Spring public debate

Debate MouthIs standardized testing effective?

Is free college tuition actually free?

Should the U.N. Security Council exist?

Students will argue for and against these important issues during an official debate and public forum discussion this Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room of the Student Center.

The event is run by the KSC Debate Club but anyone else is invited to attend and participate in the forum discussion after the debate. Sweet treats and juice will be provided.

Student advising panel

CommPhil advising mtg, 3.25.15Course registration for the Fall 2015 semester starts soon. To prepare, communication majors can meet one-on-one with faculty advisors. They should also seek advice from peers by attending a special student panel after spring break.

This student panel is Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Science Center #275.

Panelists are majors in communication, or minors in communication or philosophy, who were asked by faculty in the Department of Communication and Philosophy to share stories and suggestions for their peers. Specifically, students will discuss why they are double majors or minors, the importance of getting involved in co-curricular activities, the experience of studying abroad, the benefits of presenting undergraduate research at conferences, and how internships might lead to future career opportunities.

Departmental faculty will also be present at this event to answer advising questions.





Two communication students receive major awards!

KThomasWomenNHawardCongratulations to communication majors Kerrianne Thomas and Ryan Mahan! Both students just received major awards for their impressive co-curricular work and community outreach.

Kerrianne is the student recipient of one of the Outstanding Women of New Hampshire Awards this year given by the Campus Commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness at Keene State College. Kerrianne is general manager of the college’s radio station, WKNH.

Karrianne will be honored at an award ceremony on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Center, an event that is open to the public.

Ryan MahanRyan is this year’s recipient of the Presidents’ Leadership Award given by Keene State College and Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Ryan is president of the Social Activities Council and a marketing assistant in the Office of Student Involvement at Keene State College.

Ryan will be honored at an award ceremony on Tuesday, April 7 at a conference center in Bedford, NH, an event that will be attended by more than 200 administrators and staff in higher education from across the state.


Open house at local business

Barton Associates Keene Open House-2Keene State College students are invited to an open house at a new business in town.

Barton Associates, a healthcare staffing company that works with doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, opened an office in Keene this past year. The company is actively recruiting graduates of Keene State College for full-time jobs or internships at the Keene office. Talent acquisition specialists at Barton Associates even visited a couple communication classes earlier this semester to share how the degree in communication prepares students well for a career at Barton Associates.

The open house event is a unique opportunity for students to network with employees at Barton Associates.

The open house will take place on Wednesday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the office of Barton Associates which is located at 149 Emerald Street, Suite U, in Keene, NH.

Interested students should RSVP for the open house by e-mailing talentacquisition@bartonassociates.com