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Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) is an event hosted by the Greek Senate every spring semester to raise funds for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. It is a 12 hour long dance marathon in which members of the Kean community dance in place for the children that cannot themselves. Every year, the fundraising total from the last is surpassed, with this past year's total being the largest at $54,175.51 all #ForTheKids.
The Kean chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America is a relativity new organization on Kean's campus. Abbreviated "UNA-USA" for the United Nations Association of the United States of America is a group made up of chapters around the country, with the mission of supporting and advancing the United Nation's global initiatives.
Getting involved on campus is one of the many ways college students can make their college experience more memorable. This is something Kayla Asare, a senior at Kean University, knows well. Not only is she the current Chapter President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, but she also serves as the Student Trustee for Kean University's Board of Trustees.A Board of Trustees is an elected group of people who are responsible for managing an organization. Kean University has a Board of Trustees made up of 15 members, all appointed by the Governor of New Jersey. Each year, a Student Trustee representative is picked to work alongside the Board of Trustees. Asare was this year's pick, having learned of the chance to become a Student Trustee from one of her professors while working for Kean Hall.
Kean University's Anime Society (KUAS) is a one-of-a-kind club on campus that encourages all to join! Members of the club get a chance to watch and appreciate new anime every meeting, while allowing themselves to bond, discuss and share their love for Japanese art and culture.
Kean University is popularly recognized for its work in the field of education, marking it as one of the top schools for education studies in the state of New Jersey. It is no wonder, then, why Kean's Delta Rho chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society for Education, is doing remarkable things while still embodying the university.
Kean University is known to be home to many transfer students. Transitioning from one college to another can be a difficult and overwhelming time, but senior Andrew Clementoni shared that he had a positive experience when transferring to Kean.
Here at Kean, students are always motivated and encouraged to pursue what they are passionate about. For the students in Advanced TV Productions, the expectations are no less. This is the reason for one of their latest projects: Senior Year.
Veteran student, business owner, and single mother of four: these are only some labels to describe the hardworking and humble Ashley Tufuga, who far surpasses any one title.
The second installment of the Leadership Institute's Chapter After series took place on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This event featured how-to skills on writing resumes and enhancing proper interview conduct and procedures.
Working on campus plus balancing an academic and social life might sound like a lot of responsibility. However, junior Michael Lopez is making all the moves he can to build up his resume and make the most of his college experience. During his time here at Kean, Lopez has managed to balance his classes while working on campus and still maintaining his level of involvement.
The Leadership Institute is a program offered at Kean through the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) which helps guide and give resources to student leaders to build them up to their fullest potential. They achieve this through a variety of different means, such as academic programming, service projects and the community of peers they have created. Another way that The Leadership Institute helps its students to become successful student leaders is through their Leader2Leader Mentor Program.
When studying abroad, students have to face the challenge of dealing with new surroundings, new people and possibly feeling out of place. At Kean University, that feeling is being combated by the creation of Wenzhou-Kean University Student Association (WKUSA).
WKNJ-FM 90.3 is where Kean University's radio DJs can be found. Located in the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Room 401 the radio station houses shows like The Devin Hour, a talk show run by Devin Wilson that creates a safe space for people to come together and share their differing opinions.
Balancing being a senior, an involved student and senior class president is no easy feat, yet Briana Lenard is doing it all. Lenard is spending her senior year dedicated to giving back to her fellow students, preparing for her post graduation endeavors and ending her Kean career with a strong academic standing.
Becoming a well rounded individual is a major key throughout a student's time here at Kean. Tracking community service hours and all of the organizations a student is currently a part of can be very important when applying for graduate schools as well as positions both on and off campus. The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is an official record of students' involvement at Kean University and helps keep track of all the organizations they were or are currently a part of as well as any academic awards that were granted.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, David Patterson Jr. and Ciara Williams were crowned Kean's Homecoming King and Queen at the homecoming's halftime show.
Javonica Latimore is all smiles since coming to Kean University. With a passion for singing and theatre, Latimore has spearheaded her start as a Kean Cougar by letting her passions and interests lead her toward higher pursuits. Along the way, she has made many friends and is actively overcoming challenges that come her way.
There are many student groups at Kean that raise money and awareness for certain causes, however, one that stands out is Operation Smile. This organization came to Kean in the Fall of 2009, and is dedicated to educating the community on children who have a cleft palate, cleft lip and other cranio-facial abnormalities around the world in developing countries.
Kean University is known to be a very diverse college, especially with the university having a campus located in Wenzhou, China. As a result, many students from China are able to come to the main campus in Union to study abroad all while learning about American culture and experiencing a completely new environment. A new student group on campus, the Chinese Student and Scholars Association of Kean University (KUCSSA) is dedicated to creating a community including American and Chinese students, that is not just limited to the Wenzhou-Kean exchange students.
If there's one thing senior exercise science major, Juan Leon-Torres believes in it is that physical and mental health go hand and hand. He believes this so strongly, that he has begun to implement an Exercise and Wellness Program to help other student veterans like himself as well as to the Kean student body as a whole to come together and exercise more.