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Mindful Work: Summer Reading and Conversation 7/22

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 by blyndes

Discussion with the author, David Gelles

Wednesday, July 22, from 11 a.m.-noon, Frost Commons

Copies of the book are available online and at the on-campus bookstore.
A few copies will be available on reserve in Lamson Learning Commons.
Campus bookstore will have them for sale at the July 22 event.

This event is a collaboration among Healthy PSU, College of Business Administration, Contemplative Pedagogy Group, & CETL

Graphic Designer and Digital Media Photographer – Student Employment

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by Briana

Do you feel naked without your digital camera? Do your Instagram or Facebook photos get hundreds of comments and likes? Are Photoshop and InDesign an extension of your finger-tips? Would you love to use your digital photograph and design skills to connect Plymouth State with the world? If so, the University Advancement Office invites you to apply for a job as Graphic Designer and Digital Media Photographer.

Job Description & Duties

Plymouth State University uses digital media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, SmugMug, LinkedIn) to share what’s happening at the University and within the alumni community. The primary responsibility of the Graphic Designer and Digital Media Photographer is to shoot and edit photos for Plymouth State’s University Advancement Office and to utilize these photo in designs for e-mail headers, Facebook cover images and postings, photo rotators for websites, etc.. In particular, the Graphic Designer and Digital Media Photographer will shoot Plymouth State events, places, and people from the student and alumni perspective and incorporate them into design elements for marketing our events and initiatives within and promote our brand. Examples of previous photos posted on the Alumni Association’s Facebook Page include albums from Commencement and Homecoming & Family Celebration, as well as from off-campus alumni socials. The Graphic Designer and Digital Media Photographer may also brainstorm, develop, and create new photo and design projects for Plymouth State’s media channels. This position collaborates with our student Digital Media Evangelist, insuring that person has the images and designs for all of our digital communication campaigns.


  1. While mentorship is part of this opportunity, this is not a training program. You must already know how to shoot and edit digital photographs. You must have your own camera equipment (digital SLR preferred); Plymouth State will provide a workstation and software for editing. You must have solid graphic design skills and experience using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  2. Previous photo samples (e.g., links to Smugmug, Instagram, YouTube, website) you’ve shot and edited required.
  3. Demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to edit digital photographs and for graphic design. Samples of your work are required.
  4. Strong sense for photo-based storytelling. Understanding of what makes for compelling online photos/video and ability to weave a story together from a collection of photos.
  5. A good eye for visual composition. Photo samples should demonstrate technical competence (e.g., exposure), strong editorial judgment (e.g., photo selection and crops), and emotional impact.
  6. Good communicator can help subjects, regardless of age/gender/ethnicity; feel comfortable in front of a camera. Ability to be an ambassador for Plymouth State while shooting.
  7. Active participation in online photo communities (e.g., Instagram, SmugMug) a plus.
  8. You must be a Plymouth State student. Members of the incoming class of 2019 are welcome to apply. Prospective and high school students will not be considered.

Hours and Compensation

This position requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week, and includes opportunities to travel to events throughout New England on some pre-scheduled evenings, and as well as during Homecoming & Family Celebration. Compensation starts at $7.50/hour. Work-study is not a requirement for this position.

HUB Summer Hours – Fitness Room Closed

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by Randy

Due to the renovations in the HUB, the Fitness Room will be closed for the summer as of Friday, May 15th.

Beginning on Monday, May 18th, the HUB will be open Monday-Friday 6:30am-5pm and the Cardio Theater will be available during those hours. Other hours in the HUB as as folllowed:

  • HUB Admin Office 8am-4:30pm M-F
  • Bookstore 9am-4pm M-F
  • Courtroom 6:30am-5pm M-F
  • Mail Center 9am-1pm M-F
  • Panther Print Shop 8am-3pm

In addition to the Fitness Room, the Computer Cluster, The Daily Paws, & The Union Grille will also be closed for the summer.

The HUB will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day and Friday, July 3th in observance of Independence Day.

Other options for people looking to workout over the summer can do so at the PE Center. Their hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday 8 am-6 pm & Friday 8 am-2 pm. If you have any additional questions, please contact Drew Guay at x52958.