PSU Assistant Professor Mike Son, center, explains to Science Camp students why dry ice vaporizes in water.

PSU Summer Courses a Success in Introducing Children to Science

July 10th, 2014 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – Seven wide-eyed children gather around a lab table in PSU’s Boyd Science Center, eager to find out what happens when a piece of dry ice is dropped into a container of water. As Assistant Professor of Microbiology Mike Son gently places the dry ice into the water, the resulting vapor elicits […]

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Plymouth State University Names 538 Students to Spring 2014 President’s List

July 8th, 2014 by Tim

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University has named 538 students to the President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the Spring semester, 2014. To be eligible for the President’s List students must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that […]

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Plymouth State University Names 374 Students to Spring 2014 Dean’s List

July 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University has named 374 students to the Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the Spring semester, 2014. To be eligible for the Dean’s List students must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses that earn […]

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Geological Society of America Awards Scholarships to PSU Student Nadine Orejola

June 25th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Nadine Orejola was recently awarded two research scholarships from the Geological Society of America. She is the recipient of the 2014 ExxonMobil/GSA Student Geoscience Grant and the John Montagne Award. Nadine is a student in Plymouth State University’s (PSU) Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and the awards supports […]

Eleven educators with ties to Plymouth State University were honored at the 2014 EDies award ceremony.

Plymouth State Educators Honored at 2014 EDies Award Ceremony

June 24th, 2014 by blyndes

    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – 11 educators with affiliation to Plymouth State University were honored June 7 at the New Hampshire EDie Awards, which recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of educational excellence. Esther Asbell, Donna Ciocca, Christina Flanders, ’00, Carl Ladd, ’05CAGS, Judith Lavoie, Joseph Lee, ’06, Bill Marston, ’54,’64G, […]

"The Battle of Leghorn" (March 4, 1653). Painting by Willem van Diest (1610-1658)

Herring or Hellfire: PSU researcher endorses alternate cause for Anglo-Dutch Wars

June 23rd, 2014 by Tim

From a distance of more than 350 years, the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-17th century are easily forgotten. Historians still examine the causes of those conflicts, most pointing to shipping controversies or political issues arising from England’s civil war. Peter Kovacs endorses a different theory. The 2014 Plymouth State University graduate writes in a capstone […]

(l-r) Rebecca W.S. More, a member of the Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Board, with author and illustrator Laure Whitehill and Museum Director Catherine Amidon.

Artist’s gift to Museum of the White Mountains “re-imagines” a family story

June 19th, 2014 by Tim

Generations of hikers know well to prepare for sudden weather changes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Warning signs are posted at trail heads and often along trails at higher elevations warning hikers to be ready for unexpected meteorological shifts. Artist Laurie Whitehill’s grandparents had such an experience during a late summer hike in 1915 when […]

Opera News magazine, June 2014, (Top row l. to r.) Daniel Brevik, Elizabeth Futral, Stephanie Blythe (bottom row) Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, Courtesy of Opera News magazine

Plymouth State Alumnus Dan Brevik, ’11, Starring in World Premiere Opera Production

June 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –A Plymouth State graduate is making his mark as a up-and-coming opera singer by co-starring in the world premiere of a much anticipated production. Daniel Brevik, ’11, performs in a featured role for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. The original production, 27, was written specifically for Brevik, a baritone, and world-renowned mezzo-soprano […]

Professor of English Meg Petersen has been named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University

Meg Petersen Named Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University

June 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Professor of English Meg Petersen has been named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University. Alumni Wallace R. Stevens and Meredith Bristow Stevens, class of 1962, established the endowed professorship in 2007 to celebrate and recognize extraordinary faculty who “educate the educators.” The Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor must have a record of excellence in […]

PSU Mathematics Professor Osama Ta’ani has been named the Ed and Marilyn Wixson Professor of Mathematics.

Osama Ta’ani Named Ed and Marilyn Wixson Endowed Professor of Mathematics

June 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –Plymouth State University mathematics professor Osama Ta’ani has been named the Ed and Marilyn Wixson Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Ta’ani teaches in the undergraduate and graduate mathematics programs for pre-service and in-service teachers.  Dr. Ta’ani, who learned he had been named to the professorship in a call from President Sara Jayne Steen, said, “It […]

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Plymouth State Goes Test-Optional on Admissions

Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire, has ended a requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. A statement from the university said that it will continue to place the most emphasis on applicants’ high school performance.

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PSU president to step down in 2015

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen announced Thursday that she will step down as president on 30 June 2015, after nine years as president. “It has been my honor to serve as president of Plymouth State University,” Steen said. “I am proud of this vibrant University that is transforming students’ lives and […]

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Plymouth State president to step down in 2015

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen says she’s planning to step down as president at the end of June 2015 after nine years at the post. Steen said Thursday the timing was appropriate, saying significant milestones have been achieved during her tenure, such as a $32 million facility that will […]