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April 20, 2011

Uprooted Documentary April 26

The documentary “Uprooted:  Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire” which tells the stories of five refugees who resettled in the Granite State, will be shown Tuesday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. in MUB Theater II.  A panel discussion will follow the screening.

Produced by the Center for the Humanities, the 30-minute film illustrates the hardship, resiliency and hope in the experiences of some of our state’s most recent newcomers.

For more information about the documentary, including a discussion guide and a fact sheet, go to www.unh.edu/uprooted

Reading and Book Signing April 26

The Center for the Humanities will sponsor a public reading and book signing by Deirdre Heekin, author of “Libation, A Bitter Alchemy,” April 26 from 12:40 p.m. - 2 p.m. in McConnell Hall, room 208. In this collection of linked essays, Heekin describes her growing appreciation for wine and the land from which it comes. This event is open to the public.

Third Annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibit Through May 20

Twenty artists from across the country are featured in the Third Annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition at the University Museum in the Dimond Library, April 22 - May 20.

Current MFA degree candidates invited artists who have played an influential role in their lives to send one or two works to be included in the exhibition. The MFA candidates and their guests, which include teachers, friends, colleagues, and a father of one of the students, are displayed together to visually illustrate the artistic relationship, be it as mentor or friend. Works on display are paintings in acrylic, oil, egg tempera, and watercolor, as well as works on paper.

MFA candidates Nicole Weber, Mark Soderling, Youngsheen Ahn Jhe are graduating this May and are featured in the 2011 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition April 16 - May 20, 2011 at the UNH Museum of Art; Lennie Mullaney, Liz Wilson, Jesse James, and Clara Coleman are completing their first year in the MFA program.

The University Museum is on level one of the library and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sat. noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 2-1081.

Cancer Documentary April 25 and 26

The Center for the Humanities and the department of communication present Lynn Harter’s documentary film, “The Art of the Possible” Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Horton 125 and Tuesday, April 26, at 12:40 p.m. in Horton 114.

The documentary is based on Harter’s fieldwork with Pete Anderson, whose work at the University of Texas and the Anderson Cancer Center has gained attention for the unique therapeutic alliances that he develops with his patients and their families.   Harter’s campus visit is part of the communication department’s colloquium series.

"The Art of the Possible" invites audiences into the worlds of five families living with cancer, its treatment, and what remains in the aftermath. At once humorous and haunting, producers Hayward and Harter present a narrative portrayal of families creating a "new normal” in the midst of cancer, and the care providers that serve them. 

“The Art of the Possible” offers the public and medical community-at-large a glimpse of cancer care that couples conventional therapies with humanizing communication practices.

Faculty: Attend Honors Convocation and Commencement

Honors Convocation takes place Friday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (faculty assemble at 3:15 for 3:30 procession) at the Whittemore Center Arena. Commencement is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (faculty assemble at 9:15 for 9:45 procession) on Memorial Field in front of the Whittemore Center.

These ceremonies celebrate the culmination of achievement for your 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.

All faculty, from all schools and colleges, full-time, part-time, adjunct, lecturer, emeriti, are invited and encouraged to participate in these ceremonies.

Faculty planning to attend should register at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=8288

Hospitality Management Department Hosts Wine Expo May 3

The department of hospitality Management, in conjunction with Horizon Beverages, will host the 1st Annual VIN EXPO NH Tuesday, May 3, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena.

There will be hundreds of wines from around the world to taste, hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, international cheeses, and live music. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for hospitality management students.

Tickets are $35 with discounted tickets available for students (21 or over). To purchase tickets and for more information visit https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=8301.

New Hampshire Youth Band and the UNH Symphonic Band May 5

The New Hampshire Youth Band and the UNH Symphonic Band, under the direction of Nicholas Orovich, will perform in concert Thursday, May 5, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

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.     

Free Hearing Screenings May 11

In recognition of May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, the communication sciences and disorders department will offer free hearing screenings Wednesday, May 11, from     9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Hewitt Hall, first floor.

Screenings will be conducted by CSD graduate students and will take approximately 15 -20 minutes.  Call 2-2110 to reserve a time slot. Walk-ins are welcome but only reserved appointments can be guaranteed. The hearing screenings are open to UNH community and public (3 years or older).

Build a Boat in a Weekend with Marine Docents

The UNH Marine Docents are holding their annual build-a-boat-in-a-weekend workshop May 13-15 at Kingman Farm in Madbury. Each family must include at least one child age 12 or older. Applications are due May 1. For more information visit http://extension.unh.edu/news/2011/04/build_a_sailboat_with_your_fam.html or call  Mark Wiley at the Marine Docent office, (603) 749-1565, (Mark.Wiley@UNH.edu) or program director Ray Belles, (603) 868-7180, (ORFARM@comcast.net).

Memories! There’s an App For That

UNH has a new Facebook App, UNH for U. The app allows users to browse yearbooks, tag photos with comments or names. 

Check it out at:

Look for the app in the left column below the photo.

May Concerts

The department of music presents the UNH Jazz Bands, Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre. David Seiler directs two fabulous jazz bands.

The Symphony Orchestra presents the UNH Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Upham Friday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

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

The Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Program

Did you know benefits-eligible employees enrolled in Harvard Pilgrim medical insurance can participate in the Wellness Connection Program at any time?  It features four rewarding reimbursement and incentive opportunities to help you keep fit and learn how to take even better care of yourself and your family.

  • Free membership to Health and Nutrition Solutions (Diet.com) – Diet.com provides access to health experts, personalized meal plans, easy to follow fitness videos, thousands of recipes, health tips and community support.

  • Fitness club membership – Harvard Pilgrim will pay up to $500 per year toward your membership fee at a participating health club.  (this benefit can be transferred to another family member enrolled with Harvard Pilgrim).  Work out 8 times per month and Harvard Pilgrim will pay the health club directly.

  • Health Education Classes – get reimbursed up to $200 per year (per family/individual contract) for completing a variety of approved health education classes.

  • Member Rewards – receive prizes for your daily activity.  The Wellness Connection Program rewards you and your covered family members for participating in regular exercise and physical activity.

Visit the USNH/Harvard Pilgrim website at www.hphc.org/usnh and click on the link for the Wellness Connection Program where you can set up your online account.  Access the information on the program including complete lists of participating health clubs and approved health education classes, activity cards, prize lists and details on how each program works.

If you do not see a health club or health education class listed, contact the UNH Office of Human Resources benefits representatives Sue Nolan, 862-0504 or Kristie Camacho, 862-0509 to request a club or class be added to the list. The request will then be forwarded to Harvard Pilgrim for follow-up.

May 2011 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.

The training involves completion of Web-based RCR instructional modules (available at http://www.unh.edu/rcr) and participation in a seminar Wednesday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB, 330/332.   

Modules must have been completed prior to the seminar. Successful completion of the training requires completion of both components.

This training is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The training will fulfill the new National Science Foundation (NSF) mandate that all postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students supported by NSF to conduct research on proposals submitted on or after Jan. 4, 2010 receive appropriate training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.  (This training may be completed up to six months prior to employment on an eligible NSF grant.)

Interested individuals must register for the training by Wednesday, April 27.  Complete the registration form and email it to julie.simpson@unh.edu by the deadline. 

For more information, contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services at 2-2003, or Thomas Pistole in the molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences department at 2-0111.  

Annual Staff Recognition Program May 6

The annual UNH staff recognition program for Operating Staff (OS), Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT), and Extension Educator (EE) staff will take place Friday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB Granite State Room.

President Mark Huddleston and university council chairs Monique Couillard (OS), Rachel Feeney (PAT), and Julia Peterson and Chuck Hersey (EE co-chairs) will host the 265 staff members being honored for a total of 4,765 years of service to UNH.  Years of service accumulated by May 31, 2011 are used to calculate awards.  The list of staff being recognized for 2011 is available at http://www.unh.edu/hr .

The 2011 Presidential Award of Excellence winners also will be announced during this event.  To review previous year’s winners visit:  www.unh.edu/staffexcellence.

The annual Staff Recognition Program is open to the entire university community. Contact Heather Hughes, Human Resources, at 2-0544 for additional information.

UNH Play Poses Question: What is Art?

In the UNH department of theatre and dance’s last production of the season, an art gallery becomes a parable of humanity on the final day of a group show of three fictitious contemporary American artists. Directed by professor Deborah Kinghorn, department chair, “Museum” is a little mosaic of events and incidents that crisscross one another in the contemporary gallery of a medium-sized art museum and leaves us all wondering, what is art, how does it make us feel and why are we so compelled to create it, view it and critique it?

With a nod to the yearlong “Arts for Life” celebration at UNH, Kinghorn has collaborated with the art department on the creation of original art pieces needed for the set.  She also has tapped student designers for costuming, sets and lighting. Even the production poster featured artwork from BFA student, Jennifer Simart ’95. “Art helps us live our lives,” states Kinghorn, “art connects us to our entire history.”

“Museum” runs April 19-22 at 7 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Hennessy Theatre. 

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 $12.50 for general admission and $10.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders; and groups of 15 or more. 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 discount season subscription offerings, call 2-2919, or visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

Concert April 27

The UNH Concert Band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Andrew Boysen, will perform works by, among others, Holst, Bach, Boysen Wednesday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Concerto competition winner Adam Gallant will perform the third movement of Kent Kennan’s Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble. Two pieces on the program will be conducted by graduate students Brian Starck and Sean Giardino.

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.     

Applications Available for 2011 University Community Scholarship Fund

Through generous donations from members of the UNH community, the 12th University Community Scholarship will be awarded in April. This year’s award is approximately $4,800. The size of the endowment that supports the scholarship is now $130,200.

This scholarship, which reflects the commitment and dedication of all members of the university community, will be awarded to UNH-Durham or UNH-Manchester students. This is your opportunity to nominate a deserving undergraduate or graduate student or, if you are a student, apply for the scholarship award. (Download the application here: unh.edu/ucsf.)

Awards are based on academic merit and community involvement. The selection committee is particularly interested in community involvement beyond paid employment and efforts on behalf of academic requirements. The award may be renewed for up to four years; however, the student must re-apply each year. The selection committee includes a faculty member, a PAT staff member, an OS staff member, an Extension Educator and a principal administrator.

Gifts to the fund may be sent via campus or U.S. mail to the University Community Scholarship Fund, c/o UNH Foundation, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road, Durham, NH, 03824-1987.
Questions may be directed to the scholarship fund chair, Terri Winters, at 2-4639, or scholarship selection committee chair Holly Young at 2-1564.

“The Passion According to St. John” April 24

The UNH Concert Choir, under the direction of William Kempster, will perform J.S. Bach’s “The Passion According to St. John” Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.For more information, call the music department at 2-2404, or visit www.unh.edu/music.    

April Concerts

The music department will present the following free concerts in April.

April 28:  The UNH Student Jazz Combos will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Mark Shilansky and David Newsam coach these talented students of jazz.

April 29: UNH student composers concert Friday, at 8 p.m. in Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

For more information, call the music department at 2-2404 or visit www.unh.edu/music.

Museum Of Art Presents Exhibitions Featuring Former Art Faculty and Alumni

Works by six former studio faculty members from the department of art and art history, as well as 44 alumni, are the focus of two new exhibitions at the Museum of Art. The exhibitions, “Legacy: Works by Distinguished Former Faculty”and “ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni” present drawings, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and textiles from artists across the country.  

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, or by e-mail at museum.of.art@unh.edu. Visit the website for updated information on exhibitions, programs, and events at www.unh.edu/moa.

Ask an Advocate - Free Online Service for the UNH Community  

Ask an Advocate is a free online service available to the UNH community that provides information, support and referrals for survivors of sexual violence, relationship abuse and stalking.

Anyone who has a question about themselves, a friend, a student, a colleague, or a family member, can complete an online form. After the form is submitted, a trained Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) advocate will reply within 24 hours.

Questions asked through Ask an Advocatewill be answered Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. except when the university is officially closed for holidays or weather emergencies.

If you need immediate assistance, call SHARPP’s 24 hour support line at 2-7233 or (888) 271-7233.

For more information visit www.unh.edu/sharpp/askanadvocate.html

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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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