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Dr. Waller in class
May 28, 2020 –

Keene State professor and international thought leader on peacekeeping and genocide prevention, Dr. Jim Waller, will join Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in a conversation on the importance of peacekeeping on May 29. The discussion challenges other countries to rethink their roles in...

Dr. Dunn and family in Philadelphia
May 22, 2020 –

When Keene State Public Health Professor Dr. Becky Dunn temporarily moved her family from New Hampshire to a city for a fellowship with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), she couldn’t have anticipated how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect every facet of life. Despite the pandemic, she has continued her...

Professor Anthony Scioli
May 21, 2020 –

In a three-part series of columns for Psychology Today online, Keene State College psychology professor Anthony Scioli offers up hope as one route through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 has precipitated a global hope shortage. Real hope is humanity’s emotional PPE and tantamount to a second immune system,” he writes in...

Evening of Dance - solo performer
May 20, 2020 –

Keene State College Theatre and Dance Department, in the context of physical distancing measures taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, put a call out to friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students asking for 20 second video responses to, “How does the dance reside in you in this unique...

Haley Ackerman collage
May 14, 2020 –

Keene State’s student teachers and graduate education students are still working virtually with elementary and secondary school students while public and private schools are teaching remotely. Here’s a sampling of what they’re up to on the education frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elementary and Middle School

Haley Ackerman, a kindergarten...

Bryanna Weigel
May 13, 2020 –

During this time of physically distancing from one another, Keene State College encourages creativity and innovation among students, faculty, and staff. Now, ideas are being created to imagine new virtual Keene State programs. Students take the lead in developing ideas and to make their ideas come to life, the college...

Adam Gaudet ’06
May 11, 2020 –

Adam Gaudet ’06 and Trevor O’Brien share many things in common. They both attended Keene State College, they are both REALTORS at 603 Birch Realty in Chester (founded by Adam in 2016), and they both embody Keene State’s slogan, “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.” Adam is involved in...

Grace Lonergan dances on the right in a yellow shirt.
May 11, 2020 –

Who would create a dance composition called “The Logic of Appropriateness?” Grace Lonergan would. She’s majoring in dance at Keene State College – along with political science and Spanish. For a piece she’s been choreographing this year, she combined all three academic interests.

Grace, a junior from Springfield, Mass., explained...

Joshua Moore
May 11, 2020 –

Keene native Joshua Moore decided to pursue a public health degree at Keene State College because he felt like it would be an impactful area to study and had an inkling that “something big was coming.” His timing couldn’t have been better. As the senior prepares to graduate from Keene...

Keene State Campus in the Fall
May 8, 2020 –

Decisions are informed by latest health information, screening and preventative measures

Keene State College is moving forward with plans to re-open its campus in the fall to welcome back students, faculty and staff, using risk-mitigating measures to preserve the health and wellbeing of all community members. The College is working...

Access to New Food Pantry for Students Remaining on Campus During Pandemic
May 7, 2020 –

When Keene State College transitioned to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of students returned home for the remainder of the semester. International students and students who were not able to make alternate arrangements stayed on campus. Twenty students made Pondside III their new home; it was important...

Madison Olsen
May 5, 2020 –

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Madison Olsen, the president of the Class of 2020, was scheduled to address her classmates and gathered friends and family at Commencement on May 9. Now that we’re all sheltering in place, the ceremony has been moved to October. Maddy will be speaking then, but has...

Professor DiGiovanni and family
May 5, 2020 –

Like all of Keene State’s faculty and students, professors who are on sabbatical doing their own research and creative projects are working under the new constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. We checked in with Professor Lisa DiGiovanni , who teaches in the Modern Languages and Cultures Department and the Holocaust...

Book covers
May 4, 2020 –

In addition to their work in and out of the classroom supporting students, Keene State professors pursue research and creative projects. Here’s a sampling of books published by faculty members this academic year.

Lisa DiGiovanni , of the Modern Languages and Cultures Department and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department...

Sydney McGough
April 30, 2020 –

What’s ahead for members of Keene State College’s graduating senior class? Plenty! Read on for just a sampling of the job, graduate school, internship, and volunteer experiences the students have lined up. (Note: Seniors, scroll to the bottom to find out how to be included on this list!)

Music performance...

Denise Junge
April 30, 2020 –

Students, professors, and staff at Keene State are finding new, creative ways to continue their work together during the pandemic. When the college announced going remote for the rest of the semester, Professor Denise Junge, who teaches Organic Chemistry II and Fundamentals of Chemistry, had to figure out a way...

Courageous Conversations
April 30, 2020 –

In college, students learn about themselves, gain new knowledge through academic programs, and participate in conversations that make it possible to explore new ideas and topics. Keene State’s Courageous Conversations meetings, which started in 2016, provide a supportive place where students talk honestly about different timely issues and topics that...

ACA Staff Zoom
April 29, 2020 –

Keene State students have been resilient and flexible in transitioning to online learning. In addition, many students needed to adjust their internships to remote work, too. Communication Professor Chitra Akkoor, PhD, is currently teaching an internship course, where students spend eight hours at an internship site, and convene once a...

Michael R. Desjardins
April 28, 2020 –

Yes, geographers can be heroes.

Keene State 2014 graduate Michael R. Desjardins is at the forefront of studying COVID-19 using geographical methods. In December, Michael earned his PhD in geography, specializing in medical geography and spatial epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Now, as a post-doctoral fellow...

Food waste from the kitchen at Zorn Dining Commons
April 28, 2020 –

Here at Keene State, it’s easy being green! That’s because sustainability is a big part of our mission, so we build it into everything we do. We’re thrilled to be a top winner in the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 National Food Recovery Challenge.

The College took first place for...

Farm workers were scarce during World War II, so these Keene Teachers College students helped pick potatoes.
April 20, 2020 –

Keene State’s student teachers, who are now in the “pandemic trenches” with primary and secondary school teachers all over the country, are continuing a long history of service in national emergencies that goes back to the early days of Keene Normal School.

Our current student teachers are helping to ensure...

Paxton Blanchard
April 20, 2020 –

Paxton Blanchard knew he wanted to play lacrosse at a college that was close to home but far enough away that it was in a new area to explore. When Coach Mark Theriault reached out to initiate the recruitment process, Paxton, who’s from Norwell, Massachusetts, ended up finding the perfect...

Madelyn Thomas
April 15, 2020 –

The Academic Excellence Conference allows students to present their academic research and this year the conference is going online. Senior Madelyn Thomas from Winthrop, Maine, will showcase her project, “Benefits and Drawbacks of Incorporating Biochar on New Hampshire Farms,” with Carlee Schettino ’20 and Maria Tenore ’21 during this year’s...

Lexi Palmer in a Zoom conference with the Bauhan Publishing crew
April 15, 2020 – English Major Tries Out the Publishing Field

Internships are great for landing jobs or grad school spots after you earn your degree, but they offer another immediate bonus: they can help you figure out what kind of work you might like to do.

Lexi Palmer, a senior English major who...

From left, Katelyn Fournier, Kristina Tufo, and Julia Yates doing conservation easement monitoring on Spoonwood Pond.
April 13, 2020 –

Now in its 20th year, the Academic Excellence Conference gives students the opportunity to present undergraduate research to their classmates, professors, and community guests. This Saturday, dozens of students will share their virtual presentations on topics that range from film theory to combating stress. Last summer, Katelyn Fournier, a senior...

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