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Pla*U wi B 1m enter- Ww*" leaky «J ol prein* H.iiiitay »x lor surfed K-tr I* M M uDi»ri ).>H nOfjki t* “aitrafjtur.- amo'i* Uw (k Pn iltfht* ,»r nine- 'noji foai mil I Sjurfc *ri Cl Uwfn* trftdttfc firla J"r»« r>| itouaUjr la Toot*)?.-*"* I a iwl >.«HK “wily FeftH rrj* *™t in* ir.-l'tto*! toegfea r in *aiurt*?’» Uimrc-nmm* pir*4t- m* line »wl qweM *t tbr l*3« rrlr,f cra , cIm®1w*'l1nwHA, Ferrel Suahrue Elected Selected from The Lumberjack Archives T h e L u m b e r j a c k An Independent Student Publication at Northern Arizona University ^ wwwwww..lluummbbeerrjjaacckkoonnlliinnee..ccoomm S apt. 3 0 - 0 c t . 6 . 2 0 0 4 ^ NAU corks nine-year student leak TA R A LIND S E Y The Lumberjack The official NAU student enrollment and retention numbers exceeded university administrators* expectations last week when NAU officials learned about a 1.7 percent increase from last fall’s student enrollment. The numbers also revealed an uprecidented 70 percent retention rate for first time students. NAU Planning and Institutional Research's numbers show enrollment at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus increased this fall by 106 students, bringing the campus’s enrollment to 12,980 students. This is the first time since 1995 that fall enrollment on NAU’s Flagstaff campus is up, said Public Affairs Director Lisa Nelson. ‘These numbers point to an all-out total university effort to boost enrollment,” said NAU President John D. Haeger. “This campus accepted the challenge two years ago to grow enrollment, and the campus has turned it around." Overall enrollment at NAU, including the Mountain Campus, NAU Yuma, statewide campuses and online courses, reached 19,147 students, up from 18,824 students last fall. NAU Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs David Bousquet said the positive outcome was the result of cooperation and “great assistance" of NAU faculty, academic departments, parents, students, alumni and the Flagstaff community. “There was a huge effort university-wide to assist and focus on prospective NAU students," Bousquet said. “There were a lot of people willing to commit time to this issue in addition to their regular jobs on campus. There was a lot of great volunteer assis tance." See ENROLLMENT, page 2 21-DAY COUNT HIGHLIGHTS E N RO LLM EN T IN C R E A S £S NATIVE AMERICAN-10.8 PERCENT ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER-9.9 PERCENT HIS PANIC* 8.5 PERCENT AFRICAN-AMERICAN-5.1 PENCENT * R E TE N TIO N FIRST-TIME STUDENTS- 70 PERCENT COME HOME FOR 10& LUMBERJAC VOL 43— NO. :> WEDNESDAY. C l*t PUSHED b\ ASSOCIATED STUDENTS ARIZONA STATIC COU.EOE AT F1.AC.STA>! Tequila sunrise stirs mixed emotions MOLLY CO ULTER The Lumberjack Sunrise Services will raise its fuzzy head Saturday as the annual tradition carries on in Flagstaff’s downtown bars beginning at 6 a.m., preceding the homecoming foot ball game. The event, also known as Tequila Sunrise, began in the mid ’70s at former Butler Road bar, the Latin Quarters. Since then it has spread into the heart of Flagstaff and impacted the downtown community. While not every business is open at the break of dawn to welcome students and alumni who wait in line for the namesake drink or mimosas, many businesses are affected, both positively and negatively by the event. » Vicky Brown, a junior public relations major who worked at the Downtown Diner during last year’s Tequila Sunrise said participants from the event steadily flowed into the business throughout the day. B r o w n will be working at Alpine Pizza this Saturday and is optimistic it will benefit both of her places of work. “ I think it’s a positive impact because it creates a lot of business," Brown said. Business throughout downtown slows down in September, Brown said. Tequila Sunrise is a profitable day for businesses and when “people are drunk, they’re more friendly and they tip better," Brown said. Next door to Alpine Pizza, Evan Midlang, owner of Starrlight Books, was not as cheery. “I think it’s sad,” Midlang said. “When you’re sober and you see drunk people, it’s not the same as they see themselves.” Midlang said last year he saw students fist-fighting in the alley across the street from his business. Flagstaff Mayor Joe Donaldson said the city received some complaints in the past from local residents, especially south side community dwellers who live along the well-traveled path between campus and downtown. “A lot of university students get tanked up and try to make their way back to campus," Donaldson said. T h e y urinate, stumble oyer picket fences and walk through flower beds.” However, Wyatt Brown, who lived in the Sierra Vista Apartments on Phoenix Street during Tequila Sunrise last year, said disturbances during the event were not unique. See COMMUNITY, paqe 3 Tracking homecoming traditions A L U SO N O LEK S A T he L u m b e r ja c k Homecoming weekend has begun, but scrap the tequila and sweatshirt. It is the era of Prohibition, flappers and bathtub gin. NAU’s first homecoming start ed when President Fassett Cotton of Northern Arizona Normal School decided his school of 187 students needed a homecoming ceremony. The committee planned the first homecoming Nov. 15, 1924, which included a bonfire on the tennis courts, the now traditional football game, parade and a ban queL The Lumberjacks, or then known as Axers, lost to the Phoenix Junior College Bearcats, according to the September 1985 edition o f The Pine, the NAU alumni newsletter. Today’s Jacks comprise well more than the initial student count, and have added events to entice the alumni and the community. Still, tradition dies hard, as this year’s parade w ill follow the original pathway of downtown Flagstaff. The last four homecomings ran the parade through campus. But this year it returns to Heritage Square. The changes come during a turnabout for NAU. Chris Fletcher, senior construction management major and president of the Blue Key Honor Fraternity, organized the new route through downtown. He said the parade came to cam pus because there were problems with intoxicated college students harassing parade performers and members of the community, but now enough time has passed to recover. “ It was worth another shot," Fletcher said. Other traditional practices from the original homecoming survived along with the parade. The bonfire and football game have grown to include royalty, live music, carnival games and food. FR ED SU GH R U E, A junior student, and Sally Ferrel, tried out the traditional logging wheel on which they rode in the Homecoming parade as king and queen of the 1954 celebration. In fart, Fletcher said the actual turnout for the events is growing. Case in point, the Kayettes, a service group, sponsor the Mr. Lumberjack pageant. In 2003, there were only four contestants, and this year there are already 10 contestants signed up This year’s parade will display 25 floats, up from 20 last fall. The groups that want to walk in the parade doubled. And more dignitaries want to participate than in past years, Fletcher said. He said he expects it to keep growing. "Traditions will continue," he said. “I can’t see it taking a step back.” But the parade is only a part of the homecoming package. Associated Students of NAU Vice President Travis Shumake organized the tailgate festivities before this year’s homecoming game. See HOMECOMING, page 5 After 33 years of cleaning, custodian nominated as dedicatee ERIKA SCHULTZ T he Lu m ber ja c k He has cleaned, scrubbed and vacuumed residence halls for almost 33 years. You may recognize him from McConnell Hall. He is a bit quiet with dark eyes and dark hair. He works in the mornings, and always wears a blue uniform shirt with a yellow custodian patch. He smiles shyly if you say hello. Every year a homecoming dedicatee is selected by students, honoring his or her 10 or more years of service and dedication to NAU. The year of 2004 honors john Tracy, the man who has scoured McConnell Hall since its opening, and also Cowden, Ga bald on, Morton, Old Main, Reilly, Tinsley and Taylor Halls. Sunday morning after Tracy worked, the dormitory hall floors of iC were nearly spotless. There was only one dorm room door open, with its two occupants sprawled on their beds watching a football game. Clothes were scattered around the room. One of the guys apologized for the smell, and reached for air freshener. Oh sure, they said, they know their custodian. Jacob Wilson, a freshman business management major, saw him earlier that morning, when Tracy was reading a congratulations sign stuck to his door. “I saw him at six a m this morning and he just looked down at the sign for a long time," Wilson said. "Then he smiled." Both students said he does a fine job. “We make a pretty good mess," said Brandon Crowe, a freshman electrical engineering major. “Once there was pizza all over the floor (in the hallways) and it was gone the next day." Foul orders and pizza smears aside, Tracy said they are well-behaved boys. “T work with students really good, they like me," Tracy said. “1 call them my boys * Tracy said he feels appreciated with this group of freshmen. "They thank me for cleaning the floor and cleaning the bathroom," Tracy said. “All I hear is thank you." Wilson said custodians are often taken for granted. “He deserves recognition like anybody else," Wilson said. “Someone like that works just as hard as anybody professor or teacher on campus." Not only students have acknowledged Tracy’s hard work. Rita Yazzie, a fellow custodian who has worked with Tracy for four years, said NAU’s cleaning crew was excited when they learned of his nomination as dedicatee last week. See DEDICATEE, paqe 5 JOHN TRACY, A custodian of 33 years, has been honored as this year's homecoming dedicatee. Each autumn, a member of the NAJ community, who has worked for more than 10 years, is nominated by students. Tracy, who plans to retire in July, has cleaned the majority of the residence halls on the Mountain Campus. However, he calls McConnell Hall his home dorm.
|Creator||Northern Arizona University. Associated Students.|
|Title||The Lumberjack, September 30, 2004.|
|Notes||This issue did not print a volume or issue number.|
|Collection name||Northern Arizona University: The Lumberjack|
|Repository||Northern Arizona University. Cline Library|
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|Subjects||Northern Arizona University--Students--Newspapers|
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