September 21, 2018

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Voter Registration (NEW)

Let your voice be heard! The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association will be hosting voter registration tables in several locations over the next couple of weeks. If you haven’t registered to vote, please take a few minutes and visit one of their tables to register. They are scheduled as follows:

September 25th at SCWT 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

September 26th at BPSC 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

September 27th at Brightwater 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 27th at CHP 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

October 2nd at BH 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

October 2nd at SCGBD 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

October 3rd at CHP 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October 3rd at SCWT 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

October 4th at Brightwater 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

October 4th at BPSC 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We will post dates and times for Washington County Campus as soon as we get them scheduled.

Eat and Support Phi Theta Kappa (NEW)

We hope you will join Beta Kappa Psi, NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, at Smashburger on October 11th between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. Fifteen percent of proceeds will go toward supporting chapter projects that benefit the community and college. Click on the link below to RSVP. Help support some amazing students and their projects!

We Can Box it for NWACC Food Pantry (UPDATED)

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. To sign your team up click on this link:

Math Center Offering Workshops (UPDATED)

The Math Center is offering a workshop on factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations (via factoring) on these dates:

  • Tuesday September 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday October 3rd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in SC 314

The Math Center is offering two workshops on Graphing Lines and Functions by Hand. These will be

  • Wednesday September 26th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday October 2nd from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in SC 338

Flu Clinic Times and Forms (NEW)

Two flu clinics will be held in Burns Hall Room 2243 on the following dates and times:

  • September 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • October 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The clinic is free to all NWACC employees. Complete this attached consent form and bring it with you to the clinic.

Consult these documents for further information:

Influenza: What you Need to Know

Intranasal Influenza

2018 HIPAA

Workforce Career Fair (NEW)

You are invited to the Fall 2018 NWACC Workforce Career Fair! The Career Fair will take place Wednesday October 10th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Walmart Auditorium. There will also be free food! Workforce will be grilling for students and employers. The fair is open to students and to the public.

Student Population: Certified Retail Analyst, Business, Computer Information, CAD, Construction Technology, Building Science, HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical.

Arkansas Tech University Scholarships (NEW)

Students intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for Spring 2019 may apply for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship now. This scholarship is available for both fall and spring, but this application period is currently available for those who plan to transfer from NWACC in Spring 2019 only. This scholarship pays $3,000 a semester and is renewable for up to 5 semesters or completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; must have completed 12 or more credit hours; must be intending to transfer to Arkansas Tech University for the Spring 2019 semester; must complete the application/essay by Thursday, November 15.

Consult Arkansas Tech University Scholarships Application Instructions for application instructions to share with students.

For more info, contact Eric Vest at

Updated Transfer Visits Schedule (NEW)

For your reference, here is an updated transfer visits schedule for this fall.

Call for Golden Eagle Nominations

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.

Upcoming Music Events at NWACC

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

SAGA Presents: VOTE 2018 — Meet the Candidates

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.

Community Resource Fair

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
  • Havenwood
  • 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.

iGive Leadership Volunteers Needed

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 or call (479) 619-4321.

22nd Annual NWACC Blood Drive

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.

Study Abroad Applications Open

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

Money in American Politics: Film Screening and Facilitated Discussion

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.


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: please consult the attached summer/fall 2018 schedule for dates and times. For further questions please email

A related information session flier is attached.


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.

NWACC in the NEWS:

College mobile lab to visit schools (NEW)


Transfer Visits Schedule

Math Center Schedule