At Northern Arizona University, Aug. 26 not only brings the start of classes for the Fall 2019 semester, but also the Second Annual Community Welcome—an event to foster a sense of … Read more about Connect NAU to Flagstaff: Volunteers needed for Second Annual Community Welcome
The human qualities of higher education lie at the heart of blended learning, even though the approach to course delivery is bolstered by a framework of technology.
Faculty who are advancing the format at Northern Arizona University… Read more
Northern Arizona University has entered a multiyear partnership agreement to become the Official Education Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury.
As the education partner, NAU will team with the Suns and Mercury on community and education-based initiatives. A featured season-long promotion will be Educator of the Month, in which the Suns and NAU will recognize teachers in Greater… Read more
Northern Arizona University became a formal partner in Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope at a contract signing Tuesday.
The five-year partnership will result in about 80 nights of observation time for NAU astronomers, beginning in January. The telescope, commissioned in July, is the fifth largest in the continental United States.
“This represents an important regional partnership and is a huge boost for our astronomy program,” said NAU President John Haeger, who signed the documents along with observatory trustee Lowell Putnam.
Stephen Tegler,… Read more
Of all the information conveyed by Northern Arizona University President John Haeger at Tuesday afternoon’s public forum, the preface of an audience member’s question best summarized the underlying message: “All of us in this room would agree you’ve been an exceptional leader for this institution.”
The hearty applause that followed at the well-attended High Country Conference Center event confirmed what Haeger had just presented during “The Year Ahead.” NAU is in sound financial condition and performing well academically, and has… Read more
By John D. Haeger, President
At a time of great flux in higher education, the annual flow of students to campus remains an inspiring and invigorating sight.
Despite the growing sophistication of the higher education calendar—now filled with campus visits, summer camps, freshman orientations, early arrivals and various academic prep events—move-in day holds a high place in our culture as a symbol of aspiration. Cars, trucks and trailers bursting with the material goods of… Read more
Arizona’s environmental and employment outlooks both received a boost this week with Northern Arizona University’s announcement of a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
With the funding, NAU’s Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals will train 36 students for jobs related to cleaning up abandoned uranium mines. The university is targeting unemployed residents of the Navajo Nation, particularly those living in communities impacted by uranium mining.
“Contributing to environmental workforce development is an important way for NAU to fulfill its mission… Read more