Academic Events

Academic Wars and Competition

Large scale programming challenges students to be more academically active by utilizing campus resources. These competitions have been done through Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Freshman Connections Halls. 

Fraternity and Sorority Life Winners from 2013-2014
  • IFC
  • Panhellenic
  • UGC
Freshman Connections Academic Wars Champions from Spring 2014
  • All Hall: Cowden Learning Community
  • Wing: Cowden 1C

Academic Programming Series

There is a two week programming series which begins on September 29 and continues until October 10. During this time, topics will focus on values and beliefs, study skills and note taking, stress management, and figuring out the next step in the college career. Check out these events or talk with your RA about what is going on in your community.

September 30 - NAU Reads Author, Dan Gediman, 7pm in Ardrey Auditorium
Contact your RA if you are interested in participating, so they can reserve tickets for you to sit together. Dan Gediman is the author of This I Believe.  All first year students are encouraged to read This I Believe and engage in conversations about the book.  Dan Gediman will speak regarding the book that asks people to examine their values.

October 2 - Apples to Apples: Great Ways to Take Notes, Teri Sisulak, 7pm in McConnell Lobby
This workshop discusses different note taking skills and strategies. What does it take to really listen and retain what the professor is saying? 

October 7 - Twister,  Stressbusters & Stress Relief, with Health Promotions, 7pm in Taylor Hall
This workshop will give residents a time to get twisted up in knots with the game of Twister, and then get those knots out with the student group the Stressbusters through backrubs. Information will be included about different stress tips.

The Game of Cards: What is your next play? Laurah Hagan, NAU Career Services 7pm in Calderon Learning Community
Learn which of the 10 hands-on experiences may fit well for you in your journey to a career. This workshop will be geared towards upper division, and finding a good match for you, your major and your career. There may be some obstacles in your way, but learn about some resiliency skills that can help you get where you need to be.