In the Spotlight: Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs

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  • Lori Poloni-Staudinger, interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, co-authored “Stop training global political hobbyists! Teaching students how to be engaged global citizens through trans-national women’s activism,” which was recently published in Teaching Civic Engagement Globally. Authors and contributors discuss the need to teach democratic citizenship, the theoretical discussions and challenges regarding global civic engagement education and successful evidence-based pedagogical approaches for linking democratic education research with action that reflects contemporary global circumstances.
  • Joe Busch, a senior research scientist in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, and Nate Stone, a staff scientist in PMI and biology Ph.D. student, have been featured in the USDA Agricultural Research Service annual report. Their research project on rapid assays used to detect resistance to pyrethroids was developed at NAU and was validated with the help of the USDA and other collaborators.
  • Nancy Wonders, professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Lynn Jones, Associate Chair for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, were co-presenters at the Global Borderlands Conference. They discussed their research, featured in a new book “Challenging the Borders of Difference and Inequality: Power in Migration as a Social Movement for Global Justice,” which appears in the Handbook of Migration and Global Justice.
  • Jessie Finch, senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, and Emilia Ravetta, former graduate student, co-authored an article “Mixed-status Families in Northern Arizona: An Inductive Analysis of Legal Clinic Participation and the Gendered Dynamics of Emotional Care Work,” which was recently published by SAGE Publishing and Humanity and Society.
  • To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nurse Educator in the Rockies, 16 nurses from throughout the country were recognized for outstanding achievement in nursing education. Amber Lindstrom-Mette, associate clinical professor in the School of Nursing, was selected and received an award for higher education extraordinary leadership.
  • Harrison Beemiller, linebacker for the NAU Football team, and DJ Arnson, punter for the NAU Football team, earned the ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honors following their roles in NAU’s 21-19 victory over the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday.
  • Northern Arizona University has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs list by ValueColleges. The ranking noted NAU’s accreditation from the Commission on College Nursing Education and the fact that NAU has one of Arizona’s best online BSN programs.
  • Regents’ professor Michelle Mack of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). In recognition of her outstanding contributions to science in the field of plant and ecosystem ecology, Mack joins a class of 60 fellows in 2021, an honor bestowed on less than 0.1% of all AGU members over time. Read about her recent paper in Science.
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