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The Greek Senate at Kean University is an accumulation of students from various Greek Organizations on campus who come together to be the voice for all of the Greeks at Kean. They have meetings, plan programmings and fundraisers, while aiding the sororities and fraternities toward success.
Interested in trying to make the Kean community a greener place? The Earth Science Club (ESC) is dedicated to doing just that by educating students on the state of the environment and influencing others to help make a change.
The School of General Studies as well as its General Education Mentors (GEMs) welcomed back the freshman class with a Valentine's Day Themed Social in the Cougar's Den Thursday, Feb. 7. Students enjoyed complimentary food and drinks, coloring, games and more. The purpose of this event was to keep freshmen involved on campus throughout their second semester.
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in Asian culture. This holiday celebrates the new year and also represents the importance of honoring one's ancestors. Most importantly, this celebration brings friends and family together to celebrate the joyous event. The Kean University community all came together Feb. 5 to celebrate the year of the pig while also educating students on the traditions of the different Asian cultures.
President of Kean University Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., approved an incentive for students to achieve a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2018 semester. First year students with an undecided major or in the College of Liberal Arts who received a 4.0 GPA were rewarded with $100 worth of Kean Bucks. The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the School of General Studies view this as a way to get students started off on the right track for the time that they will spend at Kean.
Ever wonder what Kean looks like after hours? Now you have your opportunity as Student Organization of Kean University is hosting Kean After Dark, an event to get students socializing while having a fun time on campus.
Every semester, the Greeks of Kean University all come together in Harwood Arena for Meet The Greeks, one of the most popular events that is held on campus. This semester, it will take place Jan. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. Whether one is interested in joining Greek life or not, this is always sure to be a fun event for students, alumni and faculty alike as the Greek Senate work extremely hard throughout the year to plan this event for everyone to enjoy.
With the expansion of new buildings on campus, one may be worried about getting to class on time. The shuttle bus service is an effective tool for students to use to travel efficiently and safely through the various Kean University campuses. The shuttle buses can take students to stops at Main Campus, the Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics Building (STEM) and East Campus. Many students use it to their advantage to have the easiest possible route to class and other on-campus events.
Kean University prides itself on having an ample amount of eateries for its community to choose from. From healthy options to guilty pleasures or a quick snack to full-course meals, Kean has dining options that are sure to please one's appetite.
The first annual Kean Dance Marathon (KDM) Winter Wonderland Gala was hosted by the Greek Senate, Thursday, Nov. 29. The event transpired in the STEM building’s Donald R. Conklin Conference Center from 7 to 10:30 p.m., which was adorned with decorations from top to bottom. Guests arrived in their formal attire to enjoy a night of socialization and fun, but most importantly to raise awareness for the important cause that benefits the Children’s Specialized Hospital.
This upcoming Wednesday, Dec. 5, Student Health Services as well as Lambda Sigma Upsilon will be hosting Get Yourself Tested. The intention of this event is to encourage students to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to ensure that the students of Kean University are healthy and safe. This event will transpire in Downs Hall, Room 126 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Kean University hosted Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18, a week that is intended to raise awareness and educate students on the effects of hunger and homelessness, especially because it is prevalent in the Kean community.
On Nov. 13, students across Kean University's campus celebrated World Kindness Day and Community Values Day. This allowed students to appreciate all acts of kindness, no matter how big or small. Students were also able to become educated about the resources on campus that they can utilize to their advantage. Organizations such as the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Task Force (AToD) and the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) held events to help students celebrate this joyous day.
This past Monday, Nov. 12, Helping Younger Hands held an event called Know Your Ribbon, which focused on educating students on different awareness ribbons. Participants were then able to design their own ribbon for themselves about subjects that are most important to them.
Helping Younger Hands is a new organization at Kean University that is centered around raising awareness and educating students on disabilities, disorders and abuse, especially as they pertain to children. This organization believes in helping those who may not have the resources or ability to help themselves.
On Saturday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 18, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will be hosting Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. There will be a week full of events that intend to help those that are struggling from the effects of hunger and homelessness and raise awareness for them.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 24, Kean spearheaded their 2018-2019 Lecture Series with guest speaker Jon Meacham, an author and presidential historian. The North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) was filled with students and listeners alike who were anticipating Meacham’s speech.
The midterm election is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 6. With that being said, it is important for students and citizens alike to exercise their right to vote. Voting is an important act, therefore students should be inclined to do so.
On Sunday Oct. 21 over 100 Kean students participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Central New Jersey. Students attended and participated in the walk to raise awareness for breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month.
Kean University prides itself on being a diverse and welcoming community, which can be seen through the organizations that call Kean home. This semester, a few new organizations are joining the mix! Now there are even more ways for students to become more involved on campus.