It’s All About Family and Coming Home to PSU Oct. 9-14

October 12th, 2007 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The second annual Homecoming and Family Celebration at Plymouth State University October 9 – 14 is all about keeping people connected at and with PSU. Last year’s event combined alumni and student activities with great success, and this year promises more of the same.

In addition to purely student contests such as a banner competition and Homecoming Court voting, the week includes a myriad of athletic contests, a Harvest Masquerade Ball, a non-cash casino event, speakers on topics of interest to parents, several scholarship ceremonies, a spirit night, a College of Graduate Studies symposium and a family dinner with entertainment.

Students in the department of Music, Theatre and Dance will perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and public radio star Ira Glass will offer an inside look at his award-winning program, This American Life.

Friday night fireworks begin around 7:30 p.m., hosted by PACE—the student programming association. (Note: The fireworks have been cancelled due to rain.) The best viewing location will be the Alumni Green on campus, in front of the student union. And rumor has it that hot dog emporium Bad Dawgs will unveil a new hot dog with ingredients selected by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen and named in her honor, during Spirit Night festivities.

The annual Dearborn Golf Classic in honor of Plymouth resident and longtime professor of mathematics Barbara Dearborn caps of the events on Sunday morning.

The full schedule of events is available online at

For specific information contact Alumni Relations (800) 772-2620 or (603) 535-2589; or Student Activities (603) 535-2639.