September 29, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Compliance Training for all NWACC Employees (NEW)

On October 4, 2017, the Office of Institutional Policy, Risk Management and Compliance will issue an update to the federally mandated compliance training module entitled “Preventing Sexual Misconduct – Title IX”. Completion of this training is required by all faculty and staff.

We apologize if you have recently completely another version of this assignment, however, NWACC is required by federal law to update and reissue this training annually. This training course will be emailed to all employees with specific instructions on how to login. The module will take between 15-30 minutes to finish and should be completed within ten (10) days of assignment.

Once you have completed the course, you will have the ability to print a certificate for your records. There are no additional steps required once you have finished the module, as our records will be automatically updated. If you have any questions, please email: compliance@nwacc.edu. Thank you in advance for your diligence in keeping NWACC compliant with state and federal regulations.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops (NEW)

A Word Problems Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students (on Linear equations and Systems of linear equations problem types) will be offered by the Math Center on Wednesday, Oct 4, from 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Premiere From Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films Film Camp Planned at NWACC Oct. 5 

 The final product from a group of student filmmakers will be presented in a red carpet event Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

The student filmmakers were part of a film camp led by Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films in April of this year. Travolta directed a series of short films at NWACC with the help of some Arkansas high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.

NWACC’s theatre program and students were helpful in script development and in assisting with the “stage management” of the various filming locations. NWACC student Katie Cook also provided invaluable assistance, mentoring and good will. Cook attended an Inclusion Camp in California, and her amazing spirit and enthusiasm were credited in drawing Travolta and Inclusion Films to northwest Arkansas in the first place.

The Oct. 5 premiere will be in White Auditorium on the NWACC campus. A short ceremony with light snacks and drink will precede the premiere of three film camp teams’ films.

The premiere event is hosted by Arkansas Transition Services and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.

Tickets are $15 and may be obtained at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusion-film-camp-film-premiere-tickets-36905132244

NWACC Dry Fit Polo Golf Shirts ~For NWACC Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Students, Parents & Club Teams

The NWACC Sports Club Department ordered  several Russell Athletic Company & Sports – Tec Polo Golf Shirts.

You will really like the quality and color of these two shirts  with an NWACC embroidered logo.

These Dry Fit shirts normally go for $30, and we purchased these shirts at closeout prices: only $20.

*If you are interested in purchasing a shirt or two, send an email to John Luedtke at jleudtke@nwacc.edu.

Checks should be made out to: NWACC Foundation.

For more information, contact John Luedtke at 479-619-4138 or Burns Hall 1432.

Jitters Anxiety Group 

IF LIFE IS BECOMING TOO MUCH and you want help, please join us!

Our Jitters Anxiety Group will be meeting on the following topics:

  • 10/10 & 10/11: Test Anxiety and Tutoring Sessions
  • 10/18: ABC’s of Anxiety & Coping with Stress
  • 10/24 & 10/25: Time Management and Scheduling
  • 10/31 & 11/01: Social Anxiety & Setting Boundaries

All meetings will be from 12-12:30 p.m. at the Main Campus, Student Center, Room 318.

A related flier is attached.

Attend Heartland Campus Safety Summit 2017 

Attention All Students: Would you like to attend a free conference?

The Heartland Campus Safety Summit is a two-day conference to provide education and training for preventing and responding to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.

To be considered, students must submit a 1-page paper on the topic of “How you will use the information gathered at the summit to help your fellow students?” Students selected will be asked to volunteer to help out with Red Flag events. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITED BY SEPT. 29.

Selected students will be notified by Oct. 6. For more details, open the attached document. Please email your entry to scurtis8@nwacc.edu or drop it off at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Volunteer Opportunity for the DAV Auxiliary

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help Oct. 18-21 at the upcoming Craft Fair fundraising booth at the Washington County Fairgrounds. A related flier is attached.

Writing Equations of Line – A Math Workshop

Writing Equations of Lines – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Oct, 5, 3:30-4:30 pm in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

Student Government Public Forum (TODAY)

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 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.edu.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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: Hitched her wagon to a star (Crescent Dragonwagon)

September 28, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Premiere From Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films Film Camp Planned at NWACC Oct. 5 (NEW)

 The final product from a group of student filmmakers will be presented in a red carpet event Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

The student filmmakers were part of a film camp led by Joey Travolta’s Inclusion Films in April of this year. Travolta directed a series of short films at NWACC with the help of some Arkansas high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.

NWACC’s theatre program and students were helpful in script development and in assisting with the “stage management” of the various filming locations. NWACC student Katie Cook also provided invaluable assistance, mentoring and good will. Cook attended an Inclusion Camp in California, and her amazing spirit and enthusiasm were credited in drawing Travolta and Inclusion Films to northwest Arkansas in the first place.

The Oct. 5 premiere will be in White Auditorium on the NWACC campus. A short ceremony with light snacks and drink will precede the premiere of three film camp teams’ films.

The premiere event is hosted by Arkansas Transition Services and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.

Tickets are $15 and may be obtained at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusion-film-camp-film-premiere-tickets-36905132244

NWACC Dry Fit Polo Golf Shirts ~For NWACC Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Students, Parents & Club Teams (NEW)

The NWACC Sports Club Department ordered  several Russell Athletic Company & Sports – Tec Polo Golf Shirts.

You will really like the quality and color of these two shirts  with an NWACC embroidered logo.

These Dry Fit shirts normally go for $30, and we purchased these shirts at closeout prices: only $20.

*If you are interested in purchasing a shirt or two, send an email to John Luedtke at jleudtke@nwacc.edu.

Checks should be made out to: NWACC Foundation.

For more information, contact John Luedtke at 479-619-4138 or Burns Hall 1432.

Annual Community Resource Fair (TODAY)

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

A related flier is attached.

Jitters Anxiety Group 

IF LIFE IS BECOMING TOO MUCH and you want help, please join us!

Our Jitters Anxiety Group will be meeting on the following topics:

  • 10/10 & 10/11: Test Anxiety and Tutoring Sessions
  • 10/18: ABC’s of Anxiety & Coping with Stress
  • 10/24 & 10/25: Time Management and Scheduling
  • 10/31 & 11/01: Social Anxiety & Setting Boundaries

All meetings will be from 12-12:30 p.m. at the Main Campus, Student Center, Room 318.

A related flier is attached.

Attend Heartland Campus Safety Summit 2017 

Attention All Students: Would you like to attend a free conference?

The Heartland Campus Safety Summit is a two-day conference to provide education and training for preventing and responding to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.

To be considered, students must submit a 1-page paper on the topic of “How you will use the information gathered at the summit to help your fellow students?” Students selected will be asked to volunteer to help out with Red Flag events. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITED BY SEPT. 29.

Selected students will be notified by Oct. 6. For more details, open the attached document. Please email your entry to scurtis8@nwacc.edu or drop it off at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Volunteer Opportunity for the DAV Auxiliary

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help Oct. 18-21 at the upcoming Craft Fair fundraising booth at the Washington County Fairgrounds. A related flier is attached.

Writing Equations of Line – A Math Workshop

Writing Equations of Lines – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept 27, 12:00-1:00 p,m, in SC 338 and again Thursday, Oct, 5, 3:30-4:30 pm in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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.edu.

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

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.

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, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Hitched her wagon to a star (Crescent Dragonwagon)

September 27, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pie in the Face Recap (NEW)

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for our iGive celebration and the pie-in-the-face activity.

Thank you especially to these individuals who allowed themselves to be on the receiving end of pie throwing:

  • Jason Degn 
  • Jeff Dolney
  • Jehiah Burchfield 
  • Keith Peterson
  • Mark Wallenmeyer 
  • Megan Bolinder
  • Ricky Tompkins 
  • Sam Blankenship
  • Todd Kitchen.

Two photos appearing in today’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette are attached in NWACC in the News.

Jitters Anxiety Group (NEW)

IF LIFE IS BECOMING TOO MUCH and you want help, please join us!

Our Jitters Anxiety Group will be meeting on the following topics:

  • 10/10 & 10/11: Test Anxiety and Tutoring Sessions
  • 10/18: ABC’s of Anxiety & Coping with Stress
  • 10/24 & 10/25: Time Management and Scheduling
  • 10/31 & 11/01: Social Anxiety & Setting Boundaries

All meetings will be from 12-12:30 p.m. at the Main Campus, Student Center, Room 318.

A related flier is attached.

Attend Heartland Campus Safety Summit 2017 (NEW)

Attention All Students: Would you like to attend a free conference?

The Heartland Campus Safety Summit is a two-day conference to provide education and training for preventing and responding to sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking.

To be considered, students must submit a 1-page paper on the topic of “How you will use the information gathered at the summit to help your fellow students?” Students selected will be asked to volunteer to help out with Red Flag events. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITED BY SEPT. 29.

Selected students will be notified by Oct. 6. For more details, open the attached document. Please email your entry to scurtis8@nwacc.edu or drop it off at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Volunteer Opportunity for the DAV Auxiliary

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help Oct. 18-21 at the upcoming Craft Fair fundraising booth at the Washington County Fairgrounds. A related flier is attached.

Writing Equations of Line – A Math Workshop (TODAY)

Writing Equations of Lines – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept 27, 12:00-1:00 p,m, in SC 338 and again Thursday, Oct, 5, 3:30-4:30 pm in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

Annual Community Resource Fair (TOMORROW)

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

A related flier is attached.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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.edu.

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

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Pie in Your Eye (photos)

September 26, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

iGive Celebration & Pie In the Face (TODAY)

The iGive celebration and pie-in-the face event will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Come join us for the celebration, some announcements and a lot of fun!

The event will be in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26.

Dr. Jorgenson on Friday drew the names of Iindividuals who are throwing pies. The pie “recipients” and the throwers are:

  • Jason Degn – 1) Rachel Pilgrim and 2) Zach Pharr
  • Jeff Dolney – 1) Barbara Goodman and 2) Brenda Meyer
  • Jehiah Burchfield – 1) Yanick St. Jean and 2) Stephanie Weston-Rothfus
  • Keith Peterson – 1) Megan Kirsop and 2) Micaela Allison
  • Mark Wallenmeyer – 1) Carla Boyd and 2) Yanick St. Jean
  • Megan Bolinder – 1) Tim Cornelius and 2) Kate Sosna
  • Ricky Tompkins – 1) Brenda Green and 2) Yanick St. Jean
  • Sam Blankenship – 1) Teresa Collins and 2) Rachel Pilgrim
  • Todd Kitchen – 1) Hunter Davis and 2) Juanita Franklin

Volunteer Opportunity for the DAV Auxiliary (NEW)

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help Oct. 18-21 at the upcoming Craft Fair fundraising booth at the Washington County Fairgrounds. A related flier is attached.

Writing Equations of Line – A Math Workshop 

Writing Equations of Lines – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept 27, 12:00-1:00 p,m, in SC 338 and again Thursday, Oct, 5, 3:30-4:30 pm in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden Expansion Planning Meeting 

If you are interested in working with students, faculty, and staff to expand the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memory of Audie Weatherford), please fill out the Doodle survey in this announcement.

Laurie Scott, an Arkansas Master Naturalist and an NWACC lab coordinator and nature area expert, will be leading the tutorial and planning session. She will not only teach you about how to expand the garden in the context of the Monarch butterfly habitat, but also what supplies will be needed that we will have to plan to acquire to prepare the garden bed before we plant the milkweed and other native plants in the garden.

Please fill out the Doodle survey (link below for Wednesday, September 27, at 3 p.m. and/or Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.). https://doodle.com/poll/29hv6i84a5w2kfe2 Please go into the link above and click on the times that you can attend. For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270

Annual Community Resource Fair 

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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.edu.

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

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Professor talks presidency for Constitution Day

September 25, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

iGive Celebration & Pie In the Face (NEW)

The iGive celebration and pie-in-the face event will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Come join us for the celebration, some announcements and a lot of fun!

The event will be in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26.

Dr. Jorgenson on Friday drew the names of Iindividuals who are throwing pies. The pie “recipients” and the throwers are:

  • Jason Degn – 1) Rachel Pilgrim and 2) Zach Pharr
  • Jeff Dolney – 1) Barbara Goodman and 2) Brenda Meyer
  • Jehiah Burchfield – 1) Yanick St. Jean and 2) Stephanie Weston-Rothfus
  • Keith Peterson – 1) Megan Kirsop and 2) Micaela Allison
  • Mark Wallenmeyer – 1) Carla Boyd and 2) Yanick St. Jean
  • Megan Bolinder – 1) Tim Cornelius and 2) Kate Sosna
  • Ricky Tompkins – 1) Brenda Green and 2) Yanick St. Jean
  • Sam Blankenship – 1) Teresa Collins and 2) Rachel Pilgrim
  • Todd Kitchen – 1) Hunter Davis and 2) Juanita Franklin

Writing Equations of Line – A Math Workshop (NEW)

Writing Equations of Lines – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept 27, 12:00-1:00 p,m, in SC 338 and again Thursday, Oct, 5, 3:30-4:30 pm in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden Expansion Planning Meeting 

If you are interested in working with students, faculty, and staff to expand the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memory of Audie Weatherford), please fill out the Doodle survey in this announcement.

Laurie Scott, botanist and NWACC nature area expert, will be leading the tutorial and planning session. She will not only teach you about how to expand the garden in the context of the Monarch butterfly habitat, but also what supplies will be needed that we will have to plan to acquire to prepare the garden bed before we plant the milkweed and other native plants in the garden.

Please fill out the Doodle survey (link below for Wednesday, September 27, at 3 p.m. and/or Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.). https://doodle.com/poll/29hv6i84a5w2kfe2 Please go into the link above and click on the times that you can attend. For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270

Annual Community Resource Fair 

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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.edu.

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

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Professor talks presidency for Constitution Day

September 22, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our little superhero video from the iGive web page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

iGive Campaign (TODAY)

It’s iGive time!

A table will be set up today in the Becky Paneitz Student Center lobby from 9 to 11 a.m.

The iGive celebration and pie-in-the face event will be Tuesday. Come join us for the celebration!

  • Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Thank you so much for your support in the past. Our goal this year is 100% participation!

Check out our updated website at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

We have a few new features in our campaign this year:

  • When employees click on the DONATE NOW button on the website, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction electronically.
  • We’re introducing new giving levels:
    • Friends of Eddie ($2/pay period)                           $52 a year
    • Hundred Club ($3.85/pay period)                         $100 a year
    • Scholarship Champion ($9.62/pay period)             $250 a year
    • Partners in Excellence ($19.23/pay period)            $500 a year
    • President’s Circle ($38.46/pay period)                  $1,000 a year

The goal for this year’s iGive Campaign is 100% participation! We encourage every employee to make a gift, with an emphasis on unrestricted giving, where the need is greatest; however,  you also have the option of restricting your gift if that is what you prefer.

As a donor:

    • You understand that giving transforms the lives of those who live, work, and raise families in our area.
    • You are a proud member of the NWACC family, demonstrating your support of the college to our community.
    • You believe in NWACC so strongly that you’re willing to support it above and beyond your work.

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature (NEW)

Film Screenings – Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature

“Life is what you make it.” 

“Joanne Martin: A Life in Miniature” is about a woman who has been a miniaturist, a businesswoman, a museum president, a Girl Scout leader, a teacher, a student, a mother, a daughter, and most of all, an indomitable human spirit.

The film is a first for Chair of Visual Arts and Media Stephanie Lewis, who directed the film and completed it with friend and editor Eris.

There will be two screenings in White Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College — one on Monday, October 23, at 3 p.m. and the other on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, and the film is appropriate for all ages.

The film is 95 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. The flier above can also be found here.

Testing Center Will Be Open During Fall Break (NEW)

The Testing Center will be open, but will have shortened hours during fall break. We will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17. The last test will be seated at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater 

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden Expansion Planning Meeting 

If you are interested in working with students, faculty, and staff to expand the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memory of Audie Weatherford), please fill out the Doodle survey in this announcement.

Laurie Scott, botanist and NWACC nature area expert, will be leading the tutorial and planning session. She will not only teach you about how to expand the garden in the context of the Monarch butterfly habitat, but also what supplies will be needed that we will have to plan to acquire to prepare the garden bed before we plant the milkweed and other native plants in the garden.

Please fill out the doodle survey (link below for Wednesday, September 27, at 3 p.m. and/or Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.). https://doodle.com/poll/29hv6i84a5w2kfe2 Please go into the link above and click on the times that you can attend. For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270

Annual Community Resource Fair 

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Golden Eagle Nominations Requested (DEADLINE IS FRIDAY)

The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service.

This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year.

The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students before the deadline of 9/22/17!

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fundraiser Event for Health Information Management Student Organization (TODAY)

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Rogers near Pinnacle Hills Promenade from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The organization’s goal is to raise money to send as many HIM students to this year’s ArHIMA convention as possible.

To participate, customers should provide the attached printed document or enter the appropriate code. The flier and information also can be found at https://www.pandaexpress.com/en/fundraiser/flyer/236506

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirts for Sale 

Don’t miss your chance to be a proud owner of one of the cool RCR T-shirts featured at Fall Forum. For just $20 you can own the shirt of the year as well as help support a scholarship for NWACC’s amazing students. To order yours, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. This is for a limited time–act fast so you don’t miss out.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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.edu.

ICC meetings will be: 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.

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Professor talks presidency for Constitution Day

September 21, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our little superhero video from the iGive web page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

iGive Campaign (TODAY)

It’s iGive time!

A table will be set up today in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and in the Center for Health Professions front lobby from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Two pie in the face events have been scheduled:

  • Washington County Center Lobby, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Thank you so much for your support in the past. Our goal this year is 100% participation!

Check out our updated website at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

We have a few new features in our campaign this year:

  • When employees click on the DONATE NOW button on the website, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction electronically.
  • We’re introducing new giving levels:
    • Friends of Eddie ($2/pay period)                           $52 a year
    • Hundred Club ($3.85/pay period)                         $100 a year
    • Scholarship Champion ($9.62/pay period)             $250 a year
    • Partners in Excellence ($19.23/pay period)            $500 a year
    • President’s Circle ($38.46/pay period)                  $1,000 a year

The goal for this year’s iGive Campaign is 100% participation! We encourage every employee to make a gift, with an emphasis on unrestricted giving, where the need is greatest; however,  you also have the option of restricting your gift if that is what you prefer.

As a donor:

    • You understand that giving transforms the lives of those who live, work, and raise families in our area.
    • You are a proud member of the NWACC family, demonstrating your support of the college to our community.
    • You believe in NWACC so strongly that you’re willing to support it above and beyond your work.

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

Creative Writing Events at Brightwater (NEW)

Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, a division of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, is bringing James Beard Award-Winning culinary writer and memoirist Crescent Dragonwagon back to Arkansas for two events in October as the kickoff to the food writing course she will be teaching at the school this winter.

Dragonwagon, who presently lives in Vermont, resided in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years, where she and her late husband owned and ran the acclaimed Dairy Hollow House, a country inn & restaurant which brought “farm to table” to Arkansas in 1982. Writers and food writers, chefs and growers, journalists, farmer’s market aficionados and home cooks, and those who love eating and reading about good food are invited to a reception on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brightwater located at 801 SE 8th Street in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market. Dragonwagon will give a brief talk, “Deep Feast: Writing the World Through Food”. The reception is free; RSVP to Sweetie Berry at 256.565.0651.

For a bigger bite of Dragonwagon’s food and storytelling, join her for a ‘Nouveau ‘Zarks luncheon at Brightwater on Friday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a three-course feast, featuring some of the sensuous, simple, soulful menu items that earned Dragonwagon’s restaurant acclaim in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Southern Living, and the New York Times, the writer will explain why “Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned Through Cornbread: How a New Yorker Found Home, Hearth, Inspiration — Culinary and Otherwise — in the Arkansas Ozarks. Her talks are always interactive and characteristically exuberant — and in this case may even include a song or two. The lunch is $35. To purchase tickets, visit the website: https://tinyurl.com/BW-Crescent

NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden Expansion Planning Meeting 

If you are interested in working with students, faculty, and staff to expand the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memory of Audie Weatherford), please fill out the Doodle survey in this announcement.

Laurie Scott, botanist and NWACC nature area expert, will be leading the tutorial and planning session. She will not only teach you about how to expand the garden in the context of the Monarch butterfly habitat, but also what supplies will be needed that we will have to plan to acquire to prepare the garden bed before we plant the milkweed and other native plants in the garden.

Please fill out the doodle survey (link below for Wednesday, September 27, at 3 p.m. and/or Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.). https://doodle.com/poll/29hv6i84a5w2kfe2 Please go into the link above and click on the times that you can attend. For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270

Annual Community Resource Fair 

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vestido Rojo 

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Citizens of the World Milkshake/Smoothie Sale (TODAY)

The Citizens of the World student organization will be hosting a milkshake and smoothie sale in the Student Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Please come by and try one of the drinks for $1.99. Flavors include: Strawberry Lemonade Cookies and Cream Mango Lassi.

All proceeds go to support the Citizens of the World student group functions and activities.

Thank you and see you there!

A related flier is attached.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) (TODAY)

Factoring Polynomials – a Math Workshop – (for Intermediate Algebra and other students) will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and again Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Golden Eagle Nominations Requested (DEADLINE IS FRIDAY)

The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service.

This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year.

The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students before the deadline of 9/22/17!

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fundraiser Event for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Rogers near Pinnacle Hills Promenade from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The organization’s goal is to raise money to send as many HIM students to this year’s ArHIMA convention as possible.

To participate, customers should provide the attached printed document or enter the appropriate code. The flier and information also can be found at https://www.pandaexpress.com/en/fundraiser/flyer/236506

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirts for Sale 

Don’t miss your chance to be a proud owner of one of the cool RCR T-shirts featured at Fall Forum. For just $20 you can own the shirt of the year as well as help support a scholarship for NWACC’s amazing students. To order yours, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. This is for a limited time–act fast so you don’t miss out.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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: 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.

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Professor talks presidency for Constitution Day

September 20, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our little superhero video from the iGive web page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

iGive Campaign (UPDATED)

It’s iGive time!

A table will be set up today in in the Washington County Center lobby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, a table will be set up in the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and in the Center for Health Professions front lobby from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Two pie in the face events have been scheduled:

  • Washington County Center Lobby, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Thank you so much for your support in the past. Our goal this year is 100% participation!

Check out our updated website at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

We have a few new features in our campaign this year:

  • When employees click on the DONATE NOW button on the website, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction electronically.
  • We’re introducing new giving levels:
    • Friends of Eddie ($2/pay period)                           $52 a year
    • Hundred Club ($3.85/pay period)                         $100 a year
    • Scholarship Champion ($9.62/pay period)             $250 a year
    • Partners in Excellence ($19.23/pay period)            $500 a year
    • President’s Circle ($38.46/pay period)                  $1,000 a year

The goal for this year’s iGive Campaign is 100% participation! We encourage every employee to make a gift, with an emphasis on unrestricted giving, where the need is greatest; however,  you also have the option of restricting your gift if that is what you prefer.

As a donor:

    • You understand that giving transforms the lives of those who live, work, and raise families in our area.
    • You are a proud member of the NWACC family, demonstrating your support of the college to our community.
    • You believe in NWACC so strongly that you’re willing to support it above and beyond your work.

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden Expansion Planning Meeting (NEW)

If you are interested in working with students, faculty, and staff to expand the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden (in memory of Audie Weatherford), please fill out the Doodle survey in this announcement.

Laurie Scott, botanist and NWACC nature area expert, will be leading the tutorial and planning session. She will not only teach you about how to expand the garden in the context of the Monarch butterfly habitat, but also what supplies will be needed that we will have to plan to acquire to prepare the garden bed before we plant the milkweed and other native plants in the garden.

Please fill out the doodle survey (link below for Wednesday, September 27, at 3 p.m. and/or Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.). https://doodle.com/poll/29hv6i84a5w2kfe2 Please go into the link above and click on the times that you can attend. For more information, contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 479-619-4270

Annual Community Resource Fair (NEW)

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come learn about resources available in our community.

More than 20 organizations will be represented at the event, talking about resources available to address issues such as healthcare, hunger, childcare, and much more.

The activities will all be taking place on Thursday, September 28, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Volunteer Opportunity: Vested Rojo (NEW)

The American Heart Association is seeking volunteers for its Vestido Rojo event in Springdale on October 28 at the Holiday Inn, Springdale.  Vestido Rojo is a free event for the Hispanic community with free health screenings, community organization information booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, and more.

Help is especially needed with health screenings, which are sponsored and run by Mercy. A related flier is attached.

For additional information, contact Angela Talley at angela.talley@heart.org

ReChargeU to Be Closed for Inventory on Oct. 11 (NEW)

ReChargeU will be closed for inventory on October 11. ReChargeU will observe regular hours on other days during the week of Oct. 9-13.

Citizens of the World Milkshake/Smoothie Sale

The Citizens of the World student organization will be hosting a milkshake and smoothie sale in the Student Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Please come by and try one of the drinks for $1.99. Flavors include: Strawberry Lemonade Cookies and Cream Mango Lassi.

All proceeds go to support the Citizens of the World student group functions and activities.

Thank you and see you there!

A related flier is attached.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students)

Factoring Polynomials – a Math Workshop – (for Intermediate Algebra and other students) will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops (TODAY)

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and again Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Golden Eagle Nominations Requested (DEADLINE IS FRIDAY)

The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service.

This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year.

The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students before the deadline of 9/22/17!

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Food Sale This Week Featuring Tostadas and Limonada (TODAY)

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 25-October 25, DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC will be hosting our 1st food sale of the year!

The club will be serving authentic tostadas de ceviche and refreshing limonada (Limeade). Dates are on Tuesday and Wednesday on the 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. from 1 p.m. in front of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All proceedings will go to future activities for the club! We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support! Please watch for details about our upcoming FIFA tournament and carne asada taco sale.

A related flier is attached.

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fundraiser Event for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Rogers near Pinnacle Hills Promenade from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The organization’s goal is to raise money to send as many HIM students to this year’s ArHIMA convention as possible.

To participate, customers should provide the attached printed document or enter the appropriate code. The flier and information also can be found at https://www.pandaexpress.com/en/fundraiser/flyer/236506

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirts for Sale 

Don’t miss your chance to be a proud owner of one of the cool RCR T-shirts featured at Fall Forum. For just $20 you can own the shirt of the year as well as help support a scholarship for NWACC’s amazing students. To order yours, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. This is for a limited time–act fast so you don’t miss out.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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: 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.

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Professor talks presidency for Constitution Day

 

September 19, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our little superhero video from the iGive web page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

iGive Campaign (UPDATED)

It’s iGive time!

A table will be set up today in the lobby of the National Child Protection Training Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and in the hallway by the Information Commons in Burns Hall from noon to 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, a table will be set up in the Washington County Center lobby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m.

Two pie in the face events have been scheduled:

  • Washington County Center Lobby, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21
  • Becky Paneitz Student Center, room 108, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Thank you so much for your support in the past. Our goal this year is 100% participation!

Check out our updated website at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

We have a few new features in our campaign this year:

  • When employees click on the DONATE NOW button on the website, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction electronically.
  • We’re introducing new giving levels:
    • Friends of Eddie ($2/pay period)                           $52 a year
    • Hundred Club ($3.85/pay period)                         $100 a year
    • Scholarship Champion ($9.62/pay period)             $250 a year
    • Partners in Excellence ($19.23/pay period)            $500 a year
    • President’s Circle ($38.46/pay period)                  $1,000 a year

The goal for this year’s iGive Campaign is 100% participation! We encourage every employee to make a gift, with an emphasis on unrestricted giving, where the need is greatest; however,  you also have the option of restricting your gift if that is what you prefer.

As a donor:

    • You understand that giving transforms the lives of those who live, work, and raise families in our area.
    • You are a proud member of the NWACC family, demonstrating your support of the college to our community.
    • You believe in NWACC so strongly that you’re willing to support it above and beyond your work.

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

Citizens of the World Milkshake/Smoothie Sale (NEW)

The Citizens of the World student organization will be hosting a milkshake and smoothie sale in the Student Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Please come by and try one of the drinks for $1.99. Flavors include: Strawberry Lemonade Cookies and Cream Mango Lassi.

All proceeds go to support the Citizens of the World student group functions and activities.

Thank you and see you there!

A related flier is attached.

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

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.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students)

Factoring Polynomials – a Math Workshop – (for Intermediate Algebra and other students) will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops 

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and again Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Golden Eagle Nominations Requested

The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service.

This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year.

The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students before the deadline of 9/22/17!

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Food Sale This Week Featuring Tostadas and Limonada (TODAY)

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 25-October 25, DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC will be hosting our 1st food sale of the year!

The club will be serving authentic tostadas de ceviche and refreshing limonada (Limeade). Dates are on Tuesday and Wednesday on the 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. from 1 p.m. in front of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All proceedings will go to future activities for the club! We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support! Please watch for details about our upcoming FIFA tournament and carne asada taco sale.

A related flier is attached.

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fundraiser Event for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Rogers near Pinnacle Hills Promenade from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The organization’s goal is to raise money to send as many HIM students to this year’s ArHIMA convention as possible.

To participate, customers should provide the attached printed document or enter the appropriate code. The flier and information also can be found at https://www.pandaexpress.com/en/fundraiser/flyer/236506

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirts for Sale 

Don’t miss your chance to be a proud owner of one of the cool RCR T-shirts featured at Fall Forum. For just $20 you can own the shirt of the year as well as help support a scholarship for NWACC’s amazing students. To order yours, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. This is for a limited time–act fast so you don’t miss out.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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: 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.

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Profiles — Evelyn Jorgenson

(Link to newspaper’s website with article — Link)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Students and faculty at Fayetteville Film Festival

Film camp premiere to be held Oct. 5 in Bentonville

September 18, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our little superhero video from the iGive web page: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive

iGive Campaign (UPDATED)

It’s iGive time!

A table will be set up today in the front lobby of Burns Hall by the staircase from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Tuesday a table will be set up in the lobby of the National Child Protection Training Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Thank you so much for your support in the past. Our goal this year is 100% participation!

Here’s an update:

Check out our updated website at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/igive.

We have a few new features in our campaign this year:

  • When employees click on the DONATE NOW button on the website, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction electronically.
  • We’re introducing new giving levels:
    • Friends of Eddie ($2/pay period)                           $52 a year
    • Hundred Club ($3.85/pay period)                         $100 a year
    • Scholarship Champion ($9.62/pay period)             $250 a year
    • Partners in Excellence ($19.23/pay period)            $500 a year
    • President’s Circle ($38.46/pay period)                  $1,000 a year

The goal for this year’s iGive Campaign is 100% participation! We encourage every employee to make a gift, with an emphasis on unrestricted giving, where the need is greatest; however,  you also have the option of restricting your gift if that is what you prefer.

As a donor:

    • You understand that giving transforms the lives of those who live, work, and raise families in our area.
    • You are a proud member of the NWACC family, demonstrating your support of the college to our community.
    • You believe in NWACC so strongly that you’re willing to support it above and beyond your work.

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

Factoring Polynomials (for Interm Alg and other students) (NEW)

Factoring Polynomials – a Math Workshop – (for Intermediate Algebra and other students) will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

A related flier is attached.

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshops (NEW)

Graphing Lines by Hand – Math Workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in room 338 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center and again Thursday, Sept. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Golden Eagle Nominations Requested

The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service.

This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year.

The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use the link below to nominate eligible students before the deadline of 9/22/17!

https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

Food Sale This Week Featuring Tostadas and Limonada (UPDATED)

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 25-October 25, DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC will be hosting our 1st food sale of the year!

The club will be serving authentic tostadas de ceviche and refreshing limonada (Limeade). Dates are on Tuesday and Wednesday on the 19th & 20th from 11 a.m. from 1 p.m. in front of the Becky Paneitz Student Center. All proceedings will go to future activities for the club! We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support! Please watch for details about our upcoming FIFA tournament and carne asada taco sale.

A related flier is attached.

Math Department Q & A Sessions 

There will be a series of informational sessions for those outside of the NWACC Math Department to ask questions about new math courses, new instruction formats, math course related rumors that they have heard, or any other question related to NWACC math course offerings. The meetings are planned at noon in SC 312 on several days in September and October.

A related flier is attached. It contains dates.

Leadership NWACC

We would like to announce the 2017-2018 Leadership NWACC Cohort:

  • Carla Boyd, Director of Nursing
  • Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Students
  • Kim Crank, Faculty – English
  • Janet Dodd, Faculty – Sociology
  • Zach Pharr, Director of Academic Advising Center
  • Amy Sagely, Director of Enterprise Applications
  • Cara Sams, Director of Testing Services
  • Lindsay Welsher, Faculty – English
  • Jeremy Youmans, Director of International Programs & Study Abroad

For more information on Leadership NWACC, please see the attached brochure.

For a related newspaper article, visit: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/12/nwacc-leadership-participants-create-se/?print

Nominate a Superhero

Every day Faculty and Staff at NWACC go above and beyond their job duties to help make a difference here at NWACC and in the lives of our students.

Now is the time to acknowledge these NWACC Superheroes. If you know someone who has exemplified a superhero characteristic, nominate him/her for the NWACC Superhero Award today!

Those who are nominated are entered to win a prize at the end of the iGive Campaign.

Click HERE to nominate someone today.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for NWACC Student Holiday Meal

The 4th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal will be on December 6 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in SC 108.

Thanks to your support, this event has been an enormous success and very appreciated by our students! Last year we served over 250 students and this year we hope to serve 300!

Ways you can help:

  • Donate a dessert — Responsible for dropping off the dessert on December 6 by 10 a.m. (Please include a list of ingredients when you drop off the dessert.) Email jschraeder@nwacc.edu with type of dessert you are donating and how many it will serve.
  • Donate supplies — Current needs are as follows (please e-mail before purchasing with what you intend to provide so we can ensure someone else has not already donated): 1) 400 napkins 2) 350 large paper plates 3) 350 dessert-sized paper plates 4) 350 paper bowls 5) 350 utensils (knives, spoons, and forks) 6) 400 plastic cups (solo style cups) 7) 300 Styrofoam cups 8) Monetary donations — Donate cash or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Volunteer — Reply with the shift and role you would like to help with: * Server 11 a.m.-12 p.m. * Bus tables 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. *Server 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Bus tables 12 p.m.-1 p.m. *Clean-up  1 p.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in providing any of the above please e-mail jschraeder@nwacc.edu .

Fundraiser Event for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Rogers near Pinnacle Hills Promenade from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

The organization’s goal is to raise money to send as many HIM students to this year’s ArHIMA convention as possible.

To participate, customers should provide the attached printed document or enter the appropriate code. The flier and information also can be found at https://www.pandaexpress.com/en/fundraiser/flyer/236506

Fall 2017 Reading Series 

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center room 108, as faculty and students read from their original essays, poems, and stories. Following this public reading, we will have a panel discussion about what it means to be a working writer in Northwest Arkansas.

Recruit, Connect, Retain T-shirts for Sale 

Don’t miss your chance to be a proud owner of one of the cool RCR T-shirts featured at Fall Forum. For just $20 you can own the shirt of the year as well as help support a scholarship for NWACC’s amazing students. To order yours, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. This is for a limited time–act fast so you don’t miss out.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

Study Abroad Applications are now open for Summer 2018. We have 5 trips going this year. Apply today!

  • Germany 21 Days Psychology and/or Philosophy
  • Greece 14 Days World Civ.
  • Haiti 9 Days Caribbean History
  • Italy 30 Days Language, World Civ, and/or Photography
  • Thailand 18 Days Multi-Disciplinary Skills

A related flier is attached. Contact Jeremy L. Youmans at jyoumans@nwacc.edu for additional information or visit www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Master Gardening Certification Training

Ryan Neal of the Benton County Agricultural Extension Office is seeking individuals interested in becoming certified as Master Gardeners (see attached information and application).

If you are interested, please contact him at rneal@uaex.edu. The Service Learning Program is initiating the Food Insecurity Project this semester and we are hoping that some staff and students will get trained to participate in organic gardening to grow produce in the near future as a component of the program.

Ryan Neal is with the Benton County office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and can also be reached at 479-271-1060.

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 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: 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.

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.

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:

  • Thursday, September 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

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!

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: Profiles — Evelyn Jorgenson

(Link to newspaper’s website with article — Link)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Students and faculty at Fayetteville Film Festival

Film camp premiere to be held Oct. 5 in Bentonville