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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 53: July 13, 2006

Contents
Top Stories
EERC posts record fiscal year-end financials
Kimmerle named National College Photographer Of The Year for third time; reception is Today
Events to Note
Summer events program offers activities
Doctoral examination set for Brian Van Fossen
Doctoral examination set for Layna Cole
Doctoral examination set for Kevin Harrison
Retirement reception set for Joe Miller
Doctoral examination set for Kathryn Froelich
Doctoral examination set for Charles Hosford
Doctoral examination set for Jane Hull
Doctoral examination set for Mark Cervinski
Doctoral examination set for Jerome Gunderson
Doctoral examination set for William Siders
Scholarships available for Summer Writing Camp for Teens
Doctoral examination set for Elaine Larson
Biomass workshop at EERC begins July 18
Credit Union to host informational credit score class
U2 workshops listed
Announcements
Ideas sought for new UND courses or events offered to our community
Note fire and security concern for buildings
Women's Center closed July 13-14; opens July 17
Twamley Snack Bar lists summer menu
North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists daily specials
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Kolodka awarded USDA biopolymer research grant
Kimmerle named National College Photographer Of The Year for third time; reception is Today

Call it a threepeat: For the third time in a row, Chuck Kimmerle of University Relations has been named the Photographer of the Year from among the 3,000-plus colleges and universities internationally that make up the higher education professional organization, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He holds the title for 2004, 2005 and 2006.

UND will hold a reception to honor Kimmerle and his work Tuesday, July 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Twamley Hall Snack Bar. The public is invited to attend.

"We are thrilled that Chuck has been recognized for his outstanding work again. We get comments from people all over the country about the high quality publications University Relations produces and that is a direct reflection of Chuck's creative photographs," said Don Kojich, executive associate vice president of University Relations.

A portfolio of Kimmerle's photos created for the University won him the 2006 Photographer of the Year distinction. His work also won an Individual Photography "gold medal" award - one of only two in that category - for the 2006 CASE communication competition. He has won gold medals in the Individual Photography award in 2004 and 2005, as well.

In May, Kimmerle served as a faculty member for CASE's Design Institute in Seattle, Wash. CASE President John Lippincott congratulated Kimmerle on "being designated a 'Faculty Star' by virtue of the feedback from conference participants. It is a clear indication of [Kimmerle's] expertise and teaching abilities." Lippincott said the "Faculty Star" designation is based on combined scores of 4.5 or better on a 5.0 scale, and places Kimmerle "in the top echelon of all CASE faculty in three categories: knowledge of subject matter, presentation skills, and ability to respond to questions."

EERC posts record fiscal year-end financials

The Energy & Environmental Research Center announced its contract awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, topped a record $45 million. In FY06, the EERC had over 435 active contracts with a total value of more than $135 million, which includes multiyear awards.

Earlier projections for FY06 suggested contract awards to total between $40 and $42 million, but several new major contract awards pushed that number over the $45 million mark.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment," said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. "The EERC has positioned itself through very careful planning and implementation over the past 20 years in a number of technical areas that we feel are extremely critical in the 21st century," he continued. "The net result is we are currently involved in almost every aspect of energy and environmental research that has caught the world's attention."

Proposal and contract activities have remained steady over the past three years. This fiscal year, the EERC submitted about 290 proposals to clients with an overall value of more than $77 million. In FY05, 294 proposals were submitted with year-end contract awards topping $29 million. In FY04, the EERC submitted 289 proposals and had year-end contract awards of more than $26 million.

"The proof of our success is in our relationships," Groenewold said. "Over the past two decades, the EERC has had over 900 contracts with a variety of partners. We have also had tremendous support from major corporate partners, the North Dakota Congressional Delegation, the Governor, and regional and city leadership."

The EERC is a research, development, demonstration, and commercialization facility recognized as one of the world's leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies as well as environmental technologies to protect and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC has a market-driven, entrepreneurial culture which fosters working partnerships with private industry, government, and research clients. Since 1987, the EERC has had nearly 900 clients in all 50 states and 47 countries.

The EERC's $45 million in new contract awards will result in approximately $110 million of economic impact in the Grand Forks region. Currently, the EERC has more than 280 employees representing 90 different disciplines, with 18 new positions currently advertised. Within the next two years, the EERC will be providing direct and indirect employment for approximately 1200 people in the Greater Grand Forks area.

"Six years ago, we projected significant growth over the next decade or two, and we're confident that this current growth will continue," Groenewold said.

-- Gerald Groenewold, EERC director, 777-5131 or ghg@undeerc.org

Summer events program offers activities

The University’s summer events program offers a wide range of activities for the community during the summer months, such as cultural or athletic events, youth camps or specialized workshops. Events are typically open to the public.

Here are many of those events happening at UND from July 15 – August 1, 2006:

• July 15 - July 23, Portraits Exhibition, North Dakota Museum of Art
• July 15 - Aug. 1, Summer Reading Program, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Education Building
• July 15 – Aug. 6, 55psi Biking Club, noon, outside Memorial Union
• July 15 – Aug. 25, Star Parties, dusk, UND Observatory
• July 15 - Sept. 19, Vance Gellert - REAL: Artists and Landscapes Exhibition, North Dakota Museum of Art
• July 16 - 20, Girls Regular Basketball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
• July 16 - 22, Boys Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
• July 16 - 22, Girls Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
• July 17 – 20, Red River Valley Writing Project Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., O’Kelly Hall
• July 17 - 21, Drawing Marathon Summer Art Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art
• July 17 - 28, Summer Writing Camp for Teens, 1 to 4 p.m., Memorial Union
• July 20 - 22, Instructional Team Volleyball Camp and Varsity Tournament, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
• July 21 - 22, Varsity Team Volleyball Tournament, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
• July 22, 2 Person 18 Hole Better Ball/Derby, 9:30 a.m., Ray Richards Golf Course
• July 23 - 26, Residential Soccer Camp, various times, UND Soccer Field
• July 23 - 27, Boys Regular Basketball Camp, various times, Betty Engelstad Arena and Hyslop Sports Center
• July 23 - 29, Boys and Girls Hockey Camp, various times, Ralph Engelstad Arena
• July 24 - 28, Buzz on Biz Entrepreneurship Camp, 8 to 12 p.m., Gamble Hall and Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center
• July 24 - 28, Print and Murals on the Move Summer Art Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art
• July 24 - 28, cScibot Lego Robotic Camp, 1 to 4 p.m., Striebel Hall
• July 27, Family Mediation Seminar, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Red River Valley Room
• July 27 – 28, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Workshop, PEXS 900, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., School of Medicine and Health Science
• July 27 - Aug. 3, 40 Hour Civil Mediation Seminar, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Union Red River Valley Room
• July 28 – 30, North Dakota State Long Swim Meet, various times, Hyslop Sports Center
• July 31 - Aug. 4, cScibot Lego Robotic Camp, 1 to 4 p.m., Striebel Hall
• July 31 - Aug. 4, Crazy Characters from A-Z Summer Art Day Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art

For more information about the Summer Events program, or to view the entire calendar of events from July 15 - Aug. 31, visit www.summer.und.edu. If you have questions on events/activities, contact the Summer Events Office at (701) 777-0841.

-- Julie Bean, Program Specialist, Summer Events, Division of Continuing Education, juliebean@mail.und.edu, 777-0841

Doctoral examination set for Brian Van Fossen

The final examination for Brian Van Fossen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 202, Nursing Building. The dissertation title is "The Effect of Nutrition on Cognitive Performance in Young Versus Elderly Community-Living Adults." Thomas Petros (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Layna Cole

The final examination for Layna Cole, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Influential Instructional Decision-Making Factors: A Comparison of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper Elementary Teachers Within an Ecological Systems Theory." Margaret Zidon (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Kevin Harrison

The final examination for Kevin Harrison, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Engineering, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Room 166 CR (Dean's office), Upson II Building. The dissertation title is "Modeling, Integration and Control of Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer for Wind Based Renewable Energy Applications." Hossein Salehfar (Electrical Engineering) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Retirement reception set for Joe Miller

Joe Miller, chemical engineering maintenance mechanic, will be honored at a retirement reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 14, in the Nyquist Lounge, first floor of Upson II. He is retiring after more than 31 years of service in the chemical engineering department. Please come and wish him well.

-- Barb Westensee, Admin Secretary, Chemical Engineering, barbwestensee@mail.und.edu, 777-4244

Doctoral examination set for Kathryn Froelich

The final examination for Kathryn Froelich, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 9 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Perceptions of the Sitting Bull College Elementary Special Education Program Between 1996-2005." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Charles Hosford

The final examination for Charles Hosford, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Learning Style, Mode of Assessment, and Medical College Admission Test Performance for Students in the First Two Years of Medical School." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Jane Hull

The final examination for Jane Hull, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for noon Monday, July 17, in Room 20, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "The Impact of Trauma and Spiritual Experience on Relapse Among Substance Addicted Individuals." Michael Loewy (Counseling) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Mark Cervinski

The final examination for Mark Cervinski, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 1307 United Hospital Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Phosphorylation and Regulation of the Dopamine Transporter by Psychostimulant Substrates and Protein-Protein Interactions." Roxanne Vaughan (Biochemistry) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for Jerome Gunderson

The final examination for Jerome Gunderson, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "The Effects of No Child Left Behind Act on North Dakota Career and Technical Education Programs." Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Doctoral examination set for William Siders

The final examination for William Siders, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Learning Style Preferences and Performance on Content of Multiple-Choice Exams by Two-Year Medical Students." Richard Landry (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Scholarships available for Summer Writing Camp for Teens

The third annual Summer Writing Camp for Teens will run from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17-28. Budding writers, grades 9-12, are invited to join in this exploration of poetry, fiction, memoir, and script writing. The camp consists of fun exercises, reading, writing, and sharing work, as well as visits from published writers in the community. Cost is $150. Due to support from the Community Foundation, we are able to offer partial scholarships in the amount of $75. Interested writers should send an e-mail explaining their interest and need to kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu. To register, call Summer Events at 777-0841.
-- Kathy King, Senior Lecturer, English, kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu, 777-2795

Doctoral examination set for Elaine Larson

The final examination for Elaine Larson, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Perceptions of the Future Need for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers in North Dakota's Public Schools." Larry Klundt (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Biomass workshop at EERC begins July 18

A record number of attendees are registered for the fourth annual Biomass '06: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop set for July 18-19, at the Energy & Environmental Research Center.

The workshop will focus on key advances in technologies for making power, chemicals, and transportation fuels from biomass (or agricultural products such as straw, corn, and wood residue). Advances in conventional and new methods for production of biodiesel and ethanol will be highlighted as well as the production of hydrogen from biomass.

"We have received an outstanding response for this event," said Chris Zygarlicke, deputy associate director for research at the EERC. "With only a week to go, we already have nearly 150 registrants and an impressive group of exhibitors attending which represent some of leading organizations in this industry from around the region."

The Biomass '06 program features top industry representatives from companies such as Cargill, Great River Energy, Xethanol, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Siemens Power Generation, and the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

"This event will help stimulate growth in the biopower and biofuel industry in the upper Great Plains," said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. "We are seeing significant global interest in our renewable energy programs at the EERC, which are indeed one of the pathways to energy security and energy independence in our country."

Biomass '06 is sponsored by the Center for Renewable Energy, one of the EERC's 10 Centers of Excellence, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

More than 85 people from eight states and three countries attended the Biomass II Heat and Power Workshop held at the EERC in November 2003.

For more information on the workshop, visit www.undeerc.org/biomass/ .

-- Derek Walters, EERC communications manager, 777-5113 or dwalters@undeerc.org.

Credit Union to host informational credit score class

What's your credit score? What does it mean? Every time you apply for a credit card, mortgage, car loan, or insurance, your application is judged in part by your credit score. Lenders use your credit score to determine whether to grant credit, and at what interest rate. The higher the credit score the more likely you are perceived to repay credit, therefore the interest rate charged will be lower.

University Federal Credit Union will be hosting an informational credit score class Wednesday, July 19, in the Memorial Room, second floor Memorial Union. Learn how you can maximize your score and influence your credit-worthiness.

Call 777-2274 for available times and to reserve a seat.
-- Marney Kresel, Manager, University Federal Credit Union, creditunion@und.nodak.edu, 777-4422

U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for July 25 through Aug. 1. Visit our web site for more.

The Magic of Adobe Photoshop: July 25 and 26, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic Communication Lab. Fee is $90 (eight hours total). This is an introductory, hands-on workshop where you will learn about the magic of editing images using Adobe Photoshop software. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital images to work with. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, Department of Technology.

Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors: July 25, 10 to 11 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience with a fundamental knowledge of investing that will help get them started. This program includes discussions on setting financial goals, realizing tax advantages, potentially reducing risk with diversification, understanding cost of expenses, and current market trends. Presenter: Kevin McNab, TIAA-CREF.

Defensive Driving: July 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.

Records Disposal Procedures: July 26, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out. It’s easier to do than you think and now’s the time to do it. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer: July 27, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II. The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, when connected to the Internet, you and your computer become vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This workshop will provide the information needed to help you protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller, IT security officer.

Illustrator Essentials: Aug. 1 and 2, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic Communication Lab. Fee is $90. This introductory, hands-on workshop is designed for those who are not artists but want to harness illustrator’s drawing, selection, color, and effects tools to create powerful and detailed artwork. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, Department of Technology.

GroupWise 6.5: Beginning: Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II. Participants will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages, reply to and forward messages, use the address book, create a personal address book, create a mail group, work with calendar, schedule posted appointments and recurring events, work with junk mail folder and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/ date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-2128

Ideas sought for new UND courses or events offered to our community

We want to hear from YOU!
- Have you ever had an idea for a new event or course you would like to take at UND?
- Do you wish UND offered more activities for you and your family?
- Would you like to take a course to learn something new?
- Has a friend or family member ever said to you, “I wish UND would offer…”?

If so, we need to hear your ideas! UND has launched an extensive series of surveys designed to assess our regional community’s interest in credit and non-credit programming offered by the University. Survey results will be used by UND to strategically plan for future offerings, including new credit courses and non-credit workshops, events or activities.

We invite all faculty and staff to complete a survey on: General interest courses and events for our regional community.

All individuals in all age groups within a 100-mile radius of Grand Forks are invited to complete the 10-minute survey. You will be asked to give input on your need for credit courses or activities and events that are of interest to you and your family, such as youth camps, cultural activities or sporting events.

The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can take the survey online by pasting the following link in your browser:
http://www.conted.und.edu/surveys/survey.php?sid=135. Or contact Aimee at 777-2098 to request a paper copy. Please forward this information to your friends, family and colleagues so they can complete this important survey.

-- Jennifer Swangler, Marketing Coordinator, Continuing Education, jenniferswangler@mail.und.edu, 701-777-6374

Note fire and security concern for buildings

The following list of buildings are a concern for fire/security reporting to our 24-hour communication center. Earlier it was discovered that we had a security alarm that was tested and failed to report to the communication center via our automated building monitoring system. In trying to recreate the problem it appeared we had an intermittent problem with the reporting. It would report and respond correctly several times and suddenly appear to not respond. Since we are working with Honeywell to diagnosis this problem further we are taking the proactive action of notifiying you that while we do not believe the problem is widespread, we would rather raise the awareness of the possiblity to error on the side of caution. While working to solve the problem, we ask that due dillegence be taken in regard to the buildings that could possibly be affected and that if for any reason a fire or security concern should present itself, to please call 911 to ensure that the situation is reported. We thank you for your assistance and will provide further updates as we learn more.

Buildings affected are: Chester Fritz Library, Biomedical Research, Old Engelstad, McCannel Hall, Memorial Union, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Family Practice, Law Library/Building, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Upson II, Strinden Center, Gamble Hall, Carnegie Hall, Gustafson Hall, Memorial Stadium, Hancock Hall, Hyslop Sports Center, Johnstone Hall, Bek Hall,
Walsh Hall, Swanson Hall, Daycare/Children’s Center, Corwin/Larimore Hall, Starcher Hall, Smith Hall, Squires Hall, Central Receiving, College of Nursing, and Skalicky Tech Incubator.

Women's Center closed July 13-14; opens July 17

The Women's Center will be closed June 13 and 14, we will reopen Monday, July 17, at 8 a.m. If you need emergency assistance, please contact the Dean of Students office. -- Kay Mendick, Director, Women's Center.

Twamley Snack Bar lists summer menu

July 14: Chicken Caesar Wrap, chips, coleslaw; Sloppy Joes; Grilled Patty Melt with soup. Soup of the day is Chicken Tortilla.

July 17: Grilled Cheese with soup; French Dip Sandwich, Potato Salad, celery and carrots; Soup of the day is Chicken Wild Rice; Sloppy Joes.

July 18: Pot Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots; Sloppy Joes; Soup of the day is Chicken Tortilla.
-- Tammy Kaiser, Twamley Snack Bar Supervisor, Food Service, tammykaiser@mail.nodak.edu, 777-3934

North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists daily specials

Daily specials at the North Dakota Museum of Art Café follow:

July 14 – Entrée: Sushi, Soup: Udon Noodle
July 17 – Entrée: Foccacia Sandwich, Soup: Tomato Basil
July 18 – Entrée: Risotto Cakes with Mushrooms, Soup: Chilled Coconut with Fruit
July 19 – Entrée: Dagwood Sandwich, Soup: Gazpacho
July 20 – Entrée: Malaysian Cornish Game Hen, Soup: Corn Chowder
July 21 – Entrée: Crab and Avocado Salad, Soup: Country Chicken and Rice

The Museum Café and Coffee Shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Take-out is available and UND billing is accepted; conference room is available for luncheons. We also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195

Visit the Museum Cafe online at http://www.ndmoa.com/cafe.html

-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, blofthus@ndmoa.com, 701 777-4195

Internal job openings listed

PROFESSIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/COACHES

POSITION: PeopleSoft Technical Security Specialist, ITSS, #07-010
DEADLINE: (I) 7/19/2006
SALARY: $32,000 - $40,000

POSITION: Lead Instructor/Flight Manager, Aerospace Sciences, #07-012
DEADLINE: (I) 7/19/2006
SALARY: $24,732 - $30,000

POSITION: Instructor/Advisor, 10 month, TRIO/Talent Search, #07-006
DEADLINE: (I) 7/17/2006
SALARY: $24,900 - $27, 800

POSITION: Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs, Dean of Students, #06-185
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Open until filled (Review of applicants will begin April 15, 2006)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

POSITION: Associate Vice President for Outreach Services and Dean of Outreach Programs, #06-114
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

TECHNICAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL

POSITION: Storekeeper, Energy & Environmental Research Center,#07-003
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $11.00 - $14.00

POSITION: Customer Account Representative, Business Office, #06-282
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/06
SALARY: $20,500 - $21,000

OFFICE SUPPORT

POSITION: Department Secretary, Nursing, #07-005
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $20,000 - $22,000

POSITION: Administrative Clerk, EERC, #07-004
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $15.00 - $20.00

POSITION: Extension Program Assistant, Continuing Education, # 07-002
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000

POSITION: Document Imaging Clerk 50% benefitted (12:30 pm-4:30PM), Student Financial Aid #07-001
DEADLINE: (I) 7/13/2006
SALARY: $9.60 - $10.00

POSITION: Administrative Secretary (Re-advertised), Environmental Training Institute, #06-309
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000

CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE

POSITION: Lead Cook (Variable Schedule, Flexible Weekends), Dining Services, #07-009
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/2006
SALARY: $9.74 - $11.91

POSITION: Assistant Cold Food Preparer (variable schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #07-008
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/06
SALARY: $7.20 - $8.90

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, M-F 7:30am - 4:00), Facilities, #07-007
DEADLINE: (I) 7/14/2006
SALARY: $16,037 - $20,000

Kolodka awarded USDA biopolymer research grant

Edward Kolodka (Chemical Engineering) has been awarded a $200,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative Award to work toward the synthesis of a family of bio-sourced, biodegradable polymers suitable for a wide range of applications.

Kolodka, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School of Engineering and Mines, said currently available biodegradable polymers are generally too brittle for most applications. The goal of the grant is to produce a biodegradable polymer with significantly improved impact properties, making a tougher, less brittle polymer.

Some potential applications are disposable, one use products such as food packaging, plastic plates and cups, plastic utensils, "really any other disposable plastic. The polymer will degrade to carbon dioxide and water in 1-2 years. Plus, it's produced from agricultural products, not oil." said Kolodka.

Other potential applications are disposable items that would be used for 1-2 years but must be kept dry, such as pens, printer cartridges, plastic wrap, and clear packaging, said Kolodka.