December 21, 2016


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2017 Celebrate Learning, Januray 10-11, 2017 (NEW)

Spring 2017 Celebrate Learning has been scheduled for the morning of January 10 and the afternoon of January 11. Our guest speaker for the opening keynote is nationally known Linda Suskie. Please see the attached Celebrate Learning schedule for her bio and all session information. This event is designed for all faculty (both part-time and full-time), however, staff are always welcomed to participate with prior approval from their supervisor.

WANT TO MAKE SOME MUSIC?

You don’t have to be a Music Major to take private lessons in VOICE or on ANY INSTRUMENT, to join the JAZZ BAND, the CHAMBER WINDS, the CHAMBER SINGERS, or the CHAMBER STRINGS. Check the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES under MUSI and MUAP classes. Come join the Community of Artists at NWACC MUSIC! See attached flyer.

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

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.

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

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/.

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 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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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NWACC Resources

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 20, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2017 Celebrate Learning, Januray 10-11, 2017 (NEW)

Spring 2017 Celebrate Learning has been scheduled for the morning of January 10 and the afternoon of January 11. Our guest speaker for the opening keynote is nationally known Linda Suskie. Please see the attached Celebrate Learning schedule for her bio and all session information. This event is designed for all faculty (both part-time and full-time), however, staff are always welcomed to participate with prior approval from their supervisor.

WANT TO MAKE SOME MUSIC?

You don’t have to be a Music Major to take private lessons in VOICE or on ANY INSTRUMENT, to join the JAZZ BAND, the CHAMBER WINDS, the CHAMBER SINGERS, or the CHAMBER STRINGS. Check the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES under MUSI and MUAP classes. Come join the Community of Artists at NWACC MUSIC! See attached flyer.

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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NWACC Resources

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Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 19, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

WANT TO MAKE SOME MUSIC? (NEW)

You don’t have to be a Music Major to take private lessons in VOICE or on ANY INSTRUMENT, to join the JAZZ BAND, the CHAMBER WINDS, the CHAMBER SINGERS, or the CHAMBER STRINGS. Check the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES under MUSI and MUAP classes. Come join the Community of Artists at NWACC MUSIC! See attached flyer.

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

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NWACC Resources

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December 16, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

WANT TO MAKE SOME MUSIC? (NEW)

You don’t have to be a Music Major to take private lessons in VOICE or on ANY INSTRUMENT, to join the JAZZ BAND, the CHAMBER WINDS, the CHAMBER SINGERS, or the CHAMBER STRINGS. Check the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES under MUSI and MUAP classes. Come join the Community of Artists at NWACC MUSIC !

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

Be an NWACC Student Ambassador

Applications are currently being accepted for NWACC Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors create all the great student events on campus, they give tours to prospective students, and represent NWACC. Ambassadors receive scholarships and tons of leadership experience. Please see the application for more information. Application deadline is January 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (1 NEW)

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NWACC Resources

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Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 15, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

Be an NWACC Student Ambassador

Applications are currently being accepted for NWACC Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors create all the great student events on campus, they give tours to prospective students, and represent NWACC. Ambassadors receive scholarships and tons of leadership experience. Please see the application for more information. Application deadline is January 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: 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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December 14, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Christmas Break Info (NEW)

The Burns Hall Tutoring Center will be closed beginning Saturday, December 17 and will reopen when classes resume on January 17. This also includes the WCC tutoring services as well. For more information on tutoring services, please visit the tutoring page at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

New Composition II Class-Professional Writing for Food Studies Students (NEW)

Students who want to practice writing for the needs of the real world will benefit from this class. Open to all who are interested, and this course transfers as a Composition II course. For-sure assignments (student may suggest and get approval to write about other topics than food): *Resume, Cover letter, Thank you letter *Memoir-type essay that includes food or is about food *Recipe with a short essay about it *Restaurant review, with possibility of submission to The Free Weekly, Eagle View, or a local or regional magazine *Menu proposal and rationale with oral presentation component Possible assignments (which would be in addition to the above list): *Creation of a class cookbook that would include the recipes and short essays assignment *Cookbook review with submission to a national food magazine for possible publication *Operation, care, and storage instructions for a piece of kitchen equipment *Reading a book about food and cooking, and writing a response to it Course details: CRN #20047 ENGL 1023 MW 10:30-11:45 a.m. BH 2326 CRN #20059 ENGL 1023 MW 3:00-4:15 p.m. BH 2326 For more information contact the instructor, Denise Nemec (dnemec@nwacc.edu)

Be an NWACC Student Ambassador

Applications are currently being accepted for NWACC Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors create all the great student events on campus, they give tours to prospective students, and represent NWACC. Ambassadors receive scholarships and tons of leadership experience. Please see the application for more information. Application deadline is January 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: 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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December 13, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Be an NWACC Student Ambassador (NEW)

Applications are currently being accepted for NWACC Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors create all the great student events on campus, they give tours to prospective students, and represent NWACC. Ambassadors receive scholarships and tons of leadership experience. Please see the application for more information. Application deadline is January 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra (NEW)

NWACC Chamber Orchestra has openings for all string players, including violin, viola, ‘cello, and string bass. Non-students of all ages within the community are welcome, but we have a limited number of scholarships available for both music majors, as well as non-music majors. Orchestra meets every Wednesday 6:00-8:30 PM beginning spring semester 2017.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of WCC, SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Final Stress Relief 

Finals are coming! Finals are coming! It’s time to take a little break from the stress of finals. The NWACC Student Ambassadors will host Finals Stress Relief on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the Information Commons hallway in Burns Hall. All students are welcome to come by and leave the stress behind. Enjoy some free snacks, fruits, and hot and cold beverages. There will also be coloring papers, bubbles, and you can relax with free chair massages.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (1 NEW)

Talk Business

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 12, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available! (NEW)

The Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship application is now available for Arkansas or Missouri residents with a 2.0 GPA who are a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Socks for the Homeless (NEW)

The Office of Student Life and the Office of Policy, Risk Management and Compliance are hosting a sock drive. Through Friday, December 16th. Socks are the most needed, but least donated item to homeless shelters. This Christmas, we are collecting and delivering socks to 7Hills Homeless Shelter and need your help! We are working with another group and the total goal is to reach 1000 pairs of new socks by December 23, 2016. Please consider donating new socks this holiday season! Drop off locations – Boxes are located in the front and back entrances of SCGBD, SCWT, CHP, SC 1st and 2nd floor, and BH Administrative Offices, front lobby, Science Department area, and Art and Communications hall. They may also be dropped off to Becky Hudson or the Student Information Center. Deadline – – – Noon, December 16th.

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Final Stress Relief 

Finals are coming! Finals are coming! It’s time to take a little break from the stress of finals. The NWACC Student Ambassadors will host Finals Stress Relief on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the Information Commons hallway in Burns Hall. All students are welcome to come by and leave the stress behind. Enjoy some free snacks, fruits, and hot and cold beverages. There will also be coloring papers, bubbles, and you can relax with free chair massages.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (2 NEW)

Talk Business

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 9, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cooking For Finals 

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch in the Student Center. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Final Stress Relief 

Finals are coming! Finals are coming! It’s time to take a little break from the stress of finals. The NWACC Student Ambassadors will host Finals Stress Relief on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the Information Commons hallway in Burns Hall. All students are welcome to come by and leave the stress behind. Enjoy some free snacks, fruits, and hot and cold beverages. There will also be coloring papers, bubbles, and you can relax with free chair massages.

ITALY 2017 Meeting

Important NWACC in Italy 2017 Information Get-Together Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:00AM in the NWACC Music Recital Hall (BH 2105). For students who have signed up and students who are considering signing up. Parents welcome. TOPICS: Student Lodging in Siena, Roommates, Meals, Classes, Excursions (Rome, overnight in Florence, etc.), flights, extended stay options, passports, etc. Contact Miles Fish (mfish@nwacc.edu) or Jeremy Youmans (jyoumans@nwacc.edu) for more info.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

E.A. Allen Book Signing

Dr. E.A. Allen, who teaches World Civilizations in the History Department, also writes the Montclaire Mysteries series. He will have a book signing at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street, Saturday, December 10, 10 am to noon.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

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.

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.

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/.

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

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.

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: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.

Free Counseling for Students

NWACC offers professional and private counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies. Counseling is free for students and available on campus Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, contact Jamie Schraeder at jschraeder@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at dmontgom@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4234.

NWACC in the News (2 NEW)

Talk Business

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

December 8, 2016

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cooking For Finals (NEW)

As the cafeteria closes during Finals Week, the Student Ambassadors team and staff from different departments at the college invite all students to join us for Cooking for Finals, December 12 to 15, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and December 16, 8:00 am to 10:30 am. We will be serving pancakes for breakfast, and grilled cheese for lunch. Take a break from studying and come and join us for free food.

Final Stress Relief 

Finals are coming! Finals are coming! It’s time to take a little break from the stress of finals. The NWACC Student Ambassadors will host Finals Stress Relief on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the Information Commons hallway in Burns Hall. All students are welcome to come by and leave the stress behind. Enjoy some free snacks, fruits, and hot and cold beverages. There will also be coloring papers, bubbles, and you can relax with free chair massages.

ITALY 2017 Meeting

Important NWACC in Italy 2017 Information Get-Together Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:00AM in the NWACC Music Recital Hall (BH 2105). For students who have signed up and students who are considering signing up. Parents welcome. TOPICS: Student Lodging in Siena, Roommates, Meals, Classes, Excursions (Rome, overnight in Florence, etc.), flights, extended stay options, passports, etc. Contact Miles Fish (mfish@nwacc.edu) or Jeremy Youmans (jyoumans@nwacc.edu) for more info.

JAZZ BAND CONCERT 

Join our community of artists at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) for the Winter 2016 JAZZ BAND CONCERT on THURSDAY, 8 December, at 7pm in the Shewmaker Center’s WalMart Auditorium. For concert/event information contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. For NWACC Department of Music contact scooper@nwacc.edu. This free bi-annual event is open to all. Thank you for supporting live music at NWACC with your presence and donations.

Chamber Singers

Register now for Chamber Singers Spring 2017. Rehearse T/T at 1:30. Some scholarships are still available! Contact Miles Fish mfish@nwacc.edu for info. Spring emphasis: Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”.

Final Exam Review Q & A sessions for Math Students

There will be Final Exam Review Q & A sessions for students in Beginning and Intermediate and Pre Algebra, and others, December 8, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in SC 338. Bring your review question!

E.A. Allen Book Signing

Dr. E.A. Allen, who teaches World Civilizations in the History Department, also writes the Montclaire Mysteries series. He will have a book signing at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street, Saturday, December 10, 10 am to noon.

Gamma Beta Phi Elmdale Snack Pack Drive 

Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting our annual Snack Pack food drive for Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. We would appreciate your help in collecting items such as pudding packs, jello packs, and other non-perishables. These items will be packaged and delivered to Elmdale so that each student may have a large supply of food to sustain them over the Holiday break. Boxes will be located in Burns Hall, Student Center, and other easily accessible locations on campus.

2017-2018 Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

The Scholarship Application for the 2017-2018 academic school year is now available thru March 1st, 2017. You will only have to fill out one application online. Our software will determine which of the 130+ scholarships available that you qualify for based on how you answer the questions on the application. To start your application, please visit the NWACC Scholarship website (www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/) and click “Apply for NWACC Scholarships” on the lower left-hand side. For more information about the application and the review process, check out the NWACC Scholarship Resources Facebook page for the virtual website or attend one of our in-person workshops. For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2017 Application Deadline Coming Soon!

NWACC – Study Abroad Office has 4 great trips next summer to Haiti, Thailand, Italy, and Greece. We are still accepting applications until January 15th, 2017. Don’t be left out, apply now! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Jean’s Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness

The College will be participating in a monthly Jean’s Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. During the 2ND WEEK OF EACH MONTH beginning this week, December 5th, you are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10 each week. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. Both of these organizations have been vital in helping the College further educate our students and members of our community about these important issues and have assisted us in providing resources to members of our college community that are victims You can make your donation with cash or check payable to the NWACC Foundation. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I. If you need your donation to be picked up from your office please contact Jamie Schraeder at 479-619-4237 or jschraeder@nwacc.edu. If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like. Also, please use your discretion during Jean’s Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – December

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.

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.

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/.

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.

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