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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 System.

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 delete them.

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 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.

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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