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Taking Note

April 2, 2008

Matthew Shepard's Mother to Speak April 15

"The Legacy of Matthew Shepard" by his mother, Judy Shepard, will be presented Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room.

Since her son's murder in 1998, Judy Shepard has spoken to more than 1 million people worldwide about what people can do to make their schools and communities more accepting of everyone, regardless of sex, national origin, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

Utilizing a combination of video, court statements, and discussion to educate students on hate language and hate crimes, Shepard discusses how hateful behavior is a learned behavior. Sponsored by the Diversity Support Coalition.

Tickets are free but required. Available at the MUB ticket office.

Nominate a Student for the University Community Scholarship by April 18

Through generous donations from members of our own UNH and UNHM communities, the ninth University Community Scholarship will be awarded this month. This year's award is approximately $4,500. The size of the endowment which supports the scholarship is now $127,140. We can all take pride in how successful we have been in building this endowment.

This scholarship, which reflects the commitment and dedication of all members of the university community, will be awarded to a UNH Durham or a UNH Manchester student. This is your opportunity to nominate a deserving undergraduate or graduate student. Students can also apply for this scholarship. Download the nomination/application form at http://www.unh.edu/ucsf/. The deadline is Friday, April 18.

Awards are based on academic merit and community involvement. The selection committee is particularly interested in community involvement beyond paid employment and efforts on behalf of academic requirements. The award may be renewed for up to four years; however, the student must reapply each year. The selection committee includes a faculty member, a PAT staff member, an operating staff member, an Extension educator and a principal administrator.

Thanks to all members of the university community who committed their time, energy, and financial resources in support of this effort. Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Fund chair, Terri Winters, at terri.winters@unh.edu 2-7039), or Scholarship Selection Committee Chair Holly.Young@unh.edu at 2-1564

Designated Splash Zone on Stage April 16 - 20

When was the last time your New Hampshire theatre experience included a “designated splash zone?” The possibility of getting wet is just one of many unknowns facing audiences for “Ubu Roi,” the final main stage production from the department of theatre and dance. Playing at the Hennessy Theatre April 16-20, this adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s 19th Century French absurdist-satire tells the story of a brutal dictator’s ambitious rise to power and subsequent fall.

Using clown-like characters and an eccentric, idiosyncratic style, “Ubu Roi” moves beyond narrative theatre to expose the ruthlessness and cruelty of naked ambition. Audiences can expect the unexpected, as actors change roles, “play” musical instruments and revel in extreme antisocial behavior. Drawing parallels between history’s brutal dictators and today’s world leaders, “Ubu Roi” is certain to disturb, thrill and provoke both thought and emotion. For those brave souls who want a front row seat; bring a bathing suit.

Ubu Roi, directed by professor David Kaye, runs April 16-19 at 7 p.m. and April 20 at 20 p.m. in the Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office (Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) at 2-2290 or at www.unhmub.com/ticket. Tickets are $12.50 for general admission and $10.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders; and groups of 15 or more.

The box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, and show times, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919, or visit at www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

George M. Haslerud Undergraduate Research Conference April 25

The annual George M. Haslerud Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the psychology department, will take place Friday, April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. in Conant Hall, rooms 8 and 101. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP email michelle.leichtman@unh.edu or call 2-2360.

Staff Recognition Celebration May 2

The 2008 staff recognition celebration, open to all UNH community members, will be held Friday, May 2, in the Granite State Room of the MUB from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

President Mark Huddleston and the OS, PAT and EE council chairs will host the event that this year honors 211 longtime employees for service ranging (in increments of five) from 10 to 40 years, for a combined total of 4,025 years.

A list of the individuals being recognized can be found at http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/. One list is sorted by years of service; the second list is sorted by department. Check to see if a colleague is being recognized and plan on attending this special annual event.

Farming For the Future COLSA Spring Seminar Series

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cole Hall, room 219

April 16: Holistic Heard Health from the Ground Up
Paul Detloff, DVM; staff veterinarian, Organic Valley

April 30: Sustainability and Profitability of Organic Dairy Farming
Francis Thicke, Ph.D.; Radiance Dairy, Iowa
Ed Maltby, executive director; Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance

May 7:What Do Studies Comparing Organic and Conventional Farming Tell Us?
John Reganold, Ph.D.; Washington State University

The Spring Seminar Series is supported by the Class of ’54 Academic Enrichment fund and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color Seeking Nominations

The President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color invites you to nominate a resident of New Hampshire (non-UNH faculty, staff or student) for its Community Service Award that recognizes leadership in advancing changes that reflect an appreciation for diverse cultures and inclusive communities.

Make your suggestions at http://www.nominations.unh.edu by April 10.

Civil Union Discussion April 10

A seminar “NH Civil Unions: Practice Implications for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Clients” will be held Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cocheco and Piscataqua rooms at Holloway Commons.

Guest speakers include state Rep. Jim Splaine, co-sponsor of the NH Civil Union Law; Carol Perkins, executive board member of PFLAG NH (Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays); and Paul Cody, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and gender specialist at the UNH Counseling Center and an adjunct faculty member of the department of social work.

The event is sponsored by the social work department and the UNH Affirmative Action and Equity office. "For more information, contact Susan Beck at svb3@cisunix.unh.edu; Gretchen Grappone at gep3@unh.edu, or Amy Mueller-Campbell at aeh26@unh.edu."

Faculty and Staff Reception at the Elliott Alumni Center April 16

The annual wine and cheese reception for faculty and staff will take place

Wednesday, April 16, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Come, relax and reconnect with your colleagues and friends while enjoying a wonderful selection of wine and cheese. There will be a short briefing about the Alumni Association’s programs, services and benefits including the dues membership program.

To join anytime go to www.alumni.unh.edu/join or call for more details.

Any new or renewing member will be entered in a drawing for a Seiko watch with UNH logo valued at $279; drawing will be held June 30.

RSVP to Lucie.asselin@unh.edu by Friday, April 11 or call 2-2040.

Bernstein Opera at Johnson Theatre April 13

The music department proudly presents Act I and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s famous comic opera “Candide” April 11 through April 13 at the in Johnson Theatre.

Some of the university’s best known and admired singers are in the starring roles. Miles Burns sings the title role of Candide and the wonderful Amal El-Shrafi sings the part of his love, Cunegonde, performing the well known tour de force “Glitter and Be Gay.” Andrew Sokol stars as Pangloss and Voltaire, Caitlin Baummer as the lovely Paquette, David Niles as the self-absorbed Maximilian, and Adrienne Lesser reigns as the Old Lady.

The story of Candide’s travels and poignant optimism as he confronts the hypocrisy and cruelty of the real world make for an evening of delightful entertainment. Bernstein’s unique musical gifts bring humor and pathos to a world in which absurdity is often the norm. The semi staged version is with a thirty piece orchestra conducted and directed by David Ripley.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 11 and 12 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the MUB ticket office or at the door. For information call 2-2404. For tickets call 2-2290.

Graduate Programs Open House April 16 at UNH Manchester

UNH Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) will host an open house on April 16, at 6 p.m., 286 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, NH Manchester. RSVP : 603-641-4313 or email unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu.

Fall application deadline is July 1.

For more information go to www.chhs.unh.edu/hmp/programshmp.htm.

Think Summer – New Classes begin May 26

Register for summer classes now. Summer Session 2008 begins May 26. Tuition waivers now being accepted. For online catalogue visit www.learn2.unh.edu/summer. To register go to http://www.learn2.unh.edu/registration/how.html.

New Publication on Gulf of Maine Salt Marshes

With support from CICEET, the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has published a new booklet on salt marshes in the Gulf. The booklet—“Salt Marshes in the Gulf of Maine: Human Impacts, Habitat Restoration, and Long-term Change Analysis”—offers a reader-friendly look at marsh ecology and ways to bring these ecosystems back to health.

According to the publication, 75 percent of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia salt marshes, and 37 percent of those in New England, have been destroyed. Many remaining marshes are impaired due to roads, development, and other human impacts. Rising sea levels in a time of climate change also pose significant risks to the sustainability of these essential ecosystems.

This publication explores the science behind salt marsh function; the connections between marshes, fisheries, and the Gulf of Maine ecosystem; innovative approaches to restoration; and the need for regional monitoring. The booklet is a product of the Council’s Science Translation Project, and an element of the council’s five-year action plan to enhance the health of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Download a copy, or order a printed booklet at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/saltmarsh/

April ArtBreak Programs

All programs are in The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC).

Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. –2 p.m.: Gallery talk by exhibiting B.F.A. candidates Lindsay Bezich, Shawn Burke, Kimberly DeCicco, Lily Finnigan-Allen, Lauri E. Lannan, and K.Lee Mock, whose works are on view in the current “2008 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition.”

Wednesday, April 23, noon – 2 p.m.: Gallery talk/performance Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates participating in the Undergraduate Research Conference, “The Naked Arts-Creativity Exposed: Act I,” including Alissa Lynn Feller, Sean Hurley, Cailin Mateleska, Colleen Murphy, and Lindsay Forrest Wraga, discuss their works on view in the current “2008 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition.” Faith Wilding’s Waiting is performed by students from Mara Witzling's Contemporary Women Artists seminar. Welcome and introduction of students by Taylor Eighmy, interim vice president for research.

Wednesday, April 30, noon- 1 p.m.: Gallery talk Master of Fine Arts degree candidates Denise Jansson and Rebecca M. Kallem discuss their work currently on view in the 2008 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition (I).

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 May 5 – 7. The Art Gallery will be open on Commencement Day, Saturday, May 24, from 1-3 p.m.

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 catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713. For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact The Art Gallery at 2-3712, art.gallery@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

Student Concert April 18

The music department will host the 14th annual Student Composers Concert on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Compositions by both undergraduate and graduate composers will be heard in a variety of styles and media. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Wildcat Community Gymnastics Class Program

Gymnastics classes for school age community children are being offered on Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House. Boys and girls, classes of all levels are taught in a safe progressive manner. New session runs April 9 through May 14. For information call, 2-2181 or email, jenni.lymanstall@unh.edu

Onyx Club Sextet To Perform April 14

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series will close its 29th season with a re-creation of the musical atmosphere of 70 years ago through a visit by the reconstituted Onyx Club Sextet Monday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The original ensemble of that name was organized by distinguished bassist John Kirby around 1938, combining the intimacy and individualistic properties of the small combo with the tightness of orchestration characteristic of the big bands, featuring fine soloists as well. For several years it was considered the most outstanding small jazz group in the country.

Fellow bassist Wayne Roberts and his committed New York colleagues have devotedly recaptured this neglected aspect of the swing era and reveal its enduring freshness, imagination, and excitement.

Single tickets are $8; senior citizen and student tickets sell for $6 and are available at the MUB Ticket Office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information call the department of music at 2-2404. For tickets, call 2-2290.

COLSA Visionary Seminar Series

Thursday, April 10 – Kingsbury N101

“A multidisciplinary approach to understanding how plants produce natural products” Richard A. Dixon, M.A., D. Phil., The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

For more information go to http://www.colsa.unh.edu/seminars/visionary.html

Contact: Gretchen.Forbes@unh.edu; 2-1475

Full-Time Administrator Wanted by CIE

The Center for International Education is seeking applications for a full-time administrative director for the study abroad program. (Educational Program Coordinator II, Job Order number 02108.) The person in this position will work closely with the Center's part-time faculty director to manage CIE financial affairs, and to oversee the consistency of university-wide financial and administrative procedures governing study abroad at UNH.

Interested candidates must apply on-line.

Review of applicants will commence on April 14.

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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