Publishing research is one way that professors stay up-to-date in their fields of study and enhance their teaching in the classroom. For example, departmental faculty recently authored two peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and two chapters in edited academic books.
Dr. Chitra Akkoor’s chapter titled, “Is he my real uncle?: Re-constructing family in the diaspora,” published in the 2014 edited collection, Remaking “Family” Communicatively.
Dr. Jamie Landau’s article titled, “From in loco parentis to student-citizens: The 1964 Berkeley protests as detournement,” published in the November-December 2014 issue of the scholarly journal, Communication Quarterly.
Dr. Sander Lee’s chapter titled, “Love, meaning, and God in the later films of Woody Allen,” published in the 2014 anthology, A Companion to Woody Allen. In addition, his article titled, “The moral implications of the film, Gettysburg,” published this year in volume 18 of the scholarly journal, Film and Philosophy.
For more information about the research of professors in the Department of Communication and Philosophy, click the link to contact faculty and read their bios.
It’s that time again for students to seek advising for course registration, which officially opens on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
In preparation for picking their Spring 2015 semester classes, communication students are encouraged to attend an advising meeting (and ice cream social!) on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Student Center.
While enjoying free ice cream, Lambda Pi Eta students will share their advice about progressing through the communication major. In addition, faculty teaching COMM 479: Senior Project in the spring will discuss the themes of their sections of the course so students can sign up for the one that best fits their educational and career goals. Finally, the department chair will share news about work-study opportunities that he arranged with the college and local businesses especially for communication students.
Students who want to declare the major in communication are also invited to this event.
Appian Gateway into Keene State College
The Department of Communication and Philosophy is excited to officially begin the search for two new tenure-track faculty!
Both positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor and scheduled to start at Keene State College in August 2015. However, one position is for a scholar of “Communication: Digital Culture/Technology” while the other position is for a scholar of “Social and Political Philosophy.”
For more information or to apply, see the college’s Office of Human Resources webpage about employment opportunities for faculty.
Throughout the month of October, artists-in-residence will collaborate with Keene State College students, faculty, and local Keene community members to perform democracy.
This civic engagement project is called City Council Meeting and involves art exhibitions, talks, a public dinner party and forum, book discussions, debate, and theatre.
Serving as the humanities expert on this unique collaboration is Dr. Brian Kanouse, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Philosophy who is also the public speaking course coordinator and faculty advisor to the college’s Debate Club. Specifically, Dr. Kanouse will facilitate the following events:
- Monday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre in Redfern Arts Center: “The Long Table: A Public Dinner Party and Forum on Presentation of Self”
- Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Putnam Science Center Room 101: “Keene State College Debate Club: The Role of Students as Local Citizens”
- Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Trustees Room in Keene Public Library: “A Debriefing of City Council Meeting and the Democratic Experience”
City Council Meeting is coming to Keene thanks to funding from Keene State College, the Keene Public Library, the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Experience.
For more information, check out this events webpage of the college’s Redfern Arts Center.
Most successful businesses employ communication professionals. In fact, that’s one reason why the curriculum in the Department of Communication and Philosophy includes the course titled, COMM 375: Business and Professional Communication. Organizational Communication is also sometimes the focus of a special topics course in the department.
To further explore how an undergraduate degree in communication is useful in business, students are encouraged to attend Keene State College’s new Business Speaker Series.
The series kicks off today, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Rhodes Hall S203 with a talk by John Olson. Olson is the President of Whelen Engineering, a company that is based in New Hampshire and employs more than 1,000 people.
For more information about the Business Speaker Series, contact the college’s Corporate Relations Officer: Dan Henderson
Bob Baker talks to students about how internships enhance their education and ability to gain employment
It is never too early for students to learn how to get an internship.
Typically, students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy enroll in internships during a semester of their junior or senior year in college, or the summer between their junior and senior year. However, a lot of planning and paperwork must be completed before that point.
To find out how to get an internship and why students benefit from internships, attend the upcoming internship workshop:
- Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 to 7 p.m., Media Arts Center #158
Please RSVP for this workshop by e-mailing Bob Baker, the internship course coordinator.
Are you looking for something fun to do in between homework assignments? Do you want to get to know other students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy? Faculty are smart, but have you ever wondered if they are athletic, too?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, come play a kickball game that will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Joyce Athletic Field, which is located behind the Redfern Arts Center and Pondside I. Players will receive free pizza for dinner.
This kickball game is sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta.
During the first week of the semester, students often ask professors if they can bring their laptop computers to class to take notes.
Some professors have policies that prohibit the use of any digital communication technologies in class, while other professors let students decide what is best for their learning.
Research now shows that students who take notes by hand, rather than by typing on a computer, learn better. This is because students who use laptop computers for note-taking tend to type verbatim what the professor says and then do not process the information themselves, what some researchers call “shallower” learning.
For more information, check out this recent article published in the Washington Post.
New students arrived on campus this week for orientation while returning students embarked on another exciting year at Keene State College.
Being a new college student, or beginning a new academic year in college, means new life experiences are about to happen! But these life experiences will not only occur in the classroom, and students need to actively seek some of them.
From getting to know faculty during their office hours to attending campus-sponsored events to studying abroad, check out one professor’s unconventional list of 10 Things to Do in College.
Congratulations to Communication major Kathryn Wynot who received a College Equals Opportunity scholarship!
The scholarship recognizes juniors or seniors enrolled in New Hampshire colleges who demonstrate leadership ability and the need for higher education, such as its role in serving the community.
For more information, check out this notice on Keene State College news.