Common Ground Meetings

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Sep ’13May

Thursday, Sept. 12 - May 8, 5-5:45 p.m.

Located at the EcoHouse, (1 High St., the big white house on the rotary), Common Ground peruses environmental issues present in our communities and spreads awareness and change to such issues. Common Ground is PSU's environmental and social justice group who sponsors events like Earth Jam, water week, trail clean-ups and so much more. Come on down to join the fun!

Sep ’13Dec

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Monday, Dec. 23
Plymouth State University

Welcome back to campus! The Office of Environmental Sustainability is excited to invite your department and/or office to participate in our ongoing Green Offices Program. The PSU Green Office Program is designed to encourage sustainable practices in offices and departments across campus to reduce our University’s environmental impacts. The program is essentially a voluntary review of department or office practices that are administered, facilitated, and evaluated by OES staff to produce recommendations that the department or office may act upon at their discretion. Please contact us at to sign up to participate in the Green Offices Program.

In addition be sure to checkout the Second Editions of the Campus Sustainability Guide, a practical handbook for FAQ on PSU's campus:

Oct ’13Nov

Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Thursday, Nov. 7
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Yang Jikui’s exhibition has inspired a lecture series that will coincide with his visit to Plymouth State University. The series features presentations by eight distinguished scholars on many topics:

“Art that Transcends Borders: A Personal Cross-Cultural Appreciation of the Painting of Yang Jikui,” Professor Roger Dunn, Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 p.m.

“A Brief Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy,” Professor Zhizhang Shen, Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m.

“Living Confusianism: Growing up in Malaysia and America,” Professor Peng-Khuan Chong, Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.

“Chinese Culture Through the Eyes of a Young American English Teacher,” Professor Jonathan Higgins, Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 p.m.

“Chinese-American Contributions to the United States of America," Professor Stacey Yap, Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.

“Frans Masereel and the Woodcut Movement in China,” Professor David Berona, Thursday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.

“Chinese Painting: Traditions and Continuities,” Professor Richard Hunnewell, Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.

“Dou Ni Wan'er (or 'Bazinga') - Understanding Traditional Eastern Humor Through Chinese Crosstalk,” Professor Wu Chen, Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.

For more information, vist the Karl Drerup Art Gallery website.

Oct ’13Nov

Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 9
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

"Lotus2," Master Yang Jikui

Yang Jikui is a prominent Chinese painter, well known for his elegant ink brush paintings of traditional subjects such as exotic flowers, birds, fish, and garden foliage. His paintings are bold in scale and execution. His masterful technique demonstrates the power and nuances available to an artist with his understanding and experience.

Yang Jikui’s exhibition has inspired a lecture series that will coincide with his visit to Plymouth State University: “Adventures in Chinese Culture,” featuring presentations by eight distinguished scholars on many topics.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 4-6 p.m.

For more information, visit the gallery website at, or contact  us via email at

Oct ’13Dec

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Friday, Dec. 13
Silver Center for the Arts
Sponsored by the Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Contoocook print collector and curator Parker Potter has invited 26 New Hampshire-based printmakers to present a revisiting of an earlier work to reimage a theme that has held for the artist to this day. The new work may be one that engages that theme while rethinking size, color, a new composition or process, or some other variable.

Reception Friday, October 18, 4-6 p.m.

Nov ’13
7:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

2013-14 Sidore Lecture Series: Whatever Happened to Ethics?

Mark Howard and David Ruoff, Howard and Ruoff, PLLC, former prosecutors providing criminal defense, personal injury, and civil litigation legal services

Attorneys Howard and Ruoff discuss the constitutional principle behind the right to counsel, even when you know the defendant is guilty, and the role of attorneys as teachers in geopolitics.
Mark Howard’s career in law spans more than 25 years, during which time he has worked for private law practices and served publicly, first as assistant attorney general, and later as chief of appeals for the District of New Hampshire. Over the years he has prosecuted hundreds of violent crimes, drug offenses, and white-collar crimes.
David Ruoff launched his career as staff attorney for the New Hampshire Public Defender, and subsequently joined the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted numerous high-profile cases. Following a six-and-a-half-year stint with the state attorney general’s office, where he prosecuted homicides, environmental, and public integrity crimes, he entered into private law practice. Ruoff’s practice is focused primarily on state and federal criminal defense, as well as civil litigation.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. For reservations or to arrange special accommodations, call (603) 535-ARTS.

Nov ’13
7:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
HUB 109

The PSU Republicans will be hosting NH Senator Andy Sanborn who will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senator Sanborn is a member of the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee and is considered an expert on ACA. This is an opportunity to find out exactly what the ACA is and how it will affect you. Everyone is encouraged to attend – health care is a huge issue and it affects you!