February 28, 2007
Brown Bag It for Talk on Population Trends
The Carsey Institure Brown Bag Series will present “Changing Communities:
Demographic Trends in Rural America” on Thursday, March 8, from
12:40 to 2 p.m. in the MUB, room 334.
Speakers include Kenneth Johnson, visiting senior Fellow, Carsey
Institute, and professor of sociology at Loyola University-Chicago.
During the past few decades, rural America has experienced periods of
population growth as well as decline. Recent population growth in rural
areas has been uneven, with some areas growing rapidly while others have
grown little, if at all. Such uneven patterns are now evident in urban
America as well. And, population growth in both urban and rural America
depends increasingly on immigration. This selective deconcentration of
the population presents important new challenges for scholars as well as
for planners and policy-makers.
Crowd Notice: Annual Conference To Bring Thousands to Campus
On March 16, nearly 4,000 people will descend on campus to attend this
year’s Seacoast Professional Development Day Conference.
Sessions will be held in the MUB, Holloway Commons, Hamilton Smith, Horton,
Iddles, McConnell, Murkland, Parsons, Spaulding, & the Johnson Theatre.
The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. An estimated 3,800 participants
Parking for this event will be in A-lot and other designated lots. Questions?
contact University Conferences & Catering at 2-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award Ceremony Speaker Tells How to Re-learn Feminism
Keynote speaker Donna Freitas will present “Preaching the Gospel
of Feminism: Tips on Evangelizing the F-Word to the Next Generation” during
the Women's Commissions Award Ceremony and Celebration March 28, from 12-1:30
p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room.
Freitas is a professor of spirituality and religion at St. Michael's College
in Vermont and a contemporary author of a book that explores the quest
for happiness found in the “Bridget Jones' Diaries.” She will
speak about the expectations of the next generation of women and how to
re-learn what feminism has to offer.
At the annual award ceremony, a faculty, staff member and student will
be recognized for outstanding contributions to the equity and inclusion
of women in this community. Light lunch served. RSVP by March 21 at 2-1058.
Internship and Career Fair Today
Faculty: Do your students ask you how to get an internship or about job
searching after graduation? We encourage you to direct students to our
Engineering, Technology, Science and Health Internship and Career Fair
in the MUB from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Both the Granite State Room and Strafford Rooms will be filled to capacity
with more than 90 employers. A complete directory of organizations may
be viewed from our website: www.unh.edu/uacc. This is a great way for students
to meet with employers, polish their networking skills, and gain confidence.
All students are welcome to attend, regardless of major. All organizations
need employees with top communication skills, and you can help impart that
message to students.
Faculty and staff are invited to the coffee reception and employer internship
best practices panel from 10-11 a.m. in MUB 330/332. This is an opportunity
to connect with employers and learn more about their internship programs.
The university’s community string ensemble, The Night Shift, under
the direction of Robert Eshbach will perform Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m.
in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center on the Durham
The program includes “Balletto in G Major” by Tomaso Albinoni, “Wildflower
Suite” by James Funkhouser and “Serenade for Strings, Op. 48” by
Tchaikovsky. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information,
call the music department at 2-2404.
Choose Your Entertainment
On Tuesday, March 6, from 11-noon 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. Come see what the service offers and express
your opinions about UNH participation. MUB 334/336. Any questions, call
CIS, AVP Office at 2-3530.
Help Students Find Summer Work
The Financial Aid Office is once again preparing for the summer federal
work-study program. Student applications will be available March 1 in the
financial aid office and on the website (http://financialaid.unh.edu).
Departments will receive information in the mail. Contact the financial
aid office at 2-3600 with any questions.
Eating Crow: Misidentified Photographer
Credit for a short photo gallery that ran in last week’s Campus
Journal of a red-tailed hawk perched atop a portico at T-Hall should
have been given to Mark Rubinstein, vice president for student and academic
Jazz, Wind Symphony, and Symphonic Concerts
The music department presents the following concerts in the upcoming weeks
at the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center:
Feb.28 – the Wind Symphony under the direction of Andrew Boysen.
The Wind Symphony is the select wind ensemble of the university, known
for premiering new music as well as featuring versatile soloists.
This concert includes “Sparkle” by Shafer Mahoney, guest conducted
by graduate student Timothy Miles, Symphony No. 3 by James Barnes and 2
sections of “Three American Pieces” by Lukas Foss which feature
UNH professor and flutist, Peggy Vagts.
March 1- The Symphonic Band under the direction of Nicholas Orovich, the
Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Nancy Smith, and several student
The Symphonic Band is open to all university students and constitutes
the music department’s largest instrumental ensemble. Their program
includes “Vesuvius” by Frank Ticheli, “Aquarium” by
Johann de Meij and “Baba-Yaga—The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures
at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky, orchestrated for band by
Carl Simpson and edited by Alfred Reed.
All concerts, free and open to the public, begin at 8 p.m.. For more information,
call the music department at 2-2404.
Take A Walk: Step The System
Come to the informational meeting for the Step the System walking program
promoted through ELF and the USNH Wellness Office and receive a free pedometer.
Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the MUB, room 33-332.
Step the System counts steps instead of miles and sets a goal for participants
to take 10,000 steps—equal to five miles--a day. (The average American
takes between 3,000 and 5,000 a day.)
Bring your lunch. If you can’t attend, call 2-0929 or email email@example.com
for program materials.
2007 Kidder Fund Nominations Underway
Nominations for the Kidder Award, presented annually to those faculty,
staff members and students whose outstanding efforts foster a greater understanding
of sexual orientation, are now being accepted.
Awards will be presented at the 15th Annual Pancake Breakfast being held
in Huddleston Hall Ballroom, Wednesday, April 11, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Submit nominations at: www.nominations.unh.edu. The deadline is March
Previous awardees will not be considered for a second award. To view the
names of previous recipients, please visit http://www.nominations.unh.edu.
For more information, contact the President’s Commissions Office,
Thompson Hall G14, 2-1058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dairy Bar Open During Spring Break
The Dairy Bar will be open for breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. during Spring
Break, March 12 though March 16. Faculty and staff can enjoy beverages,
breakfast sandwiches, homemade soups and chili daily. Beginning Saturday,
March 24 the ice cream window will open on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.
“Power to the People” Energy Talk
Join University Dialogue authors Ruth Sample and John Carroll to explore
issues of global justice and energy use as they discuss “Energy and
Justice: The Social Responsibility of Energy Use.” Wednesday, March
7, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in MUB Theatre II.
Nominations for 2007 Women's Commission Awards By March 5
Each year, the President's Commission on the Status of Women
presents an award to a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution
to promoting equity, advancing the status of women, and serving as a
role model for women on campus. At this time, we are seeking nominations
Nominations may be made in three categories: faculty, staff, and student.
Award recipients and nominees will be honored at the Women's Commission's
Annual Celebration, to be held Wednesday, March 28, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.,
MUB Strafford Room.
Previous winners will not be considered for a second award. To view the
names of previous recipients, please visit http://www.nominations.unh.edu.
Please help a deserving student, faculty, or staff member by submitting
your nominations on www.nominations.unh.edu by March 5.
For more information, contact the President's Commission Office, Thompson
Hall G14, 862.1058 or email email@example.com.
Symphony Orchestra Features Violin Soloist
The department of music presents the Symphony Orchestra under the direction
of Larry Veal in concert on Sunday afternoon, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. in
the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.
Antonio Vivaldi’s “Winter” concerto from “The
Four Seasons” features Manchester area violinist Elliott Markow.
The group is also performing Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Gustav
Holst’s “St. Paul’s Suite” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian
Easter Festival Overture.”
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the music department at 2-2404.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.