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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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The Leadership Paradox: Humility and Confidence

Leaders face an interesting, sometimes confusing, paradox. People want leaders who are humble, but also want leaders who project confidence. Projecting humility can suggest a lack of self-confidence, but projecting self-confidence can suggest arrogance. What’s a leader to do? Let’s untangle this apparent paradox by finding common ground between humility and self-confidence. Before doing so, […]

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Why NAU?

If you have ever spent time with a child, you know that no matter how different their personalities or interests, they all share one thing: the ability to ask “why” about everything. It is a genuine question – a desire to better understand how things work and relate to what interests them, and a chance […]

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On the Grid with Bonnie Stevens

On the Grid – College Graduate’s First Job

College Graduate’s First Job Part 1 Part 2 On this episode, Flagstaff Business News Editor Bonnie Stevens hosts NAU Business Professor T. Paul Thomas for a discussion on the importance of the college graduate’s first job. Employers, parents and students alike will find relevant and surprising insights on the opportunities for character development and professionalism, […]

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