Welcome to NWACC's Themed Semester Homepage!

Created to help fulfill NWACC’s mission of providing global learning opportunities through awareness of other cultures or peoples, the themed semester brings in special speakers, hosts cultural performances, and engages students through the curriculum. 

The Themed Semester is moving to the Fall! 

Stay tuned for updates about the new Fall 2014 Themed Semester.





The theme for 2013 is:  The Marshall Islands

        Visit the Marshall Islands Semester Facebook Page                                                                             

NWACC's kicked off its themed semester with a Jan. 26th event on campus that featured the presentation, "Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences" by Dr. Jessica A. Schwartz and performances by the First Marshallese Full Gospel Choir and the MCC Junior Choir.



Northwest Arkansas is home to the largest population of Marshallese in the continental United States. The Republic of the Marshall Islands houses a Consulate in Springdale led by Consul General Carmen Chong-Gum.

The Marshall Islands Semester 2013 is sponsored by the NWACC Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the NWACC Service Learning Program, and the NWACC Honors Program.

 ALL events are FREE and OPEN to the public.


Marshall Islands 2013 is the 5th annual spring themed semester sponsored by the NWACC Honors Program.  Other semesters focused on Ireland (2012), Native America (2011), the Caribbean (2010), and Southeast Asia (2009).

For more information, please contact Director of the Honors Program, Dr. April L. Brown at 479-619-2231 or albrown@nwacc.edu.