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.


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.

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Tuesday, Sep. 16 - Friday, Oct. 31
Silver Center for the Arts

This installation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the PSU theatre program by exploring and presenting examples of the visual magic created by the dramatic arts and theatre design within the context of the history of theatre at Plymouth State University. Curated by Professor of Theatre Matt Kizer and presented in collaboration with the PSU Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, September 16, 4-6pm.
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


Thursday, Sep. 25 and Friday, Sep. 26
Church Landing at Mill Falls

Please join us for the 6th Eating Disorders Conference “Untangling the Web of Disordered Eating and Weight Disorders” presented by Plymouth State University’s Eating Disorders Institute.

This year’s conference will be held September 25 and 26 at the beautiful Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH.

Conference Topics

  • Current medical and therapeutic issues including binge eating disorders, treatment overview, medical issues, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), pharmacology, case studies of rural health and eating disorders.
  • Telehealth and telemental health as new treatment options for eating disorders
  • Eating disorders in diverse populations such as athletes, males, ethnic groups, and co-morbidities
  • Integrative Therapies including somatic therapies, yoga, neurofeedback and mindfulness
  • Education and advocacy in school curricula, team building in schools and communities, and insurance issues

Check out the complete conference schedule.

For more information, please visit the PSU College of Graduate Studies website or contact Mardie Burckes-Miller at (603) 535-2515 or email


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

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


Friday, Sep. 26 - Sunday, Sep. 28
PSU Campus

This year’s Homecoming & Family Celebration event will be held September 26-28. It’s a time for Plymouth State to open its arms and welcome all members of our community – students, families, alumni, faculty, and staff.

We encourage you and your family to attend and take advantage of all the weekend has to offer, including:

  • Foley 5k Footrace
  • Harvest Festival
  • A magician on Friday evening
  • Alumni Recognition Awards
  • Varsity Athletic Contests
  • Cornhole Tournament
  • Standup comic Tig Notaro
  • Dearborn Golf

Click here for a full event schedule and register now for this celebratory weekend.

Questions? Please call Gale Beckwith at 535-2227 or send her an e-mail at

Hope to see you at Homecoming & Family Celebration!

8:30 pm

Saturday, Sep. 27, 8:30 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

Tig Notaro is busier than she’s ever been doing stand-up, appearing frequently on Conan, recording her popular podcast Professor Blastoff and appearing in movies like In a World, Shreveport, and Walk of Shame. Many people know her from her hilarious story about a series of run-ins with ’80s pop star Taylor Dayne featured on This American Life. Then, in 2012, Notaro endured a series of back-to-back health crises and personal tragedies that would put most careers on indefinite hold. Instead, she took to the stage. A tweet from Louis C.K. the next day read: “I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro….”  The set was recorded and became the best-selling comedy album of the year and nominated for a Grammy.  Look for her upcoming Showtime special Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, in which she’ll perform comedy in peoples’ basements, backyards, and barns.

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15

8:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

The Sweet Remains is an unusual band on today’s music scene; three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and three part harmonies that define the band’s sound. When Rich Price (Burlington, VT), Greg Naughton (NYC), and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ) met for a chance jam-session, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography and solo-careers to form The Sweet Remains. Their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer while their lush harmonies harken back to super groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel. Their debut CD Laurel & Sunset opened to great reviews and the band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since. In 2013 they released their most recent studio album North & Prospect.  “It’s been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs as melodically gorgeous as these” said The Boston Herald. 

Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $15


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Experience Plymouth firsthand at one of our many Open House and Admitted Student events! Tour campus, try the food, and meet a panel of current PSU students. You can even sit down with faculty in your academic area of interest!

For all events, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby on the day of Open House.


Monday, Oct. 6 - Thursday, Oct. 30
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: October 7, 4-6 p.m., with gallery talk by Professor Beverly Naidus, University of Washington, Tacoma

What does it mean for art to be socially engaged? Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world?

This audience-participatory installation examines the tensions, fears, and illusions promoted by the corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment, while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. Beverly Naidus’s art practice intertwines the roles of activist, educator, writer, and interdisciplinary artist.

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