Communication and Philosophy Department Welcome New Students!

ChitraNew students moved on-campus this week at Keene State College, and the Communication & Philosophy Department was there to greet them. Faculty members welcomed new students at an orientation session on Thursday. Students had a chance to learn about the variety of research and teaching specialties in the department. Also on display were the many opportunities for co-curricular activities – from debate team and Lambda Pi Eta to study abroad and internships!

Welcome new students!

 

 

 

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!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kickball game for students and faculty

LPH Kickball, Sept14Are 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.

Take notes in class… by hand

Student takes notesDuring 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.