January 31, 2017

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NSLS live web event presenting Barbara Corcoran (NEW)

The NSLS is excited to host a live web event with Barbara Corcoran on Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108. This event is free to the public. Corcoran is a New York Times Best-Selling author and one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show “Shark Tank.” She is also a real estate entrepreneur and a real estate contributor on NBC’s “Today.” Barbara’s speech, entitled “Barbara’s Rags to Riches Story,” will be addressing topics such as what it’s like to build New York City’s largest real estate company, becoming a shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” how Barbara turned a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business and how she overcame the many obstacles along the way. For more information, please contact nsls@nwacc.edu.

February Jean’s Week (NEW)

Next week, February 6th-10th, will be our monthly Jeans Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness. You are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10. All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault. So far we’ve raised $290 in December and $485 in January. Please take donations to Danielle Schader, 2nd floor of the Student Center SC 225 I or Jamie Schraeder in SC 225 E. 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.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 (NEW)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

NWACC in Italy Meeting 

NWACC in Italy will hold a required meeting on Friday, February 3 in BH 2105. Parents are welcome to attend. Several topics will be discussed. Faculty and staff, if you have any students who plan to participate in the NWACC in Italy program please let them know this meeting is mandatory and they need to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Location and Hours Change

Student ID’s and parking hang tags are now being made in the Student Information Center. This move is effective immediately and is permanent. These services will be available the following hours:

January 27 through February 13:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Beginning February 13th:

Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

NWACC Food Pantry Spring Distribution Dates Announced

The NWACC Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food distribution is every other Wednesday and Thursday, beginning January 25, 2017. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. A three-day supply of food is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. 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. Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms 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. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Distribution dates are listed in the attachment. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or at (479) 986-6682 for more information about the Pantry.

Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED 

NWACC’s application deadline for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship has been extended. Students who meet all of the qualification now have until Wednesday, February 15 to apply. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Chinese New Year – Dumpling Sale

The International Student Association, International Programs Office, and Professor Chenwei Wu are celebrating Chinese New Year on Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st next week by offering dumplings to students, faculty, and staff. 2017 is the year of the Rooster in China. Each animal has different types and 2017 is “Fire Rooster” which represents characteristics of Trustworthy, Timekeeping, and Responsibility to Work. Something we can all get behind here at NWACC! The same way U.S. Families eat black-eyed peas for a New Year’s tradition, Chinese culture eats dumplings on New Year. Each dumpling is 50 cents and we will have soda/water for sale at a $1 per drink. Please make your lunch plans with us on Monday and Tuesday next week!

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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

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!

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.

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 private professional counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies and universities. Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday, Wednesday and 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 

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

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January 30, 2017

 


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC in Italy Meeting (NEW)

NWACC in Italy will hold a required meeting on Friday, February 3 in BH 2105. Parents are welcome to attend. Several topics will be discussed. Faculty and staff, if you have any students who plan to participate in the NWACC in Italy program please let them know this meeting is mandatory and they need to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Location and Hours Change (NEW)

Student ID’s and parking hang tags are now being made in the Student Information Center. This move is effective immediately and is permanent. These services will be available the following hours:

January 27 through February 13:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Beginning February 13th:

Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

NWACC Food Pantry Spring Distribution Dates Announced (NEW)

The NWACC Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year. Food distribution is every other Wednesday and Thursday, beginning January 25, 2017. The Pantry distribution times will be by appointment. A three-day supply of food is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. 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. Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms 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. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. Distribution dates are listed in the attachment. Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life, at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or at (479) 986-6682 for more information about the Pantry.

Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED

NWACC’s application deadline for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship has been extended. Students who meet all of the qualification now have until Wednesday, February 15 to apply. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Chinese New Year – Dumpling Sale

The International Student Association, International Programs Office, and Professor Chenwei Wu are celebrating Chinese New Year on Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st next week by offering dumplings to students, faculty, and staff. 2017 is the year of the Rooster in China. Each animal has different types and 2017 is “Fire Rooster” which represents characteristics of Trustworthy, Timekeeping, and Responsibility to Work. Something we can all get behind here at NWACC! The same way U.S. Families eat black-eyed peas for a New Year’s tradition, Chinese culture eats dumplings on New Year. Each dumpling is 50 cents and we will have soda/water for sale at a $1 per drink. Please make your lunch plans with us on Monday and Tuesday next week!

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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

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!

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.

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 private professional counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies and universities. Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday, Wednesday and 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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January 27, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED (NEW)

NWACC’s application deadline for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship has been extended. Students who meet all of the qualification now have until Wednesday, February 15 to apply. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Chinese New Year – Dumpling Sale

The International Student Association, International Programs Office, and Professor Chenwei Wu are celebrating Chinese New Year on Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st next week by offering dumplings to students, faculty, and staff. 2017 is the year of the Rooster in China. Each animal has different types and 2017 is “Fire Rooster” which represents characteristics of Trustworthy, Timekeeping, and Responsibility to Work. Something we can all get behind here at NWACC! The same way U.S. Families eat black-eyed peas for a New Year’s tradition, Chinese culture eats dumplings on New Year. Each dumpling is 50 cents and we will have soda/water for sale at a $1 per drink. Please make your lunch plans with us on Monday and Tuesday next week!

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Extended Hours 

To better accommodate schedules of evening students, Student ID’s and parking hang tags will be available the following extended hours next week. The ID’s and passes will be available at the Cox Welcome Center in Burns Hall January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. For more information or questions, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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 private professional counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies and universities. Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday, Wednesday and 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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January 26, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chinese New Year – Dumpling Sale

The International Student Association, International Programs Office, and Professor Chenwei Wu are celebrating Chinese New Year on Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st next week by offering dumplings to students, faculty, and staff. 2017 is the year of the Rooster in China. Each animal has different types and 2017 is “Fire Rooster” which represents characteristics of Trustworthy, Timekeeping, and Responsibility to Work. Something we can all get behind here at NWACC! The same way U.S. Families eat black-eyed peas for a New Year’s tradition, Chinese culture eats dumplings on New Year. Each dumpling is 50 cents and we will have soda/water for sale at a $1 per drink. Please make your lunch plans with us on Monday and Tuesday next week!

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Extended Hours 

To better accommodate schedules of evening students, Student ID’s and parking hang tags will be available the following extended hours next week. The ID’s and passes will be available at the Cox Welcome Center in Burns Hall January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. For more information or questions, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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 private professional counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies and universities. Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday, Wednesday and 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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NWA Homepage

NWACC Resources

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Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 25, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chinese New Year – Dumpling Sale (NEW)

The International Student Association, International Programs Office, and Professor Chenwei Wu are celebrating Chinese New Year on Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st next week by offering dumplings to students, faculty, and staff. 2017 is the year of the Rooster in China. Each animal has different types and 2017 is “Fire Rooster” which represents characteristics of Trustworthy, Timekeeping, and Responsibility to Work. Something we can all get behind here at NWACC! The same way U.S. Families eat black-eyed peas for a New Year’s tradition, Chinese culture eats dumplings on New Year. Each dumpling is 50 cents and we will have soda/water for sale at a $1 per drink. Please make your lunch plans with us on Monday and Tuesday next week!

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Extended Hours 

To better accommodate schedules of evening students, Student ID’s and parking hang tags will be available the following extended hours next week. The ID’s and passes will be available at the Cox Welcome Center in Burns Hall Wednesday, January 25th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Thursday, January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. For more information or questions, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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 private professional counseling to students through a partnership with area agencies and universities. Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday, Wednesday and 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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NWA Homepage

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

January 24, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017 (NEW)

This spring the Math Center will be offering workshops on graphing calculators, test anxiety, function transformations, word problems, and logarithms & exponential functions. In addition, we will have 2 open Q & A sessions and 4 final exam reviews. Please see the attached schedule for the specific times and locations. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Tess O’Brien.

Pinwheel Rally (NEW)

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County has again chosen our training center to be the location for the Pinwheel Rally for child abuse prevention and intervention month.  The rally will be in our parking lot on March 31st at 11:30.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Extended Hours 

To better accommodate schedules of evening students, Student ID’s and parking hang tags will be available the following extended hours next week. The ID’s and passes will be available at the Cox Welcome Center in Burns Hall Wednesday, January 25th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Thursday, January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. For more information or questions, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students 

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! 

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium. Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event 

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Raghavan Iyer, cooking demonstration, tasting, and book signing 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals and  James Beard Award winning chef and educator, a native of India based in Minneapolis, is promoting his new book “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked (And Fried, Too!): A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes” Monday January 23!

Event #2 Demo and Book Signing (AND Brightwater Open house)
Time:  5pm and 6pm
Who: Public
-Raghavan Iyer in Ozark Culinary Theater

Event #4 Demo and Book signing @MAIN Campus Tuesday, January 24 in Burns Hall
Time: 2pm in hallway leading to Student center
Who: NWACC staff/faculty/students

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

International Women’s Day Community Celebration

The Rotary Club of Bentonville hosts the 3rd annual International Women’s Day Community Celebration to recognize and celebrate the empowerment of women to impact their local and global communities. This year’s event will be held on March 7, 2017, from 8 to 10 am at Old High Middle School Auditorium, 406 NW 2nd Street in Bentonville.

Winter Welcome Back/Club Fair 

This event is to Welcome Back students. We will have free food and giveaways. There will also be a Club Fair, where students can learn more about the different clubs NWACC offers. This event will be held Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th from 10-1pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby/ Room 108 A&B.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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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January 23, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student ID’s and Parking Hang Tags Extended Hours (NEW)

To better accommodate schedules of evening students, Student ID’s and parking hang tags will be available the following extended hours next week. The ID’s and passes will be available at the Cox Welcome Center in Burns Hall Wednesday, January 25th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Thursday, January 26th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. For more information or questions, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Connect to Success – 1ST Generation College Students (NEW)

Come join a Group of 1ST GEN College Students in navigating through college culture, gaining a sense of community and learning the different aspects of your college resources with other first generation students. COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Meetings start Tuesday 01-31-17 at 2:30 p.m. in SC 205A (Student Success Center). For more details, click on the link here.

Visiting Writer (NEW)

Join playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and the NWACC Book Club to talk about her plays, “Anna Bella Eama”(NWACC’s spring production0 and “Detroit” (currently at Theatre Squared). February 14 12-1 White Auditorium Some copies of “Detroit” are available for loan Contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.eduhttp://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Detroit! (NEW)

Join the NWACC Book Club and playwright Lisa L’Amour (!!!) to discuss Detroit. Tuesday, February 14 12-1 White Auditorium Please contact Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu and the library if you need to borrow a book. see http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for more!

NWACC Home School Event (NEW)

NWACC is hosting a Home School Event at Northwest Arkansas Community College on February 16 from 2-4 on the NWACC Campus in the Student Center 108A/B. The event is a college fair style event to provide home school students information on concurrent enrollment and transitioning to college. For more information contact NWACC, High School Relations at (479) 725-4688 or djohnson@nwacc.edu

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Raghavan Iyer, cooking demonstration, tasting, and book signing 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals and  James Beard Award winning chef and educator, a native of India based in Minneapolis, is promoting his new book “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked (And Fried, Too!): A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes” Monday January 23!

Event #2 Demo and Book Signing (AND Brightwater Open house)
Time:  5pm and 6pm
Who: Public
-Raghavan Iyer in Ozark Culinary Theater

Event #4 Demo and Book signing @MAIN Campus Tuesday, January 24 in Burns Hall
Time: 2pm in hallway leading to Student center
Who: NWACC staff/faculty/students

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

International Women’s Day Community Celebration

The Rotary Club of Bentonville hosts the 3rd annual International Women’s Day Community Celebration to recognize and celebrate the empowerment of women to impact their local and global communities. This year’s event will be held on March 7, 2017, from 8 to 10 am at Old High Middle School Auditorium, 406 NW 2nd Street in Bentonville.

Winter Welcome Back/Club Fair 

This event is to Welcome Back students. We will have free food and giveaways. There will also be a Club Fair, where students can learn more about the different clubs NWACC offers. This event will be held Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th from 10-1pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby/ Room 108 A&B.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Influenza Is On The Rise

Influenza (the flu) activity is on the rise. Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) outpatient visits for influenza-like-illness are above the national baseline and activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks. The flu has a considerable impact on the workplace and costs a considerable amount in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. Flu is a serious contagious disease. The CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu: Take time to get a flu vaccine;  Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs; Take flu antiviral drugs if you doctor prescribes them. Visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm to find out more about influenza what to do if you get sick with the flu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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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January 20, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (NEW)

Graphing Calculator Basics for Beginning & Intermediate Algebra (and other math) Students will be held Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room SC 314.

NWACC Nursing Program 

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Raghavan Iyer, cooking demonstration, tasting, and book signing 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals and  James Beard Award winning chef and educator, a native of India based in Minneapolis, is promoting his new book “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked (And Fried, Too!): A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes” Monday January 23!

Event #2 Demo and Book Signing (AND Brightwater Open house)
Time:  5pm and 6pm
Who: Public
-Raghavan Iyer in Ozark Culinary Theater

Event #4 Demo and Book signing @MAIN Campus Tuesday, January 24 in Burns Hall
Time: 2pm in hallway leading to Student center
Who: NWACC staff/faculty/students

Author Showcase 

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

International Women’s Day Community Celebration

The Rotary Club of Bentonville hosts the 3rd annual International Women’s Day Community Celebration to recognize and celebrate the empowerment of women to impact their local and global communities. This year’s event will be held on March 7, 2017, from 8 to 10 am at Old High Middle School Auditorium, 406 NW 2nd Street in Bentonville.

Winter Welcome Back/Club Fair 

This event is to Welcome Back students. We will have free food and giveaways. There will also be a Club Fair, where students can learn more about the different clubs NWACC offers. This event will be held Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th from 10-1pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby/ Room 108 A&B.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Influenza Is On The Rise

Influenza (the flu) activity is on the rise. Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) outpatient visits for influenza-like-illness are above the national baseline and activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks. The flu has a considerable impact on the workplace and costs a considerable amount in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. Flu is a serious contagious disease. The CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu: Take time to get a flu vaccine;  Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs; Take flu antiviral drugs if you doctor prescribes them. Visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm to find out more about influenza what to do if you get sick with the flu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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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January 19, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Nursing Program (NEW)

NWACC’s Nursing Program was recently named the #4 overall Nursing Program, and the #1 Associate Degree in Nursing in the state of Arkansas by www.registerednursing.org. Rankings were formulated by analyzing past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates and other methodology used here: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-ranking-methodology/

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-January

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to 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 to visit with college/university recruiters.

Student Government Application Period Open 

Student Government is seeking new student leaders to join the Association. Deadline to send in applications, photos, and bios is February 2nd. Applications can be found at the SGA office or in the following link: http://www.nwacc.edu/web/sga/join

DATE CHANGE! – NWACC Eagle View Bootcamp 2017 

THE DATE HAS CHANGED to Jan. 27. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the student newspaper? Join us at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the Eagle View newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall to learn about the positions available and what is required of the student staff. This is open to all students. Lunch will be provided. Please reserve your spot by emailing eagleview@nwacc.edu by Jan. 20.

Raghavan Iyer, cooking demonstration, tasting, and book signing 

The International Association of Culinary Professionals and  James Beard Award winning chef and educator, a native of India based in Minneapolis, is promoting his new book “Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked (And Fried, Too!): A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes” Monday January 23!

Event #2 Demo and Book Signing (AND Brightwater Open house)
Time:  5pm and 6pm
Who: Public
-Raghavan Iyer in Ozark Culinary Theater

Event #4 Demo and Book signing @MAIN Campus in Burns Hall
Time: 2pm in hallway leading to Student center
Who: NWACC staff/faculty/students

Author Showcase (NEW)

Dr. E. A. Allen, who teaches History of World Civilizations at NWACC, will participate in an Authors’ Showcase at the Barnes & Noble, Fayetteville, Saturday, January 28, 1-3PM. Dr. Allen writes the Montclaire Mysteries Series.

International Women’s Day Community Celebration (NEW)

The Rotary Club of Bentonville hosts the 3rd annual International Women’s Day Community Celebration to recognize and celebrate the empowerment of women to impact their local and global communities. This year’s event will be held on March 7, 2017, from 8 to 10 am at Old High Middle School Auditorium, 406 NW 2nd Street in Bentonville.

Winter Welcome Back/Club Fair 

This event is to Welcome Back students. We will have free food and giveaways. There will also be a Club Fair, where students can learn more about the different clubs NWACC offers. This event will be held Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th from 10-1pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby/ Room 108 A&B.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

The Office of Student Support and Conduct would like to welcome you back and wish you a successful Spring Semester! Starting this semester the Office of Student Support and Conduct will begin offering a monthly Newsletter that will focus on a variety of topics and keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Please see the attached January Newsletter.

Spring Tutoring Services

During the week of January 17-20, tutoring services will available in the BH Information Commons area. Beginning January 23, tutoring services will be available on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC), just outside of the current Advising and Admissions offices. For more information, please visit us at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/ or success@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Home For Dinner Scholarship Application Now Available!

NWACC’s application for the Spring 2017 Home for Dinner Scholarship is now available through Tuesday, January 24th. Students must be a veteran of the US Military, currently on active duty, or a member of the National Guard; have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and be an Arkansas or Missouri resident to apply. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. For a copy of the application, click HERE!

Influenza Is On The Rise

Influenza (the flu) activity is on the rise. Per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) outpatient visits for influenza-like-illness are above the national baseline and activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks. The flu has a considerable impact on the workplace and costs a considerable amount in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. Flu is a serious contagious disease. The CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu: Take time to get a flu vaccine;  Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs; Take flu antiviral drugs if you doctor prescribes them. Visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm to find out more about influenza what to do if you get sick with the flu.

New Media Certificates Available

Ready to work in the Media Industry? NorthWest Arkansas Community College now offers to two Certificates in Media: Certificate of Proficiency – Media (only 5 classes) and Technical Certificate – Media (only 10 classes). These certificates are building blocks for an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing. Each certificate includes courses in: Design I, Video Production and Editing, Digital Photography. Students then select other courses from: * Graphic Design * Journalism * Film Arts * Mass Communication * Internship To support these certificates or to join the staff of the student newspaper, students have the option* of taking two 1-credit hour classes: Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout & Design (only meets FOUR times!) For more information, contact: Denise Nemec: 479-619-4301, dnemec@nwacc.edu or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, victor@nwacc.edu *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.

Chamber Singers Spring 2017 

Chamber Singers Spring 2017: Gilbert and Sullivan and (more) Mozart. Actors who sing and Singers who act join us for “Trial by Jury” rehearsals Thurs. 1:30PM. Mozart rehearsals are Tues. 1:30PM. Volunteers welcome; Some scholarships still available. Contact MFish@nwacc.edu for more info.

LEAD 2017 

On February 8, 2017 enjoy a series of inspiring leadership talks, presented by LEAD and the team at HR.com. All of the speakers will be broadcasted via live stream to companies, associations and schools around the globe to participate and witness some of the most engaging and thought provoking leaders of our time. To register visit: http://bit.ly/2iQ2JOd 

Spring 2017 Saturday Tutoring 

Beginning Saturday, January 21, tutoring services will be made available each Saturday in the Library, from 9am-1pm. For more information on tutoring services, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Paramedic program applications now available 

The NWACC Paramedic program applications are now available through March 1 and can be found on the NWACC website Health Professions division page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password in order to apply. If you have problems submitting the application or have questions please contact HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

Journalism courses make great electives

Students still looking for classes to round out their Spring 2017 schedule should take a look at the Journalism classes. The three 3-credit hour classes, Fundamentals of Journalism, Intro to Mass Communication and Journalism Intership, are transferable to 4-year universities. There are also two 1-credit hour classes, Student Newspaper Lab and Newspaper Layout and Design. The Student Newspaper Lab class students will work directly with the student newspaper, Eagle View. The Newspaper Layout and Design class only meets four times on Wednesday nights, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

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.

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.

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

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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