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Spring 2016: The Politics Issue

KST Spring 2016

Every four years, a whirlwind of presidential politics sweeps through the state of New Hampshire, bringing with it candidates, political operatives, paid and volunteer workers, and journalists from major and not-so-major media outlets.

Keene State College is always part of the excitement, with candidates coming to speak on campus and at nearby venues in town – offering plenty of opportunities for students to interact with the presidential hopefuls.

The few months of time between the New Hampshire primary and the November general election provides up a great opportunity to take a look at politics at all levels, from the presidential to the personal.

The First-Person Project

Where does a Keene State degree take alumni? Keene State Today editor Jane Eklund and photographer William Wrobel ’11 checked in with 25 graduates to find out what brought them to Keene State and what path the College set them on in their careers and their lives. You’ll find Will’s striking photographs in the pages of this issue. Oral histories of the 25, culled from Jane’s interviews and told in their own voices, along with additional images, can be found on a special First-Person Project webpage.

Class Notes Extras

See photos and a video of Sherman Lovering ’49 on the Cape Cod Times website.

Learn more about the legacy of Bruce LeVine Mellion ’69.

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.

Spring 2015: The Wellness Issue

It’s not just about physical fitness and eating right, though those are key pieces. This issue of Keene State Today looks at a whole spectrum of elements that factor into personal well-being – and then takes a broader look at the role wellness plays in society. You’ll meet a 1959 grad who runs marathons, a nontraditional student who interns at the Cheshire County jail, two active centenarians, and more.

Winter 2013-14

Foodies in the Marketplace**

Keene State boasts numerous graduates who work in the “retail” end of the food business. Here’s a listing of just a few alumni who own or work in restaurants, markets, or food shops that you can visit.

More Food-Inspired Writing

Here’s another piece of prose written by a student in Jeff Friedman’s Cooking, Eating, and Dreaming class.

Chasing July
By Lindsey Pinault

The marks he left were like tread marks in the snow, they slowly vanished with the changing of the seasons, but when they were fresh they were crisp and clear, painfully cold to the touch. Once, we sat beneath the cherry trees, watching the stars twinkle like the fireflies of summer. Back then our love was a pink lady, fresh and sweet, budding from delicate, pure, white petals. But that was before the frost came, rolling over us slowly and dissolving the passion as it does the carnage of fall. Leaving the dead, browned leaves to stick to my hair like the taste of his breath on my lips.

Writing about Food

Check out a piece of student writing from English Department Lecturer Jeff Friedman’s Cooking, Eating, and Dreaming class, featured on page 20 of Keene State Today. More about Writing about Food

Fall 2013

If you saw the eye – “Read more online at” – or the video icon, you’ll find links below to learn more about stories in the Fall 2014 issue of Keene State Today.

Introducing Anne E. Huot

Watch new KSC President Anne E. Huot deliver her 2013 opening convocation address to first-year students.

Faculty/staff accomplishments

Watch Patrick Dolenc speak to incoming first year students at the August opening convocation.

Keene State giving

Learn more about giving and donate online to help Keene State College students