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When in college, it is important to develop skills that are going to last a lifetime, especially when it comes to networking. For a student like senior Dhruva Patel, Kean has provided the tools for her to become a well-rounded individual in both her academics and involvement on campus, and helped develop her leadership skills. Patel has accomplished a great deal during her time at Kean and plans to use what she has learned toward her future.
It is not every day that students hear that one of their own professors has performed on Broadway. In that case, Kean is lucky to have voice professor Joy Hermalyn. Professor Hermalyn has performed in numerous shows and teaches here at Kean University.
The Michael Graves College at Kean University is a school dedicated to promoting creativity, art and many different networking opportunities. For students such as senior Violeta Jaya, the school has provided many opportunities to work on projects that she is passionate about, to broaden her skills for her major, to get involved on campus and to add to her resume.
Throughout the week of Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, the proud sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon hosted their annual ANAD Week for their national philanthropy, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). This was a week full of informative events to help promote and educate people about eating disorders and body positivity throughout the community
Getting involved on campus and making a difference has many benefits. For senior Tierra Hooker, that involvement has been the gateway for many opportunities throughout her college career. Hooker has been able to balance her academics as well as maintain the many different leadership positions she currently holds on campus.
The Lesniak Institute for American Leadership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing future generations of leadership. The Lesniak Institute is an organization that teaches the principles of effective advocacy, by offering first-hand experience through their causes and partnering with many grassroots organizations to complete its mission for a better tomorrow.The Institute was founded by Raymond J. Lesniak, a former New Jersey State Senator. Lesniak wanted to create an institution that teaches its members action-driven advocacy for the community and the world beyond. It was founded in January 2018, with their first headquarters located in the S.T.E.M. building at Kean University.
Get ready to experience culture like no other. The Liberty Hall Academic Center is presenting the Da Vinci: Inventions exhibit. Spectators can witness legendary artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci's creations firsthand at Kean University, from Jan. 25 to April 12, 2020.
Love is in the air in the Valentine's Day season, and finding a gift for that special someone can be challenging, especially if it is last minute. On Wednesday, Feb. 12th, the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. (LTA) hosted a Candy Gram event in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Atrium. They hosted this event to offer gift ideas to anyone still searching. There were many sweets to choose from, such as white and dark chocolate-covered strawberries. Everything was offered by donation, to help raise money for their philanthropy as well as the Children's Specialized Hospital.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11th, the Office of Student Government (Student Gov.) and the Commuter Resource Center brought African American culture to life in "Know Your Roots," at the Human Rights Institute. The event was hosted in honor of Black History Month, as well as to celebrate African American culture and diversity in the Kean community.
Greek Life is a great way to become more involved on campus to establish better connections at Kean like no other. Kean University is home to 15 fraternities, 15 Sororities, and 1 Co-Ed organization which have something for all interests. Students who have had the chance to successfully cross into their respected organizations have nothing but positive things to say about their entire experience as well as what to look forward to in the future.
Thursday, Jan. 30, was a night filled with fun, food, fraternities, sororities and new friendships in Harwood Arena as the Spring 2020 Meet the Greeks went underway. This event had entertainment, networking, and performances which blew away the entire audience who came out to enjoy. Whether or not guests were interested in joining Greek Life or not, Meet the Greeks was the place to be at.
It is the dawn of a new year. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Student Organization and the Asian Studies Program hosted the Lunar New Year Celebration that officially kicked off the Year of the Rat. For attendees there was food, prizes and performances. All attendees enjoyed the event while also learning new and fascinating discoveries about Asian culture.
Winter break is over and the Spring 2020 semester has officially begun. Even though it is not Spring just yet, students had a chance to relax and mingle with one another on Tuesday, Jan. 22, during Student Organization's Cougar Kick-off: Loco for Cocoa. There was hot cocoa, sweets and even a special appearance from the Kean Cougar itself.
New Student Orientation is now hiring for Summer 2020. Whether you have prior leadership experience or not, New Student Orientation is an excellent experience for both leadership and networking, all while assisting new incoming freshmen to Kean University.
Leadership is more than just a title or a position in an organization. It is about actions and how people influence others to become the best version of themselves. The Leadership Institute offers a platform through the Center for Leadership and Service where students can practice their leadership skills and work well with their fellow peers. The Leadership Institute offers a program called L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) where students can earn all the benefits of the Leadership Institute in just seven weeks.
Every semester, Greek Senate hosts Meet the Greeks which brings together students, faculty, staff members and alumni back to Harwood Arena for a night filled with activities, music, performances and learning what Greek Life is all about from each organization on campus. Spring 2020's Meet the Greeks will take place Thursday, Jan. 30.
Becoming a new member of a Greek letter organization is both an exciting way to get involved and to open the doors to many amazing networking opportunities. Prior to joining any organization, there are certain guidelines that both new and current members need to follow as required by the Center for Leadership and Service's Greek Affairs.
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Human Rights Institute hosted the Shout! Poetry for Suffrage event presented by the Kean University Theatre Conservatory. The event was hosted to bring awareness to the fight for women's rights and how it affects modern day society.
Going to college is a rewarding opportunity to advance future career choices. Imagine trading places with the Dean of your academic department and getting to experience the responsibility of running it. This year, the College of Liberal Arts held its third annual Dean for a Day on Wednesday, Dec. 4th with senior Melanie Oliveria .
The holiday season is right around the corner, and it is never too early to start getting in the spirit this year. Whether it is decorating Christmas trees, shopping on Black Friday for the best deals or simply following family traditions, the holidays are a time for peace, love and acceptance. On the subject of decorating, on Monday, Nov. 25, the Catholic Newman Club hosted an ornament making social in preparation for their annual Christmas tree lighting.