Message from the Dean
Building Excellence in Science and Technology
The Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) program at Keene State College is designed to help you succeed, whether you’ve always known you were interested in the sciences or whether you’re just realizing the sciences might be the path for you.
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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Geography Professor Recognized for Dedication to Students
Keene State College announces that Dr. Christopher Cusack, Professor of Geography, is the recipient of Keene State College’s 2015 Distinguished Teacher Award, for his commitment to student success and the field of geography. The award is presented annually by the Keene State College…
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), nearly one in five adults in the United States will experience one type of mental illness, and eight million of those will suffer from co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. Keene State College graduate Hilary Hartford ’07 is one of the…
by Nicole Bateman ’16
What do you do in a course called “Ecological Agriculture: Farming and Gardening with Nature in Mind”? You learn about farming and gardening and you try your hand at it. Adjunct Professor Tatiana Schreiber and her students in the summer environmental studies course sampled blueberry kale…