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Current freshman at Kean University strutted their stuff during the college hour of Thursday, Feb. 8, as the School of General Studies hosted its coveted freshman social just before Valentine's Day. From 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., the "Pre-Valentines Welcome Back Social" consisted of an open mic on the stage of the Cougar's Den and young, inquisitive students mingling and reconnecting with old friends and peers met in the fall semester. New freshmen at the university were encouraged to attend the festivities as well.
On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 9, The Involvement Center presented the third event of the 2018 installment of Involvement Week, titled "Shazam It!". From 6 to 9 p.m., two groups of three students walked into the Miron Student Center Little Theater and sat at opposite tables with buzzers on them, guessing their favorite tunes from today and the past. Musical genres varied as each song played, yet the fun and excitement of the games lasted for the entire night.
The Involvement Center hosted the Student Involvement and Employment EXPO, a career and involvement fair, Tuesday, Feb. 6, from noon to 4:30 p.m. inside of the Miron Student Center (MSC) Atrium. The second day of the 2018 Involvement Week saw a multitude of students walk around a circle of connected tables that displayed the various organizations and employment opportunities this campus has to offer.
Venturing out into the unknown wilderness that this world has to offer can be a difficult task. The earth is vast with many things to see and witness, ranging from a variety of historical artifacts and nature's most beautiful creations to national landmarks. However, for college students, the time to travel and visually learn about the world around them is not plentiful. Homework assignments, deadlines, and the pressure to keep a balanced social and academic life can take away from one's exploration of the world. Therefore, some of life's greatest experiences are missed.
On the evening of Friday, Jan. 26, an ordinarily calm and quiet hallway in the midst of the Miron Student Center was unusually lively and spirited as students, faculty members and groups of parents patiently waited across the wooden doors of the Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theatre, anticipating the moment of entering the confines of the venue to enjoy the day's experience.
On a cool and crisp January afternoon, students, faculty, alumni and students from other schools patiently waited in a lengthy line that stretched throughout the outer hallway of Kean University's Harwood Arena. Two tall, grey metal detectors adjacent to three plastic tables were in front of the pathway of the students and faculty, accompanied by multiple police officers anticipating to check in students' bags and personal belongings, as the audience members awaited the amusement and entertainment that their event would bring.
The School of Communication Disorders and Deafness will be hosting an emotional reading of a comedy titled "Talk to Me", a story that explores the topic of communication, human relationships, and the meaning of loving life itself, Friday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Miron Student Center's (MSC) Little Theater.
Kean University's Involvement Center is hosting an informational campus-wide week for students to learn about the 170 student groups and organizations across Kean's three campuses: Kean Ocean, Kean-Wenzhou. and the Union campus. Titled "Involvement Week", students will be exposed to finding out about the various and diverse organizations on campus.
Between the many academic courses of study chosen by students to take, the variety of choices regarding their interests are vast. Whether a student is enthralled in the arts or is more business-focused, Kean University is willing to accommodate any student's scholarly wants and needs.
Though the semester has just begun, students can get a break from the books and join Kean's Student Organization for a day of wintry fun, as it hosts a bus trip to Mountain Creek Resorts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Those who are interested in attending the day-long trip are required to purchase a ticket from the Wilkins Theatre Box Office for the price of $40.
Being the leading scorer for a collegiate basketball team is already a difficult task for anyone to accomplish, regardless of what school they play for. Add in a lengthy school schedule, long practices that do not just end when the coach dismisses everyone, and the pressure of being one of the most recognizable faces of collegiate basketball at an institution and someone's work will be cut out for them.
The life of a student athlete can be potentially stressful, as those who compete on a field, court or ice rink are tasked with the responsibilities of maintaining a good grade point average (GPA) and the highest level of proficiency in the sport they play. Early alarm clocks, lengthy study sessions, and strenuous practices and pre-season training sessions are just some of the many obligations for the school's athletic population.
The holidays are approaching for college students. This means that final exams and projects are due! This is usually a stressful time for students, as studying for exams and working on essays can take a mental toll on the many undergraduate and graduate students.
The road to success is filled with different twists and turns with each road being different for every person. Regardless of major or occupation, the dream of prosperity in one's life acts as a motivating factor to almost anyone who is working toward a goal. For Abanoub Nakhla, also known as "Taffy", this statement could not be more truthful.
On Wed. Nov. 29, students from The College of Liberal Arts were treated to a lesson in media literacy at the third annual America Now Teach In; a lecture series that informs its audience about issues that pertain to the United States of America in Room 226 of the Miron Student Center (MSC).
Though the Kean Dance Marathon Hype Day occurred in October, the real Kickoff to Kean Dance Marathon season happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. During college hour from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., games, performances and informational sessions about the coveted 12-hour dance marathon dedicated to raising money for the Children's Specialized Hospital were offered to the students and faculty of Kean University.
The Blank Slate Club plans to host an inclusive night of prose and poetry at the Rock N' Joe Restaurant Friday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An event free of admission, members of the Blank Slate club will exhibit their written works to an audience filled with fans of spoken word.
Author of the biography "Michael Graves: Design for Life", Ian Volner, will be making an official visit to Kean University on Thursday, Nov. 16. At noon, Volner will be signing copies of his book in room 406 of the Green Lane Academic Building (GLAB) for students, faculty, and fans.
On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Iota Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will present its annual competition titled "Stroll Like an Alpha" to a packed audience inside of Wilkins Theater. From 8 to 10 p.m., the competition will be filled with improvised dances, strolls, and cheers by the female students, which will fill a night with unforgettable fun for those that attend.
"If your actions inspire others to aspire more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!"