12:00 pm

Did you graduate from Plymouth State? Join us for lunch!

The PSU Alumni Association invites alumni who work at PSU to join us for the Employee-Alumni Luncheon. This campus tradition is a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues and enjoy a meal together (compliments of the Alumni Association).  Sign up now!

  • Monday, August 24, noon
  • Mary Lyon Lawn
  • Questions? Contact the Alumni Relations Office at ext. 52589 or


Let's celebrate! Sign up today (registration deadline is September 25, but some events have limited capacity and will sell out).

  • Arts and athletics with performances, exhibitions, and contests;
  • Service with our Alumni Recognition Awards;
  • Philanthropy and scholarship at the Evening of Connections dinner;
  • ALLWell North, with a sneak peek at our newest building;
  • Friends and family with the many organized and informal opportunities to get together, including the Harvest Festival and the Alumni Tent at the football game;
  • Tradition and generosity, with the 35th annual PSUAA Barbara Dearborn '60 Golf Classic, raising funds for student scholarships; and
  • Reunions, with the return of landmark class reunion celebrations to Homecoming!

12:00 pm

In 1692, 19 people were executed in Salem, MA, and hundreds imprisoned during a witch hunt we still discuss today. In some venues in Salem, one can still hear the echoes of the cries of raucous spectators shouting "Hang her!" In her Lunch & Learn session, Professor Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem tells its witch stories, history, tourism, and performance collide, and "truth," both moral and macabre, vies with spooky thrills for its authentic place in history.

Register here for this spooky Lunch & Learn!

  • October 29, 2015, noon
  • The Common Man, Concord, NH
  • Guest speaker: Dr. Robin DeRosa, PSU professor of English and
    interdisciplinary studies
  • Find more fall alumni events here.

5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Memorial 010

Problem Solving in Metro Boston with GIS
Presented by: Adam Kurowski (Geography '01),
GIS Director for Arlington, MA

How do you get rid of 100 feet of snow in urban areas?
Why do cities need geographic information to function?
How do you decide which schools children are assigned to?

Find out the answers to these and other questions regarding Geographic Information Systems in today's governments, and find out just how important this technology is in problem solving and real-time decision making in today's society, as well as where this technology can take us in the future.

6:00 pm

Governor John Lynch--Recipient of the Plymouth State University Alumni Association's Robert Frost Contemporary American Award

The Robert Frost Contemporary American Award event honoring Former Governor John Lynch scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at The Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, has been postponed due to the severe weather forecast.

The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Tickets available at

Proceeds for this Event to Benefit the Plymouth State University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6 p.m. Reception and Dinner

The Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire

For more information, call Lynn Anderson at 535-2276, or email

Register online at

Aug ’14
12:00 pm

Monday, Aug. 25, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Mary Lyon Lawn


The Alumni Relations Office invites PSU employee alumni to join us for a campus tradition, the Employee-Alumni Luncheon. The luncheon is on Monday, August 25, 2014, at noon on Mary Lyon Lawn. This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues and enjoy a meal together.

In the event of rain, the luncheon will be moved to the Hage Room at the HUB.

The luncheon is compliments of the PSU Alumni Association. Register here to let us know you are coming!

For more information, contact Gale Beckwith at (603) 535-2227 or, or visit the PSU alumni events and programs website.

Apr ’14
6:00 am

The PSU choirs, directed by Dan Perkins, perform Mack Wilberg’s inspiring Requiem prior to their Carnegie Hall debut on Easter Sunday.  Proceeds support the PSU Chamber Singers May 2014 performance tour to Chile.

Click for information.

Apr ’14
2:00 pm

Dozens of Plymouth State University students will present projects during a special event celebrating research.

The Student Showcase of Excellence, scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the University’s Hartman Union Building, involves students from many academic disciplines presenting poster displays, demonstrations, and live events. The Showcase is free and open to the public.

Some of the projects are offered in connection with the National Institute for Health’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant to increase opportunities for faculty and student research.

Click here for more information on the Student Showcase of Excellence.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to meet former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will be in the HUB Fireplace Lounge  at noon Saturday, March 29. Sponsored by PSU Republicans.

Feb ’14
7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 11, 2014  7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Determining whether, when, where and why to intervene to protect civilians caught in the cross-hairs of war increasingly is guided by the “responsibility to protect.” The March 2011 international military action sanctioned by the UN Security Council against Libya was a high water mark for R2P, the first such authorization against a functioning de jure government. But with high tides come high risks. Why the paralysis to address the bloodshed in Syria, where the death and suffering inflicted by the Bashir al-Assad regime are far worse? Is R2P now dead?

Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies; he is also research professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Past president of the International Studies Association (2009-10), Chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-9), and editor of Global Governance (2000-5), he has authored or edited some 45 books and 225 articles and book chapters about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.