In the Spotlight: June 26-30, 2023

Kudos to these faculty, staff, students and programs  

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  • Politics and international affairs professor Edythe Weeks recently presented a lecture and two additional presentations at the “Fire and Ice – Space for Climate Action, Global Space Conference” in Oslo, Norway. Weeks’ research aims at welcoming a broad range of students and scholars from all backgrounds to participate in outer space and polar research. This effort is another step towards achieving her goal of winning the Nobel Peace Prize. 
  • During the 2022–2023 academic year, the Sigma Chi fraternity at Northern Arizona University raised and donated $61,683 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute of Salt Lake City for the fight against women’s cancers. NAU Sigma Chi is the 14th-highest “Sig” Huntsman fundraising chapter of all 240 Sig chapters at colleges and universities throughout North America, who have collectively raised more than $3.4 million this year. Since 2001, Sigma Chi at NAU has raised and donated $329,772 to Huntsman, Children’s Miracle Network and other charities. 
  • Nico Young, All-American NAU cross country and track and field athlete, was recently featured in Queerty. The article discusses Young’s impressive accomplishments throughout the season which he attributes to increased confidence and authenticity following his coming-out announcement last summer.   
  • Students Caitlin Brogan, Christian Fauser, Adam Bringhurst and Gabriel Bac received the national River Studies and Leadership Certificate (RSLC) from the River Management Society (RMS). This unique program gives university students the foundation of knowledge and experience required to pursue river-related careers. Each recipient has completed interdisciplinary coursework and a field-based practicum in river-based science, policy, conservation, education and recreation. 
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