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Taking Note

May 21, 2008

World Tragedies: How You Can Help

In light of the two recent international tragedies, the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in central China, the Office of International Students and Scholars is passing along this information to you:
If you are interested in assisting those affected by the Myanmar (Burma) cyclone, UNICEF is offering aid inside that country, and you can find further information on http://www.unicefusa.org/.
If you are looking for a way to help those affected by the Chinese earthquake, the UNH Chinese Student and Scholar Association suggests www.mercycorps.org/chinaearthquake.

Master of Business Administration Open House UNH Manchester

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies and the UNH Master of Business Administration Program are sponsoring an open house for prospective students to learn about the MBA program Tuesday, May 27, at 6 pm.
The open house is free and open to the public. RSVP to: unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu or 603-641-4313. The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 286 Commercial Street, 4th floor, in Manchester's historic Millyard.

Farewell Celebration

A farewell party for Mary Peterson, Editorial and Creative Services, Douglas Prince, Photographic Services and Ron Bergeron, Photographic Services will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 from 3:30 – 5:00 in the 1925 Room at the Elliott Alumni Center. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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.

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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