January 23, 2018


Spring Book Club (NEW)

Join us to read and discuss any of our monthly titles! See http://nwaccbookclub.blogspot.com/ for books and meeting times. Sabrina Chesne at schesne@nwacc. edu has more information and books to loan.

Thinking Money Educator’s Workshop at Bentonville Public Library

Educators are invited to attend Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition Educator’s Workshop at Bentonville Public Library on Tuesday, February 6, from 4-6 p.m.

Thinking Money is a traveling exhibit that will be on view at BPL from Saturday, February 10 to Wednesday, March 14.

Dr. Rita Littrell, Director of the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education at the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker. With a goal of integrating the exhibition and financial literacy into the classroom, the workshop will address:

  • The use of current financial literacy related educational materials, fiction and nonfiction print resources as well as digital resources, in a cross-curricular approach
  • Hands-on activities that engage students and encourage personal understanding
  • Information for educators on the financial literacy resources available via the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education at the University of Arkansas.

Thinking Money is designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about financial literacy topics in a way that is not only understandable, but also fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, the exhibition explores themes such as wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, avoiding financial fraud and imagining your future self.

The Arkansas Department of Education has approved full workshop attendance for two hours of professional development credit, but drop-in attendance is welcome. Registration is not required for this workshop. The American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible, developed Thinking Money.

For information about Thinking Money, please contact Sarah Herford at 479-273-7755 or sherford@bentonvillear.com.

Study Abroad in Haiti

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is going to Haiti’ss Cap Haitien in June 2018. Travel dates are June 16-25, 2018.

Cap Haitien is a tourist city in northern Haiti. It is the home of the Citadelle Henri Christophe, the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The 9-day trip includes travel to Miami from Bentonville airport (XNA to MIA), one night in Miami, and a direct flight to Cap Haitien (CAP) the following morning. We spend 7 days in Cap Haitien, then return from Cap Haitien to Miami, spend one night in Miami, then fly from Miami to Bentonville.

In addition to visiting the Citadelle and Sans Souci, participants will take a walking tour of Cap Haitien’s 19th century gingerbread architecture, as well as spend time at Paradise Beach (Plage du Paradis). Participants will learn some French, some Haitian Creole, and return with a sharper appreciation for Haiti and its people. This short study abroad is also practical for those with demands from work, family, and other obligations.

The well-known and respected tour agency Voyages Lumieres is arranging in-country accommodations, as well as visits to historical and academic sites.

For additional information, please contact the director of International Programs, Jeremy Youmans, jyoumans@nwacc.edu. You may also visit the NWACC’s study abroad website: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/studyabroad/haiti.

NWACC Food Pantry Spring Distribution Schedule Announced 

NWACC’s Food Pantry provides help to NWACC students, faculty and staff throughout the year.

Food will be distributed on every other Wednesday and Thursday, beginning January 24, 2018. A three-day supply of food is given.

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.

All persons requesting assistance must have an initial application on file. They will then be required to complete a distribution request form each time they request assistance.

Distribution Request forms must be turned in at the Office of Student Life no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday before distribution.

In emergency cases, food may be distributed outside of normal distribution times.

Please contact Becky Hudson, Director of Student Life at rhudson1@nwacc.edu or 479-986-6682 for more information about the Pantry.

  • Distribution Date: Jan. 24,25 — Request forms submitted by Jan. 22
  • Distribution Date: Feb. 7, 8 — Request forms submitted by Feb. 5
  • Distribution Date: Feb. 21, 22 — Request forms submitted by Feb. 19
  • Distribution Date: March 7, 8 — Request forms submitted by March 5
  • Distribution Date: March 14, 15 (this is a week early due to Spring Break) — Request forms submitted by March 12
  • March 21, 22 —No distribution this week due to Spring Break
  • Distribution Date: March 28, 29 — Request forms submitted by March 26
  • Distribution Date: April 11, 12 — Request forms submitted by April 9
  • Distribution Date: April 25, 26 — Request forms submitted by April 23
  • Distribution Date: May 9, 10 — Request forms submitted by May 7

Oasis Coffee Offering Back-to-School Special

Laurie Oilar with Oasis Coffee locations is offering a back-to-school special through Jan. 25. The cost for a latte that Oasis currently offers will be 10 percent off.

Scholarship Opportunities to Share

If you know a student attending NWACC during the Spring 2018 semester who could benefit from one of the following scholarships, please share these opportunities with them!

The following Scholarship applications are now available for students to apply:

  • Bates Nursing Endowed Scholarship
  • Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship (Bridge Track Only)
  • George & Elinore Merwin Scholarship
  • Home for Dinner Scholarship
  • Hudson Endowed Scholarship
  • Sandy Turner Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Bridge Track Only)
  • Workforce Electrical Scholarship
  • Workforce HVAC Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded in and applied toward the Spring 2018 semester. For a copy of the scholarship packet, open this attached document.The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 25, by 4:30. For questions about NWACC Scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@nwacc.edu.

Student Services Friday Hours in January 

In January, 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.

MLK Presentation Jan. 25 (THURSDAY)

The 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Presentation will be delivered by Dr. Pearl Dowe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Arkansas. The talk, titled “The Revolution was Televised: The Transformational Leadership of LBJ and MLK,” will examine the transformative way in which President Lyndon B. Johnson slowly rebranded the Democratic Party and consequently changed the dynamic of the relationship of the State and its citizens, while Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s moral leadership often overshadows his radical understanding of the role of government and democracy in ensuring equality.

It is free and open to the public, and will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25, at noon in the Becky Paneitz Student Center room 108. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences, the Honors Program, and the Student Ambassador and Government Association.

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

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/


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.


Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops 

The Math Center is offering Graphing Calculator Introduction Workshops (for Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and other students new to the calculators) the next two weeks:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 338
  • Friday, Jan. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in SC 338
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m., in SC 338
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in SC 338

A related flier is attached.

Applications for Student Ambassador and Government Association

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association (SAGA) is looking for a few good members. SAGA members represent NWACC and our students.

Encourage your students to not miss this opportunity to develop leadership and teamwork skills all while doing some pretty cool things for your college and fellow students. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Applications are due no later than 3 p.m.. on January 26, 2018. For more information open the attached application and/or contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Find The Student Club for You (TODAY)

The NWACC Spring Club Fair will be held on January 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Becky Paneitz Student Center Lobby. There will be free snacks and giveaways. Come out and talk to NWACC student club members and find the club that is right for you. For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Transfer Visits (TODAY)

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

This semester, these institutions typically will be in either the Student Center lobby (SC) or outside the Information Commons in Burns Hall (BH), except for special events or visits to the Washington County Center.

Please consult the list below when helping students make plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23: University of Arkansas, 9 a.m. to noon,  BH
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24: Central Methodist University, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., BH
  • Thursday, Jan. 25: Baptist Health College, Little Rock, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SC
  • Thursday, Jan. 25: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, 9 a.m. to ?, SC
  • Monday, Jan. 29: John Brown University, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, SC
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: Harding University, Searcy, AND Harding University, NWA – Degree Completion in Education, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., BH
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., BH

Math Center Hours for Spring 2018 

  • Mondays: 8 a.m. – 7:40 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For a more detailed schedule with tutors’ names and what they tutor, please open the attached flyer.

NWACC Eagle View Sets Spring Boot Camp

The Spring Eagle View Boot Camp is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the newsroom, room 1459 in Burns Hall. Learn what it takes to be on the student newspaper staff.

Available positions include reporters, photographers, designers, copy editors, advertising sales representatives, and social media coordinators. Food will be provided.

Those interested may email their RSVP to eagleview@nwacc.edu or call the office at 479-986-4016 by Jan. 24.

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.

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


Work-Study Position–Office of Student Success 

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.

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.


Musical Performance Opportunity 

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.


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.


Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: (Local Notes) MLK Program to Be Offered

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Arkansas Tech to freeze in-state tuition; NWACC official: Decision on governor’s fee request up to trustees