In the Spotlight: Feb. 28, 2020

Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs

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  • Senior lecturer of history Ana Varela-Lago published the chapter, “In Their Own Words: Recovering the History of the Spanish Immigrant Experience in the United States Through Immigrants’ Writing,” in Writing/Righting History: Twenty-Five Years of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage.
  • Michelle Miller, professor of psychological sciences, was the keynote speaker at Columbia University’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning The event brought together faculty, staff, students and the Columbia University community to celebrate how courses and pedagogies are transforming.
  • LendEDU ranked Northern Arizona University No. 1 in Arizona and No. 208 nationally on its 5th annual College Risk-Reward Indicator report. The study analyzes four-year colleges to find those that provide the best return on investment for students.
  • Pam Stephens, professor of art education, coedited the March 2020 issue of SchoolArts, a national art education resource for teachers. The issue focuses on transdisciplinary STEAM lessons for K-12 programs and includes three articles from NAU alumnae Caycie Herring (2019), Bella Schauer (2016) and Kelsey Greenland (2014).
  • Senior lecturer of art Chris Taylor was named associate artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts for the summer. He was selected to work with New York artist Ryan McGinness.
  • Vincent Caranchini, assistant professor of interior design, helped with the historical restoration of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Flagstaff. He worked with Rev. Marianna Gronek and the parish’s executive council as a color consultant, restoring the chancel ceiling from all-white to a gradation of blues with faux-finished wooden framing.