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On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, Kean University's English Department held Coffee & Tea with the Director of Graduate English and Writing Studies, Mia Zamora, Ph.D, to discuss with students the endless possibilities that will arise by taking their education to the next level. The event took place in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 314.
World Kindness Day transpires every year on Nov. 13, which is a day to remember the importance and impact that small acts of kindness can have. The Kean community celebrated with the help of Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience, also known as P.U.L.S.E., as they held their Paint a Smile event.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority hosted Embrace Your Flag, an event highlighting and embracing cultural awareness. It took place at the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 228, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding at 8:30 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.
In an effort to assist and educate Kean students to be aware of their sexual and personal health, the Student Health Services department at Kean University is offering HIV testing dates. Not only does Student Health Services provide these testings, but they are also both free and confidential, as long as patients are currently attending Kean University.
Here at Kean, students are always motivated and encouraged to pursue what they are passionate about. For the students in Advanced TV Productions, the expectations are no less. This is the reason for one of their latest projects: Senior Year.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to have a service dog? How about the reasons people need service dogs? The Kean University Council for Exceptional Children (KUCEC) hosted a workshop about Service Dog Education, in association with Kayla's Paws Service Dog Training, Education, and Assistance Foundation, on Thursday, Nov. 14th in Hennings Hall, Room 113 to answer those questions.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., members of the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) and other student volunteers set up tables in the atrium of the Miron Student Center (MSC) to encourage Kean University students to register to vote - and to provide the necessary information and paperwork for registration.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. hosted the event Writing Your Own Destiny: Pen to Paper in Miron Student Center, Room 315. Students filled the room to learn about mental health through a game of Jeopardy followed by a creative workshop.
On Monday, Nov. 4, after many weeks of midterms and trying to register for courses, the Biology Club hosted an event called Dunkin' for Pumpkins. It was a special occasion which took place in Bruce Hall Room 204 during which students had the opportunity to decorate their own pumpkins with a variety of tools.
This semester, students may have noticed a few changes to the Kean University Main Campus. From the new buildings being built to the relocating of departments, Kean is taking multiple steps to better the university for the entire community for students, faculty and staff alike.
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.
New Jersey Blood Services and Kean University united on Thursday, Nov. 14, to host a university-wide blood drive. Located in the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 228, this event lasted through most of the day, giving students and staff members the opportunity to donate at their convenience.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Kean University's Pan African Student Union (P.A.S.U.) and the Poetry Club hosted Rap Meets Poetry in the Cougar's Den, an open mic where students came to showcase their talents while celebrating the art of music as well as poetry.
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.
Award winning musical Sundays in the Park with George is coming to Kean from Friday, Nov. 15 to Saturday, Nov. 23. The musical is based on the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat and will be a Kean Theatre Conservatory production.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 29, an event called Midterm Meditation was held in the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons. The purpose of this event was to allow students to recharge and get in the right head space to take their midterms. Students know that when it comes time for tests, they tend to get easily overwhelmed and need ways to calm themselves down to be able to focus. At this event, attendees were educated on different forms of stress relievers, which allows them to have a clear mind when it comes time to work on their academics.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Kean University chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha - the Public Administration Honor Society - joined the Family Advocate Network Political Action Committee (FAN-PAC) to host the Children and Family Empowerment Project: Public Policy in Action; Advocacy in the Real World event. The symposium took place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 226, and was highlighted by a panel discussion featuring policy-makers, educators, legal experts and advocates. The event was an opportunity for the Kean student body, as well as other local interested guests, to learn more about public policy making and contributing to the public discussion.
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.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, the American Cancer Society held its Making Strides Against Break Cancer Walk at Johnson Park in Piscataway, NJ. The event also concluded Kean University's month of Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., members of the Kean community and others walked to broaden awareness of the work being done to combat breast cancer and to lend support to those fighting it.