In the Spotlight: March 6-10, 2023

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs 

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  • Chrissina Burke, associate teaching professor of anthropology and assistant dean for student success in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences recently had an article published in Taylor & Francis Online which discusses the significance of building equity-driven syllabi for my courses. 
  • As part of its commitment to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in transportation, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellows Program funds students from minority-serving institutions to attend and present their research at the TRB Annual Meeting and help them engage in TRB’s network of transportation professionals. This year, NAU undergraduate student, Armando Martinez, made quite an impression with his poster presentation. Beth Ewoldsen, TRB content strategist, noted that “to do this presentation at the undergraduate level is particularly impressive.” 
  • Beyonce Bahe, an Honors Interdisciplinary Global Program Junior was named a 2023 Truman Finalist. Firmly rooted in President Truman’s belief that education promotes the general welfare of our country, the Truman Scholarship continues to support and encourage the future of public service leadership in the United States as many of those chosen as scholars go on to serve in public office, as prosecutors and public defenders, as leaders of non-profit organizations and as educators. Bahe is among an elite group of students selected nationally from 133 U.S. institutions for the Truman Regional Review Panel interviews in March. Her Truman proposal included her pursuit of a master’s in public health and MD so that she can be best prepared for a career in healthcare and public service with Indian Health Services on the White Mountain Apache reservation. 
  • Sophia Zuniga, public health junior, was selected to attend the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program. The JSI Fellowship Program is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. This fully funded opportunity equips fellows with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good. 
  • Travel.GR published an article highlighting the work of NAU’s Fred DeMicco, director and professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Elisabeth Gutt, MBA candidate in the W.A. Franke College of Business. The article explores DeMicco’s and Gutt’s study which focuses on widespread silent resignation and why a person would or would not participate in it. 
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