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Health Science Major Julia Brida
February 22, 2018 –

Forty-one million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children. This food insecurity makes it extremely difficult for children to focus on their education. Keene State senior Julia Brida, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, researched the impacts of food insecurity on young children and their ability to succeed...

US Representative Ann McLane Kuster
February 20, 2018 –

Keene State College will honor the twenty-eighth annual Outstanding Women of New Hampshire award recipients on March 5. The awards, given during National Women’s History Month, recognize New Hampshire women who persisted in fighting discrimination against women.

This year, the awards will recognize Puja Thapa and Benajil Rai , Keene...

New Online Master’s Degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences
February 16, 2018 –

Keene State College will offer an online Master’s Degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences. The new online program will be provided in collaboration with Granite State College. Keene State faculty will provide course instruction while Granite State College will facilitate the online delivery. The program is under currently...

Dr. Susan LaPanne
February 15, 2018 –

Keene State College announces Dr. Susan LaPanne as vice president for finance and administration. She takes over the role from an interim appointment held by Catherine Provencher, vice chancellor for financial affairs and treasurer for the University System of New Hampshire. For the past ten years, Dr. LaPanne has served...

Initiative on Student Political Learning
February 13, 2018 –

Keene State College joins 11 other colleges and universities across the country to gain greater understanding of how students are learning about, and participating in, political dialogue. The American Democracy Project (ADP), a program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), announced this new two-year initiative, called...

Puja Thapa
February 12, 2018 –

From taking photographs and managing budgeting and finances for the student newspaper to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to working in the Science Center’s new permaculture garden, first-year student Puja Thapa is already making the most out of her experience at Keene State. She participates in a wide range of...

The beach at Santa Barbara
February 12, 2018 –

Tom Cole had a couple of criteria in mind when he started looking for his first post-college job last fall: he wanted to put his Keene State biology degree to use, and he wanted to experience life outside of New Hampshire – preferably near a beach.

Cole graduated in December...

Undergraduate Biology Students Conduct Research Through NIH and NSF Grants
February 9, 2018 –

Students studying with Dr. Jason Pellettieri, associate professor of Biology, are researching critical building blocks of biology. Working with planarian flatworms, which quickly regenerate lost body parts after amputation, eight students in Dr. Pellettieri’s lab are searching for clues into how stem cells drive formation of new tissue. Their work...

Professor Assesses Healthcare in Zambia on Fulbright Research Scholarship
February 6, 2018 –

In the most remote areas of Zambia, hours away from the nearest hospital, are locations, or “posts”, where roughly two community healthcare workers serve the needs of 10,000 people – from the very youngest to oldest.

Public Health Associate Professor Dr. Meg Henning received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to take...

Paul Baures
February 6, 2018 –

Student researchers in Keene State College’s Chemistry Department are doing real-world work that could one day contribute to a drug that targets cancer cells.

Chemistry Professor Paul Baures and his student researchers are collaborating with a lab at the Dartmouth Medical School to refine and test a compound that shows...

Julia Proctor, '20, SPDI Major
February 2, 2018 –

Most students come to Keene State to discover what they want to do with their lives. Julia Proctor, ’20, instead jumped into a professional career first, then became a Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI) major at Keene State.

Julia, a sophomore from Marlborough, NH, took two years of machine...

Elliot Center
February 1, 2018 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the fall 2017 Dean’s List! To qualify for Dean’s List, degree-seeking undergraduate students complete a minimum of 12 credits and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average.

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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...

January 26, 2018 –

Three geography majors, working with faculty mentor Christopher Cusack, coordinated with staff at the Keene City Planning and Parks and Recreation departments during the fall semester on a real-life project to look at ways signage contributes to navigating the city on foot, in motor vehicles, and on bicycle.

“This project...

Group photo in front of the fire station
January 26, 2018 –

Keene State’s New Student Orientation Program received the award for Outstanding Volunteer Group from the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (MCVP), a Jaffrey-based organization with a vision for a "community where interpersonal violence has been replaced by equality, empowerment and emotional & physical safety."

Keene State’s recognition is for the...

First-year teaching students in the field
January 26, 2018 –

Students who are interested in becoming teachers and are just beginning their studies and lives as students at Keene State College, are gaining hands-on experience to test their interest through a partnership the College has with Project KEEP, an after-school program for young children. Symonds School is one of two...

Asphalt III, Woodcut, by John Roberts
January 26, 2018 –

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College will kick off its Biennial Faculty Show with a free public party on February 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Faculty Show features work by Keene State Art faculty, and will be open until April 1, 2018. Art on display in...

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January 25, 2018 –

How “green” are the transportation options in and around Keene, New Hampshire, and how likely to succeed are new green options?

Those are the key questions that three Keene State geography majors, working with Professor Christopher Cusack, aimed to answer during the fall 2017 semester through a collaborative research project...

Robin Riley and Rob Tilton
January 19, 2018 –

Staff members at Keene State College got together January 10 to celebrate the work of their friends and colleagues from around campus. The second annual Staff Awards of Distinction Gala honored outstanding achievement by members of the operating staff and professional and technical staff, along with adjunct staff and departments...

Chris Wilder
January 18, 2018 –

When Chris Wilder ’92 started college, he was aiming for a career in aviation management. That plan never took off, but now, some three decades later, his work involves a different kind of departures.

“Being a funeral director agrees with me,” says the business management major who works for Cournoyer...

McWalters and Gradual at the Dallas Zoo
January 18, 2018 –

Our hope is that people will look these creatures in the eyes, and be inspired to care, while there is still time. – Photographer Joel Santore’s Photo Ark website

A National Geographic exhibit calling attention to the plight of endangered animal species has a Keene State connection – times two...

Janet Heijens at a book signing
January 18, 2018 –

When Janet Smith Heijens ’88 retired from an international career in business, there was murder in her future. Or, to be more specific, murder mysteries.

“I’ve always loved to read and I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that when I retire, I will read all the...

Marilyn Gugliucci and her former student, Dave Drozda
January 18, 2018 –

It’s one thing to understand the constraints that elders live with, and quite another to experience them first-hand.

Back in 2005, Marilyn Gugliucci ’76, professor and director of Geriatrics Education and Research at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, encountered a medical...

Alexander Davis
January 18, 2018 –

“I feel that the best way I can contribute to this world is by making things,” says Alexander Davis ’14. You might call what Davis makes “body art”; he’s a Boston-based dancer and choreographer whose recent accomplishments include being awarded a Live Arts Boston Grant and being presented by World...

Manpreet Kaur's Student in lab
January 16, 2018 –

Keene State College is offering the Granite Guarantee at Keene State—Our Pledge to You to make college more affordable, and further deliver on the College’s mission of access to quality higher education.

Through the financial aid program, the College will pay the full tuition for New Hampshire students who are...

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