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As a new semester begins, Kean has implemented new things around campus. Those familiar with Kean know that a multitude of changes have happened over the years. To brighten up the campus and better aid the attending students, there are many things people can expect to see around campus this semester.
When thinking of the college experience several words may come to mind; stress being one of them. Students experience stress for a variety of reasons including increased workloads, lack of time, and high family expectations. In trying to manage all that comes with college, many often neglect to partake in self-care.
Once again it is time for Kean to host the fun and vibrant Jazz and Roots Music Festival. For the second annual year there will be a FREE outdoor music festival open to the public, located at The Lawn at Enlow Hall in Hillside. Hosted by the acclaimed bassist/producer Mike Griot, this night is one that students and staff won't want to miss out on.
On Sept. 9, hundreds of Kean students attended Kean Day from 12 to 4 p.m. This event was designed to showcase all of the opportunities for involvement on Kean University’s campus.
On Sept. 8 at 3 p.m., Kean students attended the Back 2 Basics event at the Miron Student Center Patio.
Many locations exist on Kean University's Union campus. Locations where students, commuters and residents alike, can hangout and relax in between classes.
On Sept. 1 at 3 p.m., Kean students gathered on the Miron Student Center (MSC) Patio to attend the Cougar Kick Off: Saddle Up event organized by Kean P.U.L.S.E.
As the summer comes to an end, Kean University held several events to wind down the summer.
On Monday, Aug. 29, Kean students gathered in the Miron Student Center Field to participate in one of the many Jump into Kean activities. Many students from all grades attended a night filled with smores, smoothies, and the main attraction: The Roller Skating Rink.
Seeking part-time employment or internships? On Sept. 20, Career Services and the Office of Residential Student Services will be hosting the Part-Time Job and Internship Fair on Kean University’s Cougar Walk.
Step into the Liberty Hall Museum and be transported back to a revolutionary-era, as you trace one family’s history through furnishings, decorative arts, clothing, and much more. One of New Jersey’s premier historic locations is located right at Kean and allows for students and staff to take advantage of this amazing experience. Let’s explore together what the Liberty Hall Museum can provide in the way of tours, events, and education.
Jump into Kean, a series of campus events designed to welcome new and returning students, began on Sunday, Aug. 28. Activities ended Wednesday, Aug. 31. Through dozens of different events, new students had the opportunity to decompress and get to know their new home away from home as well as their new Kean family.
Jumping right into the Fall semester with a bang, Kean has already announced a full season of plays for students, staff and anyone else to enjoy. With a full line up we have; Scab by Gino Diiorio, and Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family by Tylie Shider. Let’s dive right in and find out the details on when these plays will be available to the public.
On August 25, new transfer students were welcomed by our Kean community during their student orientation. At the North Avenue Academic Building, transfer students from all over attended presentations, participated in workshops, and socialized with their new classmates.
On Tuesday, May 17 Graduate Commencement for the Nathan Weiss Graduate College was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Followed by Undergraduate Commencement which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday, May 19. John Dickerson, award-winning CBS News chief political analyst and author, and Lauren Ridloff, a Tony-nominated actress were the commencement speakers for this year.
Research days took place on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. Throughout both days, students at Kean University provided the community with research topics of their choosing and educated them in depthly about what they had researched.
The results are in for this year’s Student Government Association e-board. With many anticipating the wait, students can finally learn who will be running the Student Government Association in the future.
On Apr. 22 PRISM hosted the very first Pride Prom at Kean University. This event was the first prom for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. With tarot card readings and drag shows, this truly was a night to remember.
Kean Student Health Services has been stretched very thin lately, as they have had to deal with only two full time staff members, two part time staff members and the hardships through the pandemic. To show her appreciation for the work the clinic did in her absence, Dr. Kristine Sparks, a family nurse practitioner, submitted the clinic for the Patriot Award.
Unity Week at Kean University was held during the first few weeks of April. The university hosted various events for students to join and participate in. Unity Week was originally created in 1997 by the student leaders in a leadership retreat sponsored by student organization and the division of students affairs.