Spotlight 5-6-2009

Jason BeDuhn, professor of religious studies, has been selected to be a fellow at the National Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year. He will join 32 other distinguished scholars from institutions across the United States and four foreign countries to work on his project, “Digital Enhancement, Editing, Translation, and Analysis of the ‘Dublin Kephalaia.'”

Don Carter, director of e-Learning Center, and Wally Nolan, instructional designer lead at the center, attended the Higher Learning Commission annual conference in Chicago last month. Using Elluminate web conference technology, the e-Learning Center’s Sue Pieper, coordinator, and John Doherty, an instructional designer, presented a paper from Flagstaff, “From Dry Cleaning to Self-Service: Providing Scalable Support for Enhanced, Hybrid and Online Courses.”

996796_cover.inddCamille Naaktgeboren
, doctoral candidate in biology, was chosen to receive an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award this year from NAU’s Graduate College and Faculty Development Program. Naaktgeboren has taught the laboratory sections of Introductory Microbiology, Biology 100 and Environmental Microbiology. She also taught for the math and science partnership summer outreach program for elementary education teachers.Sigmund A. Boloz. a senior lecturer at the College of Education, and the school where he was principal for 22 years, Ganado Primary School in Arizona, are featured in the first chapter of a new book titled, Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes and PromisesThe chapter, “Schools as Tribes: The Power to Transform” focuses entirely on the Ganado school and the work of Boloz.

Seniors Eric Hammerstrom, Canneton Howard and Brian Vincent on NAU’s electrical engineering senior capstone team beat a University of Arizona team in a dual-university competition sponsored by Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson last month. The team will present the trophy to the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences on May 8 during a graduation reception.

The Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Science Teaching and Learning has recognized the 2008-09 National Science Foundation sponsored graduate fellows and teachers participating in the Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Program. The GK-12 grant provides funding to graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and helps them to develop a diverse set of skills for communicating their research to varied audiences.

The exiting fellows are Anita AntoninkaLeslie GilmoreShalamar Georgia-ClarkLaura Hagenauer and Bala Chaudhary. The teachers are Michele Corcoran, Kelley Smith and Theresa McHugh.

This year’s graduate fellows include Angela WoodsPeter PolsgroveAaron TaborChandler Roe,Katie Stumpf, Sheryl Martinez and Andrew Krohn. The participating teachers are Josh Armstrong, John Sawasky, Rick Treadway, Cheryl Whitson, Mindy Bell, Roger Smith, Ted Lyons and Janifer Booher.

2009-10 GK12 graduate fellows, left to right: Aaron Tabor, Sheryl Martinez, Katie Stumpf, Chandler Roe, Peter Polsgrove. Not pictured are Angela Woods and Andrew Krohn 






2009-10 GK12 graduate fellows, left to right: Aaron Tabor, Sheryl Martinez, Katie Stumpf, Chandler Roe, Peter Polsgrove. Not pictured are Angela Woods and Andrew Krohn