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On Thursday, November 16, Destress Fest hosted by the Student Government Association of Kean University, took place at the Miron Student Center in the Greek Lounge. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., students learned about ways to ease stress from midterms and other educational commitments while enjoying free Playa Bowls.
On Tuesday, November 14, Kean University’s Annual Food Bank Luncheon was held in the Cougar’s Den of the Miron Student Center. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., students, faculty, staff, and alumni were able to enjoy delicious food and support a great cause. The event was hosted by the Office of Student Government, the Student Government Association of Kean University, and the Graduate Student Government of Kean University.
On Thursday, October 19, The Pan-African Student Union hosted their annual Ballin' 4 Breast Cancer charity basketball event at Harwood Arena, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees filled up the stands as the Divine 9 fraternities and the Kean police team went head to head for a good cause.
Over the past few weeks, Kean students have undergone testing for midterms. As many are aware, midterm exams can be extremely stressful, especially for freshmen. Students are expected to study course materials and take exams while balancing their social lives, maintaining other homework assignments, and planning for their futures. As exam week can be demanding for all students of any classification, it can be more of a challenge for freshmen. Freshmen are still adjusting to college as it is a different world compared to high school.
Still, sitting in front of the T.V. Waiting for your favorite shows to be on? Still paying for Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, or other streaming services? No need to share a Hulu account as Kean University provides OnStream where you can watch all your favorite shows and programs.
On Saturday, October 14, the Kean football team hosted their homecoming game against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) at Kean Alumni Stadium. Before the game, the homecoming tailgate took place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. took place between Harwood Arena and Kean Hall parking lot.
Have you heard of the new emergency communications tool Rave Mobile Safety?
On Thursday, September 28 The Office of Career Services hosted a Career, Internship, and Part-Time Job Fair for all Kean University students. From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., students were able to talk to employers in various fields to find potential job opportunities. Countless students eagerly walked along Cougar Walk in their professional attire as they handed out their resumes and spoke to several employers. The event was a success with over 100 organizations sharing career opportunities with students. Of the many organizations present, Army National Guard, Sherwin-Williams, Skechers, K&G Career Academy, Johnson & Johnson, Community Agency for Senior Citizens Inc., Forest Hills Financial Group, New York State Police, Pearle Vision, Internal Revenue Service, CityMD, and Groove National Dance Competition were among those in attendance. Our own Kean University participated in featuring potential opportunities for the Kean University Sports Business Club, Office of Residence Life, and Kean University Human Resources.
On September 21st the Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena from 6 to 10 pm. Meet the Greeks is an annual event for Kean University and is an important time for students who are interested in joining an organization to see what is the right fit for them. This event gives organizations a great opportunity to showcase who they are and what they are all about. Being in a sorority gives women the opportunity to be a part of a sisterhood that can build lifelong friendships, opportunities, and community service. As for the Greek senate, they feel amazed to see how successful Greek life is and how students are interested.
Happening at the beginning of the fall semester, the annual Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena on September 21. Meet the Greeks is a great opportunity for students to see which sororities/fraternities fit them in the long run. Of the bunch, many fraternities came out to represent their organization, engaging with students who were interested in joining, and also giving insight into who they are and what they have to offer.
Hispanic Heritage Month started September 15th and ends October 15th. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we take time to acknowledge Hispanic culture and the great achievements and successes of popular Hispanic figures. Famous Hispanic figures often include talented vocalists like Selena Quintanilla or Shakira, famous political individuals such as Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, or amazing painters like Pablo Picasso. These influential figures have helped pave the way for the Hispanic Community and shine a positive light on Hispanic culture.
The mental health of Kean students is very important, stress can prevent them from being their best self and can ultimately weigh them down mentally. At Kean University, there are several programs and resources that can assist students with their mental health.
The Fall semester at Kean University is always filled with creativity and joy, Kean Premiere Stages embodies those feelings through their shows. According to Kean’s website, Premiere Stages is dedicated to serving the cultural needs of northern and central New Jersey through the development of high-quality equity theatre performances. Premiere Stages prioritizes their outreach to Kean students and tries to make shows and experiences at the theatre accessible via their pricing.
It is important for students to prioritize their mental health. College students often face multiple stressors and struggle juggling those things along with schoolwork. At Kean University, there are multiple outlets and resources to aid students with their mental and physical needs.
On Thursday, September 14, the Kean Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E.) Board organized the Find Your Match event for all students to attend. The event ran from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Making friends in college is an essential part of the college experience, it is a way to connect with other students from different states and cultural backgrounds. It is also a way to build connections while working towards getting a degree and starting a career. At Kean University, there are ways to make friends on campus such as going into different places on campus, attending events that involve Kean students or just simply going up to someone and striking up a conversation.
Tuesday, September 5, was the start of a new school year for Kean students, faculty and staff. As mentioned by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. during his opening address, Kean has surpassed the previous years in enrollment by far. With over 17,000 students attending the university, there are a lot of new faces on campus and a lot of new students experiencing Kean for the first time.
Suicide Prevention Week is from September 10 to September 16. This important week is a time for people to partake in some of the following things:
On Friday, September 8, Miron Student Center Operations and Event Management hosted a successful Kean Day event from 12 - 4 p.m. Students were in their complimentary “Kean Day” T-shirts as they explored numerous groups and participated in fun activities.
On Tuesday, September 5, Kean University’s Back 2 Basics: Wellbeing BBQ occurred and it was a success. The Miron Student Center patio was filled with students as they socialized and danced to the songs played by the DJ.