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Please join us for this gathering of academic, community, and private sector leaders to explore the role of higher education in the vitality of rural communities from the Adirondacks to Nova Scotia. This two day event will focus upon two themes: Connections and Curriculum. The ‘Connections’ discussion will explore strategies for higher education institutions to play an active role in regional development initiatives such as the Northern Borders Commission and the Sustainable Economies Initiative. A key feature of the ‘Curriculum’ discussion will be the Northern Forest Studies Program, a distributed undergraduate education program developed by Sterling College in partnership with the Northern Forest Higher Education Resource Network.
The Public History and Local History Methods class has composed an exhibit to complement the larger Weeks Act exhibition that will be traveling around the state. The class collaborated with experts to delve into interesting pieces of information that did not fit in the larger exhibit, “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911.”
The exhibit opening will take place in Lamson Library on Thursday, May 20 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The exhibit will be located to the left of the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library. Refreshments will be provided, and the class will be there to answer questions and hear your comments.
The exhibit will be in the library through Friday, May 21, if you would like to view it after the opening. It will then join the larger exhibit and tour the state for the next 1 1/2 years. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Marcia Schmidt Blaine
The Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University is working this spring with the Israel’s River Advisory Group on monitoring chloride in the Israel’s River in Coös County.
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The Coos County democrat has published an article about the Weeks Act Exhibition at Plymouth State University. The article talks about some of the history of the Weeks Act and the exhibition. To read the article download the Weeks Act Exhibit (PDF)
The Coös County Democrat published an article about Plymouth State University receiving a gift to start the Museum of the White Mountains on campus. Click the link to view the article Museum of the White Mountains (PDF)
Keeping graduates in NH a challenge
March 1, 2010
By GREG KWASNIK
BEDFORD — In recent years, some regions of the country have enjoyed an influx of recent college graduates joining the work force. New Hampshire is not one of those places.
Despite ranking near the top of all states for overall livability, health and safety, about 50 percent of New Hampshire’s college graduates leave the state, according to Stay Work Play NH, an initiative to retain and attract young workers.
Exactly why that happens is a question that a group of young professionals tried to answer last week, during a panel sponsored by the New Hampshire College and University Council.
Chris Williams, a panelist and president of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, said the number of young professionals entering the state has remained relatively flat compared with many Southern or Western states.
“Just looking at New Hampshire itself, we were really doing OK — in fact we were even able to see a little increase, or a bump back up in terms of young people,” Williams said. “But when you start to compare New England to the rest of the country, we weren’t doing quite OK.”
Williams, who co-chaired a state task force to recruit and retain young professionals,
The lectures in the Weeks Act Centennial Lecture Series are located in Heritage Commons in Hall Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University. On the campus map, Heritage Commons is listed in Building #10. It is in Highland Street, across from Lamson Library.
February 18th | Heritage Commons, PSU 4:30 PM | Tom Wagner | “100 Years of Public Land Management”
The setting that led to the need for protecting the forest because of forest fires, what funded fire towers, equipment caches, trails etc. Discussion about forest fires in 1903.