In the Spotlight: Sept. 30, 2011

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • William Grabe, Regents’ professor in the English Department, and Fredricka L. Stoller, English professor, recently published the second edition of Teaching and Researching Reading, with Pearson Longman. The volume is part of Longman’s Applied Linguistics in Action series.
  • Ken Lorek, the Ralph M. Bilby Endowed Chair in The W.A. Franke College of Business, had an article titled “The Impact of Accruals and Lines of Business on Analysts’ Earnings Forecast Superiority” accepted for publication in the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Several members of the NAU community have played a role in this year’s Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. Kurt Lancaster, associate professor in the School of Communication, serves as a co-director. The festival jury includes Astrid Klocke, associate professor of humanities and coordinator of cinema studies; Carissa Tsosie, library specialist for Cline Library; and NAU School of Communication faculty members Janna Jones and Mark Neumann, who also are serving as advisers to the festival. Elizabeth Hellstern, marketing specialist for the College of Arts and Letters, is the festival’s media relations lead.Two films with NAU ties will screen during the festival’s sixth session from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Orpheum Theater. Wolf Gumerman, director for NAU’s Honors Program, along with the Hopi Footprints of the Ancestors team, directed and produced Kawestima, and Chris Gunn, director of Counseling Services, produced Changing Gears: Flagstaff and the Mountain Bike.

    Students of Introductory Cinema and Visual Culture are engaged in festival tasks as film reviewers, Twitter reporters, VIP hosts, audience survey designers, ballot assistants and class presenters. Corina Roche, English major and cinema studies minor, has been the festival’s student intern for the past year.

    The festival runs Oct. 12-16 with film screenings held in room 120 of NAU Liberal Arts (bldg. 18), at the Orpheum Theater at 15 West Aspen Avenue, and at Sundara Boutique, 22 E. Route 66. A complete schedule is available online.