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Fiske Quad
October 8, 2020 –

Dear Keene State Community:

I am thrilled to share this first of our monthly updates about the initiatives that are underway with the Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism. These messages also provide you with information about how to get involved in important conversations and actions to help us all live...

Testing site volunteers
October 6, 2020 –

Weekly COVID-19 testing for every Keene State student, faculty and staff member who comes to campus is required to keep the college, and surrounding Keene community, safe during the pandemic. While some schools hire businesses to manage the logistics of planning and carrying out thousands of regularly-occurring tests, Keene State’s...

Maddie Waris at the Noorderlict International Photo Festival
September 30, 2020 –

This summer, junior Maddie Waris received a big honor – having one of her photos showcased in an international exhibition. This year’s Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in the Netherlands focused on the pandemic’s impact on Gen Z around the world. Visual media students were encouraged to submit a photo that...

Voting event information
September 30, 2020 –

The American Democracy Project (ADP) at Keene State College and KSCVotes are providing a variety of ways for the college community, with a focus on students, to get involved in the democratic process this fall. The efforts support the college’s commitment to preparing students for active civic engagement.

Voter Information...

Jessica Younghouse
September 28, 2020 –

Jessica (Santos) Younghouse received the Forsyth County Schools’ Teacher of the Year award this year. Her teaching career started in 2001 at Nashua High School as an English teacher and she now teaches at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, where she has been since 2006. Jessica graduated in...

James Waller, Professor, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
September 16, 2020 –

Keene State College Holocaust and genocide experts are partnering with the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in New York City, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, to develop online coursework for police training titled “Promoting and Protecting Civil and Human...

Outdoor class
September 14, 2020 –

Keene State College again received high marks from U.S. News and World Report in several categories - this time, as part of its 2021 rankings among regional colleges in the North. Rankings include #9 in Best Schools, #6 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, #6 in Top Public Schools, #3 in Best...

The Ronning Family
September 7, 2020 –

Teaching is a family tradition for incoming first-year James Ronning, whose parents, great aunt, and great-great-aunt are all Keene State Alumni Owls who studied education. Many factors went into James’s decision to pursue a degree at Keene State, including a love of history, proximity to home, and a hope to...

William Shatner
September 7, 2020 –

One way that the Film Studies Department prepares students for successful careers is through its career development course, which provides information about internships and career opportunities in film and media and teaches film majors how to develop the necessary skills to pursue them. The course regularly features guest speakers, but...

Move-in Fall 2020
September 1, 2020 –

Over the past week, more than 1,000 students moved into Keene State’s residence halls to prepare for the start of the fall semester. Move-In days looked very different this year, but there was no shortage of excitement and anticipation as returning and new students make Keene State their home for...

Students Win Journalism Awards from New Hampshire Press Association
August 25, 2020 –

Keene State students dominated in a virtual ceremony for New Hampshire Press Association’s 2019 Distinguished Journalism Awards. This annual contest recognizes professional and collegiate reporters, as well as media outlets that deliver news to New Hampshire readers. The Equinox , the college’s student-run newspaper and eponymous website, and the student...

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...

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