University Day Picnic and Student Activities Fair Sept. 18
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
September 12, 2007
The campus community will usher in the new academic year with
it annual picnic on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 3:30 -6:30 p.m. on T-Hall
lawn with the largest number of participants ever.
Approximately 110 student organizations and about 75 departments have
signed on to take part in the annual event, which includes entertainment
for young and old, numerous interactive displays and demonstrations by,
among others, members of the gymnastics team, the cheerleading squad and
the department of Rec Sports.
This is a great opportunity for students, new and old, to find out what’s
going on at UNH and to get involved.
Volunteer support is being provided by the fraternities and sororities,
The Thompson School Community Leadership Program, members of the women’s
basketball team and the Office of Sustainability as well as many individuals
from around the campus.
With the dining halls closed for dinner, UNH Dining Services and Coca-Cola
will provide free hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, chips, soda, water
and ice cream sandwiches. Sno-cones and cotton candy will also be available.
Because the University Day picnic strives to be a low impact event, there
will be instructions posted for recycling and composting. All food scraps
as well as napkins and food boats will be collected, pulped and composted
at Kingman farm.
The percussive acoustic pop band The
Whatnot (three WSBE grads) will entertain
the crowd with songs from their 2006 CD “One More for Pocket”.
Well-known children’s performer Wayne
from Maine, who has been writing
and performing family-style music for the young at heart for more than
10 years, will be on hand for the kids in the Murkland Courtyard. Children
will also enjoy a dunk tank, face painting and a bounce house.
Wild E. Cat, the UNH mascot, is expected to make an appearance as well.
The UNH Marching Band will close the festivities with a performance at
Once again, the university’s commitment to sustainability will highlighted
with a special grouping of organizations and departments brought together
for this event by the UNH
Office of Sustainability (OS). The OS collaborates
with administrators, faculty, staff and students to integrate the principles
and practices of sustainability across four broad initiatives:
biodiversity education initiative
climate education initiative
culture and sustainability initiative
food and society initiative
From reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to composting to
courses on climate and public health to cultural excursions, the Office
of Sustainability's innovative work has helped make UNH a leader in fostering
health, integrity, and sustainability.
View Photos of last years picnic