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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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The Northern Arizona Student Film Festival will be held at the Orpheum theater. The public is invited to watch the short films and choose favorites.
Une Tempete Césaire’s ‘Une Tempête’ performed for Shakespeare Festival finale
The play, a post-colonial take on Shakespeare's work, is presented in French with English subtitles.
Wilson Riles and Lawrence Walkup ‘Louie’s Legacy’ turns campus into walkable museum
Digital tour relies on QR codes to walk participants through NAU history on campus.
San Francisco Street parking garage North entrance to parking garage temporarily closed
Access to the San Francisco parking garage is limited to the south entrance until May 10.
Senior showcase Senior creativity on display at Bachelor of Fine Arts Show
Wood clocks, prints, ceramics, paintings, human-form sculptures and a vessel with films shown within are featured.

Editor’s Picks

Scot Raab, Army Reservist and assistant professor, Athletic Training Education 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 Program offers mathematical solutions for incoming freshmen
NAU's remedial math program has been recognized as a standout for preparing incoming freshman for college.
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Researcher turns attention to lack of craters in prominent region of Pluto.