Network & DIY

DIY Arts Night was the perfect opportunity for students to make friends and get familiar with the Kean community.

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Network & DIY
Kean students networked while being creative at the DIY Arts Night event.
Wayne Dawes

On Thursday, August 31, the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board hosted a Do it Yourself (DIY) Arts Night event. The event took place at the Miron Student Center from 6 -7:30 p.m. As students walked into the student center they were greeted by members of Kean P.U.L.S.E and then went on to participate in the different activities.

Students were able to choose from a variety of creative activities. These activities included:

  • Home decor.

  • Slime making.

  • Bracelet making.

  • Fabric painting.

Students were able to take home what they created during the duration of the event. Throughout the event, students were engaging with each other and it was a great opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the campus while making friends in the process.

Senior Victoria Talharim, a host of the DIY Arts Night event, explained the purpose of this event and what it can do for students. 

“This is kind of just a welcome back and kind of a welcome to the new students, it’s just a DIY  night so we’re having students come socialize, network a little bit, have fun before classes start,” said Talharim.

Emily Ventura, another student who was working at the event, explained her thoughts on what she thinks about students getting involved with the arts night and other events on campus. 

“I think it’s such a great thing especially when we start the semester off with new students, I feel like it’s a really great way for them to put themselves out there in a different environment,” said Ventura.

Ventura went on to express how the Kean community can get new students out of their comfort zone and into something they’ve never experienced before.

“Coming to somewhere new … they may not have ever felt a community before, so i feel like it’s a way that everyone just comes together to have fun and it’s just a good way for people to get out of their comfort zone a little bit and I feel like Kean does that very well,” said Ventura.

Jump into Kean Week has been essential for new students to go out and get familiar with the Kean campus and to make new friends. DIY Arts Night provided students with decorations they can take back to their dorms, and provided them with a space to start making connections and forming an idea of what the Kean community is all about.