2 Information session: Women’s History Month Kickoff. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hartman Union Fireplace Lounge. Presented by the SAGE Center at PSU. Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387.
2 Sidore Lecture Series: Maude Barlow. 7 p.m. Silver Center, Smith Recital Hall. Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians and founder of the Blue Planet Project will discuss “The Global Water Crisis and the Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water.” Barlow asks whether water is a market commodity to be put on the open market for sale, like running shoes, or is it a public trust and a human right? On one side of the debate are the World Bank, many First World governments, and large water transnationals like Coca-Cola and Nestlé. On the other side, a global water justice movement of people and communities determined to take back control of life-giving local water sources fights the market commodity concept. Barlow will share her experiences at the heart of this debate. Contact: Professor Mark J. Fischler, (603) 535-2474. Free tickets at Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ART (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
3 Gallery Opening. Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911. 4–6 p.m. Silver Center for the Arts. See “Exhibitions” below.
3 Visiting Artist. Sculptor Andy Moerlein. 4–5 p.m. Draper and Maynard Building room 314. Moerlein, from Bow, N.H., has exhibited from Alaska to New York and has an extensive resume of public art works. His installations have been seen recently in downtown Ithaca, N.Y., Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, The Riverway Park in Brookline, Mass., Main Street in Stockbridge Mass., Elm Park in Worchester, Mass and Ehva Gallery in Provincetown, Mass. Moerlein has been an arts advocate, gallery director, educator and professional art juror for more than 30 years. He has also been a teacher and gallery director at the Derryfield School in Manchester. Contact: Jason Swift, (603) 535-2201.
3 Film: Iron-Jawed Angels. 7 p.m. Boyd Hall 144. Film features defiant young activists who take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Discussion led by PSU Women’s Studies minor Kayla Waldron ’10. A Women’s History Month Event. Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387.
4 Silver Series: Ying Quartet. 7 p.m. Silver Center. The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies an unmistakable position of international prominence in the classical music world. The quartet is in residence at the Eastman School of Music where they are also on faculty. They will perform: “Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3″ by Robert Schumann; “Quartet No. 2″, “Intimate Letters” by Leos Janacek and “Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3″ by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2874.
8 Display: “Women in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era.” Hartman Union Building Paws-way, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. By Students in class “The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815.” Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
8 Lecture: “The Impact of North Country Community and Collaboration in the Weeks Act of 1911” by Rebecca Weeks Sherrill More. 4:30–5:30 p.m., Heritage Commons, Hall Residence Hall, Highland Street. Free. Contact: Center for Rural Partnerships, (603) 535-3275.
9 Poetry Competition: “Poetry Out Loud.” 7 p.m. Silver Center. Free. Eleven regional high school winners compete for the state championship. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, email@example.com or (603) 535-2874.
11-14 Student Theatre: Company. Silver Center. Stephen Sondheim’s musical about relationships and commitments. Five married, formerly married, or soon-to-be married couples and their mutual friend, 35-year-old bachelor Robert are presented in a series of vignettes. While the audience sees the less than ideal aspects of commitment through Bobby’s eyes, it is obvious that much happiness is possible for couples. Songs include “Getting Married Today,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” and “Being Alive.” Performances March 11-13 at 8 p.m., March 13 at 2 p.m. and March 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Kathleen Arecchi, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2494.
12 Lecture. “Two Centuries of Tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Cycle” by Mark Okrant. Free. 1 p.m. Heritage Commons, Hall Residence Hall, Highland Street. Free. Contact: Center for Rural Partnerships, (603) 535-3275.
13 Lecture-Recital. “The Works of Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee.” 11 a.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Presented by Professor Carleen Graff. Free. A Women’s History Month Event.
13 Contemporary Piano Concert. 3:15 p.m. Silver Center. Free. Culminating event of daylong festival for students grades 9-12. Students, teachers and parents will be able to hear numerous works composed during the 20th and 21st century performed throughout the day. The tentative schedule for the day includes a competition in the morning, followed by sessions in 20th-21st century composition and piano techniques, a piano master class, and a final concert of 20th-21st century piano music performed by the winners of the morning competition and PSU piano and composition students. Contact: Professor Carleen Graff, (603) 535-2313.
15 Display: “Women of the American West.” 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hartman Union Paws-way. By students in the class “The American West.” Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
16 Lecture: “Making the National Forests National: The Weeks Act and the Expansion of Federal Forestry” by Char Miller. 6:30–7:30 p.m. Heritage Commons, Hall Residence Hall, Highland Street. Free. Contact: Center for Rural Partnerships, (603) 535-3275.
16 Film: License to Thrive. 7 p.m. Plymouth United Church of Christ, Congregational. Free. A film addressing Title IX legislation and its historical role in the women’s rights movement.
Panel discussion follows with PSU women’s basketball coach Lauren Lavigne, PSU Professor of History Rebecca Noel, and PSU Director of Athletics John P. Clark. Presented by Movies at the Meeting House: Films with a Social Conscience, by the UCC, the PSU President’s Commission on Diversity and the PSU S.A.G.E. Center. Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
17 Gallery Opening: Annual Juried Student Show. 4–6 p.m., Karl Drerup Art Gallery.See Exhibitions, below.
18 Display: “Women’s Health Past and Present.” 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hartman Union Fireplace Lounge. Free. Presented by students in class “Women’s Health Issues.” Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
18 Silver Series. Theatre: Mother/SON by Jeffrey Soloman. 7 p.m. Silver Center. This one-man play portrays the hilarious and poignant relationship between a Jewish mother and her gay son, based on conversations Soloman had with his mother. Emmy-nominated Soloman is a television writer who has written children’s shows and comedies for Fox, Nickelodeon and the Children’s Television Workshop. Contains mature language and subject matter. Segment online at youtube.com/watch?v-FLbG1xN-rsU. Tickets are $25-15 for adults, $23-13 for seniors and $15-10 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Diane Jeffrey,
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29 Display: “The History of Women in Criminal Justice.” 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hartman Union Paws-way. Presented by students in class “Women and Crime.” Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
30 Lecture. “Working Forests: From Market Revolution to Industrialization” by Linda Upham-Bornstein. 6:30¬–7:30 p.m. Free. Heritage Commons, Hall Residence Hall, Highland Street. Free. Contact: Center for Rural Partnerships, (603) 535-3275.
31 Kalikow and Powerful Outstanding Woman Awards. 4 p.m. Heritage Commons. Keynote address “A Sporting Chance: Title IX and Women’s History” by author and independent historian Susan Ware. Award ceremony follows to recognize a PSU employee and a student who have demonstrated genuine concern for the advancement of women through their continuous involvement in and advocacy of women. Presented by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. Contact: Delilah Smith, (603) 535-2387. A Women’s History Month Event.
31 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Galway Kinnell. 7 p.m. Silver Center. During a career in poetry that spans five decades and 12 collections, Galway Kinnell has received the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Frost Medal and a MacArthur Fellowships. National Book Award judge called Kinnell “America’s pre-eminent visionary” whose work “sets him at the table with his mentors: Rilke, Whitman, Frost.” Kinnell is renowned as a moving reader. He is chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in Vermont. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2874.
Exhibitions — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Through March 10. Clay Reflective/Digital Perspective: Susan Tucker and David Martin. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Susan Tucker recently retired after 27 years of teaching ceramics at Plymouth State. A retrospective of her work reveals the breadth and variety of work that she has created throughout her career. David Martin has taught graphic design at PSU since 1993, and maintains a freelance graphic design business. This exhibit shows work created by Martin during his recent sabbatical leave. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most holidays. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2416.
March 3 – April 11. Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911. Silver Center for the Arts.
Exhibition celebrates the centennial of the Weeks Act, which was signed into law in 1911 and authorized the federal government to purchase and maintain land as national forests. New Hampshire lands were among the first protected by the Weeks Act, which was named for Massachusetts Congressman John W. Weeks, a native of Lancaster, N.H. The Silver Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and during performances. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2416.
March 17 – April 14. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Students from all levels of achievement share their work, presenting a glimpse of the process of transformation PSU students experience as they mature as artists. Professional jurors evaluate works in a variety of media. Exhibition opening reception March 17, 4–6 p.m. Gallery talk March 31, 4–5 p.m., “The Jurying Process.” The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most holidays. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2416.
1 “The Weeks Act: Saving the Mountains—Joseph B. Walker, Phillip Ayers and The Weeks Act of 1911” by Marcia Schmidt Blaine.
6 PSU Guitar Ensemble
8 Silver Series: Natraj, World Music & Jazz
9 The Weeks Act: Stories of New Hampshire and the Forests by Rebecca Rule
13 Sidore Lecture: Adam Jones on “The Future of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.”
15-18 PSU Theatre: Marat/Sade
20 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series, Oni Buchanan.
24 PSU choirs: “Fables and Folksongs”
25 PSU Chamber Recital
27 PSU Jazz Ensembles
29 Silver Series: John McDermott, Celtic tenor
4/30-5/2 PSU Theatre: Human Beings