In the Spotlight: Aug. 9, 2013

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Nena Bloom, evaluation coordinator for NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning, participated in the 3rd annual Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students held at George Washington University last month. Bloom was one of 24 doctoral students selected to work with eight science education researchers from around the country. Read more about the event here.
  • Tabloid coverNAU’s Office of Public Affairs received a 2013 Apex Award of Excellence for its printed newspaper insert, Re-energizing the Blue and Gold, issued in September 2012. Communications Concepts recognized the publication as one of eight “exceptional entries” from 51 submissions in the annual contest’s Print Magapapers and Newspapers category. Pilkington Advertising Design in Flagstaff designed the publication. APEX Awards are based on “excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications effectiveness and excellence.” Information about the APEX Awards is available online.
  • Kristen Swanson, professor for the School of Communication, has published a book chapter, titled “Souvenirs of the American Southwest: Symbols of Place and People,” in Tourism and Souvenirs: Glocal Perspectives from the Margins by Channel View Publications.
  • NAU students participating in a Native American cancer prevention program funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health recently presented their research based on visits to health care facilities in rural communities. Students in the program work with Jani Ingram, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, whose research includes environmental exposure of uranium in Navajo communities and cancer disparities among Native Americans. The program is conducted in partnership with the University of Arizona and was featured in the Navajo-Hopi Observer.