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Vol. 9 No. 22 | March 5, 2013.

Student-Curated Interactive Museum Exhibition

Undergraduate students Margaret Sheble, Erin Carter, and Kiran Haynes present "Reflections of Flagstaff: An Interactive Photography Exhibition” open from Mar 5 to Mar 29. The Office of the Vice President’s Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) program, the Comparative Cultural Studies Department, and the School of Art have provided funding for the exhibit. 

The goal is to provide an interactive exhibition and promote interaction between NAU and the larger Flagstaff community. This provides opportunities for reflection on the multiple histories and contemporary exhibition present in Flagstaff. 

Visitors are invited to become a part of the exhibition by writing their own reflections on the gallery walls after viewing the photographs, memories, inspirations, etc.  Check out the exhibition online.

Prepare for the GRE and GMATS with NAU

The Student Learning Centers offer Graduate Test Prep Courses for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

These courses are designed to help students prepare for standardized graduate school admissions tests in an interactive classroom environment utilizing practical tools and resources. Nancy Baca, Quantitative Instructor, and Heidi Schuler, Verbal Instructor, are NAU alumni. Nancy and Heidi are Instructional Specialists and experienced in classroom instruction and standardized test preparation. They enjoy helping students develop customized plans for building skills and confidence for success on standardized tests.

Students receive 28 hours of in-person instruction with a targeted review of key content areas.  The textbooks included are by Ron Woldoff, founder of National Test Prep™ and creator of the LifeLine™ study approach.  The course pack provides extra tips and resources for study techniques and test taking strategies.  Students take two full-length practice tests and have access to instructor office hours in person, by phone, or through email and online chat sessions.

All courses are offered on campus at the Learning Resource Center, Building 61 on South Campus.  The course schedule, registration, and more program details can be found online. Talk to your student about signing up today!

Study Abroad Information Sessions



It’s time to apply for scholarships! Did you know that thousands of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed every year? The College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences has over 30 different scholarships to offer. To learn more about scholarships in Engineering disciplines, visit our website. Hurry!  Deadline is April 1, 2013. For scholarships in Natural Sciences and Forestry, check the department’s homepage or email for more information.

Dining Health Tip

by Kirsten Lahmann, Campus Dining

Many students take vitamin supplements; sometimes to compensate for poor food choices or to complement fitness regimens.  Although vitamins can be helpful, there is no substitute for the wholesome, healing effects of a healthy diet.  Fresh produce may benefit the body in a variety of ways ranging from weight loss, increased energy, lower cholesterol, lower stress, stronger bones, lower blood pressure, stronger immunity, reduced risk for heart disease, and more.  Health professionals agree that the best way (and the easiest on campus) to get the nutrients your body needs is to eat a wide color spectrum of fruits and vegetables. 

Campus Dining offers a vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. On any given day at any given meal, there are between 15 and 20 different fruits and vegetables offered in each of the resident dining halls, the Hot Spot and The DuB.  Simple everyday foods have the nourishing power to make a difference in overall health; foods such as tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, oranges, bananas, and apples, all of which can be found on campus.

A meal plan grants daily access to locations such as Garden Toss, the Green Scene Café, Subconnection, the Hot Spot and The DuB. All offer a variety of fresh produce every day.  Let’s hear it for nutrition!

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and to celebrate, the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Services has a host of exciting events to offer. Some of the events offered are:

  • March 7: Transnational Linkages Honour Crimes, and Possibilities for Feminist Aliiances
  • March 13: Global Perspectives from Women Around the World
  • March 28: Free Community Bowling

For more details on these and other events, visit our website.



Event Highlights

  • Latin Dance Classes in Spanish -- Tuesdays at 7 PM, Exercise Suite #2 of HLC (bldg 25)
  • Hot Topics Cafe -- Taxes: A cost/benefit analysis. Wednesday, Mar 6
    6-7 PM at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Facilitator: Dr. John Devlin, W. A. Franke College of Business
  • Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra presents "Viva Verde." Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Mar 9 at 7:30 PM. Conducted by Elizabeth Shulze and Edith A. Copley
  • "Fargo" presented by the College of Arts and Letters Film Series. Cline Library Assembly Hall Mar 26 at 7 PM

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