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KSC Hosts Annual Academic Excellence Conference

KEENE, N.H., 3/30/09 - Join Keene State College students and their faculty sponsors to learn about some of the most ambitious academic work of the 2008-09 year at the College’s Ninth Annual Academic Excellence Conference on Saturday, April 4.

The conference is designed to increase the visibility of students’ academic work and the collaborative work between students and faculty. It is free and open to the public. In past years, more than 350 students, family members, faculty, staff, community members, area legislators, and university system trustees have attended. The conference begins at 9 a.m. and is held in the Science and Student Centers.

Those attending may pick up programs and join student, faculty, and staff for a continental breakfast in the atrium of the Student Center beginning at 8:15 a.m.

This year, students are presenting 73 oral and poster projects, exhibits, panel discussions, and workshops including: “A ‘Keene’ Bill of Health: Vision 2020 and an Assessment of Health in Keene, New Hampshire,” “The Effects of Different Types of Music on Anxiety,” “The Usefulness of Power and Influence in International Conflicts,” “Simulation Space: The Development of a Newtonian Physics Simulator,” and “Living Free and Dying Young: Exploring New Hampshire’s College-Age Seatbelt Use.”

For a full conference schedule, visit nt/aec2009/2009_schedule.pdf.

The Academic Excellence Conference is a shared commitment between Academic and Student Affairs in support of student academic enhancement and success. The conference is cosponsored by the Honors and Enrichment Program, the Student Center Office of Programs and Leadership Development, and the Student Assembly.

For more information, contact Ann Rancourt, 603-358-2118, or Donna Hinz, 603-358-2104.

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