Honors Week Events 2005

Please check back frequently, as events will be added and updated daily until April 4, 2005.

Sunday April 3

Title
Associated Press-Robert R. Eunson Awards Ceremony
Location
Wettaw Biology and Biochemistry (bldg.# 88), Lecture Hall
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Speakers
Lew Ruggiero, the "Distinguished Journalist Lecturer," and Bart Graves, the recipient of the "Alumni Achievement Award"
Members of the campus community and the public are invited to attend.

Lew Ruggiero, the "Distinguished Journalist Lecturer," and Bart Graves, the recipient of the "Alumni Achievement Award," will be talking about their experiences in the newsroom and changes they have seen as reporters over the past two to three decades. Interested members of the campus community and the public are invited to attend.



Tuesday April 5

Title
Biology Honors Breakfast
Location
Inn at NAU (bldg.# 33 )
Time
7:00-8:00am

Event Info
Biology Honors breakfast honors scholastic achievements of Biology majors
Invitation Only

A $10 donation is requested from attendees to defray the cost of the event. Interested parties can contact the Biology Department at NAU (523-2381) for further details.

Title
College of Health Professions Speaker
Location
du Bois Center (bldg.# 64), Ballroom
Time
8:00-11:00am
Speakers
To be announced
Invitation Only
Presentation topic to be announced.

Title
When Topology Meets Chemistry
Location
Adel Math Building
(bldg.# 26), room 163
Time
4:00pm

Speaker
Dr. Erica Flapan
Open to the Public

Mirror image symmetry plays an important role in predicting the behavior of molecules. Knots and links and other non-planar molecules have been synthesized which are large enough that they no longer have the rigidity that is characteristic of small molecules. In order to understand the symmetries of such molecules we need to understand their deformations. Topology is the area of mathematics that analyzes how geometric objects can be deformed and which properties of such an object will be preserved by
deformations. In this talk we will discuss how topology can be used to help us analyze the symmetries of flexible molecules.


Wednesday April 6

Title
"There's a Reason I'm a Teacher" 2nd Annual Conference
Location
College of Education and Cline Library (bldg.#s 27 & 28), rooms vary
Time
8:00am - 3:30pm

Speaker
Kathy Mellor, National Teacher of the Year
Kim Babeu, Arizona Teacher of the Year

Open to the Public--Please register for the FREE conference on the College of Education's website, http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/rlt3/

This all-day conference will feature award-winning teachers. The conference begins with the National Teacher of the Year, Kathy Mellor and ends with the Arizona Teacher of the Year, Kim Babeu. Please register for the FREE conference on the College of Education's website, http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/rlt3/

Title
Third Annual NAU Assessment Fair
Location
University Union (bldg.# 30), Kaibab Room
Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Event
Campus-wide Forum and
Poster Sessions
Open to NAU Community Members
The Third Annual NAU Assessment Fair will be April 6th from 4-6 pm in the Kaibab Room of the University Union. It is a catered reception with broad NAU participation, including graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators who display poster presentations of their assessment projects. Projects cover several different assessment areas from satisfaction surveys to learning outcomes and are based in a variety of NAU contexts (e.g., classrooms, support programs, recruitment). The fair is organized by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Faculty Development Program, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Center for Research, Assessment and Development of Learning in Electronic Environments, and the Offices of Academic Assessment and Planning and Institutional Research. All members of the NAU community are welcome.

Title
School of Hotel & Restaurant Management Convocation and Scholarships

Location
Cline Library (bldg.# 28), Auditorium
Time
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presenter
Horst Schulzë, President and CEO of West Paces Hotel Group
Open to NAU Community Members


Friday April 8

Title
Social and Behavioral Sciences Honors Ceremony
Location
du Bois Center (bldg.# 64), Ballroom
Time
1:30pm
Event
Honors high GPA students, Outstanding Seniors, Scholarship Awardees, and Outstanding Teacher awards presented.
Invitation Only


Saturday April 9

Title
College of Education Honors Reception
Location
du Bois Center (bldg.# 64), Ballroom
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker
To be announced
Invitation Only