In the Spotlight: Jan. 17, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Kurt Lancaster, associate professor of digital media, was among 15 journalism professors from around the country selected to participate in a five-day program on teaching entrepreneurial journalism through the annual Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The institute was held Jan. 5-9 and focused on the principles of entrepreneurship, pitch development and turning ideas into digital products, giving the competitively selected professors new skills to infuse journalism entrepreneurship into their own academic programs in the following year.
  • technical guide coverChristina Vojta, associate director for the Landscape Conservation Initiative, was one of two technical editors for A Technical Guide for Monitoring Wildlife Habitat, a comprehensive volume that involved 23 authors with expertise in wildlife habitat relationships and statistical design.

    The guide provides a wealth of information for designing and implementing wildlife habitat monitoring to meet a wide variety of monitoring objectives, including species’ recovery, climate change and monitoring the effectiveness of national forest plans. It is a valuable resource for both planners and biologists and has broad application to other lands besides those managed by the Forest Service.

  • Larry Gould, NAU-Yuma associate vice president and campus executive officer, was installed as the Yuma Chamber of Commerce board chairman Friday, Jan. 10. Gould has been the campus executive officer for the Yuma Branch Campus of NAU since 2009 and increasingly promotes higher education within the Yuma and southwest Arizona communities. “Yuma is a community of partners. We find ways to put aside our differences and put the community first,” Gould said.