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June 10, 2009

Telephone Upgrade

CIS will upgrade the university telephone system on Thursday, June 25, between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. During this time, university phone service will be unavailable. This includes incoming and outgoing calls and voicemail access. 911 services will be available solely through cell phones. Call the CIS help desk at 2-4242 with any questions.

Therapeutic Riding Program Seeks Volunteers

The Therapeutic Riding Program is seeking volunteers for its summer session, July 7 through August 20. Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Time commitments are flexible and can be as little as 45 minutes, one day per week. 

A volunteer orientation and training meeting is Tuesday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the light horse classroom at the UNH horse barns (Mast Road Extension). No prior experience with horses or therapeutic riding is necessary. Anyone age 12 and up is welcome to participate.

For further information, please contact Cindy Burke at the Therapeutic Riding Program at 2-0131 or go to www.trp.unh.edu.

Free Concert June 14

The NH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Touring Ensemble with William Kempster conducting will perform a free concert June 14 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Video Available on Economic Stimulus Forum

More than 100 faculty and staff attended the forum on economic stimulus opportunities on April 27. The forum provided an overview of UNH's activities to date to explore funding opportunities provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

If you missed the forum you can view it online at:

For more information about the forum (including copies of the Powerpoint slides) and State and Federal funding opportunities through ARRA), go to: http://www.unh.edu/research/stimulus.html.

Center for the Humanities Spring Newsletter Online

The Center for the Humanities announces the publication of its spring 2009 newsletter online at www.unh.edu/humanities-center.  Top stories include updates on study abroad in Ghana and the Center's 2009 grant proposal deadlines for faculty fellowships, programs, projects, and interdisciplinary conferences. 

Manage Your Stress with Free Biofeedback at Health Services

Individual sessions with a computer-based biofeedback program are available to all UNH students, faculty and staff at no cost during the summer months. Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises.

Call 2-3823 to make an appointment or visit the Health Services Web site to learn more.

Treat Yourself to a Massage this Summer

Health Services will be offering traditional ($45 faculty/staff) and hot stone ($55 faculty/staff) massage therapy with licensed massage therapists Monday – Friday (9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.).

Call 2-3823 to make an appointment or visit the Health Services Web site to learn more.

Professional Development and Training Launches Newsletter

The first issue of Professional Briefings, a new 4-page newsletter published by Professional Development & Training, an office within the Graduate School, is available at: http://www.learn.unh.edu/April09ProfBriefs.pdf

The newsletter will be published three times a year and will include articles of particular interest to working professionals. It will also announce upcoming seminars and programs sponsored by Professional Development & Training.

Articles in this issue include How to Lead a Self-Managing Team by Vanessa Urch Druskat, professor of organizational behavior at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and Jane V. Wheeler, professor of management at Bowling Green State University’s College of Business Administration; and Characteristics of Principled Win-Win Negotiations.

Signals Going Paperless

Signals, the CIS newsletter, will go paperless starting FY10, both in the spirit of sustainability, and in accordance with President Mark Huddleston’s call to restrict printing and mailing costs as stated in his April 2009 budget letter.

Our online presence will improve to reflect Web 2.0 technologies, which will allow for both a two-way communication stream and a more feature-rich environment. Stay tuned for more details in June Signals.

Art Department and Professional Development & Training Offer 3-Day Summer Art Institute

The art department and Professional Development & Training have teamed up to develop and offer a new, 3-day summer art institute, “Drawing, Painting, and Sculpting the Human Figure,” Tuesday through Thursday, July 7-9, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the Paul Creative Arts Center. Cost of the institute is $279, including lunch.

USNH benefits-eligible employees can use their tuition benefits towards the cost of this institute. Participants will receive 1.8 CEUs (continuing education units). The institute is designed for both new and experienced artists, teachers, and individuals in the community interested in learning or enhancing their art skills.

It will feature a day on drawing, a day on painting with oil or acrylics, and a day on sculpting the human figure. Faculty members include Suzanne Schireson (drawing), Shiao-Ping Wang (painting), and Benjamin Cariens (sculpting).

For a complete description, visit the Professional Development & Training website
at http://www.learn.unh.edu/art

For more information on Professional Development & Training email or call Linda Conti at 431-5674 (linda.conti@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

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. 

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. .

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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