February 14, 2007
Stormy Weather: Parking Ban Reminder
In anticipation of the forecasted Nor'easter, a full winter parking ban
has been engaged for the Feb. 13-14 overnight. Moreover, because of the
timing of the storm and the probability that it will snow all day on Wednesday,
it will remain in effect for the Feb. 14-15 overnight as well.
Returning to “normal” status will depend on the plowing operation.
Please note that sometimes the necessity to plow continues several nights
after the snow finally ends so be sure to check on the nightly status of
the ban by calling 2-1001.
During a full WPB, the weather-conditional parking lots are closed (lots
B, C, H and T) and parking after midnight is restricted to the "exempt" areas.
Campus residents with permits must park in their assigned lots.
Commuters with permits must park in either Section 4 of Lot A or the West
Edge Lot. Visitors and people without permits must park in the Visitor
Lot at the Visitor Center. Please note that personnel with "Third
Shift" permits are similarly required to park in exempt lots during
a full WPB status.
If UNH engages curtailed operations during the daytime hours at any point
in this storm, it is expected that snow removal operations will continue
throughout the day. Nonessential personnel are requested to keep clear
of campus. Essential personnel can use the lots during the day, but are
asked to use judgment in where they park so as to minimize the impact on
plowing operations (e.g. if possible park along the edge of a lot, rather
than right in the middle).
Open House for New Confocal Microscope Feb. 16
Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, UNH now
has a state-of-the-art confocal microscope that will allow researchers
from the university and beyond to discern multiple cell components simultaneously
and in three dimensions. The new instrument, a Zeiss LSM 510 Meta confocal
microscope, will make its debut Friday (Feb. 16) from 2 to 4 p.m. at an
open house on the third floor of Rudman.
“This is a very unusual microscope. The only other one in the state
is at Dartmouth,” says Stacia Sower, professor of biochemistry and
microbiology and the principal investigator on the grant, which was awarded
jointly to the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the University
Besides the life sciences, the microscope can be used in material sciences,
physics, and nanoscience. Sower anticipates that a wide range of users
will seek out the microscope, from faculty and staff within COLSA and other
colleges at UNH to researchers from other educational institutions, local
industry partners, and high school students participating in Project SMART.
Valentine Lunch Today
Stacy’s Buffet at the Thompson School will host a Valentine’s
Day buffet in Cole Hall from 12 to 1 p.m. Wed. Feb. 14. The menu includes
corn chowder, salmon with dill butter, chicken breast with tarragon sauce,
glazed sweet potatoes and baked potatoes, roasted vegetables, cucumber
salad and “sweet endings.” $7.
University Energy Dialogue Event
The movie “Who Killed the Electric Car?” will be shown Feb.
20, MUB Theatre II, from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Discussion to follow. Join
Dialogue Authors P.T. Vasudevan and Carmela Amato-Wierda to explore the
story of the electric car.
English Baroque and 20th Century American Music Featured in Faculty Concert
The Faculty Concert Series presents English Baroque and 20th Century American
Music for Trumpet, Organ, and Voice, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Durham Community
Performers include professor of music Robert Stibler, trumpet, Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried,
organ and Jenni Cook, soprano. The program includes works by Baroque composers
Purcell, Handel and Hine and American composers Robert Nagel, Alan Hovhaness,
Daniel Pinkham and Anthony Plog.
Stibler has taught at UNH since 1978. Currently he teaches trumpet and
music literature, and serves as coordinator of graduate studies in music.
Formerly, he was first trumpet in the Annapolis Symphony and the U.S. Naval
Academy Band, a faculty member at Southwest State University in Minnesota,
and a freelance musician in Washington, D.C., where he performed with the
National Symphony and the National Symphony Chamber Orchestra.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the music department at 2-2404.
Equity Award Nominations Sought
The 2007 Women’s Commission is seeking nominations for awards honoring
faculty, staff, and students who have made outstanding contributions to
promoting equity and serving as role models for women on campus.
An awards ceremony and celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 28,
12 to 1:30 p.m., in the MUB Strafford Room.
Help recognize a deserving faculty, staff member or student, by submitting
nominations at www.nominations.unh.edu. The deadline for submissions is
Previous awardees will not be considered for a second award. To view the
names of previous recipients, visit http://www.nominations.unh.edu
For more information, call 2-1058.
Body Image Workshop
A three-week workshop on enhancing a healthy body image will be held Wednesdays,
Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pettee Hall, room
109. Discussion; videos; and activities. Led by a graduate intern and a
nutrition peer educator.
For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion
at Health Services, 2-3823.
All That Jazz
On Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., the Traditional Jazz Series welcomes the
Galvanized Jazz Band back to the Johnson Theatre. Connecticut’s premier
exemplar of New Orleans, Dixieland and swing, the band has been under the
leadership of trumpeter Fred Vigorito since 1971. Jim Fryer will be the
guest trombonist with Jimmy Mazzy as singing banjoist.
Tickets, $8 for adults, $6, student and senior citizen, are available
at the MUB ticket office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m., at www.unhmub.com/ticket,
or by calling 2-2290. For a brochure of the upcoming season and other jazz events, call
the music department at 2-2404.
Ruckus Entertainment Presentation
Thursday, Feb.15, there will be a presentation by Ruckus Entertainment
Service, a free music service that also provides movies and social software.
UNH & USNH are considering whether to provide Ruckus Entertainment
Service on campus. Please come to see what they offer and express your
opinions about UNH’s participation.
Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: MUB 338/340. Questions, call CIS, 2-3530.
“Spoils Of War” Lecture Feb. 22
The theatre and dance department will present a free public lecture entitled “Spoils
of War” by Hampden-Sydney College professor James Arieti on Thursday,
Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.
“Spoils of War” is being presented in conjunction with the
USNH Greek Trilogy Project, a theatrical collaboration with UNH, Keene
State College and Plymouth State University. The project brings the productions
of “Agamemnon,” “The Trojan Women,” and “Electra” to
stages at all three campuses.
Arieti’s lecture will explore the unifying themes of the three plays
as well as additional Greek literature that relates to these issues and
Arieti is the Graves J. Thompson professor of classics at Hampden-Sydney
College in Virginia. He is the author of nine books and has delivered more
than sixty papers at professional conferences, colleges and universities
in North America and Europe, and has published nearly forty articles on
subjects ranging from Greek athletics to ancient warfare. He has been a
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Stanford University Fellow and a National Endowment
for the Humanities Fellow.
This lecture has been made possible through funding from the University
System of New Hampshire Chancellor’s Office. For more information,
email David Kaye, professor of acting, directing and playwriting, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 1 Deadline for Staff Development Grant
The next application deadline for the Staff Professional Development Grant
is March 1. The maximum award is $750.00.
The Staff Professional Development Grant Program provides the
opportunity for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills to enhance
his or her performance or eligibility for promotion, and be of specific
benefit to the department, college, university and/or University System.
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
No more than one grant will be awarded per person during a twelve-month
period. This is calculated from the date of notification of the previous
The application has been updated for FY07; old versions should be deleted.
In an effort to decrease the number of incomplete applications we have
now included a checklist for your review prior to submission of your application.
The committee welcomes feedback.
For a current version of the application go to http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf.
Singing Sharon Baker Style
The UNH music department presents the students of Sharon Baker in a studio
recital on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bratton Recital
Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.
A variety of musical styles will be presented by this group of talented
young vocalists who study with the skilled and talented Sharon Baker. The
concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the
UNH music department 2-2404.
Faculty Referrals Wanted For Admission Reps
The Office of Admissions is currently taking applications for Student
Admissions Representatives for Fall 2007.This is a volunteer position that
requires a high level of commitment. Students are required to give campus
tours and are often the first and only experience a prospective student
and their family have with the University.
Qualified referrals from faculty and staff are appreciated. Applications
will be available at The Admissions Office (Grant House) and online. There
will be an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the MUB 321 and
applications will be due Friday March 9th. Contact Cathy Rickarby in the
Admissions Office (2-2873) with any questions.
Advising and Career Center Services
Faculty, did you know employers visit campus to interview seniors for
jobs? If you have students looking to you for help in this area, you can
refer them to the UACC Career Center. Employers from a wide range of industries
return to UNH year after year because of the quality of our students. On-campus
interviews begin in February.
With 40-plus companies interviewing for more than 60 positions, there
is something for all majors. Students can check out visiting companies
at: http://www.unh.edu/uacc/recruitingcalendar.html Students can apply
via MonsterTRAK, UNH’s online career search tool.
Do your students ask you to look at their resumes? Students can have their
resumes reviewed beforehand at the Career Center, Hood House, Monday-Friday
from 12 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesdays in the following buildings: McConnell,
12:30 to 2:30 p.m; Rudman, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and OMSA 12:30-2 p.m.
And don’t forget to remind students about the following important
Feb. 15- Resume Review Day
Feb. 20- Nonprofit, Liberal Arts and Business Career and Internship Fair
and diversity networking lunch
Feb. 28- Engineering, Technology Science and Health Career and Internship
Additionally the Advising and Career Center can support faculty by providing
classroom presentations on the above topics. To request a presentation,
fill out the form at: http://www.unh.edu/uacc/formpages/presentations.html.
You can also direct students to Hood House or the Career Center website
at www.unh.edu/uacc for more information.
Cupboards Low on Food
The Cornucopia Food Pantry is seeking donations after a busy holiday season
depleted its food supplies.
Located on the ground floor in Christensen Hall, the food pantry serves
individuals and families on campus as well as in the Durham area.
Supplies are lower than they usually are at this time of year because
Cornucopia gave out more than 125 food baskets during the holidays. Of
particular need are caned goods, hot and cold cereal, soups, peanut butter
and tomato-based products.
Cornucopia is open Wednesday, from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday-12:00-5:0 p.m.
and by appointment. To make a donation, contact Stephen Luber at -862-1889.
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.
Feb. 20 - Counting Sheep?
Don’t let stress keep you up at night. It is a normal part of life
that can be managed. Learn some great new stress management coping skills
that will help you get more ZZZs.
Feb. 27 -Meditation
Ommm.....meditate yourself to sleep with these techniques you can take
March 6 - Feeding Your Body for A Great Night of Snoozin’
Eat and drink your way to happy dreams. What you choose to put into your
body can effect how many hours of shut eye you get each night.
March 20 - Exercise
Learn how to pump up your heart rate and break a sweat all in the name
of a good night’s sleep. Presented by Linda Hayden, Campus Recreation.
April 3 - The Art of Napping
All you ever wanted to know about napping. Included: a free power nap
session. Pillows optional.
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.
Environmental Health and Safety Meetings
The next Institutional Biosafety Committee meeting will be held on Feb.15
in Rudman Hall, room G79. For more information about this committee please
go to http://www.unh.edu/ehs/BS/.
The next Chemical Safety Committee meeting will be held on February 16
in Rudman Hall, room G79. For more information about this committee please
go to http://www.unh.edu/ehs/CS/. Both meetings are open to the public.
In Concert: Faculty Compositions
The Faculty Concert Series presents program of music composed by faculty
members on Friday, Feb.16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of
the Paul Creative Arts Center.
Works by Michael Annicchiarico, Andrew Boysen, Lori Dobbins, Robert Gerry,
Robert Haskins, Christopher Kies and David Newsam include several world
premieres. Compositions will be performed by faculty, guest performers
and the UNH Chamber Singers, under the direction of William Kempster.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the Music department 2-2404.
Faculty Members: Tell Your Students About Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Spring proposal writing workshops. Learn how to write a proposal to UROP:
Feb. 14, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)
Feb. 15, Hood House Solarium, 12:40 – 2:00 pm. (All disciplines)
Feb. 20, Rm. 207 MUB, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. (All disciplines)
Feb. 21, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)
INCO 590: Student Research Experience. Faculty members may identify students
to work with them on activities related to their teaching or research responsibilities.
Variable credit. Support for research expenses available. For more information,
contact the UROP office, 2-4323 or go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.
Visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
UROP supports research in all fields.
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.
Feb. 24 -Cheshire County Farm, Westmoreland (cattle)
March 17- Sugar River Valley Regional Tech Center, Newport
(sheep and swine)
March 31- Legacy Farm, Candia (sheep)
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.
Fad Free: Eating Well On Campus And Beyond
Thursday, March 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway
“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
File For Financial Aid By March 1
The 2007-2008 financial aid deadline is March 1 and the FAFSA/renewal
application MUST be received by the Federal Processor by then. Go to
www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply on-line. Call 2-3600, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or stop by the financial aid office in Stoke Hall if you have any questions.
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.