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March is declared as Women’s History Month, a time to recognize women’s contributions to culture and society through history. Influential women have paved the way to allow today’s generation to achieve more than ever possible before. Kean University recognizes these contributions and celebrates the women within their community and beyond.
The Kean Wellness Center (KWC) provides high quality, complete, integrated health and wellness services for the entire campus community. The center’s goal is to empower students to make informed and positive lifestyle choices.
Embarking into the world after college can be exciting but also scary as one wonders what lays beyond the campus they have called home for the past four years. Will they fall into their dream job? Have to work somewhere until they can get into the field of work they want?
Students might find themselves with a heavy cough, a broken finger or a missing shot they needed to get years ago. Others might just be looking for an explanation for that growing pain in their leg. Regardless of the health concern, students can trust Kean’s Student Health Services to help!
The Women's and Gender Studies Minor Program at Kean University is an exciting and enriching opportunity for students from a variety of majors and professional fields to add to their program evaluation. Adding a minor in Women's and Gender Studies is a way to develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, analytics and a gendered-oriented perspective to a multitude of tasks and discussions.
Debuting in her first college basketball game, freshman Sarah Weber walked into the gym at New Jersey City University (NJCU). The evening before Kean women's basketball team had taken on NJCU on their home turf, unfortunately suffering a loss. This time though, Weber has her chance to show what she could do.
The Genetic Counseling Student Interest Group exists at Kean to educate students on the field of genetic counseling. They aim to do this through resources for students as well as a community of peers that they have created. By joining this group, students can learn more about genetics, medicine, psychology and advocacy.
The Kean Forensic Science Club was established on campus for students to have the opportunity to explore this subject on a deeper level. Forensic science is commonly seen across the media and in movies. Students can learn the reality of this topic and even develop a passion for it.
College can become very stressful for students. With long lectures and assignments around every corner, students can start to feel overwhelmed rather quickly. There’s no need to worry, the Kean Counseling Center is here to help!
Working in the arts has its perks. Students can find benefits such as networking opportunities or even a shot in a major production in film and on stage. Students such as Jennifer Pillaga are just some examples of an artist who is expanding her craft while taking advantage of as many opportunities as she can in the performing arts field.
On the first weekend of February, Women's Basketball at Kean University stepped onto the court for their first two games of the season. Both against New Jersey City University (NJCU). The Lady Cougars played on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. at home in Harwood Arena and then again on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. away at NJCU.
Kean University is home to many organizations for students to join to connect with their peers while gaining new skills. One of the newest student organizations on campus is the Kean Gardening Club.
The transition to remote learning was difficult for many faculty and students during the spring semester of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic happened suddenly and many were not prepared to continue their education remotely. Students were expected to quickly adapt to this “new norm,” while trying to balance the changes that were going on around them. Daniel Armah and Rebecca Obeng highlight their experience as virtual students and also discuss the hardest part about learning from home.
Involvement is a vital aspect of the collegiate experience for students. It allows students to learn more about topics that interest them while making connections with peers and staff. At Kean University, one of the main hubs of student involvement is through the Involvement Center.
Who are the Cougar Volunteers? Cougar Volunteers are a representation of Kean faculty, students and staff. These are the heroic individuals committed to volunteering their services for Kean University as well as surrounding communities.
First announced in July 2020 by President Lamont Repollet, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was created to push for a stronger Kean community. They aim to make Kean University a fair and equitable community through comprehensive and strategic diversity programs. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to supporting and promoting representation and inclusion all throughout the Kean University campus.
Faith can play a role in a person’s worldview while helping them to feel grounded and stable. In a new environment away from home, Campus Ministry helps students feel at peace.
In March of 2019, Kean University established the Cougar Pantry to help combat food insecurity among current graduate and undergraduate students within the Kean campus community. This organization is called The Cougar Pantry.
One Stop is at Kean University to help both newly accepted and returning students navigate their collegiate experience. They offer an abundance of resources and help pertaining to information on registration, enrollment and more.
Career Services is a department at Kean University that is centered around helping students and alumni grow professionally. Their main goal is to help students launch their careers through defining their goals and acquiring fulfilling professional experience. They have been able to aid students in many ways such as hosting workshops, helping students get internships, advisement and more.