The following is a list of scheduled events for the Marshall Islands 2013 Semester. Please check back for updates and additions. Most events will be held in the Student Center located behind Burns Hall on the Bentonville campus. The public is invited to all events, which are free.



February I MarchApril


Thurs, Feb. 28, 12-1:15, 1:30-2:45 PM, SC 108

Nuclear Survivors Commemoration Day 

Members of the Marshallese community will join NWACC in remembering the victims and survivors of U.S. nuclear testing. 

12:00-1:15 – RMI National Anthem, Marshallese prayer, Presentation by Columbia University Fellow Dr. Jessica A. Schwartz : “"That is the reason I wrote this song":  Revisiting Our Nuclear Legacy through Marshallese Remembrance Songs”

1:30-3:00 – Viewing of documentary: Radio Bikini, statement by Honorable Consul General Carmen Chong Gum from the RMI Consulate General in Arkansas, Candlelight Service with Reading of Names of victims from Enewetak, Rongelap, Utrik, Bikini


Tues, March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM, SC 108, NWACC & 6:00-7:00 PM in            Jones Center Auditorium, The Jones Center, Springdale, Ark. 

Former-U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Martha Campbell discusses the Compact of Free Association

Amb. Campbell was posted to the Marshall Islands twice in her diplomatic career.  In a presentation, she will share her insights into the Compact of Free Association, including why it was created and how it has come to contain certain provisions.



Wednesday, April 17, 2:30-4:30, SC 108, NWACC

Showing of documentary, A New Island, followed by a Panel Discussion by participants.


Saturday, April 27, 2:00-6:00, North Lawn, Student Center, NWACC

Marshallese Appreciation Day

An end of semester event celebrating Marshallese culture. Food and entertainment. The community is invited.


Monday, April 29, 7:00-8:30, Peterson Auditorium, Global Business Development Center, NWACC (north part of campus, next to the Shewmaker Center)

A presentation by Marshall Islands Project students about the history and culture of the Marshallese on the islands, in northwest Arkansas, and the history of US-Marshallese relations.