Campus Life

Kickin it back to the 50's!

With students aiming for certain goals and are excited for certain events the cougar kick off is one of the first events to kick off the semester. Students have a chance to receive Kean gear, food and have a good time with their peers. 

The 2023 Pre-Kwanzaa Festival educated attendees on African culture

  On Tuesday, December 12 the Office of Africana Studies hosted the 2023 Pre-Kwanzaa Festival at Downs Hall. From 1:00 to 3:30 pm guests and students learned about the traditions and origin story of Kwanzaa and enjoyed a delicious meal including fried chicken, fried whiting fish, macaroni and cheese, pound cake, and more. The event also included music, a Student Talent Showcase, and readings of poems. Kwanzaa is an African American celebration that concentrates on traditional African principles of family, community obligations, connections, and self-development. The festival educated the Kean community about the values and heritage of Kwanzaa, along with the seven principles and the Kwanzaa Table.  

Kean Sports Summit: A chance to network and build connections

 The Kean Sports Summit was held at the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) on Thursday, November 30. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students were able to hear encouraging messages from alumni and sporting executives and network with reputable companies. The Kean Sports Business Club and the President’s Advisory Council introduced the Kean Sports Summit as an opportunity for students to gain insights into the sports business world. The Career Expo and Sports Summit gave each student a chance to develop personally and professionally. Some companies present at the event were the YMCA, New Jersey Devils, Kean Athletics, USA Sport Group, and the Elizabeth Recreation Department.