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Volunteers for PSU's Thanksgiving Basket Project prepare to deliver meals to low income and elderly residents in Plymouth and 13 surrounding towns. The Thanksgiving Basket Project will feed nearly 750 people this year.

PSU Delivers Thanksgiving Baskets to Needy

November 25th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Hundreds of Thanksgiving meals were delivered Monday, November 24 to low-income and elderly residents of the Plymouth area courtesy of Plymouth State University students, staff and alumni. About 60 PSU volunteers gathered on campus for PSU’s annual Thanksgiving Basket Project. The group packaged and distributed dinner packets containing a frozen turkey, potatoes, stuffing, […]

Conner Torrey's PSU experience has given him the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in his major, exercise and sport physiology, and the freedom to discover his talent and passion for yoga. He hopes to combine his professional and personal interests to create a rewarding career in wellness.

Conner Torrey ’15: Journey to a Rewarding Future

November 24th, 2014 by Barbra

Exercise and sport physiology major and basketball enthusiast Conner Torrey ’15 came to Plymouth State to realize his athletic dreams. “In high school I was ‘Mr. Basketball’—I was named player of the year and was recruited by Plymouth State along with two of my best friends,” he says. “Attending PSU seemed like a no-brainer: I […]

From left, PSU exchange students Yuki Tajiri, Megumi Shimbashi and Eri Kamatoku pose with their Global Chef People’s Choice Award for winning a dessert cooking competition.

Global Chef Dessert Competition at PSU

November 20th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Dozens students jammed into Plymouth State University’s Prospect Dining Hall Nov. 20 for the popular “Global Chef” dessert competition, pitting four teams of international students creating foods from their native countries. PSU students sampled the desserts and then voted for their favorite, thus crowning the “Global Dessert Chef.” Teams included France, Japan, China […]

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Stay, Work, Play NH Names Plymouth State University Alumna Laura Brusseau ’04, “Civic Leader of the Year”

November 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University alumna Laura Brusseau ’04, has been named “Civic Leader of the Year,” by Stay, Work, Play NH, an organization that encourages more young workers to “Stay, Work and Play” in New Hampshire. Brusseau has a rich history of volunteering for causes that help young people, including Girl Scouts of America, […]

PSU's international students, classmates faculty and staff display their flags at the kickoff event for International Education Week.

Plymouth State University Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 15-21

November 17th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– If Plymouth State University is a window to the world, International Education Week (IEW) is a great example of the diversity and globalization efforts that are alive on campus. PSU celebrates IEW November 15-21 with a series of events featuring students, staff and faculty from nearly 30 countries showcasing the global experience. Deb Regan, […]

2014 Plymouth State University retirees, from left, Diane Newberry, Susan Lafreniere, Shaughn Bolton, Nancy Aldrich, Judith Landry, Mary-Ellen Godville, PSU Presidentr Sara Jayne Steen, Tim Keefe,  Susan Keefe and Nancy Betchart.

PSU Honors Retirees and Longtime Employees in Annual Recognition Ceremony

November 17th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –– Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen recognized nearly 120 University employees and retirees in a Nov. 13 ceremony. Dozens of co-workers, friends, and family members attended the annual event. Steen thanked employees for their dedication and provided each of them with a gift for service to the University. “Recognition day is the […]

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Plymouth State University Honors Veterans at Nov. 10 Ceremony

November 10th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Calling on the public to recognize and respect the sacrifices made for our freedom, a variety of speakers highlighted PSU’s annual Veterans Day ceremony held Monday, Nov. 10 at Veterans Common. Kathy Tardif of the Campus Ministry offered a prayer of thanks to those that have served in the military. “They began as ordinary […]

Leslie Castonia accepts 2014 Patricia Storer Award from Jim Hundrieser, PSU Vice President for  for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at a November 7 ceremony. Castonia, an Ashland, N.H. resident,  was honored for her commitment to the University's admissions efforts.

Plymouth State Names Leslie Castonia the Patricia Storer Award Recipient

November 7th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Leslie Castonia has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patricia Storer Award by Plymouth State University. Jim Hundrieser, PSU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, presented the award at a November 7 ceremony. He noted Castonia has been an integral part of Plymouth State University for nearly 11 years […]

Michelle McEwen, center, displays her Plymouth State University Marketing Association of Plymouth State (MAPS) Alumni Hall of Fame portrait with current PSU students and MAPS members Miranda Casey and Justin Hurd.

PSU Marketing Students Honor Alumna Michelle McEwen, ’81

November 6th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The President and CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital was honored November 5 by the Plymouth State University student group, Marketing Association of Plymouth State (MAPS). Michelle McEwen ’81, was named to the MAPS Alumni Hall of Fame at the Delta Mu Delta annual awards dinner. McEwen, a resident of the Plymouth area […]

“If you’re looking for a second home, a place where you can connect with professors and other students, and get involved, PSU is it,” says professional dancer Erin McDonough ’11, who recently started her own dance company.

From College to Career: Erin McDonough ’11

November 3rd, 2014 by Barbra

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Erin McDonough ’11 applied to PSU because of the excellent reputation of its education program, and because of PSU’s “just right” distance from her hometown of North Adams, Mass. “It was far enough from home to make me feel like I was on my own, but close enough so I could easily go home […]

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Three local high schools to compete in 31st season of ‘Granite State Challenge’ on NHPTV

Monitor staff Monday, November 24, 2014 (Published in print: Tuesday, November 25, 2014) Some of the smartest students in the state are gearing up to compete in the 31st season of the Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television. Students from 16 high schools will participate in the televised competition, including teams from Concord […]

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Plymouth State students, alumni provide Thanksgiving meals

By DAN SEUFERT Union Leader Correspondent Andy McDonnell, an alumni of Plymouth State University and the Phi Beta Upsilon fraternity, works with Rev. Preston Fuller of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, who checks off a donations list on his clipboard. (DAN SEUFERT/Union Leader Correspondent) PLYMOUTH — Thanksgiving meals came early to hundreds of low-income and elderly […]

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Knowledge is power

PLYMOUTH––All that glitters is not gold, and everything you read on the Internet is not true. Finding reliable, factual reference information in today’s high technology world is not easy, but Plymouth State University’s Lamson Library and Learning Commons is showing Rivendell Academy students the best way to ferret out what’s fact from fiction. Twenty-seven juniors […]