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As we approach the end of summer, the time to trade in beach trips for study sessions and summer nights for homework is almost here. Getting back into the swing of things is an adjustment for everyone, especially being back in person for the first time in three semesters. Here are some tips and tricks for students to have a successful upcoming semester.
Ever felt like something was missing by not being a part of a college sports team? The comradery, the bonding, the competitiveness, the fun. If so, then look no further than Kean’s Recreation and Intramurals. A place where anyone, not just athletes, can enjoy a fun way to stay in shape and engage in on-campus sports activity.
Wouldn’t a place on campus where students can go to play pick up games, promote wellness and have fun with friends be nice? Well, students are in luck because the Miron Student Center (MSC) is getting a Recreation Complex. A space for students to go burn off some steam after a long day or to get active on their off days/weekends.
On behalf of the School of General Studies, the Office of Counseling, Accessibility, Alcohol and Other Drug Services held an online event for students on April 26 to learn healthy strategies to manage their stress. During this 40 minute event students received information on how to distress with the end of the semester approaching.
During the week of April 12, Student Organization of Kean University, Center for Leadership and Service along with the Graduate & Part-time Student Council came together to host Unity Week Kickoff: Culturefest, an event which celebrates the diversity prevalent in the Kean community. The celebration took place inside the MSC Atrium.
Kean Theatre Conservatory, under the direction of Professor Holly Logue, presented the divine musical comedy, Sister Act to a virtual audience with performances held April 16-18. Tickets for this fun-filled event were done via ShowTix4U – Free Online Ticketing with links emailed to guests followed by a Q&A utilizing a zoom link to chat with the cast up close and personal after all performances.
On Thursday, April 15, Kean Galleries held on an online event on Protest Art Exhibit in Memory of George Floyd as a part of Kean University's Unity Week. Curator and Moderator, Jacquelyn Tuerk-Stonberg Ph.D., welcomes students and staff to join the conversation with artists as they discuss the stories behind their art.
As part of Unity Week, the Office of Residential Student Services and Counseling, Accessibility and Alcohol and Other Drug Services called for students to join RA Amani Saleem for fun, interactive and informational activities that focused on the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Leadership Institute Silver level team The Sterlings, presented an informative forum Friday, April 9 via Zoom to raise awareness and help others understand the complexities of chronic illness. Group members Alexandra Calpo, Chris Sclafani, Morgan LePore and Javonica Latimore integrated topics related to congenital heart disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Student Health Services (SHS) and Kean University Peer Educators hosted a two-day event consisting of a movie-screening and a discussion panel about the film "Roll Red Roll". This movie was used to educate students on the importance of sexual assault. In these events, students could see the effects of sexual abuse and how to prevent this situation on campus.
Not letting the pandemic hold them back, Kean's Greek Senate will be hosting Kean's Dance Marathon (KDM) online, yet again.
Looking for an employment opportunity on campus? Kean University has many different opportunities for students looking to gain work experience. With many departments looking to hire workers, students should know all that Kean has to offer.
Spring is upon us and it's time to get back outside, soak up the sun and get our bodies moving in new and fun ways. Yoga has been a way of moving one's body, while also cleansing the soul and mind that can help relieve stress to feel good.
On Tuesday, March 16, eight people were killed in shootings at three Atlanta, Georgia spas. Seven of the eight victims targeted were women of Asian descent. On Monday, March 29, an open forum took place on Zoom with Kean University to discuss the issue and the need for reform.
Joined by Kean University’s very own Department of Communication Lecturer, Dr. Kisha Dasent, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted a tell-all open forum on Tuesday, March 30 via Zoom to discuss intersectionality in hip hop and pop culture.
On Thursday, April 1, Kean students joined the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) on their final Say Hello to Autism event in an effort to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
After over a year of adjusting to online classes, Kean University finally has the opportunity to re-open campus to all of its students and staff. The fall 2021 semester is set to be held in person, with the mandated precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. Let's hear from some of our very own cougar’s on what they think of returning to campus in just a few months.
Due to the hard work of Kean students and faculty, MLK Week of Service has come to an end and has accomplished many things within its events. MLK Week of Service, not only commemorates one of the greatest historical figures, but also shows the dedications of Kean students when they set their minds to doing the right thing.
Plays by People in affiliation with Premiere Stages at Kean University presented its virtual performances via Zoom on Saturday, March 27 at 4 p.m. After registering to sign up, audience members were sent Zoom links to take part in the event. The event was held possible by the New Jersey Theater Alliance 2021 Stages Festival.
On March 24, students from a variety of majors joined Kean's Women and Gender Studies Program, in partnership with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to welcome guest speaker Dr. Claire Renzetti to present her research on sexual assault and a college students perception.