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Taking Note

September 10, 2008

The International Community Celebrates the New Academic Year

The President's Office and the Office of International Students and Scholars hosted a reception for the international community recently.

UNH is home to more than 500 international students and scholars who represent 80 countries from around the world. A warm welcome to the 105 new students and 16 new scholars involved in teaching and research who arrived on campus this fall. To view photos from this event visit http://photo.unh.edu/Clients/intl_gathering/index.html. Erin Gleason photos, UNH Photo Services.

Train Station Ribbon Cutting Sept. 30

The newly renovated UNH-Durham train station will hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. Join President Mark Huddleston and other members of the university community in celebrating the completion of this exciting project.

RSVP at https://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=4845. Parking for this event will be free at the Visitor Information Center.

Contemporary Dance Company Here Sept. 23

The Celebrity Series presents the Elisa Monte Dance Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

Elisa Monte Dance, one of New York City’s most respected contemporary dance companies, was founded in 1981 and earned early recognition as the “best company” at the Paris International Dance Festival in 1982.  Since then, the company has toured more than 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America.

In 2008-2009, Elisa Monte Dance will premiere a new work, “Zydeco Zaré,” choreographed by Elisa Monte and company members Tiffany Rea and Joe Celej, and a musical score by Jonno Frishberg.  This innovative work is inspired by the style of folk music originating from African American and Creole descendants of freed slaves in southern Louisiana in the late 1800s, and incorporates the syncopated sound and movements that are found in Zydeco.

The project, commissioned by the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (PASA), will be part of PASA’s 2008/2009 season, and will debut its world premiere at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, Louisiana this fall. The idea was formed from the desire to showcase the indigenous Creole culture and Zydeco music and to increase awareness of this unique aspect of Southwest Louisiana.

Commemorating its 26th anniversary this season, the eight-dancer company is celebrating its rich history and intimate connection to many of the century’s greatest masters such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and George Balanchine.

The company’s work has been choreographed by Monte (formerly a principal dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company, Pilobolus and others) and David Brown, and is widely recognized for its emotional and sensual style, its technical and physical acuity.

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

University Day Picnic: Volunteer to Help or Sign Up For A Table

The annual University Day Picnic and Student Activities Fair will take place on Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at T Hall. This annual picnic draws nearly 10,000 campus and community members together for free food and entertainment and to learn more about the student organizations, activities, campus departments and programs they can become involved with.

Tables are available free of charge to any recognized student organization, campus department or program that would like to be represented at the picnic. For more information, contact Susan Entz in the Office of Presidential Events at 2-1553 or susan.entz@unh.edu.

The Office of Presidential Events is looking for volunteers to help out at the picnic between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Go to https://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=4844 to sign up.

For more information on volunteering, contact Nora Molloy at 2-4702 or email her at nora.molloy@unh.edu.

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 Sept. 3 through Sept. 24 and 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.

Faculty Concert Series Begins Sept. 14

Pianist Arlene Kies opens the 2008-2009 Faculty Concert Series Sunday, Sept.14, at 3 p.m. with a program of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Albéniz and Mussorgsky. Kies will perform selected movements from Franz Schubert’s “Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946” (1828) and Isaac Albéniz’s “Suite Español”(1886-1887).

“Thirty Two Variations in C Minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80” (1806), by Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed in its entirety. “Pictures at an Exhibition” (1874), Modest Mussorgsky’s wonderful masterpiece, written after the death of artist and friend Victor Hartmann, is a series of colorful vignettes portraying a leisurely stroll through an art museum. Originally written for piano and later orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, this very approachable work is a favorite of young and old alike.

The concert takes place in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Kies is an active teacher and performer. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and has studied in Europe as a Fulbright Fellow. Seen frequently as a recital or concert pianist, she is equally well known as an extraordinary accompanist.

The Faculty Concert Series showcases the faculty and friends of the music department. Varied and interesting, these concerts provide free public access to music both old and new, classical to jazz. For more information, call 2-2404.

Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians to Perform Sept. 18

Mark Kellogg, principal trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, will perform a concert of music trombone and euphonium Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts.

Joining Kellogg is long-time associate Joseph Werner, principal pianist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Included in the concert is “Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4” by Ferdinand David, “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra” by Jeff Tyzik, “La Femme à Barbe” by José Berghmans, “Canonic Suite” by Georg Philipp Telemann, “Four Serious Songs” by Johannes Brahms and arranged by Kellogg and “Fantaisie Concertante for Euphonium and Piano” by Jacques Castérède.

Throughout his career, Kellogg has embraced a wide variety of performing roles, from jazz soloist to chamber musician to orchestral performer. Active as a jazz and chamber musician, he was a founding member of the brass and percussion ensemble Rhythm and Brass. A performing artist for Conn-Selmer trombones, Kellogg has made appearances at numerous low brass symposia and in 2006, as chair of the chamber music department at Eastman, he initiated Eastman’s Summer Trombone Institute, a week-long workshop for high school and college trombonists.

Werner enjoys a varied career as a soloist, collaborative artist, orchestral pianist, administrator, and educator. During his long association with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been featured in concerto repertoire ranging from Bach to Gershwin, and frequently appears with a host of Eastman School of Music faculty performers and RPO colleagues. He is currently co-chairman of the piano department of the Hochstein Music School in Rochester, NY.

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

Chamber Music and Bassoon Quartet Concerts Sept. 21 and 28

The Faculty Concert Series presents a recital of chamber music Sunday, Sept. 21 featuring flutist Peggy Vagts and pianist Arlene Kies. Bassoonists will perform Sept 28. Both concerts, free and open to the public, take place in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center at 3 p.m.

Joining Vagts and Kies for the chamber music concert are soprano Jenni Cook, clarinetist Elizabeth Gunlogson and bassoonist Janet Polk. This versatile program includes works by Aaron Copland, Camille Saint-Saëns, André Caplet, Mabel Daniels, Henry Cowell and Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Vagts has taught flute at UNH since 1978.  She received degrees in flute performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Morningside College.  An active performer, Vagts has been a member of the New Hampshire Symphony, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Atlantic Chamber Soloists, Wisconsin Chamber Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony, and the UNH Faculty Woodwind Quintet.

Kies is an active teacher and performer. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and has studied in Europe as a Fulbright Fellow. Seen frequently as a recital or concert pianist, she is equally well known as an accompanist, chamber musician and frequently performs two piano works with her husband, pianist Christopher Kies.
The New England Bassoon Quartet returns to UNH Sept. 28  along with Boston Symphony member Suzanne Nelsen and Portland Symphony members Janet Polk, Ardith Keef and Margaret Phillips who will present a lively, eclectic, and accessible program of new works by Berklee College of Music faculty entitled “5/4”—5 composers/4 bassoons.

Berklee College of Music has provided a generous grant to commission new repertoire for the New England Bassoon Quartet from composers Michael Weinstein, Andrew List, Marti Epstein, Beth Denish and Greg Hopkins.

For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.        

ArtBreak Series Begins Sept. 10

ArtBreak, held Wednesdays at the Paul Creative Arts Center, kicks off Sept. 10 with the slide lecture “An Unfolding Process” presented by kinetic sculptor and UNH alumnus Arthur Ganson (’78). Room A219.

All events take place from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule through Oct. 22 follows:

Sept.17- Conley Harris, Boston artist and former UNH art faculty member, discusses his work on view in the current exhibition “Conley Harris: Lyrical Tableaux” in the Museum of Art.

Sept. 24-Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museum, presents a slide show and discusses the iconological references found in the work of painter Conley Harris. Room A219.

Oct.1 - Three exhibiting faculty artists from the department of art and art history—Brian Chu, Craig Hood, and Maryse Searls McConnell—discuss their work in the current exhibition, “Art Faculty Review” in the Museum of Art.

Oct. 8 - “The Legacy: The Parthenon Sculptures and Modern Day Debate of Repatriation” is discussed by UNH international research opportunities program grant recipient Elizabeth G. Lapan. Room A219.

Oct. 15 – “From Faith to Form” The function of artifice in the expression of religious faith and in recent sculptures is discussed by Benjamin Cariens, Room A219 and Museum of Art.

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.

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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