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Vol. 7 No. 21 | February 22, 2011

1899 Bar and Grill

Northern Arizona University is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-service restaurant on campus — the 1899 Bar and Grill. The restaurant fuses turn-of-the-century American bistro with a classic steakhouse flair, featuring many foods native to the Southwest.

The restaurant will open Monday, February 28, 2011 and will offer lunch and dinner menus seven-days-a-week from 11 AM to 9 PM. Many students from the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management are employed at the restaurant, gaining valuable experience in their field.

Cash, VISA, MasterCard, Jacks Debit Express (JDE), and Dining Dollars are all accepted forms of payment at the 1899 Bar and Grill. Meals from dining plans are not accepted and JDE and Dining Dollars cannot be used to pay for alcohol or for gratuity.

The 1899 Bar and Grill is located at 307 W. Dupont Ave., in Flagstaff, across from the High Country Conference Center and Drury Inn. Additional information and reservations are available by calling 928-523-1899.

Convocation Information

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 12, Convocation Day!

To celebrate the diversity among our students, three convocation ceremonies will take place on campus. Each ceremony celebrates the traditions, academic achievements, and accomplishments of students.

The day begins with the Native American Convocation ceremony at 3:30 PM in Ardrey Auditorium and recognizes our Alaskan Native/Native American graduates. Graduates are encouraged to dress in their respective tribal attire.

The Hispanic Convocation will begin at 5:30 PM in the du Bois Center ballroom.

The Black Student Convocation starts at 7:30 PM in Ashurst Hall.

Information regarding convocations can be found on the LEADS Center website or at 928-523-5656.

Tickets for Graduation

Graduation will be May 13-14, 2011. If your student will be graduating this May, please review the guidelines, particularly regarding ticketing policies, before arriving on campus.

Tickets are required for guest attendance at the main commencement venue. The sale of tickets is prohibited. Ticket pick-up begins April 4, 2011.

Complete ticket information and additional graduation details are available on the commencement website.

SnowJack Express Has Arrived!

Beginning February 19, a shuttle will operate between campus and the Arizona SnowBowl every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, at 8 and 10:30 AM. This shuttle is available to all students with a JacksCard student ID. The shuttle is made possible thanks to the student-approved “23 fee”, which also funds several other student-voted initiatives on campus, including additional positions at the library and extended library hours.

The shuttle has pick up and drop off locations at Wilson and Pine Ridge residence halls, and the Wall Aquatic Center parking lot.

Students who wish to ride the shuttle must sign up at least 48-hours in advance, either in person at Campus Recreation (located in the Fieldhouse), or online at NAU Outdoors trips.

The shuttles fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Fronske Health Center--Did You Know?

  • Fronske Health Center is a family practice doctors' office with three full-time and two part-time medical doctors, three full-time and one part-time family nurse practitioners, one ObGyn nurse practitioner, two psychiatric nurse practitioners, and one dietician.
  • Fronske Health Center has an urgent care clinic for same-day sudden injuries/illnesses and a clinic for other primary care appointments. On average Fronske sees over 110 patients per day during the semester!
  • Fronske Health Center offers convenient laboratory and x-ray services on-site.
  • Fronske Health Center has a fully integrated electronic health records (EHR) system that includes scheduling, billing, and medical charts. Many services such as booking appointments, renewing prescriptions, obtaining lab results, and completing health questionnaires can be performed 24/7 on-line by going to Fronske’s web page.
  • Fronske Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). This accreditation signifies that we are an organization committed to providing high-quality health care and that we have demonstrated that commitment by measuring up to the nationally-recognized high standards.

For more information on our services, visit our website.

Small Group Training at the Recreation Center

Campus Recreation Services has just kicked off a new offering of small group training sessions for this semester. Small group training extends an opportunity for students to make new friends and train with others as this program is designed to incorporate a workout in a social environment. There is also a change in the personal training package pricing as follows:

Small Group Training Fee Schedule

  • 1-4 Sessions - $30/session
  • 5-8 Sessions - $28/session
  • 9-12 Sessions - $26/session
  • 13-20 Sessions - $24/session
  • 21+ Sessions - $20/session

In addition, the Body Composition session is available for $8.

All of our trainers are nationally certified and share an enthusiasm to help students and employees achieve their personal fitness goals. If this is something your student is interested in, encourage him/her to contact our front desk staff (located in the Fieldhouse) to sign up!

Group Exercise just began the Spring Break 100 Challenge. Have your student attend GroupEx classes to get ready for spring break!

There is more information on the Group Exercise website.

Event Highlights

See a complete listing of university events on the official calendar website. Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at ShowUp Flagstaff and Flagstaff Happenings.