It’s Career Week

Graduation may be next semester, but looking for a job should start now.

The college kicked off “Career Week” yesterday with a workshop about how to prepare for a career fair. Over the next few days, there will be a series of events to help students with their job search, including resume reviewing by alumni and an opportunity to meet employers who want to hire Keene State College students.career and internship fair flyer 11-20-14

Students should come prepared and dress professional.

  • Drop-in resume reviewing with alumni: Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., first floor of the Elliott Center, Office of Academic & Career Advising
  • Motivational speech by an alum about the “Road to Career Success”: Thursday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, Madison Street Lounge in the Student Center
  • Career and internship fair with employers: Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center (see directory of employers here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debate current events like Pumpkin Fest

Nov. 12th Debate FlyerThe college’s Debate Club has a lot to argue about lately!

In response to the unrest near campus a few weeks ago that received national media coverage, students will debate whether the Pumpkin Festival should continue as an annual tradition in Keene.

Other current events that will be the topic of an upcoming public debate include the social media application called Yik Yak and college requirements for living on-campus.

  • Keene State Debate, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Mabel Brown Room, Student Center

 

Student presents on pop culture and patriarchy

COPLAC RandlettKalie Randlett, a senior who is double majoring in communication and social science, wrote a research paper on Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s 2013 MTV Music Video Award performance for a class last year. She was then competitively selected to give a poster presentation on it this weekend.

Kalie’s rhetorical analysis argues that patriarchy is upheld today in pop culture even as women try to assert their empowerment.

Kalie is one of only 17 Keene State College students who were accepted to present at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference that runs November 7-8 at Keene State College.

 

A student leader in social justice

lucybriggsCampus news just highlighted Lucy Briggs, a senior communication major who is minoring in women’s and gender studies, for her tireless work toward social justice at the college and in the greater Keene community.

Among her many efforts, Lucy is the public relations director for KSC Pride, a media intern at the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and a member of Lambda Pi Eta.

To read more about Lucy, check out the college’s news release titled, Lucy Briggs: Knocking Down Barriers and Building Bridges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a scholarship?

BizScholarshipPosterAre you looking for a scholarship to help cover the cost of college tuition, reduce the rate of your college loans, or to boost your resume?

Keene State College offers a range of scholarships, from first-year merit scholarships to NH transfer student scholarships to a number of annual gifts and endowed scholarships. Applications for these scholarships are typically due in March/April of each academic year.

Now there is a new Business Partners’ Scholarship Program that provides financial aid along with unique work opportunities at local businesses. To learn more about this business scholarship, attend the following workshop:

  • Monday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Office of Academic and Career Advising in the Elliott Center

 

 

 

Costume Karaoke is back!

LPEcostume_karaoke2014Dress up for Halloween and sing the night away during a costume karaoke!

This is the second year that Lambda Pi Eta is the sponsor of a costume karaoke party. The event takes place tonight/Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Night Owl Cafe in the Student Center.

All students and faculty from the Department of Communication and Philosophy are invited.

 

 

Recent publications by faculty

RemakingFamilyCommunicativelyPublishing 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.

WoodyAllenCompanionDr. 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 AllenIn 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice cream and advising

Ice Cream AdvisingIt’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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Search begins for two new tenure-track faculty

Appian Gateway to Keene State College

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy and civic engagement in action

Throughout the month of October, artists-in-residence will collaborate with Keene State College students, faculty, and local Keene community members to perform democracy.

City Council MtgThis 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.