Bethany Ricciardi – Journalism – Coverage Across the Country
Keene State senior and Keene Equinox Executive Editor Bethany Ricciardi hasn’t graduated from the Journalism program yet, but she’s already taken her hands-on learning experiences from the classroom and the newsroom and applied them across the country, including the Institute of Political Journalism in Washington, D.C.
Students at Keene State are changing the world – and being changed by it. While in Rwanda on a faculty-led trip, Alex Habibi hiked Mount Kabuye and came across the remains of a civil war command post. Kelly Christianson fasted with her Muslim host family in South Africa. Kya Roumimper and Cameron Haggar planned, organized, and led a service trip to Panama (pictured in the photo at right). After participating in a travel-study course in Ecuador, Leighanna Moore raised money for improvements to a day care center in that country.
Interdisciplinary Research Teams Study Biodiesel
In every obvious way, biodiesel is a much more environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum diesel. However, KSC Environmental Studies researchers have found that there's a difference in the chemical composition of biodiesel and diesel exhaust particulates. An NIH-funded study drawing in student researchers from Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics is determining whether or not those biodiesel particulates present a health risk.
Community Service Day October 10
Students, faculty and staff will fan out across the city of Keene and the greater Monadnock Region to take on a number of volunteer tasks on October 10. It’s all part of the third annual Community Service Day, a time for the whole campus community to roll up those proverbial sleeves and live out the focus on service that is woven through the academic and community life of the College.