In the Spotlight: June 6-10

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  • James Bowie, principal lecturer in the Department of Sociology, authored the article, “Here’s the real reason why all of the crypto logos look alike” in Fast Company. This article looks at trends in the design of logos for cryptocurrencies. 
  • Julie Baldwin, Regents Professor of health sciences and founding director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, was elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors. Baldwin specializes in community-based participatory research.  
  • Robert Schehr, professor in the Department of Criminology and the author of a new book, “Convictions Without Truth The Incompatibility of Science and Law”. The book examines the extent to which science and law coexist with one another in an institutional relationship.  
  • NAU men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams combined to lead the Big Sky Conference with 60 Winter All-Academic awards in a release by the league office on Thursday. The women’s indoor track & field team accounted for 25 of the 60 Winter All-Academic honorees, followed by the men’s indoor track & field team with 23. Women’s basketball had eight and men’s basketball had four to round out the total. 

Men’s basketball 

  • Keith Haymon– Organizational Leadership 
  • Jayden Jackson– Biomedical Science 
  • Nik Mains– Human Relations 
  • Mason Stark– Human Relations 

Women’s basketball 

  • Sierra Mich’l– University Studies 
  • Nyah Moran– Health Science-Fitness Wellness 
  • Olivia Moran– Health Science-Fitness Wellness 
  • Lauren Orndoff– Communications 
  • Nina Radford– Human Relations 
  • Khiarica Rasheed– Human Relations 
  • Emily Rodabaugh– Criminology & Criminal Justice 
  • Regan Schenck– Marketing 

Men’s indoor track & field 

  • Parker Bays– Psychology 
  • Drew Bosley– Journalism 
  • Karsen Burke– Mechanical Engineering 
  • Sirr Butler– Biology 
  • Caleb Easton– Marketing 
  • Trenton Givens– Biomedical Science 
  • Tyson Givens– Biomedical Science 
  • Corey Gorgas– Psychological Sciences 
  • Riley Human– Accountancy 
  • Jacob Kaufman– Computer Science 
  • George Kusche– Statistics 
  • Jay Nielsen– Exercise Science 
  • Jack Normand– Computer Science 
  • Wil Peralta– Health Science-Nutrition & Foods 
  • Theo Quax– Civil Engineering 
  • Ryan Raff– Psychological Sciences 
  • Matthew Roma– Health Science-Nutrition & Foods 
  • Zach Schroeder– Communication Studies 
  • Ethan Seppala– Civil Engineering 
  • Kyle Smith– Criminology & Criminal Justice 
  • Zachary Sutton– Finance 
  • Erick Thompson– Exercise Science 
  • Nico Young– Exercise Science 

Women’s indoor track & field 

  • Hannah Behunin– Health Science-Fitness Wellness 
  • Jesselyn Bries– Special & Elementary Education 
  • McKenna Chaney– Political Science 
  • Kenya Coburn– Communication Studies 
  • Alyssa Colbert– Communication Studies 
  • Tania Duncan– Construction Management
  • Anna Fenske– Exploratory 
  • Jenna Figueroa– Elementary Education 
  • Jessa Hanson– Biology 
  • Kiana Kai– Psychological Sciences 
  • Kenashalee Kerr– Criminology & Criminal Justice 
  • Cassi Land– Health Science-Nutrition & Foods 
  • Melanie Loff– Marketing 
  • Lily Margolis– International Affairs 
  • Jenna McCaffrey– Environmental Engineering 
  • Nikita Moore– Management 
  • Bryn Morley– Environmental & Sustainability Studies 
  • Delaney Rasmussen– Human Relations 
  • Kyairra Reigh– Finance 
  • Annika Reiss– Interdisciplinary Studies-Learning and Pedagogy 
  • Matilde Roe– Health Science-Public Health 
  • Jyntry Rucker– Psychology 
  • Hannah Schmidt– Accountancy 
  • Courtney Weisenberger– Marketing 
  • Madeline Wilson– Health Science-Fitness Wellness 
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