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Taking Note

March 21, 2007

Honoring Women’s Words

A reading and book signing in honor of Women's History month will take place Wednesday, March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in MUB Theatre II.

Celebrate new works by Marla Brettschneider, professor of women’s studies and political science, and Carol Conaway, Professor of women’s studies and communication.  Brettschneider is the author of “The Family Flamboyant:  Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives,” which draws on her own experience in “a Jewish, multiracial, adoptive, queer family.”   

Conaway’s book, “Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions:  Speaking Their Minds,” is described as chronicling “a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based in social and political theories.”

Barbara White will give a short introductory talk abut Marilla Ricker and a project of new work on Harriet Wilson.

The event is cosponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, OMSA, the departments of communication and political science, the Center for the Humanities, United Campus Ministries, and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the COLA Alumni Gift Fund.

For more information contact:  lmblum@cisunix.unh.edu or call 2-1974

New Home For Housing

The department of housing has moved into its new digs at 10 College Road, across from McConnell Hall. The building does not yet have an official name so all mail should be addressed to 'Housing Office', 10 College Road. All departmental phone numbers remain the same.

Energy Discussions - Discovery Program University Dialogue

Europe’s Climate Change Leadership: What can we learn?
An informal brown bag lunch discussion with dialogue author Stacy VanDeveer. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. Drinks and dessert provided. Tuesday, March 27, 12:40 to 2 p.m. in MUB 338.

Discovery Author’s Forum: Where do we go from here?
A Town Hall meeting with all University Dialogue authors to explore implications for the university community regarding the consequences of our current and future energy decisions. Dialogue facilitated by Tom Kelly, director of the UNH Office of Sustainability Programs. Thursday, March 29, 12:40 to 2 p.m., Hubbard Reading Room.

Social Capital in NH: Bring Your Lunch

The Carsey Institute Brown Bag lunch series continues with “Social Infrastructure in New Hampshire: Results from the 2006 Social Capital Survey” Thursday, March 29, in the MUB room 334 from 12:40 – 2 p.m.
Speakers Lewis Feldstein, president, NH Charitable Foundation and Ross Gittell, senior fellow, Carsey Institute and James R. Carter professor of management will review findings from the 2006 Social Capital Survey for New Hampshire. Data will be compared to 2000 results and to the U.S. The implications of the data and findings for public policies and foundation programs will be reviewed and discussed.

For more information: http://www.carseyinstitute.unh.edu/seminars_spring07.html.

Annual Essay Contest Call

Faculty and staff: remind your students about Phi Beta Kappa’s 19th Annual General Education Essay Competition for first-year students and sophomores, as well as the 10th Annual Competition for juniors and seniors sponsored by the Humanities Program.

Winners of each will receive a $100 with up to two additional prizes of $50 at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony in early May.

The 3000-word maximum essays must be endorsed in a statement by the course instructor, must have been written as regular assignments in general education courses offered in fall 2006 or spring 2007, or during the spring 2006 if their due date was before April 15...

The deadline for submission of essays is Friday, April 6.

The competition was initiated by professor Barbara Cooper to encourage freshmen and sophomores in general education courses to strive for excellence in written work. One does not have to be a member of PBK to submit an essay; all are encouraged to submit their superior work.

Essays will be judged on depth of analysis, clarity of thesis, originality of thinking, synthesis of evidence, clarity of expression, correct usage, and organization. Submissions should be scholarly essays rather than personal narratives. For further details, contact professor R. Scott Smith (LLC/Classics) at 2-2388 or rss3@cisunix.unh.edu.

EOS Concerts

The spring SPHERES series presents the following concerts on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Morse Hall atrium:

March 29 – The Felice Pomeranz Jazz Quartet (The Gilded Harps of Boston)

April 19 – Percussia

May 10 – Elizabeth and the Catapult

Complimentary seasonal refreshments.

Comedic Drama at Hennessy Theatre

The theatre department will present “Adaptation” at the Hennessy Theatre April 18 through April 22 at 7 p.m.

A parody about life, the play takes us from birth through death and dramatizes life’s madness and familiarities. This must-see play was written by Elaine May, who penned the films “Primary Colors,” The Birdcage,” and “Heaven Can Wait.”

This play may be inappropriate for those age14 and under.

Director Deborah A. Kinghorn, chair of the department of theatre and dance, teaches acting, movement and vocal production, dialects and auditioning. She holds a B.A. in theatre from SUNY at Fredonia and an MFA in acting from Trinity University, San Antonio. She is a master teacher of Lessac Kinesensic training, and regularly teaches at the Lessac Summer Intensive Workshop.

She also serves on the board of the Lessac Training and Research Institute, Inc. and as coordinator of workshops for the Institute. She has been the voice, text and dialects coach in many professional theatres, including the Alley Theatre in Houston, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, Stages and TheatreLab Houston. She received the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, and Actors' Equity Association.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call at 2-2290 or online www.unhmub.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission; $6.50 for seniors and UNH ID holders; and $5.50 for groups of 15 or more. The box office opens one hour before the show. For more information, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919.

Think Summer -Call For 4-H Camp Sign-ups

It’s not too early to start thinking about what summer camp your children want to attend.

With two locations, one in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown and the other in the White Mountain National Forest, children can choose from a variety of programs, ranging from three nights to three weeks.

Bear Hill Camp in Bear Brook State Park offers mini camp, traditional overnight, leaders-in training and mentor, as well as the teen adventure series. Teen adventurers enjoy all the traditional camp favorites, but explore opportunities related to specific areas of interest.

Those interested in the teen series may choose between The Healthy Athlete (sports conditioning and a Red Sox game,) Island Adventure I (natural history of the Isles of Shoals, including a two-night stay on the island,) Island Adventure II (marine biology and oceanography, including a two-night stay on the Isles of Shoals,) Baaaa Hill (learn to pack and trek with a goat, visit the Stratham Fair,) Take to the Skies (explore aviation and space, visit Pease Air National Guard and try the flight simulator,) and NH Expedition (see what New Hampshire has to offer, including a canopy zip line adventure at Alpine Adventures in Lincoln.)

Barry Conservation Camp, located in the White Mountain National Forest, is run in conjunction with the NH Fish & Game Department. Attend the Let’s Go Fishing program, Hunter Safety & Certification, Walk on the Wild Side or Advanced Shooting Sports weeks.

To learn more or to register, visit www.extension.unh.edu or2-2184. Both camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.

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.

No Cinderella Story For Women’s History Month

Donna Freitas, professor of spirituality and religion at St. Michael's College in Vermont, will present “Sex and the Soul: Why Cinderella Dreams are Jeopardizing the Lives and Spirit of America's College Women” March 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room.

The talk is part of the Women’s History Month celebration.

While "purity talk" may be unique to Christian colleges, the quest to live the "Cinderella Story" is not. After interviewing hundreds of college students from across the U.S., Freitas found that college women are still hoping for fairy tale lives. During her talk, she will discuss the battle to construct meaningful relationships and experiences in college.

In addition to teaching, Freitas is the author of several books including one that explores "the Bridget Jones in all of us." A book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information call 2-1058

Nominations Sought for Community Leader Awards

Faculty, staff, and students are seeking nominations for four awards to be given out at the Community Leadership Celebration on April 12 at the Elliott Alumni Center. Nominations are due by March 22.

Awards, given for community leader, community organization, student service, and student activist, recognize community leaders and organizations that have supported the university's mission of public service, and have helped strengthen the bond between the university and people who are civically engaged in the Seacoast area.

Nominees must have an affiliation with the university, and individuals or organizations must serve New Hampshire Seacoast communities. Nomination forms and criteria are available online in both downloadable and electronic form at www.unh.edu/serve.

The Community Leadership Celebration is a collaborative project of the Thompson School of Applied Science Community Leadership Program, Cooperative Extension, Community Development Program, Office of Community Service and Learning, and the Carsey Institute.

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.

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.

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 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.

“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

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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