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Businesses Gaining from NAU Students’ Marketing Research

While the term “win-win” may seem a bit passé these days, here is a situation in which it applies perfectly. At Northern Arizona University, two classes are offered that help businesses with very effective marketing plans for free and help students take what they have learned from their marketing classes to apply in real business […]

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Possibilities in Every Direction

The beginning of each new year provides a perfect opportunity for reflection and planning. It’s a time to revisit goals and priorities…and possibilities. In 2016, we will continue to provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences supported by research and service. After all, these commitments are the very foundation from which we derive solutions to meet […]

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Leading NAU’s Business College During All Seasons

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been facing a number of challenges, both personally and professionally. These challenges led to much reflection about how to deal with times of difficulty. It comes to no surprise for regular readers, but I have some thoughts on the topic. Not surprisingly, my favorite philosophers, the Stoics, give us […]

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Finding the Path to Life-Work Balance at NAU

If you’re like me, finding the proper balance between life and work is a challenge. (The term “life/work balance” is odd when you think about it. For many of us, work is a huge part of our lives, so the term is a bit of a false dichotomy. Despite this, I’ll refer to the non-work […]

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Ask the CEO—Step 1: Become a CEO; Step 2: Join a Gang

Okay, so I don’t mean a bad gang that will get you into trouble or cause trouble, the gang I’m referring to is a chapter of one of many great CEO organizations that brings CEOs together like YPO (Young Presidents Organization), Vistage, Alliance of CEOs, One Accord, Convene, etc. Just last week, I kicked off […]

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United Way Kicks Off New Campaign This Week

More than 300 community partners marked the formal kickoff of the annual United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) fundraising campaign today, living up to this year’s theme that “Great Things Happen When We LIVE UNITED.” Led by 2015-2016 Campaign Chair and Coconino County Manager Cynthia Seelhammer and featuring keynote speaker Dr. Rita Cheng, president of […]

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NAU Club Taps into Thriving Craft Beer Culture

These college students are serious about their beer, but not in the way you might be thinking. For members of the Northern Arizona University Craft Beer Association, a friendly “How’s it going?” quickly yields to an ardent discussion of the art form that is their passion. “At first I thought, ‘Students and drinking beer, oh […]

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NAU Hosting International Mycorrhiza Conference

Northern Arizona University has been selected to host the Eighth International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8), which will take place August 3–7, 2015. The conference will bring nearly 500 people from more than 50 different countries to the High Country Conference Center. Mycorrhizas are mutually beneficial associations between plant roots and fungi. In this symbiosis, plants […]

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