PSU student Tenley Sodeur '15, left, explains her research project to other students in this  2015 file image of the Student Showcase of Excellence.

PSU Presents Student Showcase of Excellence May 6

April 28th, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – More than 120 Plymouth State University students will present original research and scholarly work in the sciences, arts, humanities and business on Friday, May 6, from 2-6 p.m. at the fifth annual Student Showcase of Excellence event. Thad Guldbrandsen, PSU vice provost for research and engagement, says the Showcase is not only […]

Plymouth State University's Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) award recipients with PSU President Donald Birx at the annual CCNH banquet in Bedford. Left to right,  Jessica Dutille, Samantha Diemand, President Don Birx, Anne-Marie Vaillancourt and Professor Bonnie Bechard.

Professor Bonnie Bechard, Anne Marie Vaillancourt ’16, and the Pemi-Youth Center Named Campus Compact for New Hampshire Award Recipients

April 22nd, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – A Plymouth State University business professor, an undergraduate student and a local youth mentoring group were selected by Plymouth State University to be honored at Campus Compact for New Hampshire’s (CCNH) annual Presidents’ Awards presentation on April 21 in Bedford. CCNH is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents who are […]

Samantha St. Laurent accepts 2016 Student Employee of the Year Award from Plymouth State University President Don Birx in an April 13 ceremony. She was chosen from seven contestants.

Samantha St. Laurent ’16 Named Plymouth State University 2016 Student Employee of the Year

April 14th, 2016 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Samantha St. Laurent ’16 of Jaffrey, N.H., has won the prestigious Plymouth State University Student Employee of the Year Award. St. Laurent, a senior majoring in psychology, works at the Hartman Union Building, where she has earned praise for her dependability, attention to detail and friendliness in working with students, staff […]

Janette Wiggett ’00 accepts PSU’s 2016 Theo Kalikow Award from President Don Birx.

Janette Wiggett ’00 Receives PSU’s 2016 Theo Kalikow Award; Elizabeth Barden ’16 and Kia Sinclair ’14 Named Powerful Outstanding Women Advocate Award Recipients

April 12th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three women were recognized March 31 at the annual PSU President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Awards Recognition ceremony. The awards are given to those who have demonstrated genuine concern for the advancement of women through their continuous involvement in advocacy for women. The Theo Kalikow Award is named after […]

Eric Spieth is the new director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Eric Spieth Named Director of Enterprise Center at Plymouth

April 12th, 2016 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – A seasoned business strategist, college professor and entrepreneur is the new director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Eric Spieth of Bend, Oregon, starts his new position April 25th and comes to Plymouth State University from Central Oregon Community College where he is a professor and the program director for the […]

Artist rendering of Plymouth State University's planned residence hall and conference center, Merrill Place, scheduled to open in September, 2017.

PSU Plans 350-Bed Residence Hall and Conference Center

March 31st, 2016 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – Plymouth State University is constructing a new residence hall to accommodate its growing enrollment and the need for on-campus conference facilities. The 350-bed Merrill Place Residence Hall and Conference Center is slated to open in the fall of 2017. According to Frank Cocchiarella ’92G, assistant vice president for student affairs-residential life, the […]


PSU Professor of Music Mark Stickney Appointed Artistic Director of Seacoast Wind Ensemble

March 30th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, NH— The ensemble, established in 1984, is a 50-piece symphonic band based in Kittery, Maine. Comprised of musicians from all occupations and trades, the group performs annually throughout seacoast New Hampshire, as well as in the White Mountains, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts. Stickney says, “I am honored and incredibly excited to have been chosen to lead this […]

Walk O’ the Range, AMC Walk, 1917
Photograph courtesy of the Appalachian Mountain Club Library & Archives

Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains Opening New Exhibit April 7

March 25th, 2016 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. – From the back-breaking work of cutting trails to painting beautiful vistas, women have a significant role as participants, students and celebrants of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. “Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains” opens on April 7 at Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains (MWM), and explores how […]

National study shows that PSU graduates are better positioned for work in their chosen field and earn better-than-average salaries.

Ready to Work: PSU Gains High National Ranking for Employability of Graduates

March 25th, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – According to a 2016 national ranking of more than 1,200 institutions of higher education, Plymouth State University alumni are among the best prepared for entering the workforce. The non-profit agency Educate to Career (ETC), ranked PSU graduates in the top eight percent of employee preparedness in its annual review of U.S. colleges […]

Phil Lonergan's exhibit includes this piece, NinjaFlex Self-portrait. 4" high 3-D modeled and 3-D printed sculpture made of NinjaFlex® flexible 3-D printing filament.

Big, Heavy, Other: Recent Works by Phil Lonergan Exhibition at PSU’s Karl Drerup Art Gallery

March 22nd, 2016 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, NH—The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will present works created by Professor of Art and Director of Sculpture Phil Lonergan March 1–April 2. Lonergan took a while to get into the field of higher education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Saint Thomas College […]

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PSU awards 2015 Maslakowski Education award to Rose Colby

The 2015 Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Education Award was given to Rose Colby of Epping who was chosen because of her commitment to quality, competency-based education. The award was created in 2008 in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU’s former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies. “To receive this honor means a […]

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Marietta woman chosen as 2015 ACE Fellow

Plymouth State University History Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine, daughter of Suzanne Schmidt of Marietta and the late Frederick K. Schmidt, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Blaine is one of 47 individuals selected for the prestigious leadership development program that prepares senior leaders to serve American colleges […]

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PSU plans archaeological dig at Enfield Shaker Village

PLYMOUTH — Enfield Shaker Village has been described as one of New Hampshire’s most magnificent architectural achievements, and beginning on May 26, it will be the site of a history-making archaeology project. For the first time in its history, an archaeological dig at the Village has been planned as part of a Plymouth State University […]