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Taking Note

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, jaz26@unh.edu, or professor William Scott, ws@samanthaskunk.com.

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 visit http://www.nippolake.com/

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 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

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 welcomes feedback.

Obtain 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 research.

From Macbeth to Mesoamerica, student-authored articles fill the third-annual issue of Inquiry, the UNH journal of undergraduate research which is now online at


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 topics.

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, 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. 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 and choreography.

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 Center.

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 bone” Orovich.

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.

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.

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.

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