In the Spotlight: Nov. 8, 2013

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  • NAU President John Hager and Shirley Agnos visit with guests before Haeger was awarded the Legacy Award from the Arizona Town Hall.
    NAU President John Haeger and Shirley Agnos visit with guests at the Arizona Town Hall this week, where Haeger was awarded the Shirley Agnos Legacy Award.

    NAU President John Haeger received the 2013 Shirley Agnos Legacy Award from the Arizona Town Hall at a reception Nov. 5 at the Grand Canyon. The award recognizes those who have a record of superlative civic engagement that includes a long and dedicated record of working to improve the state and the lives of its citizens. Those honored demonstrate a proven record of creating consensus from differing points of view and are active advocates of statewide issues, highly respected and of the highest integrity.

    The Legacy Award was established in 2007 to recognize Shirley Agnos after her retirement from 46 years of service to the Arizona Town Hall. Former U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, were last year’s recipients.

  • Ken Lorek, the Ralph M. Bilby professor in the W.A. Franke College of Business, had an article, titled “Trends in Statistically-Based Quarterly Cash-Flow Prediction Models,” accepted for publication in the journal Accounting Forum.
  • Peter Friederici, associate professor of journalism, had an article on an innovative riparian restoration project published in the November/December issue of Audubon magazine. The feature portrays efforts to use scarce irrigation water to restore habitat for rare birds along the lower Rio Grande in New Mexico. Conservationists and farmers have been working together there to create small patches of cottonwood-willow thickets that will provide important nesting and feeding sites for migratory birds.