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
2007 President’s Excellence through Diversity Award Deadline April
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
Suggested donations include:
- Dried beans
- Dried fruit and nuts
- Bagels/English muffins
- Healthy cereals and snacks
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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
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.