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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-NEWS

Kean University President Dr. Dawood Farahi
to Give Opening Day Address on September 1

UNION, N.J. – Kean University’s 17th president, Dr. Dawood Farahi, will present the University’s Opening Day Address on Wednesday, September 1, at 2 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre on the University’s main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Faculty, staff, administrators and students are expected to be in attendance. In his speech, titled Opportunity and Excellence, Farahi will discuss new developments, such as the formation of the School of Visual and Performing arts, which offers 12 scholarships to talented students this year, and the New Jersey Center for Science and Technology Education, which offers five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts scientist-teacher and Bachelor of Science/Master of Science professional-researcher programs and provides full-tuition scholarships for all students admitted to the program for their first two years of study. He will also share his vision for the continuing growth of institution, which provides superior academics at the lowest tuition among New Jersey’s universities.

Other opening week activities include an EPIC and Part-Time Student Orientation on Monday, August 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at University Center; a New Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University Center; a Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, September 1, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University Center Little Theatre; as well as numerous meetings and events for new and veteran faculty, staff and administrators.

Classes will begin on Thursday, September 2.