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On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held a virtual discussion on the re-appropriation in marginalized environments located in urban spaces led by Akira Drake Rodriguez, Ph.D, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design.
Gourmet Dining has been a loyal provider at Kean University and an integral part in providing fine-dining options all throughout campus. Along with well-known establishments such as Starbucks and Jersey Mikes, Gourmet Dining gives students meal plans to suit everyone’s campus lifestyle. Now, Gourmet Dining has teamed up with the Cougar Pantry to aid food-insecure students during these tough times.
The Genetic Counseling Student Interest Group exists at Kean to educate students on the field of genetic counseling. They aim to do this through resources for students as well as a community of peers that they have created. By joining this group, students can learn more about genetics, medicine, psychology and advocacy.
Since 1987, the month of March has been declared Women’s History Month, commemorating and acknowledging the contributions that various women, past and present have made to the world. In honor of this month, different departments and organizations throughout the university have coordinated events to celebrate and also shed light on women’s history.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Graduate and Part-time Student Council alongside the Student Organization of Kean University came together to bring the On Your Campus Virtual Tour to students, where they had the opportunity to tune into a live musical set from rapper Young M.A. After her performance, Young M.A. partook in a Q & A with staff.
As a part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service, the Center of Leadership and Service (CLS) will be holding a food collection event sometime in March. This program presents students with an opportunity of giving back to the community and to provide food for those in need.
The Kean Forensic Science Club was established on campus for students to have the opportunity to explore this subject on a deeper level. Forensic science is commonly seen across the media and in movies. Students can learn the reality of this topic and even develop a passion for it.
With the white covering the roads and the temperature dropping, Kean's University Relations announced on Thursday, Feb. 18 that classes, remote and in-person, will be canceled due to a weather forecast of snow and ice conditions.
College can become very stressful for students. With long lectures and assignments around every corner, students can start to feel overwhelmed rather quickly. There’s no need to worry, the Kean Counseling Center is here to help!
Do you want to make your voice heard and be the difference at Kean University? If so, the Office of Student Government is accepting applications for a variety of positions. With this opportunity, students can gain valuable skills and act as a representation of their student body.
On Friday, Feb. 12, Kean's Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E.) and the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) held a virtual self-defense class with the We Save Lives Fitness Gym in New Brunswick, NJ in honor of One Billion Rising: Violence Against Women via Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Working in the arts has its perks. Students can find benefits such as networking opportunities or even a shot in a major production in film and on stage. Students such as Jennifer Pillaga are just some examples of an artist who is expanding her craft while taking advantage of as many opportunities as she can in the performing arts field.
On the first weekend of February, Women's Basketball at Kean University stepped onto the court for their first two games of the season. Both against New Jersey City University (NJCU). The Lady Cougars played on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. at home in Harwood Arena and then again on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. away at NJCU.
On Feb. 12, Kean P.U.L.S.E Programming Board for Unique and Lively students (P.U.L.S.E) hosted a virtual Lunar New Year celebration. Kean students were given the opportunity to learn traditions on how to bring in the Lunar New Year, gain knowledge on Chinese culture and even had the chance to receive a Year of the Ox T-shirt.
Kean University is home to many organizations for students to join to connect with their peers while gaining new skills. One of the newest student organizations on campus is the Kean Gardening Club.
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted the Student Research Seminar where two students from a Research and Technology course gave a presentation on the studies they conducted for their projects. The entire discussion was facilitated by Lydia Kaplan, M.Ed., a professor with the School of General Studies.
The sisters of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. along with the sisters of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. and the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. hosted a discussion panel on Tuesday, Feb. 9. What are the norms of a relationship? What are the ups and downs of being in a relationship?
The Graduate & Part-time Student Council as well as Student Organization were hosts for a night of live stand-up comedy virtual tour Wednesday, Feb. 10 with comedian/actor, Ron Funches. Interested attendees were asked to preregister for this fun-filled event by using LoopedLive.com. Once registered, the audience was able to view the event by downloading the Looped app, clicking on MY EVENTS (via desktop) or if using the app were able to sign in with an email address.
As a part of Black History Month, Student Health Services (SHS) hosted a special viewing party for the movie, Miss Evers’ Boys. Along with this showing, a panel event was later held to discuss the film as well as important health information.
Graduation is one of the most special moments in a young adult's life. The day that all of their hard work for the past four or more years pays off and they can start their life out in the world. After walking across that threshold, there is a world of opportunities open, just waiting to be seized.