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N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, right, meets PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, left, and PSU Provost Julie Bernier, center, at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth during his July 22 tour of the facility.

NH Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein Tours ECP

July 23rd, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth July 22. The ECP is a business incubator space, providing a “one stop shop” for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling, services, leased space, mentoring, and networking. The Grafton County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) constructed the building using [...]

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PSU’s LEGO Engineering Camp Welcomes Robot

July 18th, 2014 by Tim

Inside Plymouth State University’s Hartman Union Building, seven children are taking turns picking up a large red ball and playing catch. But this isn’t any game of toss and catch; they’re not playing with other kids, their partner is a robot. The kids are part of the LEGO Engineering Camp, a week-long summer activity organized [...]

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Ut Prosim in Action: PSU Student Travis Bennett Seeks Elected Office

July 15th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Frustrated over what he calls partisan political wrangling and inaction on issues important to New Hampshire’s future, Plymouth State University student Travis Bennett says he’s seeking elected office. The political science major is running a write-in campaign on the Democratic ticket for the Grafton 8 District in the New Hampshire House of [...]

PSU Assistant Professor Mike Son, center, explains to Science Camp students why dry ice vaporizes in water.

PSU Summer Courses a Success in Introducing Children to Science

July 10th, 2014 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – Seven wide-eyed children gather around a lab table in PSU’s Boyd Science Center, eager to find out what happens when a piece of dry ice is dropped into a container of water. As Assistant Professor of Microbiology Mike Son gently places the dry ice into the water, the resulting vapor elicits [...]

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Plymouth State University Names 538 Students to Spring 2014 President’s List

July 8th, 2014 by Tim

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University has named 538 students to the President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the Spring semester, 2014. To be eligible for the President’s List students must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that [...]

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Plymouth State University Names 374 Students to Spring 2014 Dean’s List

July 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University has named 374 students to the Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the Spring semester, 2014. To be eligible for the Dean’s List students must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that earn [...]

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Geological Society of America Awards Scholarships to PSU Student Nadine Orejola

June 25th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Nadine Orejola was recently awarded two research scholarships from the Geological Society of America. She is the recipient of the 2014 ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Grant and the John Montagne Award. Nadine is a student in Plymouth State University’s (PSU) Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and the awards supports [...]

Eleven educators with ties to Plymouth State University were honored at the 2014 EDies award ceremony.

Plymouth State Educators Honored at 2014 EDies Award Ceremony

June 24th, 2014 by blyndes

    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – 11 educators with affiliation to Plymouth State University were honored June 7 at the New Hampshire EDie Awards, which recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of educational excellence. Esther Asbell, Donna Ciocca, Christina Flanders, ’00, Carl Ladd, ’05CAGS, Judith Lavoie, Joseph Lee, ’06, Bill Marston, ’54,’64G, [...]

"The Battle of Leghorn" (March 4, 1653). Painting by Willem van Diest (1610-1658)

Herring or Hellfire: PSU researcher endorses alternate cause for Anglo-Dutch Wars

June 23rd, 2014 by Tim

From a distance of more than 350 years, the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-17th century are easily forgotten. Historians still examine the causes of those conflicts, most pointing to shipping controversies or political issues arising from England’s civil war. Peter Kovacs endorses a different theory. The 2014 Plymouth State University graduate writes in a capstone [...]

(l-r) Rebecca W.S. More, a member of the Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Board, with author and illustrator Laure Whitehill and Museum Director Catherine Amidon.

Artist’s gift to Museum of the White Mountains “re-imagines” a family story

June 19th, 2014 by Tim

Generations of hikers know well to prepare for sudden weather changes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Warning signs are posted at trail heads and often along trails at higher elevations warning hikers to be ready for unexpected meteorological shifts. Artist Laurie Whitehill’s grandparents had such an experience during a late summer hike in 1915 when [...]

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N.H. college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes

By IAIN WILSON Monitor staff More New Hampshire students are turning to their computers for summer classes, mirroring a broader trend of increasing online enrollment in the state’s university and community college systems. Summer online enrollment in the Community College System of New Hampshire is up 11 percent over last year, said Shannon Reid, spokeswoman [...]

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International Singing

Raymond resident Georgia Noonan will be a junior this September at Plymouth State University where she is part of the college’s elite Chamber Singers. The group goes on an international tour every three years and were able to tour Chile for two weeks this past May. The students flew to Santiago and spent three days [...]

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Meg Petersen named Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at PSU

PLYMOUTH — Professor of English Meg Petersen has been named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University. Alumni Wallace R. Stevens and Meredith Bristow Stevens, class of 1962, established the endowed professorship in 2007 to celebrate and recognize extraordinary faculty who “educate the educators.” The Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor must have a record of excellence [...]