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The Backpack
The Backpack: A news source for parents and families of NAU students
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Vol. 6 No. 26 | February 23, 2010
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Mid-Term Grades

by Dianna Van Sanford

Mid-Term grades for one-hundred and two-hundred level classes will be posted by professors in LOUIE by March 9. Professors of three-hundred and four-hundred level classes are also encouraged to post mid-term grades in LOUIE. If your student does not see a spring 2010, mid-term tab in his/her LOUIE account, please encourage your student to contact his/her professor.

We encourage you to have an open conversation with your student about his/her grades now, around mid-term, and to share resources such as the Learning Assistance Centers, the Writing Center, and Supplemental Instruction.

Students can allow access to their educational records by designating their parents/family members on their Optional Authorization to Release Information Form. Once this form is on file and you are designated, you may request mid-term and final grades in writing with your signature through the Grades area of the Office of the Registrar.

Internship Opportunities


INROADS offers multi-year internships at top pay, between $4,000-$10,000 per summer, with the potential for full-time job offers. Participants are assigned their own corporate mentor who helps them gain premier industry specific training by corporate professionals. INROADS seeks Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies in the areas of business, engineering, information technology, sales, financial services, allied healthcare, and retail management. Contact Patricia Schoenhardt for more information.


The Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers internships for college students and other qualified individuals. SCA internships provide the opportunity to learn from resource management professionals, gain tangible skills and experience, and make a substantial contribution to our natural and cultural treasures. SCA internships are available throughout the year, in all conservation disciplines, and range in length from 12 to 52 weeks. All positions are expense-paid and most offer insurance and education awards.

NPS - Melendez Fellowhsip

National Park Service Fellowship

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship. Awards will be made in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per fellowship for research to be undertaken in 2010.

Eligibility: Graduate students or superior upper-level undergraduate students (3.5 GPA or above) currently enrolled in a U.S.-accredited college or university.

Applications must be received electronically by March 15, 2010. E-mail application materials and questions to elliot_dale@contractor.nps.gov.


Health Tip: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

by Jo Cahill, MS, RD, Fronske Health Promotion

February 21-27 is National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week. College students, both male and female, are at risk for these secretive and often hidden disorders. As many students struggle to adjust to college life, issues related to self esteem, body image, and confidence may trigger unhealthy eating behaviors that can spiral out of control if unchecked. These can include a variety of unhealthy practices in which food is used for emotional reasons. For further information go to the Healthy Campus web site.

If you feel your student may need help with an eating disorder, encourage her or him to contact the Counseling Center (928-523-2261) or Fronske Health Center (928-523-8995).

Event Highlights (Tue, Feb 23—Mon, Mar 1, 2010)

Sing for the Cure, presented by Master Chorale of Flagstaff, to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, tonight, February 23 at 7:30 PM in Ardrey Auditorium. Tickets are $16 with discounts available through the Central Ticket Office for students, youth, seniors, and NAU employees. All tickets $2 more at the door.

♦ The College of Arts and Letters Classic Film Series continues to screen free films on Tuesday nights (with one exception,) at 7 PM in the Cline Assembly Hall until April 27. The next film is Horse Feathers and will screen tonight, February 23.

♦ SUN Entertainment’s Noon Tunes program features the best local and regional musical acts. Your student can catch great acoustic and electric performances on the way to and from class, or stick around and listen during lunch. Namoli Brennet plays Wednesday, February 24 at the Union.

♦ The 48th Annual NAU Jazz Festival will be held February 25-27, 2010. More than fifty bands will perform in Ardrey Auditorium each day of the festival. The public is invited to view all performances. Jazz pianist Jim McNeely, this year’s guest artist, will perform in concert with NAU Jazz Ensemble One on Friday evening, February 26, 2010. Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office. For more information please contact NAU Jazz Studies at 928-523-3779 or e-mail Russell Schmidt.

NAU Women’s Basketball competes against Sacramento State on Thursday, February 25 at 6:35 PM in the Skydome. Athletic events are free to students with their JacksCard.

♦ The Traditional Knowledge Scholar Lecture Series continues with Havoc in Canyon de Chelly on Monday, March 1, with Maybelle Little in SBS West, Room 9 from noon to 1 PM. Questions? Maybelle Little or 928-523-5928. Free.

More event highlights can be seen at ShowUp Flagstaff.

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