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Taking Note

May 6, 2009

Bruce Mallory to Be Honored May 18

President Mark Huddleston and Emma Bricker invite you to a reception to honor Bruce Mallory for his dedicated service as provost. The reception will take place Monday, May 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Huddleston Hall Ballroom.  

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.

Free Hearing Tests May 13

In recognition of May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, the communication sciences and disorders department is offering free hearing screenings Wednesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hewitt Hall (1st floor).

The screenings will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Call 2-2110 to reserve a time slot. Walk-ins will be accommodated if time permits.

Graduation Day Brunch

University Conferences & Catering will host its special graduation brunch, May 23, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Piscataqua Room, Holloway Commons. $32.95 per person (plus tax & gratuity).

Enjoy the convenience of dining right here on campus and enjoy the award-winning creations of UNH’s expert chefs. View the special menu at http://www.conferences.unh.edu/special.html.
RSVP by May 15. Reservations required. Call 2-1900. Space is limited. Reservations made on a first come first serve basis.

Retirement Reception for Sharyn Stuart May 7

A reception honoring Sharyn Stuart on her retirement after 15 years of service at the UNH Alumni Association and USNH accounting services will be held Thursday, May 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elizabeth Demeritt House, lower level. Wish her well as she enters the next phase of her life.

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.

Climate Change Forum May 13

Carbon emissions are threatening climate systems at a rate faster than most scientists originally thought, and UNH is responding with an aggressive climate action plan called WildCAP that aims to significantly reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions within the next decade.

Learn more about WildCAP and what it will mean to everyone who works or studies at UNH during an information forum on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m., in MUB Theatre II.

Members of UNH’s Energy Task Force, the group charged by President Mark Huddleston to create the climate action plan, will discuss the projects and policies the university is exploring to meet its climate commitments.

For more information, go to www.unh.edu/etf/wildcap.html. Questions? E-mail energy.taskforce@unh.edu.

May Concerts

The UNH Concert Choir will present a varied program on Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre, including “Benedictus” from Dvorak’s “Mass in D,” and songs sung in Czech. The group will reprise parts of the “Messiah” choruses and present music by Grainger and Stanford. The concert will close with one of Moses Hogan’s best-known spiritual arrangements, “Ride on King Jesus.”

Both concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the music department at 2-2404, or go to www.unh.edu/music.  

Come Say Good Luck to Jeffrey Salloway

A retirement reception for Jeffrey Salloway  will be held Friday, May 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center, 1925 Room. A professor of Health Management and Policy with  more than  20 years of service, Salloway retires in May.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation & Award Ceremony

The Phi Beta Kappa initiation and award ceremony takes place May 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in  Murkland Auditorium. The public is welcome.

Youth and Symphonic Band

The music department presents the NH Youth Band under the direction of Andrew Maderios and the UNH Symphonic Band under the direction of Nicholas Orovich in concert on Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The NH Youth Band, comprised of talented area middle and high school students, will be performing “Festive Winds” by Frank Erickson, “Prelude for Band” by Reinhold Gliere, and the band classic “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti.

The UNH Symphonic Band will perform R.L. Moehlmann’s transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor” and Steven Reineke’s “Symphony No. 1, New Day Rising,” a programmatic work depicting the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

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

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).

Annual Staff Recognition Program May 8

The annual staff recognition program for Operating Staff (OS), Professional Administrative & Technical (PAT) staff, and Extension Educator (EE) staff will take place on Friday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB, Granite State Room.

President Mark Huddleston and council chairs Matty Leighton (OS), Guy Eaton (PAT) and Julia Peterson (EE) will host the event honoring 208 UNH Durham and Manchester staff members who, collectively, have worked at UNH for 3,610 years.

Years of service are calculated at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years by May 31, 2009.

The list of staff being recognized for 2009 is available at:  http://www.unh.edu/hr

Winners of the 2009 Presidential Award of Excellence will also be announced. To review previous year’s winners visit:  www.unh.edu/staffexcellence/.  The annual staff recognition program is open to the entire University community – all are welcome to attend

Contact Christina VanHorn, Human Resources at 2-0519 for additional information.

Faculty Concert Series May 11

On Monday, May 11, the Faculty Concert Series presents trombonist Nicholas Orovich and pianist Arlene Kies at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The program includes “La Petite Suzanne” by Arthur Pryor, Halsey Stevens’ “Sonata” and “Concerto No. 1” by Alexej Lebedjew. The concert will end with “Amos and Boris”, a story by William Steig, set to music by faculty member Christopher Kies. Flutist Peggy Vagts and narrator David Ripley will join Orovich in the telling of this delightful story.

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

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:

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

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.

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. 

Museum of Art Calendar of Events Listings

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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