Nov. 14, 2019Heart racing. Palms sweating.Northern Arizona University senior Britton Lee steps up to the podium and into the blinding spotlight. Dozens of eyes stare at … Read more about Road to the Regents’ Cup: Students represent Arizona universities by engaging in, promoting civil dialogue
Northern Arizona University has been selected to be part of Frontier Set, an innovative new project designed to identify and close the opportunity gaps for college students by transforming how colleges and universities meet the needs of diverse student bodies.
The Frontier Set is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The institutions, which were selected in part because of their integration of evidence-based solutions and improvement in credentialing productivity, will focus their efforts in the next four years identifying… Read more
A retirement reception for Eileen Mahoney, executive director of University Advising and Student Success Initiatives, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Grand Canyon Room at the Union.
Please join in the celebration of Mahoney’s 26-year career with Northern Arizona University.
Northern Arizona University’s Educational Support Services recently earned a statewide honor for its remarkable strides toward helping Native American students gain access to higher education degrees.
The Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award recognizes the success of NAU’s college access programs and the increase in proportional representation of Native American students receiving bachelor’s degrees.
Erin Grisham, the executive director of Educational Support Services, was singled out in the award announcement for her significant contribution to the field, including playing a key role on… Read more
by Laura Huenneke, Provost
Earlier this week I participated in an Arizona Town Hall evaluating Arizona’s higher education sector. Most of the topics discussed are very familiar to us at NAU—the need to improve movement of students between institutions, especially from community college to university; the need to ensure access through online and low-cost options (like NAU-Yavapai); and the need to improve the success of those students who do come to our programs.
One of… Read more
by Laura Huenneke, Provost
I enjoyed spending time at the University College open house earlier this week. Bury Hall, long a dilapidated and depressing facility, is now clean and light, with open spaces for people and interaction.
A musical performance by students and a warm welcome from University College leaders and staff added to the buzz, and the names of Faculty Fellows and Affiliates posted in the main stairwell was an especially nice touch.
Exhibits highlighting student… Read more
Half of the dozen teachers recently selected statewide as Rodel Exemplary Teachers are graduates of Northern Arizona University.
The Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative recognizes educators in high-need schools in Coconino, Maricopa and Pima counties each year. Rodel selects 25 finalists around the state, with 12 winners chosen to receive a $5,000 savings bond and serve as mentors for Rodel Promising Student Teachers for the next three years.
Nine of the 25 finalists have completed or currently are pursuing degrees through… Read more