NPC News

Student Leadership Addresses NPC Board

Student Leadership Addresses NPC Board

August 25, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, SGA

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The National Park College (NPC) Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, August 24. Items for report included updates on student life events, student government association projects, and workforce training. The Board welcomed new hires Donald Caudill, Higher Ed Program Manager; Kathy Edwards, Institutional Services Assistant; Kurtis Markish, Purchasing Specialist; Bruce Hankins, Controller; Ferris Allen, Music Instructor; Dr. Judith Bride, Chemistry Instructor; Kevin Day, High School Criminal Justice Instructor; Timothy Jackson, EMT Clinical Director; Ashley Simmons, Practical Nursing Instructor; Lana Taliaferro, Art Instructor; and Dr. Christopher Thrasher, History Instructor.

Student Leadership Addresses NPC Board
Choir Scholarship Auditions

Choir Scholarship Auditions

August 19, 2016
author: fallen2@np.edu
tags: scholarships, communication arts, 2016, August 2016, campus news

Every semester, over $10,000 in scholarships are awarded to singers in NPC's two choirs: National Park Singers and the Soundwaves. Auditions for scholarships and admission to the ensembles will be held Friday, August 26, from 11:30-12:30 and from 1:00-3:00 PM in CR 100. To make an audition appointment, e-mail Dr. Ferris Allen, ferris.allen@np.edu. National Park Singers rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00-12:20. Soundwaves rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00-12:20.

Choir Scholarship Auditions
Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training

Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training

August 18, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, corporate training

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) Community and Corporate Training Division is partnering with The Hotel Hot Springs to offer employee training in customer service, ethics and leadership. Since its grand opening in April 2016, NPC has hosted six separate classes for The Hotel Hot Springs. The staff completed a Leadership Series which included a Stepping Up to Supervisor class for new leaders, a team building workshop, and a time management class to help spur productivity. They also completed classes in successful negotiations and CPR certification. Workforce Specialist, Barry Ballard said, ““We are very excited to be a training partner with the new Hotel Hot Springs and provide leadership and hospitality professional development. It is clear they are working very hard to move to the next level and want to provide their staff with the tools to reach that goal.”

Hotel Hot Springs Invests In Employee Training
Kelly Pickett Attends Teaching with Technology Symposium

Kelly Pickett Attends Teaching with Technology Symposium

August 18, 2016
author: kpickett@np.edu
tags: math and science, 2016, August 2016, math science, campus news

Kelly Pickett, Life Science Instructor for the Math/Science Division attended the 10th Annual Teaching with Technology Symposium July 21-22, 2016 at UAMS. This state-wide symposium is offered to educators, administrators, librarians, instructional and curriculum designers, and others using technology in higher education. “This symposium was a great opportunity to see how other colleges are implementing innovative technology in order to engage students,” stated Kelly Pickett. “I look forward to incorporating what I learned about team based learning, collaboration, and instructional technology to my online and traditional classes at National Park College.” Kelly teaches online Anatomy and Physiology courses at National Park College and is currently working on Quality Matters certification for her courses.

Kelly Pickett Attends Teaching with Technology Symposium
Rebekah Robinette has received Quality Matters (QM) recognition

Rebekah Robinette has received Quality Matters (QM) recognition

August 16, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: math and science, 2016, August 2016, math science, campus news

Rebekah Robinette has received Quality Matters (QM) recognition for her online BIOL 2244, Microbiology, course. Rebekah has the distinction of being one of only two faculty member to ever receive QM recognition at NPC. This accomplishment shows Rebekah has spent a lot of time and thought in developing a strong course. Quality Matters focuses on course design—making sure learning objectives, assessments and measures, and instructional materials are all in alignment while designing an interactive/engaging course for students using the appropriate technology. Achieving recognition means she has accomplished this and students can take her course with confidence that the stated learning objectives will be taught. Congratulations, Rebekah

Rebekah Robinette has received Quality Matters (QM) recognition

Lt. Governor Keynote at Million Women Mentors Event

August 15, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: math and science, 2016, August 2016, press advisory

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) will host a Million Women Mentors event Wednesday, August 24 at 10 a.m. in the Eisele Auditorium of the Frederick M. Dierks Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at National Park College. Lt. Governor, Tim Griffin will give a keynote address about the importance of mentoring. The event is free and open to the public. Million Women Mentors is a nationwide movement to support the engagement of 1 million STEM mentors, both male and female, to mentor girls from school age to work age and help encourage them to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by the year 2019. Walmart is partnering with STEMConnector® and Lt. Governor, Tim Griffin, to launch the initiative in Arkansas.

Lt. Governor Keynote at Million Women Mentors Event
Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award

Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award

August 11, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, social science, 2016, August 2016, development

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) criminal justice student, Keanna Peck has been selected to receive the Diamond Lakes Defender First Response scholarship this year. Peck is entering her second year in the criminal justice program at NPC. She is passionate about pursuing a career in law and hopes to use her skills to help troubled youth though juvenile court. She has worked as an intern for the Garland County Juvenile Court, and recently completed a summer internship with Congressman Bruce Westerman in Washington, D.C. The $500 award was presented to Peck Tuesday by members of the Diamond Lakes Defender Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Paul Calcagno, president, Harold Woody, treasurer, and Mike and Linda Roberts, members. The Defenders Motorcycle Club began in 2004 and includes chapters all over the United States. Members are active and retired law enforcement, military, emergency services and public safety personnel.

Diamond Lakes Defenders Announce Scholarship Award
NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

August 09, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, corporate training, ITC

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) hosted a Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) last week. This was the second annual event for YMA which included 25 students in sixth through eighth grade. The weeklong academy was full of activities that introduced students to numerous career opportunities in the field of manufacturing. Highlights of the week will included a robotics activity at the Mid-America Science Museum, a Lean Manufacturing Event hosted by the Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Group, a visit from the Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit, industry tours to Alliance Rubber and AirTech Supply, and a field trip to the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA). Student teams presented about their experiences to their families and friends Friday.

NPC Hosts Young Manufacturers Academy

Campus Closed for Staff Development

August 02, 2016
author: mritter@np.edu
tags: press release, 2016, August 2016, campus closings

Hot Springs, Arkansas – National Park College (NPC) will be closed Monday, August 15 until 11:00 a.m. for faculty and staff professional development workshops. Offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, August 16. Registration is open now. Classes begin August 17.

Campus Closed for Staff Development
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