Jesus Monter knows a thing or two about working hard. He moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 15 with dreams of learning English. After graduating high school, Monter took a year to establish his own small business. He soon realized, however, that he needed something more. He needed to get a higher education. This realization led him to enroll at NWACC for the Fall semester of 2010.
Students waking up to inclement weather now have a new app to turn to. LiveSafe, an app created to provide "Safety. In Everyone's Hands.(TM)," provides students with a link to information about closings due to weather as well as information on and reporting emergencies and crimes. The LiveSafe app, in essence, is a mobile application designed to provide an easy and user-friendly way to create a safe environment and peace of mind through the use of communications softwares for schools and businesses. Monday, September 19, 2016
Rules are everywhere, and it's expected of us to know them wherever we go. It is the same at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Students must be aware of the rules NWACC expects students to follow. "The Student Conduct Code" exists to make the college a better environment for everyone on this campus and in the community. Every student is responsible for reading the code. Students who have read the conduct policies will be aware of how to avoid suspension or expulsion. Monday, September 19, 2016
The month of September is a special time in the state of Arkansas. It is the transition month between the sweltering heat of summer, and the cool temperatures of fall, making it perfect for all outdoor activities. When we get to September we know we are in the fourth quarter of another year, and even though the end is near, the best is yet to come: the beginning of another football season, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. September is also the first month of Arkansas's deer hunting season. Monday, September 19, 2016
Bumper-to-bumper traffic is always frustrating, especially in a high volume area containing a college with thousands of students. For years, the widening of Water Tower Road has been in the making with ideas to make the roads safer and to relieve traffic congestion. McClelland Consulting Engineers haven drawn up the road construction plans and the designs were completed Aug. 31. Monday, September 19, 2016
NWACC's Honors Program offers what the NWACC website describes as, "small, challenging classes, led by instructors who are engaging and committed to transforming [student's] ideas of undergraduate education." Honors classes are limited to 15 students and designed to challenge students intellectually and push them to evaluate their viewpoints. Sabrina Chesne, director of the Honors Program, said, "The big difference between honors and regular classes is really the magic that can happen in the classroom because you have 10-15 students who do the work, who engage, who want to be there. I think when a student is really engaged, the As are easier to get." Describing the dynamic of Honors classes, Chesne said, "The atmosphere creates a dynamic that makes everyone, even the instructors, challenge themselves to be better, to think deeper, to thrive." Thursday, September 01, 2016
Although some students prefer riding the buses of Ozark Regional Transit, provided free to North West Arkansas Community College students, to driving their own vehicles, students who do drive themselves to campus should know where to acquire their parking permits. Students registered for classes at NWACC can bring their student I.D. with them to the Student Information desk, located in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, where they will receive a parking pass. Students without student I.D.s can also have their photos taken and their I.D. made at the Student Information desk. The cost of the parking permit is included in a $26 security fee within the students' tuition. Thursday, September 01, 2016