In the Spotlight: Jan. 11, 2018

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  • Top Master’s in Education ranked Northern Arizona University 15th on its list of Most Affordable Online Master’s in Secondary Education Degrees. The rankings were based on tuition costs and the availability of financial assistance. Top Master’s in Education is a site dedicated to providing objective rankings, critical reviews, and other resources related to master’s in education programs.
  • The TENGA Foundation donated $15,000 to the Northern Arizona University Foundation in support of the Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism workshop. This program brings 20 Native American high school students from across Arizona and the Southwest to NAU for a week to learn about broadcast journalism while working in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom and HD studio.
  • Jane Howard Turner, a volunteer with NAU’s Foster Grandparent Program, was recently highlighted in “Lovin’ Life After 50”. She works with Catalina Ventura School in the Alhambra Elementary School District. In Arizona, the Foster Grandparent’s Program is directed through Northern Arizona University’s Civic Service Institute. This program allows volunteers like Turner to act as mentors and tutors for children who will benefit from extra attention.
  • KNAU reporter Melissa Sevigny’s newest book, “Mythical River: Chasing the mirage of new water in the American Southwest,” was selected as the 2018 One Book Yuma. Readers are engaged in a story of the search for new water sources and are left to ponder the similar situation playing out throughout the Southwest. Sevigny will lead two community discussions about the book on March 21 in Yuma.

    NAU police officer Christopher Anderson graduates from FEMA National Emergency Academy
    Christopher Anderson (right)
  • Last month, NAU emergency manager Marc Burdiss and NAU police officer Christopher Anderson graduated from emergency management training at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Burdiss completed FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy. Anderson graduated from the National Emergency Basic Academy. Both men are now better prepared to serve NAU and the citizens of Arizona as leaders in emergency management.
  • Laura Gray-Rosendale, professor of English and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow, just authored a new book, “Getting Personal: Teaching Personal Writing in the Digital Age.” It was published by SUNY Press and is being released this week.