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Owls United image
August 3, 2020 –

As students, faculty and staff return to the Keene State campus using safety protocols for a fall semester of classes, student activities and physically-distanced connection with each other, the college has kicked off a health education initiative called #OwlsUnited. It calls on every Keene State community member to take steps...

Jacob Levenstein ’15
July 29, 2020 –

Jacob Levenstein ’15 has always been a maker. He enjoys building things, was on his high school robotics team, and likes active participation in the classroom. The Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI; we say it “speedy”) program drew Jacob to Keene State. Now, he’s a prototype machinist and technician...

James Steelman '96
July 13, 2020 –

James Steelman ’96 is using his Film degree from Keene State in the fast-paced, competitive world of television production. Working as a freelance editor, James edits video, dialogue, “natural sound” such as environmental and incidental sound that is recorded along with dialogue, music and sound effects. He works with one...

Hale Building, Summer
July 9, 2020 –

You may have heard that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a rule on Monday that requires students to leave the U.S. if their college or university moves to a fully online semester. As a public liberal arts college committed to the values of equity, inclusivity and diversity, this is...

Fiske Quad
July 8, 2020 –

Each summer, Keene State undergraduate students are awarded SURF grants – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships – to work on a project in their area of study. From animated films to music writing to English Renaissance texts, there is no shortage of creative endeavors for the five students awarded grants this...

Gretchen and Travis Hodgdon
June 23, 2020 –

Travis Hodgdon ’94 remembers where he came from, and wants to help others get where they are going. The first in his family to attend college, Travis worked as an EMT out of high school and then served a tour of duty in the US Navy before enrolling at Keene...

Students in ASPIRE class
June 22, 2020 –

Keene State College is continuing its efforts to provide opportunity, support and encouragement for high school students from underrepresented populations in New Hampshire and Vermont through its Upward Bound Program. Now in its fourth year, and having served 265 students, the Program at Keene State inspires students and provides a...

Dr. Dottie Morris
June 17, 2020 –

The State of New Hampshire has taken steps to address inequity and racial injustice. As part of this effort, Keene State College Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Dottie Morris is offering her perspective to statewide and community discussions. Dr. Morris leads Keene State’s Diversity and Multicultural Office...

Professor and student in science lab
June 15, 2020 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the spring 2020 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.

If a student or family member has any questions about the list, please contact the...

Fiske Quad
June 5, 2020 –

To the Beloved Keene State Community:

It’s incredibly difficult to sum up the challenges we are facing together as a country. More than ever, we must remain steady in our commitment to the values of respect, civility, social justice, understanding, and compassion for ourselves and other people. These values can...

Appian Way Arch
June 1, 2020 –

Dear Beloved Keene State Community:

I write today as the President of a liberal arts college within a university system, and I also write today as a person, a citizen of the United States, who holds dear the unalienable rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These are...

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...

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