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On Friday, Feb. 5, Kean University hosted the annual Wear Red Day walk event to promote awareness for cardiovascular disease and the importance of a healthy heart. This interactive event allowed students to engage in fun activities from a virtual platform to help spread messages of positivity on how important it is to be physically active.
On Feb. 3, Kean University hosted the Student Involvement and Employment Fair. There, participants were able to gain information on how to get involved during the spring semester. At this virtual event, students had the opportunity to meet with the different departments and organizations that Kean has to offer.
Welcome to the winner's circle. Premiere Stages has awarded their annual Bauer Boucher Awards to this year's recipients, Lucien Edme and Megan Hoche. Edme, part of Kean's Class of 2021 was the official student recipient for the award for his play, Councilman. On the other hand, Hoche has also received the Alumnus Award for her play titled, Forever Mom.
Beginning Feb. 1, the Center for Leadership and Service will be hosting Involvement Week, a week-long event for students that are interested in co-curricular opportunities for the spring semester. Like other events, this will be taking place virtually via Zoom.
In the fall of every academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens the process for students to determine their eligibility for financial aid which is done through an online form on the Federal Student Aid website.Having eligibility for financial aid helps students afford tuition costs as attending a university is costly and many expenses such as classes, supplies and housing must be paid for. Through FAFSA, students are able to receive scholarships and grants which is money they do not have to pay back. The university offers a number of resources for students to apply and receive free funding for their college experience.
As one of the most diverse public universities in the state, Kean has many different events and programs dedicated to celebrating Black History Month. Every year, the organizations at Kean University honor its diverse student population and its rich African American history by celebrating Black History Month during February.
The spotlight is earned by those who take opportunities to inspire others. Being a student leader and a member of the arts community can be time-consuming, but rewarding, too. People like Spenser Williams make sure to use all of the opportunities at their disposal to establish themselves and their projects. It is also students such as Williams who inspire a new generation of Kean cougars with their involvement.
Just recently, Kean's One Stop Service Center announced the rollout of two new customer service platforms assisting in providing better service to students amid the transition of remote learning.
The Wenzhou-Kean University Board of Directors has opened applications for the position of a non-voting student representative. This position would last for two years, ending on June 30, 2022. Completed applications are due through Cougar Link by Monday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Elections will take place from Monday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.
The Kean University Student Class of 2021 held a presentation on the final steps of completing senior year and what to look forward to after. This event took place on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.
As they often do in the fall, finals have snuck up quickly, and with Thanksgiving recess approaching, many students are already preparing for their exams. As they were during the spring semester, this term's finals present the added challenge of studying remotely. The isolation and distance from conventional learning make it even more important than ever to study efficiently, with detail and responsibly.
The time has come. The Spring 2021 Student Group Recognition is now available to fill out on Cougar Link. All of the Union, Ocean, and Skylands campuses recognized student groups, Greek Letter Organizations, governmental organizations, and student governments who wish to be recognized for Spring 2021 must complete this mandatory process by Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Up until Monday, Nov. 16, only the President, Secretary, or Primary Contact of the organization can fill out the form but after that, any member can fill it out.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Leadership Institute held their third and final Chapter After event of the semester. The topic was networking. It took place on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m.
Calling all playwrights! Premiere Stages will be opening submissions for their Bauer Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Playwriting Awards from Nov. 13 through 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 14.
The Leadership Institute hosted its second Chapter After Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 28. This virtual seminar talked about the importance of understanding credit as well as general financial literacy. The workshop also gave insight about certain myths with credit cards as well as some tips and tricks on how to start building credit straight out of college for students to build up their credit scores.
Lots of time remains in the Fall 2020 semester, and the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is filling it with opportunities for Kean students to give back to the community. Different series of service projects continue to meet, often weekly, helping anyone in need in every way possible.
It is important to make a positive impact on people. In life and especially during times of need, it is also important that people use their leadership skills to inspire a new generation in achieving their goals. Students such as Naomi Guerrero have continued to lead as a positive example to the community while working remotely as part of the Jumpstart program at Kean.
The time has come and the results for the Freshman Class of 2024 Elections are in after weeks of preparation and campaigning.
It’s a Tuesday morning and you just sat down in front of your laptop. It is another day of remote learning. Your professor will be logging on in a few minutes, and as you sit there waiting, your mind begins to wander back to the beginning of the spring semester. You had loved taking the short drive to campus where you would meet up with friends before your class. You were in your first year as a journalism major and you were looking forward to your courses. Your professors were engaging and challenging and this kept you very motivated. Your college experience was amazing!
Meet the candidates for the Student Organization Freshman Class of 2024 elections. Voting takes place from 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct.19, through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Cougar Link. All full-time undergraduate students with less than 29 credits may vote in the Class 2024 election.