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Office of Public Affairs
PO Box 4133
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4133
Department Number: (928) 523-2282
Fax: (928) 523-9353

“Getting the word out” is a phrase heard often in the Office of Public Affairs, where the staff works to advance Northern Arizona University’s mission and vision and to promote the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.

We work with the media and NAU departments to send out press releases, participate in crisis communication, provide public information, answer questions, arrange press conferences, find experts and many other functions related to mass communication. We also engage in all official university social media activities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, RebelMouse and Pinterest.

All on-campus filming requests should be sent to Please allow two weeks for processing, which requires proof of commercial general liability insurance and workers compensation coverage.

Office staff is available 24/7 for emergencies and is readily available to anyone seeking help with getting the word out.

Contact us:

Cynthia Brown, Director
(928) 523-0611

Eric Dieterle, Associate Director
(928) 523-9230

Maria DeCabooter, Communications Officer
(928) 202-1683

Janea Laudick, Communications Officer
(928) 523-9562

Theresa Bierer, Communications Officer
(928) 523-9495

Amy Phillips, Communications Coordinator
(928) 523-1857

Kiersten Hathcock, Communications Coordinator
(928) 523-6752

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Diana Robinson photo, Douglas fir. NAU researcher battles the perfect weed
An NAU research professor studies invasive species including broom.
Safe Jacks logo NAU implements program keeping Jacks safe
NAU is being recognized for early success with the Campus Connects program, which helps individuals recognize students who may be facing emotional distresses.
soil fungi NAU’s Hungate co-authors research report published in ‘Science’
Research helps resolve a long-standing debate about the role of nitrogen limitation for plant responses to carbon dioxide.
Returning AmeriCorps Members Civic Service Institute at NAU awarded grant to launch statewide AmeriCorps program
Project seeks to improve on-time high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment rates in Arizona.
Students on computers in classroom NAU selected for national project to improve undergraduate education with adaptive courseware
Program aimed at better meeting the general education needs of today’s undergraduate students.
Women's track and field Student-athletes earn Big Sky All-Academic honors
Thirty-three members of the Northern Arizona University athletics program were recognized by the Big Sky Conference for their academic achievements during the spring semester.

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Scot Raab NAU honored with ‘Above and Beyond’ award by Department of Defense
Arizona’s Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve—a division of the Department of Defense—recently announced that NAU will be honored with the Above and Beyond Award.
Math mentors and tutorees Program offers mathematical solutions for incoming freshmen
NAU's remedial math program has been recognized as a standout for preparing incoming freshman for college.
Pluto image from New Horizons A surprise on Pluto leads NAU’s Trilling to unexpected conclusion
Researcher turns attention to lack of craters in prominent region of Pluto.