In the Spotlight: April 17, 2020

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  • College Consensus ranked Northern Arizona University on its list of 25 Best Online RN to BSN Programs for 2020. Rankings are determined by combining scores from respected college ranking systems with reviews from students and acknowledgment to programs that have a positive impact on graduates’ careers.
  • Senior lecturer of communication Angelé Anderfuren was featured in the article “The Strange Pleasure of Planning a Post-Pandemic Vacation” published in The Atlantic. The article shares how Pinterest is helping people plan vacations after the pandemic. Anderfuren adds her insight about how planning helps stave off anxious feelings during the pandemic.
  • Kimberley Curtis, senior lecturer of sustainable communities, wrote a chapter titled, “Criminalization and Militarization: Civic World Making in Arizona’s Agricultural Borderlands,” published in “The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor and Identity in North America.” The book is a body of work that examines the intersections between food and immigration in North America.
  • Karen Jarratt-Snider, associate professor and chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies, and Marianne Nielsen, professor of criminology and criminal justice, co-edited two books published this year. Jarratt-Snider authored two chapters in the first book titled, “Indigenous Environmental Justice.” Nielsen authored a chapter in the second book titled, “Traditional, National, and International Law and Indigenous Communities.”
  • Olivia Lindly, associate professor of health sciences, was a lead author on the article, “Service Use Classes Among School-aged Children From the Autism Treatment Network Registry,” which explored the use of specific services to help optimize health for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Lindly also co-authored the article, “Families’ Experiences With Family Navigation Services in the Autism Treatment Network,” which examined the effectiveness of family navigation to provide information and support to families of children with ASD. Both articles were published in the April issue of Pediatrics.
  • NAU was featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Leadership Exchange. Vice president of student affairs Erin Grisham contributed the article, “Leverage Data to Respond to Needs of First-generation Students,” to the cover piece, “Mission Critical: Championing First-generation Student Success.” The contribution explains how NAU is working to continually support first-generation students.