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October 17, 2007

Online Benefits Open Enrollment Through Oct. 19

This is the last week for employees to enroll or make changes to their benefits online at http://MyUSNHBenefits.net. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 19. Even if you aren’t making any changes, it’s a good idea to log in and check your status and beneficiaries. You can also review your 2007 selections by visiting WISE (Web information system for employees) at http://wise.unh.edu.

Reminder: each year flexible spending accounts must be updated and dependent students must be verified.

Interview Schedules For Candidates For Director Of Enterprise Computing

The search committee for the position of director of Enterprise Computing invites you to participate in interviews of the candidates during the following open forums being held in the 5th floor reading room of the Dimond Library:

Candidate A – Tracey Leger-Hornby
Oct.18 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Candidate B – Bill Hall
Oct. 25 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

To view candidate’s resumes go to http://www.unh.edu/vpfa/ecg.html

Forum on UNH’s Fiscal Health

All members of the UNH community are invited to participate in an open dialogue about the university’s fiscal health Oct. 23, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the MUB Theatre I..

The forum addresses UNH’s financial situation, the plan for addressing it and allows time for attendees to ask questions or make comments. Dick Cannon and Dave Proulx, who are deeply committed to engaging in these important discussions and to the development of a long-term plan for financial stability at UNH, will facilitate the forum.

New ArtBreak Series Dates

The ArtBreak series takes place Wednesdays, noon — 1 p.m. with the exception of the Nov. 14 event, which will be from noon — 1:30. All of the programs are held in The Art Gallery at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Oct. 31: Concert/discussion: David Ripley, associate professor of music, UNH, performs poems by Edgar Allan Poe and songs by Edward MacDowell. N.H. composer and author John Warthen Struble discusses the MacDowell Colony.

Nov.7: Film: “Seasons of MacDowell,” four styles of filmmaking commemorate the 100th anniversary of the MacDowell Colony. (2007, 70 min.)

Nov.14 (noon - 1:30 pm): Film/Book Signing: Author and filmmaker Lorie Conway presents “Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital” (2007, 70 min.)

Nov.28: Gallery talk by exhibiting artists Grant Drumheller and Beth Galston, whose works are currently on view in the exhibition “In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience.”

Dec.5: Concert: “The Music of Amy Beach” is presented by flute, piano, and voice students. Led by Peggy Vagts, professor of music.

Dec.12: Slide lecture/gallery talk by Maine photographer Christopher Barnes, whose works are on currently view in the exhibition “Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island’s Unrestored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes.”

Secretary of State Reception Guest; Talk to Follow

The library museum, in partnership with the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series, is hosting reception for its current exhibition “Up Close and Personal: A Look at Presidential Politics in New Hampshire,” Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Special guests include New Hampshire Secretary of State and UNH alum Bill Gardner and Susan Roman and Chris Regan whose collection is featured in the exhibition.

Gardner is the person who makes the final decision on when the N.H. primary is held. His talk, The Primary Role of New Hampshire in American Democracy, will take place directly following the reception, from 4-5:30, in the MUB, Theater II, as part of the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series.

The reception is sponsored by the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series.

Parking Changes at T-Hall Lot

Short-term parking passes will replace the parking meters at T-Hall, which are being removed starting next week. The new system will be in effect by Oct. 31.

Permits for one or two hour parking will be sold at the attendant booth at the lot entrance ($1/hour). The availability of space will depend on the number of special event reservations scheduled.

This parking format should be familiar to anyone who has parked in the short-term/special event Lot C.

The new program is to help ensure an organized turnover and sharing of this high-demand parking real estate. Once it is in place, everyone wanting to use the lot will have to stop at the attendant booth for a permit.

Love EveryBody Day Monday Oct. 22

Love EveryBody Day is a national event every October initiated by the National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation. The day is meant to bring awareness to ways men and women's bodies are inaccurately portrayed in the media and advertising. It is a day to celebrate the diversity of all people and bodies, and to appreciate all that our bodies do for us.

Health Services and the Nutrition/Eating Concerns Peer Educators are proud to be supporters and organizers of Love EveryBody Day every year at UNH.

“The Mind/Body Dialogues” will be performed by UNH students Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., in the Strafford Room, MUB. Free to the UNH community. A monologue-based play, performed closely on the format of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.”

“The Mind/Body Dialogues” examines the relationships people from a wide cross-section of backgrounds have with their bodies, using the principles of self-exploration, revelation and outspokenness to grapple with issues of body-confidence, self-esteem, compulsive exercising, addiction, and disordered eating.

The play is meant to uncover the ways in which we all think about, feel towards, and care for our physical selves. Written by Jennifer Campbell and Jessica Cunningham of the Multiservice Eating Disorder Association, Inc.

On Oct. 22 check out various activities and educational material promoting positive body image at information tables in Health Services’ resource library from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; MUB Food Court 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Holloway Commons 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Campus Recreation, 4 -6 p.m.

Additional information and resources:

Download UNH's Love EveryBody Day Poster and share with others.

Health Services Resource Library: Check out selected favorite books on body image. All books are available for check out in the Health Services Resource Library (2nd floor).

Adios Barbie! This site serves as a place for social commentary on body issues, redefining what the body really means and encouraging people to think of themselves first when re-imagining their perceptions of beauty and power.

Body Image - What is body image? What is normal body image? What is negative body image? What can you do to change the way you feel about your body?

Writing Positive Affirmations -An affirmation is a statement designed to bring about positive change in one's self or one's environment.

Becoming a Critical Media Viewer - Media messages about body shape and size will affect the way we feel about ourselves and our bodies, only if we let them.

Phenomenal Woman - Poem by Maya Angelo.

Body Image Web Sites Some of our favorite body image web sites. Print out, keep for yourself or give to a friend.

For more information about Love EveryBody Day, call the Office of Health Education and Promotion at 2-3823 or visit Health Services, room 249.

Want to speak to someone about body image? Make an appointment with our nutrition counselor by calling 2-3823. Visits are available to UNH students who have paid their mandatory health fee.

Good Eats Cheap

Stacey’s Buffet and The Balcony Bistro, located in the Thompson School’s Cole Hall and operated by restaurant management students of the food service management program, offer high quality food at reasonable prices.

The Balcony Bistro is open Tuesdays from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Stacey's Buffet, where it’s first come, first served, is open Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Open Talk on UNH’s Financial Health Oct. 23

Members of the UNH community are invited to participate in an open dialogue about the University’s fiscal health on Oct. 23 from1:30 to 3:30 in the MUB Theatre 2. The forum is intended to provide opportunities to learn more about our financial situation, the plan for addressing it and to ask questions or make comments.

Vice president for Finance and Administration Dick Cannon and assistant vice president for Financial Planning and Budgeting, Dave Proulx, will be leading this important discussion. The format will be a short presentation and the majority of the time reserved for questions, answers and discussion.

October Concerts in the Johnson Theatre

The music department presents the UNH concert band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the symphonic band, under the direction of Mark DeTurk in a free concert Tuesday, Oct.16, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The concert band was instituted to adequately provide performance opportunities to the student population. This newly formed group of students, along Goodwin, will perform “Lauda” a composition by alumnus Timothy Miles (’01, ‘07G), “O Magnum Mysterium” written by Morten Lauridsen and transcribed for concert band by H. Robert Reynolds, “Sang!” by Dana Wilson and “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik.

The symphonic band conducted this semester by DeTurk will perform “Slava!” by Leonard Bernstein, “Night” by Robert Rumbelow and Norman Dello Joio’s “Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn”.

On Oct, 17, also at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre, the wind symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen, will perform music by women composers and includes a special lecture by professor Peggy Vagts relating the history of women composers in art music.

“Anahita” by Roshanne Ethezady is a New Hampshire premiere. Also on the program are “Early Light” by Carolyn Bremer and “Soundings” by Cindy McTee. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Family Weekend Concert

The department of music and the Parents Association present the UNH jazz band, under the direction of Dave Seiler, and the Bratton Hall jazz band, under the direction of Thomas Palance in concert Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the MUB to help kick-off UNH Family Weekend activities.

Tickets, $8 general admission and $6 for UNH students and senior citizens, are available at the MUB Ticket Office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the concert. For tickets, call 2-2290. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Fitness Reminder

The UNH fitness program, located at the Field House, is available to all UNH benefit-eligible employees.

Nominations Sought for 2008 Commencement Speakers and Award Recipients

The 2007 commencement ceremony was enriched by the presence of two former U.S. presidents who delivered inspirational messages to UNH graduates, families and friends. In addition, the university’s honorary degree and Granite State Award recipients were recognized for their exceptional philanthropy. Each year these outstanding individuals help make commencement memorable.

If you know of an exceptional individual who should be acknowledged for his or her achievement (s), please submit his or her name using the online nomination process located at: http://www.unh.edu/honorarydegrees/nominate.html (click on “UNH Durham and Manchester nomination form”).

Descriptions for each form of recognition are included on the nomination form. The online format has been created to facilitate an easy and convenient submittal process. If you have any questions or feedback regarding this process, please contact Susan Entz, chair of the Honorary Degrees and Granite State Awards committee at Susan.entz@unh.edu.

Nominees for honorary degrees, Granite State Awards and suggestions for a commencement speaker will be accepted for Commencement 2008 up until Oct. 15.

Attention Banner Student Administrative Users

The Banner forms you currently run when using Banner Student will be upgraded to version 10gR2 on Sunday, Oct. 14. Once the upgrade is completed, new software will be needed to display and use the Banner forms. The current software, Jinitiator, will no longer work correctly.

You will need to download and install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5.0_12, also referred to as J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 12. Instructions for downloading and installing JRE 1.5.0_12 can be found on the Software Downloads page in the Java Runtime Environment section at http://www.usnhgateway.org/jre/Java_JRE_Install_15012.htm .

You can and should install JRE 1.5.0_12 (J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 12) before the upgrade weekend. After the upgrade weekend, when you first log into Banner Student, remember to turn off automatic updates to JRE. The steps to do this are included in the download and installation instructions.

Fall Professional Development and Training

Enhance your professional skills with these one-day noncredit seminars offered by the Graduate School's office of Professional Development and Training. USNH noncredit tuition benefits can be used.

The seminars listed below are those offered through October in business-related areas. Many more seminars are offered through December and seminars in a number of other professional areas are also offered throughout the fall.

September-October 2007 business seminars:
Management and Supervision
Project Management
Human Resources and Train the Trainer
Professional Coaching
Sales and Marketing
Web Design and Desktop Publishing
Engineering Management

For all the fall offerings visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu and click on professional development.

To register: online at https://www.learn.unh.edu/forms/NCregister_now.html; by phone at 2-2015, by mail or by fax. To request a brochure go to http://www.learn.unh.edu/pcw/contact/noncreditcatalog.php or call 2-4234.

UNH Celebrity Series

The 2007-2008 Celebrity Series continues the tradition of offering world-class artistic variety for the Seacoast area. This season all events will begin at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Season tickets are available now by contacting the MUB box office, 10 .am. to 4 p.m., at 2-2290 or visit www.unh.edu/celebrity to download an order form.

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Juilliard String Quartet

The Juilliard String Quartet is internationally renowned and admired for performances characterized by clarity of structure, beauty of sound, purity of line and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose. Celebrated for its performances of works by composers as diverse as Beethoven, Schubert, Bartók and Elliott Carter, it has long been recognized as the quintessential American string quartet.

The November program will include Haydn’s Quartet In E Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6; Quartet No. 13 In B Flat Minor, Op. 138 by Shostakovich; and Beethoven’s Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1.

Friday, Feb.1 - Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

Antonio Pompa-Baldi’s 2005 appearance was one of the highlights of recent seasons. Students and general audience alike clamored for his return; he had mesmerized all with the sureness as well as the stunning beauty of his playing. He has brought his assured touch on the keyboard to some of the world's major concert venues, performing more than 70 engagements per season.

As passionate a chamber musician as he is a recitalist and orchestral soloist, Pompa-Baldi is a frequent guest at numerous chamber music festivals. He serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His program will include works by Debussy, Schumann, and Liszt.

Monday, March 3, 2008, Teatro Lirico D’Europa –“La Traviata”

“La Traviata” is Verdi's beloved story of the ill-fated romance between the courtesan Violetta and a commoner, Alfredo. Based on Alexandre Dumas' play “La Dame aux camélias,” “La Traviata” argues that true love must triumph over all, and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart. Sung in Italian with English super titles, this production features the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as outstanding professional vocal soloists from the major opera houses of Europe and the USA.

The Johnson Theatre is handicapped accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at www.unhmub.com/ticket, in the theatre lobby one hour prior to curtain or at the MUB.

Only A Test: ER Drills To Take Place

Effective emergency preparedness and response requires the participation of the entire campus community. With this in mind, the university and the Durham Fire Department will be holding emergency evacuation drills, lasting three-to-five minutes, in academic and administrative buildings during the months of September and October. Evacuation drills allow building occupants to become familiar with drill procedures, the locations of exits, and the sound of the fire alarm.

Faculty and staff can prepare for the drills by reviewing emergency preparedness and emergency procedures information available on the web:
Emergency Evacuation Drill Brochure
Emergency Preparedness Program Brochure
The Emergency Preparedness website

Disruptions can be minimized by ensuring students and staff members are aware of the nearest exit to their classroom, work area, or lab and the designated area of assembly outside. Faculty members are encouraged to point out evacuation routes and areas of assembly to each class at the beginning of every semester. Emergency evacuation maps have been posted in the hallways of most campus buildings for reference on evacuation routes and areas of assembly.

Questions? Call the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 2-4041.

Helping You Find Your Path – MUB Lecture Series, Fall 2007

All lectures are at 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room except for the Oct. 24 Ghost Hunters presentation, which will be in the Granite State Room.

Oct.17 - MUB 50th anniversary event. “60’s Rock: When the Music

Mattered” with Barry Drake. The decade of the 60’s was one of the most

interesting periods in American history. Through all the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day.

Oct.24 - The Sci-Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunters. Jason and Grant from the hit show will

be in the Granite State Room talking about the paranormal, hauntings, demons, ghosts and more just in time for Halloween. Jason and Grant head up and are the founding members of TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society. Cosponsored by the MUB and MUSO.

Nov.7 – “Campus Computing and the Law” with lawyer C.L. Lindsay. Back by popular demand. What you do online can come back and haunt you. Learn how to stay clear of trouble with lawyer C.L. Lindsay. His entertaining and educational talk includes UNH pictures from Facebook and Myspace, stalking, getting jobs, plagiarism, alcohol/drugs,

and more. Co-sponsored by MUB and Student and Academic Services.

Nov.14 – “Hooking Up” with author Amber Madison. America’s young people want straight talk about sex from parents and schools. Most are not getting it. Madison, author of “Hooking Up: A Girl’s All-out Guide to Sex & Sexuality,” gives them what they want in simple non-clinical language. It’s all here, from gonorrhea to the “G” spot, emergency contraception to erectile dysfunction. A fresh, fun and much needed presentation. Co-sponsored by the MUB and Health Services.

Holistic Health Brown-Bag Lunch Series at the MUB

During the month of October, Health Services will offer a series of lunchtime lectures Tuesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m., in the MUB, room334. The talks are free and open to the university community.

During his 20-year career as an international institutional investment broker, Michael Shingleton used an ancient technique he learned from an Indian Siddha in 1979 to manage and curtail stress. Today, he travels and shares that technique with individuals, small groups and corporations.

This session will explore and introduce, “The Now Sound” a powerful technique for lowering stress, enhancing the pleasure of the moment and enabling sleep. The Now Sound will, in a few breaths, redirect your attention and allow you to listen and “watch” the voice in your head impartially and without judgment. For more information visit http://shantistress.com.

Oct. 23 - Energy Medicine with Jim Oschman

Jim Oschman, PhD, is the author of two books, “Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis” and “Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance.” He is one of the few academic scientists who has explored the basis for complementary and alternative medicines. In his work, Oschman refers to the same science that provides the foundation for modern clinical medicine.

Oschman lectures widely on the energetic phenomena taking place in the therapeutic situation. He has degrees in biophysics and biology from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in major research labs around the world including Northwestern

University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was on the faculty, and at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where he was a staff scientist. Oschman continues his research and writing in Dover, where he is president of Nature’s Own Research Association. For more information visit http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/index.html.

Oct.30 - Harmonic Therapy with Joseph Carringer

Carringer has been playing an Australian Aboriginal-made didgeridoo since 1997 with local blues and jazz musicians. In 2005, he opened his harmonic therapy practice in Portsmouth with the goal of helping people realign their bodies’ natural rhythms on a cellular level through harmonic therapy, which he believes can help people achieve a

greater sense of natural health and open doors for a higher sense of creativity and consciousness. Join Carringer for a peaceful harmonic mediation session. For more information visit http://ancientvoicesharmonictherapy.com.

Don’t forget your lunch. For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion Health Services, Room 249, 2-3823 www.unh.edu/health-services.

Don’t Miss The Dairy Bar

The Dairy Bar is open to vehicle traffic during construction. There is drive-in space over the sidewalk while Depot Street entrance is blocked off. Do stop by for a bite. You won’t have to fight the crowds.

Stress Buster- Massage It Away

Starting this fall, Health Services will provide expanded massage therapy services to students, faculty and staff, offering weekend hours and hot stone massages. Appointments can be made starting the end of August.

All massages are provided by licensed massage therapists. For more information visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html.

Locally Grown and Organic

The Organic Garden Club’s farm stand opens for the season today. New location: Murkland Courtyard. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discount Dining for Faculty and Staff

Acorns Restaurant at the New England Center will offer special luncheon selections to faculty and staff. David May, assistant vice president for business affairs, has developed this plan in conjunction with NEC in response to the closing of the Oak Room, the faculty/staff dining room in Huddleston Hall.

NEC is offering a 35 percent combined discount on Acorns’ express lunch, available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a special price of $8.95 plus tax and gratuity including a non-alcoholic beverage. The meal features a full salad bar, soups, fresh baked rolls, signature sandwiches and build-your-own sandwiches, and desserts. Buy five express lunches and get the sixth one free.

Faculty and staff will get a 32 percent discount on Acorns’ Buffet (when available): offered at a $12.50 plus tax including a non-alcoholic beverage. Call ahead to check on the buffet availability.

The Kellogg Foundation's overview of the assembly can be seen here: http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=75&CID=274&NID=61&LanguageID=0.

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.

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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