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On Oct. 10, Student Government held the Self-Awareness Fair in the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) for students interested in exploring their own wellness. This event was filled with positive energy and resources for students to learn about their mental, physical, emotional and social health. The goal was for students to gain insight and awareness into the struggles of life.
This past week, beginning Monday, Oct. 8, the Greek Senate and the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) hosted Mental Health Awareness Week. The purpose of these events was to raise awareness, erase the stigma surrounding mental health and support those who are suffering.
Having finished the first month of the Fall 2018 semester, Kean students have fully eased into another school year filled with stress and responsibilities. It is imperative that students acquire good coping mechanisms that will help them to continue steadily toward success.
The Kean University School of General Studies hosted the Major and Minor Exploration Fair on Monday, Oct. 8 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Downs Hall. Intending to help out students that may be uncertain about their intended area of study, over 40 majors and minors were represented.
The Part-Time Job Fair, occurred Thursday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Downs Hall. Hosted by Career Services, its goal was to provide an ample and diverse amount of employment opportunities to students of all study areas and backgrounds.
Involvement Week lasted from Sept. 18 to Sept. 28 with a bevy of events for students and student groups to participate in. Student groups participated in Involvement Games for the chance to win the following prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second place and a pizza party for third place.
Student Health Services (SHS) will be hosting their monthly STD/STI testing events in Downs Hall Room 126 from 12:30pm to 4:30 pm on October 3, November 2 and December 5. Get Yourself Tested Days is a series of monthly STD/STI/HIV testing events aimed at both informing the campus on the importance of sexual hygiene and on how to get yourself tested confidentially and safely.
This summer the Leadership Institute held its annual Bronze Leadership Retreat. Check it out some of the footage from the weekend!
On Friday Sept. 14, Kean Day came to Cougar Walk. This lively event is hosted by the Miron Student Center (MSC) every fall semester and is one of the most popular events throughout the year. It allows student organizations and clubs of all types to present themselves to the student body in a fun and casual way. It gives everyone a chance to learn about all of the organizations that Kean has to offer.
Remaining active can slide to the back burner for many students, especially with other responsibilities requiring more time and effort. However, both intramurals and recreation can keep students fit and competitive throughout the semesters in an extremely fun manner.
On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, the Center for Leadership and Service hosted a remembrance ceremony in the Human Rights Institute. The event coincided with the National Day of Service and Remembrance, which was designated a federal holiday in 2009 to pay tribute to all those affected by the attacks.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Harwood Arena, the Greek community gathered for this semester's Meet the Greeks event! This was an opportunity for Kean students who might have been interested in joining the campus Greek community. Over 20 Greek organizations consisting of fraternities and sororities alike, all attended and presented their organizations for students to join.
Kean University recognizes over 160 different clubs and organizations. These organizations are separated into the following eight categories: professional, service, cultural, recreational, religious, performance, governmental and special interest. All of the organizations are unique and have strong goals to better their community, themselves or personal skills.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4 Kean University welcomed students with its first Cougar Kickoff event: Level Up. The event took place at the Miron Student Center patio and was hosted by Student Organization of Kean University. Level Up included many activities, games and a DJ. Students also could enjoy their choice of free popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy.
Fortunately for everybody and especially Kean students, the NFL returns in full swing this Sunday, Sept. 9 and the Cougar’s Den has got football fans covered. A special "Late Night Programming" night in the Cougar's Den, running from 1 p.m. to midnight, features NFL Watch Night Kickoff! Highlighting the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers 8:25 p.m., plus all other games occurring simultaneously with NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Watch Night Kickoff unites football with food and fans alike.
Kean University is an educational institution that prides itself on its ability to provided programs and areas for students to develop. With that being said, Kean is home to more than academic buildings that seek to implement skills needed by students.
Athletics here at Kean is key to the development of each student involved. The role of student-athlete is donned with pride by each athlete, manifesting on the field through their exceptional effort and indomitable determination.
In need of a place to study, a place to relax or grab a snack? The Miron Student Center (MSC) is a building that provides all of these necessities for its students, faculty and guests. If one is interested in expanding their experience at Kean University, visiting the MSC for socialization or employment can be beneficial.
Through the Office of Student Government the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) serves as an influential environment that captures students' attention with fun, academic and relaxing resources. The CRC office is located in Hutchinson Hall, Room 130 where commuters can access all of the assets it has. The goal for the CRC is to engage, involve and support commuter students in each of their endeavors at Kean. Students can become in engaged by participating in various programs that aid in interactions between commuter and residential students.
Kean University is known for its many assets on campus, one being the Barnes & Noble bookstore. The Barnes & Noble bookstore for many years has served as a place for students to purchase Kean attire, books, food and daily essentials. The bookstore and its employees understand the need for the material they sell and aim to expand its collection of electronics and technological gear. As the official bookstore for Kean University they have a commitment to carry all course materials, clothes and gifts, while giving efficient customer service.