Oct
29
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.

Jul
22
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
www.davidgelles.com

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

May
12
2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Boyd Room 144

Masters of Science candidate for Environmental Science & Policy, Melanie Perello, will present her thesis work that looks at the cumulative impacts of land use and changing climate on water quality using lake sediments and water monitoring.

May
5
9:30 am

Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Boyd Room 001

Jennifer-Lee Bell will present her M.S. research related to an innovative wetland condition assessment that uses plants as indicators of environmental quality. NHDES is incorporating her findings in assessment materials for the State.

Apr
30
6:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 30, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Planetarium, Boyd first floor, South End

Sally Jean Jensen, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the successes of both missions. The Hubble Space Telescope has operated for 25 years and has just started its mission. MESSENGER, orbiting Mercury, will probably have crashed the morning of this talk. The talk is free and appropriate for all ages.

Apr
22
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 22 7-10 p.m.
Boyd Hall Room 144, Plymouth State University

Documentary Film Exploring the Complexity of the Northern Pass Project is coming to The Museum of the White Mountains on Earth Day, April 22nd. The Power of Place Screening will be at Boyd Hall Room 144 on the Plymouth State University campus in Plymouth, New Hampshire at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd. It was created through a kickstarter campaign by New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman Hosted by The Museum of the White Mountains.

The screening is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

The film will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker.

Electricity giant Hydro-Quebec needs to sell more of its electricity to New England and Eversource Energy wants to pitch in by distributing this power to customers in southern New England. To do that the companies have joined forces to build Northern Pass, a 187-mile transmission line that will bisect the state of New Hampshire with high-voltage cable strung between 1500 steel towers rising as tall as 135 feet. Residents of the “Live Free or Die” state have a problem with that. New Hampshire is a place where people’s connections to the land run deep. Its mountains and forest, lakes and rivers, are part working landscape and part outdoor playground, and those opposed to Northern Pass see it as a desecration of this landscape.

Apr
7
12:30 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Rounds 107

Social Science Colloquium
Rebecca Noel: Mann, Bird, and Lyon
This talk focuses on the emergence of school health education through short case studies weaving together the activities of educational reformer Horace Mann, health consumer F.W. Bird, and academy founder Mary Lyon in the lively years 1837-1840. The campaign to school the child’s body through exercise, hygiene curriculum, and healthy school buildings is the subject of her book in progress, Save Our Scholars: The Quest for Health in American Schools.

Mar
23
6:30 pm

Monday, Mar. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Boyd 001

On behalf of numerous co-sponsoring organizations, the SAGE Center is proud to announce the following series of events to celebrate Women's History Month. This celebration was first ordained by presidential proclamation as Women's History Week in 1980, and expanded to the full month of March in 1988. The National Women's History Project provides an annual theme, and this year the theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." We hope you plan to support one or more of these events and take time to consider how integral the many threads of womens' influence have been in your own life's tapestry.

This powerful documentary digs into how women are represented in the media and positions of power. A discussion guided by professors Mary Beth Ray and Diane Hotten-Somers will follow.

Mar
11
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hyde 220

On behalf of numerous co-sponsoring organizations, the SAGE Center is proud to announce the following series of events to celebrate Women's History Month. This celebration was first ordained by presidential proclamation as Women's History Week in 1980, and expanded to the full month of March in 1988. The National Women's History Project provides an annual theme, and this year the theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." We hope you plan to support one or more of these events and take time to consider how integral the many threads of womens' influence have been in your own life's tapestry.

A fun and informative summary of women's history in America with professor Rebecca Noel.

Mar
5
5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Memorial 010

Problem Solving in Metro Boston with GIS
Presented by: Adam Kurowski (Geography '01),
GIS Director for Arlington, MA

How do you get rid of 100 feet of snow in urban areas?
Why do cities need geographic information to function?
How do you decide which schools children are assigned to?

Find out the answers to these and other questions regarding Geographic Information Systems in today's governments, and find out just how important this technology is in problem solving and real-time decision making in today's society, as well as where this technology can take us in the future.