In the Spotlight: May 11, 2017

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  • NAU’s public health program is ranked fifth on Affordable Colleges Online’s list of best colleges for online learning. The rankings analyzed costs and quality data for thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs. The organization highlighted the 360-hour fieldwork requirements in its assessment.

    Arizona GIS conference
    Participants at the Arizona GIS Conference, which NAU hosted May 5-6
  • The Center for Science Teaching and Learning and the Geospatial Research and Information Lab hosted the Arizona GIS Education User Conference May 5-6 at Cline Library Learning Studio. The conference provided more than 60 educators from around the state the opportunity to discuss ways geographic information systems technology is enhancing instruction. Charlie Fitzpatrick, education manager at Esri, was the keynote speaker, a panel of GIS professionals shared their work, teachers discussed ideas for improving instruction and Arizona high school students presented projects using GIS.
  • Northern Arizona University signed a bilateral agreement with Chungnam University, in South Korea, and the University of Arizona to broaden international exchanges. President Oh of Chungman University was in Flagstaff in April to sign the agreement. This opportunity will allow NAU students to study abroad in South Korea, discover different cultures and grow global competencies.
  • Stephanie Donovan, NAU Tucson instructor, was selected as one of the Top 50 Nurses in Tucson by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation. The Tucson Nurses Week Foundation began in 1994 when a group of Tucson nurse leaders came together to pursue a vision for a citywide celebration of Nurses Week. The goals of the foundation and the Nurses Week events are to enhance education and research among Tucson-area nurses and to celebrate excellence by recognizing nurses in a manner commensurate with the roles nurses play in the health of the community.
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