In the Spotlight: July 13, 2012

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  • Robert Trotter, Regents’ Professor and chair of anthropology, is the coauthor of a book that has received the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, awarded by the American Anthropological Association. The book,Transforming Culture: Creating a Better Manufacturing Organization, is coauthored with Elizabeth Briody and NAU graduate Tracy Meerwarth Prestor and was published in 2010. The prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in San Francisco in September.This is the first time the prize has been given to each of the individuals in a research group, rather than a single author. The research was conducted at GM and partially funded through NAU as a cooperative agreement with GM. That research also produced another book, Partnering for Performance, and several articles. In accepting the award, Trotter will serve for the next three years, one of which will be as chair, of the Textor Prize advisory panel.
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  • NAU’s Office of Public Affairs received a 2012 Apex Award of Excellence for its printed newspaper insert, Celebrating a Decade; Forging a Future, issued in September 2011. Communications Concepts recognized the publication as one of 11 “exceptional entries” from nearly 90 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.