In the Spotlight: Nov. 7, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • The 1899 Bar & Grill on north campus has been recognized by Arizona Highways as one of the magazine’s 50 favorite places to eat in Arizona. In the “Best Restaurants” issue, Arizona Highways said 1899 is “offering students and the general public valuable lessons in campus dining done right.” The writer, Jacki Mieler, goes on to say, “While the setting is decidedly historic, the menu is firmly rooted in a more modern culinary tradition.”
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    Liz Grobsmith (second from left) and Harvey Charles (right) were guests at Beijing International Studies University’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    Liz Grobsmith, senior adviser to the president, and Harvey Charles, vice provost, were honored guests at Beijing International Studies University’s 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, Oct. 24. Grobsmith delivered congratulatory remarks on behalf of NAU. The university is NAU’s oldest partner in China.

  • Kathleen Viskocil, project manager for Facility Services, and Scott Perelstein, director of operations in Facility Services, have earned the Certified Educational Facilities Professional credential from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education.
  • Senior biomedical science major Austin Hasquet has been selected as a 2014 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and is a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. Hasquet will be honored at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner in December.
  • The Center for International Education’s Mandy Hansen and Angela Miller along with Faculty Professional Development’s Samantha Clifford presented “Contributions to the Scholarship of International Education: A Panel of Current Research” at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region II conference. They also presented “Exploring Effective Internationalization through an Examination of Student Interaction, Global Learning Initiatives and Gender and Administration” at the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.
  • Zachary Smith, Regents’ professor, had a chapter titled “The Fragile Desert: Managing the Great Basin’s Environmental Crisis” published in the anthology, Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude.
  • Liz Grobsmith, special adviser to the president, conducted a session at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities‘ annual meeting in Orlando. Grobsmith discussed the transformational ways of enhancing global learning on university campuses.

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