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President Cheng highlights NAU’s successes, future of possibilities

Hundreds gathered for the campus forum held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the High Country Conference Center. Continue reading

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NAU’s new exhibit celebrates 50 years as a university

On Friday, Oct. 7, Cline Library opens the 2016-17 exhibit entitled "Founded in 1899, Transformed in 1966: Celebrating 50 Years as a University 1966-2016." Continue reading

NAU's north campus from the Union second floor

Northern Arizona University named top US college

Northern Arizona University recently was named a top college in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges. Continue reading

Chain Gang President Taylor Lewis and fellow members tapped Kevin Gemoets, assistant dean of students and director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, as the 81st Homecoming Dedicatee.

Assistant dean of students named NAU Homecoming Dedicatee

Kevin Gemoets was selected by student organizations as the 2016 Homecoming Dedicatee for his more than 15 years of service on campus. Continue reading

Chain Gang taps Kevin Gemoets as Homecoming Dedicatee

NAU Homecoming Dedicatees 1936-2016

A list of the faculty and staff honorees selected by students over the last 80 years. Continue reading


NAU student leaders selected for fellowship program

The program equips student leaders with the skills and knowledge to make meaningful contributions to NAU, local and global communities. Continue reading

3d printing at MakerLab

NAU’s Cline Library opens the MakerLab

The facility is open to all students, staff and faculty at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College and also serves the regional community. Continue reading

President Cheng addresses ABOR

President Cheng presents to ABOR on “Possibilities in Every Direction”

“More than ever, NAU is committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge to improve lives,” Cheng shared during her operational and financial review presentation to the Arizona Board of Regents in Flagstaff this week. Continue reading

Governor Doug Ducey and NAU President Rita Cheng at Achieve60AZ launch

NAU supports Achieve60AZ initiative to advance education across the state

The statewide educational attainment initiative aims to equip 60 percent of Arizonans with some form of post-high school certificate or degree by 2030. Continue reading


NAU named top institution by Times Higher Education

Considered one of the most widely observed university measures, THE evaluated more than 1,300 of the world's leading research universities. Continue reading

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