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Taking Note

December 5, 2007

Reception and Book Signing

Meet the editors and contributors and celebrate the publication of "Harriet Wilson's New England: Race, Writing, and Region,” the first collection of essays devoted entirely to Harriet Wilson's groundbreaking novel "Our Nig,” Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Dimond Library. Sponsored by The Center for New England Culture.

Holiday Party Continues — All Welcome

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Dec. 10 holiday reception with President Mark Huddleston. in the Piscataqua Room in Holloway Commons any time between 4-7 p.m.

Refreshments and beverages will be served. As a sustainable community, registration is required so organizers will know how much food to order in an effort to eliminate waste. To register go to unh.edu/presidentialevents.

Weight Management Program

Faculty, staff and members of the local community are invited to sign up (20 people maximum) for a 10-week weight management program being offered by the Center for Health Enhancement in the spring 2008.

The program includes individual dietary analysis and prescription; fitness assessment; the use of a personal activity monitor; body composition analysis in the Bod Pod; measurement of total body water; 1-hour metabolic testing and measurement of blood lipids and glucose.

One hour sessions will be held Thursdays from noon – 1 p.m. in Nesmith Hall, room 110 and will include sampling new recipes. Contact Anne Ronan at 2-1688 for further information and registration or visit www.che.unh.edu. Sign-ups accepted through Friday, Jan.4, 2008.

Interim Director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research Sought

The Office of the Provost is seeking applications from UNH tenure track and non-tenure track faculty and professional administrative staff for a part-time interim director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research to fill in for Dr. Donna Brown, who will be on leave from Jan. 1, 2009 to Aug. 31, 2009.

For a description of the position’s responsibilities and requirements go to


To learn more about the Hamel Center, go to: http://www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.

Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2008.

Enjoy the Season With Art

The Art Gallery is having a celebration Monday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Paul Creative Arts Center. Celebrate the season and take one last look at two inspiring exhibitions: Shadow and Memory: The Unrestored Buildings of Ellis Island The Photographs of Christopher Barnes and In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience Christopher Barnes, Desk of Questioning, 1986, Chromogenic photographic print.

Shadow and Memory was organized and loaned to UNH by Save Ellis Island, Inc. and is presented with generous support from Thomas W. Haas.

RSVP by Dec. 14, 2-3712 or art.gallery@unh.edu.

MUB Food Changes

The Coffee Office that was located on the third floor of the MUB and where they sold coffee, cold drinks and snacks, has closed. The search is on for a new food-related tenant. Meanwhile, Union Court downstairs now opens at 7:30 a.m.

Winter Parking Ban at UNH

The winter parking ban begins Dec. 1 and continues nightly through March 31, 2008. During this time most campus parking lots will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Parking during these hours is limited to designated “exempt” lots, and conditionally available in “weather-conditional” lots. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing. For a full description of the winter parking ban policy and after-midnight parking options, visit www.unh.edu/transportation/parking/wpb.htm, or call the Transportation Services office at 2-1010.

Massage Away Holiday and End of Semester Stress

Health Services is offering 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists. Treat yourself or get someone you care about a massage gift certificate. Traditional: $35 students/$45 faculty and staff. Hot Stone: $45 student/$55 faculty and staff.

Gift certificates may only be purchased for, and used by, current UNH students, faculty and staff. Stop by Health Services or call 2-3823.

Symphonic Concert Dec. 5

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mark DeTurk and the Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen, will perform Wednesday, Dec, 5, 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Symphonic Band will present “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by UNH composer and conductor Boysen, “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed, and “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night” by Mark Camphouse while the Wind Symphony features chamber music for winds, including Copland’s classic fanfare for brass and one of Mozart’s three wonderful serenades for winds. In addition, they present the premiere of a setting for chamber winds of the Irish folk song “Hector the Hero” by undergraduate composer Scott Thibodeau and a “new” classic by one of the fathers of minimalism, Steve Reich.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404.

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

Missed the Flu Clinic? Health Services still has flu immunizations available.

$15 students/$25 faculty and staff. For an appointment call 2-1806.

All That Jazz Dec. 12

An evening of jazz featuring the Bratton Hall Jazz Band under the direction of Thomas Palance and the UNH Jazz Band under the direction of David Seiler will take place Dec.12 at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Dec. 9 Choir and Symphony Concert

The UNH Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of William Kempster, will perform Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra present their annual collaborative performance; this year Haydn’s last Mass, and perhaps his greatest. The “Harmoniemesse” is a celebration of life and one of the most exciting and exultant works of this master composer's incredibly productive late period.

In the first half of the program, the UNH Symphony Orchestra will present glimpses of four contrasting styles of 20th century music, from Schönberg's own early orchestration of his choral masterpiece “Friede auf Erden”, to the thrilling minimalist-influence Rhumba for Orchestra “Powerhouse” by contemporary Australian composer Graeme Keohne, written in 1992.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Local Producers Week at Holloway Commons

Dining Services is hosting local producers next week to give the companies a chance to highlight their products and allow them an opportunity to talk with diners about what it is they do.

Wednesday Dec. 5

Breakfast sandwich bar featuring Pete & Gerry’s Cage Free Eggs at lunch and dinner

Producer: Pete & Gerry’s Farm, Monroe, NH

Meet: Jesse Laflamme (son of Gerry)

Thursday Dec. 6

Dinner Service featuring UNH grown kabocha squash and Barber stuffed chicken

Producer: Barber Foods, Portland, Maine

Meet: John Mclean, Manager UNH Farms and greenhouses

Reminder: Turn In Your Waiver Forms

If you have not yet turned in your staff waiver forms to Business Services for the spring undergraduate tuition billing, please do so before the Dec.13 tuition payment deadline. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources or the Business Services Office.

Info and questions: Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu

The Art Gallery Calendar of Events: October — December 2007


Through Dec.17


Dec.10 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Play” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Oliver Herring, Arturo Herrera, Jessica Stockholder, Ellen Gallagher, and original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Admission is free. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. -8 p.m.; and Sat. and Sun. 1p.m.-5 p.m.; closed Fridays. Visitor parking is available in C Lot (across from the Mill Road Shopping Center) at $1 per hour. For more information visit art.gallery@unh.edu, www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

New ArtBreak Series Dates

The ArtBreak series takes place Wednesdays, noon — 1 p.m. with the exception of the Nov. 14 event, which will be from noon — 1:30. All of the programs are held in The Art Gallery at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Dec.5: Concert: “The Music of Amy Beach” is presented by flute, piano, and voice students. Led by Peggy Vagts, professor of music.

Dec.12: Slide lecture/gallery talk by Maine photographer Christopher Barnes, whose works are on currently view in the exhibition “Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island’s Unrestored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes.”

UNH Celebrity Series

The 2007-2008 Celebrity Series continues the tradition of offering world-class artistic variety for the Seacoast area. This season all events will begin at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Season tickets are available now by contacting the MUB box office, 10 .am. to 4 p.m., at 2-2290 or visit www.unh.edu/celebrity to download an order form.

Friday, Feb.1 - Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

Antonio Pompa-Baldi’s 2005 appearance was one of the highlights of recent seasons. Students and general audience alike clamored for his return; he had mesmerized all with the sureness as well as the stunning beauty of his playing. He has brought his assured touch on the keyboard to some of the world's major concert venues, performing more than 70 engagements per season.

As passionate a chamber musician as he is a recitalist and orchestral soloist, Pompa-Baldi is a frequent guest at numerous chamber music festivals. He serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His program will include works by Debussy, Schumann, and Liszt.

Monday, March 3, 2008, Teatro Lirico D’Europa –“La Traviata”

“La Traviata” is Verdi's beloved story of the ill-fated romance between the courtesan Violetta and a commoner, Alfredo. Based on Alexandre Dumas' play “La Dame aux camélias,” “La Traviata” argues that true love must triumph over all, and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart. Sung in Italian with English super titles, this production features the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as outstanding professional vocal soloists from the major opera houses of Europe and the USA.

The Johnson Theatre is handicapped accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at www.unhmub.com/ticket, in the theatre lobby one hour prior to curtain or at the MUB.

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 reports.

More details are available at http://www.unh.edu/budget/events.htm or by calling site administrator Jennifer Biron at 2-0828.

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.

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