- Math Center Workshops this coming week
- NWACC Transfer Visits at a Glance-April 2017
- The Transfer Coordinator is IN-April
- Glow In The Dark Dance Party
- 17-18 FWS Position Request Available
- Rape Culture Presentation
- NWACC Spring Arts and Culture Festival T-Shirts – Order Now
- Golden Eagle Nominations Requested!
- Outstanding Staff Selected
- ACC Academic All Star Scholarship
- New Academic Calendar
- NWACC’s Got Talent
- Mozart is Dying
- Health Information Management application now available
- Respiratory Therapy applications now available
- Canceled Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session
- 30th Annual Small Works on Paper art exhibit
- Rent Your Faculty Regalia
- University of Central Arkansas Visits NWACC to Help UCA-bound Students Register for Fall 2017 Term
- Mental Health Screening
- 2017 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award Nomination
- NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED!
- Student Support and Conduct Newsletter
- March Book Club Meetings
- Math Center Workshops for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Algebra (and other) students
- Mindfulness NWACC
- College Algebra Workshops – Spring 2017
- Pinwheel Rally
- New Media Certificates Available
- NWACC Chamber Orchestra
- NWACC THANKS!
- 2017 President’s Circle Art Exhibition
- Inter-Club Council (ICC)
- Student Government Association Public Forum
- Free Counseling for Students
- NWACC in the News
Graduation Volunteers Needed
Graduation is a very exciting time for our students so we want to do all we can to make it that exciting experience. To do that takes a lot of help–this is where you all come in. Graduation is May 13, 2017 at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Due to the large number of graduates this year we are going to be holding 4 ceremonies and need lots of volunteers! The ceremonies will be 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. There is also set up that begins at 6:00 am and clean up that typically lasts about an hour after the last ceremony ends. Due to the number of different jobs there are many start and stop times. There is also a pre-graduation information session on May 10th at 1:00 pm for which we will need volunteers. To volunteer contact Becky Hudson at email@example.com. Be sure to note the times you are available.
Disability Resources closed 4/5-4/7
The Disability Resource Center will be closed Wednesday 4/5, Thursday 4/6, and Friday 4/7 for training. In the event of a pressing need, staff will be available by phone at (479) 986-4076. Please contact us anytime by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week (and next) the Math Center will offer workshops on: Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand – Thurs, April 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. (in SC 314).
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.
Owing to a scheduling conflict, the Transfer Coordinator NOT will be available at the Transfer Information Desk from 8:30 am – 10:00 am on April 6 (1st Thursday), but WILL BE back IN on April 17 (3rd Monday). This new service is designed to help students who have quick questions about the transfer process.
The Student Ambassador and Activities Board is hosting a Glow In The Dark Dance Theme Party on Friday April 14th from 7-11 pm for NWACC students only. SAAB will provide FREE refreshments, games, and music. It will be a night full of fun and laughter. We hope to see you there.
It is time to request a Federal Work-Study Position for the 2017-2018 aid year. If your department needs a federal work-study position beginning July 1 or beginning in August, now is the time to request the position. To request a federal work-study position for the 2017-2018 aid year: Log into My NWACC Connection – Click on Employee – Click on My Work – Click on Request a Work Study Position – Complete the form and submit. If you have questions regarding the federal work-study program, contact Sherry Hillman in the Financial Aid Department at email@example.com 479-619-4239.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a special presentation by the NWA Sexual Assault Center on the topic of Rape Culture. Come join us on Wednesday, April 5th, at 12 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108. For additional details, click HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NWACC Spring Arts and Culture Festival T-shirts are ready for pre-order now. T-shirts come in two colors and are $12 for students and $15 for faculty, and the deadline to order is April 3. The Festival is April 19 and 20. Names of individuals who ordered T-shirts will be placed into a drawing for door prizes. Make checks to NWACC Foundation (write”SACF” in memo). Cash is fine. Payments and completed order forms (attached) should be dropped off at BH 1119 or with Juanita in Comm/Arts.
The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service. This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, a $100 check, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year. The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award
The Outstanding Staff for 2017 have been selected! Erin Hollingsworth (Full-Time) and Taylor Shelton (Part-Time) both from the Academic Advising Center have joined the esteemed staff below! Congratulations Erin and Taylor! 2000 Pat Bosecker 2001 Troy Reppond 2002 Laura Miller 2003 Carolyn Spellman 2004 Donna Scanlan 2005 Barb Gordon 2006 Brenda Green 2007 Jean Anderson 2008 Paula Carollo 2009 Steve Tosh 2010 Jim Lay 2011 Sean Lucero 2012 Jim Hall 2013 Miranda Smith 2014 Linda Richardson 2015 Becky Hudson 2016 Paula Gulledge
Each year, an ACC Academic All Star award recipient will be chosen by committee and recognized in the fall at the statewide meeting of the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) as NWACC’s Academic All Star. Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements set by the Arkansas Community Colleges (ACC) organization and additional criteria set by the college.
This honor is accompanied by a $500 scholarship from the Academic All Star Endowment held by the NWACC Foundation. The recipient will also receive a stipend for travel and lodging for the AAC Conference. The stipend amount will be up to $500, dependent on endowment earnings.
Last year’s Academic All Star was also offered a full ride to complete her bachelor’s degree at UCA!
The academic calendar has a new look and feel. You can view by the month, week or agenda. Select the drop down arrow in the upper right hand corner of the calendar to change the selections of what you would like to view. There is also a “Feedback” section in the upper left hand corner of the page that we would love for you to fill out! Be sure to go and check it out HERE!
Every spring semester we host an event for NWACC students, faculty/staff to participate in a Talent Show. Auditions are held March 31st. Sign up sheets are posted around campus. Participates are able to invite friends and family members to the Talent Show.
A lecture recital “MOZART is DYING”: The Remarkable last days of Amadeus Mozart is slated for Thursday, March 30, 7PM at NWACC’s Shewmaker/Walmart Auditorium. It’s free! The NWACC Chamber Singers, Ryan Cockerham and his string quartet, and guest soloist will join conductor/music history storyteller Miles Fish for a look Mozart’s creative final weeks (including the posthumous Mozart Requiem) and feature performances of selected works. According to Fish, the NWACC “Mozart is Dying” event will include perform selected works with videos of the locations where the works were first performed. Kyrie from the Mass in C (St. Peter’s Church, Salzburg), a Haydn string quartet (Mozar’s apartment, Vienna), Introit from the Requiem (St. Michael’s Church and St. Marx Cemetery in Vienna), a Don Giovanni solo (Estates Theater, Prague), and The Magic Flute a solo (the Little Magic Flute House where Mozart composed Magic Flute). “Mozart is Dying” will be much like the “Amazing Mrs. Mozart” program Fish and the Chamber Singers presented last spring. Note: the “Mrs Mozart” program played to capacity crowd so it was moved from the NWACC Recital Hall to Shewmaker’s Walmart Auditorium.
The Health Information Management applications are now available on the Health Professions page of the NWACC website: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplications will be accepted through July 1 and selection made by mid July for admittance Fall 2017. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to access application. For any questions or problems applying, please contact Darcy Humphries at email@example.com.
The Respiratory Therapy applications are now available on the Health Professions page of the NWACC website: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplications will be accepted through July 1 and selection made by mid July for admittance Fall 2017. Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to access application. For any questions or problems applying, please contact Darcy Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The March 16th Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Session has been canceled. The next session will be Tuesday April 18th 2pm-4pm in the Center for Health Professions Room 1014.
The NWACC Fine Art Department is very excited to be once again hosting the Small Works on Paper exhibit, as the third stop along its ten city, statewide journey. Now in its 30th year, Small Works on Paper is a juried visual art exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council. The exhibit showcases artwork by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online gallery curated by the AAC. Thirty-six works are featured in this yearlong show that will travel to 10 galleries throughout the state. We’ve hosted it several times over the years and it’s always a wonderfully diverse demonstration of Arkansas talent. The exhibit is available for viewing through March 27th and can be found in our glass case gallery near the Graphic Design Department. http://www.arkansasarts.org/Programs/Small-Works-On-Paper/home
Hello everyone! It is that time of year again! Graduation is fast approaching and the bookstore is ordering regalia. They need anyone needing to rent regalia to respond no later than April 3rd so they can make sure to get everything in store in time for commencement on May 13th. If you need to rent regalia this year please let Devin Ward in the bookstore know at email@example.com .
Do you know a current NWACC student who plans to begin their studies at UCA in Fall 2017? Please share the information on the attached flyer about upcoming April 10 & 11 advising opportunities with interested students.
The HESI A2 entrance exam dates are as follows: April 10th 1 – 4:30, April 17th 1 – 4:30, April 20th 1 – 4:30, April 21st 2 – 5:30, April 24th 1 – 4:30. As a reminder, HESI registration forms will be sent to applicant NWACC emails. Please carefully follow the directions outlined on the form.
Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional – it’s a checkup from your neck up. To take a screening, CLICK HERE or go to NWACC/Campus and Community Resources. Screenings do not provide a diagnosis of any medical condition. The information provided by the screenings do not substitute for a full evaluation by a health professional.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
All are welcome! Book 1: 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/
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.
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 email@example.com or Sara Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on mindfulness, see http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition. or the attached flyer.
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.
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. See attached flyer for more details!
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, email@example.com or Victor Chalfant: 479-619-4288, firstname.lastname@example.org *These classes are not mandatory to complete the media certificates or to be on the Eagle View staff.
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.
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
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!
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 email@example.com or stop by BH 1214. ICC meetings will be: March 29th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: March 28th, April 11th, April 25th.
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 email@example.com or 479-619-4237 or Dale Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-619-4234.