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On Dec. 2, Kean Gospel Choir opened up the annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the famed Rockettes. Recommended anonymously, the Kean Gospel Choir was approached by Radio City Music Hall through an email, offering them the opportunity to perform at their holiday celebration featuring the renowned Rockettes.
The first annual Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) Winter Wonderland Gala was hosted by the Greek Senate, Thursday, Nov. 29. The event transpired in the STEM building’s Donald R. Conklin Conference Center from 7 to 10:30 p.m., which was adorned with decorations from top to bottom. Guests arrived in their formal attire to enjoy a night of socialization and fun, but most importantly to raise awareness for the important cause that benefits the Children’s Specialized Hospital.
In a joint-effort with Kean University, the Lesniak Institute for American Leadership hosted the second annual "Let's Clear The Air: A Student-Led Symposium" Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. to help promote environmental advocacy in New Jersey.
Student Government hosted Warm Hands for the Homeless, an event that emphasized the importance of individuals having basic needs met from hygiene to nourishment, Friday, Nov. 16.
Food for Thought is a direct service to the community food banks as it gives students a short overview of the struggles people who are food insecure go through daily. Food insecurity refers to the struggle to find one's next meal every day due to financial restrictions.
During a holiday season which encourages sitting together for a meal with loved ones, some people are not able to have this luxury. On Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Student Organization at Kean University hosted the Food Bank Luncheon at the Cougar's Den in the Miron Student Center (MSC).
Baba Neil Clarke, a percussionist who has played with distinguished figures such as Randy Weston and Harry Belafonte in the past, visited Kean Nov. 13 to give a hybrid educational lecture and performance in the Miron Student Center Little Theatre.
On Nov. 13, students across Kean University's campus celebrated World Kindness Day and Community Values Day. This allowed students to appreciate all acts of kindness, no matter how big or small. Students were also able to become educated about the resources on campus that they can utilize to their advantage. Organizations such as the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Task Force (AToD) and the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) held events to help students celebrate this joyous day.
This past Monday, Nov. 12, Helping Younger Hands held an event called Know Your Ribbon, which focused on educating students on different awareness ribbons. Participants were then able to design their own ribbon for themselves about subjects that are most important to them.
CLS decided to team up with the Human Rights Institute (HRI) to host Hunger and Veterans Nov. 10, an event during the awareness week where hunger issues pertaining to veterans were discussed. The purpose of this event was to show students the reality of what it is like for veterans to be food insecure, since they have a higher rate than the population as a whole.
Kean University, in terms of the campus community, aesthetic and student body as a whole, is no exception to this phenomenon, as a slew of changes occurs when summer shifts to autumn.
Calling all students that are avid Halloween fans or scary movies buffs! There are many scary movies whether horror or thriller that can enhance one's Halloween experience. For many, horror movies hold a spot dear to their hearts, but for others, thrillers are both mentally and emotionally entertaining. The genre horror has a purpose of eliciting fear within its audience while thriller is categorized to elicit the feelings of suspense, excitement, anticipation and anxiety. With that being said, there are a plethora of films that have impacted the industry.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 24 Kean spearheaded their 2018-2019 Lecture Series with guest speaker Jon Meacham, an author and presidential historian. The North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) was filled with students and listeners alike that were anticipating Meacham’s speech.
October, as many know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a month dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S. Kean University honors the cause by holding numerous events to bring awareness and fundraising opportunities to this important issue. The money raised from these events will go toward the American Cancer Society to work for finding a cure.
Halloween is the signal of a well-established autumn across the United States. Bringing vibes of spookiness and fun, students at Kean University can find ample opportunities to exploit the Halloween season on campus, with various events planned throughout the days prior to Halloween.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, Kean Gospel Choir held a free gospel concert to celebrate the release of their first original single "Behold Him", which dropped Friday, Oct. 26 on all digital platforms.
Registration is made simple via KeanWISE and can be done from the comfort of one's bed or convenience of a cell phone. However, there are necessary steps required prior to registration. These steps include seeking advisement and removing any academic or financial holds that an individual may have on their account.
On Sunday Oct. 21 over 100 Kean students participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Central New Jersey. Students attended and participated in the walk to raise awareness for breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month.
The homecoming pep rally took place October 19 at 6 p.m. in the Harwood Arena. The event was a continuation of an annual tradition to inform students and get them excited about the rest of the activities set to take place over the course of homecoming weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 20 Kean University hosted its annual Homecoming with this year's theme as Star Wars: Return of the Cougars. The highly anticipated event took place simultaneously on the Kean Hall parking lot and the Hardwood Arena parking lot, with the tailgate events in the Hardwood Arena parking lot and the homecoming carnival on the Kean Hall parking lot.