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Natalie Cawood

NAU moving forward on new master of social work program

The social work program, which will open for enrollment in fall 2018, will be geared toward practice with rural and indigenous populations in the Southwest. Continue reading

Sharon O'Donnell

NAU alumna selected as Defense Department Secondary Principal of the Year 2017

An alumna of Northern Arizona University was recently announced as the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Secondary Principal of the Year. Continue reading


Share your #NAUsummer adventures

Whether you’re taking in the quiet of campus, working on a new project, checking off a bucket list item or exploring our great state and beyond—we want to see it! Continue reading

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Enrollment open for NAU’s 12-week software development training

NAU is partnering with Coder Camps to provide the accelerated coding courses, which are designed to prepare people for jobs in software development. Continue reading

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President Cheng welcomes significant investment in higher education in FY 2018 budget

The budget, passed Friday, includes the most significant investment in Arizona’s three state universities in more than a decade. Continue reading

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“May the Fourth be with you”: Meet NAU’s Lightsaber Club (VIDEO)

“May the Fourth be with you” is the rallying cry for Star Wars Day that takes place on May 4. Say the phrase out loud and you’ll hear the pun fans have played off of–“May the force be with you.” … Continue reading

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President Cheng recognized with diversity award

Last week, Cheng was recognized with the Advocate for Educational Diversity Award by the Victoria Foundation for her support of Latino and Hispanic students. Continue reading

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President Cheng signs Memorandum for Page Higher Education Center

NAU is collaborating with the Navajo Nation, Dine College, Coconino Community College and Coconino County to provide additional educational opportunities. Continue reading

NAU junior Chad Brown

NAU junior selected for Udall Scholarship for leadership in Native American issues

Chad Brown, who's studying forestry, received the scholarship in the area of tribal public policy. He wants to help tribes sustainably and traditionally use their lands. Continue reading

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Solar panels on roof of San Francisco Parking Garage go online

Northern Arizona University’s San Francisco Parking Garage got one more level on Tuesday—rows of solar panels along the top floor to harvest the 266 days of sunshine Flagstaff gets. President Rita Cheng, who spoke at the ceremony marking the panels … Continue reading

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Tree thinning project gives NAU forestry students real-world experience
Forestry students researched and created a prescription to help NAU maintain and protect its on-campus ponderosa pine forest while reducing the fire hazard.
Sky Glow A night with NAU’s Harun Mehmedinovic: Free event celebrating Skyglow Project
On July 28, the public is invited to a viewing of time-lapse night photography and films from 8-10 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
Southern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys torridus) A wolf’s howl in miniature: NAU researchers discover mice speak similarly to humans
NAU assistant professor and lead author on the research Bret Pasch has studied the grasshopper mice, rodents known for their remarkably loud call, for more than three years.
You’ve been Axe’d! NAU students participate in cooking competition (VIDEO)
In honors of Culinarians Day on July 25, find out who won a student chef competition Campus Dining hosted earlier this year.
Paul Keim Valley Fever test, developed by NAU professor Paul Keim, submitted for FDA approval
The patented test will allow for same-day diagnosis of the fungus-caused illness prevalent in the Sonoran desert region of southern and central Arizona.
NAU's Science and Health Building NAU’s Science and Health building deemed Gold LEED certified
The recent certification brings the total number of LEED certified buildings on campus to 14.

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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