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April 15, 2009

Graduate Research Conference Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16

The 2009 Graduate Research Conference takes place April 15 and 16 in the MUB. More than 100 graduate students will present their research. Students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

The GRC is an opportunity for students, faculty members, and the UNH community to learn about research across the many colleges and departments and to develop new ideas across disciplines. 

For more information go to http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/grc/2009GRC_Program.pdf .

Survey Takers: New Chance to Win iPod

The last two iPods offered as reward for taking HR’s workplace survey remain unclaimed. For a chance to win one, employees who completed the survey can drop their computer-generated number or raffle ticket, with their name, department and phone number, in one of the boxes at the library or HR in Durham or at HR in Manchester by Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. The winners, drawn at random, will be announced Wednesday, April 22.

Donald C. Sundberg Retirement Reception April 23

Please join us for a reception honoring Donald C. Sundberg on his retirement from UNH Thursday, April 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Huddleston Hall Ballroom. Feel free to bring a guest. RSVP to Diana Couture at diana.couture@unh.edu by April 17.

Communicating Sustainability at UNH

The University Office of Sustainability (UOS) is assessing the effectiveness of its newsletter and parts of its website for faculty, staff and students.  By participating in this research you will not only be eligible to win a free sustainability gift pack, but you will also help to inform and improve how UOS communicates with the campus about sustainability.

Take the survey online at:

Student Concerts

The music department will present the 15th annual UNH Student Composers Concert on Friday, April 24, at 8 .p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

This event is part of the week-long Undergraduate Research Conference, a celebration of academic excellence at UNH.

On  Monday April 27 at 8 p.m. students of David Newsam, Mark Shilansky and David Seiler will present an evening of jazz in the Johnson Theatre Arts Center. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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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