Pine - Fall 2012 - (Page 3)
New Campus Unites Lumberjacks and Wildcats
Northern Arizona University established a major presence at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus when its first crop of students began instruction in August. NAU graduate students in two high-demand and highly competitive healthcare fields — physician assistant and physical therapy — are being taught in the new, interactive, hightech building, standing shoulder-toshoulder with medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, thanks to a new partnership between NAU and U of A. “Northern Arizona University has a long history of producing quality healthcare
PhOTO BY KeVeN SIeGeRT, UNIVeRSITY OF ARIzONA (FACILITY)
professionals in nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy and other critical health programs,” said Christy Farley, ’93, vice president for Government Affairs and Business Partnerships. “We are excited to expand access to these programs to Phoenix and to add new programs in high workforce demand areas such as physician assistants. These are high-quality programs in a fantastic new facility, and we’re eager to let the world know about them.” Part of Farley’s assignment is to bring more awareness to the programs. Among the many forward-thinking features in the building’s design are classrooms that have evolved into learning studios in which small groups of students can gather to work together on projects and connect, as questions arise, to an instructor via display screens. Read more about the programs and building. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Oct. 5.
See more pictures of the facility here.
green is good
Did you know NAU is saving money by using natural renewable energy to power the campus? This fall two new projects are powering up – a 2.4 kilowatthour wind turbine and 8 kwh rooftop solar array at the School of hotel and Restaurant Management. NAU has been using green power sources for a while. In 2007, the campus installed the 160 kwh solar field on South Campus (shown above). Last fall a 2.4 kwh wind turbine was installed in front of the Applied Research and Development Building. (Realtime information can be found at the Wind for Schools site.) More projects will be coming online soon. The university saves 8 cents per kwh using energy from any of these sources. When you consider that we have sun an average of eight to 10 hours per day, 300 days a year, we’re talking about quite a bit of green savings!
The new Phoenix Biomedical Campus represents a unique partnership between NAU and the University of Arizona that is helping to fill critical workforce shortages in the health field.
The South Campus solar array saves about 160 kwh of energy per hour of sunlight each day.
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