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Northern Arizona University

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Established 1899
Type Public
President John D. Haeger
Staff 1,140
Undergraduates 13,015
Postgraduates 5,809
Location Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Campus Urban, 738 acres (2,986,580 m²)
Athletics 11 varsity teams
Colors Blue, Sage, and Gold
Nickname Lumberjacks
Mascot Louie the Lumberjack
Website http://www.nau.edu/

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university in Flagstaff, Arizona in the United States. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona County Coconino County Government  - Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area  - City  98. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona County Coconino County Government  - Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area  - City  98. ...

As of 2004, the university has 20,000 students. 14,000 of these are situated in the main Flagstaff campus. Although primarily an educational institution, NAU undertakes a growing amount of research. The school is known for its specialties in the education program and its hotel and restaurant management programs. It is also well known for the forestry, natural science, and business programs.

The Arizona Cardinals of the NFL conduct their summer training camp at NAU. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... NFL redirects here. ...

The campus sits at an elevation of 6950 feet (2118 m) above sea level. The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...



Northern Arizona University - Intersection of East Franklin Avenue and South San Francisco Street

Initially named the Northern Arizona Normal School, the institution was formed on September 11, 1899. In 1925, the State of Arizona recognized the school, allowing it to grant the Bachelor of Education degree. Following this change, the school renamed itself Northern Arizona State Teacher's College. In 1929, the name was changed to Arizona State Teacher's College at Flagstaff. Image File history File links Nau. ... Image File history File links Nau. ... A normal school is an institution for training teachers. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1945, its name changed once again to the Arizona State College at Flagstaff. A year later the college began offering the degrees of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science. On May 1, 1966, the school was granted full university status and changed its name to the current Northern Arizona University (or NAU). Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...

In 2005, the school launched a new identity and logo.

Student media

The university's award-winning, weekly newspaper is an independently student-run publication called The Lumberjack, [1] the second-oldest newspaper in Northern Arizona. The Lumberjack prints stories about university and city news, school sports, student life and arts & entertainment on and off the school's campus. The paper has a circulation of 10,000 dispersed campus- and city-wide.

In May 2007, the newspaper won a Society of Professional Journalists national award in the editorial writing category for articles printed during 2006. [2] The award will be presented to the student recipient during the SPJ 2007 Convention in October in Washington, D.C.[3] SPJ logo, taken from a cropped photo of a sign at the Region 10 SPJ Conference, March 2006 The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States, debuting in 1909. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

The newspaper is produced within the school's Student Media Connection at NAU's School of Communication where three student media outlets use the same facilities. The newspaper is an independently run for-profit business, while NAU's KJACK radio station and its television station are strictly educational, non-profit lab models.

KJACK is available in Flagstaff on 1680 AM or online [4] while NAU's televised news program, NAU Live! airs bi-weekly in Flagstaff on NPG cable channels 4 and 59 at 5pm MST, and on Dish Network's UniversityHouse Channel (9411) 9pm MST.[5] Flagstaff can refer to: the flagpole on a ship from which the ships colours are shown Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Flagstaff railway station on Melbournes City Loop This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

UTV62 is Northern Arizona University's attempt at a twenty-four hour student-run television station, currently only available on campus, with a staff comprised of students from NAU's School of Communication who present their own work and syndicated material for the NAU Community.[6]

School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

The Northern Arizona University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management prepares students for leadership responsibilities in hospitality-related enterprises. The undergraduate degree curriculum is designed to provide intellectual growth, communication skills, ethical awareness, appreciation of values and society, and professional knowledge of the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry is a 3. ...

The curriculum includes not only classroom studies but also work in the highly regarded "Living Laboratory" of the Inn at NAU, a hotel staffed and operated by students from the HRM program. The Inn provides hands-on experience in hotel/restaurant management, including the culinary arts, food and beverage operations and planning, housekeeping, and guest services. The Inn also boasts a full bar, which is a rarity among universities.

The School of HRM also offers a wide array of courses on-line, making it possible to earn your degree without ever attending classes in Flagstaff. NAU's HRM also has two partnership programs in Phoenix and Tucson, through which students can complete the NAU Bachelor's degree in HRM by attending classes at Scottsdale Community College or Pima Community College.

The HRM's research and training arm, the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center (AHRRC), provides a variety of customized research services, training programs, reports, and statistics to the tourism and hospitality industries, as well as to governmental and tribal agencies.

The HRM is also home to The Isbell Hospitality Ethics Center, endowed by the family of the founder of Ramada Hotels and Resorts, Marion W. Isbell. The mission of the Isbell Hospitality Ethics Center is to improve the ethical climate in the hospitality industry by increasing ethical awareness in hospitality students and managers. From top to bottom: Original Ramada Inn logo, Ramada Worldwide (Cendant) logo, current 2005 logo, and Ramada International logo. ... Hospitality Ethics is used to refer to two different, yet related, areas of study: 1. ...

The NAU School of HRM is ranked among the top ten hotel/restaurant schools in the United States.


The Northern Arizona University Choral Union consists of six ensembles: Men's Chorale, Women's Chorale, University Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Harold M. Harter Memorial Handbell Choir, and the Shrine of the Ages Choir. Edith A. Copley (D.M.A., University of Cincinnati), joined the music faculty in 1990 and serves as Director of Choral Studies. In 1998, the Shrine of the Ages Choir performed at the National Conference of the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC); in 2000, the Choir was featured at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention. The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... MENC: The National Association for Music Education, also referred to as the National Music Educators Association and formerly called Music Educators National Conference, is an organization based out of Reston, Virginia which is focused on the advancement of music education, both as a profession and the assurance of music education... The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a non-profit organization with the stated purpose of promoting excellence in the field of choral music. ...

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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks logo
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks logo

The Northern Arizona mascot is Louie the Lumberjack. The Lumberjack nickname dates back to the early history of the school. According to Harold P. Blome, who is the younger son of R.H.H. Blome, the second president of Northern Arizona Normal School, the name was taken from the men who were called Lumber Jacks. On the Fourth of July, there were celebrations on the grounds of the current site for Lumberjack Stadium. The events included bronco riding by local cowboys and sawing logs against time by men who worked in the several logging camps in Flagstaff. The saws were six- or seven foot cross saws with one man working each end. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Famous alumni

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Notable faculty

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See also

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External links

  Results from FactBites:
Northern Arizona University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (809 words)
The university has an award-winning, weekly, independently student-run newspaper called "The Lumberjack," which is a 91-year-old publication, second-oldest in Northern Arizona.
University Singers is the non-audition student choir at Northern Arizona University.
Due to its non-audition nature, University Singers, or "Uni", is usually considered to be the lower-tier choir of the NAU Choral Union, with audition choirs Men's Chorale and Women's Chorale and the elite Shrine of the Ages Choir usually taking precedence over Uni within the Choral Union.
Northern Arizona University - definition of Northern Arizona University in Encyclopedia (211 words)
Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a university in Flagstaff, Arizona in the United States.
In 1925, the State of Arizona recognised the school, allowing it to grant the degree of bachelor of education.
Northern Arizona's colors are blue and gold and their nickname is the Lumberjacks.
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