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Franklin Pierce University Group Travels to Ghana to Serve and Learn

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 y...

Franklin Pierce University Graduate Students Receive International SHRM Merit Award

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...

Franklin Pierce University Group Experiences Civil Rights & Service Immersion Program

June 07, 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, s...

Franklin Pierce University's 2014 Commencement Shines!

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 grad...

Franklin Pierce University Students Primed for Success

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 st...

Franklin Pierce University Student and U.S. Veteran Wins Award

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 ...

Franklin Pierce University DPT Students Help Out at Boston Marathon

May 02, 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., bo...

Northern New England Review Release Party and Reading

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...

Franklin Pierce University Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

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 ...

Three Earth Week Events at Franklin Pierce University

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 Ma...

Honors Abound at Franklin Pierce University

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 outst...

Academic Showcase at Franklin Pierce University

April 09, 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 wit...

April 04, 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 ...

Sustainability Coordinator at Franklin Pierce University Speaks at International Conference in Peru

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 Traditi...

Franklin Pierce University Announces Honorary Degree and Peterson Award Recipients

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 a...

The Wedding Pact Screens at Franklin Pierce University

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 Micha...

Judd Gregg Inaugural Speaker at The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse

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...

Franklin Pierce University Receives 2014 NEBHE State Merit Excellence Award

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 mer...

Program Completion Ceremony for Physician Assistant Students at Franklin Pierce University

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...

Fry Lecture Series Brings Ronald Kessler to Franklin Pierce University

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...

Franklin Pierce University Hosts

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 R...

Franklin Pierce University Offers New Accelerated M.B.A. Program

February 04, 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 to...

194 Franklin Pierce University Student-Athletes Earn GPAs of 3.2 or Higher During Fall 2013 Semester

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 semes...

Celebration of New Hub at Franklin Pierce University

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 facu...

Impressive New Faculty Members at Franklin Pierce University

January 09, 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 determ...

Honors for Franklin Pierce University Professor

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University's Winning Women's Rugby Team

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 tea...

In Memoriam: Frank S. DiPietro (1926-2013)

December 09, 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 founde...

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, ...

Franklin Pierce University Performances by Lachrimae

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 ...

Students Organize

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 pub...

Christopher Nixon Cox Engages with Franklin Pierce University Community

November 08, 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."...

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Join Governor in Marking Physical Therapy Month in New Hampshire

November 06, 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 Margare...

Goodyear, Ariz., Firefighters Train with Franklin Pierce DPT Students

November 04, 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 memb...

Public Invited to Internet Privacy Forum

November 01, 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 possibl...

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Offers Seminar on Chronic Illness Prevention

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University's Sustainability Coordinator Presents

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...

Christopher Nixon Cox and Rita Cosby to Speak at Franklin Pierce University

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 Communic...

Board of Trustees Names New Chair

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University Invites Public to Mental Health Forum

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 Communicatio...

Franklin Pierce University Students Participate in Social Business Challenge

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 ...

Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy Faculty Offers Course to Instructors

October 04, 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 "Manipulat...

Franklin Pierce Hosts Culinary Showcase

October 02, 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 p...

Visiting Artists Join Theatre Arts and Dance Department at Franklin Pierce University

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....

Sprint Football Team Hosts Dinner

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 a...

Sustainability Public Awareness Campaign at Franklin Pierce University

September 04, 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 Susta...

New Things Happening at Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies

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 und...

Franklin Pierce University Welcomes Two New Trustees

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 Dood...

Students Participate in

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 Conf...

Franklin Pierce University Board Member New President of College of Saint Elizabeth

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, D...

Franklin Pierce University Hosts Teagle Workshop

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 Co...

Community Invited to Learn the Art of Stained Glass at Franklin Pierce University

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 gener...

Franklin Pierce and Pearly Pond Association Receive Grant to Study Pollutant Sources and Solutions

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 cur...

Inspiring Words at Franklin Pierce University's 2013 Commencement

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...

New Director of Nursing Education Appointed at Franklin Pierce University

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...

Director of Institutional Research at Franklin Pierce University Honored

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-da...

CrossFit Comes to Franklin Pierce University's Rindge Campus

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...

Business Leaders Roundtable Hosted by Franklin Pierce University

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 ...

Fitzwater Center Honors Awarded at Franklin Pierce University

May 08, 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 contribu...

Documentary, Talk, & Special Exhibit on the First 50 Years of Franklin Pierce University

May 01, 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 ...

Dr. Kim Mooney Selected for National Leadership Development Program

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 A...

Franklin Pierce University Professor to Collect Fisheries & Oceanography Data in the Gulf of Alaska

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 pa...

Franklin Pierce University's Early Music Group, Lachrimae, Performs Spring Concerts

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 Renaissan...

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 screening...

Goodyear Fire Department Partners with Franklin Pierce University

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...

2013 Academic Showcase at Franklin Pierce University

April 09, 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. ...

FairPoint Communications Sponsors

April 04, 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 giv...

Students and Staff Advisors Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for

April 01, 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 drov...

Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies on the Move

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 of...

Peer Tutoring Program at Franklin Pierce University Receives International Certification

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 refin...

New Dean Appointed for Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies

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...

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...

Author Gish Jen to Speak at Franklin Pierce University

March 06, 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...

2013 Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

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 Universi...

Staged Reading of Prof. Bob Lawson's Play at Presidential Library

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 p...

The Bubble Will Rise Again!

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 Unive...

Two New Trustees Join Franklin Pierce University's Board

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 th...

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...

February 07, 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 ...

New England Center for Civic Life Helps Launch Historic Forums Series

February 05, 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?...

Students Attend Presidential Inaugural Events

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 ...

Women in Leadership Roles at Franklin Pierce University

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 ...

Small Business Advisory Group at Franklin Pierce University Contributes Marketing Skills to Local Business

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...

Inquiry-Based Showcase Features Freshman Best at Franklin Pierce University

December 07, 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 studen...

Physical Therapy Professor at Franklin Pierce University Receives Awards

December 03, 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 i...

Rindge/Franklin Pierce Town Gown Team Makes Presentation at Statewide Conference

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...

Founder's Day Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University

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, stud...

Trick-or-Treating for Local Kids Offered on Campus at Franklin Pierce

November 02, 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...

New Book About Franklin Pierce University Written by Its Founder

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; ...

Founder's Day Celebration Planned at Franklin Pierce University

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...

Franklin Pierce Dining Services Team Wins

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, culina...

Franklin Pierce University to Host WBZ AARP Talk the Vote Series

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 News...

Franklin Pierce University Proves It Is No Lightweight in Sprint Football!

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 pr...

Campus Sustainability Week Events Co-Hosted by Three Higher Education Institutions

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 we...

Leslye A. Arsht and Attorney Steven V. Camerino Join Franklin Pierce University's Board of Trustees

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 adviso...

President of Franklin Pierce University Reads to First Graders at Local Elementary School

October 04, 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 clos...

Franklin Pierce University Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary at Alumni & Reunion Weekend

October 02, 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 t...

Franklin Pierce University Offers Free Tutoring in Computer Skills to Senior Citizens

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 clas...

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 feat...

Franklin Pierce University Invites Public to Observe Constitution Day at Events on Rindge Campus

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...

10th Anniversary of Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University

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 Fitzw...

Franklin Pierce University Students and Staff Assist Injured Woman on University's Annual Grand Monadnock Climb

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 inj...

Radiocarbon Testing Dates Keene Archaeological Site: Professor Robert Goodby Spearheads Ongoing Research

September 03, 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, ...

Largest Group of New Students in Franklin Pierce University's 50-Year History Scheduled to Arrive on Rindge Campus

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 s...

President James Birge Elected Vice Chair of the New Hampshire College & University Council

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University Makes Forbes Top Colleges List Again

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 succ...

Business Class at Franklin Pierce University Makes China Connection

August 06, 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 par...

Franklin Pierce University Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Sweeping Changes to Curriculum: New General and Liberal Education Program

August 01, 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...

Camp Quest Program at Franklin Pierce University: Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary, Public School System, and FPU Collaborate

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...

The Presidency and the Press Conference for High School Media at Franklin Pierce University

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. ...

First GOP Gubernatorial Debate Sparks Lively Discussion at FPU

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...

Inaugural Physician Assistant Class Achieves 100% First-time Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

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 progr...

Data into Action Institute Held at Franklin Pierce University

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 Coll...

Bruce Kirsh's Legacy Celebrated at Franklin Pierce University

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 he...

GOP Gubernatorial Debate at Franklin Pierce University

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 Information Sessions at Franklin Pierce University New Hampshire Centers

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....

Pierce Radius Magazine - Spring 2012 issue - Is Online

June 07, 2012 Pierce Radius Magazine - Spring 2012 issue - Is Online

The spring 2012 issue of Franklin Pierce University's Pierce Radius alumni magazine is online. ...

Three Professors Receive Whiting Foundation Fellowships

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 c...

Franklin Pierce University DPT Student Receives National Award

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. ...

Dr. Lucille Jordan Receives Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award

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. ...

Temple Grandin, Sy Montgomery & Dr. James Birge

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....

Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

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....

Professor Doug Ley Chosen to Participate in CIC Slave Narratives History Seminar at Yale

May 04, 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 J...

Student-Led Rally Against Racism

May 03, 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....

IT GETS BETTER Video Produced by FPU Student

May 02, 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. ...

Franklin Pierce University Awards Fitzwater Center Medallions

May 02, 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. ...

Music and Dance Performances by FPU Students

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....

Franklin Pierce University Partners with St. George's University

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...

FPU Alum Shares Med School Tips at Medical Club

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. ...

FPU Helps Rindge Historical Society on Community Service Weekend

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...

Earth Week Keynote Address: Sustainable Food and Community Supported Agriculture

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 ...

Franklin Pierce U. Senior Ray Carmody is Named Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

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. ...

New Music Video Directed by Alumnus Jay Sansone Featured on NPR's

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:/...

Franklin Pierce University dedicates Spagnuolo Hall

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 S...

Alumni profile: The Enrights

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....

'Love Free or Die' among movies seen by Franklin Pierce students at Sundance Film Festival

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...

Professor Decker blogs about spousal abuse and the cycle of abuse

February 13, 2012 Professor Decker blogs about spousal abuse and the cycle of abuse

Dear Judge Hurley: Date Night Won't Cure Spousal Abuse...

Franklin Pierce University to present three honorary degrees

February 03, 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. ...

169 Student-Athletes Named to Fall 2011 Northeast-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

February 03, 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....

Construction of the Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center for Fall 2012

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University names new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

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 ...

Exploring the Heart, Past and Future of the North Country

January 03, 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."...

Professor Donna Decker recommends good books to read (PDF)

December 16, 2011 Professor Donna Decker recommends good books to read (PDF)

Professor Decker's suggested booklist (PDF)...

Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center hosts candidate Jon Huntsman

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 cam...

Study abroad programs remain popular

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."...

Walter Peterson: A giant among men

December 14, 2011 Walter Peterson: A giant among men

Walter Rutherford Peterson, Franklin Pierce University President from 1975 to 1995....

FPU students learn how to make a difference one bowl at a time

December 09, 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...

Champagne, an anthropology and biology major, shares her experience working with primates

December 09, 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 Mend...

Dangremond named Director of Conferences and Events at Franklin Pierce University

December 08, 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 expe...

Glass art exhibit at Franklin Pierce University confronts the topic of addiction

December 08, 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 g...

Thistle presents ethnographical research at National Collegiate Honors Conference

December 02, 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 t...

On a quest for the ultimate prize

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....

Beyond the Notches received the 2011 award for Outstanding Book of Nonfiction

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 P...

MONADNOCK PROFILE: Franklin Pierce's Mooney works to bridge student-teacher gap

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....

Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center Coming for Fall 2012

October 10, 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....

Golf Team posts highest NE-10 Championship finish in program history

October 07, 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. ...

Congrats to recent graduates Jeff Cornell, Justin Martell and Vito Trigo on the world premiere of their feature film, Mr. Bricks!

October 06, 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!...

Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center Co-Sponsors The Monadnock Forums

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 wi...

Franklin Pierce University celebrates the opening of the remodeled Lloyd and Helen Ament Astmann '69 Career Center

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 ...

Senior Erica Tomaszewski shares words of wisdom with Student Advisor readers

September 14, 2011 Senior Erica Tomaszewski shares words of wisdom with Student Advisor readers

Read Erica's words of wisdom on page 7...

Franklin Pierce University announces new academic and athletic initiatives

September 05, 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 ...

Two Abilene teens interviewed Marlin Fitzwater, Abilene's most famous journalist, and namesake of the Fitzwater Center

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....

Franklin Pierce among five NH colleges to make Forbes' list of top institutions

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 s...

Budget cut will hurt kids, families, by Psychology Professor Craig Platt, Ph.D.

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. ...

Student profile: Kimberly Faiella's on the road to success!

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....

Exciting happenings at Franklin Pierce University

August 03, 2011 Exciting happenings at Franklin Pierce University

Read about the improvements and opportunities at Franklin Pierce University....

August 16 Adult Education Open House at  Franklin Pierce University Centers

August 03, 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 P...

Junior Sheryl Delieto is quoted in a popular blog about staying healthy in college.

August 02, 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 bound...

Faculty profile: Heather Tullio builds confidence one student at a time.

July 19, 2011 Faculty profile: Heather Tullio builds confidence one student at a time.

By Patricia Garrity and Alison Harper '11...

Franklin Pierce University announces new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies

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. ...

The Fitzwater Center's Pierce Media Group has begun its 2012 Election Coverage.

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 ...

Pierce on the Camino students prepare for their semester walk to Santiago de Compostela

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....

Watch Honorary Degree Recipient Sy Montgomery's Commencement Speech video and others

June 10, 2011 Watch Honorary Degree Recipient Sy Montgomery's Commencement Speech video and others

Videos: Franklin Pierce University celebrates the 46th commencement ceremony...

Mike Dowd Selected by Seattle Mariners in 12th Round of MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 08, 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...

In Memoriam: former New Hampshire Governor and Franklin Pierce President Walter Peterson

June 02, 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 a...

Franklin Pierce University Inducts Students into Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology

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...

Franklin Pierce University Presents The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award

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 ...

Franklin Pierce University to celebrate forty-sixth commencement

May 03, 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, ...

In the Cold New Hampshire Countryside, a Feverish Imagination

May 03, 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....

Franklin Pierce Students produce PSA that will air nationally May 5 on The Doctors

May 02, 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 fo...

Alex Terrill '12 talks about his PSA Challenge experience with the Marblehead Reporter

May 01, 2011 Alex Terrill '12 talks about his PSA Challenge experience with the Marblehead Reporter

Marblehead High alum wins PSA challenge, flown to LA....

Alumni Profile: Andrew Scher '88 - Straight talk from Franklin Pierce's 'big personality'

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 . . ....

The Doctors PSA Challenge (and more from the Pierce Radius Alumni magazine)

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 . . . ...

Celebrate Earth Day with the Franklin Pierce University community

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...

Franklin Pierce selects Jeff Bartlett for Fitzwater Honors

April 08, 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...

Franklin Pierce's Student Literary Magazine Nevermore

March 01, 2011 Franklin Pierce's Student Literary Magazine Nevermore

The Fall 2010 issue of Nevermore, the Franklin Pierce University student literary magazine, is now available....

President Birge Elected to the Board of Directors for the New England Council

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,...

Student printmakers exhibit work

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 Anto...

Friends of the University donate historic tiger-maple desk once belonging to President Franklin Pierce

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 Con...

Register for a Reception for Admitted Students and their Parents March 20 and 27

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...

Pierce's Women in Leadership Certificate Program hosts negotiation workshop for women

February 01, 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 Re...

Pierce students stay active and beat the winter blues

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, d...

Vote for Arikka Knights, Class of 2008 and Miss Maine, as America's choice! http://www.missamerica.org/ VideoContest/

January 03, 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. ...

White Coat Ceremony Marks New Milestone in Franklin Pierce University's Physician Assistant Program

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, cel...

Releasing that still small voice (and more from the Pierce Radius alumni magazine)

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 t...

Alumni Profile: Paul Goyette '94 - a CGPS graduate and financial planner helps families with special needs children.

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....

Faculty Profile: Jason Little followed an unusual career path - from musician to marketing professor

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...

Student Profile: Devin Batchelder '11 - Inspiring leader takes aim.

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 h...

Franklin Pierce Cafeteria gets a Facelift - new Expo Station is a big hit with students!

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 include...

Lloyd Astmann, class of '69, named Chairman of the Board of Trustees

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 ...

Franklin Pierce University Student Receives Scholarship at NHPTV Women of Influence Luncheon

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 s...

New Grant Helps Launch Program to Assist Underserved Rural Populations of N.H. & Vermont

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 $...

Robert Lawson's Terrible Destiny comes to life at Franklin Pierce

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 read...

The New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University will host American Dream Panel Discussion

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...

Professor Bob Lawson and his class build a 'camera obscura'

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 an...

Abbie Tumbleson '10 joins staff of the West Yellowstone News

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....

Award-winning author and President of Working Mother Media, Carol Evans, to speak at Franklin Pierce University

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 Fra...

Women's Basketball to Play in Exhibition at UConn on Nov. 4

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. ...

Professor Robin Marra has an epiphany while running. Read about it in the Chronicle of Higher Ed

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...

Goodby takes us back 12,000 years ago in Keene

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...

Professor Donna Decker's blog is featured on Ms. Magazine Online

September 07, 2010 Professor Donna Decker's blog is featured on Ms. Magazine Online

Professor Donna Decker's blog is featured on Ms. Magazine Online...

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Robert Lawson publishes article in Austrian magazine Freigeist

September 03, 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....

Temple Grandin movie wins 7 Emmy awards

September 02, 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! ...

Meet Caitlin Allard, an Arts Management major, in one of two new videos in our series of student profiles

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...

Dr. Patricia A. Brown, national leader in distance learning and adult education, joins Franklin Pierce University administration

August 04, 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. ...

Franklin Pierce University's Fitzwater Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript to Co-Sponsor The Monadnock Debates

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....

Marlin Fitzwater photo exhibit documents the work of Mikhal Gorbachev and President George H.W. Bush

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 betwee...

Devin Batchelder '11 shares her knowledge of a weapon dating from the Paleolithic Age

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...

Faculty Profile: Professor Debra Picchi - The indispensible triangle of global citizenship

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...

Fueling the fire for sustainability (and more from Pierce Radius alumni magazine)

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....

Steven Dodrill '09 on national broadcasting award winning team at WATD-FM

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...

A 12,000-year-old find in Keene. Professor Goodby leads a team of archeologists

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...

Alumni Profile: Kristen Costa Francoeur '05 - Finding her voice

June 09, 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. ...

Jose Macias Selected by Oakland Athletics in 2010 MLB Draft on Tuesday

June 09, 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. ...

Student Profile: Ben Rosenfeld, M.B.A. '10 - Advances to the Next Round

June 09, 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. ...

2009-10: ANOTHER BANNER SEASON: A Year in Review of Franklin Pierce Athletics

June 09, 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...

Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.

June 08, 2010 Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.

Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today....

Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.

June 02, 2010 Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today.

Franklin Pierce University Capital Campaign ends June 30th. Participate today....

FPU's atlatl team takes aim

June 01, 2010 FPU's atlatl team takes aim

New Hampshire Sunday News Parade Magazine features story on FPU's atlatl team...

Baseball inches one step closer to the national championship!

June 01, 2010 Baseball inches one step closer to the national championship!

Baseball inches one step closer to the national championship!...

Student Profile: Natalya Waye '10 - Natalya is Famous!!! . . . Well, almost!

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, M...

United States Mint to Launch Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin

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...

New video profiles tell student's stories

May 06, 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...

Franklin Pierce Selects Candy Crowley and Andrew Scher for Fitzwater Honors

May 02, 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, ...

Franklin Pierce University to celebrate forty-fifth commencement

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 degr...

Arizona Alumni Help Feed the Need to Read

April 07, 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 ...

FPU Women's Hoops Ranked #1 In The Nation

April 05, 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....

Franklin Pierce University's Art for Water Project

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....

Temple Grandin '70 is subject of film.

February 06, 2010 Temple Grandin '70 is subject of film.

Temple Grandin '70, autism expert and livestock welfare pioneer, is subject of HBO film....

Franklin Pierce freezes tuition

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. ...

Congratulations to our NE-10 Champion Women's Basketball Team

January 06, 2010 Congratulations to our NE-10 Champion Women's Basketball Team

Congratulations to our NE-10 Champion Women's Basketball Team...

Celebrating 40 years of

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....

Franklin Pierce University Names New Provost

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 sinc...

Franklin Pierce University announces new Accelerated Graduate Degrees for 2010

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. ...

Franklin Pierce University announces new M.B.A. in Energy & Sustainability Studies

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...

Will Steger to discuss climate change at the annual Monadnock Institute conference on Oct. 24, 2009

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 Na...

Franklin Pierce installs Next Generation Thermal Heating System as Part of the University's Effort to Go Green

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...

Fitzwater Center honored for contributions to New England higher education

October 06, 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 he...

University welcomes first Goodyear, Arizona Doctor of Physical Therapy class.

September 11, 2009 University welcomes first Goodyear, Arizona Doctor of Physical Therapy class.

University welcomes first Goodyear, Arizona Doctor of Physical Therapy class....

Franklin Pierce's Atlatl Team featured on WCVB-TV Boston's 'Chronicle' program.

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....

New scholarship to recognize 'legend' in motorsports journalism.

September 11, 2009 New scholarship to recognize 'legend' in motorsports journalism.

New scholarship to recognize 'legend' in motorsports journalism....

Yellow Ribbon Program

September 11, 2009 Yellow Ribbon Program

Franklin Pierce University participates in new Yellow Ribbon Program....

Three Ravens to participate in World University Games

September 11, 2009 Three Ravens to participate in World University Games

Three Ravens to participate in World University Games in Belgrade....

Ravens pitcher selected in Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

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....

Franklin Pierce University's Jean R. St. Pierre is profiled in Keene Sentinel newspaper story

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....

Franklin Pierce Baseball Set To Host NCAA Division II Championship East Regional

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 Thursd...

University to celebrate 44th commencement

May 07, 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 m...

Franklin Pierce Selects NBC's Luke Russert and President George J. Hagerty for Fitzwater Honors

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 o...

Students help local diner strengthen its business practices through Small Business Advisory Group

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 ...

Franklin Pierce senior is part of news team that earned Murrow Award for Massachusetts radio station

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...

Franklin Pierce University names Dr. James Birge as new president

April 07, 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...

University to host annual Earth Day Forum

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...

Polar explorer, global warming expert to speak on campus

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...

University to convert major Rindge Campus buildings to renewable energy heating

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 environ...

Fitzwater Center honored for contributions to New England higher education

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 he...

Leedham earns NE-10 Player of the Week honors for second-straight week

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 th...

Senior anthropology major featured in Archaeology magazine for hurling ancient weapons

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 magazi...

Franklin Pierce Director of Nursing Programs Receives 2008 statewide Leadership Award

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....

Goalkeeper featured in Sports Illustrated

December 08, 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....

University to host and perform holiday concerts

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 th...

Alumna to be subject of HBO film

November 04, 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 welf...

Students selected to provide Election Day coverage for media

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 ...

Franklin Pierce expands M.B.A. to Ukraine, earns Governor's Export Award

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 r...

Petrocelli Hall dedicated

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...

University's Fitzwater Center to host New Hampshire Congressional Debates

October 08, 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 Fit...

University presents humanities division Oktoberfest

October 01, 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 Ok...

Franklin Pierce students to cover national political conventions

August 07, 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 Univ...

University honors White House Press Secretary Dana Perino with 2008 Fitzwater Award

May 05, 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 ho...

University partners with Abrazo Health Care to offer pre-licensure nursing program in Goodyear, AZ

May 01, 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...

SIFE teams wins regional honors, heads to nationals

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...

Petrocelli Hall on schedule to open for Fall '08

April 04, 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 i...

Women's basketball reaches Division II Elite Eight

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 Uni...

University seeks to expand Physical Therapy program to Goodyear, Arizona

March 03, 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....

Student media earn praise for NH Primary political coverage

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....

Franklin Pierce signs national climate pledge

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....

University explores campus village concept

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 ...

University breaks ground for Petrocelli Hall

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, ...

High school journalists get front row seat to presidential politics

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...

Franklin Pierce dedicates Spagnuolo Hall

December 31, 1969 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 Pierc...