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Taking Note

April 4, 2007

Psychology Night Tonight

Psychology faculty: do your students ask you, “what can I do with a degree in psychology?” “What kind of job can I get?” The Career Center, along with the Psychology Club will be hosting Psychology Night, today at 7 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room. UNH alumni, all with undergraduate degrees in psychology, will share their career development with students. Encourage your students to stop by.

Concert Choir To Perform Bach

Almost everyone has heard of the great German baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, but very few people actually get to perform his masterworks. Not so for the 100-voice UNH Concert Choir, who will give two performances of the master’s greatest single work, “The Mass in B minor,” this Easter season in Dover and Durham.

The first performance is on Friday April 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Dover City Hall. On Saturday, April 7, also at 7:30 p.m., the choir will take the stage at Johnson Theatre in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The “Mass in B minor” was never performed in Bach’s lifetime, and according to choir conductor William Kempster, “may well have been Bach’s attempt to place on the historical record his take on the Mass form, which would have been considered by Bach himself as the most important genre in the history of music up until that time.”

Compiled from pre-existing as well as new material, the mass showcases, in one work, all the aspects of Bach’s genius, and, in a way, sums up an entire age in one musical creation. The work is “fiendishly difficult, but well-worth the challenge,” according to Kempster, who says that “this is as exhilarating and life-asserting as anything we as a civilization have ever created, and we unfortunately seem to need that more and more now.”

Vocal solos will be performed by UNH voice-faculty members Jenni Cook (soprano) and David Ripley (bass), and two graduating vocal majors, Nicholas LaRoche and Rebecca Claborn.

Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for general admission and $10 for UNH students and seniors. For more information call 2-2404.

Let’s Talk Energy

“Energy and Transportation: What do we do? How do we get from here to there?” is the topic of a discussion with University Dialogue authors P.T. Vasudevan, Carmela Amato-Wierda, and Sonke Dornblut taking place Monday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in the MUB 330/332.

Novelist Benoît Duteurtre Here April 11

UNH welcomes acclaimed French novelist Benoît Duteurtre to campus Wednesday, April 11. Duteurtre will read excerpts of his book “The Little Girl and the Cigarette.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Duteurtre is the author of 10 novels, including “Le Voyage en France” for which he was awarded the prestigious Prix Medicis. His work has been translated into 13 languages. “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” is his first book to be translated into English.

In addition to reading excerpts from his book, Duteurtre will discuss his work as a writer. The conversation will be in French and English, and copies of “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” will be available for purchase at the event.

Duteurtre’s visit is sponsored by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for International Education, and the Center for the Humanities, the English Department, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

2007 President’s Excellence through Diversity Award Deadline April 18

Nominations are being sought for the 2007 President’s Excellence through Diversity Award. For the second year, the Office of the President in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity will present the award to an individual who has demonstrated excellence through outstanding leadership in promoting equity, advancing the status of under-represented groups, and serving as a role model at UNH.

Nominations may be made for a faculty or staff member. The award recipient will be honored at the Diversity Banquet to be held Saturday, May 5, from 6– 9:30 p.m., in Huddleston Hall Ballroom.

Help to recognize a deserving faculty or staff member for campus and community leadership to create a more inclusive community by submitting your nominations through the online nominations service web site http://www.nominations.unh.edu/ by April 18.

Criteria: A full-time faculty or staff member with a minimum of three years of service who has "demonstrated excellence through outstanding leadership in promoting equity, advancing the status of under-represented groups, and serving as a role model at the University of New Hampshire.”

The 2006 inaugural President’s Excellence through Diversity Award recipient was Provost Bruce L. Mallory for his distinguished leadership and dedicated service in creating inclusive communities.

For more information, contact the Office of the Provost/Diversity Initiatives, Thompson Hall 207 at2-3290 or email Janice.Pierson@cisunix.unh.edu

Flower Bulbs For Santa

Last Christmas, Wildcat Santa helped so many area families that its resources were dramatically depleted. In an effort to replenish their reserves for next year, the group is sponsoring a flower bulb and perennial sale.

The bulbs are from the van Bourgondien Company. Orders can be made from now until April 20 and will arrive in plenty of time for the spring planting season.

To order, contact one of the WildCat Elves listed below:

Donna Adjutant 2-4180

Janice Pierson 2-1058

Shelly Clark 2-2090

Marianne Blanding 2-1981

Cathy Annese 2-2075

Maureen Marshall 2-1983

Muriel Bilodeau 2-1505

Leslie Guy 2- 1427

UNH Alum To Speak on Right Whales

Scott Kraus of the New England Aquarium will present “Urban Whale, Right Whales at the Crossroads” on April 20 at 3 p.m. in the Richards Auditorium in Murkland Hall.

In his seminar, Kraus will explore the biology and conservation of the North Atlantic right whale biology, a species that has been severely impacted by human interactions, and one that he has studied extensively since 1980.

Kraus received his Ph.D. from UNH and is the principal scientist and director for research at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. He serves as a member of the national right whale recovery team, and numerous other national and regional teams working to insure the survival of this majestic marine mammal.

In addition to his work with the aquarium, Kraus has been a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, and has taught for several years at the Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium. The seminar is sponsored by the Marine Program and is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. For more information contact Linda Wade at linda.wade@unh.edu or 2-2987.

Recipe for Change – Help Fight Hunger

The Waysmeet Center and Cornucopia Food Pantry are once again assembling food baskets for the spring season. More than 80 families need help and we are inviting you to make your recipe for change. When you make a donation, include your favorite family recipe and the ingredients needed to make it.

Suggested donations include:

  • Flour/sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables/fruits
  • Breads
  • Dried beans
  • Cheeses
  • Rice
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Bagels/English muffins
  • Pasta/sauces
  • Soups
  • Potatoes
  • Healthy cereals and snacks
  • Juice/milk
  • Ham/turkey
  • Canned foods
  • Gift certificates and spring/summer themed items

Donations, due April 18, can be dropped off at the Waysmeet Center, 15 Mill Road, (look for the purple door) or contact Nicole Finitsis nmlb@cisunix.unh.edu 603-988-9392

Mills Hall Helps On Belay Program Serve Children With Ill Loved Ones

On Belay, a unique outdoor adventure program that strives to create a community of support for children whose loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer or other potentially life-threatening illnesses will be held at the Browne Center, Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mills Hall residents work with the program as their community service initiative.

Students help to raise money, publicize the event, organize activities, and provide food for the day. The program is offered free to young people ages 10-18.

On Belay is a nonprofit program started in the spring of 2004 by Crescentia Healy-True, and will continue in her honor with this, our 7th program. For more information, contact On Belay at 1-866-44-BELAY or email info@on-belay.org. To register, go to www.on-belay.org.

Save the Date: Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception

The Alumni Association will hold a wine and cheese reception to help raise awareness about membership dues program at the Elliott Alumni Center on Wednesday, April 4th, from 4– 5:30 p.m.

The membership dues initiative largely supports alumni programs and communications. Anyone may become a member; it’s the best way to keep alumni and colleagues connected to UNH.

A discounted rate of $20 is available to faculty and staff (a $15 savings). New and renewing members will be automatically entered into a drawing for a man’s or woman’s Seiko watch with the UNH seal, valued at $279.

For more information and to RSVP contact Lucie Asselin, 2-3650 or email lucie.asselin@unh.edu or visit www.alumni.unh.edu/join.

One-Woman Play Provides Funny Look at Climate Change

“The Boycott,” a one-woman show written and performed by Kathryn Blume and directed by Jason Jacobs, will be presented Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Murkland, room 115.

Inspired by the ancient Greek anti-war comedy “Lysistrata,” “The Boycott” tells the story of a First Lady of the United States launching a nationwide sex strike to fight global warming and save the world.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; first come, first serve.

“The Boycott,” is presented by the Discovery Program University-wide Dialogue on Energy, the Office of Sustainability, MUB Programming, Residential Life, the department of Theatre and Dance, Mask & Dagger, WildACTS, and the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC).

Great Bay Coast Watch Launches Monitoring Season

For the past 17 years, the volunteers of the Great Bay Coast Watch have been monitoring the quality of the water in the Great Bay Estuary as well as the quantity of phytoplankton along the coast. This year’s monitoring season is about to begin.

The Watch will report on its past activities and its future plans at a dinner Tuesday, April 10 at Newick’s Restaurant in Dover from 6-8:30p.m. The event will include a presentation on the seasonal movement of lobsters and horseshoe crabs in Great Bay by Win Watson, University of New Hampshire professor of zoology.

The meeting is open to the public and dinner costs $5 per person. To make reservations for the dinner or for more information on the organization, contact GBCW coordinator Ann Reid at 603-749-1565 or by email at ann.reid@unh.edu). The activities of the Watch are supported by NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension.

Annual Essay Contest Call

Faculty and staff: remind your students about Phi Beta Kappa’s 19th Annual General Education Essay Competition for first-year students and sophomores, as well as the 10th Annual Competition for juniors and seniors sponsored by the Humanities Program.

Winners of each will receive a $100 with up to two additional prizes of $50 at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony in early May.

The 3000-word maximum essays must be endorsed in a statement by the course instructor, must have been written as regular assignments in general education courses offered in fall 2006 or spring 2007, or during the spring 2006 if their due date was before April 15...

The deadline for submission of essays is Friday, April 6.

The competition was initiated by professor Barbara Cooper to encourage freshmen and sophomores in general education courses to strive for excellence in written work. One does not have to be a member of PBK to submit an essay; all are encouraged to submit their superior work.

Essays will be judged on depth of analysis, clarity of thesis, originality of thinking, synthesis of evidence, clarity of expression, correct usage, and organization. Submissions should be scholarly essays rather than personal narratives. For further details, contact professor R. Scott Smith (LLC/Classics) at 2-2388 or rss3@cisunix.unh.edu.

EOS Concerts

The spring SPHERES series presents the following concerts on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Morse Hall atrium:

April 19 – Percussia

May 10 – Elizabeth and the Catapult

Complimentary seasonal refreshments.

Comedic Drama at Hennessy Theatre

The theatre department will present “Adaptation” at the Hennessy Theatre April 18 through April 22 at 7 p.m.

A parody about life, the play takes us from birth through death and dramatizes life’s madness and familiarities. This must-see play was written by Elaine May, who penned the films “Primary Colors,” The Birdcage,” and “Heaven Can Wait.”

This play may be inappropriate for those age14 and under.

Director Deborah A. Kinghorn, chair of the department of theatre and dance, teaches acting, movement and vocal production, dialects and auditioning. She holds a B.A. in theatre from SUNY at Fredonia and an MFA in acting from Trinity University, San Antonio. She is a master teacher of Lessac Kinesensic training, and regularly teaches at the Lessac Summer Intensive Workshop.

She also serves on the board of the Lessac Training and Research Institute, Inc. and as coordinator of workshops for the Institute. She has been the voice, text and dialects coach in many professional theatres, including the Alley Theatre in Houston, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, Stages and TheatreLab Houston. She received the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, and Actors' Equity Association.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call at 2-2290 or online www.unhmub.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission; $6.50 for seniors and UNH ID holders; and $5.50 for groups of 15 or more. The box office opens one hour before the show. For more information, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919.

Think Summer -Call For 4-H Camp Sign-ups

It’s not too early to start thinking about what summer camp your children want to attend.

With two locations, one in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown and the other in the White Mountain National Forest, children can choose from a variety of programs, ranging from three nights to three weeks.

Bear Hill Camp in Bear Brook State Park offers mini camp, traditional overnight, leaders-in training and mentor, as well as the teen adventure series. Teen adventurers enjoy all the traditional camp favorites, but explore opportunities related to specific areas of interest.

Those interested in the teen series may choose between The Healthy Athlete (sports conditioning and a Red Sox game,) Island Adventure I (natural history of the Isles of Shoals, including a two-night stay on the island,) Island Adventure II (marine biology and oceanography, including a two-night stay on the Isles of Shoals,) Baaaa Hill (learn to pack and trek with a goat, visit the Stratham Fair,) Take to the Skies (explore aviation and space, visit Pease Air National Guard and try the flight simulator,) and NH Expedition (see what New Hampshire has to offer, including a canopy zip line adventure at Alpine Adventures in Lincoln.)

Barry Conservation Camp, located in the White Mountain National Forest, is run in conjunction with the NH Fish & Game Department. Attend the Let’s Go Fishing program, Hunter Safety & Certification, Walk on the Wild Side or Advanced Shooting Sports weeks.

To learn more or to register, visit www.extension.unh.edu or2-2184. Both camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Lactation Room Available

Dimond Library and the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women would like to call attention to a lactation room that is available in Dimond Library. This private room contains a hospital-grade Medela breast pump, a gliding rocker, a refrigerator, and soft music. The room is designed for nursing and milk expression. A key can be checked out at the main circulation desk of the library. Please contact Pam Lehman at 2-1512 or the commission office at 2-1058 for more information.

Sleepy Time: Are You Getting Enough?

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Learn how to start every day with a good night’s sleep. Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., in the MUB, room 334.

April 10 - It’s A Sleep Party
Guaranteed to be the party of the semester. Join us for milk and cookies and don’t forget your creativity - we will be making eye pillows and learning about the benefits of keeping a dream journal.

Open to the UNH Community. For more information on sleep or this series, visit www.unh.edu/health-services. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be presented by wellness educators/Counselors from Health Services or peer educators.

Veterinary Workshops

The Cooperative Extension has teamed up with state veterinarian Steven Crawford to provide a series of clinics on basic health care and biosecurity information for livestock owners.

April 14- Ramblin’ View Farm, Gilford (sheep)
May 5-Grafton County Farm, North Haverhill (swine, cattle)

Pre-registration is required as space may be limited. Fee is $10. All workshops are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Tina Savage at 539-3331 to register or for more information.

See the Light at Health Services-Therapy Lamps Available

Health Services is offering free light therapy to faculty, staff and students. Two lamps are available 7 days a week, by appointment. Light therapy is helpful in treating seasonal affective disorder for about 75 percent of the people who are afflicted with the condition.

Visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/sad-lighttherapy_main.html for more information.

Free Lunchtime Nutrition Series

Take an hour break each month to learn practical nutrition tips for free.

Join dining’s registered dietitian Rochelle L’Italien and increase your nutrition know-how. Bring your own bag lunch. Complimentary water and fruit will be served.

“I’ll Have A Second Helping Of Compassion.”
A different strategy towards reaching your nutrition goals
Thursday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Piscataqua Room, Holloway

Food Portion Know-How: Be The Navigator of Your OWN Plate
Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway)

No registration needed. All programs are free and open to faculty, staff and students.

For more information call 2-862-2583 or email L'Italien at Rochelle.LItalien@unh.edu or visit http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/NutritionLecturesSpring07.pdf

Fellowships Office Seeking Faculty Referrals For Grants and Fellowships

Faculty members, be sure to pass along to the fellowship office the names of students who might qualify as candidates for national and international grants and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright awards.

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