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Kirsti Sandy
January 31, 2018 –

Keene State College English Professor Kirsti Sandy , who is currently serving as interim associate dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, is the winner of the 2017 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize from Bauhan Publishing.

Journalist and essayist Andrew Merton judged the 2017 contest, which drew entries from across…

Liz Gallacher
December 19, 2017 –

During her senior year at Keene State, Elizabeth Gallacher ’17 set out to undertake a series of paintings of the nude female figure. She turned to the model whose poses she captured in her artwork to set the tone.

“Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and cultures,” Gallacher wrote…

Dr. Erin Zaffini
November 13, 2017 –

A lecturer who is praised by students for her caring and inspiring approach has received the 2017 Keene State College Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Erin Zaffini, a 2003 graduate of the College, was nominated for the award, which honors adjunct faculty members, by her peers in the Music Department…

Career Week Keynote
August 29, 2017 –

Each fall, Keene State invites representatives from several businesses to campus for the Career Speaker Series . This creates an opportunity for students to gain good perspective on the job market and learn about different career opportunities, and for the businesses to attract new talent. Especially if you’re trying to…

A Wall of Twigs Can Build a Song, 1967, by Robert...
August 24, 2017 –

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College will show a major exhibition of the work of American artist and Keene State College professor emeritus Robert S. Neuman (1926–2015). More than 50 works from institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum at…

Jim Waller
August 21, 2017 –

Keene State’s Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Dr. Jim Waller was interviewed for a National Geographic article, "What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil." In the aftermath of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the author turns to science to understand why humans are capable of unspeakable…

Tyler Croteau at the entrance to the Wyman Tavern
August 7, 2017 –

Rising senior and honors student Tyler Croteau’s interests and enthusiasm see him involved with many facets of life on campus and off, and gain him some important professional experience. “I could not be more thankful for the resources the College has provided me to advance my career,” he said. “I’ve…

Dr. Lehman with his 2016 book, From Sh-t on my...
July 31, 2017 –

The Keene State community is saddened to hear of the death of Professor Emeritus of Music Carroll J. Lehman, 75, who enjoyed a distinguished teaching career at the College from 1978–2013. During his tenure here he conducted the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, taught voice lessons, and directed the Opera Workshop…

Keelan Brown, headed to the Telluride Film...
July 24, 2017 –

by Danny Stavens

Keelan Brown, a senior in Keene State’s Film Studies program, will be heading to Colorado from Sept. 1–4 to attend a student symposium at the Telluride Film Festival. There, he will have the opportunity to be present for several film premieres and one-on-ones with the filmmakers and…

Parker Hall
July 19, 2017 –

Written and spoken communication, creative thinking, critical analysis, hands-on internship experiences, the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes – the skills acquired in literature and writing classes are sought after by employers in all fields.

“Our Creative Writing Option/minor teaches imaginative thinking, communications skills, and excellence in writing,”…

Olivia Miller performing with Ghanaian dancers
July 5, 2017 –

Current senior Olivia Miller, who’s minoring in dance and majoring in anthropology and sociology, recently returned from a semester in Ghana, where she immersed herself in traditional Ghanaian dance. At the request of recently retired KSC Artist in Residence Marcia Murdock , Miller wrote a paper on her experience as…

Glen D’Eon ‘93, NHMEA's Distinguished...
July 5, 2017 –

Keene State College alumnus Glen D’Eon ‘93 has been awarded the Distinguished Music Educator of the Year by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA).

D’Eon who has been involved in music education at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, NH, for most of his career, received his undergraduate degree…

Chandler Ives ’17
June 19, 2017 –

Hailing from Bow, New Hampshire, newly minted graphic design BFA (with a minor in studio art) Chandler Ives ’17 was recently hired by Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine. Ives will bring his web design and animation talents to…

Eating fish n’ chips (not poutine?) along Rue...
June 16, 2017 –

If you’re studying French at Keene State, you don’t have to travel all that far for the chance to practice the language with native speakers. So it’s fairly easy for the French Club to make at least one excursion across the border to Québec every year, usually alternating between Montréal…

Clai Lasher-Sommers ’12
June 15, 2017 –

Clai Lasher-Sommers ’12 came to Keene State as a non-traditional student to study English. Afterwards, she went off to establish New Dawn Farm in Westmoreland, N.H., a community-oriented, sustainable practice farm and CSA (community-supported agriculture). The farm is managed by women farmers dedicated to teaching the community – especially its…


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