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Lexi Palmer
July 15, 2019 –

Summer break is a great time for both students and professors to take a hiatus from the busy schedules of the academic year. It is the perfect time to lay in the sun, enjoy time with family and friends, and go on adventures. Those adventures can be in real life...

Concert Choir Tour
July 12, 2019 –

Keene State choral singers took to the road in May, performing at community venues and taking part in workshops with high school singers in three Vermont towns.

“The tour was a blast,” says Dr. Matthew Leese of the College’s Music Department, who conducts the Concert Choir and oversaw the three-day...

Geography Comes to Life for Students Traveling East Asia
July 9, 2019 –

Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shanghai, and Seoul. Those are some of the incredible locations that students traveled to as part of the field studies course in Keene State’s Geography, Outdoor Recreation, and Planning Program. The two-week trip gives students the opportunity to travel, explore new places, and experience an...

Sam Jones ’18 (first row, red shirt) with Team USA Rugby in Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Sam Jones.
July 2, 2019 –

Sam Jones ’18 found his passion and ticket to exciting opportunities with Keene State’s exercise science program. He became interested in strength training to make athletes stronger, with the goal of preventing injury instead of solely rehabilitating athletes. Since graduating from Keene State, Sam has used these skills at internships...

Tyler daRosa
July 2, 2019 –

Are you wondering what it’s like to work in a particular field, and whether that field might be a good fit for you? Keene State faculty and staff are eager to help you find an internship, no matter what your career interest. Added bonuses: you’ll gain great experience for your...

Ben Buckley
July 1, 2019 –

Ben Buckley is spending the summer following graduation working on an idea that he hopes will help bring the world together around environmentalism – one community at a time.

Ben graduated from Keene State May 11 with a graphic design major and fine arts minor. He’s working at a Keene...

Morgan Chantler ’21
June 27, 2019 –

When Morgan Chantler ’21 sat down with an academic and career advisor during her first-year orientation, she wasn’t sure which direction her studies would take her.

“I wanted to study how humans affect the earth and wasn’t sure how to find a major in that,” she said. “My advisor suggested...

Ashley Rollend
June 27, 2019 –

A boy gets a fishing rod for his birthday. Playing with it in his room, he reels it back a little too far and accidentally catches a star. Soon, he’s catching all manner of heavenly bodies – stars, sun, moon – and reeling them into his bedroom. Of course, things...

Excited Freshman
June 26, 2019 –

As new students join us this month for Owl Orientation, some took the opportunity to share how they feel about coming to Keene State this fall. Owl Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their classmates and make friends, get comfortable on campus, and become familiar with what...

Taylor Asher
June 14, 2019 –

Keene State students mix and match their interests as they explore their passions, take steps towards earning a degree, and choose a career. That’s just what Taylor Asher ’15 did, and now, she’s landed her dream job because of the path she discovered at Keene State.

When Taylor first came...

CJ Miceli
June 13, 2019 –

Keene State College is making it easier for students to complete their college degree in three years, with a newly-launched initiative called Degree in Three. Currently, 19 academic programs in the arts and sciences are offering new coursework plans to students that allow for graduation in just three years. Students...

Visiting the ancient Olympic Stadium
June 13, 2019 –

Ancient philosophers discovered atoms, defended democracy, and questioned the nature of knowledge. But why should their views matter to us today? That’s the question addressed in the spring semester Honors Global Engagement course Ancient Philosophy and the Modern World, in which students used ancient philosophy to analyze contemporary social, political...

Gatluk Digiew
June 12, 2019 –

Keene State College prepared Gatluk Digiew ’09 ’12 for careers in two fields – and for something else that he never would have predicted. “If you had asked me what I would be doing after I left Keene State, I would have told you many things, like getting a job...

Incoming first-year student Matt White
June 5, 2019 –

Athletes, artists, musicians, and budding engineers are among the members of the Class of 2023 at Keene State College. We’ve been delighted to meet some of our incoming first-years and transfer students by way of stories in their local newspapers. Here’s a sampling:

Dylan Brown of Braintree, Massachusetts, interned with...

Students in Harlan Fichtenholtz's NeuroLab
June 4, 2019 –

If you’re psyched about psychology, that makes you pretty smart. Why? Because studying psychology is studying the human condition, which means you’ll have insight into why people behave the way they do.

What shapes your personality? How do you grow and change throughout life? When you learn about psychology, you’ll...

Max Foisey in the lab at Keene State
June 3, 2019 –

Maxwell Foisey ’19 graduated magna cum laude from Keene State College on May 11. Three weeks later, he was settling into a job at Dartmouth College and emailing his Keene State professors to thank them and give them his new contact information.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for...

Appian Way in the spring
June 3, 2019 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the spring 2019 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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Students Receive New Steinway Pianos for Learning and Performing
May 30, 2019 –

Keene State students can be even more jazzed now that they have four new Steinway pianos, owned by the College, to use for learning and performing.

This is made possible through the All-Steinway, All Together initiative, which is building an inventory of pianos to replace aging instruments through the generosity...

Ferrucci and Hawes
May 22, 2019 –

Two Keene State professors who train future educators recently received honors from outside organizations, one for his work teaching Spanish and one for her work editing a professional journal. Read more below about Dr. Stephen Hawes and Dr. Beverly Ferrucci!

World Language Teacher of the Year

Stephen Hawes , associate...

Keene State Professors Recognized for Excellence and Dedication to Students
May 21, 2019 –

Keene State proudly recognizes professors who demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, teaching, research, student support, and community. Honors include the 2019 Alumni Association Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Faculty Distinction in Research and Scholarship, Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Excellence in Teaching Award for adjunct faculty. Students and KSC...

Professor Duggan, left, talks with student Puja Thapa and Mary and Bob Rooney. Puja interviewed Bob Rooney for her course blog.
May 13, 2019 –

The city of Keene was the research lab for students in an economics class taught by Professor Marie Duggan this spring. Called De/Re-Industrialization: Keene in the Global Economy, the class looked at Keene’s industrial base, much of which was sold off from private local ownership between 1990 and 2019. Add...

Keene State Nursing Graduates Embark on Fulfilling Careers
May 13, 2019 –

Keene State College honored 18 of its newest nursing graduates in the Class of 2019 during a pinning ceremony on May 10. Many of these new alumni already have positions lined up, including four graduates who have accepted positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in the Hematology/Oncology Unit, pediatrics, Intensive...

Lexi Palmer
May 8, 2019 –

It’s been a big year for Lexi Palmer. The Keene State junior took first place in the Keene Three-Minute Fiction Slam and went on to place third in the statewide slam. She won Keene State’s 2019 Fred Fosher Excellence in Writing Award, a $1,000 prize given to a student who...

Biology Major Andrew Fuhs
May 7, 2019 –

Graduating senior and biology major Andrew Fuhs found that student research was his ticket to exploring his interests, and even determining his future career path. Andrew, from Milford, NH, connected with professors who guided him throughout his undergraduate studies at Keene State.

During a recent poster presentation session for the...

Students Reading in Mason Library
May 7, 2019 –

SAT and ACT scores are no longer necessary to be considered for admittance at Keene State College. The College makes decisions about a student’s acceptance based on high school GPA and their college application.

“Standardized scores don’t always show the full picture of a student’s potential. We believe in providing...

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