May 10, 2010

May 10th, 2010 by Bridget

In the garden at the north end of the Silver Center on Main St is our Umbrella Magnolia {M. tripetala} that has very large white flowers beginning to open.  This tree has the largest leaves of any plant on campus, up to 24″ long, which gives it a tropical appearance once they are fully expanded.  The flowers are creamy white and up to 12″ in diameter, but they are borne rather high up in the tree and not that easy to see.  In the same garden are several ‘Rosy Lights’ Azaleas {Rhododendron x “Rosy Lights’} that have deep pink flowers.

In Plymouth Magazine

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Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age […]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college […]

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Faculty Forum: Filiz Otucu on Democracy and the Middle East

Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and […]