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Taking Note

June 20, 2007

Auction Action This Saturday

The pirate-themed auction offering more than 150 items that include original works by well-known New Hampshire artists takes place Saturday, June 23, from 6-9 p.m. at The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

“Hidden Treasures!” will also give bidders the chance to own antiques, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind designed “treasure chests." Guest auctioneer is Devin Moisan of Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.,( NH Lic. # 2922) Dover, NH.

Tickets are $35 per person: $60 per couple. Advance reservations recommended. For more information, call 2-3712 or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

Faculty and Staff Membership Reminder

June 28th is the deadline to join the Alumni Association Dues Membership Program and be eligible for a raffle drawing on June 29. The prize is a UNH wristwatch valued at $279.

Special faculty/staff membership pricing is $20 for a one-year membership (normally $35) or $85 for a five-year membership (normally $140). You can join on-line at www.alumni.unh.edu/join or by calling 800-891-1195 or 2-1650 locally. Memberships help support such things as alumni scholarships, chapter events and the UNH Magazine

Welcome Aboard

Jude Ward has joined the Affirmative Action and Equity Office as the ADA compliance officer.

Ward comes to UNH with more than seventeen years of experience in the field of civil rights. As a former social worker, she developed a passion for advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. A former member of the ADA Implementation Project for the state of Vermont, Jude assisted Vermont state government in coming into compliance with the letter and the spirit of the ADA. Ward served as a diversity and equity specialist for the University of Vermont for eleven years. In this capacity, she managed a civil rights grievance process for faculty, staff and students.

She can be reached at Jude.Ward@unh.edu or 2-2930 v/TTY or her direct line, 2-2929.

Free Screening of WWII Documentary “The War” June 28

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns will join New Hampshire Public Television in presenting a preview screening of his new documentary “The War” on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on the day of the screening at the Capitol Center for the Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. The preview screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Burns, moderated by NH Outlook host Beth Carroll.

“The War” tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of individuals from four quintessentially American towns, from the home front to the frontlines. Examining the myriad ways WWII touched the lives of all Americans, the film honors the bravery, endurance and sacrifice of the generation who lived through what will always be known simply as The War.

The 7-part documentary series is directed and produced by Burns and Lynn Novick. A co-production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, DC, “The War” premieres Sunday, September 23 on NHPTV and PBS. For more information visit www.nhptv.org/thewar or call (603) 868-4344.

Support for “The War” is provided by WETA, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, The Arbors of Bedford, the McIninch Foundation, and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Reminder: Turn in Your Waiver Forms

Faculty/staff tuition waiver forms for the fall undergraduate tuition billing period are due by August 9. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources or Business Services.

Information and questions, call Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu.

Biodiesel Fuel at UNH

Concerning a story that ran in the June 6 Campus Journal entitled “Biodiesel Group and Conway Company Team Up in Research Project” biodiesel currently produced in UNH research labs from campus waste vegetable oil is not used in university transit or fleet vehicles. B20 biodiesel used by UNH is purchased on the commercial market and is dispensed from the NHDOT-owned fuel center located on the west end of campus.

Computing and Information Services Gets Interim Director

Bill Hall, associate director of the CIS Enterprise Computing Group, has accepted the position of interim director of ECG. Hall will serve in that role until a permanent replacement is hired for Joe Doucet, whose last day was June 15.

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.

Post-partum Volunteers Sought For Exercise Study

The exercise science department is looking for women who have recently given birth to participate in a study that looks at postpartum exercise prescription. The study will explore the acute effects of circuit weight training and subsequent acceptance of breast milk by infants.

The study will be conducted through July 27 at the UNH Exercise Science Laboratory located in the Field House. It consists of five sessions: a screening, a 1RM test of 11 nautilus machines, and three sessions of data collection. This is ground breaking research, as there is very little data on the short-term effects of this type of postpartum exercise.

Candidates should be 2-4 months postpartum. Contact Timothy Quinn, associate professor in the kinesiology department, at 2-1830 or tjq@unh.edu or Jay Hydren at (508) 954 9153 or jrm7@unh.edu.

Summer Time at Campus Journal

The Campus Journal summer schedule continues. Next issue will be July 11, publishing every other week thereafter. The deadline for submissions is the Tuesday before at 4 p.m.

Sign Up for Summer Courses

UNH Summer Session 2007 is currently open for all terms. For details on credit course offerings, term dates and more, visit http://www.learn2.unh.edu/summer.

In keeping with our institutional mission to provide public access to higher education, enrollment in a degree program is not required. Undergraduate level courses (200-799) are open to individuals with a high school diploma or GED. Graduate level courses (800-999) are open to individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Term begins June 25.

If you plan to use your employee USNH tuition waiver benefit, you must register in person. Tuition waivers are available at the Registrar’s Office, Business Services and Human Resources. Please call 2-2015 if you have any questions or if we may be of further assistance.

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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