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Left to right, Tim Corbitt, Chief Operating Officer of Narrative 1,  the first tenant at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, speaks about the software company’s success with  N.H. 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster.

Congresswoman Annie Kuster Visits Enterprise Center at Plymouth

January 13th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – N.H. 2nd District Congresswoman Annie Kuster toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) January 23 and said it’s a great example of a partnership creating economic opportunity in New Hampshire. The ECP, located at One Bridge Street, is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneurship, small businesses, and [...]

Using an antique map, David Govatski, left, points out the location of the Pike land purchase to Museum of the White Mountains Director Catherine Amidon. Dozens of people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the land purchase at a January 9 event at  Plymouth State University. The land eventually was the first parcel of the White Mountain National Forest.

A Century of Success: The Museum of the White Mountains Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of First Land Purchased for what would become the White Mountain National Forest

January 13th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– January, 1914. In Detroit, Henry Ford started using the assembly line for producing the Model T automobile, forever changing the paradigm in manufacturing; the city of Beverly Hills, Calif. was incorporated; and the first steamboat passed through the Panama Canal. On the western slopes of the White Mountains, the small village of [...]

PSU Nursing student Nathalie Strickott, right, provides care for a patient at Speare Memorial Hospital as part of the University's RN licensure program. Photo courtesy John Hession.

Plymouth State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

January 12th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– Plymouth State University’s Nursing program has received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the program’s Bachelor of Science in nursing. CCNE awarded five years of initial accreditation to PSU, which is the maximum number of years [...]

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1900s Comic Book Art and History at PSU’s Lamson Library, “Foxy Grandpa” Curated by Professor David Starbuck

January 9th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.— Lamson Library at Plymouth State University will present an exhibit dedicated to “Foxy Grandpa,” January 14-February 28 at the library and learning commons on Highland Street in Plymouth. Foxy Grandpa and his creator, Charles “Bunny” Schultze, first appeared in the “New York Herald” in 1900 and in the “New York American” beginning in [...]

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Pemigewasett Hall Wins PSU’s Annual “Do It in the Dark” Energy Savings Competition

December 19th, 2013 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. –Nearly 200 students living in Pemigewasett  Hall have won the 2013 “Do It in the Dark” energy saving competition among Plymouth State residence halls. “Do it in the Dark” is a student-named competition between all the traditional residence halls that encourages saving energy by tracking and comparing reductions in each residence hall’s [...]

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Executive Councilor Raymond Burton Honored at PSU Memorial Service [with video link]

December 14th, 2013 by blyndes

Watch the memorial service here  PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Hundreds of mourners bid an emotional goodbye to longtime New Hampshire Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton in a December 14 ceremony at Plymouth State University. PSU hosted the public memorial service for Burton, who died November 12 after a period of failing health. The audience included dozens of current and former elected Granite [...]

Woolsey S. Conover named Chair of the Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Council

Woolsey S. Conover Named Chair of the Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Council

November 27th, 2013 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Civic leader, volunteer, artist, and philanthropist Woolsey S. Conover has been named chair of the advisory council for the Museum of the White Mountains by Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen. “Woolsey has graciously agreed to lead the Museum’s key volunteer group toward the realization of the Museum’s mission to preserve and promote [...]

From left, Nepalese native Radhika Niroula, a PSU first-year student, serves up dumplings to fellow first-year Emily Spaulding of Orford. Each international student “Global Chef” team produced 400 servings of their native cuisine to feed the throngs of fellow students who attended the competition.

Global Chef: Around the World at PSU’s Prospect Dining Hall

November 21st, 2013 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Nearly 1,200 students jammed into Plymouth State University’s Prospect Dining Hall Nov. 21 for the popular “Global Chef” competition, pitting ten teams of international students creating foods from their native countries. PSU students sampled the fare and then voted for their favorite, thus crowning the  “Global Chef.” Teams included Slovakia, Japan, China, Italy, Nepal, [...]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen, left, presents the 2013 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award to Barbara LaJeunesse of Campton at a November 20 ceremony. The criteria for the award include exemplifying the spirit and values of the institution, being dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports development of the mind, body and spirit, being actively involved in University activities, and being engaged in service to the wider community.

PSU’s Barbara LaJeunesse Receives 2013 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

November 21st, 2013 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. ––A Campton resident who is a dedicated community volunteer is the recipient of Plymouth State University’s 2013 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff  (OS) Service award. Barbara LaJeunesse, who is known as Babs, has been employed at PSU for seven years as an Administrative Assistant for University Studies and the Undergraduate Advising Center, but [...]

PSU President Sara Jayne Steen with Larry Spencer, professor emeritus in Biology, who is celebrating his 45th year of employment at the institution.

PSU Honors Retirees and Longtime Employees in Annual Recognition Ceremony

November 14th, 2013 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H.  ––Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen recognized more than 90 University employees and retirees in a Nov. 13 ceremony. Dozens of co-workers, friends, and family members attended the annual event. Steen thanked employees for their dedication and provided each of them with a gift for service to the University; the President’s Office [...]

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Havenstein tours ETC

  PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein toured the Enterprise Center at Plymouth July 22. The ECP is a business incubator space, providing a “one stop shop” for businesses throughout the region seeking advice and counseling, services, leased space, mentoring, and networking. The Grafton County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) constructed the building [...]

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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 [...]