- Citizens of the World Taco Sale (NEW)
- Math Center Offering Workshops (NEW)
- Call for Golden Eagle Nominations (NEW)
- Upcoming Music Events (NEW)
- We Can Box It for NWACC Food Pantry
- SAGA’s Meet the Candidates
- NWACC Community Resource Fair
- iGive Volunteers Needed
- NWACC Blood Drive
- Study Abroad Applications Open
- Money in American Politics
- The Once and Future Dream: A Roundtable on Free Speech
- Nursing Information Sessions Requirement
- Did You Know? Personal Counseling Is Free to Students
- Mental Health Screening
- NWACC in the News
- Helpful Links
The Citizens of the World International Club will be selling tacos and salsa in the Information Commons on Tuesday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 19. We will be sending out pre-order forms to those interested. Please contact Dinesh Hingoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information or if you have any questions.
The Math Center is offering two workshops for help on word problems this week:
- Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in SC 338
- Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in SC 314
Levels are Beginning Algebra through College Algebra and Quant. Lit.
The Golden Eagle is awarded 6 times per year to students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to education, leadership and service. This award earns the student recognition from the Board of Trustees, $100, a plaque in the Golden Eagle case in the Student Center, and the opportunity to be selected as the Distinguished Golden Eagle at the end of the current academic year. The Distinguished Golden Eagle awards the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1800 for the following academic year! Please use this link to nominate eligible students before September 21, 2018.
Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Andre Chiang, Baritone (Guest Artist) in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030)
Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m.
Ozark Mountain Brass Band in Wal-Mart Auditorium
Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Music Faculty Recital in Music Recital Hall (Burns Hall 2105)
Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00 p.m.
Student Recital in Burns Hall 2105
Sunday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Ozark Mountain Brass Band at Rogers First Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday December 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Band in White Auditorium
Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Singers in Wal-Mart Auditorium
Since its beginning in August 2015, the NWACC Food Pantry has served almost 1000 students, employees, and their family members. Our pantry survives solely on donations. It is thanks to all of you that we are able to do this.
It is that time of year again: We Can Box It. This event is our largest food drive and supports the pantry for a good portion of the year. This isn’t a typical food drive though. We ask your club/division/department/office/group, etc. to form a team and create a sculpture made of non-perishable food products. This can be cans, boxes, bottles, etc. There is a plaque and a traveling trophy for the winning team. The competition this year will begin October 2nd and will have final judging on October 3rd. Get your team together and start collecting food items! We hope you will all join us in supporting this great cause. More information will be coming. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Becky Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association (SAGA) has been working with all Benton and Washington County state representative candidates to bring them on campus for information sessions. SAGA wants to be sure everyone knows the importance of informed voting, so they are asking candidates to spend an hour talking with students and employees. Each candidate will host a one-hour forum in which they will talk about themselves and their platforms and take questions from the audience.
The following candidates are confirmed and will be in SC 108 A. The candidates in bold are new to the schedule. (Keep an eye on the announcements as more candidates are added.)
- Jon Comstock (D) District 3 September 17th at noon
- Rep. Jana Della Rosa (R) District 90 September 19th at 10:00 a.m.
- Rep. Grant Hodges (R) District 96 September 20th at 9:00 a.m.
- Celeste Williams (D) District 95 September 20th at noon
- Christie Craig (D) District 96 September 24th at 10:00 a.m.
- Kelly Scott Unger (D) District 87 September 24th at noon
- Jen Huffman Gilreath (D) District 94 September 25th at 9:30 a.m.
- Gayatri Jane Agnew (D) District 93 September 25th at 12:00 p.m.
- Rep. Robin Lundstrom (R) District 87 September 26th at 11:00 a.m.
- Denise Garner (D) District 84 October 1st at 12:00 p.m.
- Megan Godfrey (D) District 89 October 4th at 12:00 p.m.
- Rep. Charlie Collins (R) District 84 October 4th at 3:00 p.m.
SAGA reached out to state representatives only. SAGA will be attending the General Assembly in January and wanted to make these connections prior to that. SAGA has reached out to all candidates for those offices in Benton and Washington Counties. Many have responded but are checking calendars to set dates. SAGA members did not reach out to candidates running for other offices. Announcements will be updated as other candidates are scheduled.
NWACC will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby, on Bogle Plaza, and in the Burns Hall Walkway. Attendees will be able to connect with over 20 local organizations and businesses that provide assistance with health and wellness, nutrition assistance, preventative care, housing, education, financial services and more.
Here is a tentative list of participating vendors:
- American Legion Auxiliary – Bentonville
- AR Care
- Arkansas Crisis Center
- Arkansas Department of Health
- Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Care Community Center
- Child Care Aware of Northwest Arkansas
- Community Clinic
- Cultivating Clarity LLC
- Dress for Success NWA
- Helping Hands, Inc.
- Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas
- Integrated Medical
- Legal Aid of Arkansas – Springdale
- NWA Center for Sexual Assault
- NWA Tobacco and Drug Free Coalition (NWATFC)
- NWA Women’s Shelter
- NWA Workers’ Justice Center
- Ozark Guidance
- Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County
- The Cancer Challenge
Other vendors may be added up to the week prior to the event.
We are recruiting iGive Leadership Committee Members who are passionate about giving back to our college and students. Expectations of Committee Members are:
- Attend committee meetings
- Assist with planning the iGive Campaign & on-campus events
- Recruit volunteers for events
To join or find out more, please contact Lauren Cardwell at email@example.com or call (479) 619-4321.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be in Student Center Rooms 108A and 108B Thursday, October 11th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sign up on the registration board outside the office of 1418 in Burns Hall. Remember to eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to giving blood. Please bring a photo ID as well. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.
The Blood Drive is sponsored by the NWACC Health, Physical Education, Fitness Center and Sports Club Department.
NWACC Study Abroad has trips to Germany, Greece, and Italy for Summer 2019. All NWACC students and community members may apply. Applications close on February 15th, 2019. Any questions may be directed to StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu.
Join us for a screening of the 2018 documentary Charlie vs. Goliath and a facilitated discussion on money in American politics on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Peterson Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the NWACC Library, the NWACC Honors Program, the NWACC Department of Social Sciences, the NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association, and the Omni Center.
Please join us for a First Amendment roundtable discussion at NWACC on September 18 at 12 noon in Walmart Auditorium in observance of Constitution Day. The roundtable will address the following questions:
- What is free speech: a negative liberty, a positive freedom, a prudent discernment, or a petty farce enacted cruelly on a docile public? Is there a gap between the promise and reality of free speech? How is free speech enabled by: constitutional law, state laws, federal laws, political ideology, religiosity, charity and literacy of citizens, and secularism?
- How is free speech balanced against equality, national security, privacy, and public safety?
- How should free speech confront public safety, hecklers, anti-platformism, doxing, hate speech, civility, and professionalism?
- How does the First Amendment protect expression in schools, colleges, public places, workplaces, electoral politics, and public deliberations?
- Does the liberty of free speech favor some identities and points of view over others? What do the civil rights movements, and other social movements, teach us about the limits and possibilities of free speech?
The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Matt Evans, Professor of Political Science at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, and include the following people:
- Renato Betim: NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association president, and Senior Reporter for Eagle View NWACC student newspaper
- Raven Cook: museum educator, and founder of Foundations: Black History Educational Programming
- V. Jo Hsu: Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas
- Jerry Rose: Professor and Coordinator of Criminal Justice at NWACC, and former Fayetteville prosecutor
- Stephen Smith: independent scholar at Oxbridge Research Associates, and retired Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas
This event is sponsored by the NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association, the NWACC Department of Social Sciences, the NWACC Honors Program, and the Omni Center.
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 consult the attached summer/fall 2018 schedule for dates and times. For further questions please email HPadvisor@nwacc.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (479) 619-4128 or visit us on the 2nd Floor of the Becky Paneitz Student Center.
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.