3:30 pm

This town-hall-style open forum will include updates on the URSA process, highlights and expected outcomes of this fiscal year, a look ahead to our next fiscal year, and an update for implementing our clusters. The meeting will provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to share opinions and ask questions.

  • Monday, November 30, 3:30–5 p.m.
  • Boyd Science Center, Room 144


Join Plymouth State University’s a cappella groups for a night of holiday fun! You’ll hear songs from the past, songs of today, as well as your holiday favorites. The all-female a cappella group, Mixed Emotions, and the all-male a cappella group, Vocal Order, collaborate to bring to the community a two-hour concert of fantastic music.

  • Free and open to people of all ages (donations are greatly appreciated!)
  • Senior Center in Plymouth, NH
  • Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, at 7 p.m.

7:00 pm

The annual All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band as well as 200 high school musicians. This year we welcome composers Dr. Jack Stamp, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Scott Watson from the Parkland (PA) School District.

This event often sells out – reserve tickets early.

  • November 23 at 7 p.m
  • Hanaway Theatre

4:30 pm

The Student Senate, in cooperation with the President's Office and Sodexo Dining, is offering an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Prospect Hall
  • Sunday, November 22, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Seatings: 5 - 5:40
    5:50 - 6:30
    6:40 - 7:20

Buffet Cost

  • With reservations: $5 per person. Call (603) 535-3047 by Saturday, November 21.
  • Without reservations,: $10 per person at the door
  • No extra charge with meal plan

10:00 am

Education and resources on tobacco/smoking cessation, blood pressure screenings, tobacco-free campus initiative petition, additional health-related displays. Several fun giveaways and a quit "cold turkey" raffle! Hot beverages and healthy refreshments compliments of Healthy PSU! More information.

  • Thursday, November 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • HUB Fireplace Lounge
  • All are welcome to attend.
  • Presented by Healthy PSU, the PSU Counseling and Human Relations Center, the PSU Student Nursing Association, and the PSU Health & Wellness Club


Set in a quaint English seaside town, The Birthday Party is a modern classic that adroitly combines dark ambiguity, unsettling comedy, and high dramatic tension, and is one of Harold Pinter’s most produced and disturbing plays.

  • Silver Center Studio Theater
  • Buy tickets online OR call (603) 535-2787
    Adult $15, senior & youth $12
  • November 19 and 20 at 7 p.m.
    November 21 and 22 at 2 p.m.
    November 21 at 8 p.m.



The Ecstasies Above & Magnificat

Begin your holiday season with the New Hampshire Master Chorale’s collaborative performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious and celebratory Magnificat, the Canticle of the Blessed Virgin. Joined by the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers and the New Hampshire Master Chorale chamber orchestra, the program includes an ethereal setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Ecstasies Above by British composer Tarik O’Regan and transcendent a cappella works by Benjamin Britten. The New Hampshire Master Chorale and the PSU Chamber Singers are led by Dr. Daniel R. Perkins.

  • Saturday, November 21, 7 p.m.
    South Church, 7 Pleasant St, Concord, NH
  • Sunday, November 22, 3 p.m.
    Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH

Tickets: $30 general, $25 senior, $15 group of 10 or more.
Free for undergraduates and students in grades K-­12.

Tickets can be purchased online.

7:00 pm

Safe and Free? The Case Against a Civil Liberties Tradeoff

Devon Chafee from the NH Civil Liberties Union will be unpacking the assumption that the goals of advancing civil liberties and protecting national security are necessarily counter-balanced. Focusing on US counterterrorism efforts in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Chaffee will address the costs and effectiveness of federal national security policies that implicate individual rights.

Devon Chaffee is the executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and is the former legislative counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, DC.

  • November 17, 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall of the Silver Center for the Arts

6:00 pm

Carly Fiorina is scheduled to appear at PSU as part of Presidential Candidate Lecture Series.

She’ll be visiting campus on Monday, November 16, and speaking at a town hall style gathering. Open to PSU students, faculty, staff, and the community.

  • November 16, 6 p.m.
  • HUB Hage Room

7:00 pm

When Fahim Fazli first fled his native country of Afghanistan more than four decades ago, he brought with him an idea of the American Dream. When he visits PSU next Thursday with his longtime friend Michael Moffett '78, '89G, Fazli, now living in Orange County, CA., will talk about that dream and how he’s done his best to make it a reality.

Read more about Fazli, including his recent appearance in "Rock the Kasbah" with Bill Murray, in the Concord Monitor article.