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Rachel Lamica
April 20, 2018 –

This year’s graduates are heading out to do great things. They’re launching careers in a wide array of fields, heading off to master’s and PhD programs, and volunteering with highly selective service organizations like Americorps. Here’s a sampling – and check back regularly! We’ll add new names to the list...

Nora Guthrie Will Receive Keene State Honorary Degree
April 19, 2018 –

Keene State is counting down to this year’s Commencement ceremony, which will be held on May 5, at 1 p.m. on Fiske Quad. In addition to celebrating graduates, the College will bestow an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, and the Granite State Award.

Nora Guthrie to Receive Keene State...

Earth Day, 2018
April 13, 2018 –

The Keene State College Office of Sustainability and the Keene State Eco-Reps invite the community to celebrate Earth Week, April 16 – April 22! Earth Day was originally established on April 22, 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection and the need to support programs that would stop pollution and...

Randall Merchant
April 13, 2018 –

In a studio off a back hall at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Randall Merchant ’77 is paying homage to the late Robert Neuman, his printmaking teacher at Keene State.

“I’m interested in art and space,” says Merchant, showing a photo of one of Neuman’s trademark geometric paintings, which he is...

Keene State Junior, Christine Bryan
April 12, 2018 –

Christine Bryan began college after raising a family. Now, a junior at Keene State, she is pursuing her passion for working with under-privileged and marginalized populations.

A long-time community volunteer, Christine is using her education at KSC to gain a broader view of social issues by working with non-profit and...

Sandra Purcell ‘18
April 11, 2018 –

Does participating in team sports at a young age have an impact on self-esteem as you get older? That is the question Sandra Purcell ‘18 hopes to answer in her Academic Excellence Conference (AEC) presentation “The Effects of Youth Sport Participation on Self Esteem in Adulthood,” on Saturday, April 14...

Student Interns at C&S
April 11, 2018 –

At Keene State, there are courses designed specifically around the internship experience. Instead of solely working a part-time internship, students also spend time in the classroom parsing their workplace experiences, learning business etiquette, and practicing key skills, like interviewing.

Dr. Chitra Akkoor, associate professor of Communication and Philosophy, designed one...

Washington, DC Internship
April 9, 2018 –

Every year, more than 1,000 students from across the globe travel to Washington, DC, to complete internship programs through The Washington Center. Joshua Given ‘18 was a participant last summer in an immersive 10-week program.

Given had an interest in criminal justice out of high school, and earned an associate’s...

Mike Abbott
April 6, 2018 –

Fly fishing has long been a passion for Burlington, Vermont, resident Mike Abbot ’12 , but ever since his fishing buddy was badly injured in a skiing accident a little more than a year ago, he’s got a new passion: helping people with physical and cognitive challenges to go …...

Geoff Edwards '18
April 6, 2018 –

The Academic Excellence Conference, an annual event featuring a wide range of research presentations and performances by Keene State students, provides the campus community and public with an opportunity to learn about the compelling work being produced at the College.

Often, the research is based in the sciences or professional...

Jacob Paquin ‘18
April 6, 2018 –

When Jacob Paquin ‘18 looks back at his time at Keene State College, the friendships he’s made and the strong sense of community will stick with him. Paquin is a senior graduating in May and he’s already starting to feel nostalgic for his college years.

“When I was a first-year...

Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan
April 5, 2018 – Former UNC Charlotte Dean Brings More Than 30 Years of Academic Leadership to College

Keene, NH, April 4, 2018: Keene State College announces Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan as its provost and vice president for academic affairs. She takes over the role from an acting appointment held by Dr. William Seigh, a...

A Photograph by Andy Warhol
April 4, 2018 –

The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State will kick off its spring exhibitions with a free, public opening reception party with live music by Signals Over the Air on April 13 at 5 pm . Two new exhibitions will be on display. A showcase of work created by 16 Keene State...

Nursing Students Makayla Philibert ‘18 and Dominique Vaillancourt ‘18
April 4, 2018 –

Between classes, a preceptorship, studying for the predictor exams and the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination), graduating seniors Makayla Philibert ‘18 and Dominique Vaillancourt ‘18 feel well-prepared for a career in nursing.

“I’m one of those people who always wants to help others,” said Philibert on why she wanted to...

Mason Library
March 27, 2018 –

Keene State College announces it is building an addition onto Mason Library to provide a co-located work space for the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the academic program of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Cohen Center is recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Jewish Foundation...

Steph Ryder
March 26, 2018 –

Senior Steph Ryder says she has loved every second of her very busy life as a student at Keene State College.

Ryder has served her community at Keene State in a variety of ways, from joining the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, where she was an executive board member in 2017...

Liam Magan
March 23, 2018 –

Liam Magan, 2016 Keene State alumnus, found a direct connection between his Holocaust and Genocide Studies major and his personal passion to stand up for transgender people. In March 2018, Magan testified in support of New Hampshire House Bill 1319 that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. Magan has had...

Benajil Rai
March 21, 2018 –

Benajil Rai came to New Hampshire with the aspiration to make an impact in Keene, and to make a difference back home in Nepal.

Rai is majoring in multimedia journalism, and she has a goal of pursuing a minor in women’s and gender studies. When asked why she chose it...

Kalila Brooks
March 15, 2018 –

Kalila Brooks has been studying at Keene State for just a semester and a half, but the campus has already made its mark on her – and vice-versa.

The first-year student from Weare, New Hampshire, has been active in the student newspaper, a community service group, a new sign language...

Maham Waqar
March 12, 2018 –

Meet Maham Waqar, an international exchange student from Pakistan studying at Keene State this semester. She’s a junior at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore majoring in film studies.

“I’m the first in my family to major in the arts,” she shares. “Women in Pakistan are encouraged to do medicine or...

Timur Bapiev international exchange student from the Kyrgyz Republic
March 6, 2018 –

Timur Bapiev is an international exchange student at Keene State College from the Kyrgyz Republic (also known as Kyrgyzstan). A sophomore at Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University in Bishkek, he is majoring in international relations, which is why Bapiev is thrilled to be studying in the United States this semester.

“It’s very...

Students Kevin Salina, Kathryn Van Veen, and Mark Landolina
March 1, 2018 –

On Tuesday, February 12, 2018, geography students presented their original research on the millennial and student housing markets in Keene at a Keene City Council meeting at City Hall. Mark Landolina ’18, Kevin Salina ’18, and Kathryn Van Veen ’18, geography majors working with faculty mentor Dr. Christopher Cusack, completed...

Eva Vraniçi
February 27, 2018 –

For international exchange student Eva Vraniçi, Keene State has been an eye-opening adventure. She has traveled approximately 4,500 miles from her home in Albania to soak up the liberal arts tradition at Keene State for the spring semester.

“The first thing I noticed when I arrived was a guy in...

Hungry Owl organizers
February 26, 2018 –

When students from two campus organizations – the Pre-Medical and nutrition-focused SNAKS clubs – learned last semester that food insecurity is a problem for some Keene State students, they came together to establish an on-campus food pantry, the Hungry Owl.

With support from Pre-Medical Club advisor Dr. Susan Whittemore of...

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