July 18, 2018


Invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrated Design Lab, parking lot northwest of the Becky Paneitz Student Center, July 20, at 11 a.m.

Groundbreaking Planned Friday for the Integrated Design Lab

You’re invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for NWACC’s new Integrated Design Lab.

The event is slated for 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, in the area west of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.

Come celebrate this college milestone with us!

Groundbreaking-Related Closure of Parking Lot

In preparation for the Integrated Design Lab groundbreaking, the parking lot located west of the Student Center will be closed Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim at 619-7067 or Dena at 233-9170.

$5 Scholarship Fundraiser for LIFE and DREAMERS of NWACC (NEW)

The LIFE Program and the DREAMERS of NWACC are selling tickets to the August 25 Belk Charity Sale to raise scholarship funds.

This is how it works: Purchase a ticket for $5. Go to the sale with your ticket on August 25. Shop the sale, where items will be discounted from 25%-70%. Get $5 off your first purchase (so you’ve already got your money back!). LIFE and DREAMERS keep all of the funds from ticket sales! Tickets can be used at any Belk store. It’s a WIN-WIN!

If you plan on shopping with a friend or family member, they will also need a ticket. Thank you for your continued support, and please spread the word!

Please see Juanita Franklin for your ticket. You can find Juanita in the Becky Paneitz Student Center #223, email at jfranklin1@nwacc.edu, or call 619-2204.

If you are off-campus, delivery can be arranged. If you would like to help us sell tickets, packets of 20 can be checked out to you.

A related fundraiser flier is attached.

Service Opportunity: Women’s Shelter Seeks Participants in Fundraisers (TODAY)

One of the NWA Women’s Shelter’s signature fundraisers, Champions on W(heels), is planned on August 4th from 10-1 p.m. around Lake Atalanta in Rogers. Some things have changed to incorporate both heels and a bicycle ride in this event. Organizers would welcome an NWACC participant.

To participate in the obstacle course, competitors commit to raising a minimum of $500 prior to the event for the shelter. Funds can be raised by simply enlisting your friends, family, community members (or coworkers who would love to see someone they know compete) to make a donation to the NWA Women’s Shelter via your online donation site and/or in person. All funds raised are tax deductible and will go towards NWAWS programs supporting victims of domestic violence. Once funds are raised, the fun part is that you can invite everyone to come see you take on our Obstacle course, while wearing heels. Below is the course and see below for contest details.

Obstacle Course in Heels

  • Bat circling and run
  • Tire jumps
  • Railroad tie on the ground with an egg
  • Jump rope 10 times
  • 2 burpees
  • Limbo
  • Skip in heels to the finish line

For contest FAQ’s and to register today, click here! We are hoping to confirm everyone who is participating by Wednesday, July 18th.

NWACC in Italy Video

In mid-June, NWACC in ITALY students and the NWACC Foundation “Ten Days in Tuscany” group met for dinner in Siena. One of our students, Connor Lockaby, spoke to the combined group about his NWACC Study Abroad experiences. The “Ten Days in Tuscany 2018” group donated $4,000 for NWACC Study Abroad Scholarships.

We’re sharing with you a link to the Youtube video of Connor’s remarks.

If you know a student interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities, please suggest the student email studyabroad@nwacc.edu.

Summer Picnic Slated Thursday in Parking Garage

The summer employee picnic will go on as scheduled Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the fourth floor of the parking deck.

The work being done there will not interfere with the picnic.

We apologize for any confusion.

Summer Transfer Visits (TODAY)

Representatives from area colleges and universities frequently visit NWACC to speak to transfer students about their future academic goals. 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 making plans to visit with college/university recruiters.

  • Wednesday, July 18 — Arkansas State University (online), 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SC. A related transfer flier is attached. The Arkansas State visit is rescheduled from an earlier date.

2018 – 19 NWACC Fitness Center Student, Faculty & Staff Membership Plans

“The Difference Between TRY and TRIUMPH, Is a Little UMPH.”

The fitness center is announcing its membership plans for 2018-19.

***1 Year Membership: $50.00 – Best Value!***

~Fall Semester Membership: $30   ~Spring Semester: $30     ~Summer Membership: $20

Note: Financial Aid can be applied for student membership fees

*Smith Machine –  *Free Weights  – *Machine Weights –  *Kettle Balls  –  *Aerobics Machines –  *Showers and Locker Facilities

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To join the NWACC Fitness Center, feel free stop by the NWACC Fitness Center Burns Hall Room 2053

Call: 939-5136 or 619-4138


Parking Garage Maintenance & Closing

Certain floors of the parking garage are closed for maintenance.

The 3rd thru 5th floors will remain closed until August 2.

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 (TODAY)

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.

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.

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 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!


Tutoring Work-Study Position Available

A tutor position is available. Students must be Financial Aid eligible to apply. Up to 19 hours per week at $10/hour.

Open attached flier for details.

For more information or to submit your resume, contact Danielle Schader at dschader@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.

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).


Deadline Extended for Health Information Management

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

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 .


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.


KNWA: NWACC Receives Grant for Training Program

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: State school-to-work programs score $13.6M (NWACC workforce grant)

Arkansas Life: Putting the Spotlight on The Women-Led Theater Companies of NWA (Ashley Edwards)

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Scholarship group lauds partners (recognition of faculty member Catherine Heath)

KUAF: ArkansasStaged Presents ‘Field Notes from Mother Earth’ (Ashley Edwards)

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)