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Engagement doesn't have to stop because the semester is over. Kean University, student groups and organizations continue to offer a variety of events to help the Kean community make the most of their time. There is something for every student as activities range between creative, active, gaming and competitive, educational, service and civic engagement, social and wellness events. These activities are hosted by many student groups as well as university departments. Events can be found on Cougar Link.
Kean University offers two sessions during the summer to allow students to accelerate their programs and earn their degrees even quicker. For Summer Sessions I & II, there are important dates that students should keep in mind to stay on track.
The Michael Graves College is having their first completely online senior portfolio review Thursday, May 14. For the event, students from the different majors under the Michael Graves College have their work submitted to be viewed online through Instagram, LinkedIn and the Michael Graves College Review website.
As the semester begins to wind down, students aren’t just experiencing the normal pressures of deadlines and final exams. Because of COVID-19, this year is different. Not only has the Kean community been thrown into a new "normal" with little preparedness, the usual ways of coping have likely been taken away due to social restrictions. It isn't just students who are feeling this squeeze; it's faculty, staff, family members, friends, counselors, and everyone one would typically rely on for support. Because of this, the Kean Counseling Center will be hosting a Virtual Mental Health Week beginning Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1. The programming will take place on Instagram, so make sure to follow @keancounselingcenter. Each day will have a specific focus, with tips and resources related to mental health. In addition, videos showcasing Counseling Center staff, Kean University’s Active Minds Club and Kean Yoga will be posted!
Research Days is held by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), whose goal is to expand the level and engagement of student-faculty research. This event is one of the ways that they encourage students to think beyond their limits and show their research abilities. With learning now being remote, ORSP recognizes that now more than ever, students need the opportunity to think creatively and expand their knowledge, which is why Research Days 2020 is going to be held online.
The Center for Leadership and Service’s Community and Volunteer Services team presented National Volunteer Week from April 19 to 25.
Student Organization has a wide variety of events planned for the rest of the semester to get students more involved and connected with one another. From hands on activities to watching live webinars through Zoom or Google Hangouts Meet or simply watching a movie through Netflix Party, Student Organization aims to deliver an interactive experience so students have something to look forward to instead of worrying about the online course load from their classes.
Student Government just finished its election process for the upcoming year. All of the executive board positions have been filled and the nominees have been elected.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25, a team of current and former Kean University students and faculty were nominated for The 63rd Annual New York Emmy Awards. Their innovative short film, "Liberty Hall 360: Revolutionary Wedding," recreates events of colonial Elizabethtown in interactive VR at the Liberty Hall Museum.
It's election time! Student Government elections for the 2020-2021 academic year are officially underway. This year's elections will take place from Monday, April 13, at 9 a.m. to Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. for both Student Organization and the Graduate and Part-Time Student Council on Cougar Link.
In order to support Kean University students and help them transition to remote
learning, the Learning Commons is offering virtual appointments via Tutortrac. We
continue to offer students the same level of support and service from the comfort of their
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic interjecting in the Spring 2020 semester, Kean University is offering a Pass/Fail grading option for up to two courses for students at each of Kean's campuses, including the Union, Wenzhou, Skylands and Ocean campuses.
As students gear up for registration, here are some tips and tricks to prepare for advisement.
With the changing circumstances during remote education, it could be easy to expect offices on campus to pack up shop and wait until students return in the fall. However, COVID-19 will not stop Career Services from connecting students to career opportunities and helping them plan for their futures.
On Monday, March 9, Kean University recently received one of the largest donations from Professor Emerita Dorothy Grant Hennings, Ed.D.' H10. The gift will help fund a scholarship which will be named in honor of her late husband and biology Professor Emeritus George Hennings, Ed.D.' H10 to support students that are studying in the science and science education fields. The contribution will also include the Centennial Fund Opportunity Scholarship which is open to high achieving, low income students from all majors.
Blackboard is the most widely used online education platform utilized by Kean. Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your virtual classroom.
The Kean University Board of Trustees is currently looking for the next Alternate, Non-voting, Student Trustee. Students at Kean University may now begin sending in applications to fill the position. All applications must be received by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs by 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6.
March serves as Women's History Month, and within that month is the iconic, International Women's Day, taking place Sunday, March 8. To honor and celebrate this month of remembering the cultural impact women have made, many groups within the Kean community have prepared events designed to acknowledge the contributions women have made in history, and to empower the women of today to shatter the societal expectations placed on them.
The Office of Student Affairs has announced an election for one non-voting student representative to the Wenzhou-Kean Board of Directors. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, March 6, 2020 by 2 p.m.
Going to college is not just about attending classes. It is also a chance for students to join organizations and get involved in the place they will be spending their time for the next four years. P.U.L.S.E. (Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience) is giving students an opportunity to get involved on campus by opening up applications for students to join their organization.