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Bone marrow donor volunteer Jason Phillips, left, swabs his cheek to get a sample at a donor event September 24 in Plymouth. The sample will be genetically typed and registered for a possible match with a person suffering from blood cancer. If a match is found, Phillips would be asked to donate bone marrow to transplant into the ill person. Hundreds of PSU students volunteered to be donors at this community service event.

More Than 600 Volunteer as Bone Marrow Donors in Plymouth; PSU Community Service Project Aims to Save Lives

September 24th, 2013 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – Approximately every four minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and an estimated total of 150,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with some type of blood cancer in 2013. Plymouth State University’s Student Nursing Association, in partnership with DKMS, a global non-profit organization, teamed [...]

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Plymouth State University Professor Dr. Lourdes Avilés Authors Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane

September 20th, 2013 by blyndes

                      PLYMOUTH, N.H.––On the morning of September 21, 1938, people throughout the northeastern United States awoke to a dim red sky and high humidity. Weather reports gave no indication of severe weather; there was no such thing as weather satellites, computer modeling or any other [...]

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PSU Honors Professors Mary Cornish and Robin DeRosa

September 16th, 2013 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H.– Plymouth State University has recognized Education Professor Mary Cornish and English Professor Robin DeRosa for excellence and achievement as professional educators. Cornish received the Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, and DeRosa the the Award for Distinguished Scholarship at the University’s Faculty Day event August 28. PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic [...]

PSU’s 2013 Distinguished Teachers, left to right, Christian Bisson, Esther Kennedy and William Hett.

PSU Announces 2013 Distinguished Teachers

September 15th, 2013 by blyndes

Plymouth ––  Professors William Hett, Esther Kennedy and Christian Bisson are the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards from Plymouth State University. Each year, PSU presents three awards for excellence in teaching.  Nominations for these honors are accepted from faculty, staff, students and alumni. “By making these awards, we honor the teaching profession and [...]

PSU Professor Irene Cucina

Plymouth State University Professor Irene Cucina Testifies in Congressional Briefing About Health Education

September 14th, 2013 by blyndes

RESTON, VA.-In celebration of Congress designating September as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and HealthCorps hosted a Congressional briefing Wednesday, September 25 to discuss the current status of health and physical education in American schools.  Sponsored by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Ohio Representative [...]

Jonathan Santore

PSU music prof awarded American Prize in Composition

September 12th, 2013 by Tim

Jonathan Santore, professor of music at Plymouth State University, has been awarded The American Prize in Composition 2013 in their  category for professional composers of choral music. The American Prize is a series of annual national competitions recognizing the performing arts at student and professional levels. Santore, who also serves as chair of the Department [...]

Governor Maggie Hassan

PSU Honors Former Governor John Lynch and Skier and Philanthropist Penny Pitou at Fall Convocation

September 3rd, 2013 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-  Former Olympic skier Penny Pitou and former N. H. Governor the Honorable John Lynch have been honored by Plymouth State University at the institution’s Fall Convocation ceremony September 3. Convocation is the assembly of students, staff, and faculty observing the formal start of the academic year.  N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan, Plymouth Select Board [...]

PSU football players are an integral part of Move-In, helping students move their belongings in the institution's eight residence halls.

Plymouth State University Move-In a Success; Gray Skies Don’t Dampen Enthusiastic Return to Campus

September 2nd, 2013 by blyndes

                        PLYMOUTH, N.H.––Gray skies and the threat of rain didn’t stop Plymouth State University from staging a successful Move-In day September 2. Nearly 2,200 students and their families converged on campus for the annual event, considered the busiest day of the year for the [...]

The New Gary Burton Quartet

The New Gary Burton Quartet opens Silver Series at PSU September 15

August 31st, 2013 by Elizabeth

        Plymouth, N.H. —The New Gary Burton Quartet, led by iconic vibraphonist and seven-time Grammy winner Gary Burton, will open the 2013-14 Silver Series for the Performing Arts September 15 at 7 p.m. at Plymouth State University. This undisputed king of the four-mallet technique has created a winning vibe alongside an array [...]

Happy skaters at the Northeast Delta Dental Community Skating Party pose with mascots Pemi the Panther, Molly the Molar and Fungo. More than 75 people attended the Aug. 30 event at PSU's Hanaway Rink. Fo

PSU Hosts Northeast Delta Dental Community Skating Party

August 30th, 2013 by blyndes

It may have been a hot summer day August 30 in Holderness but there was plenty of cool fun at PSU’s Hanaway Rink as Northeast Delta Dental and Plymouth State University celebrated their partnership in support of healthy living. Participants enjoyed free skate rental, door prizes and giveaways as well as appearances by the organizations’ [...]

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PSU Earth Day a hit with students, residents

By BOB MARTIN PLYMOUTH — Whether it was the Environmental Fair in front of the Hartman Union Building or just down the road at the its EcoHouse, Plymouth State University was a hot spot for Earth Day activities. Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, has become an annual event to have a number of off-campus and on-campus environmental [...]

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PSU honors 51 Phi Kappa Phi inductees

PLYMOUTH — At an April 13 ceremony honoring the “best of the best,” Plymouth State University inducted 51 students into Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are all at the top of their respective majors in grade average, according to PKP advisor [...]

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Scholars from Across U.S. Gather at Plymouth State University’s 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum April 25 and 26

PLYMOUTH, N.H.— More than 100 scholars will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 35th annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 25 and 26 at Plymouth State University. Plymouth State’s forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England. The theme of this year’s event is [...]