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Hands-on/Hearts-on Experience for Students & Guests by Marilyn McDonald

Tucked away on the campus of Northern Arizona University is a little inn... intimate, endearing, and intertwined in the lives of students at NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM). Though called the HRM’s “living laboratory,” The Inn at NAU is a warm and human place where students gain hands-on experience blended with “hearts-on” service. “Our mission is to give our students real experience in each of major areas of a hotel. Students at The Inn get hands-on experience in front desk, reservation technology, dining service, food preparation, housekeeping, and guest relations,” says Julene Boger, the Inn’s general manager. “We give life lessons in the necessity of teamwork, communication, and graciousness. These are constant themes throughout our academic program, but our students live and breathe them at The Inn,” she continues. The Inn is operated by HRM students under the guidance of a professional staff that includes Boger, an executive chef/professor, and an executive housekeeper. Together, this team keeps The Inn’s 19 rooms ship-shape and operates the Garden Terrace Restaurant. During the week, the restaurant serves complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts for

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"Suiteness" Surrounds You In The Cool Pines! • 119 - Two Room Suites • Full Cooked To Order Breakfast by our #1 Chef & Evening Cocktails Included in your rate • Centrally Located • Fifth Year in a Row J.D Power and Associates Rank Us Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotels! • Newly Renovated in May 2003!

706 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, Az

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overnight guests and is a popular lunch spot for the campus community and Flagstaff insiders. Several times a month, the restaurant is transformed into an elegant host for gourmet “table d’hote” dinners, which feature six courses and gracious, paced service. This adds still another dimension to the students’ preparation, should their careers take them on to resorts or fine-dining establishments. “Recruiting remains strong for our students,” says Bert Van Hoof, assistant dean of the HRM. “Recruiters tell us we are at the top of their recruiting list and we have huge fans at Four Seasons, Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Hyatt, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Bahama Breeze-just to name a few.” In addition to hotels, resorts, and restaurants, HRM students have gone onto such diverse careers as hospitality lawyers, accountants, wedding planners, spa managers, country club directors, wine specialists, chefs, stadium food service managers, museum directors, bed and breakfast owners, and ski resort owners. The constant across these careers is the education and personal service ethic they all received from their experiences at HRM and at The Inn. The Inn honors AAA, AARP, and government rates. For reservations, call 928-523-1616 or visit the Inn’s website: www.inn.nau.edu/

• Management careers that can take you around the world or across the USA • Home of The Inn at NAU, where students learn in our ♦ ♦ ♦ hotel (open to the public)

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Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University

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The Wonders of Winterfest Flagstaff is the Place to Be in February Whether you’re interested in the arts, sports, music, a quiet adults-only weekend or something fun to entertain the whole family, Flagstaff is the place to be. Each year the Winterfest celebration, happening throughout the entire month of February, includes favorite old events as well as lively new ones.

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This year Winterfest is proud to include: • Winter Foodfest - Every Friday and Saturday evening during Winterfest. Reservations recommended. • A Cowboy Campfire - Feb 6 at 7 pm. • Full Moon Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Feb 6 from 7-10 pm. • NAU Jazz/Madrigal Festival - Feb 6 and 7 with a special Friday evening concert. • Winter Luau - Feb 7 from 6-10 pm. • Flagstaff Symphony with guest artist Ransom Wilson - Feb 13 at 7:30 pm. • Teddy Bear Picnic and Statehood Party - Feb 14 from 9 am - 5 pm. • Timber Tales - Feb 14 and 15 at 7 pm. • The Harlem Globetrotters - Feb 17 at 7 pm.

• The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - Feb 17 at 7:30 pm. • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival - Feb 19, 20 & 21, shows at 2:30 & 7 pm. • Cooking at the Cottage - Feb 21 from 11 am - 2:30 pm and Feb 22 from 12 3:30 pm. • Snowbowl Downhill Dual - Feb 21 from 9 am - 4 pm. • Mid-Winter Melodies and More - Feb 22 at 2:30 and 7 pm. • Grand Canyon State Games - Feb 28 and 29, a variety of races and start times. • Winterfest Starfest - Feb 29 from 7:30 - 10 pm. More information about these and other wonderful Winterfest events can be found in the Official Winterfest Calendar of Events. The calendar can be reviewed and/or requested by visiting www.flagstaff.az.us/Winterfest04.htm, by calling the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce at 928-774-4505, or they can be picked up at a variety of locations throughout Flagstaff.

Arizona Snowbowl Is Open! The Arizona Snowbowl is now 90% open with three of its four chairlifts in operation. With many scenic trails, 2,300 ft of vertical drop and a wide array of challenging runs, it’s the place to come for skiers and boarders of all skill levels. Lifts in operation are Agassiz, Sunset, and Hart Prairie. When you have worked up an appetite or need a warming drink, head to Agassiz and Hart Prairie Lodges, which are open to serve food and beverages. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all abilities, including children 4 years and older. Ski and snowboard equipment can be rented at the Hart Prairie Lodge. The resort is open 9 am to 4 pm.

Lift Ticket Prices: • Full-day, 9-4. Adult $42, Junior $24, Senior $22, 7 & Under/70 & Over FREE • Half -day, noon-4. Adult $34, Junior $19, Senior $22, 7 & Under/70 & Over FREE

Winter activities at Arizona Snowbowl include skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, banquets and meeting facilities and lodging at the Ski Lift Lodge. For more information call 928-779-1951 or visit our website at www.arizonasnowbowl.com, where you will also find the most up-to-date ski report.

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