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Becoming a well rounded individual is a major key throughout a student's time here at Kean. Tracking community service hours and all of the organizations a student is currently a part of can be very important when applying for graduate schools as well as positions both on and off campus. The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is an official record of students' involvement at Kean University and helps keep track of all the organizations they were or are currently a part of as well as any academic awards that were granted.
This past Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019, the Center for International Studies hosted a financial workshop for students interested in studying abroad. The workshop held in the Center of Academic Success (CAS), Room 205 and was filled with a group of students eager to learn about how they could pursue their education in different countries.
The fast-paced life of a college student allows for little room to actively search for scholarship opportunities and other means of financial aid. There are usually hundreds of scholarship resources to sift through, which can take hours of searching, sorting, and applying. However, Kean makes this tedious process simple. From Oct. 1, 2019, through March 1, 2020, Kean students are given access to the Kean University Foundation Scholarship Application.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week is an annual event that takes place in November. It is typically the week before Thanksgiving and this year it falls on the week of Saturday, Nov. 16 and will end Sunday, Nov. 24. Kean University's Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) will be hosting the week's events this year.
One of the best times to celebrate being a Kean Cougar is during Homecoming, where students, staff, faculty, alumni and families gather together to cheer on the Kean football team. To get the community excited for the day of Homecoming, many events are planned leading up to the actual Homecoming event. This year, there will be a Homecoming Roller Skate Party to kick off the weekend of fun-filled festivities.
This past Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, the Kean University Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program held its monthly yoga session. Because of inclement weather, instead of transpiring on the grass of the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons as planned, the session took place in the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (NTLC), Room 116 and lasted 45 minutes.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, David Patterson Jr. and Ciara Williams were crowned Kean's Homecoming King and Queen at the homecoming's halftime show.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, the Greek Senate and Kean's P.U.L.S.E. hosted the Homecoming Rollerskate Party in Downs Hall to kick off homecoming weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, Kean University hosted its annual Homecoming. Students, faculty, alumni and staff alongside their families filled the parking lots of Harwood Arena and Kean Hall, expressing their Kean Pride through the enjoyment of family-friendly activities and cheering on the Kean Cougars Football team as they played Salisbury University.
The Kean University Union campus offers a variety of helpful and detailed options for printing. Students, residents and commuters alike, should be aware of printing locations and the campus-wide file printing procedure as best they can.
When getting ready for college, one of the first things students need to consider is what they want to study. Kean University, like many other universities, has a wide variety of programs and classes for students to choose from. In fact, seven different colleges that each hold different disciplines and majors calls Kean University it's home.
There is a great and rich history behind harvest time, autumn and the celebration of Halloween. For students of Kean University, there is no better place to celebrate October festivities than at Liberty Hall. The Liberty Hall Museum and Academic Center has a full lineup of autumn and Halloween inspired events for the local and Kean community to be immersed in the season and surrounded by history.
International Pronouns Day is a day to learn more about pronouns and how to respect others, their gender identity and the pronouns they choose to go by. This year on Wednesday Oct. 16, Kean University held it's 2nd Annual Pronouns Day event in the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) from 11:00 a.m to 1:45 p.m.
With the fall season well underway, the wind breeze starting to kick in, pumpkin spice coffees back in stock for the season and FAFSA applications being filled out for the next academic year, it is time to welcome prospective students to join the Kean University family. On Sunday, Nov. 3, The Office of Admissions hosted its second Open House of the Fall 2019 semester.
Ever wonder what it is like to become the Kean Cougar itself? The mascot that walks across campus and shows up to almost all major events bringing high energy and enthusiasm, wherever it goes? Well, now is the time to roar.
Javonica Latimore is all smiles since coming to Kean University. With a passion for singing and theatre, Latimore has spearheaded her start as a Kean Cougar by letting her passions and interests lead her toward higher pursuits. Along the way, she has made many friends and is actively overcoming challenges that come her way.
On Thursday, Oct. 17 of Advisement Weeks, the School of General Studies offered an hour of self-assessment and advice to help students at the "Discover the Pathway to Your Major" event. From 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the First Floor Lobby of the Center for Academic Success, students participated in surveys and asked questions that helped them target their academic and professional interests, and start down a more specified journey for study.
There are many student groups at Kean that raise money and awareness for certain causes, however, one that stands out is Operation Smile. This organization came to Kean in the Fall of 2009, and is dedicated to educating the community on children who have a cleft palate, cleft lip and other cranio-facial abnormalities around the world in developing countries.
The Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fair was hosted by Career Services this past Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Downs Hall. Students had the opportunity to meet with over 60 potential employers, showcasing a diverse set of industries.
It was back to school for both students and their families this past Family Day, held Saturday, Oct. 5. Kean students' families were invited for a full day of all things Kean as they toured with their loved ones to preview what a day in the life of a Kean student was like.