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
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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.

Mar ’14
6:00 pm

Tuesday, Mar. 4, 6 p.m.
Boyd Planetarium

On Tuesday, March 4th, at 6 PM, Sally Jensen (NASA Solar System Ambassador) will give a planetarium presentation on WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY. Throughout history, major contributions have been made by women to our understanding of the universe. This talk will focus on a few of the women who have helped to lay the groundwork and created many of the tools astronomers rely on today.

The talk is free and for all ages. A short discussion of the March night sky will follow. For more information contact Dr. Dennis Machnik 535-2748.

Dec ’13
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fireplace Lounge

The Robert Frost Speech and Debate Society will be hosting a debate on the legalization of Marijuana on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm in the HUB Fireplace Lounge. This debate is particularly timely given that the New Hampshire Legislature will be taking up this topic January 2014. Come hear both sides of this important issue.

Dec ’13Feb

Monday, Dec. 2 - Friday, Feb. 28
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

With a Presentation by the Artist,
"From Egypt with Love"
Tuesday, December 3, 4-6pm

Artist and educator Dr. Hans Guggenheim will speak at Plymouth State University's Karl Drerup Art Gallery on Dec. 3 as part of a lecture series on artists and war. The presentation will be combined with an exhibition of Guggenheim's works and collections entitled "Sketches are Contagious".

The talk will give a brief history of sketching from 35,000 BC featuring images of famous drawings from the Caves of Lascaux and Altamira , the vase drawings of Greece, and from the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. We will have a look at sketches by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Picasso, concluding with multi-sketch computer -video productions used by contemporary architects.

The practice of sketching for Hans Guggenheim is as basic and natural as the act of breathing. Each sketch in this exhibition is representative of thousands of sketches he has created over a life time and collected into sketchbooks of varying sizes, styles of binding, and kinds of papers. And all of the sketches share the touch, the heart, the hand, the incredible capacity to closely observe the world, and the marvelous ability to tell a story, inspire compassion, and connect with others that is the work of Hans Guggenheim.

Nov ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Rounds 304

Social Science Colloquium

Khuan Chong, Political Science, will speak on Conflict in the South China Sea. This short presentation will identify the areas and nations involved and the possible solutions to the conflicts.

Oct ’13
4:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Boyd Science Center 001

"Genealogy of Calcium at Hubbard Brook: Soils, Parent and Grandparent Materials"

Presenter: Scott Bailey
Research Geoecologist, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Concern about the effects of air pollution, climate change, and intensive harvests have heightened attempts to evaluate the sustainability of calcium supply to forests. This presentation takes a long look at the calcium economy of the nearby Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to address the sources and fate of calcium as it is cycled through the ecosystem.

Scott Bailey is a Research Geoecologist with the US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and adjunct faculty with the Center for the Environment. His research focuses on interactions between earth materials and water, with applications for understanding development of soil, regulation of water quality, and the distribution and function of plants.

For more information about this talk or others, please contact Doug Earick:
(603) 535-2343 or dlearick@plymouth.edu.

Sponsored by the Center for the Environment

Oct ’13
5:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Student Senate Room

The PSU Republicans will be hosting 2014 U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Rubens. This event will be the first in our "Meet the Candidate Series" that will lead all the way up to the elections in November of 2014. Jim Rubens would like to talk to students and hear their views on different issues and he will also be speaking about his pursuit for U.S. Senate.

At 5 pm we will be serving food and drinks with the opportunity to informally speak to Mr. Rubens which will be followed up by his speech. We hope to see you there.