Campus & Community

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

NAU cadets helping the Flagstaff community, one box at a time

NAU's Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings have joined forces with squadrons and chapters nationwide to collect donations benefiting Trafficking, Abuse, Prevention and Support. Continue reading

Bill Franke

Celebrating a decade of impact: How one family changed the lives of 29,504 NAU students

Eric Hughes, a Franke Scholar, didn't think his college experience would include traveling abroad for the first time, earning a prestigious internship and meeting Warren Buffett—but it did, thanks to Bill and Carolyn Franke and the business college that dawns their name. Continue reading

‘A very powerful, poignant and poetic impulse:’ NAU, Flagstaff communities invited to fifth annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week (VIDEO)

The weeklong series of events will educate, entertain and introduce participants to the complex history and culture of hip hop music. Continue reading

Beulah overnight road closures

ADOT announces overnight road closures on Beulah near south end of NAU campus

Both north- and southbound lanes on Beulah will be closed overnight next week, though on different nights. Use I-17 as a detour. Continue reading

NAU Service Professional Advisory Council hosts cleanup

Recycle and trash bags and grabbers will be provided to participants. Families, children and pets on leashes are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and water. Continue reading

President's Prize winners May 2018

NAU Class of 2018 President’s Prize, Gold Axe, Distinguished Senior winners honored for their service, dedication

President Rita Cheng highlighted the students' passion and commitment to their education and community at a banquet at High Country Conference Center on Tuesday night. Continue reading

Spin Bike

NAU, city of Flagstaff bringing in pilot bike share program

The program will allow Spin to operate 300 bikes in the city and provides the opportunity to collect feedback and create guidelines for future bike share operations. Continue reading

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President Cheng issues statement on recent DACA ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court

Like many of our faculty, staff and students, I am concerned about this week’s ruling. Educating all students, including DACA students, is very important to NAU and to me personally. Continue reading

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Map of U.S. Citizen-scientist study results find ticks capable of carrying lyme disease in 83 additional U.S. counties
As part of the study, people across the country sent in more than 16,000 ticks to NAU researchers who tested them for various bacterial infections. Results show ticks capable of carrying Lyme disease are more widespread than originally thought.
President Cheng in Israel President Cheng joins U.S. delegation to explore bilateral collaboration in Israel
She was part of the American Jewish Council's Project Interchange delegation, which spent a week exchanging ideas on innovation and learning.
Michael Ort NAU geologist studies ‘super-eruption’ of ancient Italian volcano
Michael Ort recently received a $290K NSF grant to analyze the Campanian Ignimbrite super-eruption, which occurred 39,000 years ago and affected areas as far away as Moscow.
Catherine Propper with student NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines
NAU RISE for Native Americans will provide two years of research training to undergraduates and master’s level students across STEM disciplines—from biology to informatics to engineering.
forest Former NAU postdocs author paper linking forest restoration to better water quality
The forest restoration study, which Frances O'Donnell and Williams Flatley co-authored with professors Abe Springer and Peter Fulé, was published in Ecological Applications.

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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.