July 3, 2018

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Deadline Extended for Health Information Management (NEW)

The Health Information Management (HIM) program has extended its application for fall admittance to August 10, 2018.

If you know of someone interested in applying or wanting more information, please suggest contacting Darcy Humphries at dhumphries@nwacc.edu in the Health Professions division. The application can be found at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications

Early Childhood Education Program Hosting Conference

The Early Childhood Education program at NWACC will host a one-day conference for early childhood professionals on July 21. The event is co-sponsored by the Scott Family Amazeum and Arkansas Early Childhood Association.

The conference, titled “The Power of Play,” will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 in Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m., and the conference program starts at 9. Denita Dinger will be the featured speaker. Dinger is a popular keynote speaker, trainer and consultant on the topic of transitioning from a teacher-led philosophy to a play-based, child-led one. She has co-authored three books — “Let Them Play:  An Early Childhood UnCurriculum,” “Let’s Play” and “Let’s All Play.”

“We know that play is the vehicle through which young children learn best,” said Dr. Cathy McAuliffe, Early Childhood Coordinator at NWACC.  “We have evidence that children are spending less time in play than ever before, and their development is being negatively impacted. Our vision is that families, educators, and the broader community will have a deeper understanding of the value of play as a foundation not only for academic success but for success throughout life.”

Registration is available through Eventbrite (search for The Power of Play). Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Those seeking additional information may contact McAuliffe at 479-466-6268 or cmcauliffe@nwacc.edu.

Testing Center Seeks to Fill Work-Study Position

The Testing 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.

Ozark Regional Transit Services to Be Closed on July 4

Ozark Regional Transit offices will be closed and all transit services (Fixed Bus Routes, Para-Transit and Demand/Response) will not operate on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
ORT offices will re-open and services will resume on Thursday, July 5.

Math Center Hours for July 2 – August 2

Between July 2 and August 2, 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 II Schedule for further details.

Documentary About Adverse Childhood Experiences To Be Screened July 18

NWACC will be the host site for the July 18 screening of the film “Resilience” through a collaboration with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County.

This is a documentary about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how the impact of toxic stress can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. The purpose of this screening is to help explain the impact of trauma on children and elicit an opportunity to have critical conversations as to how we respond, and most importantly, prevent toxic stress from even occurring.

The screening will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in room 1039 of the Melba Shewmaker Southern Regional National Child Protection Training Center. It’s a brown bag event, so you are welcome to bring your lunch.

A related screening flier is attached. To RSVP, please email Melanie Halbrook, Education Specialist, at melanie@cacbentonco.com.

Beethoven in Vienna

NWACC Professor of Music Miles Fish, recipient of NWACC Foundation’s Conrad Krauft Grant, is in Austria researching “Beethoven in Vienna”.

You can follow some of his day-to-day progress on the Facebook Page “Beethoven in Vienna-Krauft Grant”.

Parking Garage Maintenance

Starting July 2nd and ending August 15th, the parking garage 2nd through the 5th floor will be closed for annual maintenance.

Reminder: Smoke-Free

This is a gentle reminder that NWACC is a smoke-free environment.

Purging of Records/ Files 

Many of you have contacted the Operations Department about the process for the annual purging of records and files and items that you have that need to be shredded. The Shred-it company does all of the College shredding under contract and direction of Operations and the Physical Plant.

If you have a large amount of items that have to be shredded, please email Grace Woodson and let her know your department, the department’s account number, and the approximate amount that will be shredded. This information will be given to Nancy Mills to bill the appropriate departments.

Grace will arrange with the Shred-it company to make a one-time shredding for all the departments at the same time. Because the annual shredding is not part of the contract, each department involved will share the cost. If you have any questions, please contact Grace at 479-986-4092 or gwoodson@nwacc.edu.

Thank you,

Operations Dept.

Bentonville Fire Department Training July 6

The Bentonville Fire Department will be doing emergency response/victim triage training June 22, June 29 and July 6 at the National Child Protection Training Center. Training will begin on those days at 8 a.m. and should be completed by 2 p.m.

Emergency vehicles will be present in the parking lot on those days. No sirens or noisy equipment will be used.

Summer Tutoring Available!

Tutoring is available for the summer sessions.

Tutoring is FREE and NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED! Come by and see us in SC215!

For scheduling information, please visit us online at: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/tutoring-center/tutor-schedule.

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.

  • Thursday, July 12: Arkansas Tech University — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Student Center lobby

NWACC Food Pantry in Need of Donations

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

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.

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. and closed on Friday.

Happy summer!

WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Math Department Work-Study Position Available

The Math Department is accepting applications for a work study position.

All applicants must have a FAFSA on file and have remaining student aid eligibility.

The salary is $9 per hour and the maximum number of hours that can be worked is 15 per week. For more information, open the attached document (Math Work Study Position) or contact Tess O’Brien at tobrien@nwacc.edu.

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).

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 .

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 

Arkansas Business: Tom Freking Steps In at Northwest Arkansas Community College (online)

Arkansas Business: Tom Freking Steps In at Northwest Arkansas Community College (print) (Rotate view)

Celebrate Arkansas: Plant A Seed

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (What’s Up!): Strong Women Unite (NWACC’s Ashley Edwards quoted extensively)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Kids College wraps up at NWACC

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: NWACC’s Washington County site becoming a reality

About You: 8th Street Marketing: Placing Bentonville on the National Culinary Radar (Brightwater)

KNWA (online): NWACC Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Center