USNH to offer M.Ed for $10,000; Three institutions of the University System of New Hampshire unite to develop innovative degree

October 9th, 2014 by blyndes

Manchester, NH – Granite State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of  New Hampshire-­‐Manchester have developed an affordable Master of Education for less than $10,000. The initial rollout of this new degree opportunity is being offered exclusively to the educators within the Manchester School District, providing an important local impact. “The new M.Ed. degree […]


PSU alum honored for work with student interns

October 8th, 2014 by Tim

Annette Blake ’91, a school counselor at Belmont (N.H.) Middle School was recently awarded the “Janine Bernard Supervisor of the Year Award.” The award, presented by the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, honored Blake’s work with school counseling students. At Belmont Middle School, Blake typically supervises two to three graduate-level students each […]


PSU grad leads 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Congratulations to Jonathan Bownes ’91 ’02G, principal at Thornton Central School, for the school’s designation as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Thornton Central School is one of 337 schools in the United States honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with the Blue Ribbon designation, and one of three in New Hampshire to […]


Taken by Monsters: Young musicians shine at PSU program

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Monsters are rare, marvelous, powerful and amazing. They are awe-inspiring and unstoppable. For a musician, to be called a monster is to be given the ultimate compliment.  No matter the genre, no matter the instrument, the true power of musicianship lies in the ability to bare the soul. The honesty of this act takes a […]

Dr. Mark Green of Plymouth State University

Research Program Introduces Science Teachers to New Technologies and Fosters Collaboration

October 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– With every buzz of a cell phone, technology can be a leading culprit in distracting a student. But that same technology can encourage a student to question an idea, type a few key strokes, and retrieve information all within a matter of seconds. The challenge for teachers is not only how to keep […]

A national study shows that PSU graduates are better positioned for work in their chosen field and earn better-than-average salaries.

PSU Receives High Ranking for Employability of Alumni: ETC College Rankings Based on Tuition, Job Placement and Average Salary

September 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing […]

Plymouth State University has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Plymouth State University Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating for Free Speech

September 12th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University  has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). After working with FIRE to ensure its policies comply with the First Amendment, PSU has become the 20th institution nationwide—and the second institution in just two months—to earn FIRE’s […]

PSU Groundsworker Roberta Thompson lowers Ameerican flag to half-staff during the 9/11 commemoration ceremony.

PSU Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary with Somber Ceremony

September 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Plymouth State University commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a somber ceremony attended by students, staff and faculty. Student Body President Alex Herbst organized the event, which featured speakers and a rendition of God Bless America. Jim Hundrieser, PSU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, greeted the crowd […]

Sanders hosts a radio program, Philosophy 4 Life, on WPCR.

Philosophy Gets Real at PSU

September 9th, 2014 by Barbra Alan

Revamped program prepares students for success in career and life “There’s this antiquated view that philosophy isn’t useful,” Professor Maria Sanders says. Even the American Philosophy Association has been guilty of underestimating the value of its own field: when Sanders was accepted into a master’s program in philosophy, she received a less-than-congratulatory letter from the APA. “Essentially […]

Plymouth State University mathematics professor Osama Ta’ani, center, instructs students 
on how mathematical equations relate to real-life problem solving.

PSU Earns High National Ranking in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Test

September 8th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University students rank in the 95th percentile in the United States for “value added” knowledge, or knowledge and skills gained during the undergraduate years according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), a standardized test. The results show Plymouth State University students make key gains in critical thinking and problem solving […]