In the Spotlight: July 28, 2010

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • The collection Communication Writings: Some Beginnings, edited by Martin D. Sommerness, NAU professor of journalism, has just been released by Kendall Hunt Publishing of Dubuque, Iowa. A number of NAU faculty contributed to the book. K. Charlie Hicks, lecturer in electronic media and film, wrote “Introduction to Broadcast News Writing.”  Nicole O’Grady, assistant clinical professor of educational specialties, wrote “The 411 on APA.” Richard A. Rogers, professor of speech communication, wrote “Why You Are Not a ‘Communications’ Major and other Terminological Traps, or ‘Drop the ‘s,’ will ya?’ An Example of the Importance of Precision in Verbal Expression.”  Joseph C. Walters, emeritus professor of mass communication, wrote “Your Grammar wears Combat Boots! Well! My Grammar Can Lick Your Grammar.”
  • Russ Gilbert, photography laboratory coordinator for the School of Communication and graduate student in Career and Technical Education, recently gave a lecture at the Sedona Photo Fest called “Landscape Photographers and the American Conservation Movement: A History.” The lecture addressed the barriers that early photographic pioneers encountered and how the results of their work have become a part of American history.
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    The book, School of Forestry: Celebrating a Half-Century of Teaching, Research, and Innovation, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of NAU’s School of Forestry.

    The Marketing Department has received two 2010 Communicator Awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts.

  • Physical therapist and member of the American Physical Therapy Association Lindsey Kirkaldie was awarded the association’s Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence during the organization’s annual conference and exposition, held in Boston June 16-19. Kirkaldie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in May. The award acknowledges and rewards academic excellence, demonstrated concerns for minority issues and the potential for superior professional achievements.