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, Apr. 22 - Tuesday, May. 13
Silver Center for the Arts -  Graphic Design
Karl Drerup Art Gallery - Studio Art

Sponsored by the Karl Drerup Art Gallery

The BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design are intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in this threshold exhibit at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Graphic design majors create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationery, advertisements, posters, pamphlets, and publications. These materials are displayed in the Silver Center for the Arts atrium. BFA students in both programs are mentored by selected faculty members, although all faculty participate in critiques and individual dialog with the students throughout the experience.

Reception Tuesday, April 22, 4-6pm

For more information, visit the Karl Drerup Art Gallery Website.

6:00 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Mark Sylvestre Planetarium in Boyd Science Center at Plymouth State University

At 6 PM on Tuesday, April 22nd, Sally Jean Jensen will give a talk on Comets, in the Mark Sylvestre Planetarium in Boyd Science Center at Plymouth State University. Comets represent primordial material, showing what the solar system was like when it first formed. Sally will discuss comets and the NASA missions that have studied them, and upcoming missions to comets. The presentation is free and appropriate for all ages. Dr. Dennis Machnik will do a sky show using the star projector following the talk. For further information, call Dr. Machnik at 535-2748.

12:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 23, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ice Arena

The CASA organization in conjunction with PSU and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will be be sharing the story of their great work on behalf of vulnerable youth in the state of NH.

On April 23rd at the PSU Ice Arena PSU will be hosting a brown bag lunch to help share and promote their great work. Come and learn about their important work and see if you or a friend would like to become a CASA volunteer.

For 25 years, Court Appointed Special Advocates has represented children at the center of abuse and neglect cases in the New Hampshire Court System. CASA of NH is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises volunteer guardians ad litem who advocate for these children. Since 1989, CASA has worked on behalf of more than 9,000 children in New Hampshire thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers. However, the need for additional volunteers is ongoing. CASA of NH is able to meet the needs of about 80 percent of the abuse and neglect cases in the state.

The organization is currently recruiting volunteers in an effort to be able to represent every child who has come to the attention of the courts. CASA of NH is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. Visit for more information.

4:00 pm

Environmental Science Colloquium Series
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

 Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Engineering Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College

7:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Boyd 144

The NH-made film "Northern Trespass" about the Northern Pass project will be shown on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:00 pm in Boyd 144. The event is sponsored by the PSU student group Common Ground, with the assistance of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Social Science Department.

Filmmakers Jan Marvel and Michelle Vaughn will be present for a Q & A after the showing.

The showing is free and open to the public.



Friday, Apr. 25, 8 a.m. - Sunday, Apr. 27, 5 p.m.
Rounds Hall, HUB, Lamson, Boyd, Alumni Green

"Artists, Authors, Audiences," the 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, an academic conference that draws over one hundred students and scholars from across the country to Plymouth State each spring, welcomes you attend any of its sessions and events. Of particular note is they keynote talk, "Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader," to be delivered by Rebecca Krug (UMN) Friday, April 25 in the HUB Hage Room at 4 p.m.

PSU Medieval Society presents our 3rd annual Prince John's Medieval Festival! This year we are bigger and better than ever with pirates with cannons, sword shows, music, and much much more! Come for the shows or shop for unique handmade items in our vendor marketplace. As always, admission is free! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
2:00 pm

Dozens of Plymouth State University students will present projects during a special event celebrating research.

The Student Showcase of Excellence, scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the University’s Hartman Union Building, involves students from many academic disciplines presenting poster displays, demonstrations, and live events. The Showcase is free and open to the public.

Some of the projects are offered in connection with the National Institute for Health’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant to increase opportunities for faculty and student research.

Click here for more information on the Student Showcase of Excellence.

8:00 pm

Friday, Apr. 25, 8 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Stage and screen comic diva Sandra Bernhard broke into the industry in the Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy and later became known for her groundbreaking TV role on Roseanne as Nancy Bartlett, the first openly gay character in a TV sitcom.  She’s also appeared on Hot in Cleveland, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Law & Order: SVU, Will & Grace, The Sopranos and The L Word.  Bernhard’s live performances are a thrilling hybrid of stand-up comedy and rock ‘n roll, a raucous mix of political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret.   Contains adult language and themes.   “The experience is like hanging out with a hip and funny friend who never fails to lift you up with her outrageous freedom.” Los Angeles Times         

Co-sponsored by the S.A.G.E Center and the Women’s Studies Council at PSU.

For more about Sandra Bernhard, Visit 

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $35-$30, Senior $33-$28, Youth $20-$15

11:00 am

Saturday, Apr. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
HUB Alumni Green

For the seventh year, PSU's Common Ground has sponsored Earth Jam. Come join us for a day of solar powered music, local food, crafty vendors, and engaging activities!

11:00 am

Sunday, Apr. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alumni Green and in front of Hyde Hall

A Medieval Festival will be bringing the feeling of the renaissance and medieval times to Plymouth! There will be pirates, wandering minstrels, cannons, a 7 foot tall trebuchet and a lot more! It is a completely free event for the entire community. All ages welcome. Come enjoy the invasion, and maybe even buy some lovely loot!

Sponsored by the English Department.

Visit the Prince John's Medieval Festival's facebook site.