This Week's Featured Events

As events may be moved, delayed, postponed, or canceled for a variety of reasons and without any prior notice, the Office of Public Relations advises that you check with the contact(s) listed with each event for the most current information.


Tuesday, Sep. 16 - Friday, Oct. 31
Silver Center for the Arts

This installation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the PSU theatre program by exploring and presenting examples of the visual magic created by the dramatic arts and theatre design within the context of the history of theatre at Plymouth State University. Curated by Professor of Theatre Matt Kizer and presented in collaboration with the PSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, September 16, 4-6pm.
8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

The Sweet Remains is an unusual band on today’s music scene; three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three part harmonies that define the band’s sound. When Rich Price (Burlington, VT), Greg Naughton (NYC), and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ) met for a chance jam-session, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography and solo-careers to form The Sweet Remains. Their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer while their lush harmonies harken back to super groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel. Their debut CD Laurel & Sunset opened to great reviews and the band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since. In 2013 they released their most recent studio album North & Prospect.  “It’s been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs as melodically gorgeous as these” said The Boston Herald. 

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

8:00 am

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.


Monday, Oct. 6 - Thursday, Oct. 30
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: October 7, 4-6 p.m., with gallery talk by Professor Beverly Naidus, University of Washington, Tacoma

What does it mean for art to be socially engaged? Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world?

This audience-participatory installation examines the tensions, fears, and illusions promoted by the corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment, while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. Beverly Naidus’s art practice intertwines the roles of activist, educator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit

6:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bradford Room

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-12, 2014

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mental Health Issues Class (Health and Human Performance Dept) is hosting a Mental Health ForumIn the Bradford Room in Centre Lodge on Tuesday, October 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m..

Students from the Mental Health Issues class have coordinated with NAMI NH's In Our Own Voice program to bring in speakers who will talk about their personal experience living with and recovering from mental illness.

These presentations are inspiring, educational, and valuable to students and faculty alike who have interest in mental illness from a personal and/or professional point of view. We hope that you will encourage student attendance at this event for class credit or just personal benefit.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. There is no charge for this presentation. A variety of literature and resources will be available. We encourage professors to give your students credit to attend this informative event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Elaine de Mello

Supported by: PSU Health and Human Performance; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH) and through a grant with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

7:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan and raised in Virginia in a household where three languages were spoken.  He has published eight collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection is Touch, and a new book, Nothing to Declare, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.  He teaches at Ohio State University and is poetry editor of The New Republic.  He lives in Boston.  “Henri Cole has become a master poet, with few peers . . . A central poet of his generation." --Harold Bloom

About the Eagle Pond Authors' Series

For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading.  Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.


Monday, October 13, 2014
(Columbus Day)

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.

3:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Boyd 144

Karen Beaudin is the published author of A Child is Missing-a true story and public speaker. She addresses the subject of unsolved murders, the missing and unresolved deaths to law enforcement at homicide training sessions around the United States and in universities to criminal law students. She's an advocate for Cold Case Units and the creation of websites that list the unsolved, the missing and unresolved deaths in every state. These websites can provide valuable information to law enforcement and makes available a place to leave anonymous tips. They also assure victims families that their loved one has not been forgotten.

In 2009 she and her sisters were influential in establishing New Hampshire's first Cold Case Unit. During Victims' Rights Week, 2010, the Gloddy family received a certificate of appreciation from Governor John Lynch for their outstanding service on behalf of victims' of crime. In 2012 the Ohio Attorney General recognized Karen for her advocacy in promoting Cold Case Units. The Fraternal Order Of Police in Ohio acknowledged her valuable contribution to Ohio's law enforcement community and the Ohio Unsolved Homicides Initiative. Karen has designed the Victims of Violent Crimes Bracelet for those affected by violent crimes and donates to organizations such as CUE (Community United Effort) a nonprofit that search for the missing.

Recently Karen spoke at four Homicide Initiative Training Sessions in Ohio for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. In 2014 she spoke at the 10th Annual Missing Person’s Conference in North Carolina.

All is done in memory of her sister Kathy Gloddy, murdered in NH on November 21, 1971. An arrest has never been made.


This event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department.


Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center

It is the classic story told with new twists and turns, as Dracula is seen in deeply shadowing light and illuminating darkness in a new adaptation that restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Dracula begins to exert an other-worldly will upon the residents of London, they try to solve the mysteries created by the vampire’s machinations. In a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate, they resolve to conquer the would-be vanquisher. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire. Unique casting choices make this PSU version even more interesting and provocative.


Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $21, Senior & Youth $18

7:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

News and Democracy: Why Are Citizens So Misinformed?

A healthy democracy depends upon a well-informed citizenry. The rise of partisan news outlets and the emergence of journalistic techniques for attracting audience attention, such as excessive sensationalism and negativity, have contributed to the public’s misunderstanding of political issues.

America needs a better form of journalism—one that more regularly delivers news that is relevant and trustworthy. The creation of such a form is a significant challenge both to news organizations and schools of journalism.

Thomas Patterson is the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and author of Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.