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.

Apr
17
7:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 17, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Richard Blanco read his poem One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration making him the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay person to serve as an honorary participant in the official ceremony. His acclaimed first book, City of a Hundred Fires, explores the yearnings and negotiation of cultural identity as a Cuban-American and received the prestigious Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize. His second book, Directions to The Beach of the Dead won the PEN American Beyond Margins Award for its continued exploration of the universal themes of place and homecoming. His third collection, Looking for The Gulf Motel, won the Patterson Poetry Prize and Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. A builder of cities and poems, Blanco is also a professional civil engineer currently living in Maine.

About the Eagle Pond Author's Series

For the past 16 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.

Apr
18
8:00 pm

Friday, Apr. 18, 8 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Named for their distinctive red footwear, these five highly accomplished women have careers spanning the fields of orchestral, band and chamber music performances in such groups as Dallas Brass, PRISMA, Monarch Brass Quintet, the United States Marine Band, Detroit Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and St. Louis Symphony. The ensemble reflects timely changes in the music scene with repertoire consisting of popular styles to the avant-garde written by the leading composers of our time. After performing with the group, legendary trumpeter and Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen said “The Stiletto Brass Quintet is a group of five superb musicians whose technique and ensemble work is simply unmatched.”

For more about  The Stiletto Brass Quintet, Visit  stilettobrassquintet.com.

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

AprMay
2213

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.

Apr
22
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.

Apr
23
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 www.casanh.org for more information.

Apr
23
1:30 pm

CASA of N.H. holding information lunch April 23

 

For more than 25 years Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has represented children at the center of abuse and neglect cases in the New Hampshire court system.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire is holding a brown-bag lunch Wednesday April 23, to share the story of their work on behalf of vulnerable New Hampshire Youth. The event will be held Wednesday April 23 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center. Plymouth State University and the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce are helping to host this event. In addition to discovering more about CASA, participants will learn how they can become a CASA volunteer. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

CASA of N.H. recruits, trains and supervises guardians ad litem, individuals appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of children. A non-profit organization, CASA has worked on behalf of more than 9,000 New Hampshire children since its founding in 1989. This service is possible with the help of hundreds of trained volunteers. However, CASA can only meet the needs of 80 percent of N.H.’s abuse and neglect cases. Volunteers are needed to represent every child who has come to the attention of the courts.

CASA of N.H. 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 www.casanh.org for more information.

Apr
23
4:00 pm

Environmental Science Colloquium Series
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

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

Apr
24
7:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Boyd 144

The NH-made film "Northern Trespass" about the Northern Pass project will be shown on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 7:00 pm in Boyd 144. The event is sponsored by the PSU student group Common Ground, with the assistance of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Social Science Department.

Filmmakers Jan Marvel and Michelle Vaughn will be present for a Q & A after the showing.

The showing is free and open to the public.

northern_trespass_release_414-1

AprApr
2527

Friday, Apr. 25, 8 a.m. - Sunday, Apr. 27, 5 p.m.
Rounds Hall, HUB, Lamson, Boyd, Alumni Green

"Artists, Authors, Audiences," the 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, an academic conference that draws over one hundred students and scholars from across the country to Plymouth State each spring, welcomes you attend any of its sessions and events. Of particular note is they keynote talk, "Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader," to be delivered by Rebecca Krug (UMN) Friday, April 25 in the HUB Hage Room at 4 p.m.

PSU Medieval Society presents our 3rd annual Prince John's Medieval Festival! This year we are bigger and better than ever with pirates with cannons, sword shows, music, and much much more! Come for the shows or shop for unique handmade items in our vendor marketplace. As always, admission is free! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Apr
25
2:00 pm

Dozens of Plymouth State University students will present projects during a special event celebrating research.

The Student Showcase of Excellence, scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the University’s Hartman Union Building, involves students from many academic disciplines presenting poster displays, demonstrations, and live events. The Showcase is free and open to the public.

Some of the projects are offered in connection with the National Institute for Health’s IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant to increase opportunities for faculty and student research.

Click here for more information on the Student Showcase of Excellence.


Close