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College life has so much more to offer then just registering for classes or experiencing living outside of home for the first time. Every day there are many ways for students to get more involved and engaged in the campus community by joining or starting a club, attending events, watching a theater performance, going to a sporting event and so much more. Of course, with all these options, students can feel overwhelmed with where they should start. That is why Kean University has places like the Involvement Center and their events like the Involvement Games to help students out.
With the beginning of Fall approaching, so approaches the dreaded flu season. To combat the incoming flu season, Student Health Services urges students to engage in the New Jersey College and University Flu Challenge, sponsored by the NJ Department of Health. Students are encouraged to participate in this challenge to help spread flu awareness and increase vaccination rates among New Jersey college students.
Kean Day, an annual event here at Kean University, is fast approaching. This year, it will be taking place Friday, Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. along Cougar Walk and will be hosted by the Miron Student Center. Anyone searching for a new club or organization to join or just looking to meet some new people is encouraged to come over and enjoy the day.
This year's Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 and as it draws closer, it becomes more imperative that everyone comes out to vote. Unfortunately, the process of voting can seem exhausting for first time voters. The first step in this process is registering to vote and while many people would like to register, many do not know how or where to do so. That is where the Kean community is stepping in to help. The Community and Volunteer Services, Human Rights Institute and the Lesniak Institute will be hosting voter registration tables leading up to Election Day to help assist the Kean community in registering to vote before Election Day.
Everyone on campus flooded to Wilkins Theatre this past Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester as President Dawood Farahi, Ph.D, gave his Opening Day Address to the Kean community.
Kean University always seeks to find new ways to get students excited and prepared for the new semester. One way they plan to do this is through the annual Cougar Kick-off, which is a calendar of various events throughout the month of September to help students get involved and ready for the upcoming year.
One of the most exciting events at Kean every semester is Meet the Greeks, which is hosted by the Greek Senate. This is an event intended to inform the Kean community of the Greek Letter Organizations on campus and the efforts that they make to enhance the community, as they are very involved on campus. This year, Meet the Greeks is taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 10 p.m. in Harwood Arena.
According to the Food Aid Foundation, 795 million people in the world do not have access to enough food to live a healthy lifestyle. In New Jersey alone, 13 percent of people are food insecure, according to End Hunger NJ.
As the semester draws to a close, resident students will begin to select their next housing assignment, have their last room inspection and eventually move out.
The Kean Gospel Choir is looking forward to its next big competition, the McDonald's Gospelfest. This will be the fourth year that the choir performs at this large fest which includes choirs from all over New York and New Jersey. The Gospelfest is taking place at the Prudential Center, an enormous venue located in Newark, New Jersey. The event is transpiring Saturday, May 11 where doors open at 4 p.m. and the competition starts at 5 p.m.
Kean University is an institution that prides itself on its talented students. In regard to the student body, interested individuals will have the opportunity to audition to sing the national anthem during undergraduate and graduate commencement Monday, April 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theatre.
Many opportunities to participate in service projects and give back to the community are available to members of the Kean community throughout each academic year. However, the Center for Leadership and Service has organized an entire day dedicated to service April 27 titled Cougars That Care.
The results are in! The Student Organization at Kean University is proud to announce the newly elected officials for the 2019-2020 school year. With their newfound positions, the following officials are ready to take action and provide for the Kean community.
The largest entrepreneurship event on Kean's campus is just days away from it's conclusion. Kean University's annual rendition of its Business Plan Competition is prepared to host its final round April 11.
Kean's Peer Educators are looking for students who want to join them in their mission to create a safe campus. Peer Educators work hand-in-hand with the administration of Community Standards and the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Task Force (AToD) to provide information to Kean students promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Peer educators work closely with AToD to create events to make Kean University a safe place for students to be.
Kean University's annual Earth Week celebration takes place April 16 through April 22. The week looks to celebrate the planet through innovative, interesting and interactive events for both students and staff to participate in.
Kean Dance Marathon (KDM), the Greek Senate’s annual 12-hour apex of a year’s worth of fundraising efforts, will be taking place April 12 in Harwood Arena. From noon to midnight, students will be able to experience a day of music, activities and charity all to benefit the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey.
At Kean University, students are immersed in an environment full of opportunities. One of which is a trip to the Bronx Zoo, hosted by the Student Organization at Kean University. On Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. students will have the chance to visit the Bronx Zoo and all of its offerings.
Kean’s Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Association is giving students the chance to witness a live pediatric orthopedic surgery. The group has organized a bus trip April 5 to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, where students will be able to watch the operation and tour other exhibits afterward.
Coming back from spring break, it's easy to fall into a mid-semester funk. With numerous events on Cougar Link and tons more on the academic calendar to remember, which are the most important? If one is suffering from the fear of missing out, fear no more! Here is an all-inclusive guide to the most important dates for Kean students to remember in April.