DISTCO 2016 Now Accepting Entries

The Digital Storytelling Contest (DISTCO) is now accepting Digital Story submissions for their 2016 contest. Interested parties need to register by December 15, 2016 at 12:00 A.M. CT and submit their story by March 31, 2016 at 12:00 A.M. CT. This exciting contest is open to K-12 students, teachers, and college students. The contest’s objective is to study how the process of creating digital stories affect the learning. Submissions are part of a research study regarding the way digital story making can influence educational development within participants. The participants of the contest are eligible to win an iPad or Gift Cards, with the main prize of 8 full scholarships to North American University available to High School students grades 9-12.

This is the 8th year this contest has been active, last year the contest received more then 650 submissions with 150 participants claiming their prizes. Over the years, 3500 students and 500 teachers participated in DISTCO contests, sponsored by North American University.

Qualifying digital stories are told using digital tools such as computer programs, tablets, apps or a digital camera. Participants create a short movie containing still images, sound clips, background music, and the gift of your voice! Students all of over the world participate in each year as young as Kindergarten students. The submitted stories can be non-fiction or fiction and the contest has many categories for story submission such as English Language Arts, Math, Science, Pop Culture, Sports, and personal stories. Submissions are judged in two formats, a select panel of judges and by social media. A winner will be announced for each category on May 5, 2016 and a prize presentation ceremony will be held on 3rd week of May at North American University for winners to claim their prize. Prizes may only be claimed in person.


Please check our Facebook page for more information. Find free video tutorials on how to create a digital story in our website.

DISTCO is a pioneer in digital storytelling contests and research is hosted by North American University (NAU) and sponsored by University of Houston, and University of Texas at San Antonio (Academy of Teacher Excellence). The 2015-2016 academic year marks the 8th year of the DISTCO project.

See complete rules and regulations at Distco Rules

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

Spring 2016 Early Registration Begins

Spring 2016 Early Registration begins Monday, November 23, 2015 and ends Thursday, December 3, 2015.
Click on the link below to view the course schedule for the intended semester. Set up a time to meet with your advisors between the hours of 9AM and 5PM.

Spring 2016 Course Schedule
November 20th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

New Elective Courses for Spring 2016

New Elective Courses:

POLI 2311 International Relations
International Relations

Dr. Janice Harder
Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 am -1:00 pm

  • Key players in world politics, helping students develop an understanding of relationships between nations.
  • Contemporary international problems: poverty, war, terrorism, globalization, nuclear weapons, climate change, economic trends, and more.
  • Critical questions: What is geopolitics? How can we solve conflict? How do we achieve peace?
  • Connects the dots between the theories of international relations and today’s news.
SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish

Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world, with close to 6% of the world population,
this course will go over the basics in communicating in Spanish.

Ms. Gabriela Alcala Phillips
Section 1: Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 11:30
Section 2: Monday – Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00

SUST 2311 Sustainability: Principles and Practice

Dr. Reg Pecen
Monday – Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30 pm

  • Climate change, sustainable development, ocean acidification, ecosystem degradation, pollution, air and water quality and quantity.
  • Sustainable solutions; sustainable eco-systems, energy systems, energy efficiency, sustainable communities and agriculture.
  • Relationships and interactions of the physical, biological, technological and cultural components of the environment.

Early Spring Registration: Nov. 23rd- Dec. 3rd
*Check your email for updates. Early registration is available to students who have no holds on their accounts.*

November 12th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

NAU CS and ACM Club recieve Microsoft Azure Educator Grant Award

North American University proudly commends the Computer Science Department along with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Club for receiving the Microsoft Azure Educator Grant Award!
Total $3,000 for one faculty and $12,000 for 20 selected students!

We are happy to announce our Machine Learning Lab will provide one faculty and 20 students access to Microsoft Azure resources which worth $15,000.
September 11th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

Summer and Fall 2015 Registration Begins

Summer and Fall 2015 Registration Begins

Summer and Fall 2015 Registration begins Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and ends Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Click on the appropriate link below to view the course schedule for the intended semester.

Summer 2015 Course Schedule
Fall 2015 Course Schedule
April 20th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

NAU Academic Awards

Academic Voting for NAU Banquet Awards

Friday, April 24th | 7pm

Published April 17, 2015 | Houston, TX -- The Awards Committee of North American University wants you, the NAU student body, to vote on the Staff member you think deserves the Superior Staff Service Award this year, the IEP Teacher who made you eager to learn in IEP classes and you feel earns the Outstanding IEP Teaching Award, as well as the Faculty member you believe deserves the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Please choose wisely. There is a write in portion if you believe someone else besides those nominated deserves the award.
Faculty Teaching Award
IEP Teaching Award
Staff Award
April 17th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

Cultural Awareness: A Pathway to Peace

Cultural Awareness: A Pathway to Peace

A conference for educators, students and concerned citizens

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Keynote speaker:
David Anthony
Chief of Policy Advocacy and Coordination Unit
UNICEF’s Division and Data, Research, and Policy
World Citizen, United Nations

Breakout Sessions will include the topics:
Environmental Sustainability; Human Trafficking; A Look at Education Outside of Texas
Immigration; Poverty; Cultural Differences; Universal Education
Excellence and Equity in Education; Model UN; A Corporate Perspective on Working with Various Cultures

The conference will provide an opportunity for educators, community members, and university students to gain knowledge of global partnership in an increasingly interconnected world. Throughout the day there will be a keynote, panelists, breakout sessions and an International Student Cultural Fair that will share the commonalities of all cultures.

Conference Schedule
8:30am — 9:00am Breakfast & Registration Check in
9:00am — 9:45am Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
9:45am — 11:00am Panel 1
11:15am — 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
12:00pm — 1:00pm Fiesta International Lunch
1:00pm — 1:30pm North American University International Students Cultural Fair
1:30pm — 2:15pm Breakout Sessions
2:15pm — 3:00pm Closing Remarks
All NAU Students are welcome to attend!
February 18th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

Jale Parilti Concert

Women in Business Club Presents


“Sun with Snow”

A Night You will never Forget

Willow Residence Hall
330 North Sam Houston Parkway E Houston, TX 77060

Date: Saturday, 3/14/2015  at 8 pm

Admission is Free

This event is for female students and guests only

March 10th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|

Spring 2015 Semester

Welcome back!
We are more than excited to welcome all the new students to North American University!

The New Student Orientation begins 9am JANUARY 14-16, 2015 at the Main Building Lobby.

Ms. Shreditthe Pashia will welcome you and kindly assist you with checking-in.

Returning students who partook in the early registration process must pay their tuition by

JANUARY 14, 2015 BY 5:00 PM or their classes will be dropped.

The first day of classes for the Spring Semester is JANUARY 20, 2015.

January 19th, 2015|Categories: Announcements|