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 The Laughs Begin: Friday April 24
7:30 pm
Wellness Center Gym
$10 for NHTI Students
$20 All Others

Info and tickets:

Stage Lynx Presents:
The Skin of Our Teeth

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25, 7 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2 pm
Sweeney Auditorium

This spring, NHTI’s “Stage Lynx” drama club presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, a Pulitzer-prize winning three-part comic allegory about the history of mankind and its constant struggle to overcome adversity.  The show chronicles the lives of the mythical Antrobus family, whose individual members somehow persist throughout the ages of man.

Skin set design, Act 1

Act I introduces the Antrobus family, who live in an upscale home in 20th century New Jersey ... or do they?  For strange things seem to be happening with time.  Dinosaurs and mammoths are wandering about.  Mr. Antrobus (Cory Schofield) is busy inventing the wheel, the lever, and the alphabet.  And looming over all is a great wall of Ice descending from the north that threatens to destroy all civilization.

skin set design, act 2

Act II takes place on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, where Mr. Antrobus is about to be sworn in as President of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Mammals (Subdivision Human).  But will Sabina (Emily Post) -- the Antrobus' former maid, now a beauty pageant contestant -- steal the patriarch away from his family?  And will the Great Flood foretold by a fortuneteller once again threaten all life?

skin set design, act 3

In Act III, the family returns to the ruins of their home in the aftermath of a great war.  The Antrobus clan has once again survived ... but can they survive the revelation that their son Henry (Kyle Wallace) fought for the Enemy?

The Skin of Our Teeth will be performed Friday April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 7 pm, and Sunday April 26 at 2 pm, in Sweeney Auditorium.  Tickets are $10 (free for NHTI students), available at the door.

Note: The set designs for the Stage Lynx production of Skin of Our Teeth depicted above were created by the show's director, James Webber!

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Multi-cultural Thanks!

The Cross-cultural Education and ESOL Office and the Cultural Exchange Club would like to express thanks and appreciation to those who made the 15th Annual Multicultural Day such a success.

two women at Multi-cultural Day

NHTI student Jane Yen and her mother, Paska Yen, originally from South Sudan, at Multicultural Day.

We would first like to thank the Maintenance Department for its support, flexibility, collaboration, and many wonderful ideas.  Other thanks go to Media Services for their technical assistance and much-needed strategy!  We also thank Chartwells Dining Services for participating and providing American finger food!

More thanks to Cathy Eaton’s English class for help with set-up (and more), the Student Senate for their encouragement, Student Life, the Student Early Childhood Association, the French Club, and the Christian Club for participating.

Special thanks to DJ Frankie Rosario for the music, Princess Nyemah and Lisa Beh for dancing, Jonathan Clemens Geralds for the Poi demonstration, students from Concord High School for singing, Elibet Moore Chase and Margaret Landsman for whistling, the Burundian Association for drumming, and finally, students of NHTI for the Fashion Show.

We would lastly like to thank all the NHTI students, faculty, and staff who stopped by and joined us during this multicultural celebration.  It brings all of us here at NHTI closer to the community we all want to share and nurture.  The Cross-cultural Education and ESOL Office hopes to make Multicultural Day an even bigger success next March!

For complete Awards Day coverage see page 4

Awards Day 2015

O-Brien, Deitrich and Vintinner-Robinson Win Top Honors

Every April, NHTI holds its annual Awards Day ceremony to honor those students and organizations who have distinguished themselves academically and otherwise during the course of the school year.  The climax of the event is the presentation of the three highest honors given to students and/or student organizations at NHTI.

The Capital Award

Maggie O'BrienThe Capital Award is presented to a student, club, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution in a general area such as community service, athletics, a student organization or academic department.  This year’s recipient is Maggie O'Brien

Maggie has made significant contributions to both residence life and the entire campus community.  She has counseled several students on life adjustment concerns, has encouraged appropriate behavior, and has taken student programming to the next level.  She assists at many campus functions such as orientations and Open House, and as a student leader with the Alliance student organization.  As a clerk in the Information Technology department, she helps set up equipment and software for student use in the computer labs, assists with creating virtual machines for use in the IT security class, and assisted in the recently held Girls Technology Day, helping high school girls build ethernet networking cables and testing them to industry standards.  Maggie also helps out with many more behind the scenes activities that help make NHTI a better place for the entire campus community.

Institute Leadership Team Award

Emily Deitrich with Pam Langley

This award is presented to a student whose extraordinary contribution to the academic and social mission of NHTI has benefited the campus community.  This year’s recipient is Emily Deitrich (shown above with VP of Academic Affairs Pam Langley).

Emily inspires students to do more with themselves and get involved to make a diference. She has influenced others to work for student life, apply to be resident assistants, and to be involved with hall council.  She has dedicated her NHTI career to service and leadership in addition to her pursuit of her education. She is an orientation leader, peer mentor for the Starters and Inside/Out programs, tour guide and student ambassador.  She was involved with Campus Activity Board as well as the treasurer of the Alliance club.  She was a resident assistant for the past 2 years, as well as the work study supervisor for the Office of Student Life, helping the students organize events such as breast cancer awareness, autism awareness, toy drive initiatives, and alcohol awareness programs.  Emily will be leaving NHTI to attend SNHU, where she was selected to be a resident assistant.

President’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship

Jessica Vintinner-RobinsonThis award is presented for outstanding citizenship, which must include extensive participation in social and academic activities.  The recipient must be in good academic standing and a campus leader.  This award signifies the total contributions of the student to NHTI.  This year’s recipient is Jessica Vintinner-Robinson

Jessica is an orientation leader, has attended and helped at several Open Houses, is a guest speaker for new students in her academic program, and served as vice president and now president of the Human Service club.  She has helped to bring club members to the NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness) conventions that are held here in Concord for the past few years.  She helped organize family dinners at Thanksgiving time as well as providing gifts for needy families during the holidays. Other initiatives have involved (but were not limited to): a Pay It Forward program, the Finders/Keepers clothes closet, Human Service booths at our annual Wellness Fairs the past three years, serving as a victim's advocate at a domestic violence center, assisting with suicide prevention programs for the campus, and assisting with the annual Zech DeVits wheelchair basketball fundraiser which benefits students with disabilities.

Jessica is a Phi Theta Kappa member, assisted with a Blackboard page for the Human Service department, and created the club’s bulletin board in Sweeney Hall.  She was one of five student representatives at a recent rountable hosted by Congresswoman Annie Kuster, and was recently honored at the annual NAMI NH conference as an “unsung hero” for her work in the mental health field, suicide awareness and prevention for college students, and other work with various agencies in an around the Concord area.

For complete Awards Day coverage see page 4.