Feb ’17
21
7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall

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Olga is a young a cappella group that approaches old traditions in a fresh way, combining enthusiasm, humor, and drama with genuine vocal clarity to enrapture both young and old. Their repertoire covers more than five centuries of musical joy, and the ensemble is already known for their unique programs, in which moving classical music comes together with popular repertoire. They can sing a medieval Icelandic drinking song and follow it with a top-40 hit. The ensemble, which includes Dutch, Icelandic, and Russian members, was founded in 2012 while the members of the group were students at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. Since then they have toured internationally and recently released their first recording, which includes music from the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia, Scotland, and America.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/olga-vocal-ensemble/.

Feb ’17
3
7:00 pm

Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall

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Since its founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire as well as for world premieres and commissioned pieces. Called “first rate” by The Boston Globe, violinist Elise Kuder is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. As a member of the Kammerorchester Basel in Switzerland, violinist Colleen Jennings toured extensively throughout Western Europe. Mike Kelley, viola, graduated from The Walnut Hill School for the Arts and has received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School, where he has also taught. Cellist Rupert Thompson made his solo debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the age of 18 and received the C.D. Jackson Memorial Award of Merit from Tanglewood.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/apple-hill-string-quartet/.

Nov
27
3:00 pm

Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall

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Frederic Chiu’s intriguing style springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests – his Asian/American/ European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection. With over 20 CDs on the market, some have been singled out, such as “Record of the Year” by Stereo Review, “Top 10 recordings” by The New Yorker, with raves from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Petscheck Award of the Juilliard School, and was a fellow of the American Pianist Association. Chiu’s program will include selections by Bach, Debussy, and Prokofiev.

$35 adult, $33 senior, $20 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/pianist-frederic-chiu/.

Oct
21
7:00 pm

Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Hanaway Theatre

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Perhaps the most widely read American poet of the twentieth century, Robert Frost returns to the stage in A.M. Dolan’s This Verse Business played by the Emmy award winning actor and New Hampshire native Gordon Clapp. Clapp is perhaps best known for his role as Detective Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue and for his Tony nominated role in the acclaimed Broadway production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

For fifty years, Robert Frost traveled the country giving talks and performing his poems. Partly based on these public appearances, This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also Frost at home, the private man alluding to his family and speaking about his relationship with art. Frost taught at PSU (then Plymouth Normal School) in 1911 and a statue of him can be found in the middle of campus.

$35-$30 adult, $33-$28 senior, $20-$15 youth

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-bottom/this-verse-business/.

Oct
1
7:00 pm

Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.
Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center

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Ice Dance International (IDI) is the ice ballet company for the 21st Century. Overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography, Ice Dance International is building a bridge to develop figure skating as an internationally recognized art form. Embracing the worlds of both ballet and ice dance with a cast of 10 skaters of world renown, this company is filled with dynamic movement, artistry and joy. The evening will include work by IDI founders and choreographers; America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Edward Villella and IDI Artistic Director, Douglas Webster. This performance is included in the premiere tour of Ice Dance International’s exciting and engaging repertory.

Come celebrate the movement that is making ice skating more art than sport! Please note this special presentation is being held at the PSU Ice Arena, across the bridge from the Silver Center.

$40-$35 adult, $38-$33 senior, $25-$20 youth

More information about this event is available at https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/features-top/ice-dance-international-presents-icedance/.

Sep
28
4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 4-5 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

The Center for the Environment invites the campus community to attend an Environmental Science Colloquium: "Uncertainties in Detecting Decadal Change in Soil Carbon and Extractable Elements in Northern Forests," presented by Olivia Bartlett, Department of Social Science, Plymouth State University & PhD candidate, Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences, University of New Hampshire.

Northern Forest ecosystems have been or are being impacted by land use change, forest harvesting, acid deposition, atmospheric CO2 enrichment, and climate change. Each of these has the potential to modify soil forming processes, and the resulting chemical stocks. Horizontal and vertical variations in concentrations complicate determination of temporal change. This study evaluates sample design, sample size, and differences among observers as sources of uncertainty when quantifying soil temporal change over regional scales. Forty permanent monitoring plots were established on the White Mountain National Forest in central New Hampshire and western Maine. Soil pits were characterized and sampled by genetic horizon at plot center in 2001 and resampled again in 2014 two-meters on contour from the original sampling location. Laboratory analyses for both sampling years included pH in 0.01 M CaCl2 solution and extractable Ca, Mg, Na, K, Al, Mn, and P in 1 M NH4OAc solution buffered at pH 4.8. The results from this study suggest that resampling efforts within a site, repeated across a region, to quantify elemental change by genetic horizon is an appropriate method of detecting soil temporal change in this region. Sample size and design considerations from this project will have direct implications in determining the number of sites and methods of sampling for designing future monitoring programs to characterize change in soil elements.

https://www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/4865/fall-2016-environmental-science-colloquium/

Sep
20
5:00 pm
Sep
21
5:00 pm
Sep
27
5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 5 p.m. - Phil Lonergan, Mike Heffernan

Wednesday, September 21, 5 p.m. - Scott Bulger, Kimberly Ritchie, Nick Sevigney

Tuesday, September 27, 5 p.m. - Jong-Yoon Kim, Tom Driscoll

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Scott Bulger in front of his artwork, "Evaluation"

Join us in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, located in the Draper & Maynard Building, for this series of free gallery talks. Part of the annual PSU Art Faculty Exhibit, these talks are a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

For more information about the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the PSU Art Faculty Exhibit, go to http://www.plymouth.edu/gallery.

Sep
19
9:00 am
Sep
22
3:30 pm

Monday, September 19, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

PSU's focus on external partnerships requires we be even more diligent about fair use and copyright laws. Come learn how to help your students find Creative Commons resources and be responsible partners and collaborators!

This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.

Oct
4
4:30 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 - 6 p.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall Room 120

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In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2-9, 2016), NAMI NH and PSU's Mental Health Issues Class will host a presentation by two In Our Own Voice speakers who will share their journeys, challenges, and successes of living with mental illness.

The goal of this event is to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental illness. These stories are educational and inspiring for any audience. There is no charge for this event and anyone-on or off campus-is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Elaine de Mello: edemello@naminh.org.

Oct
5
9:00 am
Oct
6
3:30 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 9-10 a.m.
Thursday, October 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lamson Open Lab 114

As a scholar, creator, and publisher, you should know your copyrights, as well as how to use open access options to your advantage. Come learn how to protect yourself and how to help your work reach the widest possible audience. This workshop is offered on two different dates by Christin Wixson, Librarian.