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Adding an English minor to one's major of any field, can be incredibly beneficial to include on future resumes as well as to help build one's overall individual character and outlook on the world around them and how they interact within it. On Thursday, Dec. 10, join the School of English Studies at 3:20 p.m. to explore all of the benefits of getting a minor in English and how to work toward it.
It's everyone's favorite modern holiday classic: on Friday, Dec. 4, "Elf" will be screened as a drive-in movie experience in the parking lot of Kean Hall. With health and safety always a priority throughout the Kean community, Student Organization of Kean University and the Class of 2021 offer the perfect Friday night getaway for a study break or social outing. The screening will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
Just recently, Kean's One Stop Service Center announced the rollout of two new customer service platforms assisting in providing better service to students amid the transition of remote learning.
One benefit of the current state of the world is the increase in diverse, educational, virtual events. Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Holocaust Resource Center will be hosting the Murray Pantirer Memorial Scholar Lecture with Dr. Marion Kaplan. The lecture, to be hosted on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m., will address the experience of Jewish refugees who fled to Portugal to live in a "limbo" until they could escape abroad.
The Wenzhou-Kean University Board of Directors has opened applications for the position of a non-voting student representative. This position would last for two years, ending on June 30, 2022. Completed applications are due through Cougar Link by Monday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Elections will take place from Monday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Residential Student Services held their second info session about applying to become a resident assistant for the upcoming semester on Friday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 10 p.m. via Zoom.
The time has come. The Spring 2021 Student Group Recognition is now available to fill out on Cougar Link. All of the Union, Ocean, and Skylands campuses recognized student groups, Greek Letter Organizations, governmental organizations, and student governments who wish to be recognized for Spring 2021 must complete this mandatory process by Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Up until Monday, Nov. 16, only the President, Secretary, or Primary Contact of the organization can fill out the form but after that, any member can fill it out.
For the month of November, the Kean University Police Department (KUPD) is participating in a No-Shave November fundraiser to fight against cancer.
The Center for Leadership and Service and Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are looking for students to help distribute packaged goods to Union County residents experiencing hardship as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Through the rest of the fall semester, the Center for Leadership and Service will host a series of events for viewing the new documentary series "Whose Vote Counts: Explained." The documentary released in September 2020 and walks through the details and imperative of voting in the United States. Participants will view the series and share encouragement for being involved in the process.
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) will be hosting an event called Virtual Older Adult Prom 2020. For this event, invitations were extended to senior citizens in surrounding nursing homes and assisted living facilities to attend and participate in the festivities.
Student Organization of Kean University has plentiful programming lined up throughout the month of November.
Calling all playwrights! Premiere Stages will be opening submissions for their Bauer Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Playwriting Awards from Nov. 13 through 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 14.
Kean's Writing Center will be hosting a series of poetry writing workshops throughout the month of November. Each session will have a different theme, focusing on a specific aspect of the poetic creation process. All sessions will be held virtually with spots being limited, so it is recommended that attendees register as soon as possible.
The Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University and the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ will be facilitating a discussion with Arno Michaelis, author of memoir My Life After Hate and former Neo-Nazi who once lived a life marred by anti-Semitism. The talk will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Lots of time remains in the Fall 2020 semester, and the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is filling it with opportunities for Kean students to give back to the community. Different series of service projects continue to meet, often weekly, helping anyone in need in every way possible.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is a time for advocates to come together to raise awareness for this issue and spread education on the topic. During this time, communities and organizations work to help survivors, victims and those unaffected to learn about the signs and the proper actions to take when faced with domestic violence. Together, the goal is to end domestic violence and offer help to those have been impacted from it.
The Office of Residential Student Services (RSS) serves the student community's residential life in all sorts of ways, not the least of which in the organization and hosting of numerable events every semester, offering an abundance and a variety of events to students throughout the fall. With so much of Kean's community moved online by the pandemic, RSS offers many of these events through remote, online portals so that students can feel a sense of home at the university from anywhere.
Every semester, the Leadership Institute hosts multiple events for their Chapter After Series. Their upcoming events include the Chapter After Series: Understanding Credit & Financials and the Chapter After Series: Remote Networking.
As midterms and a stressful, remote semester continue, Halloween festivities offer the Kean community a welcome reprieve from busy schedules and studying. Many of the university's organizations have arranged remote Halloween-themed events for the week leading up to and including the holiday.