MSU Academic Hall of Fame honors Kim Baldridge
Minot State University announces the induction of Kim Baldridge, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Zurich, into its Academic Hall of Fame for 2013. The MSU Faculty Senate selects inductees from faculty and community nominations to represent a range of outstanding career achievements by MSU alumni.
Baldridge will be honored at a banquet Sept. 29, beginning with a social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. CT. The banquet will be in the Conference Center (Student Center, third floor). Community members as well as MSU students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Faculty are encouraged to sponsor students from their departments so they may interact with accomplished professionals who began their careers at Minot State.
A Minot native, Baldridge attended Minot State, graduating with majors in chemistry and mathematics in 1982. She holds a masterís degree in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical chemistry from North Dakota State University. She also completed post-doctoral work in theoretical chemistry at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. In addition to being a faculty member, Baldridge is founder and director of the Grid Computing Competence Center, which fosters research, education, infrastructure and usage of distributed computing at UZM. She is a prolific scientist, who has authored or co-authored 161 peer-reviewed articles, two books and 17 book chapters, mostly in the field of computational chemistry. She will speak at the banquet about her start at MSU and the opportunities she has had along her career path.
Banquet tickets are $27 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Amy Woodbeck, professional and community education coordinator, at (701)858-3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking is available on the Student Centerís east side.
For further information, contact Eric Furuseth, MSU Academic Hall of Fame Committee chair, at (701)858-3369 or Eric.Furuseth@minotstateu.edu.