Public debate about drugs, smartphones, college worth

public_debate_flyerIs college worth the cost? Has the use of the drug called “Molly” become an epidemic? Are smartphones beneficial to interpersonal relationships?

This coming week, the Keene State College Debate Club will hold a public debate about these issues since they impact the everyday lives of many college students.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the public debate:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Science Center #101





Preparing for your post-graduate career

No matter if you’re a first-year student or a senior at Keene State College, preparing for your career after graduation should start now. Students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are encouraged to attend the following events that are taking place on campus in the next two weeks:LPE Resume Workshop, Fa13

  • Law School Fair- Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Alumni Center
  • Resume Writing Workshop- Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-7 p.m., Student Center Atrium
  • Job Preparation Workshop- Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4-5 p.m., Madison Street Lounge, Student Center
  • Job/Internship Fair- Thursday, Nov. 21, 1-4 pm., Mabel Brown Room, Student Center

For more information, visit the Office of Academic & Career Advising.

Undergrads present at Women & Society Conference

Two communication majors, Kelsey Schild ’14 and Jessica Furtado ’14, presented their senior project research at the 22nd Annual Women & Society Conference that took place October 25 to 26, 2013 at Marist College in Pougkeepsie, NY. The Associate Provost’s Student Conference Fund paid for their expenses to attend this conference.

Jessica Furtado '14, Dr. Jamie Landau, and Kelsey Schild '14 at the Women & Society Conference
Jessica Furtado ’14, Dr. Jamie Landau, and Kelsey Schild ’14 at the Women & Society Conference in New York

Kelsey’s research presentation was titled, “Would You Accept a Patriarchal Rose?: A Visual and Verbal Rhetorical Criticism of ‘The Bachelor’ Television Show.”

Jessica’s research presentation was titled, “Shades of Feminism: Patriarchy, Female Empowerment, and the Rhetoric of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy.”

Kelsey and Jessica conducted their research in a section of COMM 479: Senior Project taught by Dr. Jamie Landau.

Undergraduate research is integrated into the curriculum of the communication major at Keene State College. To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, every student enrolls in COMM 479: Senior Project where they design and implement a research-intensive study that caps off their degree in communication as well as they are required to present their research at the department’s Senior Project Conference.

Over the years, communication students have also been competitively selected to present their research at Keene State College’s annual Academic Excellence Conference, as well as at other regional and national academic conferences.

Communication, costumes, and “close-knit” community

Last weekend, the first ever “Costume Karaoke” co-sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for communication students, was filled with song and dance and social networking!

Photo credit: Sam Lewis
Photo credit: Sam Lewis / Equinox Staff

Check out the Equinox‘s coverage of the event here, which includes more fun photos.

Students and faculty are also interviewed in the article about how the communication major at Keene State College is a “close-knit” community and inviting of new students such as freshmen.