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Kean Student Health Services has been stretched very thin lately, as they have had to deal with only two full time staff members, two part time staff members and the hardships through the pandemic. To show her appreciation for the work the clinic did in her absence, Dr. Kristine Sparks, a family nurse practitioner, submitted the clinic for the Patriot Award.
As Kean University celebrates Women’s history month, many events on campus are yet to take place in honor of our women. March is the month in order for our women around the world to be noticed and uplifted in everything they achieve daily. Women on campus are being celebrated with upcoming events held by many different organizations throughout the month of March.
The annual Polar Plunge at Seaside Heights is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to help in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. Those who choose to participate will jump into the frigid Atlantic Ocean, one weekend during the month of February. Our very own Kean Police department were also amongst those participants!
The Human Rights Institute hosted a Civil Rights Journey over spring break. The group explored historic sites in Georgia and Alabama. On their trip, students learned about the history of the civil rights movement and how to become social justice activists and advocates.
Time is ticking for our Kean University seniors and the class of 2022 to walk across the stage. It has been a long time coming and many unusual experiences along the way, but they made it.
Our cougar mascot is always around campus showing Kean pride and cheering for our sports teams. Many may have wondered what their name must be? Ken? Roary?
On Dec. 7, Professor Libbey’s Eat, Pray, Love section of the first-year seminar set up, Eat, Pray, Love The Experience, took place on the first floor of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) building. This event was inspired by the book, Eat, Pray, Love, a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert about her journey to self-discovery. The mission of this event was to create an immersive experience for those who had not read the book and inspire them to go on their own journey of self-discovery.
It’s the holiday season and for many of us, it means eating good food with family, getting and receiving gifts and enjoying the winter break. However, many children don’t get to have this same luxury. But, lucky for them, Lesniak Institute's Operation Santa has the mission of bringing the holiday spirit to every little boy and girl.
With the first semester at Kean halfway done, the time for student elections is upon us and everyone is eager to be back in person for this event. The class of 2025 are bright new faces on campus who can not wait to dive right into campus life and utilize student government to enact change in the community. The freshman class elections are the perfect place for these students to get involved and make sure that their voices and the ones of their peers are heard.
At Kean University, the students are very adamant about helping out their community and being leaders for the students, faculty and staff within that community. Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is a connection point for students to get involved and engage themselves on campus. Celebrating citizenship and student involvement with different types of upcoming Service Events.
As the start of the first semester in person, in a year and a half commences, the Greek Organizations are ready to show off their current chapters to interested students. Meet the Greeks is an event held for students who are interested in Greek life to see what each organization is about and which one would be the right fit.
Held on April 23 and 24, Kean’s Marketing faculty and student team presented their research to the EATA (East Asian Trade Association) Biannual International Virtual Conference and Research Symposium. Assistant professor in the School of Management and Marketing, Min Chung Han, Ph.D., senior majoring in marketing Adrian Peralta and WKU senior majoring in marketing Danwei Yang received an award for their research presentation.
Fall 2021 semester will be here before we know it and returning to campus during this time comes with mandatory measures. President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. has followed in the footsteps of other universities in NJ, requiring that students coming back to campus in the fall must be vaccinated. With this announcement brings a lot of questions about the COVID 19 vaccine and the options available.
Kean Association of Marketing (KAM) just recently won the Marketing Madness competition after a month of many competitors who stepped up to the plate with the final decision being announced on April 2. The prize was $6,500 and an exclusive talk session with HP's Global Head of Design & Sustainability, Stacy Wolff.
Each academic year, student groups need to re-register their organizations to remain recognized by the university. Student groups do this by completing the Student Group Recognition Form, which is available on Cougar Link.
Research Days is an annual event where students and faculty alike come together to share their research efforts. While this event is typically held in person, this year it will be held online. The 2021 Virtual Research Days will transpire on Tues. April 27 and Weds. April 28.
Live and from its virtual Zoom webinar, Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) launched its annual fundraiser for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ on Friday, April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Greek Senate, the event was led by Graduate Intern for Greek Affairs Gabriella Lapointe with co-host, Delta Phi Epsilon senior, Katherine Lewandowski majoring in early childhood education and Assistant Director for Greek Life, Alex Louis. The marathon is regularly a 12-hour event that takes place at Harwood Arena on campus with dancing and singing but adjustments had to be altered due to the ongoing world crisis.
Kean University is an ever-growing contributor to the local communities. Through many different organizations and student groups including Cougar Volunteers, Kean students have built a strong reputation on reliability and volunteerism throughout northern and central New Jersey.
From Monday, April 5 at 9 a.m. to Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m., Kean University students logged into Cougar Link and placed their votes for students to represent them during the 2021-2022 academic year.
As the spring semester winds down, student government organizations are making preparations for new elections. Elections for the Alternate Student Trustee take place from Monday, April 5 at 9 a.m. to Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.