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December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving Thanks

The Community Leadership Program, Waysmeet Center, and the Office of Community Service and Learning offers thanks to all those who contributed to their "Baskets of Hope" campaign that produced 162 food baskets for those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Participants included 42 staff members, 18 academic departments, and 19 residence halls. 

UW Campaign

UNH’s annual United Way campaign runs through Dec. 14.  Donations can be made online at https://donor.united-e-way.org/?campaign=unh2008, through payroll deductions or as a one-time contribution.

The work of the United Way of the Greater Seacoast and its partners helps strengthen area communities and brings people together to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. 

For information contact: Chris VanHorn, chris.vanhorn@unh.edu, 2-0519
or Marianne Fortescue, marianne.fortescue@unh.edu 2-2197.  

Retirement Party Dec. 12

A reception honoring Bill Lenharth, who is retiring at the end of the year, will be held in Morse Hall, room 301, Dec. 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. RSVP to Carol Cooper by Dec. 5 at carol@unh.edu.

Alumni Family Hockey Day Tickets on Sale

The Alumni Association invites you to attend the annual UNH Alumni Family Hockey Day with a pre-game spaghetti dinner at Stillings Dining Hall followed by a men's hockey game at the Whittemore Center, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. UNH vs. UMASS at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for children under 18 and $25 for adults. If you already have your hockey ticket, dinner at Stillings is $10 per person. Tickets can be picked-up at Stillings before the game between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., all uncollected tickets will be at the ‘will call’ table in the Whittemore Center lobby.

Parking is available in A-Lot. A shuttle will run from A-Lot to Stillings and from Stillings to the Whittemore Center.

The deadline to order tickets is Monday, January 5. Order your tickets online or by calling the Alumni Association at 1-800-891-1195.

Wildcat Santa Collecting Toy Donations

The Wildcat Santa toy drive is underway and runs through Dec. 12. Donations of games, books, puzzles, toys, CDs and movies for children up to 16 years old are being sought. For a list of drop-off locations around campus visit www.unh.edu/wildcatsanta

Winter Parking Ban in Effect

The winter parking began Dec.1 and continues nightly through March 31, 2009. During this time most campus parking lots are closed, regardless of the weather, from midnight to 6 a.m. with the exception of designated exempt lots and conditionally available lots. 

Weather conditional after-midnight parking is conditionally available in C lot and B lot, in addition to the normally exempt lots. On nights where there is no declared snow emergency, and no snow is falling or predicted, cars may be parked in either of these lots without penalty. However, if a snow emergency is called, cars must be removed from these lots before midnight or face ticketing and towing.

For more information go to unh.edu/transportation/parking/wpb.htm, or call the UNH Transportation Services Office at 2-1010.

Flu Shots Still Available

Health Services has a limited amount of the flu vaccine available. Call 2-2856 for an appointment. The cost is $18 for students who have paid their health fee and $30 for others.

Weight Management Program Sign Up Through Jan. 2

The Center for Health Enhancement is offering a 10-week weight management program in the spring 2009.  The program includes individual dietary analysis and prescription; fitness assessment; the use of a personal activity monitor; body composition analysis in the Bod Pod; measurement of total body water; 1-hr metabolic testing; measurement of blood lipids, glucose and C-reactive protein.

Program will include 10 one-hour education sessions Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Nesmith Hall, room 110. Maximum of 20 people.  Signup by Friday, Jan. 2. Contact Anne Ronan at 2-1688 for more information and registration or visit our website at www.che.unh.edu.  Faculty, staff and members of the local community are welcome to join the program.

Faculty Members Remind Your Students to Register for URC

The 10th Annual URC will take place April 17-25, 2009. Registration opens Dec.1 and will remain open until early March 2009.The Undergraduate Research Conference is a defining event at UNH. At the weeklong symposium, hundreds of students from all academic disciplines present the results of their scholarly and creative research in an array of professional and artistic venues campus-wide. Demonstrations, performances, a world-renowned keynote speaker, and special guests add to the excitement of the annual conference.
For more information visit http://www.unh.edu/urc/.

Health Services Offers Free Light Therapy to Students, Faculty and Staff

Are you feeling sad, anxious or irritable? Having problems concentrating? Feeling less energized than usual? Sleeping more or having lower quality of sleep? Eating more and/or craving carbohydrates?

You may be more than a little blue; you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a pattern of seasonal depression, occurring every year in the early months of winter and lasting until spring.

Light therapy is one form of treatment of SAD, and is available at Health Services for UNH student, faculty and staff seven days a week.

Daily appointments are recommended, preferably in the morning. Session lengths range from 15 minutes to 2 hours, most session usually lasting 20-30 minutes.

For diagnosis and treatment, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a medical clinician at Health Services or a counselor at the Counseling Center.

To schedule a session call 2-3823. Students: to make an appointment with a Health Services medical clinician call 2-1806. For an appointment with a counselor at the Counseling Center call 2-2090.

UNH to Showcase Student Talent in Theatre and Dance

Students studying musical theatre, dance, aerial dance and puppetry will showcase their talents Dec. 10 through Dec. 12. All performances are at 7 p.m.

Dec. 10: Aerial arts students will spin and twirl high above the stage on fabric, trapezes, and the lyra, a circular hoop that looks like a hula hoop. UNH is the only university in the nation offering the aerial arts as part of a liberal arts degree program. Newman Dance Studio.

Dec. 11: Puppetry performances will showcase storytelling and puppetry using a variety of puppetry techniques. Hennessy Theatre.

Dec.12: Students studying dance select their own music, costuming and dance partners in an evening of jazz, tap, ballet and theatre dance.  Solos, trios, ensembles and large cast numbers will be featured, as dancers select and perform material that has special meaning to each of them. Johnson Theatre.

Tickets are $3.50 for the Dec. 9 through Dec. 11 shows and $5 for the dance performance on Dec. 12. Contact the MUB ticket office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or call 2-2290. Or order online at www.unhmub.com/ticket.  The theatre box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center.  For more information, and show times, call 2-2919, or go to www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

Reminder: Turn In Your Waiver Forms

If you have not yet turned in your staff waiver forms to Business Services for the UNH/Durham Spring undergraduate tuition billing, please do so before the December 11, 2008 deadline.  Forms can be obtained at Human Resources or the Business Services Office.

Info and questions:  Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu.

Yoga Classes at Campus Rec

Basic hatha style yoga classes are offered at the Campus Recreation Center Monday through Saturday for students, rec center members and non-members, and the community. Six-class session: $30/student or recreation center member; $50/non-members. Basic exercise mats provided. Yoga mats may be purchased at the Recreation Center or you may bring your own mat/towel.

For a class schedule go to http://campusrec.unh.edu/index.cfm?id=64C9465D-D97E-AFD2-BBB892A5ACD83F5E. .

Massage Therapy Available

Health Services offers 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists. Traditional: $35 student/$45 faculty & staff; hot stone, $45 student/$55 faculty & staff. Cash, credit card, check and Cats Cache accepted.

Gift certificates may be purchased by visiting Health Services or calling 2-3823. Gift certificates may only be purchased for and used by current UNH students, faculty and staff. For an appointment call 2-3823 or go to Health Services, room 249. For more information go to www.unh.edu/health-services

Meditate Your Way to Wellness

Health Services is hosting a meditation series Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. through Dec. 18 in their second floor conference room. Registration is not required.

The series will provide participants an opportunity to learn and practice various meditation techniques including receptive, reflective and generative.

Generative meditations nurture, cultivate and strengthen specific qualities of the mind (patience, appreciation, gratitude, love, compassion, humility). Monday, Nov.17 through Thursday, Dec.11.

Relaxation meditations, Monday, Dec.15 and Thursday, Dec. 18.

Learn more about meditation and the series at www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/meditation.html or call Health Service at 2-3823.

High Tech Comes to the Wildcatessen

New online ordering capabilities will make it quick and easy to get food from the Wildcatessen. Simply go to Wild Express at
http://www.wildexpress.unh.edu/, select a category, place your order and it will be ready when you arrive. Allow 15 minutes between order and pick up.

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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