October 4, 2018

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

2018-19 Fall/Nursing NWACC Scholarship Cycle (NEW)
The 2018-19 Fall/Nursing NWACC Scholarship Cycle is now open! Deadline to apply is October 17, 2018. Visit this link to apply: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/scholarships/

Child Abuse Response Trainings (NEW)

Melanie Halbrook, Education Specialist and Forensic Interviewer for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County, will be leading a presentation called Your FIRST Response to Alleged Child Maltreatment on Monday, October 22nd from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in NCPT 1037. This presentaion covers the signs and symptoms of child abuse and the roles and responsibilities of a mandated reporter. This training is offered free of charge.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County will hold another training titled From Trauma to Resilience on Tuesday, November 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in NCPT 1010. Studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events can have a lasting, negative impact on a person’s health and well-being. This training is designed to help you develop the unique skillset needed to support individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events. This training is also offered free of charge.

Register here for these FREE sessions: http://www.nwacc.edu/businessprodevtraining

Eat and Support Phi Theta Kappa (UPDATED)

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. We have also added Mama Fu’s on October 19th, all day.

Click HERE to RSVP for Smashburger.

Click HERE to RSVP for Mama Fu’s.

Or you could click on both and come out and eat with us twice. Help support some amazing students and their projects!

Sammi Beckmann Wins PTA Award

Each year, the Arkansas chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association awards one PTA for significant participation and contribution to physical therapy in Arkansas on a state and/or national level in one or more of the following areas: Public Awareness, Education, Patient Care, or Presentation/Publication.

The recipient of this years award goes to our own NWACC employee Sammi Beckmann.
Ms. Beckmann was nominated for the Kerry Williams Memorial PTA Award and was awarded this honor at the Arkansas Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association banquet on September 29th, 2018.

This award is a memorial to Mr. Kerry Williams, PTA, who was employed by Timber Ridge NeuroRestorative Services as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 21 years. He dedicated the better part of his life to helping and improving the lives of others. Kerry was a multi-year recipient of the PTA Award from the ArPTA, and he served numerous terms representing Arkansas PTAs at the national PTA caucus. Kerry passed away in 2008 at the age of 62.

Smashurger: Student Deal Is Back!

All Students, Staff, and Faculty for the month of October receive a free entrée with the purchase of an entrée. Must have this coupon or a valid school ID.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. NWACC will be honoring all victims and survivors with a series of planned events and speakers.

In honor of the 51 Arkansans who were killed in domestic violence incidents during 2017, we will be displaying their names and stories on a “pledge wall” in the Student Center Foyer.

The “Pledge Wall” is located in the Student Center lobby and will remain throughout the month of October. We invite all members of our NWACC community to take a pledge to stand up against domestic violence. We will be hosting table tops and taking pledges on Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you can’t join us during that time, you may take the pledge on-line and post a “selfie” or picture of your pledge form with hashtag #nwaccitmatters to social media.

Planned events include:

October 5th at 5:00 p.m.

NWACC Office of Violence Prevention invites you to join the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter for the Silent Witness Project at “First Friday” on the Bentonville Square. Following a proclamation, there will be guest speakers and a dove release to recognize each victim who was killed in a domestic violence incident in the state of Arkansas during 2017 (51 victims). These victim’s personal stories will also be displayed on the pledge wall, located in the Student Center lobby, throughout the month of October.

October 9th at 12:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Spencer Bowling, Equal Justice Works through Legal Aid of Arkansas. Bring your lunch!

OCTOBER 10th from  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Table top and pledge wall in Student Center foyer. View the wall and pledge to stand up against domestic violence.

October 17th at 12:00 p.m.

Film Screening (To be announced). Bring your lunch!

OCTOBER 31st from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

National Speaker and Trainer, Herb Tanner: Neurobiology of Trauma and Trauma Informed Response (all staff and faculty invited) Contact Mindy Fowler with the Office of Violence Prevention to RSVP

NWACC Red Flag Campaign (NEW)

You may notice “red flags” displayed in various locations on campus. This is part of the Red Flag Campaign. This Bystander Intervention campaign is designed to provide education and outreach to students, faculty, and staff in the areas of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Our message is simple: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.  This message is about speaking up for those who do not have a voice, intervening by asking someone if something is wrong or if they need help, and educating our campus on the resources we have for reporting and receiving help. We want to create awareness and provide outreach for issues surrounding domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault.

If you are in an abusive relationship, or feel that you are a victim of stalking on our college campus, please contact the Human Resources at 479-618-2679, the Title IX Coordinator at 479-619-4188, or the Department of Public Safety at 479-619-4229. You can email us at redflag@nwacc.edu or TitleIX@nwacc.edu. We have counseling services for employees through our Employee Assistance Program: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/personnel/eap

Reading Material and Resources

For your reading pleasure….Throughout the month of October the NWACC Library will host a special display with reading materials and other resources and information pertaining to domestic violence. Be sure to drop by. The more you know, the more equipped you are to make a difference. 

2018 NWACC Health Care Forums

NWACC Human Resources is hosting several health care forums on the following dates:

  • 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 in BH Greenhouse Room
  • 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 in WCC 101
  • 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11 in CHP 312
  • 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11 in SCWT 220

These forums are open to all full-time NWACC employees who are interested in learning about the college’s medical insurance plan experience, trends, and future projections.

For more information, contact Wendi Cadle at wcadle@nwacc.edu.

Voter Registration

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:

  • 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.

Flu Clinic

A flu clinic will be held in Burns Hall Room 2243 on 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

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

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 evest@nwacc.edu.

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.)

  • 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.
  • Rebecca Petty (R) District 94 October 8th at 9:00 a.m. (NEW)

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.

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 lcardwell@nwacc.edu 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 StudyAbroad@nwacc.edu.

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.

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:

NWACC building projects moving along in Bentonville, Springdale (NEW)

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