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Marking a New Beginning Today

NAU had many reasons to celebrate in 2017. Our outstanding faculty and staff and our strong degree programs placed us in the top 2.9 percent of degree-granting higher education institutions in the world, according to rankings from the Center for World University Rankings. Our team’s dedication earned our university a higher education civic engagement award […]

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Together We Can Do So Much

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another year. I am grateful for the chance to reflect on all that we have done together this year – as a campus and as a community. In this column early this year, I wrote of our hopes for a renewed state investment […]

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Research: Providing Answers to the Things That Frighten Us

As large bags of candy spill off shelves and children’s costumes fill store aisles, it is impossible to ignore the fact that Halloween is around the corner! In an increasingly complex world, however, it does not take a holiday to remind us of frightening things. There are diseases not yet cured, environmental and societal threats […]

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The Power of a New Beginning

There are few things as powerful as a new beginning. On a college campus, and in a college community, the buzz of anticipation around the start of a new academic year is contagious. The optimism of our students and the enthusiasm of our faculty and staff echo the promise of good things to come. NAU […]

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NAU’s Legacy Leads Toward Forest Fire Prevention

Arizona’s forests are a state treasure, and they contribute to our quality of life in the high country. Every year during wildfire season, though, that treasure is under threat – a fact that we were reminded of this summer. We all agree on the need to keep our forests healthy, but attempts to prevent forest […]

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Lumberjacks for Life: Building Lasting Connections

One of the true joys of the college experience is the friends you make along the way. Classmates enhance the celebrations, commiserate about the challenges, inform and expand the education of the journey toward a degree. At NAU, we believe that camaraderie should not be limited just to our students’ time on campus. So, we […]

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NAU: An Investment that Pays the Best Interest

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” NAU’s success proves this to be true for our students, and for our state and local economies. Our university generates a $1.8 billion impact for Arizona each year, bringing research funding and jobs and creating the workforce of the future. The incredible […]

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Strengthening NAU: For Students, Research, Community

The end of a year presents an opportunity for reflection. It’s a time to celebrate the success of a 12-month journey, and to plan for the future with bigger goals and programs that meet the needs of future students and economies. Those of us who love NAU have many things to celebrate as 2016 comes […]

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