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The Elements

Fall 2015 - The Elements

Fall 2015: The Elements

For this issue of Keene State Today, we thought we’d get down to essentials: the classical four elements of Western culture – air, earth, fire, and water. We’ve rounded up stories about Keene State alumni, students, and faculty that relate to each element.

In these pages, you’ll meet a recent graduate who paints en plein air, a professor who experienced the earthquake in Nepal, an alumnus whose burger recipes will have you firing up the grill, a group of students who spent their spring break volunteering with a nonprofit that makes water filters in the Dominican Republic, and more.

Fire - Smoking

Smoke-Free Lungs, Smoke-Free Air

There’s plenty of support on campus for students, staff, and faculty who want to quit smoking. Learn all about Healthy KSC, a College wellness initiative that is working to steer Keene State in a smoke-free direction. You’ll also find tips for quitting the habit yourself. More about Smoke-Free Lungs, Smoke-Free Air

Associate Professor of Art Lynn Richardson

Sculpting with Fire

“I teach my first-year students to weld, and it tends to be a lot more women than men,” says Associate Professor of Art Lynn Richardson. Here’s a close-up look at Richardson in the sculpting studio. More about Sculpting with Fire

Hapgood and his Keene State students eyeing the globe: left to right, Leo Estes, Frank Ryan, Charles Hapgood, Clayton Dow, John Malsbenden, George Batchelder.

More Memories of Professor Charles Hapgood

Charles Hapgood, the “nutty” and quite inspiring professor featured on page 8 of the fall edition of Keene State Today, meant a lot to one very important group of people: his students. Several 1960s grads shared their stories of Professor Hapgood. More about More Memories of Professor Charles Hapgood

Mignonette Ketchup. Photo by Katie Chudy

Basic Ketchup? Just a Point of Departure

Chef and food writer Richard Chudy ‘04, whose Charred Green Chile Butter recipe appears on page 12 of Keene State Today’s fall issue, shares two different and homemade takes on ketchup, also from his new cookbook, American Burger Revival.* More about Basic Ketchup? Just a Point of Departure


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