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As Kean restarts for a fall semester with health and safety a chief concern, the university has made appropriate changes to many student resources around campus. Between Sept. 21 and Thanksgiving, when nearly a quarter of classes will return in face-to-face and hybrid settings, the adjustments made to printing services within the campus computer labs will be invaluable.
As summer winds down, Kean University welcomes students back for the Fall 2020 semester. The university is ready to kick-start the new school year for all students on campus and working remotely.
As students are welcomed back for the fall semester, Kean University has set new social distancing policies in place to support the health and well being of the Kean community.
Student Organization presented their Goal Setting Workshop on Monday, July 13 through Zoom. The workshop was presented by social worker of First Step Counseling Services, Carli Hench.
On Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m., Student Organization hosted a virtual workshop with consultant Tony Parrales, president of Parrales Consulting LLC and a Kean University alumnus, covering strategies for successful interviews, including remote interviews, particularly vital to recent and upcoming graduates in an increasingly distanced workforce. The workshop was conducted, appropriately, on Zoom.
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.