In the Spotlight: June 22, 2012

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  • Janna Jones, professor in the School of Communication, had a book published by the University Press of Florida. The Past is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Filmprovides a “stunning, tour-de-force analysis of the major assumptions and paradigmatic shifts about history, cinema, and the moving image archive, one often ignored at our peril in the midst of the overwhelming rush toward digitization.”
  • Jim Wilce, anthropology professor, recently led a workshop, called “The Notion of Authenticity/Authenticities,” at the Center for Studies of the Multicultural Society at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. The workshop involved international visiting scholars as well as Tilburg faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and Ph.D. students.
  • Matt Casado, professor emeritus, was invited to lecture at Beijing Hospitality Institute. With more than 2,000 students, the institute is China’s largest hospitality college. Casado’s lectures covered topics related to hospitality management, and he noted that many of the students attending his lectures showed a keen interest in taking classes at NAU.
  • Emily Babcock, associate clinical professor of physician assistant studies, recently was elected as president of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants.
  • Michelle DiBaise, associate clinical professor of physician assistant studies, recently was elected to the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ House of Delegates to represent the Arizona chapter. The organization was founded in 1968 and represents physician assistants in every field of medicine.
  • Cheryl Heitz, assistant vice president for the NAU Foundation, was elected president of the 16-member board of directors for the American Society of Women Accountants. Heitz has worked with the society at the local and national levels for nearly 16 years to develop opportunities to enable women in the accounting and finance fields to reach their full potential.