Peer mentors in communication

Navigating college can be hard if students do not have someone to look up to for guidance. That’s why communication majors mentor each other.

Student members of Lambda Pi Eta and the faculty advisor, Dr. Chitra Akkoor
Students in Lambda Pi Eta and their faculty advisor

Starting this Spring 2014 semester, senior and juniors in the honor society for communication majors, Lambda Pi Eta, are working with career advisers to give workshops and presentations to first and second-year students in communication. In one sense then, the upper class communication students are mentors to younger students who often struggle with the transition to college and are unsure about the major or career they want to pursue.

“I think that by being able to have seniors as people who they look up to, would give them more guidance. There are so many freshman that don’t have that guidance and they are all over the place, and I think a lot of them have a hard time balancing academic and social life,” said Justin Yamet, a senior communication major and member of Lambda Pi Eta.

For more information, check out this week’s Equinox article titled, “Honors society works with ACA to enhance communication dept.”

Meet NH business leader, pursue job in sales

The New Hampshire-based software company, Newforma, is growing its sales team as it reaches more and more customers from around the world.

Newforma software business model
Newforma software business model

Students who want to apply their study of communication to sell an industry-leading product have the unique opportunity to meet with the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Strategy for Newforma, Bob Batcheler, and a young new sales employee at Newforma.

Come listen to and speak with this NH business leader if you want to pursue a career in sales after graduation, and eat free pizza!

  • Wednesday, February 26, 6-7 p.m., Science Center #101

For more information, check out current job openings at Newforma.

College closed for snow day

Appian Gateway at the entrance to Keene State College after snow fell one winter
Appian Gateway at the main entrance to Keene State College after a snowstorm one recent winter

Keene State College is closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, due to a snowstorm.

All classes and co-curricular events are cancelled.

For more information, see the college’s notification about the closure and curtailed operations.




Co-curricular symposium

Hakakian_PosterKeene State College fosters learning outside of the classroom by offering countless co-curricular events.

Since the Communication major is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based degree, students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy are especially encouraged to attend these co-curricular events which directly relate to and enhance coursework.

In the next few weeks as part of Keene State College’s 8th Biennial Symposium themed around “Finding Your Place in the Evolving Commons,” there will be several guest speakers on campus who are acclaimed authors, activists, and poets on the topics of global refugee and human rights as well as the African-American arts. For example, the James D. Ewing World Affairs Lecture will be given by Roya Hakakian on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room in the Student Center.

For more information, visit the college’s Symposium website.