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As Kean University students anticipate the end of what has been, to say the least, an unconventional Spring semester, final exams remain an intellectual and psychological challenge as much as ever. The shift to remote education requires that, in addition to their usual study practices, and in place of many on-campus options, students adapt to new study skills and remain focused on their mental health, while also maintaining their own schedules, and using digital tools to stay successful.
Undeterred by the move to remote education, Kean Research Days proceeded as scheduled, going live online April 28. In lieu of in-person festivities, a special guest speaker, the faculty research mentor and undergraduate researcher of the year, awards for event design, extensive poster and oral presentations and further information were each honored and detailed through a new page on the Kean University website.
As courses at Kean have transitioned to online learning during the latter half of the Spring semester, Supplementary Instruction (SI) has migrated to remote services as well, continuing to provide Kean students with peer-directed help in challenging classes that which contributes to better grades and a well-rounded learning experience.
During this challenging time, Student Health Services (SHS) remains accessible to all matriculated Kean University students. They will continue to operate on a remote telehealth model until at least the conclusion of the Summer I session. Students can contact Student Health Services Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. If students would like to contact the department please do not hesitate to call the office main phone line at (908) 737-4880, email email@example.com or send a message through the secure patient portal at kean.studenthealthportal.com.
COVID-19 could not stop the Kean community from coming together virtually to hold the annual Kean Dance Marathon (KDM).
During this time of uncertainty, Kean has been constantly updating the community remotely to keep students and faculty informed.
Kean sophomore Kobe Robinson is no stranger to getting involved and making a difference in the community. Already an ambitious member of several student groups and pillar of the student body, Robinson was elected Alternate Student Trustee for the Kean University Board of Trustees on April 16.
It is time to get up and get active. Having the balance between going to classes remotely and promoting physical exercise can be challenging. With the recent transition to remote education, there are many different tips and tricks to help maintain a normal workout routine. These tips and tricks are here to ensure students are getting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle from the comfort of their own home instead of sitting on the couch all day binge-watching Netflix.
Premiere Stages will be offering The Premiere Senior Endeavor Awards, a playwriting competition for New Jersey residents, in hopes to keep artists and lovers of the stage and writing engaged creatively, and to award their hard work during this unexplored time.
This upcoming 9 a.m. on April 13, through 2 p.m. on April 16, 2020, is when the Alternate Student Trustee election will transpire. All currently registered Kean students are eligible to vote in this election on Cougar Link.
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.
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.
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.
Kean University announced on Thursday, March 19, that remote learning would continue through the end of the Spring semester in May. As students encounter a whole new set of stresses in their new, online study setting, students should pay close attention to their mental health.
On March 5, Career Services hosted its second monthly workshop to highlight the services the office has for Kean students by discussing College Central, internships, resume preparation and cover letter writing. The workshop was held in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 106.
From Friday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 29, the bright and talented Kean Theatre Conservatory unveiled their iteration of "Anna in the Tropics" at Kean University's Wilkins Theatre.
Throughout the week of Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, the proud sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon hosted their annual ANAD Week for their national philanthropy, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). This was a week full of informative events to help promote and educate people about eating disorders and body positivity throughout the community
Spring break is a free time many students look to use to deviate from the business of college life. On Monday, March 2, Kean University Peer Educators and Student Health Services held their Spring Break Safety event in the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons Learning Center, where they promoted ways for students to keep themselves out of harm's way during break.
Eating healthy can be something everyone wants to do, but is unsure how to get started. In honor of Black History Month, and to help give more information for eating healthier, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc (NCNW) hosted SOULFOOD: Food for the Soul on Feb. 27. The event was centered around discussing ways to eat healthier, and what students can do to make sure they are fitting better foods into their day-to-day lives. The event took place in the Miron Student Center (MSC) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) hosted the Color A Smile event this past Feb. 25. The event transpired from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the newly renovated Greek Lounge, located in the Miron Student Center (MSC).