The American Heart Association presented PSU with an award recognizing the institution as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite  for helping employees eat better and exercise more. In photo, from left, PSU's Caryn Ines,  Jim Hundreiser, Barbara McCahan, Steve Taksar, Cindy Rybczyk of the AHA, President Sara Jayne Steen, Rebecca Busanich and Denise Normandin.

Plymouth State University Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

June 8th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth, NH – Plymouth State University (PSU) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at PSU,” said Healthy PSU Program Manager Denise Normandin, RD, LD. “We are honored and excited to be […]

Piano Monster students practice their skills under the tutelage of instructor Crleen Graff. PSU file photo.

A Monster of a Piano Festival at Plymouth State

June 4th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, NH—Fans of the infamous PSU piano monster will have several opportunities to visit the many-fingered monster at summer camp between June 24 and July 1. Junior and Senior Piano Monster Festivals will be held June 24-27 for students completing grades 8-12, and June 28-July 1 for students completing grades 5-8. (Students entering grade 8 […]

From left, PSU students Lindsay Kipperman ’15  and
Kacie Buczynski ’15 with recovered food. They  will deliver it to area food pantries and shelters as "Feed the Freezer."

PSU Starts New Program to Feed the Hungry; Feed the Freezer Assists Food Pantries

June 3rd, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth ––Each day during the academic year, dozens of food items, like sandwiches, go untouched at Plymouth State University’s Prospect Dining Hall. But instead of throwing this food away, PSU students have initiated a Feed the Freezer program that redistributes the food for the less fortunate. Students and dining hall staff recover untouched, leftover […]

Skier at Cannon Mountain.
Image by Jeremy Gasowski.

Hitting the Slopes: New PSU Research Reveals How Skiers Choose Their Mountain

June 1st, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H.–Downhill skiers choose a New Hampshire ski destination based on a mountain’s geographical features far more than their family vacation history or an internet review, according to a new study conducted by Plymouth State University researchers. Skiing is a huge economic engine for the Granite State, generating more than a billion dollars in revenue […]

Officers from the Plymouth State University Police  and neighboring communities participate in the 2015 N.H. Special Olympics Torch run with historic Rounds Hall in the background.

PSU and Local Police Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

May 28th, 2015 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A police officer’s job is often thankless and demanding; but for those who love helping people in need, law enforcement is a great career. The 2015 Special Olympics Torch Run is a great example of law enforcement professionals going the extra mile, literally, for a worthy cause. May 28 marked the running […]

Mark Fischler has been named dean of the first-year experience at Plymouth State University

Mark Fischler Named First-Year Dean at Plymouth State University

May 28th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth, N.H. ––An award-winning Plymouth State University associate professor and criminal justice department chair has been named dean of the first-year experience. Mark Fischler will begin his new duties July 1; he has taught at PSU since 2003 after a successful career as an attorney. “I’m deeply honored and excited to serve in the role […]

Kelsey Donnelly, left, accepts the 2015 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff (OS) Service award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen.

Kelsey Donnelly ’14 Receives 2015 Distinguished Operating Staff Award from PSU

May 26th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. ––A dedicated Plymouth State University administrative assistant known for her kindness and problem-solving skills has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Operating Staff (OS) Service award. Kelsey Donnelly of Holderness, N.H., has worked in PSU’s Office of Educator Preparation for nearly 10 years. The Office of Educator Preparation serves undergraduate and […]

Happy grads from PSU's Class of 2015

Nearly 1,400 Degrees Awarded at PSU’s 144th Commencement; N.H. Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner ’94 Receives Granite State Award, Delivers Commencement Address

May 16th, 2015 by blyndes

  Plymouth ––Plymouth State University awarded nearly 1,400 degrees May 16 during the institution’s 144th Commencement ceremony. The ceremony in the John C. Foley Gymnasium was the main site for the event; concurrent ceremonies were held in the Silver Center for the Arts, the Hanaway Rink and the Hartman Union Building. The crowd of almost […]

Donald Birx has been named the 15th president of Plymouth State University.

USNH Selects Donald L. Birx as Next PSU President

May 14th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth, NH—The University System of New Hampshire announced today that Donald L. Birx, Ph.D., will become the 15th president of Plymouth State University on July 31, 2015. The USNH Board of Trustees voted unanimously to support the selection of Birx after a nationwide search. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Donald Birx as the new […]

Roger Blake, Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.

PSU Announces 2015 Distinguished Teachers; Professors Kathleen McCabe, Roger Blake and Aparna Waghe Honored

May 12th, 2015 by blyndes

Plymouth –– Three professors with a passion for teaching and a caring attitude toward their students have been honored by Plymouth State University. Roger Blake ’05G, Kathleen McCabe ’69, ’87G, ’01CAGS and Aparna Waghe are the recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Nominations for these honors are accepted from faculty, staff, students and alumni. […]

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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

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PSU plans archaeological dig at Enfield Shaker Village

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