In the Spotlight: Jan. 31, 2014

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  • Nursing professor Karen Plager has been recognized as one of the 100 Inspiring Nursing Professors to Watch in 2014 by Online LPN to RN, a website focused on the global shortage in nursing professionals with the goal of providing accurate and up-to-date information about accredited colleges and universities that offer LPN to RN programs. Each year they highlight 100 nurses to watch who are doing innovative things.
  • Shepardson Book CoverBritton Shepardson, anthropology lecturer, recently published a book, titled MOAI: A New Look at Old Faces. The book is a combination of research chapters, photographs and vignettes taken from Shepardson’s personal journal after 13 trips spanning more than two years’ time to Easter Island over the last 14 years. He shares a database of more than 700 statues to offer a startling new look at their role in prehistory and challenge the notion of island-wide catastrophic collapse.