April 23, 2008
Student Theatre and Dance Talent Showcased
The Student Showcase, which highlights the work of theater and dance majors,
will take place April 29, May 7 and May 12.
April 29: Musical theatre students will present songs and numbers from their
favorite musicals including solos, chorale work, and ensemble song and dance
pieces. Minimal costumes and props help to place focus on each student, as
he or she performs personal favorites. In the Hennessy Theatre at 7 p.m.; tickets
May 7: Students studying aerial arts will spin and twirl, showcasing their
athleticism, grace and fearlessness on fabric, trapezes, and the lyra, a circular
hoop that looks like a hula hoop.
If you have never been to a Cirque De Soleil production, this is a great way
to see this relatively new dance form in an intimate setting. UNH is the only
university in the nation offering the aerial arts as part of a liberal arts
degree program. In the Newman Dance Studio, 7 p.m.; tickets are $3.50.
May 12: Dance majors select their own music, costuming and dance partners
in an evening of jazz, tap, ballet and theatre dance. Solos, trios, ensembles,
and a couple of large cast numbers will be featured, as dancers perform material
that has special meaning to each of them. In the Johnson Theatre at 7 p.m.;
tickets are $5.
Transgender Health Talk May 2
Joelle Ruby Ryan, transgender activist and scholar, will present “Beyond
the Gender Binary: Promoting Transgender Health,” Friday, May 2, from
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Health Services conference room.
A former UNH student and staff member, Ryan graduated from UNH with degrees
in women’s studies and English literature, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate
in American culture studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green,
Ryan is the founder of NH TREE, Transgender Resources for Education and Empowerment,
a grassroots transgender group dedicated to social support, education, and
political advocacy. She also co-produced two autobiographical videos; 1995’s “A
Transgender Path,” and 2003’s “Transamazon: A Gender Queer
The event is sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health
Services. For more information call 2-3823 or visit www.unh.edu/health-services.
Afternoon Concert May 4
The New Hampshire Youth Band, under the direction of Mark DeTurk and Casey
Goodwin, and the UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen,
will appear in concert Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre
of the Paul
Creative Arts Center.
The Youth Band is performing “The Battle Pavane” by Tielman Susato,
arranged by Bob Margolis; “Alligator Alley” by Michael Daugherty; “Cowboys” by
Daniel Bukvich; and liturgical music by Martin Mailman.
The Wind Symphony features the music of David Maslanka, including “Mother
Earth”; “Procession of the Academics”; “Give us this
Day—Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble”; “Golden Light”;
and “Symphony No. 7”. Maslanka will be in residence for the weekend,
as the Wind Symphony records a new CD of his music.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the
music department at 2-2404.
Don’t Miss May 5 Screening of “Including Samuel”
The Institute on Disabilities will present the documentary “Including
Samuel,” the story of photojournalist Dan Habib’s son, Samuel,
who has cerebral palsy, Monday, May 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in MUB Theater
I. The free screening is open to all faculty, staff and students.
Before his son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Habib rarely thought about
the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every
day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning film chronicles
the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives.
The film honestly portrays his family's hopes and struggles as well as the
experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. “Including
Samuel” is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures
the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.
For more information, visit www.includingsamuel.com. Presented in collaboration
with the UNH Foundation and the College of Health and Human Services.
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
Hardy was the son of Donna and Stephen Hardy, both long-time employees at
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, email@example.com
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
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
For more information, go to http://leitzelcenter.unh.edu/watershedwatch/index.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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.
April ArtBreak Programs
All programs are in The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC).
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 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.
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.