In the Spotlight: Feb. 14, 2012

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  • Clara M. Lovett
    Clara Lovett

    Clara M. Lovett, president emerita, recently wrote an article for Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning, titled “The Global Contexts of Higher Education.” Lovett was NAU’s president from 1993-2001 and currently serves on the boards of the National Council on Teacher Quality and the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. Read an excerpt of the article here.

  • Kristen Swanson, professor in the School of Communication, recently published the book Guide to Producing a Fashion Show, 3rd edition, through Fairchild Publishers.
  • Ricardo Guthrie, an assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies Program, recently published a book chapter, “Oprah Winfrey and the Trauma Drama: What’s So Good About Feeling Bad?” in Presenting Oprah Winfrey: Her Films, and African American Literature. The chapter examines racial discursive themes in film projects promoted by media icon Oprah Winfrey, assessing the connection between cinematic trauma and sociohistorical conditions of the late-twentieth century.
  • Kurt Lancaster, associate professor in the School of Communication, has received a grant from NAU’s Faculty Grant Programs to conduct research and to write a book titled Shooting with 16mm RAW Cinema Cameras. 
  • James Sample, professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, is a coauthor of “Stress State in the Largest Displacement Area of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake,” published in the Feb. 8 issue of Science.
  • Seventeen NAU Voice students placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Arizona competition in their respective divisions this month at the University of Arizona. The competition included classical singers from high schools and colleges throughout Arizona.  The students placing first, second and third will advance to the CAL-West regional competition in Las Vegas on April 26-28.  This region competition includes participants from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii. The singers include:
    • Scott Ballantine—first place, vocal performance senior, fourth time first place winner
    • Monika Beauvais—honorable mention, vocal performance junior
    • Shannon Cochran—third place, vocal performance freshman
    • Kyle Homewood—second place, vocal performance junior
    • Jacob Landi—second place, choral education sophomore
    • Sergio Manzo—first place, vocal performance junior
    • Zachary Martin—first place, choral education freshman
    • Colette Roberts—second place, vocal performance sophomore
    • Sarah Sherman—honorable mention, vocal performance freshman
    • Catherine Steinbrink—second place, vocal performance senior
    • Andrew Surrena—honorable mention, vocal performance master, doctoral level
    • Rehanna Thelwell—first place, vocal performance senior
    • Catherine Thornsley—first place, vocal performance sophomore, fourth time first place winner
    • Francis Valladares—honorable mention, vocal performance senior
    • Katherine Watson—first place, vocal performance junior
    • Tuesdé White—third place, choral education senior
    • Rebecca Zaner—second place, vocal performance junior