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Vol. 9 No. 19 | February 12, 2013.

Find Your Place. Stay on Campus.

It's time to start thinking about housing for next year! Reapplication is the annual online proces for current on-campus residents to reapply for housing for the following academic year. Reapplication for 2013-2014 will take place from March 1 - May 10, 2013.

Step 1 - students log into the housing portal to complete the application starting March 1.

Step 2 - students log back into the housing portal to select a room during any process for which they are eligible to participate.

  • McKay, Pine Ridge, Campus Heights (must have 30+ credit hours)
    • Same Hall/Same Room — March 4-5
    • Same Hall/Different Room — March 6-7
    • Different Hall (McKay/PRV/CH) — March 11-15
  • All Other Upper-Division Halls
    • Same Hall/Same Room — March 26-28
    • Same Hall/Different Room — April 2-4
    • Different Hall - All Other Halls — April 9-May 10

Detailed information and FAQs about reapplication can be found online.

Get Moving!

There are many mental and physical benefits of cardiorespiratory activity and with a little extra effort each day, students can easily achieve them. Endurance training such as trail hiking and snowshoeing causes heart muscles to hypertrophy, enlarging its chambers and becoming bigger and stronger. Along with the heart, lungs work hard during cardio exercise to become more efficient and healthy. Other physical benefits include weight loss, increased metabolism, improved immune system, and lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which all help to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Mental benefits are plentiful as well and include: reduced stress, better sleep, increased confidence, and feeling invigorated even hours after training!

Campus Recreation Services offers many ways for you to improve cardio endurance and overall health.  With over 75 free Group Exercise Classes including cycle, boxing, step, cardio kickboxing and Zumba, there is something for everyone! The Wall Aquatic Center offers open swim hours to help you stay in shape and feel great.  Another way to get involved is by participating in Intramural Sports. Outdoor recreation boasts plenty of diverse options; find excitement and adventure as you raft down the Colorado, Salt, San Juan or Verde River on an NAU Outdoors river trip!

Healthy Relationships

Melissa Griffin, MA, CAGS, Health Promotions Manager

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, students may be paying even more attention to relationships, love, and dating. College is a time for meeting new people and establishing one’s own identity in addition to building meaningful relationships. This means taking a look at what works and what doesn’t work in all situations. This also could involve challenges, conflicts and even unhealthy partnerships. 

To support student development and healthy relationships, we encourage you to have conversations with your student.  It is important for students to know that healthy relationships involve compromise, trust, good communication, respect, and independence. Conflicts can be uncomfortable, but there are healthy ways to resolve problems, such as using "I" statements, avoiding name calling, and deciding on a time to talk when emotions are not running too high.

Next week we will be offering programs, such as "Creepy or Cute", to encourage students’ exploration of healthy relationship “do’s and don'ts”.  We want students to know it is always okay to say “no” to a partner and to have time away from relationships in order to maintain individuality and healthy boundaries.

For more ideas and tips for healthy relationships check out our website.

NAU Theatre Presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

The NAU Theatre Department presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Bob Yowell. The play will be staged in the Studio Theatre from Feb. 22 through Mar. 3. “This story is about our present day electronic media, but it is about much more,” said Yowell. “On the surface, many of us can agree that with all of our technology we still have major problems in communicating with each other. Do we really communicate honestly with each other? Do we know each other? Are we willing to reveal our true selves to others?  Are we capable of loving one another?” Tickets are only $2 for students and can be purchased at the Central Ticket Office.

Open Enrollement for Summer Term

Extended Campuses begins enrollment for the 2013 summer term beginning
Feb. 11.


Event Highlights

  • 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.