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Abstracts being accepted for NAU’s annual assessment fair

The fair, in its 16th year, showcases assessment efforts and scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Continue reading

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NAU Passport Day makes traveling more affordable

Members of the Northern Arizona University community can apply for a new passport or renewal from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Blome building, room 100A. Continue reading

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President’s Distinguished Speaker Series kicks off Friday with corporate diversity leader

A trail-blazing corporate executive and diversity leader who grew up in the foster care system will be the first speaker in the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Northern Arizona University. President Rita Cheng announced the launch of the speaker series … Continue reading


Past and Present at NAU: Holocaust and Yazidi genocide lecture

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Prochnow Auditorium. Continue reading

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Public invited to explore NAU’s new Human Performance Lab at ribbon cutting

The lab will allow engineering and physical therapy research focused on improving prosthetic limbs and helping people with neuromuscular diseases. Continue reading

NAU joins community for MLK march

NAU celebrating Martin Luther King Day with march, community service

Students are volunteering at organizations throughout the community, and at 1 p.m. there will be a march from the DuBois Center to Union Point. Continue reading

NAU invites community to donate to United Way of Northern Arizona campaign

The deadline to participate in this year's campaign is Dec. 15. Continue reading

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NAU commencement: What to know as we celebrate the class of 2017

More than 2,700 students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies on Friday, with esteemed faculty members offering speeches. Continue reading

NAU’s Ardrey Memorial Auditorium hosts ‘Christmas in the Mountains’

“Christmas in the Mountains” will feature festive music performed by choirs and musicians on brass, percussion and organ, Continue reading

‘An Irish Christmas’ comes to NAU

Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with dancing, singing and Irish traditional music. Continue reading

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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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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

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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.