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By Campus Dean, Mark Shelley Ok, so sometimes the Dean isn’t the smartest guy on campus! For most of April, I had the opportunity to visit many of the community colleges in Arizona, a few in California, and several Northern Arizona University extended campus sites throughout the State, so I could share with them about the great happenings and opportunities occurring at NAU-Yavapai. My travels ranged from Barstow, CA to Snowflake, AZ; from Kingman to Avondale. I met a lot of great people who got really excited about our campus. About the “not so smart” part… I did my due diligence looking for great deals on lodging, etc. I found this very nice motel in Barstow (yep, you heard me, BARSTOW!)—easy to find, just off the freeway, and close to where I needed to be for Barstow College’s Education and Career Fair the next morning. I mapped it on Google, found the place easily, and checked in. What I failed to do is notice that this establishment sits right next to the train tracks that are the main route from Chicago and the Midwest to Los Angeles. About every hour and a half either a passenger train or a long freight train would pass, shaking my room and vibrating my bed! Needless to say, that night’s sleep was a bit less than idyllic. But, the event was great the next day and I made it back to Prescott Valley that night without Read more »