 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and October 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Transplace on Campus to Recruit

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Food Truck on Campus (UPDATED)

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. They’ll be serving Greek and Italian food and will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 27, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Community Resource Fair (NEW)

Students, Faculty, Staff, and the public are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community. More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more. Plus there will be opportunities to win door prizes! It will all be taking place September 29, 10 am- 2 pm the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108.

National Voter Registration Day Drive (NEW)

National Voter Registration Day Drive will be held today in the Student Center Rotunda area from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Be sure to be there!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available! (NEW)

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now avaliable for the 2016-2017 academic school year for the students who meet the following requirements: must be pursuing a degree or certificate in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, have a 3.0 GPA or above, must be a non-caucasian minority, must be an AR resident, and must have a willingness to participate in mentoring opportunities with J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. personnel. Application is HERE.

Workforce Wednesday

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available!

The Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is Now Available for Spring 2017 to Spring 2018! To apply you must be accepted into the NWACC nursing program, have financial need, and be willing to work at Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of scholarship support). For a copy of the application click HERE. Completed applications must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarships@nwacc.edu by noon on October 14th.

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines – Math Workshop

The Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra students will run one more time on September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Writing Equations of Lines – A Math Workshop

A Workshop for Beginning Algebra and for other students reviewing this topic will be happening September 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and October 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Transplace on Campus to Recruit

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Pick Me Up Catering 

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. It will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 26, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workforce Wednesday (NEW)

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available! (NEW)

The Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is Now Available for Spring 2017 to Spring 2018! To apply you must be accepted into the NWACC nursing program, have financial need, and be willing to work at Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of scholarship support). For a copy of the application click HERE. Completed applications must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarships@nwacc.edu by noon on October 14th.

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines – Math Workshop

The Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra students will run one more time on September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Writing Equations of Lines – A Math Workshop

A Workshop for Beginning Algebra and for other students reviewing this topic will be happening September 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and October 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Transplace on Campus to Recruit

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Pick Me Up Catering 

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. It will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

September 23, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship Now Available (NEW)

Dr. Edwin and Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship application is now available for students who meet the following requirements: -Minimum GPA of 3.0 -Must demonstrate Financial Need For a copy of the application click HEREThe deadline is October 7, 2016 at noon. The completed application must be turned into the Scholarship Coordinator located on the 2nd floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center in Admissions and Advising or emailed to scholarship@nwacc.edu.

Graphing Lines – Math Workshop (NEW)

The Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra students will run one more time on September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Writing Equations of Lines – A Math Workshop (NEW)

A Workshop for Beginning Algebra and for other students reviewing this topic will be happening September 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and October 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Transplace on Campus to Recruit (NEW)

Transplace, a logistics services provider will be on campus to recruit on September 28th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be in the lobby of the Shewmaker Global Business Development Center. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Pick Me Up Catering 

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. It will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Guest Artists Jazz Concert and Improv Workshop

Two new events for Jazz fans! NWACC Music welcomes guest Jazz Artists Rotem Sivan and Gracie Terzian in concert Tuesday, 20 September at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. A Jazz Improv Workshop will be available the same day just prior to the concert at 4:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased separately at the door for either event: $15.00 for the public, $5.00 for students. Thank you for joining NWACC Music in support of live performance. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver: sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

iGive Campaign

The iGive campaign is in full swing and we still need YOUR help! Today the iGive table will be set up at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more about iGive and how you can support our college at www.nwacc.edu/web/iGive

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) 

Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students: September 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314  and October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

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September 22, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Change in Disability Resources Evening Hours (NEW)

Effective next Monday, September 26, hours of operation for the Disability Resource Center will be 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8am-6pm on Thursdays; and 8am-12noon on Fridays

2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition (NEW)

Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Bentonville The President’s Circle will host an art exhibition in partnership with Two25 Art Gallery & Wine Bar featuring artworks by NWACC alumni and current students April 1 – 30, 2017. A portion of purchase proceeds will benefit the student artist and the NWACC Foundation. This event is open to the public. To submit your work, click here!

Pick Me Up Catering 

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. It will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Guest Artists Jazz Concert and Improv Workshop

Two new events for Jazz fans! NWACC Music welcomes guest Jazz Artists Rotem Sivan and Gracie Terzian in concert Tuesday, 20 September at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. A Jazz Improv Workshop will be available the same day just prior to the concert at 4:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased separately at the door for either event: $15.00 for the public, $5.00 for students. Thank you for joining NWACC Music in support of live performance. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver: sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

iGive Campaign

The iGive campaign is in full swing and we still need YOUR help! Today the iGive table will be set up at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more about iGive and how you can support our college at www.nwacc.edu/web/iGive

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) 

Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students: September 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314  and October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

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September 21, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pick Me Up Catering (NEW)

Pick Me Up Catering will be parking a food truck on the east end of the newly paved parking lot by SCWT facing the street. It will be there on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 1:30.

Guest Artists Jazz Concert and Improv Workshop

Two new events for Jazz fans! NWACC Music welcomes guest Jazz Artists Rotem Sivan and Gracie Terzian in concert Tuesday, 20 September at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. A Jazz Improv Workshop will be available the same day just prior to the concert at 4:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased separately at the door for either event: $15.00 for the public, $5.00 for students. Thank you for joining NWACC Music in support of live performance. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver: sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

iGive Campaign

The iGive campaign is in full swing and we still need YOUR help! Today the iGive table will be set up at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more about iGive and how you can support our college at www.nwacc.edu/web/iGive

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) 

Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students: September 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314  and October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops 

Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) Students: September 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314. 

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Walmart on campus to Recruit 

Walmart will be on campus to recruit for several open positions on September 21st and 27th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be on the first floor of the Student Center. They will perform interviews and make offers on the spot so please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Pizza with the President 

Join our President, Dr. Jorgenson, for some FREE pizza. BH Hall ASC Hallway,  September 21st from 11:30 am – 1 pm at WCC Student Center.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

Service Learning Projects & Planning Meetings

The fall 2016 Service Learning Project planning meetings have been set. Please encourage students to consider participating in a Service Learning Project (see attached brochure and flyer). Feel free to make copies of the brochure and flyer to distribute to students. Here are the Projects and their meeting times and places: Violence in Our World: Examining Mass Killings, Thursday, September 15, 3pm, BH 2239. If you have would like a tutorial on how to incorporate SL into your curriculum, would like a presentation to your class on SL, or have questions, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

Free Counseling for Students

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

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September 20, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Guest Artists Jazz Concert and Improv Workshop

Two new events for Jazz fans! NWACC Music welcomes guest Jazz Artists Rotem Sivan and Gracie Terzian in concert Tuesday, 20 September at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. A Jazz Improv Workshop will be available the same day just prior to the concert at 4:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased separately at the door for either event: $15.00 for the public, $5.00 for students. Thank you for joining NWACC Music in support of live performance. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver: sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal!

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

iGive Campaign

The iGive campaign is in full swing and we still need YOUR help! Today the iGive table will be set up at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more about iGive and how you can support our college at www.nwacc.edu/web/iGive

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) 

Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students: September 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314  and October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops 

Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) Students: September 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314. 

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Walmart on campus to Recruit 

Walmart will be on campus to recruit for several open positions on September 21st and 27th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be on the first floor of the Student Center. They will perform interviews and make offers on the spot so please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Pizza with the President 

Join our President, Dr. Jorgenson, for some FREE pizza. BH Hall ASC Hallway,  September 21st from 11:30 am – 1 pm at WCC Student Center.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

Service Learning Projects & Planning Meetings

The fall 2016 Service Learning Project planning meetings have been set. Please encourage students to consider participating in a Service Learning Project (see attached brochure and flyer). Feel free to make copies of the brochure and flyer to distribute to students. Here are the Projects and their meeting times and places: Violence in Our World: Examining Mass Killings, Thursday, September 15, 3pm, BH 2239. If you have would like a tutorial on how to incorporate SL into your curriculum, would like a presentation to your class on SL, or have questions, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

WCOB Advisor on Campus

All Walton College of Business (WCOB) transfer students who have completed 30 credit hours are invited to schedule an academic advising appointment with the transfer advisor: The WCOB transfer advisor will be on campus Sept 20. If you would like to set up an appointment please email Business Advisor, Christy Reynolds, your name, your major at WCOB, student ID number and the time and day you would like to set an appointment. Send email to creynolds@nwacc.edu

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.

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September 19, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Guest Artists Jazz Concert and Improv Workshop (NEW)

Two new events for Jazz fans! NWACC Music welcomes guest Jazz Artists Rotem Sivan and Gracie Terzian in concert Tuesday, 20 September at 7:00pm in the Music Recital Hall. A Jazz Improv Workshop will be available the same day just prior to the concert at 4:30pm in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets may be purchased separately at the door for either event: $15.00 for the public, $5.00 for students. Thank you for joining NWACC Music in support of live performance. For more information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver: sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu or 479-631-1558.

Food Pantry Seeks Protein Items (NEW)

A few weeks back we sent out a request for breakfast items for the NWACC Food Pantry. As expected, you all were great and response was outstanding. We now have a pretty good supply of breakfast items but are now in need of protein type items. These include peanut butter, dry beans, canned chicken, canned meat, nuts, ravioli, beef -a- roni, etc. Because of generous donations from NWACC employees and students, the NWACC Food Pantry has served over 300 NWACC students and employees this year. The pantry has operated solely on donations and hopes to continue to do so. For more information or to donate contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal! (NEW)

NWACC will be hosting the Student Holiday Meal for the 3rd year on December 8. Last year we fed just under 250 students and this year we are hoping to serve 300! We are in need of the following donations: Napkins, Assorted utensils, Large plates, Bowls, Small dessert plates, Wal-Mart gift cards, Desserts. Please note that if you would like to donate a dessert please specify the type and amount of people it will serve. Desserts will need to be dropped off on the morning of December 8. There will also be volunteers needed from 11am-12pm and 12pm-1pm on December 8 as well as volunteers to help clean up from 1pm-2pm. If you would like to donate any of the above or are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu

iGive Campaign

The iGive campaign is in full swing and we still need YOUR help! Today the iGive table will be set up at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn more about iGive and how you can support our college at www.nwacc.edu/web/iGive

Capture the Flag Hacking Contest!

Come and join computer security professionals, hackers, INFOSEC enthusiasts, and other technologists in NWA for a local Capture the Flag event. Whether you’re a curious student just starting out, or an established professional looking for some hands-on experience, come spend time with your peers in an informal setting to build culture and community across the IT Security spectrum. The event will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the  NWACC Shewmaker Global Business Development Center.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) 

Workshops for Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students: September 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314  and October 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops 

Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) Students: September 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and September 29, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314. 

Work Study Position – Springdale 

Work study position available at Washington County Center in Springdale. Approximately 12 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Call Cathy 479.725.4678 or email earlycollege@nwacc.edu

Faculty Sabbatical Applications Invited 

Colleagues, the Sabbatical/Emeritus Committee has been notified that NWACC will grant one sabbatical leave for the 2017-18 college year. Full-time faculty who have at least seven consecutive years of full-time service in teaching at NWACC are eligible to apply, and applications are invited from any qualified candidate from any division of the college. The deadline for applications is November 15, and information on application procedures can be found on the FACULTY SENATE page under FACULTY LEAVES: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/facultysenate/facultyleaves

At that site you will also find the application form and links to successful applications from past grantees. Completed applications can be submitted to any member of the committee, which this year includes APRIL BROWN, VICTOR CHALFANT, CAREY CHANEY, STEVE COOPER, MILES FISH, CINDY HAMMONS, CHRIS HUGGARD, CINDY KING, GREG KISER, MARY LOWE, NESE NEMEC, and CAROL COOPER. Applicants are asked to submit an electronic copy in one document, clearly labeled with the candidate’s name, along with a hard copy bearing signed approvals.

Math Workshop on Graphing Lines and Functions

Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – A Math Workshop for Intermediate and Beginning Algebra Students will take place: October 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 20, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshop on Word Problems (linear, systems)

Word Problems Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra students (linear modeling, systems of equations) will take place:  October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314, October 27, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314, November 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Walmart on campus to Recruit 

Walmart will be on campus to recruit for several open positions on September 21st and 27th from 11 am – 1 pm. Their recruiting table will be on the first floor of the Student Center. They will perform interviews and make offers on the spot so please bring your resumes and dress to impress. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

2016-2017 NWACC Scholarships 

All of the 2016-2017 NWACC scholarships have been awarded at this time. We had a record number of qualified applicants, which made awarding this year difficult. Please continue to check the daily announcements and the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for scholarships available outside the regular award period. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be open from December 1st, 2016 through March 1st, 2017.

We Can Box it Together

Did you know, 92,000 people in NWA go to bed hungry (Arkansas hunger relief survey). Benton County ranks 2nd in the state for people living in poverty. One year ago, the NWACC food Pantry was established in order to help students and employees at NWACC, who are in need. The NWACC Food Pantry has operated successfully on donations from generous employees and students. The NWACC Student Ambassadors are hosting a fun and creative way to help stock the NWACC Food Pantry. We call this event We Can Box it Together. This will be a food sculpture competition between NWACC departments, Student Clubs, Divisions, basically any NWACC group that wants to participate. We hope you will form a team and help us fight hunger. The sculpture contest will take place October 5 and 6. We wanted to get the word out early so everyone would have time to form teams and collect food donations. Because the pantry has an overabundance of canned corn, canned green beans, and canned beans, we are asking that donations be limited to other non-perishable items. These can be boxed, canned, or bagged. For more information on donating, or participating, please contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NEW aPHR certification

Workforce & Economic Development is offering a new Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam prep course. The Human Resources Certification Institute (hrci.org) developed this new certification in early 2016 and it has quickly become an excellent, fast-track program that requires NO work experience. This certification proves mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S. It is ideal for those just beginning their careers; those who deal with HR functions and want to learn more; and anyone wanting to add a professional certification to their resume. Contact Kim Carlson at kcarlson3@nwacc.edu, 479.619.4280 for more information.

Pizza with the President 

Join our President, Dr. Jorgenson, for some FREE pizza. BH Hall ASC Hallway,  September 21st from 11:30 am – 1 pm at WCC Student Center.

Mindfulness Meditation Group 

Come join us for Mindfulness Meditation every Monday from 9-10 am or Thursday 3-4 pm starting the week of 09-12-16.  Room locations can be found on the Event Calendar.  For more information, contact Lbarker@nwacc.com or Sdowney@nwacc.com. Welcome to ALL!!

Writing Killer Mysteries

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will once again teach a course on Writing Killer Mysteries this fall. The course, offered at OLLI UA, will begin September 21 and will meet every Thursday, 3-5:00 PM, until October 20. It will be held at the University of Arkansas’ UPT Center, near Panera Bread on College Avenue. Those interested in taking the course may register at 479-575-4545 or at http://olli.uark.edu/olli/contact/

Transfer Visits at a Glance – September

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with 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 attached flyer when making plans for visiting with college/university recruiters.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Save money and time! The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you get college credit for what you already know. NWACC currently accepts 28 CLEP exams to earn college credit. Contact Assessment Services at 479-986-4078 to receive more information and to get a promo code to save $10 on the cost of the exam during September.

Fashion 4 A Cause (F4AC) Volunteers Needed

Would you like to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show? Are you good at planning events? We are looking for members of the NWACC family to participate as members of the F4AC Event Steering Committee, which will include planning, fundraising, and working the F4AC event on November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help fundraise money for student scholarships and support NWACC alum and fashion designer Raul “Rulli” Torres! Contact Karen O’Donohoe at the NWACC Foundation if you are interested or if you would like more information at 479-619-4321 or emailkodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra 

The schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here.

Benton County Poll Worker

If you are interested in becoming a Poll Worker for the Benton County Election Commission, see the attached flyer.

Service Learning Projects & Planning Meetings

The fall 2016 Service Learning Project planning meetings have been set. Please encourage students to consider participating in a Service Learning Project (see attached brochure and flyer). Feel free to make copies of the brochure and flyer to distribute to students. Here are the Projects and their meeting times and places: Violence in Our World: Examining Mass Killings, Thursday, September 15, 3pm, BH 2239. If you have would like a tutorial on how to incorporate SL into your curriculum, would like a presentation to your class on SL, or have questions, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc Logistics Scholarship

The J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to non-Caucasian minority NWACC students who are seeking degrees in Transportation and Logistics or Supply Chain, and who excel academically. If there are no eligible applicants with Transportation and Logistics majors, the candidate pool will open up to Business majors. For a copy of the application please click HERE.

Book Club

Did you know NWACC has a book club? Come every month or come when you can! Please see attached flyer for details, and contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Tutoring Center Information

The Tutor Schedule can be found on by visiting http://www.nwacc.edu, Services (top of page), Tutoring, Tutor Schedule (left-hand menu). Direct link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ Additional Tutoring Support can be found through Online Tutoring and the Math Center via the Tutoring main page. Washington County Center Tutoring: Available Tuesdays, from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

Contact information: Burns Hall, Room 1218 479-936-5140 or success@nwacc.edu.

Track III (formerly Evening and Weekend) and Bridge to RN Nursing Restructure

As we get closer to the Track III Nursing application, the Nursing department would like to remind applicants that the NWACC Track III and Bridge to RN Nursing programs have been restructured from evening classes and weekend clinical to day classes and weekday clinical. Applications will still be accepted from October 1 through November 1 for Track III and February 1 – March 1 for Bridge to RN. Classes are taught in a hybrid format with online and face-to-face instruction. Track III is 6 consecutive semesters (spring, summer, fall, spring, summer, fall) and Bridge to RN is 4 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall). Application and admission requirements have not changed.

Thank you,

NWACC Nursing Department

NWACC Announces Food Pantry Distribution Dates

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food will be distributed on select Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning August 30, 2016. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. 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 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center. 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 3:30 pm on the Monday before distribution. Please see the attachment for distribution dates and guidelines. First Time Application and Distribution Request Forms are also attached. 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.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club. Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Government at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: September 28th, October 26th, January 25th, February 22th, March 29th

Student Government Association Public Forum

The Student Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus. Please contact the Student Government Association at sga@nwacc.edu or stop by the SGA office in BH 1214. Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room at noon on the following dates:September 27th, October 11th, Novemeber 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

New Name for Private Music Lessons 

There’s a new music major on campus that’s part of the new Associate of Fine Arts degree. The new degree necessitated some new course names for private music lessons at NWACC, but they’re still here, bigger and better than ever. Students can find them under the MUAP prefix (applied music) in the available course listings. Secondary Private Instrument/Voice are half-hour lessons each week, and Major Private Instrument/Voice are one-hour lessons weekly. Contact a teacher from the attached list for more information.

WCOB Advisor on Campus

All Walton College of Business (WCOB) transfer students who have completed 30 credit hours are invited to schedule an academic advising appointment with the transfer advisor: The WCOB transfer advisor will be on campus Sept 20. If you would like to set up an appointment please email Business Advisor, Christy Reynolds, your name, your major at WCOB, student ID number and the time and day you would like to set an appointment. Send email to creynolds@nwacc.edu

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.

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