NEWS AND EVENTS

SBS Compassion Conference April 8, 2016

Location:  NAU du Bois Center 

The 4th annual Living Compassion Conference, hosted by the SBS Compassion Project, is a free event to the NAU, CCC, Flagstaff, and Arizona communities!

Planning for this conference is underway.

As in previous years, we hope you can attend and encourage your students to attend. Student volunteers will help with sign-up sheets and we will make sure you receive sign up sheets for your classes within 1-2 days of the event.

This year's theme is TEACHING COMPASSION: A VALUE FOR LIFE

We also have the Poster Session!!! Submission Deadline: MARCH 1, 2016.

If you are interested in presenting your compassion-related research or information about other compassion-inspired or related work please submit the required information, including a 60 word description and contact information. We have space for approximately 20 posters / presentations spaces. The submission Deadline is March 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning January 15, 2016.

Send the following to Heidi.Wayment@nau.edu
Subject Heading: Application for Compassion Conference Poster

In your email:

1) Your name and affiliation
2) If you are a student, your NAU faculty advisor's name
3) Title of Research Poster or Community Program/Agency
4) 60 word abstract (for research) or description (community program)

If your poster application is accepted, you will be notified and sent further instructions about poster size, set up times, and other relevant information!

Heidi A. Wayment, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences

PIA GRADUATE ELECTED VP OF THE NAVAJO NATION

Johnathon Nez (MPA 2005) was just elected Vice President of the Navajo Nation. 
 
 

UCLA MUN Conference 2015 

UCLA MUN Conference
UCLA MUN Conference

NAU's Model United Nations club just returned from its last conference of the year. Thirty students traveled to California to take part in the UCLA MUN conference.

Not only were 7 students given individual awards, but the entire delegation was awarded Outstanding Large Delegation. This is quite an accomplishment, as the list of other universities competing included USC, University of Minnesota, UC Davis, UC San Diego, Stanford, and a number of international universities.

The award winners are: John Murphy, Connor Mullins, Scott Brownell, Claire Bergstresser, LaShae Brown, Victoria Ziegler, and Sage Knapp.

Congratulations to our NAU team!

Congratulations to the Northern Arizona University GRAIL & CST&L and NAU Center for Science Teaching and Learning have been selected to receive a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award at the 2015 Esri User Conference. This award is given to user sites around the world to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology. Your organization stood out from more than 100,000 others.
Esri Honors SAG Winners
Organizations That Use GIS to Improve Our World By embracing geographic information system (GIS) technology, these organizations have used GIS to improve our world—and set new precedents throughout the GIS community.
The SAG Award ceremony is held at the annual Esri International User Conference and presided over by Jack Dangermond, the president and founder of Esri. During the reception, winners are invited to have their pictures taken with Jack.
Recipients of the Special Achievement in GIS award are submitted by Esri staff from thousands of organizations worldwide, then personally reviewed and selected by Jack.

NAU Model UN team wins at National MUN conference in NYC

A team of 8 NAU students has just finished competing for the first time at the National MUN conference in New York City. Representing the state of Tonga, the team was just awarded the honor of Distinguished Delegation! The closing ceremonies were held at the UN (see the attached photos), and the team was honored to represent NAU at such an important international location.

The team was made up of (from left to right in the picture taken outside the UN): John Bower, Will Wolf, McKenzie McLoughlin, Josh Demakovsky John Murphy, Matt Dotzler, Gretchen Gee (faculty advisor), Caitlyn Ratliff, and Liam Bewick.

 

 Model UN 

Please join me in congratulating these members of the NAU Model United Nations team!

NAU senior (and Gold Axe winner) Claire Bergstresser just won the Outstanding Diplomacy Award at the World Model United Nations conference in Seoul, South Korea. This marks the second year in a row that a NAU student has won the highest award at this international competition.

Claire led a team of 7 NAU students to the conference from March 16-20, 2015, where they spent the week representing the state of South Korea on a committee discussing numerous international issues.

The team included (from left to right), Erin Hodges, Emily Ross, Cheyenne Franklin, Claire Bergstresser (seated), Jasmine Jewell, Connor Mullins, and Landon Richards.

Congratulations to the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative  

The Mary Byron Project announces “Celebrating Solutions” and Roth Award winners; Agencies rewarded for innovative domestic violence prevention efforts Louisville, Ky. — The Mary Byron Project, fostering innovations and strategies to end domestic violence, has named four programs as recipients of the prestigious 2014 Celebrating Solutions Awards, and one program for the Roth Award. This is the twelfth year for the annual recognition, which showcases innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Local and national experts help select programs they believe serve as models for the nation. The 2014 honorees are: National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, Flagstaff, AZ. The mission of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths, with the underlying objective of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organization that come into contact with the parties. The mission is fulfilled by conducting national, regional and local training conferences and workshops; providing onsite, teleconference and videoconference technical assistance to community groups all over the United States; offering extensive on-line services through the website, newsletters and film library; and, working with an array of national, international, regional, and state level partners.

NAU learning outcomes

Explore the University’s Learning Outcomes, and the benefits of completing your education at NAU.  

A new website is now available featuring these outcomes and can be accessed at http://nau.edu/University-Learning-Outcomes/. The website lists the student learning outcomes as “NAU Graduates Can...." statements and describes the benefits of the outcomes to students, faculty, the institution, the state of Arizona, and future employers. The University Learning Outcomes articulate NAU’s shared expectations for student learning, including goals and values of liberal studies as well as those of degree programs, diversity, and the global learning initiative.