Showing posts from February, 2019

Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

UACCM's Wellness Is Necessary Committee (W.I.N.)   February is almost over but we have a little bit more to share for Heart Health Month! Here are simple things that you can do daily to keep your heart healthy. Not All Fats Are Equal Some fats are necessary in our daily diet such as saturated, polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats. These are healthy fats, but consuming trans fats increases the risk of heart disease. It raises your bad cholesterol levels (LDL), lowers good cholesterol levels (HDL), and harms blood flow. Look for food with no trans fats.  Brush and Floss Dental health is often an indicator of the state of your heart heath. Gum disease can move into your bloodstream and can raise the risk of stroke and heart disease. Brush and floss to keep up with your dental hygiene. Get Enough Sleep Too little sleep raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, as some researchers believe that someone lacking enough sleep may be twice as likely to have a strok

What Are Your Plans After UACCM?

Representatives from several four-year colleges will be on UACCM campus, Wednesday, March 6, to meet students interested in transferring after graduation. Students will be able to get information about the application process, degree options, financial aid opportunities, and more. The fair will take place in the lobby at University Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Schools that will be in attendance: Arkansas Tech University  Baptist Health Central Baptist College College of the Ozarks Lyon College Southern Arkansas University University of Arkansas-Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas Fayetteville University of Central Arkansas

Workforce Training Center Nets Construction Award

Workforce Training Center. Photo Credit: Ken West Photography The Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) granted an award to Nabholz Construction, recognizing it for the erection of UACCM’s Workforce Training Center.  The Workforce Training Center—that opened in 2018— houses the Department of Workforce Development and Community Education, and offers technical training in the fields of automotive service; air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration; industrial mechanics and maintenance and welding. Its labs include the most up-to-date equipment, ensuring that students meet current demands of today’s workforce.  Nabholz Construction earned an Eagle Award, ABC’s highest honor, in the category of higher education within a funding range of $10 to $15 million. The Eagle Award is granted to outstanding projects across the state.