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Staff Recognition Awards Are May 5
The annual Recognition Program for OS, PAT and Extension Educator (EE) staff is Friday May 5, 2006, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Granite State Room of the MUB. Staff members will be honored for longevity and excellence. Longevity is calculated by a staff member reaching 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of service by May 31, 2006. The program will be hosted by UNH President Ann Weaver Hart and the OS, PAT and EE council chairs. The 2006 Presidential Award of Excellence winners will also be recognized at this annual event. The annual program is open to the UNH community.  Letters inviting eligible staff members were mailed on March 17. The list of staff being recognized can be found at http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/2006%20Staff%20Recognition%20List.pdf. Please contact Chris VanHorn at Human Resources, 2-0519 for additional information regarding the program or if you feel you should have received a letter of invitation and did not. (03-22-06)

Encourage Students To Take Advantage of UACC
Did you know that employers visit UNH to interview graduating students for full-time positions? Employers from all types of industries come to campus because of the quality of our students and this year is no exception. On-campus recruiting continues through April. Please let your students know of this valuable service available through the University Advising and Career Center (UACC). The UACC has hosted three career and internship fairs this year and more than 150 different employers attended. Resume Review Days, which prepare students for interviews, will be held March 23 for WSBE and COLA students, and March 30 for CEPS/COLSA and HHS students. Please encourage your students to take advantage of these opportunities.Resume Review Days are noon to 4 p.m. in Hood House, and walk-ins welcome. Visit www.unh.edu/uacc for further information
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'Plagiarism Prevention Pilot Another Blackboard Resource' Presented March 31
A Brown Bag Lunch ” Plagiarism Prevention Pilot – Another Blackboard Resource” will be held from noon to 1 p.m., March 31, at Spaulding Life Sciences G26, hosted by CIS Academic Technology. UNH currently is engaged in a pilot to test two plagiarism detection programs, SafeAssingment and Turnitin. The goals of the pilot are to identify, test, and implement a simple-to-use tool, accessible from within all Blackboard courses, that recognizes and reports on text deliberately or inadvertently cited from a wide range of sources. Presenters are Laurie Trufant and Terri Winters. For more information, contact  Erin Gleason at CIS-AT  at 2-7039. (03-21-06)

University Community Scholarship Deadline is April 14
The deadline to nominate students for the University Community Scholarship is April 14. Awards are based on academic merit and community involvement. The selection committee is particularly interested in community involvement beyond paid employment and efforts on behalf of academic requirements. The scholarship endowment, now valued at $97,400, has grown through the generosity of the university community, who committed their time, energy and financial resources in support of this scholarship effort. The award may be renewed for up to four years, but the student must reapply each year. For a copy of the application/nomination form, contact Holly Young, Scholarship Selection Committee chair, 2-1564.  (03-21-06)

Health Services Offers Free Alcohol Screening
Health Services is offering free and anonymous alcohol screening Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Health Services Conference Room in recognition of National Alcohol Screening Day. Participants can speak with a wellness educator and pick up free resources on alcohol. Free mocktails and snacks will be served, and prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 2-3823 or visit www.unh.edu/health-services.   (03-16-06)

IOD Grant Opportunity for Faculty and Graduate Students
The Institute on Disability announces its first Innovative Research Initiative to support UNH faculty and graduate students in the development of interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects that address issues relevant to individuals with disabilities and their families. The Institute on Disability will award up to two grants to provide project funding for a one-year period. Proposals may request up to $10,000 in support, and applications are now being accepted for the 2006-2007 year. Application guidelines and a cover sheet are available for download at http://unhinfo.unh.edu/news/docs/IODRFP.pdf and additional copies are available from the Institute on Disability (10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101). The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4 p.m. Monday April 24, 2006. Awards will be announced by May 15, 2006 and funds will be available for summer 2006. For more information please contact Michelle Sullivan at 2-0284 or michelle.sullivan@unh.edu or visit the Institute on Disability website at www.iod.unh.edu. (03-15-06)

Refill Your Cartridges at Printing Services
UNH Printing Services now offers a cartridge refilling service for both inkjet and laser printers. This can save up to 50 percent on the cost of a new cartridge, and keep the “empties” out of the trash. Because the refill process usually takes a day, Printing Services will inventory refills of the more commonly used cartridges. Outright purchases of a refilled cartridge may be made at anytime. All refills are 100 percent guaranteed to work. Our primary distribution point will be the MUB Copy Center located on level 2 east of the MUB but we will make pick-ups at any campus office. For more information, call 2-0530.  (03-01-06)

Coping Strategies for Stress Management
The Office of Health Education & Promotion and UNH Health Services are sponsoring a brown-bag lunch series, Coping Strategies for Stress Management, Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 p.m.,
Health Services’ Conference Room, 2nd floor. Topics include: March 28: Sleep; April 4: Assertiveness; April 11: Self-Massage; April 18: Cash Management. Info: 2-3823 or http://www.unh.edu/health-services. (02-01-06)

Campus Rec Offers 'Kool 2B Fit' Recess Day Camp
The UNH Department of Campus Recreation is please to announce the 2nd Annual “Kool 2B Fit” Recess Day Camp for Kids during the school vacation April 24-28. The camp provides an opportunity for youth between the ages of 6-12 to interact and engage in a diverse repertory of fitness activities, from group games and swimming to snowshoeing and indoor rock climbing. Many more activities as well! Our philosophy is that being fit doesn't have to be work and we want to instill a love of being active, a desire to explore the world around us and a motivation to work to improve skills and abilities in physical activity. The camp runs from 8am to noon and staff consists of Assistant Director of Fitness, Graduate Intern and Assistants, Nutritionist, Aerobic Instructors, Personal trainers and University students. All of our counselors are qualified and have previous camp experience in addition to CPR/First Aid Certification. Its Kool 2B Fit...we hope your children will join us for a week of fun! For more information or to request a registration form contact UNH Campus Rec at 603-862-2031 or email linda.hayden@unh.edu. Visit our website at: http://campusrec.unh.edu. (01-25-06)


 


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