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 […]

Volunteers for PSU's Thanksgiving Basket Project prepare to deliver meals to low income and elderly residents in Plymouth and 13 surrounding towns. The Thanksgiving Basket Project will feed nearly 750 people this year.

PSU Delivers Thanksgiving Baskets to Needy

November 25th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Hundreds of Thanksgiving meals were delivered Monday, November 24 to low-income and elderly residents of the Plymouth area courtesy of Plymouth State University students, staff and alumni. About 60 PSU volunteers gathered on campus for PSU’s annual Thanksgiving Basket Project. The group packaged and distributed dinner packets containing a frozen turkey, potatoes, stuffing, […]

Conner Torrey's PSU experience has given him the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in his major, exercise and sport physiology, and the freedom to discover his talent and passion for yoga. He hopes to combine his professional and personal interests to create a rewarding career in wellness.

Conner Torrey ’15: Journey to a Rewarding Future

November 24th, 2014 by Barbra

Exercise and sport physiology major and basketball enthusiast Conner Torrey ’15 came to Plymouth State to realize his athletic dreams. “In high school I was ‘Mr. Basketball’—I was named player of the year and was recruited by Plymouth State along with two of my best friends,” he says. “Attending PSU seemed like a no-brainer: I […]

More than 400 alumni and friends of PSU donated to the #PanthersGiveBack  Giving Challenge Nov. 14-15.

#PanthersGiveBack Giving Challenge Inspires More Than 430 Donations in 48-Hour Period

November 22nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day®, Plymouth State University hosted its first giving challenge, #PanthersGiveBack, on November 14-15, 2014. Alumni couple Wally ’62 and Meredith (Bristow) Stevens ’62 made a generous gift and set the goal: If, in 2 days, 240 alumni stepped forward with an Annual Fund gift to any area of […]

From left, PSU exchange students Yuki Tajiri, Megumi Shimbashi and Eri Kamatoku pose with their Global Chef People’s Choice Award for winning a dessert cooking competition.

Global Chef Dessert Competition at PSU

November 20th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Dozens students jammed into Plymouth State University’s Prospect Dining Hall Nov. 20 for the popular “Global Chef” dessert competition, pitting four teams of international students creating foods from their native countries. PSU students sampled the desserts and then voted for their favorite, thus crowning the “Global Dessert Chef.” Teams included France, Japan, China […]

Laura Brusseau '04

Stay, Work, Play NH Names Plymouth State University Alumna Laura Brusseau ’04, “Civic Leader of the Year”

November 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University alumna Laura Brusseau ’04, has been named “Civic Leader of the Year,” by Stay, Work, Play NH, an organization that encourages more young workers to “Stay, Work and Play” in New Hampshire. Brusseau has a rich history of volunteering for causes that help young people, including Girl Scouts of America, […]

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Art from Environmental Data exhibition April 4 – June 26 at Lamson Learning Commons

PLYMOUTH — Students, staff and faculty from Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) have developed an exhibition featuring visualizations of environmental data. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Lamson Learning Commons. Jennifer Green, Lamson digital projects librarian, curated the exhibition. Professor Mark Green says, “As scientists, we produce and process data that […]

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A concert of Scandinavian music by PSU Symphonic Band April 26 at the Silver Center

PLYMOUTH—The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, directed by Professor Mark Stickney, will celebrate the wind music of Scandinavia at a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, April 26 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The concert, the band’s second this year featuring Scandinavian works, features a performance of the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto […]

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Building a future through the past

What do the American Red Cross, Catherine the Great and Eddie Van Halen have in common? Maybe nothing except that those were among the research projects undertaken by students from Merrimack High School as part of the annual National History Day competition. National History Day, for the uninitiated, is “an educational program designed to encourage […]