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Vol. 8 No. 5 | September 27, 2011

Preparing For Midterms

The semester is flying by and midterm exams, paper and project due dates are approaching! Professors are required to provide midterm grades for students enrolled in 100 and 200 level courses, allowing them to understand their progress. Have conversations with your students about their courses and how they feel about their progression. If they are not satisfied, encourage them to speak with their instructor(s) about ways to succeed in their course(s). Finally, students may take advantage of the many resources available through the Student Learning Centers, including in-hall tutoring and academic success workshops.

What Does Student and Departmental Account Services Do?

Last year, the Bursar's Office changed its name to Student and Departmental Account Services. This office is responsible for the billing and processing of tuition payments and refunds and making adjustments to student accounts. Additionally, Student and Departmental Account Services assists families with understanding tuition payment options.

You may chat live with a representative from this office on Mondays between 8:30 AM and 5 PM and Tuesday - Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

Mark Your Calendars For The Career Fair!

Gateway Student Success Center is sponsoring the Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 6 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the High Country Conference Center.

The semi-annual career fair is an opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to network with prospective employers and graduate school recruiters. Students may check out a list of participants and register for the fair by visiting Gateway Student Success Center online.

Event Highlights

"Ghetto Physics," a film presentation by the Black Student Union, Wednesday, September 28, 6-9 PM, Cline Assembly Hall.

NAU International Film Series: "The Secret in Their Eyes," Wednesday, September 28, 7-9 PM, Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters.

La Tertulia (Spanish Table), September 29, 5:30-7 PM, University Union, sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Manhattan Film Festival, Thursday, September 29, 7-9 PM, Cline Assembly Hall, sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters.

The School of Music's Horizons Concert Series presents Colin Lynch, organ, Monday, October 3, 7:30 PM, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. Students free with NAU ID. Individual tickets for the Horizons Concert Series are $20 for adults; $12.50 for seniors and university faculty and staff; $5 for children; and free for NAU students with an ID. For tickets to all events, call 928-523-5661. For more information on the season, please visit

See a complete listing of university events on the official university calendar website. More Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at ShowUp Flagstaff and Flagstaff Happenings. More travel, dining, shopping, and event information is available from