The grants PSU are receiving were created in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting to provide better-trained school professionals to identify and treat troubled students.

PSU Receives $2.2 Million in Grants to Train Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors

October 17th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University is taking the lead on combating mental health and substance abuse problems throughout New Hampshire with the help of $2.2 million in federal grants. The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) allows the University’s professional counseling and school psychology program to recruit more […]

Left to right, Phil Bryce, Director of the New Hampshire’s Division of Parks and Recreation, Catherine Amidon, Director, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains and Mike Pelchat, Park Manager, Mt. Washington State Park, pose next to historic summit signs and rock cairns taken from Mt. Washington and erected at the Museum of the White Mountains for the parks 50th anniversary celebration.

“The Jewel of New Hampshire” Celebrates 50th Anniversary: Mt. Washington State Park Honored at Plymouth State University

October 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– New Hampshire celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mt. Washington State Park Thursday, October 16 with an event at Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains. The 6,288 foot peak is the highest in the Northeast and is famous for dangerously erratic weather; it is also one of the state’s most popular […]

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USNH to offer M.Ed for $10,000; Three institutions of the University System of New Hampshire unite to develop innovative degree

October 9th, 2014 by blyndes

Manchester, NH – Granite State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of  New Hampshire-­‐Manchester have developed an affordable Master of Education for less than $10,000. The initial rollout of this new degree opportunity is being offered exclusively to the educators within the Manchester School District, providing an important local impact. “The new M.Ed. degree […]

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PSU alum honored for work with student interns

October 8th, 2014 by Tim

Annette Blake ’91, a school counselor at Belmont (N.H.) Middle School was recently awarded the “Janine Bernard Supervisor of the Year Award.” The award, presented by the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, honored Blake’s work with school counseling students. At Belmont Middle School, Blake typically supervises two to three graduate-level students each […]

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PSU grad leads 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Congratulations to Jonathan Bownes ’91 ’02G, principal at Thornton Central School, for the school’s designation as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Thornton Central School is one of 337 schools in the United States honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with the Blue Ribbon designation, and one of three in New Hampshire to […]

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Taken by Monsters: Young musicians shine at PSU program

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Monsters are rare, marvelous, powerful and amazing. They are awe-inspiring and unstoppable. For a musician, to be called a monster is to be given the ultimate compliment.  No matter the genre, no matter the instrument, the true power of musicianship lies in the ability to bare the soul. The honesty of this act takes a […]

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Research Program Introduces Science Teachers to New Technologies and Fosters Collaboration

October 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– With every buzz of a cell phone, technology can be a leading culprit in distracting a student. But that same technology can encourage a student to question an idea, type a few key strokes, and retrieve information all within a matter of seconds. The challenge for teachers is not only how to keep […]

A national study shows that PSU graduates are better positioned for work in their chosen field and earn better-than-average salaries.

PSU Receives High Ranking for Employability of Alumni: ETC College Rankings Based on Tuition, Job Placement and Average Salary

September 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing […]

Plymouth State University has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Plymouth State University Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating for Free Speech

September 12th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University  has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). After working with FIRE to ensure its policies comply with the First Amendment, PSU has become the 20th institution nationwide—and the second institution in just two months—to earn FIRE’s […]

PSU Groundsworker Roberta Thompson lowers Ameerican flag to half-staff during the 9/11 commemoration ceremony.

PSU Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary with Somber Ceremony

September 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–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 crowd […]

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Students, staff and faculty from Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) have developed an exhibition featuring visualizations of environmental data

Students, staff and faculty from Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) have developed an exhibition featuring visualizations of environmental data, which will feature a reception and gallery talks by participants in the exhibit on Tuesday, April 21 from 4-6 p.m. on the main level of the Learning Commons. The exhibit is presented in […]

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PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University graduate Katie Comeau recalls the first time she did yoga about a dozen years ago, saying she remembers the funny positions and finding it hard not to laugh. Now she is running her own yoga class called “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” which she says is exactly how it sounds. “This is open to […]

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PSU student Emily Spring earns top three ranking in national sales competition

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University senior Emily Spring placed third in a national sales competition at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 37th Annual International Collegiate Conference held earlier this month in New Orleans. Spring, a Pembroke native, is a member of PSU’s student marketing group, MAPS, which has a long track record of success in […]