This Week's Featured Events

As events may be moved, delayed, postponed, or canceled for a variety of reasons and without any prior notice, the Office of Public Relations advises that you check with the contact(s) listed with each event for the most current information.


Jun. 10 - Sep. 12, 2014
Silver Center for the Arts

A juried member exhibit, presented in collaboration with the New Hampshire art association, one of the oldest statewide art associations in the country, with over 450 members who are painters, photographers, watercolorists, and printmakers.

Juried by PSU Professor Emeritus of Art Bill Haust.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit

Friday, Aug. 22 - Friday, Dec. 5
Lamson Learning Commons Art Display Wall

Route 66, also known as the road to opportunity, linked Chicago to Los Angeles between 1926 and the mid 1950?s. The road functions as a metaphorical bridge, connecting the country socially and culturally, bringing people to California. As people migrated along the route, it served as a cultural conduit, transporting ideas, progressive thinking, and diversity westward.

Portfolio exchange participants are asked to provide their own take on Route 66 Westbound to Paradise, taking into consideration Route 66, the road to opportunity as a catalyst for social change.

The print portfolio exchange was curated by artist Fawn Atencio of Denver, CO. For more information, visit the Lamson Learning Commons website.

12:00 pm

Monday, Aug. 25, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Mary Lyon Lawn


The Alumni Relations Office invites PSU employee alumni to join us for a campus tradition, the Employee-Alumni Luncheon. The luncheon is on Monday, August 25, 2014, at noon on Mary Lyon Lawn. This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues and enjoy a meal together.

In the event of rain, the luncheon will be moved to the Hage Room at the HUB.

The luncheon is compliments of the PSU Alumni Association. Register here to let us know you are coming!

For more information, contact Gale Beckwith at (603) 535-2227 or, or visit the PSU alumni events and programs website.


Wednesday, Sep. 3 - Thursday, Oct. 2
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: Sep. 10, 4–6 p.m.

The PSU Faculty Exhibit is an annual celebration of Plymouth State University’s talented art faculty, highlighting exhibitors as working artists and demonstrating how their work connects with the PSU art curriculum and art students. The exhibit includes recent works from a wide spectrum of media including photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, digital media, graphic design, and mixed media.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit


Friday, Sep. 5 and Saturday, Sep. 6, 7 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre

New England based emerging companies offer high energy contemporary dance.  Amanda Whitworth, PSU Director of Dance and artistic director of Tributary Dance teams up with PSU alumnus Kathleen Pantos for Pantos Project’s premiere performance to support the PSU Dance Division.

You can Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $20, Senior & Youth $15

7:00 pm

Thursday, Sep. 11, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

How New Hampshire Saved America

Lawrence Lessig - courtesy photo/Yanai Yechiel

Americans believe our government is broken. According to a recent Gallup Poll, fixing the government is the most important issue for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. In this talk, Professor Lessig explains the fundamental corruption that has taken hold of our government and how we, the People, have lost touch with our Framers’ values.

New Hampshire has a critical role in restoring the Republic that the Framers promised. Professor Lessig examines how recent efforts—including the ongoing “New Hampshire Rebellion”—are mobilizing citizens to band together and form a movement capable of effecting fundamental and lasting change.

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It. 

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.

7:00 pm

Thursday, Sep. 18, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

April Bernard is a poet, novelist and essayist. Her first book of poetry, Blackbird Bye Bye was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: "The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot but listen." Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: Romanticism, Swan Electric, and Psalms. She is also the author of the novels Pirate Jenny and Miss Fuller. She is on faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars and serves as the Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College.

About the Eagle Pond Authors' Series

For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading.  Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.

1:00 pm

Sunday, Sep. 21, 1 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

New Hampshire Music Festival artists Sasha Callahan (violin) and her husband Leo Eguchi (cello) join Dan Perkins (piano) in performances of the piano trios of Dmitri Shostakovich. The first trio was composed when Shostakovich was 17 and in love, while the second, more dark and edgy, was written two decades later under Soviet scrutiny.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $15, Senior $14, Youth $12

6:00 pm

Sunday, Sep. 21, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hartman Union Building

The Community Connections Fair will bring together students who are interested in community service and service learning opportunities and local organizations in need of volunteers. This is a great way to get connected in the community.

Come and learn about the great work that our community partners are doing and how you can get involved.

For more information, contact Jessica Dutille at or 535-2372.

8:00 pm
8:00 pm
2:00 pm

Thursday & Friday Sep. 25 and 26, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sep. 27, 2 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Photo by Natalie Young

Actress Elizabeth Daily and pianist Allan DiBiase offer an evening of Poetry and Textural Music that includes Ms. Daily performing dramatic readings of poetry, ranging from the contemplative to the comedic, accompanied by Dr. DiBiase on the piano.  Included are works by Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Jane Kenyon, and Liz Ahl.  Living in the Momentis engaging, enlightening, and innovative. Experience and celebrate the innumerable moments that define the complexity, challenges, and memorable times of our lives.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $9, Senior $8, Youth $7