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Bill Franke

Celebrating a decade of impact: How one family changed the lives of 29,504 NAU students

Eric Hughes, a Franke Scholar, didn't think his college experience would include traveling abroad for the first time, earning a prestigious internship and meeting Warren Buffett—but it did, thanks to Bill and Carolyn Franke and the business college that dawns their name. Continue reading

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President Cheng issues statement on recent DACA ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court

Like many of our faculty, staff and students, I am concerned about this week’s ruling. Educating all students, including DACA students, is very important to NAU and to me personally. Continue reading

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Tips from NAU ITS on how to avoid falling for phishing emails

With tax season comes an increase in email scams. ITS provides tips on what to look for and how to avoid them. Continue reading

CSAC to NAU employees in five words: Thanks for all you do

Last week, staff flocked to the annual CSAC employee appreciation mixer to enjoy food, door prizes, awards and table displays--including a booth that challenged them to sup up their NAU story in five words. Did yours make the list of favorites? Continue reading

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NAU presents 2018-19 tuition proposal, maintains Pledge program

The interactive tuition hearing will be held in conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Continue reading

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NAU Summer Bug Camp opens the door to the wonders of science

With summer right around the corner, why not invest in a summer camp that is not only fun, but educational? Continue reading

Erika-Alexander

‘Get Out’ actress discusses her humble Flagstaff beginning as part of NAU’s Ted Johnson Lecture Series

Erika Alexander was asked to speak at the free public lecture because she embodied attributes similar to Ted Johnson—the university's first African-American professor. Continue reading

Science training made unforgettable: NAU Presidential Scholar organizes field experience for high school students (VIDEO)

Over the course of two days, NAU researchers helped the 30 California high school students plant 850 cottonwood saplings. Continue reading

NAU community invited to share ideas to help Cline Library imagine its future

Cline Library’s Strategic Planning Team and the University Library Committee invite you to share your ideas at an upcoming informal drop-in session. Continue reading

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Look inside: Tour duBois South Union (VIDEO)

For National Nutrition Month, check out the newly-renovated DüB—now one of NAU's healthiest dining options. Continue reading

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Michael Horn President’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues with education innovator
Michael Horn, an expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning and competency-based learning, will speak about transforming the education system to be more student-centered.
Bill Franke Celebrating a decade of impact: How one family changed the lives of 29,504 NAU students
Eric Hughes, a Franke Scholar, didn't think his college experience would include traveling abroad for the first time, earning a prestigious internship and meeting Warren Buffett—but it did, thanks to Bill and Carolyn Franke and the business college that dawns their name.
‘A very powerful, poignant and poetic impulse:’ NAU, Flagstaff communities invited to fifth annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week (VIDEO)
The weeklong series of events will educate, entertain and introduce participants to the complex history and culture of hip hop music.
Beulah overnight road closures ADOT announces overnight road closures on Beulah near south end of NAU campus
Both north- and southbound lanes on Beulah will be closed overnight next week, though on different nights. Use I-17 as a detour.
NAU Service Professional Advisory Council hosts cleanup
Recycle and trash bags and grabbers will be provided to participants. Families, children and pets on leashes are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and water.
Jazz greats come to NAU for workshops, performances
Jazz great Lucas Pino and jazz band No Net Nonet will work and perform with NAU School of Music students during their upcoming visit to NAU

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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.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.