October 15, 2018

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SAGA Presents: VOTE 2018 — Meet the Candidates (UPDATED)

It’s voting season! 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 one-hour information sessions to speak with  students and employees.

Our last candidate to visit NWACC:

  • Chris Birch (D) District 92 has scheduled for October 17th at 9:00 am in SC 108

NOTE: 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.

Veterans Resource Center to Present Congressman with Challenge Coin

On Wednesday, October 17th, NWACC officials representing the college’s Veterans Resource Center will present Congressman Steve Womack with a Challenge Coin at 1:30 p.m. in the Paneitz Student Center on the north side of the second floor landing.

The NWACC Challenge Coin is newly minted and will be presented to service veterans who graduate from the college beginning in May 2019. One side of the coin bears the words sacrifice, integrity, honor and success. The other side presents the logos of five branches of service: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

Mad Scientist Laboratory Escape Room (NEW)

On Monday, October 22nd, sign up to see if you can escape the Mad Scientist Laboratory created by the Geek Alliance! Enjoy finding the answers and deciphering puzzles before your time runs out!

The Mad Scientist Laboratory will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 108 and costs only $6 per person or $20 for a group of four. Reserve your time in advance by emailing Allen Benson, abenson5@nwacc.edu or stop by an iGive table.

Proceeds benefit the iGive campaign. For more details about the iGive Campaign, visit: www.nwacc.edu/iGive

Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Performance (NEW)

The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band will perform a concert entitled “Once Upon a Time in the West” at the Wal-Mart Auditorium in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technology on Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. The concert admission is free and is a family friendly event. This concert is the second year of a partnership between NWACC and the band where the ensemble has provided seats within the ensemble to brass and percussion students who need ensemble credit for their degree. For more information, please go to the band’s Facebook page.

Math Center Workshops (NEW)

This week, the Math Center is offering two workshops on Exponent Laws:

  • Tuesday, October 9th from 4:00 p.m. to  5:00 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, October 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in SC 314

Next week, the Math Center is offering four additional workshops:

Radical Expressions and Equations:

  • Thursday, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in SC 338
  • Wednesday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm in SC 314

Factoring Polynomials (for Found of Alg-STEM and other students):

  • Wednesday, October 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in SC 314
  • Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm in SC 338

Join the iGive Campaign (NEW)

Giving Starts Here! Join the iGive events taking place October 9th through October 31st! The iGive Campaign is a three-week event providing NWACC faculty and staff opportunities to participate in the NWACCs philanthropic efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our students, programs, and colleagues.

Ways to Participate:

  • Give online
  • Visit one of the iGive tables (locations TBA)
  • Visit the NWACC Foundation office located on the 3rd floor of Burns Hall or call us at 619-4184
  • Help spread the word and share why you give!

For more details about the iGive Campaign, visit www.nwacc.edu/iGive.

Bike at NWACC (NEW)

The NWACC Student Ambassador and Government Association along with NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa are excited to announce the launch of Bike at NWACC. This is a free, shared bicycle program available to NWACC students and employees. For more information watch the video above. You may also get information from the Student Information Center, or by contacting Becky Hudson at rhudson1@nwacc.edu.

Please watch this video with bicycle safety instructions:

Kudos to NWACC SAGA for making these fun videos!

Student Holiday Meal: Donations and Volunteers Needed! (NEW)

Thanks to you we have been able to provide a holiday meal to NWACC students for 4 years! We are busy planning for the 5th annual NWACC Student Holiday Meal and need your help! The meal is provided from donations. Last year we were able to serve almost 400 students! Please use the following sign-up sheets to indicate how you would like to support the meal:

For questions please contact Danielle Schader at dschader@nwacc.edu.

Rape Culture and Potential Solutions (NEW)

NWACC’s Red Flag Campaign is sponsoring a presentation on the myths, realities, and potential solutions for Rape Culture. Anne Shelley, Executive Director of the NWA Center for Sexual Assault will speaking in Student Center 108 on Monday, October 29, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

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. In addition to the nursing scholarships, there is a scholarship available to ALL STUDENTS, not just nursing students.

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

We hope you will join Beta Kappa Psi, NWACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, at Mama Fu’s on October 19th, all day. Fifteen percent of proceeds will go toward supporting chapter projects that benefit the community and college. Help support some amazing students and their projects!

Click HERE to RSVP for Mama Fu’s.

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 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.

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 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

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 Enrollment Bucks Trend (NEW)

NWACC Jerry Moore Honors Huntington Heritage (NEW)

NWACC building projects moving along in Bentonville, Springdale


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