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Beginning Dec. 9, the Military & Veterans Club will be holding two charity drives. The first is for Operation Valor, a veterans homeless shelter. The second is for Rebuilding Warriors Raffle, a project that helps provide service dogs to veterans. Donations for these projects will be accepted in the Veterans lounge located in Willis Hall room 121.
It is that time of the semester--finals season. December can be one of the most stressful months of the fall semester as students are trying to cram for tests, hand in papers last minute, and finish all projects. All of these can be overwhelming, so Kean University students do their best to host events where students can just take a breather and relax.
Check out what happens on campus with this week's Quick Bits!
Everyone knows the saying, "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus..." Monday, Dec. 4, in the Little Theater of the Miron Student Center (MSC), Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Women of Excellence (WoE) and Men of Excellence (MoE) put that saying to the test. The event Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, was a panel discussion made up of selected members of PRSSA, WoE, and MoE.
Beginning in December, The Liberty Hall Museum will begin featuring its holiday programming. The programs are designed to celebrate the holiday season at Liberty Hall and explore the history of the holidays in the historic building. People of all ages are invited to come see what Liberty Hall has to offer during this festive time of year. There is something for everyone at Liberty Hall this season!
The Kean Federation of Teachers (KFT) has announced that it is offering a scholarship contest for all Kean students. Whether a student is full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or graduate, they can apply for this essay contest. However, students must have attended classes in the Fall 2017 semester and will be attending classes in the Spring 2018 semester in order to be eligible.
On Wed. Nov. 29, students from The College of Liberal Arts were treated to a lesson in media literacy at the third annual America Now Teach In; a lecture series that informs its audience about issues that pertain to the United States of America in Room 226 of the Miron Student Center (MSC).
Tuesday Nov. 28, The Kean University Foundation participated in Giving Tuesday by raising money for the Kean University Relief Fund. In 24 hours, they were able to raise $7,060 to be donated towards the relief of areas and individuals of the Kean community, that have been hit with natural disasters in the past couple of months.
Every year, Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) Sorority hosts Deepher Dude, a male pageant show where money and awareness is raised for cystic fibrosis. All funds that were made during this pageant directly goes to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), one of the three charities DPhiE donates to every year. CFF is a non-funded organization that conducts research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects various organs including the lungs, pancreas and kidneys.
Pat Winters Lauro (pictured above) along with Dr. Brian Regal and Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, spoke on the importance of spotting fake news, as well as the scientific reasons behind why fabricated stories are written.
The International Student Association (ISA) hosted its second annual International Dinner on Dec. 1, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. in North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB).
Though the Kean Dance Marathon Hype Day occurred in October, the real Kickoff to Kean Dance Marathon season happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. During college hour from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., games, performances and informational sessions about the coveted 12-hour dance marathon dedicated to raising money for the Children's Specialized Hospital were offered to the students and faculty of Kean University.
A Junior majoring in environmental science while minoring in sustainability, Peters' leadership roles include those with his fraternity, Nu Sigma Phi and with Residential Student Services.
The attendees of the annual Kean Dance Marathon Kickoff smile for the camera!
The CLA Career Development Workshop is coming to Kean University in Spring 2018, and sophomores and juniors can apply now. This will be the second year in a row that the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) hosts this workshop. It is a prime opportunity for students to get the essential preparation for moving toward their future goals and careers.
Valeria Cruz is a senior studying psychology pre-occupational therapy with a minor in health sciences.
Hailey Cruz is a graduate student studying school counseling and will graduate in spring 2018. In fall of 2018, she plans to return to her post-masters program in licensed professional counseling (LPC). Cruz can also attest that she is a hard worker from the number of activities she is involved in at Kean University.
Katherine Caguana, a senior studying psychology with a minor in criminal justice and public administration, has achieved many accomplishments while at Kean University. While it is her last year here, she plans to continue her success and to implement new activities for students to be involved at Kean.
Student groups and organizations are always planning different events for their members. However, the event planning process can be confusing at times or seem exhausting. New student groups may not even be aware of the event planning process. Thus, this should serve as a key tool for any student group interested in putting together events the right way.