The Fall 2013 semester ends next week with two exciting events on Monday, Dec. 9:
- Senior Project Conference- communication majors will present individual research projects that they completed this fall in the capstone course, COMM 479: Senior Project
- Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony- new members of the communication honor society will receive certificates, honor cords, and lapel pins, as well as Dean Andy Harris will be the honorary speaker
All students enrolled in courses offered by the Department of Communication and Philosophy are encouraged to attend.
Is college worth the cost? Has the use of the drug called “Molly” become an epidemic? Are smartphones beneficial to interpersonal relationships?
This coming week, the Keene State College Debate Club will hold a public debate about these issues since they impact the everyday lives of many college students.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the public debate:
- Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Science Center #101
No matter if you’re a first-year student or a senior at Keene State College, preparing for your career after graduation should start now. Students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are encouraged to attend the following events that are taking place on campus in the next two weeks:
- Law School Fair- Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Alumni Center
- Resume Writing Workshop- Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-7 p.m., Student Center Atrium
- Job Preparation Workshop- Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4-5 p.m., Madison Street Lounge, Student Center
- Job/Internship Fair- Thursday, Nov. 21, 1-4 pm., Mabel Brown Room, Student Center
For more information, visit the Office of Academic & Career Advising.
Two communication majors, Kelsey Schild ’14 and Jessica Furtado ’14, presented their senior project research at the 22nd Annual Women & Society Conference that took place October 25 to 26, 2013 at Marist College in Pougkeepsie, NY. The Associate Provost’s Student Conference Fund paid for their expenses to attend this conference.
Jessica Furtado ’14, Dr. Jamie Landau, and Kelsey Schild ’14 at the Women & Society Conference in New York
Kelsey’s research presentation was titled, “Would You Accept a Patriarchal Rose?: A Visual and Verbal Rhetorical Criticism of ‘The Bachelor’ Television Show.”
Jessica’s research presentation was titled, “Shades of Feminism: Patriarchy, Female Empowerment, and the Rhetoric of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy.”
Kelsey and Jessica conducted their research in a section of COMM 479: Senior Project taught by Dr. Jamie Landau.
Undergraduate research is integrated into the curriculum of the communication major at Keene State College. To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, every student enrolls in COMM 479: Senior Project where they design and implement a research-intensive study that caps off their degree in communication as well as they are required to present their research at the department’s Senior Project Conference.
Over the years, communication students have also been competitively selected to present their research at Keene State College’s annual Academic Excellence Conference, as well as at other regional and national academic conferences.
Last weekend, the first ever “Costume Karaoke” co-sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for communication students, was filled with song and dance and social networking!
Photo credit: Sam Lewis / Equinox Staff
Check out the Equinox‘s coverage of the event here, which includes more fun photos.
Students and faculty are also interviewed in the article about how the communication major at Keene State College is a “close-knit” community and inviting of new students such as freshmen.
Professors do not always conduct research on their own, nor is it required to have a doctorate to engage in research. Undergraduate and graduate students do research, too!
Earlier this month, Dr. Jeff Halford presented two research papers at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference in Louisville, KY.
The first study, titled “The Halo Effect: Real vs. Perceived Traits Associated with Facial Symmetry,” was a collaboration with Samantha Bissell ’09, an alumna of Keene State College who is now getting a Master’s degree in psychology from City University of New York. The second study, titled “Less Satisfied but More Committed? How the Presence of Children Affects Marital Outcomes,” was based on Dr. Halford’s ongoing research program in marital communication and family planning.
Come one, come all to the first ever “Costume Karaoke” co-sponsored by the Zeta Mu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for communication students at Keene State College.
To celebrate Halloween a few days early and build community, Lambda Pi Eta invites all communication majors, communication and philosophy minors, and their friends, to dress up in costume and sing for prizes:
- Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Night Owl Cafe, Student Center
Statistics show that students graduate college with higher grade point averages if they study something they are passionate about… and, apparently, if they have a lot of fun!
Part of the mission of the Department of Communication and Philosophy states that students learn skills to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and disseminate knowledge.
One way to put quantitative communication research methods into practice would be to work as a business analyst. This job is ideal for the large number of communication majors who are management minors, or management majors who are communication minors.
Currently, C&S Wholesale Grocers, which is headquarted in Keene, is hiring for its Business Analyst Program, a full-time leadership development role that offers executive exposure and a guided career path for young professionals. While being exposed to the various processes and roles throughout C&S Wholesale Grocers, business analysts will provide analytical feedback and suggest innovative changes that impact operation. The program consists of a 4-week orientation followed by three 6-month rotations, each within a different department at the company (Warehouse Operations Planning, Supply Chain, Procurement, Sales/Marketing, Merchandising, Transportation, Engineering, Finance and Human Resources).
To apply to be a business analyst at C&S Wholesale Grocers, visit here.
Faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are active researchers. Conducting research advances knowledge and enhances the teaching of undergraduates.
For example, Dr. Sander Lee is an expert on philosophical themes in famous films directed by Woody Allen. Dr. Lee publishes widely on this topic, including a recent reprint edition of a book that is published by McFarland press and titled, Woody Allen’s Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films.
Students will read and discuss Dr. Lee’s research on Woody Allen in the course, PHIL 406: Existentialism and Film.
To be an intern, first you have to know how to search for an internship. Then you have to know how to apply for an internship. And then when you are offered an internship, do you know how to get college credit for it?
To start the process of becoming an intern, attend an upcoming workshop with Bob Baker, the Communication Internship Coordinator.
- Monday, Oct. 14, 5 to 6 p.m., Media Arts Center #158
- Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 to 6 p.m., Elliott #144
- Friday, Oct. 18, 12 to 1 p.m., Elliott #144
Students who want to attend this workshop must reserve a spot ahead of time by e-mailing Bob Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.