September 5, 2007
The UNH Faculty Concert Series opens its season September 12 at 8 p.m.
in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center with a jazz concert
showcasing the woodwind talents of professor David Seiler. Rounding out
the Jazz Quintet are David Newsam, guitar, Mark Shilansky, piano, John
Hunter, bass and Les Harris, Jr., drums. Special guest is Chris Humphrey.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the department of music at 2-2404.
League of N.H. Craftsmen, Scheier Ceramics, Art Faculty Featured in Exhibitions
Three new exhibitions showcasing the paintings and furniture design of
faculty members from the department of art and art history as well as fine
handcrafts produced by 75 members of the League of N.H. Craftsmen and works
by renowned potters Edwin and Mary Scheier, will be on view at The Art
Gallery from September 8 through October 17.
The exhibitions, “Art Faculty Review: Rebecca Litt, Shiao-Ping Wang,
and Leah Woods,” “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried
Exhibition,” and “Ceramics by Edwin and Mary Scheier: The Durham
Years,” will open with a public preview reception on Friday, September
7, from 6 – 8 p.m., sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Admission
Art Faculty Review: Rebecca Litt, Shiao-Ping Wang, and Leah Woods
Rebecca Litt, “Commuters” oil on canvas Shiao-Ping Wang, “In
the Clouds” acrylic on board
“Art Faculty Review: Rebecca Litt, Shiao-Ping Wang, and Leah Woods" highlights
work by new studio art faculty members.
Rebecca Litt’s paintings of dense urban landscapes present momentary
views of individual characters rushing through the contemporary world,
captured by energetic marks of vivid color. Shiao-Ping Wang’s paintings
examine cyclical changes found in life, culture, and nature through the
use of layered paint and fabric. Leah Woods’s furniture designs are
inspired by her interest in the world of women’s fashion and the
value that society places on beauty.
Leah Woods, “Vanity with Chair” walnut, Australian walnut,
brass, African satinwood
League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried Exhibition:
The “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried
Exhibition” is presented as part of the 75th anniversary celebration
of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
Founded in 1932 to help New Hampshire craftspeople make a living through
the difficult financial times of the Depression, the League of N.H. Craftsmen
is one of the oldest and most prestigious craft organizations in the country.
Showcasing the artistry of many juried and supporting members of the league,
the exhibition features 91 hand-crafted works—in basketry, clay,
fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, printmaking, photography, woodworking,
and furniture—by 75 craftspeople.
Beth Ann Gerstein, executive director of The Society of Arts and Crafts,
Boston, is the juror for exhibition awards, which will be presented during
the Sept. 7 preview reception. According to the league’s Executive
Director Susie Lowe-Stockwell, “This juried exhibition includes a
diverse range of craft pieces, each selected for its beauty and unique
Selected images from the “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial
Members’ Juried Exhibition” include:
Glen MacInnis, “Wall Snapper” stoneware
Betsy Sterling Benjamin, “Blue Lotus of Lumbini” (detail),
Carol VanLoon, “Heidelberg” silver gelatin print
Karen Orsillo, Triangle Jar, porcelain
Megan Bogonovich, “Pink Vine” ceramic
Teresa Taylor, “Gourd Teapot” stoneware
Barbara Smith McLaughlin, “Untitled” sterling silver, bronze,
agua nueva and coyamito agate beads
Adele Sanborn, “Hope is the Thing” mixed media
Participants in the “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried
Exhibition” include: Polly Allen, Lebanon; Chris Archer, Manchester;
David Belser, Penacook; Mary Alice Bishop, S. Acworth; Ted Blachly, Warner;
Dawn Blanchard, Henniker; Stuart Blanchard, Strafford; Susan Bliss, Warner;
Peter Bloch, New London; Doug Blum, Wolfeboro; Megan Bogonovich, Concord;
Sarah Burns, New Durham; Deborah Cary, Mirror Lake; Tim Christensen-Kirby,
Rollinsford; Cheryl Christenson, Hillsboro; Jeffrey Cooper, Portsmouth;
Judith Copeland, Manchester; Sally Cornwell, Wolfeboro; Kathleen Curtin,
Tamworth; Terri Ellen Donsker, North Hampton; Sarah Drummond, Kittery Point,
ME; Sharon Dugan, Sanbornton; Kathleen Dustin, Contoocook, Lawrence Elbroch,
Kittery, ME; Victoria Elbroch, Kittery, ME; Sarah Fortin, Mason; Marsha
Francis, Portsmouth; Jane Frenke, Berkeley Springs, WV; Deborah Grant,
Manchester; Genevieve Groesbeck, Peterborough; Ethan Hamby and Shana Brautigam,
Rindge; Andy Hampton, Concord; Judith Heller Cassell, Rochester; Peg Irish¸ Madbury;
Jane Kaufmann, Durham; Catherine Ladu, Peterborough; William Laughlin,
Nashua; Devitt Liptak, Gilford; Susan Lirakis Nicolay, Center Sandwich;
Glen MacInnis, Auburn; Thomas McGurrin, Sanbornton; Barbara McLaughlin,
Stratham; Janice Miller, Jaffrey; Maureen Mills, Portsmouth; Bruce Murray,
Bradford, VT; Ann Olson, Manchester; Karen Orsillo, Kittery Point, ME;
Linda Perry, Hanover; Fred Puksta, Keene; Joy Raskin, Bedford; Wen Redmond,
Strafford; Maureen Redmond-Scura, Concord; Lee Ring, Fryeburg, ME; Richard
Ruppel, Randolph; Adele Sanborn, Webster; Marcosa Santiago, Rumney; William
Schnute, Wilton; Lisa Sheiman, Hopkinton; Jane Simpson, Dublin; Gillian
Smith, Andover; Linda Sten, Madbury; Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Kingston;
Pamela Sullivan, Dunbarton; Mary Margaret Sweeney, Kittery, ME; Teresa
Taylor, Barnstead; Becca Van Fleet, Eaton; Carol VanLoon, Dover; Bonnie
Violet, Limerick, ME; Sandra Wadlington, Bradford; Carol Walker-Morin,
Nottingham; Sarah Warren, Jefferson; Nathan Webb, Bethel, VT; Paulette
Werger, Hanover; and Tom White, Northfield, MA.
The “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried
Exhibition” lead sponsor is Swenson Granite, with additional program
sponsorship by Amica Insurance, Hannaford Supermarkets, Ocean National
Bank, and Sullivan Creative.
Ceramics by Edwin and Mary Scheier: The Durham Years:
Edwin Scheier, Plate, mid 20th-c., ceramics, The Art Gallery, UNH, David
Campbell Memorial Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Scheier
A third exhibition, “Ceramics by Edwin and Mary Scheier: The Durham
Years,” spotlights two consummate potters who were important figures
in the early development of both the League of N.H. Craftsmen and the university’s
From 1940 to 1960, Edwin Scheier taught ceramics at UNH, while his wife
Mary served as artist-in-residence, producing hundreds of works for the
League of N.H. Craftsmen and helping Ed in the classroom when needed. With
limited resources, the Scheiers worked tirelessly to develop a strong and
cohesive arts curriculum at the university, while also working with the
league at annual craft fairs and shows to inspire an appreciation for fine
handcrafts among residents of New Hampshire.
Focusing on the university’s collection of Scheier works, this exhibition
is presented in memory of Mary Scheier, who recently passed away at the
age of 99. Guest curator for the Scheier exhibition is Elizabeth Lapan
of Londonderry, a junior at UNH pursuing a dual major in business administration
and art history.
The Art Gallery is the 2007 recipient of “New Hampshire Magazine’s” “Best
of New Hampshire – Hidden Treasure” award. Exhibitions and
programs are open to the public free of charge.
To celebrate John Cage's 95th birthday (and the 15th anniversary of his
death), the music department is hosting a one-day symposium and concert
on September 8 in the Paul Creative Arts Center.
The conference is co-sponsored by UNH's College of Liberal Arts and the
Center for the Humanities. A brief overview of the day's events include
the symposium, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., M-223, and the concert, 8 p.m., in the
Bratton Recital Hall.
Topics to be discussed include: “Our Memory of What Happened is
Not What Happened: Cage and the Power of Myth,” Brent Reidy, Ph.D.
student, musicology, Indiana University; “On John Cage's Late Music,
Analysis, and the Model of Renga in Two2,” Rob Haskins, Ph.D., assistant
professor of music, UNH; “Interdeterminacy and Performance Practice
in Cage's Variations,” David P. Miller, Boston, MA; “Thinking
About Cage and Nature, Back Then and Right Now,” David Andrew, Ph.D.,
professor of art history, UNH.
The concert includes “Music for One,” Margaret Herlehy, oboe;
Four6, Rob Haskins, David Miller, Laurel Karlik Sheehan, and Brent Reidy,
performers; Two2, Rob Haskins and Laurel Karlik Sheehan, pianos.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the
music department at 2-2404.
Faculty: Tell Your Students About UROP
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program supports student research,
scholarly, and creative projects in all fields.
INCO 590: Student Research Experience. Faculty members may identify students
to work with them on activities related to their teaching or research responsibilities.
Variable credit. Support for research expenses available. For more information,
contact the UROP office, 2-4323 or go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research
Drop-in Information Sessions: Students will learn more about how they
can develop a project, investigate a topic, and receive funding.
Monday and Wednesday 1 -2 p.m., 213 Hood House
Tuesday 11 - 12:30 p.m., 213 Hood House
Or by appointment.
Proposal Writing Workshops: Learn how to write a proposal to UROP.
Sept. 27, Thursday, MUB Rm. 302, 12:45 – 2 p.m. (all disciplines)
Sept. 27, Thursday, Rudman Hall 381, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (science/engineering)
Oct. 3, Wednesday, MUB 203, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (all disciplines)
Oct. 4, Thursday, Rudman Hall 381, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (science/engineering)
Undergraduate Research Award Deadlines: October 10, 2007 and March 4,
SURF Abroad (for summer 2008): January 4, 2008
SURF USA Deadline (for summer 2008): March 4, 2008
Visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
UROP supports research in all fields.
The New England Bassoon Quartet makes its New Hampshire debut on Saturday,
September 22 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative
Arts Center. The group includes Boston Symphony’s Suzanne Nelsen,
and Portland Symphony’s Janet Polk, Ardith Keef, and Margaret Phillips.
The program ranges through all time periods and from the serious to the
comic. Works include “Le Phenix” by Corrette, “Humorous
Scherzo” by Prokofiev, “Quartettino” by William Schuman,
and “Arietta” by Christopher Kies.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the music department at 2-2404.
Take A Break on Wednesdays With ArtBreak
ArtBreak Series, Wednesday, noon – 1 p.m., in the Paul Creative
September 12: Film: “A League of Our Own: New Hampshire and the
American Craft Movement” The history and culture of the League of
NH Craftsmen and its influence on the national craft community is presented.
(color, 58 min)
September 19: Gallery Talk: Exhibiting faculty artists Rebecca Litt, Shiao-Ping
Wang, and Leah Woods discuss their work, techniques, and influences.
September 26: Gallery Talk: Beth Ann Gerstein, executive director of The
Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, and juror of awards for the “League
of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried Exhibition,” discusses
her choices for awards and presents her views on the current state of the
October 3: Slide Lecture: Michael Komanecky, chief curator, The Farnsworth
Art Museum and Wyeth Center, discusses the ceramics of Edwin and Mary Scheier.
October 10: Gallery Talk/Discussion: Exhibiting League of New Hampshire
members, including Sharon Dugan (basketry), discuss their work, techniques,
and the challenges facing professional craftspeople.
October 17: Gallery Talk/Discussion: Exhibiting League of New Hampshire
members Maureen Mills (ceramics), Paulette Werger (jewelry/metal), and
Wen Redmond (fiber), discuss their work, techniques, and the challenges
facing professional craftspeople.
The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of The
Art Gallery. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are
available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education
and publicity coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-3713.
For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact The Art
Gallery at 2-3712, email@example.com, or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.
The Art Gallery is open during the academic year Monday-Wednesday, 10
a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m..
Closed Fridays and during exhibition changes.
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
College Faculty Meeting
There will be a meeting of the College of Liberal Arts faculty on Tuesday,
September 11, at 12:40 p.m. in Murkland 115. New tenure-track faculty will
be introduced. A reception in their honor will be held prior to the meeting,
from 12 p.m. until 12:40, in Murkland 110. The dean asks that department
chairs accompany their new faculty to the reception and be prepared to
say a few words of introduction about them at the regular meeting at 12:40.
The reception is open to all faculty. Light refreshments will be served.
Other agenda items include a welcome from President Huddleston and a formal
vote on the proposal to create a Queer Studies minor.
Underpass Temporarily Closed
The Colovos Road underpass near the heat plant will be closed for the
rest of the month while utility work takes place in the area. During this
time, vehicles and pedestrians should use the new southern underpass on
McDaniel Drive/College Road to access the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory.
Staff Professional Development Grant Deadline
The next application deadline for the UNH Staff Professional Development
Grant is September 8. The maximum award is $750.00. No more than one grant
will be awarded per person during a twelve-month period, which is calculated
from the date of notification of the previous grant.
The Staff Professional Development Grant Program provides the opportunity
for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills or knowledge in a manner
that will enhance a staff member's performance or eligibility for promotion
and 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
Note: The grant application has been updated for FY08. Also, in an effort
to decrease the number of incomplete applications, a review checklist is
now included. The committee welcomes feedback.
To obtain a current version of the application go to http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf
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
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
The Kellogg Foundation's overview of the assembly can be seen here:
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
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.