Dec ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12-1 p.m.
Union Grille at the HUB

Come converse in French at the French Conversation Table!

On Wednesday, December 4th, from noon - 1:00 pm in the Union Grille at the HUB, join us for lunch and practice your French in a very informal setting (or just enjoy hearing the language!)

It doesn't matter what level you are... We welcome everyone, from beginners to fluent speakers.

Questions? Contact Katharine Harrington at

Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics

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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

Festival of Trees

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Friday, Dec. 6 &  Saturday, Dec. 7
10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Plymouth Regional Senior Center

The 6th Annual Festival of Trees Raffle at Plymouth Regional Senior Center will be held on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to win fully decorated, themed trees. You can purchase 20 tickets for $5.00 at the event. Winners will be notified, and trees must be picked up by noon on Sunday, December 8th.

If your office or organization would like to enter a themed tree into this year's raffle, visit for an entry form. All entry forms are due by Monday, November 25th.

The proceeds of this event will go towards the Plymouth State University Operating Staff Scholarship which benefits a New Hampshire resident student.

Nov ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Rounds 304

Social Science Colloquium

Khuan Chong, Political Science, will speak on Conflict in the South China Sea. This short presentation will identify the areas and nations involved and the possible solutions to the conflicts.

Nov ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
HUB Room 109

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with a local organization...come find out more about PAREI. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) was organized to encourage energy conservation, energy efficiency practices and promote the use of renewable energy in homes, businesses and other buildings in the Plymouth region through education, community outreach, accessibility and service coordination. Their office is located at 79 Highland Street in Plymouth, NH. Visit Membership Forms are available on line.

PAREI also administers Local Foods Plymouth, encouraging members to reduce their energy through local food sourcing. For more information, visit

Nov ’13
6:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
The Common Man Inn in Plymouth

The World Language Society presents The Leveraging Languages Night!

On Friday, November 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth for a memorable evening! Whether you are a current Languages & Linguistics student or are simply interested in finding out how language study can enrich your chosen field, we invite you to hear Plymouth State University alumni talk about how they have leveraged their degree in foreign language since graduation. A group of current students will also discuss how studying abroad has enhanced their language learning experience.

The evening will include a panel discussion, followed by hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Please RSVP to Valerie Schlegel at:
by November 15th.

Nov ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12-1 p.m.
Union Grille, HUB

Come converse in Spanish at the Spanish Conversation Table!

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th from noon - 1 pm in the Union Grille at the HUB to practice your Spanish in a very informal setting (or just enjoy hearing the language!)

It doesn't matter what level you are... We welcome everyone, from beginners to fluent speakers.

Questions? Contact Wilson Garcia at

Fall Harvest

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Nov ’13
11:00 am

Saturday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Paw's Way of the HUB


Just in time for Thanksgiving, Common Ground is hosting its first annual Fall Harvest event. Bringing our local farmers to our campus for students, faculty, friends and family to enjoy a Farmers Market in the Paw's Way of the HUB. Come join the warmth with some farm fresh produce and homemade goodies to enjoy for the holidays!