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May 16, 2012

UNH Communications Summit June 20
The UNH Communications Summit is Wednesday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Squamscott Room at Holloway Commons. Sign up today to get the straight scoop on social media, video, storytelling, web design, branding, Photoshop and many other topics. Learn more at http://www.unh.edu/unhedutop/communications-summit.

MUB 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.

Wildcat Kids' Camp June 18- 22
The women's soccer program will host Wildcat Kids' Week from June 18-22, at the UNH field house. The program is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten and first grade (potential expansion to 2nd and 3rd graders; make inquiry to kelly.martin@unh.edu).

The full-day session runs from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and cost $200 for the week. A half-day option is available from 9 a.m. - noon or from 1- 4 p.m. for $100 for the week. Supervision will be provided 8:30-9 a.m. and 4 - 4:30 p.m. free of charge for working parents.

Camp activities include crafts and sports such as soccer, basketball, gymnastics and volleyball. All activities take place in the field house classrooms, athletic fields, tennis courts and the outdoor track. Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunches; snacks will be provided twice daily. 

For more information, contact assistant coach Kelly Martin at kelly.martin@unh.edu or at 2-0744.

To register and pay online visit:  Wildcat Kids' Week Registration Form.

Operating Staff Council Seeking New Members
The Operating Staff Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the council. Members do not have to work in the district they represent, and don’t have to use earned time to attend council meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of each month from 1 – 2:30 p.m. 

Staff councils play an integral role in the decision making process at UNH. Some members also sit on other UNH committees, including the transportation committee, flexible work arrangements task force, President’s Commission for the Status of People of Color, NEASC Accreditation, Women’s Commission, SPPC and the search committee for the AVP of Human Resources. 

For more information, contact Slava Bruder (vice-chair), Slava.Bruder@unh.edu, Brian Tobin (secretary – UNHM), Brian.Tobin@unh.edu or Monique Couillard, (chair), monique.couillard@unh.edu.

Fire Extinguisher Training May 24
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is sponsoring live fire extinguisher training May 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in C Lot. The training will be provided by Tri State Fire Protection and will include a brief tutorial and hands-on use.  

Training will help with not only using portable extinguishers here at UNH, but is a valuable skill that, if necessary, can be used at home.  Any departments or employees interested in receiving the training should contact OEHS at 2-4041 or e-mail Brian Cournoyer, occupational health and safety coordinator, at brian.cournoyer@unh.edu.  Due to the space limitations, training will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Participants should dress comfortably and plan on arriving a few minutes before their scheduled time.

Chimney Work Will Close Parking Near Central Heating Plant Week May 29
Work on the central plant by Pettee Hall will begin Monday, May 21. The designated parking spaces across from the plant and adjacent to Pettee Hall will be unavailable May 29 through June 6 while the demolition of the top portion of the chimney occurs. 

Parking Services will work with Facilities, Design and Construction, and Boston Chimney to ensure that the spaces remain vacant during demolition to ensure that no damage to personal property occurs. 

Application Fee for Online MBA Waived for USNH Employees Through May 31
The $65 application fee for the online MBA program being offered this fall at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics will be waived for USNH employees until May 31.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.