In the Spotlight: July 26, 2013

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Frederic I. Solop, professor of politics and international affairs, and Ajang A. Salkhi, a graduate student in politics and international affairs, published “Redistricting in Arizona: An Independent Process Challenged by Partisan Politics,” in William J. Miller and Jeremy D. Walling, eds. The Political Battle Over Congressional Redistricting.
  • Mary Tolan, associate journalism professor in the School of Communication, contributed three years’ worth of interviews, quotes and photographs of Winslow citizens to a new Smithsonian Journey Stories exhibit at La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz. Winslow is the grand opening host community for the Arizona Humanities Council’s statewide tour of the exhibition, which explores the roles that migration, travel and modes of transportation have played in American society. The exhibit runs through Aug. 4, and a complete schedule of related events is online.
  • Heidi Sue Moyer, who graduated in May with her bachelor’s degree in exercise science, received the 2013 Outstanding Mentor Award from the College Reading and Learning Association. Moyer was a Peer Jack Mentor for NAU for three years, assisting with training, mentoring fellow mentors and program development.
  • The NAU chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity has raised and contributed $53,456 to charitable organizations since 2001. In 2013 alone, Sigma Chi at NAU raised and gave $18,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Audrey Collette, a member of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, is one of a handful of qualifying dancers from the United States to be attending the Genée International Ballet Competition in Glasgow, Scotland, in September. At only 16 years old, she is the second academy dancer in the past two years who has qualified to compete on this international stage. Collette is taking classes and training with her NAU coach and teacher, Andrew Needhammer.