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On Feb. 11, the Office of Africana Studies and Kean University's College of Liberal Arts held Living Beyond the Facade: Inside the Health and Wealth Practices of Americans of African Descent, which took place in the Little Theatre at the Miron Student Center.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, the Office of Student Government (Student Gov.) and the Commuter Resource Center brought African American culture to life in "Know Your Roots," at the Human Rights Institute. The event was hosted in honor of Black History Month, as well as to celebrate African American culture and diversity in the Kean community.
On Friday, Feb. 7, in the Burch Hall Community Center, Residential Student Services(RSS) hosted a workshop called Relationships in the Media, which was a game of bingo built around the discussion of how the media glorifies toxic relationships and what could be done to have a healthier one.
On Friday, Feb. 7, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) hosted a series of events in the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) joining in Wear Red Day, a national phenomenon where everyone supports the fight to raise awareness of women's heart health and the American Heart Association's battle against heart disease.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, Kean Galleries hosted an opening reception for the exhibit "Reconstruction" by artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney, at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery in the Center for Academic Success(CAS).
While Kean is known for its world-class education, the Student Involvement and Employment Fair gave Kean's population the chance to become more than just students as they explored opportunities to work and get involved on campus.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the National Council of Negro Woman, Inc (NCNW) held a day long event entitled "For Us By Us." The event was a chance for students to come together and celebrate black culture, work on self-care and beauty, educate and uplift each other and make connections with other students and people already working in professional fields. The event started at 3 p.m. and went until 10 p.m. within the Miron Student Center (MSC) building.
February is the month to remember, discuss and celebrate black history. On Feb. 3, Kean University highlighted the start of the month's festivities with the Black History Month Kickoff, which was hosted by the Student Organization of Kean. The kickoff took place in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Atrium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and saw plenty of students join in the festivities and prepare for the month.
Thursday, Jan. 30, was a night filled with fun, food, fraternities, sororities and new friendships in Harwood Arena as the Spring 2020 Meet the Greeks went underway. This event had entertainment, networking, and performances which blew away the entire audience who came out to enjoy. Whether or not guests were interested in joining Greek Life or not, Meet the Greeks was the place to be at.
Thursday, Jan. 30, the Study Abroad Fair returned to Kean University. Students gathered in the Center for Academic Success (CAS) to talk to different study abroad providers and learn how they could make the most of their time studying in college. The fair took place from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Located in the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons, the newly-renovated Commuter Resource Center (CRC) has evolved into a grand space, introducing a new environment for commuter students to find information, use resources, and be assisted with academic needs.
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.
On Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m., 11 freshman students were celebrated for their success in earning a 4.0 grade point average in their first semester at Kean University. The celebration took place in the lobby of the Center for Academic Success (CAS). The event was small, with only 6 of the 11 students being able to attend, but the General Education faculty and staff stood by to watch them receive their awards.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, Kean University's Top Knotch executive board held a briefing in Miron Student Center, Room 315 to relay information about the majorette team, its history, expectations and upcoming auditions for the Spring to those who attended.
Winter break is over and the Spring 2020 semester has officially begun. Even though it is not Spring just yet, students had a chance to relax and mingle with one another on Tuesday, Jan. 22, during Student Organization's Cougar Kick-off: Loco for Cocoa. There was hot cocoa, sweets and even a special appearance from the Kean Cougar itself.
The Spring 2020 session of New Student Orientation (NSO) was held Jan. 9. Incoming freshman came to campus to learn all about what Kean has to offer. Through NSO, students acquire a plethora of Kean knowledge, including information on academics, involvement and the resources available to them, all while getting comfortable on campus and meeting their peers. The program is a great step to get students excited and ready to start their Kean collegiate career.
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.
Applications are now open for the first of Kean University's 2020 graduations. The online application deadline for May 2020 graduates is Feb. 7, 2020. The deadline for August 2020 graduates is March 6, 2020. Students should converse with their program coordinators or academic advisers to ensure they have met all the criteria for graduation - that all of their credits and other requirements are accounted for, and so on.
Academic success is celebrated at Kean University in a variety of ways. One noteworthy accomplishment is being appointed to the Dean's List, which recognizes the earning of a high grade point average among matriculated students after each semester.
Each year, the Greek Senate at Kean University plans the Kean Dance Marathon (KDM), a fundraiser in which the proceeds are donated to the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. Each year they try and improve and top their earnings from the proceeding year. To kickoff this year's fundraising efforts, the Greeks at Kean were invited to a KDM Informational Monday, Dec. 9 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 228.