Students, faculty and staff share what they’re most thankful for this year

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The food here.
English professors.
Friends and loved ones.
This beautiful campus.
A 'wicked awesome' education.

Those were just a few of the things that students, faculty and staff said they were thankful for recently. Dozens of people stopped by the Month of Believing thank-you photo booth set up in the MUB by the University Advancement staff.

"We wanted to give members of the community a chance to say thank you for all of the wonderful things in their lives and the timing was perfect with Thanksgiving around the corner. We were thrilled with how many people wanted to join in," says Katie Oslin, director of the UNH Fund and one of the Month of Believing campaign organizers. "You can tell from many of the comments that, like so many of the events we've been highlighting lately, this shows students and faculty/staff truly do believe in the university."

The Month of Believing encompasses five weeks that fall under four major themes: service, thanks, caring and pride in the university. It includes new events (like the photo booth) and some annual events that the university is boasting about just a bit more this year to show those beyond the Durham, Manchester and Concord campuses all the great things happening at UNH.

The photo booth allows photo-takers to snap their own "selfie" and then share it directly via their social media outlets, as well as those of the university. New this year, the booth is becoming a popular fixture both on- and off-campus. Alums will get to take their own pics when the booth is featured at holiday parties on the Seacoast, in New York City and Boston.

Next up in the Month of Believing calendar is a week of caring, where students, staff and faculty will be busy performing random acts of kindness.

Learn more about the Month of Believing and learn how you can get involved at

Check out even more photos from the thank you photo booth here.