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

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 […]

Plymouth State University  students check water sensors as part of the Center for the Environment's work in collecting data from sites around New Hampshire.

PSU’s Center for the Environment Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 4th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary August 29. The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University was created in 2004 to study the science, policies, culture, and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education, and collaboration. In addressing […]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen

PSU Celebrates New Academic Year, Awards Honorary Degree to Foreign Policy Expert Joseph Nye, Jr. at Fall Convocation

September 3rd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– One of the nation’s most important leaders in international relations was honored by Plymouth State University at its convocation ceremony September 2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. Convocation is the assembly of the University’s community and incoming students, and it marks […]

L-R, Beau Dykstra, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, Mark Dykstra and Laura Dykstra. Beau's parents are both Plymouth State alumni.

Plymouth State University Move-In a Success

September 1st, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– “My parents have always spoken so highly of Plymouth State, so I am so excited to be here,” said Beau Dykstra of Lebanon, who was one of nearly 2,000 Plymouth State University students to move into the school’s seven residence halls September 1. Move-In is the busiest day of the year for the […]

ALLWell North is a 108,000 square foot academic and athletics complex that is scheduled to be completed in Fall, 2015.

Newest Plymouth State University building will drive regional economic development and advance health and wellness education

August 26th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A new building is rising at Plymouth State University. Driven by student and employer demand for program growth and expansion, the building, known as “ALLWell North,” is a major step in advancing PSU’s position as a national leader in health and wellness education and in opening new avenues for innovation and regional […]

Paul Rogalus received the Award for Faculty Service.

PSU Announces 2014 Distinguished Faculty Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green Honored

August 25th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth – Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green were honored by their Plymouth State University faculty colleagues at the institution’s annual Faculty Day event August 27. Julie Bernier, PSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, presented Green with the Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Rogalus received the Award for Faculty Service. Coykendall […]

More than 2,000 students will move into Plymouth State University's residence halls September 1st. (File photo 2013)

Plymouth State University Move-In September 1, Heavy Traffic Will Impact Plymouth and Holderness

August 25th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–The busiest day of the year for Plymouth State University and surrounding communities arrives Labor Day, Monday, September 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 2300 students will converge on campus, with the busiest time from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Traffic in the towns of Plymouth and Holderness will be heaviest at […]

N.H. Republican Congressional candidate Gary Lambert, right, enjoys the view from the top floor of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), during an August 28 tour of the facility.  ECP Director Michael Tentnowski, left, detailed the ECP's successful job creation achievements during Lambert's visit.

N.H. Congressional Candidate Gary Lambert Tours ECP

August 23rd, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– N.H. 2nd Congressional District candidate Gary Lambert toured the Enterprise Center (ECP) at Plymouth, Thursday, August 28. 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 […]

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Ice Theatre of New York comes to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Douglas Webster is an artistic director for Ice Theatre of New York, which is known as one of the premier ice dancing companies in the country. On Sunday, Webster will be bringing his work to the Granite State- as a bit of a homecoming, as he was born in nearby North Conway. “Bringing Ice Theatre […]

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Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at PSU presents Thomas Patterson

PLYMOUTH — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Harvard professor Thomas Patterson speaking on “News and Democracy: Why Are Citizens So Misinformed?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth. Patterson will discuss the […]

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Andrew B. Palumbo: NH students should not have to take the SAT or ACT

“SHOULD I TAKE the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times throughout my career in college admissions. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong question. College applicants would be better served by asking, “Why should I take the SAT or the ACT?” These students are not at fault for asking the wrong question. […]