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Hunger and Homelessness
Awareness Week - Tuesday, Nov 12 through Friday, Nov 15

All Week:

Hat and Mitten Tree: Bring any new hats, scarves, and mittens to the Student Center where you can “decorate” ASB’s Hat and Mitten Tree! All items will be donated to locals in need as it becomes colder in Concord. Sponsored by the Alternative Spring Break Club.

Food and Clothing Drive: The food and clothing drive will run November 12th-21st. Collection boxes will be located in the Student Center and MacRury Hall Rooms 105B and 116. New and lightly used clothing for all ages and non-perishable food items will be accepted. Please contact Lee Dixon at for more information. Sponsored by the Ortho Blast Club.

Pursuit of Happyness: Throughout the week each of the Residence Halls will be screening the Pursuit of Happyness. Check in your hall for details! Sponsored by Residence Life.

Tuesday, November 12

Bingo, 4:00-5:00 pm — Join CAB for a fun and informative night of Bingo in Grappone 106!
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Wednesday, November 13

Volunteer at the Friendly Kitchen, 10:30 am-1:30 pm — The Friendly Kitchen is the only soup kitchen in Concord and they need our help serving lunch! Contact Ali Ressing to sign-up! Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Thursday, November 14

Hunger Banquet, 12:00-1:00 pm — Attend the Hunger Banquet in Grappone 301. Get a free lunch and learn about hunger and homelessness in our area and world-wide. Contact Ali Ressing to sign-up, space is limited! Sponsored by the Office of Student Life. Meals donated by Chartwells

Hunger and Homelessness Events are funded by Student Senate and Residence Life.




Spring Registration opens November 18th .  Be sure to check the Student Information System (SIS) to make sure there are no holds on your account.

Then check out the Spring schedule here.

Last Chance to Sign Up for NHTI's Spring Break Trip to Costa Rica!

Explore some of the world's most beautiful and unusual plant and animal habitats from the treetops on a canopy tour, from the walking trails in the Cloud Forest, and even from the bedroom window of your lodge! NHTI's Spring Adventure in Costa Rica Program is not only a feast for your senses, it's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture and to get to know the people who work hard to conserve and protect their unique environment. It also fulfills the Biology lab requirement for NHTI's 4 credit, online Tropical Ecology and Conservation course (BI 180).

Signup deadline November 30Learn more here!

United We Stand

united way logoThe 2013 CCSNH Employees’ Charitable Campaign kicks off on Friday, November 1st, and will end on Friday, November 22nd, 2013.  Faculty & staff, watch your email for your campaign package and pledge form.

Sara Ellis: “All Positive Stuff”

Sara EllisSara Ellis grew up drawing and sketching, but says she hadn’t really done much of anything artistic since high school.  Getting married, raising a family, and life in general just seemed to get in the way.  In recent years, she had found small ways to scratch her artistic itch, like designing Christmas cards to sell in local stores – but never considered pursuing art in a serious way.

A year and a half ago Sara started taking classes at River Valley Community College, with thoughts of becoming a teacher.  It didn’t take her long to realize that what she really wanted to teach was art. 

So Sara transferred to NHTI last semester in order to take advantage of the college’s strong Visual Arts program, as well as its excellent Education program.  She signed up for Drawing 101, and quickly caught the attention of Visual Arts Department Head Susan Haas.  Sara soon became one of a handful of NHTI Visual Arts students who teach non-credit arts classes in a cooperative program with the Centennial Senior Center in Concord.  (She taught a class on watercolors this fall, and will be branching into pastels this spring.)

Other pathways are opening up quickly for Sara as well.  She is teaching art at the Croydon School, a one-room schoolhouse where she used to work as a teachers’ aide.  She also runs an after school art program in New London.  On top of all that, she is negotiating her first deal as an illustrator, with a special ed teacher who is working on a book about positive behaviors for autistic and Asperger’s syndrome children.

Oh, and in her other life she’s a successful real estate broker!  “Yes, I’m busy,” she says.  “But it’s all positive stuff.”

Campus Reads:
The House of Sand and Fog

Do you know people who have seen the American Dream slip through their fingers, suffered through foreclosure or eviction, braved homelessness, battled depression, or suffered misunderstanding and discrimination due to their ethnic heritage?

Have you heard of the novel The House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III, or seen the film starring Ben Kingsley? Did you hear Dubus speak at Convocation this fall? This intriguing story concerns a turf war over one house; the owner is evicted and a battle ensues between the former occupant and the immigrant family that buys it.

If you’d like to learn more, discuss these ideas, and like FREE PIZZA, come to the Bistro in Sweeney Hall Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 12-1 pm to join our Eye student editors and faculty in discussion. This is our final Campus Reads event of the semester relating to convocation speaker Dubus.

For every person who attends, The Eye will donate $10 to the campus counseling office to provide Bistro or Cafeteria gift certificates to NHTI students suffering from homelessness or food scarcity. It could help someone you know!  (Chartwells has traditionally generously matched our funds.)

You need NOT have read or finished the book to attend. This is a social event as much as a literary one.

Art Mini-Classes in November

Want to take a Visual Arts class, but don’t have the time or funds to take a full-time course?  This is your chance!

NHTI is offering a series of 4-week non-credit art classes in partnership with the Centennial Senior Center.  The cost for each intensive, hands-on class is only $100.  There is one new class remaining in November.

Introduction to Portrait/Mask-Making
with Thomas Devaney
Thursdays, Nov 14 - Dec 12, 12-2 pm


This is a hands on class designed for students with little to no experience in portrait sculpture. Working from plaster casts, photographs and observation from life, students will create a portrait mask in clay. This course will cover traditional methods and techniques used in portrait sculpture. Students will create an expressive self-portrait mask in Paperclay!

NHTI’s Visual Arts studios are located in the Smokestack Building at 254 North State Street.  For more information, call 228-6630 or email



Nov 8, 2013

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