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Taking Note

May 7, 2008

CIS Staff Retirement Reception

Please join Computing and Information Services for a retirement reception honoring Bill Baber, academic technology; Glenn Dailey, enterprise computing; Paul Sawyer, telecom and client services and Tina Zizos, enterprise computing, May 9, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room. Refreshments will be served.

Bike/Walk to Work Day is May 16

Take the corporate commuter challenge and help UNH have the most employees in the Seacoast who bike or walk to work during the week of May 12. To sign up, contact Matty Leighton at matty.leighton@unh.edu or 2-5021. Or simply keep track of how many days you ride or walk and bring the total to the Durham/UNH Bike/Walk to Work Day free commuter breakfast Friday, May 16, 7 – 10 a.m. at the wildcat statue.

Printing Services Staff Retirement Party May 15

A retirement party for David Rohde, director of printing and mail services who has worked at UNH for 23 years, and Joanne Morgan, manager of mailing services who has been here 22 years, will take place Thursday, May 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Squamscott Room at Holloway Commons.

Diane Tebbetts Retirement Celebration May 30

A retirement celebration for associate librarian Diane Tebbetts, who has been with UNH for 42 years, will be held Friday, May 30, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hubbard Room of Dimond Library. RSVP to Margaret.Barry@unh.edu or call 2 1541

Choir and Symphony Concert May 11

The music department presents the concert choir under the direction of William Kempster, and the symphony orchestra under the direction of Larry Veal, in concert Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

In their final concert of this academic year, the concert choir will present a varied program of English and American music. The English side of the program features Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s masterful “Three Motets, Op. 38” and an intriguing late 20th century work, “This is the Voice” by Stephen Oliver, a composer who died tragically young in 1990. The American side of the ledger includes a choral selection from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, and two wonderful spiritual arrangements by Allen Koepke, “Wade in the Water” and “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel.”

The orchestra will perform Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration,” “Ladle Rat Rotten Hut,” a delightful work for orchestra and narrator composed by UNH faculty member Christopher Kies and narrated by John Michael Albert. The program also includes a performance of the 3rd movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto by our concerto competition winner, clarinetist Nicole Reola.

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

Free Hearing Screenings May 13

In recognition of May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, the communication sciences and disorders department will offer free hearing screenings for faculty, staff and students Tuesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNH Speech-Language Hearing Center in Hewitt Hall.

The screenings take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Call 2-2110 to reserve a time slot. Walk-ins will be accommodated if time permits.

Alan Ray Farewell

A farewell reception for Alan Ray will take place May 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Discovery Office. Time will be available for anyone wishing to make brief remarks. Light refreshments will be provided. Stop by to wish Alan well in his new position in Chicago.

Grade 3-6 Students Invited for May 9 Drama Day

Workshops and demonstrations in lighting, make up, puppetry and the famous UNH Aerial Dance Showcase are on the agenda for students attending Drama Day May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Paul Creative Arts Center

Drama Day, sponsored by ArtsREACH, the education and outreach division of the department of theatre and dance, enables area schools to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at UNH and gain practical experience with curriculum supported workshops and demonstrations.

For educators, Drama Day offers classroom resources like multidisciplinary themes, curriculum ties and standards based educator’s guides. Drama Day also enables theatre and dance majors to display their craft and share with the community the vast program UNH has to offer.

Tickets for Drama Day are $3.00 per person and can be reserved by calling 2-2150. Confirmations will be used for school groups and home-school groups. Seating is first-come-first-serve and is guaranteed, as seats allow, with payment, purchase order or reservation contract.

For more information about Drama Day, and how to reserve tickets, visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/fieldtrips.html#Drama_Day_3-6. For more information about the department of theatre and dance 2007-2008 main stage season, go to www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/productions.html.

Student Theatre and Dance Talent Showcased

The Student Showcase, which highlights the work of theater and dance majors, will take place May 12.

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.

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.

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.

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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