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Commencement Accordion Closed
Welcome students, parents, and guests to Commencement for the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University. We are proud of our students’ hard work and academic accomplishments over the past few years. As they reach this exciting milestone in their lives, we congratulate and wish them the best for the future!
College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) Commencement information
CEFNS Pre-Commencement Reception for all CEFNS graduating students and their families
Some Senior Awards will be presented but the reception is for all
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Where: High Country Conference Center
Hors d’oeuvres will be served
CEFNS Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony
When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
**No tickets required and you may bring as many guests as you would like. Come to the Pre-Commencement Reception for refreshments before the ceremony.
Please remember NAU’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect.
CEFNS degrees include Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Sustainability, Forestry, Mathematics & Statistics, Astronomy & Planetary Science, and Science, Teaching & Learning
The CEFNS Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
CEFNS College Meetings Accordion Closed
Fall 2019 CEFNS Faculty & Staff Meeting
was held Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Wettaw, Rm 130
Agenda items included…
~ Updates on the latest college news
~ Update and welcome from President Cheng
~ New Faculty and Staff welcome
Refreshments were served after the meeting
CEFNS New Faculty Orientation Accordion Closed
The Fall 2019 CEFNS Faculty Orientation was held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Bury Hall, Building 8, Room 103 on the first floor.
Undergraduate Symposium Accordion Closed
Expected date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Enjoy presentations and posters all day at the NAU Fieldhouse and in the Student Union. Information to follow soon.
Please visit the Symposium webpage for more information and registration.
Louis Agassiz Prize for Excellence in Writing Accordion Closed
Congratulations to 11th annual Louis Agassiz Prize for Excellence in Writing scholarship essay competition winners:
1st place $5,000-Heidi Shepard: The River No Longer Reaches the Sea
2nd place $3,000-J. Owen Murphy: Climate Change-Pole Pole
3rd place $2,000-Sarah Pytleski: Talk to the Coal Miners-Why Aren’t We Concerned About Climate Change
All currently enrolled NAU students seeking their first undergraduate degree were invited to submit essays for the 11th Annual Louis Agassiz Prize for Excellence in Writing essay competition.
The competition is intended to encourage and reward students for writing about topics related to science and technology and is founded by three NAU alumni and one friend of NAU.
Please see Louis Agassiz Prize for Excellence in Writing for complete competition details.
Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award Accordion Closed
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS), and the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS) announce the Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award for teams to submit proposals for consideration.
The online application period is generally open November 30-January 15.
Funding of up to $5,000 annually may be awarded to one team or shared by multiple teams.
This award is to fund a project that:
- improves the health and well-being of local and/or global communities
- improves the vitality of community or cultural systems or
- improves environmental sustainability
- shows collaboration between the colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Engineering, Forestry, And Natural Sciences
Proposals will be judged on comprehensiveness of project, identification of measurable goals/impact, and benefit to NAU student learning experiences.
Please visit Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award for submission instructions.