In the Spotlight: Feb. 27- March 3, 2023

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  • Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) honors the best designs in print, packaging, internet, interactive and video. Northern Arizona University Marketing won in the “Advertising and Ad Campaigns” category for its ads showcased in the Arizona Daily Sun promoting the university’s commitments to environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2022, more than 14,000 submissions were entered for the GDUSA Graphic Design Awards, showcasing talent and creativity across multiple competitive markets. 
  • Faculty in the Geography, Planning and Recreation Department (GPD) and the Institute for Human Development (IHD) partnered to learn American Sign Language (ASL). The Parks and Recreation Program in GPD is currently halfway through a 10-week American Sign Language (ASL) course that focuses on signs specific to the recreation profession. ASL is being taught by CorpsTHAT, a nonprofit started by Deaf & Hard of Hearing outdoor professionals with the mission to connect the deaf community with the outdoors through teaching ASL to outdoor professionals.  
  • Jay Sutliffe, professor of health sciences, Vicki Penna, associate clinical professor in the Dental Hygiene Department, and Chadleo Webb, assistant clinical professor of dental hygiene, won a grant to study the positive health outcomes of employee nutrition intervention programs. Their National Institute Health (NIH) grant application was awarded to determine if the 147 Twin Arrows Casino employees going through an employee wellness program would lead to improved cardiometabolic health and improved oral health, such as reduced severity of gum disease simply by changing one’s diet. The study is currently underway with Nanette Lopez, assistant professor of health sciences, as the new principal investigator.  


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