Great Minds Generating Significant Research and Creative Activity


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One of the key points of pride for the College of Arts and Letters is the impactful and innovative research that our students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and alumni are involved in on an ongoing basis. The College values the pursuit of creative and educational studies that reach far beyond our campus and affect our culture and our world in meaningful ways.

Here are some examples of the great research and creative activity generated by current and former members of CAL:

The College of Arts and Letters garnered several nominations and awards at the 2014 Viola Awards in Flagstaff.

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Among the winners: Senior Lecturer of Violin/Suzuki/Music Education Karin Hallberg received an award in the Arts Educator category for her work with the Suzuki Strings Program; Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Nicole Walker received a Viola Award in the Storytelling category for her book “Quench Your Thirst with Salt;” and  NAU Affiliate Shawn Skabelund won in the Visual Arts category for his work “Virga: The Hunt for Water.” Alumni Ben Jordan also received a Viola Award in the Emerging Artist category. Also nominated were NAU Photojournalism Student Group in the category Emerging Artist, Professor of Musicology and Director of the School of Music Todd Sullivan for Leadership; NAU Community Music and Dance Academy teacher John Eder in the category Arts Educator; NAU School of Music’s Wagner Concert; Professor of Theatre Kathleen M. McGeever  and Season Ellison for Hard Times on the Mother Road; Associate Professor of Clarinet John Masserini and Associate Professor of Saxophone Jonathan Bergeron for their duo Velocity Squared’s upcoming album, Flux; Professor of Theatre and Acting & Directing Bob Yowell for Spring Awakening; Research Scientist Kris Haskins and NAU Alumni Christopher Hull in the category of Excellence in Science Education; Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Programs Behavioral Endocrinology Catherine Propperfor Science Education; Professor and President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow Dr. Laura Grey-Rosendale for her book College Girl; and the NAU Art Museum for Tangibles: The Art of the Book in the category Visual Arts.

Recent research and creative activity

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