In the Spotlight: July 25, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Jonathan Pringle, curator of visual materials for Cline Library, recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities award of $40,000 for a project tilted, “Exploring Sustainable Practices for Cold Storage for At-Risk Collections.” The planning project will develop recommendations for the university’s visual resources collection that documents the history and culture of the Colorado Plateau region.
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    NAU’s Phi Belta Lambda members who participated in the competition are, from left: Rodolfo Gonzalez, Jorge Avecillas, Mikayla Kharmov, Megan Seuss, Andrea Dermott, Valerie Schwinghamer, and Dylan Downhill.
    NAU students recently attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Phi Beta Lambda is the largest collegiate business organization in the United States preparing members for careers in business and business-related fields. About 1,800 students from more than 200 colleges, universities and community colleges competed in objective tests and performance events in a workforce-simulated competitive environment. Dylan Downhill, president of NAU’s Phi Beta Lambda, and Valerie Schwinghamer won the Management Analysis and Decision Making competition. Mikayla Kharmov placed eighth in the Public Speaking competition.
  • Northern Arizona University was honored as an outstanding foundation by the Del E. Webb Foundation. The foundation recognizes NAU as one of 22 organizations to have had at least one grant unanimously approved by all foundation board members in the past 10 years, have outstanding management and leadership commitment, provide consistent excellent service and make excellent use of the funds received. DEWF supports medical education, services and research. The university received gifts for six consecutive years from 2005 – 2010 and again in 2014 for a major investment in the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.