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November 25, 2009

Bookstore Sale Dec. 3 and 4

The UNH Bookstore will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Sale on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec.4. All merchandise in the store will be 25%, excluding textbooks.

Poinsettia Trials Open House Dec. 3 – Dec. 5
Poinsettia Trials Open House Dec. 3 – Dec. 5

The MacFarlane Greenhouses and Thompson School Horticultural Facility host the popular Poinsettia Trials Open House Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday).

Visitors to the free event, now in its fourth year, will enjoy more than 100 poinsettia varieties, assist ongoing research, and learn about growing poinsettias more sustainably. A broad selection of the many poinsettia varieties will be available for purchase on all three days and throughout the holiday season (until Dec. 24).

Evergreen Fair Dec. 3 and 4

The Evergreen Fair will take place Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MUB. Forty-five participating artists and craftsmen will be offering everything from pottery to fudge to Chinese brush painting.

Don’t Stress Seminar Dec. 15

The PAT Council in partnership with the offices of USNH/UNH Human Resources and EAP provider, APS Healthcare, will present a seminar on stress and healthy eating Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB, room 334/336.

This seminar will focus on the fundamentals of stress and how it affects us. Attendees will learn how to manage stress as well as how to maintain a healthy diet during times of stress. With the holiday season in full swing it is important to understand these topics to help ensure that we are able to enjoy our time with family and friends, not worrying about stress and our diets.

Discussion Points Include:
• Definition of stress
• How stress affects us
• How our perceptions impact us
• Methods for managing stress
• Understanding the importance of a balanced diet
• Planning balanced meals and snacks
• Explore the Food Pyramid

Space is limited so register early at https://hrtraining.unh.edu/sessions/49.html

Campus Parking Ban

The winter parking ban on campus will resume Dec.1 and continue through April 1 regardless of weather conditions. During this time, most campus parking lots and areas close directly at midnight and stay closed until 6 a.m. When parking for any duration after midnight, your car must be in a designated area. For a full description of restrictions and parking options,  visit http://www.unh.edu/transportation/parking/winterparkingban.htm.    

December Concerts

The UNH Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Hill, and the UNH Concert Choir, under the direction of William Kempster, will present a concert titled “German Engineering” Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The symphony program begins with Beethoven’s “Overture to Coriolanus,” and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Bohuslav Martinů with the stunning “Memorial to Lidice,” a Czechoslovakian city decimated by the Nazi regime during World War II.

The orchestra and choir combine to present Carl Orff’s famous composition, “Carmina Burana.” Composed in 1936, the “Carmina Burana” texts come from a collection of love songs, feasting and drinking songs which Orff excerpted from a medieval manuscript found in the Benediktbeuern Monastery.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the UNH Jazz Bands perform at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

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

World AIDS Day Marked By Photography Exhibit

Each year, Health Services works towards bringing awareness of HIV/AIDs to the UNH community on World AIDS Day. This year, with support of the Kidder Fund, the day will be marked with a photography exhibit of people living with HIV/AIDS.

“Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV/AIDS” can be viewed Monday, Nov. 30 from 12 p.m.–3 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room. Free and open to the UNH community.

Concert and Symphonic Bands Performs Dec. 8

The concert band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the symphonic band, under the direction of Nicholas Orovich, will present a concert Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The concert band will perform “Marche des Parachutistes Belges” by Pierre Leemans, conducted by graduate student Brian Starck, “Twist of Fate” by Larry Clark, “Ballad for Band” by Morton Gould and “Undertow” by John Mackey.

The symphonic band will perform “Symphonic Dance No. 3, Fiesta” by Clifton Williams, conducted by graduate student Andrew Maderios, “Seven” by Jim Colonna and “Apocalyptic Dreams” by David R. Gillingham.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404 or visit www.unh.edu/music.     

Durham’s Winter Parking Ban Nov. 1 – April 1

The town of Durham’s winter parking ban is in effect Nov.1 through April 1. Parking on any public way or public parking lot between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the parking ban is in violation of town ordinance. Penalties for violations include $20 parking tickets and the possibility of being towed to allow for snow removal.

Those persons with permits to park in the Depot Road parking lot should refer to their permit agreement for regulations regarding snow removal.

If you have any questions about the ban, contact Lt. Sean Kelly at the Durham Police Department at 868-2324.

Wind Symphony Concert Dec. 1

The department of music presents the UNH Wind Symphony under the direction of Andrew Boysen, and the Exeter High School Band under the direction of Timothy Miles, in concert Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Wind Symphony concert focuses on music from the 1920’s, including Vaughan Williams’ classic, “Toccata Marziale” conducted by graduate student Sean Giardino. Boysen conducts Igor Stravinski’s “Octet” and guest conductor, Andrew Mast, director of bands at Lawrence Conservatory, leads the group in Charles Ives’ “Old Home Days”. The concert closes with an unknown, but very exciting and tuneful work by B. Walton O’Donnell, “Songs of the Gael.”

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 2-2404, or visit  www.unh.edu/music

Important Reminder From UNH IT – Change Your Computer Passwords

Changing your computer passwords is akin to changing the batteries in your smoke detector: both should be changed several times a year to ensure your safety and security. USNH policy requires you to change your computer passwords at least once every six months. Take a few minutes now to do so, and put a reminder in your calendar for next spring. This will help keep your personal information and sensitive documents safe from unwanted intrusion and theft. Instructions for UNH IT accounts are available at accounts.unh.edu, under ‘password reset tools’. In addition, check with the administrators of other UNH systems or services you may be using about how to change your password on those systems.

Important: When changing your passwords, use a wired connection to ensure your passwords are updated correctly on all systems.

Secure UNH wireless users: If you experience problems after changing your passwords, re-run the UNH secure wireless setup application, available at it.unh.edu/wireless under ‘secure UNH wireless’.

And remember, don't be a "phish"; do not reply to unsolicited e-mail messages asking you to disclose your password, or other sensitive information.

"The Tenth Gift" by Jane Johnson
Museum of Art Book Discussion Group

The Museum of Art ‘Between the Lines’ book discussion group is reading “The Tenth Gift”by Jane Johnson. Available in the Museum of Art, at the MUB Bookstore, or your local library. A discussion will take place on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Museum of Art.

Free Light Therapy for Seasonal Depression

Are you feeling sad, anxious or irritable? Having problems concentrating? Feeling less energized than usual? Sleeping more or having lower quality of sleep?
Eating more and/or craving carbohydrates?

You may be more than a little blue, you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a pattern of seasonal depression, occurring every year in the early months of winter and lasting until spring. Light therapy is one form of treatment of SAD*.

Health Services offers free light therapy to current UNH students, faculty and staff. For an appointment visit www.unh.edu/healthonline, call 2-3823 or go to Health Services, Rm. 249. (Only UNH students currently enrolled in courses may make appointments online.)

Learn more about SAD and Light Therapy…
Additional Recommendations:
Daily appointments are recommended, preferably in the morning. Session lengths range from 15 minutes to two hours, most session usually last 20-30 minutes. Other treatments for SAD include psychotherapy, dietary changes, regular exercise, and the use of antidepressant medications.

Change in Parking at Manchester Airport

USNH employees using Manchester-Boston Regional Airport can park at the Highlander Inn for $7 a day (note that USNH also does not have a 3-day minimum) or use the airport parking lots (C, D, E, F, & G) at a daily rate of $10.

Travelers who must use the airport garage ($17 a day) will need to document the expense on USNH personal reimbursement. Questions? Call the USNH AP Office at 2-1474.         

UNH Celebrity Series Announces the 2009-2010 season

Santiago Rodriguez
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

Called "a phenomenal pianist" by the New York Times and "among the finest pianists in the world" by the Baltimore Sun, Santiago Rodriguez performs internationally with leading orchestras including the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, London and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras.

Join us for a master class at 7 p.m. on Feb.4 in the Bratton Recital Hall.

Ticket prices: $30 general; $27 UNH faculty/senior; $10 UNH students and youth.

Mozart Opera Theatre’s “Marriage of Figaro”
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

“The Marriage of Figaro” is a riotous comedy where the virtuous unmask the immoral and the quick-witted servants undo their scheming masters. The count's servant, Figaro, is arranging the final plans for his wedding to his beloved Suzanne, when he stumbles upon his master's plot to evoke the ancient right of droit de seigneur. Can Figaro stop the count or will the virtuous Suzanne stay a step head of everyone?  Powered by a strong ensemble cast, “The Marriage of Figaro” also features a live orchestra and will be performed in the original Italian with projected sub titles.

Mozart Festival Opera, the sister company of Teatro Lirico D’Europa, made its U.S. debut in November 2003 with a production of “Don Giovanni.” Critics raved about the outstanding cast of singers as well as the excellent, detailed stage direction and attractive sets and costumes. All of the soloists are professionals with international experience who have performed major roles with important companies in the U.S. and Europe. 

Ticket prices: $48 general; $45 UNH faculty/Senior; $20 UNH students and youth.

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

Passionate about sharing the experience of live performance, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra unites the intimacy and versatility of a string quartet with the power of an orchestral sound. In each performance, the members of this self-conducted ensemble rotate musical leadership from one work to the next, bringing freshness to the concert experience.

Working as a group to shape artistic expression and administrative direction, the orchestra celebrates a spirit of collaboration. A Far Cry performs internationally, holds residencies at leading musical institutions and, through educational workshops and free concerts in its storefront space in Boston, develops close relationships with small community audiences. 

Ticket prices: $30 general; $27 UNH faculty/senior; $10 UNH students and youth.

Report Fraud Here

The USNH administrative policy on fraud establishes a high standard of ethical and professional conduct for its faculty, staff, student employees, and volunteers.  It encourages everyone to report potential, perceived, or suspected instances of fraud and strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone doing so.  http://usnholpm.unh.edu/BOT/III.Admin/K.htm 

The Internal Audit Office sponsors a Web-based reporting hotline (http://usnhaudit.unh.edu/hotline.htm) for individuals to relay concerns about potential fraud, waste, or abuse of USNH resources or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and policies. Messages can be posted on the hotline anonymously and are directed immediately to the USNH director of internal audit, Vicki Escalera, for investigation and follow-through.  Individuals may also reach Escalera 2-3500.  (Please note this phone has caller ID.)

Live Music on Thursdays at the New England Center

Now through June 17, 2010, Acorns Café in the New England Center will offer live music on Thursdays. Local area artists as well as university alumni will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary cheese and crackers will be served or guests can order off the regular menu. For a list of the musicians go to www.newenglandcenter.com.

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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