10:00 am

Plymouth State University invites you to consider the power of philanthropy with Carrie Morgridge, philanthropist and author of Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.

Featuring a roundtable discussion with:

  • Rick Brenner ’94, president of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and corporate philanthropist
  • Linda Gray ’78, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Carrie and John D. Morgridge ’85, Vice President and President of the Morgridge Family Foundation
  • Nick Vailas ’75, philanthropist and entrepreneur

Please join us today at 10 a.m. in PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts.


10:00 am

Join Congresswoman Annie Kuster, PSU faculty members Pat Cantor and Stephanie Halter, and community experts for a roundtable discussion about issues facing Granite State families. The session is based on Congresswoman Kuster's “Working Families” agenda. The goal is to engage in discussion and seek feedback on issues such as soaring child care costs, lack of access to family leave, health care, college affordability, and workforce development.

  • Thursday, October 15, 10-11 a.m.
  • Plymouth State University Center for Young Children and Families

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.

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.

6:00 pm

Sally Jean Jensen is a NASA New Horizons Educator Fellow and was present with the team during the historic flyby of Pluto. She will be presenting the goals of the mission, the obstacles faced, the amazing images, and the data still coming back.

  • Tuesday, October 6 at 6 p.m.
  • Mark Sylvestre Planetarium (first floor of Boyd Science Center)
  • Free and appropriate for all ages
  • For more info, contact Dennis Machnik at 535-2748.

3:30 pm

Paradoxes have been defined whimsically as "truth standing on its head to attract attention to itself." More precisely, they involve seemingly correct reasoning from seemingly valid assumptions leading to seemingly absurd conclusions. This talk will present an argument for the use of paradoxes in the learning and teaching of mathematics, as a means of rousing interest and sharpening reasoning skills. A few examples are presented, ranging from a straightforward but surprising application of the Pythagorean Theorem, to the diabolical problem of two envelopes, to the sinister paradox of Newcomb. No knowledge of advanced mathematics is required of the listener.

  • October 1, 4–5 p.m. (refreshments at 3:30)
  • Hyde Hall 318
  • Presenter: Larry Blaine, Department of Mathematics

7:00 pm

The first Sidore Lecture of the year is titled Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights: Why They Are Important to Both the Guilty and the Innocent.  Read more here.

Presenter: Tracey Maclin, a Boston University Law Professor.
Date: Tuesday, September 29 at 7 p.m.
Location: Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts.

11:00 am

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 11 a.m - 12 p.m.
Frost Commons

Please join the campus community in summer reading and conversation:

"Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out"
by David Gelles

Discussion with the author
Weds July 22, 2015 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Frost Commons

Copies of the book are available online and at the on-campus bookstore.
A few copies will be available on reserve in Lamson Learning Commons.
Campus bookstore will have them for sale at the July 22 event.

This event is a collaboration among Healthy PSU, College of Business Administration, Contemplative Pedagogy Group, & CETL

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!

Apr ’14
3:30 pm

Thursday, Apr. 3, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Hyde 316

The Math Department will be hosting their first mathematics seminar of the semester this Thursday, April 3.

Dr. Paul Ossenbruggen from UNH, will speak on the application of statistics to traffic studies: why and how does traffic get congested?

Pizza will be served at 3:30 p.m. The talk will begin at 4:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to any who wish to attend.