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"The Battle of Leghorn" (March 4, 1653). Painting by Willem van Diest (1610-1658)

Herring or Hellfire: PSU researcher endorses alternate cause for Anglo-Dutch Wars

June 23rd, 2014 by Tim

From a distance of more than 350 years, the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-17th century are easily forgotten. Historians still examine the causes of those conflicts, most pointing to shipping controversies or political issues arising from England’s civil war. Peter Kovacs endorses a different theory. The 2014 Plymouth State University graduate writes in a capstone […]

(l-r) Rebecca W.S. More, a member of the Museum of the White Mountains Advisory Board, with author and illustrator Laure Whitehill and Museum Director Catherine Amidon.

Artist’s gift to Museum of the White Mountains “re-imagines” a family story

June 19th, 2014 by Tim

Generations of hikers know well to prepare for sudden weather changes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Warning signs are posted at trail heads and often along trails at higher elevations warning hikers to be ready for unexpected meteorological shifts. Artist Laurie Whitehill’s grandparents had such an experience during a late summer hike in 1915 when […]

Opera News magazine, June 2014, (Top row l. to r.) Daniel Brevik, Elizabeth Futral, Stephanie Blythe (bottom row) Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, Courtesy of Opera News magazine

Plymouth State Alumnus Dan Brevik, ’11, Starring in World Premiere Opera Production

June 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –A Plymouth State graduate is making his mark as a up-and-coming opera singer by co-starring in the world premiere of a much anticipated production. Daniel Brevik, ’11, performs in a featured role for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. The original production, 27, was written specifically for Brevik, a baritone, and world-renowned mezzo-soprano […]

Professor of English Meg Petersen has been named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University

Meg Petersen Named Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University

June 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Professor of English Meg Petersen has been named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor at Plymouth State University. Alumni Wallace R. Stevens and Meredith Bristow Stevens, class of 1962, established the endowed professorship in 2007 to celebrate and recognize extraordinary faculty who “educate the educators.” The Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor must have a record of excellence in […]

PSU Mathematics Professor Osama Ta’ani has been named the Ed and Marilyn Wixson Professor of Mathematics.

Osama Ta’ani Named Ed and Marilyn Wixson Endowed Professor of Mathematics

June 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. –Plymouth State University mathematics professor Osama Ta’ani has been named the Ed and Marilyn Wixson Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Ta’ani teaches in the undergraduate and graduate mathematics programs for pre-service and in-service teachers.  Dr. Ta’ani, who learned he had been named to the professorship in a call from President Sara Jayne Steen, said, “It […]

Heather Janssen

Plymouth State Meteorology Student Storm Chasing in Summer Internship

June 10th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University student Heather Janssen wanted to hone her skills in intensive weather observation and forecasting this summer, and she’s certainly getting what she hoped for. Janssen, a senior PSU Interdisciplinary Studies major with a focus on Meteorology, is one of a dozen members of the State University of New York […]

In photo, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, center, signs agreement with UEI to recruit Chinese students to study at Plymouth State. Left to right, Jim Hundrieser, PSU Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, PSU China Office Executive Director Dan Plaut, President Steen, PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Bernier and UEI Vice Executive Director, Misha Cao.

Plymouth State University Expands International Recruiting

June 4th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University (PSU) has signed an agreement with United Education and Investments (UEI) to open an office in Middle Section Chengdu, Sichuan, China. UEI is an international consultancy engaged in screening and recruiting prospective Chinese students and will work on behalf of PSU. United Education and Investments will serve as PSU’s […]

Paula Lee Hobson is Plymouth State University's new Vice President for Advancement

Experienced Fundraiser Named New Vice President for Advancement at Plymouth State University: Paula Lee Hobson sees “limitless” opportunities

June 4th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – In its new Vice President for University Advancement, Plymouth State University has found an experienced and successful leader. For Paula Lee Hobson, the opportunities at Plymouth State University are “limitless.” “There is a solid foundation at Plymouth State, with alumni and supporters engaged in the future of the University,” she said. […]

Kathi Smith  of Center Harbor has been selected by students, alumni and colleagues as the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University.

Kathi Smith of Center Harbor is 2014 Distinguished Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University

May 30th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.— New England artist and educator Kathi Smith of Center Harbor has been selected by students, alumni and colleagues as the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University.  This annual award recognizes excellence in teaching by a PSU teaching lecturer. Recipients demonstrate qualities such as comprehensive knowledge of subject, ability to stimulate student […]

Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP) and N.H.'s Agriculture Department, have surveyed a number of Granite State residents who are raising their own livestock and may be considering selling their meat to consumers.

PSU Survey Shows Interest for N.H. State Licensed Meat Processing Plants

May 29th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A new survey shows more than two-thirds of New Hampshire meat producers that were queried are interested in creating state certified meat processing plants as an alternative to a federal licensing program. The survey was conducted by Plymouth State University’s Center for Rural Partnerships (CRP) on behalf of the states’ Agriculture […]

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Plymouth State Research Could Help Drivers Avoid Dangerous Conditions

By RICK GANLEY & MICHAEL BRINDLEY A sudden snow squall led to this recent 35-car pile up on Interstate 93. Credit Ben Baldwin As we all know, winter weather is a reality of life here in New Hampshire. More snow appears to be headed our way this weekend. But until the storm actually gets here, it’s often hard […]

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Collaborative “Keep Growing” initiative takes next steps

BY EDITH TUCKER etucker@salmonpress LANCASTER — “Keep Growing,” a grass-roots effort that aims to revitalize and foster innovation in the agricultural economy by building a robust local food system in northern New Hampshire and northern Vermont, took steps to become a more formalized initiative on Thursday, Jan. 15, when nearly two dozen people met for […]

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Dance Event at PSU

A daylong celebration of dance, with master classes taught by Plymouth State University (PSU) faculty and members of Boston’s Pantos Project, will bring together dancers of all ages and experience levels from across the region February 7. The day includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, dance repertory, improvisation and somatics, taught by PSU Director of […]