August 22, 2014 Preview Screening of Ken Burns's The Roosevelts: An Intimate History at Franklin Pierce The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication and the Honors Program at Franklin Pierce University will co-host a preview screening of Ken Burns's The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, September 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Pam Tubridy Baucom and Daniel J. White, producer and associate producer of this Florentine Films seven-part, fourteen-hour series, which will premiere on New Hampshire Public Television and PBS on September 14. This event is free and open to the public and was made possible by NHPTV; reserved seating is recommended.
August 21, 2014 Presidential Transition at Franklin Pierce University President James F. Birge announced today that he is resigning from his position at Franklin Pierce University effective next year but no later than June 15, 2015, to allow time for the Board of Trustees to work on the leadership transition. In his sixth year as president, and with the average tenure for a college leader being seven years, Birge and his family have decided it is time for new challenges.
August 13, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Granted IACBE Accreditation for Business Programs Franklin Pierce University has been granted first-time accreditation status by the Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for its Business programs (Master's and Baccalaureate) offered through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) and the College at Rindge. CGPS offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting-Finance, Management, and Marketing for the adult learner that can be taken either partially or fully online, and M.B.A. programs in Leadership, Energy & Sustainability Studies, Human Resource Management, Health Administration, Information Technology, and Sports Management. The College at Rindge offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees for the traditional student in Accounting-Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sports & Recreation Management.
August 6, 2014 Fox Political News Analyst Juan Williams to Receive Fitzwater Medallion and Present Lecture The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University is proud to present Juan Williams with its 10th Fitzwater Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication on September 17, 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. Williams, a Fox News Channel political analyst and author, will deliver this year's Medallion Lecture, "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize - the Constitution, Voting Rights, and the Triumph of American Democracy," upon receipt of his award. This event is free and open to the general public and is part of the University's observance of Constitution Day. A book signing will follow the lecture at 8 p.m.; books will be available at the University Bookstore from 5 to 8 p.m.
August 4, 2014 Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center, NHPTV, and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Co-Sponsor The Monadnock Debates The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, NHPTV, and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript will co-sponsor The Monadnock Debates, a citizen-driven forum with candidates addressing critical issues. The Monadnock Debates will take place in Spagnuolo Hall on Franklin Pierce University's Rindge campus from 6-7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to these free events; parking is readily available.
June 17, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Group Travels to Ghana to Serve and Learn Franklin Pierce University Professor Thomas Bennett and 12 Franklin Pierce students recently traveled to Ghana on a Medical Mission as part a larger group with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, which sends doctors and students to developing nations each year to provide surgeries for young people. The group witnessed firsthand the delivery of healthcare in the West African country while volunteering their time and expertise in two hospitals in the city of Elmina. It was a remarkable experience for the Franklin Pierce students, who represented all four grade levels at the University and were either Health Sciences or Biology majors with aspirations to become medical doctors or Physician Assistants.
June 11, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Graduate Students Receive International SHRM Merit Award The Franklin Pierce University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter is one of the top student chapters from among the more than 450 SHRM student chapters worldwide. Franklin Pierce's student chapter has received SHRM's "Merit Award" and will be formally commended at the 2014 SHRM International Annual Conference in Orlando on June 21. SHRM is the world's largest professional association devoted to Human Resource (HR) management, with more than 225,000 members in 125 countries.
June 7, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Group Experiences Civil Rights & Service Immersion Program Nine Franklin Pierce University students and two staff members traveled to Alabama on May 16 to engage in a weeklong service/Civil Rights immersion program, sponsored by the University's Department of Student Involvement. Throughout the spring semester, students gathered as a group with the trip advisors, Scott Ansevin-Allen and Derek Scalia, to discuss topics of poverty, Civil Rights, and the life of Keene native and activist Jonathan Daniels.
May 19, 2014 Franklin Pierce University's 2014 Commencement Shines! Although the weather forecast threatened rain, Franklin Pierce University's 49th Commencement Exercises took place on May 17 in full sun at its outdoor ceremony. President James Birge welcomed 370 graduates prepared to receive their undergraduate and graduate degree diplomas. Honorary Degrees recipients included John K. Castle, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Kenneth R. Feinberg, well known for his legal role in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, One Fund Boston, and other disaster relief compensation funds. J. Bonnie Newman, Chancellor Emeritus of the Community College System of New Hampshire, was awarded the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award for her commitment to public service, contributions to higher education, and high moral character.
May 16, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Students Primed for Success Franklin Pierce University graduates appear to be primed for workplace engagement according to the results of an analysis that compared Franklin Pierce students to a recent Gallup study of 30,000 college students nationwide. The Gallup study found that students who had an internship or job related to their field, worked on a semester-long project, developed a meaningful relationship with a faculty member, or felt that professors cared about them as people were more likely to be engaged in their jobs after graduation. Gallup defined workplace engagement as "being intellectually and emotionally connected with their organizations and work teams because they are able to do what they're best at, they like what they do at work, and they have someone who cares about their development at work."
May 13, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Student and U.S. Veteran Wins Award Ronald (Jay) Hagstrom, a U.S. veteran and freshman at Franklin Pierce University, is a "Powerful Voice" winner for Yes! Magazine's national student writing competition. More than 1,000 students across the country entered the contest, for which there were three winners in the Powerful Voice category. The essays were published in the online version of the magazine and in its education newsletter which is sent to a list of 28,000 educators nationwide.
May 2, 2014 Franklin Pierce University DPT Students Help Out at Boston Marathon Two Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students volunteered their time and expertise in the Medical Tents at the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Jonathan Walton of Madison, Wis., and Matt Litchfield of Hopkinton, N.H., both second year students at New Hampshire's only doctor of physical therapy program, volunteered in the medical tents set up to provide immediate assistance to runners.
April 29, 2014 Northern New England Review Release Party and Reading Northern New England Review Release Reading and Celebration: May 5, 5 p.m., Alumni Lounge in Peterson Manor at Franklin Pierce University. The public is invited to a release party and reading for the literary journal housed at the university, the Northern New England Review. Copies of the journal will be available, and the event will feature readings from two contributors, poet and fiction writer Julia Shipley and Franklin Pierce's own Gerald Burns.
April 23, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation Franklin Pierce University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program recently received news that it was approved for full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN's Board of Commissioners met on March 13-14 and granted initial accreditation to Franklin Pierce's MSN program and its post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education; the program received notice of full accreditation status on April 11.
April 16, 2014 Three Earth Week Events at Franklin Pierce University Earth Day Fair: Monday, April 21, 11:30-2:30 in Spagnuolo Hall. Postcards from Peru: Wednesday, April 23, 12:30-1:30 at Lakeside Education Center. Sustainability Certificate Community Share-Out: Friday, April 25, 12-2 p.m. at Alumni Lounge in Peterson Manor.
April 10, 2014 Honors Abound at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University held its annual Fitzwater Center Honors on the Rindge campus on April 7, 2014. Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, presided over the event, which included special recognition for outstanding students who have made significant contributions to the public discourse, as well as recognition for an outstanding alumnus who has consistently exhibited a commitment to the mission of the Fitzwater Center.
April 9, 2014 Academic Showcase at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will hold its annual Academic Showcase April 14-18 on the University's Rindge campus. The showcase is designed to highlight the exceptional work of students. Presentations occur each day and include topics such as "Interning with the FBI," "Anthropology Field Work in Denmark and Peru," "Body Image in the Media," and a mock debate by the Ethics Bowl Team. On Friday, April 18, a faculty poster session will highlight faculty research projects. The general public is invited to all sessions; free parking is available on site. The full Academic Showcase schedule is available at: http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academicshowcase/.
April 4, 2014 "Welcome the Spring" Ceremony at Franklin Pierce University A "Welcome the Spring" ceremony will be held at Franklin Pierce University's Medicine Wheel, located at the edge of Pearly Pond facing Peterson Manor on the Rindge campus, on April 25 at 12 p.m. Renowned Native American flutist Joseph FireCrow will share his music and stories during the hour-long ceremony. In the event of rain, the event will be relocated to Spagnuolo Hall. This event is free and open to the public; parking is free and readily available.
March 31, 2014 Sustainability Coordinator at Franklin Pierce University Speaks at International Conference in Peru Franklin Pierce University's Sustainability Coordinator Jess Gerrior spoke at the International Association of Universities 2014 International Conference in Iquitos, Peru, March 21-23. The theme of the Conference was "Blending Higher Education and Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development." Gerrior was invited to participate in a panel discussion about the role of higher education institutions in sustainable development and assessing sustainability in university life beyond "campus greening." A draft statement by the Conference on this subject will be contributed to the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Okayama, Japan, in November 2014.
March 27, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Announces Honorary Degree and Peterson Award Recipients Franklin Pierce University will award two Honorary Doctorates and The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at its 49th Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. on May 17. John K. Castle and Kenneth R. Feinberg will be receiving honorary degrees at the Rindge campus ceremonies; J. Bonnie Newman will be presented the Peterson Award. The Peterson Award was created in 2011 to honor the late Governor Peterson's lifelong commitment to public service and higher education in the state of New Hampshire; the award honors an individual for extraordinary commitment to public service, selfless contributions to higher education, and high moral character.
March 18, 2014 The Wedding Pact Screens at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will host a film screening of The Wedding Pact on Monday, April 7 at 8:30 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall. A Q&A will follow the screening with the film's director, Matt Berman '92; the executive producer, John Perry '92; and Scott Michael Campbell, who is an actor in the film. Light refreshments will be provided; this event is free and open to the general public. Parking is free and readily available on campus.
March 17, 2014 Judd Gregg Inaugural Speaker at The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse The first program of the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. The speaker will be Judd Gregg, whose political career including serving in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and as Governor of New Hampshire. He will provide his perspective on the deterioration of civil discourse, examples of bipartisan cooperation during his own years in public service, and his thoughts about restoring functionality to government.
March 14, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Receives 2014 NEBHE State Merit Excellence Award Franklin Pierce University was the recipient of the New Hampshire State Merit Award for its collaborative work on the QUEST program at the New England Board of Higher Education 12th annual Excellence Award Ceremony on March 7. During the Ceremony, six merit awards were presented to an individual, organization, or business from each of the New England states who exemplified, through their work, excellence in promoting college readiness and success for the students of New England.
March 10, 2014 Program Completion Ceremony for Physician Assistant Students at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University President James F. Birge and Provost Kim Mooney presided at its Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program Completion Ceremony on March 1. Twenty-one students in the MPAS program in Lebanon, N.H., received certificates of completion toward their diplomas awarding them a Master's degree of Physician Assistant Studies. Part of the University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies, the MPAS program trains upcoming physician assistants who work under the supervision of a physician as part of a team.
February 24, 2014 Fry Lecture Series Brings Ronald Kessler to Franklin Pierce University The Fry Lecture Series returns to Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday, March 4, with a lecture by Ronald Kessler, journalist and New York Times best-selling author. The lecture will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by a book signing from 7-7:30 p.m. The event will be on the University's Rindge campus in Spagnuolo Hall; free parking is available, and the event is free and open to the general public.
February 21, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Hosts "Relay for Life" Event Franklin Pierce University will host a "Relay for Life" event in the Fieldhouse on its Rindge campus, starting with registration at 7 p.m. on March 28 and ending at 2 a.m. on March 29 with a closing ceremony. Each year, the American Cancer Society holds Relay for Life events all over the world to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. During the Relay, cancer survivors, families, and participants celebrate where they have been and what they have overcome, recognize loved ones who are currently battling cancer, and remember those who have been lost.
February 4, 2014 Franklin Pierce University Offers New Accelerated M.B.A. Program The College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) at Franklin Pierce University announces a new, cohort-based, one-year accelerated Master of Business Administration program. Unlike the online M.B.A. program of CGPS, this course will bring students together in the classroom, where they will benefit from interaction with one another and with members of the local business community.
January 28, 2014 194 Franklin Pierce University Student-Athletes Earn GPAs of 3.2 or Higher During Fall 2013 Semester The Franklin Pierce University Department of Athletics announced on Tuesday that 194 of its student-athletes were placed on the department's Academic Honor Roll by earning grade point averages of 3.2 or higher during the recently completed 2013 fall semester. Among the 194 honorees were 20 student-athletes who earned perfect 4.0 GPAs.
January 17, 2014 Celebration of New Hub at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University at Manchester celebrated its Grand Opening on January 16 with special remarks given by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and Dr. James Birge, president of Franklin Pierce University. Community and business leaders, educators, and faculty, staff, students, and trustees of the University toured the new facility and enjoyed refreshments and conversation together.
January 9, 2014 Impressive New Faculty Members at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University hired nine new faculty members last semester for the 2013-14 academic year, five of them in the Natural Sciences Division. This burst of new energy and expertise, particularly in the sciences, illustrates the University's determination to educate college graduates who are primed to enter the professional job market in areas of growth. The opening of the new Pappas Health Sciences & Athletic Training Center in 2012 was instrumental in enabling the expansion of science programs at the Rindge campus.
December 12, 2013 Honors for Franklin Pierce University Professor Dr. Joshua Cleland, a faculty member in Franklin Pierce University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in its College of Graduate & Professional Studies at its Manchester Center has won the distinguished Rose Award for the second consecutive year. This national award recognizes the best research article of the year in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.
December 10, 2013 Franklin Pierce University's Winning Women's Rugby Team Franklin Pierce University's Women's Rugby Team took home third place honors at the Region 1 Playoffs at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., last month. This is the first time in club history that the team has gone on to a post-season event. The team beat Wesleyan University 42-10 to earn third place in the region. Nationally, the team finished 12th out of 69 in the National Small College Rugby Organization-Small College Women division.
December 9, 2013 In Memoriam: Frank S. DiPietro (1926-2013) December 6, 2013 To the Franklin Pierce University community: I was deeply saddened to learn about the death earlier today of Frank S. DiPietro, Ed.D., the founder, first president, and trustee emeritus of Franklin Pierce University. Dr. DiPietro founded the college in 1962, served as president until 1975, and was chancellor from 1975-1980. The entire Franklin Pierce University community owes a debt of gratitude for the life of Dr. DiPietro, who was dedicated to providing educational opportunities for others, and to the vision of providing a close mentoring relationship between those who learn and those who teach.
November 26, 2013 "Pierce on the Camino" Semester Abroad - Franklin Pierce University Sociology Professor Doug Challenger and eight students have completed "Pierce on the Camino" - a semester-long adventure that took them on a 1,000 kilometer transformative journey. The group of sophomores and junior students, Professor Challenger, and trip administrator Laurie Stamell left on August 1, 2013, for a three-month walk along the ancient European pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. Today's "pilgrims" on the Camino often care less about the destination than the journey itself, according to Professor Challenger. "That's where the transformation takes place," he says.
November 20, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Performances by Lachrimae Lachrimae, the early music group of Franklin Pierce University, will be performing at three different venues during the month of December. "Welcome, Yule!" will be performed on Dec. 6, at the Mariposa Museum; Dec. 8, at the First Congregational Church of Rindge; and Dec. 9, in Cheney Hall on Franklin Pierce's Rindge campus. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
November 15, 2013 Students Organize "Women in the Arts" Exhibit Four Franklin Pierce University students are organizing a display of works of art by women students, faculty, and staff members. The exhibit will be held November 22, 4-7 p.m. at the University's Lakeside Educational Center and is free and open to the public. For their work on this project, seniors Michele Desabrais, Rachel Lofgren, and Emma Priester and sophomore Seanna McNary will earn credit in "Introduction to Women's Studies," a course taught by Humanities Professor Donna Decker.
November 8, 2013 Christopher Nixon Cox Engages with Franklin Pierce University Community Christopher Nixon Cox opened the fall 2013 Fry Lecture Series, sponsored by the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, on Nov. 7 with his lecture "The 40th Anniversary of President Nixon's Trip to China - Moving Forward." Earlier in the day Cox and his wife, Andrea Catsimatidis, spent time on campus with University students, staff, faculty, and community members in various interview sessions and around the table during lunch and dinner.
November 6, 2013 Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Join Governor in Marking Physical Therapy Month in New Hampshire Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) joined professionals in the field and other PT students at the State House on October 28 as New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan proclaimed October "Physical Therapy Month" in the state.
November 4, 2013 Goodyear, Ariz., Firefighters Train with Franklin Pierce DPT Students Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy students are part of an innovative new program that began as a casual conversation between acquaintances. The program provides strength and conditioning exercises and injury-prevention training to members of the Goodyear Fire Department and is a great example of higher education giving back to the community.
November 1, 2013 Public Invited to Internet Privacy Forum The Constitutionally Speaking project invites New Hampshire residents to participate in an online forum from November 4 to 22. The facilitated, deliberative forum, "What Should Go On on the Internet? Privacy, Freedom, and Security Online," is made possible by the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) and the New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University.
October 28, 2013 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Offers Seminar on Chronic Illness Prevention Franklin Pierce University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at its College of Graduate & Professional Studies and the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center will offer a seminar on the Prevention of Chronic Illnesses for New Hampshire older adults. The seminar will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on November 6 at the Cashin Senior Activity Center on 151 Douglas Street in Manchester, N.H.
October 23, 2013 Franklin Pierce University's Sustainability Coordinator Presents "Digging In" Project at National Conference Franklin Pierce University sustainability coordinator Jess Gerrior represented the University at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on October 8 in Nashville. Gerrior also authored an article titled "What's The Best Formula for a Sustainable Campus?" which was published in the HuffingtonPost.com on October 22.
October 22, 2013 Christopher Nixon Cox and Rita Cosby to Speak at Franklin Pierce University Christopher Nixon Cox will open the fall 2013 Fry Lecture Series at Franklin Pierce University on Thursday, November 7. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. Sponsored by the University's Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, Cox will address "The 40th Anniversary of President Nixon's Trip to China - Moving Forward."
October 21, 2013 Board of Trustees Names New Chair The Board of Trustees of Franklin Pierce University held its first meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year on October 18. Convening at the University's new Manchester Center, the Board installed current trustee Michael C.J. "Mike" Fallon as its new chair. He succeeds Lloyd Astmann '69.
October 18, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Invites Public to Mental Health Forum The Franklin Pierce University Medical Club and Franklin Pierce's New England Center for Civic Life will present a deliberative forum on "Mental Illness in America" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, in room 101 of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at the University's Rindge campus.
October 11, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Students Participate in Social Business Challenge Thirteen Franklin Pierce University students participated in a social business innovation challenge. Timed to coincide with a visit to the University of New Hampshire by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered the microcredit industry, the challenge culminated in a Sept. 30 conference sponsored by the Paul College of Business & Economics at UNH.
October 4, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty Offers Course to Instructors Faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Franklin Pierce University presented a course for its clinical instructors on September 28 at the University's new Manchester Center. Professor Joshua Cleland and Dr. Eric Gattie taught "Manipulations You Need to Know! Evidence-Based Manipulation Techniques of the Spine and Extremities."
October 2, 2013 Franklin Pierce Hosts Culinary Showcase Sodexo, Franklin Pierce University's dining services provider, hosted a lunchtime competition on Sept. 25 at the University's Campus Center Dining Hall. Chefs from Sodexo locations at seven New Hampshire colleges and universities participated. Each team prepared and served a dish from an assigned country, using as many fresh, local New England ingredients as possible.
September 25, 2013 Visiting Artists Join Theatre Arts and Dance Department at Franklin Pierce University The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Franklin Pierce University welcomes three visiting guest artists to the Rindge campus: Jenny Fulton, Paul Besaw, and Selene Colburn, all of whom will be involved in productions during this academic year.
September 13, 2013 Sprint Football Team Hosts Dinner The varsity sprint football team of Franklin Pierce University takes on Army in a noon game on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Oakmont High School in Ashburnham, Mass. After this third game of the season, the public will have an opportunity to dine with the team at a dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge.
September 4, 2013 Sustainability Public Awareness Campaign at Franklin Pierce University Beginning with a Campus Sustainability Day event on October 23, the student-run Pierce Media Group at Franklin Pierce University will launch "Voices: Engaging Communication for Sustainability." The year-long project is funded by a New England Campus Sustainability Forum mini-grant, through the collaboration of the Fitzwater Center for Communication and the Sustainability Center at Franklin Pierce. The project's goals are to help students "find their voice" in the sustainability movement and to empower the individual with the knowledge and skills to exercise that voice both at Franklin Pierce University and in the world beyond.
August 29, 2013 New Things Happening at Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS), with centers in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Lebanon, as well as in Goodyear, Ariz., has been moving to new locations in order to best address the needs of its graduate and undergraduate students. The Lebanon Center, which serves students studying in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, has remained in its present location but welcomed a new Physician Assistant Program Director, Catherine Gemmiti.
August 20, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Welcomes Two New Trustees Franklin Pierce University will welcome two new Board members, Patrick McHugh and Sean O'Kane, to its Board of Trustees this fall. Additionally, current Trustees Mike Fallon will become the new chairman of its Board, Kerry Stein '80 vice chair, Gregg Doody '92 secretary, and Carleen Albonizio Farrell '71 assistant secretary.
July 29, 2013 Students Participate in "The Presidency and the Press Conference" Fifteen high school and college students from the New England region met on Franklin Pierce University's Rindge campus for The Presidency and the Press Conference, July 13-17. Hosted by Franklin Pierce's Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, the Conference introduced high-achieving students to the dynamics of presidential election politics, ensuring that these young people acquire the skills and information they need for full participation in the Presidential Election.
July 19, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Board Member New President of College of Saint Elizabeth Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees member, Helen J. Streubert, was named president of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. , on July 1, 2013. Dr. Streubert is the first lay president in the College's 114-year history. Previously, Dr. Streubert was the vice president of academic affairs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
July 19, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Hosts Teagle Workshop This is the third consecutive year that Franklin Pierce University has been honored to host the Teagle Assessment Scholar Development workshop, which is supported by a Teagle Foundation grant through the Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College. Teagle Scholars work in higher education in various administrative and faculty roles, and are assessment leaders on their campuses. In addition, Teagle Scholars consult at other institutions on assessment and student learning issues. The workshop took place July 16-18 on the University's Rindge campus; 24 participants from both national and international institutions took place in the three-day event.
June 19, 2013 Community Invited to Learn the Art of Stained Glass at Franklin Pierce University The greater community is invited to learn the art of stained glass in a beautiful studio setting on Franklin Pierce University's Rindge campus under the instruction of a highly trained professor. Beginners to experts will work at their own pace with generous individual attention in a small class setting. Participants in this multi-level course will study the art and craft of stained glass and its construction, from initial design to finished panel. Basic beginning skills of modifying patterns, cutting glass, and complete construction techniques to advanced processes including painting, fusing, etching, and slumping will be explored.
May 29, 2013 Franklin Pierce and Pearly Pond Association Receive Grant to Study Pollutant Sources and Solutions Franklin Pierce University, working with the Pearly Pond Association, has received a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services to write a management plan for Pearly Pond. The Pearly Pond Management Planning Project addresses potential and current pollution issues with the pond, which is located adjacent to Franklin Pierce University's Rindge campus and is abutted by 52 private properties. The Pearly Pond Association is hosting a kickoff event at its Annual Meeting to give an overview of the project, receive input, and discuss questions on Saturday, June 8, 9-11 a.m. at Lakeside Educational Facility at Franklin Pierce University.
May 22, 2013 Inspiring Words at Franklin Pierce University's 2013 Commencement Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield Farm yogurt company, and his wife, Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, received Honorary Degrees on May 18 at Franklin University's 48th Commencement, as did Penny Pitou and Lloyd Astmann. Pitou was the first American to win an Olympic medal in downhill skiing; Astmann is an entrepreneur and chairman of the University's board of trustees. The four Honorees each received a Doctor of Humane Letters. In addition, Paul Holloway was awarded the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award for his lifelong commitment to civic engagement and philanthropy.
May 20, 2013 New Director of Nursing Education Appointed at Franklin Pierce University Lisa J. Hogan, DNP, CRNA was appointed as the Director of Nursing Education at Franklin Pierce University; she will begin her tenure on June 3, serving as the nursing administrator for both the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. Dr. Hogan brings 26 years of nursing to her new position; she is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who specializes in nurse anesthesia and also has significant experience in a variety of roles in higher education. Dr. Hogan has practiced at every level of nursing and is currently completing her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate in Education /Instructional Leadership & Management at Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Penn.
May 16, 2013 Director of Institutional Research at Franklin Pierce University Honored Rachel Krug, Director of Institutional Research at Franklin Pierce University since May 2012, has been honored by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). AIR, the world's largest organization for professional researchers, hosts an annual four-day Forum to bring together researchers from around the world working in higher education; this year the Forum is being held in Long Beach on May 18-22. Krug will travel to the Forum to present at their poster session, and was also one of three institutional research professionals selected to receive a Duckwall Scholarship, which facilitates the professional growth and development of early career institutional research professionals.
May 16, 2013 CrossFit Comes to Franklin Pierce University's Rindge Campus CrossFit is a fitness program that has been sweeping the country for the past decade; it has come to Franklin Pierce University via Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien. Dr. Hatchett and Brien have coordinated their efforts to bring CrossFit to the Rindge campus with the hope of making Franklin Pierce University the "healthiest university on the planet!" Such a goal might seem like a longshot, but with their infectious enthusiasm for CrossFit, it is easy to dream big. And the good news is, the local community is welcome to join in as well.
May 14, 2013 Business Leaders Roundtable Hosted by Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University held a Business Leaders Roundtable at the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix on May 7. The event, hosted by Franklin Pierce President James F. Birge, gathered business and city leaders as well as higher education representatives together to address future educational needs in the West Valley. Mayor Georgia Lord of the City of Goodyear offered the welcome address.
May 8, 2013 Fitzwater Center Honors Awarded at Franklin Pierce University Dr. Kristen Nevious, Director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, presided at the Fitzwater Center Honors awards ceremony on April 29. Awards were given to outstanding students who have made significant contributions to the public discourse, as well as to an outstanding alumnus who has consistently demonstrated through his contributions to the public discourse a commitment to the same ideals that drive the Fitzwater Center. The mission of the Center is to educate leaders of conscience in public communication and is based on an unwavering belief that robust debate and the informed participation that results are the hallmark of a healthy democracy.
May 1, 2013 Documentary, Talk, & Special Exhibit on the First 50 Years of Franklin Pierce University A special event in celebration of Franklin Pierce University's 50th anniversary will be hosted by Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge and the Rindge Historical Society on Saturday, May 11. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a screening of the documentary An Education that Matters: The First Fifty Years of Franklin Pierce University at Ingalls Memorial Library, followed by a talk by Don Burness from 11-11:30 a.m. Refreshments will then be served at the Rindge Historical Society located around the corner on School Street, where participants can enjoy a special exhibit about Franklin Pierce University, 11:30-12 noon. This event is free and open to the public.
April 29, 2013 Dr. Kim Mooney Selected for National Leadership Development Program Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce that Dr. Kim Mooney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is one of 21 senior-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Executive Leadership Academy.
April 24, 2013 Franklin Pierce University Professor to Collect Fisheries & Oceanography Data in the Gulf of Alaska Dr. Frank Hubacz, Jr., an environmental chemistry professor at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., will embark on a 12-day joint fisheries and oceanographic research cruise in the Gulf of Alaska to assist scientists on April 29. Dr. Hubacz will participate in this study through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences. This year, NOAA - whose mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment - received applications from more than 250 teachers, and chose 25 to participate in research cruises.
April 24, 2013 Franklin Pierce University's Early Music Group, Lachrimae, Performs Spring Concerts Lachrimae, an early music group at Franklin Pierce University, will offer three spring performances in the Monadnock region. Lachrimae is a small, select group of student singers and players who perform the music and dance of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in period costume. Performances will be held as follows: May 3, Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, 7 p.m.; May 6, Cheney Hall at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, 7 p.m.; and May 10, United Church of Christ in Rindge, 7 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
April 16, 2013 "Greater Monadnock Earth Days" Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will celebrate "Greater Monadnock Earth Days" in collaboration with three neighboring institutions of higher education. The two weeks of events are designed to celebrate the Earth and community; activities include film screenings, presentations, trail hikes, outdoor service projects, and children's activities.
April 15, 2013 Goodyear Fire Department Partners with Franklin Pierce University The Goodyear Fire Department began working with students and faculty from the Franklin Pierce University Physical Therapy Program in Goodyear, Ariz., last week as part of a partnership for firefighter injury reduction. The graduate students sought a class project, and the fire department was in search of a program to provide education to their firefighters on injury prevention through focused physical training. The collaboration provided both organizations with a mutually beneficial opportunity at no cost.
April 9, 2013 2013 Academic Showcase at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will hold its 2013 Academic Showcase on its Rindge campus April 15-19. The Showcase is comprised of several sessions on a wide range of topics held each day at various locations around campus.
April 4, 2013 FairPoint Communications Sponsors "Pierce on the Camino" Program at Franklin Pierce University FairPoint Communications has given a $10,000 sponsorship gift to Franklin Pierce University's "Pierce on the Camino" program, a unique study abroad opportunity. Every other fall semester, approximately 15 students accompanied by one faculty member are given the opportunity to embark on a semester-long walk on the Camino de Santiago - one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world.
April 1, 2013 Students and Staff Advisors Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for "Alternative Spring Break" Week Thirteen Franklin Pierce University students and two Franklin Pierce staff advisors teamed up with Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge to use their spring break week to work on building homes in Wilmington, Delaware. The students and advisors drove down together in three vans, offering their time and energy to paint and do interior and outdoor project work on the newly built or rehabbed homes.
March 28, 2013 Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies on the Move Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) is moving to a larger, newly designed space in Manchester to accommodate its growing portfolio of graduate programs, as well as to support the expansion of its online degree offerings which have been administered from Manchester since 2000. CGPS offers online bachelor degrees, advanced degrees, and certificates in education, business administration, and health care across New Hampshire with centers in Lebanon, Manchester, and Portsmouth. Franklin Pierce President James Birge says, "The move positions the University to serve students better and to expand upon our successful academic programs. The new location allows us to be more agile with space while being more responsive to the needs of students and our communities."
March 25, 2013 Peer Tutoring Program at Franklin Pierce University Receives International Certification The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) has granted Franklin Pierce University's Peer Tutoring program Level 1 certification, giving the program recognition as an internationally certified program. Franklin Pierce has been developing and refining its Peer Tutoring program for years and is honored to be counted among the colleges and universities that have met the rigorous requirements necessary for receipt of this prestigious certification.
March 15, 2013 New Dean Appointed for Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies The Provost's Office at Franklin Pierce University and the Dean Search Committee of the University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) announce the appointment of Dr. Douglas Southard to the position of Dean of CGPS, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Southard will take on his new role as the interim Dean, Lynne Rosansky, completes her responsibilities.
March 12, 2013 "Earth Made of Glass" Film Screening and Discussion at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University's Humanities Division will host a screening of the documentary film "Earth Made of Glass" on April 11 at 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. A discussion with the film's director, Peabody Award-winner Deborah Scranton, will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public.
March 6, 2013 Author Gish Jen to Speak at Franklin Pierce University The Humanities Division in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs at Franklin Pierce University is honored to present the celebrated Chinese American author, Gish Jen, reading from her latest work, World and Town, on March 26, 7 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. This highly anticipated event is free and open to the public.
February 26, 2013 2013 Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients Announced Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield Yogurt; Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, nonfiction writer; Penny Pitou, the first American to win an Olympic medal in downhill skiing; and Lloyd Astmann, outgoing chairman of the board of trustees of Franklin Pierce University are each scheduled to receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce University. The Honorary Degrees will be conferred at the University's 48th commencement on Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. on its Rindge campus. The recipients are well known for their entrepreneurial spirit and close ties to the state and will offer brief remarks upon receipt of their Honorary Degrees.
February 22, 2013 Staged Reading of Prof. Bob Lawson's Play at Presidential Library Franklin Pierce University Professor Bob Lawson will have his play, Empires Fall, read at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas on March 1. Lawson was commissioned by former White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater to collaborate on the play together. Empires Fall investigates the years 1989-1991, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and examines the relationship between General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush.The staged reading at the Presidential Library will be streamed live and projected at Franklin Pierce's Warehouse Theater at 7 p.m., March 1; members of the community are welcome to attend this special event. The play will also be streamed live online at: www.georgebushfoundation.org.
February 21, 2013 The Bubble Will Rise Again! On February 9, during one of the most severe storms in recent memory in this region, a combination of strong winds and snow caused The Northfields Activity Center, commonly referred to as The Bubble, to suffer damage and deflation on Franklin Pierce University's Rindge campus. The University's insurance company has completed its assessment of the damage and has determined that The Bubble will be replaced with a brand new fabric "shell." Due to the complexities of manufacturing a new shell, removing the old one, inspection of the flooring and equipment contained within, and the possibility of needing to replace the floor, the University expects full use of The Bubble by early summer; costs will be covered by the institution's insurance policy.
February 14, 2013 Two New Trustees Join Franklin Pierce University's Board Franklin Pierce University welcomes two new trustees to its board: Al Marulli Jr., who returns to the board after serving on it from 1992-2002, and Anthony Lee Sintetos, M.D., Ph.D., who joins the board for the first time. Dr. James Birge, president of the University, says, "I am delighted to have Mr. Marulli and Dr. Sintetos join the Board. Their professional experiences will enhance our academic reputation and strengthen our organizational effectiveness."
February 11, 2013 "Leadership College" Program Attracts Student Leaders Statewide Franklin Pierce University seniors Nicholas Thistle and Jennifer Cotnoir were among 27 students from 17 institutions who attended a Leadership College program on February 1-2. This two-day workshop in Manchester was a chance for a select group of students to interact with emerging adult leaders who are participating in a year-long educational process through Leadership New Hampshire, which runs the Leadership College program in association with the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC), the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation, Fidelity Investments, Stay Work Play, and the NH Charitable Foundation.
February 7, 2013 "The Sustainable Table: A Deliberative Panel Discussion" at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will host The Sustainable Table: A Deliberative Panel Discussion, featuring local farmers, a coordinator from The Cornucopia Project, and an expert who is studying the local dairy industry. Panelists will share their first-hand experiences and then engage in a conversation with the audience about the impact of our food choices. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall at the Franklin Pierce University campus in Rindge (free of charge). Franklin Pierce project participants include the First Year Composition Program, the New England Center for Civic Life, and the Sustainability Center, with assistance from the DiPietro Library.
February 5, 2013 New England Center for Civic Life Helps Launch Historic Forums Series Franklin Pierce University's New England Center for Civic Life and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture will launch a three-part program series on historic decisions with a deliberative forum on Wednesday, February 20, titled, 1776: What do we do? The forums will be offered at 3:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Joni Doherty, Director of the New England Center for Civic Life, will moderate.
January 23, 2013 Students Attend Presidential Inaugural Events Nine Franklin Pierce University students from its Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication traveled to Washington, D.C., over the weekend to attend various presidential inaugural events. Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Fitzwater Center, shepherded the students while in Washington and selected which students would be given each of the distinguished opportunities. A total of 10 passes were distributed to events such as the swearing in ceremony at Capitol Hill and on the National Mall, Kids' Inaugural, National Day of Service, Kids' Inaugural Riser, and Inaugural Parade. Several students contributed to local New Hampshire press coverage of the events.
January 16, 2013 Women in Leadership Roles at Franklin Pierce University Last fall, New Hampshire made history when it elected a female governor and its first all-women congressional delegation, but Franklin Pierce University was ahead of this trend. Several women had already been positioned in key leadership roles going into their 2012-2013 academic year: Dr. Kerry McKeever, Dean of the College at Rindge; Dr. Lynne Rosansky, Dean at the College of Graduate & Professional Studies; and Dr. Kim M. Mooney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
December 12, 2012 Small Business Advisory Group at Franklin Pierce University Contributes Marketing Skills to Local Business The Small Business Advisory (SBA) group at Franklin Pierce University presented marketing initiatives to Jim McDerby, owner of a new local business, Sedona Pump Stations, LLC., who attended the presentation on Dec. 7. The SBA is comprised of nine Franklin Pierce students and a faculty advisor - Prof. Jason Little - who partnered with the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NHSBDC), whose mission is to help organizations and start-up companies develop business initiatives at no cost. Rich Grogan, regional director for the NHSBDC, also attended the presentation.
December 7, 2012 Inquiry-Based Showcase Features Freshman Best at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University held an Inquiry-Based Showcase and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 3 on the Rindge campus, which highlighted a diverse array of research projects. The Showcase was the culmination of the semester's class work done by close to 600 students, mostly freshmen, who participated in the First-Year Inquiry class, an integral part of the University's new General & Liberal Education curriculum.
December 3, 2012 Physical Therapy Professor at Franklin Pierce University Receives Awards Franklin Pierce University professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and one of his recent doctoral students have distinguished themselves by receiving two prestigious awards. Josh Cleland, P.T., Ph.D., received the Rose Award: Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Best Research Article of 2013 published in the field of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Cleland also received the John Medeiros Award Winning Paper of 2012 from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT). Cleland's recent Ph.D. student, Louie Puentedura from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, was the lead on both award-winning papers; Cleland sits on Ph.D. committees for students from universities around the world.
November 20, 2012 Rindge/Franklin Pierce Town Gown Team Makes Presentation at Statewide Conference The Rindge/Franklin Pierce University Town Gown Team presented at the New Hampshire Local Government Center's 71st Annual Conference on November 15 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. The title of their session was "From Lawsuits to Collaborators: A Town and Gown Success Story." Session panelists included Dr. James Birge, President of Franklin Pierce; Lee Bruder, Town Gown facilitator; Rick Donovan, Director of Public & Life Safety for the Town of Rindge; Jim Earle, Vice President of Students Affairs at Franklin Pierce; Matt Henry, Director of Planning for the Town of Rindge; and Carlotta Pini, Town Administrator for the Town of Rindge. Lisa Murray, Director of University Relations at Franklin Pierce, served as moderator.
November 16, 2012 Founder's Day Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University celebrated Founder's Day on November 14 with a special program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day the institution was incorporated and chartered. The program took place on the Rindge campus, with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community in attendance.
November 2, 2012 Trick-or-Treating for Local Kids Offered on Campus at Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce University has welcomed local children and their parents from the Monadnock region for a campus trick-or-treat Halloween event for the past 15 years. This year's Halloween celebration was delayed for a couple of days due to Hurricane Sandy, but perhaps the wait made it all the more enjoyable for the estimated 800 children and family members who trick-or-treated on campus on Thursday, Nov. 1. The event was sponsored by the University's department of residential life and the Classes of 2013 and 2014.
October 31, 2012 New Book About Franklin Pierce University Written by Its Founder Frank S. DiPietro, Ed.D., founder and first president of Franklin Pierce University, has written a newly published book about the founding of the University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Founding of Franklin Pierce University; An Entrepreneur's Approach to Education, with a foreword by the University's famous alumna, Temple Grandin, chronicles the challenges, growing pains, and ultimate triumphs of starting an institute of higher education.
October 25, 2012 Founder's Day Celebration Planned at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University will host a Founder's Day celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the day Franklin Pierce was incorporated and chartered on Wed., Nov. 14, at Cheney Hall on the Rindge campus. A ceremony and program will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 4 p.m. by Professor Peter Wallner about the life and times of the University's namesake, Franklin Pierce - the only U.S. president from New Hampshire. Refreshments will be served at 4:45 p.m. Free and open to the public, but space is limited; to reserve your seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 899-4228.
October 23, 2012 Franklin Pierce Dining Services Team Wins "Localvore Cooking Challenge" Franklin Pierce University's dining services team has won the Localvore Cooking Challenge, a competition in which higher education institutions compete to create the best entrée out of locally produced ingredients and are also judged on marketing, culinary innovation, and guest interaction. Franklin Pierce came out in the lead, competing against 12 other New England colleges and universities, including Keene State College, Southern New Hampshire University, Plymouth State University, Colby-Sawyer College, and Rivier University.
October 22, 2012 Franklin Pierce University to Host WBZ AARP Talk the Vote Series On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Fitzwater Center at Franklin Pierce University will host the WBZ AARP Talk the Vote Series from 8-10 p.m. in Spagnuolo Hall on the Rindge campus. Talk the Vote is hosted by Dan Rea, host of NightSide with Dan Rea, on WBZ 1030 NewsRadio. There will be a panel of political experts to discuss issues with a live studio audience. Free and open to the public, but you must register to reserve a seat. To register, go to: www.cbsboston.com/wbzvote.
October 15, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Proves It Is No Lightweight in Sprint Football! Franklin Pierce University became the eighth team to play in the varsity Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) this season, joining Army, Cornell, Mansfield, Navy, Penn, Post, and Princeton. Dubbed an expansion team this year under the same one-year probationary period through which Mansfield University and Post University joined in recent years, the Franklin Pierce Ravens are proving to be a formidable addition to the sport with their recent win against Princeton.
October 11, 2012 Campus Sustainability Week Events Co-Hosted by Three Higher Education Institutions Franklin Pierce University (FPU), Keene State College (KSC), and Antioch University New England (AUNE) will co-host various events, open to the general public, as part of Campus Sustainability Week, Oct. 17-25. The events highlight the achievements, as well as the challenges, of students, faculty, and staff members who are integrating sustainability into their institutions and surrounding communities. The emphasis is to connect to new groups and allies on campus, discuss student stories, connect diverse planning efforts, and reach out to external partners to collaborate on sustainability efforts.
October 11, 2012 Leslye A. Arsht and Attorney Steven V. Camerino Join Franklin Pierce University's Board of Trustees Franklin Pierce University is pleased to welcome Steven V. Camerino to its board of trustees and to welcome back former trustee Leslye A. Arsht to the board. Arsht served on Franklin Pierce's board from 2001-2010 and is also a current member of the advisory board for the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, an institute for mass communication on the Franklin Pierce campus. Camerino is an attorney at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton law firm, where he is chair of the Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Group, and the managing director of the firm's Concord office.
October 4, 2012 President of Franklin Pierce University Reads to First Graders at Local Elementary School Dr. James Birge, president of Franklin Pierce University, participated in the national Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign on October 4 by reading to children at the Dublin Consolidated School. Read for the Record is part of a national effort to close the early education achievement gap by demonstrating to students the importance of reading; studies show that a child growing up surrounded by books has a greater chance of attending college as an adult.
October 2, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary at Alumni & Reunion Weekend Franklin Pierce University inaugurated its 50th Anniversary celebrations last weekend with special kick-off events during its annual Alumni & Reunion Weekend on its Rindge campus. Highlights of the weekend's activities included a dedication ceremony and tour of the Dr. Arthur & Martha Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center, and a world premiere screening of the documentary An Education that Matters: The First Fifty Years of Franklin Pierce University. Three of the University's four presidents were on site for the celebrations, as was Dorothy Peterson, wife of the late President Walter Peterson.
September 27, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Offers Free Tutoring in Computer Skills to Senior Citizens Franklin Pierce University is offering free tutoring in basic computer skills to interested senior citizens from the area on Monday and Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00 a.m., at the Community Service office in the Campus Center on their Rindge campus. The classes will begin on October 1 and conclude on December 3.
September 24, 2012 "Half the Sky" Event on Rindge Campus: Documentary Screening and Discussion Focus on Empowering Women Worldwide Franklin Pierce University is hosting a "Half the Sky" event at their Rindge campus in Spagnuolo Hall from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the general public. The "Half the Sky" event features a free screening of the first hour of the PBS documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
September 13, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Invites Public to Observe Constitution Day at Events on Rindge Campus The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University has organized observations of Constitution Day on September 17 by inviting voters to visit with various campaigns at the Rindge campus. The 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men, including New Hampshire's Nicholas Gilman and John Langdon, acknowledges the document that established our democracy and allowed the citizens of the new country to elect their representatives.
September 12, 2012 10th Anniversary of Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, which has developed a vibrant body of programming in pursuit of its mission to educate leaders of conscience in public communication. Marlin Fitzwater, who served as press secretary to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and who is also a trustee of the University and a member of the Fitzwater Center Advisory Board; author and journalist Tom Rosenstiel; and Presidential photographer David Valdez took part in special 10th Anniversary events September 9-11.
September 10, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Students and Staff Assist Injured Woman on University's Annual Grand Monadnock Climb About 120 Franklin Pierce University students, staff, and faculty took part in the Grand Monadnock Climb on Saturday, September 8, but the annual Franklin Pierce event on Mount Monadnock had an unexpected twist when some of the climbers encountered an injured woman close to the summit of the mountain. About 35 people from the Franklin Pierce group assisted the woman by taking turns carrying her down one of the steepest trails of the mountain on a litter, along with members of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and volunteers for the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Search and Rescue Team
September 3, 2012 Radiocarbon Testing Dates Keene Archaeological Site: Professor Robert Goodby Spearheads Ongoing Research The Tenant Swamp archaeological site in Keene, N.H., was discovered in 2009 and determined shortly thereafter to be from sometime around the end of the ice age. Radiocarbon dating has recently pinpointed the age to be between 12,570 and 12,660 years old, making this one of the earliest securely dated sites in New England. The site was discovered and excavated under the direction of Dr. Robert Goodby, associate professor of anthropology at of Franklin Pierce University, prior to the construction of the new Keene Middle School.
August 30, 2012 Largest Group of New Students in Franklin Pierce University's 50-Year History Scheduled to Arrive on Rindge Campus Franklin Pierce University is preparing to welcome the largest group of new students in its 50-year history; 550 freshmen, 56 transfer students, and 10 part-time students for a total number of 616 new students are currently slated to arrive for the fall semester. These very encouraging numbers are the result of a new, vibrant general and liberal education curriculum, a new health science major and a new three-year business degree, the newly built Pappas Center for Health Sciences and Athletic Training, three new athletic programs, and the decision not to increase tuition costs for two of the last three years.
August 22, 2012 President James Birge Elected Vice Chair of the New Hampshire College & University Council Dr. James F. Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University, has been elected vice chair of the New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC), a statewide higher education consortium of public and private colleges and universities.
August 16, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Makes Forbes Top Colleges List Again Franklin Pierce University has been honored once again by being included in Forbes "America's Top Colleges" list. Determination of which higher education institutions make the illustrious list is based on factors considered to be measures of "student success," such as great career prospects, high graduation rates, and low-levels of debt.
August 6, 2012 Business Class at Franklin Pierce University Makes China Connection When classes ended last spring for most Franklin Pierce University students, there were 11 undergrads from Dr. Mack Bean and Dr. Mary Ann Gaal's management class, China's Influence on the World's Economy, who were about to embark on the most important part of their spring-semester course: a two-week trip to China.
August 1, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Sweeping Changes to Curriculum: New General and Liberal Education Program Franklin Pierce University celebrates the start of its 50th anniversary year with a complete redesign of the heart of its curriculum. This fall, incoming students will be greeted with new general and liberal education classes that closely connect academic learning to their career and life choices.
July 20, 2012 Camp Quest Program at Franklin Pierce University: Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary, Public School System, and FPU Collaborate In a great example of what true collaboration can bring, Franklin Pierce University (FPU), the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club, and the Jaffrey-Rindge public school system worked together to create Camp Quest for local middle school students. Sixty-five 6th to 8th grade students from the Jaffrey-Rindge middle school enjoy 12 days of camp spread over a 5-week period on Franklin Pierce University's campus.
July 20, 2012 The Presidency and the Press Conference for High School Media at Franklin Pierce University The Presidency and the Press Conference for high school students took place July 14-18 at Franklin Pierce University, hosted by the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication on the Rindge campus.
July 13, 2012 First GOP Gubernatorial Debate Sparks Lively Discussion at FPU Manchester attorney Ovide Lamontagne and former State Representative Kevin Smith engaged in their first GOP Gubernatorial debate on July 12, held at Franklin Pierce University (FPU) and co-hosted by the FPU's Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, and WMUR.
June 26, 2012 Inaugural Physician Assistant Class Achieves 100% First-time Pass Rate on National Certification Exam The inaugural class of Physician Assistant graduates at Franklin Pierce University (FPU) has passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) with a 100% first-time pass rate. Twenty-two students have worked together in FPU's graduate program at their Lebanon campus to complete the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).
June 26, 2012 Data into Action Institute Held at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University's provost, Dr. Kim Mooney, co-hosted the Data into Action Institute June 18-20. Dr. Mooney was joined by her co-hosts from Connecticut, Colorado, and Allegheny Colleges; colleagues from the U.S. Military Academy, Bennington College, and the University of Wisconsin joined them as well.
June 15, 2012 Bruce Kirsh's Legacy Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University Bruce Kirsh, Vice President & Director of Athletics at Franklin Pierce University, has given his talents to the University for 40 years, helping athletics to achieve an NCAA Division II ranking, among an array of other notable accomplishments that have helped the University develop and expand.
June 13, 2012 GOP Gubernatorial Debate at Franklin Pierce University Dr. James Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University, will welcome the two Republican candidates for governor of New Hampshire in their first debate on Thursday, July 12, as part of WMUR-TV's Commitment 2012: Candidates in Your Community.
June 7, 2012 Pierce Radius Magazine - Spring 2012 issue - Is Online The spring 2012 issue of Franklin Pierce University's Pierce Radius alumni magazine is online.
May 4, 2012 Professor Doug Ley Chosen to Participate in CIC Slave Narratives History Seminar at Yale Franklin Pierce University professor, Douglas Ley, has been selected as one of 28 faculty members from around the country to participate at the highly competitive Council of Independent Colleges' (CIC) Slave Narratives history Seminar at Yale University June 10-13.
May 24, 2012 Three Professors Receive Whiting Foundation Fellowships The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation has granted fellowships to three professors from Franklin Pierce University. Dr. John Harris, Robert Diercks, and Susan Silverman were among the 27 out of 93 applicants who received the award in this year's grant cycle.
May 23, 2012 Franklin Pierce University DPT Student Receives National Award A Franklin Pierce University (FPU) student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, Jonathan Fisher Brown, will receive the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, which is granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) annually.
May 18, 2012 Dr. Lucille Jordan Receives Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award Dr. Lucille Jordan, President of Nashua Community College, was awarded The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at Franklin Pierce University's Commencement Exercises on May 12th.
May 18, 2012 Temple Grandin, Sy Montgomery & Dr. James Birge Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery, animal scientist Temple Grandin, and Franklin Pierce University President James Birge shared a moment of celebration over Montgomery's new book about Grandin just prior to the FPU Commencement Exercises on May 12th.
May 16, 2012 Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients Shortly before the start of Commencement, Dr. Temple Grandin, Bishop Gene Robinson, and Bill McKibben shared some advice during their photo session.
May 3, 2012 Student-Led Rally Against Racism A student-led gathering of Franklin Pierce University community members, to address the recent racial slurs "Tweeted" after a Bruin's game last week, took place on May 2nd.
May 2, 2012 IT GETS BETTER Video Produced by FPU Student Franklin Pierce University is pleased that a student took the initiative to create a video for the It Gets Better Project.
May 2, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Awards Fitzwater Center Medallions On Monday, April 30,2012, The Marlin Fitzwater Center at Franklin Pierce University awarded Fitzwater Medallions to honor students, alumni, teachers, and professionals making significant contributions in the field of mass communication.
April 27, 2012 Music and Dance Performances by FPU Students As the academic year begins to draw to a close, an abundance of music and dance performances are being offered to students, faculty, and the general public.
April 19, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Partners with St. George's University Franklin Pierce University (FPU) has formed a partnership with St. George's University (SGU) to create combined degree programs that offer a pathway for FPU graduates to enter a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at SGU.
April 18, 2012 FPU Alum Shares Med School Tips at Medical Club Franklin Pierce University (FPU) alumnus Craig Weeks, a native of Rhode Island, returned to his alma mater to share his insights about medical school and the quest for medical school entry with students at a Medical Club gathering on the FPU campus.
April 17, 2012 FPU Helps Rindge Historical Society on Community Service Weekend As part of an annual Community Service weekend, Franklin Pierce University students and staff rolled up their sleeves along with Rindge community members on Saturday, April 14
April 12, 2012 Earth Week Keynote Address: Sustainable Food and Community Supported Agriculture Earth Week (April 16-22) will be celebrated at Franklin Pierce University with a variety of events. A highlight of the week will be the Keynote Address--Sustainable Food and Community Supported Agriculture-- delivered by Tracie Smith, Manager of Tracie's Community Farm, LLC.
March 28, 2012 Franklin Pierce U. Senior Ray Carmody is Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact Campus Compact today honors students from 32 states as 2012 Newman Civic Fellows.
April 20, 2012 Franklin Pierce University Announces Tuition Freeze
March 12, 2012 New Music Video Directed by Alumnus Jay Sansone Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" Jay Sansone '08 is receiving national attention for his latest video project. He directed the music video for the song "Coming Down" by rising artist Anais Mitchell. The video was recently featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/03/01/147756304/anais-mitchells-new-video-a-familys-love-and-lost-memories In reviewing the video, NPR's Dan Raby notes that Sansone incorporated family film footage from the 1940s, which he recently discovered in his grandparents' home: "Jay Sansone went deep into his own family's history to make a piece that's just as personal as Mitchell's song. Filmed in Sansone's childhood home, Mitchell plays her guitar alone while watching the director's old family videos." Sansone, who earned his degree in mass communications to develop skills that have served as a foundation for his career, was joined by Chris Potter ('09?) as the video's assistant director. Sansone says the video represents "three months of writing, shooting, and editing," and adds that collaborating with Anais Mitchell on the project was a pleasure. "It was a true honor to be able to create visuals for her work," he says. "She is the shining example of bold and beautiful story telling in today's folk music." The video marks the release of Anais Mitchell's latest album "Young Man in America," which has received overwhelmingly positive reviews by music critics across the country. ###
February 27, 2012 Franklin Pierce University dedicates Spagnuolo Hall Franklin Pierce University will rename Pierce Hall on Wednesday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m. in a ceremony honoring Tony and Patricia Spagnuolo, friends of the University. We invite the University and local communities to join us in this official dedication of Spagnuolo Hall. "I am pleased to announce that Pierce Hall has been renamed Spagnuolo Hall for Tony and Patricia Spagnuolo in recognition of the Spagnuolo family's tremendous generosity and long-standing partnership with Franklin Pierce University," said President James F. Birge. Tony Spagnuolo was the co-owner of Eckman Construction Company, the contractors who have constructed numerous campus facilities including Petrocelli Hall, the Emily Flint Campus Center, Pierce Hall and the under-construction, Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center. "Mr. Spagnuolo worked closely with many members of the Franklin Pierce community over the years to develop buildings that reflect the character of our beautiful campus and facilitate and support our mission," said Dr. Birge. "We are deeply grateful for his expertise and kind generosity and are proud to rename Pierce Hall in his honor." Mr. Spagnuolo died last December following a hard-fought battle with cancer. ### FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY An education that matters. Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.
February 17, 2012 Alumni profile: The Enrights "The Enrights are here," exclaimed Dr. Deborah Jameson as Nicole and Jim Enright arrived for their first day of orientation for their masters of education degrees.
February 16, 2012 'Love Free or Die' among movies seen by Franklin Pierce students at Sundance Film Festival Robert Redford's 2012 Sundance Film Festival, held Jan. 19-28 in Park City, Utah
February 13, 2012 Professor Decker blogs about spousal abuse and the cycle of abuse Dear Judge Hurley: Date Night Won't Cure Spousal Abuse
February 3, 2012 Franklin Pierce University to present three honorary degrees Franklin Pierce University will present three honorary degrees as it celebrates its forty-seventh commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. on the Rindge, N.H. campus.
February 3, 2012 169 Student-Athletes Named to Fall 2011 Northeast-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Franklin Pierce University recently had 169 of its student-athletes named to the Fall 2011 Northeast-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. The 169 student-athletes came from 15 teams on the Rindge campus that compete in the Northeast-10.
January 10, 2012 Construction of the Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center for Fall 2012 We've raised over one million toward our goal of $2 million and we're now asking the Franklin Pierce community to be part of this campaign. Every gift, regardless of size, makes an important difference.
January 10, 2012 Franklin Pierce University names new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Franklin Pierce University names new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Jan. 10, 2012 - RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University President Dr. James F. Birge is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa Bunders as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. Lahti Search Consultants assisted the University with this search which also included an internal committee comprised of Franklin Pierce students, staff and faculty. Dr. Bunders brings more than 18 years experience in higher education administration to this position. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where she was responsible for all recruiting efforts. During her tenure, the institution tripled application numbers in all recruiting cycles, increased enrollment and the academic profile each year. Prior to her work at Loras, Dr. Bunders served as Vice President for Enrollment, Research and Financial Aid at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., and a variety of other positions including Director of Institutional Research, adjunct faculty, assessment coordinator and Assistant Director of Residential Life. At Franklin Pierce, Dr. Bunders will oversee the admissions and financial aid efforts of the entire University - the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. She will coordinate, direct and implement programs and projects that support new student recruitment and retention. With her vast experience in the higher education enrollment arena, attracting top students and retaining them, Dr. Bunders will play a vital role in the University's strategic plan and report directly to me. In announcing the appointment, President Birge said, "Dr. Bunders brings a wealth of higher education enrollment experience to Franklin Pierce University and we are very pleased and fortunate to have her leading our enrollment initiatives. She will play a central role as we increase our visibility, enroll more students and provide an education that matters." Dr. Bunders holds a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education with an emphasis in Educational Psychology/Research and Statistics from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. She earned her Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Central Missouri State University and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Dr. Bunders has been an active member of the Dubuque community serving on various boards and committees, and was recognized as a 'Rising Star' in 2009 by the city of Dubuque. Dr. Bunders will be moving to the area with her family to begin her duties in mid-March. ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
January 3, 2012 Exploring the Heart, Past and Future of the North Country Jan 3, 2012 NHPR, Chris Jensen - A lot of people hear about "the North Country" but for those want to know more, a splendid way to begin 2012 would be with a book called "Beyond the Notches - Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country."
December 14, 2011 Study abroad programs remain popular The Keene Sentinel - "A study released last month by the nonprofit Institute of International Education showed more than 270,000 American students studied overseas during the 2010-11 school year."
December 15, 2011 Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center hosts candidate Jon Huntsman The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University will host candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States Governor Jon Huntsman in a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 7 p.m on the Rindge campus.
December 14, 2011 Walter Peterson: A giant among men Walter Rutherford Peterson, Franklin Pierce University President from 1975 to 1995.
Franklin Pierce dedicates Spagnuolo Hall Franklin Pierce University will rename Pierce Hall on Wednesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. We will officially dedicate Spagnuolo Hall and invite you to join us as we pay tribute to our friends Tony and Patricia Spagnuolo. I am pleased to announce that Pierce Hall has been renamed Spagnuolo Hall for Tony and Patricia Spagnuolo in recognition of the Spagnuolo family's tremendous generosity and long-standing partnership with Franklin Pierce University. Tony Spagnuolo is co-owner of Eckman Construction Company, the contractors who have constructed numerous campus facilities including Petrocelli Hall, the Emily Flint Campus Center, Pierce Hall and the under-construction, Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center. Mr. Spagnuolo has worked closely with many members of the Franklin Pierce community over the years to develop buildings that reflect the character of our beautiful campus and facilitate and support our mission. We are deeply grateful for his expertise and kind generosity and are proud to name Pierce Hall in his honor.
December 9, 2011 FPU students learn how to make a difference one bowl at a time FPU students learn how to make a difference one bowl at a time
December 9, 2011 Champagne, an anthropology and biology major, shares her experience working with primates Champagne, an anthropology and biology major, shares her experience working with primates Franklin Pierce junior and Fall River, Mass. native Kelsey Champagne gave a presentation about her internship at the Southwick's Zoo, New England's largest, in Mendon, Mass. this semester. Champagne is a dual Anthropology and Biology major and her internship as a Primate Zookeeper provided knowledge beyond the classroom in those two areas. During the internship, Champagne gained experience in a zoo environment through feeding and interacting with the animals, as well as cleaning their living areas. "I went in with the fear that I was going to be treated like an intern but they treated me like I was a zookeeper," said Champagne. "Everything they did, I did and through that I feel like I got a lot more experience than I thought I was going to." At the beginning of the internship, Champagne was following what the zookeepers told her to do. By the end of the summer, she knew what the needs of the individual animals were. Part of her work at the zoo also included behavioral observation on some of the animals. For her future, she knows she wants to work with primates but she is not sure where. "I know a door will eventually open up somewhere in this field but it's such a specialized field that I can't really say where that door will be," said Champagne. As for her experience at Franklin Pierce University she says, "With the help of my advisors (Professors Goodby and Veilleux), avenues in my life originally thought unattainable are now within my grasp. In an environment rich with a culture of its own, and where professors know you not only by face and name, but also academic interests, Franklin Pierce is shaping Renaissance men and women of tomorrow, even if we are still figuring out who we are along the way." We have no doubt that this Fall River, Mass. native and future Franklin Pierce alum will figure out who she is and make us all very proud. Champagne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Champagne of Fall River, Mass. and a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
December 8, 2011 Dangremond named Director of Conferences and Events at Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce the addition of Darcy Dangremond as Director of Conferences and Events. Dangremond is a tactical and strategic thinking professional with a unique and extensive background gained from over 20 years of experience, working with both established and startup organizations.
December 8, 2011 Glass art exhibit at Franklin Pierce University confronts the topic of addiction Glassblower Jordana Korsen makes things you can use -- lamps, vases, goblets. You may have seen her work hanging above you, decoratively lighting rooms at a handful of hotels and restaurants in New York City. But her latest show is a whole other ball of glass.
December 2, 2011 Thistle presents ethnographical research at National Collegiate Honors Conference Swampscott native Nicolas Thistle presents at honors conference Dec. 1, 2011 - RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University junior and Swampscott native Nicolas Thistle presented a poster of his findings from his qualitative ethnographical research study at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. this fall. Thistle had worked on his study "Rotary Clubs: What's Altruism Got to Do with it?" since January 2011. He would like to thank the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club as well as the Swampscott Rotary Club for their help and support throughout his research. At the conference, Thistle was accompanied by Professor Donna Decker, Franklin Pierce Honors Program Director. This was the fifth year, since Decker has been director, in which a Franklin Pierce University student presented at the conference. Thistle and Decker went not only to present, but also to hear other honors students' research and to participate in numerous discussions and forums with fellow honors students from across the nation. Thistle also recently attended the Leadership New Hampshire two-day conference known as Leadership College as a student representative from Franklin Pierce. He was a part of the inaugural class of Leadership College. The conference centered on building a sense of community in New Hampshire. Thistle is an honors student who is double majoring in criminal justice and education. He is the Student Government treasurer, student manager for events and programs and is involved with several other clubs and organizations on campus. "Franklin Pierce is an amazing place with great opportunities to grow leadership skills. I love getting involved with the community and giving back," said Thistle. "It is a place where you can get involved very easily. If you have a goal or a passion, it can be accomplished here." Thistle is the son of Donna Thistle from Swampscott, Mass. and a graduate of Swampscott High School. ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
November 16, 2011 What Winter Doldrums? University celebrates the season
November 14, 2011 On a quest for the ultimate prize It is the ninth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament for the program and 17th overall. The Ravens will be looking to win their regional for the fourth time in the last eight seasons in 2011.
November 10, 2011 Beyond the Notches received the 2011 award for Outstanding Book of Nonfiction Four years in the making, Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country received the 2011 award for Outstanding Book of Nonfiction at the NH Writers' Project event last week. Editors John R. Harris, Executive Director of Franklin Pierce University's Monadnock Institute, Kay Morgan and Mike Dickerman were on hand to receive the award on behalf of all the contributors to the book. The award was presented by NH Writers' Project Vice President, Mary Jo Alibrio, whose remarks included some of the comments made by the judge in nonfiction, Art Winslow, former literary editor and executive editor of The Nation and frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune Book Forum. About Beyond the Notches, Winslow wrote: "the symbiotic relationship between the land and its people is the great throbbing heart of Beyond the Notches, rendered close and dear on virtually every page, and without shyness or rancor it engages difficult questions with open-ended answers." Designed as a project to collect and celebrate essays "with dirt under their fingernails" by North Country writers, Beyond the Notches "manages to wed together historicism and contemporary affairs relatively seamlessly, in a continuum of consideration that balances questions of stewardship, economic necessity and communal responsibility," according to Winslow. The book, a compendium of fifty-one new essays by an equal mix of noted New Hampshire writers and new voices from the North Country, brings together the past and present and looks to the future of this unique region. Howard Mosher, noted fiction writer in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has called it "The best anthology of a distinctive American region I have ever read." In his Foreword to the book, Richard Ober, President of the NH Charitable Foundation wrote, "It's not sentimental about the region's stunning beauty, and it doesn't flinch from the reality of a boom-and-bust economy. It is, in short, a collection worthy of the singular place it chronicles so well." In addition to stunning cover art and five specially commissioned paintings by Bethlehem resident Amy Delventhal, the book is lavishly illustrated by historic and contemporary photos, maps and art by the White Mountain School of 19th century artists. The anthology project was funded by grants and donations from Jane's Trust, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, Franklin Pierce University, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and numerous family foundations and individual donors. Copies retail for $29.95 and are available in bookstores throughout the state and directly from www.northcountrynhstories.org or Bondcliff Books in Littleton, N.H.
October 13, 2011 MONADNOCK PROFILE: Franklin Pierce's Mooney works to bridge student-teacher gap Teaching and learning -- and how teachers can help students learn more effectively -- have been the driving forces for much of Kim Mooney's professional life.
October 7, 2011 Golf Team posts highest NE-10 Championship finish in program history The Franklin Pierce University golf team turned in arguably the finest moment in program history on Monday as the Ravens finished second at the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Championship at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Course in Boylston, Mass.
October 6, 2011 Congrats to recent graduates Jeff Cornell, Justin Martell and Vito Trigo on the world premiere of their feature film, Mr. Bricks! Congrats to recent graduates Jeff Cornell, Justin Martell and Vito Trigo on the world premiere of their feature film, Mr. Bricks!
September 30, 2011 Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center Co-Sponsors The Monadnock Forums Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript to Co-Sponsor The Monadnock Forums Sept. 30, 2011 - RINDGE, NH - The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript will co-sponsor The Monadnock Forums. This series of citizen-driven conversations with the candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination for President of the United States begins Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. with former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer. The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University will host the forums in Pierce Hall on the Rindge, N.H. campus. Franklin Pierce junior journalism major Erica Tomaszewski and junior political science major Heather Wombolt will be part of the Front Row, a group of citizens who will start the conversation with the candidate; members of the live audience in Pierce Hall and watching via webcast will also have an opportunity to ask their questions. These forums will continue last year's collaboration of the Monadnock Debates which focused on the U.S. congressional campaigns. "Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center is proud to once again co-sponsor political forums with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript," said President James F. Birge. "This is a great opportunity for our students and the local community to have direct access to the candidates and become fully informed on all of the issues in the upcoming Presidential election." Franklin Pierce University Professor Dr. Robin Marra will serve as moderator for this forum. The event will also be webcasted live and is open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University was established in 2002 as an academic institute dedicated to preparing young men and women to be politically-engaged Leaders of Conscience in their studies and professions. The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper based in Peterborough, N.H. covers 16 towns in the Monadnock region.
September 27, 2011 Franklin Pierce University celebrates the opening of the remodeled Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center Franklin Pierce University celebrated the opening of the new Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23 in the New Hampshire courtyard. Hundreds of community members attended the event and President Birge and Lloyd Astmann offered comments before many toured the new facilities.
August 10, 2011 Student profile: Kimberly Faiella's on the road to success! It's a wonderful feeling when you know where you want to go in life and have a plan to get there.
September 14, 2011 Senior Erica Tomaszewski shares words of wisdom with Student Advisor readers Read Erica's words of wisdom on page 7
September 5, 2011 Franklin Pierce University announces new academic and athletic initiatives Sept. 5, 2011 - Rindge, NH - Franklin Pierce University President James F. Birge is pleased to announce several exciting new academic and athletic initiatives including the construction of a new academic center and athletic training complex, the revision of the general education curriculu
August 22, 2011 Two Abilene teens interviewed Marlin Fitzwater, Abilene's most famous journalist, and namesake of the Fitzwater Center Two Abilene teens interviewed Marlin Fitzwater, Abilene's most famous journalist, at the "Presidency and the Press Conference" at the Fitzwater Center.
August 10, 2011 Budget cut will hurt kids, families, by Psychology Professor Craig Platt, Ph.D. Budget cut will hurt kids, families, by Psychology Professor Craig Platt, Ph.D.
August 11, 2011 Franklin Pierce among five NH colleges to make Forbes' list of top institutions Franklin Pierce University ranks in the top five of NH colleges in the annual Forbes list of the 650 Best Undergraduate Institutions. The ranking focuses on evaluating the value of the college purchase from the viewpoint of what is most important to the student - quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt - ignoring the schools perceived 'reputation.' The rankings were constructed by the center for College Affordability and Productivity, a think tank in Washington, using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Professor Jason Little, Associate Professor of Marketing, is typical of Franklin Pierce faculty when he shares his feelings about teaching at Franklin Pierce University. "Helping students achieve their potential as a learner, as a serious candidate for an employment setting, and their overall well-being, I find most gratifying." The University is known for its' innovative approach to education, award-winning faculty and quality academic programs. "It is no secret that Franklin Pierce University is gaining new visibility as a nationally respected institution of higher education," said alumnus Randall Kennedy '85. James F. Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University, agrees,"I am pleased that Forbes recognized the many good things that Franklin Pierce University is known for - quality of academics and campus life, post graduate success and student satisfaction. In today's economic climate, where families are looking at their college choice with a critical eye, the value of an education is forefront in their minds. Our innovative approach to education allows students to discover their strengths, thrive in a supportive environment and be challenged to succeed in an ever changing world."
August 2, 2011 August 16 Adult Education Open House at Franklin Pierce University Centers Adults considering returning to college are invited to Franklin Pierce University's Adult Education Open House on Tuesday, August 16. For greater access and flexibility, Franklin Pierce is hosting this Open House at our Concord, Manchester, Lebanon and Portsmouth, N.H. centers from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
August 3, 2011 Exciting happenings at Franklin Pierce University Read about the improvements and opportunities at Franklin Pierce University.
August 2, 2011 Junior Sheryl Delieto is quoted in a popular blog about staying healthy in college. "Keep the food situation under control." Sheryl Delieto is a junior at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., where she majors in fine arts and photography. She says keeping a clean living area means students must learn to handle food (and food boundaries) in a different way from their home situation...
October 9, 2011 Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center Coming for Fall 2012 Franklin Pierce University breaks ground on new Health Science and Athletic Training Center on the Rindge campus.
July 19, 2011 Faculty profile: Heather Tullio builds confidence one student at a time. By Patricia Garrity and Alison Harper '11
June 29, 2011 The Fitzwater Center's Pierce Media Group has begun its 2012 Election Coverage. The Fitzwater Center's Pierce Media Group has begun its 2012 Election Coverage. On Monday, June 13, a team of four students joined hundreds of other media at the first GOP debate of the election cycle, co-sponsored by CNN and WMUR. Leading the team was senior Fitzwater Scholar Erica Tomaszewski, an experienced political reporter who spent the first day of her college career as a member of the Pierce Media Group's credentialed news team at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Joining her in the press filing room was The Pierce Arrow's editor-in-chief, Kaitlyn Taylor; FPTV-25's news director, Samantha Deabay; and Fitzwater Scholar Ahmos Diaz, also of FPTV-25. WMUR's Trent Spiner '07 stopped by the team's table, as did WMUR's Online Political Director and Fitzwater Center Advisory Board member, James Pindell. Other Franklin Pierce University students can join the team as it covers the GOP candidates' visits to the Granite State leading up to the 2012 New Hampshire Presidential Primary, and then the count down to the national political conventions and the national elections.
June 28, 2011 Pierce on the Camino students prepare for their semester walk to Santiago de Compostela The Franklin Pierce Study Abroad Program on the Camino de Santiago immerses students in the same journey that eight centuries of pilgrims have experienced.
December 16, 2011 Professor Donna Decker recommends good books to read (PDF) Professor Decker's suggested booklist (PDF)
June 10, 2011 Watch Honorary Degree Recipient Sy Montgomery's Commencement Speech video and others Videos: Franklin Pierce University celebrates the 46th commencement ceremony
June 8, 2011 Mike Dowd Selected by Seattle Mariners in 12th Round of MLB First-Year Player Draft Junior catcher would join pair of former Ravens in Seattle organization
June 2, 2011 In Memoriam: former New Hampshire Governor and Franklin Pierce President Walter Peterson To The Franklin Pierce University community: I am deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of former New Hampshire Governor and Franklin Pierce President Walter Peterson. After serving as Governor of New Hampshire from 1969 to 1973, Walter served as President of Franklin Pierce University for twenty years. On our Rindge campus there are few areas that were not touched by and greatly influenced by the determination and commitment of Walter's vision. He was a humble, gracious, kind, warm and enormously generous friend to all who were blessed to know him. Walter will be fondly remembered as the President who knew every student's name and helped establish the close family community that is still a hallmark of Franklin Pierce. I have always admired and respected him as a strong advocate for higher education, a staunch supporter of Franklin Pierce University, and personally as an advisor and confidant. The University recently presented the first Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader award to Sen. Lou D'Allesandro during our commencement ceremony to acknowledge and honor an individual for his or her extraordinary commitment to public service, selfless contributions to higher education, sense of humor and high moral character--all characteristics of the award's namesake. In the coming days and weeks we will all be inspired by the stories of Walter Peterson's life narrative and the lessons we can all take away from this statesman's bountiful love of New Hampshire, the people of the Granite State, and the higher education system he so vigorously built and supported. A life well lived, the respect of his peers, the love of his family and constituents, the admiration of a grateful state, what a remarkable legacy for this true gentleman. I know that you all join with me in offering our deepest condolences to Walter's wife Dorothy and their family. His presence will be sorely missed but his spirit will always reside in the halls of Franklin Pierce University. Service information will be forthcoming once it is available. Sincerely, James F. Birge President
May 24, 2011 Franklin Pierce University Inducts Students into Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology Franklin Pierce University Inducts Students into Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
July 13, 2011 Franklin Pierce University announces new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies The College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University is accepting applications for its' new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree.
May 12, 2011 Franklin Pierce University Presents The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award Franklin Pierce University Presents The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award
May 3, 2011 Franklin Pierce University to celebrate forty-sixth commencement Franklin Pierce University to celebrate forty-sixth commencement - RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will celebrate its forty-sixth commencement on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. on the Rindge, N.H. campus. A total of 589 students will participate, with 51 students receiving doctoral degrees, 125 students receiving master's degrees, 390 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 23 students earning associate degrees. The ceremonies will include the presentation of two honorary degrees. New Hampshire authors Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters at this year's commencement. Mansfield has written, edited and contributed to over a dozen books about history, preservation and architecture. He writes of the importance of preserving old ways of doing things to "import some of the things we are losing daily: silence, repose, memory," and "make time for being here - not online, not rushing to do everything." He writes about time and place in his recent book, Turn and Jump: How Time and Place Fell Apart. Mansfield is the editor of the Franklin Pierce University's Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture's anthology of essays Where the Mountains Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region published by University Press of New England. He worked closely with Professor John Harris for six years to bring the volume to fruition, and contributing author Ernest Hebert called Mansfield "the best editor he has had the pleasure to work with." Mansfield has also been a founding member of the Monadnock Institute's advisory board since 1996. He is on the Exhibitions and Publications Committee of the New Hampshire Historical Society, the Village Planning Committee for the Town of Hancock, N.H. and chair of the local Library Trustees. He graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Magazine Journalism and Honors in American Studies, and was awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement. Naturalist, scientist and animal champion, Montgomery worked as a newspaper writer covering science, medicine and the environment before moving to the Australian Outback and branching out to books, magazine articles, radio and film in New Hampshire. This award-winning author has written 15 books for both adults and children including the international bestseller, The Good Good Pig. An ardent conservationist and animal advocate, she is concerned with the health of our planet and all species but still optimistic. "I believe that like the many brave people who fought for women's rights and civil rights, those of us working to protect the environment and honor the lives of creatures other than just humans, are going to change the world," says Montgomery. "I think that 100 years from now, a more progressive human culture will look back at the way most of us treat animals and the Earth with the same dismay with which we now view our slave-holding ancestors." Montgomery is on the board of the Rainforest Conservation Fund, RESTORE! The North Woods, the Center for Tropical Conservation and the literary organization, PEN New England. She graduated from Syracuse University with a triple major and dual degrees in Magazine Journalism, French Language and Literature, and Psychology. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University System of New Hampshire in 2004. Both Mansfield and Montgomery have been frequent guest speakers at Franklin Pierce University over the years in environmental science and American studies classes. ### Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global. The University welcomes media representatives from print, Web, radio and TV to cover this event. Interviews will be available before and after the presentation by prior arrangement.
May 3, 2011 In the Cold New Hampshire Countryside, a Feverish Imagination Robert Lawson, playwright, composer, and artist, found room for all his creative pursuits at Franklin Pierce U., in Rindge, N.H.
May 2, 2011 Franklin Pierce Students produce PSA that will air nationally May 5 on The Doctors Franklin Pierce Students produce PSA that will air nationally May 5 on The Doctors Four Franklin Pierce University students have just returned from Hollywood, where they appeared on a taping of the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors. The four medical doctors who host the program--which provides frank discussions on common and emerging health topics--had selected the students' video public service announcement from among five submissions sent in from Franklin Pierce student film makers. The 30-second PSA will air on the show on May 5 on WHDH Channel 7, Boston, Mass. at 2 p.m. and will be archived on the program's Web site, along with three of the other submissions, for viewing online at www.thedoctorstv.com. Franklin Pierce will also host a special viewing for the Franklin Pierce community at 2 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Erica Tomaszewski served as producer, Alex Terrill directed the PSA, Zachary Bylaska-Davies was the cameramen and Logan Mack edited the short film, titled "I Care," which explores the importance of supporting each other in a positive way. The team had originally focused on suicide prevention, but after further developing their script, decided that it was more important to explore the theme by focusing on how precious life is. "Our group really wanted our PSA to strike a chord with people who are busy with the day-to-day and may not know how much they mean to others," said Tomaszewski. "It's about understanding the potential impact of showing someone who is in a tough situation in life that you care," said Terrill. Professor Heather Tullio in the mass communications department played a key role in this project along with faculty from other disciplines: biology professors Susan Arruda and Thomas Bennett, theatre professor Nancy Stone, sociology professor Doug Challenger and mass communication professors Andrea Bergstrom, Paul Bush and Kristen Nevious. The opportunity to submit student-created PSAs to The Doctors was developed by the show's executive producer, Andrew Scher, a 1988 graduate of Franklin Pierce who now lives in Los Angeles. Scher challenged Franklin Pierce students from all majors to create an outstanding 30-second public service announcement on a health issue. Scher says he believes his experience producing short films as a student led to his success in Hollywood. He wants today's Franklin Pierce students to have a similar experience. "When we met with Andrew Scher he mentioned that one of the defining moments of his Pierce education was when he was able to produce a short film," says Franklin Pierce President James Birge. "He began to talk about that opportunity being available to current students and wondered how he could use his success as an executive producer to help make this happen. As the conversation went on, he arrived at the idea of hosting a competition among students to produce a PSA on health issues and he would have The Doctors judge the productions." Filming took place during the winter break over an eight-day period, using students, staff and local residents as actors. All projects were filmed, edited and the completed PSAs were shipped off to Los Angeles in February to The Doctors for review. The response was overwhelmingly positive. "The PSAs produced by all the teams were outstanding," said Scher. "I was genuinely impressed with the quality of all five submissions." Professor Tullio observed: "It great to see how much effort the production teams put into the PSAs, and how much they learned through that process. I could see their skills and attention to detail increasing by the hour." Read these other PSA related stories: The Doctors PSA story. Alex Terrill '12 talks about his PSA Challenge experience with the Marblehead Reporter Andrew Scher '88 - Straight talk from Franklin Pierce's 'big personality' Heather Tullio - Building confidence one student at a time. Kimberly Faiella's on the road to success!
May 1, 2011 Alex Terrill '12 talks about his PSA Challenge experience with the Marblehead Reporter Marblehead High alum wins PSA challenge, flown to LA.
April 28, 2011 Alumni Profile: Andrew Scher '88 - Straight talk from Franklin Pierce's 'big personality' From rural Rindge, N.H. to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Calif., Emmy award winning producer Andrew Scher's journey to success has been nothing short of amazing . . .
April 21, 2011 The Doctors PSA Challenge (and more from the Pierce Radius Alumni magazine) Andrew Scher, Franklin Pierce class of '88, challenged Franklin Pierce students from all majors to create an outstanding 30 second public service announcement (PSA). Scher, executive producer of the Emmy winning daytime show . . .
April 13, 2011 Celebrate Earth Day with the Franklin Pierce University community Franklin Pierce University will celebrate Earth Day on April 20, 2011 Free and open to the public! All events are held in Pierce Hall, Library Courtyard and Manor Lawn on the Rindge Campus Events for kids of all ages - Meet in Pierce Hall and Library courtyard: ? Noon to 2 p.m.: Sustainability Fair, Pierce Hall (Displays and presentations on student and faculty projects - details below ), ? 12:30 p.m.: Slideshow and presentation on Signs of Spring ? 1 p.m.: The Lorax - students will read the story to children and plant seeds afterwards ? 1:30 p.m.: Sack race to increase awareness of habitat destruction ? 2 p.m.: Keeping the Earth Spinning - Earth Ball Volley contest ? 3 p.m.: Wetlands and vernal pool exploration - hike ? 4:30 p.m.: MorSoul Concert (open to all) and eco-barbecue ! (free with Franklin Pierce ID) On-going at the Sustainability Fair: Handmade pottery and glassware for sale! "Empty Bowls" benefit sale Clothes Upcycling - Rags to Riches in Minutes! Come see the Spiralfoil - newest technology for generating wind power at home! The founders of SpiralAirFoil will be on campus for this Earth Day event to demonstrate their wind turbine. The turbine is geared toward home owners at an affordable price. The small start-up company has developed a prototype that has competitive advantages over other turbines, including the ability to generate electricity with minimum wind speeds. Cans for a Cause! Recycling competition for Lakeview residents; proceeds to be donated to the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention EcoClub Plant Sale! Seed planting! Rindge Energy Commission- Carbon Challenge Results! RMS Poster Winner! Guided rope climbing on the big Ash tree, Library courtyard Raffles!! Win a mountain bike, recycling bins/bags, gift certificates, eco-friendly clothing, food, products and more! Displays and activities focusing on solutions to environmental problems - on topics ranging from green cleaning, wind energy, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, reducing plastics, the Pacific garbage patch, biodiesel alternatives, global population growth, composting, recycling cell phones and other e-waste, reducing consumerism, keeping water pure, solutions to tropical deforestation, etc. Poster Presentations : Social Sustainability : A collection and analysis of student retention rates among 10 small, private universities Environmental Sustainability : Water catchment systems on the Franklin Pierce campus Franklin Pierce University's First Annual Eco-thon : Proceeds go to the Franklin Pierce University greenhouse Environmental Writing: A student's journey to turn her personal environmental writing into a published work of art Literature Review: Invasive species and their effect on the endangered species of the Everglades Sustainability Seminar : Four students to present the first sustainable living option for on-campus residents.
April 8, 2011 Franklin Pierce selects Jeff Bartlett for Fitzwater Honors Franklin Pierce selects Jeff Bartlett for Fitzwater Honors April 7, 2011 - Rindge, NH - The President and General Manager of WMUR TV, Jeff Bartlett, will be honored with the 2011 Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication on Monday, April 11 in ceremonies on the Rindge campus. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Steven Dodrill '09 will be this year's Master of Ceremonies. Bartlett will receive the award in the 8th annual presentation to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to public discourse in the spirit of a healthy democracy. The award reflects the mission of the Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce: to educate leaders of conscience in public communication by engaging intellects, challenging perspectives and teaching skills in a state-of-the-art facility in Rindge, N.H. The award is named for Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Fitzwater is a Franklin Pierce trustee and serves on the Fitzwater Center Advisory Board. Fitzwater Medallion honoree Jeff Bartlett has been President and General Manager of Hearst Television owned WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. since February 2001. During his tenure the station has added a weeknight news magazine show called "New Hampshire Chronicle," overseen the development of WMUR.com which is now the leading source of New Hampshire news on the Internet and second only to WMUR TV in audience delivery from a New Hampshire based advertising medium, added an hour each morning to the weekend morning newscast and took part in six nationally broadcast Presidential Primary debates in addition to 19 primary and general election debates for state and federal offices. WMUR won a New England EMMY for Continuing Coverage for its work on the 2008 Presidential primary. Chronicle has won five New England EMMIES in its 10 years on the air and in 2008 WMUR won Best Newscast in the country from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. Prior to WMUR Bartlett was the president and General Manager of Hearst owned KHBS/KHOG -TV in Ft. Smith/Fayetteville Arkansas. Prior to this, Bartlett was News Director at WBBM-TV, the CBS owned station in Chicago, which, under his supervision, received the Midwest regional EMMY for Best Newscast. Previously, he was News Director of KYW-TV, Philadelphia, during which time the station received a Best Newscast Award in Mid-Atlantic EMMY competition. Before that, he was News Director of WBZ-TV, Boston. Bartlett also served as News Director at KTUL-TV, Tulsa, Okla., and KGUN-TV, Tucson, Ariz. and as assistant news director at WTVJ-TV, Miami, Fla.; all three stations' newscasts received awards during his tenure. He began his career as a writer and associate producer at KMGH-TV, Denver, Colo., and went on to news production positions at stations in Portland, Ore. and San Francisco, Calif., among others. Before joining WBZ, he was a senior account executive at Audience Research & Development, a leading broadcast TV consulting firm. He holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Other recipients of the Fitzwater Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication include: Candy Crowley, CNN Senior Political Correspondent, 2010; Luke Russert, NBC News correspondent, 2009; Dana Perino, former Assistant to the President and Press Secretary at the White House, 2008; Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor, 2007; Kenneth Walsh, White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report; 2006; Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), 2005; and Victoria Clark, Deputy Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 2004. In addition to the presentation of the Fitzwater Award for Leadership, Fitzwater Medallions for contribution to the public discourse will be awarded to: ? Franklin Pierce graduating senior Alyssa Dandrea of Brattleboro, Vt. ? High School English and journalism teacher Mary Lukas DeWinkeleer of Londonderry High School in Londonderry, N.H. At Franklin Pierce, Dandrea participated in the First-in-the-Nation primary, the Fitzwater Center's summer program and The Presidency and The Press. She interviewed Marlin Fitzwater, national reporters and campaign advisors, and covered the Granite State polls on Election Day 2008 for Dan Rather Reports. Dandrea has served as editor-in-chief and news editor of the print and online newsletter, The Pierce Arrow, since 2007, and edited and contributed to the online newspaper, The Exchange. As editor-in-chief, she has led by example, bringing intellectual rigor and working with her staff to cover the news responsibly. A Fitzwater Scholar, Dandrea is a member of the University's Honors Program, the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. Dandrea will graduate this May with a degree in mass communications with concentrations in journalism and media studies and a minor in history. Mary Lukas DeWinkeleer has taught English in Hungary, Alaska and Arizona but only began teaching journalism six years ago when she moved to New Hampshire. Under her guidance, The Lancer Spirit Londonderry High School newspaper grew from a small pamphlet to a monthly, full-size 40-page printed and online newspaper that tackles the issues that are important to her students. DeWinkeleer inspires her students and champions their First Amendment rights while instilling in them a strong sense of ethics. This has earned her the respect of educational, political and media leaders throughout New England. Fitzwater Medallions for academic excellence will be awarded to graduating seniors Nicholas Caramico, Alyssa Dandrea, Sylvia Korza and Casey Williams. Together they are graduating with a career average GPA of 3.75 ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
June 13, 2012 June Information Sessions at Franklin Pierce University New Hampshire Centers Adult students are invited to join us on June 19 or 20 to receive first-hand information on continuing your education. Degree program and admission information will be presented by faculty and admissions staff at your center of choice.
March 1, 2011 Franklin Pierce's Student Literary Magazine Nevermore The Fall 2010 issue of Nevermore, the Franklin Pierce University student literary magazine, is now available.
February 27, 2011 President Birge Elected to the Board of Directors for the New England Council James F. Birge Elected to the Board of Directors for the New England Council Feb. 28, 2011 - Rindge, NH - Dr. James F. Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., has been elected to the Board of Directors for the New England Council, the nation's oldest regional business organization dedicated to promoting economic development and a high quality of life in the six-state region. "The New England Council's many initiatives over the years serve to make the region an excellent place to live, work and do business," said Dr. Birge. "I am pleased to bring to the board my insights on higher education, research and good business practices." The New England Council is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England dedicated to identifying and supporting federal public policies and articulating the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. The New England Council is also committed to working with public and private sector leaders across the region and in Washington through educational programs and forums for information exchange. James T. Brett, President and CEO of the New England Council said Dr. Birge's appointment to the board "insert quote here..." Dr. Birge was appointed the fourth President of Franklin Pierce University by the Board of Trustees in 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, an M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Westfield State College in Massachusetts. He is a scholar of academic presidents as public leaders. More information on The New England Council: http://newenglandcouncil.com/index.php ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
February 26, 2011 Student printmakers exhibit work Six Franklin Pierce students have been accepted to the 2011 Arches Seventh Biennial Student Print Exhibition juried by Jim Dine and sponsored by the Arches Paper Company and Boston Printmakers. The students are Kendra Watenpaugh, Lauren Collins, Zoe Antonopoulos, Rachael Gridley, Victoria Earle and Mariah Watendorf whose work from Susan Silverman's fall 2010 printmaking class will be on display and up for sale. Silverman will also display work in the exhibition. The works include reliefs, reduction reliefs, intaglios, photo-polymer intaglios and etchings. The opening of the exhibition will be Sunday, Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Mass. The exhibition will run from the opening day until April 10 showcasing the work of students from 20 schools. For more information, visit the Boston Printmakers Web site page about the exhibition at http://www.bostonprintmakers.org/archesShow.html. Home page image by Victoria Earle.
February 25, 2011 Friends of the University donate historic tiger-maple desk once belonging to President Franklin Pierce U.S. President's desk donated to the University that bears his name When Franklin Pierce departed his Concord, N.H., law office for Washington, D.C., in the 1830s, he left behind his valuable tiger-maple desk and other large items, as his career as a Congressman, U.S. Senator and General in the Mexican-American War took him far from home, and ultimately to the White House. After being elected president in 1852, he gave the unique desk to a family friend, Charles Norton, who lived near his law office. The desk changed hands over the years, as a series of owners moved it to Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This month, the desk from which the 14th U.S. President launched his early political career has made it back home to New Hampshire, donated to the university that bears the name of the only U.S. President from that state. Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., has received the desk as a gift from an alumnus who located the well-preserved secretariat tiger maple desk in an antique auction in Rhode Island in 2010. Paul Rotondo, a Norwalk, Conn., entrepreneur and business consultant who attended then-Franklin Pierce College in the 1980s and his friend and colleague Janet Mastrondari won the stunning piece at auction. The Empire-style desk came with a documented provenance--which includes correspondences, newspaper articles, letters of authentication and other documentation confirming the desk's authenticity. "Attorney Janet Mastronardi, who specializes in antiques, called to let me know about the desk," he says. She recalled that Rotondo had gone to Franklin Pierce and thought that he would be interested in the piece. "Being a beautiful unique piece that once belonged to our 14th President and was made locally in New Hampshire and was being sold with documentation authenticating its ownership," he says his interest was piqued. "It was not only in great condition, but also included documentation that traced its prior ownership to President Pierce when he worked as an attorney." The collection of documents reveals much about the desk's ownership; it was used in the office of a New Hampshire harness maker for many years, was later owned by a Leominster, Mass. family, and ultimately made its way south to Cranston, R.I., during the early 20th Century. While the documents describe the desk as a local piece, built in the Concord area in the early 1830s, the identity of its builder remains a mystery. "What stands out about this piece is the quality of wood chosen for its construction," notes Rotondo, who also consults in antique appraisal. "Typically, the furniture makers in those days would reserve the more ornate woods for special customers," he said, "and the quality of the large amount of tiger maple selected for this particular desk shows that [Franklin Pierce] was a customer whom they valued highly." The wood selection of the desk is noted in an Aug. 22, 1971 newspaper column in The Providence Sunday Journal, which states that the large tiger and curly maple pieces used to make the desk "would probably be unobtainable today, and even when this desk was made had to be selected from the log and then painstakingly sliced out." The desk has found a home in the president's office on campus at Franklin Pierce University, a private university founded in 1962, where it closely matches the design of the room. "It is already proving to be a great conversation piece," says Dr. James F. Birge, the university's president, "and we are very happy to have received it as a donation." Dr. Birge notes that Paul Rotondo was a history major during his student days. "We are thankful for his life-long appreciation of history and grateful that he helped return this unique piece to Franklin Pierce." In the months ahead, he says, the desk will be moved to other parts of campus from time to time, including the lobby of Peterson Hall and perhaps eventually the university library. "It is really quite an impressive example of New Hampshire craftsmanship and U.S. history, and we would like everyone to be able to see it and reflect on its legacy and significance to our campus community." ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
February 17, 2011 Register for a Reception for Admitted Students and their Parents March 20 and 27 Join us for this unique opportunity to meet University leaders, faculty, staff, current students and alumni! Sunday March 20 in Newton MA or Sunday March 27 in Southington, CT
February 1, 2011 Pierce's Women in Leadership Certificate Program hosts negotiation workshop for women Franklin Pierce University's Women in Leadership Certificate Program Hosts Negotiation Workshop for Women Jan. 31, 2011 - RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University's Women in Leadership Certificate Program will host "Ask, Get - Negotiate for Positive Results: A Negotiation Workshop for Women" on Thursday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge in Peterson Hall on the Rindge, N.H. campus. The workshop will include a panel discussion and skills-building role-playing sessions with an esteemed group of professional women from the Monadnock Area. The panelists include Heather McKernan, Publisher of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript; Beth Fernald, Attorney with Bradley and Faulkner, PC; and Barbara Miller, President of Grant Writing Resources, Inc. in Peterborough and Selectperson for the Town of Peterborough. The workshop will start with each panelist sharing how she uses negotiation skills in her daily business life and provide examples as to how she uses these skills successfully. There will be a question and answer period followed by an interactive role play session with each panelists facilitating a small group of participants. The workshop will conclude with a reflective period and wrap-up. The goal of the Women in Leadership Certificate Program is to assist women in becoming effective leaders. The Certificate Program enrolls undergraduates with a keen interest in social change and prepares students to play constructive roles in the world community. The academic program and co-curricular offerings present opportunities for comprehensive engagement with the theme of women in leadership. Students will foster new ways of thinking about leadership, develop the confidence and ability to publicly express ideas and values, become intentional and responsible learners and leaders through women-centered internships and self-created social action projects. The workshop is free and open to the public on a limited basis. To find out more or to register for the workshop please contact Judy Tomlinson at 603.899.4245 or e-mail at email@example.com. ### Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the Collage of Graduate and Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
January 27, 2011 Pierce students stay active and beat the winter blues Newswise -- While the winter cold means snowbound doldrums on many college campuses, Doug Carty subscribes to the remedy often touted by experts: "Stay active, get some light, and spend time with others," as the best way to beat the winter blues. Carty, director of campus recreation at Franklin Pierce University, has actively implemented these three helpful points in a popular program of winter recreation to help students at the Rindge, N.H., school embrace and get the most from the colder months.
January 3, 2011 Vote for Arikka Knights, Class of 2008 and Miss Maine, as America's choice! http://www.missamerica.org/ VideoContest/ It's no wonder to anyone who knows Arikka Knights '08, with her pleasant personality and successful background in public speaking, that she would win the title of Miss Maine this past June and go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in January 2011. But this accomplishment did come as a surprise to the 2008 Fitzwater Medallion winning Knights. "I went in thinking, 'whatever happens, happens,'" she has said. However, it didn't shock her many Pierce friends and large family. "Arikka is one of the most amazing people I have ever met," says friend and fellow Pierce alumna, Michaela Sullivan. "She is so talented, so nice, so educated, so passionate and caring."
December 22, 2010 White Coat Ceremony Marks New Milestone in Franklin Pierce University's Physician Assistant Program It was standing room only at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center last week, as Franklin Pierce University celebrated its first White Coat Ceremony. The inaugural class of Franklin Pierce's Physician Assistant's program, located in their Lebanon center, celebrated the occasion with family, friends, dignitaries and faculty members.
November 18, 2010 Releasing that still small voice (and more from the Pierce Radius alumni magazine) In early 1992, James Birge left his work in higher education administration to become a volunteer in a homeless shelter in downtown Denver. "There were some visceral experiences for me during that time--checking pulses of men in alley doorways to see if they were sleeping, or worse; helping a resident apply medicine to a stab wound that ran from sternum to navel; and riding my bike ahead of the trash trucks pounding on alley dumpsters to warn people sleeping in them that the truck was coming."
November 18, 2010 Alumni Profile: Paul Goyette '94 - a CGPS graduate and financial planner helps families with special needs children. A financial planner by trade, a volunteer by choice and a family man first and foremost, Paul Goyette '94, CFP®, CEP®, CFS®, is a warm and caring man with a huge heart and great faith, trust and belief in God.
November 18, 2010 Faculty Profile: Jason Little followed an unusual career path - from musician to marketing professor Professor Jason Little followed an unusual career path - from musician to marketing professor - but it's not as much of a stretch as you might think. As a young professional musician, he was actively involved in the music business, including promoting his music, publishing, contract negotiations and lots of public relations.
November 18, 2010 Student Profile: Devin Batchelder '11 - Inspiring leader takes aim. Devin Batchelder takes aim and often hits her target as the inspiring leader of the Atlatl team and President of the Anthropology Club. "Under her leadership, the Anthropology Club has traveled to major cities across the country to demonstrate stone-age hunting techniques at archaeological conferences and was named 'Club of the Year' by the Student Government Association," says Robert Goodby, Associate Professor of Anthropology.
November 18, 2010 Franklin Pierce Cafeteria gets a Facelift - new Expo Station is a big hit with students! If you haven't been to the Franklin Pierce cafeteria lately, you may not recognize it. The whole area is in the process of a total renovation. This will happen in phases over three consecutive summers. The first phase was completed this summer and included some much needed upgrades to the kitchen but the most visible changes for students happened in the center room of the cafeteria, Lakeview Room.
November 17, 2010 Lloyd Astmann, class of '69, named Chairman of the Board of Trustees Astmann Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Franklin Pierce University Nov. 17, 2010 - RINDGE, NH - Lloyd H. Astmann of Paramus, N.J. and Wellington, Fla., a Franklin Pierce University trustee and class of 1969 graduate, and the managing partner of NHA Realty, LLC, a New Jersey based commercial real estate holding company, has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Franklin Pierce University, President James F. Birge announced. "I am excited about Mr. Astmann's leadership of the Board of Trustees and that he is the first alumnus to serve as the Chair," said Dr. Birge. "Lloyd's commitment to his alma mater is remarkable and noteworthy. He is an exemplar of Board leadership and I am confident that his term as Chair will contribute to our thriving academic community." "Franklin Pierce was there to help and guide me when I needed it most," says Astmann. "It has been rewarding, fun and educational staying involved in and working with the institution for all these years. I feel blessed, privileged and honored to be able to serve as Board Chair and look forward to giving back and making a difference at Franklin Pierce through working with my fellow trustees, the administration and, of course, the alumni body." Astmann and his wife, Helen, also a '69 Franklin Pierce alum, were instrumental in founding the Franklin Pierce Alumni Association. He served on the Alumni Board from 1974 to 1981. In 1980, Astmann began his service to Franklin Pierce's Board of Trustees as the Alumni Association Board president. In 1990, he was awarded the Alumni Participation Award and in 2004, Mr. and Mrs. Astmann received the Alumni Leader of Conscience award. In other recent Board news, the University Board of Trustees is proud to announce the election of three new members to the Board; Barry Jay Cooper of Alexandria, Va., Carleen Farrell '71 of Arlington, Mass. and Jean D'Meza Leuner of Orlando, Fla. Cooper, deputy managing director of APCO's Washington Office, brings extensive, real-world communications experience to the Board including stints in senior positions in the White House, the U.S. Department of Commerce and at Yale University. He earned his bachelor of arts in journalism degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. and is the proud parent of a Franklin Pierce graduate, Kathryn J. Cooper '00. Farrell is rejoining the board after having served from 1981 to 1994. She brings to the board a wealth of higher education experience including 21 years at Harvard Business School where she served as Director of Enrollment and Admission Services and other capacities. Farrell is the past recipient of the Alumni Participation Award (1989), Leader of Conscience Award (2006) and served on the Franklin Pierce Alumni Board of Directors from 1971 to 1979 and as its President of 1974 to 1976. She earned her Master of Arts degree from New York University. Leuner is Dean and Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida. Leuner earned her Ph.D. in curriculum instruction and administration from Boston College in Boston, Mass. # # # Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
November 17, 2010 Franklin Pierce University Student Receives Scholarship at NHPTV Women of Influence Luncheon Frangelica Odell, a Franklin Pierce University junior, was awarded the Charter Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Communications/Media Students at the 2010 New Hampshire Public Television Women of Influence luncheon in Manchester November 12th. Guest speaker at the luncheon was Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of the acclaimed PBS MASTERPIECE series. The NHPTV Women of Influence event brings together individuals who have contributed to the advancement of women in leadership positions.
November 12, 2010 New Grant Helps Launch Program to Assist Underserved Rural Populations of N.H. & Vermont A new half-million-dollar grant will provide a valuable boost to a new program designed to deliver better medical care to the elderly and disabled populations in rural areas of New Hampshire and Vermont. Franklin Pierce University this week received a $536,640 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help fund the university's new Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program--a program established in November of 2009 with the explicit goal of serving the rural and underserved communities of Vermont and central and northern New Hampshire. According to Lisa Southwick, director of the Master in Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) Program at Franklin Pierce University, the new program's location at the university's West Lebanon, N.H. Graduate & Professional Studies center, is critical to the mission of the program. "With no physician assistant program in Vermont and the only New Hampshire PA program being in the southern tier of the state, the location of this program in the west central region of New Hampshire and only seven miles from the Vermont border makes it ideally situated to meet these needs," she said. "Through student-volunteer initiatives, community engagement, rural elementary education programs and other projects, Franklin Pierce University enjoys a deep tradition of serving rural communities in New England," said Dr. James Birge, President of Franklin Pierce. "We are committed to helping those residents in rural areas of New Hampshire and Vermont gain better access to medical care, and I applaud the directors of this program in their successful work to secure support for this important initiative." The new program's first cohort of 23 students includes 11 Vermonters and six students with ties to New Hampshire. The project's primary goal is to increase opportunities for students to participate in clinical experiences in rural and underserved communities. "This will be accomplished through offering travel stipends for students training in these rural settings," says Southwick, "and by providing training for clinical preceptors, and hiring a new half-time faculty member whose primary function will be to recruit and support clinical preceptors in the rural regions of New Hampshire and Vermont." Projections in demographic shifts by the U. S. Census Bureau reveal a significant increase in elderly populations in the years ahead. The burden of disability is likely to increase as our population grows older. "In addition to increasing opportunities for students to engage with preceptors and patients in rural and underserved communities, this project will address health disparities experienced by patients with disabilities through improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of physician assistant students and their preceptors in providing accessible care for patient with disabilities," says Southwick. For more information about Franklin Pierce University's Master of Physician Assistant Studies program go to www.franklinpierce.edu/mpas. # # # Franklin Pierce University is a private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
November 11, 2010 Robert Lawson's Terrible Destiny comes to life at Franklin Pierce Professor Robert Lawson presents his new play, Terrible Destiny, at the Black Box Theater this week at Franklin Pierce University. The play, inspired by the American author, Truman Capote's, In Cold Blood, has taken three months to produce and is now ready to be revealed to the community.
October 21, 2010 The New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University will host American Dream Panel Discussion The New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University will host its annual American Dream Panel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Two families will share stories about their experiences as immigrants to the United States. The program is free and open to the public.
October 13, 2010 Professor Bob Lawson and his class build a 'camera obscura' Most teachers encourage their students to think "outside the box," but one Franklin Pierce University professor had his students construct a room-sized box instead so that they could learn more about visual arts within it. Theater Professor Bob Lawson and the 24 students in his Experiencing the Arts class recently finished construction of a walk-in camera obscura that currently sits outside of and adjacent to the university's Ravencroft Theatre.
October 13, 2010 Abbie Tumbleson '10 joins staff of the West Yellowstone News A new journalist has joined the staff of the West Yellowstone News. Abbie Tumbleson arrived in town last week and has already hit the ground running.
September 27, 2010 Award-winning author and President of Working Mother Media, Carol Evans, to speak at Franklin Pierce University Sept. 22, 2010 - RINDGE, NH- Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media and CEO of Diversity Best Practices, presents "Women Hold Up Half the Sky but Who's Holding Us Up: Strategies for Getting the Support You Need." This presentation is hosted by Franklin Pierce's Women in Leadership Program at Franklin Pierce's Pierce Hall on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Evans enjoys problem solving from the stage so be sure to bring your more difficult work life balance questions with you.
September 22, 2010 Women's Basketball to Play in Exhibition at UConn on Nov. 4 Game to be played Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn.
September 20, 2010 Professor Robin Marra has an epiphany while running. Read about it in the Chronicle of Higher Ed Professor Robin Marra has an epiphany while running. Read about it in the Chronicle of Higher Ed
September 20, 2010 Goodby takes us back 12,000 years ago in Keene Presentation on "Paleoindian Life at the Tenant Swamp Site" offered at Franklin Pierce University
September 7, 2010 Professor Donna Decker's blog is featured on Ms. Magazine Online Professor Donna Decker's blog is featured on Ms. Magazine Online
September 3, 2010 Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Robert Lawson publishes article in Austrian magazine Freigeist Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Robert Lawson recently published an article in the Austrian magazine Freigeist (translated as Free Spirit). Here is the translated article on the process of making new theater work.
September 2, 2010 Temple Grandin movie wins 7 Emmy awards The very talented cast and crew of the HBO film Temple Grandin received most of the major awards in their catagory!
August 4, 2010 Dr. Patricia A. Brown, national leader in distance learning and adult education, joins Franklin Pierce University administration Dr. Patricia A. Brown has accepted the position of Dean, College of Graduate & Professional Studies for the 2010-2011 academic year at Franklin Pierce University.
August 30, 2010 Meet Caitlin Allard, an Arts Management major, in one of two new videos in our series of student profiles One of four new videos in our series of student profiles produced by Professor Doug Challenger
July 30, 2010 Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript to Co-Sponsor The Monadnock Debates The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript will co-sponsor The Monadnock Debates, a citizen-driven forum with candidates from both political parties addressing critical issues.
July 20, 2010 Marlin Fitzwater photo exhibit documents the work of Mikhal Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush July 19, 2010 Franklin Pierce University will present a photography exhibit, "Empires Fall", documenting the work of Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Soviet Union, and George H.W. Bush, President of the United States, in the two years between the fall of the Berlin wall on Nov. 9. 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Empire on Dec. 24, 1991. Marlin Fitzwater, of Franklin Pierce University, was Press Secretary to President Bush during this period and attended all of the meetings depicted in the exhibit, which will open to the public on Tuesday, July 27th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication on the Franklin Pierce University Rindge campus. Mr. Fitzwater will attend the opening event and will be available for interviews. Marlin Fitzwater was White House Press Secretary for six years under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, making him one of the longest-serving press secretaries in history. He was born on a farm in Salina, Kansas, graduated from Kansas State University in 1965 with a degree in journalism, and served in the United States Air Force. Fitzwater worked as a reporter, then served at various Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public affairs at the Department of the Treasury from 1981 to 1982. Fitzwater joined the White House in 1983, where he served until 1989. The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University was established in 2002 as an academic institute dedicated to preparing young men and women to be politically-engaged Leaders of Conscience in their studies and professions. The Fitzwater Center was named for its primary benefactor, Marlin Fitzwater, who stands alone as the only White House press secretary to have been appointed by two presidents (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush). Fitzwater also serves on the University's Board of Trustees. Since its founding, the Fitzwater Center has gained a national reputation for the caliber of student journalists who hone their skills through its hands-on learning and mentoring programs. The Center has been recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education for successfully preparing students to succeed as journalists, critical thinkers, and contributors to a healthy democracy. The Center received the 2009 New Hampshire State Merit Award in the New England Board of Higher Education's annual Excellence Awards program.
July 15, 2010 Devin Batchelder '11 shares her knowledge of a weapon dating from the Paleolithic Age When members of Boxford Cub Scout Pack 57 met a gold medal winner during their recent annual summer overnight outing, they were also learning about human history. Although what was really fun for most of them was watching a 6-foot dart fly through the air, launched from an atlatl -- a primitive weapon that is now being used in its own sport.
June 28, 2010 Faculty Profile: Professor Debra Picchi - The indispensible triangle of global citizenship Faculty Profile: Professor Debra Picchi - The indispensible triangle of global citizenship
June 24, 2010 Fueling the fire for sustainability (and more from Pierce Radius alumni magazine) With predictions that green initiatives are not simply fads or trends, Franklin Pierce is doing our part to improve sustainability efforts.
June 23, 2010 Steven Dodrill '09 on national broadcasting award winning team at WATD-FM Steven Dodrill '09 on national broadcasting award winning team at WATD-FM
June 10, 2010 A 12,000-year-old find in Keene. Professor Goodby leads a team of archeologists Professor Goodby leads a team of archeologists
June 8, 2010 Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today. Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.
June 9, 2010 Alumni Profile: Kristen Costa Francoeur '05 - Finding her voice Kristen Costa Francoeur '05 is doing exactly what she wants to do; exactly what she loves to do; exactly what she found was her passion when she came to Franklin Pierce.
June 9, 2010 Jose Macias Selected by Oakland Athletics in 2010 MLB Draft on Tuesday Junior right-hander Jose Macias (Bronx, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been selected in the 18th round (545th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics.
June 9, 2010 Student Profile: Ben Rosenfeld, M.B.A. '10 - Advances to the Next Round Dressed for success with an air of quiet confidence, Ben Rosenfeld M.B.A. '10 reflects on a year of academic success and personal growth having recently completed his M.B.A. in Leadership at Rindge.
June 9, 2010 2009-10: ANOTHER BANNER SEASON: A Year in Review of Franklin Pierce Athletics 2009-10: ANOTHER BANNER SEASON: A Year in Review of Franklin Pierce Athletics
June 2, 2010 Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today. Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.
June 1, 2010 FPU's atlatl team takes aim New Hampshire Sunday News Parade Magazine features story on FPU's atlatl team
June 1, 2010 Baseball inches one step closer to the national championship! Baseball inches one step closer to the national championship!
May 27, 2010 Student Profile: Natalya Waye '10 - Natalya is Famous!!! . . . Well, almost! With her effervescent personality and enthusiasm overflowing as she speaks, it's not hard to get interested in her recent project. This documentarian is serious. This was not just a class project for credit. This is her passion. A native of Shrewsbury, Mass., she knew back in high school that she wanted to be in video production. "I spent so many afternoons working with my father on projects for our local public access station and that is where I truly fell in love with media," says Waye. "I knew that I wanted a school with media production, that I wanted to stay in New England and that I wanted to go to a smaller school. Franklin Pierce was the perfect fit." She started in right away as an active member of FPTV (Franklin Pierce Television) within her first weeks on campus and has been involved ever since. "From a teacher's point of view, Natalya is the ideal student -- eager to learn, enthusiastic for the work we do, strongly principled, an excellent speaker, and an attentive listener. It's been a privilege to work with her," says Professor Richard Roth. Waye just graduated from Franklin Pierce with a major in Mass Communications and a dual concentration in Media Production and Media Studies and has already left her mark both on Pierce and on the real world. Her recent documentary, "Art for Water," has not only hit the Internet on YouTube but she was also recently invited to premiere the film at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston as part of their Down:2: Earth Sustainable Living Expo. So what is this documentary which has captured the passions of such an enthusiastic young women about? She says, "It's about how a small university in New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce University, came together as an institution to work towards one common goal. This goal being to create awareness about the water crisis by using multiple disciplines in the school such as dance, film, business, sciences, etc. During the process of creating awareness throughout the university, it spread through the campus, to the surrounding community and is continuing to grow today." She tells this story through interviews with both faculty and students. "Well I knew going into my senior year that I wanted to do a documentary, but I wasn't sure what I was going to do," says Waye. "Joni Doherty (professor) and Christine Destrempes, the artist in residence, came into our Advanced Media Production Class, taught by Dr. Richard Roth. They wanted a student to document the process of Art for Water. This program works to have a community or school come together with a common goal of creating awareness about topics related to environment. It was such an exciting program. The thing that I enjoyed most was seeing the process of the Art for Water and my documentary both coming together." She credits the close relationships she has made on campus; something that she says is unique to Franklin Pierce, with helping her to become who she is today. "The sense of community and individuality that is created here is what I value most," says Waye. "They encourage you to be yourself. It is really my family." While at Pierce, she completed two internships, one at the public access station in her hometown and the other at Yankee Publishing in Dublin, N.H. "Both of these internships gave me such amazing field experience," she says. "I wasn't just running and getting coffee, I was working hands on with editing, preproduction, etc." She has definitely found her passion and credits her experience at Pierce with helping to make that happen. "I think a big part of honing my skills was the supportive environment at Franklin Pierce and I am forever grateful," says Waye. Keep your eye out for Natalya Waye - she is sure to make her mark. Watch her video documentary, Art for Water, and other student videos on this Web page.
May 11, 2010 United States Mint to Launch Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin The United States Mint will introduce a new $1 Coin on May 20, 2010, to honor Franklin Pierce, the Nation's 14th President. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the grounds of Pierce Manse, the former president's historic family home. United States Mint Deputy Director Andrew Brunhart will be joined by Franklin Pierce University President James F. Birge and New Hampshire Historical Society Library Director Peter Wallner.
May 6, 2010 New video profiles tell student's stories The essence of Franklin Pierce University is best reflected in our students' own stories of academic accomplishment and personal transformation. Our small university has long been known for its nurturing environment, which can help students discover their hidden potential, fall in love with a field of study, and develop greater self-awareness, confidence and competence as citizens of the world. These lessons last a lifetime.
May 2, 2010 Franklin Pierce Selects Candy Crowley and Andrew Scher for Fitzwater Honors Host of CNN's "State of the Union" and senior political correspondent, Candy Crowley, and executive producer of "The Doctors", Andrew Scher '88, will be honored with the 2010 Marlin Fitzwater Award for Leadership in Public Communication on Monday, May 3, in ceremonies on the Rindge campus. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Nalina Shapiro '10 will be this year's Master of Ceremonies. Crowley and Scher will receive the award in the 7th annual presentation to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to public discourse in the spirit of a healthy democracy. The award reflects the mission of the Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce: to educate leaders of conscience in public communication by engaging intellects, challenging perceptions and teaching skills in a state-of-the-art facility in Rindge, N.H. The award is named for Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Fitzwater is a Franklin Pierce trustee and serves on the Fitzwater Center advisory board. He will make the formal presentation to Crowley and Scher. In addition to the presentation of the Fitzwater Award for Leadership, Fitzwater Medallions will be awarded to: ? Franklin Pierce graduating senior Robbie Michaelson of Brookline, N.H. ? Franklin Pierce graduating senior Bailey Gaffney of Manakin Sabot, Va. ? High School English and journalism teacher Gordon Lang of Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfboro, N.H. Fitzwater Leadership Award honoree, Candy Crowley, played a pivotal role in CNN's American Votes 2008 coverage as a member of the Peabody Award-winning "Best Political Team on Television," traveling to both conventions, every debate and additional stops along the campaign trail. It was during this period that she encountered Fitzwater Center students as they covered the New Hampshire Primary. Among her most vivid memories as a reporter, Crowley counts the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast; the impeachment trial of President Clinton; Election Night 2000; ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of D-Day on the beaches of Normandy; Ronald Reagan's trips to China, Bitburg and Bergen-Belsen; the night the United States bombed Libya; and the terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. In 2005, Crowley was honored with the Edward R. Murrow award and the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in journalism for her reporting on the 2004 presidential election. In 2004, Crowley won the Gracie Allen Award in the "National News Story-Series" category for "War Stories" and a National Headliner and a Cine award for CNN Presents: Fit to Kill. In 2003, Crowley won an Emmy for her work on CNN Presents Enemy Within. Crowley's career has been set in the heart of our nation's politics since her graduation from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Her roots are in general assignment reporting, but she has distinguished herself also in covering Congress and the White House. Fitzwater Leadership Award honoree, Andrew Scher '88, is one of the Executive Producers of the #1 New Syndicated Talk Show, "The Doctors," distributed by CBS Television Distribution and earning a Daytime Emmy nomination after its first season. Prior to joining "The Doctors", Scher was a Senior Producer at "Dr. Phil". Scher was a producer at NBC where he served as the Supervising Producer of "The John Walsh Show" (Host of "America's Most Wanted") and oversaw on-location specials including, "Modesto: The Search For Laci Paterson," "Salt Lake City: Elizabeth Smart Found Alive" and "Washington, DC....The Signing of the Amber Alert." He was the Supervising Producer on the nationally syndicated dating-reality series, "Change of Heart," Travel Channel's "This Job's A Trip," a reality show in which people are given the opportunity to test drive their dream job; and executive producer of TLC's "Operation Homecoming," a five-episode, primetime special reuniting soldiers with their families as they returned home from Iraq. He also served as Executive Producer of "Design Invasion," a home makeover show from FOX Television and the first design show to be in National Syndication. Scher's past television credits include: Production Executive on Discovery Health's "Dr. G Medical Examiner" and "Skeleton Stories," The History Channel's "American Eats," the Food Network's "Behind The Bash," We's "Hollywood Hair Affair," the Game Show Network's "Game Show Network Hall of Fame," National Geographic's "Everyday Things" and The Weather Channel's "It Could Happen Tomorrow." Scher graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a bachelor's degree in Communications. He and his wife, Michele, live in Calabasas, Calif. with their two children. Other recipients of the Fitzwater Award for Leadership in Public Communication include: Luke Russert, NBC News correspondent; Dana Perino, former Assistant to the President and Press Secretary at the White House, 2008; Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor, 2007; Kenneth Walsh, White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report; 2006; Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), 2005; and Victoria Clark, Deputy Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 2004. Robbie Michaelson '10, a member of the Pierce Media Group and Fitzwater Fellow, was a leader in multiple student media outlets, including The Pierce Arrow, FPTV, WFPC-LP 105.3 FM and online. Michaelson was part of the Center's 2008 New Hampshire Primary coverage and covered the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Michaelson will graduate this May with a degree in mass communication (journalism) and a minor in political science and plans to continue his career as a reporter and eventually start his own publication or broadcast business. Bailey Gaffney '10 is a strong campus leader, serving the University in multiple capacities, including as President of the Student Government Association as well as the Young Republicans. Gaffney received the Publius Award for excellence in the field of political science for her work with the Engaging Students: First In the Nation program her sophomore year. In her role with Student Government, she worked diligently with the Rindge Board of Selectmen to hold voter registration drives on campus. Gaffney will graduate this May with a degree in political science and plans to pursue her degree in real estate law and practice in South Carolina Gordon Lang teaches English, creative writing and journalism at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfboro, N.H. The newspaper and literary magazine his students produce are consistent first-place award winners with the American Scholastic Press Association. Outside of the classroom, Lang hosts the Poets in the Attic poetry group in Wolfeboro and has a slim volume of his own work, No Match for a Scarecrow. Lang and his wife Cheryl breed gypsy horses, the small draught horses with the big hair that pull the caravans in England and Ireland, at his home, Aisling Farm. ### Franklin Pierce University is a small, private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
April 29, 2010 Franklin Pierce University to celebrate forty-fifth commencement Franklin Pierce University will celebrate its forty-fifth commencement on Saturday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. on the Rindge, N.H. campus. A total of 614 students will participate, with 47 students receiving doctoral degrees, 73 students receiving master's degrees, 463 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 31 students earning associate degrees. The ceremonies will include the presentation of two honorary degrees. Honorary degree recipients are Franklin Pierce University Chairman of the Board Dr. Zeddie Bowen, currently serving in his 6th year as Chair, and Patricia Lang Barry, Rindge Selectwoman who has worked to support a strong campus and community relationship. Bowen is the former vice president and provost of the University of Richmond, a position he held for 16 years. He is currently a facilitator for the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) specializing in board development and assessment, academic affairs and planning workshops. Bowen has played an active role in the creation of two distinctive and successful educational consortia: the Associated Colleges of the South, whose members include the premier liberal art colleges in the South; and the Associated New American Colleges, whose members include the top comprehensive universities in the nation. As a consultant and workshop facilitator specializing in academic vision and curriculum, academic governance, institutional mission and board development, he has worked with numerous academic institutions and has had an ongoing positive relationship with Franklin Pierce University for many years leading the way to university status in 2007. Bowen received his B.A. from John Hopkins University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Lang Barry first moved to the Rindge community at the age of 13 years old and has worked in a number of different positions in the human services, education and hospitality fields; and is currently an English teacher at Conant High School. She has served as a Selectman for the Town of Rindge for the past five years and has supported the University and the Community in her participation on the Town/Gown committee, her written testimony on behalf of the University during the NH House of Representative's Education Committee hearing on HB1400 and her efforts to help other town officials understand the benefits of having Franklin Pierce University located in Rindge. She resides in the Town of Rindge with her husband and four daughters. "In my first year at Franklin Pierce, it has been one of my top priorities to work to better the relationship that the University has with the Town of Rindge," states Dr. James F. Birge, President. "Patricia Lang Barry has become a true friend and supporter of the University just as she has always been the same for the Town of Rindge. She has worked in collaboration with me to help build a community committed to the betterment of both the Town and the University. She values the contributions made by our students, staff and faculty to the area community. Patricia leads by example in offering support to the University as a wonderful citizen and neighbor." "Zeddie Bowen has been a stabilizing force for the University particularly during these difficult economic times," says Birge. "His efforts are often behind the scenes but the impact of these have been far-reaching and enduring such as recent expansions on campus and our transition to university status. The University has been fortunate to be the recipient of his efforts and guidance over these years." ### Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.
April 7, 2010 Arizona Alumni Help Feed the Need to Read Arizona Alumni Help Feed the Need to Read - 2,700 books by May! Franklin Pierce alumni in Arizona are invited to participate in an Arizona Book Drive for Children to celebrate the inauguration of the university's new president Dr. James Birge. Arizona's Community Service Project will be coordinated by Bill Jabjiniak, a Franklin Pierce alumus (1986), and Director of Economic Development for the City of Mesa, Arizona. Franklin Pierce alumni may participate by donating new or gently-used books for children in grades K-5. Books may be collected during the month of April and delivered April 26-29, 8 am-5 pm to either Franklin Pierce Campus in Goodyear, 140 N. Litchfield Road, Ste 110 (contact Assistant Dean, Andrea Brode at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-518-2386), or to the City of Mesa Economic Development, 20 E. Main Street, Suite 200. Contact your local libraries, book stores, neighbors, friends and family to donate books. The goal is to collect 2,700 books - or the number of miles between Franklin Pierce Rindge Campus, NH and the Campus Center West Valley, AZ - by May 1, 2010, for summer reading programs at Longfellow Elementary, a Reading is Fundamental school and Mesa's Community Spirit Adopt-A-School partner for 2010. If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill Jabjiniak at 480.644.3965 or William.email@example.com by Friday, April 9. For others out-of-state wishing to contribute, mail book donations to: Bill Jabjiniak, Director of Economic Development, City of Mesa, 20 E. Main, Suite 200, PO Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211. Register online, via phone 877-372-2586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 to make your donation to an Arizona elementary school library with very limited resources. Also attached is a photo of Andrea Brode '99, City of Mesa District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh, and Bill Jabjiniak '86, Director of Economic Development, City of Mesa, kicking off the Franklin Pierce College Arizona Alumni Book Drive. The Book Drive beneficiary, Longfellow Elementary in Mesa, is located in Councilmember Kavanaugh's district.
April 5, 2010 FPU Women's Hoops Ranked #1 In The Nation The Franklin Pierce University women?s basketball program added to its growing list of historical accomplishments on Tuesday as the Ravens were ranked No. 1 in the latest edition of the USA Today/ESPN WBCA Division II National Top-25 Poll.
March 21, 2010 Franklin Pierce University's Art for Water Project Art for Water is a multimedia celebration of water. It includes dance, music, films and storytelling created by Franklin Pierce University faculty and students.
February 18, 2010 New TV Commercial for Franklin Pierce University
February 6, 2010 Temple Grandin '70 is subject of film. Temple Grandin '70, autism expert and livestock welfare pioneer, is subject of HBO film.
January 15, 2010 Franklin Pierce freezes tuition At a time when colleges and universities across the country are preparing to announce tuition increases, Franklin Pierce University will be freezing tuition for the 2010-11 academic year for the undergraduate College at Rindge.
January 6, 2010 Congratulations to our NE-10 Champion Women's Basketball Team Congratulations to our NE-10 Champion Women's Basketball Team
December 11, 2009 Celebrating 40 years of "Walk" magic Eye opening. Transforming. Life changing. While these terms are frequently referenced in college view books, they are offered up by real students every year to describe a very special program offered by Franklin Pierce since 1969 known simply as The Walk.
December 10, 2009 Franklin Pierce University Names New Provost Franklin Pierce University has named Dr. Kim Mooney as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Mooney, a member of the Class of 1983, has served the Franklin Pierce community as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since August 2008, and as the Acting President from January through June 2009.
November 13, 2009 Franklin Pierce University announces new Accelerated Graduate Degrees for 2010 In response to the growing number of students opting to attend graduate school immediately after college graduation, Franklin Pierce University will offer three, accelerated master's degree programs on its Rindge campus beginning June 2010.
October 23, 2009 Franklin Pierce University announces new M.B.A. in Energy & Sustainability Studies Franklin Pierce University announces new M.B.A. in Energy & Sustainability Studies. The new degrees has a dual focus - developing advanced leadership and business management skills along with a strong knowledge base in global sustainability challenges and practices.
October 22, 2009 Will Steger to discuss climate change at the annual Monadnock Institute conference on Oct. 24, 2009 This year's Monadnock Institute symposium, "Addressing Climate Change--Regional Approaches" features keynote Will Steger. Steger has led teams on some of the most significant polar expeditions in history, earning him the Lifetime Achievement award from National Geographic Magazine. Steger will highlight the effects of climate change and summarize his expedition plans for Copenhagen (site of the UN Climate Change Conference this December). A panel discussion led by Richard Ober, VP of Civic Leadership and Communications at the NH Charitable Foundation and member of the NH Climate Coalition, will focus on state and regional approaches. The symposium dovetails with the International Day of Climate Action. All are invited to attend. The event will be held 8 a.m.-noon in Cheshire Hall on the Franklin Pierce University Rindge Campus. Admission is free. For more information, contact Monadnock Institute Executive Director John Harris at email@example.com or 603.899.4010.
October 10, 2009 Franklin Pierce installs Next Generation Thermal Heating System as Part of the University's Effort to Go Green Franklin Pierce installs Next Generation Thermal Heating System as Part of the University's Effort to Go Green
June 10, 2009 Ravens pitcher selected in Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft RINDGE, NH - Junior right-hander Kyle Vazquez of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been selected in the 15th round (447 overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
May 23, 2009 Franklin Pierce University's Jean R. St. Pierre is profiled in Keene Sentinel newspaper story RINDGE, NH - Keene Sentinel staff reporter Sarah Palermo interviewed Franklin Pierce's "jack of all trades" Jean St. Pierre on the occasion of his on-campus art show featuring photos and blown glass.
January 19, 2009 University to convert major Rindge Campus buildings to renewable energy heating RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University has contracted with International WoodFuels LLC of Portland, Maine to provide wood pellet heating systems for several major buildings on the Rindge Campus this year as part of the institution's commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, University President George J. Hagerty announced this week.
February 25, 2009 Polar explorer, global warming expert to speak on campus RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will host world renowned polar explorer and global warming expert Will Steger in various educational venues on March 4 and 5 at our campus in Rindge, N.H. Steger will deliver a public lecture on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Pierce Hall at Franklin Pierce University. The public is invited and admission is free...
March 27, 2009 University to host annual Earth Day Forum RINDGE, NH - The public is welcome to Franklin Pierce University for its annual Earth Day Forum on Tuesday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pierce Hall. Keynote Speaker Dave Lunati, Director of Marketing at Monadnock Paper and an expert in the field of sustainable print and packaging initiatives, has13 years experience working in paper manufacturing and technology for a wide range of industries. The event will also feature exhibitors and a series of panel discussions.
April 7, 2009 Franklin Pierce University names Dr. James Birge as new president RINDGE, NH - The Chairman of the Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees, Dr. Zeddie Bowen, announced that Dr. James Birge has been elected as the university's fourth president. Dr. Birge was recommended by the search committee composed of members of the faculty, staff and board of trustees, and included the president of the study body, and the president of the Alumni Association Executive Committee
April 10, 2009 Franklin Pierce senior is part of news team that earned Murrow Award for Massachusetts radio station RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University senior Steven Dodrill was honored as part of a radio news team whose December 2008 coverage of a home explosion in Scituate, Mass led WATD to win the 2009 Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage in Small Market Radio
April 30, 2009 Spring Issue of Northern New England Review Now Available RINDGE, NH - The spring issue (Volume 31) of the Northern New England Review (NNER), a literary review published by Franklin Pierce University, has just been issued. NNER publishes poems, short stories and essays by writers who live in or have strong ties to the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
April 30, 2009 University to Host Nationally Recognized Garden Designer Gordon Hayward RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will host nationally recognized garden designer, writer and lecturer, Gordon Hayward, on Tuesday, May 5. His lecture, "Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Design", will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in Pierce Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.
April 30, 2009 Franklin Pierce Selects NBC's Luke Russert and President George J. Hagerty for Fitzwater Honors RINDGE, NH - NBC news correspondent-at-large, Luke Russert, and retiring Franklin Pierce University president, George J. Hagerty, will be honored with the 2009 Marlin Fitzwater Award for Leadership in Public Communication on Monday, May 4, in ceremonies on the Rindge campus.
May 7, 2009 University to celebrate 44th commencement RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will celebrate its fourty-fourth commencement on Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. on the Rindge, N.H. campus. A total of 573 students will graduate, with 44 students receiving doctoral degrees, 69 students receiving master's degrees, 427 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 33 students earning associate degrees. This will be the first time the University isgraduating students from its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
May 11, 2009 Franklin Pierce Baseball Set To Host NCAA Division II Championship East Regional RINDGE, NH - The Franklin Pierce University baseball team has been named second seed and host of the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship East Regional, as announced Sunday night by the NCAA. The six-team, double-elimination regional will be held Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17 at Franklin Pierce's Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. The Ravens will open pursuit of their fourth consecutive regional championship against fifth-seeded Assumption on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
April 29, 2009 Students help local diner strengthen its business practices through Small Business Advisory Group RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce students, under the leadership of Marketing Professor Jason Little, help local companies strengthen their business practices through the University's Small Business Advisory group. The group was recently featured in the Keene Sentinel newspaper for its most recent project, working with Lindy's Diner in Keene, New Hampshire.
January 12, 2009 Leedham earns NE-10 Player of the Week honors for second-straight week RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University All-American and Great Britain international student Johannah Leedham, the 2007-2008 State Farm/WBCA Division II Player of the Year, was named the Northeast-10 Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for the second-straight week
November 25, 2008 University to host and perform holiday concerts RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University will host the 35th annual production of Handel's Messiah, conducted by David Brandes, on December 6. The University's Lachrimae group will also offer several performances of Renaissance music and dance throughout the Monadnock Region
December 10, 2008 Franklin Pierce Director of Nursing Programs Receives 2008 statewide Leadership Award RINDGE, NH - The New Hampshire Organization of Nurses has selected Judith Evans, Director of Nursing Education at Franklin Pierce University, to receive the 2008 Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
October 6, 2009 Fitzwater Center honored for contributions to New England higher education RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University's Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication has been recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education for successfully preparing students to succeed as journalists, critical thinkers, and contributors to a healthy democracy.
January 16, 2009 Fitzwater Center honored for contributions to New England higher education RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University's Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication has been recognized by the New England Board of Higher Education for successfully preparing students to succeed as journalists, critical thinkers, and contributors to a healthy democracy.
December 17, 2008 Senior anthropology major featured in Archaeology magazine for hurling ancient weapons RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce University senior Celine Rainville is the captain of the Hurling Ravens, one of the few college teams to participate in spear-thrower competitions. She was interviewed in the January / February 2009 issue of Archaeology magazine.
December 8, 2008 Goalkeeper featured in Sports Illustrated RINDGE, NH - Freshman goalkeeper Kristin Tormollan (Waterville, Maine/Waterville), of the Franklin Pierce University field hockey team, is featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of the December 8 issue of Sports Illustrated.
November 4, 2008 Alumna to be subject of HBO film RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce alumna Temple Grandin '70 is the subject of a semi-autobiographical HBO movie that will show how she overcame the limits associated with autism to become one of the world's foremost experts in autism studies and livestock welfare.
October 21, 2008 Students selected to provide Election Day coverage for media RINDGE, NH - Franklin Pierce student reporters, bloggers, analysts and other members of the Pierce Media Group's news production team have been invited to partner with mainstream media to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the presidential election and capture the voice of young voters in New Hampshire.
October 20, 2008 Franklin Pierce expands M.B.A. to Ukraine, earns Governor's Export Award KEENE, NH - Franklin Pierce University received the Governor's Export Achievement Award for its partnership with a Ukrainian university that is offering a growing number of international students an English Conversation Institute and M.B.A. program in a region that had lacked opportunities for graduate-level business training.
October 16, 2008 Prowess with ancient weapon earns recognition for anthropology students RINDGE, NH - The art of throwing with the atlatl - an ancient spear-tossing tool that preceded the bow and arrow - is being preserved and promoted by a group of students at Franklin Pierce University. The University is home to one of the few college atlatl teams in the nation.
October 8, 2008 University's Fitzwater Center to host New Hampshire Congressional Debates MANCHESTER, NH - The Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University will host a pair of key congressional debates that will help shape the race for New Hampshire's 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts. The event is co-sponsored by the Fitzwater Center, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Public Radio, New England Cable News and PolitickerNH.com.
October 16, 2008 Petrocelli Hall dedicated Franklin Pierce University dedicated its new academic building on October 16, with a tribute to the alumni family who made it possible and a tour of the three-story structure that offers a dynamic learning environment and technology-rich meeting space for use by the University and the community.
October 1, 2008 University presents humanities division Oktoberfest A diverse series of events featuring a banned book "read out," lively Socratic exchange and a talk by one of the nation's foremost civil rights leaders begins this week and continues through the month as Franklin Pierce University celebrates Humanities Oktoberfest. The annual academic series is sponsored by the University's Humanities Division and focuses on a broad range of programs and topics to engage Franklin Pierce students, faculty and residents of the Monadnock Region.
August 7, 2008 Franklin Pierce professors honored by national science education organization Franklin Pierce University Professors Frederick Rogers and Frank Hubacz have been elected SENCER Leadership Fellows for 2008-09 by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). Rogers is associate professor of geology and Hubacz is professor of chemistry. They are two of 76 fellows chosen from a field of 1,300 eligible faculty members and academic leaders.
August 7, 2008 Franklin Pierce students to cover national political conventions Franklin Pierce University students will be among the literally thousands of news media covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co., from August 25-28 and the Republican National Convention from September 1-4 in Minneapolis, Minn.. The University's Fitzwater Center for Communication received credentialing as a media organization recently.
May 5, 2008 University honors White House Press Secretary Dana Perino with 2008 Fitzwater Award White House Press Secretary Dana Perino received the 2008 Marlin Fitzwater Award for Leadership in Public Communication from Franklin Pierce University on May 5 in ceremonies held on the Rindge campus. Perino was the fifth recipient of the award, which honors an individual who has made significant contributions to public discourse in the spirit of a healthy democracy.
May 1, 2008 University partners with Abrazo Health Care to offer pre-licensure nursing program in Goodyear, AZ Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce its new collaboration with Abrazo Health Health Care of Arizona. The two organizations will combine resources to address the critical nursing shortage in the West Valley by offering a pre-licensure nursing program pending the approval of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
April 10, 2008 SIFE teams wins regional honors, heads to nationals This year's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won first place honors at the SIFE regional competition in Warwick, Rhode Island. The team shared first place honors with another New Hampshire institution, St. Anselm College. The achievement marked the fourth regional championship won by Franklin Pierce students in eight years of competition.
April 4, 2008 Petrocelli Hall on schedule to open for Fall '08 Franklin Pierce University Vice President Bruce Kirsh announced today that the construction of Petrocelli Hall is ahead of schedule and interior finish-work is being completed for a scheduled August 15 opening. Furniture has been ordered and details are in place to meet the University's commitment to begin utilizing this new teaching and learning space for the fall semester, Kirsh said.
March 28, 2008 Women's basketball reaches Division II Elite Eight Franklin Pierce University, ranked 18th in the final regular season USA Today / ESPN / WBCA Division II poll, made its debut at the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Elite Eight against No. 9 University of Alaska Anchorage on March 26, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
March 3, 2008 University seeks to expand Physical Therapy program to Goodyear, Arizona The Franklin Pierce University, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is seeking accreditation for an expansion program in Goodyear, Arizona.
January 25, 2008 Student media earn praise for NH Primary political coverage Franklin Pierce University students had the opportunity to participate in New Hampshire's First in the Nation Presidential Primary, serving as pundits, pollsters, podcasters, video technicians and as contributors to YouTube's political footage.
November 26, 2007 University explores campus village concept Franklin Pierce University announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Leewood Real Estate Group to explore the feasibility of creating a Campus Village Initiative to potentially include retail shops, new student housing and an active adult community.
January 15, 2008 Franklin Pierce signs national climate pledge Franklin Pierce University has pledged to sharply reduce all of the University's carbon emissions in a major effort to help combat global warming. The pledge is part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
June 20, 2007 University breaks ground for Petrocelli Hall Franklin Pierce University broke ground for a new academic building that will house the arts, humanities and social science programs at the Rindge Campus. The three-story, $4.5 million academic building will be called Attilio and Beverly Petrocelli Hall, to honor the major donors to the project.
May 15, 2007 High school journalists get front row seat to presidential politics More than 30 young journalists from across the country will spend a week in New Hampshire immersed in the dynamics of presidential politics, as part of Franklin Pierce University's third annual Presidency and the Press program
September 11, 2009 University welcomes first Goodyear, Arizona Doctor of Physical Therapy class. University welcomes first Goodyear, Arizona Doctor of Physical Therapy class.
September 11, 2009 Franklin Pierce's Atlatl Team featured on WCVB-TV Boston's 'Chronicle' program. Franklin Pierce's Atlatl Team featured on WCVB-TV Boston's 'Chronicle' program.
September 11, 2009 New scholarship to recognize 'legend' in motorsports journalism. New scholarship to recognize 'legend' in motorsports journalism.
September 11, 2009 Yellow Ribbon Program Franklin Pierce University participates in new Yellow Ribbon Program.
September 11, 2009 Three Ravens to participate in World University Games Three Ravens to participate in World University Games in Belgrade.
July 28, 2014 Women’s Track & Field Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honor RINDGE, N.H. (July 28, 2014) ? The Franklin Pierce University women?s track and field program has earned All-Academic honors at the team level from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced last week by the USTFCCCA.
July 24, 2014 Incoming Franklin Pierce Bowler Rebekah Varin Earns Academic Honor From NTCA RINDGE, N.H. (July 24, 2014) ? Junior Rebekah Varin (West Warwick, RI), who will join the Franklin Pierce University bowling program during its inaugural season in 2014-15, was recently named as an Honorable Mention Academic All-NTCA by the National Tenpin Coaches Association.
July 23, 2014 Jon Holmes Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors RINDGE, N.H. (July 23, 2014) ? Freshman Jon Holmes (Albany, N.Y.) of the Franklin Pierce University men?s track and field program has earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced Tuesday by the USTFCCCA.
July 10, 2014 Tales from the Road: Hausman, Swiderski, Dragan Represent Ravens Volleyball in Europe Over the final weeks of June, members of the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team donned the red, white and blue, as they were given the opportunity to represent their school and country overseas, via American International Sports Teams. Sophomore Kelsey Hausman (Sandy, Utah), senior Catie Swiderski (Rocky Point, N.Y.) and head coach Stephanie Dragan spent time traveling and playing volleyball on their way through Germany and the Czech Republic. Here, in their own words, we present their experiences.
June 23, 2014 Women's Bowling Welcomes Eight Student-Athletes to the New Program RINDGE, N.H. (June 23, 2014) ? Franklin Pierce University head women?s bowling coach Kim Berit announced on Monday the program?s inaugural recruiting class, which consists of eight recruits who will lead the team in its first varsity season in 2014-15.
June 23, 2014 215 Franklin Pierce Student-Athletes Named to Spring 2014 NE-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll RINDGE, N.H. (June 23, 2014) ? Franklin Pierce University recently had 215 of its student-athletes named to the Spring 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner?s Academic Honor Roll for earning grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. The total number came from 18 teams on the Rindge campus that compete in the NE-10.
June 18, 2014 Eight Softball Standouts Named NFCA Division II Scholar-Athletes RINDGE, N.H. (June 18, 2014) ? Eight Franklin Pierce University softball standouts on Wednesday were named 2013-14 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Scholar-Athletes for their tremendous work in the classroom during the past academic year.
June 7, 2014 Calvin Graves Selected by Chicago Cubs on Third Day of MLB Draft RINDGE, N.H. (June 7, 2014) -- Senior center fielder Calvin Graves (Boston, Mass.) was selected on Saturday afternoon by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round (799 overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Graves will likely report to either the Cubs? Rookie-level affiliate, the Arizona Cubs of the Arizona League, or their Class A short-season affiliate, the Boise Hawks of the Northwest League.
May 29, 2014 Walsh, Graves, Gleason Selected to NEIBA All-Star Game RINDGE, N.H. (May 29, 2014) ? Junior catcher Matt Walsh (Plymouth, Mass.), senior center fielder Calvin Graves (Boston, Mass.) and junior right-hander Conor Gleason (North Stonington, Conn.) of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team have all been selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star Game, as announced this week by the NEIBA. This year?s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass.
May 28, 2014 Cody Kelley to Participate in NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game this Friday RINDGE, N.H. (May 28, 2014) ? Franklin Pierce University men?s lacrosse standout Cody Kelley (Manchester, N.H.) has been invited, and will participate in this Friday?s 2014 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game. The contest will be held at 5 p.m. at Stagg Field on the Springfield College campus in Springfield, Mass.
May 24, 2014 Gisore Finishes 10th in 1500m at NCAA Championships ALLENDALE, Mich. (May 24, 2014) ? Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) capped the Franklin Pierce University men?s track and field team?s second campaign on Saturday evening, as he finished 10th in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Grand Valley State.
May 23, 2014 Dage Minors Caps Brilliant Rookie Season by Competing at 2014 NCAA Track Championships ALLENDALE, Mich. (May 23, 2014) ? Franklin Pierce University men?s track rookie standout Dage Minors (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) capped his impressive freshman season Friday night by competing in the 800 meters at the 2014 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich.
May 22, 2014 Gisore Qualifies for 1500m Final at NCAA Championships ALLENDALE, Mich. (May 22, 2014) ? Junior Antoine Gisore (Concord, N.H.) of the Franklin Pierce University men?s track and field team ran a 3:52.63 in his heat in the 1500 meters on Thursday evening to qualify for the event?s final at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Grand Valley State.
May 22, 2014 Trio of Men's Lacrosse Standouts Named to NEILA All-Division II Team RINDGE, N.H. (May 22, 2014) ? Franklin Pierce University men?s lacrosse standouts, Don Denman (Exeter, N.H.), Eddie Noonan (Foxboro, Mass.), and Erik Kelly (Tewksbury, Mass.), on Thursday were named to the 2014 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Division II Team for their impressive performances this past season.
May 19, 2014 Walsh Earns Consensus All-East Region Honors, Baseball Sees Four Players Earn Region-Level Accolades RINDGE, N.H. (May 19, 2014) ? Junior catcher Matt Walsh (Plymouth, Mass.) has earned consensus All-East Region accolades, including First-Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association, as announced over the previous week by the trio of organizations which name All-Region and All-America squads. In addition, junior right-hander Conor Gleason (North Stonington, Conn.) and senior center fielder Calvin Graves (Boston, Mass.) each earned All-East Region honors as well, while junior right-hander Brendan O?Rourke (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Walsh each landed on the ABCA/Rawlings East Region Gold Glove Second Team.
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