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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.
The spotlight is earned by those who take opportunities to inspire others. Being a student leader and a member of the arts community can be time-consuming, but rewarding, too. People like Spenser Williams make sure to use all of the opportunities at their disposal to establish themselves and their projects. It is also students such as Williams who inspire a new generation of Kean cougars with their involvement.
The Kean University Business Plan Competition is organized by the Kean School of Management and Marketing in the College of Business and Public Management. The competition encourages students to think innovatively and learn more about creating a business plan. This year’s competition was held on Dec 4. at 9 a.m., via Zoom.
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Sophomore Class of 2023 and Junior Class of 2022 are hosting a virtual paint-and-sip via Zoom from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., to help students relax and clear their minds.
As the fall semester nears its end, students are busy studying for exams, preparing for an unorthodox holiday season and trying to keep the stress away. This winter will be different, though, because of the isolation made necessary by Covid-19. For many, jobs as well as their classes have proceeded online - but, for the five-week space between semesters, staying in touch with peers and keeping up with the community will require some novelty.
Adding an English minor to one's major of any field, can be incredibly beneficial to include on future resumes as well as to help build one's overall individual character and outlook on the world around them and how they interact within it. On Thursday, Dec. 10, join the School of English Studies at 3:20 p.m. to explore all of the benefits of getting a minor in English and how to work toward it.
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.
With the Spring 2021 semester approaching quickly, it is important for students to know about the housing procedures that will take place. Students will still be allowed and encouraged to reside on campus.
Bring in the cheer! Now more than ever, it is important to express gratitude and cultivate a sense of togetherness with one's loved ones. Here are five ways to celebrate the holidays this year.
It's everyone's favorite modern holiday classic: on Friday, Dec. 4, "Elf" will be screened as a drive-in movie experience in the parking lot of Kean Hall. With health and safety always a priority throughout the Kean community, Student Organization of Kean University and the Class of 2021 offer the perfect Friday night getaway for a study break or social outing. The screening will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
Just recently, Kean's One Stop Service Center announced the rollout of two new customer service platforms assisting in providing better service to students amid the transition of remote learning.
A minor is a secondary academic discipline chosen by a student that complements the major they've selected and develops a different area of study.
Throughout the week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, Kean's Student Health Services are hosting virtual events with programming around health and wellness.
One benefit of the current state of the world is the increase in diverse, educational, virtual events. Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Holocaust Resource Center will be hosting the Murray Pantirer Memorial Scholar Lecture with Dr. Marion Kaplan. The lecture, to be hosted on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m., will address the experience of Jewish refugees who fled to Portugal to live in a "limbo" until they could escape abroad.
The Wenzhou-Kean University Board of Directors has opened applications for the position of a non-voting student representative. This position would last for two years, ending on June 30, 2022. Completed applications are due through Cougar Link by Monday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Elections will take place from Monday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Getting involved and making a difference really has its perks. The benefits include networking connections, experience to put on a resume, and making lifelong friendships. Rachel Rosales, a freshman at Kean, is already making the most of her college experience and cementing a legacy for years to come.
Residential Student Services held their second info session about applying to become a resident assistant for the upcoming semester on Friday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 10 p.m. via Zoom.
The Kean University Student Class of 2021 held a presentation on the final steps of completing senior year and what to look forward to after. This event took place on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.