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NAU is No. 75 in National Research Ranking

For the first time in its 120-year history, Northern Arizona University broke through the country’s top 200 research universities, reaching No. 196 in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) research rankings for all universities in the country and No. 144 among all public universities. It also rose to No. 93 among all universities without a medical […]

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Geri Hongeva

Channeling the Force

The costume is very familiar and was fashioned from $12 worth of golden fabric and fitted with its iconic belt. Meet C-3PO, the life-sized droid hero, noted for his perfect etiquette and protocol, who has been featured in almost every Star Wars film since the franchise first screened in May 1977. It took Geri Hongeva, […]

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Bonnie Stevens

Over the Moon with Soft Skills

Jessica Watkins is a 31-year-old, unassuming, small-framed geologist with an easy smile and former member of a Division I national champion rugby team. She is many things, including an astronaut-in-training, but she’s not a pilot…yet. When NASA selected her from a field of 1,800 applicants to be one of 13 individuals being trained for possible […]

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Nelda Achee

Restaurateur in the Making

Nelda Achee served for 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. She was in charge of overhauling ship diesel engines worth millions of dollars to make sure they could do 26 knots (about 30 miles per hour). She would oversee dry-docking of ships in order to make them seaworthy […]

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Stern, Lowell

Sending Love to Pluto

February marks the 90th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery right here in Northern Arizona. To celebrate, Lowell Observatory is partnering with other local organizations in hosting a two-day “I Heart Pluto Festival,” set for Feb. 15 and 18. Highlights of the event include a presentation by Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission that […]

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How to Choose a Pre-Owned Car

A late-model pre-owned car is the perfect way to marry your car wish list with your budget. Get all the features of a new car, but without the sticker shock! When it comes to buying a used car, it’s all about knowing what to look for so your used car lasts for years to come. […]

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Coral Evans

Creating the World We Want

Hello, Northern Arizona! Welcome to the new year and the new decade! As everyone heads back to school and work, I want to take a minute to talk about our goals. I like to think we mostly agree on what we want our communities to look like. We want kids to have happy and healthy […]

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