Nov ’13Nov

Friday, Nov. 15 - Sunday, Nov. 24

As part of the national initiative by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, Plymouth State recognizes International Education Week (IEW) each year to celebrate and showcase its efforts in campus globalization, international education programming, and its diverse population. From art and entertainment to scholarly dialogue and investigation, IEW at PSU is dynamic and offers something for everyone. 

This year’s events include the Annual Parade of Flags, global coffee hour, an international film series and, back by popular demand, the Global Chef Competition — a cooking competition (partnering with Sodexo)  for our celebrity student chefs! 

The capstone of IEW 2013 is a week-long visit from Shantigarbha, an internationally renowned Non-Violent Communications educator, trained in the techniques of acclaimed psychologist, Marshall Rosenberg.

For more information on all of these events, visit

Dec ’13Feb

Monday, Dec. 2 - Friday, Feb. 28
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

With a Presentation by the Artist,
"From Egypt with Love"
Tuesday, December 3, 4-6pm

Artist and educator Dr. Hans Guggenheim will speak at Plymouth State University's Karl Drerup Art Gallery on Dec. 3 as part of a lecture series on artists and war. The presentation will be combined with an exhibition of Guggenheim's works and collections entitled "Sketches are Contagious".

The talk will give a brief history of sketching from 35,000 BC featuring images of famous drawings from the Caves of Lascaux and Altamira , the vase drawings of Greece, and from the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. We will have a look at sketches by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Picasso, concluding with multi-sketch computer -video productions used by contemporary architects.

The practice of sketching for Hans Guggenheim is as basic and natural as the act of breathing. Each sketch in this exhibition is representative of thousands of sketches he has created over a life time and collected into sketchbooks of varying sizes, styles of binding, and kinds of papers. And all of the sketches share the touch, the heart, the hand, the incredible capacity to closely observe the world, and the marvelous ability to tell a story, inspire compassion, and connect with others that is the work of Hans Guggenheim.

Nov ’13
7:00 pm

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 144

Common Ground, Plymouth State University’s environmental and social justice student organization, is hosting a program on tar sands in New Hampshire. The program is set for Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center, Room 144, on the PSU campus.
Many people think tar sands are a western issue, but New Hampshire residents should pay attention!

Come learn about this potential energy source, the implications of its extraction, processing, and use, and the possibility for piping it across northern New Hampshire.

Speaker Carol Foss is Director of Conservation at New Hampshire Audubon and will speak about the Portland-Montreal pipeline. The proposed transport of Alberta tar sands oil through this aging pipeline may have significant impacts for New Hampshire. The pipeline runs from Portland to Montreal through the Sebago Lake watershed, has multiple crossings of the Androscoggin River in Maine and New Hampshire, touches the White Mountain National Forest, and crosses the Connecticut River into Vermont.

This program at PSU is free and open to the public.

Sam Durfee
Gary McCool