In the Spotlight: March 2, 2017

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  • The NPR program “Think” recently interviewed Eric Meeks, associate professor of history, on the history of the U.S.-Mexico border. The program was broadcast throughout Texas and provides insight into the history of the border. The interview can be listened to online.
  • Northern Arizona University’s Camp Kesem was featured on 12 News as a “12 Who Care Honoree” for the month of February. Camp Kesem, run by 25 NAU students, is a free, weeklong summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer, aimed at building a community of support. Forty-two campers ages 6-18 will attend the NAU chapter of the nationwide community this year. A video about the program, featured on channel 12, can be viewed online.
  • History professor Michael Amundson recently presented “From uranium mine to Atlas missiles: Constructing and Consuming the Atomic West” at the Sedona Heritage Museum. The talk was part of the opening of an exhibit on downwinders in northern Arizona.
  • Northern Arizona University was recently identified as one of the best value colleges for its masters in Early Childhood Education online degree. The ranking considered awards and recognition, 20-year net ROI, customization options, innovative programs, scholarship opportunities, internship opportunities, related student organizations and any “wow” factors. NAU ranked No. 11 in the country.