The exhibition, A Walking Practice, is a series of prints and watercolors that have been inspired from the natural world. The artist, Lauren Sayers, says that these prints are a response to her “walking journeys” referencing specific regions, trails, water (ice), rock shapes, and roads. She records what she is drawn to as line, shape, and color.

Pressure from the etching press adds an element of surprise creating unique textures that resemble those found in the natural world.

Lauren Sayers is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in art education with a concentration in printmaking. These artworks are a sample taken from her portfolio.

  • Lamson Learning Commons on the Main Exhibit Wall
  • April 16 through May 22, 2016

Oct ’15
12:30 pm

Plymouth State Professor Katherine C. Donahue will talk about her latest book, Steaming to the North, which discusses in detail a collection of photographs taken during the 1886 voyage of the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear from San Francisco to Point Barrow, Alaska. The photographs were discovered under the porch of a New Hampshire professor and donated to Plymouth State University. The book was co-authored by the late PSU Professor David C. Switzer.

  • Tuesday October 27, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lamson Library and Learning Commons
  • All are welcome to attend this brown-bag lunch event. Dessert will be provided.
  • For more information, click here.

Oct ’15
9:30 am

Healthy PSU is hosting “Coffee Time” with PSU breast cancer survivor Gail Carbone. The purpose of coffee time is to provide informal discussion and awareness about preventive health topics for everyone ... that is you and/or your family members. Building awareness may save a life!

  • Wednesday, October 21, 9:30-10 a.m. 
  • Lamson Library, Tower Room
  • Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be served.

Sep ’15
9:30 am

Healthy PSU Presents "Coffee Time" Preventative Health Topic: Prostate Cancer Awareness with Dennis McManus '73

Dennis McManus is PSU’s recently retired baseball coach and a prostate cancer survivor.

September 16, 9:30–10 a.m., Lamson Library’s Tower Room

Read more here.


Apr ’15
12:30 pm

Thursday, Apr. 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lamson Library & Learning Commons

The Lamson Library & Learning Commons welcomes Professor Mark Okrant for a book event and signing at 12:30 pm on the Main Level. All are welcome to attend!

This is a brown bag lunch event. Dessert will be provided. The author's books will be available for purchase.

Professor Okrant is the author of a number of tourism publications and the creator of the Kary Turnell Mystery series set at historic resorts in New Hampshire. Titles include: A Last Resort (The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel), Murder at the Grands (The Mount Washington Hotel and The Mountain View Grand), and his newest release, Whacked (Wentworth By the Sea).

Oct ’14
2:45 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Lamson Tower Room

The Graduate Research Society is hosting a discussion about quantitative research on October 22, 2014 from 2:45-3:45pm in the Lamson Tower Room. Guest panelists include Dr. Mark Green from the Center for the Environment, Dr. Stephen Flynn from the Counselor Education and School Psychology Department, and Dr. Amy Villamagna from the Center for the Environment. They will be discussing their experiences with quantitative research, and answering any questions that students may have on this topic. We hope to see you there!

Sep ’14
7:00 pm
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lamson Library & Learning Center


The Lamson Learning Commons will hold an Open House on Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. All students are welcome to visit service desks within the building to receive free giveaways. New students can win prizes for visiting each department.
      • Learn about LLC Services!
      • Eat Popcorn!
      • Win Prizes!
      • Get Cool Stuff!

Sponsored by the PSU Ice Arena, PSU Bookstore, Sodexo, Undergraduate Studies, and Lamson Learning Commons.

Aug ’14Dec

Friday, Aug. 22 - Friday, Dec. 5
Lamson Learning Commons Art Display Wall

Route 66, also known as the road to opportunity, linked Chicago to Los Angeles between 1926 and the mid 1950?s. The road functions as a metaphorical bridge, connecting the country socially and culturally, bringing people to California. As people migrated along the route, it served as a cultural conduit, transporting ideas, progressive thinking, and diversity westward.

Portfolio exchange participants are asked to provide their own take on Route 66 Westbound to Paradise, taking into consideration Route 66, the road to opportunity as a catalyst for social change.

The print portfolio exchange was curated by artist Fawn Atencio of Denver, CO. For more information, visit the Lamson Learning Commons website.

Apr ’14
4:30 pm

Monday, Apr. 7, 2014
Lamson Library and Learning Commons

Lamson Library and Learning Commons presents Art and Poetry, a 7th annual exhibition featuring the creative and collaborative efforts of PSU’s Student Exhibitions Club and PSU’s Student Organization, Poets and Writers.

Student artists and poets join together to present their artwork and art-inspired poetry or short story. Art and Poetry will be on display from April 7th through May 2nd, 2014. Please join us in Lamson Library for an opening reception on Monday, April 7th from 4:30pm-5:30pm, where you will have the opportunity to view art, hear poetry, and meet the creators. Refreshments will be served!

Mar ’14Apr

Friday, Mar. 7 - Friday, Apr. 25
Lamson Learning Commons

The Average Path Length 2013 portfolio exchange exhibition will be presented under the aegis of the Lamson Learning Commons Print Series at Plymouth State University March 7 through April 25.

An opening reception and artist talk by portfolio curator Fawn Atencio will be held at 4 p.m. March 10 at Lamson Learning Commons on Highland Street in Plymouth.

Chinn Wang, Root System

In this portfolio exchange, artists were asked to consider how they interpret path, pattern and the idea of collaboration and building new and positive print relations.

Atencio says, “Small world experiments designed by Stanley Milgrim and other researchers in the 1960s examined the size and connectedness of social networks in the US. The research offered that human interactions can be represented as paths (relationships) connecting nodes (individuals). Thus the idea of six degrees of separation; the average path length between any two people in the world is six relationships from each other.”

The exhibition presents selected works from 22 nationally and internationally noted printmakers, including Kimberly Anderson Ritchie of the PSU art faculty.