Life

Have you ever had one of those lives when you just can’t seem to get caught up? Well, for me, this is one of them. I’ve been playing soccer and going through some (good) family stuff, and blogging has just kind of been on the back burner.
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG hosted this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
If you are interested in joining Tau Beta Pi, contact Collin Krawczyk (cak346@nau.edu) for more information.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 700,094,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth, Saturn is between 746,000,000 and 1,000,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way to go Jacks!!!

Science:
No NAU connection on this one, but thought I’d share anyway. Looks like NASA is getting some return on its ($337 Million) investment in the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The orbital telescope has identified 2 Earth-like planets in the 5 months since it was launched.
NAU is reorganizing its College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) to the new College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS). #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.

Rob Keller, NAU associate professor of practice, was recently selected as a finalist for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes awards program in the Innovation category. Way to go, Robert! #NAUStrong
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
2018 Fall Sports Season:
Football – 1-2 (0-0) – After a fast start (30-10 win over UTEP, the Jacks have fallen on hard times, dropping their last two. The Jacks will take on Southern Utah for the Hinton Burdick Grand Canyon Trophy this Saturday in Flagstaff. Go Jacks!!!
Soccer – 4-3-1 (0-0-0) – The Lady Jacks will hit the road to take on Idaho State (today) and Weber State on Sunday. Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball – 8-6 (0-1) The Lady Jacks opened Big Sky conference play against Idaho State with a loss, but will try to get their first conference win versus Weber State tomorrow in Flagstaff.
Cross Country (Men’s) – The Men (2 time NCAA Champions!!!) opened their season by taking 1st at the George Kyte Classic. They will head to the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational next Friday in Wisconsin. Go Jacks!!!
Cross Country (Women’s) – The Women also opened their season by taking 1st at the George Kyte Classic. They too will head to the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational next Friday in Wisconsin. Go Jacks!!!
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd
5,000 meter (Men): Trouard: 4th
800 meter (Women) Taylor: 3rd
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51
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Back at It

Back at it, here is this week’s post about beetles, the World Cup, and that’s about it.
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG hosted this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
If you are interested in joining Tau Beta Pi, contact Collin Krawczyk (cak346@nau.edu) for more information.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 570,006,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
NAU Entomologist Aaron Smith has been awarded over $875,000 from the National Science Foundation to start a major study of darkling beetles. Way to go Aaron! #NAUStrong
NAU is reorganizing its College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) to the new College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS). #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Sports:
World Cup: One week into play, and the defending champs are facing elimination. The usual heavy hitters (Argentina, Brazil, Germany) are still looking for their first wins. The games will continue until July 15th, and will provide an alternative to baseball for the next month. Unfortunately, you won’t see the United States playing as they failed to qualify (for the first time in 30 years). They did, however, land the 2026 Word Cup in a joint bid with Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd
5,000 meter (Men): Trouard: 4th
800 meter (Women) Taylor: 3rd
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

I’m Back!

It’s been a little while (Ok, a month and a half) since I last posted. Sorry for the delay, this thing called “life” got in the way. Remember tomorrow is May 4th….May the 4th Be With You!
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG hosted this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
If you are interested in joining Tau Beta Pi, contact Jacob Barker (jb2939@nau.edu) for more information.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 490,822,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
This article discusses NAU Professor Jani Ingram, a professor of analytical and environmental chemistry at Northern Arizona University. Ingram received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. Keep up the good work, Jani!
This article discusses how the Ecological Society of America (ESA) has elected Northern Arizona University biological sciences professor Yiqi Luo as a 2018 fellow. #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
Men’s Tennis 12-11 (9-2):
The Men lost to Montana at the Big Sky Championships on April 27th (3-4). Thanks for the great season, gentlemen! #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 19-4 (11-0):
The women beat Weber State (4-0) at the Big Sky Championships, but then lost to Idaho (2-4) in the Finals. We’re proud of you, Ladies! Go Jacks!

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 4th at the Big Sky Championships in Boulder. Go Jacks!!!
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 4th Big Sky Championships
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – 4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZomb

SPC Piestewa

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016.  I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner.  Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school!  Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
 AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
SPC Piestewa:
Fifteen years ago today, SPC Lori Ann Piestewa gave her life in Iraq.  A member of the Hopi tribe, she was the first female US soldier to die in the 2003 Iraq war.  I remember whem this happened, and the entire Flagstaff community came together to remember her.  Thank you, SPC Piestewa. #NeverForget #Hero
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 431,434,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors.  Way t ogo Jacks!!!
Science:
This article discusses NAU Professor Jani Ingram, a professor of analytical and environmental chemistry at Northern Arizona University.  Ingram received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.  Keep up the good work, Jani!
This article discusses how the Ecological Society of America (ESA) has elected Northern Arizona University biological sciences professor Yiqi Luo as a 2018 fellow. #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a  program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals.  The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes!  Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
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If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above
article.  You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the
TuneIn app.  Go Jacks!!!
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar!  Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th.  Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you!  #NAUStrong
And Still:
Although the Jack’s season is over, with Arizona’s loss in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, ASU’s loss in the NCAA play-in game to Syracuse, and GCU’s 1st round loss at the CBI tournament, the NAU Lumberjacks are the last NCAA Basketball team from the state of Arizona to play a “meaningful” basketball game in April (April 2nd, 2015, NAU lost 65-71 to Evansville in the CIT Finals).
Men’s Basketball 5-27, (2-16):
Well, at least that’s finally over.  The Jacks lost to Portland State (66-72), Idaho (52-66), and on the road to Eastern Washington (68-85) before, unsurprisingly, losing their first game of the Big Sky Tournament in Reno to Northern Colorado (59-82).  Thank you Jacks for all your hard work this season!
Women’s Basketball 7-23, (4-14):
The Lady Jacks dropped a road game against Portland State, 59-68 before losing home games against Idaho (83-93) and Eastern Washington (83-98).  They concluded their season with a loss to Portland State (61-77) at eh Big Sky Tournament in Reno. Thank you for all your hard work this season, ladies!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks are currently in Houston for the WAC Championships from the 21st through the 24th. They’ve finished 1st on Wednesday and Thursday, and will (hopefully) be able to keep it up through Saturday.  Go AquaJacks!!!
Men’s Tennis 6-9 (4-1):
The Men lost to Idaho (3-4), Beat Eastern Washington (6-1), lost to Marquette (3-4), and beat North Dakota and Northern Colorado (both 7-0), before losing to UNLV (2-5).  Next Saturday, they be on the road at Idaho State and Weber State on Sunday. #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 10-3 (5-0):
The women beat Portland State (6-1), lost at UNLV (2-4) and beat Eastern Washington (5-2), and Idaho (4-3) in Idaho.  Up next, they take on Southern Utah on Tuesday in Utah.  Go Jacks!
Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 17th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson.  Up next, they will play the Red Rocks Invitation in Sedona on the 24th and 25th. Go Jacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
Update:  Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this
season.  The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university
and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the
remainder of the season.  Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky
history (118 wins (81 Conf. wins) and counting).  I remember playing
football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our
practice.  We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did
remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never
known an NAU football program without Coach Sours.  We wish you the best
Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us.  You truly
are a Lumberjack Legend!
Well, that was embarrassing.  The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41.  Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened.  Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships.  Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento.   Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their
rings in Sept.  Way to go, Jacks!
The Defending NCAA Champions successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday.  Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances.  Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!!  #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year!  Way to go, Michael!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 6-9 (4-1)
Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz  at Nationals in Florida.  Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso.  Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
     1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
     1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
     1st Place Finishes (Team)  – 2
     Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
     Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
     Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4)  2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

Mercy

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 233,460,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
This article discusses NAU Professors’ work at using drone/virtual reality to expand researchers’ ability to explore Mars. Keep up the good work, Jacks!
This article discusses 30 San Diego high school students who took advantage of Lisa Markovchick’s efforts to provide a hands on approach to the science behind plants (a.k.a. “Botony”). #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
This article discusses the gut-microbe/exercise relationship research that is being conducted by Greg Caporaso, director of the Microbiome Center at The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at NAU. Keep up the great work, Greg!
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx
If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above
article. You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the
TuneIn app. Go Jacks!!!
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong
Men’s Basketball 5-27, (2-16):
Well, at least that’s finally over. The Jacks lost to Portland State (66-72), Idaho (52-66), and on the road to Eastern Washington (68-85) before, unsurprisingly, losing their first game of the Big Sky Tournament in Reno to Northern Colorado (59-82). Thank you Jacks for all your hard work this season!
Women’s Basketball 7-23, (4-14):
The Lady Jacks dropped a road game against Portland State, 59-68 before losing home games against Idaho (83-93) and Eastern Washington (83-98). They concluded their season with a loss to Portland State (61-77) at eh Big Sky Tournament in Reno. Thank you for all your hard work this season, ladies!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks are currently in Houston for the WAC Championships from the 21st through the 24th. They’ve finished 1st on Wednesday and Thursday, and will (hopefully) be able to keep it up through Saturday. Go AquaJacks!!!
Men’s Tennis 3-6 (1-0):
The Men split their last 4 matchups 2-2 (Beat Portland State, (6-1), lost to Oregon (0-4), lost toe Loyola Marymount (1-6), and then beat UC Riverside (4-0). They’ll hit the road this weekend and take on Idaho this Friday and Eastern Washington on Saturday. #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 7-2 (2-0):
The women took their last 3 matchups defeating Montana (6-1), Wyoming (5-2) and Sacramento State (6-1). They will take on Portland State today in Portland. Go Jacks!

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 17th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson. Up next, they will play the Red Rocks Invitation in Sedona on the 24th and 25th. Go Jacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this
season. The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university
and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the
remainder of the season. Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky
history (118 wins (81 Conf. wins) and counting). I remember playing
football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our
practice. We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did
remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never
known an NAU football program without Coach Sours. We wish you the best
Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us. You truly
are a Lumberjack Legend!
Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their
rings in Sept. Way to go, Jacks!
The Defending NCAA Champions successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 5-27 (2-16)
Basketball (Women) 7-23 (4-14)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 6
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 74 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (12), Tonya Kurach (9), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (9), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 3-6 (1-0)
Tennis (Women) 7-2 (2-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute
to this blog, let me know in the comments section!
If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

V/R Mars

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:

https://www.tbp.org/off/DisplayChapterInfo.cfm?ID=8

I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.

AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:

Distance: 320,541,600 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)

(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)

http://theconversation.com/how-i-discovered-the-origins-of-the-cigar-shaped-alien-asteroid-oumuamua-89577

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/astronomers-to-check-interstellar-body-for-signs-of-alien-technology/ar-BBGCXco?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42397398

https://www.providr.com/astronomer-oumuamua-alien-probe-engines/?f=one&utm_source=TrustMe&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

Science:

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/01/scientists-are-learning-exciting-new-things-from-shitholes/

Had to put this one on here, and it is loosely tied to NAU as there is a quote from Faith Walker, a genetics research professor at NAU. #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/snowbowl-opens-for-the-winter-season-with-entirely-manmade-snow/article_86665695-5ac6-5e42-8998-416d2aa49096.html

Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!

Sports:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/1/general-nau-footba

ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx

If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above

article. You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the

TuneIn app. Go Jacks!!!

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougar-football/wsu-deputy-ad-mike-marlow-named-athletic-director-at-northern-arizona-university/

The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong

Men’s Basketball 4-17, (1-7):

The Jacks finally got back into the Win column edging out Montana State on the road 77-75 after dropping home games to Eastern Washington (76-81) and Idaho (80-84). The will continue their trip to Montana as they take on Montana on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Basketball 4-15, (1-7):

The Lady Jacks match the fellas’ record by losing 3 straight to Eastern Washington (62-82), Idaho (68-83) and Montana State (56-78). Up next, they will face Montana at home tomorrow. Go Jacks!!!

Swimming and Diving:

The Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and lost to Colorado State (120-123) but beat Northern Colorado (157-86). Up next, they will take on Boise State in Flagstaff on the 27th. Go AquaJacks!!!

Football (7-5, 6-2):

https://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/sep/11/breaking-nau-longtime-football-coach-jerome-souers/

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/campos-finds-new-direction-heads-to-san-antonio-from-nau/article_e2969392-a266-56ab-b4f8-90aed699ebd7.html

http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/20/jerome-souers-to-remain-nau-football-head-coach.aspx?path=football

Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.

NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this

season. The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university

and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the

remainder of the season. Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky

history (118 wins (81 Conf. wins) and counting). I remember playing

football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our

practice. We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did

remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never

known an NAU football program without Coach Sours. We wish you the best

Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us. You truly

are a Lumberjack Legend!

Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):

They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!

Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):

The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!

Cross Country:

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx

The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their

rings in Sept. Way to go, Jacks!

The Defending NCAA Champions successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks

http://nauathletics.com/news/2017/11/21/cross-country-director-of-xc-michael-smith-named-national-mens-coach-of-the-year.aspx

Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!

Golf:

The Lady Jacks will be off until Feb. 12th when the go to UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Go Jacks!!!

Winter 2017 Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 4-17 (1-7)

Basketball (Women) 4-15 (1-7)

Swimming and Diving –

First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

First Place Finishes (Individual) – 55 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (8), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (8), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (6), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3)).

Track and Field:

http://nauathletics.com/news/2018/1/11/track-field-kicks-off-indoor-season-with-friday-night-challenge.aspx

Track and Field will get their season up and running today. They will travel to Ames, Iowa on the 9th for the Iowa State Classic.

Dance:

NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!

Football 2018:

I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 7-5 (6-2)

Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)

Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)

Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5

1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))

Golf:

Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic

Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)

Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)

Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA

Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 2016 Sports Season:

Football – 5-6 (4-6)

Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky

Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky

Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!

Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky

Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!

For any of you who are out there reading this, if you’d like to contribute

to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie

Jump

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) – Arizona Gamma (AZG) Chapter:
I was saddened to hear that the NAU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) died in 2015 and was revived in 2016. I remember joining during the Spring semester of my senior year, having rejected several offers to join sooner. Now that I have graduated and have a family of my own, I wish I had been more involved in TBP when I was at NAU, but am proud to be able to tell my family that I was a member when in school! Unfortunately, there isn’t a website for AZG, but there is contact info for officers located in the website above.
AZG will be hosting this year’s District Convention on April 6th in Flagstaff.
Oumuamua:
A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 202,352,000 mi from Earth (disclaimer: these are my personal calculations, and may be off)
(For reference: Mars is 141,600,000 miles, Jupiter is between 365,000,000 and 601,000,000 miles from Earth)
Closest distance: 25,656,000 mi on Oct 8th
Velocity: 16.36 mi/s (1,414,000 mi/day)
This article discusses how “Implications for Planetary System Formation from Interstellar Object 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua),” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters in December—with four NAU faculty members and five graduate students as authors. Way t ogo Jacks!!!

Science:
This article discusses Frank von Hippel’s efforts to show us the scientific history behind many of the things we take for granted in our everyday lives. #NAUStrong
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Health:
The Journey for Underrepresented Medical Professions (JUMP), is a program that focuses on increasing diversity in and capacity of allied health and primary care professionals. The overall project goal is to strengthen the nation’s health and human services workforce by creating a pipeline for students to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions.
Off Campus Life:
Science on Tap, which takes place downtown at The Green Room one Thursday a month, provides a relaxed atmosphere where scientists from Northern Arizona University, local science organizations and universities throughout the country can share new findings with Flagstaff residents.
More information on the series can be found on the Flagstaff Science on Tap Facebook page or by contacting Kara.Gibson@nau.edu.These events are free and open to anyone ages 21 and older.
Time to hit the slopes! Snow Bowl is open (just make sure you don’t eat the snow, yellow or white)!
Sports:
ll-and-mens-basketball-gameday-audio-broadcasts-on-tunein-for-free.aspx
If you’re away from Flagstaff (like yours truly) take a look at the above
article. You can find NAU Football and Basketball games for free with the
TuneIn app. Go Jacks!!!
The Lumberjacks have bagged themselves a Cougar! Mike Marlow, the former Deputy Athletic Director at WSU (Cougars) was announced as NAU new Vice-President of Intercollegiate Athletics at NAU on Dec. 13th. Much success, Mr. Marlow, we’re all counting on you! #NAUStrong
Men’s Basketball 4-21, (1-11):
The beatings will continue until moral improves, apparently. The Jacks dropped their home game against Southern Utah 54-63 and will look to stop the losing streak against Northern Colorado tonight, or at North Dakota on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 5-18, (2-10):
The Lady Jacks pounded Southern Utah, 72-55. Way to go, Ladies! Up next, they will return home to take on Northern Colorado tonight and North Dakota on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks performed well at the NAU Quad Diving Meet in Flagstaff on the 2nd and 3rd. Up next, they’ll travel to Houston for the WAC Championships from the 21st through the 24th. Go AquaJacks!!!
Men’s Tennis 1-2 (0-0):
Utah was not as kind to the jacks as New Mexico was. The Men dropped both matchups in Utah to BYU (1-6) and Utah (0-7). Up next, they will come back to AZ (Tucson) to take on UofA (Saturday) and Nebraska (Sunday). #NAUStrong
Women’s Tennis 3-2 (0-0):
The women righted the ship on the road, taking down NMSU (5-2), Abilene Christian (4-1), and UTEP (5-2) on the road. Up next, they’ll try to keep it up when they face New Mexico in Flagstaff on Saturday. Go Jacks!

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished 8th at the UC Riverside for the Battle at the Rock. Up next, they will play the Rebel-Beach in Las Vegas on the 26th and 27th. Go Jacks!!!
Football (7-5, 6-2):
http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2017-09-12/fcs-football-northern-arizona-legend-jerome-souers-makes-2017-his
Update: Coach Sours apparently will be staying in the wake of Lisa Campos accepting the Athletic Director position at UT San Antonio.
NAU Head football coach Jerome Sours is retiring after the end of this
season. The announcement was made on Tuesday to ensure that the university
and the community had an opportunity the thank coach Sours over the
remainder of the season. Coach Sours is the winningest coach in Big Sky
history (118 wins (81 Conf. wins) and counting). I remember playing
football in Arizona in the late 90’s and Coach Sours visiting our
practice. We didn’t talk or anything, but when I saw this article it did
remind me of that time and how, for most recent NAU grads, they’ve never
known an NAU football program without Coach Sours. We wish you the best
Coach, and thank you for all the great memories you’ve given us. You truly
are a Lumberjack Legend!
Well, that was embarrassing. The Jacks laid an egg in the Skydome in the playoffs, losing to the University of San Diego 10-41. Obviously not the way you want to end a season, but that’s just what happened. Thank you, Jacks for a great season! Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Soccer (9-10-1, 4-6-1):
They came up short (0-1) against Portland State in the Big Sky Championships. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Volleyball (13-15, 9-7):
The Lady Jacks lost in the Big Sky Championships to Portland State (1-3) in Sacramento. Great season ladies, we are proud of you! Go Jacks!!!
Cross Country:
http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/9/8/mens-cross-country-receives-its-2016-ncaa-national-championship-rings.aspx
The NCAA National Champion Lumberjack Cross Country team received their
rings in Sept. Way to go, Jacks!
The Defending NCAA Champions successfully defended their NCAA National Title (74 pts) this past Saturday. Baxter, Day, Lomong, Trouard and Beamish also earned All-American honors with their performances. Way to go Jacks!!!! We are proud of you!!!! #NAUStrong #GoJacks
Cross Country Director Michael Smith was named National Men’s Coach of the Year! Way to go, Michael!
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 4-21 (1-11)
Basketball (Women) 5-18 (2-10)
Swimming and Diving –
First Place Finishes (Team) – 5
First Place Finishes (Individual) – 68 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (10), Tonya Kurach (7), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (12), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (7), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (2)).
Spring 2018 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 1-2 (1-0)
Tennis (Women) 3-2 (0-0)
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Dance:
NAU Dance finished 5th in both Hip-Hop and Jazz at Nationals in Florida. Way to go guys!
Football 2018:
I haven’t seen an official schedule release yet, but I have seen that NAU will take on the University of Texas – El Paso (UTEP) on Sept. 1st in El Paso. Hoping I can find a way to get to the game.
Fall 2017 Sports Season:
Football – 7-5 (6-2)
Soccer – 9-10-1 (4-6-1)
Volleyball – 13-15 (9-7)
Cross Country (Men’s) – Back-to-Back NCAA National Champions!
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 5
1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 3 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1), Tyler Day (1))
Cross Country (Women’s) –
1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2
Best Finish (Individual) – 3 (Paige Gilchrist (3))
Golf:
Best Finish (Team) – 12th Col. Wollenberg’s Ram Classic
Best Finish (Individual) – Sofia Anokhina – T4
Spring 2017 Sports Season:
Tennis (Men) 15-8 (10-2)
Tennis (Women) 18-5 (10-1)
Golf – Anokhina – 1st at the Big Sky Conference Championships
Track and Field:
Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen: 2nd in NCAA
Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan: 11th in NCAA
10,000 meter (Men): Baxter: 7th in NCAA
Winter 2017 Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13)
Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13)
Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships
Fall 2016 Sports Season:
Football – 5-6 (4-6)
Soccer – 10-7-5 (5-2-3) 2nd Big Sky
Volleyball – 24-8 (12-4) 2nd Big Sky
Cross Country (Men’s) – NCAA National Champions!
Cross Country (Women’s) – 1st in Big Sky
Let’s open up the thread, and remember to keep up the great work, Jacks!!!
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