May 14, 2008
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.
Bike/Walk to Work Day is May 16
This Friday, May 16, is Bike/Walk to Work Day, the perfect time to try that
alternate commute you’ve been considering. A free breakfast, thanks to
Durham: It’s Where U Live, will help cyclists and walkers refuel; grab
a bagel and coffee at the wildcat statue from 7 – 10 a.m. And for those
who want company, or who aren’t sure of the best biking routes, organized
rides to Durham will leave from Dover (Henry Law Park) and Newmarket at 7 a.m.
Register in advance at www.seacoastbikes.org.
Weight Watchers Open House May 30
Faculty and staff can get information on the Weight Watchers program during
an open house Friday, May 30, at noon in the field house, room 38. Interested
participants will be able to sign up for the next series of meetings, which
will be held on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the same location. The cost
is $144 for 12 weeks. Employees with Harvard Pilgrim medical insurance can
be reimbursed through the health education benefit.
Staff Development Grants Available
The deadline to apply for a Staff Professional Development Grant is June 1.
The maximum award is $750. No more than one grant will be awarded per person
during a 12- month period. This is calculated from the date of notification
of the previous grant.
The Staff Professional Development Grant Program provides the opportunity
for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills or knowledge in a manner that
will enhance a staff member's performance or eligibility for promotion and
be of specific benefit to the department, college, university and/or University
Such opportunities might include:
- Conferences, workshops and seminars, both on and off campus
- Academic courses not offered within the University System
- Travel and accommodations for off campus courses, workshops, etc.
- Special projects, including but not limited to research and publication
Use the following link to obtain a current version of the application. http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf
If you have previous versions of this application saved on your computer, please
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
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.
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
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.