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Dec. 10 is known by many as Human Rights Day, a day to honor the adoption of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), put into action after the UN General Assembly in 1948. This day also marked the declaration’s 70th anniversary, an opportunity to reflect upon the continued importance of human rights activism around the world.
For most student-athletes, their rookie year playing a college sport is spent more on the bench than the field. However, for soccer player Felipe Lucas, freshman year established him as one of the top players in his conference and one of the most valuable players on his team.
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 is open and will close Friday, March 1, 2019 and is available for all Kean student applicants.
Being the busiest part of the semester, it is very easy to lose track of time and important dates leading up to exam week. Fortunately, Kean University makes it clear and concise for students looking to find the information necessary about dates of significance regarding the academic calendar.
Mary Bystrycki, a freshman studying exercise science, is also passionate about her goalkeeper position within Kean University's Women's Soccer team. Since she was five years old, she has been immersed in a life of practice and dedication toward this sport. With a mindset to continue on, Bystrycki won't stop playing because she appreciates the game and opportunities she achieves through this sport.
Lately Kean's gospel choir has had a series of impressive and amazing achievements. The most recent of these accomplishments was the opportunity to perform at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
December is AIDS Awareness Month, and Kean University is acknowledging this with multiple events that are promoting education concerning sex, disease and communication. AIDS Awareness Month is a month of opportunity to reflect and raise awareness for the disease that affects millions of people all around the world every year.
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.
As a crucial member of the field hockey team, Jenna Patrone had a very successful season this fall, ending the season with 28 points, 98 shots, seven saves and 12 goals, which included six game-winning goals. Her exceptional performance during the week of Oct. 29 earned her the title of New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week. Moreover, Patrone was accepted into the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III South Atlantic All-Region first team as well as the NHFCA Division III All-American third team.
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. will be hosting a human trafficking program Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 315A in hopes of spreading awareness about this sensitive topic.
With over 160 student organizations on campus, there are many students who hold the title of president. However, senior communication studies major Sade Govan-Smith is president of not just one organization, but three.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Chi Upsilon Sigma hosted a human trafficking informational event to bring awareness to an issue that is happening worldwide. Chi Upsilon Sigma is a Greek organization that values diversity, leadership and community. This organization had hopes of enlightening its audience while also bringing new solutions for Kean University students to know at the event.
This upcoming Wednesday, Dec. 5, Student Health Services as well as Lambda Sigma Upsilon will be hosting Get Yourself Tested. The intention of this event is to encourage students to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to ensure that the students of Kean University are healthy and safe. This event will transpire in Downs Hall, Room 126 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Come finals week, students often find themselves swamped with projects, papers and exams. Fortunately, Kean will offer a Reading Day before the start of finals week to give students a whole day to prepare and review their material. This semester's reading day will take place Friday, Dec. 14.
For the first time, the Greek Senate will be hosting a Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) Winter Wonderland Gala. This event, taking place Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the STEM building’s Donald R. Conklin Conference Center, is set to provide additional funds to the annual KDM project while simultaneously allowing students to experience an elegant night of fun.
Every November, as a part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) hosts events called Food for Thought designed to give students an opportunity to learn and serve people in the community with food insecurity. Two of these events took place during Homelessness Awareness Week on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16.
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.
As people travel home to the embraces of their family this Thanksgiving, others must brace the cold and pangs of hunger. In the face of holiday excitement and cheer, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) on behalf of the University, humbled the Kean community by bringing attention to the millions of homeless people through their Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Kean University hosted Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18, a week that is intended to raise awareness and educate students on the effects of hunger and homelessness, especially because it is prevalent in the Kean community.
In honor and celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the English Department at Kean University is holding weekly Write-In Cafe events every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.