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College of Arts & Letters

Where passions become professions

The College of Art and Letters encompasses the humanities, creative arts, and language studies, but we represent much more than a collection of academic departments. Our students become teachers and interior designers, historians and philosophers, lawyers and professional writers, and imaginative leaders across career paths. 

We help students build an understanding of the world around them and express their knowledge and creativity. We guide them on the path to finding their voice and vision while honing analytic, artistic, and linguistic abilities—all while growing into a talented professional with the skills to succeed in a wide range of modern careers.


NAU Giving Day is a great opportunity to support the arts and humanities at NAU. Here are some funds that are helping to advance creativity and scholarly endeavors across CAL for students, faculty, and the community.   


  • All-Steinway School - It is our fundamental mission to provide the highest quality experiences and instruments for every music student. This focus on student excellence is why the Kitt School of Music launched the All-Steinway School Initiative. To earn the “All-Steinway School” designation, 90% of our pianos must be Steinway-made. We are very close to achieving this goal! Donations to this fund will help CAL cross the finish line even faster thanks to a special challenge by Sally and Don Brooks - they are matching donations to the All-Steinway School fund up to $10,000 on Giving Day!  

  • College of Arts and Letters Dean's Fund for Excellence - The fund provides flexible dollars that allow a variety of needs to be met each year in CAL. From hosting guest lecturers to helping students attend competitions and conferences, this fund is an essential way you can support the activities of students, faculty, and staff in CAL. Christopher Boyer, CAL Dean, will personally match all gifts to this is fund up to $3,000. Give and have twice the impact on CAL!


  •  Humanities Incubator - NAU plays a critical role in addressing the challenges we face today in our communities. The Humanities Incubator in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), will foster an enhanced understanding of the arts and humanities, promote civil discourse, and ultimately strengthen and enrich our communities. The incubator will encourage meaningful relationships between CAL and other community organizations, grassroots efforts, museums, galleries, archives, and other cultural heritage organizations.
$7,050
Alumni Association Board We are Lumberjacks Challenge
Thank you Jacks for your support on Giving Day! 222 alumni made a gift and unlocked the Alumni Association Board Challenge. Your current Alumni Association Board and Past Presidents have made their gifts: Art Atonna; Kedren Dillard; Trina George; Alex Gutierrez; Heidi Hansen; Jana Harper; Melvin Hunter; Jimmy Jayne; Marquitta Lambert; Carmelle Malkovich; Joe Mead; Mary O'Driscoll; Kim Ott; Brandon Rivera; Nancy Serenbetz; Janet Sweigart; Maggie Thom; Wayne Watson; and Cathy Wylet. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS
222 / 222 Gifts
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CAPCOT Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from CAPCOT staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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2
Match
Enrollment Management Staff Match
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Anika Olsen, will match all Enrollment Management staff gifts up to $1,000 to any fund. Make a gift now and have twice the impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$500
Human Resources Challenge
Do you work in Human Resources at NAU? If so, Vice President of Human Resources, Josh Mackey, challenges you. After 20 donors make a gift of any amount to any fund on campus, he will release his gift of $500 to support the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund. And if 30 HR staff make a donation, he will release a second gift of $500 to support the Staff Book Scholarship. Make a gift now and help unlock Josh’s gifts!
30 / 30 Gifts
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$1,000
NAU Foundation Board Challenge
Senior Vice President, Christy Farley, challenges the NAU Foundation Board! Once each member of the board makes a gift for NAU Giving Day, Christy will release her gift.
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President’s Staff Challenge
President José Luis Cruz Rivera is challenging faculty and staff to get involved on Giving Day. He will personally deliver donuts and coffee to the department that has the highest percentage of participation. Give now and help your department win this special treat! (Results will be tallied Friday 4/15 to account for payroll deductions.)
Your gift may help unlock a match or challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 61
2 COE 55
3 SBS 54
4 CEFNS 38
5 Advancement and Foundation 35
6 ITS 33
7 HR 30
8 CAPCOT 28
9 CHHS 27
10 Enrollment Management 27
11 CEIAS 23
12 University Marketing 21
13 UFBS (FIPA) 19
14 FCB 16
15 CAL 14
16 Athletics 8
17 ONAI/OISS 4
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UFBS (FIPA) Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from UFBS (FIPA) staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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Alumni Chapter Leaderboard
Are you a member of a NAU Alumni Chapter? Be sure to let us know during checkout so we can add your gift to the leaderboard tally. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS!
If you are a member of an NAU Alumni Chapter, please select your Chapter below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Flagstaff Chapter 61
2 Phoenix Chapter 24
3 Washington D.C. Chapter 6
4 Denver Chapter 5
5 Portland Chapter 5
6 Native American Chapter 5
7 San Diego Chapter 4
8 Boise Area (*not a chapter) 3
9 Yuma Chapter 2
10 Prescott Chapter 1
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College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Match
CAL Dean Christopher Boyer will match gifts made to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence up to $3,000. The Dean’s Fund provides flexible support to meet critical and unexpected needs within the college – from supporting student travel to providing professional development for faculty. Give now and double your impact!
$675 MATCHED
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HR Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from HR staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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ITS Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from ITS staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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2
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Percussion Match
Percussion instruments and drums have a spiritual, mental, and global significance. In many international cultures, including in the States, percussion instruments and players are sacred musicians using diverse tools and instruments to both connect with, and impact, heaven, earth, and the world order. Listening recently to NAU’s percussionists certainly was a worldly experience. I observing skilled artists manipulate their various music pieces, rhythm, and instruments like fine dancers that are one with their music. Please join me in supporting NAU’s percussionist so that they may continue to learn new local, national, and international ways to practice their art, to touch the human spirit through their music, and, yes, to change the world! Christopher and Kyoko Johnston are pleased to match your gifts for these talented NAU students and their incredible instructors!
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$50,000
The Harrison Batey Lumberjack Challenge
Hey Lumberjacks, make a gift to support the fund that matters most to you at NAU and watch your donation go further! Rebecca Harrison Batey, ’73, challenges you to show your Lumberjack spirit. As soon as the Giving Day thermometer hits $50,000, Rebecca will release her $50,000 gift to support the College of Education. Give now and show the world the impact Jacks can have together.
$50,000 / $50,000 Raised
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University Marketing Staff Match
Do you work in University Marketing? If so, Chief Marketing Officer, Harlan Teller, will match your gift up to $500! Give now to the cause at NAU most important to you and Harlan will help you double your impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$500 MATCHED
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