Sep ’13May

Thursday, Sept. 12 - May 8, 5-5:45 p.m.

Located at the EcoHouse, (1 High St., the big white house on the rotary), Common Ground peruses environmental issues present in our communities and spreads awareness and change to such issues. Common Ground is PSU's environmental and social justice group who sponsors events like Earth Jam, water week, trail clean-ups and so much more. Come on down to join the fun!


Friday, Mar. 7 - Friday, Apr. 25
Lamson Learning Commons

The Average Path Length 2013 portfolio exchange exhibition will be presented under the aegis of the Lamson Learning Commons Print Series at Plymouth State University March 7 through April 25.

An opening reception and artist talk by portfolio curator Fawn Atencio will be held at 4 p.m. March 10 at Lamson Learning Commons on Highland Street in Plymouth.

Chinn Wang, Root System

In this portfolio exchange, artists were asked to consider how they interpret path, pattern and the idea of collaboration and building new and positive print relations.

Atencio says, “Small world experiments designed by Stanley Milgrim and other researchers in the 1960s examined the size and connectedness of social networks in the US. The research offered that human interactions can be represented as paths (relationships) connecting nodes (individuals). Thus the idea of six degrees of separation; the average path length between any two people in the world is six relationships from each other.”

The exhibition presents selected works from 22 nationally and internationally noted printmakers, including Kimberly Anderson Ritchie of the PSU art faculty.


March 25, 2014 - March 8, 2015

In its newest exhibition, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains explores connections between geological history and recreation in the White Mountains. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Garlick, a New Hampshire-based writer and science educator.

The exhibition features ultra-high resolution panoramic photographs (Gigapans) of Cannon Cliff, the Franconia Ridge and the east side of Mt. Washington. These panoramas span nearly entire walls of the gallery and are featured in a touch-screen digital exhibit.

The exhibition includes topics like the connection of a geologic event such as a landslide and how that event precipitates activities such as backcountry skiing and ice climbing. It also explains the impact of the Ice Age on the region, and the science behind the formation and eventual destruction of the Old Man of the Mountain.

The museum, located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, is open for regular hours Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or to discuss and schedule group visits.


Wednesdays, April 9 - April 30
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Frost Commons Lounge

Learn to Manage Stress through Meditation
with Regina Bosinger Kelly Ph.D., APRN

Healthy PSU is sponsoring a 4-week series of noontime sessions for anyone interested in learning how to meditate! Gina will introduce a variety of ways to use meditation to become “stress resilient”, to increase happiness, decrease suffering and enjoy life more fully. Each session will include a brief talk/discussion followed by a relaxation and meditation experience. Each week will introduce a different type of meditation! If you are ready to adopt a new practice to improve health, this workshop series is for you!

When: Wednesdays, April 9-April 30th

Time: 12 noon-1:00 pm

Where: Frost Commons Lounge

Registration is required: by e-mail at or at the
“Savor the Flavor” Event on March 25th at the Union Grille (11am-1pm). Deadline to Register is April 2nd

Workshops are at no cost for full-time faculty and staff. Limited enrollment, sign up early!

Visit the Healthy PSU website, or link to this event.


Tuesday, Apr. 22 - Tuesday, May. 13
Silver Center for the Arts -  Graphic Design
Karl Drerup Art Gallery - Studio Art

Sponsored by the Karl Drerup Art Gallery

The BFA degrees in studio art and graphic design are intense, highly focused professional programs. Throughout the year, studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs, and media to achieve a mature body of work, culminating in the selection of work featured in this threshold exhibit at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Graphic design majors create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range of applications including logos, stationery, advertisements, posters, pamphlets, and publications. These materials are displayed in the Silver Center for the Arts atrium. BFA students in both programs are mentored by selected faculty members, although all faculty participate in critiques and individual dialog with the students throughout the experience.

Reception Tuesday, April 22, 4-6pm

For more information, visit the Karl Drerup Art Gallery Website.

6:00 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Mark Sylvestre Planetarium in Boyd Science Center at Plymouth State University

At 6 PM on Tuesday, April 22nd, Sally Jean Jensen will give a talk on Comets, in the Mark Sylvestre Planetarium in Boyd Science Center at Plymouth State University. Comets represent primordial material, showing what the solar system was like when it first formed. Sally will discuss comets and the NASA missions that have studied them, and upcoming missions to comets. The presentation is free and appropriate for all ages. Dr. Dennis Machnik will do a sky show using the star projector following the talk. For further information, call Dr. Machnik at 535-2748.

11:00 am

Wednesday, Apr. 23, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Hartman Union Building

The Criminal Justice Department and Criminal Justice Organization have co-sponsored a Career Fair on campus. Local, State, and Federal Agencies aligned with a CJ background have been invited to the HUB to educate students about what they do, and how they can shape their undergraduate career to get to that position.

12:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 23, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ice Arena

The CASA organization in conjunction with PSU and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce will be be sharing the story of their great work on behalf of vulnerable youth in the state of NH.

On April 23rd at the PSU Ice Arena PSU will be hosting a brown bag lunch to help share and promote their great work. Come and learn about their important work and see if you or a friend would like to become a CASA volunteer.

For 25 years, Court Appointed Special Advocates has represented children at the center of abuse and neglect cases in the New Hampshire Court System. CASA of NH is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises volunteer guardians ad litem who advocate for these children. Since 1989, CASA has worked on behalf of more than 9,000 children in New Hampshire thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers. However, the need for additional volunteers is ongoing. CASA of NH is able to meet the needs of about 80 percent of the abuse and neglect cases in the state.

The organization is currently recruiting volunteers in an effort to be able to represent every child who has come to the attention of the courts. CASA of NH is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. Visit for more information.

12:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 23, 12-1 p.m.
Union Grille at the HUB

Come converse in French at the French Conversation Table!

On Wednesday, April 23, from noon - 1:00 pm in the Union Grille at the HUB, join us for lunch and practice your French in a very informal setting (or just enjoy hearing the language!)

It doesn't matter what level you are... We welcome everyone, from beginners to fluent speakers.

Questions? Contact Katharine Harrington at

Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics

4:00 pm

Environmental Science Colloquium Series
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

 Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Engineering Thayer School of Engineering Dartmouth College