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UNH Faculty Take to the Roads of New Hampshire

By Kim Billings
UNH News Bureau

Editors and News Directors: Following this release is a schedule of stops that include estimated times of arrival and departure. You are welcome to cover any of them, and we hope you do.

DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire President Joan Leitzel will host her third tour of the state for new UNH faculty and administrators May 25 through May 27.

"Destination New Hampshire: UNH New Faculty Tour" participants include David Hiley, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Marty Scarano, UNH's new athletic director; Art Greenberg, new dean of engineering and physical sciences and more than 35 new UNH faculty members and administrators. Tour guide is USNH Trustee and N.H. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Taylor.

"The university, especially its faculty, serves the state in so many ways through research and public service that President Leitzel believes it's important to show new faculty the impact UNH has on the state," according to Connie Ellis, director of Public Programs and Events and organizer of the three-day trip.

Stops include a tour of Pease International Tradeport and a presentation by UNH civil engineer Nancy Kinner on her bedrock bioremediation research at the former Air Force base. In Manchester, faculty and administrators will visit the Beech Street School and the work that UNH Professor Cathy Reischl does with student interns from the education department.

Other site visits on Thursday, May 25, are the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and the Department of Health and Human Services in Concord; and Home Again, an assisted-living facility in Northfield. The group spends the night at the Landmark Inn in Laconia following a dinner cruise on the M/V Doris E. on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Friday, May 26, the tour travels to the Lakes Region Correctional Facility to hear a presentation by Mary Temke, Cooperative Extension educator, and Kerry Kazura, assistant professor of family studies on remediation and family relationships. The group will also visit Cersosimo Lumber Company in West Rumney and the Dave Keith dairy farm in North Haverhill. P>On Friday night, the UNH group will be the guests of Steve Barba at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. Following a private dinner with Barba, the group will hear about UNH's extensive collaborations with the resort.

On Saturday, May 27, the tour will continue to Littleton to visit USNH Trustee Ned Densmore at his Village Bookstore before heading home to Durham.

May 22, 2000

Destination New Hampshire: UNH New Faculty Tour
May 25-27, 2000

Thursday, May 25
7:00 a.m. Gather in A Lot
Boxed breakfast provided
7:30 a.m. Depart A Lot for Pease International Tradeport (10 miles)
7:45 a.m. Arrive Pease
On-bus presentation by Don Sundberg -- UNH & Pease partnerships
On-bus tour with George Myer, Pease
Presentation on bedrock bioremediation -- UNH Professor Nancy Kinner
9:00 a.m. Depart Pease for Manchester (47 miles)
10:00 a.m. Arrive Beech Street Elementary School Presentation by UNH education student interns, UNH Professor Cathy Reischl
11:00 a.m. Depart Beech Street School (2 miles)
11:15 p.m. Arrive UNH-M
Lunch served
Dean Karol LaCroix ‚ urban higher ed; UNHM partnerships with city
12:30 p.m. Depart Manchester for Concord (18 miles)
1:00 p.m. Arrive Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
David Bartlett, EOS and Jeanne Gerulskis, planetarium director. Bartlett will discuss the space consortium project.
2:15 p.m. Depart Planetarium for Department of Health & Human Services (2 miles)
2:30 p.m. Arrive DHHS
Don Shumway, Commissioner, Department of Health & Human Services, will greet UNH President Leitzel and faculty, and give an overview of UNH/HHS partnerships.
3:30 p.m. Depart Concord for Northfield (20 miles)
4:00 p.m. Arrive "Home Again" ‚ assisted living facility
Assoc. Dean Neil Vroman. Two UNH grads who are brothers, in search of a nursing home for their grandfather, start one of their own.
5:00 p.m. Depart Northfield for Laconia (10 miles)
5:15 p.m. Arrive Laconia Landmark Inn
6:40 p.m. Depart Laconia for Weirs Beach (10 miles)
7:00 p.m. Board M/V Doris E. for dinner cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee
9:00 p.m. Depart Weirs Beach and return to Landmark Inn

Friday, May 26
7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast ‚ Landmark Inn
8:30 a.m. . Depart Landmark Inn for Lakes Region Correctional Facility (10 miles)
8:45 a.m. . Arrive Correctional Facility ‚remediation and family relationships
Dr. Kerry Kazura, UNH Family Studies
Dr. Mary Temke, Cooperative Extension
10:00 a.m. . Depart Laconia for West Rumney (35 miles)
10:45 a.m. . Arrive Cersosimo Lumber Co
Norrie Parr, Grafton County Cooperative Extension - UNH managed Woodlands, discusses technology in wood processing.
11:30 a.m. . Depart West Rumney for North Haverhill (25 miles)
Lunch will be served on the bus
12:30 p.m. . Arrive Dave Keith Dairy Farm, North Haverhill
Grafton County Cooperative Extension
1:30 p.m. . Depart North Haverhill for Dixville Notch (120 miles)
3:30 p.m. . Arrive The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel
Check in
5:30 p.m. . Private cocktail party with managing partner Steve Barba Ballot Room
7:00 p.m. . Private dinner
Presentation by Steve Barba on The Balsams¼ extensive collaboration with UNH, including black-fly research and hospitality management.
Hale Room

Saturday, May 27
6:30 - 7:30 a.m. . Complimentary coffee available
Sun Room
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. . Breakfast served
Main Dining Room
11:00 a.m. . Depart Dixville Notch for Littleton (55 miles)
12:30 p.m. . Arrive Historic Littleton Ammonoosuc Riverfront
Village Bookstore - Trustee Ned Densmore
Penny Candy Store
Historic Grist Mill
1:30 p.m. . Depart Littleton for Durham (120 miles)
Lunch will be served on the bus
3:30 p.m. . Arrive Durham
Final destination

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