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

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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!!!
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/EPZombi

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au 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: 200,937,995 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)

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

http://news.nau.edu/growth-physics-astronomy/

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:

http://news.nau.edu/growth-physics-astronomy/

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!!!

http://news.nau.edu/science-on-tap/

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.

http://news.nau.edu/keck-foundation-informatics/

NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) has received a $325,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation. NAU will use the grant to broaden access through newly designed, integrated learning experiences, including more classroom and research opportunities for undergraduate students, and by supporting the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented groups. #NAUStrong

Off Campus Life:

http://news.nau.edu/science-on-tap/

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.

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 4-20, (1-10):

The beatings will continue until moral improves, apparently. The Jacks dropped games against Idaho (61-63) and Weber State (55-87). Up next, a home tilt against Southern Utah tomorrow. Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Basketball 4-18, (1-10):

The Lady Jacks continue to keep pace with the guys, dropping away games to Idaho State (59-76) and Weber State (63-77). Up next, they will stay on the road to take on Southern Utah Saturday. Go Jacks!!!

Swimming and Diving:

The Aqua Jacks lost to Boise State (113-187) this past Saturday. Up next, they will host the NAU Quad Diving Meet in Flagstaff on the 2nd and 3rd. 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) take on BYU in Provo, UT tomorrow. #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!

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) 4-20 (1-10)

Basketball (Women) 4-18 (1-10)

Swimming and Diving –

First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

First Place Finishes (Individual) – 63 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (10), Tonya Kurach (4), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (11), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (7), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3) Raquel Gonzalez (1)).

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:

Track and Field:

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

Spring Season Kicks Off

2018.01.26:
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: 328,913,700 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.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180131093643.htm

This article discusses how a team of scientists from NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently announced a major achievement in ecosystem science. #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 4-18, (1-8):

The Jacks returned to the losses column by virtue of a 64-82 defeat at the paws of the Montana Griz. They will return home to take on Idaho State tonight and Weber State Saturday. Go Jacks!!!

Women’s Basketball 4-16, (1-8):

The Lady Jacks continue to keep pace with the guys, droping a game to Montana at home, 52-69. Up next, they will hit the raod to take on Idaho State (tonight) and then Weber State (Saturday). Go Jacks!!!

Swimming and Diving:

The Aqua Jacks lost to Boise State (113-187) this past Saturday. Up next, they will host the NAU Quad Diving Meet in Flagstaff on the 2nd and 3rd. Go AquaJacks!!!

Men’s Tennis 1-0 (0-0):

The men started things off on the right foot, with a 4-3 win on the road at New Mexico. Up next, they will take on BYU in Provo, UT tomorrow. #NAUStrong

Women’s Tennis 0-2 (0-0):

The women are off to a rough start in their home state, losing to ASU (0-7) and UofA (0-7). Up next, they’ll try to catch some of the men’s New Mexico luck at the travel to Las Cruces to take on NMSU (Fri), Abilene Christian (Sat), and UTEP (Sun). Go Jacks!

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) 4-18 (1-8)

Basketball (Women) 4-16 (1-8)

Swimming and Diving –

First Place Finishes (Team) – 5

First Place Finishes (Individual) – 60 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (10), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (5), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (10), Kimmy Richter (6), Monique King (7), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (4), Sarah Takach (3)).

Spring 2018 Sports Season:

Tennis (Men) 1-0 (1-0)

Tennis (Women) 0-2 (0-0)

Track and Field:

Hammer Throw (Women) Andersen:

Hammer Throw (Men) Keenan:

10,000 meter (Men): Baxter:

Track and Field:

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

Goodbye, Lucy!

Walkup:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/lucy-walkup-dies-at/article_b63c2c6d-f227-5484-a7fd-1046a740a970.html

Lucy Walkup, widow of former NAU President J. Lawrence Walkup, died Monday at the age of 101.

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 227,845,920 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:
http://news.nau.edu/mack-goetz-boreal-forest/
This article discusses the nearly $2 million project from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which s asking for researchers at Northern Arizona University  to assess the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest on DoD lands across central Alaska.  Professor Scott Goetz of NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS), is the lead principal investigator on the project, and professor Michelle Mack of NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), is a co-principal investigator along with researchers from the Woods Hole Research Center and a private environmental research firm based in Fairbanks. The project, which represents one of the first collaborations between SICCS and Ecoss, will build on work the researchers have been doing for many years throughout the Arctic.   #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 3-15, (0-5):

 

The Jacks are still looking for that first conference win, after losing to Southern Utah (75-81).  Up next, they will take on Eastern Washington in Flagstaff (Today). Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 4-12, (1-4):
The Lady Jacks lost to Southern Utah (57-60) at home on Saturday and are on the road to take on Eastern Washington on tonight.  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) 3-14 (0-4)

 

Basketball (Women) 4-11 (1-3)

 

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 is in Florida for Nationals

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/EPZombie51

Going to the dogs

Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
Distance: 214,367,520 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.nbcnews.com/mach/science/dogs-can-t-speak-human-here-s-tech-could-change-ncna836811
This article discusses the work of Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, a professor emeritus of biology at NAU and the author of “Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals”.  Dr. Slobodchikoff is attempting to parley his 30 years of studying prairie dogs into artificial intelligence that can translate animal communication into human communication.  Much success Dr. Slobodchikoff   #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 3-14, (0-4):

 

The Jacks are still looking for that first conference win, after losing to Weber State (55-95) and Idaho State (60-64).  Next up, Southern Utah (Saturday) and Eastern Washington in Flagstaff (Thursday). Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 4-11, (1-2):
The Lady Jacks got their first Big Sky win against Weber State (76-75), and then lost to Idaho State (55-75).  Next, they’ll take on Southern Utah at home on Saturday and then hit the road to take on Eastern Washington on Thursday.  Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks lost against UofA on Jan. 5th.  Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to UCLA for the Bruin Diving Invitational and to Colorado State (12th) and Northern Colorado (13th).  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) 3-14 (0-4)

 

Basketball (Women) 4-11 (1-3)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 4

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 44 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (6), Tonya Kurach (3), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (5), Monique King (5), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (2), 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.
Dance:

NAU Dance is in Florida for Nationals

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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Happy New Year 2018!!!

Happy New Year to everyone!  Hope you had a great holiday season/break!
Oumuamua:

A few articles about Oumuamua, the “Interstellar Cigar”:
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:
http://news.nau.edu/eri-director-forest-operations/
This article discusses the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University selecting Han-Sup Han as the new director of forest operations and biomass utilization.  This is a newly created position, and I think we can all say that we wish Mr. Han much success!  #NAUStrong
Star Wars:

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi came out on the 19th.  I thought it was a great movie and worth a watch (Disclaimer, I am a Star Wars fan, but not a super fan).
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 3-12, (0-2):

 

The Jacks dropped their first 2 Big Sky Conference games to Montana (69-87) and to Montana State (73-76 in OT). They will hit the road to take on Weber State tonight and Idaho State on Saturday. Go Jacks!!!
Women’s Basketball 3-10, (0-2):
The Lady Jacks dropped their first 2 Big Sky Conference games to Montana (62-70 in OT) and to Montana State (39-81). They will return to Flagstaff to take on Weber State tonight and Idaho State on Saturday.  Go Jacks!!!
Swimming and Diving:
The Aqua Jacks won against San Diego on Dec. 16th.  Up next, the Aqua Jacks will travel to Tucson to take on the Wilcats on the 5th.  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) 3-12 (0-2)

 

Basketball (Women) 3-10 (0-2)

 

Swimming and Diving –
     First Place Finishes (Team) – 4

     First Place Finishes (Individual) – 42 (Sarah O’Conner (5), Alina Staffeldt (5), Tonya Kurach (2), Roni Houck (4), Niamh McDonagh (4), Christina Torrente (4), Kimmy Richter (5), Monique King (5), Sam Milewski (1), Andrea Schmidt (2), Elisa Rodriguez (2), Sarah Takach (3)).
 
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/EPZombie51