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UNH Today – A Primer

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When UNH Today was launched in March 2008, its aim was to provide daily news updates about UNH to the university and its larger community. The email news was delivered Monday through Friday, offering everything from stories on cutting edge research to sports scores to art exhibits at the Museum of Art.

There was so much news, in fact, that some subscribers found it hard to keep up. And they let us know. The other thing we’ve learned in the ensuing years is that many people outside of the university are interested in what’s happening in our classrooms, our research labs, our colleges.

So, UNH Today has been revamped. The new weekly version, delivered Thursdays via email, debuted in January with a clean look and a renewed focus on the many great stories we have to tell.

One of the first was on Operation Hat Trick, a program created by Dot Sheehan, senior associate athletic director, to give wounded soldiers hats to cover their battle scars. OHT has now spread to more than 30 colleges and universities.

Another story was on senior Michaela Barhite and the research she is doing on the relationship between environmental chemicals and weight gain. And, in March, there was a piece on alum Richard Tasker '68 who, along with two friends, started a business in his basement making pressure sensors and now sells them worldwide.

There also are stories told through photographs, videos and slideshows.

Additionally, UNH Today subscribers can keep up with alumni activities, find information on concerts or museum events, learn what student work is making news, and follow other happenings on campus. What they won’t find is internal news geared for faculty and staff; for that, readers can count on the Campus Journal.

“In making the changes to UNH Today we took the opportunity to step back and look at three of our major communication vehicles – the UNH homepage, UNH Today and Campus Journal – in an effort to provide our audiences with the information they want and need,” said Justin Harmon, associate vice president for university communications and marketing. “We are still working on updates to the homepage and Campus Journal. Our plan is to make the homepage a resource to external audiences who want to learn about us, such as prospective students and faculty. UNH Today will be a vehicle to engage members of the extended community--those who already know us and want to keep informed. Campus Journal will be the place faculty and staff go for the news they need.”

If you have comments or questions about UNH Today, send them to unh.today@unh.edu. To submit an item to Campus Journal, email it to campus.journal@unh.edu by 4 p.m. the Tuesday prior to publication.