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Campus Reads: Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black book cover

NHTI students have chosen Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black as the Fall 2015 Campus Reads title.  A series of events will be planned by the student editors of The Eye, NHTI’s student literary journal, including:

  • a bonfire at the NHTI boat launch on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6-8 p.m., and
  • a book discussion in the Bistro on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 12-1 p.m., with free pizza and prizes.

Students may be familiar with the Netflix original TV series that is loosely based on Kerman’s memoir.  The book has been called “an absorbing, meditative look at life behind bars.”  The memoir tells the story of how Kerman had just graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts when she got involved with the wrong woman and agreed to deliver a cash payment for an international drug ring.  Years later, she was indicted on conspiracy drug smuggling and money-laundering charges.  Once Kerman pled guilty, she was sentenced to 15 months in the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut.

Kerman entered prison more than ten years after committing her crime.  Critics say, “Kerman finds herself submerged in the unique and sometimes overwhelming culture of prison, where kindness can come in the form of sharing toiletries, and an insult in the cafeteria can lead to an enduring enmity.  Kerman quickly learns the rules—asking about the length of one’s prison stay is expected, but never ask about the crime that led to it—and carves a niche for herself even as she witnesses the way the prison system fails those who are condemned to it, many of them nonviolent drug offenders.”

Look for other exciting events this fall related to Orange is the New Black, including a chance to get your “mug shot” taken in the Student Center and to be fingerprinted.

Please email Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt, faculty advisor to The Eye, at or if you are interested in getting on the group’s mailing list for book discussions and other exciting events.



pennyPenny Wars!

The War Began: Tuesday Sept 29
The War Ends: Tuesday Nov 3
The War Takes Place: In The NHTI Library

All competing student clubs will have a jar on display in the Library.  Support your favorite club by putting pennies in their jar!  OR ... attack other clubs by putting silver coins or bills in their jars!  The goal is to have the most amount of pennies and least amount of silver or paper!

Pennies: Add 1 point!
Nickles: Take away 5 points!
Dimes: Take away 10 points!
Quarters: Take away 25 points!
Half Dollars: Take away 50 points!
$1 Bill: Take away 100 points!
$5 Bill: Take away 500 points!
$10 Bill: Take away 1000 points!
$20 Bill: Take away 2000 points!
$50 Bill: Take away 50,000 points!
$100 Bill: Take away 100,000 points!

The club with the most points gets 10% of all the money raised!  The balance goes to the contest sponsor, SECA, the Student Early Childhood Association.

The War Rages On!

Friday Night Film Series presents: Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice film poster

October 16
7:00 pm
Sweeney Auditorium

Inherent Vice is a 2014 American stoner crime comedy-drama film, adapted from a novel by Thomas Pynchon, and stars an ensemble cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Martin Short. The storyline revolves around Larry "Doc" Sportello, a stoner hippie and PI in 1970, who becomes embroiled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld while investigating three cases interrelated by the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and her wealthy boyfriend.

Admission by donation ($5 suggested); free with NHTI ID.  Contact Steve Ambra, 271-6484 x4101 or


Flu Shot Clinics
Tuesday October 13


11 am - 2 pm, Little 101

2-4 pm, Multi-purpose Room (SC 102)

Shaun SperlingDon't Miss Shaun Sperling!

Tuesday October 20
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sweeney Auditorium

Part 1: BE YOU: Discovering the Power of Authenticity.  Part 2: PERFECT PRISM: Embracing the LGBTQ Community.  Sponsored by the Student Leadership Team, the Alliance, and Phi Theta Kappa.

Cameras Wanted!

Natasha Bowie by Mark BoltonThe NHTI Visual Arts Department is putting out a call for 35mm film cameras.  (Yes, film ... no digital cameras, please!)

Intro to Photography
student Natasha Bowie.  Photo by
Mark Bolton.

This semester the department has over 36 students taking Intro to Photography and/or Photography II, and every single loaner camera they have is being used.  They need fully manual, working 35mm film cameras, preferably with a 50mm lens.  (Cameras with other lenses will be accepted.)

So clean out your closets, and know that your equipment from the 70s & 80s will be well-loved, and much appreciated for many years to come.

If you have questions or a camera to donate, contact Susan Haas at (603) 224-1017 or


Oct 9, 2015


Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of Sept 28 to Oct 4, 2015.  The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly.

To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please go to the NHTI Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.

Complaint:  1
Lock/Key Issues:  6
Lost and Found:  11
Medical:  4
Motor Vehicle:  1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  4
Tickets Issued:  9
Vandalism:  1
Weapon Violation:  1
Outside Vendor Assists:  8
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)

Campus Safety
Info Corner

The Campus Safety Department wants to make the campus community aware that students, faculty, and staff are required to have a valid NHTI ID card.  It is important to have your ID card with you in the event you are going to be working after hours, need access to a lab for class, want to attend a campus function, etc.  Without a valid NHTI ID card, you may be denied access to the area you need!  To obtain an ID card, come to the Campus Safety Department.  Faculty/staff ID’s must be validated by the Safety Department; student validation is done through the Bursar’s Office.

Lost and Found

Have you lost or misplaced something?  Here is a list of items brought to “Lost & Found” at Campus Safety:

Power Cord Pendant
Rings Phone
Travel Mug Notebook
Sunglasses Keys
Skate Board Chair
Sweatshirt Earbuds

Please contact the Campus Safety Department at 603-224-3287 or via email at to find out if any of these items might be yours!