In the Spotlight: June 22, 2018

Kudos to these staff, faculty and programs

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  • History professor Michael Amundson received the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Research Award, presented by the Charles Redd Center at Brigham Young University. The award will fund his project, “On the Trail of Clyde A. McCoy in Utah’s national Parks: Rephotographing his 1940 Color Stereo on Trails in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.” It will begin this fall.
  • Steve Burrell, vice president for information and technology and chief information officer, published “Bringing IT to the Forefront of Innovation: How to Leverage Technology to Drive Innovation on Campus” in The Evollution. The article discusses the technology NAU has implemented, how it affects the campus and how the technology works.
  • Stayson Isobe, assistant director for athletics communications, was named a finalist for the 2017-18 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Grant Burger Media Award. Isobe, who just completed his fifth year in the NAU Athletics Communications office, is the primary media contact for the NAU Volleyball program and was honored for his social media work with the team. He was specifically recognized for his innovative tactics through video, graphics and inspiring imagery to engage followers and grow the fan base on the official @NAUVolleyball accounts.
Tallie Valverde