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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 are expected.

Parking for this event will be in A-lot and other designated lots. Questions? contact University Conferences & Catering at 2-1900 or email conferences@unh.edu.

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.

String Concert

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 campus.

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 services.

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 chamber ensembles.

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 nancy.puglisi@unh.edu 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 19.

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 sfoster@cisunix.unh.edu

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 for awards.

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 sfoster@cisunix.unh.edu.

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 grant.

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 dates:

Feb. 28- Engineering, Technology Science and Health Career and Internship Fair

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.

Veterinary Workshops

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 and students.

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 financial.aid@unh.edu 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.

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