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The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is an official record of a student’s involvement in educational experiences outside of the classroom. The CCT program is specifically designed to add incentive to student involvement in the learning process by documenting academic experiences that take place elsewhere beside the classroom.
Seniors at Kean University set the tone for their younger peers. With that being said, Kean has been able to provide them with resources and tools needed after graduation. Some of the skills included leadership, communication and soft skills, which are key factors for employers.
The Human Rights Institute will be hosting its 12th annual International Human Rights Conference, Hunger: The Politics of Food, at Wilkins Theatre from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 22 to spread awareness about worldwide hunger and ways to prevent it. Moreover, the Human Rights Institute is an organization that prides itself on providing information, events and programs for human rights issues around the globe.
The Human Rights Institute declared the week of Feb. 25 through March 1 as Say Something Week. This week was designed to educate the Kean community on issues like bullying, bystanding and exclusion. The hope was for students to understand how their actions affect others and how the signs that something could be dangerous to an individual or the community may present themselves.
Christine Thorpe, Ph.D., the dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College, presented for the Annual Women's History Month Lecture on Friday, March 1. Her topic, titled "Free from Slavery, Bound by Historical Traumas: The Economic Bondage of Chronic Health Issues Among African American and Native American Women", sparked insightful conversations among the audience.
Kean University prides itself on being a top-five most diverse university in the entire nation.
In 1987, Congress officially designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. Since then, this time of year has become a 31 day tribute to the contributions and unique past of women in society. In honor of the meaning behind this month, numerous departments and organizations throughout Kean have organized events to celebrate and inform students about the various facets of women’s history.
The Graduate and Part-Time Student Council, the Nancy Thompson Library Commons and the Office of Student Success and Retention teamed up to host an event called Snack & Chat Feb. 28. The purpose of this event was to invite freshman and transfer students to ensure that they are educated on all of the resources that are available to them to help enhance their learning.
Kean University is proud to present "The Creative and Spiritual World of George Preston", African Art & Origins exhibit from now until May 15.
Students will be able to affordably experience Broadway’s re-creation of "King Kong” with the Student Organization’s help March 2. This is the most recent addition to the series of bus trips to New York City organized and sponsored by the Student Organization.
As president of the American Sign Language club, General Education Mentor (GEM) and recruit for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Jianna Pisa has a lot of responsibilities on her plate. However, she makes it look like a piece of cake. Diligent and focused, Pisa masterfully juggles all of her duties in addition to her academic obligations. She aims to carry this work ethic and determination forward into her future.
The Student Organization Class of 2022 will be hosting the Hoops 4 Hearts basketball tournament Tuesday, March 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Students are invited to round up a group of friends to enroll into the basketball tournament. It only costs $5 to participate and all proceeds go to a great cause.
The Leadership Institute's Silver Leadership Program will be hosting a fashion show at Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theater Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for the Children's Specialized Hospital. Every year the Leadership Institute asks its Silver level leaders to create an original event that they will plan, create and host. Through this event, students will gain skills in communication, cooperation and common purpose while supporting the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey.
Cougar Link is a hub of information relating to the student groups and events that transpire here at Kean University. This is a great tool for students to use to learn more about the events that happen every day on campus and the groups that host them. Students utilize Cougar Link to see which clubs best fits them, in order for them to become as involved as they possibly can.
Kean University intends to create an environment full of resources that eases the transition from high school to college for freshmen. One of the departments that is based around first-year students is the School of General Studies. Moreover, the department seeks to prepare undergraduate students for success and strong skills.
Kean University is dedicated to aiding their students to academic success. One new way that the university plans on enacting this is with the recent Graduation Incentive Program. This plan was put into action to assist students and ensure that they are graduating in four years. This program was possible through collaboration among the Office of the Registrar, Division of Academic Affairs, deans, faculty members and Scholarship Services.
A transportation project created by a group of Kean’s industrial design students was chosen to be exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. One of only five universities chosen to be represented throughout the country, the exhibit, titled “A Day in the Life of a Kean Student,” has been on display since December and will continue to be shown until March 31.
Kean University strives to not only educate its students, but also to provide opportunities and outlets for those interested in displaying their creative abilities to both the campus community and the general public alike.
As an exceptional institution, Kean University is always looking for ways to implement new opportunities for students to excel. After an approval from the Board of Trustees, a contract for the College of Business and Public Management building was created for students interested in those studies.