Apr
16
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
22
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
9
7:00 pm
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Lamson Library & Learning Center

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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
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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
7
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
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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.

Feb ’14
25
12:15 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Lamson Library Main Level

NH author Abi Maxwell will be at Lamson Library on Tuesday February 25, 2014 for a brown bag lunch book talk and signing on her novel Lake People, which was published in 2013.

The talk will be on the Main Level of Lamson from 12:15 to 1:00 pm. Bring your lunch and dessert will be provided.

Jan ’14Feb
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Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Friday, Feb. 28
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lamson Learning Commons

Lamson Library will feature an exhibit from January 14-February 28, 2014 that is dedicated to Foxy Grandpa, one of the most beloved cartoon strips of the Platinum Age of comics. Foxy Grandpa and his creator, Charles "Bunny" Schultze, appeared first in the New York Herald in 1900, and then in the New York American beginning in 1902. Later, over thirty books of reprinted cartoons were published by four different publishers, and there were Broadway shows and silent films featuring Foxy Grandpa. And it didn't stop there. Foxy Grandpa spin-offs included toy banks of cast iron, pins, dolls, postcards, spoons, and other ephemera.

Foxy Grandpa is about to be brought back to life by David Starbuck, a PSU anthropologist who grew up with a tattered, much-loved copy of The Merry Adventures of Foxy Grandpa which his mother had enjoyed when she was young. The exhibit will include Foxy Grandpa comic books, original newspaper pages, examples of period merchandise and, most prominently, original art work drawn by "Bunny" Schultze that has never before been exhibited.

Many early comic strips have come and gone, and those from a hundred years ago are largely unknown to readers today, replaced by strips that feature edgy superheroes, with ample doses of violence, loneliness, and R-rated themes. But that could never describe Foxy Grandpa. He was a product of earlier, simpler times when humor did not have to be risque, when family life was sweet and gentle, and when an older gentleman in a 3-piece suit and spats was "foxy" because he was (usually!) able to out-fox his two mischievous grandsons. Yes, this was an America that was more innocent than today, but through Foxy Grandpa and "Bunny" Schultze we are able to go back in time and experience the strong family values and low-key humor of our grandparents and great-grandparents. This was humor that makes us smile "just a little" as we recognize ourselves in the characters.

David Starbuck will give a presentation on February 25 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the Lamson Learning Commons.

Sep ’13
30
6:00 pm

Monday, Sep. 30, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lamson Library & Learning Center

Open to PSU Students, Faculty, and Staff all semester.
Marylena Sevigney will be available to assist with your Mahara e-portfolio questions, assignments, etc. Feel free to drop-in!

Aug ’13
29
3:00 pm
Thursday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lamson Tower Room 202
 
The Computer Science and Technology department along with the Lamson Learning Commons invite you to join us for cake and punch on August 29th at Lamson from 3:00pm – 4:30pm in the Trevorrow Tower Room for a retirement reception honoring Professor Charles E. Brown on his 43.5 years of service at Plymouth State University.