Sept. 19, 2019With September being Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Northern Arizona University has been buzzing with conversations about mental health and wellness. The … Read more about Mental health on the mind: NAU kicks off Mental Health Symposium Series
On a day when budget cuts set a somber tone, Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng, supported by top administrators and university partners, delivered a confident yet measured operational and financial review to the Arizona Board of Regents.
The board gathered in Flagstaff to hear a presentation scheduled well before the Arizona Legislature announced a $99 million budget cut to the state’s universities. But only five days after the news, the regents and the university began setting strategies… Read more
Maribeth Watwood, chair of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, has accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate College, Provost Laura Huenneke announced today.
Watwood will begin her new role Dec. 29, filling the vacancy created when then-dean Ramona Mellott moved to become dean of the College of Education.
After earning tenure and then promotion to professor during 12 years on the faculty at Idaho State University, Watwood joined NAU in 2003. She has served as department chair in Biological… Read more
Cyndi Banks has been named dean of University College, Provost Laura Huenneke announced Thursday.
Banks had been serving as interim dean since July. When University College was established as a formal unit in summer 2012, Banks filled the role of associate dean, assisting in the college’s initial organization, strategic planning and program design, and development of faculty and staff.
“As we have focused more intently on student success within the institution, we have benefited tremendously from the innovation and dedication… Read more
by Laura Huenneke, Provost
Summer can be a special time in an academic’s year. For those of us in Flagstaff, it’s an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting and the relative serenity of campus.
The season presents many with an opportunity for freedom from the regular schedule of classes, grading and meetings; even those committed to summer teaching or to projects with a deadline can enjoy the longer days and quiet campus. Many of us take this… Read more
The International Conference on Teaching Statistics, being held for the first time in the United States and hosted by Northern Arizona University, begins Sunday, July 13, at the High Country Conference Center.
The conference opens with a 6 p.m. ceremony in Prochnow Auditorium, followed by a reception on the Historic North Quad. Provost Laura Huenneke will welcome more than 500 attendees, about half visiting internationally from 41 countries.
Five days of talks will cover all aspects of statistical education, from kindergarten… Read more
Karen Pugliesi has been selected as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. Her appointment begins July 1.
Provost Laura Huenneke announced the decision after an internal search identified three candidates, who appeared at open forums in mid-April. Stephen Wright has served as interim dean since May 2012.
“Dr. Pugliesi brings a deep professional record of accomplishment to… Read more