In this Issue
Spring 2008 I naualumni.com
7 From Thumbnails to World’s End James Ward Byrkit, ’91, a storyboard artist, writer and director, sails through Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond.
Granting a Brilliant Future 10 14 The NAUTeach program trains the best science and math teachers of tomorrow. In Vino Vivacity A full-bodied, mildly nutty chat with master sommelier Richard Betts, ’96.
3 4 Thoughts To the Nth Degree and much more. Links President Haeger shares his thoughts on the ‘quiet crisis’ threatening higher education.
16 Journeys Meet the Palmers, winners of the NAU Nth Degree alumni contest, and a host of others.
18 22Memoirs They will be missed. Connections Linking up with current and future Lumberjacks.
Red Rock Crossing
Photograph by Elias Butler, ’98
Cover Photo Julie Gess-Newsome is the director of NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning.—Photograph by Michael Mertz