June 13, 2018

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Retirement Reception for Sgt. Mike Neville June 28

A retirement reception for Sgt. Mike Neville is planned for June 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Department of Public Safety Office in the Center for Health Professions.

Neville joined the college staff in March of 2010.

Come join us as we thank him for his service and wish him well!

Summer Transfer Visits

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

This summer, these institutions typically will be in the Student Center lobby. Please consult the list below when making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Tuesday, June 12: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith — noon to 12:30 p.m., Student Center lobby
  • Thursday, June 14: Arkansas Tech University — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Center lobby
  • Monday, July 2: Arkansas State University (online) — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Center lobby
  • Thursday, July 12: Arkansas Tech University — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Center lobby

Summer Blood Drive June 26

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Mobile will be at NWACC on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer always brings a greater need for blood donations. All donors receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Renewal of Mobile Device Allowances

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:

Mobile Device Allowance Link

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

NWACC Food Pantry in Need of Donations (UPDATED)

Thanks to all the wonderful NWACC employees, students, and supporters, the NWACC Food Pantry has been operated solely on a donation basis.

In the 2.5 years we have been open we have never had to purchase food and have served more than 500 students, employees, and their families. We are once again looking to our NWACC family for donations. The pantry currently needs the following items:

  • Canned fruit
  • Gluten-free items
  • Meals in a can such as Chef Boyardee ravioli and beef-a-roni
  • Canned meat such as Spam, chicken, and tuna
  • Individual serving size snacks such as pretzels, snack cakes, chips, etc.

We also have some dietary needs that require rice products.

We have also recently started stocking personal hygiene items such as shampoo and are in need of shampoo, conditioner, and men’s deodorant.

Donations may be taken to the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or to Becky Hudson in SC 225 H. Monetary donations are also accepted. For more information contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

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 dschader@nwacc.edu for more information.

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 ksosna@nwacc.edu or Jason Degn jdegn@nwacc.edu. To register for the event, please open the following link: http://www.nwachampionship.com/5k-at-the-lpga/. select NWACC from the Corporate Challenge Team drop-down under Additional Information during registration.

SUMMER SCHEDULES

Summer Hours for the Testing Center

The Testing Center will have the following hours May 21 – August 4, 2018.

Monday and Tuesday     8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Last placement test is started at 5:00 p.m. each day.  All NWACC tests (if allowed by instructor) have two hours past closing time to be completed.  Testing Center is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. If you have any questions about appointments, please email us at testingcenter@nwacc.edu.

Math Center Hours for May 29 – June 29

Between May 29 and June 29, free math tutoring will be available in the Math Center (SC 344A) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. In addition, free math tutoring will be available in the Library on Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Please open the attached Math Center summer schedule for further details.

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!

WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Dean of Students/Student Life Work-Study Position Available

The Dean of Students/Student Life Office is looking for an NWACC student who is eligible for financial aid and interested in a work-study position.

Please see the position posted on the NWACC Financial Aid Work-Study web page https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

To apply or for more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

Student Information Center Work-Study Position Available

The Student Information Center is looking for an NWACC student who is eligible for financial aid and interested in a work-study position.

Please see the position posted on the NWACC Financial Aid Work-Study web page https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

To apply or for more information, contact Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu

A related work-study flier is attached.

Counseling & Wellness Center Work-Study Position Available

The Counseling & Wellness Center is looking for an NWACC student who is eligible for financial aid and interested in a work-study position. Please see the position posted on the NWACC Financial Aid Work-Study web page https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities.

Washington County Work-Study Positions

We have three work study positions open in Washington County.

If you know an NWACC student who is eligible for financial aid and interested in a work-study position at the Washington County Center (WCC) in Springdale, please refer the student to Washington County positions posted on the NWACC Financial Aid work-study web page https://www.nwacc.edu/web/lss_fa/work_study_opportunities or in the College Central Network job postings for NWACC https://www.collegecentral.com/nwacc/, see Job ID 5521365, Job ID 5521384, Job ID 5529016).

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 tobrien@nwacc.edu.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Nursing Information Sessions Requirement

The NWACC Nursing program will be requiring all applicants to have attended a Pre-Nursing Information Session within one year prior to applying to the program beginning with the Track I application taken spring 2019 for fall 2019 admittance.

Students who have not attended a session within the designated time will not be eligible for the Nursing program. Students must have on record that they have attended a session by the deadline of the application period they are applying to.

The current schedule for the summer/fall 2018 information sessions can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_nursing/ please see the attached summer/fall 2018 schedule for dates and times. For further questions please email HPadvisor@nwacc.edu

A related information session flier is attached.

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: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/programs_dental_assisting/

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 dhumphries@nwacc.edu or Glenda Lee at glee1@nwacc.edu .

Health Information Management Application Now Open

The Health Information Management (HIM) application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications 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 HealthProfessions@nwacc.edu

SERVICES

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: Career conference kicks off in Springdale

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: National group recognizes NWACC CAST program

Citiscapes magazine: Plant A Seed

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Rogers high school students graduating from NWACC (photo)

Good Day NWA (KNWA): Brightwater Salon Dinner Series