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Vol. 9 No. 20 | February 19, 2013.

US Navy Sea Chanters

The School of Music is proud to announce the US Navy Sea Chanters will perform on Mar. 1, at 7:30 PM in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. The performance is free, however tickets are required. The US Navy Sea Chanters includes three NAU alumni: Musician First Class Beth Strittmater Revell ('98 BM in Voice Performance), Musician First Class Caroline Koziol ('04 BS in Chemistry and '04 BM in Voice Performance), and Chief Musician Adam Tyler ('97 BM in Voice Performance).

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Eating Disorder Awareness

Eating disorders are a common concern on college campuses as students adjust to college life. Issues related to self esteem, body image, and confidence may trigger unhealthy eating behaviors that can spiral out of control if left unchecked. These conditions include a variety of unhealthy eating practices in which food is used for emotional reasons.

The following suggestions may help prevent eating disorders:

  • Critically view media and its messages about body image and self-esteem.
  • Acknowledge that people come in different sizes and shapes. We aren't all meant to be the same size.
  • Avoid categorizing foods as "good vs. bad" or "safe vs. dangerous."
  • Avoid highly restrictive diets.
  • Discourage thoughts that a particular weight or size will lead to happiness.
  • People learn from one another. Try to model healthy body image and self- esteem.

Eating disorders can be successfully treated. An interdisciplinary treatment including medical monitoring, psychological counseling, and nutritional counseling is frequently implemented. The university has counselors, medical staff, and a nutritionist available to help diagnose, treat, or provide referrals to students struggling with these concerns.

For more information regarding eating disorders, please visit:

Bicycle Hub

The Bicycle Hub is officially open on campus. The university is recognized as a bike-friendly campus and The Hub is another way to make campus a better place for cyclists. Students can go there to learn about cycling, bike repair, maintenance, and rules of the road. The Hub is housed within NAU Outdoors in the Health and Learning Center. Services at The Hub are free.

bike hub

Alternative Spring Break

There are many ways to spend your spring break and one of them is the Alternative Spring Break, a part of Project GIVE (Get Involved in the Volunteer Experience).

Alternative Spring Break is especially suited for students who cannot afford to travel for spring break or have to work, but need something to do during their down time. Additionally, it is a great option for students who need to complete required service hours or want to engage in volun”tour”ism and experience more of Flagstaff. From Mar 18-22, Project GIVE will be coordinating service opportunities from 9-5 daily. Alternative Spring Break is a great way to meet new people, serve the community, and stay active during the week away from academics.

Interested students (family and community members too!) can contact for more information and to sign up today!

Conversation Partners

Students who are taking a foreign language have an exciting opportunity with Conversation Partners. The program allows students to converse with native speakers of English, Arabic, Chinese and many other languages. Conversation Partners can also be a great experience for students planning careers in international business, global politics, language teaching, foreign service, the armed forces, education, and HRM.

Mar 5, Apr 2, and Apr 16 are the remaining spring 2013 dates, from 6-7:30 PM in the Havasupai Rooms A & B in the University Union.

Bi-Annual GradFest for Graduating Seniors

Visit us at GradFest on Monday, Mar 5 and Tuesday, Mar 6 in the NAU Bookstore to enjoy great discounts on graduation products!

Representatives from Herff Jones, Framing Success, Liberty Mutual, the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of Student and Departmental Account Services, and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will be available to answer questions and assist in the commencement ceremony process. GradFest is a great opportunity to take care of financial holds, exit interviews, financial planning for continued education, and learn about alumni benefits.

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Event Highlights

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