For the second year in a row, student-run NAZ Today has been named the Best Student Newscast in the country by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). NAU students competed against hundreds of other colleges and universities across the nation, including Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism schools. NAZ Today is broadcasted on channel 4 on SuddenLink and on the NAU-TV Network, as well as streamed on… Read more
Student-run KJACK radio has won a nationwide Broadcast Education Association (BEA) competition to be named as the BEA Signature Radio Station. The award was presented during the National Association of Broadcasting/Broadcast Education Association convention. This annual competition invites submissions of superior protocol and practices at student-run, faculty-advised college radio and television stations. The main mission is to identify and impart areas of excellence in the hands-on facilitation of station functions such as philosophical engagement, community involvement, programming arrangement, branding/logo development, student… Read more
Dr. Chrissina Burke, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Burke has introduced thousands of students to archaeology and biological anthropology, recruiting many into the anthropology major because of her dynamic teaching, commitment to student success, and individual mentoring. She has quickly… Read more
Social Work major and senior Trisha Droubie has received a 2019-2020 Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) for the project Police Social Work: Potential Collaborative Response to Crisis Situations. Law enforcement and social work professionals frequently work with overlapping populations experiencing a variety of crises. This proposed study will aim to identify the overlapping roles and duties of law enforcement and social work, as well as explore the attitudes that professionals have… Read more
Michael McCarthy, an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department, has received a $154,000 grant through the American Heart Association to design a program to help stroke survivors and their primary caregivers strengthen and maintain healthy bonds.
After hospitalization, up to 80% of stroke survivors return home where they depend upon informal caregivers (e.g., unpaid and typically untrained spouses or adult children) for critical support in meeting their needs. Both survivors and caregivers experience as high as three times the… Read more
Joseph Amazuwa Chirwa, a graduate student in Sustainable Communities and recipient of the 2019 Maxwell-Lutz Community Impact Award, spent the summer in Africa working on a community-based waste management project in the Chitete-Kasungu Municipality in Malawi. The month-long project aimed to help the local community realize the economic incentive that lies beneath waste. Working specifically with the Chitete Women Cooperative, Joseph encouraged and implemented recycling and composting in the township’s communal garden, worked with the cooperative to manage solid… Read more