In the Spotlight: Aug. 17, 2018

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  • NAU-TV received three nominations for the Rocky Mountains Emmy Awards, which take place on Sept. 22. The feature, “I Recommend You Start Painting” is nominated for News Singles Story/Series/Feature and for Photographer (Non-News). The promotional spot for NAU-TV, “The Lumberjack Life” is nominated for Promotion Program- Single Spot or Image. Jerry Anderfuren, Josh Biggs, Corderro McMurry, Erik Sather and Alex Thomas all were named in the nominations.
  • Professor emeritus Matt A. Casado presented a paper at the Annual Research Conference at Bournemouth University. The paper, “A Model for Career-Specific Foreign Language Teaching in Higher Education Professional Programs,” proposed standards for teaching industry-related foreign language courses at the university level. Casado represented The W. A. Franke College of Business.
  • School of Forestry professor Thomas Kolb presented a talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Plasticity. The talk Kolb presented was, “Forest CSI: Understanding Mechanisms of Tree Mortality from Vascular ‘Fingerprints.’” The conference focused on phenotypic plasticity in plants.
  • Emeritus professor Laura Huenneke was elected president of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) during the society’s annual meeting. ESA is one of the world’s largest professional societies of ecologists, with more than 9,000 members. As president, Huenneke will chair ESA’s governing board that establishes the society’s visions, goals and objectives.
  • Personalized Learning program coordinator Corrine Gordon was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN). C-BEN is a group of universities collaborating to address shared challenges in design, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs.
Cheyenne Jarrette