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Brandon Bernier with the Honey Pod
November 12, 2019 –

Do you check these boxes?

☑ Hands-on worker ☑ Three-dimensional thinker ☑ Problem-solver

If so, come to campus and check out Keene State’s SPDI program – it may be a perfect fit for you.

Just ask Brandon Bernier. He’s a senior majoring in Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, also known...

Bryanna Weigel
November 4, 2019 –

Mix Spanish and geography and what do you get? If you’re Bryanna Weigel, you get a recipe for some pretty interesting studies.

Bryanna’s a Keene State senior with one major in Spanish and another in geography, outdoor recreation, and planning, also known as “GORP.” (If you don’t know what gorp...

Computer Science Student and Professor Use Artificial Intelligence Technology
November 1, 2019 –

Dr. Meenalosini Vimal Cruz, assistant professor of computer science, and senior computer science major, Matthew Pittendreigh, are working together on research that uses machine learning and deep learning techniques, types of Artificial Intelligence technology, to detect patterns that automatically classify brain tumors and skin disorders as benign or malignant, using...

Mariah Palmer in As You Like It
November 1, 2019 – Shakespeare’s beloved comedy brims with music, movement, and philosophical musings on life, nature, and love

As You Like It, a joyful celebration of life and love, will be presented Wednesday to Saturday, November 13 to 16, by the Keene State College Department of Theatre and Dance. Performances begin at 7:30...

Cohen Center
October 28, 2019 –

“To Remember … and to Teach.” Founder Charles Hildebrandt’s charge to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the first thing visitors see when they enter the Center’s new home, a spacious two-story addition to Mason Library at the heart of the Keene State campus.

The new Cohen...

Keene State President Melinda Treadwell with David Westover and George Hansel
October 25, 2019 –

Keene State College is pleased to welcome two Monadnock region leaders, George Hansel and David Westover, to the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees. Both began their terms on the Board in July 2019, and will serve through June 2023.

“David and George are thoughtful, engaged leaders, and...

Momentum 2019
October 25, 2019 –

Thank you, thank you, thank you! That was the message students sent to donors at the annual Momentum celebration October 18.

Each year, Keene State students are supported with $850,000 in annually funded and endowed scholarship funds thanks to generous donors. What does that mean for individual students? Financial assistance...

MANA Quartet
October 24, 2019 –

Jazz, Latin, classical, folk – and more! November’s Music Department concert calendar has something for everyone. The month kicks off with a performance by the MANA Quartet, a chamber saxophone group, and features music from around the globe. Read on for a listing of other November events. For more information...

Parent Family Weekend
October 23, 2019 –

Keene State welcomed parents and families to campus on Saturday, October 19 for Parent/Family Weekend. The annual event is a wonderful opportunity for families to visit with their student, stroll campus, meet campus leaders, and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in Keene. Highlights of the day included a cornhole tournament...

Gabbie Pace ’16
October 2, 2019 –

Start with an exceptional program, add exceptional students, and what do you get? You guessed it: exceptional graduates. Take Gabriella Pace , a safety professional at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for instance.

Gabbie earned her bachelor’s degree in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences at Keene State in 2016. Three years...

Skye Robicheau, Christian Frazier, and Veronica Pamphile in 'Church & State'
October 2, 2019 –

Three days before his bid for reelection, a Republican US senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God.

That’s the premise of Church & State, a comic play by Jason Odell Williams that’s being...

Ronald Leopold
September 30, 2019 –

Anne Frank, the teenage girl whose diary put a human face on Holocaust victims for generations of readers, is at the center of a series of events planned at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center and Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in late October. Had she survived, Frank...

Reunion 2019
September 23, 2019 –

Hundreds of Keene State alumni returned to campus on September 20–22 to reconnect with each other and the campus, watch field hockey, rugby, and soccer games, hike Mt. Monadnock together, join the Parade of Classes through campus, visit their favorite shops in downtown Keene, eat a Sizzler at the Night...

Keene State Chamber Singers in performance last February
September 19, 2019 –

In October, Keene State’s Music Department presents a lecture and three concerts, all open to the public. A talk on conducting is followed by a performance by members of the voice faculty, an exchange performance with the musicians from Keene’s sister city, Einbeck, Germany, and a High School Choral Festival...

Student Joshua Stevens, with Governor Chris Sununu, presenting his poster “Shifts in microbial communities in response to shellfish culture in Ninigret Pond, RI
September 19, 2019 –

Through the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and a program funded by the National Institutes of Health, Keene State students have the opportunity to practice research using the latest technology in campus laboratories. The goal of the program is to develop a network of research and...

Amber Davisson
September 12, 2019 –

Trolls and memes: they overlap with politics in ways that are sometimes weird, sometimes creepy, and sometimes riveting. What’s really cool is that these social media spectacles are a subject of academic research.

Meet Amber Davisson, associate professor of communication at Keene State, who likes to joke that she studies...

Alums at Florentine Films
September 12, 2019 –

Keene State has a long-standing relationship with Florentine Films, the production house of Ken Burns, a documentary filmmaker known for his American history narratives. The connection between Keene State and Florentine Films opens doors for Keene State students in a variety of majors to internships and career opportunities. With locations...

Students in Residents Hall
September 9, 2019 –

Today, Keene State College received high marks from U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings among regional colleges in the North, with #10 in Best Schools, #5 in Most Innovative Schools, and #7 in Best Value Schools. Regional colleges in the North are located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New...

Appian Way Students
August 22, 2019 –

Keene State professors, staff, and current students officially welcomed the Class of 2023 and transfer students on Wednesday, August 21. Throughout campus, orientation leaders, resident life staff, and volunteers helped 967 students move in to their new homes. New students participated in the Clap-In tradition, this year held inside the...

Tom Cole, pictured right, with Katie Eastman after winning a 2019 Regional Emmy Award for his work on Race Across America. Photo courtesy of Tom Cole.
August 19, 2019 –

Before going on to win six Emmy Awards, Keene State laid the foundation for journalism major and English minor Tom Cole ’89.

When entering Keene State, Tom was inspired to major in journalism because his brother and father worked in the photography field. He was advised to focus on writing...

Computer science students at work in the lab
August 13, 2019 –

How can you determine how much money you need to earn to live in a particular city? How can a town, state, or country ensure its elections are free of hacking and fraud?

Computer science is all about solving problems, and this summer Keene State computer science students are coming...

New Faculty 2019
August 13, 2019 –

What’s great about Keene State? For one thing, the faculty! Check out the terrific teachers and scholars who are joining the College this year:

Sharon D. Breidt, Nursing: With extensive experience as a nurse and a clinical educator, Prof. Breidt comes to Keene State from River Valley Community College.


Hunter and Kya
August 12, 2019 –

This fall, students of color, LGBTQ students, and other students served by Keene State’s Office of Multicultural Student Support and Success will have the chance to be matched up with a mentor from the faculty or staff.

The mentorship program is one of many ways the office fulfills its mandate...

José Manuel Lezcano
August 8, 2019 – Spanish Music Concert, Reception Open 2019-20 Season

Keene State’s Music Department kicks off its 2019-20 Faculty Performance Series on Sunday, September 22 with a concert followed by a reception. First, a faculty favorite, classical guitarist José Manuel Lezcano , will present From the Fandango to the Bolero: Music of Spain...

Emily Fitzgerald
August 7, 2019 –

What’s it like to work in professional theatre? Rising senior Emily Fitzgerald is finding out as a member of the Second Company at the Peterborough Players, a highly respected summer theatre located 30 minutes from Keene.

“A typical day,” she says, “is really crazy.” For Second Company members, mostly college...

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