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August 30, 2017 –

What’s it like to serve in the Peace Corps in Liberia? Andy Penfield ’15 is finding out first-hand – and sharing his experiences through a blog, Andy’s Peace Corps Adventure .

The mathematics and physics major from Westford, Massachusetts, underwent 11 weeks of training over the summer, including learning “Liberian…

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…

August 25, 2017 –

You may remember reading last fall about Kyle Hastabacka ’17 , who was working to fulfill his dream of working for the Peace Corps after graduation. We just learned that Kyle and Lucia Martin, another ’17 grad, trained together in Burkina Faso and were recently sworn in as official Peace…

August 24, 2017 –

Katie Masso-Glidden traveled all the way to Selma, Alabama, to learn, among other things, about a Keene civil rights hero.

“I had no idea about Jonathan Daniels,” says the safety major and environmental studies minor who will be a senior in the fall. “He’s an icon in Keene.” Masso-Glidden was…

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…

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…

August 16, 2017 –

Students with disabilities are less likely than their peers to graduate from high school, and they’re less likely to get good jobs. But there’s hope: Good transition planning, better prepared teachers, more learning experiences for students outside the classroom, and better engagement with families are proven to help these at-risk…

August 15, 2017 –

If you haven’t been on campus lately, and if you’re not used to peeking through hedges, you may not know that there’s a monument to Nathan Blake, one of Keene’s first citizens, on the Main Street side of Blake House. Blake settled in Keene in 1736 and was captured during…

August 8, 2017 –

Everybody knows that men dominate the science and technology fields, right? Well, the remarkable success of GO STEM! , held for the second summer as part of Keene State’s Kids on Campus program, is going far to change that perception. Designed to encourage middle school girls to explore the STEM…

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…

August 4, 2017 –

Membership in Keene State’s Golden Circle Society is open to all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago (so, if you’re a member of the Class of ’67 or earlier, you’re in!).

Since 1997, the Golden Circle Society has hosted luncheons at various locations throughout the state, to which…

August 4, 2017 –

Keene State is ready to officially kick off the 2017–18 academic year by welcoming our returning and new students. Orientation student staff members are thrilled to get started. Get a glimpse of how we welcome our students by viewing our Welcome Days schedule . Also, meet this year’s Orientation staff…

August 1, 2017 –

The Keene State community is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus of English Frederick J. Fosher, 84, who died at home in Surry on July 31, 2017, following a brief illness. He was a faculty member at Keene State College from 1967 until his retirement in 1992…

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…

July 28, 2017 –

Professor of Computer Science Dr. Elvis Foster has recently launched a Software Engineering Research Initiative (SERI), involving several Keene State computer science students on four projects this summer. The projects involve the design, construction, testing, and refinement of software systems for issues ranging from electoral management to facilitating more effective…

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…

July 24, 2017 – Ecovation Hub develops as strategy to address Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant closure

Antioch University New England, Greenfield Community College, Keene State College, and the School for International Training are launching the Ecovation Hub Education and Training Consortium, which is dedicated to bringing broader green economy knowledge and opportunities to the…

July 21, 2017 –

What company wouldn’t kill to get an employee with this kind of attitude?

"During 2016, I focused on growing professionally by holding myself to higher standards and challenging myself to leave my comfort zone. I wanted to play an active role in making an impact at RPA, to see the…

July 21, 2017 –

Keene State’s Environmental Studies program has had a long and rewarding relationship with the Harris Center for Conservation Education (HCCE) in nearby Hancock, NH. Through an ongoing partnership, Environmental Studies students are hired as interns for eight weeks in the summer to help the HCCE with various conservation projects. The…

July 20, 2017 –

Among the many extraordinary first-year students coming to Keene State this fall will be two young women from Nepal. Puja Thapa and Benajil Rai have received scholarships, thanks to the partnership between Keene State and the Nepal-based Little Sisters Fund . The Little Sisters Fund has been working since 1998…

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