January 8, 2018


Work Study Position-Office of Student Success (NEW)

The Office of Student Success is looking for a work study! The position is up to 15 hours per week.

Job duties include checking students in for appointments and tutoring, directing students to the appropriate office, and assisting with outreach communication.

Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested students should email their resume and NWACC student ID # to dschader@nwacc.edu.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018 (NEW)

Study Abroad – Summer 2018 is just around the corner. Don’t get left out!

Applications being accepted now for trips to the following locations: * Greece * Germany * Thailand * Haiti * Italy

For questions, email StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu.

A related flier is attached. For more information, visit https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/

Musical Performance Opportunity (NEW)

The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band is collaborating with NWACC Music to provide ensemble credit to NWACC students.

Ensemble credit is required for the AFA degree with music emphasis, and the band is providing NWACC students the opportunity to that credit with the group.

If you are a brass player or percussionist who is looking for a performing outlet or needing ensemble credit, please open the attached flier.

African American History Course Offered (NEW)

African American History will be offered as an elective course in the spring semester. Dr. Gene Vinzant is the instructor, and the CRN 22458.

A related flier is attached.

Student Services Friday Hours in January 

Beginning this week, our service hours to students will be Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We will resume our normal Friday hours of 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday, February 2nd.

NWACC Chamber Orchestra 

The NWACC Chamber String Orchestra will begin rehearsals for the Spring Semester on Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Hall 2105. Ensemble is composed of students and community citizens.

Credit is available if you wish to enroll. A limited number of scholarships are available to both music majors and non-majors. No audition necessary, but please call C. Myron Flippin for consulting if you have any questions.

Spring 2018 Celebrate Learning 

You are invited to attend Spring 2018 Celebrate Learning! It will be held on Tuesday morning, January 9th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and continue Wednesday afternoon, January 10th from 12:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.

Celebrate Learning is a professional development event designed for all full- and part-time faculty; however, staff are welcome to attend with prior approval from their supervisor. With the quickly changing landscape of higher education law regarding the implementation of the American Disability Act and section 504, a special plenary session on this topic will be held January 9th at 8:00 a.m. in Student Center room 108A & B. This is a required session for faculty per Dr. Ricky Tompkins, VP for Learning and Chief Academic Officer. Please open the attached schedule for more info on the Spring 2018 Celebrate Learning event.

Work-Study Needed! Student Information Center 

The Student Information Center is seeking a dependable work study. The position is open for up to 19 hours per week. A related flier is attached.

Applicants must be current NWACC students who are eligible for financial aid. Interested parties should email their resume and NWACC student ID to rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Jeans Week for Domestic & Sexual Violence 

Next week, January 8-12th, will be our monthly Jeans Week for Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness.  You are invited to wear jeans for a minimum donation of $10.

All money collected will be divided between the NWA Women’s Shelter and the NWA Center for Sexual Assault.  We have raised over $2,750 since 2016 – let’s keep up the good work.

Please take donations to Jamie Schraeder, Student Center SC 225 I.  If you are in a position that already allows you to wear jeans, you may still make a donation if you would like.

Also, please use your discretion during Jeans Week when meeting with off-campus individuals or groups.

ORT Route 65 Ceases Operation Today

ORT Route 65, in Springdale, ceased operations as of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Areas previously served by Rt. 65 will be serviced via proximal routes 62, 63 and 64.

Music and Poetry Students Meet Jan. 28

JANURARY 28th at 1:00, the NWA Music and Poetry Students (MAPS) will meet in Burns Building,  The Music Department Room #2105. 

The Baroque Period will be explored with demonstrations of style and performance technique.  All are invited.

Those wanting to contribute music or poetry may contact ggrilk@nwacc.edu for being placed on the schedule of music and poetry offerings.  Beginning students are especially encouraged to attend.

Admission Applications

Application for admission submissions will be processed within 3 – 4 business days after our return today (January 2, 2018).

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. Contact Christie Waggoner at christie@trw1.net for additional information.

Recruiting Volleyball Players 

The NWACC Sports Club Department will be Sponsoring an Adult Coed Volleyball Team.

Matches will be played at the Rogers Activity Center starting Jan. 23, 2018

Cost only: $20 per student

~Let me know if you are interested in playing as well as help recruit talented players!

Go Eagles!

John F. Luedtke

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Director of Health, Physical Ed., Fitness Center & Sports Club
Burns Hall (West Wing) Office # 1432
1.479.619.4138 – 1.800.995.6922
Email: jluedtke@nwacc.edu


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

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


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.

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.

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.

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: College makes merry

KNWA: Central EMS takes steps to keep paramedics (NWACC paramedic program)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Central EMS boosts pay, training

Arkansas Business: Movers & Shakers (4th item — Daniel Yeager awards)