In the Student Spotlight: May 3, 2019

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  • Interns-to-Scholars student Sarah Frey co-presented with her faculty adviser Stefanie Kunze on their project “Ethnocide And Its Perpetrators” at the Western Political Science Association conference in San Diego, California. Frey’s work focuses on instances of genocide, genocidal massacres and ethnocide in the colonial United States. Frey also presented her project with a poster at the Undergraduate Symposium on campus.
  • Runners Geordie Beamish, Tyler Day and Luis Grijalva will represent NAU at the 24th Annual Payton Jordan Invitational in the men’s 5000-meter run. The competition is internationally renowned and is intended for elite college athletes.
  • Senior Tim Handel was selected as one of the nation’s top 64 tennis players who will compete in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships in Orlando, Florida. In singles, Handel is 21-1 on the season and 10-0 in the Big Sky. His No. 1 position has helped the NAU team to a 22-6 record on the season and a Big Sky Championship.
  • Graduate students Melissa Enright, Daniel Foley and Chelsey Tarazi competed at the Southwest Showdown Speech event in Reno, Nevada. They competed against students from U of A, ASU, UNLV and UN Reno. Enright won third place with her presentation “The Redwood Test: How much are we willing to lose as the climate changes?”
  • Ecoss graduate researcher Julia Stuart and McAllister Program on Community, Culture, and the Environment graduate student grantee Heather Mead were named 2019-20 NAU ARCS Foundation scholars. They were among eight NAU graduate student scientists to receive the award last week in Phoenix.
Tallie Valverde