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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.
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.
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 2019 Homecoming Pep Rally continued the launch into Kean's Homecoming weekend. Starting at 6:00 p.m. in Harwood Arena, students anxiously awaited the kick-off to the biggest event of the year.
This past Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, the Office of Residential Student Services hosted an event in Rogers Hall's Community Center called "Melt It Out," where residents sat down and created their own melted crayon art to relieve stress from midterm exams.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority hosted a discussion about the deportation and detention of immigrants in the United States. It was held in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 205.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 23, Kean's Leadership Institute held an event called Chapter After: Internship 101 in the Miron Student Center. This event was intended for Kean students of all grade levels and majors interested in learning about internships.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019, the Center for International Studies hosted a financial workshop for students interested in studying abroad. The workshop held in the Center of Academic Success (CAS), Room 205 and was filled with a group of students eager to learn about how they could pursue their education in different countries.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, the Kean University Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program held its monthly yoga session. Because of inclement weather, instead of transpiring on the grass of the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons as planned, the session took place in the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (NTLC), Room 116 and lasted 45 minutes.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, the Greek Senate and Kean's P.U.L.S.E. hosted the Homecoming Rollerskate Party in Downs Hall to kick off homecoming weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, Kean University hosted its annual Homecoming. Students, faculty, alumni and staff alongside their families filled the parking lots of Harwood Arena and Kean Hall, expressing their Kean Pride through the enjoyment of family-friendly activities and cheering on the Kean Cougars Football team as they played Salisbury University.
The Kean University Union campus offers a variety of helpful and detailed options for printing. Students, residents and commuters alike, should be aware of printing locations and the campus-wide file printing procedure as best they can.
When getting ready for college, one of the first things students need to consider is what they want to study. Kean University, like many other universities, has a wide variety of programs and classes for students to choose from. In fact, seven different colleges that each hold different disciplines and majors calls Kean University it's home.
International Pronouns Day is a day to learn more about pronouns and how to respect others, their gender identity and the pronouns they choose to go by. This year on Wednesday Oct. 16, Kean University held it's 2nd Annual Pronouns Day event in the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) from 11:00 a.m to 1:45 p.m.
With the fall season well underway, the wind breeze starting to kick in, pumpkin spice coffees back in stock for the season and FAFSA applications being filled out for the next academic year, it is time to welcome prospective students to join the Kean University family. On Sunday, Nov. 3, The Office of Admissions hosted its second Open House of the Fall 2019 semester.
Ever wonder what it is like to become the Kean Cougar itself? The mascot that walks across campus and shows up to almost all major events bringing high energy and enthusiasm, wherever it goes? Well, now is the time to roar.
On Thursday, Oct. 17 of Advisement Weeks, the School of General Studies offered an hour of self-assessment and advice to help students at the "Discover the Pathway to Your Major" event. From 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Center for Academic Success, students participated in surveys and asked questions that helped them target their academic and professional interests, and start down a more specified journey for study.
The Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fair was hosted by Career Services this past Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Downs Hall. Students had the opportunity to meet with over 60 potential employers, showcasing a diverse set of industries.