John Saxton Acker, professor emeritus of humanities, died Sept. 2, 2011. He was 70.

Born in Flagstaff, Dr. Acker was a member of the NAU faculty for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2006.

No services are scheduled. To honor his memory, the family requests that donations be made to the John Saxton Acker Memorial Scholarship in the College of Arts and Letters through the NAU Foundation, Box 4094, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.