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June 27, 2012

Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Inclusive Excellence Departing
Wanda Mitchell, vice provost for faculty development and inclusive excellence, will leave UNH Aug. 31 to take a job at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, as its founding vice president for diversity and equity.

Previously, Mitchell served as the chief diversity officer and as a visiting professor in the education department.

An interim vice provost will be appointed and an external search will be conducted beginning later in the summer.

New Requirements for Public Health Service (PHS) Research Funding
UNH must comply in its research and scholarly activities with federal and state laws and regulations regarding financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR).  Since 1995, UNH has had a Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) policy in compliance with requirements from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Recently, PHS revised its FCOIR regulations regarding research funded by it or its component agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health). These regulations are effective Aug. 24, 2012.

To respond to these regulations, UNH will implement a new interim policy effective Aug. 24, 2012 that will affect individuals who submit proposals for research funding to PHS agencies and/or who may receive such funds on or after Aug. 24. The policy may also apply to funding from other organizations (e.g., American Heart Association) that require compliance with the PHS financial conflict of interest in research regulations.

Staff from the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research (OSVPR) will hold an information session on the new requirements on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Morse 401.  If you plan to attend, please register.   Another session will be scheduled in mid-September.  Anyone who has recently submitted a proposal for research funding to a PHS agency (or an organization requiring compliance with the PHS regulations), or who plans to submit a proposal in the near future, is encouraged to attend one of the sessions.  A list of PHS funding agencies adopting the new requirements can be found here.

A webpage containing information about the new requirements and the information sessions is available at http://www.unh.edu/research/financial-conflicts-interest-research-projects-funded-public-health-service-phs.  Information also will be posted on the Research Office blog (http://unh.edu/research/blog) as it is made available.  Contact Julie Simpson, director, Research Integrity Services (2-2003) or Tammy Goldberg, director, finance and administration (2-0152) with any questions.

Strength And Conditioning Training For Young Athletes
Strength and conditioning training is being offered for male and female athletes ages 10-18, July 9 – July 26 and July 30 – Aug. 16 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per session or $250 for both. Classes take place at the field house.

Participants will work with the UNH strength and conditioning staff. Training includes strength training, Olympic lifting, plyometrics, footwork and quickness, agility, and speed development. The program is eligible for a $200 reimbursement for Harvard Pilgrim subscribers. For more information and to register visit http://www.unh.edu/news/docs/2012/UNHStrength.pdf.

Request for Proposals: 2012-2013 Liberal Arts & Sustainability Faculty Grants
The Sustainability Academy (www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/cas) invites proposals from COLA faculty members interested in developing and implementing programming that brings a liberal arts perspective to sustainability. Support is offered in two areas: course development and co-curricular programming. For information visit http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/casrfp.

Biofeedback Offered At Health Services
Health Services provides free biofeedback sessions. Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises. Call 2-3823 to make an appointment. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/biofeedback.html.          

Reminder: Turn in Your Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit Forms
Faculty and staff, turn in your tuition waivers to Business Services by Aug. 9, 2012 in order to show on your student’s bill, and to avoid late fees on unpaid balances.

Undergraduate tuition bills will be posted July 13 and are due Aug. 9, 2012. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources, or the Business Services Office, Stoke Hall.Info and questions: Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu.

Massage Therapy
Health Services provides 50-minute massage therapy sessions with licensed massage therapists. Prices for faculty and staff start at $45. Call 2-3823 to make an appointment. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html.

Dining Office Summer Hours
The Dining and ID Office, located in room 101 Holloway Commons, will be closed on Fridays from June 22 through Aug. 3.

Holloway Commons Summer Hours
Holloway Commons is open 7 days a week, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. throughout the summer, offering the full menu.
 
Faculty and staff meal plans are on sale now.  Purchase any plan (50, 75, 100 or 150 entries) prior to July 1 and receive 5 free meals as a bonus. Meal plan purchases can be spread over 15 pay periods, never expire, and are refundable at any time. More information on this great offer is available at http://www.unh.edu/dining/plans/fac-staff.html. Union Court is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Retirement Reception for Anthony Zizos, Associate VP of Operations, June 27
A retirement reception will be held for Anthony Zizos, associate vice president of Operations, in celebration of his 31 years of service and dedication to the university Wednesday, June 27, from 3 -5 p.m. in the Piscataqua Room at Holloway Commons. 
 
UNH Office of Conduct & Mediation Seeks Volunteers
The UNH Office of Conduct and Mediation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers. This is a great way to get involved on campus and have meaningful contact with students who may not be making the best choices. No prior disciplinary or legal experience necessary.
 
Take part in the disciplinary hearing process by serving on hearing boards or administering appeals. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible based on your needs. Training is provided and will take place at your convenience. We encourage anyone interested to apply but at this time, we are especially in need of more male faculty and staff volunteers.

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

MUB Copy Center Summer Hours
The MUB Copy Center will be closed from May 21 - Aug. 17 and will reopen Monday, Aug. 20.  During this time, Printing and Mailing Services will be shifting all work to the West Edge facility and expect to maintain the level of service the UNH community has grown accustom to.

Projects may be submitted to the online order site http://www.printing.unh.edu/index.html, emailed to printing.services@unh.edu, dropped off at the West Edge office, or you may call 2-0537 to arrange for the project to be picked up. The West Edge office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yoga and Pilates at Campus Rec
Campus Recreation will be offering yoga and Pilates classes May 29-June 29. Cost is $25 for 5 classes for Rec members or UNH students with ID; all others are $45 for 5 classes.  Yoga meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:05-1p.m. and Pilates is Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Register at the front desk of the Recreation Center or call 2-2031 with credit card info. Register by Thursday, May 24, to ensure classes have enough participants to be offered and to ensure your spot. Contact Linda Hayden at 2-4515 or linda.hayden@unh.edu  if you have any questions.

Change Banner Password
All users of Banner Finance/HR must change their BPRD and BTST passwords by July 22 to comply with new password strength requirements. Unchanged passwords will expire on July 23.

Weight Watchers Online Program Eligible for Up to $200 Reimbursement
The Weight Watchers online program is now one of Harvard Pilgrim’s approved health education classes, allowing participants to apply for reimbursement for up to $200 per calendar year. Previously, reimbursement was for physically attending meetings. Read more at http://www.unh.edu/hr/health-wellness.htm.

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.

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.