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,
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
email@example.com; Gretchen Grappone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amy Mueller-Campbell
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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or
2-3713. For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact The Art
Gallery at 2-3712, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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, email@example.com
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
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.