Message from the Dean
Poverty, inequality, homelessness, voter enfranchisement, and global climate change. These are just some of the most pressing concerns facing the world today. And these are the issues that engage our students and faculty in the School of Sciences and Social Sciences every day.
Education is an active process – our students learn through research, service learning, and active citizenship. We emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving as a way to approach any challenge. We challenge and support diverse learners and encourage strong relationships among our students, our faculty and our staff. We’ll look at every topic from a global perspective, and discover ways to promote social justice, environmental sustainability, and active collaboration with our community partners. We aim to make a difference, for our students and the world--and we do. More about Message from the Dean
How livable is your community? Three students from Keene State received the Association of American Geographers Best International Undergraduate Student Paper Award for 2013 for their work in creating an assessment tool to measure one local town’s appeal. More about Students Receive Award for Community Project
Mark Newton, KSC Class of 1987, knows something about the intersection of sustainability and social responsibility. In fact, he may have paved the road that got us there. Read more about a career that had its beginnings in the chemistry labs at Keene State College and a stop in the vice president’s role at Timberland Corporation. More about Alumni Are Breaking New Ground
She’s got a passion for passionflowers. Dr. Kristen Porter-Utley’s research is helping to untangle the more than 560 species of vines and trees of the Decaloba Passiflora. She is the recipient of the 2013 Faculty Distinction in Research and Scholarship Award at Keene State College. More about Keene State Faculty With a Passion for Research
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Several Environmental Studies students are learning valuable, real-world research and data-gathering methods and at the same time providing important land and wildlife management information to local conservation efforts, via an internship program through a partnership with the Harris Center for Conservation Education , based in Hancock, NH.
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Professor Jerry P. Jasinski has been elected Chair of the prestigious Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society NESACS and will serve as chair-elect from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 followed by the office of chair for one year from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
Adrienne Osborne ’12 , a dual sociology and film atudies major, recently finished her MS in nonprofit management (with a concentration in project management) at Northeastern University. She was also the first person to receive the new Pay it Forward Scholarship of $1000.
This private scholarship offers the recipient a...