Hannah Dutton '17, a PSU anthropology major, displays a horseshoe excavated at Enfield Shaker Village.

History Comes Alive: Plymouth State University Sponsors Archaeological Dig at Enfield Shaker Village

June 8th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – On a summer day in 1850, a burly, bearded blacksmith stands over an enormous pile of glowing coals in the Enfield Shaker Village blacksmith shop, a hammer raised over his sweat-drenched head. In rhythmic and forceful blows, he relentlessly pounds a piece of red-hot metal into the shape of a horseshoe. He […]

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PSU Celebrates Groundbreaking for 348-Bed Residence Hall and Conference Center; Merrill Place Scheduled Opening Fall 2017

May 25th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University is taking a big step into the future with construction of the 348-bed Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center, slated to open in the fall of 2017. At a May 25 groundbreaking ceremony attended by members of the USNH Board of Trustees, PSU staff and faculty, New Hampshire’s […]

Ellen Braley accepts her Distinguished Operating Staff Award from PSU President Donald Birx AT A mAY 11 CEREMONY..

Ellen Braley Receives PSU’s 2016 Distinguished Operating Staff Award

May 24th, 2016 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – A dedicated, conscientious employee described as ‘always going out of her way to make PSU shine,’ was named the 2016 PSU Distinguished Operating Staff Award recipient at a May 11 ceremony. Ellen Braley of Hebron was chosen from a field of four semi-finalists for the annual award, which was presented by […]

From  left, Dick Hamilton, former PSU VP for University Relations Steve Barba, PSU  Professor Emeritus Mark Okrant, NH Travel and Tourism Director Victoria Cimino and Discover New England executive director Lori Harnois at the 40th annual Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism.

PSU Professor Emeritus Mark Okrant Honored by New Hampshire Travel Council Tourism

May 18th, 2016 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – A longtime Plymouth State University professor and state tourism expert has been honored with the Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Travel Council. Dr. Mark Okrant was recognized at the council’s 40th annual Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism May 3 at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort. Okrant, […]

Happy members of the Class of 2016 celebrate their graduation.

PSU Awards Nearly 1,000 Degrees at 145th Commencement Ceremony: Sports Journalist Peter King and Nick Vailas ’76 Address Graduates

May 14th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University’s 145th commencement ceremony made history on Saturday, May 14, as the institution held its first graduation in the new ALLWell North facility. Nearly 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees were awarded before a crowd of 4,500 guests. President Donald Birx, presiding over his first commencement ceremony at PSU, welcomed […]

Kim Bownes accepts the 2016 Distinguished PAT Award from PSU President Donald Birx.

Kim Bownes ’08G Named Plymouth State University’s 2016 Distinguished PAT

May 9th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A long-time Plymouth State University administrator and coach has been recognized by her peers with PSU’s 2016 Distinguished Professional, Administrative, Technical (PAT) Award. Kim Bownes ’08G was honored in a May 6 ceremony.    PSU President Donald Birx said Bownes is a dedicated professional whose commitment to the institution is unparalleled. “Kim […]

PSU Professor Sam Brickley II, 2016 Distinguished
Teaching Award recipient.

Plymouth State University Announces 2016 Distinguished Faculty: Samuel Brickley, Burrett McBee and Michael Morgan ’02G Recognized for Excellence

May 6th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Three professors with a passion for teaching and dedication to their students have been honored by Plymouth State University. Samuel Brickley II, Burrett McBee and Michael Morgan ’02G are the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Nominations for these honors are accepted from PSU faculty, staff, students and alumni. “I could […]

Plymouth State University business professor Warren Mason with former student Amanda Bacon, a  Newfields resident and public relations professional who regularly returns to her alma mater to mentor students.

PSU Alumna Amanda Bacon ’04 Shares Public Relations Expertise with Students

May 6th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Twelve years ago, New Hampshire native Amanda Bacon was a Plymouth State University senior preparing to graduate and begin a public relations career. A few weeks after receiving her degree, she landed her first job through a temp agency. In the ensuing years, her public relations career advanced and she stayed in […]

Left to right, Students Katie Misiaszek, Ashley Hess and faculty members Cynthia Waltman and Christina Flanders discuss an issue in a graduate-level school psychologist class.

Plymouth State’s School Psychology Program Earns National Certification

May 3rd, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University’s school psychology graduate program has achieved a prestigious national approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). According to PSU Professor of Counselor Education and School Psychology Cynthia Waltman, PSU is now the first and only NASP-approved program in New Hampshire and Vermont. “Attaining this NASP approval demonstrates […]

Children from PSU’s Center for Young Children and Families assisted in the University's 20th annual Arbor Day event.

PSU Commemorates Arbor Day with Tribute to Late Professor

May 2nd, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – A yellow birch sapling has been planted on the campus of Plymouth State University, but it represents far more than an addition to the campus green space. The tree on the south side of Highland Hall was planted during an Arbor Day event on April 29 in memory of Michele Pruyn, a […]

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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 […]