Dental hygiene project begins to brighten smiles

Kean students teaches children about good oral health 
Photo Courtesy of Pre-physician assistant club

  By Joshua Rosario| Published April 12, 2017 The key to a good smile is clean teeth and proper brushing. Physician Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for Kean University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies, Dr. Denise Rizzolo leads her dental hygiene project to Kean University to keep young teeth sparkling at YMCA during President’s Day. The program was created to […]

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Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity celebrates Founders week

Students singing the theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Photo Courtesy of Rafaela Teixeira.

By Rafaela Teixeira | Published April 8, 2017 On Tuesday, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity (LSU) celebrated Founders week by hosting a ‘Too Hype Karaoke Night’ in the Miron Student Center. The celebration of Founders Week was to honor the men that founded the fraternity such as Jorge Ball and Felix Cabral. Although a few students attended the event, the […]

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ACM-W organization wins start-up grant

ACM-W Executive Board along with Advisor. (From left to right: Paoline Medina (VP), Katherine Cabrera (President), Luisa Goytia (Guest Speaker from Princeton University), Carina Belino (Treasurer), Marina Nessim  (Secretary), and Dr. Jenny Li (Advisor). Credit: Katherine Cabrera

By Kiara Mays | Published April 7, 2017 A new Kean University group devoted to advancing women in computer science machinery has been awarded a $3,000 grant to sponsor activities that will help lessen gender inequality in the male dominated field. The Association for Computing Machinery-Women Student Chapter (ACM-W) entered the national ACM-W student seed fund competition and proceeded to […]

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Kean graduate Halkias named teacher of the year

Nicole Halkias has been recognized as teacher of the year at Brookside Place school. Photo courtesy of Kean University

By Gail Fredricks | Published April 7, 2017 Nicole Halkias, a graduate of Kean University, wanted to be a graduate for many year and recognized for teacher of the year in Cranford. Halkias is now a fifth grade teacher and has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Brookside Place School in Cranford. An anonymous nomination came from a […]

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Autism research takes off at Kean

Dr. Burke in the Learning lab for preschoolers.
Photo Courtesy of Johanna Ekladous

By Johanna Edladous| Published April 6, 2017 Autism is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 68 children in the United States, but 1 in 41 in New Jersey. According to Autism New Jersey, a nonprofit organization, New Jersey has the highest rate of children with autism nationwide. Dr. John C. Burke is an assistant professor and the applied behavioral […]

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War against sexual violence

Ambassador Bangura speaks out against sexual violence.

Photo Courtesy of Johanna Ekladous

By Johanna Ekladous| Published March 25, 2017   On Thursday, March 23, the Holocaust Resource Center held a free public meeting with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, Zainab Hawa Bangura in which she spoke about the worldwide sexual war crimes. Bangura has worked in all five continents and covers 19 countries around the world with conflicts […]

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Kean’s Curl Fest celebrates women’s empowerment

Students that took a picture with this wall and posted #KeanCurlFest on their social media recieved a free coffee mug, 

Photo Courtesy of Estefani Hernandez

By Estefani Hernandez | Published March 22, 2017 The Kean student organization held its very first “Curls, Coils and Kinks Fest,” for Women empowerment on Monday in the Miron Student Center and received a huge crowd. The curl fest encouraged both males and females to love their natural hair type. “Having curls is something wonderful that every female should be proud […]

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Learning to listen

Learning to listen.
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By Micayela Konviser | Published March 3, 2017 Everyday people spend a lot of time listening to others. Despite this, many don’t see listening as a skill that for a lot of people needs some work. “Most of us don’t realize that we are not such great listeners,” said Professor Sara Boden-Learner, who began teaching a listening class at Kean three semesters […]

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