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Appian Way Arch in Winter
January 15, 2019 –

Keene State College’s public health department received a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, to work with small businesses and organizations across the state to improve worksite accommodations for employees who breastfeed.

During the past year, Keene State completed work...

Jennifer Ferrell, right, with Keene State President Melinda Treadwell
January 10, 2019 –

You know living at Keene State College is pretty terrific when the director of campus life wins the College’s highest service honor.

Jennifer Ferrell was presented with the President’s Award for Distinguished Service at the 2019 Staff Awards of Distinction Gala, held at the Zorn Dining Commons January 9. A...

Elliot Center
January 7, 2019 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the fall 2018 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.

Jump to Location:

Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida International Kansas Maine Massachusetts Michigan...
Wood Smoke Air Quality Research, 2
January 2, 2019 –

Under the direction of Dr. Nora Traviss and Dr. Chris Brehme, and with assistance from KSC grad JC Woodward, KSC students are conducting environmental health research on the effects of air inversions on wood smoke concentrations in the Keene valley.

Dr. Traviss, an Environmental Studies professor, has been studying the...

Joanna Oko ‘15
January 2, 2019 –

Keene State College educates students for life and for careers that extend far beyond one major field of study. Joanna Oko ‘15 designed her own major in humanitarian studies and now works at The Auschwitz Institute in New York City, in addition to pursuing a master’s degree in sociology.


Keene State physical education students presenting “Teaching Fitness Concepts to Young Children” at the conference.
December 22, 2018 –

On November 15-16, 2018, Keene State students participated in the New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, an annual event for physical education instructors and aspiring physical education instructors to connect and share ideas.

Nine students majoring in physical education had the opportunity to present their...

Chemistry Student Research
December 17, 2018 –

Interested in biology? Dance? Safety studies? Opportunities to partner with professors on research as an undergraduate exist for our students in over 40 academic areas of study. Students can work directly with professors on research projects, and they get published, too! Here are five reasons why students should take advantage...

Lindsay Taylor Jackson ‘12
December 17, 2018 –

Lindsay Taylor Jackson ‘12 has traveled since graduating from the film program at Keene State, but she hasn’t forgotten where she started, nor why she decided to see the world and capture it through a lens in the first place.

In 2011, Lindsay studied in Prague at the Film and...

Zachary Howe
December 14, 2018 –

Humanitarian Affairs Asia’s inaugural Peace Summit, held last month at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand, was attended by 347 emerging leaders from 46 countries.

One of them was a senior at Keene State College.

“It was an amazing experience,” says Zachary Howe, who is completing three bachelor’s...

Winter Celebration 2018
December 14, 2018 –

Merriment and holiday cheer were in the air at Keene State. Students, faculty, and staff came together to relax and get into the holiday spirit during the 14th annual Winter Celebration.

“This event is all about fun and festivity before students start their final exams,” said Jennifer L. Ferrell, director...

Kiera Bell
December 12, 2018 –

Keene State College senior Kiera Bell is well on her way to beginning her career as a mathematics teacher. She was recently awarded the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics college mathematics scholarship. The award is annually given to a New Hampshire college student taking steps to become a math teacher...

In the WKNH Studio with President Treadwell (center)
December 10, 2018 –

It’s 8:30 on a Wednesday morning, and you can find Keene State College President Melinda Treadwell where she is most Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9 a.m.: at the student-run radio station, conducting her weekly show.

Treadwell uses the slot on WKNH to have a casual conversation with a different student...

China Trip
December 10, 2018 –

Four Keene State faculty/staff members, along with three Monadnock area poets, journeyed to China last month as part of a continuing exchange that will provide more opportunities in the future for students to interact with poets and poetry from that country.

“It was almost like a state visit,” says Rodney...

Appian Way Arch in Winter
December 10, 2018 –

There’s nothing ho-hum about hitting the books (or the lab, or the studio) at Keene State. Just check out some of the terrific semester-end presentations and performances students are giving for the campus and wider community to show what they’ve learned, what they’ve discovered, and what they’ve created in their...

Hootie says Thank You!
December 4, 2018 –

Friends of Hootie really came through for Keene State on Giving Tuesday, November 27. Donors helped the College surpass the fundraising goal of $50,000, bringing in a total, so far, of $68,873.

Included in that amount is a $25,000 challenge match provided by a generous alumnus, and a donation by...

Students volunteering at the Hungry Owl
December 4, 2018 –

Throughout the school year, many Keene State student organizations participate in national awareness events and initiatives to benefit the local community. Students at Keene State recently volunteered their time with The Hungry Owl – the College’s food pantry – and Habitat for Humanity to fight food insecurity and poverty during...

Hootie leads first-year students down Appian Way during Clap-In in August
November 27, 2018 –

The 950 members of Keene State’s Class of 2022 are starting to make their mark on campus. They’re making friends, playing sports, taking part in student organizations, and, now, writing papers and preparing for exams as they head into the last weeks of their first semesters as college students.


KSC Nursing Program
November 26, 2018 –

Alumni of Keene State’s Nursing Program are filling critical nursing positions while embarking on rewarding careers. Over the past year, the college has strengthened its Nursing Program by hiring faculty with strong medical and surgical experience, adding more medical and surgical class and clinical time, and increasing use of the...

The New Hampshire State House Dome
November 15, 2018 –

When New Hampshire’s 400-person House of Representatives opens its 2019-20 session in January, 13 Keene State graduates will raise their hands to be sworn in alongside their colleagues.

Here’s the list:

Michael Abbot ’86 John Bordenet ’96 John R. Cloutier ’79 David E. Cote ’86 Jennie Gomarlo ’90 Michael Harrington...

Patricia Fernanda Perez Valdes
November 9, 2018 –

In August of 2018, Patricia Fernanda Perez Valdes joined Keene State through a Global Fellowship program started in 2017 in partnership with the Auschwitz Institute of Peace and Reconciliation. At home in Santiago, Chile, Patricia works to educate the public through the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The Museum...

Mackenzie Bennett
November 6, 2018 –

She’s an education major by day, a basketball player by night, and a barrel racer come the weekend. Keene State junior Mackenzie Bennett has a lot going on.

Mackenzie has been riding horses since before she learned how to walk. Her family’s history of participating in rodeos is what got...

Atticus Caruso
November 5, 2018 –

From exploring the world to exploring her personal and career interests, Atticus Caruso is turning her passion into her life work.

Atticus, a nontraditional student at Keene State, studied psychology at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. After completing her studies there and taking a year off to work, she...

Annual Fall Concert Brings Keene State Musicians Together
November 5, 2018 –

Keene State College fosters a community of musicians with diverse musical skills and backgrounds. Bringing fun to the college campus, the Student Activities Council (SAC) annually hosts Rocktoberfest, a battle of the bands showcasing these musicians’ talents.

Every October, Keene State rock artists perform during the event on campus at...

Fraternity Participates in Fundraising Event to Fight Hunger and Homelessness
November 2, 2018 –

Keene State Greek organizations regularly give back to the local community by hosting fundraising events and volunteering for organizations. Recently, the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) held their annual TKE In a Box event. During the day, members of the fraternity collected canned goods and cash donations on the...

Chemistry Students Mentored by Keene State Alumni in New Business Partnership
October 31, 2018 –

A new partnership between the Chemistry Department and Polyonics, a company in nearby Westmoreland that develops and manufactures industrial labels, is giving students the opportunity to explore industrial chemistry. This mutually beneficial arrangement gives students critical experience while providing Polyonics with eager minds to tackle real-world problems.

The partnership began...

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