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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 […]

Dr. Mark Green of Plymouth State University

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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Philosophy Gets Real at PSU

September 9th, 2014 by Barbra

Revamped program prepares students for success in career and life “There’s this antiquated view that philosophy isn’t useful,” Professor Maria Sanders says. Even the American Philosophy Association has been guilty of underestimating the value of its own field: when Sanders was accepted into a master’s program in philosophy, she received a less-than-congratulatory letter from the APA. “Essentially […]

Plymouth State University mathematics professor Osama Ta’ani, center, instructs students 
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PSU Earns High National Ranking in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Test

September 8th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University students rank in the 95th percentile in the United States for “value added” knowledge, or knowledge and skills gained during the undergraduate years according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), a standardized test. The results show Plymouth State University students make key gains in critical thinking and problem solving […]

Plymouth State University  students check water sensors as part of the Center for the Environment's work in collecting data from sites around New Hampshire.

PSU’s Center for the Environment Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 4th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary August 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 addressing […]

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Fisher Cats president will speak at PSU commencement

PLYMOUTH — Rick Brenner, president of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, will receive Plymouth State University’s 2015 Granite State Award at the university’s 144th Commencement ceremony on May 16 and will also give the commencement address. Brenner, who earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Plymouth State in 1994, returns to campus frequently to speak […]

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Art from Environmental Data exhibition April 4 – June 26 at Lamson Learning Commons

PLYMOUTH — Students, staff and faculty from Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment (CFE) have developed an exhibition featuring visualizations of environmental data. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Lamson Learning Commons. Jennifer Green, Lamson digital projects librarian, curated the exhibition. Professor Mark Green says, “As scientists, we produce and process data that […]

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A concert of Scandinavian music by PSU Symphonic Band April 26 at the Silver Center

PLYMOUTH—The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, directed by Professor Mark Stickney, will celebrate the wind music of Scandinavia at a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, April 26 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The concert, the band’s second this year featuring Scandinavian works, features a performance of the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto […]