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President Rita Cheng and CEO of The Chair Academy announce new partnership

NAU and Chair Academy Partner to Develop Next Generation of Higher Education Leaders

A need to develop leaders who can navigate the fast-changing landscape of higher education has led to a new partnership between Northern Arizona University and The Chair Academy, a Mesa Community College-based organization that offers leadership development programs for college … Continue reading

Flagstaff Bike to Work Week

Participate in Bike to School and Work Week May 20 – 25

Join Flagstaff in the annual Bike to School and Work Week from May 20-25! Participate in events throughout the week for chances to win various raffle prizes. Continue reading

Employee Development Day, Pathway to Excellence: Develop U

‘Develop U’ at NAU’s annual Employee Development Day

Develop your skills both in and out of the office with more than 40 personal and professional development topics at NAU's annual Employee Development Day. Registration is now open! Continue reading

Annual abandoned bike roundup starting next week

Staying on campus over the summer? Pick up a green tag for your bike to prevent accidental collection during the annual abandoned bike roundup starting next week. Continue reading

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Tickets available for the NAU Student Film Festival on May 6

The annual festival allows students to showcase film projects they have completed as part of their studies and receive recognition for creating outstanding films. Continue reading

Michael Horn

President’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues with education innovator

Michael Horn, an expert on disruptive innovation, online learning, blended learning and competency-based learning, will speak about transforming the education system to be more student-centered. Continue reading

Jazz greats come to NAU for workshops, performances

Jazz great Lucas Pino and jazz band No Net Nonet will work and perform with NAU School of Music students during their upcoming visit to NAU Continue reading

NAU’s Institute for Human Development announces 2018 Evidence for Success Conference in July

More than 600 people are expected to attend the combined, multi-strand disability conference, which will discuss assistive technology, American Indian vocational rehabilitation and evidence-based practice in disability disciplines. Continue reading

Research poster symposium 2016

NAU’s Undergraduate Expo begins this week—learn how to participate in a variety of scholarly events

More than 700 students will participate in 10 days of research, artistic performances and discussions of their scholarly work. The public is invited to all events. Continue reading

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NAU celebrating faculty and staff with NAU Awards Night

RSVP by April 20 to participate in this event, which recognizes promotion and tenure, College Teachers of the Year, 2018 Research and Creativity Awards and the 2018 President’s Achievement Awards Continue reading

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Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session NAU hosts representatives of Arizona’s Native nation, First Nations from Canada for executive training
More than 60 directors and managers representing Native nations in Arizona and First Nations in Canada participated in a Tribal Leadership Initiative executive education session at NAU.
Snorkeling 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!
Illustration of boreal forest NAU scientists publish first estimate of carbon emissions from 2014 mega-fires in Canada’s boreal forests
Xanthe Walker, Michelle Mack and Ted Schuur of Ecoss collaborated with Scott Goetz from SICCS for the study, which quantifies how much carbon a boreal forest fire can release.
Sarah Haffly Graduate Sarah Haffly: Breaking the cycle of drug abuse and dysfunction motivated grad student to become her family’s success story
Haffly, whose childhood included drug-addicted parents, poverty and even a brief period of homelessness, is earning her MBA before starting a job at accounting firm PwC.
Kynan Kawai Graduate Kynan Kawai: How struggling through college 3,000 miles from home helped him find his cultural identity
Like many college students, Hawaiian native Kawai was forced to work two, sometimes three jobs to be able to afford tuition, rent and life's necessities. He was homesick, lost motivation and fell behind in school, then he found the HAPA Hawaiian Club.

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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.