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Starting every new semester the question is asked, will there be required text I need to purchase? Soon enough, syllabi full of multiple required texts for each class begin flooding emails and the search is on to determine where to find the cheapest version of these textbooks.
The Wenzhou-Kean University Board of Directors recently announced that they are electing one non-voting student representative to serve on the board. The student elected will serve a two-year term concluding June 30, 2023.
Cougar Link is Kean University's interactive online hub for involvement on campus. Whether it be finding events virtually and in-person or joining a club/organization, Cougar Link has become one of the most essential tools for a successful college experience.
Cougar Link is a great resource for the Kean Community to utilize for various reasons. One of the main aspects of Cougar Link is that it lists all of the upcoming remote and in-person events hosted by various campus organizations and departments. This tool is a great way to get involved and stay connected, especially while being remote.
Kean University has several opportunities for incoming freshmen to earn scholarships, resulting in less financial stress during their undergraduate career. These scholarships can be both merit and need based depending on varying requirements for the different scholarships.
Many students can say that they feel comfortable with the program they started college with. However, other students may have decided that their initial choice no longer fits with their future plans.
With a new semester ahead of Kean students, it might be difficult for one to orient themselves back into the school schedule. So make sure to set an alarm, grab a cup of coffee and open a laptop, Spring 2021 is finally here! But with a new semester comes more work and more tests. Here are some helpful tips in studying for the new semester.
Getting sick with a cold or upper respiratory tract infection can occur at any time during the year, but most commonly during the winter and spring. These types of illness are often caused by viruses which can weaken the immune system causing individuals to miss work and school. The CDC reports that most adults get sick with upper respiratory tract infections at least 2-3 times per year and children commonly acquire these illnesses at an alarmingly higher rate. Here is some helpful information about viral upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and post nasal drip, that one may not be aware of.
Caring for our skin, regardless of its tone, color or texture, is very important all year around. The main job of the skin is to act as a stable, resilient and flexible barrier protecting against harmful environmental agents. It also acts in temperature regulation and in protecting our vital, internal organs and structures from external moisture, germs and toxic substances.
Even as we socially distance due to the pandemic, good personal hygiene is essential to promoting positive mental and physical health. Poor hygiene can also be a trigger to negative personal feelings, overall discomfort, irritability, depression and anxiety, and can negatively impact your daily activities, mental focus and class participation.
Let’s talk frankly about the pap smear. Many college students visit Student Health Services (SHS) asking if they need one. Some are confused about the recommendations and worried about the actual test. It's important to set the record straight and clear up a few misconceptions.
Graduate exam. Whatever a student's area of study is, if they plan to apply for post-graduate education, they most likely have to pass one of them. Whether it's Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Praxis tests, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), students study like never before to pass and move into their post-graduate programs. To schedule and prepare for these exams, there are a few dates, requirements and strategies to keep in mind.
It’s a Tuesday morning and you just sat down in front of your laptop. It is another day of remote learning. Your professor will be logging on in a few minutes, and as you sit there waiting, your mind begins to wander back to the beginning of the spring semester. You had loved taking the short drive to campus where you would meet up with friends before your class. You were in your first year as a journalism major and you were looking forward to your courses. Your professors were engaging and challenging and this kept you very motivated. Your college experience was amazing!
The Coronavirus pandemic and the advent of social distancing have made the use of social media an essential source of staying in touch with co-workers, friends and family. While there are many positive uses for these platforms, some dangerous social media sites and fads exist that can create risks to the lives and health of young adults and adolescents.
Student Health Services has a few reminders on ways to help you stay healthy and safe:
Maskne, also known as acne mechanica, is caused by friction from the mask or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) rubbing against your skin. You may notice that maksne is worse in the warmer months because of increased sweat, humidity, and bacteria. The tighter or more PPE you wear, the worse your maskne can become. This is not to say you should skimp on PPE, just ramp up your face cleansing routine after a long day in your mask.
In a time of at-home remote work, whether it is school work or job-related tasks, it is important that students are able to stay organized and on track with their assignments. There are many ways in which one can stay organized at home including online resources, mobile apps and hands-on tools.
As Kean students reclaim their routines for the fall semester, they're now faced not just with the traditional challenges of classes, jobs, social lives and so forth, but also with adapting to a largely remote world. A majority of the university's classes are being held online for safety, as well as organization events and informational sessions - but throughout all these changes, students are silently tasked with creating new routines to maintain their health and physical fitness.
Due to the ongoing health crisis, Kean has moved much instruction to Blackboard. Though this method is helping to save health and lives, it does add a bit of frustration and stress, as there are students and faculty members who are having trouble navigating remote learning. Fortunately, it isn't too difficult to work through Blackboard, once properly learned.
With the implementation of new safety guidelines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kean has introduced a mobile dining app for students and faculty to utilize. Through this application, one can order food from all of the campus eateries at a specified location and pick-up time. This has allowed those on campus to get food more safely and conveniently.