June 29, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Employee Assistance Program (NEW)

The on-site Employee Assistance Counselor with Day Spring will not be available on site the first week in July. As always, employees may seek individual counseling sessions with their mental healthcare provider. If you have questions about this, please contact Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Calling All Superhero Volunteers: 2017 iGive Leadership Volunteers Needed! 

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

They wait to be called to duty, ready to respond when needed. Their heroic acts not only touch the lives of our students, but our colleagues and programs around campus. They’re enthusiastic about changing lives, passionate about education, and have great personalities to boot! They are iGive Leadership Volunteers.

No light sabers, supersonic screwdrivers or tool belts are required to volunteer. Just bring your smile and get ready to see what happens when you and the rest of our NWACC community combine powers!

To join or get more details, please contact Karen O’Donohoe at (479) 619-4321 or kodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Reception for Connie Bondurant (TODAY)

All staff and faculty, please join us for a retirement reception for Connie Bondurant, long-time NWACC Foundation Business Manager, this Thursday, June 29.  Drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Burns Hall 3rd Floor, Board of Trustees Conference Room.

Important Payroll Reminder (UPDATED)

Please be certain that your timesheets for pay period ending July 1, 2017, are submitted and approved BEFORE you leave campus today, Thursday, June 29.

We anticipate that many employees will take off Monday, July 3, because of the holiday on July 4, and the chance for a 5 day weekend!  We will be processing the July 7 payroll on Monday, July 3, and timesheets that are not submitted cannot be processed. Supervisors, please check your e-mail that morning (July 3) just in case we encounter any problems with your employees’ timesheets.

Call Robin Roitz at 619-4392 or Julie Doner at 619-4131 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

College drafting policy on concealed-carry weapons

June 28, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Calling All Superhero Volunteers: 2017 iGive Leadership Volunteers Needed! (NEW)

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

They wait to be called to duty, ready to respond when needed. Their heroic acts not only touch the lives of our students, but our colleagues and programs around campus. They’re enthusiastic about changing lives, passionate about education, and have great personalities to boot! They are iGive Leadership Volunteers.

No light sabers, supersonic screwdrivers or tool belts are required to volunteer. Just bring your smile and get ready to see what happens when you and the rest of our NWACC community combine powers!

To join or get more details, please contact Karen O’Donohoe at (479) 619-4321 or kodonohoe@nwacc.edu.

Reception for Connie Bondurant

All staff and faculty, please join us for a retirement reception for Connie Bondurant, long-time NWACC Foundation Business Manager, this Thursday, June 29.  Drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Burns Hall 3rd Floor, Board of Trustees Conference Room.

Important Payroll Reminder 

The July 4 holiday falls on Tuesday of a pay week. We anticipate that many employees will take off Monday, July 3, also, because that offers the chance for a #5dayweekend!

Please be certain that your timesheets are submitted and approved BEFORE you leave campus on Thursday, June 29.

We will be processing payroll on Monday, July 3, and timesheets that are not submitted cannot be processed. Supervisors, please check your e-mail that morning (July 3) just in case we encounter any problems with your employees’ timesheets.

Call Robin Roitz at 619-4392 or Julie Doner at 619-4131 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

KNWA: Cooking to Curb Food Insecurity at NWACC

June 27, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reception for Connie Bondurant

All staff and faculty, please join us for a retirement reception for Connie Bondurant, long-time NWACC Foundation Business Manager, this Thursday, June 29.  Drop in from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Burns Hall 3rd Floor, Board of Trustees Conference Room.

Important Payroll Reminder 

The July 4 holiday falls on Tuesday of a pay week. We anticipate that many employees will take off Monday, July 3, also, because that offers the chance for a #5dayweekend!

Please be certain that your timesheets are submitted and approved BEFORE you leave campus on Thursday, June 29.

We will be processing payroll on Monday, July 3, and timesheets that are not submitted cannot be processed. Supervisors, please check your e-mail that morning (July 3) just in case we encounter any problems with your employees’ timesheets.

Call Robin Roitz at 619-4392 or Julie Doner at 619-4131 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Pride Parade

Telescopes across Northwest Arkansas (Faculty member Katherine Auld)

June 26, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Payroll Reminder 

The July 4 holiday falls on Tuesday of a pay week. We anticipate that many employees will take off Monday, July 3, also, because that offers the chance for a #5dayweekend!

Please be certain that your timesheets are submitted and approved BEFORE you leave campus on Thursday, June 29.  If you plan on taking off next week also, then submit your timesheet before you leave today.

We will be processing payroll on Monday, July 3, and timesheets that are not submitted cannot be processed. Supervisors, please check your e-mail that morning (July 3) just in case we encounter any problems with your employees’ timesheets.

Call Robin Roitz at 619-4392 or Julie Doner at 619-4131 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Pride Parade

Telescopes across Northwest Arkansas (Faculty member Katherine Auld)

June 22, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important Payroll Reminder (NEW)

The July 4 holiday falls on Tuesday of a pay week. We anticipate that many employees will take off Monday, July 3, also, because that offers the chance for a #5dayweekend!

Please be certain that your timesheets are submitted and approved BEFORE you leave campus on Thursday, June 29.  If you plan on taking off next week also, then submit your timesheet before you leave today.

We will be processing payroll on Monday, July 3, and timesheets that are not submitted cannot be processed. Supervisors, please check your e-mail that morning (July 3) just in case we encounter any problems with your employees’ timesheets.

Call Robin Roitz at 619-4392 or Julie Doner at 619-4131 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Lawmakers question plan

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Homebuilders photo

June 21, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Rogers teens earn first place at National History Day competition

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Teens gain higher-ed insight in NWACC program (LIFE)

Walton Family Foundation: Latin/x Youth Theatre Project production (NWACC helped produce with Ashley Edwards as playwright)

June 20, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Rogers teens earn first place at National History Day competition

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Teens gain higher-ed insight in NWACC program (LIFE)

Walton Family Foundation: Latin/x Youth Theatre Project production (NWACC helped produce with Ashley Edwards as playwright)

June 19, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

New Academic Calendar

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!

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Rogers teens earn first place at National History Day competition

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Teens gain higher-ed insight in NWACC program (LIFE)

Walton Family Foundation: Latin/x Youth Theatre Project production (NWACC helped produce with Ashley Edwards as playwright)

June 15, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIFE Program Wraps Up Today (NEW)

NWACC’s LIFE program will wrap its summer activities today. The awards ceremony will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the Walmart Auditorium.

This year’s program registered 164 student attendees on Tuesday (the first day), a record-setting number.

We extend a big shout out to all of the NWACC team who are a part of this important outreach activity.

Construction Planned for July 7 through August 4 (NEW)

Construction will be going on in the art alley at Burns Hall starting Friday, July 7. The construction will continue each Monday –Thursday after 1 p.m., and each Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 4.

This will be very noisy at times, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be closed, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Committee Openings

A list of committee staffing needs for standing NWACC committees is now available. See the Attached file. Please contact the committee chairs or your supervisor if interested in a committee opening.

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Nursing Program Important Announcement 

The Track III (elongated) option has been eliminated, effective immediately to act in accordance to the Accreditation Commission for Education in nursing recommendations, and due to the lower NCLEX pass rates from this track. Additionally, Bridge to RN will be an LPN to RN track beginning in the spring of 2018. Changes have been made to the admission process beginning in Fall of 2017 for the LPN to RN track and spring 2018 for Track I and Track II. Please monitor the Nursing Department website for updates.

The new timelines for the application periods for Track I, Track II, and LPN to RN are as follows:  Track I Application period: February 1st through March 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the spring semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following fall – Track II  Application period: November 1st through December 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the fall semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following summer – LPN to RN o Application period: *October 1st thru November 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the summer semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following spring *the LPN to RN application period for fall 2017 will be conducted during this timeframe for Fall 2017. Be advised that effective Fall 2018, the application period for the LPN to RN sequence will change to September 1st – October 1st. Students should be sure to schedule an appointment with the Health Professions academic advisor to discuss their academic outlook with respect to their preferred track. As mentioned above, the nursing department has updated the nursing webpage to reflect the most current, accurate information: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. Please review the changes posted to the nursing website, as it may aid in answering any possible questions. Should any student need additional clarification regarding general program information, please feel free to contact the nursing department at 479-619-4151, or the Health Professions academic advisor. The NWACC Nursing Program appreciates your patience and understanding on this matter.

New Academic Calendar

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!

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Benefit sparks hope (NWACC student, upcoming recognition)

June 14, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWA PRIDE Parade

Come join the new organization, PRIDE at NWACC, on June 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in Fayetteville for the annual NWA PRIDE PARADE!

If interested in participating and or helping decorate our float please email Gina Johns at rjohns@nwacc.

Library Offers Free Arkansas Driver Education Program

Do you or someone you know need to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit? The NWACC Library has a new free service for them. Arkansas Driver Education Program has the official state study guide (PDF) for a driver’s license or learner’s permit as well as several interactive online practice tests.

You can find the free online program at http://library.nwacc.edu/driving

Check-In Practices When College Is Closed

Members of the college community,

We’re asking you to help us in keeping you and our entire college community safe.

If you are working at NWACC during a time when we are typically scheduled to be close, please check in with the Department of Public Safety officers by calling 619-4229.

For example, if you are on campus on a Saturday or Sunday when the college is closed, we ask that you check in with DPS by calling the number (4229) and provide your NWACC ID card to sign in. Upon leaving the building, please remember to sign out.

This process will help us know who’s in the buildings and ensure that all building occupants are evacuated in case of an emergency.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance in this matter. We appreciate your help as we try to keep our college and its students, faculty and staff safe.

— Chief Steve Tosh & the Department of Public Safety

Direct Deposit on Travel Reimbursement 

To enhance and expedite travel reimbursements, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is announcing some changes.

Beginning July 1, 2017 NWACC will convert to direct deposit (ACH) on all travel reimbursements.  In lieu of receiving a check, the funds will be sent via electronic transfer and will be automatically credited to your preferred account at your financial institution.

You will still submit your TR-1 for processing as usual.  Once it is approved and processed for payment an electronic remittance advice will be sent to your NWACC employee email account and your bank account will be credited.

You will need to complete the authorization form so we know the account to credit.  You may elect the same account you use for your paycheck, or another account.  After completing and signing, please return the form to the Finance Department – Attention: Diane Gower.

Following is the link to the form:  http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/finance/Travel/Travel%20Direct%20Deposit%20Formweb.pdf

Please contact Diane at 479-619-4378 if you have any questions about this process.

Hometown Heroes Summer Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood. All donors receive a free Hometown Heroes T-shirt.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the east side of Burns Hall on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a time contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Career Fair for Returning Citizens

NWACC’s Adult Education Department will partner with Arkansas Community Correction for an Arkansas Re-Entry Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Wal-Mart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.

More information is available by contacting Kris Eglin at kris.eglin@arkansas.gov. A flier is attached.

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances 

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30 year-end.  To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval.

The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 26 in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement.

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/WirelessCommunicationDeviceAllowanceRequestFormweb.pdf

Following is the link for the Mobile Device Policy:

http://content.nwacc.edu/administrativeservices/PolicyforAS/FinancialOperations/MobileDevicesServicesPolicyMarch15.pdf

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions.

Thank you for your timely responses.

Travel Discounts for NWACC Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni 

Planning to travel this summer? Don’t miss out on exclusive travel discounts, courtesy of the NWACC Alumni Association. Contact us at alumni@nwacc.edu for more information on how you can save money on hotels, car rentals, movie tickets, theme parks, hotels, Broadway and Vegas shows, shopping and more!

Committee Openings

A list of committee staffing needs for standing NWACC committees is now available. See the Attached file. Please contact the committee chairs or your supervisor if interested in a committee opening.

Burns Hall Bathrooms 2404 and 2405 

Now thru 6/30/2017, Burns Hall bathrooms 2404 and 2405 will be under construction.

Concealed Carry Task Force Meeting Minutes Now Available

In response to the new Arkansas State Law Act 562, NWACC has formed a Conceal Carry Task Force to ensure we are in full compliance by September 1, 2017. The notes to the task force meetings are published on your “My NWACC Connection” (Employee –My Work). If you have any questions, please contact your DIRECT supervisor or email Debi Buckley – dbuckley@nwacc.edu, or Teresa Taylor – ttaylor19@nwacc.edu.

2017-2018 Construction Technology Scholarship Packet Available! 

Attention Construction Technology Students! The Construction Technology scholarship packet is now available for students to apply. There are six scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic school year within the packet, and the deadline to apply is 4:30 on Thursday, June 29th. For a copy of the scholarship packet, please click HERE!

NWACC 2017-2018 Anderson Family Scholarship Application NOW AVAILABLE! 

To qualify to apply, students must be enrolled at NWACC during the 2017-2018 academic school year, have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 (freshman must have a minimum composite test score of 19 on the ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score), must be in (currently or in the past) the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months, and preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to apply is noon on July 7th, 2017. For a copy of the application, please click HERE! For questions, please email scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Nursing Program Important Announcement 

The Track III (elongated) option has been eliminated, effective immediately to act in accordance to the Accreditation Commission for Education in nursing recommendations, and due to the lower NCLEX pass rates from this track. Additionally, Bridge to RN will be an LPN to RN track beginning in the spring of 2018. Changes have been made to the admission process beginning in Fall of 2017 for the LPN to RN track and spring 2018 for Track I and Track II. Please monitor the Nursing Department website for updates.

The new timelines for the application periods for Track I, Track II, and LPN to RN are as follows:  Track I Application period: February 1st through March 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the spring semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following fall – Track II  Application period: November 1st through December 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the fall semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following summer – LPN to RN o Application period: *October 1st thru November 1st – Pre-requisite courses must be completed by the summer semester. Upon acceptance, students would begin nursing classes the following spring *the LPN to RN application period for fall 2017 will be conducted during this timeframe for Fall 2017. Be advised that effective Fall 2018, the application period for the LPN to RN sequence will change to September 1st – October 1st. Students should be sure to schedule an appointment with the Health Professions academic advisor to discuss their academic outlook with respect to their preferred track. As mentioned above, the nursing department has updated the nursing webpage to reflect the most current, accurate information: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/. Please review the changes posted to the nursing website, as it may aid in answering any possible questions. Should any student need additional clarification regarding general program information, please feel free to contact the nursing department at 479-619-4151, or the Health Professions academic advisor. The NWACC Nursing Program appreciates your patience and understanding on this matter.

New Academic Calendar

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!

Health Information Management application now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Respiratory Therapy applications now available 

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu.

Mental Health Screening

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.

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

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 

Research journal eScholarship, University of California: Emergency Medical Services