News Archives

Mark Okrant has his eighth book,

April 8th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Mark Okrant (Tourism Management and Policy) has his eighth book, “Whacked,” a murder mystery set at the Wentworth by the Sea resort, scheduled for release by Plaidswede Press in mid-April. Mark will be talking about his writing at the Lamson Library’s author series on April 16th, beginning at 12:30.

Krisan Evenson presents “Motivating the Mobilizers”

April 8th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Krisan Evenson (Political Science) and Cindy Perkins (NH Employment Security) presented “Motivating the Mobilizers” on March 25th in Concord to members of NH’s Emerging Workforce group (of the State Employees’ Association). Their presentation applies motivation theory to social movements, leadership, and projects — great and small.

Katherine Donahue presented a poster at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting

April 8th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

Katherine Donahue presented a poster on recent work she and Brian Eisenhauer (Sociology/Office of Environmental Sustainability) have done with Alex Bridgewater, undergraduate Anthropology major. The poster. “The Diffusion of Innovative Practices in Environmental
Sustainability of Recreational Boating,” was presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, in March. “Steaming to the North: The First Summer Cruise of the Revenue Cutter Bear,” the book she and David Switzer (History) co-authored, was reviewed by Ian Frazier in The New York Review of Books’ blog in March.

Steve Whitman presented at Michigan State University

March 5th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

On January 24th Steve Whitman presented at The Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference at Michigan State University. His session was titled “Reducing Community Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience through Ecological Design.”

David Starbuck spoke at the annual meeting for The Society for Historical Archaeology

March 5th, 2015 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck (Anthropology) traveled to Seattle, Washington, where he spoke to the annual meeting of The Society for Historical Archaeology on January 8th on the topic of “Archaeology and Preservation at the Lake George Battlefield.” This was a description of David’s summer 2014 excavations with students at French & Indian War sites in Lake George, NY. David was also the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Warren County Historical Society on January 17th on the topic of “Fighting on the Frontier in America’s Colonial Wars.” This was presented in the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury, NY.

David Starbuck presented a public lecture on the future of Rogers Island at the Rogers Island Acquisition Ceremony

October 3rd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck presented a public lecture on the future of Rogers Island at the Rogers Island Acquisition Ceremony on September 19th attended by about 100 politicians, re-­‐enactors and others. This ceremony was to mark the purchase of Rogers Island by New York State, to become a locally administered historical park.  Rogers Island was home to Rogers Rangers during the French & Indian War (1750s) and is credited as the birthplace of U.S. Special Forces.  (David dug on Rogers Island throughout the 1990s.).  David also spoke on “2014 Excavations at the Lake George Battlefield Park” to the Adirondack Chapter of the NYS Archaeological Association on September 19th in Fort Edward, NY.

Sheryl Shirley attended the 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Fair Employment Practices Agency Conference

October 3rd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Sheryl Shirley attended the 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Fair Employment Practices Agency Conference in San Diego in August. Sheryl is the Chair of the NH Commission for Human Rights. In September she represented the NH Commission for Human Rights in meeting with the US Department of State International Visitors Program delegation from Pakistan.

Bryon Middlekauff completed a book review for the University of Washington Press, Seattle and London

October 3rd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Bryon Middlekauff completed a book review (Stroud, Ellen. 2012. Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the American Northeast, University of Washington Press, Seattle and London) for the Northeastern Geographer,  vol 6, 2014, and  completed  a paper focusing upon beach processes at Fort Desoto Park, Florida to be published in Florida Geography.

Robert Heiner had an article on “Social Problems” included in the Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology

October 3rd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

Robert Heiner had an article on “Social Problems” included in the Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology published by Brill in the Netherlands.

David Starbuck spent the summer excavating at the Lake George Battlefield Park (Lake George, NY),

October 3rd, 2014 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck (Anthropology) spent the summer excavating at the Lake George Battlefield Park(Lake George, NY), site of the Battle of Lake George (1755); home to Fort George (1759); and site of the largest smallpox hospitals in the country in 1775-­‐76.  David’s work was the subject of two news stories by the Associated Press that were carried in newspapers across the country, and he was also covered by Public Radio (WAMC) in Albany. David’s eighth book published by University Press of New England, “The Legacy of Fort William Henry,” came out in May; also, the New Hampshire Archeological Society published David’s book, “The New England Glassworks in Temple, New Hampshire” (revised 2nd Edition) in July.  David also created an exhibit of 18th century coinage that opened at Fort William Henry in July, and he presented a public lecture at Fort William Henry entitled “Fighting on the Frontier in America’s Colonial Wars” on August 7.

video popover: Archeological Dig at Holmes House

November 14th, 2013 by Eric


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Department News

Selena Clarke presented a poster at the Student Showcase of Excellence

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.”

Steve Whitman traveled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm