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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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,
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 email@example.com
The Art Gallery Calendar of Events: October — December
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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
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
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.