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PSU Student Showcase of Excellence is April 25

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Thad Gulbrandsen, PSU Vice Provost for Research and Engagement, says the event highlights student research and creative project in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and the arts. "Through this work, students are contributing to new understanding of our world, even as they prepare themselves for their future careers," he said. "This is a great chance for parents, alumni, local residents and any other members of the PSU community to see that scholarly excellence is alive and well at Plymouth State University."

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.

Past research topics have included studies of toxins, wildlife, agriculture, music, dance, literature and history. Student projects will come from most of the University's more than 20 academic departments, representing almost 50 academic disinclines.

The Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:58

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CPR class in Alton on April 30

ALTON — The Alton Fire Rescue department will be holding a CPR Class on Wednesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the West Alton Fire Station.

For more information or to register call 875-0222.

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Winni Players holding auditions for semi-annual Playwriting Festival

MEREDITH— The Winni Players, the community theater wing of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, will be holding auditions on Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. for their semi-annual Playwriting Festival.

Last Fall, local teens and adults were hard at work crafting their own original short plays as part of a Playwriting Workshop. The results of their efforts will be performed on May 31 and June 1 at the outdoor amphitheatre on the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus.

Each of the plays will be directed by a local adult with experience in community theatre. There are roles available for adults, teens and a few kids. Anyone wishing to audition need only attend one of the scheduled audition sessions. To read the plays and see the cast breakdowns, visit www.winniplayhouse.org/auditions.html. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Alton Historical Society to hear former FBI agent

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will kick off the 2014 season on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Gilman Library with a presentation by Alton resident, Robert E. Lee, Special Agent FBI/Retired. He will talk about his 40 years working for the government.
Bob was born and raised in Everett, MA. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, he entered Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating in 1959. He served in the U.S.Naval Reserve attaining the rank of Lt(JG) and served as a deck officer aboard several merchant vessels and in the Maritime Insurance and Steamship Operation business in the New York area.
In 1963 he entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent and was assigned to offices in Missouri, Texas, New York City and Montgomery, Alabama.
Following retirement in 1992, he worked for the Alabama Attorney General and in private industry in Montgomery, Ala.
The Alton Historical Society Programs are free, open to the public and on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Library. Refreshments are served and the Museum, located on the lower level of the Library, will be open before and after the program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:44

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