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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 […]

These members of the PSU Class of 2014 are all smiles as they try out their morttar boards. L-r, Kristen Belsido, Woburn, Mass., Samantha D’Agati, Amherst, N. H., Karla Lamson, Woburn, Mass., Gabrielle DiPietro, Hanover, Mass. and Ashley Holmes, Warwick, R.I.

PSU’s Class of 2014 Prepares for Commencement with Graduates Day

March 7th, 2014 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. –There may still be sub-zero temperatures and snow on the ground, but one sure sign Spring is just around the corner at Plymouth State is the arrival of Graduates Day. Typically held on the first Friday in March, Graduates Day is a big step for seniors preparing to take their hard-earned degree out […]

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PSU Names 573 to Fall 2013 President’s List

March 7th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University has named 573 students to the President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the Fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List students must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These credit hours must be in courses […]

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9/11 anniversary with somber ceremony

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a somber ceremony attended by students, staff and faculty. Student Body President Alex Herbst organized the event, which featured speakers and a rendition of God Bless America. Jim Hundrieser, PSU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, greeted the […]

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PSU’s Center for the Environment celebrates 10th anniversary

PLYMOUTH — One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary Aug. 29. The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University was created in 2004 to study the science, policies, culture, and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education, and collaboration. In […]

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PSU celebrates new year at Fall Convocation

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters awarded to Joseph Nye, Jr. PLYMOUTH — One of the nation’s most important leaders in international relations was honored by Plymouth State University at its convocation ceremony Sept. 2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. Convocation is the […]