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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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.