Search begins for two new tenure-track faculty

Appian Gateway to Keene State College
Appian Gateway into Keene State College

The Department of Communication and Philosophy is excited to officially begin the search for two new tenure-track faculty!

Both positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor and scheduled to start at Keene State College in August 2015. However, one position is for a scholar of “Communication: Digital Culture/Technology” while the other position is for a scholar of “Social and Political Philosophy.”

For more information or to apply, see the college’s Office of Human Resources webpage about employment opportunities for faculty.









Democracy and civic engagement in action

Throughout the month of October, artists-in-residence will collaborate with Keene State College students, faculty, and local Keene community members to perform democracy.

City Council MtgThis civic engagement project is called City Council Meeting and involves art exhibitions, talks, a public dinner party and forum, book discussions, debate, and theatre.

Serving as the humanities expert on this unique collaboration is Dr. Brian Kanouse, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Philosophy who is also the public speaking course coordinator and faculty advisor to the college’s Debate Club. Specifically, Dr. Kanouse will facilitate the following events:

  • Monday, Oct. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre in Redfern Arts Center: “The Long Table: A Public Dinner Party and Forum on Presentation of Self”
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Putnam Science Center Room 101: “Keene State College Debate Club: The Role of Students as Local Citizens”
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Trustees Room in Keene Public Library: “A Debriefing of City Council Meeting and the Democratic Experience”

City Council Meeting is coming to Keene thanks to funding from Keene State College, the Keene Public Library, the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Experience.

For more information, check out this events webpage of the college’s Redfern Arts Center.


Business speaker series

Most successful businesses employ communication professionals. In fact, that’s one reason why the curriculum in the Department of Communication and Philosophy includes the course titled, COMM 375: Business and Professional Communication. Organizational Communication is also sometimes the focus of a special topics course in the department.BusSpeakerSeriesFa14

To further explore how an undergraduate degree in communication is useful in business, students are encouraged to attend Keene State College’s new Business Speaker Series.

The series kicks off today, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in Rhodes Hall S203 with a talk by John Olson. Olson is the President of Whelen Engineering, a company that is based in New Hampshire and employs more than 1,000 people.

For more information about the Business Speaker Series, contact the college’s Corporate Relations Officer: Dan Henderson

How to get an internship

Bob Baker talks to students about enhance their education and ability to gain employment
Bob Baker talks to students about how internships enhance their education and ability to gain employment

It is never too early for students to learn how to get an internship.

Typically, students in the Department of Communication and Philosophy enroll in internships during a semester of their junior or senior year in college, or the summer between their junior and senior year. However, a lot of planning and paperwork must be completed before that point.

To find out how to get an internship and why students benefit from internships, attend the upcoming internship workshop:

  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 to 7 p.m., Media Arts Center #158

Please RSVP for this workshop by e-mailing Bob Baker, the internship course coordinator.


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.