May 2, 2007
Water Lines Maintenance Begins May 2
The UNH Water Supply will begin its semi-annual maintenance, exercising
valves and cleaning valve boxes starting May 2 and continuing for two weeks.
The water will remain safe. If colored water is detected, flush the faucet
until it clears.
On May 14, flushing will begin. Valves will be done during the day and
flushing will take place at night. Commencement should not be affected
because flushing will stop for the weekend on the Friday morning before.
his may also affect laundry during this time.
Any questions please contact the UNH Water Supply ay 2-1390 or the Town
of Durham Public Works office at 868-5578.
Thompson School Hosts Golf Tournament May 4
Students at the Thompson School of Applied Sciences are holding the 2nd
Annual "Tee of for T School" Golf Scramble May 4, at the Nippo
Lake Golf Club in Barrington. Proceeds will be donated to the Applied Business
Management (ABM) Scholarship Fund.
The format is a four-player scramble with a shot gun start beginning at
8:30 a.m. Players may enter as either a foursome or an individual.
The tournament is designed for alumni and local business owners to welcome
the spring season while supporting a great program. Prizes will be awarded
for closest to pin (12th hole), longest drive (4th hole), hole in one,
and 1st 2nd and 3rd place. A "most fun award" will also be awarded
to the person who comes in last place to reinforce this is a friendly competition.
The entry fee is $125 per person, which includes the 18-hole green fee,
golf cart, and lunch. Lunch only is $35 per person. Hole sponsorships are
also available for $150 a hole.
For more information or to receive a registration form, contact students
Ben Brown, (603)-817-1144, Bmo2@unh.edu or Joanna Karameelas, email@example.com,
or professor William Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nippo Lake Golf Club is located in Barrington, 30 minutes from Portsmouth,
20 minutes from Dover or Durham and 10 minutes from Rochester. For directions
Reception for COLSA Dean
A thank-you reception for Bill Trumble, who is stepping down as dean of
COLSA, will be held Thursday, May 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Windsor
Charles Room of the New England Center.
Fiction Book Reading May 8
Professor Tim Barretto will read from his new novel “Searching for
Joy” Tuesday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Barton Hall, Room 134. Published
by Beech River Books, “Searching for Joy” is the story of a
man whose life turns reflective when he learns he has prostate cancer.
Barretto teaches writing, speaking, and literature at the Thompson School
where, in 2001, he and colleague Kate Hanson co-founded the Community Leadership
program at the school as a way to help students interested in becoming
activists and community leaders to find and develop their voices.
His creative work includes short stories published in literary journals
and a one-act play about bullying that was performed at several schools
in New Hampshire’s Strafford County.
Save the Date: Bike/Walk to Work Day May 18
Save the date, pump up the bike tires, and lace up those sneakers for
the fifth annual New Hampshire Bike/Walk to Work Day, Friday May 18. Give
up your car for the day and enjoy a free breakfast on campus, plus tips
on maintaining a car-free commuter lifestyle.
For more information, go to www.seacoastbikes.org. And don’t forget
about free Wildcat Transit buses – with bike racks -- from Portsmouth,
Dover and Newmarket to UNH: http://www.unh.edu/transportation/wildcat/
ArtBreak Series: Wednesdays, noon – 1 p.m.
All programs are in the Paul Creative Arts Center.
May 2: Gallery talk by B.F.A. candidates Jason P. Bombaci, Maggie Cedarstrom,
Chris Hobbs, Ryan Murphy, and Nathaniel Raymond.
May 9: Gallery talk by M.F.A. candidates Michelle Arnold and Jamie Bowman.
Professional Development Grants Available
Staff Professional Development Grants, offered to EE, OS, and PAT staff
who want to attain new skills, are once again available. The application
deadline is June 1.
These grants provide the opportunity for employees to attain new skills
or knowledge that can enhance their performance or eligibility for promotion
and can be of specific benefit to the department, college, university and/or
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
The maximum award is $750.00. 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.
Note: The application has been updated for FY07. Also, in an effort to
decrease the number of incomplete applications, we have now included a
checklist for review prior to submission of an application. The committee
a current version of the application (PDF format)
Student Researchers Publish Findings—Available Online
UNH senior Jim Wood in Iceland. Using a Summer Undergraduate Research
Fellowship, Wood spent nine weeks in Iceland studying linguistic theory.
He published his findings in Inquiry, the UNH journal of undergraduate
From Macbeth to Mesoamerica, student-authored articles fill the third-annual
issue of Inquiry, the UNH journal of undergraduate research which is now
Published annually, Inquiry features the research articles and commentary
of UNH undergraduates from various academic disciplines. This latest issue
includes works on Slovakian communism and democracy, the Latin American
tradition of Quinceañera, and the American toad, among many other
Sign Up for Summer Courses
UNH Summer Session 2007 begins May 21 and registration is currently open
for all terms. For details on credit course offerings, term dates and more,
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. Terms begin May 21, June 11 and 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.
May Theatre Events: Aerial Dance and Dance Showcase
Original works will premier in two events presented by the theatre and
dance department highlighting students’ performance, direction, design
Proceeds will benefit theatre and dance scholarships.
The Aerial Dance Showcases will be performed on May 2 at 6 p.m. and 7:30
p.m. in the Newman Dance Studio at New Hampshire Hall. Come see these amazing
student performances, choreographed and set to music, in aerial arts, trapeze,
lyra, and fabric. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Dance Showcase will be performed on May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson
Theatre at the Paul Creative Arts Center. This eclectic evening of dance
performance will include a wide range of dance forms and styles from jazz
and tap to hip-hop and ballet.
Tickets are $3.50 each and proceeds will benefit Theatre and Dance scholarships.
Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. For tickets, contact the MUB ticket
office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at www.unhmub.com or by calling 2-2290. The lobby box office opens one hour prior to curtain
at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, call the theatre
and dance office at 2-0093.
Bands To Perform
The New Hampshire Youth Band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin and
Mark DeTurk, and the UNH Symphonic Band, under the direction of Nicholas
Orovich, will perform Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. at the Johnston Theatre,
Paul Creative Arts Center.
The youth band will perform “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph
Vaughan Williams, “Night Dances for Wind Ensemble” by Bruce
Yurko, “As Summer Was Just Beginning” by Larry D. Daehn and “Dreams
of a Psychopath” by Michael Francis.
The Symphonic Band will perform the “Overture to Candide” by
Leonard Bernstein, “Cauldron” by Scott Boerma, “Symphonic
Prelude” by Mark Camphouse and conclude the concert with “Variations
on Bingo” by Steve Reisteter.
The concert free is open to the public. For more information, call the
music department at 2-2404.
Faculty Makes Music
The Faculty Concert Series presents trombonist Nicholas Orovich on Monday,
May 7, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts
Featured on the program is “Sonata a tre” by Tomaso Albinoni
and performed by The Spumoni Trio; Don Davis and Orovich, trombones and
Donald Rankin, tuba. Orovich will play Leslie Bassett’s “Suite
for Unaccompanied Trombone.”
Professor Emeritus John Rogers’ “Trio for Recorder, Sackbut
and Synthesized Sounds” features Robert Stibler, soprano recorder
and Orovich, sackbut. The recital concludes with the ever popular “The
Amazing Bone,” with story by William Steig, music by Christopher
Kies and narration by David Ripley. Pianist Arlene Kies performs with the “amazing
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the department of music at 2-2404.
Take a Bow: Staff Recognition Set For May 4
Staff members will be honored for their years of service during the 2007 Recognition Program set for Friday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Granite State Room at the MUB.
Interim President J. Bonnie Newman and the OS, PAT and EE Council chairs will host the event. All eligible OS, PAT and EE staff who will be achieving benchmark years of service (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45) will be celebrated along with the 2007 Presidential Award of Excellence (PAE) winners. All UNH community members are invited to attend.
Letters inviting staff members to attend the programs were sent out via campus mail on February 19th. Please contact Christina VanHorn in human resources at 2-0519 for additional information and/or if you feel you should have received a letter of invitation and did not so hire dates can be verify.
UNH Manchester Holds Open Houses for Master’s Degree Programs
The master of public health (MPH) program and the master of business administration (MBA) program along with the Center for Graduate & Professional Studies will hold separate open houses in May for prospective students to learn about graduate study opportunities.
The MPH session will take place Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30–7 p.m. in room 15 while the part-time MBA open house will be held Monday, May 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room 7.
The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 286 Commercial Street, 4th floor in Manchester's historic Millyard. The open houses are free and open to the public. RSVP at http://www.shhs.unh.edu/hmp/openhouse_regform.html or 603-641-4313.
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.
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.
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.
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.