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Multicultural Day Photo Montage

NHTI's 14th Annual Multicultural Day broke all previous records for both participation and attendance.  More than 300 people (including 90 students from Concord High School) were on hand for the event, which featured food, exhibits, a costume parade, music, dancing and exhibits from over 30 different countries.

The event raised over $600 through various raffles.  Half the money will go to the Devi Timsina Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps pay the tuition of New Americans attending NHTI.  The other half will help underwrite the expenses of the Cultural Exchange Club, which co-sponsors Multicultural Day along with NHTI's Cross-cultural/ESOL Office.

Special thanks go to the NHTI Maintenance Department for their hard work and support, Cathy Eaton’s English class for help with set-up (and more), the Student Senate for their encouragement, Media Services for their technical assistance, the Campus Activity Board for Lucky Bamboo, and the French Club and the Christian Club for participating as well.

We greatly appreciate these local businesses for donating food and/or raffle prizes: Bagel Works, Bread and Chocolate, Chartwells, Cobblestone Design Company, D’Angelo, Dos Amigos, Constantly Pizza, Dips Frozen Yogurt, Edible Arrangements, Gondwana Fine Clothing, House of India, NH Kicks Taekwondo, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Peter’s Images, True Brew Barista, and Viking House.

Many thanks to all the wonderful performers, especially the Concord High School students, the Burundi Drummers, and DJ Frankie from The Room Records! 

We are looking forward to making Multicultural Day 2015 an even greater success!

HR Welcomes Melissa Williams

Melissa WilliamsOn first meeting Melissa Williams, NHTI’s new Human Resources Assistant, you wouldn’t immediately think, “Oh yeah, ex-Marine Corps Military Police!”  But that’s what she did after graduating from North Shore Technical High School in Massachusetts, where she received her Machine Tech certification.

“It was good for me,” she says of her four-year active duty service in the Marine Corps.  It was also where she met the man who would become her husband, Shawn, also a Marine Corps M.P.

After leaving the Marines, Melissa went back to school, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and minoring in Finance, earning a Bachelor’s degree from SNHU in 2013.  She worked as a Communications Specialist with the Bow Police Department for five years, and then got a job in HR at Manchester Community College.  The position was part-time, but she was the only person in the office for over half a year while her supervisor was on maternity leave, and until her new supervisor came on board in December of 2013.

Thus Melissa comes to NHTI well-prepared to hit the ground running, thoroughly familiar with system policies and procedures.  “Of course this is a much bigger campus,” she says, “with many more employees.  One of the first things I learned is that payroll takes a loooong time here!”  Melissa is enjoying our campus. She says she feels very lucky to finally be in a full-time, day shift position.

Melissa and Shawn live in Barnstead with their two girls, Zoey (8) and Tori (6), and their 105-pound Great Dane, Cocoa.  “She is one year and three months old – past the awkward puppy phase, thank goodness!”

Lunch & Learn: Stress Management




Wings of Knowledge presents:
Fight Master David Leong

Thursday April 17
Library Living Room, 7 - 8:30 pm

David LeongNationally renowned Fight Master and award-winning teacher David S. Leong grew up on a steady TV diet of Robin Hood, Superman, and Zorro.  His favorite toys were the bow and arrow, knife and gun, sword and cape.  David went on to train with Errol Flynn's sword master and rose to become one of the premiere Broadway fight choreographers today. 

David's fight choreography and action sequences have been seen in over 300 plays and musicals from New York City to London's West End.  His fight choreography can now be seen on Broadway in the courtroom drama A Time to Kill based on the best selling novel by Tom Grisham. 

Upcoming projects include choreographing Kathleen Turner in Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage, and staging a sea battle and shipwreck for the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace.  Over the past 30 years, David has staged dozens of notable TV, film and theatre actors including Christopher Plummer, Hilary Swank, Sigourney Weaver, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey, and Christopher Walken.

Through a combination of amusing anecdotes, poignant memories, and shocking stories, David shares his insights on how to go beyond good to find your best.  Free and open to the public.

Thursday April 24 - Wings presents: Stormwater Management, with Rob Roseen

Rob Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, is a senior water resources engineer with Geosyntec, with experience in the investigation, design, testing, and implementation of innovative approaches to stormwater management.  Dr. Roseen was the director of the UNH Stormwater Center until 2012.  His broad area of expertise includes water resources engineering, stormwater management, low-impact development (LID) design, and porous pavements.  Co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Club.

Win $10 from Student Senate!

Student Senate wants to hear your suggestions about campus!

Find the suggestion boxes located in Sweeney Hall (in the rotunda by the ATM and upstairs by SC234) and the bookstore entrance in the Library.

Write your suggestion down along with your student ID#, and you will be entered to win $10 in flex cash!


April 11, 2014

Also In This Issue ...

Register Now: Summer
Freshman Awards
Blackboard Support
Vote Sycamore Garden
SM Club 3x3 Tourney

Welcome Melissa Williams
Fight Master David Leong
Stress Management

The One Ring Rules!
Dueling Photographers
Stephen Lynch
WorkReady Workshops
Planetarium: Nano Days!

Club Events/Fundraisers

Dental Dental 5K
Silent Auction

Capitol Center
Red River Theatres


Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of March 31 - April 6, 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.

Lock/Key Issues:  6
Lost and Found:  15
Medical:  1
Motor Vehicle:  3
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  11
NHTI Campus Policy:  1
Tickets Issued:  4
Outside Vendor Assists:  11
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)


Campus Safety Information Corner

With spring upon us, the NHTI Campus Safety Department has observed many motorcycles on the roadways.  Please refrain from parking in the restricted motorcycle parking areas throughout campus.  In addition, be aware of motorcyclists and your surroundings while driving!