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On Thursday, October 19, The Pan-African Student Union hosted their annual Ballin' 4 Breast Cancer charity basketball event at Harwood Arena, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees filled up the stands as the Divine 9 fraternities and the Kean police team went head to head for a good cause.
On Saturday, October 14, the Kean football team hosted their homecoming game against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) at Kean Alumni Stadium. Before the game, the homecoming tailgate took place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. took place between Harwood Arena and Kean Hall parking lot.
On Tuesday, October 3, the Center for Leadership and Service hosted its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff event in the atrium of the Miron Student Center (MSC). There were several tables decorated in shades of pink that presented fun activities for students to participate in. The students were able to make a generous donation, participate in festivals and learn information about breast cancer.
Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15th to October 15th in the United States. It is a time when the Hispanic community is celebrated and recognized for its history, culture, journeys, and achievements. Hispanic Heritage started in the United States in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988 it was then expanded to be a 30-day observation as it was enacted into law on August 17th, 1988. The reason for Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on September 15th is because that day is the anniversary of Latin American countries gaining their independence such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica.
On September 21st the Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena from 6 to 10 pm. Meet the Greeks is an annual event for Kean University and is an important time for students who are interested in joining an organization to see what is the right fit for them. This event gives organizations a great opportunity to showcase who they are and what they are all about. Being in a sorority gives women the opportunity to be a part of a sisterhood that can build lifelong friendships, opportunities, and community service. As for the Greek senate, they feel amazed to see how successful Greek life is and how students are interested.
Happening at the beginning of the fall semester, the annual Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena on September 21. Meet the Greeks is a great opportunity for students to see which sororities/fraternities fit them in the long run. Of the bunch, many fraternities came out to represent their organization, engaging with students who were interested in joining, and also giving insight into who they are and what they have to offer.
Making friends in college is an essential part of the college experience, it is a way to connect with other students from different states and cultural backgrounds. It is also a way to build connections while working towards getting a degree and starting a career. At Kean University, there are ways to make friends on campus such as going into different places on campus, attending events that involve Kean students or just simply going up to someone and striking up a conversation.
Tuesday, September 5, was the start of a new school year for Kean students, faculty and staff. As mentioned by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. during his opening address, Kean has surpassed the previous years in enrollment by far. With over 17,000 students attending the university, there are a lot of new faces on campus and a lot of new students experiencing Kean for the first time.
On Saturday, September 2, the Kean football team hosted their first home game of the season against State University of New York (SUNY) Morrisville at the Kean Alumni Stadium. Before the game, the tailgate started at 11 a.m. in the Hardwood Arena parking lot.
On Friday, September 1, Kean University held the Greek Showcase and Barbeque event. New students walked to the Miron Student Center (MSC) basketball courts where the event was held to see what Kean’s Greek life is all about.
On Thursday, August 31, the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board hosted a Do it Yourself (DIY) Arts Night event. The event took place at the Miron Student Center from 6 -7:30 p.m. As students walked into the student center they were greeted by members of Kean P.U.L.S.E and then went on to participate in the different activities.
On Thursday, August 31, President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., welcomed Kean University students, staff and faculty with an opening day address at Wilkins Theater. From 10 - 11 a.m., the opening address would cover many topics including the new and improved Keanu, Kean’s energetic and kind cougar mascot.