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The Office of Student Government is currently accepting student applications for those who want to become more involved and play an active part in their time at Kean. They are looking for student volunteers that seek to have a voice on campus. The applications are due on Friday, March 6 by 2 p.m.
The Game Room is a place on campus where students can come and enjoy their time before, between or after classes while mingling with their friends and peers. Located on the first floor of the Miron Student Center (MSC) in a prime, central location for students, this is a great recreational area for members of the Kean community to enhance their connections with each other and enjoy the entertainment that is offered.
On Feb. 26, The Leadership Institute will be hosting an event called Chapter After: Taxes, for all Kean students that wish to learn about filing taxes. It will be held from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the Greek Lounge in the Miron Student Center.
Being passionate about one's major allows students to flourish in their collegiate experience, which second year student Nicole Badillo shows. She is an interior design major in the Robert Busch School of Design, which is housed under the Michael Grave College.
The Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club (OAR) is a unique student group that is offered on campus. Their goals are to get outside and get moving to see what natural wonders New Jersey and the surrounding area has to offer. In doing so, they have created an inviting and friendly environment for all current and prospective members.
The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will be hosting Alternative Spring Break, a service trip for student volunteers. It will transpire from March 8 to March 13, 2020, and gives students an opportunity to be productive and show their volunteerism over their time off from school.
Wilkins Theatre is presenting a showing of Alice in Wonderland, where one can follow Alice on a whimsical journey through another universe. This production of Alice in Wonderland has been on tour since Dec. 8, 2019, and will make a stop in Union, New Jersey on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
The Spring 2020 session of New Student Orientation (NSO) was held Jan. 9. Incoming freshman came to campus to learn all about what Kean has to offer. Through NSO, students acquire a plethora of Kean knowledge, including information on academics, involvement and the resources available to them, all while getting comfortable on campus and meeting their peers. The program is a great step to get students excited and ready to start their Kean collegiate career.
Kean is a very diverse campus with a plethora of involvement options for students. There are over 160 student groups on campus, all housed by the Involvement Center under the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS). These range from honor societies and student clubs to Greek organizations and student government. In addition to all of these options, students also have the opportunity to form their own student groups to fit their interests and passions.
Each year, the Greek Senate at Kean University plans the Kean Dance Marathon (KDM), a fundraiser in which the proceeds are donated to the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. Each year they try and improve and top their earnings from the proceeding year. To kickoff this year's fundraising efforts, the Greeks at Kean were invited to a KDM Informational Monday, Dec. 9 from 3:15 to 4:30 in Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 228.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on individuals with exceptionalities and is dedicated to improving their educational outcomes, as well as erasing the stigma that surrounds them. They have a chapter at Kean known as the KUCEC, which is a community comprised of students that promote and dedicated to the advancing of the success of children with exceptionalities and disabilities.
Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) is an event hosted by the Greek Senate every spring semester to raise funds for the Children's Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. It is a 12 hour long dance marathon in which members of the Kean community dance in place for the children that cannot themselves. Every year, the fundraising total from the last is surpassed, with this past year's total being the largest at $54,175.51 all #ForTheKids.
Being a student and having to choose a career path or internship can be a very daunting task. Fortunately, communication majors had the chance to hear from Kean alumni currently immersed in the world of public relations (PR). Representatives from Coyne PR came to share their experience and expertise to students on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
November is known as a time to reflect and give thanks for whatever one may have, whether it be food, clothing, loved ones or even a roof over one's head. Unfortunately, some people are not able to celebrate these things even though they seem to be basic human necessities. For this reason and many more, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) holds Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week every November to raise awareness for those who are suffering and need their voices to be heard.
World Kindness Day transpires every year on Nov. 13, which is a day to remember the importance and impact that small acts of kindness can have. The Kean community celebrated with the help of Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience, also known as P.U.L.S.E., as they held their Paint a Smile event.
Kean University is known to be home to many transfer students. Transitioning from one college to another can be a difficult and overwhelming time, but senior Andrew Clementoni shared that he had a positive experience when transferring to Kean.
Here at Kean, students are always motivated and encouraged to pursue what they are passionate about. For the students in Advanced TV Productions, the expectations are no less. This is the reason for one of their latest projects: Senior Year.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 29, an event called Midterm Meditation was held in the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons. The purpose of this event was to allow students to recharge and get in the right head space to take their midterms. Students know that when it comes time for tests, they tend to get easily overwhelmed and need ways to calm themselves down to be able to focus. At this event, attendees were educated on different forms of stress relievers, which allows them to have a clear mind when it comes time to work on their academics.
The Leadership Institute is a program offered at Kean through the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) which helps guide and give resources to student leaders to build them up to their fullest potential. They achieve this through a variety of different means, such as academic programming, service projects and the community of peers they have created. Another way that The Leadership Institute helps its students to become successful student leaders is through their Leader2Leader Mentor Program.
Balancing being a senior, an involved student and senior class president is no easy feat, yet Briana Lenard is doing it all. Lenard is spending her senior year dedicated to giving back to her fellow students, preparing for her post graduation endeavors and ending her Kean career with a strong academic standing.