A group of third and fourth graders examine a windmill at PSU's LEGO engineering camp, one of seven science and technology related camps hosted by Plymouth State University.

Science, Learning and Fun Combined PSU Hosts LEGO Engineering Camp

July 24th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – His eyes widening as he turned the tiny crank on his blue plastic windmill, nine year-old Evan Braman of New Hampton, N.H., smiled as the turbines started to whir and push a breeze into the faces of his classmates. Using LEGO parts and some rudimentary engineering theories, local third and fourth graders […]

From left, Joan Savage '56, accepts Silas Pearl Medal Award from Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen at a June 26 ceremony.l

Joan Savage ’56 Receives Plymouth State University’s Silas H. Pearl Medal for Lifetime Service

July 17th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – “I just love it here,” asserted Joan Savage ’56, after being named the latest recipient of Plymouth State University’s Silas H. Pearl Medal, an honor recognizing lifetime service to PSU. A longtime advocate for the university and an active volunteer for the Plymouth State University Alumni Association, Savage was honored in a […]

Plymouth State University's Linda S. Levy has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Levy is is the athletic training program director and chair of the department of Health and Human Performance at PSU.

Plymouth State University’s Linda Levy Receives NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

July 15th, 2015 by blyndes

Dallas,TX-  Linda S. Levy, EdD, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Levy, a resident of Holderness, is the athletic training program director and chair of the department of Health and Human Performance at Plymouth State University. The Athletic Trainer Service Award recognizes NATA […]

PSU Professor of History John Krueckeberg is the New Hampshire National History Day program coordinator.

The Granite State Rocks at National History Day Competition

July 15th, 2015 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – New Hampshire students had a great showing this year at the 2015 National History Day (NHD) competition at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is a yearlong educational program in which middle and high school students hone their skills as historians while utilizing sources of historical research. Each spring […]

Former Plymouth State President William Farrell

PSU Mourns Passing of Former President William Farrell

July 9th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– William J. Farrell, president of Plymouth State University from 1984 to 1992, passed away July 8 in Manchester, NH at the age of 78 after a period of declining health. During Farrell’s tenure as Plymouth State’s 12th president, the institution flourished. Under his leadership, Plymouth State College saw a 33 percent increase in […]

Former Plymouth State University President Donald Wharton was bestowed the  Harold E. Hyde Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Wharton served as PSU's president from 1993-2006.

Former Plymouth State University President Donald Wharton Receives the Hyde Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership

July 2nd, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Former Plymouth State University President Donald P. Wharton has been honored with the Harold E. Hyde Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership. Wharton was the 13th president of Plymouth State, serving from 1993 to 2006.  During his tenure he successfully advocated to change the name of the institution from Plymouth State College to Plymouth […]

From left, Museum of the White Mountains Director Catherine Amidon, Anne Newton, Jack Newton and PSU President Sara Jayne Steen with some of the mountaineering-related collection the Newton's recently donated to the university.

Plymouth State University Acquires Valuable Mountaineering Book Collection; Jack and Anne Newton Donate Thousands of Volumes for Research Use

July 1st, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –– More than 50 years ago in Katmandu, Boston businessman and mountaineering aficionado Jack Newton was browsing in a used bookstore. He was in Nepal as part of an Appalachian Mountain Club trek; he was fascinated with tales of heroic mountaineering exploits and decided to buy a book, “Mt. Everest, The Reconnaissance,” about […]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen

Plymouth State Celebrates Successful Conclusion to Fundraising Campaign; President Sara Jayne Steen Announces $30 Million Raised

June 30th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – When Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen was a teenager in northern Ohio, her working-class parents were determined that their academically gifted daughter would attend college. Sitting at their kitchen table discussing how they would achieve that goal, Steen’s mother encouraged the family to ‘imagine a way’ to find the money. […]

Dick and Betty Hanaway received the Collins Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy from Plymouth State University,

Holderness Residents Dick and Betty Hanaway Receive PSU’s Collins Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy

June 29th, 2015 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A Holderness couple with a long record of charitable giving are the recipients of the Richard E. Collins Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy. Dick and Betty Hanaway were honored at a private event for their generosity in supporting both the University and the town of Plymouth. Their name graces the Hanaway Theatre […]

Amy Bagley Begg '97 has been elected as the PSU alumni representative to the USNH Board of Trustees.

Amy Bagley Begg ’97 Elected as Alumni Representative to University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

June 25th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–-An accomplished fundraising professional and Plymouth State University graduate has been elected to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Board of Trustees. Amy Bagley Begg ’97 is a current member of the PSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as chair during the 2013-14 term. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen applauded Begg’s […]

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PSU awards 2015 Maslakowski Education award to Rose Colby

The 2015 Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Education Award was given to Rose Colby of Epping who was chosen because of her commitment to quality, competency-based education. The award was created in 2008 in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU’s former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies. “To receive this honor means a […]

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Marietta woman chosen as 2015 ACE Fellow

Plymouth State University History Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine, daughter of Suzanne Schmidt of Marietta and the late Frederick K. Schmidt, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Blaine is one of 47 individuals selected for the prestigious leadership development program that prepares senior leaders to serve American colleges […]

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PSU plans archaeological dig at Enfield Shaker Village

PLYMOUTH — Enfield Shaker Village has been described as one of New Hampshire’s most magnificent architectural achievements, and beginning on May 26, it will be the site of a history-making archaeology project. For the first time in its history, an archaeological dig at the Village has been planned as part of a Plymouth State University […]