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Vol. 9 No. 27 | April 16, 2013.

Stress Free Zone

Cline Library and Student Learning Centers are partnering up for the fourth annual end of the semester Stress Free Zone Event. During this two-hour event, students are welcome to stop by for research and test-taking tips, or to take a quick break from studying and grab a bite to eat.

The Stress Free Zone Event includes five-minute back rubs from StressBusters, therapy dogs from Caring Canines, free food, cartoons, and games. The next event will be held Monday, April 29 from 7-9 PM in room 200 of Cline Library.


Studio Spaces Now Open!

Cline Library is proud to announce the new Studio Spaces are open! Located on the first floor straight back from the main entrance, The Studios offer students a high-tech open Mac environment with access to production studios, viewing studios, a listening studio, and a practice/presentation studio.

With funding from the Parent Leadership Council and Student Educational Enhancement Micro Grant Program, the library was also able to purchase a selection of video cameras, digital audio recorders, headphones, cables, and external hard-drives for students to check out and use in The Studios.


Get More Zzz's

by Melissa Griffin, Health Promotions Manager

Is your student getting enough sleep? The likely answer is “no.” With academic, social, and work demands, students often cut out sleep in order to make more time for other things. As busy as students are, it is important for them to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Getting adequate sleep will give students more energy to tackle the stressors that often accompany college life. It will also help with academic performance and has been associated with better grades. Additionally, good sleeping patterns seems to be important in helping students maintain a healthy weight and manage their mood. Adequate sleep and healthy sleeping practices over the course of time may even extend their lives.

Helpful tips for improving sleep in college.

Pulling an “all-nighter” may seem like a good idea at the time, but it may back fire on students in the end. Planning ahead and being organized can help students avoid the last minute scramble.

As finals approach, please consider talking with your student about their sleeping habits and encouraging them to commit to good sleeping practices for better academic outcomes.


Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice

In honor of the 200-year-anniversary of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice,” NAU Theatre will be performing the stage version adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, at the Clifford E. White Theatre from April 19 – 28.

The performances will be April 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 PM and April 21 and 28 at 2 PM at the Clifford E. White Theatre. Tickets for the performance are $2 for NAU students and can be purchased from the Central Ticket Office.

The University is offering related events to celebrate 200 years:

On Wednesday, April 17 faculty will be speaking at A Jane Austen Primer from 3:30 – 5 PM in the Studio Theatre. This free presentation will provide the historical context, art, clothing, and literature of the time of Pride and Prejudice’s publication.  

On Sunday, April 21, theatre patrons can enjoy tea and cookies and visit with characters from the play. “An Afternoon with Darcy and Elizabeth,” will take place in the Clifford E. White lobby, from 12 - 1:15 PM.  The invitation to tea is free with the purchase of a ticket to the 2 PM performance on April 21. Advance purchase is encouraged, as seats are limited.

On Wednesday, April 24, "Five Sisters and the Course of True Love" by Dr. Donelle Ruwe will take place in the Clifford E. White Theatre at 7:40 PM (before the evening performance). Donelle Ruwe, associate professor of English, will give an introduction to the romance novel and how Jane Austen changed the literary formula by making sisterhood a central plot element. The presentation is free with ticket purchase.

On Friday, April 26, after the 8 PM performance, the theatre is hosting a "talk-back" with the cast.


Event Highlights

  • 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 - 1 PM in the Native American Cultural Center
  • The NAU Percussion Ensemble in Concert -- Friday, April 26, 7:30 PM in Ardrey Memorial Auditorium. Presented by The School of Music. The concert, under the direction of Dr. Steve Hemphill, is a free non-ticketed event.

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