Plymouth State university en How Caribbean Med Students Came To Make Up Half Of Plymouth State's MBA Program <p><span style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.5;">For years, universities have been looking for creative ways to drum up cash as their costs increase.&nbsp; The most straightforward way to increase revenue is to bring in more students.&nbsp; And for </span><a href="" style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Plymouth State University</a><span style="font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.5;">, that meant heading south to the Caribbean in a rare partnership deal that some see as controversial.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 47982 at How Caribbean Med Students Came To Make Up Half Of Plymouth State's MBA Program The Composer Next Door <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">USA Today recently published a list of the fastest growing professions in the United States.&nbsp; Music Composer came in at #3. &nbsp;Everything, in this digital age, needs music.&nbsp; With advances in technology, today's orchestras are more often found on hard drives in basements than symphony hall. NHPR's Sean Hurley has this profile of music professor and film composer&nbsp;Rik Pfenninger of Holderness.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 40315 at The Composer Next Door Ray Burton Given PSU's Highest Honor For Public Service <p>Executive Councilor Ray Burton has received Plymouth State University’s highest award for public service, only the third time the honor has been given in almost a decade.</p><p>The Henry W. Blair Award for Distinguished Public Service was created in 2004.</p><p>“It is for distinguished public service, it recognizes someone who has devoted – as Henry Blair did – a life to making the world better through strong public service,” &nbsp;PSU president Sara Jayne Steen said in an interview. “And, in that sense of course, Ray is the perfect candidate.”</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:30:07 +0000 Chris Jensen 38057 at N.H. Reacts to Red Sox World Series Win <p>It was 1918 when the Red Sox last did it. &nbsp; And they did it again last night, winning the World Series in front of a hometown crowd, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1. &nbsp;Here in New Hampshire, the reaction was swift and loud, as Sean Hurley reports.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeff Chapel from Thornton watches the game at his hometown bar, the Woodpecker Pub. It's only the </span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> inning, but he's ready for his World Series pilgrimage.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:15:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 37699 at N.H. Reacts to Red Sox World Series Win Local Composer Wins The American Prize <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2006, Plymouth resident and PSU Music Professor Jonathan </span>Santore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was named New Hampshire Composer of the year.&nbsp; Just last month, he was awarded The American Prize in Choral Composition for 2013. As he tells </span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sean Hurley, he's come a long way since playing trumpet for his high school marching band in Tennessee.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:18:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 34879 at Local Composer Wins The American Prize Faculty Seek To Unionize At Plymouth State University <p>A Plymouth State University faculty group wants its 174 full-time, tenure track professors to be able to form a union.</p><p>The State Employee’s Association (SEA) filed on behalf of the faculty Monday to hold an election with the New Hampshire Public Employees Labor Relations Board.</p><p>Eligible members would vote to join the SEA later this spring. More than fifty percent approval is needed to pass.</p><p>Supporters of the union, like Associate Professor Scott Coykendall, say that it will improve communication with current and future university administrations.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:43:08 +0000 Alison Kuzmickas 23097 at Second Amendment Protests at PSU Get Strong Reaction <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Two men who had threatened to bring guns onto Plymouth State University&rsquo;s campus triggered strong reactions from members of the campus community.</p><p>The anti-gun-law protesters who accompanied the men sang songs, and engaged onlookers in conversations about the right to bear arms.</p><p>Student Alex Cabeceiras says that he thinks no-one on campus took part in the protest.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:20:30 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 826 at Second Amendment Protests at PSU Get Strong Reaction Free Staters Protest Anti-Gun Rules at PSU <p>Two men who had been threatening to bring guns to Plymouth State University’s campus directed a protest today against the school’s no-firearm policy.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:18:42 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 824 at Free Staters Protest Anti-Gun Rules at PSU