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November 12, 2008

Flu Clinic Nov. 12

Health Services will hold a flu clinic Wednesday, Nov.12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the MUB’s Granite State; $18*/students, $30/faculty and staff. Payment can be made by credit card (MasterCard/Visa), check, cash or CATS Cache. The cost of the vaccine is not covered by the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).

Please allow a 20 minute wait time after receiving the vaccine.

* students who have paid the health fee

Items Needed for Silent Auction

For the 4th year, the university’s annual Holiday Skating Party will feature a silent auction and reception in the skybox lounge. Faculty and staff are encouraged to donate an item or service. Be creative! Cooking classes, wine tasting, handmade baskets, painting, photographs, etc. Items donated will be listed on the event website (www.unh.edu/holidayparty). Proceeds benefit the Durham: It’s Where U Live community scholarship. For more information or to make a donation contact Patrice Russell at 2-1087 or Patrice.russell@unh.edu

Materials Science Seminar, Nov. 13

Professor Bridgette Budhlall, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, will present “Microwave, Photo- & Thermally Responsive PNIPAM-Gold Nanoparticle Microgels” during the materials science seminar Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11:10 in DeMeritt 2238.

The seminar series can be found at: http://www.unh.edu/materials-science/seminars.html.

Take Dining Survey For Chance to Win Meal Plan

Rate UNH Dining Services in an online survey and you could win a silver meal plan for next semester, a Nintendo Wii Game System or a $100 iTune gift card. Just stop by any of the dining halls or UNH eateries to get your log in code so you can go online and take the survey before Nov. 26. Save your card to claim your prize.

Jazz Concert Nov. 19

The music department presents an evening of small group jazz offered by students of David Newsam, Mark Shilansky and David Seiler. The concert takes place in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404.       

Evergreen Fair Dec. 4 and 5

The Evergreen Fair is scheduled for Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MUB.

Reminder: Turn In Your Waiver Forms

If you have not yet turned in your staff waiver forms to Business Services for the UNH/Durham Spring undergraduate tuition billing, please do so before the December 11, 2008 deadline.  Forms can be obtained at Human Resources or the Business Services Office.

Info and questions:  Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu.

Weight Watchers at Work – New Session Starting Nov. 17

Weight Watchers at Work will be having an informational session on Monday, Nov. 17 at noon in the Wild Cat Den in the MUB. The new 17-week session will officially begin on Nov. 24, same time and place. Come join a great group of people as well as a great leader and lose those extra pounds. Covered by Harvard Pilgrim insurance up to $200 per year calendar year.

Yoga Classes at Campus Rec

Basic hatha style yoga classes are offered at the Campus Recreation Center Monday through Saturday for students, rec center members and non-members, and the community. Six-class session: $30/student or recreation center member; $50/non-members. Basic exercise mats provided. Yoga mats may be purchased at the Recreation Center or you may bring your own mat/towel.

For a class schedule go to http://campusrec.unh.edu/index.cfm?id=64C9465D-D97E-AFD2-BBB892A5ACD83F5E. No classes Nov. 26 to Nov. 29.

Good Eats and All That Jazz

On Nov.14 and Nov. 15 students of the hospitality management program will be presenting The Flavor of Jazz, a seven-course gourmet dinner showcasing the unique flavors from cities across the United States and the jazz music that emanates from those regions. Some menu items include braised short rib ravioli and tenderloin with potatoes gnocchi. Tickets for this night full of great food and music are $50 and can be purchased from the MUB ticket office 2-2290, or online at www.unhmub.com/tickets.

Massage Therapy Available

Health Services offers 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists. Traditional: $35 student/$45 faculty & staff; hot stone, $45 student/$55 faculty & staff. Cash, credit card, check and Cats Cache accepted.

Gift certificates may be purchased by visiting Health Services or calling 2-3823. Gift certificates may only be purchased for and used by current UNH students, faculty and staff. For an appointment call 2-3823 or go to Health Services, room 249. For more information go to www.unh.edu/health-services

UNH Celebrity Series presents Hungarian Quartet

The Celebrity Series presents the Takács Quartet Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. The program includes Haydn’s Quartet Op. 77 No. 2, Quartet No. 2 by Bartók, and Shumann’s Quartet Op. 41 No. 1.

Recognized as one of the world's premiere string quartets, the Takács Quartet is renowned for the ability to fuse four distinct, expressive musical personalities into gripping, unified interpretations, as well as for its innovative programming.

In 2007, the group performed “Everyman” in Carnegie Hall, inspired by the Philip Roth novel and starring Academy Award–winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. In May 2008, they performed a new piece commissioned by the South Bank by James Macmillan. The Takács went on a 14-city US tour with the poet Robert Pinsky.

The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér. They first received international attention in 1977, winning first prize and the critics’ prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. The quartet also won the gold medal at the 1978 Portsmouth and Bordeaux Competitions and first prizes at the Budapest International String Quartet Competition in 1978 and the Bratislava Competition in 1981.

The group made its North American debut in 1982. Violinist Edward Dusinberre joined the quartet in 1993 and violist Roger Tapping in 1995. Violist Geraldine Walther replaced Tapping in summer, 2005. Of the original ensemble, only Schranz and Fejer remain.

In 2001, the Takács Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary. Recognized as one of the world’s outstanding string quartets, the Takács Quartet plays with a virtuosic technique, intense immediacy, and consistently burnished tone. They have been described as having “warmth, exuberance . . . and above all the instinct to play from inside the music.” The Takács Quartet, based in Boulder, Colorado, has been in residence at the University of Colorado since 1983.

Tickets, priced at $30 general admission and $10 for youth, are available by calling the MUB box office at 2-2290, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. or online at www.unh.edu/celebrity

Meditate Your Way to Wellness

Health Services is hosting a meditation series Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. through Dec. 18 in their second floor conference room. Registration is not required.

The series will provide participants an opportunity to learn and practice various meditation techniques including receptive, reflective and generative.

Reflective meditations reflect and gain insight and creative solutions into our lives by focusing our attention on personal and professional questions. Monday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Nov.13

Generative meditations nurture, cultivate and strengthen specific qualities of the mind (patience, appreciation, gratitude, love, compassion, humility). Monday, Nov.17 through Thursday, Dec.11.

Relaxation meditations, Monday, Dec.15 and Thursday, Dec. 18.

Learn more about meditation and the series at www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/meditation.html or call Health Service at 2-3823.

High Tech Comes to the Wildcatessen

New online ordering capabilities will make it quick and easy to get food from the Wildcatessen. Simply go to Wild Express at
http://www.wildexpress.unh.edu/FPOnGoFrame.asp?locNum=11&DispFlg=0, select a category, place your order and it will be ready when you arrive. Allow 15 minutes between order and pick up.

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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