Stories in Topic: In the Community

  • UNH alumna Alyssa Tafarro
    01.23.15 - Power to Peñas Blancas
    Alyssa Taffaro ’13 brings passion, insights to Costa Rican community
    Peñas Blancas is a Costa Rican community of 2,000 people about three hours south of the capital San José. One paved road serves the town, which is known for its sugar cane. Most of the men work in the sugar cane factory; most of the women stay at home.
  • UNH alumna Sarah Collins, Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco
    01.22.15 - Service to the Corps
    New Hampshire has been a prolific producer of Peace Corps volunteers over the years, and 2014 was no exception. The state ranked fifth nationally among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, and UNH ranked 11th nationally among medium schools on the year’s list of the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities with alumni serving in the Peace Corps.
  • 01.13.15 - Team Spirit
    Hailed as a leader, Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts ’13 insists he is just part of the team
    As he strode toward the White House stage on a late July afternoon, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts ’13 looked every inch the soldier: eyes front, shoulders back, dress uniform decked with ribbons, knife-crease trousers tucked into polished boots.
  • 01.13.15 - In the News: UNH Alum Enjoying 'Green' Career With Blue Ocean Society
  • 12.16.14 - The Illuminators
    UNH theatre grads shine their light on the works of William Shakespeare
      ShakesBEERience at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH (Photo: Bushor Photography) Banquo falls to the floor, stabbed. A gentleman raises his beer in reverence, and the rest of the bar follows suit.
  • 12.16.14 - Code Comfort
    Computer science department brings programming literacy to local kids
    Do you want to build a snowflake? If so, you’ll have to learn some code – but as nearly 40 elementary school children learned Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) at UNH, that’s not so hard.
  • UNH men's a cappella group Not Too Sharp at Rockefeller Plaza recently
    12.15.14 - Not Too Sharp To Make Network Television Debut
    File this under “not too shabby.” Not Too Sharp, UNH’s all-male a cappella group, will make its network television debut next week. The group went to Manhattan recently to record a two-song segment for the TODAY show that will be televised on Christmas morning. Word on the street is they’re neither sharp nor flat. But don’t resort to rumors; hear for yourself in this sample, and then tune in on December 25 to see them at their Big Apple best!
  • Crime writer Lara Bricker '98
    12.11.14 - The Ball-Bricker Hour: Two Alumni Crime Writers Talk Murder, Lies and Deadly Intentions
  • UNH Poinsettia Open House Dec. 4-6, 2014
    12.04.14 - Put Some Red, White and Pink in Your Life at Poinsettia Event
  • 11.20.14 - A New Leader at UNH Extension
    Ken La Valley garnered awards for his innovative fisheries work
     Kenneth La Valley has been selected to be the next dean and director of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension effective Dec. 1, after a national search. "We are excited by the prospect of Ken's leadership as we move into the second century of Cooperative Extension," said Provost Lisa MacFarlane. "Ken brings to this role noteworthy leadership experience in both the private and public sectors, and he will continue to build on Cooperative Extension's strong tradition of university outreach education."
  • 11.18.14 - What Teaching Teaches
    In Boston and Istanbul, two UNH-educated professors find each school year a fresh chance to learn something new
    The Perennial Chance to Get It RightBy Phyllis Wentworth '02G
  • 11.18.14 - Bringing the U. to You
    UNH Cooperative Extension celebrates a century of service to the Granite State
  • 11.13.14 - Around the World and Back Again: One Veteran's Story
  • Retreat Ceremony on Thompson Hall at UNH
    11.13.14 - Honoring Those Who Serve: UNH Marks Veterans Day
  • close-up photo of multi-colored poinsettias
    11.07.14 - Holiday Decor, Crafts on Campus
    Popular Poinsettia Trials Open House and Evergreen Fair will help ring in the season Dec. 4-6
    UNH's Memorial Union Building and The Macfarlane Greenhouses will come alive with holiday cheer, decor and gift ideas during the first weekend of December, thanks to two popular annual events. 
  • 11.05.14 - Tough Love
    As coach and mentor, Whoop Snively inspired his players to play well and live well.
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  • 10.30.14 - Fairchild Dairy Celebrates 25 Years
    The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), celebrated its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 29. 
  • 10.30.14 - Crystal Clear Volunteers
    Citizen scientists put NH lakes monitoring program in national spotlight
    Paul Richardson of Alton says volunteering with UNH's Lakes Lay Monitoring Program is a great way to help protect the state's valuable freshwater lakes — and to give back to UNH.  
  • Jon Plodzik (fourth from left), Director of UNH Dining Services
    10.23.14 - UNH Dining Services Receives N.H. Employment Leadership Award
    Jon Plodzik (fourth from left), director of UNH Dining Services, accepted the 2014 NH Employment Leadership Award last week at a ceremony in Manchester. (Courtesy photo)
  • U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
    10.22.14 - Race to Represent N.H.