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  • Matt A. Casado, professor emeritus, has published a book in Spanish. La Guerra Hispano-Estadounidense de 1898 presents the American perspective of Spain’s 100-day conflict that resulted in the loss of its colonies and the bankruptcy of its economic and financial systems.
  • Ro Haddon, director of Liberal Studies, has been appointed editor of the Mallorn, the official journal of the Tolkien Society. Haddon becomes the Mallorn’s first editor who hails from outside the United Kingdom. In her new role Haddon will develop a peer review board for the journal.
  • Representatives from NAU and APS were on hand Aug. 15 at a ceremonial check presentation celebrating APS' recent gift to NAU. From left: Paul Jagodzinki, dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences; NAU President Rita Cheng; APS CEO Don Brandt; and Mason Gerety, NAU vice president for Advancement.

    Representatives from NAU and APS were on hand Aug. 15 at a ceremonial check presentation celebrating APS’ recent gift to NAU. From left: Paul Jagodzinki, dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences; NAU President Rita Cheng; APS CEO Don Brandt; and Mason Gerety, NAU vice president for Advancement.

    Northern Arizona University was presented a $200,000 check from Arizona Public Service to further strengthen the STEM Focus Schools for the Future Program. The partnership between NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning and the APS Foundation offers education and technical assistance for science and math teachers in grades K-8. Following the check presentation, Arizona educators discussed the program’s benefits.

  • Season Ellison, Honors lecturer, was elected to serve as a conference planner for the National Women in Theatre Program with the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.
  • Northern Arizona University’s Program in Intensive English is now a member of EnglishUSA, the largest professional association of intensive English programs in the United States. The program prepares foreign students for academic success at NAU by offering full-time English language coursework, development of study skills, immersion into American culture and exposure to university life.
  • Ann Huffman, associate professor of psychology and management, was presented the 2014 Organizations and Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management Book Award for her contributions to “Green Organizations: Driving Change with IO Psychology.” The edited volume discusses how industrial-organizational psychology contributes to environmental sustainability in organizations. Huffman also is the 2015 Division Program Chairperson for the American Psychological Association, Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology to be held in Toronto.
  • Nicole Walker, professor of creative writing, was awarded an Artist and Research Development grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Walker’s winning proposal focused on a lyrical nonfiction book that discusses the challenges of scarcity, abundance, sustainability and regeneration.