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The High Country Conference Center, built in 2008 in partnership with the city of Flagstaff, consistently increased revenue despite a dipping economy. The center and its Drury Hotel have generated more than $29 million for the region.

NAU earns award for innovative economic partnerships

Three innovative partnerships developed in collaboration with NAU have earned a 2015 Excellence in Innovation Award from AASCU. Continue reading

Energy Mentors

Employees working to reduce campus energy expenses

NAU's Energy Mentors program encourages staff and faculty members to communicate to peers about reducing energy. Continue reading


Presidential fellowship program to recognize outstanding doctoral students

The program will offer 15 fellowships beginning in 2016-17 to high-achieving students. Continue reading

NAU President Rita Cheng and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye

Navajo Nation welcomes NAU President Rita Cheng

The university president met with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and tribal leaders. Continue reading

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Accelerator open for businesses

The new 25,000-square-foot facility features space for entrepreneurs and scientists to expand startups. Continue reading


NAU receives nearly $1.5 million for TRIO Student Support Services

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a grant to NAU to continue its TRIO Student Support Services program through August 2020. Continue reading

Alisse Ali-Joseph will be the faculty athletic representative. Ali-Joseph, who has been at NAU since 2013, said she will serve as a liaison between student athletes, fellow faculty members and administrators.

Cheng appoints new faculty athletics representative

Alisse Ali-Joseph will serve as a liaison between student athletes, fellow faculty members and administrators. Continue reading

Chris Lanterman, who earned a master’s degree and is working on his Ph.D., teaches special education classes and courses in disability studies offered through the Institute for Human Development. As both a student and a faculty member, Lanterman shares his unique insights on the university’s accessibility.

Disability Act’s anniversary shows light-years of progress at NAU

Many accessibility advocates consider NAU as a frontrunner, with policies and people in place to continually improve physical and virtual learning spaces. Continue reading


NAU’s archery club hits bulls-eyes around the world

Northern Arizona University’s archery club competes in South Korea's World University Games, and captures the national title at the 2015 United States Intercollegiate Archery Championships in Newberry, Fla. Continue reading


Phoenix stations grab NAU view for a peek at weather

A web-based weather camera mounted on top of the Skydome will begin providing images of Flagstaff’s weather to Phoenix television stations. Continue reading

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Latest Site Activity

InternationalPavilion New international pavilion at NAU hosts open house
A brief program will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, followed by tours of the new building.
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NAU researchers are identifying strains of Tularemia responsible for rabbit fever illnesses.
Welcome Jacks Welcome back, Jacks
NAU is set to kick off the school year with a Welcome Week that offers something for everyone.
Jon Merchant Welcoming students to their campus home
Merchant: Our residence life staff members help students become members of the NAU community.
PTJFcapture Back-to-school job fair to connect employers and students
Employers are invited to link up with students during the Part-Time Job Fair on Friday, Aug. 28.
Fall professional development programs accepting applications
Human Resources is accepting applications from faculty and staff for its next round of fall professional development opportunities.

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SciHealth New NAU building rises to meet science education needs
Modern labs, meeting spaces and classrooms will transform chemistry education at NAU.
Skunk Citizen-scientists help NAU team prepare for skunk vaccinations
NAU researchers are placing placebos under bird feeders to observe skunk behavior and determine best methods for vaccination against rabies.
Staphylococcus aureus  from the Public Health Image Library. Researchers sniffing out factors affecting staph germs
A research team, including NAU professor Bruce Hungate, analyzed staph bacteria samples from twins.