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May 2, 2012

May Concerts
The department of music presents the following concerts during the month of May:                

May 2: UNH Jazz Bands, under the direction of David Seiler Wednesday, May 2, 8 p.m., Johnson Theatre.

May 4: The violin students of Robert Eshbach, Saturday, May 4, 5 p.m., Bratton Recital Hall

May 5: French Horn Studio, Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m., Bratton Recital Hall,
These concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 2-2404, or visit www.unh.edu/music.  

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation May 5
The 60th annual initiation ceremony of UNH’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ most prestigious honor society in the liberal arts and sciences, will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in Richards Auditorium in Murkland Hall on the Durham campus.  All are invited to attend.

UNH Army ROTC Commissioning May 18
The UNH Army ROTC commissioning will take place May 18, in the MUB Strafford Room at 9 a.m. Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, the Army deputy chief of staff for intelligence, and UNH alum, will be the guest speaker.

The UNH Air Force ROTC commissioning also is May 18, on the lawn in front of Thompson Hall (rain venue: Demeritt Hall 112). Brig. Gen Kenneth Todorov, deputy director of operations, United States Northern Command, will be the guest speaker.

PACES Training May 15
The HR office is conducting demonstration on PACES (Position, Advertising, Classification and Evaluation System) Tuesday, May 15, from 1:30 to 3:30 in MUB Theater I.
The session covers how to create accounts, user types, view and update your most current position description, complete online performance evaluation forms, and post job openings online, and is open to all benefited employees. Register online at the HR Training registration. Questions? Call HR at 2-0501.

Retirement Reception for Robert E. Jolley and Sharyn J. Zunz
The social work department invites you to join us at a retirement reception honoring  Robert E. Jolley and Sharyn J. Zunz. Tuesday, May 8, 3 – 5 p.m. in the Museum of Art. Questions may be directed to karen.frarie@unh.edu, martha.byam@unh.edu or Gretchen.bean@unh.edu.

Sympos-e-um: An open forum on eUNH
“Sympos-e-um: An open forum on eUNH” will take place Wednesday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Huddleston Ballroom. Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Faculty Senate, provost, and deans of UNH and UNH-M. To register go to survey.unh.edu/surveycat/surveys/survey1172_eunhopenforu.htm.

Session 1, 10:30 a.m. -noon: “What is eUNH and how does UNH support online teaching and learning?” Reports from Terri Winters, eUNH director, and faculty who have taught online at UNH. Session 2, 1-2:30 p.m.: “What is the place of eUNH in the UNH mission?” A panel discussion moderated by Lawrence Prelli, chair, Faculty Senate.

UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus May Information Sessions May 1 & 3
The UNH Graduate School Manchester campus is hosting a general information session for all of the graduate programs Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 3, program representatives will be on hand to answer questions specifically for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and the Master of Science in the management of technology (MS MOT) graduate programs, offered on the Manchester campus.

The UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus is at 286 Commercial Street on the 4th floor. These information sessions are free and open to the public. RSVP at http://manchester.unh.edu/graduate-school-open-house or 603-641-4313.

Retirement Reception for Peter Fernald and Richard Kushner May 7
The psychology department is having a retirement reception for Peter Fernald, professor of psychology, and Richard Kushner, lecturer, on May 7 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Museum of Art Museum. Any questions should be directed to Rob Drugan, Victoria Banyard (vlb@unh.edu), or Ellen Cohn (ellen.cohn@unh.edu).

Retirement Reception for Campus Rec Director Denny Byrne
The Campus Recreation staff invites you to attend a retirement function for Denny Byrne, Campus Rec director, Wednesday May 9 from 3-5pm in the Skybox lounge of the Whittemore Center. For more information, contact Linda Hayden at linda.hayden@unh.edu or call 2-4515.

Faculty: Sign up for a Library Website Design Workshop
A workshop to gain input from faculty members regarding the redesign of the UNH Library website will be held at Dimond Library Friday, May 4, at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. What new and innovative features would you find useful? What would save your time?

RSVP to Cliff.Poulin@unh.edu or use his contact form. Include your name, phone number, and a good time to reach you. 

Volunteer for Commencement
Volunteers are needed to help with commencement Saturday, May 19, between 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested can register here.

Memorial Service for George Frick June 16
There will be a memorial service honoring George “Curly” Frick Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center (1925 Room). The family invites all that knew George to attend this special celebration of his life.  RSVP by June 4, 868-2750.

George’s obituary can be read by visiting:  http://www.purdyfuneralservice.com/obituaries/George-Frick/#/Obituary

UNH Kindergarten Accepting Applications
The UNH Child Study and Development Center (CSDC) is currently accepting applications for full-day (7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.) kindergarten for the school year beginning August 2012. A research and teacher training site, the CSDC's kindergarten program is open to 20 families from the Seacoast community; kindergarten families do not need to be affiliated with UNH.

The kindergarten program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and headed by two state certified teachers with extensive experience.

For applications and more information, go to www.csdc.unh.edu e-mail csdc.info@unh.edu.
May 2012 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 two components:
• Completion of UNH's Web-based RCR instructional modules (available at http://www.unh.edu/rcr), followed by
• Participation in a seminar on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:30-4 p.m. (MUB 338/340)
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.)
Modules must have been completed prior to participation in the seminar. Successful completion of the training requires completion of both components.
Interested individuals must register for the training by Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  Registration information is available at http://www.unh.edu/research/rcr-training-unh  

For more information, contact Julie Simpson in research integrity services (2-2003) or Thomas Pistole in the molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences department (2-0111).  

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.

Drop-In Yoga Classes Continue
Drop-in yoga classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 10 from noon to 1 p.m.in the MUB’s Wildcat Den. Open to all levels. Cost: $5 per class, cash or checks only. 

Tuesday sessions will be led by staff member Lee Calderone and Thursday sessions will be led by UNH alum Camie Wade. Wade has been a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga for more than six years. Caldrone has been a yoga instructor for the past nine years, teaching both Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga. 

Harvard Pilgrim subscribers can obtain a receipt to be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year via Harvard Pilgrim’s Wellness Connection.

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

In collaboration with Healthy UNH and Campus Recreation; sponsored by Human Resources.

All class dates will be published on the HR Training and Events and Healthy UNH calendars. In addition there are a variety of classes offered year-round by UNH Campus Recreation. View the classes at schedules online.

Campus Recreation is an approved health education facility with Harvard Pilgrim; therefore Harvard Pilgrim subscribers can be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year through the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Wellness Connection program. Information is available on the UNH HR website at  http://www.unh.edu/hr/hphc.htm

Massage Therapy Available
Health Services provides discounted massage therapy to the UNH community. 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.

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

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.