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Vol. 9 No. 26 | April 9, 2013.

Challenge Course Open Houses

The Challenge Course is a team-building experience designed to build group cohesiveness through engaging initiatives and debriefs that address topics such as communication, trust, and problem solving. Several academic classrooms, student clubs and organizations, faculty and staff groups, non-profits, and corporate organizations use the Challenge Course annually. The Challenge Course is hosting three open house sessions in April. These events will be a great way to learn more about what the Challenge Course has to offer. Catch more details online and we hope to see your students out on the course on these dates:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 21, 1-5 PM

Sustainability Awards

The Environmental Caucus is proud to announce the nominees and winners of the 2013 Campus Sustainability Awards!  The awards recognize students, faculty and staff, and organizations that contribute to making the campus, community, and world a more sustainable and green place to live, work, and play.

Here are the student nominees: (* indicates winners)

  • *Patrick Pfeifer – Launched a successful, student-run, large-scale compost project
  • Mark Gallo and Brian Malbury – Compost technicians who helped transfer the composting program from a student research project to a university-run organization
  • *Adam Davidson – Connected students with the Flagstaff community to support, launch, and run VeloComposting
  • Allison Baker – Advocate and partner for Campus Dining’s Sustainability Challenge Week. Developed and implemented the SNAIL Garden on campus
  • *Nolan Blade – A Greeen Jack and contributor to sustainability efforts: Student Environmental Caucus Chair, member of the Green Fund, and presenter at AASHE.
  • Brian Moody – Leadership and community involvement to contribute to campus sustainability
  • Elias Toon – Intern for Transportation Action Team; secured funding for free bike repair stations around campus
  • Montana Johnson – Implemented a “No Uranium Mining Campaign.”
  • Elizabeth Bechock – Built a large community following around the Killip Elementary School garden; organizes and teaches lessons to over 200 k-5 students each semester. Starting vision project to promote similar gardens across the city.
  • Erin Miller – Research on human health hazards associated with herbicides used on campus
  • Mayleen Farrington – Research Coordinator for the Sustainable Landscape Maintenance project – findings help to keep moving the campus in a herbicide-free direction
  • *Kiersten Wilber – Eco-House Community Mentor – developed and implemented educational programs for the Eco-House community

Job and Internship Opportunities

Jobs for Jacks is an online employment database that helps students and alumni find jobs and internships. Many employers wish to hire NAU students. Some employers post vacancies on Jobs for Jacks while others post general job descriptions with links to their home page where you may find vacancy announcements and specific application instructions for their organization.

A current position for students to consider is with CDW. CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. They are now hiring for the positions of Inside Sales - Account Manager. CDW is looking for students:

  • With an entrepreneurial attitude and with excellent time management skills
  • Who can communicate effectively, in a constructive manner, with management, peers, and coworkers
  • Who are motivated to excel in a role where they can manage their career and success

If this sounds like your student, encourage them to apply online today.

Check Jobs for Jacks for more job and internship opportunities for the summer and current openings!


Many Hearts, One Community Blood Drive

The Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is hosting a blood drive on April 25 from 12 - 4 PM and April 26 from 8 AM – noon at the Health and Learning Center (HLC). The goal is to recruit 80 donors during these two days. Students can make an appointment ahead of time, which makes it convenient to fit donating into busy schedules. Make an appointment online and find out more information on blood donation.


Event Highlights

  • "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.