May 29, 2018


Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances (NEW)

Mobile device allowances will expire at the June 30th year end. To be eligible for renewal, you must have a business need for the device and must submit a Mobile Device Allowance Request Form to your Department Head and Cabinet Representative for approval. The approved forms must be turned into the Controller’s Office no later than June 27th in order to be processed by Payroll for the July reimbursement. Following is the link for the Mobile Device Allowance Request Form:

Please feel welcome to contact Rai Starr or Sandi Goodenow in Accounting with any questions. Thank you!

Popsicle Party on May 31 

Next week, Student Services will host a Popsicle Party for NWACC employees.

Thursday, May 31st at 3 p.m.

Student Center Rotunda

Food Court Hours During Summer 

  • Oasis Coffee — Monday through Thursday:  7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • O’Deli — Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • ReChargeU Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CLOSED : Friday
  • Barnes & Noble Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CLOSED: Friday

Please print the attached document and post it in your area or kitchen.

Thanks, Operations

Summer Efficiencies Schedule 

The Summer Efficiencies Schedule is underway with College being open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except for selected programs.

The College will return to its 5-day work week beginning August 6, 2018.

We hope this information will be helpful as you plan meetings, vacations, and other events.

Student Services Summer Hours

Student Services will follow the same Summer Efficiency Schedule as the College.

Student service hours will be Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on Friday.

Happy Summer!

Travel Deadlines for End of Fiscal Year 2018

Travel Requisitions – All travel requisitions must be received by June 4, 2018.

  • Please finalize your FY 2018 travel plans this month and submit all new requests to the Travel Accountant by June 4th.Only emergencies will be considered after this date.  This includes travel and mileage reimbursements.  All of these expenses must be expensed in the fiscal year they were incurred.

Diane Gower, Travel Accountant


Attention: June 4 – Purchase Requisitions

 June 4 is the deadline for ALL Purchase Requisitions: This date applies to the submission of purchase requisitions on-line and paper submitted to the purchasing department.  All requisitions that arrive to the Purchasing Department after June 4 will be held and processed July 2 for Fiscal Year 2019. Only JUSTIFIED emergency orders will be considered after this date. Emergency orders are products and services that are essential to the operations of the College & servicing of the students per Arkansas Code 19-11-204 (4).

Please feel welcome to contact the Purchasing Department with any questions or inquiries.  Purchasing will work to ensure that everyone’s needs are taken care of in a timely manner as we approach year end.

Thank you,

Denton Weddle

Brightwater Salon Series: First Installment

Join us for the first ever Brightwater Salon. A related Salon flier is attached.

Each dinner in this series will pair a chef and fine artist/performer to explore, through their respective media, a different theme each dinner. Throughout the meal, guests will interact with the artist and chef to understand their work and their vision. Brightwater Salon is meant to be a place of true accessibility where aspiring young artists and students can sit at the table with professional artists and community leaders. To that end, a third of all tickets will be given away at no cost to emerging artists and students of the arts.

Event date: June 7 Time: 6:30 p.m.

fb event link: ticket link:

Tutoring Position Available!

The Office of Student Success is looking to hire a tutor! The tutor must be financial aid eligible; the attached flier contains details.

Contact Danielle Schader at for more information.

18-19 Federal Work-Study Request

To request a new Federal Work-Study position for 18-19, log into My NWACC Connection click EMPLOYEE click My Work scroll down to My Processes and click Request a Work-Study Position. NEW:

Supervisors who have current federal work-study positions filled have been notified and do not need to complete a request for 18-19.

Run for Good: NWACC at the LPGA!

Lace up your shoes, put together a rocking playlist and join Team NWACC in participating in the Corporate Challenge at the 5k @ the LPGA event on June 23 at the Walmart AMP!

The event includes a 1k (0.62 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles) course where participants can run, walk, and/or run/walk the distance. Registration cost is $20 until June 16. Participants receive a ticket to the LPGA tournament, performance race shirt, race medal, breakfast and more!

The Corporate Challenge awards offices for Fastest Office, Fittest Office, and Most Spirited Office.

Register to participate or come out and support NWACC as they compete for these awards. It is perfectly fine and acceptable to walk the entire course. Go at your pace! A related flyer is attached —  LPGA poster.

For more information on the event or for running or race guidance, please contact Kate Sosna or Jason Degn To register for the event, please open the following link: select NWACC from the Corporate Challenge Team drop-down under Additional Information during registration.


Institutional Policy, Risk Management & Compliance Work Study Position Available

The Institutional Policy, Risk Management & Compliance department has a work-study position open for the Summer and the Fall and we would like this information put out in the daily announcements. I have attached a flyer with the contact information for you to include in the announcement.

A related Work-Study flier is attached.

Math Department Work Study Position Available

The Math Department is seeking a highly reliable and motivated student to fill a work-study position. The position primarily involves cleaning math classrooms and related spaces and maintaining departmental calculators. Requires availability evenings and Fridays and Saturdays. The salary is $9.00 an hour for up to 19 hours a week. To apply, or for more information, contact Teresa O’Brien at


Dental Assisting Program Applications

The Dental Assisting Program applications will be available beginning April 1 on the Dental Assisting Program page of the NWACC website:

Applications will be accepted through mid-August. Interviews are scheduled on a first-to-apply, first-to-interview process. Interviews will begin mid-April. Once the roster is filled, applicants’ names will be placed on a waiting list for changes to the roster. For any questions or problems applying, please contact Darcy Humphries at or Glenda Lee at .

Health Information Management Application Now Open

The Health Information Management (HIM) application can be found at: Students must have a NWACC username and password in order to apply.

To submit an application, click on the “Health Professions Applications” button, enter your NWACC username and password, select the Program you want to apply to, answer the questions on the page, and submit. You will then be redirected back to the Health Professions Program Applications page, on that page next to Health Information Management, there is a document you can open, it has information about the Health Information Management program eligibility requirements and selection criteria, be sure and read this page, there are additional requirements that need to be done to complete your application. (you do not have to submit an application to see this page).

For questions about the HIM program or if you have trouble submitting the application, please email


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, (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.


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