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At present, the world seems to have turned upside down, but humanity has always had a way of adapting and moving forward. On Monday, March 30, this concept was exemplified in a Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) virtual event featuring guest speaker Joseph Cali.
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Registration for Summer Sessions I and II, as well as the Fall 2020 semester, are coming up, which is when students enroll in their classes. There are a few steps that students have to take in order to have a smooth registration.
As Kean settles into remote learning, the university's classes and student and professional organizations aim to expand their meetings to include not just necessary lectures but events as well. The Kean community's objectives, to immerse students in collaborative events for learning, networking, socializing and promoting culture as well as academic success, are not to be slowed down by the transition online.
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.
As Kean University students continue to adjust to remote learning, a whole new set of challenges await them online. While classes will not meet in person for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, remote assignments and the lack of a physical schedule on campus necessitate that students take charge of their own deadlines and productivity.
The Office of Student Government is currently accepting student applications for those who want to become more involved and play an active part in their time at Kean. They are looking for student volunteers that seek to have a voice on campus. The applications are due on Friday, March 6 by 2 p.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, in the North Academic Avenue Building, Kean University presented the most recent speaker in their Distinguished Lecture Series. This month's speaker was Martin Luther King III, who spoke to the Kean community about the injustices many in the community are currently facing as well as the importance of voting and overcoming voter suppression.
Every year, the organizations at Kean University honor its diverse student population and its rich African American history by celebrating Black History Month during February. Starting with the kickoff setting everything into motion and an appearance by the distinguished Martin Luther King III, Kean has a lot to offer this month.
It is the dawn of a new year. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Student Organization and the Asian Studies Program hosted the Lunar New Year Celebration that officially kicked off the Year of the Rat. For attendees there was food, prizes and performances. All attendees enjoyed the event while also learning new and fascinating discoveries about Asian culture.
Various volunteer and service events are happening during the Spring semester. Students can look forward to a lot of great opportunities hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS).
Every semester, Greek Senate hosts Meet the Greeks which brings together students, faculty, staff members and alumni back to Harwood Arena for a night filled with activities, music, performances and learning what Greek Life is all about from each organization on campus. Spring 2020's Meet the Greeks will take place Thursday, Jan. 30.
Kean Research Days 2020, happening in the spring of 2020, is just around the corner. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) hosts the annual Research Days event at Kean University. Acting Director Susan Gannon and Assistant Director Reenat Munshi say the research days is a great way for students to network and showcase their research in non-competitive environment.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, political strategist and commentator David Axelrod visited Kean University for the Distinguished Lecture Series, an ongoing effort to host the public sphere's news-making intellectuals. His lecture, and a followup Q&A, were held in the STEM Auditorium at 4:30 p.m.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the Office of Veteran Student Services, Student Government and the Kean Veterans Educational Transition Services Program (Kean V.E.T.S.) held a special event to honor Veterans Day and all of Kean student veterans in the community and around the world.
Kean University is known to be home to many transfer students. Transitioning from one college to another can be a difficult and overwhelming time, but senior Andrew Clementoni shared that he had a positive experience when transferring to Kean.
Veteran student, business owner, and single mother of four: these are only some labels to describe the hardworking and humble Ashley Tufuga, who far surpasses any one title.
Working on campus plus balancing an academic and social life might sound like a lot of responsibility. However, junior Michael Lopez is making all the moves he can to build up his resume and make the most of his college experience. During his time here at Kean, Lopez has managed to balance his classes while working on campus and still maintaining his level of involvement.
The Leadership Institute is a program offered at Kean through the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) which helps guide and give resources to student leaders to build them up to their fullest potential. They achieve this through a variety of different means, such as academic programming, service projects and the community of peers they have created. Another way that The Leadership Institute helps its students to become successful student leaders is through their Leader2Leader Mentor Program.
Balancing being a senior, an involved student and senior class president is no easy feat, yet Briana Lenard is doing it all. Lenard is spending her senior year dedicated to giving back to her fellow students, preparing for her post graduation endeavors and ending her Kean career with a strong academic standing.
A quality education with a low cost for attendance is something that Kean University is proud to offer to their students. To help students afford their college education, Kean has a multitude of financial aid, even offering in-person financial aid counseling for all students.