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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

Dylan Cappello and Mini Baja buggy

Graduate Dylan Cappello: Driving or building, senior’s passion for cars fueled his mechanical engineering studies

Cappello has been driving race cars professionally throughout his high school and college years, picking up championships along the way. While at NAU, he also was part of a team that built a car and will be racing it later this month. Continue reading

Jasper family

Graduates Jerri, Hannah, Leanna and Caleb Jasper: A love of learning inspired this family to become Lumberjacks

The three Jasper children followed their mother's lead in earning their bachelor's degree through NAU's Personalized Learning program. Now they're off on a family gap year. Continue reading

Felix Schumann

Graduate Felix Schumann: Tennis captain taking what he learned at NAU back home to Germany

Schumann, who is earning a bachelor's degree in marketing and management, said the relationships he built are what he appreciates most about his NAU experience. Continue reading

President Cheng at International Festival

NAU’s International Festival offers a trip around the world in one room

The festival allowed international students from 20 countries to share different aspects of their country's culture and history with members of the NAU and Flagstaff communities. Continue reading

Danielle Curley

NAU student awarded prestigious Udall scholarship

Danielle Curley is the second NAU student in a row to earn a Udall scholarship for her leadership, public service and commitment to resolving environmental and Native American issues. Continue reading

Nurses and medical assistant at Campus Health Services

For National Nurses Week, look inside the medical team that keeps the NAU community healthy

Nursing coordinator Pam Olsen spoke with NAU News about how she got into nursing and all the resources that Campus Health Services offers to the NAU community. Continue reading

Jacks Online screen shot

Long-distance lifeline: How NAU Jacks Online mentors improve more than just the grades of online students

Online students often report feeling isolated, alone, disconnected, unprepared and unaware of the resources and opportunities available to them. Luckily, NAU has come up with a solution to combat that. Continue reading

Suzuki concert

Finding a voice through violin: NAU music program teaches young students how to play music

Suzuki String Program coordinator Karin Hallberg started the program at Marshall Elementary School in 2001. On May 3, 300 students will perform their annual concert. Continue reading

President Cheng with UTH delegation

President Cheng visits with delegation from Universidad Tecnológico de Hermosillo

Faculty members and students from Universidad Tecnológico de Hermosillo was on campus for educational exchange and meetings designed to further the collaboration within engineering and hospitality. Continue reading

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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.