November 30, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Transfer Visits at a Glance – December (NEW)

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.

Improve Your Communication 

NWACC’s Communication Department will offer COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication this coming spring semester 2017. This course is nontraditional (no tests, no textbook) with the focus of hands on learning. Students will also conduct a Human Library Project as the primary courses assignment. Participants will also receive Service Learning Credit. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:15pm in Burns Hall. Please see attached flyer.

Supply Drive/Fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project (a service-learning project) are yet again doing a supply drive/fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School. If you would like to donate colored pencils/markers, colored paper, composition books, or any other school supplies for this unique Cherokee-language elementary school, please contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270, for more information or to make a donation. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and for advancing the preservation of a dying language that is many thousands of years old but in peril.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 28, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Improve Your Communication 

NWACC’s Communication Department will offer COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication this coming spring semester 2017. This course is nontraditional (no tests, no textbook) with the focus of hands on learning. Students will also conduct a Human Library Project as the primary courses assignment. Participants will also receive Service Learning Credit. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:15pm in Burns Hall. Please see attached flyer.

Supply Drive/Fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project (a service-learning project) are yet again doing a supply drive/fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School. If you would like to donate colored pencils/markers, colored paper, composition books, or any other school supplies for this unique Cherokee-language elementary school, please contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270, for more information or to make a donation. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and for advancing the preservation of a dying language that is many thousands of years old but in peril.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship 

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 23, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble 

E.A. Allen will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble, Scottsdale Ctr, Rogers (261 N. 46th St) from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, 26 November. Dr. Allen teaches World Civilizations in the NWACC History Department and he writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Improve Your Communication 

NWACC’s Communication Department will offer COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication this coming spring semester 2017. This course is nontraditional (no tests, no textbook) with the focus of hands on learning. Students will also conduct a Human Library Project as the primary courses assignment. Participants will also receive Service Learning Credit. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:15pm in Burns Hall. Please see attached flyer.

Supply Drive/Fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project (a service-learning project) are yet again doing a supply drive/fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School. If you would like to donate colored pencils/markers, colored paper, composition books, or any other school supplies for this unique Cherokee-language elementary school, please contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270, for more information or to make a donation. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and for advancing the preservation of a dying language that is many thousands of years old but in peril.

Tutoring Center Services During Thanksgiving Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed November 23-26 for the Thanksgiving Break. Regular hours resume on Monday, November 28.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship 

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 22, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble 

E.A. Allen will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble, Scottsdale Ctr, Rogers (261 N. 46th St) from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, 26 November. Dr. Allen teaches World Civilizations in the NWACC History Department and he writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Improve Your Communication 

NWACC’s Communication Department will offer COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication this coming spring semester 2017. This course is nontraditional (no tests, no textbook) with the focus of hands on learning. Students will also conduct a Human Library Project as the primary courses assignment. Participants will also receive Service Learning Credit. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:15pm in Burns Hall. Please see attached flyer.

Supply Drive/Fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project (a service-learning project) are yet again doing a supply drive/fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School. If you would like to donate colored pencils/markers, colored paper, composition books, or any other school supplies for this unique Cherokee-language elementary school, please contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270, for more information or to make a donation. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and for advancing the preservation of a dying language that is many thousands of years old but in peril.

Tutoring Center Services During Thanksgiving Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed November 23-26 for the Thanksgiving Break. Regular hours resume on Monday, November 28.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship 

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 21, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble (NEW)

E.A. Allen will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble, Scottsdale Ctr, Rogers (261 N. 46th St) from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, 26 November. Dr. Allen teaches World Civilizations in the NWACC History Department and he writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Improve Your Communication (NEW)

NWACC’s Communication Department will offer COMM 2323 Interpersonal Communication this coming spring semester 2017. This course is nontraditional (no tests, no textbook) with the focus of hands on learning. Students will also conduct a Human Library Project as the primary courses assignment. Participants will also receive Service Learning Credit. The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:15pm in Burns Hall. Please see attached flyer.

Supply Drive/Fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School (NEW)

Students of the Native American Project (a service-learning project) are yet again doing a supply drive/fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School. If you would like to donate colored pencils/markers, colored paper, composition books, or any other school supplies for this unique Cherokee-language elementary school, please contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270, for more information or to make a donation. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and for advancing the preservation of a dying language that is many thousands of years old but in peril.

Tutoring Center Services During Thanksgiving Break

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed November 23-26 for the Thanksgiving Break. Regular hours resume on Monday, November 28.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship 

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 17, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Services During Thanksgiving Break (NEW)

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed November 23-26 for the Thanksgiving Break. Regular hours resume on Monday, November 28.

Become a Master Naturalist in the Natural State (NEW)

Applications are being accepted for the NWA chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts 1/21/17 for residents of Benton and Washington counties; 1/28/17 for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. Cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Limited scholarships are being offered.

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! 

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in Student Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center or December 1, 3pm – 4pm and January 24, 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded! For more information, click here!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship 

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in SC 314 and November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Potluck for International Education Week

Please bring a dish to the International Education Week luncheon. We need lots of food. If you’d like to leave your name and the dish’s recipe, print attachment and bring to the event. ATTENTION: NWACC International Education Week Potluck Luncheon WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 11:00am-1:30pm (as late as 3pm) WHERE: Student Center (outside room 108) WHY: To give students, faculty, & staff a chance to show off a dish of international food (all food is international) WHAT: Any kind of dish—breads, salads, vegetables, entrees, meats, soups, anything that can be eaten WHO: Anyone who wants to bring a dish (dishes can be brought from 11:00am until about 2pm) For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270, chuggard@nwacc.edu

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

NWACC Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

NWACC Theatre Department presents the timeless classic, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. A free performance for NWACC students, faculty, and staff will be presented November 17 at 7pm in White Auditorium. Additional performances are November 18 and 19 at 7pm and Sunday November 20 at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for General Admission and $6 for NWACC students, faculty and staff. Anyone bringing a nonperishable food item to donate to area food banks will receive $1 off the ticket price. For more information contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Jelly, Relish and Fruit Butter Culinary Fundraiser

The Culinary Program will be selling a variety of homemade jelly, relish and fruit butter for $5.50.Pick up on Friday, November 18, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall. If you have questions please contact Rose Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. You can order online at nwacc.edu/jellies.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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: 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: 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

November 16, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Learn how to earn FREE MONEY! (NEW)

Come join us on December 1, 12pm – 1 pm and January 24, 3pm – 4 pm in SC 108 or in Room 129 at the WCC to learn more about the 2017-2018 NWACC Scholarship application as well as insight into the review process. You’ll learn how to increase the qualify of your application, which will increase your chances of being awarded!

Veterans Project Raises More Funds for the Veterans Scholarship (NEW)

Congratulations! to the Veterans Project members–Nicole Plummer, Holly Ketcher, Austin Dill, Gabriel Ruiz, Leah Hunter, Basheer Dalati, Laura Franco, and others–for raising an additional $250.11 for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship awarded to Vets who attend NWACC. This fundraiser increases the semester contributions to the scholarship by the service-learning project to $811.86. Thanks to all who gave in supporting our NWACC veteran students.

Chris Huggard

Math Workshop on Quadratics

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in SC 314 and November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Potluck for International Education Week

Please bring a dish to the International Education Week luncheon. We need lots of food. If you’d like to leave your name and the dish’s recipe, print attachment and bring to the event. ATTENTION: NWACC International Education Week Potluck Luncheon WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 11:00am-1:30pm (as late as 3pm) WHERE: Student Center (outside room 108) WHY: To give students, faculty, & staff a chance to show off a dish of international food (all food is international) WHAT: Any kind of dish—breads, salads, vegetables, entrees, meats, soups, anything that can be eaten WHO: Anyone who wants to bring a dish (dishes can be brought from 11:00am until about 2pm) For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270, chuggard@nwacc.edu

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

NWACC Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

NWACC Theatre Department presents the timeless classic, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. A free performance for NWACC students, faculty, and staff will be presented November 17 at 7pm in White Auditorium. Additional performances are November 18 and 19 at 7pm and Sunday November 20 at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for General Admission and $6 for NWACC students, faculty and staff. Anyone bringing a nonperishable food item to donate to area food banks will receive $1 off the ticket price. For more information contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on November 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in room SC 314 and December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 15th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Brightwater Open House

Come hear more about what we are doing with NWACC’s new culinary development, Brightwater: A Center For the Study of Food. We will share more about the new facility, our updated curriculum, and future goals. There will also be a chef demo and exclusive update on the new facility! Refreshments will be provided. Please invite anyone you feel would be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there! It will be Tuesday, November 15 6 – 7pm. Location: NWACC Center for Health Professions: 3201 NWACC Blvd Bentonville, AR 72712 For additional information click HERE, call 479-899-6925 or email rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Jelly, Relish and Fruit Butter Culinary Fundraiser

The Culinary Program will be selling a variety of homemade jelly, relish and fruit butter for $5.50.Pick up on Friday, November 18, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall. If you have questions please contact Rose Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. You can order online at nwacc.edu/jellies.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

SGA Fundraiser

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Fundraiser from November 1st to November 16th in Burns Hall. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas presents for kids at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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: 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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November 15, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math Workshop on Quadratics (NEW)

Math Workshop on Quadratics for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students – Solving Quadratic Equations – Graphing Quadratic Functions November 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in SC 314 and November 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in SC 314. 

Potluck for International Education Week (NEW)

Please bring a dish to the International Education Week luncheon. We need lots of food. If you’d like to leave your name and the dish’s recipe, print attachment and bring to the event. ATTENTION: NWACC International Education Week Potluck Luncheon WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 11:00am-1:30pm (as late as 3pm) WHERE: Student Center (outside room 108) WHY: To give students, faculty, & staff a chance to show off a dish of international food (all food is international) WHAT: Any kind of dish—breads, salads, vegetables, entrees, meats, soups, anything that can be eaten WHO: Anyone who wants to bring a dish (dishes can be brought from 11:00am until about 2pm) For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-619-4270, chuggard@nwacc.edu

Student Nurse Association Fundraiser (NEW)

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the Center for Health Professions, the Student Nurse Association is having a fundraiser selling CC BEANIE’s. If your interested in purchasing they are $12.00 each and the ones with POMPOMs are $14.00 each. They request you have exact amount in cash.

NWACC Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

NWACC Theatre Department presents the timeless classic, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. A free performance for NWACC students, faculty, and staff will be presented November 17 at 7pm in White Auditorium. Additional performances are November 18 and 19 at 7pm and Sunday November 20 at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for General Admission and $6 for NWACC students, faculty and staff. Anyone bringing a nonperishable food item to donate to area food banks will receive $1 off the ticket price. For more information contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on November 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in room SC 314 and December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 15th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Brightwater Open House

Come hear more about what we are doing with NWACC’s new culinary development, Brightwater: A Center For the Study of Food. We will share more about the new facility, our updated curriculum, and future goals. There will also be a chef demo and exclusive update on the new facility! Refreshments will be provided. Please invite anyone you feel would be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there! It will be Tuesday, November 15 6 – 7pm. Location: NWACC Center for Health Professions: 3201 NWACC Blvd Bentonville, AR 72712 For additional information click HERE, call 479-899-6925 or email rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Jelly, Relish and Fruit Butter Culinary Fundraiser

The Culinary Program will be selling a variety of homemade jelly, relish and fruit butter for $5.50.Pick up on Friday, November 18, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall. If you have questions please contact Rose Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. You can order online at nwacc.edu/jellies.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

SGA Fundraiser

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Fundraiser from November 1st to November 16th in Burns Hall. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas presents for kids at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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: 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

November 14, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” (NEW)

NWACC Theatre Department presents the timeless classic, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. A free performance for NWACC students, faculty, and staff will be presented November 17 at 7pm in White Auditorium. Additional performances are November 18 and 19 at 7pm and Sunday November 20 at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for General Admission and $6 for NWACC students, faculty and staff. Anyone bringing a nonperishable food item to donate to area food banks will receive $1 off the ticket price. For more information contact Ashley Edwards at aedwards3@nwacc.edu.

Get Your Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirt Now (NEW)

You may have seen some of your colleagues wearing their “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts as part of the renewed focus on Student Success this Fall. Our committee invites you to continue the progress forward into spring and beyond. Beginning November 14th, the Student Success and Retention Committee will be selling the “Recruit, Connect, and Retain” t-shirts for $12. $6 from each shirt will go into a fund to resource students in need. The t-shirts will be available to purchase until December 1. For more information, you may contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Annual Egg roll and Fried Rice Fundraiser! 

The Hmong Culture Club of NWACC will be selling eggrolls, fried rice, and thai tea in Burns Hall this Monday, November 14th 2016.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on November 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in room SC 314 and December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows:November 14th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm, November 15th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Brightwater Open House

Come hear more about what we are doing with NWACC’s new culinary development, Brightwater: A Center For the Study of Food. We will share more about the new facility, our updated curriculum, and future goals. There will also be a chef demo and exclusive update on the new facility! Refreshments will be provided. Please invite anyone you feel would be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there! It will be Tuesday, November 15 6 – 7pm. Location: NWACC Center for Health Professions: 3201 NWACC Blvd Bentonville, AR 72712 For additional information click HERE, call 479-899-6925 or email rkleiner@nwacc.edu

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Jelly, Relish and Fruit Butter Culinary Fundraiser

The Culinary Program will be selling a variety of homemade jelly, relish and fruit butter for $5.50.Pick up on Friday, November 18, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall. If you have questions please contact Rose Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. You can order online at nwacc.edu/jellies.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

SGA Fundraiser

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Fundraiser from November 1st to November 16th in Burns Hall. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas presents for kids at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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: 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

November 11, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Egg roll and Fried Rice Fundraiser! 

The Hmong Culture Club of NWACC will be selling eggrolls, fried rice, and thai tea in Burns Hall this Monday, November 14th 2016.

International Education Week 

November 14th-18th is International Education Week across the world and we are celebrating her at NWACC!!! We plan on having several events and you may find more details in the attached schedule. Please stop by our Auction in SC 108 throughout the week and come for our International Potluck day on Thursday, Nov. 17th starting at 11am. If you have any questions then you may email jyoumans@nwacc.edu. Thank you and see you next week!!!

Exponent Laws Workshop 

You’ve Got the Power(s): Exponent Laws Workshops for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held on November 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in room SC 314 and December 1, 12:15-1:15 p.m., in room SC 314.

“Gong Meditation”

“Are you Feeling Frazzled?!” Join Rachel Ackerman as she provides the calm, gentle vibrations of the gong as a stress busting and meditative tool. ALL ARE WELCOME on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. in SC 108. For your comfort, please bring a yoga mat or blanket. For more details, contact Dale Montgomery or Jamie Schraeder at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. For a copy of the flyer, click HERE!

HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Please be advised that the Nursing Program will not be adding additional dates for this exam. The remaining testing dates are as follows: November 11th from 9:00am – 12:30pm, November 14th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm, November 15th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm, November 21st from 1:30pm -“ 5:00pm, November 28th from 1:30pm – 5:00pm. Testing dates are filling up and registration for these dates are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is a requirement for program eligibility. The Nursing Program appreciates your attention to this matter.

NWACC Student Recital

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the fall Student Recital on Tuesday, 29 November, at 7pm in the Music Recital Hall. This free bi-annual event is open to all. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

NWACC Faculty Recital 

The Music Department’s FACULTY RECITAL scheduled for Tuesday, 11/15, 7:00pm, will be held in WHITE AUDITORIUM rather than WalMart Auditorium as previously scheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Brightwater Open House

Come hear more about what we are doing with NWACC’s new culinary development, Brightwater: A Center For the Study of Food. We will share more about the new facility, our updated curriculum, and future goals. There will also be a chef demo and exclusive update on the new facility! Refreshments will be provided. Please invite anyone you feel would be interested. Looking forward to seeing you there! It will be Tuesday, November 15 6 – 7pm. Location: NWACC Center for Health Professions: 3201 NWACC Blvd Bentonville, AR 72712 For additional information click HERE, call 479-899-6925 or email rkleiner@nwacc.edu

It’s Radical(s)! – Math workshop

It’s Radical(s)! – a Workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students November 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in SC 314 and November 10, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 314.

Math Workshops

Math Workshops – dates updated – for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra students See attached calendar for new dates and times through the semester end.

Jelly, Relish and Fruit Butter Culinary Fundraiser

The Culinary Program will be selling a variety of homemade jelly, relish and fruit butter for $5.50. Deadline to order is Friday, November 11. Pick up on Friday, November 18, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Burns Hall. If you have questions please contact Rose Kleiner at rkleiner@nwacc.edu. You can order online at nwacc.edu/jellies.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – November 

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.

Veterans Day Program

We will be having our annual Veterans Day Program honoring our veterans. The program will be held November 11, 2016 at 11:00am in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 108. Honored guest will be Soldiers Songs and Voices. Small reception to follow program.

SGA Fundraiser

The Student Government Association will be hosting a Fundraiser from November 1st to November 16th in Burns Hall. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas presents for kids at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

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

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!

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.

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 3:00 to 5:00 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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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