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Vol. 9 No. 24 | March 27, 2013.

Calling All Parents!

In a week or so you should be receiving a phone call from an NAU student, calling on behalf of the university. This student will have some updates for you, will want to hear about your child’s experiences at NAU thus far, and will be asking for your support in our spring Parent Campaign. Please take a moment to speak with this student as they keep you informed and connected to the university. Thank you!


Flagstaff Sports Foundation 5K & 10K

Spring weather has arrived in Flagstaff so it is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the sun, and get some exercise.  The Flagstaff Sports Foundation is sponsoring a 5K and 10K run on Saturday, April 6 beginning at 9 AM. The race will take place at Forest Highlands Golf Club about five miles from campus.  For registering in advancee, participants will receive a free tee shirt. Students can also register the morning of the race beginning at 7:30 AM. Now is the time to join the fun and start running! 


Counseling Services

Counseling Services works to enhance the psychological growth, emotional well-being, and learning potential of students.  The department is available for a wide range of student concerns, including adjustment to college, relationships, depression, substance abuse, eating concerns, anxiety and stress, academic struggles, and career concerns.  Counseling Services provides short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis services, and consultation about at risk students.  Counseling Services is easily accessible in the Health and Learning Center. All students are eligible for an initial consultation and, if appropriate, counseling.  The costs for individual students vary and more information can be found online.


Campus Recreation Summer Programs

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) offers day camps that are specially designed for the children of NAU students, faculty, and staff! Registration starts on April 1 and more information can be found online.

CRS also offers summer sports leagues for any one over the age of 18. Sports include indoor soccer and indoor basketball, and there are special leagues for faculty and staff! Registration information will be posted April 26.


Event Highlights

  • Latin Dance Classes in Spanish -- Tuesdays at 7 PM, Exercise Suite #2 of HLC (bldg 25)
  • "Fargo" presented by the College of Arts and Letters Film Series. Cline Library Assembly Hall Mar 26 at 7 PM
  • Relay for Life -- Friday, Apr 19, 6 PM through Saturday, April 20, 6 AM in the Skydome. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
  • Reorientation of the Earth -- Wednesday, Apr 24, 12 PM - 1 PM in the Native American Cultural Center

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