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News and updates from your UNH Parents Association
News and updates from your UNH Parents Association
News and updates from your UNH Parents Association
January 2019  
Family Hockey Day Is Saturday

Every day is a great day to be a Wildcat, but especially Family Hockey Day! Tomorrow’s the day for the 2019 edition of this annual event that features a spaghetti dinner and fun pregame activities including a photo booth, face painting and autographs from members of the UNH men’s hockey team before they take on the UConn Huskies. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. with the puck drop at 7 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Arrive on time — space is limited! Learn More

Top Tier

UNH has risen to the highest echelon of research universities in the country as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNH is now among the 130 doctoral-granting universities in the “very high research activity” or “R1” category. Article

Social Innovation Internships

Have a student who wants to make the world a better place? A nine-week Social Innovation Internship will allow them to connect with a leading organization for a rigorous and meaningful summer internship while receiving UNH training in social innovation and a $3,000 stipend. Think your student might be interested? The deadline for preferred consideration is coming right up on Feb. 15. Details

Parent Scholarships

Has your student benefitted from a scholarship at UNH? Were you thrilled when you learned a donor-sponsored scholarship would help your student attend college? If so, UNH Donor Relations wants to hear about the impact that donors have had on your student’s college experience and how philanthropy has helped make college a reality. If you’d like to share your story, contact Michelle Morrissey at (603) 862-0527 or via email. Email Donor Relations


UNH’s SURF USA program offers a $3,500 stipend and up to $600 in research expenses for 10 weeks of full-time summer research here on campus or at other U.S. research sites. Think your student might be interested? Remind them the deadline for the summer 2019 SURF applications is March 6. Details

Parents: PIRC Needs You!

Researchers at the UNH Prevention Innovations Research Center want feedback from parents about uSafeUS to help make this important campus safety app even better. Article

Meet the SVIC Winners

A team of mechanical engineering students took first place in the student track of the sixth annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge. Article

Plan for that Parking Ban

The winter parking ban went into effect on Jan. 1 and continues through April 1, regulating after-midnight parking use. Learn More

In Their Own Words

In this installment from the UNH Podcats, the Museum of Art is front-and-center. UNH’s museum houses many exceptional items and provides hands-on opportunities for students to showcase work and learn skills for the future. Podcast

Research Spotlight

Race. Inclusion. Equity. They’re terms that resonate across college campuses as students, faculty and staff strive to embrace diversity. But what about reaching students who are in elementary school or are even younger? At UNH, an innovative project has brought together resources from the education department and the Community Literacy Center to help future teachers do just that. Article