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As we are nearing the end of another successful semester at Kean University, it is once again time for students to think about fall registration. As stressful and hectic as it can be to find the classes one needs, while also fitting them all into a specific schedule, we have some help. Kean advisors are here to not only assist students in registering for classes but also keep them on the right track for graduation.
The Major and Minor Exploration Fair helps guide undecided students on the paths that lead them to their future. An event like this is the best way for students to get an idea and have an understanding of the major or minor that is best for them.
As the weather continues to get warmer, spring sports at Kean are in full swing. With all of our athletics currently having more wins than losses, we have had a successful spring season and only plan on continuing this streak. All of the sports involved have been putting so much hard work and effort into this season, so let’s meet them!
Marketing EDGE has provided amazing scholarship opportunities for over 25 years, to aid students with their financial burdens, so they can focus their time on their academic studies. Between 1994-2021, $804,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 292 student recipients. Here at Kean, one of our very own marketing students was able to be a part of these statistics.
The annual Polar Plunge at Seaside Heights is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to help in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. Those who choose to participate will jump into the frigid Atlantic Ocean, one weekend during the month of February. Our very own Kean Police department were also amongst those participants!
The Human Rights Institute hosted a Civil Rights Journey over spring break. The group explored historic sites in Georgia and Alabama. On their trip, students learned about the history of the civil rights movement and how to become social justice activists and advocates.
Congratulations to our Kean students who have won the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). This competition was competitive and challenging, but our fellow pupils worked through these tribulations and have come out on top.
Helping out the community is a great act of kindness but sometimes people just don’t know where to start. If students are interested in helping out their community, then they should look into Cougars Volunteers.
Kean University’s Board of Trustees is holding elections for anyone interested in being a student representative. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to participate more in the community and to be the voice for all Kean students.
Time is ticking for our Kean University seniors and the class of 2022 to walk across the stage. It has been a long time coming and many unusual experiences along the way, but they made it.
At Kean University, there are multiple job opportunities for students to take advantage of, whether they live on campus or commute. There are many options, depending on what works best for the students schedule and some even offer credit towards graduation. Together we will explore those jobs and find out what it takes to apply to these positions.
As we move through the spring semester, it is once again time for Student Government Elections. Students are encouraged to let their voices be heard and go after the positions that will help them make a change. Let’s see what waits in store for the opportunities with these elections and how students can get involved.
Black History Month is dedicated to celebrating Black excellence and raising awareness of Black history. Kean University honors this month by showing support through events, discussions and programs. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), the National Council of Negro Women and the Pan-African Student Union joined together to kick off Black History Month.
On Feb. 4, Wear Red is a national day that helps to promote awareness for heart disease and stroke in women. Kean University hosts this event in partnership with the American Heart Association who fight against heart disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death across the country for both men and women. This day was created to bring more attention to heart disease because it has now become a greater issue among women.
Getting an internship is a good way of gaining hands-on experience for one’s career. Before going into the next step, people should know the skills they need to succeed. Career Services held an Essential Skills for Internships Workshop to inform Kean students on the skills needed to succeed in an internship and for the future.
Internships are a great way for getting a foot into the door of success. However, many are unaware of what to do and how to start. Thankfully, Career Services is here to help all Kean University students secure an internship that will prepare them for their future. At the Internship Information Session, Career Services taught scholars everything there is to know about securing an internship.
As winter break comes to an end, Kean students and staff will return to campus next week for the spring semester. Although in a different location this year, Greek Organizations are eager to showcase their chapters and get everyone involved for Meet the Greeks.
On Dec. 7, Professor Libbey’s Eat, Pray, Love section of the first-year seminar set up, Eat, Pray, Love The Experience, took place on the first floor of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) building. This event was inspired by the book, Eat, Pray, Love, a memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert about her journey to self-discovery. The mission of this event was to create an immersive experience for those who had not read the book and inspire them to go on their own journey of self-discovery.
The life of a college student involves many aspects of responsibility, like applying to scholarship opportunities and other financial aid resources. It can take hours trying to research different scholarships and time to apply to them. Gladly, Kean University offers multiple scholarship opportunities to those who want to apply on the the Kean University website.
It’s the holiday season and for many of us, it means eating good food with family, getting and receiving gifts and enjoying the winter break. However, many children don’t get to have this same luxury. But, lucky for them, Lesniak Institute's Operation Santa has the mission of bringing the holiday spirit to every little boy and girl.