PSU Meteorology Professor Eric Hoffman, right, explains weather-related scientific information to Linwood Public School sixth-graders as part of the Kids2College program. The LinWood students visited PSU April 16.

Lin-Wood Sixth Graders Visit PSU as Part of Kids2College Program

April 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – What do you want to be when you grow up?  Nearly 30 Lin-Wood, N.H., Public School sixth-graders considered that age-old question April 16 when they visited Plymouth State University as part of the Kids2College program. Sponsored by the Sallie Mae Fund, a student loan program, Kids2 College highlights the value and accessibility of [...]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen presents the Student Employee of the Year Award to Kevin Lupo, who hopes to work in the meteorological field when he graduates from Plymouth State next month.

Kevin Lupo Wins Plymouth State University 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award

April 14th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Kevin Lupo has won the prestigious Plymouth State University Student Employee of the Year Award. Lupo, a senior majoring in Meteorology, works at PSU’s Judd Gregg Meteorological Institute (JGMI), where he has earned praise for his dependability, positive outlook and collaborative skills in working with students, staff and faculty. His primary responsibilities include [...]

Plymouth State University inducted 51 students and faculty into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at an April 13 ceremony.

51 Plymouth State University Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

April 13th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – At an April 13 ceremony honoring the “best of the best,” Plymouth State University inducted 51 students into Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are all at the top of their respective majors in grade average, according to PKP [...]

Plymouth State University honored three women at the annual Kalikow and Powerful Outstanding Women Advocates ceremony on April 10. Left to right, Dr. Theo Kalikow, Jeannette Bilodeau, Kim Bownes, Tegan Donnelly and PSU President Sara Jayne Steen.

PSU Names Kim M. Bownes, ’08G, 2014 Theo Kalikow Award Winner; PSU Student Tegan Donnelly, ’14, and Community Member Jeannette Bilodeau, ’99, Also Honored as Powerful Outstanding Women’s Advocates

April 11th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –Plymouth State University’s longtime Associate Athletic Director and ski coach Kim Bownes, ’08G, has been named the 2014 Theo Kalikow Award winner for her efforts in advancing women’s issues. Bownes has been an administrator in the Athletics Department since 2008 and served as the men’s and women’s varsity ski coach for 21 years. [...]

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Showcase of Excellence events will celebrate student research at PSU

April 9th, 2014 by Tim

More than 100 Plymouth State University students will present projects during a special event celebrating research. The Student Showcase of Excellence, scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the University’s Hartman Union Building, features students from many academic disciplines presenting poster displays, demonstrations, and live events. The Showcase is free [...]

Plymouth State University's  2014 Campus Compact for New Hampshire award winners. Left to right, Professor Trish Lindberg received the Good Steward Award, which recognizes faculty or staff members who contribute professional expertise in service to the wider community, Circle Program Executive Director Kathleen Kearns, who received the Community Partner Award, which is presented to a non-profit organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community, Kendra Makos, a PSU student who received the President’s Leadership Award, which recognizes students or student groups who have made outstanding contributions to civic engagement.  Makos also was honored with the  Newman Civic Fellows Award, a recognition bestowed on college students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen presented the awards to the group at an April 8 luncheon in Bedford.

PSU Names Campus Compact for New Hampshire Award Winners: Kendra Makos, Dr. Patricia Lindberg and the Circle Program Honored for Civic Efforts

April 8th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – A Plymouth State University student, an Education professor and a regional mentoring group were chosen by Plymouth State University to be honored by the Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) at its annual Presidents’ Awards presentation April 8 in Bedford.  CCNH is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents dedicated to [...]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen delivers her 2014 "State of the University"" message to the campus community March 26.

State of the University 2014: PSU’s “Innovative and Enduring Efforts” will Lead to Success

March 26th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –– Noting that the “higher education landscape is shifting,” Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen asserted that the University is “nimble enough to make significant decisions” in order to deliver on the promise of its historic mission to New Hampshire.  PSU has the talent and the resources to make innovative and enduring [...]

John Gilbert speaks at Plymouth State University's 2014 New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference.

New Hampshire Needs $3 Billion in Water Related Infrastructure in Next Decade; PSU Water Conference Speaker Warns of Legislative Inaction

March 21st, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – New Hampshire needs to revitalize its water system infrastructure over the next decade or it faces a crisis affecting the state’s economy. That according to John Gilbert, chairman of the N.H. Water Council, who spoke at Plymouth State University’s New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference  March 21. Gilbert reported that it [...]

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PSU Releases Photo Book; Historical and Contemporary Images and Prose Reflect on Institution

March 20th, 2014 by Tim

In 1808, Revolutionary War veteran Col. Samuel Holmes gave $500 towards the establishment of what became Holmes Plymouth Academy. Several other schools followed on the site until 1871 when Plymouth Normal School, now Plymouth State University, was established. A newly released book celebrates the many accomplishments and people who have molded what is today Plymouth [...]

Big Squam Lake, N.H. from Mt. Morgan.  Photo credit:  Jonathon Loos

New Watershed Survey by Plymouth State and UNH Investigators Shows New Hampshire Residents Willing to Pay Higher Fees to Improve Water Quality

March 19th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– A new survey shows many Granite Staters and residents of the Piscataqua Watershed are concerned about the level of pollution in our water resources and would be willing to pay higher fees to ensure water quality is improved. The report from researchers at Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment and the [...]

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N.H. college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes

By IAIN WILSON Monitor staff More New Hampshire students are turning to their computers for summer classes, mirroring a broader trend of increasing online enrollment in the state’s university and community college systems. Summer online enrollment in the Community College System of New Hampshire is up 11 percent over last year, said Shannon Reid, spokeswoman [...]

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International Singing

Raymond resident Georgia Noonan will be a junior this September at Plymouth State University where she is part of the college’s elite Chamber Singers. The group goes on an international tour every three years and were able to tour Chile for two weeks this past May. The students flew to Santiago and spent three days [...]

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Meg Petersen named Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at PSU

PLYMOUTH — 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 [...]