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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances

NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog. Continue reading

NAU community invited to join Black History Month celebration

In addition to the "Flagstaff: South of the Tracks" exhibit, ethnic foods will be served and a variety of performances will be featured on Thursdays in the University Union. Continue reading


Students asked, Green Fund answered: NAU launches O2GO reusable container program

For a one-time fee of $5, students may purchase an O2GO reusable container from several dining locations on campus. Continue reading

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Science on Tap: Community lecture series provides platform for NAU scientists to present on important issues

Coordinated by NAU graduate students, the series is open to the public and gives NAU scientists a chance to lecture on topics that range from local wildlife concerns to recent discoveries in space. Continue reading

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Men in tights: How NAU is encouraging boys to dance, one viral video at a time

Traditionally, girls grow up playing with Barbie and participating in gymnastics. Boys battle Transformers and play football. Project B, a worldwide initiative focused on inspiring boys and young men to dance, hopes to change those societal norms. Continue reading


Past and Present at NAU: Holocaust and Yazidi genocide lecture

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Prochnow Auditorium. Continue reading

In the Spotlight: Jan. 18, 2018

Kudos to these staff and faculty Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community? E-mail your announcements to, or use our online submission form. Best Online Programs ranked Northern Arizona University in four lists for best online … Continue reading

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One NAU professor’s opinion: Making your New Year’s resolutions stick

Resolutions have been made. But do they work? The common view is most New Year’s resolutions are broken very quickly. But why strive to better yourself only in January? Shouldn’t this goal be a regular part of our lives? Continue reading

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NAU researchers use genomics to determine origins of deadly white-nose syndrome

Jeff Foster led the team of international researchers who tried to definitively answer several questions—did this fungus already exist in North America or did it come from somewhere else? And more importantly, can a resistance be evolved? Continue reading

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NAU ITS announces new Adobe contract, offers faculty and staff affordable applications

The $85 license is valid for one user for up to one year for two machines—one of which could be a home or personal computer. Continue reading

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