8:30 am

Join President Birx as he shares his ideas and invites a conversation about PSU’s exciting future.

The day's activities start at 8:30 in Silver Center’s Hanaway Theatre. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

11:30 am

Join President Birx, your colleagues, and the community for a picnic lunch, door prize give-aways, music and games!

Location: Mary Lyon Lawn (Rain location: Prospect Hall)

Sep ’12
7:00 pm

Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen &
NHPTV President & CEO Peter Frid
invite you to the screening premiere of


Thursday, September 13, 2012 7 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH

RSVP by September 7, 2012

Admission is FREE and seating is LIMITED. Reserve your seat

Questions? Call (603) 535-2210

Meet the producers and actors from this exciting new program, co-produced by New Hampshire Public Television & PSU's TIGER program.

TIGER Takes On Bullying! is a lively, music-filled 30-minute special that helps elementary school kids learn how to deal with bullying in school, online and socially. It’s a co-production of NHPTV and Plymouth State University’s TIGER (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility) program.

By using children’s own words, TIGER Takes On Bullying! depicts their real experiences of bullying and intolerance, and shows how to move to more positive social interactions at school and in the community.

The program aims to help students resolve bullying behaviors, and also to guide those who witness bullying behavior and don’t know what to do. And, NHPTV is developing a special website and resources for teachers, students and families to help avoid and overcome bullying.

Scenes for the show were filmed at Plymouth Elementary School using 25 children along with the TIGER troupe of actors, as well as at the NHPTV Broadcast Center in Durham.
For more information:

Mar ’12
3:30 pm

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women at Plymouth State University invites everyone to participate in the annual recognition of women’s advocates on campus and in our community.

The 2012 Theo Kalikow Award for PSU Employees; the Powerful Outstanding Women’s Advocate (POWA) Award for a PSU student; and the Powerful Outstanding Women’s Advocate (POWA) Award for a Community Member will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Heritage Hall.

The Commission has begun accepting nominations for this year’s celebration. Please consider the following criteria for all three awards.

• Dedicated to improving or elevating the status of women through continuous involvement in, and advocacy for, women’s issues.
• Demonstrates genuine concern for the advancement of women.
• Works collaboratively with various campus and community constituencies

Please visit the President’s Commission on the Status of Women website to make your nomination. The deadline is Friday March 10, 2012.

Please join us for the reception on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Heritage Hall at Plymouth State University.

Dr. Martha Vicinus will speak on the Women’s History Month Theme “Women’s Education-Women’s Empowerment in her talk entitled: “We Boys Have to Stick Together On this One: Feminist Activism in Higher Education in the 1970s.” The title of her address come from a memo she examined at the Indiana University Archives where the Provost had scribbled the comment across the an initial request submitted to the administration by “Concerned University Women” regarding salary issues. Dr. Viscinus will discuss the early struggles to achieve salary parity with men and to fund a Women¹s Studies Program, as well as the present state of feminism in higher education.

The awards ceremony will begin at 4 pm.

If you are not a student or employee at Plymouth State and would like to make a nomination, contact Stephanie Halter at to receive a form.

May ’11
4:00 pm

Spring Convocation. 4 p.m., Foley Gymnasium, PE Center

Senior awards will be presented at this ceremony. Seniors will be notified in early May if they will be receiving awards and will be called to the platform for individual recognition. All attending seniors who will be participating in Commencement should wear their caps and gowns to this event, and be seated in the gymnasium by 3:45 p.m. All seniors, their parents, and guests are invited to attend and stay for the reception immediately following the ceremony.

May ’11
10:00 am

Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on the Currier Memorial Field (weather permitting).

PSU Names Larry Haynes, CEO of Grappone Automotive Group, 2011 Commencement Speaker

Commencement Morning

Gonfalon Bearers

Inclement Weather Plan


Remembering the Day

Directions to Plymouth State University

More information

Apr ’11
9:00 am

Arbor Day Celebration

Please join President Sara Jayne Steen for the annual tree planting ceremony in celebration of Arbor Day.

Friday, April 29, 2011 at 9 a.m.

This year’s selected tree, a Japanese maple, will be planted at the south entrance of Mary Lyon Residence Hall, opposite Samuel Read Hall Residence Hall.

Apr ’11
1:00 pm

President's Commission on the Status of Women, Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lactation Room at the Lamson Learning Commons, Upper Level Room Room 201A

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lactation Room will be held at 1 pm.
Anne Lebreche,

Oct ’10
11:00 am

Saturday, October 2 - 10 AM - Invitation Only

Coffee and Conversation with President Steen

This special, invitation-only reception  brings parents of PSU first-year students together with other parents and President Sara Jayne Steen. For more information, please contact Suzanne Abernathy in the Presidents Office at (603) 535-2210 or email

Sponsored by the Presidents Office