August 31, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Burns Hall Parking Lot Re-Sealing (NEW)

Please find attached a map with the schedule for re-sealing work in parking areas around Burns Hall. Work is scheduled to begin Thursday night.

The Physical Plant requests that individuals not drive past barriers.

Please note that the area in yellow will be completed Saturday, but will be closed off until Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Thank you for your attention.

MyNWACC Connection Changes (TONIGHT)

Information Technology is excited to announce that we will be coordinating an upgrade to our myNWACC intranet portal on Friday, Sept. 1, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

This upgrade will freshen up the look and feel by adding a splash of color and will make it responsive to mobile devices (See below for a “sneak peek” screenshot)!

Additionally, this will provide substantial performance and reliability improvements as well as lay the groundwork for additional features that you are going to absolutely love! During this upgrade, myNWACC will be unavailable; however, you will still be able to access your Blackboard courses and Email.

Help with Hurricane Harvey Relief 

Students in the Nursing Program are collecting items for Hurricane Harvey Relief. There is a donation box in the Center for Health Professions room 1054 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

We have partnered with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance in Rogers and they will be taking all donations to Houston this week and next. They have informed us that blankets and personal hygiene items are the most needed right now. Of course non-perishable foods, water, diapers, formula, socks, underwear, and feminine hygiene products are great items as well. We will be taking donations until Friday, September 1st at noon. Please contact Heather Pope (hculwell@nwacc.edu) or Bridget Kachel (bkachel@nwacc.edu) if you have any questions.

Fall Semester Service Learning Projects 

Below are the planning meetings this semester for all the Service Learning Projects.

I would like to encourage faculty to offer these opportunities to their students AND I’d like to encourage staff to consider participating in the Food Insecurity Project and Sustainability Project (Butterfly Garden) and all staff are welcome to the planning meetings (see attached brochures, Part 1 & Part 2).

1. Native American Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 3 p.m., BH 2239, : A project that partners with the Cherokees and the Cherokee Immersion School of Tahlequah, Oklahoma;

2. Marshallese Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 430 p.m., BH 2239; This project focuses on the culture of the Marshallese people and determines ways to participate in advocacy efforts for the NWA population (approx. 12,000). It also aims to help students learn more about the unique circumstances surrounding this diasporic population, assess the challenges they face in the community, and explore ways to promote equality and intercultural dialogue;

3. Sustainability Project planning meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 430 p.m., BH 2239: This project will focus on assisting NWACC biology faculty in collecting and disbursing seeds of native plants species in the campus natural area, will work to expand and beautify the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memoriam of Audie Weatherford), and partner with the Benton County Environmental Division;

4. Civil War in Arkansas Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 7, 3 p.m., BH 2239: This project will involve planning and participating in a Civil War symposium to take place on the NWACC Campus on November 9. Students will have the opportunity to produce displays that will be used at the NWACC event and may even be put on display in a local museum;

5. Haiti Project planning meeting, Monday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project dedicated to an examination of Haiti’history, culture, and education and supply drives/fund raisers for school children in Haiti;

6. Veterans Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project devoted to the examination of the experiences and history of veterans and the raising of funds for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship which is awarded each semester to NWACC student vets;

7. Elementary Education Entrepreneurship (E3) Project planning meeting, Wednesday, September 13, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project dedicated to learning about being an entrepreneur and assisting elementary children in designing, making and producing products for sale. The participating school is Elmdale Elementary in Springdale;

8. Student Alliance for Refugees (SAFR) Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., BH 2239: The Student Alliance for Refugees (SAFR) project focuses on advocacy and service concerning the plight of displaced people. In the past SAFR hosted community awareness events and raised funds and supplies to support refugees fleeing civil war in Syria. The project hopes to help students focus their own insights, concerns, and desires to learn more about refugees as well as join the existing discussion on these questions;

9. Food Insecurity Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14, 430 p.m., BH 2239: This new project will work to develop an organic gardening, nutrition, and cooking literacy tutorial and a community garden through partnerships with the Benton County Master Gardeners and the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office.

For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-6194270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Student Government Public Forum 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SAGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus.

Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room (unless otherwise noted) at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13 (moved to SC 108 A)
  • October 27
  • November 17 (moved to BH 1444), and
  • December 1.

For more information stop by the SAGA office–Burns Hall 1215.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) Meetings 

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Ambassador and Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club.

Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact a Student Ambassador and Government Association member BH 1214 or Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.eduy.

ICC meetings will be: September 6, October 4, and November 1 at 12:30 p.m. in Burns Hall 1444.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED!

Interested in an easy way to RECRUIT, CONNECT, and RETAIN students at NWACC? Become a Scholarship Reviewer!

We currently need reviewers for our Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle. The review process is simple and digital. Reviewers will have from September 25-October 10 to complete their reviews. If you are interested in being a scholarship reviewer or you have questions, contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Interstate Work Will Result in Lane Closures

Work on Interstate 49 interchanges in Bentonville and Rogers will require lane closings sporadically from Monday  of this week through September, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Crews will lay asphalt on I-49 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, which will require the inside and outside lanes of north and south traffic to alternately close between Southeast Walton Boulevard, Exit 85, and Central Avenue/Arkansas 72, Exit 88. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The inside and outside lanes of east and west U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will alternately be closed between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The east and west lanes of Arkansas 72 will alternately be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. between McCollum Drive and Beau Terre Drive. Traffic will be controlled with traffic barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday night through Friday, all east and west lanes of U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will be closed for 15-minute intervals between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way to allow crews to hang bridge beams at the I-49 overpass over the highway. Traffic using the I-49 off ramps at Exit 86 may be delayed and should consider alternate routes. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, work on I-49 will require closing the Arkansas Missouri Trail between Phyllis Street and the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus. Advance warning signs and barricades will be in place to communicate the trail’s closing.

The projects are part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, which includes widening more than 3 miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends from U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 to Arkansas 72 and includes auxiliary lanes toward Southeast Walton Boulevard. Construction is expected to be complete later this year.

Did You Know? Personal Counseling Is Free to Students

NWACC offers personal and career counseling to students through our new Counseling & Wellness Center.

Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday-Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact counseling@nwacc.edu, (479) 619-4128 or visit us on the 2nd Floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

NWACC Book Club

We are reading Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home (which is currently a musical at Theatre Squared, having won numerous awards on Boradway). Join the discussion: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 BH 2243

See Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) for more information and if you need to borrow a book. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions (TODAY)

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (TODAY)

Graphing Calculator Introduction – Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students (From “On” to graphing functions, viewing table, and …)

  • Thursday, Aug 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, Sept 6, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Sept 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier can be found HERE.

Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Walk 

Carly Dethlefs, special events coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, is seeking volunteers for the organization’s signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Sam’s Furniture. The event takes place at NWACC on Saturday, September 16, at 9 a.m.

Nearly 60,000 Arkansans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and it takes close to 180,000 caregivers to provide the support and care for those loved ones. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. It is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

People interested in volunteering may contact Dethlefs at cdethlefs@alz.org or 479-273-5559.

Math Requirement for NWACC Nursing Degree 

As of the application taken Spring 2018 and forward, the NWACC Nursing program will be requiring College Algebra to meet the math requirement for the degree. This can be met by taking MATH 1204 College Algebra, MATH 1204R College Algebra with Review, or MATH 1203 College Algebra Accelerated. Each class has pre-requisite or placement test score requirements. For assistance determining pre-requisite or placement score requirement, further questions, or concerns please contact the NWACC Health Professions Academic Advisor, Darcy Humphries, at dhumphries@nwacc.edu

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year 

The Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle will be available for students to apply from August 20-September 15.

The following scholarships will be available on AwardSpring:

  • Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship
  • Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Jack & Frances Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Scholarship
  • Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Nontraditional Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented Scholarship

The following scholarships will be available as paper applications:

  • DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • LIFE Endowed Scholarship
  • NWA Homebuilders Association Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Chapter of the AR Society of CPAs Scholarship
  • Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship
  • Robin Bush RT Scholarship
  • Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship
  • Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

For requirements for these scholarships and the link to AwardSpring, check out the NWACC Scholarship Webpage HERE. For a paper application, stop by the Enrollment Support Center or email scholarships@nwacc.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Join the club (photo from club fair)

August 30, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Help with Hurricane Harvey Relief (NEW)

Students in the Nursing Program are collecting items for Hurricane Harvey Relief. There is a donation box in the Center for Health Professions room 1054 for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

We have partnered with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance in Rogers and they will be taking all donations to Houston this week and next. They have informed us that blankets and personal hygiene items are the most needed right now. Of course non-perishable foods, water, diapers, formula, socks, underwear, and feminine hygiene products are great items as well. We will be taking donations until Friday, September 1st at noon. Please contact Heather Pope (hculwell@nwacc.edu) or Bridget Kachel (bkachel@nwacc.edu) if you have any questions.

Fall Semester Service Learning Projects (NEW)

Below are the planning meetings this semester for all the Service Learning Projects.

I would like to encourage faculty to offer these opportunities to their students AND I’d like to encourage staff to consider participating in the Food Insecurity Project and Sustainability Project (Butterfly Garden) and all staff are welcome to the planning meetings (see attached brochures, Part 1 & Part 2).

1. Native American Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 3 p.m., BH 2239, : A project that partners with the Cherokees and the Cherokee Immersion School of Tahlequah, Oklahoma;

2. Marshallese Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 430 p.m., BH 2239; This project focuses on the culture of the Marshallese people and determines ways to participate in advocacy efforts for the NWA population (approx. 12,000). It also aims to help students learn more about the unique circumstances surrounding this diasporic population, assess the challenges they face in the community, and explore ways to promote equality and intercultural dialogue;

3. Sustainability Project planning meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 430 p.m., BH 2239: This project will focus on assisting NWACC biology faculty in collecting and disbursing seeds of native plants species in the campus natural area, will work to expand and beautify the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memoriam of Audie Weatherford), and partner with the Benton County Environmental Division;

4. Civil War in Arkansas Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 7, 3 p.m., BH 2239: This project will involve planning and participating in a Civil War symposium to take place on the NWACC Campus on November 9. Students will have the opportunity to produce displays that will be used at the NWACC event and may even be put on display in a local museum;

5. Haiti Project planning meeting, Monday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project dedicated to an examination of Haiti’history, culture, and education and supply drives/fund raisers for school children in Haiti;

6. Veterans Project planning meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project devoted to the examination of the experiences and history of veterans and the raising of funds for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship which is awarded each semester to NWACC student vets;

7. Elementary Education Entrepreneurship (E3) Project planning meeting, Wednesday, September 13, 3 p.m., BH 2239: A project dedicated to learning about being an entrepreneur and assisting elementary children in designing, making and producing products for sale. The participating school is Elmdale Elementary in Springdale;

8. Student Alliance for Refugees (SAFR) Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m., BH 2239: The Student Alliance for Refugees (SAFR) project focuses on advocacy and service concerning the plight of displaced people. In the past SAFR hosted community awareness events and raised funds and supplies to support refugees fleeing civil war in Syria. The project hopes to help students focus their own insights, concerns, and desires to learn more about refugees as well as join the existing discussion on these questions;

9. Food Insecurity Project planning meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14, 430 p.m., BH 2239: This new project will work to develop an organic gardening, nutrition, and cooking literacy tutorial and a community garden through partnerships with the Benton County Master Gardeners and the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office.

For more information, contact Chris Huggard, 479-6194270 or chuggard@nwacc.edu.

Student Government Public Forum (NEW)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association would like to invite the student body to attend SAGA’s public forums where students can express their opinions and learn about happenings on campus.

Meetings will take place in the Burns Hall 3rd floor board room (unless otherwise noted) at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

  • September 1
  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13 (moved to SC 108 A)
  • October 27
  • November 17 (moved to BH 1444), and
  • December 1.

For more information stop by the SAGA office–Burns Hall 1215.

Inter-Club Council (ICC) Meetings (NEW)

The Inter-Club Council, (ICC), is a group established by the Student Ambassador and Government Association that includes representatives from every campus club.

Please join them once a month to hear what other campus clubs are doing and to learn about opportunities, such as funding, available to organizations. Any club member or adviser is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact a Student Ambassador and Government Association member BH 1214 or Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.eduy.

ICC meetings will be: September 6, October 4, and November 1 at 12:30 p.m. in Burns Hall 1444.

MyNWACC Connection Changes

Information Technology is excited to announce that we will be coordinating an upgrade to our myNWACC intranet portal on Friday, Sept. 1, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

This upgrade will freshen up the look and feel by adding a splash of color and will make it responsive to mobile devices (See below for a “sneak peek” screenshot)!

Additionally, this will provide substantial performance and reliability improvements as well as lay the groundwork for additional features that you are going to absolutely love! During this upgrade, myNWACC will be unavailable; however, you will still be able to access your Blackboard courses and Email.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED!

Interested in an easy way to RECRUIT, CONNECT, and RETAIN students at NWACC? Become a Scholarship Reviewer!

We currently need reviewers for our Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle. The review process is simple and digital. Reviewers will have from September 25-October 10 to complete their reviews. If you are interested in being a scholarship reviewer or you have questions, contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Interstate Work Will Result in Lane Closures

Work on Interstate 49 interchanges in Bentonville and Rogers will require lane closings sporadically from Monday  of this week through September, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Crews will lay asphalt on I-49 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, which will require the inside and outside lanes of north and south traffic to alternately close between Southeast Walton Boulevard, Exit 85, and Central Avenue/Arkansas 72, Exit 88. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The inside and outside lanes of east and west U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will alternately be closed between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The east and west lanes of Arkansas 72 will alternately be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. between McCollum Drive and Beau Terre Drive. Traffic will be controlled with traffic barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday night through Friday, all east and west lanes of U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will be closed for 15-minute intervals between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way to allow crews to hang bridge beams at the I-49 overpass over the highway. Traffic using the I-49 off ramps at Exit 86 may be delayed and should consider alternate routes. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, work on I-49 will require closing the Arkansas Missouri Trail between Phyllis Street and the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus. Advance warning signs and barricades will be in place to communicate the trail’s closing.

The projects are part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, which includes widening more than 3 miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends from U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 to Arkansas 72 and includes auxiliary lanes toward Southeast Walton Boulevard. Construction is expected to be complete later this year.

Did You Know? Personal Counseling Is Free to Students

NWACC offers personal and career counseling to students through our new Counseling & Wellness Center.

Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday-Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact counseling@nwacc.edu, (479) 619-4128 or visit us on the 2nd Floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

NWACC Book Club

We are reading Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home (which is currently a musical at Theatre Squared, having won numerous awards on Boradway). Join the discussion: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 BH 2243

See Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) for more information and if you need to borrow a book. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Club Fair August 29 – 30 (TODAY)

On Aug. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all clubs will be set up at Bogle Plaza offering students opportunities to find activities that they would be interested in.

We have participating clubs that range from politics to chess, DACA and even studying abroad. These clubs not only offer chances for personal growth but some, if not most, offer scholarship opportunities as well! There will be free food, free prize giveaways and even free games. We hope to see everyone there and take advantage of the wonderful clubs NWACC has to offer!

Extended Hours for Student Information Center Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 (TODAY)

To help accommodate students who take evening classes and can’t make it to campus in time to get student IDS and parking hangtags, the Student Information Center will be holding late hours at the Student Information Center on Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th. The Student Information Center will remain open until 7 p.m. both of those days. Please pass this information on to evening students.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August (TODAY)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions (TODAY)

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (TODAY)

Graphing Calculator Introduction – Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students (From “On” to graphing functions, viewing table, and …)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Aug 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, Sept 6, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Sept 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier can be found HERE.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany (TODAY)

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Walk 

Carly Dethlefs, special events coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, is seeking volunteers for the organization’s signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Sam’s Furniture. The event takes place at NWACC on Saturday, September 16, at 9 a.m.

Nearly 60,000 Arkansans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and it takes close to 180,000 caregivers to provide the support and care for those loved ones. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. It is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

People interested in volunteering may contact Dethlefs at cdethlefs@alz.org or 479-273-5559.

Math Requirement for NWACC Nursing Degree 

As of the application taken Spring 2018 and forward, the NWACC Nursing program will be requiring College Algebra to meet the math requirement for the degree. This can be met by taking MATH 1204 College Algebra, MATH 1204R College Algebra with Review, or MATH 1203 College Algebra Accelerated. Each class has pre-requisite or placement test score requirements. For assistance determining pre-requisite or placement score requirement, further questions, or concerns please contact the NWACC Health Professions Academic Advisor, Darcy Humphries, at dhumphries@nwacc.edu

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year 

The Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle will be available for students to apply from August 20-September 15.

The following scholarships will be available on AwardSpring:

  • Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship
  • Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Jack & Frances Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Scholarship
  • Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Nontraditional Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented Scholarship

The following scholarships will be available as paper applications:

  • DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • LIFE Endowed Scholarship
  • NWA Homebuilders Association Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Chapter of the AR Society of CPAs Scholarship
  • Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship
  • Robin Bush RT Scholarship
  • Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship
  • Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

For requirements for these scholarships and the link to AwardSpring, check out the NWACC Scholarship Webpage HERE. For a paper application, stop by the Enrollment Support Center or email scholarships@nwacc.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment 

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany (TODAY)

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Join the club (photo from club fair)

August 29, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

MyNWACC Connection Changes (NEW)

Information Technology is excited to announce that we will be coordinating an upgrade to our myNWACC intranet portal on Friday, Sept. 1, between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

This upgrade will freshen up the look and feel by adding a splash of color and will make it responsive to mobile devices (See below for a “sneak peek” screenshot)!

Additionally, this will provide substantial performance and reliability improvements as well as lay the groundwork for additional features that you are going to absolutely love! During this upgrade, myNWACC will be unavailable; however, you will still be able to access your Blackboard courses and Email.

NWACC Scholarship Reviewers NEEDED! (NEW)

Interested in an easy way to RECRUIT, CONNECT, and RETAIN students at NWACC? Become a Scholarship Reviewer!

We currently need reviewers for our Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle. The review process is simple and digital. Reviewers will have from September 25-October 10 to complete their reviews. If you are interested in being a scholarship reviewer or you have questions, contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Interstate Work Will Result in Lane Closures (NEW)

Work on Interstate 49 interchanges in Bentonville and Rogers will require lane closings sporadically from Monday  of this week through September, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Crews will lay asphalt on I-49 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, which will require the inside and outside lanes of north and south traffic to alternately close between Southeast Walton Boulevard, Exit 85, and Central Avenue/Arkansas 72, Exit 88. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The inside and outside lanes of east and west U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will alternately be closed between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The east and west lanes of Arkansas 72 will alternately be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. between McCollum Drive and Beau Terre Drive. Traffic will be controlled with traffic barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday night through Friday, all east and west lanes of U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will be closed for 15-minute intervals between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way to allow crews to hang bridge beams at the I-49 overpass over the highway. Traffic using the I-49 off ramps at Exit 86 may be delayed and should consider alternate routes. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, work on I-49 will require closing the Arkansas Missouri Trail between Phyllis Street and the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus. Advance warning signs and barricades will be in place to communicate the trail’s closing.

The projects are part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, which includes widening more than 3 miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends from U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 to Arkansas 72 and includes auxiliary lanes toward Southeast Walton Boulevard. Construction is expected to be complete later this year.

Did You Know? Personal Counseling Is Free to Students (NEW)

NWACC offers personal and career counseling to students through our new Counseling & Wellness Center.

Counseling is free for students and available on the main campus Monday-Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact counseling@nwacc.edu, (479) 619-4128 or visit us on the 2nd Floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

NWACC Book Club (NEW)

We are reading Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home (which is currently a musical at Theatre Squared, having won numerous awards on Boradway). Join the discussion: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2-3 BH 2243

See Sabrina Chesne (schesne@nwacc.edu) for more information and if you need to borrow a book. http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Club Fair August 29 – 30 (TODAY)

On Aug. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all clubs will be set up at Bogle Plaza offering students opportunities to find activities that they would be interested in.

We have participating clubs that range from politics to chess, DACA and even studying abroad. These clubs not only offer chances for personal growth but some, if not most, offer scholarship opportunities as well! There will be free food, free prize giveaways and even free games. We hope to see everyone there and take advantage of the wonderful clubs NWACC has to offer!

Extended Hours for Student Information Center Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 (TODAY)

To help accommodate students who take evening classes and can’t make it to campus in time to get student IDS and parking hangtags, the Student Information Center will be holding late hours at the Student Information Center on Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th. The Student Information Center will remain open until 7 p.m. both of those days. Please pass this information on to evening students.

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August (TODAY)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions (TODAY)

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

Graphing Calculator Introduction – Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students (From “On” to graphing functions, viewing table, and …)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Aug 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, Sept 6, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Sept 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier can be found HERE.

Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Walk 

Carly Dethlefs, special events coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, is seeking volunteers for the organization’s signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Sam’s Furniture. The event takes place at NWACC on Saturday, September 16, at 9 a.m.

Nearly 60,000 Arkansans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and it takes close to 180,000 caregivers to provide the support and care for those loved ones. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. It is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

People interested in volunteering may contact Dethlefs at cdethlefs@alz.org or 479-273-5559.

Math Requirement for NWACC Nursing Degree 

As of the application taken Spring 2018 and forward, the NWACC Nursing program will be requiring College Algebra to meet the math requirement for the degree. This can be met by taking MATH 1204 College Algebra, MATH 1204R College Algebra with Review, or MATH 1203 College Algebra Accelerated. Each class has pre-requisite or placement test score requirements. For assistance determining pre-requisite or placement score requirement, further questions, or concerns please contact the NWACC Health Professions Academic Advisor, Darcy Humphries, at dhumphries@nwacc.edu

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year 

The Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle will be available for students to apply from August 20-September 15.

The following scholarships will be available on AwardSpring:

  • Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship
  • Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Jack & Frances Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Scholarship
  • Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Nontraditional Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented Scholarship

The following scholarships will be available as paper applications:

  • DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • LIFE Endowed Scholarship
  • NWA Homebuilders Association Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Chapter of the AR Society of CPAs Scholarship
  • Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship
  • Robin Bush RT Scholarship
  • Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship
  • Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

For requirements for these scholarships and the link to AwardSpring, check out the NWACC Scholarship Webpage HERE. For a paper application, stop by the Enrollment Support Center or email scholarships@nwacc.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment 

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany 

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

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.

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 in the News 

KFSM (5 News): NWACC’s Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Opinion): NWA editorial: No market for art?

August 28, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (NEW)

Graphing Calculator Introduction – Workshops for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (and other) Students (From “On” to graphing functions, viewing table, and …)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Aug 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, Sept 6, noon-1 p.m. in SC 338
  • Thursday, Sept 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier can be found HERE.

Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Walk (NEW)

Carly Dethlefs, special events coordinator at Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, is seeking volunteers for the organization’s signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Sam’s Furniture. The event takes place at NWACC on Saturday, September 16, at 9 a.m.

Nearly 60,000 Arkansans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and it takes close to 180,000 caregivers to provide the support and care for those loved ones. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. It is the only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

People interested in volunteering may contact Dethlefs at cdethlefs@alz.org or 479-273-5559.

Interstate Work Will Result in Lane Closures

Work on Interstate 49 interchanges in Bentonville and Rogers will require lane closings sporadically from Monday through September, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Crews will lay asphalt on I-49 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, which will require the inside and outside lanes of north and south traffic to alternately close between Southeast Walton Boulevard, Exit 85, and Central Avenue/Arkansas 72, Exit 88. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The inside and outside lanes of east and west U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will alternately be closed between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels.

The east and west lanes of Arkansas 72 will alternately be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. between McCollum Drive and Beau Terre Drive. Traffic will be controlled with traffic barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday night through Friday, all east and west lanes of U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 will be closed for 15-minute intervals between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. between Moberly Lane and Southeast Eagle Way to allow crews to hang bridge beams at the I-49 overpass over the highway. Traffic using the I-49 off ramps at Exit 86 may be delayed and should consider alternate routes. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and flaggers.

Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, work on I-49 will require closing the Arkansas Missouri Trail between Phyllis Street and the Northwest Arkansas Community College campus. Advance warning signs and barricades will be in place to communicate the trail’s closing.

The projects are part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, which includes widening more than 3 miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends from U.S. 62/Arkansas 102 to Arkansas 72 and includes auxiliary lanes toward Southeast Walton Boulevard. Construction is expected to be complete later this year.

Math Requirement for NWACC Nursing Degree 

As of the application taken Spring 2018 and forward, the NWACC Nursing program will be requiring College Algebra to meet the math requirement for the degree. This can be met by taking MATH 1204 College Algebra, MATH 1204R College Algebra with Review, or MATH 1203 College Algebra Accelerated. Each class has pre-requisite or placement test score requirements. For assistance determining pre-requisite or placement score requirement, further questions, or concerns please contact the NWACC Health Professions Academic Advisor, Darcy Humphries, at dhumphries@nwacc.edu

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year 

The Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle will be available for students to apply from August 20-September 15.

The following scholarships will be available on AwardSpring:

  • Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship
  • Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Jack & Frances Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Scholarship
  • Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Nontraditional Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented Scholarship

The following scholarships will be available as paper applications:

  • DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • LIFE Endowed Scholarship
  • NWA Homebuilders Association Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Chapter of the AR Society of CPAs Scholarship
  • Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship
  • Robin Bush RT Scholarship
  • Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship
  • Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

For requirements for these scholarships and the link to AwardSpring, check out the NWACC Scholarship Webpage HERE. For a paper application, stop by the Enrollment Support Center or email scholarships@nwacc.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Club Fair August 29 – 30 

On Aug. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all clubs will be set up at Bogle Plaza offering students opportunities to find activities that they would be interested in.

We have participating clubs that range from politics to chess, DACA and even studying abroad. These clubs not only offer chances for personal growth but some, if not most, offer scholarship opportunities as well! There will be free food, free prize giveaways and even free games. We hope to see everyone there and take advantage of the wonderful clubs NWACC has to offer!

Extended Hours for Student Information Center Aug. 29 and Aug. 30

To help accommodate students who take evening classes and can’t make it to campus in time to get student IDS and parking hangtags, the Student Information Center will be holding late hours at the Student Information Center on Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th. The Student Information Center will remain open until 7 p.m. both of those days. Please pass this information on to evening students.

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment 

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany 

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

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.

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 in the News 

KFSM (5 News): NWACC’s Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Opinion): NWA editorial: No market for art?

 

August 25, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Nursing Degree Program Celebrates National Accreditation (NEW)

The nursing education program at NorthWest Arkansas Community College has received national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This recognition is in addition to the state accreditation already in place.

Students, faculty, administrators and members of the NWACC Board of Trustees gathered Thursday for a group photo to celebrate the achievement.

Congratulations!

Nursing students, faculty, staff and some Board of Trustees members gather for a group photo celebrating the achievement of national accreditation.

Math Requirement for NWACC Nursing Degree (NEW)

As of the application taken Spring 2018 and forward, the NWACC Nursing program will be requiring College Algebra to meet the math requirement for the degree. This can be met by taking MATH 1204 College Algebra, MATH 1204R College Algebra with Review, or MATH 1203 College Algebra Accelerated. Each class has pre-requisite or placement test score requirements. For assistance determining pre-requisite or placement score requirement, further questions, or concerns please contact the NWACC Health Professions Academic Advisor, Darcy Humphries, at dhumphries@nwacc.edu

Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic School Year (NEW)

The Fall/Nursing Scholarship Cycle will be available for students to apply from August 20-September 15.

The following scholarships will be available on AwardSpring:

  • Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship
  • Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Jack & Frances Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Scholarship
  • Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc. Logistics Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Nontraditional Scholarship
  • Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented Scholarship

The following scholarships will be available as paper applications:

  • DREAMers of NWACC Scholarship
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • LIFE Endowed Scholarship
  • NWA Homebuilders Association Foundation Scholarship
  • Northwest Chapter of the AR Society of CPAs Scholarship
  • Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship
  • Robin Bush RT Scholarship
  • Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship
  • Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

For requirements for these scholarships and the link to AwardSpring, check out the NWACC Scholarship Webpage HERE. For a paper application, stop by the Enrollment Support Center or email scholarships@nwacc.edu. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Club Fair August 29 – 30 

On Aug. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all clubs will be set up at Bogle Plaza offering students opportunities to find activities that they would be interested in.

We have participating clubs that range from politics to chess, DACA and even studying abroad. These clubs not only offer chances for personal growth but some, if not most, offer scholarship opportunities as well! There will be free food, free prize giveaways and even free games. We hope to see everyone there and take advantage of the wonderful clubs NWACC has to offer!

Extended Hours for Student Information Center Aug. 29 and Aug. 30

To help accommodate students who take evening classes and can’t make it to campus in time to get student IDS and parking hangtags, the Student Information Center will be holding late hours at the Student Information Center on Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th. The Student Information Center will remain open until 7 p.m. both of those days. Please pass this information on to evening students.

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment 

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Meet Cookbook Author and Buy Books (TODAY)

Individuals will be able to meet Chef Marcela Presilla and buy her books during an event from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 25, at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, at 801 SE 8th St., Bentonville, AR 72712. Three titles are available: “Peppers of the Americas,” “Gran Cocina Latina” and “The New Taste of Chocolate.”

As a visiting chef of the Fayetteville Roots Festival (https://therootsfest.org/), Chef Maricel Presilla will set up a meet and greet in the commons area of Brightwater. Maricel E. Presilla is an award-winning author, chef, and restaurateur who is widely recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent expert on Latin and Caribbean cuisine.

In 2013, her magnum opus, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, was honored as Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and Best General Cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She was named the Beard Foundation’s Best Chef-Mid Atlantic region in 2012 for her work at Cucharamama, and was inducted into the prestigious Beard Foundation cadre of outstanding US food professionals Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2015.

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany 

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Nursing accreditation photo

KNWA television: NorthWest Arkansas Community College Nursing Program Achieves National Accreditation 

August 24, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome Week Activities (TODAY)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be welcoming students on August 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Many area businesses will be on campus with free food, prizes, and giveaways.

Club Fair August 29 – 30 (NEW)

On Aug. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., all clubs will be set up at Bogle Plaza offering students opportunities to find activities that they would be interested in.

We have participating clubs that range from politics to chess, DACA and even studying abroad. These clubs not only offer chances for personal growth but some, if not most, offer scholarship opportunities as well! There will be free food, free prize giveaways and even free games. We hope to see everyone there and take advantage of the wonderful clubs NWACC has to offer!

Extended Hours for Student Information Center Aug. 29 and Aug. 30

To help accommodate students who take evening classes and can’t make it to campus in time to get student IDS and parking hangtags, the Student Information Center will be holding late hours at the Student Information Center on Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th. The Student Information Center will remain open until 7 p.m. both of those days. Please pass this information on to evening students.

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment 

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Meet Cookbook Author and Buy Books 

Individuals will be able to meet Chef Marcela Presilla and buy her books during an event from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 25 at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, at 801 SE 8th St., Bentonville, AR 72712. Three titles are available: “Peppers of the Americas,” “Gran Cocina Latina” and “The New Taste of Chocolate.”

As a visiting chef of the Fayetteville Roots Festival (https://therootsfest.org/), Chef Maricel Presilla will set up a meet and greet in the commons area of Brightwater. Maricel E. Presilla is an award-winning author, chef, and restaurateur who is widely recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent expert on Latin and Caribbean cuisine.

In 2013, her magnum opus, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, was honored as Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and Best General Cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She was named the Beard Foundation’s Best Chef-Mid Atlantic region in 2012 for her work at Cucharamama, and was inducted into the prestigious Beard Foundation cadre of outstanding US food professionals Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2015.

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany 

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWACC gets OK for new building in Bentonville

KNWA television: NorthWest Arkansas Community College welcomes students back to campus

August 23, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Certified Retail Analyst Program In Open Enrollment (NEW)

The Certified Retail Analyst program is almost 18 years old and is now in Open Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester (until 8/30).

The article linked below provides a brief summary of some CRA graduate success stories and how this program has impacted lives. It is published on the http://www.supplierlife.com Life website. http://supplierlife.com/articles/2017_08_14_Elevating_Your_Career_in_the_Walmart_Supplier_Community.php

Meet Cookbook Author and Buy Books (NEW)

Individuals will be able to meet Chef Marcela Presilla and buy her books during an event from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 25 at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, at 801 SE 8th St., Bentonville, AR 72712. Three titles are available: “Peppers of the Americas,” “Gran Cocina Latina” and “The New Taste of Chocolate.”

As a visiting chef of the Fayetteville Roots Festival (https://therootsfest.org/), Chef Maricel Presilla will set up a meet and greet in the commons area of Brightwater. Maricel E. Presilla is an award-winning author, chef, and restaurateur who is widely recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent expert on Latin and Caribbean cuisine.

In 2013, her magnum opus, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, was honored as Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and Best General Cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She was named the Beard Foundation’s Best Chef-Mid Atlantic region in 2012 for her work at Cucharamama, and was inducted into the prestigious Beard Foundation cadre of outstanding US food professionals Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2015.

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ 

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information 

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Welcome Week Activities (TODAY)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be welcoming students on August 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Many area businesses will be on campus with free food, prizes, and giveaways.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany 

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Parking Hangtag Renewals for 2017-2018 

Faculty and Staff

Parking Hangtags for Faculty and Staff are now available at the DPS offices in Burns Hall and the Center for Health Professions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reserved Hangtags for Burns Hall, the Parking Garage, and the Student Center will be available at the Burns Hall DPS office, and all other Reserved Hangtags will be available at the Center for Health Professions DPS office.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Faculty/Staff ID Card and Old Hangtag.

Students

Student Hangtags are now available at the Student Information Center on the first floor of the Student Center during normal SIC hours.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Student ID Card.

If you have any questions please contact Public Safety at 619-4229.

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Safety worries… (photo of eclipse watchers)

KHOG/KHBS television (40/29): NWACC uses eclipse to teach students

August 22, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math Center Hours for Fall 2017 (NEW)

The Math Center, located in SC 344, will have tutors on duty at the times below. For a more detailed schedule which lists the tutors and the courses they tutor, open the attached flier.

Schedule:

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 7:50 – 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Constitution Day Talk: ‘The Presidential Republic in the 21st Century’ (NEW)

Political scientist Gary Gregg argues that the framers of the Constitution created a chief executive who was a representative of the people. However, the framers also believed that presidents should remove themselves from the deliberative legislative process and not be buffeted by the daily fluctuations of public opinion. With some exceptions, this model of the presidency survived until the 20th century. It was replaced by a political consensus that presidents should not only heed the public’s mood but should actively shape popular opinion as a tool to force Congress to act in certain ways. This shift has diminished the framers’ ideal of a constitutional republic governed by separation of powers and the rise of what Gregg terms a “presidential republic.”

University of Arkansas Political Science Professor Andrew Dowdle will discuss how past President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump exemplifies this change and how this impacts the country. The lecture is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. It is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Student Ambassador and Government Association, Department of Social Sciences, and the Honors Program.

Concealed Carry Statement and Information (NEW)

Please read the attached Concealed Carry Statement. For those of you who were not on campus this summer and were not part of the ongoing work that Teresa Taylor and others have done in relation to Act 562 of 2017, there is important information in the attachment.

Please read, and also recognize that though this college year will be different because of the Concealed Carry Act passing the legislature last year, we may find that the difference is not as great as we may have predicted.  Students still come to College to learn and to prepare for a better future for themselves and their families.  The quest for knowledge is there; as we educate students, we can have important discussions and help guide their understanding of history, their view of the world and our collective future.

Be an NWACC Student Leader 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information 

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center 

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Welcome Week Activities 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be welcoming students on August 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Many area businesses will be on campus with free food, prizes, and giveaways.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany (UPDATED)

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Parking Hangtag Renewals for 2017-2018 

Faculty and Staff

Parking Hangtags for Faculty and Staff are now available at the DPS offices in Burns Hall and the Center for Health Professions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reserved Hangtags for Burns Hall, the Parking Garage, and the Student Center will be available at the Burns Hall DPS office, and all other Reserved Hangtags will be available at the Center for Health Professions DPS office.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Faculty/Staff ID Card and Old Hangtag.

Students

Student Hangtags are now available at the Student Information Center on the first floor of the Student Center during normal SIC hours.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Student ID Card.

If you have any questions please contact Public Safety at 619-4229.

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Safety worries… (photo of eclipse watchers)

KHOG/KHBS television (40/29): NWACC uses eclipse to teach students

 

August 21, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Eclipsing the Campus (TODAY)

Several activities are planned on Monday, Aug. 21, related to the solar eclipse. A lecture, safety tips and viewing glasses will be provided. Open the flier for full details.

Be an NWACC Student Leader (NEW)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association is taking applications for new members. This is a great opportunity to get involved in leadership at NWACC, to gain some great new skills, meet lots of new people, have a lot of fun, and earn some tuition reimbursement. For more information see the attached application. Contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu with any questions. Deadline for application submission is August 28th at 3:00 pm.

NWACC Fall Tutoring Information (NEW)

Welcome Back! Tutoring is available to all NWACC students on a walk-in basis. Tutors can help in a variety of subjects, but mostly math and science courses. For more information on locations, days/times, please visit our website at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/. See you there!

NWACC Membership Discounts to The Jones Center (NEW)

The Jones Center is offering a 10% discount to any level of membership for all NWACC students, faculty and staff. Membership scholarships (both individual and family) are also available to those who qualify.

Please present your NWACC ID to Jones Center staff when you fill out the membership information. If you have questions about Jones Center memberships, please contact Caroline Franco, Membership Coordinator for The Jones Center, cfranco@jonesnet.org

Transfer Visits at a Glance – August (NEW)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals. Please consult the attached flyer when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

Welcome Week Activities 

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be welcoming students on August 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Many area businesses will be on campus with free food, prizes, and giveaways.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany (UPDATED)

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Parking Hangtag Renewals for 2017-2018 

Faculty and Staff

Parking Hangtags for Faculty and Staff are now available at the DPS offices in Burns Hall and the Center for Health Professions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reserved Hangtags for Burns Hall, the Parking Garage, and the Student Center will be available at the Burns Hall DPS office, and all other Reserved Hangtags will be available at the Center for Health Professions DPS office.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Faculty/Staff ID Card and Old Hangtag.

Students

Student Hangtags are now available at the Student Information Center on the first floor of the Student Center during normal SIC hours.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Student ID Card.

If you have any questions please contact Public Safety at 619-4229.

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Skies will be main subject at schools Monday

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Campuses take steps during gun-law wait

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Burson a Natural as assistant clubhouse manager (student)

August 18, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome Week Activities (NEW)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be welcoming students on August 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. Many area businesses will be on campus with free food, prizes, and giveaways.

Information Session Regarding Ten Days in Tuscany (NEW)

If you have a desire to travel to Italy with the perfect NWACC host, consider joining us on Aug. 30 for an information session regarding Ten Days in Tuscany.

The planned travel adventure to historic Siena, Italy, and surrounding areas is scheduled for June 8-17, 2018.

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation and Ten Days in Tuscany are partnering to provide this unique travel opportunity. NWACC’s own, Miles Fish, a professor of music and NWACC in Italy (Siena) School Director, will host the Tuscany trip. He and his wife have been summer residents of Siena for the past 17 years.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at the information session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Individuals planning to attend the information session are asked to please sign up online at www.nwacc.edu/nwaccintuscany

For any questions, please contact the NWACC Foundation at foundation@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4184.

Eclipsing the Campus (MONDAY)

Several activities are planned on Monday, Aug. 21, related to the solar eclipse. A lecture, safety tips and viewing glasses will be provided. Open the flier for full details.

Faculty: Blackboard Grade Center Sessions

Blackboard Grade Center TLC BH1324 Facilitator: Lucas Paxton

This session will show you how to use the grade center in Blackboard. Information covered includes categorizing and organizing columns, creating a weighted total column, making letter and percent total columns, grading by question, coloring cells, hiding rows, accessing grade history and reverting grades. Limited to 10 participants.

Please RSVP to lpaxton@nwacc.edu. Sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 30, noon to  1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31, 1 to  2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

Openings are available for credit, audit, or non-students, to participate in the NWACC Chamber Strings ensemble. There are no audition requirements, except for a brief interview with the conductor.

If you played in high school you can probably be comfortable with the repertoire we perform. Faculty and community citizens are welcome to join us. You are welcome to sit in on the first couple of rehearsals to find out if you are comfortable with the level of playing. Come make music with us!

Please contact C. Myron Flippin, NWACC Orchestra Conductor at cflippin@nwacc.edu or 479-903-2577 for further info or questions.

NWACC Chamber Singers

Join NWACC Chamber Singers this 2017 Fall and sing for a semester. Traditional and non-traditional students welcome. Some scholarships are available.

Contact Miles Fish at mfish@nwacc.edu or 479-619-2237.

You Can Help DREAMers of NWACC Student Club Raise Scholarship Funds!

Members, friends, and allies of DREAMers of NWACC club are coming together on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, to volunteer at the upcoming TriFest for MS, presented by the http://researchms.org/.

We have an opportunity to earn up to $500 for our scholarship fund, depending on how many volunteers sign up as part of our group. Would you consider joining us? You will not only be helping DREAMers, you will also be a part of a one of the top five triathlons in the nation, right here in our own community! Since 2012, the Rampy Foundation has donated $280,000 for MS Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

There are many day and time volunteer opportunities throughout the 3 days to fit everyone’s schedules. There is a particular need for volunteers for the Friday Night Kids Triathlon (doesn’t that sound like fun?) event from 5-7: p.m. Sept. 1, as well as the 5k that same evening from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 1.

To sign up, just go to this link and check the days and times you want to volunteer and then click on the Submit and Sign Up button. In order for DREAMers of NWACC to get credit, it is very important that you enter DREAMers of NWACC in the comment box for each time/day you are signing up. Answer the rest of the questions, enter your shirt size, click on the \Sign Up Now!\ button and you are good to go! You will be sent an email confirmation.

Please email Juanita Franklin, DREAMers club advisor, at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu with any questions. We appreciate your support!

Parking Hangtag Renewals for 2017-2018 

Faculty and Staff

Parking Hangtags for Faculty and Staff are now available at the DPS offices in Burns Hall and the Center for Health Professions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Reserved Hangtags for Burns Hall, the Parking Garage, and the Student Center will be available at the Burns Hall DPS office, and all other Reserved Hangtags will be available at the Center for Health Professions DPS office.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Faculty/Staff ID Card and Old Hangtag.

Students

Student Hangtags are now available at the Student Information Center on the first floor of the Student Center during normal SIC hours.

*Hangtags will not be issued without a Student ID Card.

If you have any questions please contact Public Safety at 619-4229.

Work Study Position Available for High School Relations 

High School Relations in the Washington County Center is looking for an energetic student to fill the workstudy position. It will be up to 15 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students need to email their name, ID# and resume to cmccall1@nwacc.edu.

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.

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 in the News 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Documenting a Wonder Woman (Stephanie Lewis)

KFSM Television: Katherine Auld discussing eclipse

KNWA Television: STEMPOSIUM