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October 15, 2008

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.

Receptive meditations strengthen our sense of wonder and appreciation, enabling us to effortlessly and precisely attend to the totality of our experience, which is unfolding moment by moment. Through Thursday, Oct. 23

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.

Jazz Concert Oct. 24

The music department, in conjunction with the Parents Association and Family Weekend, present the UNH Jazz Band under the direction of David Seiler in concert on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the MUB. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and seniors. Available at the MUB Ticket Office (2-2290), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at http://www.unhmub.com/ticket or at the door. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

October Concerts

The music department presents the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Hill on Sunday, Oct.19, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. A pre-concert lecture will begin at 2 p.m. The program includes Rossini’s Overture to “La Gazza Ladra”, Samuel Barber’s “Second Essay” and Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8.

On Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., the Faculty Concert Series will perform “The Well-Represented Clavier, Vol. II” in the Johnson Theatre. The evening featuring various members of the piano faculty and their own take on J.S. Bach’s well known work, “The Well-Tempered Clavier.”

The program will feature professor Rob Haskins performing Sonata in A Major, K. 209 by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, from Book II of the “Well-Tempered Clavier,” and “Dialogue of One” composed by Prof. Haskins.

Jazz pianist Mark Shilansky will perform a few of his own compositions. Arlene Kies and Silvana Sokolov-Grubb will perform “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” for two pianos by Witold Lutoslawski. Christopher and Arlene Kies will perform Brahms’ piano four-hands arrangement of his Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15, for piano and orchestra.

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Concert Choir, featuring soprano soloist Jenni Cook, will present a concert of choral music by Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and contemporary Italian composer Mauro Zuccante in the Strafford Room of MUB at 3 p.m.

Cook is the featured soloist in “Hör mein Bitten,” an extended hymn-setting by one of the 19th century’s greatest choral composers, Felix Mendelssohn. Also on the program are his motets, Op. 79. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the choir will perform the popular “Three Shakespeare Songs.” Another set of “Three Songs” by Mauro Zuccante, scored for chorus and wind quartet round out the program.
The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-240

Faculty: Tell Your Students About the Career and Business Fair Oct. 20

The University Advising and Career Center will host the fall Engineering, Business, Biotechnology and Sciences Career and Internship Fair Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena.
More than 130 employers will be visiting campus to meet with UNH students. A directory of registrants may be viewed at: www.unh.edu/uacc. Employers will be offering full-time post-UNH positions for students from all colleges and schools as well as internships.

Get Your Passport Stamped for a Chance to Win Airline Tickets

Dining Services is offering the chance to win two free airline tickets, courtesy of Coco-Cola, by visiting each of the seven dining facilities on campus during the month of October. First, pick up a “passport” at one of the locations and then visit all the others and get the passport stamped at each. Once you have all seven locations stamped, your passport will be eligible to be entered in the contest.

The seven locations are Albert’s in Kingsbury Hall, Philbrook Café, the Dairy Bar, Union Court in the MUB, Wildcatessen, with Panache in Holloway Commons, and Zeke’s Café in the Dimond Library.

Chemical Transfer Station Relocating

The UNH Chemical Transfer Station has moved from 1 Leavitt Lane to 11 Leavitt Lane. Orders for chemicals for all departments except chemistry are shipped to the Chemical Transfer Station. The new address is:
Chemical Transfer Station
11 Leavitt Lane
Perpetuity Hall
Durham, NH 03824
For more information, please refer to the chemical ordering instructions online at http://www.unh.edu/cems/Chemical_Order.htm or call Andy Glode, laboratory safety officer, at 2-5038.

Wind Symphony Oct. 15

The music department presents the Wind Symphony under the direction of Andrew Boysen in concert on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Wind Symphony, consisting of approximately 45 instrumentalists, performs a wide range of music for winds, from small chamber ensembles to full band literature. Works are generally quite difficult and include both classics and contemporary music in the repertory. This concert, titled “Symphonies for Band” features Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 and Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 2-2404. 

Faculty/Staff: Tell Your Students About the McNair Graduate Program

The McNair Program aims to promote and nurture the next generation of faculty, researchers, and scholars by providing academic and social support services to undergraduates in the form of paid academic year internships and summer research fellowships.

The application deadline is Oct. 31.

For an application, visit http://www.unh.edu/mcnair/. For more information about the McNair Graduate Opportunity Program contact Tammy Gewehr at 2-0002 or tammy.gewehr@unh.edu.

Faculty: Do You Have Students Who Would Make Good Tour Guides? Pass It On

Applications are currently available online http://admissions.unh.edu/rep.html  and at the admissions office for 2009-10 tour guide positions. 

This is a volunteer position that allows students to strengthen their speaking skills, become familiar with the college admissions process, and work with a diverse group of prospective students, families, and guidance counselors. 

Tour guides are essential to the success of the admissions office; they may be the only contact a prospective student and their family have with the university. Direct questions or concerns to Cathy Rickarby 2-2873 or Chelsea Warner 2-2881.

Don’t Forget the Benefits and Wellness Fair Oct. 28

The annual Benefits and Wellness Fair sponsored by human resources takes place Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MUB in the Granite State and Strafford rooms. Representatives from HR and the university’s insurance carriers, vendors and businesses will be available to answer questions.

The 2009 open enrollment period begins Oct. 27 and runs through Nov. 7. Changes to benefits can be made online during the period at http://MyUSNHBenefits.net.

Wildcat Community Gymnastics Class Program

Gymnastics classes for school-age community children are being offered on Wednesday afternoons at the Field House. Boys and girls, classes of all levels are taught in a safe progressive manner. New sessions run Oct. 1 through Dec. 10. For information call, 2-2181 or email Lindsey.bruck@unh.edu.

High Tech Comes to the Wildcatessen

New online ordering capabilities will make it quick and easy to get food from the Wildcatessen. Simply got 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.

ArtBreak Fall Schedule

ArtBreak is held Wednesdays at the Paul Creative Arts Center. All events take place from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule through Oct. 22 follows:

Oct. 22- “New England Currents: Animating the Museum with Contemporary Art” by Katherine French (B.F.A., 1975), curator and director of the Danforth Museum of Art, Room A219.

The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713. For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. It is closed Fridays, university holidays and during exhibition changes.

UNH M Center for Graduate & Professional Studies Open House

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is sponsoring an open house on Thursday, Oct.16, at 6 p.m. to provide an overview of the graduate study opportunities available in Manchester’s Millyard.

The center offers graduate study options in business administration (MBA), public administration (MPA) public health (MPH and Certificate), social work (MSW), educational administration and supervision (MED, CAGS), counseling (MED), teacher education (MED, MAT), and industrial statistics (Certificate). The programs are designed for working professionals who are highly motivated and capable of balancing a full-time work schedule with evening study. 

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 286 Commercial Street, 4th floor in Manchester's historic Millyard.  The open house is free and open to the public.  RSVP to: unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu or 603-641-4313.

No Phishing

UNH has recently been targeted by phishing scam e-mails attempting to get employees to reveal personal information such as usernames, passwords, social security numbers and credit card details to the sender by posing as a trustworthy entity. Do not respond to these emails. UNH does not and would not request such information. Delete any email requesting such information.

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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