In the Spotlight: Nov. 30, 2016

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Michelle Parker, NAU’s General Counsel, has been invited to serve as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. A charitable organization, NITA comprises a dedicated team of professors, judges and attorneys who train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical to advocate in pursuit of justice, particularly supporting attorneys engaged in public service practices.
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    Kathy Bohan (left) is presented the Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Keith Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award was recently presented to Kathy Bohan, associate dean in the College of Education, by the Arizona Association for School Psychologists. Bohan, who devoted 40 years of service to students, teachers, administrators, parents and community agencies, has been a leading force in the field of school psychology. NAU’s College of Education is thrilled to see her many years of work and dedication in her field recognized.

  • Northern Arizona University’s Peak Performance program recently received the Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. The program, also known as Mathematics Summer Bridge program, seeks to bridge the gap between high school and college by offering transitioning students a free academic math program. NAU was one of three universities to receive the institutional award.
  • Bjorn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute and endowed professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University, was recently awarded a research fellowship at Research Institute CLUE+ at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Krondorfer was invited because of his international work in reconciliation studies and his expertise in the field of critical men’s studies in the world religions. He will spend time at the University of Amsterdam in December and again for the summer of 2017.
  • Professor Norm Medoff, director of the School of Communication, recently had a book published entitled Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later. The book, which was co-authored by Barbara Kaye with the University of Tennessee, focuses on how past innovations laid the groundwork for changing trends in technology, providing the opportunity and demand for evolution in both broadcasting and digital media.
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