Seniors present research, honor society induction

CommPhil Senior Project Conference Fall 2015 brochureThis fall semester caps off with undergraduate research presentations by students enrolled in COMM 479: Senior Project and the induction of new members into the honor society for communication majors at Keene State College.

Both events will occur on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.

  • Senior Project Conference, Media Arts Center #155 and #158, concurrent panels: 9-10:15 a.m., 10:30-11:45 .m., and 1:15-2:30 p.m.
  • Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony, Media Arts Center #155, 12-1 p.m.

The Senior Project Conference in the Department of Communication and Philosophy is open to the public. Student presenters are encouraged to invite family and friends to attend.

Students debate guns on campus

KSC Debate Dec. 9, 2015Guns are a heated topic across the country right now and at Keene State College.

The KSC Debate Club‘s public debate this week will focus on whether Campus Safety officers should be allowed to carry guns, and whether marijuana should be legalized in New Hampshire. Keene State College’s Cannabis Coalition will join the student debate about marijuana.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 8 p.m., Night Owl Cafe in the Student Center

This debate is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the debate, so the audience is encouraged to participate.

On-campus field trip

IMG_2026Learning in college often extends beyond the classroom, literally.

For class on Nov. 30, students enrolled in Dr. Jamie Landau’s COMM 473: Rhetorical Criticism course took an on-campus field trip. They applied the research method of material rhetorical criticism to study the Appian Gateway at Keene State College.

For example, students analyzed the apparatuses and degrees of durability of the gateway, how it interacts with other buildings on campus and the City of Keene since it is located on Main Street, and what it does to the bodies and minds of people as they walk by and under it.

Experiential education and communication research take many forms!