Sunday, July 27
Tuesday, July 22
So I forgot to mention one important bit of information about NAU. Randy is doing their distance learning program that is here is Tucson. The only time we will probably go to the NAU main campus is for graduation. So we are not moving. Sorry all, you are stuck with us.
Monday, July 21
1. "I'm sorry, you missed the delivery, but you know what they say, making the baby's the fun part."
2. "Ratted out by the old lady, harsh."
3. "I'm a crumbly canyon wall and I'm taking you with me."
4. "My ship will tear through your's like tissue paper."
5. "My darling Sabrina, your life is a dream, and now it's over."
6. "You hear that. I asked Jack how he slept. He says 'On me back much'"
7. "Why do they call it Ratatouille? It sounds like rat and butoutie. Rat butoutie.
8. "You took away my victory." "No, I did!"
9. "He touched the butt!"
10. "Donkey's don't have sleeves."
11. "I killed it, Gilbert. I killed it." (Leonardo DiCaprio's best acting BY FAR)
12. "Put that thing back where it came from or so help me."
2. Meet the Robinsons
3. The Emperor’s New Grove
4. Galaxy Quest
9. Finding Nemo
11. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
12. Monster’s Inc
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Campus: 738 acres
Athletics: 11 varsity teams
Colors: Blue, sage, and gold
Mascot: Louie the Lumberjack
The university's mission is to provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery. Northern Arizona University emphasizes hands-on experiential learning where students are encouraged to conduct research, author articles, participate in internships, study abroad, and volunteer in their areas of study.
In 1945, its name changed once again to the Arizona State College at Flagstaff. A year later the college began offering Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. On May 1, 1966, the school was granted full university status and changed its name to the current Northern Arizona University (or NAU).
The College of Education is primarily responsible for preparing professional educators at the university: “Our vision is to prepare educational professionals who create tomorrow’s opportunities.” In addition to future teachers, the college prepares counselors, school psychologists, and administrators. The college draws on the best practices of the past, experimenting with and researching new ideas, and helps professionals becomeleaders in education. The college's mission is to prepare competent and committed professionals who will make positive differences for children, young adults, and others in schools.
Accredited by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the college was ranked seventh in the nation for providing degrees in education to all minorities.
Fields of study include teaching and learning (e.g., early childhood, elementary, secondary, and science education), educational leadership, educational psychology, and educational specialties(e.g., bilingual and multicultural education, career and technical education, educational technology, and special education).
Northern Arizona University maintains campuses throughout Arizona that offer numerous alternatives to the traditional learning experience including evening, weekend and accelerated classes.
For more than 30 years, NAU has provided higher education opportunities to students through distance learning. As a result, students have access to high quality, flexible degree programs that meet the needs of today’s busy students—often in their own communities. Through distance learning, the university is helping Arizona meet its workforce development needs both in urban and rural areas.
The U.S. Distance Learning Association, the nation's premier distance learning organization, honored Northern Arizona University's Distance Learning with the 2007 21st Century Best Practice Distance Learning Award. The award goes to institutions with outstanding leadership, innovation, and technology in distance learning.
Northern Arizona University currently offers more than 123 degree, certificate, and endorsement programs in person and/or on the web. The majority of Distance Learning students are learning in-person in classrooms across the state at 38 different locations throughout Arizona. One-third of Northern Arizona University students are served through Distance Learning.
In other news, the power poles are almost completely fixed. They put in metal poles, so hopefully this won't happen again.
Also, on Saturday we are making the drive to Payson, Utah to visit my family. I am going to try to teach my mom to blog. I'll let you know how it works out. We are taking Chonkiri with us, so it may be a very interesting drive, he has done this drive twice before, but it has been a while since the last time. Our next trip will hopefully be up to Preston, ID to see Randy's family (sorry Swanns it may be further in the future than desired, but hopefully not too long).
Additionally, I am having to work more Sundays. I worked yesterday and I will be working another Sunday in two weeks. It really makes me appreciate the times that I do get to go to church. I REALLY miss it! Missing church makes it feel like my week never restarted, but that it is just one VERY long week. I did some research on LDS.org to see if there were any suggestions to help me to feel closer to God even when I have to work. I found a couple, including listening to church music and reading scriptures while at work. I did get to listen to a little bit of church music, but I didn't even get a lunch yesterday, let alone read scriptures. The patients I have had lately have been very high acuity and have taken almost every moment of my time from the moment I walked into work until I leave. I am so tired. I think I prefer surgery patients, rather than medical patients. Both require time, but surgery requires less continual care. I ache all over from lifting, turning, cleaning, adjusting, positioning, dressing changing, etc. etc. I am so looking forward to having a few days off of work to recooperate.