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The Backpack: A news source for parents and families of NAU students
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Vol. 6 No. 11 | October 20, 2009

Mid-Term Grades on LOUIE

by Lucy Hegg, Assistant Registrar

The fall semester is almost half over and this means that most students have completed their midterm exams. Here at Northern Arizona University, we encourage professors to post midterm grades for students to check their progress in a class. Grades from participating professors are now available for students to view in LOUIE. Talk with your student about his/her midterm grades. Even if midterm grades are not posted, this is a great time to reflect on academic progress and achievement.

If your student is not receiving the grades that he/she is expecting, we would encourage him/her to take several steps. First, students should visit their professors during office hours to talk about current grade(s). Each professor holds office hours and those times and locations should be listed on the syllabus for each course. Second, we would encourage your student to visit the Learning Assistance Centers on campus to get signed up for tutoring or study groups.

Encourage your student to take an active role in his/her education. Please let us know if you need any additional resources.

LOUIE Online

Early Enrollment for Spring 2010

Early enrollment for Spring 2010 is fast approaching and we look forward to seeing your student at NAU next semester. Early enrollment appointments have been assigned for current students through their LOUIE accounts and via their NAU e-mail addresses. They have also been notified of their Academic Level and any Holds that may prevent enrollment.

When your student’s Early Enrollment date/time begins, he/she can enroll using the LOUIE on-line system, or, he/she can personally visit an enrollment-processing site, such as his/her college, the Registrar’s Office, or an Extended Campus site. Course information can be found in advance of your student’s Early Enrollment date/time in the LOUIE system.

If your student has questions regarding degree requirements or class schedule encourage him/her to contact his/her Academic Advisor. If your student has any questions regarding enrollment processing, please encourage him/her to contact the Registrar’s Office at 928-523-5490.

Recipe Winners

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

Fronkse Health Center no longer has seasonal flu vaccinations. Mollen Immunization Clinics continue to offer flu vaccinations throughout the Flagstaff community. They do take insurance. If your student does not have qualifying insurance the shots are thirty dollars.

Fry’s—201 N Switzer Canyon Dr.

  • Friday, October 23, 2009 10 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday, October 24, 2009 10 AM–6 PM

Bashas’—2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd.

  • Friday, October 30, 2009 10 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday, October 31, 2009 10 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday, November 1, 2009 10 AM–6 PM

Our Growing NAU Family Photo Album

Family Weekend Photo Album

Our collective family photo album has grown over the past week! Thank you for all of your contributions. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Family Weekend on October 8, 9, and 10, 2010!

Family Weekend 2009 Survey

Your impressions of, suggestions for, and ideas about Family Weekend are of great interest to us! Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us through the Family Weekend 2009 Survey.

Event Highlights—Tue, Oct 20–Mon, Oct 26, 2009

♦ The NAU Art Museum opens the Right to Print: Segura Publishing Company exhibit with a free reception on October 22 from 6–8 PM. The exhibit will be open until December 19, 2009.

♦ Catch the action with NAU Volleyball vs. Sacramento State 7 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2009, Rolle Activity Center, Free for NAU Students with an NAUCard.

SUN Entertainment and AfterHours celebrates Homecoming with the Traditions Day Carnival on October 22 from 2 to 6 PM on the Observatory Field. This is a FREE event for NAU students with an NAUCard.

♦ Homecoming Football Game, NAU vs. Idaho State, Saturday, October 24, 3:05 PM in the Walkup Skydome. Tickets range from Free for NAU Students with an NAUCard to $25 for the S, T, and U reserved sections. To purchase by phone call

♦ Attend the 3rd Annual Homecoming Benefit Auction and BBQ, October 23 at 3 PM at the Centennial Forest Field Campus to support the Centennial Forest Environmental Education Programs. Visit NAU’s Research and Education Forest. Contact Cheryl Miller for more information.

♦ On Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, the Museum of Northern Arizona’s 6th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente, produced in partnership with Nuestras Raices (Our Roots), will celebrate Flagstaff’s Hispanic pioneer families, the pre-Hispanic origins of this celebration, and today’s traditions throughout Mexico, Latin America, and the Southwest.

♦ The Native American Film Series sponsored by the NAU Institute for Native Americans and Cline Library continues on Monday, October 26 at 7 PM, FREE, at Cline Library with Kinaalda: Navajo Rite of Passage (2000), Director Lena Carr (Navajo) Discover the kinaalda, or coming of age ceremony, through an insider’s eyes.

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