February 28, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

2017 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award Nomination (NEW)

Named in honor of community volunteer, highway commissioner, and former College Trustee, Dick Trammel, this award seeks to recognize an outstanding NWACC alum who has achieved success in his or her career field and made a positive impact on the community. The selected award recipient will be recognized during the annual NWACC commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Please see attached document to complete a nomination.

March Jean’s Week (NEW)

Next week, March 6th-10th, will be our monthly Jean’s 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. Since December we’ve raised $1,085 – what a great start. 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.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge-Don’t Be Left Behind! 

February 28th is the last day to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge! March 1, we’ll start moving, grooving and logging our way to healthier, happier versions of ourselves. Be sure to sign up for the journey if you haven’t already! Go to http://www.blueandyourfitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register”; enter our group code which is NWACC; complete the entry form. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge Let’s make the most of the next three months TOGETHER!

Drug, Sex, And Alcohol Awareness

The Student Ambassadors and Activities Board and Student Government Association is hosting an event to raise awareness on drugs, sex, and alcohol on March 1 and March 2. The opening ceremony will be held on March 1 at 11:50 a.m. 

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO 

Do you know students who are thinking of transferring but are not sure where to go?  Please encourage them to come to the Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, February 28.  The Fair will be in the Student Center, room 108, from 10:00 – 2:00.  Students who attend the Fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER

Do you know students who are transferring soon and need to connect with a representative from their school of choice?  The Transfer College Fair is a great place for students to meet with transfer recruiters who will guide them through their next steps of the transfer process.  The Fair is Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Student Center, room 108.  Students who attend the fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

Math Center Workshops this week 

The Math Center is presenting workshops this week on: Writing Equations of Lines – Wed, Mar 22, 3:00-4:00 pm in SC 314 and on Graphing Lines by Hand – Thurs, Mar 23, 12:15-1:15 pm in SC 314.

The “I Have a Dream Essay Contest” 

The “I Have a Dream” Essay contest is a chance to voice your opinion on the topic of Black History month, and how the month has affected you. The essay is open to all NWACC students. See attached flyer for more details.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! 

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed 

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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February 27, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Blue & You Fitness Challenge-Don’t Be Left Behind! (NEW)

February 28th is the last day to register for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge! March 1, we’ll start moving, grooving and logging our way to healthier, happier versions of ourselves. Be sure to sign up for the journey if you haven’t already! Go to http://www.blueandyourfitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register”; enter our group code which is NWACC; complete the entry form. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge Let’s make the most of the next three months TOGETHER!

Drug, Sex, And Alcohol Awareness

The Student Ambassadors and Activities Board and Student Government Association is hosting an event to raise awareness on drugs, sex, and alcohol on March 1 and March 2. The opening ceremony will be held on March 1 at 11:50 a.m. 

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO 

Do you know students who are thinking of transferring but are not sure where to go?  Please encourage them to come to the Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, February 28.  The Fair will be in the Student Center, room 108, from 10:00 – 2:00.  Students who attend the Fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER

Do you know students who are transferring soon and need to connect with a representative from their school of choice?  The Transfer College Fair is a great place for students to meet with transfer recruiters who will guide them through their next steps of the transfer process.  The Fair is Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Student Center, room 108.  Students who attend the fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

Math Center Workshops this week 

The Math Center is presenting workshops this week on: Writing Equations of Lines – Wed, Mar 22, 3:00-4:00 pm in SC 314 and on Graphing Lines by Hand – Thurs, Mar 23, 12:15-1:15 pm in SC 314.

The “I Have a Dream Essay Contest” 

The “I Have a Dream” Essay contest is a chance to voice your opinion on the topic of Black History month, and how the month has affected you. The essay is open to all NWACC students. See attached flyer for more details.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! 

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed 

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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February 24, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Drug, Sex, And Alcohol Awareness

The Student Ambassadors and Activities Board and Student Government Association is hosting an event to raise awareness on drugs, sex, and alcohol on March 1 and March 2. The opening ceremony will be held on March 1 at 11:50 a.m. 

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO 

Do you know students who are thinking of transferring but are not sure where to go?  Please encourage them to come to the Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, February 28.  The Fair will be in the Student Center, room 108, from 10:00 – 2:00.  Students who attend the Fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER

Do you know students who are transferring soon and need to connect with a representative from their school of choice?  The Transfer College Fair is a great place for students to meet with transfer recruiters who will guide them through their next steps of the transfer process.  The Fair is Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Student Center, room 108.  Students who attend the fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

Math Center Workshops this week 

The Math Center is presenting workshops this week on: Writing Equations of Lines – Wed, Mar 22, 3:00-4:00 pm in SC 314 and on Graphing Lines by Hand – Thurs, Mar 23, 12:15-1:15 pm in SC 314.

The “I Have a Dream Essay Contest” 

The “I Have a Dream” Essay contest is a chance to voice your opinion on the topic of Black History month, and how the month has affected you. The essay is open to all NWACC students. See attached flyer for more details.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! 

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed 

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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February 23, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Drug, Sex, And Alcohol Awareness (NEW)

The Student Ambassadors and Activities Board and Student Government Association is hosting an event to raise awareness on drugs, sex, and alcohol on March 1 and March 2. The opening ceremony will be held on March 1 at 11:50 a.m. 

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO (NEW)

Do you know students who are thinking of transferring but are not sure where to go?  Please encourage them to come to the Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, February 28.  The Fair will be in the Student Center, room 108, from 10:00 – 2:00.  Students who attend the Fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER (NEW)

Do you know students who are transferring soon and need to connect with a representative from their school of choice?  The Transfer College Fair is a great place for students to meet with transfer recruiters who will guide them through their next steps of the transfer process.  The Fair is Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Student Center, room 108.  Students who attend the fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

Race in Arkansas: Benton County’s Black History Month Event (NEW)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium there will be a panel of presenters for the Race in Arkansas: Benton County’s Black History Month Event. We’ll see you there! See attached flyer for more details.

Math Center Workshops this week (NEW)

The Math Center is presenting workshops this week on: Writing Equations of Lines – Wed, Mar 22, 3:00-4:00 pm in SC 314 and on Graphing Lines by Hand – Thurs, Mar 23, 12:15-1:15 pm in SC 314.

The “I Have a Dream Essay Contest” (NEW)

The “I Have a Dream” Essay contest is a chance to voice your opinion on the topic of Black History month, and how the month has affected you. The essay is open to all NWACC students. See attached flyer for more details.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! 

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed 

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  Colleen Nick will be the speaker.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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 Home Page

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 22, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS PLANNING TO TRANSFER BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO (NEW)

Do you know students who are thinking of transferring but are not sure where to go?  Please encourage them to come to the Transfer College Fair on Tuesday, February 28.  The Fair will be in the Student Center, room 108, from 10:00 – 2:00.  Students who attend the Fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

TRANSFER COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE NEXT STEPS FOR TRANSFER (NEW)

Do you know students who are transferring soon and need to connect with a representative from their school of choice?  The Transfer College Fair is a great place for students to meet with transfer recruiters who will guide them through their next steps of the transfer process.  The Fair is Tuesday, February 28 from 10:00 – 2:00 in the Student Center, room 108.  Students who attend the fair will receive a stamp on a coupon card for a free slice of pizza with purchase of a drink at Lindy’s College Café.  Offer not valid without a stamp and must be redeemed by the end of the Spring semester.  Coupon cards are available in key locations across campus, including NWACC’s Advising Center, Honors Lounge, Writing Center, Reading Center, Career Pathways, Library, Lindy’s College Café, Washington County Center, etc., and, also, at the check-in table on the day of the event.  See the attached flyer to learn more about what universities/colleges are participating in the Transfer College Fair.

Race in Arkansas: Benton County’s Black History Month Event (NEW)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium there will be a panel of presenters for the Race in Arkansas: Benton County’s Black History Month Event. We’ll see you there! See attached flyer for more details.

Math Center Workshops this week (NEW)

The Math Center is presenting workshops this week on: Writing Equations of Lines – Wed, Mar 22, 3:00-4:00 pm in SC 314 and on Graphing Lines by Hand – Thurs, Mar 23, 12:15-1:15 pm in SC 314.

The “I Have a Dream Essay Contest” (NEW)

The “I Have a Dream” Essay contest is a chance to voice your opinion on the topic of Black History month, and how the month has affected you. The essay is open to all NWACC students. See attached flyer for more details.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! 

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed 

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  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.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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 (1 NEW)

NWA Home Page

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 21, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! (NEW)

The NWACC Scholarship Office need faculty and staff reviewers for our 2017-2018 scholarships. Reviews will run from March through May. We know everyone is busy, but this is important to our students so it should be important to us too. The process is simple and completely digital with ample time to complete the reviews. We need YOU to be an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer to help make a difference in our student’s lives. If you are interested in being an NWACC Scholarship Reviewer or you have questions, please contact Amber Voigt, Scholarship Coordinator at 479-619-4316 or scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Outstanding Staff Nominations Needed (NEW)

It is time once again to recognize one full-time and one part-time outstanding staff member. Please take a few moments to nominate the person you feel most deserving of this recognition. Please click the link to nominate! Deadline for submission is Friday, March 10.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge 

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324.. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  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.

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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 (1 NEW)

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 20, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Blue & You Fitness Challenge (NEW)

Don’t be turned off at the idea of “exercise”. It’s not a punishment, it’s a reward! When you move, you release all kinds of feel good hormones, you sleep better, relieve stress and improve your health. Don’t believe me? Give the Blue & You Fitness Challenge a shot. For just three short months (March 1-May 31) move more and see how you feel. There’s nothing to lose but sleepless nights, headaches and maybe even a pound or two. There’s still time to register if you haven’t already (deadline is February 28). Go to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com; select “Register” enter our group code: NWACC and then complete the entry form. If you’re in it, you’ll win it. You’re going to love the way you feel. Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Crystal Bridges Presentation 

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Get ready for the challenge ahead! It is almost time for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, the annual three month activity frenzy. We will compete against other teams by earning points for exercise. The Challenge begins March 1 and ends May 31. Whether you are an experienced athlete who wants more or a newbie who wants to get on track, the Challenge is an OPPORTUNITY to prioritize your health and put yourself first. Come and be a part of team NWACC. Registration is open until February 28. 1. Secure your spot by Going tohttp://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com 2. Selecting “Register” 3. Entering our group code: NWACC 4. Completing the entry form That’s it! When the Challenge starts on March 1, you’ll start logging your exercise. It’s so easy to participate; you’ll be your favorite project! Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Function Transformation Workshops

The Math Center will be offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday February 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in SC 335 and the second is Friday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon, also in SC 335. Please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Disability – Building Understanding & Creating Allies 

Please join us for a interactive presentation which helps us understand the history of society’s view of disability and how we may unknowingly participate in “disabling” people. We will leave equipped to be better allies for people with disabilities. Join us on Friday, February 17th, 2:30-4:00 pm with speaker, Anne Shelley. Any questions, contact Dale Montgomery, Dean of Students at dmontgom@nwacc.edu (flyer attached).

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324 beginning on Monday, February 13. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  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 p.m. 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

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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 (1 NEW)

Democrat Gazette

NWACC Resources

Campus Maps

Publicity Request Form

Employment Opportunities at NWACC

February 17, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Crystal Bridges Presentation (NEW)

The DREAMers of NWACC invite you to a presentation on Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thursday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.- 2:45 p.m. in White Auditorium. After the presentation, you will hear personal stories from NorthWest Arkansas Community College students. Instructors are invited and encouraged to bring their classes. Please contact Juanita Franklin @ jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions and if you plan on bringing your class. See also the attached invitation to Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo February 18 – April 24, 2017 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Admission is free

The Boy Kings of Texas 

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134.(http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Get ready for the challenge ahead! It is almost time for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, the annual three month activity frenzy. We will compete against other teams by earning points for exercise. The Challenge begins March 1 and ends May 31. Whether you are an experienced athlete who wants more or a newbie who wants to get on track, the Challenge is an OPPORTUNITY to prioritize your health and put yourself first. Come and be a part of team NWACC. Registration is open until February 28. 1. Secure your spot by Going tohttp://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com 2. Selecting “Register” 3. Entering our group code: NWACC 4. Completing the entry form That’s it! When the Challenge starts on March 1, you’ll start logging your exercise. It’s so easy to participate; you’ll be your favorite project! Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Function Transformation Workshops

The Math Center will be offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday February 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in SC 335 and the second is Friday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon, also in SC 335. Please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Disability – Building Understanding & Creating Allies 

Please join us for a interactive presentation which helps us understand the history of society’s view of disability and how we may unknowingly participate in “disabling” people. We will leave equipped to be better allies for people with disabilities. Join us on Friday, February 17th, 2:30-4:00 pm with speaker, Anne Shelley. Any questions, contact Dale Montgomery, Dean of Students at dmontgom@nwacc.edu (flyer attached).

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324 beginning on Monday, February 13. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  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 p.m. 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

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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February 16, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Boy Kings of Texas (NEW)

Join the NWACC Book Club to discuss Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Wednesday, March 1, from 2-3 in BH 1134. (http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2012_nf_martinez.html#.WKSEAThWHTp) 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!

Eagle Games 

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter 

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Get ready for the challenge ahead! It is almost time for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, the annual three month activity frenzy. We will compete against other teams by earning points for exercise. The Challenge begins March 1 and ends May 31. Whether you are an experienced athlete who wants more or a newbie who wants to get on track, the Challenge is an OPPORTUNITY to prioritize your health and put yourself first. Come and be a part of team NWACC. Registration is open until February 28. 1. Secure your spot by Going to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com 2. Selecting “Register” 3. Entering our group code: NWACC 4. Completing the entry form That’s it! When the Challenge starts on March 1, you’ll start logging your exercise. It’s so easy to participate; you’ll be your favorite project! Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Function Transformation Workshops

The Math Center will be offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday February 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in SC 335 and the second is Friday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon, also in SC 335. Please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Disability – Building Understanding & Creating Allies 

Please join us for a interactive presentation which helps us understand the history of society’s view of disability and how we may unknowingly participate in “disabling” people. We will leave equipped to be better allies for people with disabilities. Join us on Friday, February 17th, 2:30-4:00 pm with speaker, Anne Shelley. Any questions, contact Dale Montgomery, Dean of Students at dmontgom@nwacc.edu (flyer attached).

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324 beginning on Monday, February 13. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Service Learning Project Planning Meetings 

Below are the Service Learning Project planning meetings for the Spring 2017 semester. If you have questions, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270 (also see attached brochure and flyer).

6. Haiti Project Planning Meeting, Monday, February 13, 3pm, BH 2239: A project dedicated to an examination of Haiti’s history, culture, and education and supply drives/fund raisers for school children in Haiti.

7. E3 (Elementary Education Entrepreneurship, Wednesday, February 15, 3pm, BH 2239: A Project dedicated to learning about being an entrepreneur and assisting elementary children in designing,

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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.

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 a.m.  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 p.m. 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

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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February 15, 2017


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eagle Games (NEW)

Join us for some fun and competition February 23 2-4 pm! Compete in Ping Pong, Pool, and Video Games.

Student Support and Conduct Newsletter (NEW)

Please see the attached February Newsletter from the Office of Student Support and Conduct. The newsletter focuses on a variety of topics and helps keep you up-to-date on resources available and key points of contact. Check it out!

UCA ON CAMPUS TO ADVISE STUDENTS WHO WILL CONTINUE AT NWACC IN FALL 2017

NWACC is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to provide academic advising for students who’ll continue their studies at NWACC in Fall 2017. See the attached flyer for more details about these important advising appointments. Don’t delay! Schedule your advising appointment today!

Blue & You Fitness Challenge

Get ready for the challenge ahead! It is almost time for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, the annual three month activity frenzy. We will compete against other teams by earning points for exercise. The Challenge begins March 1 and ends May 31. Whether you are an experienced athlete who wants more or a newbie who wants to get on track, the Challenge is an OPPORTUNITY to prioritize your health and put yourself first. Come and be a part of team NWACC. Registration is open until February 28. 1. Secure your spot by Going to http://www.blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com 2. Selecting “Register” 3. Entering our group code: NWACC 4. Completing the entry form That’s it! When the Challenge starts on March 1, you’ll start logging your exercise. It’s so easy to participate; you’ll be your favorite project! Contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu if you have questions about the challenge.

Function Transformation Workshops

The Math Center will be offering two workshops on Function Transformations. The first is Tuesday February 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in SC 335 and the second is Friday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon, also in SC 335. Please contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu if you have any questions or comments.

March Book Club Meetings 

All are welcome! Book 1: Wednesday, 3/1 BH 1134 2-3 Domingo Martinez’ memoir The Boy Kings of Texas Book 2 Wednesday, 3/29 BH 1134 2-3 Jon Ronson’s nonfiction So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Contact Sabrina Chesne for loaner copies and with questions. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Honors Program T-Shirts

One of NWACC’s Graphic Design students has designed a t-shirt to promote our Honors Program. If any of you would like to support the program by buying a-shirt, email Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc.edu. They are really cool! See attached order form.

Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students 

Attached is the calendar for Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Algebra, and other students for the Spring Semester, 2017. These are offered Wed’s 3:00-4:00pm and Thurs’ 12:15-1:15pm.

Disability – Building Understanding & Creating Allies 

Please join us for a interactive presentation which helps us understand the history of society’s view of disability and how we may unknowingly participate in “disabling” people. We will leave equipped to be better allies for people with disabilities. Join us on Friday, February 17th, 2:30-4:00 pm with speaker, Anne Shelley. Any questions, contact Dale Montgomery, Dean of Students at dmontgom@nwacc.edu (flyer attached).

Mindfulness NWACC 

Definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while without judgement, calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensation. What can practicing mindfulness accomplish? From UC Berkeley’s Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website, mindfulness has a number of benefits which include boosting our immune system, reducing stress, tuning out distractions, improving our memory and attention skills, fostering compassion, reducing symptoms of PTSD, and fighting obesity. Mindfulness NWACC will explore various mindfulness techniques to help us navigate our day-to-day circumstances as each moment arises for a more meaningful and positive life. Mindfulness NWACC is open to all students, faculty, and staff. The group will offers two meeting times per week which participants can choose to attend one or both meetings weekly. The Wednesday meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the TLC, BH 1324 beginning February 8, and the Monday morning meeting time will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in TLC, BH 1324 beginning on Monday, February 13. Questions? Contact Jo Schwader at jschwader@nwacc.edu or Sara Downey at saradowney3@hotmail.com. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.

Service Learning Project Planning Meetings 

Below are the Service Learning Project planning meetings for the Spring 2017 semester. If you have questions, contact Chris Huggard, chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270 (also see attached brochure and flyer).

6. Haiti Project Planning Meeting, Monday, February 13, 3pm, BH 2239: A project dedicated to an examination of Haiti’s history, culture, and education and supply drives/fund raisers for school children in Haiti.

7. E3 (Elementary Education Entrepreneurship, Wednesday, February 15, 3pm, BH 2239: A Project dedicated to learning about being an entrepreneur and assisting elementary children in designing,

Work-Study Opportunity in Tutoring Center 

The NWACC Tutoring Center currently has a tutoring position available through the work-study program (see attachment). For more information, please email: evest@nwacc.edu.

Oasis Coffee Opening in the Food Court 

Oasis Coffee will be opening their second location at the Food Court on February 14. Hours are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Track I, Track II, and Bridge to RN Nursing Application 

The application periods for the Traditional (Track I), Accelerated (Track II), and Bridge to RN nursing program sequences are open from February 1st to March 1st. More information regarding the HESI A2 program entrance exam testing dates will be released once the application period closes. The application can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. You will need to provide your myNWACC username and password to submit the application

The Transfer Coordinator is IN 

Are you a student who has a quick question about the transfer process, or do you know a student who does? NWACC’s Transfer Coordinator will be stationed at the Transfer Information Desk (2nd floor, Student Center) from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM every 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this new service.

NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-February 2017 

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 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 Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship Now Available! 

The Spring 2017 Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship is now available. The deadline to apply is February 15th at 4:00. Students must meet the following requirements to apply: -Must be enrolled in the Nursing program at NorthWest Arkansas -Community College -Must be an Arkansas Resident -Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident -Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to apply; must maintain to remain eligible -Must demonstrate financial need Preference will be given to single mothers For a copy of the application, please click HERE. For questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu

Spring 2017 McCoy Art Scholarship Now Available!

The application for the Spring 2017 McCoy Art Scholarship is now available. The deadline to apply is February 15th at 4:00. Students must meet the following requirements to apply. -Must be enrolled full-time at NorthWest Arkansas Community College -Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply; must maintain to remain eligible -Must be pursuing an Associates of Arts in Fine Arts or Graphic Design -Must demonstrated financial need -Preference to students not receiving other scholarships For a copy of the application, click HERE. If you have any questions, contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Spring 2017 Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship Now Available!

The Spring 2017 Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship is now available. Students must meet the following requirements to apply: -Must be enrolled in Track I or Track III of the NWACC Nursing program -Must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA -Must have demonstrated financial need -Must be willing to work for Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (one year of service for every year of support) The deadline to apply is February 15th at 4:00. For a copy of the Track I application, click HERE. For a copy of the Track III application, click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 a.m.  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 p.m. 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

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/

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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 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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