October 28, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schywart Endowed Scholarship is now available for the 2016-2017 academic year! (NEW)

Schywart Endowed Scholarship is now available to NWACC Business majors for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 11 at noon. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Health Care Professions Transfer Fair

Are you interested in pursuing a career within the health care professions? NWACC’s Coordinator of Transfer & Transitions will host the 2016 Health Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 2 from 9:30 to 1:00 in the Student Center, rooms 108A/B. Twenty-two representatives from fifteen different colleges and universities (Arkansas, surrounding states, and online) will visit NWACC to discuss the academic programs they offer that lead to professions within health care. Please see the attached document for a list of the participants and the programs they represent.

Fashion 4 a Cause Tickets Available

STUDENT TICKETS ONLY $5 with NWACC ID

Please join us as we celebrate NWACC Alumnus Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres as he showcases his High Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Collections. Torres was recognized as NWACC’s 2014 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni, joining other alums who have excelled in their careers and made a positive impact on their communities.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Reception – 6:00 pm
Show – 6:30 pm

Walmart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
NWACC 1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
There will be a live auction during the show featuring two of Rulli’s original designs!
There will also be a silent auction featuring luxury items.
Event proceeds benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Tickets: VIP Tickets-$25, limited seating (sold out); General tickets-$15; NWACC Student Tickets-$5 with student ID

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2cqTl1L or contact NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4184. 

Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres, whose designs have been showcased in both New York and Dallas, is inspired by elegance and simplicity, and hopes to make women feel beautiful and confident, while also highlighting femininity. Torres is a graduate of both NorthWest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series

Stu Todd will be the next speaker in the Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series.  He will be speaking on “Self-Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success.”  This event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Peterson Auditorium.  A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the SCGBD Lobby with the program at 7:00 p.m.  This event is free to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Discussion of the Book:  Dark Money

Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is a 2016 book by award-winning author Jane Mayer. Guest presenter Marvin Hilton will summarize the book in an illustrated slide show and with brief video clips before leading a discussion with the audience (sponsored by the NWACC Service Learning Program and OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology). All students, staff, and the general public are welcome free of charge to the noon, Thursday November 3, event in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108A&B. The discussion will address the impact and ethics of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court and the financing of political campaigns. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Interpreters Needed

Rogers Public School District is in need of six to eight Spanish and Marshallese interpreters/translators for their upcoming K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 1 and 2 from 3 pm – 6:30 pm. They prefer students who have completed and/or are in Advanced Spanish and/or Marshallese; more Spanish translators are needed than Marshallese. Students can choose to volunteer or to apply for paid positions that starts at $10/hour and it is usually 3+ hours per night. Contact Maria Dalati or Jivette De-Jesus at (479) 631-3559 to get more information and apply for the positions.

Open House at CHP

The Health Professions will be holding an open house on November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in recognition of COPD Awareness Month. Each of our programs will have displays to demonstrate how we all work with patients. S’mores and Hot Chocolate will be served and door prizes are available.

Workforce Wednesday

Serco will be on campus to recruit on November 2nd and December 7th from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the Student Center lobby. On November 9th they will be Burns Halls behind the elevator from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Then on November 16th in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. Students will be able to apply using the computers by Advising and interviews will be held in the Student Center Room #221. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Eagle Games

The Student Ambassador team will host the Eagle Games on November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Game Room of Becky Paneitz Student Center. Sign up for yourself to compete in the competition of ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and Wii, in order to win our special prizes. There will be snacks, and popcorn provided. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now available 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.

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

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: November 3, 12:15-1:15 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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 27, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Care Professions Transfer Fair (NEW)

Are you interested in pursuing a career within the health care professions? NWACC’s Coordinator of Transfer & Transitions will host the 2016 Health Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 2 from 9:30 to 1:00 in the Student Center, rooms 108A/B. Twenty-two representatives from fifteen different colleges and universities (Arkansas, surrounding states, and online) will visit NWACC to discuss the academic programs they offer that lead to professions within health care. Please see the attached document for a list of the participants and the programs they represent.

Fashion 4 a Cause Tickets Available

STUDENT TICKETS ONLY $5 with NWACC ID

Please join us as we celebrate NWACC Alumnus Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres as he showcases his High Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Collections. Torres was recognized as NWACC’s 2014 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni, joining other alums who have excelled in their careers and made a positive impact on their communities.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Reception – 6:00 pm
Show – 6:30 pm

Walmart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
NWACC 1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
There will be a live auction during the show featuring two of Rulli’s original designs!
There will also be a silent auction featuring luxury items.
Event proceeds benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Tickets: VIP Tickets-$25, limited seating (sold out); General tickets-$15; NWACC Student Tickets-$5 with student ID

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2cqTl1L or contact NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4184. 

Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres, whose designs have been showcased in both New York and Dallas, is inspired by elegance and simplicity, and hopes to make women feel beautiful and confident, while also highlighting femininity. Torres is a graduate of both NorthWest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series

Stu Todd will be the next speaker in the Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series.  He will be speaking on “Self-Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success.”  This event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Peterson Auditorium.  A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the SCGBD Lobby with the program at 7:00 p.m.  This event is free to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Discussion of the Book:  Dark Money

Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is a 2016 book by award-winning author Jane Mayer. Guest presenter Marvin Hilton will summarize the book in an illustrated slide show and with brief video clips before leading a discussion with the audience (sponsored by the NWACC Service Learning Program and OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology). All students, staff, and the general public are welcome free of charge to the noon, Thursday November 3, event in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108A&B. The discussion will address the impact and ethics of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court and the financing of political campaigns. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Interpreters Needed

Rogers Public School District is in need of six to eight Spanish and Marshallese interpreters/translators for their upcoming K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 1 and 2 from 3 pm – 6:30 pm. They prefer students who have completed and/or are in Advanced Spanish and/or Marshallese; more Spanish translators are needed than Marshallese. Students can choose to volunteer or to apply for paid positions that starts at $10/hour and it is usually 3+ hours per night. Contact Maria Dalati or Jivette De-Jesus at (479) 631-3559 to get more information and apply for the positions.

Open House at CHP

The Health Professions will be holding an open house on November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in recognition of COPD Awareness Month. Each of our programs will have displays to demonstrate how we all work with patients. S’mores and Hot Chocolate will be served and door prizes are available.

Workforce Wednesday

Serco will be on campus to recruit on November 2nd and December 7th from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the Student Center lobby. On November 9th they will be Burns Halls behind the elevator from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Then on November 16th in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. Students will be able to apply using the computers by Advising and interviews will be held in the Student Center Room #221. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Eagle Games

The Student Ambassador team will host the Eagle Games on November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Game Room of Becky Paneitz Student Center. Sign up for yourself to compete in the competition of ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and Wii, in order to win our special prizes. There will be snacks, and popcorn provided. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now available 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.

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

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: November 3, 12:15-1:15 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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@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

October 26, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fashion 4 a Cause Tickets Available (Updated)

STUDENT TICKETS ONLY $5 with NWACC ID

Please join us as we celebrate NWACC Alumnus Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres as he showcases his High Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Collections. Torres was recognized as NWACC’s 2014 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni, joining other alums who have excelled in their careers and made a positive impact on their communities.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Reception – 6:00 pm
Show – 6:30 pm

Walmart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
NWACC 1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
There will be a live auction during the show featuring two of Rulli’s original designs!
There will also be a silent auction featuring luxury items.
Event proceeds benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Tickets: VIP Tickets-$25, limited seating (sold out); General tickets-$15; NWACC Student Tickets-$5 with student ID

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2cqTl1L or contact NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4184. 

Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres, whose designs have been showcased in both New York and Dallas, is inspired by elegance and simplicity, and hopes to make women feel beautiful and confident, while also highlighting femininity. Torres is a graduate of both NorthWest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Open Enrollment Benefits Fair (Today)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2017 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. The fair is October 26, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room SC 108. The hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A schedule of events can be found here. We hope to see you at the fair! Contact bgordon@nwacc.edu with questions.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series (NEW)

Stu Todd will be the next speaker in the Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series.  He will be speaking on “Self-Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success.”  This event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Peterson Auditorium.  A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the SCGBD Lobby with the program at 7:00 p.m.  This event is free to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Discussion of the Book:  Dark Money (NEW)

Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is a 2016 book by award-winning author Jane Mayer. Guest presenter Marvin Hilton will summarize the book in an illustrated slide show and with brief video clips before leading a discussion with the audience (sponsored by the NWACC Service Learning Program and OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology). All students, staff, and the general public are welcome free of charge to the noon, Thursday November 3, event in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108A&B. The discussion will address the impact and ethics of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court and the financing of political campaigns. For more information, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270.

Interpreters Needed (NEW)

Rogers Public School District is in need of six to eight Spanish and Marshallese interpreters/translators for their upcoming K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 1 and 2 from 3 pm – 6:30 pm. They prefer students who have completed and/or are in Advanced Spanish and/or Marshallese; more Spanish translators are needed than Marshallese. Students can choose to volunteer or to apply for paid positions that starts at $10/hour and it is usually 3+ hours per night. Contact Maria Dalati or Jivette De-Jesus at (479) 631-3559 to get more information and apply for the positions.

Open House at CHP

The Health Professions will be holding an open house on November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in recognition of COPD Awareness Month. Each of our programs will have displays to demonstrate how we all work with patients. S’mores and Hot Chocolate will be served and door prizes are available.

Workforce Wednesday

Serco will be on campus to recruit on November 2nd and December 7th from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the Student Center lobby. On November 9th they will be Burns Halls behind the elevator from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Then on November 16th in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. Students will be able to apply using the computers by Advising and interviews will be held in the Student Center Room #221. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Eagle Games

The Student Ambassador team will host the Eagle Games on November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Game Room of Becky Paneitz Student Center. Sign up for yourself to compete in the competition of ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and Wii, in order to win our special prizes. There will be snacks, and popcorn provided. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

 

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship Now Available!

JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship is now available 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.

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

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: November 3, 12:15-1:15 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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@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

October 25, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open Enrollment Benefits Fair (NEW)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2017 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. The fair is October 26, in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room SC 108. The hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A schedule of events can be found here. We hope to see you at the fair! Contact bgordon@nwacc.edu with questions.

Fashion 4 a Cause Tickets Available (NEW)

STUDENT TICKETS ONLY $5 with NWACC ID

Please join us as we celebrate NWACC Alumnus Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres as he showcases his High Fashion and Ready-to-Wear Collections. Torres was recognized as NWACC’s 2014 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni, joining other alumns who have excelled in their careers and made a positive impact on their communities.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Reception – 6:00 pm
Show – 6:30 pm

Walmart Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies
NWACC 1000 SE Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
There will be a live auction during the show featuring two of Rulli’s original designs!
There will also be a silent auction featuring luxury items.
Event proceeds benefit the NWACC General Scholarship Fund.

PURCHASE TICKETS:

Tickets: VIP Tickets-$25, limited seating; General tickets-$15; NWACC Student Tickets-$5 with student ID

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2cqTl1L or contact NWACC Foundation at 479.619.4184. 

Raul ‘Rulli’ Torres, whose designs have been showcased in both New York and Dallas, is inspired by elegance and simplicity, and hopes to make women feel beautiful and confident, while also highlighting femininity. Torres is a graduate of both NorthWest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Open House at CHP

The Health Professions will be holding an open house on November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in recognition of COPD Awareness Month. Each of our programs will have displays to demonstrate how we all work with patients. S’mores and Hot Chocolate will be served and door prizes are available.

Workforce Wednesday

Serco will be on campus to recruit on November 2nd and December 7th from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the Student Center lobby. On November 9th they will be Burns Halls behind the elevator from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Then on November 16th in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. Students will be able to apply using the computers by Advising and interviews will be held in the Student Center Room #221. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Eagle Games

The Student Ambassador team will host the Eagle Games on November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Game Room of Becky Paneitz Student Center. Sign up for yourself to compete in the competition of ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and Wii, in order to win our special prizes. There will be snacks, and popcorn provided. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@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

October 24, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open House at CHP (NEW)

The Health Professions will be holding an open house on November 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in recognition of COPD Awareness Month. Each of our programs will have displays to demonstrate how we all work with patients. S’mores and Hot Chocolate will be served and door prizes are available.

Workforce Wednesday (NEW)

Serco will be on campus to recruit on November 2nd and December 7th from 11 am – 1:30 pm in the Student Center lobby. On November 9th they will be Burns Halls behind the elevator from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Then on November 16th in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Please bring your resumes and dress to impress. Students will be able to apply using the computers by Advising and interviews will be held in the Student Center Room #221. For questions, please call the Career Services Center at 479-986-4001.

Eagle Games (NEW)

The Student Ambassador team will host the Eagle Games on November 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Game Room of Becky Paneitz Student Center. Sign up for yourself to compete in the competition of ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and Wii, in order to win our special prizes. There will be snacks, and popcorn provided. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

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Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 21, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (1 NEW)

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 20, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

A special presentation for interested travelers will be held October 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall Third Floor Board Room. The presentation will provide trip highest in an interactive session! Please contact Jean Anderson at 479.619.4208 with questions or to RSVP.

Diversity in Domestic Violence 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation by the Center for Sexual Assault on the topic of Domestic Violence and the additional obstacles minorities may face on Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. in SC 108. For more information, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (1 NEW)

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 19, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS! 

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive 

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

A special presentation for interested travelers will be held October 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall Third Floor Board Room. The presentation will provide trip highest in an interactive session! Please contact Jean Anderson at 479.619.4208 with questions or to RSVP.

Diversity in Domestic Violence 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation by the Center for Sexual Assault on the topic of Domestic Violence and the additional obstacles minorities may face on Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. in SC 108. For more information, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

 

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 18, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS! (NEW)

Tis the season of THANKS! Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done. THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: http://content.nwacc.edu/distanceLearning/thanks/thanks.php

Coat Drive (NEW)

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the Benton County Sharing the Warmth Coat Drive this year.  On November 7, as the drive kicks off, we will be putting drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton county residents in need.

The HR department will also be happy to collect your donations before the drive starts. Just come by our office in Burns Hall at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Tutoring Center Closed Fall Break 

The BH and WCC Tutoring Services will be closed over Fall Break (Oct. 17-18), Regular hours resume on Oct. 19.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

A special presentation for interested travelers will be held October 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall Third Floor Board Room. The presentation will provide trip highest in an interactive session! Please contact Jean Anderson at 479.619.4208 with questions or to RSVP.

Diversity in Domestic Violence 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation by the Center for Sexual Assault on the topic of Domestic Violence and the additional obstacles minorities may face on Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. in SC 108. For more information, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

October 17, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Closed Fall Break (NEW)

The BH and WCC Tutoring Services will be closed over Fall Break (Oct. 17-18), Regular hours resume on Oct. 19.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops (NEW)

Word Problems Workshops – using linear and systems – for Beginning Algebra (and other) students continue on October 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, in SC 314 and on November 2, 4:15-5:15 pm, in SC 314.

Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Algebra – 2nd 8 weeks (NEW)

The 2nd 8 weeks schedule for Math Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra and PreAlgebra Students for fall 2016 can be found here. Workshops occur every Wed, 4:15-5:15 pm and Thurs, 12:15-1:15pm.

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project Members

Students of the Veterans Project, a service-learning project dedicated to veterans issues and fundraising for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded each semester to vets who attend NWACC, successfully raised $561.75 on October 11 from the cookout that many of you purchased food from. Congratulations to Basheer Dalati, Austin Dill, Laura Franco, Leah Hunter, Holly Ketcher, Dylan Melvin, Nicole Plummer, Gabriel Ruiz, and Ashton Shelley, student members of the project, for hosting the cookout and raising the funds. Special thanks to Gerry Weatherford (help with electrical) and Joseph Reneau (cleanup) for helping out as well.

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

A special presentation for interested travelers will be held October 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Hall Third Floor Board Room. The presentation will provide trip highest in an interactive session! Please contact Jean Anderson at 479.619.4208 with questions or to RSVP.

Diversity in Domestic Violence 

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation by the Center for Sexual Assault on the topic of Domestic Violence and the additional obstacles minorities may face on Wednesday, October 19, 1-2 p.m. in SC 108. For more information, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu or Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu

Rape Culture Presentation

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, contact dschader@nwacc.edu.

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available!

DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship Now Available for the 2016-2017 academic school year. To apply, students must meet the following requirements: must be undocumented or DACA student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and must be a participating member in the DREAMers of NWACC student organization. For an application, please stop by Juanita Franklin’s office SC 213C. Deadline to apply is October 21st.

What if the US had lost WW2?

Read Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, and find out! (Yes, there’s a show based on the book on Amazon (which won 2 Emmys – PDK is one of the great Sci-fi writers!)). Join the NWACC Book Club on October 26 in BH 2243, 3 pm – 4 pm. Some books to loan are available. Email Sabrina Chesne schesne@nwacc.edu. More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/2016/04/fall-2016.html

Cyber Security Symposium

The Cyber Security Symposium will be held on October 26 9 am- 4:30 pm in Peterson Auditorium. Come listen to experts in the I.T./Cyber Security field. Listen to how Cyber experts from major NWA businesses, handle Cyber Security issues for their companies.

The New York Times Subscription and Contest

Just a reminder that NWACC library provides all faculty, students and staff with online subscription to The New York Times. During the month of October, The New York Times is having a contest. The school with the highest percent of increased users will win prizes. Please take a moment and register for your free account. Instructions on how to sign up are HERE. Contact the library at amack@nwacc.edu with questions.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 

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.

Guests Pianists at NWACC!

Daryl Rojas and Uriel Pascucci, pianists from the studio of Jura Margulis, will perform in recital as guest artists on Tuesday, 25 October, 7:00pm, in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. They’ll be playing the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Ravel. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

FALL FESTIVAL

The Student Ambassador Team is hosting the Fall Festival event on October 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bogle Plaza and the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Bentonville main campus. The festival will have a Halloween theme and will include a Box maze, spook house, pumpkin carving contest, and best costume contest. Come and join us. The event will be free, and open to public.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017

NWACC is offering four Study Abroad trips in Summer 2017 to all students, faculty, and community members. The trips are Haiti, Thailand, Greece, and Italy. The application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2017. Please contact StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu for more info or go to: https://nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/.

Track III Nursing Application

Just as a reminder, the application period for the Track III nursing program sequence opened on October 1 and ends November 1. All who apply will receive a registration form for the HESI A2 entrance exam in their NWACC email after the application period closes on November 1. The HESI A2 entrance exam testing dates are as follows: November 7, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 11, 2016: 9:00am – 12:30pm November 14, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 15, 2016: 3:00pm – 6:30pm November 21, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm November 28, 2016: 1:30pm – 5:00pm. To apply, follow the link:https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/and click on the “Program Application” button, on the left-hand side of the webpage. If you have any questions regarding the application or the HESI entrance exam, please feel free to reach out to Ashleigh Dodd at adodd2@nwacc.edu.

Silent Witness Project 

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 7 in Downtown Bentonville with Closing Ceremonies October 27th at 12 p.m. . See flyer attached for details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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: 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, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

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 Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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