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Continuing the tradition at Kean University, the Student Government Association Class of 2023, 2024 and 2025 held an event to celebrate the Day of the Dead. On Tuesday, November 1 at 6 p.m., students socialized and painted ceramic skulls for the occasion.
Getting an on-campus job is an amazing way to get involved at Kean, learn new skills and receive compensation for hard work. With a variety of departments, students are bound to find an office or department that fits their interests.
Around campus and beyond, Kean University students took initiative during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
College is a mix of students who commute and live on campus. During the week, an average student's day is filled with classes, homework, clubs, and studying. The weekends can be tricky because many don't know what to do on their days off. Luckily, there is never a dull moment at Kean.
COVID-19 hit everyone unexpectedly. Most struggled to find jobs, some were laid off, and businesses were shut down due to this chaotic pandemic. It took almost three years for life to go back to "normal." Kean University students' lives have forever changed due to COVID-19.
Some take the college experience for granted because they forget past generations didn't have the same opportunity to attend or finish college. This results in many becoming first-generation college students. While it's a big responsibility, this is also an amazing opportunity for first-generation students.
Kean University's annual Homecoming events were held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. The events started with a comedy show and ended with the big Homecoming game. It was a great opportunity to bring the students, alumni, and faculty together. Let the festivites begin!
Breast cancer has unfortunately become an all too common term in today’s vocabulary but what is breast cancer?
Each year approximately 24,000 college student either contemplate or attempt suicide. About 1,100 student succeed in their attempt, making suicide one of the leading causes of death in college students. September is National Suicide Prevention Month and here is what Kean University is doing to let their students know how many people are rooting for them to succeed.
When thinking of the college experience several words may come to mind; stress being one of them. Students experience stress for a variety of reasons including increased workloads, lack of time, and high family expectations. In trying to manage all that comes with college, many often neglect to partake in self-care.
Once again it is time for Kean to host the fun and vibrant Jazz and Roots Music Festival. For the second annual year there will be a FREE outdoor music festival open to the public, located at The Lawn at Enlow Hall in Hillside. Hosted by the acclaimed bassist/producer Mike Griot, this night is one that students and staff won't want to miss out on.
On Tuesday, May 17 Graduate Commencement for the Nathan Weiss Graduate College was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Followed by Undergraduate Commencement which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday, May 19. John Dickerson, award-winning CBS News chief political analyst and author, and Lauren Ridloff, a Tony-nominated actress were the commencement speakers for this year.
Research days took place on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. Throughout both days, students at Kean University provided the community with research topics of their choosing and educated them in depthly about what they had researched.
The results are in for this year’s Student Government Association e-board. With many anticipating the wait, students can finally learn who will be running the Student Government Association in the future.
On Apr. 22 PRISM hosted the very first Pride Prom at Kean University. This event was the first prom for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. With tarot card readings and drag shows, this truly was a night to remember.
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.
Unity Week at Kean University was held during the first few weeks of April. The university hosted various events for students to join and participate in. Unity Week was originally created in 1997 by the student leaders in a leadership retreat sponsored by student organization and the division of students affairs.
The month of April is known for Autism Awareness month. Kean University has made it their mission to spread awareness across their campus and community. In a panel discussion, experts spoke on the importance of awareness and the need for it in our society.
As the spring 2022 semester is shortly coming to an end, it is time for seniors to start applying to graduate school, if that is the route students want to take. It can be difficult finding the right major and school, but the Nathan Weiss Graduate College is open to those who wish to apply here at Kean University. Whether you are a Kean undergraduate student, an alumni, a transfer student or a student out of state, all are welcome to apply.
As we are nearing the end of another successful semester at Kean University, it is once again time for students to think about fall registration. As stressful and hectic as it can be to find the classes one needs, while also fitting them all into a specific schedule, we have some help. Kean advisors are here to not only assist students in registering for classes but also keep them on the right track for graduation.