November 30, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Coffee & Conversation at Brightwater Friday

College community, come join your colleagues for Coffee & Conversation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food.

In addition to some great delectables, Dr. Mack also promises us custom-made espresso, cappuccino and lattes on Friday. This particular selection of items will highlight new coffee courses offered in the spring.

A calendar invitation should have arrived in your in-box before Thanksgiving. If you can please respond, it helps organizers know how many to expect.

Please come join us!

Deadline for Step Up Applications is Friday

Please submit your Step Up application to Brenda Meyer by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017.

A related brochure is attached. The Word document application also is attached.

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Month of Giving Opportunity (FINAL WEEK)

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 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.

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

NWACC Jazz Band Concert Dec. 5

What better way to heat up these cold winter nights than with hot tunes from NWACC Jazz Band?

All are invited to join our “Community of Artists” on Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free event.

For information contact Rene’Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert Dec. 6

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert.

Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event. For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

NWACC Chamber Singers Dec. 7

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Singers in concert. Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event.

For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

Quadratic Equations and Functions (TODAY)

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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 

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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: Arkansas ranks 27th for risk of cybercrime (Kim Bertschy)

Talk Business & Politics (November): Wal-Mart exec shares global leadership experience with NWACC Enactus students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWA Marshallese work to send more of their own to college

What’s Up section NWADG: Student Recital

November 29, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Coffee & Conversation at Brightwater Friday

College community, come join your colleagues for Coffee & Conversation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food.

In addition to some great delectables, Dr. Mack also promises us custom-made espresso, cappuccino and lattes on Friday. This particular selection of items will highlight new coffee courses offered in the spring.

A calendar invitation should have arrived in your in-box before Thanksgiving. If you can please respond, it helps organizers know how many to expect.

Please come join us!

Month of Giving Opportunity (FINAL WEEK)

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 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.

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Deadline for Step Up Applications is Friday

Please submit your Step Up application to Brenda Meyer by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017.

A related brochure is attached. The Word document application also is attached.

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert Dec. 5

What better way to heat up these cold winter nights than with hot tunes from NWACC Jazz Band?

All are invited to join our “Community of Artists” on Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free event.

For information contact Rene’Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert Dec. 6

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert.

Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event. For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

NWACC Chamber Singers Dec. 7

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Singers in concert. Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event.

For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

Gamma Beta Phi Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children. Several of the children on this year’s tree have been sponsored, but a few still remain.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Exponents (& Radicals) (TODAY)

Exponents (& Radicals) – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 12 p.m. noon – 1 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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 

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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 

Talk Business & Politics (November): Wal-Mart exec shares global leadership experience with NWACC Enactus students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWA Marshallese work to send more of their own to college

What’s Up section NWADG: Student Recital

November 28, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Deadline for Step Up Applications is Friday

Please submit your Step Up application to Brenda Meyer by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017.

A related brochure is attached. The Word document application also is attached.

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Jazz Band Concert Dec. 5

What better way to heat up these cold winter nights than with hot tunes from NWACC Jazz Band?

All are invited to join our “Community of Artists” on Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free event.

For information contact Rene’Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert Dec. 6

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert.

Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event. For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

NWACC Chamber Singers Dec. 7

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Singers in concert. Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event.

For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

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 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 Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children. Several of the children on this year’s tree have been sponsored, but a few still remain.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 (Tuesday)

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Exponents (& Radicals)

Exponents (& Radicals) – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 12 p.m. noon – 1 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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 

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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 

Talk Business & Politics (November): Wal-Mart exec shares global leadership experience with NWACC Enactus students

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWA Marshallese work to send more of their own to college

What’s Up section NWADG: Student Recital

 

November 27, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Deadline for Step Up Applications is Friday (NEW)

Please submit your Step Up application to Brenda Meyer by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017.

A related brochure is attached. The Word document application also is attached.

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital (TODAY)

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

NWACC Jazz Band Concert Dec. 5 (NEW)

What better way to heat up these cold winter nights than with hot tunes from NWACC Jazz Band?

All are invited to join our “Community of Artists” on Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free event.

For information contact Rene’Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert Dec. 6 (NEW)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Strings and Chamber Winds Winter Concert.

Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Wednesday, December 6, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event. For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

NWACC Chamber Singers Dec. 7 (NEW)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music presents the Chamber Singers in concert. Come be a part of our “Community of Artists” on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m. in the Shewmaker Center’s Walmart Auditorium for this free public event.

For information contact Rene’ Garcia-Oliver sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

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 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 Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children. Several of the children on this year’s tree have been sponsored, but a few still remain.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 (Tuesday)

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Exponents (& Radicals)

Exponents (& Radicals) – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 12 p.m. noon – 1 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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 

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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: NWA Marshallese work to send more of their own to college

What’s Up section NWADG: Student Recital

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWACC, NTI partner for nursing programs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Springdale charter school officials talk new grade development

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: College team gets 2 awards

November 22, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Hours-Thanksgiving Break (EFFECTIVE TODAY)

Tutoring will not be offered Wednesday, November 22-Saturday, November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break. Regular tutoring hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Step Up Application Deadline is Dec. 1

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Open Enrollment Ends Today

The 2018 Open Enrollment for full-time benefit eligible employees ends November 22. All enrollment and benefit change forms must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than end of business day on Wednesday, November 22.

Your existing medical, dental, life and/or vision elections will remain unchanged for 2018 unless you make changes to your coverage.

To begin or continue the Pre-Tax Child Care or Health Reimbursement Accounts (FSA) please complete a 2018 election form. Forms are available at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment. If you have questions about this email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

ORT Free Fares on Fixed Routes During Holiday

For more than a decade, Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) has offered free-fares on fixed route transit during the holidays.  In keeping with this multi-year tradition and to show appreciation for another great year of serving Northwest Arkansas, ORT is offering free-fare days beginning with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Bus fare for all fixed-route Transit buses will be free of charge the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving).  ORT’s offices and bus services will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

Route changes for Friday, November 24 only:

  • Fayetteville routes #01 and #02 will combine as one service all day, Friday, Nov. 24, and service to Walmart on MLK is cancelled.  This is due to the scheduled Razorback game.
  • Fayetteville route #03 and Springdale Routes #62 and #65 will run, as normal, the entire day.
  • The Express Route #490 will be running its reduced route (one bus only) from NWACC in Benton County, to the Archaelogical Survey building on the U of A Agriculture campus.
  • Fayetteville’s route #04 and Springdale’s route #61 will be interlined, as will routes #11 and #51, in Bentonville and Rogers respectively.
  • Rogers’ Route 52 will be on demand.  Those seeking rides along this route should call the main office number below, at least 24 hours in advance.  Otherwise, Route 52 will be out of service, as will Springdale’s Routes #63 and #64.

All interlined routes will run reduced schedules.  Customers with questions about routes should call our offices directly at 479-756-5901.

Free fare applies to ORT’s Fixed-Route Service only.  Curb-to-Curb Service via our Demand-Response and Para-transit minivans will remain at their current fare rates.

ORT would like to extend Happy Holiday wishes to everyone in our regional community.

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

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 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 Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children. Several of the children on this year’s tree have been sponsored, but a few still remain.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Exponents (& Radicals) (NEW)

Exponents (& Radicals) – a Math Center workshop for Beginning Algebra (and other) students will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 12 p.m. noon – 1 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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 

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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, NTI partner for nursing programs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Springdale charter school officials talk new grade development

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: College team gets 2 awards

November 21, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Hours-Thanksgiving Break (EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY)

Tutoring will not be offered Wednesday, November 22-Saturday, November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break. Regular tutoring hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie Pick-Up  (TODAY)

We will hold the Pie Pick-Up event in the Student Center on November 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a limited number of additional family size pies for purchase as well as some individual sized pies.

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Step Up Application Deadline is Dec. 1

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Bookstore Appreciation

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Open Enrollment Ends Soon

The 2018 Open Enrollment for full-time benefit eligible employees ends November 22. All enrollment and benefit change forms must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than end of business day on Wednesday, November 22.

Your existing medical, dental, life and/or vision elections will remain unchanged for 2018 unless you make changes to your coverage.

To begin or continue the Pre-Tax Child Care or Health Reimbursement Accounts (FSA) please complete a 2018 election form. Forms are available at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment. If you have questions about this email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

ORT Free Fares on Fixed Routes During Holiday

For more than a decade, Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) has offered free-fares on fixed route transit during the holidays.  In keeping with this multi-year tradition and to show appreciation for another great year of serving Northwest Arkansas, ORT is offering free-fare days beginning with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Bus fare for all fixed-route Transit buses will be free of charge the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving).  ORT’s offices and bus services will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

Route changes for Friday, November 24 only:

  • Fayetteville routes #01 and #02 will combine as one service all day, Friday, Nov. 24, and service to Walmart on MLK is cancelled.  This is due to the scheduled Razorback game.
  • Fayetteville route #03 and Springdale Routes #62 and #65 will run, as normal, the entire day.
  • The Express Route #490 will be running its reduced route (one bus only) from NWACC in Benton County, to the Archaelogical Survey building on the U of A Agriculture campus.
  • Fayetteville’s route #04 and Springdale’s route #61 will be interlined, as will routes #11 and #51, in Bentonville and Rogers respectively.
  • Rogers’ Route 52 will be on demand.  Those seeking rides along this route should call the main office number below, at least 24 hours in advance.  Otherwise, Route 52 will be out of service, as will Springdale’s Routes #63 and #64.

All interlined routes will run reduced schedules.  Customers with questions about routes should call our offices directly at 479-756-5901.

Free fare applies to ORT’s Fixed-Route Service only.  Curb-to-Curb Service via our Demand-Response and Para-transit minivans will remain at their current fare rates.

ORT would like to extend Happy Holiday wishes to everyone in our regional community.

Holiday Hours for the Food Court

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Oasis and RechargeU are open today and Tuesday. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

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 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 Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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, NTI partner for nursing programs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Springdale charter school officials talk new grade development

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: College team gets 2 awards

November 20, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NWACC/NTI Signing

NWACC and Northwest Technical Institute signed an agreement Thursday granting early admission of qualified NTI students into NWACC’s LPN to RN program.

More about the signing can be found in a news article listed under NWACC in the News.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TODAY)

Pride at NWACC remembers those who we have lost as a result of intolerance and hate.

Join us for a remembrance ceremony and a reading of names, followed by a candlelit procession and refreshments. Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m. in Bogle Plaza at NWACC.

Tutoring Center Hours-Thanksgiving Break (EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY)

Tutoring will not be offered Wednesday, November 22-Saturday, November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break. Regular tutoring hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie Pick-Up  (TUESDAY)

We will hold the Pie Pick-Up event in the Student Center on November 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a limited number of additional family size pies for purchase as well as some individual sized pies.

Bookstore Appreciation (NEW)

Your NWACC Bookstore will be hosting our annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on December 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by for coffee and snacks, fun activities, 50% off clearance items, other special discounts. We will also have a book signing event going on with local Benton County author, Evin Demirel. We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Open Enrollment Ends Soon (NEW)

The 2018 Open Enrollment for full-time benefit eligible employees ends November 22. All enrollment and benefit change forms must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than end of business day on Wednesday, November 22.

Your existing medical, dental, life and/or vision elections will remain unchanged for 2018 unless you make changes to your coverage.

To begin or continue the Pre-Tax Child Care or Health Reimbursement Accounts (FSA) please complete a 2018 election form. Forms are available at https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/openenrollment. If you have questions about this email Barb Gordon at bgordon@nwacc.edu.

ORT Free Fares on Fixed Routes During Holiday (NEW)

For more than a decade, Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) has offered free-fares on fixed route transit during the holidays.  In keeping with this multi-year tradition and to show appreciation for another great year of serving Northwest Arkansas, ORT is offering free-fare days beginning with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Bus fare for all fixed-route Transit buses will be free of charge the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving).  ORT’s offices and bus services will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

Route changes for Friday, November 24 only:

  • Fayetteville routes #01 and #02 will combine as one service all day, Friday, Nov. 24, and service to Walmart on MLK is cancelled.  This is due to the scheduled Razorback game.
  • Fayetteville route #03 and Springdale Routes #62 and #65 will run, as normal, the entire day.
  • The Express Route #490 will be running its reduced route (one bus only) from NWACC in Benton County, to the Archaelogical Survey building on the U of A Agriculture campus.
  • Fayetteville’s route #04 and Springdale’s route #61 will be interlined, as will routes #11 and #51, in Bentonville and Rogers respectively.
  • Rogers’ Route 52 will be on demand.  Those seeking rides along this route should call the main office number below, at least 24 hours in advance.  Otherwise, Route 52 will be out of service, as will Springdale’s Routes #63 and #64.

All interlined routes will run reduced schedules.  Customers with questions about routes should call our offices directly at 479-756-5901.

Free fare applies to ORT’s Fixed-Route Service only.  Curb-to-Curb Service via our Demand-Response and Para-transit minivans will remain at their current fare rates.

ORT would like to extend Happy Holiday wishes to everyone in our regional community.

Holiday Hours for the Food Court (NEW)

The Food Court holiday hours have been established. Oasis and RechargeU are open today and Tuesday. Please open the attached for details and feel free to print and share in your area.

Thank you, Operations

Barnes & Noble Extended After Winter Break Hours (NEW)

Barnes & Noble Extended After Christmas Hours

  • Jan. 2-5, 2018, Bookstore and RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 8-13, 2018, Bookstore Monday-Friday: 8-4:30 Saturday: 10-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday: 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan. 15-19, 2018, Bookstore Monday 10-2, Tuesday-Thursday 8-6, Friday 8-2 RechargeU Tuesday-Thursday: 8-6 Friday: 8-2
  • Jan 22, 2018– Resume normal business hours for both stores Bookstore Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 Friday: 8-2 RechargeU Monday-Thursday 8-6 Friday: 8-2

Thank you,

Barnes & Noble

Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship Application Now Available (NEW)

The Northwest Medical Center Bentonville Scholarship application is available for NWACC Nursing, PTA, and RT students to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. For a copy of the application, open this attachment.

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 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 Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Master Naturalists to Offer Annual Training

Master Naturalist training starts in January 2018 with classes in Benton County, Washington County and Marion County.

Training covers a wide range of ecological topics specific to the Ozarks region. Forty hours of training are required to become a Master Naturalist.

Master Naturalists support a wide variety of conservation efforts throughout the area through volunteerism and in partnership with a number of environmental agencies and organizations.

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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.

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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, NTI partner for nursing programs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Springdale charter school officials talk new grade development

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: College team gets 2 awards

November 16, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tutoring Center Hours-Thanksgiving Break (NEW)

Tutoring will not be offered Wednesday, November 22-Saturday, November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break. Regular tutoring hours will resume on Monday, November 27.

Gamma Beta Phi Pie Pick-Up 

We will hold the Pie Pick-Up event in the Student Center on November 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a limited number of additional family size pies for purchase as well as some individual sized pies.

International Education Week (TODAY)

Come and join the fun, festivities, and educational events surrounding International Education Week 2017.

Starting Monday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 we will have several events, including:

  • Silent Auction
  • Study Abroad Scavenger Hunt
  • NWACCAbroad Display
  • Yoga Class
  • International Potluck Meal
  • Movies
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Presentations, and more!

Please come and experience the world with NWACC!

Related fliers are attached.

International Education Week Auction (TODAY)

The annual International Education Week Silent Auction is being held November 13-17 in room 108 of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

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

Gamma Beta Phi Sharing and Caring Tree

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 (NEW)

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

Washington County Center Student Services Hours 11/17/17 

Student Services at the Washington County Center (WCC) in Springdale will be closing at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17.

WCC Services staff will be available to assist from 8-11 a.m. on 11/17/17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pride at NWACC remembers those who we have lost as a result of intolerance and hate.

Join us for a remembrance ceremony and a reading of names, followed by a candlelit procession and refreshments. Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m. in Bogle Plaza at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions 

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Radical Operations and Equations (TODAY)

Radical Operations and Equations – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students will be offered Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Master Naturalists to Offer Annual Training

Master Naturalist training starts in January 2018 with classes in Benton County, Washington County and Marion County.

Training covers a wide range of ecological topics specific to the Ozarks region. Forty hours of training are required to become a Master Naturalist.

Master Naturalists support a wide variety of conservation efforts throughout the area through volunteerism and in partnership with a number of environmental agencies and organizations.

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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 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.

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.

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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 (School News, page 3E) Zowe Decator and Viktoria Eldridge

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (School News, page 6E) Golden Eagles

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (Nov. 13): Paramedic shortage looms large in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Guest column by Dr. Jorgenson — Apprenticeships support industry, employees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Book Club in Club News (page 2)

November 15, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Veterans Project Cookout Again Today

Students of the Veterans Project are doing the cookout again today—there will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers [more today than yesterday] and chili.

The repeat cookout for the Veterans Scholarship fundraiser will be Wednesday, November 15, from about 1130 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The students of the Veterans Project will be hosting a cookout serving food in Burns Hall near the Information Commons.

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

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/

Gamma Beta Phi Pie Pick-Up (NEW)

We will hold the Pie Pick-Up event in the Student Center on November 21, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a limited number of additional family size pies for purchase as well as some individual sized pies.

International Education Week (TODAY)

Come and join the fun, festivities, and educational events surrounding International Education Week 2017.

Starting Monday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 we will have several events, including:

  • Silent Auction
  • Study Abroad Scavenger Hunt
  • NWACCAbroad Display
  • Yoga Class
  • International Potluck Meal
  • Movies
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Presentations, and more!

Please come and experience the world with NWACC!

Related fliers are attached.

International Education Week Auction (TODAY)

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 updated information.

Gamma Beta Phi Sharing and Caring Tree (UPDATED)

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

Please contact Laurie Scott at lscott3@nwacc.edu for further information.

Arkansas Tech University Transfer Scholarship Application: Deadline November 28 (NEW)

Are you intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) for Spring 2018? Apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now!

This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2018 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2018 semester

Application Instructions:

  1. Write an essay following the prompt below (600 words or less). Please save your essay as a Word document and do not forget to include your name in your essay, either as the header of the essay or in the body of the essay.
  2. Email your essay to TransferPathways@nwacc.edu . a. In the body of the email, please include your name, NWACC student ID, phone number, NWACC email address, intended major, and a brief summary of your future career plans. b. Attach your essay as a Word document to the email. 3) If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ashley Byrd, Associate Director of Transfer Services, at the email address above.

Essay Prompt (600 words or less): Think of experiences throughout your life that have led to your current academic pursuits. Are there certain people who have been influential in your life, or are there experiences that inspired you to choose your current path? Are there people or events that shaped your vision of what you hope to achieve? Tell the committee about these influences. Finally, address how you wish to utilize your academic pursuits to contribute to society.

A related document is attached.

Washington County Center Student Services Hours 11/17/17 

Student Services at the Washington County Center (WCC) in Springdale will be closing at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17.

WCC Services staff will be available to assist from 8-11 a.m. on 11/17/17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pride at NWACC remembers those who we have lost as a result of intolerance and hate.

Join us for a remembrance ceremony and a reading of names, followed by a candlelit procession and refreshments. Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m. in Bogle Plaza at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions (TODAY)

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in SC 338 and Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Radical Operations and Equations 

Radical Operations and Equations – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students will be offered Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Master Naturalists to Offer Annual Training

Master Naturalist training starts in January 2018 with classes in Benton County, Washington County and Marion County.

Training covers a wide range of ecological topics specific to the Ozarks region. Forty hours of training are required to become a Master Naturalist.

Master Naturalists support a wide variety of conservation efforts throughout the area through volunteerism and in partnership with a number of environmental agencies and organizations.

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply. To apply for the CRA Scholarships, you  must be enrolled in the core classes of the CRA Program.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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 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.

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.

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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 

New — Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (Nov. 13): Paramedic shortage looms large in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Guest column by Dr. Jorgenson — Apprenticeships support industry, employees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Book Club in Club News (page 2)

November 14, 2017

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

International Education Week (TODAY)

Come and join the fun, festivities, and educational events surrounding International Education Week 2017.

Starting Monday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 we will have several events, including:

  • Silent Auction
  • Study Abroad Scavenger Hunt
  • NWACCAbroad Display
  • Yoga Class
  • International Potluck Meal
  • Movies
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Presentations, and more!

Please come and experience the world with NWACC!

Related fliers are attached.

International Education Week Auction (TODAY)

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 updated information.

Hot Cocoa Sales Fundraiser (TODAY)

NWACC’s Phi Theta Kappa students will be selling hot cocoa and goodies on November 14 and 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Becky Paneitz Student Center lobby. All proceeds help support Phi Theta Kappa projects and events that benefit NWACC students. Open attached flyer for more information.

Washington County Center Student Services Hours 11/17/17 (NEW)

Student Services at the Washington County Center (WCC) in Springdale will be closing at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 17.

WCC Services staff will be available to assist from 8-11 a.m. on 11/17/17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Pride at NWACC remembers those who we have lost as a result of intolerance and hate.

Join us for a remembrance ceremony and a reading of names, followed by a candlelit procession and refreshments. Monday, November 20, at 6 p.m. in Bogle Plaza at NWACC.

A related flier is attached.

Quadratic Equations and Functions (NEW)

Quadratics – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students, will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in SC 338 and Thursday, Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338. A related flier is attached.

Radical Operations and Equations (NEW)

Radical Operations and Equations – a Math Center workshop for Intermediate Algebra (and other) students will be offered Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in SC 338.

A related flier is attached.

Subject Code Change for Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records Classes

Intro to Medical Terminology, Medical Terminology for Health Sciences, and Electronic Health Records have had subject code changes effective Spring 2018.

They are now under the following course numbers on the spring schedule of classes:

  • Intro to Medical Terminology HIM 1001
  • Medical Terminology for Health Sciences HIM 1403
  • Electronic Health Records HIM 1123

PTA Application

The Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)application is currently available through March 1, 2018. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning PTA or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

Track II Nursing Application

The Track II (Accelerated)Nursing application is currently available through December 1.

The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Applicants will need their NWACC username and password to submit the application. For questions concerning Track II or submitting the application please contact Healthprofessions@nwacc.edu

NWACC THANKS!

Tis the season of THANKS!

Outstanding faculty and staff do make a difference. NWACC THANKS provides a way to say “thanks” for a job well done.

THANKS can be offered by students, staff or faculty. and you may choose to remain anonymous. Your note will be sent to the recipient as an email, with a copy going to our college President, Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson. Show your appreciation and give THANKS here: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/disted-fac/thanks

Master Naturalists to Offer Annual Training

Master Naturalist training starts in January 2018 with classes in Benton County, Washington County and Marion County.

Training covers a wide range of ecological topics specific to the Ozarks region. Forty hours of training are required to become a Master Naturalist.

Master Naturalists support a wide variety of conservation efforts throughout the area through volunteerism and in partnership with a number of environmental agencies and organizations.

NWACC in ITALY

Please help remind students that “NWACC in Italy” is now taking applications for Summer 2018.

Live and study for a month in Tuscany and receive 6 hours of NWACC college credit. It’s one of the best and best priced educational study abroad programs of its kind.

Scholarships are available.

Visit the website www.NWACCinITALY.com for more info or contact Jeremy Youmans, Victor Chalfant, Chris Huggard, or Miles Fish.

Spring 2018 CRA Scholarship Applications Available 

The nwaRLUG Scholarship and James Thulin Scholarship applications are available for Spring 2018 until December 4, 2017.

Students must be accepted and enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst Program and have a minimum of 2.0 to apply.

For more information about the requirements and how to apply, open the link to the appropriate application. The nwaRLUG Scholarship application is attached.

The James Thulin Scholarship application is attached. For questions, please contact Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Gamma Beta Phi Sharing and Caring Tree 

Each year, Gamma Beta Phi has the opportunity to give back during the holiday season by partnering with Sharing and Caring of Benton County and sponsoring ten children.

This program assists these children through the help of generous donors just like you! The GBP Sharing and Caring Tree is located in Burns Hall just outside of the main elevator in the lobby. To sponsor a child, simply choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament contains a child’s information, needs, and a wish list in addition to directions to confirm sponsorship.

Please stop by and choose a child to sponsor today. Gamma Beta Phi appreciates all of our volunteers, and sponsors and wishes all of our students, faculty, staff, and administration a very happy holiday season!

NWACC Student Recital 

Please join the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Department of Music for the NWACC Student Recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies.
Faculty, students and the public are welcome at this free NWACC Music event.

For information, contact sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu

Work Study Needed in Policy Office 

The Director of Policy is seeking a student to assist with the creation of a forms and policy library that will live on our NWACC website.

Duties will include database maintenance, research, proofreading and assisting the Director of Policy with special projects related to the policy life cycle from policy creation, implementation and retirement. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented with an interest in English, business, or government.

A related flier is attached.

Step Up Applications Open

Step Up is an employment enhancement opportunity open to all faculty and staff.

Step Up provides a pathway for frontline and mid-level managers to look beyond their immediate supervisory duties by engaging in small group training events and learning conversations with other departmental managers. Please contact Brenda Meyer, Director of Staff Enhancement, with any questions at bmeyer@nwacc.edu.

Work-Study Needed! Dean of Students Office

NWACC’s Dean of Students Office is seeking a dependable work study to assist the Counseling and Wellness Center. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to jschraeder@nwacc.edu

A related flier is attached.

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. (Open the attached for 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.

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 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.

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.

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, OPEN THIS LINK 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 

New — Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (Nov. 13): Paramedic shortage looms large in Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Guest column by Dr. Jorgenson — Apprenticeships support industry, employees

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Book Club in Club News (page 2)