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Taken by Monsters: Young musicians shine at PSU program

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Monsters are rare, marvelous, powerful and amazing. They are awe-inspiring and unstoppable. For a musician, to be called a monster is to be given the ultimate compliment.  No matter the genre, no matter the instrument, the true power of musicianship lies in the ability to bare the soul. The honesty of this act takes a […]

Dr. Mark Green of Plymouth State University

Research Program Introduces Science Teachers to New Technologies and Fosters Collaboration

October 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– With every buzz of a cell phone, technology can be a leading culprit in distracting a student. But that same technology can encourage a student to question an idea, type a few key strokes, and retrieve information all within a matter of seconds. The challenge for teachers is not only how to keep […]

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

PSU Receives High Ranking for Employability of Alumni: ETC College Rankings Based on Tuition, Job Placement and Average Salary

September 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing […]

Plymouth State University has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Plymouth State University Earns FIRE’s Highest Rating for Free Speech

September 12th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University  has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). After working with FIRE to ensure its policies comply with the First Amendment, PSU has become the 20th institution nationwide—and the second institution in just two months—to earn FIRE’s […]

PSU Groundsworker Roberta Thompson lowers Ameerican flag to half-staff during the 9/11 commemoration ceremony.

PSU Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary with Somber Ceremony

September 11th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Plymouth State University commemorated the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a somber ceremony attended by students, staff and faculty. Student Body President Alex Herbst organized the event, which featured speakers and a rendition of God Bless America. Jim Hundrieser, PSU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, greeted the crowd […]

Sanders hosts a radio program, Philosophy 4 Life, on WPCR.

Philosophy Gets Real at PSU

September 9th, 2014 by Barbra

Revamped program prepares students for success in career and life “There’s this antiquated view that philosophy isn’t useful,” Professor Maria Sanders says. Even the American Philosophy Association has been guilty of underestimating the value of its own field: when Sanders was accepted into a master’s program in philosophy, she received a less-than-congratulatory letter from the APA. “Essentially […]

Plymouth State University mathematics professor Osama Ta’ani, center, instructs students 
on how mathematical equations relate to real-life problem solving.

PSU Earns High National Ranking in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Test

September 8th, 2014 by blyndes

  PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University students rank in the 95th percentile in the United States for “value added” knowledge, or knowledge and skills gained during the undergraduate years according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), a standardized test. The results show Plymouth State University students make key gains in critical thinking and problem solving […]

Plymouth State University  students check water sensors as part of the Center for the Environment's work in collecting data from sites around New Hampshire.

PSU’s Center for the Environment Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 4th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–One of New Hampshire’s most effective environmental research and protection organizations celebrated its tenth anniversary August 29. The Center for the Environment (CFE) at Plymouth State University was created in 2004 to study the science, policies, culture, and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education, and collaboration. In addressing […]

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen

PSU Celebrates New Academic Year, Awards Honorary Degree to Foreign Policy Expert Joseph Nye, Jr. at Fall Convocation

September 3rd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– One of the nation’s most important leaders in international relations was honored by Plymouth State University at its convocation ceremony September 2. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. Convocation is the assembly of the University’s community and incoming students, and it marks […]

L-R, Beau Dykstra, PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, Mark Dykstra and Laura Dykstra. Beau's parents are both Plymouth State alumni.

Plymouth State University Move-In a Success

September 1st, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– “My parents have always spoken so highly of Plymouth State, so I am so excited to be here,” said Beau Dykstra of Lebanon, who was one of nearly 2,000 Plymouth State University students to move into the school’s seven residence halls September 1. Move-In is the busiest day of the year for the […]

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PARENT FORWARD: Don’t just read, do something!

If parents want to raise readers in a digital age it is not enough to have books in the house or simply read those books. Parents are going to have to take it one step further. They’re going to have to do something. Parent Jason Boog, author of “Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a […]

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Historic Samuel Read Hall Building given new life as Center for STEM Programming

PLYMOUTH —Spring, 1923. Time magazine publishes its first issue, King Tut’s tomb was opened and the world’s first portable radio was invented. In Plymouth, the Normal School proudly opened Samuel Read Hall Dormitory to accommodate a growing student population. Ninety-two years later, Plymouth State University officials rededicated the beloved ivy-covered building with a ceremony marking […]

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Students at all levels submit to Juried Student Exhibition

PLYMOUTH — The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program at Plymouth State University will present the 2015 Juried Student Exhibition March 24–April 11 in the gallery, with a reception from 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The Juried Student Exhibition showcases selected works in all media by students from across the campus. Students from first […]