NAZ Today senior student broadcasters, Cierra Shipley (photographed), Xavier Rangel, Corderro McMurray, and NAZ Today staff, have been awarded first place for Student Newscast (four broadcasts a week or more) by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). The team took first place for their live coverage of the Final Four in Phoenix last year, several breaking-stories, and nightly weathercasts. NAZ Today has been the… Read more
Dr. Heidi Wayment, Professor of Psychological Sciences and SBS Associate Dean, as PI on a NAU REAP award along with seven colleagues, is receiving $98,000 to support the purchase of iMotions software and hardware (across SBS and CAL) to incorporate biometric data into research projects in several research labs. The innovative platform features eye tracking, emotion recognition, EEG, heart rate, and other physiological measures will enhance experimental investigation and provide undergraduate and graduate students with valuable research opportunities. The… Read more
Senior Social Work students of class SW 423, taught by Anne Medill, completed fifteen community change projects in partnership with eleven organizations and raised $18,000 in cash and in-kind donations including professional community members volunteering their time to participate in the community project events. One project, in collaboration with CUDDLE and CASA, focused on creating macro changes in the… Read more
The NAU Institute for Human Development is home to the Arizona Department of Education’s Assistive Technology Loan Library (ADE). The ADE library allows schools to check out items, such as large-type computer keyboards, educational tools, computer programs, and assistance devices such as clamps to attach things to wheelchairs free of charge to teachers across the state. This program allows for schools, teachers, and students alike to try out assistive technology before purchasing it. During the 2016/17 school year, the ADE library loaned… Read more
The TEGNA Foundation donated $15,000 to the Northern Arizona University Foundation in support of the Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop. This program has been bringing more than 20 Native American high school students from across Arizona and the Southwest annually since 2012 to NAU. For a week, students learn about broadcast journalism while working in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom and HD studio.
The workshop is named for Native American NAU journalism graduate, Andy Harvey, who achieved… Read more
The Interdisciplinary Health (IH) PhD Program is a cross-disciplinary collaborative effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Health and Human Services (HHS). This program is designed to educate and train the next generation of health researchers, advocates, and educators with three areas of emphasis: health equity, disability, and psychosocial health. Graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to lead interdisciplinary research that advances understanding of health equity, disability, and psychosocial health,… Read more