In the Spotlight: Sept. 26, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Annette McGivney, journalism senior lecturer, contributed a chapter in the recently published book Desert Water: The Future of Utah’s Water ResourcesThe volume brings together scientific research with the experienced voices of social scientists, humanists and activists to provide a broad perspective on Utah water issues and matters relevant to other western states.
  • Stephen Nuño, associate professor of politics and international affairs, had a piece titled “Politics Starts Locally: The Mothers of East L.A.” published by NBC News as part of  National Hispanic Heritage Month. Undergraduates Emily Gwash and Austin Schroeder also contributed to the article.
  • Ken Lorek, the Ralph M. Bilby Endowed Chair in The W.A. Franke College of Business, had an article titled “The Idiosyncratic Case of Firms that Exhibit Nonseasonal Quarterly Earnings Characteristics” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research.
  • Legendary Teacher Day
    Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours, right, presents Nicholas I. Clement, NAU’s Ernest W. McFarland Citizen’s Chair in Education, with the Legendary Teacher Day proclamation.

    Dignitaries, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered this week as Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours declared Sept. 25, 2014, as Legendary Teacher Day. The proclamation supports current teachers and encourages members of the community to contact their own “Legendary Teachers” and let them know how they made a difference. This is part of an initiative spearheaded by Nicholas I. Clement, NAU’s Ernest W. McFarland Citizen’s Chair in Education, in conjunction with the College of Education and the Educational Leadership department. In an effort to support current teachers who are on their way to legendary status, Clement has started a foundation that will award micro-grants of $100 to teachers. The grant fund will be open for online applications beginning Oct. 1.