From left, Maria Nacopoulos, VP James Hundrieser, Courtney Bracken and Matt LeBlanc at the ribbon cutting for the new Student Support Foundation food pantry.

Plymouth State Rededicates Student Support Foundation Food Pantry

February 4th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– A food pantry for Plymouth State students has been reopened in a new campus location to better serve students in need. The Student Support Foundation (SSF) Pantry received a generous grant from John ’85 and Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation to move into a more convenient location adjacent to Smith Hall. […]

Marcia Schmidt Blaine is the interim director of PSU's Museum of the White Mountains.

New Leadership for PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains

February 1st, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University Professor of History Marcia Schmidt Blaine has been named interim director of the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM). Blaine assumed her new role January 1 after MWM founding director Catherine Amidon stepped down from the position in late 2015. The MWM was created in 2013; its mission is […]

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Four Plymouth State Alumni Named to 2016 Union Leader 40 Under 40

February 1st, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four Plymouth State University alumni have been named to the Manchester Union Leader’s 40 Under 40 list of young professionals shaping the future of the Granite State. Kendra Bell is co-owner of Crane and Bell Certified Public Accountants in Lancaster; Josh Bourdon’03 is a division manager of Core Medical Group in Salem; […]

Plymouth State University police officer Adam Donnelly, left, and Lt. Amanda Hutchins participating in active shooter training during a January 14 drill at Langdon Woods residence hall.

Plymouth State Holds Active Shooter Training: Simulated Campus Incident Prepares Local Law Enforcement

January 15th, 2016 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Members of the University Police, Plymouth Police Department and federal law enforcement agencies came together on Thursday, January 14, for a full day of active shooter situation training. In the last year alone, 23 incidents of active shooter situations occurred on campuses in the United States. In response to this reality, […]

ALLWell North is attracting local fitness enthusiasts  who enjoy the state-of-the-art track for walking and jogging.

Plymouth State’s ALLWell North Offers Community Programs

January 15th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Get out of the cold this month and join the fun at the new ALLWell North indoor track at Plymouth State University! Programs for community members are being offered during January and there is something for everyone. Registration is required for all programs and can be completed online at: www.events.unh.edu – choose […]

Hydrologist Dan Evans installing instruments at the top of the Eddy flux tower. Mark Green photo.

Plymouth State Partners with White Mountains Environmental Groups in Climate Change Research

January 11th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Standing high above the hardwood tree canopy of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, a steel tower glistens in the sun. Scientific instruments mounted to the top of the 110-foot structure work non-stop, gathering data on moisture, carbon dioxide content and temperature. According to PSU Professor of Hydrology Mark Green, the Eddy Flux […]

Chris Chiocca, left, accepts the 2015 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award from PSU President Donald Birx. The award is a watercolor and ink painting of Rounds Hall by PSU employee Corinna Grogan.

PSU’s Chris Chiocca Receives 2015 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

December 11th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth ––It’s 1:30 a.m. and a Plymouth State University student can’t get into his residence hall room. The lock on his door is broken and he’s panic stricken about what to do. Twenty miles away, PSU locksmith Chris Chiocca is awakened by a phone call. Like Chiocca has dozens of times before, he dutifully […]

PSU Alumnus Greg Johnson named winner of the Life Fitness 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition.

Plymouth State Alumnus Greg Johnson Wins International Personal Trainer Award

December 4th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – In late October, the world’s best personal trainers gathered in Barcelona, Spain, to compete in Life Fitness’s Personal Trainers to Watch competition. A Plymouth State alumnus, Greg Johnson ’02, walked away with the top award given by the global leader of fitness equipment manufacturing. Johnson competed among the top 10 finalists out […]

Griffin LaFleur, second from left, displays his Marketing Association of Plymouth State (MAPS) Alumni Hall of Fame portrait with his wife, Lindsay LaFleur '09, and current PSU students and MAPS members Justin Hurd ’16, second from right, and 
Grady Arnao ’16.

Griffin LaFleur ’11 Honored by College of Business Administration

November 30th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Griffin LaFleur ’11, a digital marketing and technology professional who mentors students at his alma mater, has been named to the Marketing Association of Plymouth State (MAPS) Alumni Hall of Fame. MAPS is PSU’s chapter of the American Marketing Association. LaFleur, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a professional […]

PSU President Doanld Birx, left, with Professor Michael Fischler, who is the University's longest tenured educator. Fischler started teaching at Plymouth State in 1970.

PSU Honors Retirees and Longtime Employees in Recognition Ceremony

November 20th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H.  –– Plymouth State University President Donald Birx recognized a record 102 University employees and 29 retirees in a Nov. 12 recognition ceremony at Heritage Commons. Dozens of co-workers, friends and family members attended the annual event during which the University honors the contributions of longtime employees. Birx thanked employees for their dedication […]

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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 […]