PSU Publications

March, 2014

Plymouth State University

This beautiful volume contains both a history of Plymouth State by Professor of History Marcia Schmidt Blaine and Professor of Health and Human Performance Louise Samaha McCormack ’72, and a contemporary snapshot of the University through many photographers’ lenses. Past and present combine to offer a glimpse of the educational innovation and commitment to students that are, and have been, characteristic of Plymouth State. Designed by Lisa Prince, Office of Public Relations. Available for purchase through the University Bookstore.

Strategic Enrollment Planning: A Dynamic Collaboration, edited by Jim Hundrieser ’90G, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs

Competition for qualified students is on the rise among colleges and universities. Recruitment professionals must rethink their strategies in order to attract enough students to maintain their programs. Edited by Jim Hundrieser, with a team of college enrollment leaders contributing chapters, Strategic Enrollment Planning provides valuable insights on how higher education leaders can align mission, vision, and values with shifting market needs and expectations. Hundrieser places a strong emphasis on the importance of using hard facts to inform all recruitment decisions. “Setting benchmarks, constantly monitoring them, and pushing the organization to a higher level requires data, data, data,” he says.

True Colors, Marcel Lebrun, professor of education and special education

After noticing a lack of awareness in educators in how to deal with the relatively new phenomenon of gay and lesbian families, and especially considering the social and political changes of the past year, Marcel Lebrun wrote True Colors to educate future and present educators about how the meaning and structure of family has changed. Using personal stories from alternative, gay, and blended families, Lebrun explores the issues of surrogacy, reproductive technology, adoption, and bullying. The book includes a comprehensive children’s literature section to support children of gay and lesbian parents. “My goal is to ensure that all children of same-sex couples receive a quality and enriching education from educators that are informed, accepting, and open-minded to diversity,” Lebrun says. “Sharing the content of this book with parents, educators, medical personnel, law makers, and the neighbor next door will go far in building a more positive, civil, and kinder society.”

Deviance Across Cultures: Constructions of Difference, Robert Heiner, professor of anthropology-sociology

In this substantially updated second edition to his acclaimed Deviance Across Cultures, Robert Heiner investigates the social construction of deviance. He asks if “deviant” and “criminal” behaviors are inherently wrong or evil considering that, as he writes in his introduction, “Different societies at different times construct different categories by which people differentiate among themselves.” New to this edition are 21 additional articles addressing such topics as economic conditions, drug use, and criminality; discussion questions following each article; and an increased focus on methods.

Eric Gill’s Masterpieces of Wood Engraving, David Beronä, dean of Lamson Library and academic support services

Eric Gill, sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter, and engraver, was one of the most creative and prolific English artists of the early twentieth century. Gill designed well-known typefaces in addition to illustrating hundreds of books. This original and striking collection gathers more than 250 of his finest woodcuts. Ranging from the religious to the erotic, featured designs include images inspired by The Canterbury Tales, The Song of Songs, and The Four Gospels, as well as whimsically decorated initials.

Landaff Days: Sketches from New Hampshire’s North Country, Don Wharton, former Plymouth State president, 1993–2006

Having grown up in rural Pennsylvania, author Don Wharton’s eventual migration to northern New England was only natural. In Landaff Days, he writes of the forests, fields, mountains, and people of his adopted hometown, Landaff, NH, calling it “a microcosm of the larger natural world, having its own beauty, rigors and mystery.” He writes with humor, empathy, realism, and wonder as he explores and illuminates life in the North Country, providing a happy reading experience for anyone familiar with the area, or for readers who only dream of such an idyll.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training (Third Edition) Julie Bernier, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Linda Levy ’04 CAGS, professor of athletic training

For more than 10 years, the Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training has been an essential resource for athletic training professionals, providing terminology (more than 2,100 terms and 20 appendices) and quick answers to questions that are encountered daily in the profession. Now updated into a third edition, this pocket-sized, comprehensive, and user-friendly companion guide includes new evidence-based data, accreditation information, range of motion measures, pharmacology, and concussion assessment protocols.

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