In the Spotlight: March 24, 2017

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  • Matt A. Casado, professor emeritus, has published the book “California Hispana.” The work, written in Spanish, describes the discovery, exploration and colonization of California by Spain and the later annexation of the territory by the United States.

  • NAU has been nominated for a Salesforce Higher Education Summit Award. Using Salesforce has allowed the Student Solution Center to increase operational efficiency, tracking more than 40,000 cases with a six-day average. The Student Service Center, a new department on campus, uses Salesforce to organize all business processes, increasing interdepartmental collaboration. Vote for NAU here.Cover-People of Color-Immigration-Volume 4
  • Library Journal selected “People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration,” Volume 4 as one of the Best Reference Books of 2016. Marisa Garcia Rodriguez, instructor in the School of Communication, was a contributing author to Volume 4 on Immigration with an essay on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Glenny Carter, NAU admissions counselor for the Phoenix partnership team, participated in the Phoenix City Council and Youth Education Commission—Principal for a Day program. The program was designed to bring together school administrators and the business community to create stronger partnerships between the two groups. Recently, 12 News hosted an event to recognize participants.
  • Korea National University of EducationNorthern Arizona University recently hosted 10 education students and one faculty member from the Korea National University of Education for a two-week international education experience. Students observed teaching and learning in local schools in the morning, and in the afternoon, students sat in on courses associated with their majors. Ron Gray, an assistant professor in the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), began the relationship with KNUE, in collaboration with Eric Deschamps, associate director of the Center for International Education, and Max Dass, director of the CSTL. This is the third program KNUE has run at NAU.
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