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October 28, 2009

Music Department Presents November Concerts

The following concerts presented by the department of music are free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404 or visit www.unh.edu/music

Nov. 8 – Chamber Orchestra
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of composer Franz Josef Haydn, the UNH Chamber Orchestra will perform his Symphony No. 83, "La Poule" ("The Hen") Sunday, Nov.8, at 3 p.m. in the Museum of Art.

The performance takes place in conjunction with the exhibit "Alice Spencer: Fabricating Time." Professor of flute Peggy Vagts joins the Chamber Orchestra in a performance of the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major.

Nov. 13 and 14 - Opera

The UNH opera workshop program will present scenes from “Der Freischütz” by Carl Maria von Weber, “La Rondine” by Giacomo Puccini and “A Hand of Bridge” by Samuel Barber  Friday, Nov.13 and Saturday, Nov.14, at 8 p.m.

Under the direction of Jenni Cook and accompanied by student pianist David Orr, the performance takes place in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Limited seating is first come-first served.

Nov. 15 - Wind Symphony

The UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen, will perfrom Sunday, Nov.15, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The program’s theme is dance music and includes a brass setting of selected Renaissance dance pieces composed by Tylman Susato and conducted by Casey Goodwin, Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances” conducted by Brian Starck and Phillip Sparke’s monumental “Dance Movements,” conducted by Andrew Boysen.

Nov. 22 - Chamber Singers

A concert of sacred choral music performed by the UNH Chamber Singers, under the direction of William Kempster, will take place Sunday evening, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The program includes Pierre de la Rue’s “Salve mater salvatoris,” Josquin’s “Planxit autem David,” Clemens non Papa’s “Ego flos campi,” and Byrd’s “Ne irascaris Domine.” In contrast is Edvard Grieg’s last completed work, the “Fire Salmer,” Op. 74, featuring baritone soloist Dustin Lindsay.

Microsoft Windows 7 Demo

Microsoft released Windows 7 in late October 2009. Windows 7 is not an upgrade to Vista, but an entirely new operating system. On Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. UNH IT will host a Microsoft Windows 7 demo in MUB 338. Microsoft’s Matt Hickey will be on hand to demonstrate new improvements and features of Windows 7, such as the improved taskbar, jump lists, DirectAccess, enhanced security and control, bitlocker to go and more.

For more information, please visit the UNH IT website at www.it.unh.edu and look under IT News and Announcements.

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.

Jazz Series Concert

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series welcomes phenomenal jazz pianist Benny Green to the Johnson Theatre stage on Monday, Nov.16.

Green began classical piano studies at an early age, but his attention soon turned to jazz, and heavily influenced by his father’s record collection of Bebop musicians, he taught himself to play by imitating jazz greats Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker.

The concert takes place in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center at 8 p.m.  Single tickets are priced at $8, senior citizen and student tickets sell for $6 and are available at the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,online at www.unhmub.com/tickets and at the door.

For a brochure of upcoming season and other jazz events, call the department of music at 2-2404.  For tickets, call 2-2290.    

"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.

Flutist and pianist in concert Nov. 5

The music department presents a guest recital featuring flutist Joshua Carter and pianist Elizabeth Blood Thursday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The program includes music by Philippe Gaubert, Otar Taktakishvili, Bach and Mike Mower.

Carter is a flute maker with Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc., in Woburn, Mass., He studied in London under the tutelage of Paul Edmund Davies, principal flutist of the London Symphony. Carter is an active freelancer and teacher in the Boston area.

A native of Manchester, N.H., Blood currently serves on the UNH faculty and the Manchester Community Music School. She has worked on the faculties of Keene State College, Shorter College, and Plymouth State University and on the music staffs of the American Institute of Musical Studies (Austria), the Barga Institute (Italy), Opera in the Ozarks and the Granite State Opera.

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

Open Access Week

The university library is celebrating Open Access Week by distributing information about open access in Dimond Library and the branch libraries, and at the benefits fair Oct. 28. We also are starting to build an institutional repository that will house the research of UNH scholars.

Learn more about Open Access Week at UNH at http://libraryguides.unh.edu/openaccess.

Playful Shakespearean Comedy “A Midsummer Night’s DreamNov. 4 - 8
Evan Russell, Meghan Blakeman as Lysander  and Hermia
UNH Photo Services

The Johnson Theatre will present  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Professor David Richman, Nov. 4 to 7 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.  The production features a playground theme complete with a slide, monkey bars and giant swing on stage for the characters to play on throughout the performance.

A school matinee will be presented Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Afternoon workshops in the dramatic arts are available as part of this 2009 UNH School Drama Day event for grades 7 through 12.  For information and pricing call 2-2150.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at 2-2290 or online at www.unhmub.com/ticket.  Tickets are $10.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders; and groups of 15 or more and $12.50 for general admission.

The box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information and show times or to learn about season subscription offerings at a discount, call the department of theatre and dance office at 2-2919, or visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

Photo by UNH Photo Services:

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.

Convert Earned Time in Either October or May

It has come to our attention that the Oct.1, 2009 effective date for the change in sick pool conversion month from May to October is disadvantaging some staff who have planned the utilization of their time with the expectation of conversion in May. As a result we have put in place a transition plan that provides a one-time option to convert earned time to sick pool either this October, or during the month of May, 2010. (For operating staff who convert earned time to sick pool this October, their next opportunity to convert will be October, 2010.) 

Effective October, 2010, the sick pool conversion period will be held only during the month of October.

Sick pool conversion forms are to be submitted to Human Resources by Oct. 30, 2009, for operating staff choosing to convert their earned time this October, instead of May, 2010. Sick pool information is available on the Human Resources web site under “Earned Time” at www.unh.edu/hr/et.htm, and forms are available at www.unh.edu/hr/pubs-frm.htm#other, or may be requested from Human Resources by phoning 2-0501.

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.)

UNH Voice Mail Upgrade

UNH IT Telecom will be replacing the existing UNH voice mail system Nov. 1, 2009. All faculty and staff will need to setup their voice mailbox in the new system between Oct. 1 and Nov.1.

Visit http://it.unh.edu/voicemail for a timeline, a list of FAQs, and instructions on setting up and using your new voice mail account.

If you have any questions, contact the UNH IT Help Desk at 2-4242.

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.

Proposals Sought for Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series

The Center for the Humanities is seeking proposals to organize the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series. Especially welcomed are proposals addressing science, mathematics, or interdisciplinary themes for the 2010-2011 series.

Guidelines and information are at  www.unh.edu/humanities-center or contact Mary Jo Alibrio, program coordinator at 2-4356; mj.alibrio@unh.edu with any questions

The deadline is Nov. 5, 2009.

Seeking Honorary Degree Candidates

What do Meryl Streep, Gov. John Lynch and astronaut Rick Linnehan all have in common?  They received honorary degrees at the UNH commencement ceremony.  Know someone who excelled above and beyond? Someone who has made notable contributions to society?  Then now is the time to nominate them for the 2010 commencement awards.  Click here to nominate.  (The nomination deadline is Oct. 31)

Subscription to Foundation Directory

Dimond Library has a campus-wide online subscription to the Foundation Directory, providing UNH users ability to search for grant opportunities from any computer on campus or remotely from any computer in the world.  

The directory (http://www.library.unh.edu/scripts/redirect.pl?dbase=406) offers a database more than  96,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities in the U.S.; a database of more than 3,600 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of more than 1.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of more than 533,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF

Weight Watchers at Work Program

USNH Health and Wellness is sponsoring a 12-week Weight Watchers at Work program through Dec. 16 in the MUB from noon to12:45 p.m. Open to all employees.
An information and registration session will be held Wednesday, Sept.16, at noon in the MUB, room 302.  Program facilitator is Janet McGrath.
Sign up anytime throughout the series; the fee will be prorated. WeightWatchers is also offering eight weeks of eTools free when you purchase a 12-week WeightWatchers at Work series.
WeightWatchers is one of the health education programs for which Harvard Pilgrim will reimburse members up to $200 per calendar year.  For more information on this and other Health and Wellness programs visit:  http://www.usnh.edu/hr/health-wellness/get-active.html or call HR at 2-0501.

Grant Opportunities

The Center for the Humanities has grant opportunities open to all faculty. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.
Grants to organize the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series are open to all faculty, topics and subject areas. Applications related to the sciences are particularly encouraged this year. Proposals that connect the Sidore series to significant conversations occurring on and off campus are also welcome.
Programs and project grants and interdisciplinary conference grants are open to all faculty, providing the project or conference falls within some aspect of humanities discussion.  
For more information and guidelines visit: www.unh.edu/humanities-center and click on "funding opportunities" or email mj.alibrio@unh.edu or call 2-4356

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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