Officers from the Plymouth State University Police  and neighboring communities participate in the 2015 N.H. Special Olympics Torch run with historic Rounds Hall in the background.

PSU and Local Police Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

May 28th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A police officer’s job is often thankless and demanding; but for those who love helping people in need, law enforcement is a great career. The 2015 Special Olympics Torch Run is a great example of law enforcement professionals going the extra mile, literally, for a worthy cause. May 28 marked the running […]

Mark Fischler has been named dean of the first-year experience at Plymouth State University

Mark Fischler Named First-Year Dean at Plymouth State University

May 28th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. ––An award-winning Plymouth State University associate professor and criminal justice department chair has been named dean of the first-year experience. Mark Fischler will begin his new duties July 1; he has taught at PSU since 2003 after a successful career as an attorney. “I’m deeply honored and excited to serve in the role […]

Kelsey Donnelly, left, accepts the 2015 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff (OS) Service award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen.

Kelsey Donnelly ’14 Receives 2015 Distinguished Operating Staff Award from PSU

May 26th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. ––A dedicated Plymouth State University administrative assistant known for her kindness and problem-solving skills has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Operating Staff (OS) Service award. Kelsey Donnelly of Holderness, N.H., has worked in PSU’s Office of Educator Preparation for nearly 10 years. The Office of Educator Preparation serves undergraduate and […]

Happy grads from PSU's Class of 2015

Nearly 1,400 Degrees Awarded at PSU’s 144th Commencement; N.H. Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner ’94 Receives Granite State Award, Delivers Commencement Address

May 16th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth ––Plymouth State University awarded nearly 1,400 degrees May 16 during the institution’s 144th Commencement ceremony. The ceremony in the John C. Foley Gymnasium was the main site for the event; concurrent ceremonies were held in the Silver Center for the Arts, the Hanaway Rink and the Hartman Union Building. The crowd of almost […]

Donald Birx has been named the 15th president of Plymouth State University.

USNH Selects Donald L. Birx as Next PSU President

May 14th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, NH—The University System of New Hampshire announced today that Donald L. Birx, Ph.D., will become the 15th president of Plymouth State University on July 31, 2015. The USNH Board of Trustees voted unanimously to support the selection of Birx after a nationwide search. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Donald Birx as the new […]

Roger Blake, Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.

PSU Announces 2015 Distinguished Teachers; Professors Kathleen McCabe, Roger Blake and Aparna Waghe Honored

May 12th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth –– Three professors with a passion for teaching and a caring attitude toward their students have been honored by Plymouth State University. Roger Blake ’05G, Kathleen McCabe ’69, ’87G, ’01CAGS and Aparna Waghe are the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Nominations for these honors are accepted from faculty, staff, students and alumni. […]

Shaun Connors ’15 (left) presents the Outstanding Campus Ally Award to Deborah Grotheer ’15 in recognition of her active and consistent support of LGBTQ students. Nina Weinstein ’15 photo.

Lavender Graduation Celebrates LGBTQ Students, Allies

May 7th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– PSU students, faculty and staff, along with members of the Plymouth community, gathered at the Savage Welcome Center on Tuesday, May 5, for Lavender Graduation, an annual celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) graduating seniors, graduate students and allies. Introduced at the University of Michigan […]

Rose Colby is the 2015 recipient of PSU's Dennise Maslakowski Education Award.

PSU Honors Rose Colby of Epping with 2015 Dennise Maslakowski Education Award

May 5th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-A veteran educator who works to enrich children’s lives is the 2015 recipient of Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Education Award. Rose Colby of Epping was chosen because of her commitment to quality, competency-based education. Colby is currently a teaching lecturer in the Educational Leadership Program at Plymouth State and a well-known educational consultant. […]

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New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services Recognizes Early Childhood Education Advocates

May 5th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H.– As a mainstay of teacher education in New Hampshire for more than a century, Plymouth State University has an exceptional reputation as a provider of and advocate for quality early childhood education. New Hampshire’s Child Development Bureau of the NH Department of Health and Human Services recently recognized two PSU employees for their […]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen presents 2015 Distinguished PAT Award to John Clark '71, '73G.

John Clark ’71, ’73G Named Plymouth State University’s 2015 Distinguished PAT Staff Member

May 4th, 2015 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of Plymouth State University’s longest-serving and most beloved employees has been recognized by his peers with the 2015 Distinguished Professional, Administrative, Technical (PAT) Award. Colleagues, family, and friends gathered to recognize Director of Athletics John Clark ’71, ’73G at a special ceremony on May 1.    PSU President Sara Jayne […]

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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 […]