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Students at Kean can be a voice for their community through the Student Organization of Kean University. With that being said, every school year Student Organization allows freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors the ability to be a part of a group of individuals who advocate for their class. The freshman class of 2022 elections will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 16 to Thursday, Oct. 18. The positions open include president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and class representatives as well.
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.
From Monday, Oct. 8, through Thursday, Oct. 11, the Kean University Greek Senate, with the financial support of an Innovation Grant, from the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) held Mental Health Awareness Week culminating with an event on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Miron Student Center Cougar's Den that focused on #ShatteringTheStigma of mental health issues in our society.
Kean’s American Medical Women’s Association is a campus chapter of the national organization that aims to accelerate women in medical fields and increase the overall health of women. In the few weeks that school has been in session, members have been working to spread their name and uphold the national organization's mission.
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.
The Kean University Behavioral Intervention Team (KUBIT) is a recently founded sector of Student Affairs with the focus to assist students who have exhibited concerning behaviors by guiding them toward resources or alternative ways to handle any problems they may have.
Gleim is involved in the Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity, Cougar Radio (WKNJ 90.3 FM), Cougar Volunteers, the Leadership Institute, the Latin American Student Organization and Threads, an organization dedicated to teaching its members about various aspects of the fashion industry. Additionally, he works as a customer service representative for the Office of Residential Student Services and became a Residential Assistant (RA) in the Cougar Hall residence hall on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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.
On Oct. 14, Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity Inc. will be hosting their first annual Fraternal Charity Futbol Cup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Kean Alumni Stadium. This event will be centered around competition and charity in hopes of raising a ton of awareness and donations for the Children's Specialized Hospital and the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
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.
Construction will begin shortly for a new building for the College of Business and Public Management at Kean University's Union campus. Expected to be completed in 2020, the building will be state of the art in business education.
Kean University is known for a world-class affordable education. The university pushes this goal further with offerings of multiple scholarships. The Kean Foundation scholarship application opened Oct. 1, 2018 and will close March 1, 2019 and is available for all Kean student applicants.
Kean University is an institution that prides itself in its ability to develop students into leaders who wish to make an impact for the Kean community. Alyssa Edgar is one of these prized students. Edgar, a sophomore studying communications with a concentration in public relations, is involved in the Student Organization of Kean University as the assistant secretary, a silver leader in the Leadership Institute and a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
A major mode to successfully acclimate to college life is through the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS). This department commits its time to providing opportunities for leadership development training, community service involvement, service learning, campus organizational development and serves as a place where students can find information.
Hey Cougars! Wanna see what's happening at Kean University this week? Check out this weeks Quick Bit!
The week of October 8th is Mental Awareness Week! The times and locations for these events Vary throughout the week!
Hey Cougars! It's Mental Health Awareness Week at Kean University! Come learn why Mental Health is so important with events happening all this week!
Monday - Positive Body Image & Health
3pm - Greek Lounge
8pm - Upperclassmen Residence Hall
3:30pm - Miron Student Center
8pm - Miron Student Center
Wednesday- World Mental Health Day Tabling
3pm - MSC Atrium
World Mental Health Day
8pm - Cougar's Den
Thursday- Flag Ceremony
3:30pm - Outside of Starbucks
Behind every event and meeting hosted by Kean’s many organizations, there are executive board officers working hard to make sure that every aspect has been thoroughly organized and planned. One of these officers is sophomore Lydia Schustermann, the secretary of Kean’s Hillel.
It is important that every Kean University student is safe. The university takes measures to ensure the safety of all students, staff and faculty, one of these measures being the campus safety checklist. The checklist consists of obtaining a Student ID card, obtaining or opting out of a parking decal for vehicles and registering for campus alert notifications. These steps each help to add to the individual and group safety of Kean University.
The Center for International Studies hosted this semester’s Study Abroad Fair Sept. 27 in the Center for Academic Success (CAS) Atrium. The fair provided students with information and the opportunity to speak with representatives from the various study abroad programs students can take advantage of at Kean.
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.