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Winter 2010

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Spring 2010 Graduation Applications

Spring 2010 graduation applications are due to the Graduate College by Friday, February 12, 2010.

Students planning to graduate in spring 2010 should submit graduation applications to advisors as soon as possible to allow for necessary review and approval time. Students who do not submit applications in a timely manner may not appear in the commencement program.

President Haeger Will Visit GSO

NAU President John Haeger will attend the next GSO meeting to talk about topics of interest to grad students, including upcoming tuition proposals. That's February 17 at 5:15, location to be determined. Watch for a listserv message in your e-mail for more details — interested graduate students are invited to attend or participate via the meet-me-line.

Lifetime E-mail Through NAU

In summer 2009, NAU began moving all students to the new Google Apps for Education e-mail service. The new service is a big improvement over the past; it also allows NAU to give students lifetime e-mail accounts. In other words, NAU will not delete these accounts when you graduate.

"Lifetime," of course, is subject to Google staying in business and offering the service and NAU agreeing to continue using the service. Despite this obvious caveat, NAU is taking a long view and encouraging students to trust this e-mail will be a long-term service.

Graduate students should especially welcome a professional education-based e-mail address. A permanent e-mail address that ends in and won’t go away allows graduate students a chance to have stability as they establish their electronic identity in professional organizations or on resumes.

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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

Will you be graduating this academic year? Will you be writing a thesis or dissertation in partial fulfillment of your degree requirements?

If so, then we encourage you to attend Timelines and Templates: Guidelines for Thesis and Dissertation Formatting, a free workshop with Victoria Endres, Graduate College format editor.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, February 16, at 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the University Union, Havasupai Rooms A&B. No need to RSVP.

NOTE:  Statewide students or others who cannot attend this workshop: all of the information covered in the workshop is available online at

This Site's for You!

Graduate students are invited to become fans of the Graduate College on Facebook. The site is becoming increasingly useful as more graduate students, faculty, and graduate coordinators post event announcements, photos, and requests for information. We also post articles featuring our grad students as well as national articles exploring provocative issues in higher education.

Please feel free to share articles or news you find interesting with NAU grad students!

LOUIE Refunding Processes

With the implementation of the new credit card policies, refunding processes have changed. Previously any refunds originating from an online LOUIE credit card payment were processed once a week on Tuesdays. The monies were transferred directly back to the credit card account. 

Now all refunds will be issued via check or direct deposit on file with the university, and will be conducted on a daily basis, Monday through Friday.

Chronicle of Higher Education Online Access

The Provost has provided funding to the library to make the Chronicle of Higher Education available to the university community at no charge. To read the current or back issues, visit the Cline Library Home page at

  • Under Research Resources click on Find Journals.
  • In the blank field enter Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Then click on the Chronicle of Higher Education link, and
  • Voila, you have the current issue, full access.

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