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It’s the holiday season and for many of us, it means eating good food with family, getting and receiving gifts and enjoying the winter break. However, many children don’t get to have this same luxury. But, lucky for them, Lesniak Institute's Operation Santa has the mission of bringing the holiday spirit to every little boy and girl.
The 2021 freshmen class at Kean is very lucky to be able to enjoy their first year on campus after such a grueling year and a half online. This however, does not prevent them from having their own challenges as they try to adjust to college and life on campus. To provide some advice and helpful tips from those who were once in these freshmen’s shoes, an upperclassmen offered her words of wisdom.
Fall 2021 semester will be here before we know it and returning to campus during this time comes with mandatory measures. President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. has followed in the footsteps of other universities in NJ, requiring that students coming back to campus in the fall must be vaccinated. With this announcement brings a lot of questions about the COVID 19 vaccine and the options available.
Kean Association of Marketing (KAM) just recently won the Marketing Madness competition after a month of many competitors who stepped up to the plate with the final decision being announced on April 2. The prize was $6,500 and an exclusive talk session with HP's Global Head of Design & Sustainability, Stacy Wolff.
The students of Kean University should strive to make their college careers memorable. While maintaining their academics as well as getting involved in clubs/organizations on campus, student leaders should always remember that the impact they leave can open the doors to beneficial opportunities. The Kean community has spoken and they have chosen Chris Sclafani to represent the students as the next Alternate Student Trustee.
Live and from its virtual Zoom webinar, Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) launched its annual fundraiser for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ on Friday, April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Greek Senate, the event was led by Graduate Intern for Greek Affairs Gabriella Lapointe with co-host, Delta Phi Epsilon senior, Katherine Lewandowski majoring in early childhood education and Assistant Director for Greek Life, Alex Louis. The marathon is regularly a 12-hour event that takes place at Harwood Arena on campus with dancing and singing but adjustments had to be altered due to the ongoing world crisis.
Student Health Services (SHS) and Kean University Peer Educators hosted a two-day event consisting of a movie-screening and a discussion panel about the film "Roll Red Roll". This movie was used to educate students on the importance of sexual assault. In these events, students could see the effects of sexual abuse and how to prevent this situation on campus.
Not letting the pandemic hold them back, Kean's Greek Senate will be hosting Kean's Dance Marathon (KDM) online, yet again.
March is declared as Women’s History Month, a time to recognize women’s contributions to culture and society through history. Influential women have paved the way to allow today’s generation to achieve more than ever possible before. Kean University recognizes these contributions and celebrates the women within their community and beyond.
As we move quickly through our Spring 2021 semester, the time has come once again to begin thinking about registration and the schedule for the upcoming semester. It can be difficult to navigate KeanWise and to pick courses, not only for incoming students but for the students doing it remotely. Kean has implemented a new student planning program to aid in making scheduling courses a little easier.
As a part of Women’s History Month, Kean organizations hosted an event celebrating the diverse achievements of women who made changes in New Jersey. Collaboratively, the hosts shed light on many important female figures and spoke about their achievements, while educating Kean students about the resources available to them on campus.
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.
The Graduate and Part-Time Student Council and Student Organization hosted another live virtual tour on Wednesday, March 3. Attendees watched a Q&A/mini-performance from the country music duo, Maddie + Tae. This event was held once again through Loopedlive.com where everyone who wanted to watch was asked to pre-register beforehand.
With the Spring 2021 semester halfway complete, the university is gearing up for Research Days, an annual event that provides students and faculty to present research activities, whether they be complete or in-progress, to the Kean community.
Gourmet Dining has been a loyal provider at Kean University and an integral part in providing fine-dining options all throughout campus. Along with well-known establishments such as Starbucks and Jersey Mikes, Gourmet Dining gives students meal plans to suit everyone’s campus lifestyle. Now, Gourmet Dining has teamed up with the Cougar Pantry to aid food-insecure students during these tough times.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Graduate and Part-time Student Council alongside the Student Organization of Kean University came together to bring the On Your Campus Virtual Tour to students, where they had the opportunity to tune into a live musical set from rapper Young M.A. After her performance, Young M.A. partook in a Q & A with staff.
On the first weekend of February, Women's Basketball at Kean University stepped onto the court for their first two games of the season. Both against New Jersey City University (NJCU). The Lady Cougars played on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. at home in Harwood Arena and then again on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. away at NJCU.
On Feb. 12, Kean P.U.L.S.E Programming Board for Unique and Lively students (P.U.L.S.E) hosted a virtual Lunar New Year celebration. Kean students were given the opportunity to learn traditions on how to bring in the Lunar New Year, gain knowledge on Chinese culture and even had the chance to receive a Year of the Ox T-shirt.
The Graduate & Part-time Student Council as well as Student Organization were hosts for a night of live stand-up comedy virtual tour Wednesday, Feb. 10 with comedian/actor, Ron Funches. Interested attendees were asked to preregister for this fun-filled event by using LoopedLive.com. Once registered, the audience was able to view the event by downloading the Looped app, clicking on MY EVENTS (via desktop) or if using the app were able to sign in with an email address.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, Kean P.U.L.S.E. held its Black History Month Kickoff via YouTube to honor the culture and achievements of people of African descent. Spoken word, dances, singing and other festivities were displayed in this program.