Dr. Sander Lee’s new book cover

Woody Allen angstFaculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are active researchers. Conducting research advances knowledge and enhances the teaching of undergraduates.

For example, Dr. Sander Lee is an expert on philosophical themes in famous films directed by Woody Allen. Dr. Lee publishes widely on this topic, including a recent reprint edition of a book that is published by McFarland press and titled, Woody Allen’s Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films.

Students will read and discuss Dr. Lee’s research on Woody Allen in the course, PHIL 406: Existentialism and Film.

So you want to be an intern?


To be an intern, first you have to know how to search for an internship. Then you have to know how to apply for an internship.  And then when you are offered an internship, do you know how to get college credit for it?

To start the process of becoming an intern, attend an upcoming workshop with Bob Baker, the Communication Internship Coordinator.

  • Monday, Oct. 14, 5 to 6 p.m., Media Arts Center #158
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 5 to 6 p.m., Elliott #144
  • Friday, Oct. 18, 12 to 1 p.m., Elliott #144

Students who want to attend this workshop must reserve a spot ahead of time by e-mailing Bob Baker at rbaker@keene.edu.


Internship opportunity in social media marketing

Social-Media-MarketingLocal employers often recruit directly from Keene State College, whether to hire students as interns or full-time.

For example, Paragon Digital Marketing in Keene, NH, wants students from the Department of Communication and Philosophy to apply for a Spring 2014 paid internship in Social Media Marketing.

Do you have excellent communication skills, including familiarity with social media websites such as Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest? If so, submit your application here to become a Social Media Marketing intern.

Advising meeting for comm majors

Course registration for the Spring 2014 semester begins later in October, so mark your calendars that there is an upcoming mandatory advising meeting for communication majors and students who are interested in declaring the major.Fall 2013 Comm Advising Mtg flyer final

Come develop an educational plan to achieve your life and career goals, hear from fellow students about their internships and other exciting experiences as communication majors, and talk with departmental faculty about specific courses:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 to 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Alumni Center

Applying to graduate school

Graduate School flyer Fall 2013Are you interested in graduate school in communication or philosophy? Do you want to get an advanced degree in education, law, social work, or public policy, or another related academic field or profession?

If so, be sure to attend one or both of the upcoming events sponsored by the college’s Office of Academic & Career Advising:

  • Graduate School Application Process, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m., Atrium Conference Room, Young Student Center
  • Graduate School Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Science Center Lobby

Career opportunity in non-profit research and advocacy

Research and advocacy for non-profit organizations is another common career track for students who major or minor in communication, or minor in philosophy.foodbank

For example, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts currently has a couple full-time job openings, including a Network Research & Advocacy Coordinator position.

For more information, check out the website of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.



Career opportunity in sales for Proctor & Gamble

P&G Info Session Flyer 9-20-13Sales is one possible career track for students who major in communication.

If you are a student who is interested in an internship or a full-time employment opportunity in sales at Proctor & Gamble, for instance, then register here and attend an upcoming information session on Proctor & Gamble Customer Business Development:

  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 1 Gillette Park in South Boston (Room 1G-1010)


Dr. Jamie Landau receives Lambda Award

Jamie Landau in her office holding the Safe Space Training Manual
Dr. Jamie Landau in her office in the Media Arts Center holding the Safe Space manual

Faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are not only excellent teachers and active researchers, but also they are committed to diversity.

The Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns of the National Communication Association recently announced that Dr. Jamie Landau is this year’s recipient of the Lambda Award for her extensive support of the LGBTQ community at Keene State College.

For more information, check out the KSC News about Dr. Landau’s receipt of the Lambda Award.


Internship info sessions

Did you know that 75% of U.S. four-year college students will have completed at least one internship before they graduate? Those students have taken an important step toward career exploration and future employment.

Communication internship portfolios
Student portfolios of their communication internships

Learn more about finding and completing a communication internship for Keene State College credit at one of the upcoming special internship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6 to 7 p.m., Media Arts Center #138
  • Friday, Sept. 6, noon to 1 p.m., Media Arts Center #155 (cancelled)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon to 1 p.m., Morrison Hall #107

For more information about internships in the Department of Communication and Philosophy, click here.

Preparing for first day of class

Communication students in a class taught by Chitra Akkoor
Keene State College communication students prepare to work in a Senior Project class taught by Dr. Chitra Akkoor

The first day of the Fall 2013 semester of Keene State College is only two days away!

Communication students should prepare for the first day of class in some similar ways as they would prepare for the first day of a new job, such as by arriving early and being ready to work.

Check out USA Today‘s “7 things to know before your first college class.”