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On the morning of Friday, March 23, hordes of college, high school, middle school and elementary school students packed the house in what was a memorable experience at the 11th annual Human Rights Conference, titled Seeking Refuge: Immigration and Forced Migration Around the World. Multiple human rights activists took the time to speak to all of the students who would then leave with a newfound knowledge about human rights and why it is necessary to prioritize.
Four panelists and renowned keynote speaker Renee Wolf Koubiadis caught the attention of an inquisitive audience for a three and a half-hour discussion about social inequality in the second annual No Hate Town Hall Meeting at Kean University.
As Kean students and members of the Kean community filled the confines of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Building, the people inside of the gathering knew before the day even began that this event was one of acceptance, tolerance, understanding and the fight against bigotry.
Kean Research Days is an annual event that celebrates the culmination of both creative and research-based experiences and endeavors through a series of events spanning two days. This is an event that is campus-wide with the goal of bringing together both students and faculty from all sectors at Kean.
On Tuesday, March 20, Soledad O'Brien came to Kean University to discuss the #MeToo movement and its effects as part of Kean's Distinguished Lecture Series.
On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Kean University students helped to clean up Warinanco Park as part of Union County Parks' Adopt-A-Park program.
On Sunday, March 18, the eighth annual Women's History Month took place in the Wilkins Theatre from 3 to 5 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 6, Kean held its CultureFest at Downs Hall.
Student Organization and P.U.L.S.E. kicked off Unity Week with activities and displays of culture in the Miron Student Center Atrium on Monday, March 5. The Miron Student Center was decorated with flags from a variety of cultures and countries. Students were welcome to enjoy the diversity all around them.
Kean University hosted its very own Chinese Lantern Festival on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Miron Student Center Atrium.
The MLK Week of Service here at Kean University took place from Feb. 15 to Feb. 25. This span was filled with numerous service projects that provided many students with opportunities to play an instrumental role in the community. More importantly, it was a week that honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who was not only focused on civil rights but also on the community. These service projects were all organized by the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS).
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Tyrone Powers, Ph.D., presented "Dissecting Policing in Black and White from COINTELPRO to Freddie Gray" in heart of Black History Month.
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, students gathered to pay tribute to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. at Kean University's Martin Luther King Jr. Garden.
The Poetry Club, African Students Associations and Black Greek Letter organizations Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Gamma Rho hosted an inclusive open mic night that celebrated diversity and the accomplishments of Black History on the evening of Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
A multitude of students and fans of poetry alike filled the confines of the Cougar's Den on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 14, as the Poetry Club, African Students Association at Kean University and Black Greek letter organizations Sigma Gamma Rho and Phi Beta Sigma hosted AfRHOcentric, an open mic night dedicated to creativity and inclusiveness that featured captivating, exquisite and intricate pieces of artistry in the form of poetry, rap, song and spoken word delivered by students from the Poetry Club at Kean University and other individuals from other schools who were interested in performing poetry or their own innovation to the crowd on the evening of Valentine's Day.
Kean University is a community that really emphasizes the importance of academic success. With that being said, Kean University allows students the opportunity to build their knowledge, understanding and GPA.
Former Trenton Police Sergeant Carol Russell (gray jacket) visited Kean University to inform members of the Kean community about what it is like to be an African-American policewomen and the daily struggles they undergo as members of their police forces.
On Thursday, Feb. 15, students had the opportunity to relax and unwind after a stressful month and a half back at school at the Welcome Back Party hosted by Greek Senate.
Studying abroad is both a fascinating and challenging endeavor. It is intended to be a life-changing experience that incites changes in perspective, personal growth and understanding. So, what must it be like to be an international student studying here at Kean University? And what is it like over at Wenzhou-Kean? Some students shared their unique experiences and culture at the Ni Hao event on Thursday, Feb. 15.
As an ode to Black History Month, the Office of Africana Studies hosted an informative and influential event in the Miron Student Center Little Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 13. Carol Russell, a retired police sergeant who served the Trenton Police Department, spoke about the struggles of minority and African-American female police officers in an environment dominated by the male and Caucasian majority. This presentation, given to the audience with a vivid PowerPoint shown on the stage of the Little Theatre, made the audience members feel what it is like being in the force as a woman of color.