October 31, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC Degree & Major Fair (NEW)

Stop by Nov. 8 to learn more about the various degree/major programs available at NWACC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in SC 108.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest (TODAY)

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Coat Drive for CARE Community Center of Benton County

We have officially kicked off our 3rd annual coat drive!

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the CARE Community Center of Benton County to collect coats for those in need.

We have put drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of all sizes of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is (FINALLY!) starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find those coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton County residents in need.

If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Open the attached flier for details.

Workforce Development Collecting Items for Home Instead, Christmas to Remember

Our team in Workforce Development has large boxes that they are using to collect items.

This year Workforce Development is collecting items and donating to two organizations:

  1. Home Instead Senior Care – We will be buying gifts for senior citizens who receive home health care. These individuals generally live alone and have unmet needs. Jerod Bradshaw will be getting a list of items requested for a couple of these folks from the Senior Angel Tree. Over the next several weeks, we will purchase and wrap these items.  If anyone would like to participate through Workforce, they are more than welcome! If you would like a name from the Senior Angel Tree, Jerod Bradshaw (479.986.6608) has information that would help.
  2. “A Christmas to Remember” is an annual event that Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas sponsors for children. They, through our donations and gifts, create a “shopping mall” for children in the 1st – 6thgrade. Children then get to “shop” for Christmas gifts and wrap them for their families while they enjoy snacks and Christmas music in the process. If anyone would like to donate to this worthy cause, feel free to bring your donations to Workforce Development in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies building and we will take them to Grace Baptist Church. (See attached information).

Just let us know if anyone would like to participate and how we can help make that happen! Our deadline to drop off gifts, etc. is December 13, 2017.

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – Workshops

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra and other students will be offered Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338.

Open the attached flier for details.

LPN to RN Application Reminder

Reminder that the LPN to RN Nursing application is open through November 1. Please contact healthprofessions@nwacc.edu for questions or help applying to the program.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest (TODAY) 

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

Jitters Anxiety Group (TODAY) 

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

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

  • 10/31 & 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.

November Book Club: Love, the Border, America

Join the discussion of Cristina Henri­quez’s novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” on Wednesday, 11/15, 12-1 BH 2243 (She will also be at the Fayetteville Public Library 11/3.) More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Supply Drive for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project, a service-learning project, are doing a supply drive for the Cherokee Immersion School from now until November 9.

The schoolchildren and teachers are in need of crayons, pencils, lined paper, colored paper, index cards (3×5 & 4×6), poster board, staplers, and any other school supplies (open attached flyer). If you would like to make a donation, the students will be tending a table in Burns Hall outside the computer lab until November 9. If you miss them, you can contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270 to arrange delivery of the supplies. Also, on November 16 from 10am-noon, NWACC students will be hosting 4th graders from the Cherokee Immersion School (and 4th and 5th graders from Elmdale Elementary School) for songs and recitations in Cherokee and for NWACC student presentations on Cherokee life and culture as part of the International Education Week celebration.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Blaine Douglas, Sr. 

The Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series, hosted by NWACC’s Enactus team, is presenting Mr. Blaine Douglas, Sr. Director, International Strategic Initiatives for Walmart Stores, Inc. as a guest speaker. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Peterson Auditorium inside the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development Mr. Douglas’ presentation will be preceded (6 p.m.) by a catered reception in the lobby, with refreshments provided by the Oasis Coffee Shop. The topic for the evening will be: “Cultural Challenges for the Global Organization”. This event is open to all NWACC students, faculty, and staff, and to members of the Northwest Arkansas community.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 Catered Reception 7:00 p.m. Presentation Begins

Place: Peterson Auditorium, SCGBD

A bio is attached.

Veterans Day Program Nov. 10 

The Veterans Day Program will be November 10 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Open the attached flier for details.

Month of Giving Opportunity (TODAY) 

Tis the season for giving! November is National Adoption Month. This year the Student Ambassadors and Government Association (SAGA) are teaming up with students to give back to our community.

For each of the weeks in the month of November, we will have opportunities for students to give monetary, clothing, gift, or need donations to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Volunteers will be stationed in the Burns Hall hallway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage passing students to give back this season.

Week 1: Needs Week Date: October 30 -November 3 Objective: To collect as many donations of needs (from attached list) to help meet the needs of the Children’s Shelter.

Week 2: Money Fundraising Date: November 6 – November 10 Objective: To collect monetary donations and create a collaborative activity with students. Each student will get to write their names and a little note on a hand to help form a turkey art piece.

Week 3: Clothing Date: November 13 – November 17 Objective: To collect gently used or new clothing items for children for the shelter. Emphasis on winter clothing. See attached list.

Week 4: Gifts Date: November 20 – Dec 1 Objective: To collect gifts for children for the shelter. Various gifts for all ages including pre-teens and teens. During this week we will also have students wrap donated gifts in the hall. Attached are lists of needs, clothing sizes and gift ideas.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie (TODAY) 

This Thanksgiving, leave the baking to us! Gamma Beta Phi is currently accepting pre-orders for Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, and Pecan holiday pies. Orders can be placed via email to esmith30@nwacc.edu or dropped off in the folder at BH 1451. The order form is attached.

Pre-orders will be accepted until November 9. Any order of 3 or more pies requires pre-payment. Pick-up date for all pies is Tuesday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. Delivery is available, but is limited to NWACC locations.There will be limited quantities of additional pies available for purchase on pick-up day, as well as individual slab pies.

Male Students Needed For Survey 

Needed: Male students who left NWACC in the past three years, aged 18-25 who did not receive a degree or certificate. The dissertation I am completing is for Walden University and the research is part of a qualitative study. The study is the first retention or attrition study to interview male students about their experiences in higher education. Please email Ted Siebert at tsiebert@nwacc.edu

A related jpg appears below.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: Thumbs Up for iGive

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Business People — Thrush (alumna)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Bentonville panel addresses domestic violence and the workplace

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: (What’s Up — three music performances)

4029tv: Panel set to address domestic violence in workplace

October 30, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coat Drive for CARE Community Center of Benton County (NEW)

We have officially kicked off our 3rd annual coat drive!

NWACC Human Resources will once again be partnering with the CARE Community Center of Benton County to collect coats for those in need.

We have put drop boxes in many buildings across campus to collect your donations of all sizes of new and gently used coats and jackets.   The weather is (FINALLY!) starting to get chilly, and as you go through your closets and find those coats that don’t fit or that you don’t want anymore, or if you’re out shopping and find a great sale, please consider giving the gift of warmth to Benton County residents in need.

If you have any questions, please call Robin Roitz at 619-4131 or Heather Worley at 619-4296.

Open the attached flier for details.

Workforce Development Collecting Items for Home Instead, Christmas to Remember (NEW)

Our team in Workforce Development has large boxes that they are using to collect items.

This year Workforce Development is collecting items and donating to two organizations:

  1. Home Instead Senior Care – We will be buying gifts for senior citizens who receive home health care. These individuals generally live alone and have unmet needs. Jerod Bradshaw will be getting a list of items requested for a couple of these folks from the Senior Angel Tree. Over the next several weeks, we will purchase and wrap these items.  If anyone would like to participate through Workforce, they are more than welcome! If you would like a name from the Senior Angel Tree, Jerod Bradshaw (479.986.6608) has information that would help.
  2. “A Christmas to Remember” is an annual event that Grace Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas sponsors for children. They, through our donations and gifts, create a “shopping mall” for children in the 1st – 6thgrade. Children then get to “shop” for Christmas gifts and wrap them for their families while they enjoy snacks and Christmas music in the process. If anyone would like to donate to this worthy cause, feel free to bring your donations to Workforce Development in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies building and we will take them to Grace Baptist Church. (See attached information).

Just let us know if anyone would like to participate and how we can help make that happen! Our deadline to drop off gifts, etc. is December 13, 2017.

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – Workshops (NEW)

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – a Math Center Workshop for Beginning Algebra and other students will be offered Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338.

Open the attached flier for details.

NWACC Faculty Recital (TONIGHT)

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

LPN to RN Application Reminder

Reminder that the LPN to RN Nursing application is open through November 1. Please contact healthprofessions@nwacc.edu for questions or help applying to the program.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest 

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

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:

  • 10/31 & 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.

November Book Club: Love, the Border, America

Join the discussion of Cristina Henri­quez’s novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” on Wednesday, 11/15, 12-1 BH 2243 (She will also be at the Fayetteville Public Library 11/3.) More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Supply Drive for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project, a service-learning project, are doing a supply drive for the Cherokee Immersion School from now until November 9.

The schoolchildren and teachers are in need of crayons, pencils, lined paper, colored paper, index cards (3×5 & 4×6), poster board, staplers, and any other school supplies (open attached flyer). If you would like to make a donation, the students will be tending a table in Burns Hall outside the computer lab until November 9. If you miss them, you can contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270 to arrange delivery of the supplies. Also, on November 16 from 10am-noon, NWACC students will be hosting 4th graders from the Cherokee Immersion School (and 4th and 5th graders from Elmdale Elementary School) for songs and recitations in Cherokee and for NWACC student presentations on Cherokee life and culture as part of the International Education Week celebration.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Blaine Douglas, Sr. 

The Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series, hosted by NWACC’s Enactus team, is presenting Mr. Blaine Douglas, Sr. Director, International Strategic Initiatives for Walmart Stores, Inc. as a guest speaker. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Peterson Auditorium inside the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development Mr. Douglas’ presentation will be preceded (6 p.m.) by a catered reception in the lobby, with refreshments provided by the Oasis Coffee Shop. The topic for the evening will be: “Cultural Challenges for the Global Organization”. This event is open to all NWACC students, faculty, and staff, and to members of the Northwest Arkansas community.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 Catered Reception 7:00 p.m. Presentation Begins

Place: Peterson Auditorium, SCGBD

A bio is attached.

Veterans Day Program Nov. 10 

The Veterans Day Program will be November 10 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Open the attached flier for details.

Month of Giving Opportunity 

Tis the season for giving! November is National Adoption Month. This year the Student Ambassadors and Government Association (SAGA) are teaming up with students to give back to our community.

For each of the weeks in the month of November, we will have opportunities for students to give monetary, clothing, gift, or need donations to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Volunteers will be stationed in the Burns Hall hallway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage passing students to give back this season.

Week 1: Needs Week Date: October 30 -November 3 Objective: To collect as many donations of needs (from attached list) to help meet the needs of the Children’s Shelter.

Week 2: Money Fundraising Date: November 6 – November 10 Objective: To collect monetary donations and create a collaborative activity with students. Each student will get to write their names and a little note on a hand to help form a turkey art piece.

Week 3: Clothing Date: November 13 – November 17 Objective: To collect gently used or new clothing items for children for the shelter. Emphasis on winter clothing. See attached list.

Week 4: Gifts Date: November 20 – Dec 1 Objective: To collect gifts for children for the shelter. Various gifts for all ages including pre-teens and teens. During this week we will also have students wrap donated gifts in the hall. Attached are lists of needs, clothing sizes and gift ideas.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie 

This Thanksgiving, leave the baking to us! Gamma Beta Phi is currently accepting pre-orders for Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, and Pecan holiday pies. Orders can be placed via email to esmith30@nwacc.edu or dropped off in the folder at BH 1451. The order form is attached.

Pre-orders will be accepted until November 9. Any order of 3 or more pies requires pre-payment. Pick-up date for all pies is Tuesday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. Delivery is available, but is limited to NWACC locations.There will be limited quantities of additional pies available for purchase on pick-up day, as well as individual slab pies.

Male Students Needed For Survey 

Needed: Male students who left NWACC in the past three years, aged 18-25 who did not receive a degree or certificate. The dissertation I am completing is for Walden University and the research is part of a qualitative study. The study is the first retention or attrition study to interview male students about their experiences in higher education. Please email Ted Siebert at tsiebert@nwacc.edu

A related jpg appears below.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: Thumbs Up for iGive

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Business People — Thrush (alumna)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Bentonville panel addresses domestic violence and the workplace

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: (What’s Up — three music performances)

4029tv: Panel set to address domestic violence in workplace

October 27, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Festival (TODAY)

NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association members will host the 11th annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Bogle Plaza and in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public-bring your friends and family.

There will be a scary haunted house, costume contest, games, free food, petting zoo, a not-so scary house and scavenger hunt, face painting, and lots of fun! Wear your costume and come out and join us!

For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Related fliers are attached here and here.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 (TODAY)

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TODAY)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (SATURDAY)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

November Book Club: Love, the Border, America (NEW)

Join the discussion of Cristina Henri­quez’s novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” on Wednesday, 11/15, 12-1 BH 2243 (She will also be at the Fayetteville Public Library 11/3.) More: http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/

Supply Drive for the Cherokee Immersion School 

Students of the Native American Project, a service-learning project, are doing a supply drive for the Cherokee Immersion School from now until November 9.

The schoolchildren and teachers are in need of crayons, pencils, lined paper, colored paper, index cards (3×5 & 4×6), poster board, staplers, and any other school supplies (open attached flyer). If you would like to make a donation, the students will be tending a table in Burns Hall outside the computer lab until November 9. If you miss them, you can contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270 to arrange delivery of the supplies. Also, on November 16 from 10am-noon, NWACC students will be hosting 4th graders from the Cherokee Immersion School (and 4th and 5th graders from Elmdale Elementary School) for songs and recitations in Cherokee and for NWACC student presentations on Cherokee life and culture as part of the International Education Week celebration.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Blaine Douglas, Sr. 

The Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series, hosted by NWACC’s Enactus team, is presenting Mr. Blaine Douglas, Sr. Director, International Strategic Initiatives for Walmart Stores, Inc. as a guest speaker. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Peterson Auditorium inside the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development Mr. Douglas’ presentation will be preceded (6 p.m.) by a catered reception in the lobby, with refreshments provided by the Oasis Coffee Shop. The topic for the evening will be: “Cultural Challenges for the Global Organization”. This event is open to all NWACC students, faculty, and staff, and to members of the Northwest Arkansas community.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 Catered Reception 7:00 p.m. Presentation Begins

Place: Peterson Auditorium, SCGBD

A bio is attached.

Veterans Day Program Nov. 10 

The Veterans Day Program will be November 10 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Open the attached flier for details.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest 

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Month of Giving Opportunity 

Tis the season for giving! November is National Adoption Month. This year the Student Ambassadors and Government Association (SAGA) are teaming up with students to give back to our community.

For each of the weeks in the month of November, we will have opportunities for students to give monetary, clothing, gift, or need donations to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Volunteers will be stationed in the Burns Hall hallway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage passing students to give back this season.

Week 1: Needs Week Date: October 30 -November 3 Objective: To collect as many donations of needs (from attached list) to help meet the needs of the Children’s Shelter.

Week 2: Money Fundraising Date: November 6 – November 10 Objective: To collect monetary donations and create a collaborative activity with students. Each student will get to write their names and a little note on a hand to help form a turkey art piece.

Week 3: Clothing Date: November 13 – November 17 Objective: To collect gently used or new clothing items for children for the shelter. Emphasis on winter clothing. See attached list.

Week 4: Gifts Date: November 20 – Dec 1 Objective: To collect gifts for children for the shelter. Various gifts for all ages including pre-teens and teens. During this week we will also have students wrap donated gifts in the hall. Attached are lists of needs, clothing sizes and gift ideas.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie 

This Thanksgiving, leave the baking to us! Gamma Beta Phi is currently accepting pre-orders for Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, and Pecan holiday pies. Orders can be placed via email to esmith30@nwacc.edu or dropped off in the folder at BH 1451. The order form is attached.

Pre-orders will be accepted until November 9. Any order of 3 or more pies requires pre-payment. Pick-up date for all pies is Tuesday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. Delivery is available, but is limited to NWACC locations.There will be limited quantities of additional pies available for purchase on pick-up day, as well as individual slab pies.

Male Students Needed For Survey 

Needed: Male students who left NWACC in the past three years, aged 18-25 who did not receive a degree or certificate. The dissertation I am completing is for Walden University and the research is part of a qualitative study. The study is the first retention or attrition study to interview male students about their experiences in higher education. Please email Ted Siebert at tsiebert@nwacc.edu

A related jpg appears below.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

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:

  • 10/31 & 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.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: Bentonville panel addresses domestic violence and the workplace

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: (What’s Up — three music performances)

4029tv: Panel set to address domestic violence in workplace

KNWA (television): NWACC Addressing Paramedic Shortage in NWA 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Looking for a home (photo)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Blood pressure check (photo)

Lovely County Citizen: Local mother of four receives SPSF award

 

October 26, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (TODAY)

You are invited to attend the Healthy Living for your Brain and Body session presented by Shevawn Dillingham and the Human Resources Department.

At any age there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health.

These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possible delay the onset of cognitive decline. During this session Ms. Dillingham will cover four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging and share steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Ms. Dillingham is Outreach Coordinator with the local Alzheimer’s Association. When: Thursday, October 26

Time: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: CHP 3012 Please feel free to bring your lunch to this session For questions email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Foundation Hosts Free Cyber Risk Prevention Seminar (TODAY)

The NWACC Foundation is hosting a free cyber risk prevention seminar on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

A related flier is attached.

Call 479.619.4208 or email foundation@nwacc.edu if you plan to attend.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TODAY)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

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

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.

Supply Drive for the Cherokee Immersion School (NEW)

Students of the Native American Project, a service-learning project, are doing a supply drive for the Cherokee Immersion School from now until November 9.

The schoolchildren and teachers are in need of crayons, pencils, lined paper, colored paper, index cards (3×5 & 4×6), poster board, staplers, and any other school supplies (open attached flyer). If you would like to make a donation, the students will be tending a table in Burns Hall outside the computer lab until November 9. If you miss them, you can contact Chris Huggard chuggard@nwacc.edu or 619-4270 to arrange delivery of the supplies. Also, on November 16 from 10am-noon, NWACC students will be hosting 4th graders from the Cherokee Immersion School (and 4th and 5th graders from Elmdale Elementary School) for songs and recitations in Cherokee and for NWACC student presentations on Cherokee life and culture as part of the International Education Week celebration.

Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Blaine Douglas, Sr. (NEW)

The Jack Shewmaker Lecture Series, hosted by NWACC’s Enactus team, is presenting Mr. Blaine Douglas, Sr. Director, International Strategic Initiatives for Walmart Stores, Inc. as a guest speaker. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Peterson Auditorium inside the Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development Mr. Douglas’ presentation will be preceded (6 p.m.) by a catered reception in the lobby, with refreshments provided by the Oasis Coffee Shop. The topic for the evening will be: “Cultural Challenges for the Global Organization”. This event is open to all NWACC students, faculty, and staff, and to members of the Northwest Arkansas community.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 Catered Reception 7:00 p.m. Presentation Begins

Place: Peterson Auditorium, SCGBD

A bio is attached.

Veterans Day Program Nov. 10 (NEW)

The Veterans Day Program will be November 10 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Open the attached flier for details.

Fall Festival 

NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association members will host the 11th annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Bogle Plaza and in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public-bring your friends and family.

There will be a scary haunted house, costume contest, games, free food, petting zoo, a not-so scary house and scavenger hunt, face painting, and lots of fun! Wear your costume and come out and join us!

For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Related fliers are attached here and here.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest 

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Month of Giving Opportunity 

Tis the season for giving! November is National Adoption Month. This year the Student Ambassadors and Government Association (SAGA) are teaming up with students to give back to our community.

For each of the weeks in the month of November, we will have opportunities for students to give monetary, clothing, gift, or need donations to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Volunteers will be stationed in the Burns Hall hallway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage passing students to give back this season.

Week 1: Needs Week Date: October 30 -November 3 Objective: To collect as many donations of needs (from attached list) to help meet the needs of the Children’s Shelter.

Week 2: Money Fundraising Date: November 6 – November 10 Objective: To collect monetary donations and create a collaborative activity with students. Each student will get to write their names and a little note on a hand to help form a turkey art piece.

Week 3: Clothing Date: November 13 – November 17 Objective: To collect gently used or new clothing items for children for the shelter. Emphasis on winter clothing. See attached list.

Week 4: Gifts Date: November 20 – Dec 1 Objective: To collect gifts for children for the shelter. Various gifts for all ages including pre-teens and teens. During this week we will also have students wrap donated gifts in the hall. Attached are lists of needs, clothing sizes and gift ideas.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie 

This Thanksgiving, leave the baking to us! Gamma Beta Phi is currently accepting pre-orders for Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, and Pecan holiday pies. Orders can be placed via email to esmith30@nwacc.edu or dropped off in the folder at BH 1451. The order form is attached.

Pre-orders will be accepted until November 9. Any order of 3 or more pies requires pre-payment. Pick-up date for all pies is Tuesday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. Delivery is available, but is limited to NWACC locations.There will be limited quantities of additional pies available for purchase on pick-up day, as well as individual slab pies.

Male Students Needed For Survey 

Needed: Male students who left NWACC in the past three years, aged 18-25 who did not receive a degree or certificate. The dissertation I am completing is for Walden University and the research is part of a qualitative study. The study is the first retention or attrition study to interview male students about their experiences in higher education. Please email Ted Siebert at tsiebert@nwacc.edu

A related jpg appears below.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

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:

  • 10/24 & 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.

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

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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 

KNWA (television): NWACC Addressing Paramedic Shortage in NWA 

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Looking for a home (photo)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Blood pressure check (photo)

Lovely County Citizen: Local mother of four receives SPSF award

 

October 25, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open Enrollment Benefits Fair Wednesday (TODAY)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2018 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Wednesday, October 25.

The day will be packed with information so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the Annual Coat Drive will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits
  • The American Heart Association, Arkansas 529 and the Social Security Administration will have representatives on hand to provide information
  • NWACC health professions students will provide vital health screenings and wellness information
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes.

For questions email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Adopt a Dog Wednesday (TODAY)

Several animal shelters will be on campus October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. They will bring dogs that are searching for new forever homes. Come out and visit these fury friends and you just might find one to be your new best friend. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Cyber Security Symposium (TODAY)

NWACC’s Division of Business and Computer Information is hosting a cyber security symposium today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium.

Taco Sale Oct. 24 and 25! (TODAY)

The DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC is having a carne asada (steak) taco and horchata sale on October 24 and 25 from 11-2.

The sale will take place on Bogle Plaza. Prices are $2.00 for one taco, $1.50 for horchata, or a combo of 3 tacos and a drink for $6.00.

All proceeds will go the club scholarship fund.

DREAMers of NWACC T-shirts will also be available for a minimum $10 donation to the scholarship fund.

Gamma Beta Phi and Leadership NWACC Highway Clean-Up (NEW)

Gamma Beta Phi and Leadership NWACC teamed up Friday to clean a section of highway near campus. The group photo was taken before they set out to do the work.

Thanks, Gamma Beta Phi and Leadership NWACC for giving back to our community!

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (NEW)

You are invited to attend the Healthy Living for your Brain and Body session presented by Shevawn Dillingham and the Human Resources Department.

At any age there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health.

These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possible delay the onset of cognitive decline. During this session Ms. Dillingham will cover four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging and share steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Ms. Dillingham is Outreach Coordinator with the local Alzheimer’s Association. When: Thursday, October 26

Time: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: CHP 3012 Please feel free to bring your lunch to this session For questions email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Fall Festival (NEW)

NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association members will host the 11th annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., on Bogle Plaza and in the Student Center. This event is free and open to the public-bring your friends and family.

There will be a scary haunted house, costume contest, games, free food, petting zoo, a not-so scary house and scavenger hunt, face painting, and lots of fun! Wear your costume and come out and join us!

For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Related fliers are attached here and here.

Chili Cook Off/Halloween Costume Contest (NEW)

NWACC Fall Fun! Hey, NWACC Employees! It is that time of year again! The weather is cooling down (hopefully) and the leaves are changing! This means it is time for chili and costumes!

The NWACC Staff Council is hosting its Annual Chili Cook-off and Halloween Costume Contest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center 101 (beneath the stairs in the dining area). A flier is attached.

Chili Prices: Bowl of Chili – $4 Witch’s Brew – $1 Small samples of the contestant chili will be free and voting will be anonymous. WE PROMISE NOT TO RUN OUT OF CHILI THIS YEAR!

Come join us! To Compete The deadline to enter the Annual Chili Cook-off and the Departmental Halloween Costume contest is: Friday, October 27, by 2 p.m. See details below.

Chili Cook-off

We encourage you to enter the Chili Cook-off contest. All you have to do to register is email the name of your chili and a complete list of ingredients to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu and then bring your chili to the SC in a slow cooker on Oct. 31. Winner will receive a $50 gift card, become keeper of the Golden Ladle until next year, and have unrestricted bragging rights.

Halloween Department Costume Contest

As usual, departments are encouraged to pick a theme and dress to compete in our Halloween Costume Contest. To register, email the name of your “team” and department to staffcouncilofficers@nwacc.edu. We will be coming around taking photographs between 8 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. Winning department will receive a free breakfast, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Individual Costume Contest

This year, we will also hold an individual costume contest that will be open to faculty, staff, and students. There is no need to register for this one. Simply come to the Student Center, room 108 anytime between 9-10 a.m. in costume on Oct. 31 to be photographed. Winner will receive a $25 gift card, an Award Certificate, and unrestricted bragging rights.

Month of Giving Opportunity (NEW)

Tis the season for giving! November is National Adoption Month. This year the Student Ambassadors and Government Association (SAGA) are teaming up with students to give back to our community.

For each of the weeks in the month of November, we will have opportunities for students to give monetary, clothing, gift, or need donations to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Volunteers will be stationed in the Burns Hall hallway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to encourage passing students to give back this season.

Week 1: Needs Week Date: October 30 -November 3 Objective: To collect as many donations of needs (from attached list) to help meet the needs of the Children’s Shelter.

Week 2: Money Fundraising Date: November 6 – November 10 Objective: To collect monetary donations and create a collaborative activity with students. Each student will get to write their names and a little note on a hand to help form a turkey art piece.

Week 3: Clothing Date: November 13 – November 17 Objective: To collect gently used or new clothing items for children for the shelter. Emphasis on winter clothing. See attached list.

Week 4: Gifts Date: November 20 – Dec 1 Objective: To collect gifts for children for the shelter. Various gifts for all ages including pre-teens and teens. During this week we will also have students wrap donated gifts in the hall. Attached are lists of needs, clothing sizes and gift ideas.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie (NEW)

This Thanksgiving, leave the baking to us! Gamma Beta Phi is currently accepting pre-orders for Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, and Pecan holiday pies. Orders can be placed via email to esmith30@nwacc.edu or dropped off in the folder at BH 1451. The order form is attached.

Pre-orders will be accepted until November 9. Any order of 3 or more pies requires pre-payment. Pick-up date for all pies is Tuesday, November 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby. Delivery is available, but is limited to NWACC locations.There will be limited quantities of additional pies available for purchase on pick-up day, as well as individual slab pies.

Foundation Hosts Free Cyber Risk Prevention Seminar; Sign Up Today

The NWACC Foundation is hosting a free cyber risk prevention seminar on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

A related flier is attached.

Please RSVP by noon on Oct. 25 to ensure a meal is available.

Call 479.619.4208 or email foundation@nwacc.edu

Male Students Needed For Survey (NEW)

Needed: Male students who left NWACC in the past three years, aged 18-25 who did not receive a degree or certificate. The dissertation I am completing is for Walden University and the research is part of a qualitative study. The study is the first retention or attrition study to interview male students about their experiences in higher education. Please email Ted Siebert at tsiebert@nwacc.edu

A related jpg appears below.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Jitters Anxiety Group (TODAY)

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

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

  • 10/24 & 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.

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

Fraction Operations – Math Workshop 

Fraction Operations – a Math Center Workshop for Pre-Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct, 25, 12:00-1:00 p,m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: NWACC campaign breaks record in Bentonville (iGive)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Bentonville college increasing number of paramedic students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Local Notes — Trip to Tuscany has openings

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Chamber honors construction projects

October 24, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open Enrollment Benefits Fair Wednesday 

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2018 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Wednesday, October 25.

The day will be packed with information so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the Annual Coat Drive will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits
  • The American Heart Association, Arkansas 529 and the Social Security Administration will have representatives on hand to provide information
  • NWACC health professions students will provide vital health screenings and wellness information
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes.

For questions email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Foundation Hosts Free Cyber Risk Prevention Seminar; Sign Up Today (NEW)

The NWACC Foundation is hosting a free cyber risk prevention seminar on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

A related flier is attached.

Please RSVP by noon on Oct. 25 to ensure a meal is available.

Call 479.619.4208 or email foundation@nwacc.edu

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert (NEW)

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

Direct Action Campaign in Support of DACA (TODAY)

Exercising the First Amendment, afforded to us by The Constitution of the United States of America. Our goal is to educate and encourage the NWACC student and faculty to stay informed concerning the ever changing political landscape.

By focusing on the way our voices can be used as a civil instrument, we strive to promote communication between elected officials and their constituents. Our Direct Action Campaign presents the widespread myths pertaining to both the Obama-Era “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the DREAM act legislation (introduced in 2001) and provides the reality of said myths. With statistics, peer-reviewed research, and the analysis of the process in which one obtains “DREAMer” status, our mission is to expedite the ensured protection of the approximately 800,000 members of our communities that were brought to this country by no fault of their own, to support their families, our economy, and have the opportunities for a better life. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bogle Plaza at 3 p.m.

Taco Sale Oct. 24 and 25! (TODAY)

The DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC is having a carne asada (steak) taco and horchata sale on October 24 and 25 from 11-2.

The sale will take place on Bogle Plaza. Prices are $2.00 for one taco, $1.50 for horchata, or a combo of 3 tacos and a drink for $6.00.

All proceeds will go the club scholarship fund.

DREAMers of NWACC T-shirts will also be available for a minimum $10 donation to the scholarship fund.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (TODAY)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Tuesday, October 24 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Self-Defense/Safety Awareness presented by Bentonville Police Department. Located in Center for Health Professions Oak Room  room 3012.

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Jitters Anxiety Group (TODAY)

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

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

  • 10/24 & 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.

Adopt a Dog Wednesday 

Several animal shelters will be on campus October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. They will bring dogs that are searching for new forever homes. Come out and visit these fury friends and you just might find one to be your new best friend. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

Fraction Operations – Math Workshop 

Fraction Operations – a Math Center Workshop for Pre-Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct, 25, 12:00-1:00 p,m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: NWACC campaign breaks record in Bentonville (iGive)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Bentonville college increasing number of paramedic students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Local Notes — Trip to Tuscany has openings

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Chamber honors construction projects

October 23, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open Enrollment Benefits Fair Wednesday (NEW)

Please join the NWACC Human Resources Department for our 2018 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Wednesday, October 25.

The day will be packed with information so please attend as your schedule allows. Check out the attached flyer for additional information and note that receptacles for contributions to the Annual Coat Drive will be available during the fair so donations are welcomed and encouraged.

The following events will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108:

  • NWACC’s Benefit Providers will be available to discuss and make changes to employee benefits
  • The American Heart Association, Arkansas 529 and the Social Security Administration will have representatives on hand to provide information
  • NWACC health professions students will provide vital health screenings and wellness information
  • Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for amazing prizes.

For questions email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

Adopt a Dog Wednesday (NEW)

Several animal shelters will be on campus October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Bogle Plaza. They will bring dogs that are searching for new forever homes. Come out and visit these fury friends and you just might find one to be your new best friend. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Title IX Compliance Training with Spanish Interpretation Nov. 6 (NEW)

Our mandatory compliance module entitled Preventing Sexual Misconduct Title IX will be presented in a small group setting with Spanish interpretation on Monday, November 6, at 10:00 in BH 1134. If you are interested in completing the training module in this environment, please email Brenda Meyer at bmeyer@nwacc.edu. Student peer advisors, work studies and interns are welcome to join faculty and staff at this training.

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

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.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017 (TODAY)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

Taco Sale Oct. 24 and 25! 

The DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC is having a carne asada (steak) taco and horchata sale on October 24 and 25 from 11-2.

The sale will take place on Bogle Plaza. Prices are $2.00 for one taco, $1.50 for horchata, or a combo of 3 tacos and a drink for $6.00.

All proceeds will go the club scholarship fund.

DREAMers of NWACC T-shirts will also be available for a minimum $10 donation to the scholarship fund.

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Americana Concert (NEW)

Veterans Day celebrated with American Music! The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will be performing Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Walmart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus. Starting time is 3 p.m.

The concert is sponsored by the NWACC Music Department and continues the American music focus during the fall semester with music by composers including Aaron Copland, Stephen Bulla, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and NWACC’s own Steve Cooper. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

This is a family-friendly event. Open the attached flyer for more information on the concert.

Direct Action Campaign in Support of DACA 

Exercising the First Amendment, afforded to us by The Constitution of the United States of America. Our goal is to educate and encourage the NWACC student and faculty to stay informed concerning the ever changing political landscape.

By focusing on the way our voices can be used as a civil instrument, we strive to promote communication between elected officials and their constituents. Our Direct Action Campaign presents the widespread myths pertaining to both the Obama-Era “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the DREAM act legislation (introduced in 2001) and provides the reality of said myths. With statistics, peer-reviewed research, and the analysis of the process in which one obtains “DREAMer” status, our mission is to expedite the ensured protection of the approximately 800,000 members of our communities that were brought to this country by no fault of their own, to support their families, our economy, and have the opportunities for a better life. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bogle Plaza at 3 p.m.

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:

  • 10/24 & 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.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Tuesday, October 24 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Self-Defense/Safety Awareness presented by Bentonville Police Department. Located in Center for Health Professions Oak Room  room 3012.

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Word Problems (Linear, Systems) – Math Workshops 

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

Fraction Operations – Math Workshop 

Fraction Operations – a Math Center Workshop for Pre-Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct, 25, 12:00-1:00 p,m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: NWACC campaign breaks record in Bentonville (iGive)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Bentonville college increasing number of paramedic students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Local Notes — Trip to Tuscany has openings

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Chamber honors construction projects

October 20, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Honors Celebration (NEW)

Faculty, students and staff helped celebrate Honors50Strong! on Thursday. A cake was served, and attendees had the opportunity to write a congratulatory method.

The celebration was also a great opportunity to talk to other students and instructors about talking spring Honors classes and the Honors Program.

Taco Sale Oct. 24 and 25! (NEW)

The DREAMers and Latin Culture Club of NWACC is having a carne asada (steak) taco and horchata sale on October 24 and 25 from 11-2.

The sale will take place on Bogle Plaza. Prices are $2.00 for one taco, $1.50 for horchata, or a combo of 3 tacos and a drink for $6.00.

All proceeds will go the club scholarship fund.

DREAMers of NWACC T-shirts will also be available for a minimum $10 donation to the scholarship fund.

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

Word Problems – including problems in two variables – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Fraction Operations – Math Workshop (NEW)

Fraction Operations – a Math Center Workshop for Pre-Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct, 25, 12:00-1:00 p,m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Watch Creation of Public Art Sand Masterpiece (NEW)

The community is invited to watch sand sculpture artists at work on a public art sand masterpiece through Oct. 23 at the site of Sullivan Square, 2900 SW I Street and 28th in Bentonville.

In conjunction with the grand opening of Sullivan Square in Bentonville, Orchard Properties has invited the World Champion sand sculptors, Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson Doubleday to replicate some of Northwest Arkansas’ most notable landmarks. A related release is attached.

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

Direct Action Campaign in Support of DACA 

Exercising the First Amendment, afforded to us by The Constitution of the United States of America. Our goal is to educate and encourage the NWACC student and faculty to stay informed concerning the ever changing political landscape.

By focusing on the way our voices can be used as a civil instrument, we strive to promote communication between elected officials and their constituents. Our Direct Action Campaign presents the widespread myths pertaining to both the Obama-Era “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the DREAM act legislation (introduced in 2001) and provides the reality of said myths. With statistics, peer-reviewed research, and the analysis of the process in which one obtains “DREAMer” status, our mission is to expedite the ensured protection of the approximately 800,000 members of our communities that were brought to this country by no fault of their own, to support their families, our economy, and have the opportunities for a better life. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bogle Plaza at 3 p.m.

Come Celebrate with Honors 

Drop by the Student Center to celebrate Honors50Strong! (and to eat some cake). The celebration will be 11:30 to 1:30 Oct. 19 in the Student Center lobby.

It’s a great opportunity to talk to other students and instructors about talking spring Honors classes and the Honors Program. All are welcome.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, 30 October, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Fundraiser for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Fayetteville on October 22, from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Participants will need a copy of the flier, which is attached. The flier may be presented in paper form, digital form, or by using the code on the flier when ordering online.

The HIM Student Organization will receive 20% of all sales where a flyer is shown so feel free to share this with family and friends. You may also search for, and share the fundraising event on Facebook.

Our fundraising goal is to be able to pay each HIM student’s way to a mandatory convention called ArHIMA this spring. The cost per student is $55. We are using funds from T-shirt sales and membership fees. However, we need to generate more funds to reach our goal.

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

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:

  • 10/24 & 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.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Tuesday, October 24 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Self-Defense/Safety Awareness presented by Bentonville Police Department. Located in Center for Health Professions Oak Room  room 3012.

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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.

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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 What’s Up!: Highlight about film screening (Stephanie Lewis)

Batesville Daily Guard: Profile about Dr. Jami Forrester in her hometown newspaper

October 19, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 (NEW)

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

Direct Action Campaign in Support of DACA (NEW)

Exercising the First Amendment, afforded to us by The Constitution of the United States of America. Our goal is to educate and encourage the NWACC student and faculty to stay informed concerning the ever changing political landscape.

By focusing on the way our voices can be used as a civil instrument, we strive to promote communication between elected officials and their constituents. Our Direct Action Campaign presents the widespread myths pertaining to both the Obama-Era “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the DREAM act legislation (introduced in 2001) and provides the reality of said myths. With statistics, peer-reviewed research, and the analysis of the process in which one obtains “DREAMer” status, our mission is to expedite the ensured protection of the approximately 800,000 members of our communities that were brought to this country by no fault of their own, to support their families, our economy, and have the opportunities for a better life. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bogle Plaza at 3 p.m.

Come Celebrate with Honors (TODAY)

Drop by the Student Center to celebrate Honors50Strong! (and to eat some cake). The celebration will be 11:30 to 1:30 Oct. 19 in the Student Center lobby.

It’s a great opportunity to talk to other students and instructors about talking spring Honors classes and the Honors Program. All are welcome.

The Shadow Ensemble Concert Slated Oct. 27 (NEW)

THE SHADOW ENSEMBLE, with Ryan Cockerham, director, invites all spooks and goblins to enjoy a frightful night of live music for silent films.

This “Halloween Spectacular” will be just the right musical treat. The witching hour is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the WalMart Auditorium.

For more information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Creative Artists”at NWACC.

NWACC Faculty Recital

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, 30 October, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Fundraiser for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Fayetteville on October 22, from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Participants will need a copy of the flier, which is attached. The flier may be presented in paper form, digital form, or by using the code on the flier when ordering online.

The HIM Student Organization will receive 20% of all sales where a flyer is shown so feel free to share this with family and friends. You may also search for, and share the fundraising event on Facebook.

Our fundraising goal is to be able to pay each HIM student’s way to a mandatory convention called ArHIMA this spring. The cost per student is $55. We are using funds from T-shirt sales and membership fees. However, we need to generate more funds to reach our goal.

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – Workshops (TODAY)

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338 and Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

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:

  • 10/24 & 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.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 (UPDATED)

NWACC Music invites you to the “AMERICAN WOMEN COMPOSERS and FRIENDS” concert presented Oct. 28  at 11 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Performers Gloria Grilk, Karen Grilk Noorani, Freda Goodman and Pam Meyer will share their talents as they showcase the music of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Alice Yost Jordan, Libby Larsen, Florence Beatrice Smith Price and Maud Powell.

The event is free and open to the public. For information email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu. 

Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music! The public is invited, and the concert is free.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Tuesday, October 24 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Self-Defense/Safety Awareness presented by Bentonville Police Department. Located in Center for Health Professions Oak Room  room 3012.

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Workplace) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017 (TODAY)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Thursday, October 19: UCA, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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.

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: iGive Results in People & Places

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Four honored at ACC

 

October 18, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health Care Forum (TODAY)

You are invited to attend a Health Care Forum offered in the Center for Health Professions, Oak Rooms 3015 and 3016.

Date                                                Day                           Time

October 18                                 Wednesday                  2:00              3:00

These sessions will provide you an opportunity to learn more about your health care plan and ask questions.  Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Health Care Plan Performance
  • Health Care Plan Management
  • Cost Containment Steps
  • The Upcoming 2018 Proposed Plan Changes

We hope you can make it!  

Randal Bays, Celtic Fiddle in Concert Oct. 18 (TODAY)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College welcomes Randal Bays, Celtic Fiddle, to the music Recital Hall on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

He is a fiddler, fingerstyle guitarist and composer. The American-born Irish-style fiddle and guitar player first gained international recognition through his recordings and performances with Co. Clare fiddler Martin Hayes in the early 1990s. He continues to enchant and inspire through lesson, recording and live performance.

Check out the website at http://www.randalbays.com/ before attending the concert in Burns Hall.

$15 General Admission at the door, $5 Students

For more information, contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver, sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu Join our “Community of Artists” at NWACC Music!

Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair-November 1 (NEW)

Are you planning to transfer for a degree in the HEALTHCARE FIELD?

If so, stop by the Healthcare Professions Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 1. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center (SC), room 108 on the first floor.

Representatives of healthcare profession programs from area colleges and universities will be present to visit with transfer students about their future academic goals in the healthcare field.

In the past, the fair has included U of A, UAFS, UAMS, UALR, JBU, UCA, ATU, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State, Pittsburg State University, Cleveland Chiropractic, Crowder College, Central Methodist University, Tulsa University, Northweastern State University, and many more. Transfer Services will also be available to discuss general steps in the admission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to start planning for your future!

Direct Action Campaign in Support of DACA (NEW)

Exercising the First Amendment, afforded to us by The Constitution of the United States of America. Our goal is to educate and encourage the NWACC student and faculty to stay informed concerning the ever changing political landscape.

By focusing on the way our voices can be used as a civil instrument, we strive to promote communication between elected officials and their constituents. Our Direct Action Campaign presents the widespread myths pertaining to both the Obama-Era “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the DREAM act legislation (introduced in 2001) and provides the reality of said myths. With statistics, peer-reviewed research, and the analysis of the process in which one obtains “DREAMer” status, our mission is to expedite the ensured protection of the approximately 800,000 members of our communities that were brought to this country by no fault of their own, to support their families, our economy, and have the opportunities for a better life. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bogle Plaza at 3 p.m.

NWACC Faculty Recital (NEW)

Join our “Community of Artists” for the NWACC Music “FACULTY RECITAL” Monday, 30 October, 7:00 p.m., in the WalMart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce. This free event is open to the public, students and faculty. For information sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Fundraiser for Health Information Management Student Organization

The Health Information Management Student Organization is hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express in Fayetteville on October 22, from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Participants will need a copy of the flier, which is attached. The flier may be presented in paper form, digital form, or by using the code on the flier when ordering online.

The HIM Student Organization will receive 20% of all sales where a flyer is shown so feel free to share this with family and friends. You may also search for, and share the fundraising event on Facebook.

Our fundraising goal is to be able to pay each HIM student’s way to a mandatory convention called ArHIMA this spring. The cost per student is $55. We are using funds from T-shirt sales and membership fees. However, we need to generate more funds to reach our goal.

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – Workshops (TODAY)

Graphing Lines & Functions by Hand – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Oct 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SC 338 and Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Tutoring Services Resume Regular Hours (TODAY)

The Tutoring Center and WCC tutoring services will resume regular hours (today) Wednesday, Oct. 18. For more information, please visit: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/.

Come Celebrate with Honors

Drop by the Student Center to celebrate Honors50Strong! (and to eat some cake). The celebration will be 11:30 to 1:30 Oct. 19 in the Student Center lobby.

It’s a great opportunity to talk to other students and instructors about talking spring Honors classes and the Honors Program. All are welcome.

International Education Week Auction

Call for Donations! The annual International Education Week Silent Auction will be held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

All proceeds will be used for scholarships. Please open attachment for more detailed information.

Jitters Anxiety Group (TODAY)

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

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

  • 10/18: 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.

Washington County Work-Study Positions Available

NWACC’s Washington County Center is seeking work-study students.

The positions will be for 15-19 hours per week. Job postings and full descriptions are located at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities (please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Washington County Center positions listed). Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid.

Interested parties should email their name and NWACC student ID to bgoodman@nwacc.edu or call 479-927-3330 for inquiries.

American Women Composers Concert Oct. 28 

The “American Women Composers” CONCERT is planned for later this month.

The concert will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the  Music Department’s Recital Hall in Burns Hall.

Five American women composers’ compositions and one music arranger’s work will be presented by two music faculty members and two guest artists, with a wide variety of piano, voice, organ, and violin compositions. The public is invited, and the concert is free.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (TODAY)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

We are displaying a “Pledge Wall” throughout the month, and ask that members of our NWACC community take the pledge to stand up against domestic violence and abuse. The wall will be located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center and everyone is invited to sign a pledge form.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in Pledge Wall activities on Monday, you still can participate by printing the attached form, completing it and snapping a photo of you holding the pledge and then posting to social media with the hashtag #NWACCitmatters.

Planned events include:

Wednesday, October 18 at  1:30 p.m. – Rape Culture Presentation in Student Center room 108

Tuesday, October 24 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Self-Defense/Safety Awareness presented by Bentonville Police Department. Located in Center for Health Professions Oak Room  room 3012.

Thursday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Luncheon with Domestic Violence Public Forum (Domestic Violence in the Work Place) First hundred guests will be provided with lunch. Located in Wal-Mart Auditorium.

Friday, October 27 from  6 p.m.-9 p.m. – NWACC Fall Festival

Food Pantry Doing Weekly Distributions 

The NWACC Food Pantry is available to all NWACC students and employees.

Beginning October 4, 2017, food distribution requests will be filled every week on Wednesday and will continue throughout the Fall 2017 semester.

A three-day supply of food per family member is provided with each request. All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file with the Office of Student Life. Applications for assistance can be picked up at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or at the Office of Student Life in Room 225 H in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Each request requires a completed Distribution Request form. Distribution Request Forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life or at the Student Information Center no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution. Request forms can be picked up at the Student Information Center or at the Office of Student Life. In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu. Open the attachments for initial application form and Distribution Request form.

A related flier is attached.

Transfer Visits at a Glance-October 2017 

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak with transfer students about their future academic goals.

While the vast majority of visitors come to the Transfer Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, locations may vary.

Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters:

  • Thursday, October 19: UCA, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Monday, October 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. AND JBU (Siloam Springs), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk
  • Wednesday, October 25: Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Transfer Information Desk.

LPN to RN Nursing Application Now Available

The NWACC LPN to RN Nursing application is now available and can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applicationsApplicants will have to have an NWACC username and password to submit the Nursing application. Applications will be taken through November 1. For further questions or issues email Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

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 10/17/17! https://www.nwacc.edu/web/forms/golden-eagle-award

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.

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

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 .

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.

The next ICC meetings will be 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 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: ‘How Do You Follow Your Heart?’ (Ashley Edwards)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Creating, curiosity brings benefits to schooling and economy, expert says (Tim Cornelius)