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April 16, 2008

Come Say Good-bye to Dean Hoskin

The College of Liberal Arts is hosting a celebration in honor of Dean Marilyn Hoskin as she ends her tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Huddleston Hall Ballroom. R.S.V.P. by April 18 to Karen Dodge in the liberal arts dean’s office at Karen.dodge@unh.edu or call 2-2062.

Be a Loser, Join UNH Weight Watchers

A 12-week Weight Watchers program for faculty and staff begins April 28. Meetings will be held every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Wildcat Den in the MUB. The cost is $144 for the 12 weeks. Employees with Harvard Pilgrim health insurance can be reimbursed through their health education benefit. Plan on attending an information session April 21 at noon.

Celebration of Life for UNH Employees’ Navy SEAL Son

A celebration of the life of Nate Hardy, a Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Iraq in early February, will be held Saturday May 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Lundholm Gymnasium.

Hardy was the son of Donna and Stephen Hardy, both long-time employees at UNH.

He entered the Navy after graduating from Oyster River High School in 1997. In his short career, he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, served in four SEAL team deployments, and earned numerous medals including two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He was the brother to Ben and Josh (who died in 1993), husband to Mindi, and father to Parker.

For more information, contact Stephen Hardy, stephen.hardy@unh.edu

Faculty and Staff: Tell Students About Watershed Watch Summer Program

Faculty and staff are asked to tell students about the opportunity to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Watershed Watch program, June 2 to June 13, in a study of the Merrimack and Pasquotank River watersheds.

In this hands-on, inquiry-based program, students will spend two weeks exploring New Hampshire’s Merrimack River where an initial study began in the summer of 2006. Last summer, students explored the far reaches of the Pasquotank River watershed, whose headwaters are in the Great Dismal Swamp on the Virginia/North Carolina border.

Watershed Watch is designed around a partnership between UNH and North Carolina’s Elizabeth City State University, and local two-year institutions New Hampshire Community Technical College and the College of the Albemarle in North Carolina.

Interested students should be Steve Hale at the Leitzel Center, 2-4758 or email steve.hale@unh.edu.

For more information, go to http://leitzelcenter.unh.edu/watershedwatch/index.html.

Spring Greening

Free “Green Your Office” workshops are being offered by environmental education graduate student Tessa Bensew, who brings a holistic approach to saving energy in your office.

Bensew is offering 1-hour, 90-minute, or 2-hour workshops tailored to each office's or department's needs, and will come to you. For more information email the Office of Sustainability at sustainability.info@unh.edu or call 2-8564.

Percussion, Concert Band and Symphonic Band to Perform

The winter percussion ensemble, under the direction of Mark Adams and Ron Goodwin, and the UNH concert band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the UNH symphonic band, under the direction of Nicholas Orovich, will appear in concert Thursday, May 8, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The winter percussion ensemble will perform works for marching and concert percussion. The concert band will perform “Procession of the Academics” by David Maslanka, “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre, “City Rain” by Judith Zaimont and “Chorale and Alleluia” by Howard Hanson. The symphonic band will perform the Introduction to Act Three of “Lohengrin” written by Richard Wagner, “Conversations with the Night” by our own Andrew Boysen, and “Symphony No. 1” by Jack Stamp.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404.

Massage Away End-of-Semester Stress

Health Services offers 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists. Treat yourself or give someone a gift certificate. (Gift certificates may only be purchased for and used by current UNH students, faculty and staff).

Traditional massage: $35 student; $45 faculty and staff. Hot stone: $45 student; $55 faculty and staff. Cash, credit card, check and Cats Cache accepted. To make an appointment or purchase a gift certificate, call 2-3823 or go to www.unh.edu/health-services.

Retirement Celebration

A retirement celebration for Jeanie Taylor, who has worked at UNH for more than 30 years, will be held Friday, May 16, in the Housing Office from 11:30 to 2 p.m.. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

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

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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