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Vol. 9 No. 25 | April 2, 2013.

International Week 2013

April 1 – 7 is International Week and NAU is ready to celebrate with exciting events hosted by the Center for International Education. The week started off on Monday, April 1 with a Global Learning Symposium and kicked off a weeklong event of international food experiences at the Hot Spot and The Dub. The rest of the week will be filled with events such as an International Internship Information Session (Wednesday), Passport Day (Thursday), International Idol (Friday), and Lumberjacks 2013: World Cup Soccer Tournament (Friday – Sunday). Check out all of the events for International Week and go global!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Melissa Griffin, Health Promotions Manager

This month, colleges across the nation will make an effort to bring awareness to the issue of Sexual Assault. Research suggests that approximately 20-25% of all college women are victims of sexual assault. The unfortunate aspect is that strangers do not perpetrate most of these assaults. In the large majority of cases, assaults are committed by someone known to the victim or even on dates. All too often large amounts of alcohol are involved, impairing judgment and interfering with consensual relationships. Regardless of the situation, the victim is never to blame!

Please encourage your student to take a stand against sexual assault on our campus by participating in our “My Little Black Dress Does Not Mean Yes” campaign on Thursday, April 4.  This campaign aims to debunk the myth that women deserve to be assaulted based on their clothing choice. Students can also join the Flagstaff community on April 16 to be part of the "Take Back the Night" rally to end violence against women. Health Promotions also offers bystander training for students who want to know how to be helpful in potentially dangerous situations.

Whatever your student decides to do, please remind them that everyone has a part to play in keeping our campus safe and preventing sexual violence! 

For more information, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Pedaling With a Purpose

Ethan Maurice of Phoenix, Arizona plans to cycle across the country this summer in an effort to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). Ethan is a rising senior and works in the Office of Disability Resources on campus. Ethan and his younger brother, Reid will start a two and a half month journey across America to raise money for PCH to give back for all of the support the organization has provided for Ethan as he battled meningoencephalitis and a stroke during his junior year of high school. 


Over the years of recovery, Ethan’s family and PCH provided the support and love Ethan needed to recover fully and become a successful student at NAU. Ethan speaks of his journey this summer with optimism. “As we slowly traverse our great country this summer, we'll know that with every up and down stroke of our feet, we'll be pedaling with purpose.” Follow Ethan on Twitter and learn about Ethan’s full story online.



Mobile Ordering App for Campus Dining

NAU has become the first university in Arizona to offer its students Tapingo's mobile ordering solution. Tapingo, a leader in mobile ordering, provides a solution built around campus dining that enables students to order food from their smart phone and the web.

Campus Dining is proud to offer this additional service to students with meal plans, a kind of mobile ordering platform that eliminates the need to wait in line. Through Tapingo's free smartphone app, students can use their JacksCard to place orders from many of the restaurant locations on campus. The initial launch includes Union Point retail locations: SubConnection, Einstein's Bros. Bagels, Jamba Juice, Star Ginger, and Cobrizo Mexican Grill.

The arrival of Tapingo means that students are now able to be in the library, at home, or finishing a workout all while placing a food or drink order. Students can pay for their order with their meal plans, dining dollars, or Jacks Debit Express enabling students to save time and enhancing the convenience of their meal plan with this easy to use app.

Capes, Cats, and Canines

NAU Blue Key presents its Annual 5K and 8K race at the Health and Learning Center (HLC) on Saturday, April 27 at 9 AM. Participants are to dress as their favorite superhero to support Second Chance Center for Animals. For students, military, and seniors, the registration fee is $10; for the general public, it is $15. Be a superhero for our furry friends and sign up today!



Event Highlights

  • Latin Dance Classes in Spanish -- Tuesdays at 7 PM, Exercise Suite #2 of HLC (bldg 25)
  • "Almost Famous" presented by the College of Arts and Letters Film Series. Cline Library Assembly Hall Apr 9 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.