Student work

See the 2011–2012 Samuel L. Finley humorous writing contest winners:

Grand Prize, $300, to Matthew Dugan, MA in Applied Communication, for “Teen Alien.

First Place, $200, to  Megan Murphy, BA in English, for “Say That Again?

Second Place, $150, to Brian Anderson, BA in English, for “Working Title: Thoughts in Progress (Working Title).

Third Place, $100, to Peter Tiernan, MA in English, for “Death Sentence.

Honorable Mention, $75, to Dianna Brackney, BS in Criminology & Criminal Justice, for “The Plot.

Honorable Mention, $75, to Corwin Scott Gibson, BA in English, for “Mutiny at the Slaughterhouse.

Student media

The Lumberjack: The student-run newspaper since 1914

NAZ Today: The student-run source for local television news in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas, broadcast's M-F 6pm on NAUtv Channel 4

KJACK Radio: the university’s student-run radio station featuring music from all genres, sports, news, and a variety of talk shows and podcasts.

UTV62: student produced TV.


The VisualDESIGNLab is a graphic design studio supervised by highly-qualified faculty in the Visual Communication program. It’s a space for collaboration, where students integrate theory and practice in an experiential learning environment. Students benefit from applied experiences and clients gain the services of professional designers in-training.  The faculty provides structure and assures the quality of the work delivered.

Lab capabilities

  • brand identity
  • publication design
  • environmental graphics
  • web design
  • illustration
  • typography
  • posters
  • marketing materials
  • animation/motion graphics

Interim Director: Rodrigo de Toledo (