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April 8, 2009

French Poet Hubert Haddad at UNH April 14

Hubert Haddad, French poet and novelist, will be at UNH to present his book “Palestine”, a poetical testimony on the conflict between Israel and Palestine in Hebron on Tuesday, April 14, from 12:40 to 2 p.m. in Murkland G17.

About the book: Somewhere in the West Bank, an Israeli patrol is assaulted by a Palestinian commando. One Israeli soldier is killed and another, Cham, is kidnapped. Wounded, the hostage loses hold of reality and forgets everything, even his own name. Eventually he is rescued, taken in by two Palestinian women and his wounds heal. He becomes Nessim, brother of Falastìn, and son of Asmahane, the blind widow of an official who was shot dead in an ambush.

This event is sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Boston and organized by the UNH French Program.  

Take Library Survey for a Chance to Win an iPod Touch

The UNH Library is conducting a survey now through May 1 aimed at assessing levels of user satisfaction.

Survey takers could win an iPod Touch, one of two $25 gift certificates donated by the UNH Bookstore, or one of five $10 gift cards donated by Dining Services, good in Zeke’s Café in the Dimond Library, or any other Dining-operated venue. Winners, chosen at random, will be identified through their email address.

For more information, visit the Library website at www.library.unh.edu.

Organic Garden Club Offering High Tunnel Construction Demo April 9

On Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Organic Garden Club will host a high tunnel construction demonstration on Spinney Lane. A high tunnel is simply a greenhouse without technological aids such as climate control, electricity, or irrigation; basically a frame covered with plastic.

High tunnels are used for season extension and the production of warm weather crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.

For more information, contact Benjamin Tillinghast at btq3@unh.edu.

Cornucopia Food Pantry Seeking Donations for Food Baskets

Cornucopia Food Pantry is seeking donations for food baskets for those in need. It is expected that more than 100 baskets will be given out between Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16.

Presently, donations are falling short. To make a donation or provide an entire basket, go to www.cornucopia.unh.edu or contact Larry at 2-1165 or Larry.brickner-wood@unh.edu or Lisa at 2-0079 and lisa.ciccotelli@unh.edu. 

The Cornucopia Food Pantry serves the UNH students, staff, faculty and families.

Faculty – Register to Attend Commencement and Honors Convocation

The Honors Convocation and Commencement ceremonies celebrate the culmination of achievement for the students whose education and lives you have helped shape during their time here at UNH. Your attendance sends a strong message to the students that you support them and are proud of their accomplishments. They and their families genuinely appreciate your participation in these two ceremonies Register at  http://www.unh.edu/presidentialevents/commencement/faculty.html

HIV Testing and Counseling

Health Services offers a confidential HIV testing and counseling walk-in clinic on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The test is $23 and you get your result in 20 minutes. Come to Health Services, room 249, (second floor) to get tested.

Learn more: www.unh.edu/health-services

Video Seminar on Mercury Deposition Research April 10

Ph.D. candidate Melissa Smith and Thomas Douglas of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory-Alaska (CRREL) will present “East Coast and West Coast Research on Mercury Deposition” Friday, April 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Lamprey Room of Holloway Commons.

This is the first of a series of video seminars being organized between CRREL and UNH.  In this seminar, Smith will present work she is conducting with her advisor Julie Bryce on mercury deposition in the Northeast. From Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Douglas will then speak on mercury deposition in his region.

Norman Kunc Lecture on Disability April 16

The Janet Krumm Lecture Series presents “Disability, Benevolence, & Community: Rethinking the Nature of Respectful Support” by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift Thursday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room.

Kunc and Van der Klift explore various perceptions of disability, the dynamics of benevolence, and offer practical suggestions on how people can work more cooperatively in transformative communities to solve difficult social issues. Kunc also appears in the award-winning documentary “Including Samuel.”

The lecture is sponsored by a grant from the Class of 1954 Academic Enrichment Fund. For more information, click here or call 603-228-2084

“Shoulders” at Hennessy Theatre April 22 – 26

The play “Shoulders” will be presented by the theater and dance department at the Hennessy Theatre April 22 through the 26 at 7 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m.

Written by New Hampshire author Jeffrey Kinghorn and directed by Deborah Kinghorn, chair of the department of theatre and dance, “Shoulders” is set against the backdrop of the WWII home front.

Tickets, $12.50 for general admission; $10.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders, are available through the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at 2-2290, or email www.unhmub.com/ticket

The theater box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, and show times, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919, or visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

SHARPP Calendar

The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) has several events taking place this month, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Go to
http://www.unh.edu/sharpp/events.html for a complete listing.

Faculty, Remind Your Students about Winant Fellowship

The Carsey Institute has extended the deadline for the popular John G. Winant Fellowship to April 15. Fellowship recipients receive a stipend of $3,250 for full-time summer work with a non-profit organization or government agency of their choice, and recipients are recognized for their award in university publications.

Application details can be found here or by visiting http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/winantfellowship.htm.  
Applications are due at the Carsey Institute in Huddleston Hall by 5 p.m. April 15. Decisions will be announced by April 30. Questions? Contact Amy Sterndale at the Carsey Institute at amy.sterndale@unh.edu

Office Professionals Conference April 28

Use your tuition benefits to attend a one-day conference for office professionals Tuesday, April 28, at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth. Sponsored by UNH Professional Development & Training. $195 if registered by April 14; $225 after April 14. For more information go to http://www.learn.unh.edu/pros or call 2-4234.

Handel’s Messiah Here April 11

The music department will present Handel’s Messiah Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Theatre in a performance modeled after the original, held in Dublin, Ireland, on Good Friday, 1742.

The production will also be performed Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Dover at City Hall and Easter Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m., in Portsmouth at Christ Episcopal Church.

William Kempster conducts; Canadian soprano Jolaine Kerley, one of the premier practitioners of Baroque repertoire in North America, Boston-based contralto Pamela Dellal, and tenor Charles Blandy, and bass-baritone Nicholas LaRoche (’07) perform.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Seating will be limited for the Portsmouth concert, and tickets for this performance must be arranged in advance by phoning the music department at 2-2404.

30th Senate Reunion

The UNH Student Senate is holding its 30th reunion for alumni Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Huddleston Ball Room.. R.S.V.P to Meaghan McCusker at Student.Senate@unh.edu.

President’s Award for Excellence through Diversity Nominations Due by April 10

The Office of the President in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity is seeking nominations for President’s Excellence through Diversity Award, which is given to two individuals (faculty and staff) who have demonstrated excellence through outstanding leadership in promoting equity, advancing the status of under-represented groups, and serving as a role model at UNH. Nominations, due by April 10, can be made at  www.nominations.unh.edu/.

Summer Session 2009

Summer Session 2009 credit course information is currently available online at www.learn2.unh.edu.  In addition to the traditional five, eight and 10-week summer terms, there are also a number of distance learning, two-day, week-long and other non-standard course formats available.

Tuition waiver forms are available in the Registrar’s office, Business Services and Human Resources.  Questions? Contact the Human Resources office at 2-0501 or online at www.unh.edu/hr/tuition.htm

GLBT Pancake Breakfast

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:00 – 9:45 AM, MUB Granite State Room

Celebrating the accomplishments of the GLBTQQA community through Pink Triangle and Kidder Fund Awards. Writer, teacher, theologian Rev. Irene Monroe will deliver the keynote “The Intersection of Race and Sexual Orientation:  The Post-Inaugural Climate”.

Irene Monroe on Sexual Orientation, Gender and Politics

Q & A Talk – Wednesday, April 15, 12:15–1:15 p.m., MUB Entertainment Center

Ask Not, a film exploration of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy. Follow the stories of gay Americans who served in combat under a veil of secrecy and who question the merit of banning military service to those who are honest about their sexual orientation.  Captain and Judge Advocate Pat Gormley, President of the Alliance for National Defense, will introduce the film. Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. MUB Theater II

Questions?   862.1058

Meditate Your Way to Wellness

Weekly meditation series on Mondays from 12:10-12:50 in Health Services

This is a weekly meditation series open to the UNH community. Come each Monday to learn and practice various types of meditation.

The word meditation comes from the Latin word Meditari, which means to contemplate. Meditation practice is a unique tool for quieting the mind and centering the body and spirit. Meditation focuses spirit and energy by first bringing attention to the breath. In many cultures, “breath” and “spirit” are similar concepts. The resulting effect is profound relaxation and healing of body, mind, and spirit.

Learn more about meditation:

Download tracks from Health Services Meditation CD:

This series is held every Monday in Health Services conference room 2 on the second floor. No registration required. Series begins January 26 and ends May 18 (2009).

Summer Work-Study Information for Faculty and Staff

The financial aid office is preparing for the summer 2009 federal work-study program (Sunday, May 24 to Sunday, August 30).

The work study job request form and summer 2009 payroll schedule are available at http://financialaid.unh.edu. Click on the “summer work-study information” in the headlines. Jobs will be posted beginning Monday, April 13.

Questions? Call financial aid at 2-3600 or e-mail beth.cilley@unh.edu

Come Join Weight Watchers at Work – Anytime!

Weight Watchers at Work meets every Monday at noon in the Wildcat Den in the MUB.   New members are welcome at any time. The registration fee will be prorated if you join after a session has started. The charge is reimbursed by Harvard Pilgrim for any eligible employee.  Come join us and learn about the new “Momentum” program. 

Give Peace a Chance

Faculty: your students can learn more about becoming a Peace Corps volunteer by attending one of the informational meetings listed below. All meetings take place in the MUB 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

April 22 – room 203
May 6 – room 203

Or Tuesdays in the MUB Food Court between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact Peace Corps representative Bob Miller in Hood House, room 5. Office hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays 9 to 1 p.m.  

Museum of Art Calendar of Events Listings

April 13 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: TBA Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 17 – Preview Reception: Two new exhibitions, “2009 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition”and “2009 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition I” are presented to the public. 5-7 p.m., free, Museum of Art.

April 20 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine” (1 hr. 39 min.) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 22 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Master of Fine Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

April 27 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Shadow of the House” Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 28 – Performance: “Art & Dance” Students from the Department of Theatre and Dance perform under the direction of professor Gay Nardone. 10 – 11 am, free, Museum of Art.

April 29 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Bachelor of Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view.  Noon, free, Museum of Art.

May 8 – Preview Reception: The new exhibition, “2009 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition II” is presented to the public. 5-7 p.m., free, Museum of Art.

May 13 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Bachelor of Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

May 20ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Master of Fine Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

Museum of Art Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4; Thurs. 10-8; and Sat. & Sun. 1-5; and Fridays.  Admission is free. For more information call 2-3712 or  www.unh.edu/moa or museum.of.art@unh.edu.

Have Something to Talk About? The Speakers Bureau Wants You

Join an impressive list of more than 200 UNH faculty and staff and share your knowledge with citizens of New Hampshire. The UNH Speakers Bureau is an outreach program of the university connecting faculty and staff with non-profit organizations around the state to share their expertise through speaking engagements. In 2008, Speakers Bureau members gave more than 125 presentations around the state reaching more than 4,000 New Hampshire citizens.

All faculty and staff are eligible to join. This is a terrific opportunity to promote your current research, make your knowledge available to the public, and to have an impact in the community. Visit the website to learn more or call us at 2-4401. If you are a current member and have not recently updated your information, please visit the website to view your profile.

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. .

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

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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