Global Plymouth State Leadership Positions (Deadline March 3):

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by C. Jane Bjerklie-Barry

Please consider joining the Global Engagement Office next year as a Global Orientation Leader and Global Ambassador. Global Orientation Leaders help welcome our new international and exchange students in the Fall (solid 1 week or more before Fall classes begin) and Global Ambassadors help design global programming and events for our students and campus throughout the year. More details can be found here (including instructions on applying):

Walkabout Wednesday March 1, 4-6pm!

Posted on: February 25th, 2017 by Cynthia

This month’s Walkabout Wednesday (our local monthly art walk) will feature PSU student work at the Enterprise Center, Plymouth Congregational Church’s Opening Reception for “Seasons of the Soul” a poetry and art exhibit, “The Tool You Need: Recent Work by Jason Swift” in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, a bake sale and art sale by PSU Student Art Collective in the Draper and Maynard Building, Easter ceramic painting with snacks! at Kil’n Time Art Studio, and area artists at Gowen Realty, Dresser’s Unlimited, Baked Bistro, Burrito Me, and Cafe Monte Alto! Visit Maundy Mitchell’s Photography Studio, check out Peppercorns’s creative displays, and stop in at Simply Sunflowers! Celebrate the creative spirit in Plymouth and support everything LOCAL!

Lent Starts: Ash Wednesday, 3/1

Posted on: February 24th, 2017 by Randy

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, there will be several opportunities to receive ashes for the start of Lent. In Plymouth, services will be held at the following churches close to campus, among other local places of worship:

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
12:00 Noon – 263 Highland St. (followed by chowder lunch)

St. Matthew Catholic Church (Holy Trinity Parish)
11 School St. (behind the HUB)
12:00 Noon, 7:00 pm

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4 Post Office Square (at the Plymouth common)
12:00 Noon, 7:00 pm

From 1:30 – 5:00 pm in the HUB Tower Room, ashes will be available to faculty, staff, and students wishing to receive them individually. This is offered by Catholic Campus Ministry, Caring Campus Coalition, and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. For any questions, please call Kathy Tardif at (603) 535-2673.

If you do not see your denomination or church listed, please refer to the Local Places of Worship page ( for contact information.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Distinguished PAT Award!

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Debbie

Who is Eligible? Current PATs and past Distinguished PAT award recipients who received their award ten years ago or more – visit the PAT Senate Blog for a list of PAT colleagues and past award winners.

What are the criteria?

Possess a comprehensive knowledge of their office and demonstrates resourcefulness in its operation.

Is involved in campus committee, activities, and functions and exhibits leadership qualities.

Is active in regional or national professional organizations and continues on-going processional development.

Cooperates with interdepartmental projects to enhance Plymouth State University programs, policies, and procedures.

Performs the above tasks while maintaining respect and value for all individuals.

Who will choose?  A selection committee made up of the PAT Speaker-Elect, the five most recent Distinguished PAT Award recipients, the Faculty Speaker, the Operating Staff Speaker, and the President of the Student Body

How can I nominate someone? You can submit a nomination by completing the online form: Distinguished PAT Nomination Form.  The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 20, 2017.   We thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration of a colleague for this honor.


The 2017 Distinguished PAT Award Committee

File Your 2017-2018 FAFSA by PSUs’ Priority Deadline of March 1!

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Randy

File Your 2017-2018 FAFSA by PSUs’ Priority Deadline of March 1!
USE YOUR FSA ID (both student & parent) to sign your FAFSA. If you’ve forgotten your FSA ID, you may retrieve it at
THERE IS NO NEED TO ESTIMATE INCOME. The 2017-2018 FAFSA uses 2015 income information.
Later filers may only be eligible for Federal Loans and Grants and may not be eligible for aid directly from PSU, including
Work Study.
File Today – Don’t Delay!

Student Listening Sessions–WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 by Marissa

University Advancement and the Center for Student Success will be conducting student listening sessions to better understand your interests, concerns, ideas for improvement, and hear your stories about PSU. This information will be shared with donors who are looking to make sure that they are giving to causes about which students are passionate. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you are interested in participating in one of these listening sessions, to be held from late February through mid March, please complete this form and we will be in touch soon with more details.


2016-2017 PSU Ski Package Information

Posted on: November 18th, 2016 by Nicole

PSU Community,

Each year the student government works to secure a deal with a local mountain for discounted tickets for the PSU community. This year, three mountains submitted bids and nearly 1,200 students voted. By popular vote the student body selected the package offered by Waterville Valley Resort for our 2016-2017 PSU Ski Package.

(NOTE: Please save this email or bookmark the link below, as it contains all pertinent information regarding the PSU Ski Package at Waterville Valley for the 2016-2017 season.)

Waterville Valley will be announcing their opening day on their webpage soon; you can watch their snow report for more information.

The complete details of the ski package may be found at:

Prior to heading to the mountain, please check the eligibility list found on myPlymouth. You can do this by logging in to myPlymouth, selecting the “Services” tab at the top of the page, and looking for the lists under the “General Resources” sub-header. These lists include all undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in classes, and all faculty and staff currently employed by the University. These lists will change through the season; please be sure to check if your status changes. Lists will be posted and updated by Thanksgiving, before the mountain opens. Any questions regarding the lists can be directed to the Student Activities Office at

Please be advised that you will not be able to purchase a ticket without TWO forms of photo ID. One of the ID’s MUST be a current Plymouth State University ID. If you do not have a current valid PSU ID, please see the Print Shop/ID Center in the HUB during normal business hours. (M-F 8am-4:30pm)

As a current member of the PSU community, the benefits of the ski package are only applicable to you, but you may purchase a discounted guest ticket. Allowing another person to use your ID to purchase a discounted ticket or misuse of the ski package discounted ticket is against policy and can result in being removed from accessing the benefits of the ski package for the entire ski season. Please see the details of the ski package at the above link for complete details.

Our thanks to the nearly 1,200 students who took the time to vote on the 2016-2017 ski package survey. We hope that you’ll visit our neighbors to the north at Waterville Valley and take advantage of the great snow and affordably priced alpine skiing, nordic skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing this season.

Mark your calendars for Winter Carnival at Ski Day on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. It’s an annual campus holiday that will be filled with a variety of winter activities this year for everyone to enjoy, as we celebrate the day together as a campus at the mountain.

On behalf of the Student Senate, enjoy the snow!