Monthly Archives: March 2016

Communication keynote speaker at Career Week

kalierandlettCommunication is key to success in many careers. The keynote speaker to Career Week knows that better than anyone since she was a Communication major at Keene State College.

Kalie Randlett ’15, who double-majored in Communication and Social Science, kicks off the college’s Career Week with a talk on Monday, March 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Student Center. Kalie will discuss how the lessons she learned in the classroom prepared her for her current job as a recruiter for a healthcare staffing company.

The Schedule of Events for Career Week includes several other events, including a resume workshop, and then it culminates with a Career and Internship Fair on Friday, April 1 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Spaulding Gym.

Many companies who will be at the career fair reached out to the Department of Communication and Philosophy to say that they specifically want to hire Communication majors. Communication students should check out this list of employers who will be at the fair, and then students should participate in the fair by dressing professionally and handing out a polished copy of their resume.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty research enhances the classroom

Digital Ethics book coverCommunication and philosophy faculty do more than teach. They research! Their research even enhances the classroom because faculty who actively research stay up on cutting-edge ideas in the profession and share that knowledge with students.

For example, just over this past academic year, faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy at Keene State College published several scholarly articles, wrote book chapters and book reviews, and even edited academic journals and books. Research topics range from health communication, feminism, and childlessness to post-Holocaust and digital ethics.

Listed below are citations to recent scholarship published by our faculty:

  • Davisson, A. (2016). Passing around women’s bodies online: Identity, privacy, and free speech on Reddit (pp. 44-57). In A. Davisson & P. Booth (Eds.) Controversies in digital ethics. New York: Bloomsbury.
  • Landau, J. (2016, in press). Feeling rhetorical critics: Another affective-emotional field method for rhetorical studies. In S. L. McKinnon, R. Asen, K. R. Chavez, & R. G. Howard (Eds.) Text + field: Innovations in rhetorical method. State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.
  • Lee, S. (2016, in press). Primo Levi’s gray zone: Implications for post-Holocaust ethics. Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Advising event for majors and intended majors

Sp16 Comm advising eventAre you a rising senior who is ready to take the capstone course next fall?

Do you want to get an internship to apply what you’re learning in college to a professional setting?

Do you know which minors enhance the Communication major?

Are you struggling with time management and need advice from your peers about how to successfully complete coursework while staying involved in co-curricular activities?

Answers to these questions (and many more) will be the focus of the Department of Communication and Philosophy’s advising event for Communication majors and intended majors. Mark you calendar that it will take place next Monday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall of the Alumni Center.

Free pizza and cookies will also be served at the event.