May 16, 2007
Break the Grip of the Rip
Beach season is right around the corner. This year, stay safe when you
swim by learning the “Break the Grip of the Rip!”
Rip currents are strong ocean currents that can pull people away from
shore, sweeping even the strongest swimmers out to sea. To raise awareness
about this dangerous phenomenon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration’s (NOAA) third annual Rip Current Awareness Week
kicks off June 3.
Sea Grant, a NOAA program, is working to educate the public on the dangers
of rip currents. For a free informational brochure explaining how rip
currents form—and what to do if you find yourself swept up in one—contact
NH Sea Grant Communications (603.749.1565; firstname.lastname@example.org), NH
Sea Grant, University of NH/Kingman Farm, Durham, NH 03824. Or check out
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.