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The Backpack
The Backpack: A news source for parents and families of NAU students
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Vol. 7 No. 3 | September 14, 2010
Dining Options

About The JacksCard

Many parents and students have some initial confusion about the different accounts on a student's JacksCard (university ID card). The JacksCard is a convenient way to manage dining and spending money for your student and offers peace-of-mind that your money is directly supporting your student's education.

There are three types of "accounts" that can be on a JacksCard:

Account What's it for?
Meal Plan Money used for on-campus dining at the Hot Spot or DüB (and other on campus dining as "tranfer meals") as part of a pre-paid academic year dining plan.
Dining Dollars "Flexible" dining money that can be used at all campus restaurants and eateries such as Jamba Juice and Einstein Bagels. Money can be added to this account throughout the semester.
JacksDebit Express Also known as JDE, this account is used to pay for laundry on campus and can be used at on-campus locations including vending machines, the NAU Bookstore, the Post Office, Prochnow (movies), the Business College, Testing Labs, game rooms, Recreation and Aquatic Centers, to purchase parking permits and pay citatings, dining on campus (taxable), and a variety of off-campus merchants in Flagstaff. Like Dining Dollars, money can be added to JDE throughout the year as needed.

You can deposit money onto your student's JacksCard online through the Guest Deposit feature.


Navajo Nation Parade - In Pictures

Having fun at the Navajo Fair, 2010


Is Your Student Interested in Being an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders

If your student might be interested in becoming an Orientation Leader please urge him/her to visit nau.edu/ol to learn more about the position and how to apply.

For students who want to learn more, please suggest that they attend one of our Orientation Leader Information Sessions on:

  • Friday, September 24 from 6 to 7 PM – Admissions Office, Sechrist Hall
  • Monday, September 27 from 6 to 7 PM – Admissions Office, Sechrist Hall
  • Thursday, September 30 from 6 to 7 PM – Admissions Office, Sechrist Hall

The deadline to apply is at noon on Friday, October 8, 2010 to the Admissions and Orientation Office in Sechrist Hall.

Have questions? Please contact sarajean.gilbert@nau.edu.


Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity Recruitment

Last week, sororities welcomed 256 new members -- the largest sorority recruitment ever -- into their sisterhood during their recruitment event, and this week the fraternities will do the same during Rush Week.

Fall Fraternity Recruitment will take place September 13-19, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to meet with all 12 fraternities to get a sense of their values, philanthropic endeavors, and social activities. Each organization will have its own recruitment calendar for the week. Check nau.edu/greeklife for more information.


Family Weekend Parent Reception

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
Location: The Applied Research and Development Building (ARD)

The Parent Leadership Council would like to invite you to the 2010 Parent Reception during Family Weekend. Come and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages and view demonstrations highlighting the university’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and sustainability. You will also get a chance to speak with students and faculty working on unique projects to make big differences now at the university and to positively impact the community locally, nationally, and globally.

For more information, visit nauparents.com, write to e-mail plc@nau.edu, or call 928-523-8244.


Event Highlights

♦ The Department of Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy. Performed at the Clifford E. White Theatre, October 15, 16*, 17*, 20, 21, 23*, 24 at 8 PM (*2 PM matinee performance). Tickets available at the Central Ticket Office.


Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at ShowUp Flagstaff.

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