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Reaccreditation Validates NAU’s Student-Centered Education

Many areas of Arizona’s economy are seeing incredible growth. According to the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, 10 major sectors added jobs last year – with the largest gains in education and health services (14,800 jobs) and construction (12,100 jobs). This success demands a bigger workforce – a workforce that is highly trained for the […]

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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.” The success of NAU’s alumni proves this to be true. Their accomplishments are a living, enduring testament to the benefit of an investment in the NAU experience. Robin Braun credits her time at NAU with the skills that led her to serve […]

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NAU Keeping Pace with a Changing Arizona

For many, February means the romance of Valentine’s Day or the shadow of a groundhog that foretells future weather. For Arizonans, though, this month holds another notable celebration: the birthday of our state. Arizona celebrates statehood on Feb. 14, marking the anniversary of a unique addition to the United States. Many years have gone by […]

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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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Reflecting on Traditions

This month holds so many wonderful traditions for families and communities. The drop of the Flagstaff pinecone on New Year’s Eve, the lighting of the Courthouse Square in Prescott, the celebrations that bring neighbors together – our traditions unite us during this festive season. At Northern Arizona University, we understand the power of traditions to […]

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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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