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2016 homecoming parade

Homecoming 2017: Home is where the Lumberjacks are

From the dedicatee banquet and traditions day to the alumni breakfast and homecoming parade, here is your guide to the week's events leading up to the big Homecoming gold-out football game. Continue reading

Alamosaurus Dinosaur

NAU researcher Christopher Doughty discovers dinosaur dung fertilizes planet

According to Doughty, large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients. But as today’s large animal populations dwindle, the environment too is at risk. Continue reading

Homecoming Dedicatees

NAU Homecoming Dedicatees 1936-2017

In a custom dating back to 1936, leaders of student organizations from across campus annually select a Homecoming Dedicatee—an NAU faculty or staff member for at least 10 years who students feel has demonstrated exceptional service to the university and interest in … Continue reading

In the Student Spotlight: Oct. 13, 2017

Kudos to these students Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community? E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu or fill out the online submission form. This week, Northern Arizona University quarterback Case Cookus has been honored as the STATS … Continue reading

Judy Manor

NAU’s assistant director of shuttle services named 2017 Homecoming Dedicatee

Judy Manor started working for shuttle services as a bus driver nearly 20 years ago. Since then, she has led to the success and growth of the department and truly represents what it means to be a Lumberjack. Continue reading

Jarabe Mexicano

‘Jarabe Mexicano’ brings traditional and modern mariachi sounds to NAU

The band featuring traditional mariachi as well as rock and roll hits and reggae classics, is performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the NAU Native American Cultural Center. Continue reading

2016 Go Big for Parkinson's run

NAU community invited to Go Big for Parkinson’s in 2K, 5K, 10K walk or run

Hosted by NAU's physical therapy department, the 11th annual run benefiting people in Arizona with Parkinson's disease will take place on Oct. 14. Continue reading

Tree-Tag

NAU’s #FLGTreeTag project raises awareness about varied benefits of trees

The educational installation aimed at raising awareness about the values urban trees provide to the community, will run from Oct. 9-16 and include 23 price tags on various trees in Wheeler Park and NAU’s North Quad. Continue reading

D.K.Elliott in lab with fossil heterostracans

358 million years in the making: Work of NAU paleontologist David Elliott featured for National Fossil Day

The Northern Arizona University professor has studied the long-extinct heterostracan fish for more than 40 years. For the first time, the National Park Service will feature a fish for National Fossil Day on Oct. 11—Elliott's fish. Continue reading

Catherine Gehring and students at Sunset Crater

Mommy and me: NAU researcher discovers parent trees may pass drought tolerance to offspring

Soil fungi that help promote drought tolerance in pinyon pine (Pinus edulis), a dominant tree in the Southwest, are passed from mother trees to their offspring, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading

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2016 homecoming parade Homecoming 2017: Home is where the Lumberjacks are
From the dedicatee banquet and traditions day to the alumni breakfast and homecoming parade, here is your guide to the week's events leading up to the big Homecoming gold-out football game.
Alamosaurus Dinosaur NAU researcher Christopher Doughty discovers dinosaur dung fertilizes planet
According to Doughty, large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients. But as today’s large animal populations dwindle, the environment too is at risk.
Protecting future generations: NAU scientists study Arctic community’s exposure to toxic pollutants
NAU professors Loren Buck and Frank von Hippel are working on a long-term research project on Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island to study the link between hazardous pollutants and the health of the island’s population.
forest NAU professor earns grant to measure economic value of forest ecosystems
Julie Mueller, a professor of business and forestry, will measure the monetary value of services provided by a healthy forest ecosystem.

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NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
Patient with autism spectrum disorder NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut
Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program