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October 27, 2010

Healthy UNH Presentation Wednesday, Nov. 3

Do you know about Healthy UNH? Do you want to learn more about how health and health care spending impact UNH? Do you want to know about what you can do to improve your health and the health of UNH as a whole?

You are invited to attend an open brown bag presentation next week on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in MUB Theater 1.

Healthy UNH is an initiative on campus, stemming from President Mark Huddleston’s office, working to make UNH the healthiest campus community in the country by 2020.  The initiative has partnered with USNH, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and many UNH departments to help improve the health of our entire campus population and, as a result, to decrease spending on the employee health insurance benefit.   If you have questions about this presentation or would like to schedule a department presentation, contact Chris VanHorn, Human Resources at 2-0519.

Affirmative Action & Equity Office Sponsors Webinar Series - ADA: The Next Generation

Affirmative Action & Equity Office is sponsoring a Webinar series on changes to the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

The changes are effective March 15, 2011 for Title II public entities such as the University System of New Hampshire. The ADAAA establishes new definitions, expands access to outdoor facilities, and delineates accessible housing guidelines. The 2010 ADA design standards deviate quite a bit from the current ADAAG Standards and are now more consistent with the NH State Building Code. Compliance is required for new construction and alterations after March 15, 2012. Do you know how these new rules and standards apply to higher education?  For more information on topics and presenters click here.

Nov. 3, 2010     MUB Theatre II, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.         
Session 1: Overview of Title II and Title II regulations, part I: service animals, Segways, effective communication, theater captioning, 911, testing and licensing

Nov. 17, 2010    MUB Theatre II, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.                    
Session 2:  Overview of Title II and Title II regulations, Part II: barrier removal, event ticketing and seating, safe harbor provisions, DOJ compliance & enforcement

Dec. 8, 2010      MUB Theatre I, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.           
Session 3: Planning for the transition and beyond; using the Safe Harbors policy compliance planning, relationship to section 504, ensuring compliance

Jan. 12, 2011       MUB Theatre I, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.     
Session 4: ADA standards – administrative provisions; accessible routes and building   Blocks, comparison of old and new provisions, eg: stairways, LULAS, ramps, turning spaces, operable parts

Feb. 2, 2011         MUB Theatre I 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.         
Session 5: ADA Standards – Common Space & Element Types, and Communications
Changes: common space types, common element types, communications systems and devices

March 2, 2011      MUB Theatre I, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.                         
Session 6: ADA Standards – toilets, bathing, kitchens and plumbing elements. Significant scoping and technical changes: toilet and bathing facilities, kitchens, washing machines

March 23, 2011           MUB Theatre I                    1:00 – 3:00 pm       
Session 7: ADA Standards – specialized rooms, spaces and elements. Includes recreation and residential. Significant changes: Residential, transportation facilities, exercise machines, swimming pools

Organized by the National Association of ADA coordinators, these webinars bring together some of the country’s most experienced ADA experts and trainers, including those who wrote the new regulations, and consultants, architects, ADA specialists, and ADA coordinators. Questions? Contact Wendy Beckwith, EEO/ADA compliance office wendy.beckwith@unh.edu

Sustainable Development Colloquium Nov. 3

UNH Sustainable Development Colloquium Gender and Development in an African Context will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 3, 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons.

For more information, contact Amy Sterndale at amy.sterndale@unh.edu, or call 603‐862‐4650.

"What do we know about women's lives in Africa and how does that affect how we do development?-- The research‐practice disconnect" Nana Akua Anyidoho, research fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana.

“A Case Study: On‐the‐ground results from WomensTrust, an integrated microlending organization in Ghana Gertrude Ankrah, program development director, Women’s Trust, Pokuase, Ghana.

"Dimensions and Politics of Gender Inequality in Sub‐Saharan Africa and its Impact on the Various Aspects of Development within the Sub‐continent." Colloquia moderator: Joe Lugalla, chair of the UNH department of anthropology.  

Museum Of Art Opens Two New Exhibitions Nov. 6

Two new exhibitions of local interest,“The Shape of Color: Carol Aronson-Shore”and “Fusion: Merging the Arts in PCAC,” are opening at the Museum of Art Nov. 6, 2010. The exhibits are presented as part of Arts for Life, a year-long celebration of the fine and performing arts in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

“The Shape of Color” presents recent paintings inspired by two New England locations, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth and Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. “Fusion” spotlights 50 years of fine and performing arts studies, exhibitions, performances, and events which have taken place within the university’s cultural center, the Paul Creative Arts Center. A preview reception will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art. Both exhibitions will be on view through Dec. 16 (closed Nov. 11 and 24-28). The Museum of Art and its programs are open to the public free of charge.

“The Shape of Color: Carol Aronson-Shore” features more than 50 works, including smaller gouache color studies for the larger oil paintings, by the renowned professor emeritus. Aronson-Shore’s work has been exhibited in more than 150 one-woman and group shows and is in numerous private, public and corporate collections. The White House Historical Association selected her to represent the state of New Hampshire and commissioned a painting for the 2000 Bicentennial celebration of the White House. This painting is part of the permanent collection of the White House.

A 36-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available for sale.

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Carol Aronson-Shore, Early Morning Light at the End of Horse Lane, oil on canvas, 30” x 30”

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Carol Aronson-Shore, Morning Tree Shadows Behind the Yeaton-Walsh House, oil on canvas, 30” x 30”
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Carol Aronson-Shore, Fall Color at Strawbery Banke, oil on canvas, 24” x 42”
http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/images/Editors_Shape_of_Color/Fall Color at Strawbery Banke.jpg

 

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Carol Aronson-Shore, Late Light Panorama in Fall, oil on canvas, 24” x 42”
http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/images/Editors_Shape_of_Color/Late Light Panorama in Fall.jpg

 

“Fusion: Merging the Arts in PCAC”is presented in conjunction with the campus wide celebration of the fine and performing arts at UNH. Included in the exhibition are special visual presentations by the Museum of Art and the departments of art and art history, music, theatre and dance and the Celebrity Series. It follows chronologically the development of the Paul Creative Arts Center from its construction and dedication in October, 1960 to recent initiatives.

A special section of Fusion will be dedicated to the donors and supporters of the Center, including Isabel Paul of Newfields.  Paul and her sister, Harriet, were world-travelers and collectors, widely recognized for their support of their community and the arts. Other notable supporters include: Eldon L. Johnson, former  UNH president; Karl Bratton, professor of music; Winthrop L. Carter, former president, Nashua Corporation; William G. Hennessy, director of dramatics, UNH; Harold H. Scudder, professor of English; and Lewis Churchill Swain, bandmaster.

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John Hatch, Portrait of Isabel Paul, oil on canvas
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Installation at Scudder Gallery, UNH, (now Museum of Art, UNH), 1960
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Hyman Bloom, Pink Leg, Hyman Bloom, Pink Leg,  2000, oil on canvas, 32” x 70”, collection of the Museum of Art purchased in honor of Vicki C. Wright, director of the Museum of Art, UNH from 1986-2008

http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/images/Editors_Fusion/Hyman_Bloom_Pink_Leg.jpg

 

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Fridays, University holidays, and November 11 and November 24-28.  Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 603-862-3713.

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 603-862-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.

UNH Greek System and Durham Fire Department Host Breakfast Oct. 30

The UNH Greek System, in conjunction with the Durham Fire Department, will host the fifth annual Durham Community Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Oyster River Middle School.The event, which is aimed at getting people to come together within the Durham community, will benefit the Durham Public Library.

Along with the pancake breakfast, there will be children’s games and activities. Admission is $5.

The event is sponsored in part by IHOP, UNH Dining, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, United Greek Association, Durham Fire Department, and the Town of Durham.

Mindful Eating Choices Topic of Workshops

Rochelle L’Italien, registered dietitian, and Suzanne Sonneborn, registered dietitian and nutrition educator, will offer three opportunities for people to discuss eating during the holidays and guide them in the ways they can make healthy choices

“Tis the Season...Make Mindless Eating Work for You” sessions will take place Thursday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in MUB 330/332; Tuesday Nov. 23, noon to 1 p.m., MUB, 336 and Wednesday, Dec. 8, noon to 1 p.m., Holloway Commons Piscataqua Room. To register, visit www.unh.edu/healthyunh/tis-season.

Great Chefs Una Bella Serata in Italia Nov. 3

“A Beautiful Night in Italy” with Mary Ann Esposito

Wine Tasting with Guy Esposito
Join Mary Ann Esposito’s husband and wine enthusiast Guy Esposito Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 4 p.m. to 5p.m. in Huddleston Hall as he presents some wonderful Italian wines ripe for the tasting. Light refreshments will be offered.

Wine tasting,*                 $14+tax      
Wine tasting and dinner $30+tax

Reservations required. Please call 862-1900 to make your reservation.

Mary Ann Esposito book signing
Wine tasting participants will have an opportunity to meet Mary Ann Esposito while she signs copies of her Ciao Italia cookbooks, “Five-Ingredient Favorites,” “Pronto,” and “Slow and Easy.” All three books will be available for purchase.

*Only guests 21 and over will be admitted. Proper ID required.

Then, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. enjoy “Una Bella Serata in Italia, “dinner with Mary Ann Esposito, in Holloway Commons. Esposito is the creator and host of the long-running PBS series “Ciao Italia.” She is the author of 11 cookbooks and obtained her Master’s Degree from UNH.

Adults, $18+tax; children, $10+tax. No additional charge for UNH Dining meal plan holders.

Holocaust Discussion and Concert Nov. 14

UNH has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present “Kaddish: Music and Text as a Window into the Issue of Genocide through the Testimonies of Survivors Before, During, and After the Holocaust” Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Composer Lawrence Siegel will lead a public discussion on the subject. Genocide is an ongoing global crisis in places such as Rwanda, Darfur, Congo, Kenya, and the former Yugoslavia. How can one consider such an immensely difficult subject without becoming completely overwhelmed? Siegel shares his interviews with survivors of the Holocaust and the process used to create art out of these stories by using their words as the libretto for Kaddish.

Siegel’s presentation will be followed by a live performance of his work Kaddish by the UNH Chamber Singers, soloists, and orchestra, with conductor William Kempster. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the same location.

Carsey Institute Brown Bag Seminar Nov. 17

The Carsey Institute is hosting a brown bag lunch forum for UNH researchers and faculty to share their work with Carsey researchers, affiliated faculty, and interested graduate students.
The presentation "Activity Involvement as a Context of Positive Youth Development in the Coos Youth Study: Moving Away from the Overscheduled Child Hypothesis" by Erin Sharp, assistant professor of family studies and youth expert, will be held Wednesday, Nov.17 in the MUB, room 334/336, from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to the 30-minute sessions, which will be followed by time for questions and discussion.

November Concerts

The music department will present the NH Youth Band and UNH Wind Symphony Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. The New Hampshire Youth Band is directed by professor Mark DeTurk and Eric Kobb (’97), band director at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham. The UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen Jr., will perform a program of transcriptions for band, featuring three pieces transcribed from different media: organ, orchestra, and brass band.

On Monday, Nov. 29, the UNH Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m.  Both concerts, free and open to the public, are in the Johnson Theater.  For more information, call 2-2404, or visit our website at www.unh.edu/music.

Luna Negra Dance Theater Nov. 18

The UNH Celebrity Series will present Luna Negra Dance Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre.

Dedicated to the creation of works by Latino contemporary choreographers, Luna Negra Dance Theater serves as a springboard for Latino artists to give expression to their stories and bring new life to the cultures of their communities.

Steering away from stereotypes and folkloric representations, Luna Negra offers its audiences energetic, powerful, and passionate contemporary Latino dance, reflecting the immense cultural shift that is shaping America in the 21st century. The company’s repertory includes works of acclaimed contemporary Latino choreographers such as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Fernando Melo, Gustavo Ramírez, Eduardo Vilaro, and Edgar Zendejas, among others.

Tickets at www.unh.edu/celebrity or by calling the MUB box office at 2-2290 when the university is in session.

Learn to Relax with Stresseraser Nov. 17 and Dec. 7

The Stresseraser is a small portable FDA regulated biofeedback device, about the size of a deck of cards, used to help mitigate stress by activating the relaxation response.  Guiding the user through a series of simple breathing exercises, relaxation can occur within 15 minutes, calming the mind and relaxing the body. 

Stresseraser sessions will take place Wednesday, Nov. 17 noon to 1 p.m., MUB 330/332 and Tuesday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. to 4 pm. , MUB Room 203 for any benefit eligible employee. You do not have to be enrolled in Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Space is limited; registration required. Visit https://hrtraining.unh.edu/apps/ssr?action=courses. Once the sessions are filled, those interested will be placed on a waiting list and additional sessions will be scheduled.

Annual leave or earned time is not required to attend these USNH health and wellness programs.  . 

Open Enrollment through Nov. 5

Open enrollment, the period during which changes can be made to benefits, is Oct. 25 to Nov. 5. Online open enrollment will be available by visiting MyUSNHBenefits.net during that time period. You will be able to view your current USNH benefit elections and enroll in or change your 2011 USNH benefits.  Be sure to confirm your beneficiaries are current.

Important:Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) must be renewed annually.

9th Annual Ski Sale Oct. 31

The 9th annual ski sale will take place Sunday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Field House. Great deals on new and used skies, boards, skates and apparel. New this year: bike apparel.

 Free raffle for N.H. ski area tickets. Bring your equipment to sell. *Used equipment must be brought into the Field House on the day of the event between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to be added into the sale.  Pickup for unsold items will open at 4 p.m.

For more information contact Cory Schwartz, corys@unh.edu.

President of the American Historical Society to Speak Nov. 1

Anthony Grafton, president of the American Historical Society, will present "Life on the Burning Deck: Defending the Humanities in the 21st Century” Monday, Nov. 1, at 4:30 p.m.in Richards Auditorium, Murkland Hall.

Grafton holds the Henry Putman University Chair in history at Princeton University.

Refreshments will be served before the lecture. The public is welcome at this free lecture, given by Patricia Cusack in memory of Margaret Anderson Kiely (1935-2006) with additional support from the Dunfey Fund.

Friends of NH Skiing ticket Packages

Save money on this season's skiing while supporting UNH's ski teams.

Ski N.H. member areas donate lift tickets and cross country trail passes to these packages, and all proceeds are donated to the UNH ski team, the Plymouth State University ski team, and to the Friends of N.H. Skiing grant program, which provides funding to N.H. skiers and snowboarders training to compete on a national and/or international level.

The program raises about $35,000 annually, $19-20,000 of which is donated to the UNH Ski Team. Since its inception in 1978, Friends of N.H. Skiing has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to these outstanding competitors.

Tickets are transferable, so you can share them with family and friends and are valid any day, including weekends and holidays.  Packages of 12 alpine lift tickets cost $349-$499; packages of 12 cross country trail passes cost $99.

For details, visit SkiNH.com and click on the Friends of NH Skiing link on the home page, or call 800-88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464).

Nominate Honorary Degree And Granite State Award Recipients Now

Now is the time to nominate honorary degree and Granite State Award recipients for UNH’s Commencement ceremony this May.  Nominate (if doesn’t show, should be hyperlinked to http://nominations.unh.edu/app.cfm?id=4) today!

October is Sick Pool Conversion Month

A reminder that October is now sick pool conversion month for operating staff (conversion will no longer occur in May). Forms must be submitted to Human Resources by Oct. 29, 2010. 

The sick leave pool is intended to provide additional security by allowing staff members the opportunity to exchange earned time hours for sick pool hours at the equivalent rate of three sick pool hours for each hour of earned time. For employee’s own illness, usage of sick pool hours commences with the sixth consecutive day of absence from work due to illness or injury. A certification of health care provider form must accompany the request to use sick pool leave. Sick pool may also be used for family leave and extended bereavement leave.

Information on sick pool and earned time are available on HR web site at http://www.usnh.edu/olpm/USY/V.Pers/A.11.htm

Sick pool conversion forms are available on HR web site at http://www.unh.edu/hr/docs/et-to-sick-con-wordform.doc or may be requested from Human Resources at 2-0501.

Operating Staff Council Accepting Nominations

The operating staff council will hold elections in October. OS workers will receive and email in early October seeking nominations. You may either nominate yourself or a fellow OS employee.  Nominations must be submitted no later than Oct. 29, 2010.

Nominees are asked to attend the November and December 2010 Council meetings. This will give the nominee and council a chance to get to know each other and for nominees to see the council in action. Elections will be held at the Dec.8, 2010 OS meeting. 

Questions can be sent to the nominations committee: Monique Couillard, Slava Bruder and Laurrie Anne Malizia.

Faculty Concert Series: Oct 31

The Faculty Concert Series presents Elizabeth Gunlogson, clarinet, with Arlene Kies, piano, on Sunday evening, Oct. 31, 2010, at 5 p.m. in Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Gunlogson is assistant professor of clarinet. Prior to this appointment, she served on the faculties of Morgan State University, the Baltimore School for the Arts and Luther College. She has presented numerous clarinet clinics and master classes throughout the United States.
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The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 2-2404, or visit www.unh.edu/music.   

Climb the Wall in New Hampshire Hall

The climbing wall in New Hampshire Hall is open for recreational operations for individuals on Tuesday through Sunday nights, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and groups by appointment. The gym is open to students and non-students.  

Rates are:
                                                Students                      Others
Day pass                                  $8                                $10
10-visit punch pass                  $60                              $75
Semester pass                          $100                            $150
Year pass                                 $180                            $275

Private group (6 -10)               $175 more than 10, add $10 per person

Flu Clinic Oct. 26

The Office of Human Resources, in collaboration with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is offering seasonal flu vaccinations for faculty, staff and their dependents (age 4 and over) Oct. 26, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the MUB Rockingham Lounge.

A consent form with information about the vaccine will be provided prior to receiving the shot. Anyone under 18 will need a parent's signature. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine protects against three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season. 

There is no cost to UNH Harvard Pilgrim subscribers who present a UNH Harvard Pilgrim ID. Dependents must have current IDs as well. Non-Harvard Pilgrim subscribers pay $25 (cash or check made out to Maxim Health), due at the time of vaccination.

Advanced registration is not required. If this will be your first time receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, please allow a 20-minute wait time after being vaccinated. 

For additional information on the seasonal flu visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Expanded Massage Therapy at Health Services

Health Services provides discounted massage therapy 6 days a week to the UNH community. All massages are 50 minute with licensed massage therapists. Prices start at $35 and gift certificates are available. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html

Meditation at UNH

Health Services provides guided meditation sessions on Mondays from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m., free and open to the UNH community. Free meditation MP3s from the Health Services meditation CD Reflections are also available on UNH iTunes U site. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/meditation.html

Confidential HIV Counseling/Testing

Health Services provides a confidential HIV counseling/testing clinic on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $25 per test, get results in 20 minutes. No appointment needed.
http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/hiv.html

Resource Library

The Resource Library at Health Services contains thousands of resources on health and wellness and is available to all current UNH students, faculty and staff. The library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located in Health Services on the second floor.
http://www.unh.edu/health-services/library.cfm

WeightWatchers at Work 12-Week Series Through Dec. 9

An information and registration session for WeightWatchers at Work will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8 at noon in the MUB, room 334. Jane McGrath is the program facilitator.

Weekly meetings will take place Wednesdays, Sept. 15 – Dec. 8, noon to 12:45 p.m., also in the MUB but the room changes so check the HR Training and Events Calendar or the MUB information desk each week for the location.  

Join anytime during the series; rates will be prorated.  Open to all UNH employees.

WeightWatchers is also offering 8 weeks of eTools free when you purchase a 12-week at WeightWatchers  at Work series.

USNH Health and Wellness and Human Resources sponsor the weight-loss program. It is one of many health/wellness education programs for which USNH Harvard Pilgrim members can be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year. 

For more information on this program and other USNH Health and Wellness programs visit http://www.usnh.edu/hr/health-wellness/index.html or call HR at 2-0501

Banner Upgrade

Banner student and advancement will be upgraded to version 8 during October.  As a result, Banner and Webcat will be unavailable from Oct. 22 -25.  Users may see some differences in the appearance of forms and screens once the upgrade is complete.

Career Development Grants

Career development grants are available from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation to support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for PhD-level work. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 for one year.

For more information, visit http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm

“Just say the Name or Department You Would Like to Call”

The UNH NameConnector is a speech recognition system used for directory services. From any campus phone, dial “6” and say the name or department that you would like to call. Recent updates have improved the usability of the system and increased the success rate of properly recognized names.

Take a minute to test your own name. Dial “6” and ask for your own name/department to ensure that the system can recognize your request and correctly transfer the call. If you have any changes in pronunciation or names (including nicknames), leave a message on the UNH NameConnector voicemail box at 2-4939.

Become a UNH Sustainability Steward

Want to help your colleagues become more sustainable at work? Do you have ideas about making your office more efficient with resources like energy, water and money? Become a UNH Sustainability Steward. This new program, an initiative of the Energy Task Force and the Office of Sustainability, is looking for faculty and staff interested in taking UNH’s sustainability to the grassroots level in their buildings and departments. Learn more at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/stewards.html or e-mail sustainability.info@unh.edu.

Office of Human Resources Benefits Representatives on Campus

Every other Monday, representatives from the Office of Human Resources, Benefits Administration will be available on campus to answer benefits questions, assist with enrollment, change in status and retirement.  Call Sue Nolan, 2-0504, for an appointment. The full schedule of dates may be reviewed on the HR Web site at http://www.unh.edu/hr/HR-Benefits-Representatives-on-Campus.htm.

WageWorks Health Care Card

Using your health care card to access your Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Reimbursement (HRA) accounts is convenient and time saving. To help you best understand appropriate use of the card and manage your accounts, WageWorks has developed a very informative short webinar made available on their homepage.

Go to www.wageworks.com and under Participant Quicklinks, click on ‘Health Care Card Webinar.’

The webinar covers when and where to use your card, what are eligible expenses, all about card receipts, saving your receipts and why detailed receipts are required.

Contact the UNH Office of Human Resources, Kristie Camacho 2-0509 or Sue Nolan 2-0504 if you have questions.

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.)

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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