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The Eye Bonfire, and More!

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.  The student editors of The Eye, NHTI’s student literary journal, have planned a series of events including:

  • Thursday, 10/22, 6-8 p.m., NHTI Boat Launch: It’s BONFIRE time! Kick off our Campus Reads season with cider, s’mores, cocoa, and pizza and appreciate your freedom!
  • Tuesday, 11/3, 12-1 p.m.: Join us in the Big House (aka the Student Center) for mug shots & fingerprints.

  • Monday, 11/16: Writing Contest: Deadline for submitting your six-word memoir to our contest, an idea pioneered by Larry Smith, Piper Kerman’s real-life husband.  Learn more at
  • Sunday, 11/29: Writing Contest: Tell us the worst thing you’ve done, whether or not it landed you in prison!

  • Tuesday, 12/1, 12-1 p.m., Bistro: Book discussion of Orange is the New Black with FREE PIZZA and PRIZES.

Just out of college, Piper Kerman made the mistake of getting involved with the wrong woman and agreeing to deliver a large cash payment for an international drug ring. Kerman faced a 15-month sentence in a federal prison. Entering prison in 2004 — more than 10 years after her crime — Kerman finds herself submerged in the unique and sometimes overwhelming culture of prison.  Students may be familiar with the Netflix original TV series that is loosely based on Kerman’s memoir.

For more information contact or, ext. 4151.


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!

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!

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.

Library Highlights Prize-winning Novelist

Seven Killings coverThis month the NHTI Library is featuring the works of Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings.  James is also the author of the highly acclaimed novel, The Book of Night Women.

Book of Night Women cover

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest works in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year.  The prize is the world's most important literary award, and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.  Both of Marlon James' books are featured in the Libary this month, and are available for check out.


Project Crash!

Project Crash logoWednesday Oct 21
11 am - 2 pm
Parking Lot C

Residence Life is partnering with the Professional Firefighters of Concord Local 1045 to educate the community on the effects of impaired driving, specifically heroin and alcohol. Through a simulated car accident we hope to show onlookers the emergency response process and the consequences of what can happen while driving impaired.

The crash begins at noon!  Other events going on from 11-2:

  • Mobile DUI Unit
  • Sobriety Test with Drunk Goggles
  • Seatbelt Challenge
  • Tables with educational materials from various organizations


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Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of October 5-11, 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.

Alcohol/Drug:  1
Complaint:  1
Escort:  1
Fire Incident:  1
Lock/Key Issues:  5
Lost and Found:  11
Medical:  3
Motor Vehicle:  1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  6
NHTI Campus Policy:  1
Suspicious Person:  1
Tickets Issued:  14
Vandalism:  1
Outside Vendor Assists:  7
(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:

Wallet Car Keys
Rings Power Cords
Sandals Text Books
Ear Buds Chair
Glasses Sunglasses
Flash Drive Travel Mug

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!