Richard E. Collins Receives Philanthropy Medal

June, 2004

President and Mrs. Donald P. Wharton hosted a dinner at the Bedford Village Inn on May 6 to honor 79 benefactors of Plymouth State University, and celebrate Richard E. Collins. Collins, affectionately known as “R.E.,” is the namesake and first recipient of the Richard E. Collins Philanthropy Medal. Read More

PSU Small Business Institute Receives Showcase Award

June, 2004

The Plymouth State University Small Business Institute was honored with the 2003 Showcase Award at the annual conference of the Small Business Institute (SBI) in Clearwater Beach, Fla., February 13.

The Showcase Award is presented each year to the college or university deemed by vote of the membership to have the most outstanding SBI program. The award acknowledges the consistent high quality of reports submitted by Plymouth State graduate students to the national Case of the Year competition, according to Plymouth State SBI Director Craig Zamzow. Read More

Reflecting on Poetry

June, 2004

Snowshoes Across the Clouds, Forty Mirror Haibun (Stride Publications, 2004) is a new book of collaborative poetry by Robert Garlitz, PSU professor of English, and British poet Rupert Loydell. Garlitz and Loydell wrote the poems by e-mail over several months. Read More

Re-examining the Nuremberg Medical Trial

June, 2004

The Nuremberg Medical Trail: The Holocaust and the Origin of the Nuremberg Medical Code (Peter Lang Publishing, 2004) by Horst H. Freyhofer examines the trial of 23 Nazi doctors and administrators for performing horrific medical experiments on concentration camp inmates. Using court documents as a primary source, Freyhofer describes the events leading to the trial and analyzes the trial from both a legal and an ethical perspective. Read More

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

June, 2004

Elaine Allard (Library) and Casey Bisson (Information Technology Services) presented “Integrating the Library into the Campus Portal” at the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter Technology Interest Group’s winter meeting at Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass. Read More

Chair-Man of the Beach

June, 2004

Photo by Anne Williams Sweeney.

Ten years after graduation, Justin Labdon ’94 has found his place in the red oak arms of a canvas beach chair. It’s a high-quality beach chair that he designed and built himself out of the finely-finished woods, heavy duty canvas and metal fittings that speak to him of the sea. Read More

A Trunk Full of History

June, 2004

Trunks have been used throughout history for storing and transporting whatever needed to be stored and transported. But this trunk is actually storing history itself.

The Past

Above: Detail of mason jars, photo by Thomas Ames Jr.; below, Ginny Fisher at work on the trunk exhibit.

Above: Detail of mason jars, photo by Thomas Ames Jr.; below, Ginny Fisher at work on the trunk exhibit.

Our story begins in the late 19th century, when Thomas and Ruth Priscilla Colbath moved into the small gray Cape-style homestead in Passaconaway, N.H., on what is now the scenic Kancamagus Highway. The house was built by Thomas Russell and his son, Amzi, in the early 1800s. Amzi’s daughter, Ruth, received the house after her marriage to Thomas Colbath. One fall day in 1891, Thomas Colbath left home, saying he’d return in a “little while.” He didn’t come back. They say that every night until her death in 1930, Ruth placed a light in the window to guide Thomas home. Read More

Inquiring Minds: Undergraduate Research at PSU

June, 2004

by Sabrina Blanco ’04

Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Terri Crawford ’04 checks the motion-sensitive camera keeping watch over her forensic anthropology project.

Terri Crawford ’04 checks the motion-sensitive camera keeping watch over her forensic anthropology project.

“It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” says Keagan Heavey, a senior who joined other Plymouth State University students to present research at the international Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) conference in Australia. “The group worked on this project for a year and a half prior to presenting our results at the University of Melbourne.” Read More

Stitching Together Three Generations

June, 2004
The family that sews together... (from left) Tina Piper, Susan Butler, Lucy Comeau and Edna Coffin. Photo by Thomas Ames Jr.

The family that sews together... (from left) Tina Piper, Susan Butler, Lucy Comeau and Edna Coffin. Photo by Thomas Ames Jr.

It took five years of searching just to find the right quilt blocks, but Edna Coffin was a woman with a mission.

Her dream was to work with her mother, Lucy Comeau, on an embroidered quilt that would become a lasting family treasure. Read More

Concept, Context, Content: Globalism and the Arts

June, 2004

by Tim Carrigan ’04

Stanford Watson (right) and Emma Martin (center) examine her work in Drawing VI. Also shown, Jade Sisti.

Stanford Watson (right) and Emma Martin (center) examine her work in Drawing VI. Also shown, Jade Sisti.

On a blustery Thursday afternoon in mid-March, a small group of students congregate on the second floor of the Draper & Maynard Building. Mostly senior art majors, they are here for their Drawing VI class with visiting artist Stanford Watson. Read More