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December 14, 2011

Retirement Party For Dottie Robertson Jan. 5
A retirement party for Dottie Robertson will be held Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, in the first floor student lounge, Stoke Hall, from 3 – 5 p.m. A senior business services assistant, Robertson has been at UNH for 41 years.

Donate to Cornucopia Food Pantry by Dec. 15
The Cornucopia Food Pantry is accepting donations through Thursday, Dec. 15 for winter food baskets to help those in need this holiday seasons. Financial donations also are welcome. Checks can be made payable to the Cornucopia Food Pantry, and all donations are tax deductible. Donations and volunteers are welcome throughout the year. Visit the website at www.cornucopia.unh.edu for additional information.

A Reminder That New Medical ID Cards Will Arrive Soon
If you are enrolled in a Harvard Pilgrim medical plan, you will receive soon a new health insurance ID card from Harvard Pilgrim, and a new prescription ID card from CVS Caremark. It is important that you bring your CVS Caremark card with you the first time you fill a prescription in 2012 so the pharmacy can update your information.

Still Need A Flu Shot?
If you haven’t received your flu vaccine, Health Services still has some available. Cost: $25/faculty and staff (No fee for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) subscribers who show a valid HPHC card.). Payment can be made by credit card (MasterCard/Visa), check, or cash.  Call 2-2856 for an appointment.  Health Services will be open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday during the winter break when the university is open.

Massage Therapy Available During Winter Break
Health Services provides discounted massage therapy to the UNH community during winter break. Health Services will be open 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday during the winter break when the university is open. All massages are 50 minutes with licensed massage therapists. Prices start at $45 for faculty and staff and gift certificates are available. Call 2-2856 for an appointment or visit  http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html for more information.

End of Calendar Year Reminder for Donations
The university’s calendar year ends Dec. 31. All donations received by departments should be sent to the attention of Christine Royle in gift and data management (GDM) at the Elliott Alumni Center.

Those who will be away from the office prior to the holiday break or beyond should appoint someone to check their email and forward any donations received.

In order to receive tax credit for 2011, donations made by check should be accompanied by the postmarked envelope, if received by GDM after Dec. 29, 2011.

Credit cards donations received by mail should arrive by Dec. 29, 2011, to be processed in 2011. Those received online must be processed by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 2011. Donors inquiring by phone should be directed to the online giving form at https://foundation.unh.edu/make-gift/.

Questions? Contact Christine Royle, director of gift and data management, 2-4131, or Amanda Haney, gift processing, 2-2041.

Retirement Reception Jan. 6 for Facilities, Mail Services and University Operations Employees
University Operations will host a retirement reception Friday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in the MUB Strafford Room for Art Batchelder, Facilities (19 years), Betty Cilley, Facilities BSC (33 years), Joe Infante, Mail Services (32 years), Roseann Meserve, University Operations BSC (17 years), Virginia Portigue, Facilities housekeeping (17 years), Ken Purdy, Facilities (16 years), and Aloma Tuttle, Facilities housekeeping (25 years) in celebration of their years of service and dedication to the university.

Free Preview of Season II Downton Abbey at NHPTV
Join us for a free screening preview of the masterpiece classic - Downton Abbey, season 2, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1 - 3 p.m. , New Hampshire Public Television Broadcast Center. RSVP: (603) 868-1100 or| viewerservices@nhptv.org .

Season 2 resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era. The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts.

Spring 2012 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training Deadline Jan. 12
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 Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MUB, 338/340.   

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

The 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 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  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.  

UNH Police Warn: Beware of Black Ice
The UNH Police Department, division of emergency management, warns drivers and pedestrians to be aware of black ice conditions this winter season. Sometimes called glare ice or clear ice, black ice is a thin coating of glazed ice that is often invisible, therefore not providing a warning to drivers that they should reduce their speeds. So, drive with caution when the weather is unpredictable.

And remember: bridges freeze first.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night: $15 Hockey Tickets UNH vs. Brown
Faculty and staff can get tickets to the men's hockey game against Brown, Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m., for only $15 each (regularly $24), and there is no limit on the number of tickets.

To buy tickets, visit the Whittemore Center Arena box office Monday through Friday,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for holiday hours, click here) or call2-4000 ext. 5. A valid UNH ID or most recent pay stub is required at the time of purchase. If ordering by phone, you must present your valid UNH ID or most recent pay stub when picking up your tickets.

As an additional bonus, all faculty and staff that purchase a ticket to the game will be automatically entered to win two Green Monster seats to Frozen Fenway 2012 on Jan. 7, 2012. The winner will be announced during the second intermission of the game. You must be present to win.

Drop-In Yoga Classes Continue Through Dec. 22
Drop-in yoga classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 22 and resume Jan. 10 after the winter break. Classes take place from noon to 1 p.m.in the MUB’s Wildcat Den. Open to all levels. Cost:  $5 per class. Cash or checks only. 

Campus Recreation will also offer drop-in yoga at the Hamel Recreation Center on Dec. 20 and Dec. 22 for $5 on those two days only.

Dining Office Holiday Hours
The Dining & ID Office will close for the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 20, and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Computer Store Customer Appreciation Days Dec. 1- Dec .23
The UNH Computer Store is hosting customer appreciation days for students, faculty, and staff Dec. 1- Dec .23. Specials include discounts, products not usually carried and raffles for a new Dell Latitude E6320 notebook, an Xbox 360, iPods, and more. (Participants will be able to choose which raffles they enter).

For store hours and more information visit  http://computerstore.unh.edu/hours.shtml.

Register by Dec. 21 for Spring Weight Management Program
The Center for Health Enhancement (CHE) is offering a 10-week weight management program in the spring of 2012 for faculty, staff and members of the local community. The program, which can accommodate a maximum of 20 people, includes individual dietary analysis and prescription; fitness assessment; the use of a personal activity monitor; body composition analysis in the Bod Pod; measurement of total body water; one-hour metabolic testing; measurement of blood lipids, glucose and C-reactive protein.

The one-hour education sessions will take place at noon in Nesmith Hall, room 110. Slots fill quickly so register early. Sign-ups will be taken until Friday, Jan. 6.  Contact Anne Ronan, 2-1688, for further information and registration. 

Business Seminars Offered by Professional Development and Training
The Graduate School’s office of Professional Development and Training is offering one-day business seminars (non-credit) during the month of December. Seminars are offered in such areas as sales and marketing; leadership, management and supervision; human resources; and computer training.

A full list can be read at  http://www.learn.unh.edu/webunhnovember11bizemail.html.

Benefits-eligible employees can use tuition benefits towards the cost of seminars and conferences as well as other noncredit offerings (except online offerings) sponsored by UNH Professional Development in Portsmouth, Manchester, and Durham. To register for a seminar or conference using your tuition waiver, you must submit a tuition waiver form with your registration.

Contact Linda Conti for more information at 2-4234 or email professional.development@unh.edu.

Photos for Calendar Sought
Printing and Mailing Services is designing its 2012 calendar for faculty and staff. This year’s theme is scenes from UNH taken by faculty or staff. Send your submissions to printing.services@unh.edu.

Winter Parking Ban
The winter parking ban will resume Dec. 1 and continue every night through April 1 regardless of weather conditions.  During this time, most campus parking lots and areas are closed from midnight to 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.    

UNH Police Warn: Prepare for Emergencies
With the upcoming winter season fast approaching, the UNH Police Department’s division of emergency management stresses the importance of having a plan in the event of an emergency. Part of that plan should include an emergency kit with enough supplies to last 72 hours.

The kit should include such items as vital documents, medical records, favorite photos, important telephone numbers/addresses and maps. Placing information on a DVD or thumb drive saves space.  Adjust your list of kit items and extra clothing to meet personal needs, local circumstances, and weather conditions.

Have your kit ready to go on a moment’s notice, and make sure it is something you can easily carry. Decide ahead of time what you would do about pets and security for your home or office should disaster strike.

Know in advance the safe area near you that you would relocate to and how you would locate missing family members or others.  

Planning for evacuation during a major disaster requires advance planning and adequate preparations in order to reduce losses of all types. 

More information can be obtained by contacting the UNH Police Department’s division of emergency management. Read at http://www.unh.edu/unhedutop/emergency-and-storm-information.

TEDxUNH Discussions
A yearlong discussion series featuring UNH faculty and staff sharing their ideas on leadership kicked off Sept. 27. TEDxUNH, open to faculty, staff and students, takes place biweekly on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in MUB, room 321. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.

Feb. 7, 2012: Believing in Your Vision, Caroline Casey, Julia Pond, residence hall director

Feb. 21: Passion, Benjamin Zander, Cari Moorhead, associate dean of the Graduate School

March 6: Self-Motivation, Tony Robbins, Kristin Carpenter, assistant director, Residence Life

March 27: The Power of Silence, John Francis, Sara Pope, coordinator of student organizations and leadership programs

April 10: Embracing Transparency, Morgan Spurlock, Dave Zamansky, assistant director, MUB 

April 24: Vulnerability and Connection, Brené Brown, Karen Gilbert, assistant to vice president for Student and Academic Services

Meditate Your Way to Wellness
Meditate Your Way to Wellness (guided meditation), Tuesdays, 12:45 -1:15 p.m., MUB Room, 340 http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/meditation.html

Celebrity Series Announces 2011-2012 Season
The UNH Celebrity Series is proud to announce its 2011-2012 season, providing a rich, rewarding cultural experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater community by presenting guest artists whose work reflects outstanding cultural merit in music, theatre, and dance. 

All performances take place at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre. 

Feb. 6, 2012: Teatro Lirico D’Europa will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s three act Opera, “Rigoletto,” a fully staged production with live orchestra and English supertitles. A story of love, betrayal, revenge and tragic irony, “Rigoletto” marked the turning point of Verdi’s masterful transformation of Italian opera.  Music and action are perfectly integrated; each character maintains a complex individuality, even as the music weaves to its dramatic conclusion.

Feb. 18: Internationally recognized cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed with orchestras and in recitals throughout his native Russia and on five continents.  He will be joined by pianist Peter Laul.  Kouzov and Laul have been performing together since they were 12 years old. Pieces for this performance include Schumann's “Adagio & Allegro, Beethoven's “Sonata #4,” Debussy's “Sonata” and “Sonata” by Rachmaninoff.

March 3:  Cordis Quartet has been redefining contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their signature sound. Although the ensemble is built upon cello (Jeremy Harman), concert cimbalom (Richard Grimes), piano (Dan Padgett), and percussion (Andrew Beall), one-of-a-kind creations such as the electric mbira, melodica, and the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music box also have a way of weaving their way into any given performance. 

April 11: The Takács Quartet returns to campus. One of the world’s outstanding string quartets, Takács plays with a virtuosic technique, intense immediacy and consistently burnished tone. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado since 1983.  Pieces for this program include Janacek “Quartet No. 2,” Britten“Quartet No. 3,” and RavelQuartet.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.unhmub.com/ticket or www.unh.edu/celebrity, with an order form from the brochure, or by calling the MUB box office at 2-2290 when the university is in session.

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 Advocate will 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. Visit the SHARPP website for more information.

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

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

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.)

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.