In the Spotlight: April 25, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • KNAU’s news team has been honored with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. “Losing The Granite Mountain Hotshots” received Best Continuing Coverage. The series included contributions from KNAU and the Fronteras Desk, Gillian Ferris, Terry Ward, Zack Zigler and Laurel Morales. Ferris also won for the Best Writing and Best Documentary Series for “Building Hope In Haiti.” This is the eighth year in a row Ferris has received a Best Writing award. Aaron Granillo also won Best Sports Reporting and Best Use of Sound for his work at his former station, KTAR in Phoenix.
  • Melissa Marcus, professor emerita of French, had her sixth book-length translation published by the University of Nebraska Press, titled Writings from the Sand, Volume 2, Collected Works of Isabelle Eberhardt. This companion to her first volume showcases the prose of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating female wanderers and includes previously unpublished stories and an unfinished novel. This new volume exemplifies Eberhardt’s creation of identity in fiction as her writing describes, in impassioned tales of love and exploration, the world of North African saints, soldiers, travelers, prostitutes, Bedouins, French colonists and others.
  • John Doherty
    John Doherty, center, poses with his SPAC Leadership Award and his nominators, Dan Stoffel and Lorraine Elder.

    John Doherty, instructional designer with the e-Learning Center, was awarded the Service Professional Advisory Council Leadership Award at the council’s annual meeting on April 17 at 1899 Bar & Grill. Dan Stoffel and Lorraine Elder, associate directors of e-Learning, nominated Doherty, citing his cheerful disposition and willingness to volunteer as qualities that have helped him in his roles as innovator, teacher, author and conference presenter.

  • Bruce M. Sullivan, professor of comparative study of religions and Asian studies, has a contract for a book on recent research. Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces: Exhibiting Asian Religions in Museums will be published by Bloomsbury Publishing. Contributors to this edited volume are six curators of Asian religious art from major museums and six scholars of Asian religions. Sullivan is writing one chapter and the introduction to the volume, which will be published in paperback, hardcover and e-book editions.
  • Paul Lenze, lecturer for the Department of Politics and International Affairs, received the honorary Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success.