In the Spotlight: Jan. 26, 2018

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  • Northern Arizona University Ethnic Studies professors Mark Beeman and Frederick Gooding Jr received the Best Presentation Award at the 20th International Conference on Philosophy of Film Jan. 18-20 in London. The paper was “Modern Hybrid of Older Black Female Stereotypes in Hollywood.”
  • Joanne Keene, executive vice president and chief of staff, and Theresa Bierer, an assistant professor of practice in the W. A. Franke College of Business, have been nominated for an ATHENA Award. The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce gives the award each year to local businesswomen who have achieved excellence in their fields, served the community and assisted other women in the attainment of their goals. The nominees will be recognized at the chamber’s annual meeting on Feb. 9 in the High Country Conference Center.
  • Associate professor of psychological sciences Meliksah Demir, senior lecturer and associate chair in the Department of Psychological SciencesNora Dunbar and alumna Shelby Burton co-authored the paper “Professor-student rapport and perceived autonomy support as predictors of course and student outcomes” which has been accepted for publication in Teaching of Psychology.

    Annette McGivney
  • Annette McGivney and the Northern Arizona University School of Music are finalists for the 2018 Viola Awards, celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences. McGivney was nominated for an award for excellence in storytelling for her book “Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth.” The School of Music was nominated for community impact for the Horizons Concert Series, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.
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