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This year, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was unlike any other before. Students and members of the local community were invited to attend a virtual breast cancer awareness walk in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S.
The Leadership Institute hosted its second Chapter After Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28. This virtual seminar talked about the importance of understanding credit as well as general financial literacy. The workshop also gave insight about certain myths with credit cards as well as some tips and tricks on how to start building credit straight out of college for students to build up their credit scores.
Kean's Writing Center will be hosting a series of poetry writing workshops throughout the month of November. Each session will have a different theme, focusing on a specific aspect of the poetic creation process. All sessions will be held virtually with spots being limited, so it is recommended that attendees register as soon as possible.
The Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University and the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ will be facilitating a discussion with Arno Michaelis, author of memoir My Life After Hate and former Neo-Nazi who once lived a life marred by anti-Semitism. The talk will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Lots of time remains in the Fall 2020 semester, and the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is filling it with opportunities for Kean students to give back to the community. Different series of service projects continue to meet, often weekly, helping anyone in need in every way possible.
It is important to make a positive impact on people. In life and especially during times of need, it is also important that people use their leadership skills to inspire a new generation in achieving their goals. Students such as Naomi Guerrero have continued to lead as a positive example to the community while working remotely as part of the Jumpstart program at Kean.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. held a panel about the effects of domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 8 to 9 p.m. Panelists Victoria Goodlof, Esq. and Dianna Fuller, Esq. both attorneys, treated the audience to an interactive discussion tackling this issue. The event was held via Zoom.
The Freshman Class Elections, held through Student Organization, recently transpired, leading Jazaan Walsh to become the Class of 2024 president.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which is a time for advocates to come together to raise awareness for this issue and spread education on the topic. During this time, communities and organizations work to help survivors, victims and those unaffected to learn about the signs and the proper actions to take when faced with domestic violence. Together, the goal is to end domestic violence and offer help to those have been impacted from it.
Have you ever wanted to make money through your favorite hobbies? The Leadership Institute hosted their very first Chapter After Workshop of the semester, "From Hobbies to Hustle," on Thursday, Oct. 22. Students got to hear a panel of guest speakers describe how they turned their passions into a streaming income.
Calling all singers, musicians and artists: Kean Theatre Council is hosting auditions for their Cabaret Cocoa and Chill fundraiser to benefit The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. The event will be held on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. via the Kean Theatre Council Facebook Page.
The Office of Residential Student Services (RSS) serves the student community's residential life in all sorts of ways, not the least of which in the organization and hosting of numerable events every semester, offering an abundance and a variety of events to students throughout the fall. With so much of Kean's community moved online by the pandemic, RSS offers many of these events through remote, online portals so that students can feel a sense of home at the university from anywhere.
Every semester, the Leadership Institute hosts multiple events for their Chapter After Series. Their upcoming events include the Chapter After Series: Understanding Credit & Financials and the Chapter After Series: Remote Networking.
As midterms and a stressful, remote semester continue, Halloween festivities offer the Kean community a welcome reprieve from busy schedules and studying. Many of the university's organizations have arranged remote Halloween-themed events for the week leading up to and including the holiday.
The time has come and the results for the Freshman Class of 2024 Elections are in after weeks of preparation and campaigning.
It’s a Tuesday morning and you just sat down in front of your laptop. It is another day of remote learning. Your professor will be logging on in a few minutes, and as you sit there waiting, your mind begins to wander back to the beginning of the spring semester. You had loved taking the short drive to campus where you would meet up with friends before your class. You were in your first year as a journalism major and you were looking forward to your courses. Your professors were engaging and challenging and this kept you very motivated. Your college experience was amazing!
Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority, Inc. held a discussion via Google Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The sorority gave a presentation on what it means to be assertive by setting firmer boundaries and saying "no.'"
Seniors Melissa Tito, Kedemah Reid, Yash Patel, Gisell Padilla and Melissa Ostrander, from the Robert Busch School of Design have won major mentorships with top advertising agencies through the renowned One Club for Creativity.
Meet the candidates for the Student Organization Freshman Class of 2024 elections. Voting takes place from 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct.19, through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Cougar Link. All full-time undergraduate students with less than 29 credits may vote in the Class 2024 election.
The Liberty Hall Museum is located on Kean’s Union campus and is a great place for students and the community alike to visit for a mix of education and entertainment. This fall, they are hosting many festive events for people to enjoy.