Seniors present and induction of honor society

CommPhil Senior Project Conference Fall 2015 brochureThis fall semester caps off with undergraduate research presentations by students enrolled in COMM 479: Senior Project and the induction of new members into the honor society for communication majors at Keene State College.

Both events will occur on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.

  • Senior Project Conference, Media Arts Center #155 and #158, concurrent panels: 9-10:15 a.m., 10:30-11:45 .m., and 1:15-2:30 p.m.
  • Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony, Media Arts Center #155, 12-1 p.m.

The Senior Project Conference in the Department of Communication and Philosophy is open to the public. Student presenters are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend.

Students debate guns on campus

KSC Debate Dec. 9, 2015Guns are a heated topic across the country right now and at Keene State College.

The KSC Debate Club‘s public debate this week will focus on whether Campus Safety officers should be allowed to carry guns, and whether marijuana should be legalized in New Hampshire. Keene State College’s Cannabis Coalition will join the student debate about marijuana.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 8 p.m., Night Owl Cafe in the Student Center

This debate is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the debate, so the audience is encouraged to participate.

On-campus field trip

IMG_2026Learning in college often extends beyond the classroom, literally.

For class on Nov. 30, students enrolled in Dr. Jamie Landau’s COMM 473: Rhetorical Criticism course took an on-campus field trip. They applied the research method of material rhetorical criticism to study the Appian Gateway at Keene State College.

For example, students analyzed the apparatuses and degrees of durability of the gateway, how it interacts with other buildings on campus and the City of Keene since it is located on Main Street, and what it does to the bodies and minds of people as they walk by and under it.

Experiential education and communication research take many forms!

Career prep and web possibilities!

Communications_Presentations_12Whether you are a sophomore at Keene State College or a senior, you can begin to prepare for your career.

In addition to working hard on professional presentations in class, attend a career fair or create a website to promote yourself! Career fairs can feel overwhelming, but if you go to one now then you’ll be more prepared for another in the future.

It’s also never too early for college students to establish their professional identities online to open up possibilities for employment.

For more information or inspiration, check out the following career fair and website:

Presidential Debate Viewing Party!

Debate Viewing PartyThe presidential race has gotten off to an exciting start.

Forerunners such as Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders have already visited Keene. Next up is a nationally-televised debate between the remaining Republican candidates for president.

Come to a presidential debate viewing party hosted by communication students!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center

Enjoy food, drinks, intelligent conversation, and debate about politics at this event. Anyone can also join the discussion via Twitter: #KSCDEBATEWATCH

For more information, contact Dr. Amber Davisson.

Interested in graduate school?

Student professional speakerAre you interested in going to graduate school, perhaps to distinguish yourself among job candidates?

Maybe you want to pursue an advanced degree in communication, philosophy, or a related field, to work in higher education, media, law, social services, or politics?

This week, the Office of Academic and Career Advising is sponsoring a Graduate School Fair that current undergraduate students at Keene State College who are interested in applying to graduate school should attend:

  • Thursday, October 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall in the Alumni Center

For more information, such as to see the list of colleges and universities that will have admissions counselors at the fair, visit: KSC Grad School Fair- Fall 2015

Jobs for Philosophy minors!

2015 Flyer Government Criminal Justice Nonprofit Career Fair FlyerThe Department of Communication and Philosophy offers a Philosophy minor, and every Communication major is required to take philosophy courses, too.

An ideal job for someone with training in philosophy is working in law or government.

To learn more about careers in government, criminal justice, and non-profit, Keene State College students are invited to attend an upcoming regional career fair:

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 1:30 to 4 p.m, Woodward Center at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA

 

 

 

 

What classes to take next semester?

advising day flyer_fall 2015Registration for the Spring 2016 semester begins soon.

To help students decide what classes to enroll in, the Department of Communication and Philosophy scheduled an evening advising event. Faculty recommend that current Communication majors and intended majors attend:

  • Monday, Oct. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Room in the Student Center

Specifically, seniors who want to take “COMM 479: Senior Project” in the spring need to attend this advising event so that they can learn about the themes of the different sections of the course that will be offered and receive permission to enroll from faculty. Students who want to enroll in the new “COMM 379: Internship” course also need to come to this advising event to learn about how that class will now be run.  Finally, a panel of students will also give advice about what they benefited from studying away and other curricular experiences.

For more information, contact the department chair: Dr. Nigel Malcolm.

 

 

 

Welcome to Keene State!

Comm Persuasion courseToday, first-year and transfer students at Keene State College moved into the residence halls. The Fall 2015 semester officially starts next Monday, Aug. 31.

Check out the college’s online photo gallery from Move-In Day 2015.

Communication majors and faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy welcome new students to campus!

 

Communication grad interns at Central Park SummerStage

Photo courtesy of Central Park SummerStage by Mule Army

Photo courtesy of SummerStage by Mule Army

A recent communication graduate, Julia Gomberg, is working behind the scenes right now at the Central Park SummerStage concert series in New York City.

Julia is putting her communication skills into practice as a public relations intern. She works closely with photographers and videographers to publicize singers, bands, and other musical performances, ranging from Guster to Ingrid Michaelson to The Carol King Musical.

Julia’s pursuit of a career in the music industry is not a surprise given that she completed her COMM 479: Senior Project about the famous 1964 live performance of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

For more information about Julia and her internship, check out Keene State College’s May 21, 2015 press release.