In the Spotlight: June 16, 2010

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Kelly Campbell Rawlings, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, presented the paper “From Institutions to Interconnections: Revisiting, Reinvigorating, and Realizing Democracy as a Way of Life” as part of a panel titled “Toward Sustainable Institutions for Participative, Egalitarian Governance” at a recent American Society for Public Administration Conference in San Jose, Calif.
  • Thomas Hoisch, professor of earth sciences and environmental sustainability, will host a Geoscience Currents Discussion webinar Friday, June 18, regarding students’ views of science majors.Hoisch surveyed 783 NAU students enrolled in introductory geology to ascertain their perceptions and attitudes associated with sciences offered as undergraduate degree programs. Students rated the level of difficulty, entry-level and minimum salary expectations and level of prestige associated with biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology and physics.

    A full length report detailing the survey and its implications is featured in the May issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education.

    Webinar details, registration and complete survey results are available online.

  • Mary Dereshiwsky, professor in the College of Education, presented “Strategies for Effectively Mentoring Prospective Online Faculty” and “How Mentoring Online Faculty Helps You as the Mentor” during the Peer Mentoring Online Conference sponsored by the Learning Resources Network (LERN) on June 8 and 9.
  • Haley Holthusen
    Haley Holthusen

    Haley Holthusen, an undergraduate student in hotel and restaurant management, has been selected for the Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program. Holthusen’s internship at the High Country Conference Center lasts ten weeks, providing her with exposure to the contract management services industry and various business functions including finance, sales, event management and planning, and food production.

    Holthusen expects to graduate in December and plans to seek permanent employment with Sodexo while pursuing her master’s degree.

    The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program is open to college sophomores pursing a degree in an industry-related major.