The 2020 Recipes from Home Cookbook is here!
The 2020 Recipes from Home Cookbook is here!
Vol. 17 Edition 5  |  October 13, 2020
NAU student attending a virtual career fair online.

Tell your Lumberjack to join the biggest recruiting event of the year this Thursday & Friday!

Vicki Adair, Career Development
Career Development is proud to host the Career and Graduate School Virtual Recruiting Experience for your Lumberjack this Thursday and Friday (10/15 and 16)! The event is the sole NAU recruiting event attended by students of all majors and provides your ‘Jack with the opportunity to connect with employers and graduate schools as they pursue internships, full-time employment, and further education. Lumberjacks can register for one of four sessions on Handshake in the Career Fairs section.
Pro Tips for Event Day
Lumberjacks who register for the event should also consider the following tips to make their experience as seamless as possible:
  1. Ensure that they have the right setup to support their audio and video throughout the event. The event platform is similar to Zoom.
  2. Complete their Handshake profile. Employers will be able to view your Lumberjack’s profile on Handshake, so encourage them to complete it and upload a resume.
  3. Sign up for available group or one-on-one sessions with employers. Not all employers will be at each session, so encourage your ‘Jack to check the schedule thoroughly and often!
  4. Follow the event on Instagram using #CareerAndGradVRX!
Those interested in learning more about each of these steps can check out the Virtual Fairs for Students webinar from Handshake.
Finally, if your Lumberjack needs some help polishing their resume before event day, encourage them to create a virtual appointment with one of our Career Specialists. We are happy to answer questions via email ( or phone (928-523-1087). Let’s Career together, Lumberjacks!

Fall 2020 Important Dates

Homecoming: November 5-7
Veterans Day Observed: November 11
Finals: November 20 - 24
Virtual Winter Commencement: November 22 at 1 PM
Residence Halls Close*: November 25 at 9 AM
*Most residence halls close during Winter Break and reopen in the Spring. Continuing resident may leave their belongings in their rooms over break.

The 2021-22 FAFSA is now open

Jackie Henderson, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
File the FAFSA early! The 2020-21 FAFSA opened on October 1.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid highly recommends that students and families use the IRS Data Retrieval tool within the FAFSA because it is the easiest way to correctly report information. This tool electronically transfers your federal tax information into the FAFSA and is the simplest and most accurate way to report income on your FAFSA.
The priority date for continuing students to file the FAFSA is Feb. 1, 2021, but we encourage you and your student to submit as soon as possible. Submitting by the priority date increases your chances for limited grant funding awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should be sure to frequently check their LOUIE To-Do List and NAU email for items that might be requested by our office to prevent any delays in processing financial aid.
Stressbusters. We've got your back.

How is your Lumberjack managing their stress?

Kristen Natonie, Health Promotion
Our NAU students are eligible to download the Stressbusters App for free!
  • What is in the app? The app has a variety of stress-and-anxiety-reduction content and NAU resources updated frequently, like Sonic Spa audio tracks and guided meditation!
  • Why should your Lumberjack download the app? Most stress-reducing apps require a subscription to use all of the content; this is licensed through NAU and is FREE for NAU students.
  • Where can your Lumberjack download it? Students can download the app via Google Play and via Apple.
Please encourage your Lumberjack to download the app today!
Louie's Cupboard, a campus resource offering food to the NAU community.

Resource Feature: Louie's Cupboard

Azah Quach, Office of the Dean of Students
The concept of a campus food pantry—Louie’s Cupboard—started with a class project geared towards social movements. Now, Louie’s Cupboard serves hundreds of students, staff, and faculty each year through biweekly food distributions. The Cupboard offers nonperishable canned and boxed goods, fruit, meat, beans, pasta, grains, and now fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread. Your Lumberjack can join the Louie’s Cupboard Club by visiting True Blue Connects. It is a great opportunity to volunteer and give back to the Lumberjack Community.
Students, staff, and faculty can access Louie’s Cupboard, located in room 212 upstairs in the University Union, on the remaining Fall 2020 distribution dates:
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
Learn more about Louie’s Cupboard, including how to make a donation, on the website. If you would like to donate non-perishable food items or have a food drive to benefit our organization, please call (928) 523-5181.
Download the 2020

Recipes from Home

We are excited to share our 2020 “Recipes from Home” Family Weekend Cookbook. Thank you to all of the Lumberjack Families that participated in Virtual Family Weekend.
Download the Covid Watch App to monitor COVID-19 exposure.


Thank you for your assistance in encouraging healthy behaviors in your student. In addition to encouraging your student to complete their daily Healtcheck and to follow mask and distancing guidelines, please suggest that they download the COVIDWatch Arizona app. This exposure-notification tool does not track your student's location or store their information, and it can be used to detect proximity with other users of the application; if a COVIDWatch app user tests positive for COVID-19, they can share it with the app, which then notifies others with an in-app message of possible exposures.

COVIDWatch is anonymous, private, and secure. Paired with other efforts, it can be an important tool to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses and beyond. Please encourage your student to download the app today!
NAU is committed to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and follows CDC’s recommended guidelines on COVID-19. Not every photo in this e-newsletter will precisely represent these guidelines, as we aim to accurately present the NAU experience for you and balance that need with imagery that reflects the COVID-19 policies we have in place. Visit for our current campus health safety guidelines.
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