Calendar of Events

These programs are offered to NAU faculty and staff at no cost unless otherwise indicated. If you have any questions about our programs, please e-mail or call 928-523-1552, or the contact information next to the program listing.

Upcoming wellness programs


Acceptance and Compassion: Supporting Self and Others
Presented by Dr. Stan Clark, EAW Psychologist

Thursday, August 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - this session is full - waiting list only
Health and Learning Center, Multipurpose Room 2 (2403), 2nd floor
Thursday, September 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m.- spaces available
Health Professions (Building 66), room 229

Accepting the things we can’t change is arguably one of life’s greatest challenges. And yet in daily life we are apt to encounter a great many things we cannot change in the world or about ourselves (e.g., physical attributes, genetic predispositions, temperament, and personality). In this workshop participants will be assisted to explore obstacles to acceptance and resources for fostering acceptance (including practices of mindfulness and compassion for self and others).

To register, call 928-523-1552 or e-mail Ask-EAW@nau.eduand indicate which date you would like to attend.


Family Flu Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, September 11, 3 - 6 pm
Health Professions, building #66, room 229

Faculty, staff, retirees, and covered dependents (ages 4 and older; minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian) with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) insurance, State of Arizona Benefit Options plans, Humana Gold Choice, and Medicare B are invited to this free seasonal flu vaccine clinic. Please note that uninsured employees will pay $30.00. Registration is not required. Please bring your insurance card with you and wear short sleeves. 

Sponsored by NAU Employee Assistance & Wellness office, BCBSAZ and Arizona Healthwaves.


The Daring Way ™
Led by Mara Connolly, an NAU alumnae, certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator-Candidate, and Professional Certified Coach.
Wednesday, September 17, 12 - 1:30 pm
Health and Learning Center, room 2405 (room 3)

The Daring Way ™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. This 90 minute introduction will explore the myths of vulnerability and how vulnerability serves us in wholehearted living. The focus will be in developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead.

To register, e-mail or phone 928-523-1552.


Boosting Immunity to Help Prevent Seasonal Colds and Influenza
Led by Steve Halgrimson, MS, Human Nutrition
Tuesday, September 17, 3 – 4 p.m.
Health Professions, building #66, room 229

Steve returns with more great information on nutrition and supplements, just in time for fall. Find out more about how to boost your immunity to help prevent and treat common seasonal illnesses.

To register, e-mail or phone 928-523-1552.


Insight Meditation
Guided by Allen Atkins, PhD, Professor, W.A. Franke College of Business and Cathy Small, PhD, Professor, Anthropology Department
Tuesday evenings, September 23 - October 28, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 200, 2nd floor

Insight Meditation is part of an ancient tradition originating in India 2,600 years ago. The practice involves both concentration and contemplative methods of meditation. Learn to reduce stress and anxiety by focusing on the present moment. It is important participants attend all 6 classes, as each class builds on previous instruction and practice. Please arrive 10 minutes early to get settled. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. This class is free and also open to NAU students and the Flagstaff community (18 years and older).

To register, e-mail or phone 928-523-1552.

Eat More, Weigh Less
Jay Sutliffe, PhD, RD, Associate Clinical Professor & Masters of Administration, Health Sciences Coordinator, NAU Department of Health Sciences

Wednesday, October 8, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, room 2405 (room 3)

Learn how to apply timeless principles for optimum health. Simple and practical instruction and discussion on how to optimize your food practices and behaviors.

To register, e-mail or phone 928-523-1552.