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Northern Arizona University is proud to present "Portrait of a Century."

Calling all Lumberjacks old and new. The NAU Cline Library and the Alumni Office invite all faculty, staff, students, and members of the public to explore an exhibit developed in honor of the University's Centennial. Focusing on the theme of "Tradition and Innovation," selected University records and photographs as well as alumni anecdotes tell the NAU story from 1899 to the present.

Click to learn more about NAU's famous alumni--Wilson Riles, R.C. Gorman, Diana Gabaldon--or significant changes in academic and athletic programs, the close relationship between NAU and the community, the impact of World War I and World War II, the growth of the mountain campus, and the thirteen dedicated presidents that have charted the institution's course. The exhibit offers an opportunity to smile at antiquated dorm rules while celebrating NAU's internationally recognized triumphs in a variety of intellectual pursuits.

Northern Arizona Normal School opened its doors on September 11, 1899 with twenty-three students, one professor, and two copies of Webster's International Dictionary bound in sheepskin. Today, NAU's diverse enrollment ranks in the top 4 percent of schools and colleges in the nation. NAU serves approximately 20,000 students statewide; the full-time faculty number 650 strong; and the Cline Library holds over 1.5 million items. It is a great success story.

Site Credits:
Stephen Schweitzer, Mark Davis, Andrew Roazen
Northern Arizona University, Cline Library, University Archives
Kristin Mann, Gretchen Merten, Jameson Fink, Juti Winchester, Karen Underhill
NAU Centennial Commission and the Graduate College

For additional information, visit Ask A Librarian or the NAU Alumni home page.

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