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Kean is a campus craving interactive events after a spring, summer and early fall conducted mostly remotely. Thankfully, Kean Stage, committed to offering exciting performing arts programming every year at Kean, has risen to the occasion, bringing a pair of innovative and compelling performances to live audiences in October as part of a new series called Kean Stage Outdoors.
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Deadlines for graduate program applications are approaching, with the majority of programs due by Tuesday, Dec. 1. Students still have an ample amount of time to make preparations for the next phase of their educational journeys.
From Oct. 15 to 18, Premiere Stages is back with their first live program of the Fall 2020 semester! To be hosted in an outdoor tent outside of Liberty Hall, Premiere will be putting on Cheryl L. West’s new play, Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, directed by Marshall Jones III.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kean community is uniting to raise awareness and funds for those impacted.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign created to combat aggressive and cruel behavior, whether it be in person or online, also known as cyberbullying.
The Nathan Weiss Graduate College will be hosting its graduate open house virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m.
The Coronavirus pandemic and the advent of social distancing have made the use of social media an essential source of staying in touch with co-workers, friends and family. While there are many positive uses for these platforms, some dangerous social media sites and fads exist that can create risks to the lives and health of young adults and adolescents.
While the university's event programming and face-to-face learning have been adjusted to meet the needs of the pandemic, the fall still brings many important academic deadlines that students should keep their eyes on. Even more than usual, using Cougar Link and the Kean University website can make all the difference in tracking important dates from distance while many are learning remotely.
Maskne, also known as acne mechanica, is caused by friction from the mask or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) rubbing against your skin. You may notice that maksne is worse in the warmer months because of increased sweat, humidity, and bacteria. The tighter or more PPE you wear, the worse your maskne can become. This is not to say you should skimp on PPE, just ramp up your face cleansing routine after a long day in your mask.
It is important to make the right moves to succeed in life. However, it is also important to leave an impact that generates positivity on the community and become a household name in the eyes of many. Meet Aidan Allman-Cooper. He is a person of many talents and is already creating a name for himself outside of Kean University, by authoring a book as well as owning a business.
With mental health being so prevalent in today’s world, it is important for students to become educated on the topic. Active Minds is an organization that was founded at Kean to do just that.
As Kean students reclaim their routines for the fall semester, they're now faced not just with the traditional challenges of classes, jobs, social lives and so forth, but also with adapting to a largely remote world. A majority of the university's classes are being held online for safety, as well as organization events and informational sessions - but throughout all these changes, students are silently tasked with creating new routines to maintain their health and physical fitness.
Due to current circumstances, it is imperative that the community stays healthy and in strong spirits to tackle the semester ahead. Fortunately, Kean provides a number of resources that support members of the community who are going through a challenging time with their physical, mental and emotional health.
Interested in getting involved with Student Organization at Kean? The time to apply is now. Applications for the freshmen class of 2024 executive board and senate are now available on Cougar Link, and are due by Friday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
The Cougar Climb was created in an effort to help students maximize their engagement on campus while achieving a timely graduation. With this roadmap, students can reach their fullest potential and have a successful undergraduate career.
Being up-to-date on your annual flu shot and other vaccines is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, the flu spreads across college campuses nationwide. Close living quarters, shared restrooms and many social activities make a college student more likely to catch the flu. Whether one is studying in the library, attending an event or hanging out with one's suitemate in the residence halls, students are in close contact with others and therefore even more susceptible to the flu.
Due to the ongoing health crisis, Kean has moved much instruction to Blackboard. Though this method is helping to save health and lives, it does add a bit of frustration and stress, as there are students and faculty members who are having trouble navigating remote learning. Fortunately, it isn't too difficult to work through Blackboard, once properly learned.
Like many of Kean's organizations, the Human Rights Institute (HRI) has grappled the unique challenges of this fall semester by utilizing online resources to conduct events remotely. That adjustment has hardly inhibited the institute's efforts to offer the Kean community events of vital importance to civic and community involvement as part of their mission to combat violations of human rights and liberties worldwide. Throughout September, the Human Rights Institute kicks off the fall with poignant and compelling events for all, provided virtually using Zoom.
This year, Meet the Greeks will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in a virtual fair format on Cougar Link. Meet the Greeks is an event hosted by the Greek Senate that brings together all the different Greek organizations for a night filled with activities, performances, and camaraderie between all of the brothers and sisters of Greek Life and those interested in getting involved with the community.
Telehealth and Telemedicine are terms that we have all become a little more familiar with in the last several months. When COVID-19 forced our health care facilities to transition to a remote model we had to find new ways to care for our patients remotely. The Kean Wellness Center, which includes Student Health Services (SHS) the Kean Counseling Center (KCC), Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AOD), and the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS), began using telehealth platforms to meet the needs of our students during the spring of 2020. Now as we begin to reopen our campus and welcome students back, telehealth is here to stay and is making health care even more accessible to our students.