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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...

Halie Martineau ’20
August 1, 2019 –

Halie Martineau ’20 and Glenna Taylor ’20, both Keene State computer science majors, are spending their summers participating in undergraduate research programs funded through the National Science Foundation. For ten weeks, Halie is living and working at the University of Connecticut and Glenna is doing the same at Worcester Polytechnic...

July 23, 2019 –

Seven Keene State College students – Julia Anselmo, Catherine Cloutier, Hannah Miron, Patrick Rooney, Maddy Thomas, Alyssa True, and Rachel White – embarked on a four-week environmental internship with the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. Renate Gebauer, professor of environmental studies, has been working with this...

Ryan Milewski Whelan
July 22, 2019 –

Keene State College and Career and Technical Education Centers (CTE) in New England are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn eight college credits before graduating. Twenty agreements in New Hampshire and one in Massachusetts are currently in place, with more coming throughout the summer in...

Amy Garapic, Christopher Swist, Christian Terry, Jeremiah Burr, and Cora Dykens
July 19, 2019 –

“Wander through a landscape of instruments—conch shells, gongs, drums, glockenspiels and more—in a subtle duet with the ambient sounds of nature.”

Sound cool? It is!

Inuksuit , the musical piece described above, is staged regularly around the Northeast and around the US, and has become an annual event for some...

Students Travel to New York City for AIDS Activism and World Pride
July 18, 2019 –

Did you know that one in seven people who are living with HIV don’t know they are infected? This was news to Keene State students Emilee Haselton ’21 and Meghan Gauss ’21. Emilee’s interest in growing her knowledge on this topic was the main reason why she chose to participate...

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...

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