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Biology Club and Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Association (PMPD) partnered up to bring the Fifth Annual Biological and Health Career Conference to Kean students. The conference featured biology and health professionals who spoke on different subjects to expand students' knowledge of their future career prospects.
In the springtime, there is not one place at Kean University that isn't scenically beautiful. Whether it be the abundance of green trees, tulips of every color on the spectrum, or peaceful cherry blossoms, Kean is the perfect campus for spring photo-shoots and relaxation.
With finals around the corner, students are aware that studying and being prepared is beneficial for satisfactory exam scores. For some students, finals week is one of the final steps toward graduating and moving forward into their future. At Kean University, students are given resources to develop their skills and better their knowledge.
Professor Allison Edgley's Small Group Communication class came together to create K2O, an event that raised money to donate to the American Red Cross and collected cases of water to give to Kean's Cougar Pantry.
Every spring semester, the Greek Senate hosts the Greek Olympics, in which the fraternities and sororities on campus get to compete against each other. They compete in various athletic and fun events to reach an overall winner, one for the fraternities and one for the sororities. While the organizations are competing against each other, ultimately the Greek Olympics spreads a sense of unity between the organizations because it gives the members a chance at a friendly competition.
Every year, the Greek Senate hosts the annual Greek Senate banquet for all the fraternities and sororities to attend. It is here that the Greek organizations are recognized for their achievements in areas such as academics, community service, involvement and much more. This year, it was held April 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Galloping Hill Caterers.
According to the Food Aid Foundation, 795 million people in the world do not have access to enough food to live a healthy lifestyle. In New Jersey alone, 13 percent of people are food insecure, according to End Hunger NJ.
As the semester draws to a close, resident students will begin to select their next housing assignment, have their last room inspection and eventually move out.
Kean University boasts many active and intriguing clubs that truly enhance campus life for students. The Social Work Club strives to unite students who are interested in the social work profession in both a social and academic environment. The club seeks to cultivate each member's personal and professional development. Moreover, they focus on community involvement and social welfare for all people.
As an institution known for its inclusiveness and diversity, Kean University aims to make all of its students comfortable through the resources it gives to the courses it facilitates. Under the College of Liberal Arts, the English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides non-native English speakers an opportunity to develop their understanding of the language.
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization that has been working to elevate the opportunities and quality of life for African American women since its inception in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune. Kean has owned its own NCNW chapter since it was chartered in the spring 2018 semester.
The Kean Gospel Choir is looking forward to its next big competition, the McDonald's Gospelfest. This will be the fourth year that the choir performs at this large fest which includes choirs from all over New York and New Jersey. The Gospelfest is taking place at the Prudential Center, an enormous venue located in Newark, New Jersey. The event is transpiring Saturday, May 11 where doors open at 4 p.m. and the competition starts at 5 p.m.
With graduation coming up faster than anyone can stop it, it's important for seniors to start thinking about what their futures hold. Some might be going to graduate school, beginning work in their respective fields or doing whatever they can to pay off student loans. Regardless of their position, an undergraduate degree provides opportunities that are limitless, as Kean provides its students with various platforms to launch off.
The 2019 Leadership Institute Dinner was held at Galloping Hill Caterers on April 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event celebrated a year of hard work performed by members of the various leadership groups which include Transition to Kean (T2K) Bronze Leadership, Silver Leadership, Gold Leadership and Platinum Leadership, as well as the L.E.A.D. Program, which stands for Leadership, Education and Development. This event also recognized those graduating this year and those with GPAs over 3.45 with distinguished awards and various accolades.
Kean University is an institution that prides itself on its talented students. In regard to the student body, interested individuals will have the opportunity to audition to sing the national anthem during undergraduate and graduate commencement Monday, April 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theatre.
Students gathered around the Miron Student Center (MSC) Patio to partake in this year's Earth Day Fair hosted by the Earth Science Club. The fair took place Tuesday, April 16 and is part of the Earth Science Club's many upcoming events to celebrate this coming Earth Day April 22.
In being a hub for cultural and individual diversity, Kean University has a wide range of cultural organizations, including one of the newest organizations, PRISM. PRISM is a group for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community to come together and feel they have a safe space and are represented on campus.
The Cougar’s Byte, Kean University’s campus life news source housed within the Center for Leadership and Service, is currently accepting employment applications for:
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Jason Pleitez knows the importance of getting involved early. In his first year at Kean, Pleitez has already accumulated over 140 service hours and been involved in numerous clubs and activities and exhibited qualities of a leader.