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Be Part of the 26th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
Let the Bidding Begin!
Online Auction is Now Open
The Scholarship Ball’s online auction is open for bidding. Be part of this exciting and worthwhile chance to support UNH scholarships.
The auction, which is open to everyone, will conclude on March 23.

Click here to make a bid on UNH apparel, ski lift tickets, hotel stays and much more.

It's not too late to make a donation. Pease contact Paula Mortali or click here to make a donation online.
April 4, 2009: Attend the Gala
The stage is set for the 26th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball to be held Saturday, April 4, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. Join us for this gala affair, which helps to raise money for scholarships for worthy UNH students and honors four distinguished UNH alumni: Kenneth W. Biermacher, Esq. ’76 B.S., Heidi S. Douglas ’82 M.S., Joel S. Douglas ’82 M.S., and John R. Gehring ’52 A.S. The ball will also reintroduce the President’s Award, which is given to honor a University supporter who has gone above and beyond the call to help University students succeed. This year’s award will be presented to Isabella Dodds. Click here to read more about the gala, order your tickets, and check out the online auction.

University News
University Receives National Recognition
Exemplary civic efforts and community service has landed UNH on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2009. The honor roll is the highest federal recognition a school can receive for commitment to service learning and civic engagement. The University was one of only nine higher-education institutions in Connecticut to be named. Click here to read more about this honor.
Engineer-in-Residence Program Establish
The University recently announced the opening of the new Sikorsky Engineer-in-Residence program in the Tagliatela College of Engineering. The program, will be staffed with engineers from Sikorsky Aircraft and four engineering students selected to work as part-time employees throughout the semester. Read more about the program.
Business Students Take Global Honors
Ten University business students participated in a GLO-BUS business simulation exercise last month; four of the students earned global top 25 rankings. The co-managers of C Company, UNH students Lauren Massicotte '09 and Brandon Paguni '09, placed first with their overall game-to-date score. Their score of 112.0 was the best worldwide performance of the week. There were 256 teams from 18 different universities participating in the exercise. Click here to learn more about the GLO-BUS competition.
Students Honored at Theatre Festival
Seniors Emily Gorecki and Jessica Emerson recently were awarded the Barbizon Scenic Design Award at the Kennedy Center American College Regional Theatre Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., for their work during the production of "Two Rooms," staged at UNH in November 2008. They received an all-expense paid trip to the National Kennedy Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. in April, where they will represent Region I - New England. Read more about Gorecki and Emerson, in addition to other UNH festival participants.
Events
March 11: "Why Are Universities So Funny?"
The University’s Friends of the Library will host a public lecture, "Why Are Universities So Funny?" with Dr. Michael Morris, UNH’s director of the Community Psychology program. On Wednesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in the Marvin K. Peterson Library, he will offer a discussion about what makes a university such a hilarious organization, including topics such as "What students are thinking when they show up for class in bedroom slippers and pajama bottoms," and "How professors and administrators manage to transform themselves, on a moment's notice, into puffer fish experiencing a bloating frenzy." Click here to learn more about the lecture and Dr. Morris.
April 13-14: Chris Hanson, NBC's "Dateline-To Catch a Predator" To Speak at 18th Annual Markle Symposium
Chris Hanson, host of NBC’s "Dateline-To Catch a Predator," is scheduled to speak at the 18th Annual Markle Symposium set for April 13-14 at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino. This year’s topic is Investigating International Crimes. Click here to see the list of other speakers and to register for the event.
April 17: Save the Date for the Annual Fire Science Club Banquet
Mark your calendar for the University’s Fire Science Club's annual banquet, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven. For more information, please contact the club's president, Christopher Rinck.
Alumni
Beckerman Recreation Center Memberships Available
UNH alumni can join the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center starting at $20 per month with no activation fee. A membership allows you exclusive access to this private facility not offered to the outside community. Free trial use available. For more information, please contact Mike Schneider at (203) 931-2961 or visit campus recreation.
Become a Fan of the University of New Haven Alumni Association
The University of New Haven Alumni Association has created a fan page on Facebook®, another way to help you stay connected to your alma mater. Click here or on the image to view our Facebook® page and become a fan!
Liberty Mutual Offer for UNH Alumni
As a UNH alumnus, you qualify for a special group discount on your auto, home, and renters’ insurance through Group Savings Plus® from Liberty Mutual. With Group Savings Plus, you can enjoy the ease and convenience of paying your premiums through checking account deductions with no down payment or finance charges. For a free, no-obligation quote, call 1-866-828-8052 ext. 52584 or click here request a free quote. To learn more about Liberty Mutual, visit www.libertymutual.com.

Do You Know Someone Who Should be a Featured Alumnus?
Do you know an alumnus who should be recognized in the enewsletter and/or Alumni Magazine for their career achievements, volunteer work and any involvement they may have with the University of New Haven? The Alumni Office is seeking your nominations. Please click here and complete the form. Remember to provide a description of your nominee’s qualifications, which will be reviewed by the UNH Alumni Office Editorial Committee.
Enter the E-newsletter Contest!
Congratulations to Drew Lazarus of Charlotte, North Carolina, winner of the last e-newsletter drawing, a blue, hooded UNH fleece.

Show your UNH pride with these two custom glass steins. Our next winner will be randomly selected on Friday, March 13, 2009. It’s our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter.
 
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UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

Through March 23, 2009
Scholarship Ball
Online Auction

March 10, 2009
Alumni Board of Directors Meeting,
Moulton Lounge,
Bartels Hall, 5:30 p.m.

March 11, 2009
Dr. Michael Morris
"Why Are Universities So Funny?"
2 p.m.
Marvin K. Peterson Library

April 4, 2009
26th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

April 13-14, 2009
18th Annual Markle Symposium
Investigating International Crimes


June 5-8, 2009
3rd Annual Alumni Weekend


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