Welcome Week 2011

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Aug ’11Sep

These events are FREE and open to all students, faculty and staff.

Sponsored by: New Student Orientation, PACE, Outing Club and Recreation Programs.


Sep ’11Sep

Tributary Dance, New Hampshire's contemporary dance company presents "Bud Burst", an evening of professional dance in support of the PSU dance division.  Choreography inspired by natural landscapes, children's literature and multi-media formats unfolds through theatrical performance and live music. For further information contact: Amanda Whitworth 603-535-2713 or aewhitworth@plymouth.edu
Performance times:

9/9/2011 7pm
9/10/2011 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20 Adult - $18 Senior/Youth/Groups - $10 PSU Faculty/Staff/Students

Location: Studio Theatre

Sep ’11
4:00 pm

Singers and instrumentalists from throughout New Hampshire join Dr. Dan Perkins and the PSU choirs in a passionate performance honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Works include Jonathan Santore's "Later" and Karl Jenkins "The Armed Man."TheArmedMan

Cost: $6-Adult/Senior - $4-Youth - $3-PSU students

Location:  Hanaway Theatre

Sep ’11
6:00 pm

Visiting Artist Discussion: C. M. Judge. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. 6 p.m. Free. C.M. Judge, director of Moongate Studio in Fitchburg, Mass., creates video installations, offers studio classes, conducts creativity workshops for artists and facilitates community-based public art projects. Judge’s work focuses on bringing awareness to the interconnection of the natural and spiritual by creating spaces that receive and engage body, mind and spirit.

Sep ’11
8:00 am

C-SPAN Digital Bus at PSU This Morning

You are invited to visit the C-SPAN Digital Bus this morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m., as part of a nationwide tour during the build-up to the 2012 Presidential election. The bus, which will be parked adjacent to the Hartman Union Building, is a great learning tool that showcases the electoral process from a multimedia standpoint and emphasizes the importance of voting. C-SPAN also engages local authors and four Plymouth State faculty members, Thad Guldbrandsen, David Starbuck, Kate Donahue and Eun-Ho Yeo will be interviewed about books they have written. The bus also offers four Touchsmart computer kiosks to access C-SPAN's resources, which include a video library, C-SPAN Classroom, Book TV, and many websites. Visitors can also test their knowledge on a public affairs quizzes, share their opinion on the latest C-SPAN Poll, or record a perspective in the "Speaker's Corner".


Sep ’11
4:00 pm
September 14
Brian Gagnon, Northern Forest Community Organizer, The Wilderness Society

From Ecosystem Services to Harvesting Natural Resources: Understanding our Multiple Use Forests

Come join us for our fall semester Environmental Science Colloquium on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm at the Boyd Science Center, Room 001. The talks cover a wide range of topics around environmental science and sustainability. The colloquium is available for graduate credit and we also invite the community to come for free. For more information, contact Angela Uhlman.

Sep ’11Oct

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Wednesday, October 12, noon–2 p.m.

Grupo Fantasia, Latin music and culture

Prospect Hall

Grupo Fantasia will give PSU students, faculty, and staff a taste of Latin music and culture. The band will interpret songs from the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, including Cuban mambos and chachas, Dominican merengues, Puerto Rican salsa, and Colombian cumbias.

For further information please contact Wilson García at wagarcia@plymouth.edu.

Thursday, October 13, 7–9 p.m.

Screening “Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World”

Hyde 120

Presenter: Dr. James Whiting

This documentary will explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. We will learn the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and lesbians in Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, Thailand, and elsewhere, where most occurrences of oppression receive no media coverage at all.

A discussion with refreshments will follow the film. This is a joint event with Queer History Month.

Free and open to the public.

For further information please contact Dr. James Whiting at jcwhiting@mail.plymouth.edu.

September 15 through October 15

Students’ poster presentations

Lamson Library and library.plymouth.edu

September 15 through October 15

Diversity Window display

HUB Bookstore and plymouth.edu/diversity

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, President’s Commission on Diversity, Department of Languages and Linguistics, HUB Recreation Programs, Sodexo, Student Activities Office, and Lamson Library.

Sep ’11
10:00 am

U.S. 1st Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard to Speak at PSU's Constitution Day Sept. 20

Heritage Commons, 7:00 pm

Former N.H. Attorney General is a Plymouth State Graduate

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- U.S. 1st Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard will speak at Plymouth State University’s Constitution Day activities September 20. Howard, a Claremont native, graduated from Plymouth State College in 1978 with a B.A., and he received a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. PSU Criminal Justice Professor Mark Fischler said Howard will speak about the meaning of the Constitution in today’s world.

“We are so fortunate to have Judge Howard come to our campus and share some of his wisdom and experience in dealing with the Constitution and it's meanings on a daily basis,” said Fischler. “Judge Howard is one step away from the Supreme Court so the cases that he hears and faces have implications for all of us. We are lucky and excited to have him.”

After law school, Howard was an attorney in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, rising to become Deputy Attorney General. In 1989, he was appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush to become United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire. In 1993, he left that position in 1993 to become the New Hampshire Attorney General, nominated by Republican Governor Steve Merrill. He served as Attorney General until 1997, when he stepped down, returning to private practice. In September 2001, Howard was nominated to the U.S. 1st Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2002. He was Bush's only appointee to the First Circuit to be confirmed.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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Sep ’11Oct

"Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills," presented in conjunction with the Museum of the White Mountains.

Guy Shorey was a preeminent photographer in N.H.s North Country in the first half of the 20th Century. This exhibition explores Shorey in his various roles of observer, entrepreneur and artist.

Sep ’11
6:00 pm

Community Cinema presents free screenings of Emmy-award winning documentaries on a range of topics, with discussion of the issues raised after the movie. The first movie in this series is "Peace Unveiled," which follows three women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table in peace talks with the Taliban.

Red River Theaters, 11 S. Main St., Concord