August 8, 2007
Underpass Temporarily Closed
The Colovos Road underpass near the heat plant will be closed for the
rest of the month while utility work takes place in the area. During this
time, vehicles and pedestrians should use the new southern underpass on
McDaniel Drive/College Road to access the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory.
Staff Professional Development Grant Deadline
The next application deadline for the UNH Staff Professional Development
Grant is September 8. The maximum award is $750.00. No more than one grant
will be awarded per person during a twelve-month period, which is calculated
from the date of notification of the previous grant.
The Staff Professional Development Grant Program provides the opportunity
for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills or knowledge in a manner
that will enhance a staff member's performance or eligibility for promotion
and be of specific benefit to the department, college, university and/or
Such opportunities might include:
- Conferences, workshops and seminars, both on and off campus
- Academic courses not offered within the University System
- Travel and accommodations for off campus courses, workshops, etc.
- Special projects, including but not limited to research and publication
Note: The grant application has been updated for FY08. Also, in an effort
to decrease the number of incomplete applications, a review checklist is
now included. The committee welcomes feedback.
To obtain a current version of the application go to http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf
Stress Buster- Massage It Away
Starting this fall, Health Services will provide expanded massage therapy
services to students, faculty and staff, offering weekend hours and hot
stone massages. Appointments can be made starting the end of August.
All massages are provided by licensed massage therapists. For more information
Locally Grown and Organic
The Organic Garden Club’s farm stand opens for the season today.
New location: Murkland Courtyard. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual Learning Conference Set For August
The Granite State Distance Learning Network (GSDLN) invites faculty
and staff to attend the upcoming Annual Videoconferencing Institute
being held August 9 and 10 at NHPTV as well as five other locations
simultaneously across New Hampshire.
The two- day Videoconference Institute provides an overview of the
various components of videoconferencing, its potential, the resources
available and strategies to make the video project successful. Participants
will experience virtual field trips, guest speakers, hands-on time to
find projects, and practice techniques over video. A brochure can be
downloaded at http://www.gsdln.org/pdf/FinalInstituteBrochure2007B.pdf.
GSDLN has been active this past year in trying to help the faculty
and staff utilize this growing technology to assist in UNH’s outreach
efforts including a successful videoconference this past spring with
Glen Miller of the chemistry department. Miller presented an interactive
program on “nanotechnology” from the MUB Distance Learning
Classroom to more than 250 interested and questioning middle school
students at five different sites around the state. This fall, GSDLN
is working with the UNH Institute on Disability to bring information
on autism via videoconferences to more than a dozen sites around N.H.
For more information contact George.Fryburg@unh.edu or go to the Granite
State Distance Learning Network at www.gsdln.org.
Discount Dining for Faculty and Staff
Acorns Restaurant at the New England Center will offer special luncheon
selections to faculty and staff. David May, assistant vice president
for business affairs, has developed this plan in conjunction with NEC
in response to the closing of the Oak Room, the faculty/staff dining
room in Huddleston Hall.
NEC is offering a 35 percent combined discount on Acorns’ express
lunch, available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a special
price of $8.95 plus tax and gratuity including a non-alcoholic beverage.
The meal features a full salad bar, soups, fresh baked rolls, signature
sandwiches and build-your-own sandwiches, and desserts. Buy five express
lunches and get the sixth one free.
Faculty and staff will get a 32 percent discount on Acorns’ Buffet
(when available): offered at a $12.50 plus tax including
a non-alcoholic beverage. Call ahead to check on the buffet
The Kellogg Foundation's overview of the assembly can be seen here:
Reminder: Turn in Your Waiver Forms
Faculty/staff tuition waiver forms for the fall undergraduate tuition
billing period are due by August 9. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources
or Business Services.
Information and questions, call Business Services at 2-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
eVENTS Management System
The eVENTS Management System (EMS), developed by the Research Computing
Center, enables customers to register and pay for events such as conferences,
workshops, and camps via the web, and assists event managers with tracking
registration and payment activity.
The eVENTS system offers customizable registration forms for each event,
an online payment feature which accepts credit cards and e-checks and feeds
automatically into the Banner Finance system, and 24/7 access to live registration
More details are available at http://www.unh.edu/budget/events.htm or
by calling site administrator Jennifer Biron at 2-0828.
Summer Time at Campus Journal
The Campus Journal summer schedule continues. Next issue will be July 11, publishing
every other week thereafter. The deadline for submissions
is the Tuesday before at 4 p.m.
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.