Apologies

My apologies, it’s a crazy few weeks in the Zombie household: funerals, car accidents (in that order), vacation, vehicle repo (we’re doing the repo-ing), missed trips.  Writing the blog hasn’t even been on the stove the last few weeks, let alone the front (or back burner).  One of the disadvantages of a one-zombie-band is that, if your zombie goes down, so does your whole band.

Science:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ross-128-mystery-radio-signals-134949402.html

This article talks about how Ross 128 (a red dwarf star 11 light years away) has been caught emitting strange radio waves.

http://news.nau.edu/nau-social-media/

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!

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That’s a Wrap

Science/Off Campus Life:

http://knau.org/post/brain-food-milkweeds-monarchs

This article from KNAU describes how Flagstaff entomologist Mike Wagner has established a program to work with Flagstaff master Gardeners to grow more Milkweed (a pollinator and nursery for monarch butterflies) in hopes of increasing the monarch butterfly population.

Spring Sports Season:
http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170608w1ct70

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  NAU’s Brooke Andersen took second place at the NCAA Division I National Championships on June 8th with a hammer throw of 68.62 meters. Matt Baxter (10,000 meter) finished 7th with a time of 29:09.83.  NAU’s Adam Keenan finished 11th with a meet best throw of 68.98 meters.  Way to go Jacks!  We’re proud of you! #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

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

Very Low Frequency

Science:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/nasa-just-discovered-bizarre-bubble-around-earth-humans-183729777.html

Pretty cool article about how Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio waves could potentially be used to help protect astronauts and equipment someday.  This (very loosely) relates to NAU as follows:  In order to test this application for VLF radio waves, a controlled laboratory-like environment was needed.  I happen to work in such a facility as my day job (I moon-light as a blogger/writer/tech expert/latin lover, etc.).  Anyway, this project went to my coworker (at the time), and they were working on it.  On a few occasions, I was asked to help with parts of this effort (I’m the NAU tie-in for this).  When my coworker unexpectedly left one day, I had to fill in on this project until his replacement was found.
Spring Sports Season:

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  The Women took 1st (125 pts) and the Mens 4th (97.6 pts) at the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA.  Next week (the 28th) theNCAA DI West Region Championships will start in Austin, TX.  Way to go Jacks!  Keep up the good work!  #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/
Volleyball: Rachel Dunlap (formally an assistant Volleyball coach at Yale) has been hired as an assistant Volleyball coach at NAU.  Welcome to the NAU family, Coahc Dunlap, and we all wish you the best of luck!

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wvball/2016-17/releases/20170517q6tehz

Winter Sports Season:

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!

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

Awards:

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.

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170418s8oi97
For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday.  Way to go Jacks!

http://www.nauathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20170515qowk7t
Freshman Chiara Tomasetti was named the ITA Women’s Division I Mountain Rookie of the Year May 15 after being regionally ranked No. 18 throughout the season.

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/wten/2016-17/releases/20170515xsa8zz

The Big Sky Conference office announced Wednesday afternoon that Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mike Smith was named the 2017 Women’s “Coach of the Year” for his leadership during the team’s run at their 10thoutdoor title in school history over the weekend.

http://www.nauathletics.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170517tnx3c7

Spring Sports Season:

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

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

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

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!

If you’re Gabbing in the @GabFam:https://gab.ai/EPZombie51

The Final Frontier

I was wondering what I was going to write about today, and then I found an article that just drew me in and wouldn’t let go:

Science:
http://www.newsweek.com/event-horizon-telescope-black-hole-image-583461
Scientist around the globe (although non from NAU, that I can tell) believe they will have the first images of a black hole early next year.  This doesn’t directly involve NAU, but is cool none-the-less.
http://www.businessinsider.com/saturn-encealdus-hydrothermal-vent-aliens-2017-4
Another non-NAU article, but also pretty cool.  NASA’a Cassini spacecraft has provided data that supports the idea that one of Saturn’s moons is producing hydrongen gas, making it a good candidate for supporting life.

Technology:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cipherloc-announces-collaboration-northern-arizona-040100979.html

This Yahoo Finance article talks about how NAU and CipherLoc Corporation are partnering to advance the security in data protection and authentication fields.  Way to go Jacks!

Spring Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 13-7 (8-1):  The Jacks righted the ship with 2 straight wins.  Next, they’ll travel to North Dakota and Northern Colorado, then the Big Sky Championships. #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Tennis (Women) 14-4 (8-0): The Lady Jacks have their Conference winning streak (currently at 8) still going.  Up next, they’ll go on the road agaisnt Montana St. then Montana.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Track and Field:  Still need to figure out a good way to display Track and Field results.  Up next, the Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational (both in California) starting on April 6th. 13.  #GoJacks  #NAUStrong

Golf:  The Jacks finished 13th, 14th, and 14th at the PING/ASU Invitational.  Up next is the Big Sky Championships April 21-23.  #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
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!

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

Pop the Champagne!

Well, U of A ‘Zona’ed again and cost me my office bracket pool.  On the bright side, this leave NAU as the last Men’s Basketball team to play a game in April (April 2, 2015, CIT Final).

Science:

https://youtu.be/HkOW8Q2D6tY

This article describes how NAU students and students from UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México are speaking to each other for 30 minutes in English, 30 minutes in Spanish so that both can work on their second language.

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

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