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NTU will continue with celebration after flooding

Sep 17th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

After withstanding a weekend of flash floods, evacuations, and widespread damage, Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) will continue with its four-day community celebration of its new status as a university. NTU will kick-off the festivities on Wednesday, September 18, at NTU’s information technology building on the main Crownpoint campus. The first day of the (more)

NTU evacuated due to flooding

Sep 15th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) has called for an evacuation of its Crownpoint campus after heavy rains flooded many of the university’s facilities. The torrential rains have flushed out many of the roads leading to the university. The Crownpoint Fire Department and the Navajo Nation Police have responded to the flooding and shut down (more)

Traveling Space Museum comes to NTU

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By | No Comments »

NASA will bring its Traveling Space Museum to Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) on September 18,2013, in an effort to stimulate an interest in science and technology among Navajo students. NASA first introduced the Traveling Space Museum in 1998, bringing full-scale and fully functional simulators to schools across the country. Because of its success (more)

WINU confers first Ph.D.’s at NTU

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | No Comments »

During their recent annual meeting at Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM), the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) officially launched the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) with the conferral of four doctoral degrees. The university empowers member nations to transfer generations of Indigenous knowledge to future generations. A goal for ten years, WINHEC (more)

NTC selected for DHS campus resilience program

Aug 11th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the selection of Navajo Technical College (NTC, Crownpoint, NM) to participate in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot). NTC will join six other colleges and universities nationwide to help develop and pilot an emergency preparedness and resilience planning program, facilitated by community (more)

Navajo Tech becomes a university

Aug 1st, 2013 | By | No Comments »

On July 25, 2013, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation to change the name of Navajo Technical College to Navajo Technical University (NTU, Crownpoint, NM), fulfilling a goal that has been in the works since 2010. With the name change, NTU now has the authority to establish its own institutional review board that oversees (more)

The Fund and United Health Foundation to award scholarships for health careers

Jul 30th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) announced that the United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative has awarded $100,000 for scholarships to 18 academically deserving Native students pursuing health or health-related degrees. The scholarships were announced at the fifth annual Diverse Scholars Forum, which brings more than 60 scholarship recipients to Washington, D.C., July 24-26 (more)

Tom Davis announces retirement

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Navajo Technical College (NTC, Crownpoint, NM) provost Tom Davis announced his retirement after four decades of service to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Over the course of his career, Davis worked for six different TCUs in various leadership positions, helping many of these colleges—including NTC—develop strong academic programs and achieve regional and national accreditation. Davis (more)

NTC offers summer immersion program

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Navajo Technical College’s (NTC, Crownpoint, NM) School of Diné Studies, Education and Leadership and the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education (NN DODE) collaborated to offer a four-week immersion program designed for New Mexico’s Diné language and culture teachers. Held at NTC, the camp featured guest lectures by various traditional Navajo leaders and elders. “I’ve (more)

NTC collects gold at SkillsUSA state competition

Jul 1st, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Navajo Technical College (NTC, Crownpoint, NM) brought home 26 medals, 13 of which were gold, at the SkillsUSA competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Student participants worked against the clock and each other to prove their expertise in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupational fields. Twenty NTC students, across 13 categories, qualified for the SkillsUSA National (more)