In the Spotlight: June 3, 2009

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • LesMuses
    O’Gara’s “Les Muses”

    NAU GEAR UP recently received a $4,335 donation from the Qwest Foundation to increase access to advanced placement courses at the GEAR UP site at Coolidge High School. The funds will help certify four additional teachers to teach advanced placement courses. Its goal is to more than double the number of sophomores next year who are able to enroll in AP classes.

  • Two students in NAU’s Honors Program had their artwork selected for publication in Scribendi, an annual literary and art publication of the Western Regional Honors Council:
    • Thomas O’Gara, psychology and French major, had two acrylics on canvas featured: “Washed Away” and “Les Muses.”
    • Elnagar's "Kiwi Sunrise"
      Elnagar’s “Kiwi Sunrise”

      Hesham Elnagar, music major and recent graduate, had his digital photo featured: “Kiwi Sunrise,” a sunrise in Napier, New Zealand.

    Produced by Honors students at the University of New Mexico, Scribendi publishes creative works by undergraduate honors students. This year, Scribendi received 350 total submissions from 134 students at 32 universities or colleges.

  • Kimberly Melhus, assistant professor in the School of Communication, and Jason Mitchell, lecturer in the School of Communication, presented their peer-reviewed paper “The Importance of Cross-Discipline in an Undergraduate Graphic Design Curriculum” at the National University and College Designers Association Design Education Summit in Alabama last week. The theme of this year’s summit was Design for the Common Good.