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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on individuals with exceptionalities and is dedicated to improving their educational outcomes, as well as erasing the stigma that surrounds them. They have a chapter at Kean known as the KUCEC, which is a community comprised of students that promote and dedicated to the advancing of the success of children with exceptionalities and disabilities.
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Human Rights Institute hosted the Shout! Poetry for Suffrage event presented by the Kean University Theatre Conservatory. The event was hosted to bring awareness to the fight for women's rights and how it affects modern day society.
On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, the Catholic Newman Club got festive at their Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in the Miron Student Center Atrium. Students were able to wear festive accessories and enjoy treats while celebrating the holiday spirit.Complimentary frozen hot chocolates and pretzels were provided by Auntie Anne's.
Kean Triple Helix is the Kean chapter of Triple Helix, Inc. Kean Triple Helix is dedicated to educating the Kean community in everything within the sciences and new developments happening across the globe.
Kean Research Days 2020, happening in the spring of 2020, is just around the corner. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) hosts the annual Research Days event at Kean University. Acting Director Susan Gannon and Assistant Director Reenat Munshi say the research days is a great way for students to network and showcase their research in non-competitive environment.
The newest of Kean University's 19 graduate programs is in Genetic Counseling (M.S.). Utilizing a diverse skill set, the new program combines science with real work practice to create and advance treatments. This program will give students the opportunity to research, advance medical science and establish new diagnostic produces.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, students filled the STEM Auditorium for the Social Media Summit hosted by KeanTV. Attendees had the opportunity to have an open discussion with influencers in a panelist Q&A about content creation, engagement and what it takes to build a brand.
On Monday, Dec. 9, the Earth Science Club and the School of Environmental and Sustainability Studies co-hosted the Season of Light Planetarium Show, a holiday-themed presentation using astronomy to explore the holiday traditions that feature lights. The show ran from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 330 and was the last of five performances of the show.
Every year Kean offers students a chance to win their annual Business Plan Competition. The competition is an opportunity to validate a business idea and help forward the idea by offering participants support and constructive advice throughout the duration of the competition.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the sisters of Omega Sigma Psi set up a table called Take What You Need, which encouraged students to create and receive affirming messages, in the Miron Student Center Atrium.
Going to college is a rewarding opportunity to advance future career choices. Imagine trading places with the Dean of your academic department and getting to experience the responsibility of running it. This year, the College of Liberal Arts held its third annual Dean for a Day on Wednesday, Dec. 4th with senior Melanie Oliveria .
The Office of Student Success and Retention and the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (NTLC) will host two opportunities for students to SLAM the EXAM and Write-in. The events will be held at the NTLC from 6 to 10 p.m. for those late night study sessions. The first of these events takes place Wednesday, Dec. 11 with another session taking place Thursday, Dec. 12.
The adjustment from high school to college can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming for many students. For Justin Antonio, it was a life-changing experience that he needed.
To help promote Hunger and Homelessness Week, Kean students volunteered at the Stand Campaign, which helped spread awareness on issues such as homelessness and food insecurity within the United States.
The holiday season is right around the corner, and it is never too early to start getting in the spirit this year. Whether it is decorating Christmas trees, shopping on Black Friday for the best deals or simply following family traditions, the holidays are a time for peace, love and acceptance. On the subject of decorating, on Monday, Nov. 25, the Catholic Newman Club hosted an ornament making social in preparation for their annual Christmas tree lighting.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is an honor society at Kean and other universities that focuses on helping students become leaders of today and prepare for their future. Luke Agojo, the current president of the society, brought the NSLS to Kean University and is looking forward to continuing to help students work toward their future goals.
On Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, Kean University's Peer Educators and Student Health Services set up a table to educate students on alcohol safety and prevention in the Miron Student Center atrium.
Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) is an event hosted by the Greek Senate every spring semester to raise funds for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. It is a 12 hour long dance marathon in which members of the Kean community dance in place for the children that cannot themselves. Every year, the fundraising total from the last is surpassed, with this past year's total being the largest at $54,175.51 all #ForTheKids.
The time has come to apply for a Residential Assistant (RA) in 2020-2021. The Office of Residential Student Services (RSS) is currently seeking students who are looking to take charge of being a leader in their community, serving as a guide to their peers through the provision of a safe and comfortable living experience for the students residing on campus.
Writing stories and crafting plays can be a creative way to express a writer's feelings through the characters that they create. Creating these stories transports a reader or viewer to a reality where everything they see and hear comes to life. Are you interested in turning your stories into big bucks? Premiere Stages at Kean University is now accepting submissions for the Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Playwriting Award.