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.

Sep ’13
7:00 pm

Thursday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m.
Heritage Commons

Is gay marriage legal? Should the government eavesdrop on your phone and email conversations? Should drones target American citizens? These vexing legal questions will be front and center Thursday, September 19 as Plymouth State University celebrates Constitution Day. 

Retired NH Supreme Court Justice William Batchelder and the former President of the American Civil Liberties Union and Law Professor Nadine Strossen will be having a conversation about the Bill of Rights and recent Supreme Court decisions to celebrate Constitution Day with PSU students and faculty. PSU Criminal Justice Professor Mark Fischler said the event will be a thought-provoking discussion about topics affecting every American citizen.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about PSU’s Constitution Day events, contact Mark Fischler at 535-3143.

Oct ’13
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

2013-14 Sidore Lecture Series: Whatever Happened to Ethics?

Medea Benjamin, political activist

In her talk, Benjamin discusses how and why the Obama administration came to rely on drone warfare, the dangers of engaging in secret wars behind the backs of the American people, and what we as citizens can do about it.

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement, and Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. Described as “one of America’s most committed–and most effective–fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and called “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, Benjamin has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The author/editor of eight books, Benjamin’s latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. She is currently campaigning to get lethal drones out of the hands of the CIA.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. For reservations or to arrange special accommodations, call (603) 535-ARTS.