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Sheryl Shirley organized the College Access Summit

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Sheryl Shirley (Political Science) organized the College Access Summit program that brought students working with the Granite State Organizing Project from Manchester area high schools to learn about the college application process. Thirteen Plymouth State students, as well as staff and faculty from the Social Science Department (Bob Egbert, Krisan Evenson, Bob Heiner, Filiz Otucu, Kate Donahue), SAGE Center (Roxanne Fera) and PSU alumna Kerri Biller all participated in this daylong program which helped the visiting students work on their college application essays and learn about the admissions and financial process.

Mark Okrant addressed the 3rd annual White Mountains Writers and Book Festival

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Mark Okrant (Tourism Management and Policy) addressed the 3rd annual White Mountains Writers and Book Festival on the topic, “Murder at the Grand Hotels: a perspective on writing mysteries” in Berlin on Sept. 28, 2013.

3rd Annual Gala auction at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and Educational Center

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Grace Fraser (Anthropology) assisted in organizing the 3rd annual gala auction at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and Educational Center on October 19.

PSU Geography Club maintains local trails

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

The PSU Geography Club (Pat May, Geography/EPL/TMP/SS, faculty advisor) had a very successful trail work day on September 29, 2013, collaborating with the Plymouth Conservation Commission to provide season maintenance to local trails.  One Geography major, Nick Gagnon, is working independently (as part of an independent study with P. May) to collect GPS field data and provide the PCC with updated maps utilizing GIS software.

Bryon Middlekauf co-led a field course, Physical Geography and Environmental Science in the United Kingdom

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Bryon Middlekauf co-led a field course this July, Physical Geography and Environmental Science in the United Kingdom along with Jennifer Collins, formerly a contract faculty member in Meteorology at PSU, and John Smith, retired from the University of Wolverhampton.

Katherine Donahue published in the American Anthropologist.

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Katherine Donahue (Anthropology) published an obituary of Donald S. Pitkin, an American anthropologist best known for his long-term field work in and publications on Sermoneta, Italy, a hill town south of Rome, in the American Anthropologist Vol. 115, Issue 3, pp 537-539, September, 2013.

Tourism Management and Policy Program creates a new certificate in Hospitality Management

November 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

This fall, Carl E. Lindblade, CHA, (a 40 veteran of hospitality in New Hampshire), is teaching the first course, Introduction to Hospitality Management. In addition to class work the course has included field trips to the Visitors Center in Lincoln, a micro brewery and a visit to the iconic Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. The next course in the Certificate program, Introduction to Hotel Operations, will be offered in spring 2014.  The Hospitality Management certificate recognizes the vital economic impact and importance of hospitality  both as an industry of the White Mountains and Northern New Hampshire and as an outreach within Plymouth’s mission to serve the North Country.

Kyle Middleton Political Science Major, Presents Governor Hassan with speaker’s gift.

October 10th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Political Science student, Kyle Middleton, assisted the The Dupont Group LTD at their NH Energy summit. This picture shows Kyle presenting Governor Maggie Hassan with her speaker’s gift.

 

Grace Fraser, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, organized the annual Harvest Moon Festival

October 2nd, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Grace Fraser, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, organized the annual Harvest Moon Festival held at the Museum on September 21.   The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is an educational and cultural center to connect visitors with Native American culture, past and present.

David Starbuck conducted a public ”mini-dig” and lecture at the site of the Temple Glassworks in Temple, NH.

October 2nd, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

David Starbuck conducted a public ”mini-dig” and lecture on Saturday, September 28, at the site of the Temple Glassworks in Temple, NH.  This was the featured event at “Temple Glassworks Day,” sponsored by the Temple Historical Society, and honoring the oldest glass factory (1780-82) in the state of New Hampshire.   David and anthropology students are also digging on Tuesdays and Wednesdays behind historic Holmes House on the PSU campus.  This is the fourth fall they have dug on campus, finding pottery, buttons, nails, pipes and other evidence for what life was like in Plymouth, NH, before the formation of the university.  Our campus most definitely has a history!