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CONFERENCES School of Health Sciences Dean Laurie Shanderson was a panelist on "Creating Rigor and Student Engagement for Remote Learning" at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration annual meeting. Associate Professor Carissa Smock presented at the 2020 SHIFT Summit. SHIFT is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of nature as a social determinant of health. Dr. Smock's research poster focused on changes in nature-based physical activity and stress levels before and during the pandemic. Professor Robin Butler hosted a session at the International Academy of Business's e-conference on education for global prosperity. Their track focused on COVID-19, marginalized communities, and economic disparity issues. Papers will be forthcoming in the International Academy of Business Review. SERVICE Assistant Professor Quincey Daniels has been active in conversations about racism in his community. This October, he presented a talk on the structural framework of racism in the La Crosse, Wis. area for the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council, and virtual diversity training for Galesville - Ettrick - Trempealeau High School in Galesville, Wis. SSBS Associate Dean Peter Bradley was invited to participate in the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (national licensure board for marriage and family therapists) Exam Construction Committee, helping to develop new test questions and items for the national MFT licensure exam. IRB Coordinator Jenelle Dembsey has been named president of the Online Writing Centers Association. Lisa Hutton, Dean of JFK School of Law at NCU, was reelected to the Board of Directors of AAFPE , the American Association for Paralegal Education. 11 NCU student Aimee Jareugui-Cruz received the Bugbee Falk Book Award. The Association of University Programs in Health Administration selected NCU for the award, and faculty in the School of Health Sciences selected Aimee as the student recipient. She received ten books by respected authors in the field to start her professional library. STUDENT CENTRIC. REGIONALLY ACCREDITED. NONPROFIT.

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