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October 12, 2011

Know the Coast Day Oct. 15
The second annual Know the Coast Day, hosted by the UNH Marine Program and New Hampshire Sea Grant, is Saturday, Oct. 15. At this free event, UNH’s three marine laboratories – Jackson Estuarine Laboratory and the Jere Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory in Durham and the Coastal Marine Research Facility in New Castle – offer visitors of all ages an opportunity to talk to scientists, tour laboratories and research vessels, and get their hands wet learning about the Seacoast’s marine scene.

Know the Coast Day activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; organizers suggest that guests aim to visit two of the three locations. More information, including directions and schedules of activities, are at www.unh.edu/knowthecoast or on Facebook at facebook.com/knowthecoast.

N.E. Astronomy Fest at UNH Oct. 14 - 15
UNH hosts the first-ever New England Fall Astronomy Festival Friday Oct. 14 and and Saturday, Oct. 15. The free, family-friendly event boasts a multitude of telescopes for sky-watching, talks by amateur astronomers and professional scientists, and several events with NASA astronaut (and UNH alumnus) Lee Morin.

David Proulx Farewell Oct. 24
A farewell reception for David Proulx, associate vice president of finance and interim assistant vice president of human resources, will take place Monday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Huddleston Ballroom. All welcome.

Sarah Stitzlein Lecture on Dissent Oct. 27
Sarah Stitzlein, assistant professor of education, will present “Tea Parties for Students! Students and the Right to Dissent” Thursday, Oct. 27 from 12:40 p.m. – 2 p.m. in MUB 237 as part of the 2011 Faculty Fellows Lecture Series. Hosted by the Center for the Humanities. Visit www.unh.edu/humanities-center or contact mj.alibrio@unh.edu (2-4356) for more information.

State-of-the-Art Lecture Series Begins Oct. 27
The 2011-2012 State-of-the-Art Lecture Series begins Thursday, Oct. 27, with psychology professor Robert Mair, chairman of the psychology department, who will present “The Neuroscience of Memory” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Holloway Commons. The event will begin with light refreshments and end with a time for conversation and questions.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Humanities Program and the Faculty Senate.

Theatre and Dance to Host Free “Spooky Stories” Event Oct. 27
Looking for some Halloween fun for the little ones? Don’t miss an evening of (not so) spooky stories, puppetry and Halloween treats at this year’s Spooky Stories event Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hennessy Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Spooky Stories is free to the public. Space is limited, and reservations must be made in advance at www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.  If you have not made a reservation, admittance will be on a space available basis. Although all are welcome, the evening is geared toward children pre-school to grade 3.

Homecoming Weekend is Oct. 28-30; Register Now For 5K Road Race
Mark your calendar for Homecoming: Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30. The weekend features something for everyone, including men’s hockey games Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. against ECAC champion Union College and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. against Hockey East rival Northeastern University.

The Homecoming 5K road race begins at 9 a.m. on Main Street in front of the Field House. T-shirts for the first 300 registered runners. Prizes, refreshments, and a certified race course with results from Granite State Race Services; $12 before Oct. 26 and $15 afterward. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Whittemore Center lobby. Printable registration at http://campusrec.unh.edu. Contact Linda Hayden (linda.hayden@unh.edu) with questions. Organized by Campus Recreation.

At noon, head to the football match against the University of Rhode Island. On Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. volleyball faces America East foe Providence College.

A complete schedule of Homecoming events, including individual college celebrations and spirit activities like Wildcat Colors Day and the parade will be posted at www.alumni.unh.edu/keep/homecoming.

Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony Oct. 28
Nancy Kinner will receive the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement at the Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Huddleston Ballroom.

The event recognizes UNH alumni who have made significant contributions to the Alumni Association, the university, and society as a whole. The $25 per person fee includes a buffet dinner (cash bar). Parking is available in Lot C. RSVP by Friday, Oct.14.

Other award recipients include Craig Abbott '70, Marianne Gaspary '79, Bill Jackson '75, and Brad Thompson '68, receiving the Alumni Meritorious Service Award; Paul Bamford '75 and  J. Gregg Sanborn '66, '77G, receiving the Profile of Service Award and Tito Jackson '99, receiving the Young Alumnus Achievement Award.

October is National Cyber Security Month
October is National Cyber Security Month. Visit UNH IT Security’s website at it.unh.edu/itsecurity for weekly security updates and hints to improve your online security and reduce your risks.

Find It Before They Do
UNH offers Identity Finder, a free computer application which locates and protects information that puts you at risk, such as social security numbers, credit card information, and computer passwords. To run and install Identity Finder, go to the “IT Security & Policy” link under the “UNH Faculty and Staff” organization in Blackboard, or contact UNH IT Security at itsupport.unh.edu/itsec for assistance.

UNH Employee-Student Admissions Information Session
The Admissions Office will hold an information session for UNH employees and their children who are considering applying to UNH Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. in MUB Theatre I.

The program is designed for families with students who are either high school juniors or seniors and those who might be transfer applicants. The information session will provide a brief presentation about UNH, an overview of the admissions process, and an opportunity for discussion.

November Self Defense Classes for Women
Campus Recreation and the UNH Police Department are offering R.A.D self defenses classes for women on three Sundays in November from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hamel Recreation Center. Attendance is required at all three classes, which will be taught by UNH police officers.

Classes take place Nov. 6, 13 and 20. The Nov. 6 class will be in the Hamel Recreation Center classroom while the two remaining classes will be in the studio.

The R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a national program of self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options, regardless of a woman’s level of physical conditioning.  R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require athletic ability to succeed. The R.A.D. system offers the knowledge to help women make an educated decision about personal defense.  For more information about R.A.D., visit http://rad-systems.com.

Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to move during each session. 

Registrations will be taken at the front desk of the Recreation Center on a first come, first served basis.  Limited to 20 participants. Call Campus Recreation at 2-2031 or the UNH Police Department at 2-1427 for more information. Check http://campusrec.unh.edu for more programs. To register, go to www.unh.edu/admissions/register/unhgis.

Faculty Concert Series Presents Jazz Pianist Mark Shilansky Nov. 8
The Faculty Concert Series presents jazz pianist Mark Shilansky Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. A UNH graduate, Shilansky ‘92, has performed and/or recorded with such artists as the New York Voices, Luciana Souza, Kenny Wheeler, Lisa Thorson, Jerry Bergonzi, Patrice Williamson, Rebecca Parris, and the vocal jazz group Syncopation.

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

N.H. Authors Series Presents Tor Seidler Oct. 16
The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, will present an interview with Tor Seidler Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in the library’s 5th floor reading room. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, use our online registration form. For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call 2-1540.

It Pays to be Healthy-$50 Gift Card: Just Fill Out the Questionnaire
Benefits-eligible UNH faculty and staff can earn a $50 gift card just for filling out a USNH HR-sponsored health questionnaire, Health Questionnaire (HQ), by Oct. 31. USNH Harvard Pilgrim subscribers will need an HPHConnect for Members account to participate. Visit www.harvardpilgrim.org/usnh to set up an account if you don’t already have one. Click on the health questionnaire link at the bottom of the HPHConnect for Members home page. 

USNH benefits-eligible employees not covered by a Harvard Pilgrim plan can Log in using the username/password that was included in a letter mailed to your home address.  If you need assistance e-mail or call 877-814-9909.

Cards awarded to USNH faculty and staff are considered income and are subject to withholding - regardless of amount.

October is Sick Pool Conversion Month
October is now sick pool conversion month for Operating Staff (conversion no longer occurs in May). Forms must be submitted to Human Resources by Oct. 31, 2011.

Sick pool is intended to provide additional security by allowing staff members 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 hour leave. Sick pool may also be used for family leave and extended bereavement leave.

Information on the sick pool policy is available on the USNH HR website at http://www.usnh.edu/olpm/USY/V.Pers/A.htm#4.10.5 .

Earned time to sick pool conversion forms are available on UNH HR website at www.unh.edu/hr/forms.htm  under the “time and leave” category at or may be requested from Human Resources by phoning 2-0501.

“Older than America” Film and Discussion Oct. 13

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The film “Older than America” will shown followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and star, Georgina Lightning, Oct. 13 at 6:10 p.m. in Horton Hall, 207.

Plot summary: A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, “Older Than America” delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.
           
Presented by Gedakina (www.gedakina.org) and UNH’s Three Minors Program: Race/Culture/Power, Africana Studies, and American Studies. Questions? Contact meghan.howey@unh.edu.

Hike Before Yoga Oct. 22 and Nov. 19
Campus Recreation is offering two hikes Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 followed by a yoga class for $5 per person. Sign up at the Recreation Center front desk for one or both. Rain or shine.

10th Annual Ski Sale Oct. 23
The 10th annual ski sale featuring skis, boards, skates and apparel takes place Sunday, Oct. 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the UNH Field House. Great deals on new and used equipment. Free raffle for N.H. area ski 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 am. to be added into the sale. Pick-up for unsold items will open at 4 p.m. **Nonprofit. For more information contact Cory Schwartz corys@unh.edu, 512-2317.

Flu Clinics Oct. 25
The UNH Office of Human Resources, in collaboration with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is offering a seasonal flu vaccination for faculty, staff and their dependents (age 4 and over) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. MUB Room 237. The Benefits and Services Fair takes place the same day, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

No cost for Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare (HPHC) subscribers who show a valid HPHC card.  For non-Harvard Pilgrim subscribers the cost is $25, cash or check made out to Maxim Health.

Health Services is offering flu vaccinations for students Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Granite State Room, MUB.  Faculty and staff may attend this clinic as well; $25 fee.

Tuition Benefits Apply for Professional Development and Training Workshops
Benefits-eligible employees can use their noncredit tuition benefits for one-day workshops at Pease, Manchester, or in Durham. Choose from more than 100 one-day workshops this fall offered by UNH Professional Development & Training.

Topics are offered in management and supervision, HR, project management, career coaching, desktop publishing, web design, computer applications, teaching and school administration, counseling and social work, soil science, land surveying, engineering management, grant writing, and more. For all fall offerings, go to: http://www.learn.unh.edu/pcw
(Note: tuition benefits not applicable to online offerings.)

TEDxUNH Discussions
A yearlong discussion series featuring UNH faculty and staff sharing their ideas on leadership kicks off Sept. 27. TEDxUNH, open to faculty, staff and students, will take 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.

Oct. 25: A Look at Conflict, William Ury, Bruce Mallory, professor of education and Carsey Institute interim director 

Nov. 8: The Tribes We Lead, Seth Godin, Catherine Blake, marketing lecturer, and president, Sales Protocol Intl.

Nov. 22: The “Genius” in All of Us, Elizabeth Gilbert, Beth Wallace, residence hall director

Dec. 6: Inspiring Action, Simon Sinek, Ben Sturgill, advisor, InterVarsity Christian Fellowships

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

October Concerts
The department of music presents the following free concerts in the Johnson Theater during the month of October:

Oct. 12, 8 p.m.: UNH Wind Symphony, under the direction of Nicholas Orovich; including works by Giovanni Gabrieli, W.A. Mozart, Alec Wilder, Leonard Bernstein, James Currow, Jim Colonna, and Andrew Boysen Jr.  

Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: UNH Concert Band, under the direction of Casey Goodwin, and the UNH Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mark Zielinski, with graduate student Brian Raymond.

Oct. 16, 3 p.m.: UNH Concert Choir, under the direction of William Kempster.

Oct. 18, 8 p.m.: UNH Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Upham.

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

Healthy Returns Oct. 25
Check your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index with Healthy Returns, the program for benefits-eligible employees. Sign up for a screeningOct. 25 or, at UNH Manchester, Oct.18. Room locations and times are available on the registration site and on the HR training and events and Healthy UNH calendars.

New participants and those who completed the last two (fall 2010 and spring 2011) will receive a $25 Visa gift card. Returning participants from the spring 2011 session (who did not participate in fall 2010) will receive one of the following: $10 Visa gift card for participating; $25 Visa gift card for participating and reaching one goal; $50 Visa gift card for participating and meeting two or more goals.

Gift cards awarded to USNH faculty and staff are considered income and are subject to withholding - regardless of amount.

Register online. Visit the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Healthy Returns Event Schedule registration site and click RSVP for appropriate date/location.  Those who work outside of UNH Durham or Manchester campuses can attend an event at the closest campus location.

President Huddleston to Attend October OS Council Meeting
President Mark Huddleston will attend the Oct. 12 meeting of the Operating Staff Council. Representatives are asking for topics staff members would like addressed during the meeting. Forward questions or concerns to your OS representative or Monique Couillard, chairwoman, by Sept. 30.

Operating Staff Council Seeks Nominations for 2012
The UNH/UNHM Operating Staff Council is seeking nominations for its 2012 membership.  The election will take place on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2011. 

The Operating Staff Council is comprised of 17 voting members. Fourteen of these members represent individual districts generally apportioned according to Business Service Centers.  Three others will be members at large.

You must be at least a 75% time status employee and have been employed by the University System for at least 6 months.  You do NOT need to work in a particular district to represent it.

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:30 PM.  This service is covered by work release – you do NOT have to use Earned Time.

If interested contact Slava Bruder (Vice-Chair of the Operating Staff Council), Monique Couillard (Chair of the Operating Staff Council) or Laurrie Anne Malizia (OS Council Rep District 4) by Nov. 1, 2011.

Carsey Institute Fall 2011 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar   
The Carsey Institute's Brown Bag Seminar Series provides a forum for UNH researchers and faculty to share their work with Carsey researchers, and interested faculty and graduate students. The sessions will be held in room 334/336 in the MUB from noon to 1 pm.  

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch to the 30-minute presentations, to be followed by time for questions and discussion.


Michele Dillon
Michele Dillon

Nov. 9, 2011
Michele Dillon, professor of sociology
UNH Department of Sociology

Social Capital: A Two-Edged Sword in Rural America
Local community institutions, organizations, and attachments are rich resources in the fabric of community life. They are not necessarily conducive, however, to fostering the inter-community cooperation increasingly necessary for rural economic viability. My research in Coos County (NH) indicates that, if purposefully harnessed, local community civic resources can be used to bridge inter-community divisions and implement regionalized economic strategies that are beneficial to local communities and the region as a whole.

UNH Writers Series Presents Margot Livesey Oct. 20
The UNH Writers Series presents Margot Livesey, author of “The House on Fortune Street”, winner of the 2009 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in the MUB 1.

Livesey has taught in numerous writing programs including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Boston University, and the Warren Wilson MFA program. Her new novel, “The Flight of Gemma Hardy”, will be published early in 2012.
Sponsored by the Frederick Hyde Hibberd '88 Fund.

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

Massage Therapy with licensed massage therapist, available six days/week, traditional $45 for faculty/staff and hot stone $55 for faculty/staff, Appointments, call 2-3823. Learn More.

Liberty Mutual Auto/Home Insurance On-Campus Consultations
A Liberty Mutual representative will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Oct. 26 to provide a no-obligation coverage evaluation and rate quote for faculty and staff who can receive a discount of up to 10 percent on auto and home insurance. Restrictions may apply.

Click here to make an appointment with James Saunders ’01 or Kevin Monroe ’06 or call (800) 835-0894 or visit www.libertymutual.com/unhemployees.

If you are already a Liberty Mutual policyholder and want to receive the discounted rate, call your Liberty Mutual service office to find out how to convert your policy at your next renewal.

Announcing Lecture Capture using Tegrity
UNH IT Academic Technology announces its newest service offering Lecture Capture using the Tegrity Platform. This service is available to all UNH-Durham and UNH-Manchester instructors.

Visit the lecture capture Web site at http://it.unh.edu/lecturecapture for more information.

Wildcat Community Gymnastics Classes
Gymnastics classes for school-age children will take place Wednesdays from 4 -5 p.m. for boys and girls and 5- 6 p.m. for girls only at the Field House. Classes of all levels are taught in a safe progressive manner. Session 2: Oct. 5 - Dec. 7. No class Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Session 2 is $112.50 plus a $20 registration fee for those who did not participate in session one.

For information call 2-4148 or email Melanie Brown melanie.brown@unh.edu.

Drop-In Yoga Classes Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays
In collaboration with Healthy UNH and Campus Recreation, Human Resources is now sponsoring two drop-in yoga classes a week for faculty and staff. 

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 13-Dec.15 from noon to 1 p.m.in the MUB’s Wildcat Den. Tuesday sessions will be led by staff member Lee Calderone and Thursday sessions will be led by student Camie Wade. Wade has been a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga for more than six years. Caldrone has been a yoga instructor for the past 8 years teaching both Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. 

Both classes are open to all levels. Cost:  $5 drop-in fee for each session. Cash or checks only. Harvard Pilgrim subscribers can obtain a receipt for each session to be reimbursed via Harvard Pilgram’s Wellness Connection, up to $200 per calendar year.

Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.  A few mats may be provided.  Plan on arriving  to class promptly so it can begin on time and the instructor can complete a full 50- minute session.

Enrollment Removal
The upgraded version of Blackboard does not allow faculty members to drop active students from sections.  Instead, drops in Blackboard will be processed automatically when students drop their courses in BANNER.  This process will simplify the drop process for everyone, and will keep Blackboard and BANNER in sync. 

The upgrade also provided new permissions for removal of users from organizations as well. Since this change, the UNH IT portal administration and development team has received many requests to remove users from courses and organizations. To help instructors and organization leaders perform some of these tasks themselves, a new “UNH - remove enrollments” Blackboard building block was created, replacing the previous “UNH –delete non-active members” building block. Details can be found via: Bb UNH Remove Enrollments.

If you have questions about the Bb 9.1 upgrade, contact Daniel.Blickensderfer or Karen.Tan@unh.edu.

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. 

Nov. 17: The Aquila Theatre offers a delightful and tantalizing production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” promising to overflow with humor, elegance and romantic comedy.  Since its first performance on Feb.14, 1895, Wilde's masterpiece has become a respected piece of literature and has delighted audiences with its wit and wisdom.

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.

Office of Conduct and Mediation Seeks Volunteers 
The Office of Conduct and Mediation is seeking faculty and staff who have the ability to challenge students on the decisions they are making, hold students accountable for their actions and help students make the most of their time at UNH. This is a great way to get more involved on campus and have meaningful contact with students who may not be making the best choices.

Volunteers will be trained to participate in the disciplinary process and potentially meet with and mentor students who have been sanctioned for code of conduct violations. Time commitments are flexible. No prior disciplinary or legal experience is necessary.

All interested community members are welcome; male faculty and staff are encouraged to consider volunteering. While male students are responsible for about 67 percent of UNH’s conduct cases, men make up less than 20 percent of the volunteer pool.

For more information, visit www.unh.edu/ocm  and click on volunteers.

Use Your Tuition Benefits
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 & Training in Portsmouth, Manchester, and Durham. You must submit a tuition waiver form with your registration.

View all upcoming offerings from UNH Professional Development & Training at www.learn.unh.edu/pcw.

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

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

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

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.