This article describes how NAU has been selected to be a part of the Frontier Set, which selects Universities that have shown promise in getting students from under-represented areas (minorities, first generation college students, etc.) to graduate and provides the universities with more resources to focus on increasing these graduation rates. It is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Keep up the great work, Jacks! #NAUStrong
This article discusses how NAU PhD student Tommy Rock is investigating the impact of abandoned Uranium mines on the Navajo Reservation.
This article is about NAU’s Interdisciplinary Global Program. NAU is one of eight honorees for the 2017 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. Way to go Jacks!
Off Campus Life:
This 12news articles talks about how Flagstaff is a low light pollution area. Before you leave the Flagstaff area, you should really go out and look at the night sky on a clear night. It is truly amazing, which leads (kind of) to my next article:
Big news from outer space. Scientist discovered 7 Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting their small sun (TRAPPIST-1) which is a mere 39 light years (the distance light travels in 1 year, meaning the star is 235 trillion miles away) from Earth. As the article says, this discovery will be researched for years. This isn’t really NAU related, but I figured it was big enough to get mentioned.
Winter Sports Season:
Basketball (Men) 7-20 (4-10): The end is near! Only 4 more games to go. The Jacks will be on the road against Sacramento and Portland State, and then finish out the season at home against Idaho and Eastern Washington. Go Jacks!!! #NAUStrong
Basketball (Women) 7-18 (3-11): Only 4 more games for the Ladies. They’ll be at home to take on Sacramento and Portland State, and then on the road to take on Idaho and Eastern Washington. Go Lady Jacks!!! #NAUStrong
Swimming and Diving: (3-7): The Aqua-Jacks were in 1st place at the end of Day One of the Big Sky Champioships with 120 pts. Keep up the good work, Jacks! #GoJacks #NAUStrong
Tennis (Men) 1-4: The bad luck continues for the Jacks, who find themselves sitting at 1-4. Up next, they’re headed to the Air Force Academy, where they’ll take on Air Force, and then Seattle (at Air Force). #GoJacks #NAUStrong
Tennis (Women) 3-2 (1-0): The women have been on a tear lately, winning 3 straight. Up next, they’ll take on Southern Utah and Portland State in Flagstaff. #GoJacks #NAUStrong
Track and Field: Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results. Up next, the 2017 Big Sky Indoor Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. #GoJacks #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!!!
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.
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