Back from the dead

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!

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Distracted

Wanted to post this last night but got distracted by life.  Sorry for the delay in getting this post up.

 

Health/Off Campus Life/Campus Life:

http://news.nau.edu/health-disparities-grant/

This article discusses NAU’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) funding for the next five years (a $21.4 million grant) to increase the university’s basic biomedical, clinical and behavioral research capacity to address health disparities among diverse populations of the region.

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!!!

Football (2-2, 2-0):

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

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

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 (114 wins (77 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!

2 days until NAU head to Portland to take on Portland State and try to keep the win streak (3 wins) going! Go Jacks!!!

 

Women’s Soccer (8-7-0, 3-3-0):
The Lady Jacks dropped 2 on the road at Portland State and Montana. Tomorrow, they return home to take on Weber State and Idaho State on Sunday. Go Jacks!!!

 

Volleyball (6-11, 2-4):

The Lady Jacks dropped their last two games, losing to Estern Washington 0-3 and to Idaho 2-3. Up next, the Lady Jacks will hit the road to take on Portland State (today) and Sacramento State (Saturday). 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 keep up the good work with a 1st place finish
(19 pts) at the Greater Louisville Classic. The women finished in 5th
place with 181 pts. Up next, the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational for the
Men on the 13th and the Pre-National Invitational on the 14th (both are
away, in Madison and Louisville, respectively). Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-
country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Golf:
The Lady Jacks finished T11th, 13th, and 11th at the Ron
Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Fort Collins, CO. Sofia Anokhina and Kaitlyn Saum both had one-under performances in the final round. Go Jacks!!!

 

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-f
or-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s
Basketball this upcoming season.

 

Fall 2017 Sports Season:

Football – 3-2 (2-0)

Soccer – 8-7-0 (3-3-0)

Volleyball – 6-11 (2-4)

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

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 2

1st Place Finishes (Individual) – 2 (Peter Lomong (1), Matt Baxter (1))

Cross Country (Women’s) –

1st Place Finishes (Team) – 1

Best Finish (Individual) – 2 (Paige Gilchrist)

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!

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A Plague Upon Us

Off Campus Life/On Campus Life:

http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2017/08/plague-carrying_fleas_confirme.html

http://www.kyma.com/news/fleas-test-positive-for-the-plague-in-two-arizona-counties/605666582

Both of these articles are pretty clear, the Bubonic Plague (yes, the same plague that ravaged Europe and Asia almost 700 years ago), is back in Northern Arizona and New Mexico.  Navajo and Coconino Counties in Arizona have produced plague positive fleas, according to tests performed by NAU’s very own Center for Pathogen and Microbiome Institute.  Try to stay plague free out there, and if you have flu-like symptoms, go see a doctor.

Eclipse 2017 (4 days):

Articles related to the partial solar eclipse on Aug 21st:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

https://www.arizonahighways.com/blog/eclipse-2017-how-see-it-arizona

http://fox8.com/2017/07/23/nasa-wants-all-of-us-to-be-citizen-scientists-during-august-solar-eclipse/

http://www.wmdt.com/solar-eclipse/how-to-make-your-own-solar-eclipse-viewer-from-a-cereal-box/590439506

Football:

15 days until NAU kicks off the 2017 season at UofA!  Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Soccer:
1 day until NAU takes on the Texas State Bobcats in San Marcos, TX!  Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/6/12/6_12_2017_533.aspx

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/8/9/soccer-preseasonpoll.aspx

Volleyball:
8 days until NAU takes on Southern Illinois!  Go Jacks!!!!

Cross Country:
16 days until the Defending NCAA Champions begin their title defense in Flagstaff.  Go Jacks!!!

http://www.nauathletics.com/news/2017/7/31/lumberjack-cross-country-releases-2017-schedule.aspx

Men’s Basketball:

http://azdailysun.com/sports/local/full-schedule-announced-for-nau-men-s-basketball/article_9c47da29-1fd8-5699-878d-467f4d253722.html

This article talks about the release of the schedule for the Men’s Basketball this upcoming season.

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 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, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, 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

Golden Jacks!

Nursing:

http://dailynurse.com/nurses-week-northern-arizona-university-nursing-students-save-lives-annual-mission-trips-guatemala/

This articles discusses the work of NAU Nursing students in Guatemala.  Keep up the great work, Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Science:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2017/04/19/planet-lhs-1140b-super-earth-life/100614094/

This USAToday article describes scientists’ latest discovery of a “Jumbo Earth (named LHS 1140b)”, a mere 39 light years away.  Astronomers  (none from NAU) believe they will be able to detect Oxygen and other elements essential to life as we know it.

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 15-7 (10-1):  The Jacks closed out the season strong (and in 1st place in the Big Sky).  Next, they’ll try to continue their dominance in the post season at the Big Sky Championships. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Tennis (Women) 16-4 (10-0): The Lady Jacks have their Conference winning streak (currently at 10) still going.  Up next, they’ll take on Weber State and then try to keep t going in the Big Sky Championships.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Up next, the Cardinal Classic in Palo Alto, CA starting on the 21st.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Golf:  The Jacks will play in the Big Sky Championships April 21-23.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong
Fall Sports Season:
Football:  The Jacks will hold their annual Blue-Gold Spring Game this Saturday at 2PM at the Skydome….football season is getting closer!  #GoJacks #NAUStrong

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/fball/2016-17/releases/20170418w24b8v

Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me

Cross Country: The Newest Lumberjack, welcome to the family, Luis Grijalva!

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/sports/grijalva-signs-letter-of-intent-to-reigning-ncaa-champ-northern-arizona/

Winter Sports Season:

http://nauathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/releases/20170407nexrc5

The Lady Jacks Basketball team has a new coach.  Loree Payne has been named the 12th Women’s Head Basketball Coach for NAU.  Congratulations Coach Payne, and we all wish you much success!

Awards:

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97

Congratulations to Patrick Baldenegro (Sr. Football) and Rene Coggins (Sr. Basketball) for winning the 2017 (and 39th Annual) Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year.  Way to go Jacks!

Winter Sports Season:

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

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

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 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, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, if you’d like to contribute to this blog, let me know in the comments section!

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It’s Over……Tuition

Campus Life:

http://news.nau.edu/nau-tuition-proposal/

Tuition is going up, but for 98% of current NAU students (according to the NAU News article above) will not see an increase.  This results from NAU’s “Pledge” which has been going strong for 10 years, that tuition not increase for current NAU students
Science:
http://news.nau.edu/nau-stem-education/
This article describes how NAU’s Pradeep “Max” Dass (the director of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL)) is leading a movement to expose science, teaching, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators from a broad to US STEM teaching methods.

Health:

http://news.nau.edu/yuma-nursing/

This article describes how NAU Yuma’s Nursing program is expanding it’s enrollment, which will provide opportunities for more “Yumans”, which, as a Yuman (but in heart only, now) is great to see.

Winter Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 9-23 (6-13): The Jacks were bounced from the Nig Sky Tournament by Portland State in the 1st Round, falling 80-67.  Thank you for a great (albeit sometimes frustrating) season, guys! Go Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Basketball (Women) 9-21 (5-13):  The Lady Jacks did no better than the Men against Portland State, losing 88-76 in the first round.  Thank for the great season Ladies!  Go Lady Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Swimming and Diving: (3-7): Tanya Kurach‘s impressive debut season with the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team came to end on Thursday with a 49th place finish on 1-meter at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Kurach posted a six-round score of 218.40 in her first appearance at the Division I national championships. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 8-6 (4-0):  The Jacks have kept the Conference winning streak going.  Up next, they’ll be in Flagstaff to take on Weber St. and Idaho St.. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Tennis (Women) 10-3 (5-0): Not to be outdone, the Lady Jacks have their own Conference winning streak (currently at 5) going.  Up next, they’ll be on the road to take on ASU, and then return to Flagstaff to take on Eastern Washington.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Up next, the 90th Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, TX starting on March 30th. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Golf:  The Jacks finished 6th at the Sacramento State Invitational. Sofia Anokhina finished first overall!  Next, the Jacks will head to Tempe for the PING/ASU Invitational.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong
Fall Sports Season:
Soccer: They Lady Jacks have announced their spring schedule for next year:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20170221jy82me

Winter Sports Season:

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

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

Swimming and Diving – Kurach – 49th at NCAA Championships

Fall 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, would you like for these articles to be posted as blogs, or as separate websites?  I’m trying to get a feel for how to keep going here.  Also, 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

AquaJacks

Science:
This NAU News articles explains how NAU’s Greg Caporaso is working with a team to research the relationship between the gut microbiome and the behavior in children with autism.  The group’s research so far has showed promising results, although additional research is required.
Winter Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 4-16 (1-6): The slide continues as the Jacks have dropped 2 straight.  They will try to right the ship against Northern Colorado and North Dakota (both in Flagstaff). Go Jacks!!! #NAUStrong
Note:
Senior Ako Kaluna reached a personal milestone (1,000 pts) during the loss to Idaho on January 21st.  Congratulations, Ako!

Basketball (Women) 6-12 (2-5):  The Lady Jacks are still working on their own issues, trying to rack up some more W’s.  Up next, road trips to Northern Colorado and North Dakota.  Go Lady Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Swimming and Diving: (4-5): The Aqua-Jacks(?) keep holding their own in the water, besting Northern Colorado.  Tomorrow, they will be at Boise State. Keep up the good work, Jacks! #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Notes:

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2016-17/releases/20170125grfbzl

The AquaJacks were awarded a Scholar All-America Team distinction  by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).  The AquaJacks have carried a 3.20 or better GPA at the end of the semester since 2006.  Way to go AquaJacks! #NAUStrong.

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2016-17/releases/20170124ouuj2w

Senior Urte Kazakeviciute was awarded her 2nd WAC Swimmer of the Week this past Tuesday.  NAU has had a total of 8 athlete of the week awards this season.  Way to go, AquaJacks! #NAUStrong

Fall 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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History

Pearl Harbor –
The first article above (NAU News, 2009) discusses NAU Alum Virgil Hengl (December 3, 1921 – August 1, 2011) who witnessed Pearl Harbor and later received a Master’s degree in education from NAU.
The second article discusses the Navajo Code talkers, who were an integral part of the US victory in the Pacific during WWII.
Science –
NAU Wildlife Endocrinologist Kathleen Hunt is using some novel ideas to study baleen whales.
This was an interesting article from NPR about the history of Smallpox, and although it’s not directly related to NAU, Dr. Paul Keim from NAU is quoted at the end of the article.
Great to see NAU working with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center to provide exposure to science to families that may not be able to experience these types of educational experiences on their own.
Campus Life –
Per the AZ Daily Sun Article above, NAU’s Faculty Senate approved Sanctuary (re-named “Universal Safety” for fear of funding reprisal) for NAU.
Also, stumbled upon the website for the NAU School of Communications news (Northern AZ Today, http://www.naztoday.com/site/about.html) and thought I should share, just in case anyone was looking for a local news source.
Winter Sports Season:

Basketball (Men) 2-8 (0-0) The rough start continues for the Jacks, as they’ve dropped 8 of their first 10 (that’s 80% of their games for you Mathematicians and Engineers out there 😉 ). They will look to get their first win in December as they play and Arkansas – LittleRock (Dec 14th) at the Skydome, then go to West Texas to face the UTEP Miners.  Go Jacks!!! #NAUStrong

Basketball (Women) 4-4 (0-0)  The Lady Jacks get back to 0.500 on the year with a win over Denver.  Sunday they take on the New Mexico State Aggies in Flagstaff. (Go Lady Jacks!!!) #NAUStrong

Fall 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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