Plymouth State University students volunteering at a state park construction project  near Chesapeake Bay in 2013.

Plymouth State University Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service 2014 Honor Roll

January 5th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– For the eighth year in a row, Plymouth State University has been named one of the nation’s top schools for encouraging community service among its students. PSU was chosen for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and was the only school in New Hampshire chosen for three Honor Rolls: Community […]

PSU President Sara Jayne   Steen, left, presents a framed photo to Christine Hoch, 2014 recipient of the Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff  Service Award.

PSU’s Christine Hoch Wins 2014 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

January 2nd, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –A dedicated Plymouth State University financial aid counselor who strives to provide superior customer service has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff (OS) Service award. Christine Hoch of Plymouth has worked at PSU for more than 10 years. Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said Hoch […]

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Robert Frost Contemporary American Award Event Postponed Until February 3

January 2nd, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. - The Robert Frost Contemporary American Award event honoring Former Governor John Lynch scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at The Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, has been postponed due to the severe weather forecast. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Tickets available at http://go.plymouth.edu/rfcaa.

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PSU Partners with Crisis Intervention Agency

January 2nd, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University and Voices Against Violence, the local crisis services agency, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to raise awareness about sexual assault and provide support for survivors. This is the first such arrangement between a crisis center and an institution of higher education in New Hampshire. The MOU affirms the […]

Students from Plymouth State’s Marketing Association club recently volunteered at the Pemi Youth Center. From left, Plymouth State students Kelli Naglieri, Nicholas O'Hagan, Kaitlyn Cottone and Justin Hurd with three youth participants display their decorated gingerbread house.

Plymouth State Marketing Students Volunteer at Pemi Youth Center

December 22nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Mid-December is usually when college students are hard at work studying for exams and preparing for winter break, but a group of Plymouth State University marketing majors volunteered their time December 10 to decorate gingerbread houses with a group of Plymouth-area children. More than a dozen members of the student organization Marketing Association […]

In photo, from left, PSU senior Tenley Sodeur and PSU Community Service Advisor Linda Corriveau,’11G, package Christmas gifts before they distributed them to area children.

Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project Provides Christmas Gifts to Area Families

December 15th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project provided nearly 700 gifts to area children for this year’s Christmas season. The Angel Tree Project partners with 14 Plymouth-area schools and non-profit agencies to provide gifts for youth and teens during the holiday season. PSU Community Service Advisor Linda Corriveau ’11G, said this year’s Angel tree […]

Grafton County farmland, image courtesy New Hampshire Farm Bureau

Plymouth State University and Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust Work to Strengthen the North Country’s Agricultural Economy by Organizing Local Food System

December 14th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP) and its partner, the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) are developing a collaborative network of food-system producers and consumers in northern New Hampshire. CRP’s Rachelle Lyons, ’10, ’12G, is spearheading the “Keep Growing,” project that starts with a kickoff gathering Thursday, January 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., […]

Scott Mantie presents information on Smarter Balanced Assessment to a group of New Hampshire educators at a December 4 seminar hosted at PSU.

Meeting the Mathematics Challenge: New Hampshire Impact Center at PSU Helping Teachers Enhance Learning

December 8th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Dozens of New Hampshire mathematics educators are honing their classroom skills and preparing for new federal testing standards with the help of Plymouth State University’s NH Impact Center. According to Director Natalya Vinogradova, the goal of the NH Impact Center is to help teachers enhance their mathematics instructional skills. “We make sure every […]

Kaleb Hart '11 photo.

Destiny De Los Santos: From Manhattan to the Mountains

December 5th, 2014 by Barbra

Growing up in Manhattan, Destiny De Los Santos adored the culture, energy, and excitement of the city. “I am 100-percent city girl,” says Destiny, a first-generation American whose parents came from the Dominican Republic. But her world was turned upside down with the death of her father. As a result, she and her mother moved […]

Dozens of people sampled ice cream flavors developed by PSU students at the December 2 at the annual Ice Cream Tasting competition.

PSU Supports Student Scholarship Fund with Ice Cream Tasting Competition

December 4th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Inventing new ice cream flavors and fundraising may seem like an improbable combination, but Plymouth State University business students managed to combine both into a successful event December 2 at the Common Man-Plymouth. The Common Man Apprentice Ice Cream Tasting competition challenges students not only to create a great ice cream flavor […]

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New museum exhibit features hiking trail clubs

PLYMOUTH — In the early 1900s, Americans were discovering the beauty and grandeur of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and hiking the scenic ridges became increasingly popular. Trail clubs began forming, with members creating hiking trails and overnight camping structures, beginning a proud legacy of enjoying and protecting New Hampshire’s most precious natural resource. The renowned hiking […]

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Bringing it back to New Hampshire

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School students heard from local professionals on Wednesday about their jobs and how they got to where they are today. The event, called “Bringing it Back to New Hampshire,” was put on by the Career Partnership Program, which is a collaboration between the Greater Meredith Program and Inter-Lakes High School. It helps students […]

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Retiring PSU President Sara Jayne Steen delivers final State of University address

PLYMOUTH — Asserting that “Plymouth State University is vibrant and energetically moving forward,” President Sara Jayne Steen delivered a favorable report in her annual State of the University address on Wednesday. Citing continued success in experiential learning opportunities, an impressive recruitment and marketing effort, the culmination of a major fundraising campaign and campus capital improvements, Steen’s message […]