In the Spotlight: Jan. 30, 2015

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Paul Jagodzinski, dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, was elected director, District VI of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society. Jagodzinski has been a member of ACS since 1977, serving on and chairing national committees and task forces including the Committee on Budget and Finance and the CS Presidential Task Force on Support to Divisions and Local Sections.
  • Chelsea Tinklenberg, art education major, recently was awarded the Higher Education Preservice Achievement Award by the National Art Education Association. The award recognizes excellence in student achievement in art education and is awarded to one student each year who is an active member of NAEA and has completed student teaching requirements. Tinklenberg will receive the award during the 2015 NAEA National Convention in New Orleans in March.
  • Kurt Lancaster‘s paper, titled “Compelling Shots, Metaphoric Sound, and the Rhythmic Edit: What Video Journalists and Documentary Storytellers Can Learn by Using Filmmaking Techniques,” was selected as one of the first-place winners for the Debut Paper distinction in the Production Aesthetics and Criticism Division’s paper competition at the National Broadcast Education Association conference that will be held in Las Vegas in April. Lancaster is an associate professor in the School of Communication at NAU.