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WorkReady for NHTI Students - 2 Week Intensive Workshops

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Offered May 12 - May 27 (10 days)
No class on May 23 or May 26.
NCRC exam scheduled for May 29.
Limited space available.
9:00 – 3:30pm. ½ hr lunch.
NCRC lessons are completed
outside of class time.

The WorkReadyNH program at NHTI helps job seekers and career builders improve their skills and add a nationally recognized credential to their resume.  WorkReadyNH provides 60 hours of classroom instruction in "soft skills" practices identified by employers as key to workplace success.  The National Career Readiness Certificate is an evidence-based, portable credential from ACT and used in all 50 states in the hiring process to reduce hiring costs and ensure workplace success and retention.

We will offer another NHTI Students Workshop session during the summer – time to be determined.  Call us at 271-6484 4414 or e-mail us to be put on a waiting list if interested.

globeThe 14th Annual Multicultural Day is coming!

Are you an NHTI ESOL Student interested in showing your college a little bit about your native country, language, food, music traditions and artifacts?  Are you an NHTI student interested in learning about the cultural diversity at NHTI?

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Cultural Exchange Club and the Office of Cross-Cultural Education & ESOL will be hosting its Multicultural Day in the Wellness Center.  Participants will have tables where they can display the many aspects of their native countries to the rest of their NHTI community.

If you are an NHTI student interested in reserving a table for this event, please contact either the president of Cultural Exchange Club Puja Patel, or club advisors Aaron Hughes or Margaret Landsman, or drop by the Office of Cross-Cultural Education & ESOL in Sweeney Hall, Room 301, 230-4055.

Devon Murphy: Oddments, Doodles, and Drawings

Devon Murphy’s sculptures and furniture are now on display at the NHTI library.  His show runs through the end of March, with a closing reception on Sunday, March 30th from 5 - 7 pm.  The artist will be there to answer any questions and will make sure there are delicious snacks on hand.    

Lightning by Devon Murphy

"Lightning," a sculpture by Devon Murphy

Devon Murphy, a mixed media sculptor, is fascinated by how things are put together.  Using his love of bold colors and repetitive shapes, he works predominantly in glass, metal, and wood.  For this particular show, he has assembled a mix of two bodies of work.  One utilizes hot poured glass and fine woodworking.  The other includes furniture and “Wood Doodles” made from scrap pine and MDO plywood that are mounted on the walls. 

Devon, the son of NHTI English professor Cathy Eaton, graduated from Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, majoring in sculpture.  He is available for commission work.  If he is not in the studio, he is probably out rock climbing or enjoying the outdoors.  He just returned from climbing and camping for ten weeks in Mexico.  In the fall, he will be pursuing his MFA in sculpture.

Visit his website,, to see more of his work and to see photographs capturing his work process.

Annual Wellness Fair &
Blood / Bone Marrow Drive

Wellness Fair poster

For more information contact Janet Ercolini, 271-6484 x 4330

March Madness at the Library!

The NHTI Library is hosting and inviting the college community in to pick March Madness brackets; not for basketball teams - à la the NCAA - but for books!  There will be several rounds as books go “head-to-head” for the championship: which book (or series) will win?  As each round is completed, round winners will be announced and new forms will be released - the winners will advance until we get to the championship match-up!  Bracket forms are available at the Library’s Service Desk!

Round 1

The Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)

The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

The Hunger Games (Susan Collins)

The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)

A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)


March 7, 2014

Also In This Issue ...

Student Life Conference
Health Care Fair
Xfer Fair Success
Senate Wants You
Downton Invite

Capitol Center
Red River Theatres


Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of February 24 - March 2, 2014.  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 visit the Campus Safety office at 1 Institute Drive.

Alcohol/Drug:  1
Complaint:  1
Lock/Key Issues:  4
Lost and Found:  10
Medical:  1
Motor Vehicle:  1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  1
Tickets Issued:  16
Outside Vendor Assists:  3
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)


Campus Safety Information Corner

When an injury or medical incident occurs anywhere on campus, please make sure you advise Campus Safety.  If the situation is urgent, contact 911 first, and then contact Campus Safety.  Taking care of the injured person is always our top priority.

Campus Safety’s trained personnel can assist in many ways, as well as obtaining all pertinent information and documenting the incident.  Campus Safety can be reached on our Emergency Line at 224-3287, by using any CODE BLUE Phone, or by radio.