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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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PSU Alumnus Stephen Donovan ’07 Chosen as 2014 Lowell Richards Fellow

March 14th, 2014 by blyndes

  BOSTON—A Plymouth State University graduate has been chosen by the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) for the Lowell Richards Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service. MBHP selects an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates leadership and a commitment to public policy to have the opportunity to spend a summer working in the affordable housing […]

Former N.H. Governor John Lynch enjoys a luncheon meeting with PSU business students.

Former N.H. Governor John Lynch Engages with PSU Business Students

March 13th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – In mid-May, more than 150 Plymouth State University seniors will be awarded business related degrees at the institution’s Commencement ceremony. Some already have job offers, though others will be looking to land a good job with their newly-minted degrees. On March 11 they received some valuable job-hunting advice from one of New […]

A PSU student disposes of unused food in a bucket as part of the institution's "Weight the Waste" waste reduction program.

PSU Makes Progress in Reducing Waste and Increasing Sustainability

March 13th, 2014 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – It is estimated that 40 percent of food in America goes uneaten, which is roughly 20 pounds of waste per person every month– the weight of a car tire. It’s a problem and students at Plymouth State University are doing something about it. The student organization Common Ground and the University’s […]

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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 […]