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Vol. 9 No. 18 | February 5, 2013

Stay On Track with Free On-Campus Tutoring

The Student Learning Center (SLC) offers free tutoring for students. Drop-in sessions, 1:1 tutoring, and online tutoring allow even the busiest students to get help. This semester, in-hall tutoring is available in all Freshman Connections residence halls. This is a convenient way for students (residents and non-residents alike) to receive academic tutoring in an easy and convenient way. Check out the SLC online today to see what resources are available.


Martin-Springer Speaker Series

The Martin-Springer Speaker Series brings speakers to present on “Gender, Race, and Community” in the spring semester of 2013. The first will be Dr. Zilka Spahic-Šiljak, who will speak on “Women and the Concept of Compassion in Bosnia and Herzegovina” on Feb. 6, Liberal Arts Building, room 136, at 7 PM.


Hot Topics Cafe: The Second Amendment

Hot Topics Café, a partnership between Philosophy in the Public Interest and the Compassion Project programs at the university, presents new opportunities to engage in civil discussion around timely issues. The programs are free and everyone is welcome. The next Hot Topics Café is Gun Control and Gun Rights: Second Amendment issues, Wednesday, February 6, 5:30–7 PM at the Birch Street Deli in Flagstaff. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Email nau.ppi@nau.edu with your first and last name to register!


Free Depression Screening

Health Promotions is sponsoring a Depression Screening Day on February 13, 5-7 PM in the Health and Learning Center (bldg. 25). Free screenings from mental health professionals will be available during this time as well as free back rubs from the Stressbusters program. Health Promotions offers many other programs and events to combat stress and depression. Check out their website for more resources and information on staying happy and healthy. 


February is Heart Awareness Month!

By Casey Fisher, Campus Dining

Is your student at risk for heart disease? The good news is that we can control most of the risk factors.

There are two universal actions we can take to improve our physical and emotional health: eat right and exercise. We’ve heard this a million times. The obstacles often seem insurmountable, but there are tools available online and on campus to help your student achieve this goal. 

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a heart-healthy diet requires that you balance calories with physical activity – it’s simple math. Campus Dining provides nutritional information for menus online, through our mobile app as well as on menu displays.

Additionally, students can use the MyFitnessPal application to automatically upload the nutritional information of menu items into their personal log. Coming soon is the addition of bar codes to dining hall menus so students can scan the code and the nutritional information will automatically upload into their personal food log. MyFitnessPal can also be used to keep track of exercise for a complete view of nutrition and fitness progress.

This month might be a good time to engage your student in a discussion about a different type of "affairs of the heart."


Event Highlights

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Mon, Feb 11, 7:30 PM, Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. Tickets, call: 928-523-5661.
  • Dr. Ricardo Guthrie, "Global Perspectives and the African-American Experience." Study Abroad narratives by 2012 program alumni: Sean Poole, Suzana Abrigada, Hilary Charles, and Deshara Washington. Wed, Feb 13 at 12 PM, Gardner Auditorium, W. A. Franke College of Business.
  • Horizons Concert Series--The Harlem Quartet Master Class. Tue, Feb 19, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM, room 147, Performing and Fine Arts Building (37).
  • Paolo Soleri Exhibition, famed architect. Feb 19-Apr 13, NAU Art Museum (bldg 10).
  • Horizons Concert Series--Nation Beat--Cajun/Afro-Brazilian Music. Mon, Feb 25, 7:30 PM, Ashurst Hall.

See a complete listing of university events on the official university calendar website. More Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at Flagstaff 365.