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AASHE Bulletin


Contents for 07.27.06:

NEWS
1. Pacific Lutheran University's Morken Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
2. CU-Boulder's University Memorial Center Earns LEED-EB Silver
3. Drury University Receives “Sustainable Solutions” Award
4. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Appoints Sustainability Committee
5. Lawrence Tech to Launch Energy Engineering Minor
6. Dept. of Energy Selects 26 Universities to Assess Industrial Energy Efficiency
7. UC Davis Announces Head of Sustainable Agriculture Programs
8. Royal Roads Names Landscape Ecologist to Head Environmental Education Centre

NEW RESOURCES
9. AASCU Article on Campus Sustainability

OPPORTUNITIES
10. Campus Progress Student Representative
11. Ken Dillon Memorial Fellowship for Indoor Environmental Quality Design
12. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Awards
13. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
14. David Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Cornell University
15. Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
16. Director of Center for Collaborative Conservation, Colorado State University

News

1. Pacific Lutheran University's Morken Center Receives LEED Gold Certification
Pacific Lutheran University's $21 million Morken Center for Learning and Technology has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.  Green features include: a geothermal heat-pump system for heating and cooling; over 90 percent recycling of construction waste, concrete floors require no chemical cleaning products or waxes; waterless urinals; daylighting; and stainless steel siding and roof tiles are long-lasting and “heat neutral,” meaning they don’t contribute the urban heat island effect like traditional blacktopped roofs.  The 53,137 square feet building was designed by the Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Partnership.
http://news.plu.edu/node/1010
http://www.plu.edu/~morken/fact-sheet.html
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/5974070p-5252732c.html

2. CU-Boulder's University Memorial Center Earns LEED-EB Silver

An expansion and renovation of the University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received Silver certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings system.  Completed in 2002, the expansion and renovation added roughly 50,000 square feet of new space and renovated 136,000 square feet of existing area.  Sustainability features include: an EPA Energy Star score of 91 out of 100; powered by 100 percent renewable wind energy; use of recycled and sustainable materials in the building process, including bamboo flooring and workstations made of 98 percent recycled content; 89 percent recycling diversion rate; daylighting; use of nontoxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products; and native flora used in the surrounding landscape. 
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2006/237.html
http://www.coloradodaily.com/articles/2006/07/20/news/c_u_and_boulder/news2.txt

3. Drury University Receives “Sustainable Solutions” Award
Drury University has received a “Sustainable Solutions” award from Benjamin Cummings publishers in recognition of the 2005-06 “Sustainability” Theme Year as well as ongoing efforts to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices into campus operations.  “The award is great recognition for the increasing role of sustainability at Drury,” said Wendy Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and co-chair of the President’s Council on Sustainability at Drury. “Drury has made extraordinary progress this year towards becoming a green campus, and we have much to celebrate with the progress and commitment from Drury students, staff, faculty, and administration.”
http://www.drury.edu/multinl/story.cfm?ID=17579&NLID=259
http://www.drury.edu/sustainability/

4. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Appoints Sustainability Committee
In an effort to move the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to the forefront of the sustainability movement, Chancellor Bruce Shepard has appointed a permanent Campus Sustainability Committee.  The committee of students, faculty, staff and community members will address a range of campus issues related to minimizing the long- and short-term impacts of the University's actions on the environment.  The first action of the Campus Sustainability Committee will be to conduct a survey of current practices at UW-Green Bay related to sustainability. The committee also will create task forces to address issues identified in the survey and other emerging issues, including energy, natural areas, indoor environmental quality, water and stormwater management.
http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2006july.htm#sustainability

5. Lawrence Tech to Launch Energy Engineering Minor
Lawrence Technological University will launch a new undergraduate minor in energy engineering this fall, aimed to provide mechanical engineering students with a better understanding of alternative or renewable energy sources, traditional fossil fuels, nuclear energy, energy management, and conservation.  The courses will also be offered to practicing engineers as a certificate program.  “The world in which our students will be operating will be one where new energy sources, sustainability, and conservation will be the norm, and where global energy issues will affect all areas of the economy,” said Lewis N. Walker, Lawrence Tech president.
Lawrence Tech News article

6. Dept. of Energy Selects 26 Universities to Assess Industrial Energy Efficiency
U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of 26 US universities to negotiate for awards to set up and operate regional Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC).  The centers will employ faculty and students to assist small-to-medium sized American manufacturing plants to use energy more efficiently.  The IAC program is intended to train young engineers to better understand how the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy can play in manufacturing and industrial processes.  Participating students gain practical experience and hands-on training in energy engineering.  The IAC program also helps America’s small- and medium-sized manufacturers and industrial processors receive comprehensive, energy assessments of their operations, performed at no cost.  University of Florida, San Diego State University, and University of Washington, Seattle were among the selected institutions.
http://www.energy.gov/news/3857.htm

7. UC Davis Announces Head of Sustainable Agriculture Programs
Thomas Tomich, a California-trained agricultural economist with a doctorate in food systems research, has been selected to lead UC Davis' new Agricultural Sustainability Institute and the statewide UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. In connection with his appointment, he has been named professor and first holder of the UC Davis W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems.  The new Agricultural Sustainability Institute draws together several UC Davis campus programs and numerous faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a broad array of disciplines.  Tomich is currently global coordinator of the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Program, which is hosted by the World Agroforestry Center, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
http://news.ucanr.org/newsstorymain.cfm?story=824

8. Royal Roads Names Landscape Ecologist to Head Environmental Education Centre
Royal Roads University has named Michael Moss director of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education.  The centre will offer education, training, professional development and accreditation for members of the environmental professions, starting with the delivery of an online university certificate program in environmental practice that will be launched this September.  Before joining Royal Roads University, Moss was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph and previously chaired the Geography Department there.
Royal Roads press release

New Resources

9. AASCU Article on Campus Sustainability
The current issue of Public Purpose, the magazine of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), includes a cover story entitled "Save the Planet, One Campus at a Time."  The article highlights the sustainability efforts of California State University, Chico, Coastal Carolina University, and University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
http://www.aascu.org/public_purpose/july_august_06.pdf

Opportunities

10. Campus Progress Student Representatives
Campus Progress is accepting applications to be a 2006-2007 Student Representative. Representatives will help set up events with progressive speakers, strengthen progressive voices in print and other media, advance progressive causes at the local level, and participate in Campus Progress' national issue campaigns.  Representatives will also receive special access to Center resources, including networking opportunities, funding, experts, and media and political guidance.
http://www.campusprogress.org/page/s/campusrep

11. Ken Dillon Memorial Fellowship for Indoor Environmental Quality Design
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is offering a $3,500 Ken Dillon Memorial Fellowship for Indoor Environmental Quality Design to a graduate or undergraduate student selected for their proposed study of indoor environments with a focus on indoor air quality and its effect on health and/or productivity.  The winning project proposal will be announced at the 2006 Greenbuild Conference in Denver in November.  Applications will be accepted until October 6.
http://www.greenguard.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=101

12. AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Awards
AASHE is pleased to announce its first North American sustainability achievement awards, to be presented at the AASHE 2006 conference.  A Campus Sustainability Achievement Award will be given in each of four categories (community colleges and other two-year institutions; four-year and graduate institutions under 1,000 student FTE; four-year and graduate institutions 1,001 - 10,000 student FTE; four-year and graduate institutions over 10,000 student FTE) to institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, academics, operations, and community outreach.  Any college or university in the US and Canada may apply - there is no requirement for membership in AASHE.  Applications are due by August 18 2006.
http://www.aashe.org/conference/awards.php

13. AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award
The AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Achievement Award will be presented at the AASHE 2006 conference and includes $750 in cash as well as free registration for the conference.  Any undergraduate student enrolled at an AASHE member institution in the U.S. or Canada who has played a leadership role in implementing campus sustainability is eligible for this award.  Applications are due by August 18 2006.
http://www.aashe.org/conference/awards.php

Jobs & Internships

14. David Croll Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Cornell University
Cornell University's College of Engineering has identified sustainable energy systems as a priority area for growth in research and education. It seeks an individual for the newly established David Croll Professorship of Sustainable Energy Systems. The David Croll Professor will be expected to lead research and teaching efforts for this strategic priority.  Applications are welcome from persons with distinguished academic and research backgrounds in any of the engineering and scientific disciplines which contribute to knowledge in the energy field. Applicants must have an outstanding record of engineering and scientific accomplishment in an area critical to energy systems, and vigorous current activity in an energy system suitable to a sustainable future.  The successful candidate must possess a clear and broad vision of the central issues of energy and its environmental impacts; a firm grasp of what universities can contribute; and the ability to develop and provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary, university-wide, research and education program devoted to energy and its environmental impacts.  Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2006, and continue until the position is filled.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000466042-01&pg=s&cc=

15. Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT seeks a Recycling/Solid Waste Management Supervisor to be responsible for continuously improving MIT's recycling program through the development and implementation of educational programs, collaboration with campus recycling and environmental groups, enhancing collection procedures, and adding to the list of solid waste groups to be recycled with a focus on improving the financial return on MIT's recycled waste and increasing MIT's overall recycling efforts.  Applicants should have a degree in horticulture, business or industrial engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; at least five years of recycling or solid waste management experience; and a minimum of five years' supervisory experience. 
http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=631&ji=1802143&sn=I

16. Director of Center for Collaborative Conservation, Colorado State University
The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for appointment as Director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) commencing January 1, 2007.  The Center for Collaborative Conservation is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary education and research program comprised of faculty, research scientists and students throughout the College and the University. The mission of the CCC is to further participatory and collaborative thinking and action about the sustainability of natural resources, by explicitly linking human and environmental welfare in teaching, research and outreach.  The Director’s responsibilities include promotion of quality research programs; development of financial resources; strategic planning; effective management of personnel and programs; and development and promotion of positive relations with appropriate groups and organizations, both on and off campus.  Applications are due by September 8, 2006.
http://www.conbio.org/Jobs/detail.cfm?id=7066#7066



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