Celebrating seniors!

Award winners Sp16Tomorrow is the big day when the Class of 2016 at Keene State College graduates! But this week kicked off with a celebration of senior Communication majors.

On Monday, May 2, more than 30 students presented their undergraduate research at the Senior Project Conference of the Department of Communication and Philosophy.

Some students were also inducted into the honors society, Lambda Pi Eta. Associate Provost Glenn Geiser-Getz (who has a doctorate in Communication) gave an inspiriting speech at that event, as well as five students along with an alum were honored with awards for their academic excellence and spirit.

Faculty look forward to hearing about the career successes of graduating seniors and seeing other students back on campus in the fall.

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.

 

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.

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.

Graduating seniors present capstone research projects

Forty two graduating communication majors will present their capstone research projects on Monday, May 4.

Concurrent panels run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Media Arts Center #155 and #158.

Public Speaking againSample research topics at this Senior Project Conference include reality television, parent-child relationships in transitioning to college, a study of the building that houses that Admissions Office at Keene State College, blind dating, workplace culture at Market Basket grocery store, societal views of mental illness, fair trade and organic food, and sports advertising. Students and their families as well as staff and faculty can attend.

In addition, the Department of Communication and Philosophy will celebrate “Communication Day” on Monday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mountain View Room of the Student Center. That event will feature an awards ceremony for students, guest speaker Provost Walter Zakahi who has a doctorate in Communication, and complimentary food and refreshments.

 

Comm students reframe conversation, rebuild community

“Riots” do not define college students. Rather, Keene State College students are “Respectful. Intelligent. Owls. Together” who give back to the community.

This message was the focus of a public event yesterday in Central Square in the city of Keene. Students enrolled in COMM 378: Persuasion this semester with Dr. Jamie Landau organized the KSC Gives Back event as a final class project.B4MJDBWIQAAWPfr

Activities at the event included a march down Main Street with signs, collecting donations of non-perishable food and clothing items for local non-profits, giving homebaked treats, coffee, and “thank you” cards to the Police Department, Fire Department, and area businesses, as well as an acoustic guitar performance by communication major Jack Anderson who sang an original song called “Owls Together” that was dedicated to the city of Keene and written by Jack and his fellow students in the Persuasion class.

For more information, check out the music/YouTube video of the event, respectful owls on Twitter, the KSC Gives Back event on Facebook, and an article in the Keene Sentinel newspaper titled, “Mending experience: Keene State students stage march and greet.”