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 ’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 ’13Dec

Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Friday, Dec. 13
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Charles Gibson is the principal of a multidisciplinary design practice with expertise in environmental graphic design. This exhibition presents a selection of more than 20 collaborative communications solutions for clients in education, healthcare, business, community development, architecture, landscape architecture, and the arts. The exhibit also includes highlights from Gibson’s team’s 1993 prize-winning submission to The Electric Vehicle and the American Community, a National Planning and Design Competition hosted by the Smithsonian Institution.

Opening Reception: Tuesday November 19, 4-6 p.m.

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

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.

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

Chamber Players

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Dec ’13
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Student chamber ensembles including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles.

Dec ’13
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fireplace Lounge

The Robert Frost Speech and Debate Society will be hosting a debate on the legalization of Marijuana on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge. This debate is particularly timely given that the New Hampshire Legislature will be taking up this topic January 2014. Come hear both sides of this important issue.

Festival of Trees

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Dec ’13Dec

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.

Dec ’13Dec

Friday, Dec. 6 & Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

The Plymouth State University Contemporary Dance Ensemble will present an evening of dance in two acts on Dec. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Works for Act I will showcase several genres of dance, including contemporary, performance art, theatrical, jazz and lyrical.

Act II will unveil a collaborative performance piece created by PSU dance faculty Lisa Travis, Lenore Sousa and Whitworth. The 40- minute uninterrupted work was inspired by the “schizophrenic qualities of lucid dreaming,” according to Whitworth. More than 30 dancers will participate in this monumental work that includes a physical wall the dancers manipulate and break open to reveal pivotal scenes and ideas.

Pieces of the musical score have been created and edited by both dancers and choreographers to add a layer of tonal and rhythmic sophistication to the work.

Tickets for the evening of dance are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, youth & groups and can be purchased at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779- 3869. Tickets are also available online at