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A Kean University student smiles after receiving her diploma at Undergraduate Commencement.

Broadway Star Calls on Class of 2019 to Lead the Way Back to Civility

Actor Jeff Daniels, nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway blockbuster To Kill a Mockingbird, delivered a powerful address at the Kean University Undergraduate Commencement today, exhorting the Class of 2019 to help repair a divided nation.
Kean University student Mitchell Lanzl presents his research at the NCUR conference

Nine Kean Students Present at National Undergraduate Conference

A record group of nine Kean University students from various academic disciplines recently presented their research and networked with other student scholars from across the nation at the prestigious National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Kean's Commencement Singers and Signers Prepare for the Big Stage

Kean students audition to sing and perform sign language interpretation of the national anthem at the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies every year. Kean News met up with this year's performers last week as they were preparing for the ceremonies.
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Kean Ocean Students Head to Front of the Class at Lavallette School

Health and Physical Education majors from Kean Ocean are getting the chance to earn extra in-school training through a unique relationship with the Lavallette school district.
Welena Noel and her father, Wisner, will both graduate from Kean the same day

Father and Daughter to Graduate from Kean Together

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Four women graduating from Kean University's Nathan Weiss Graduate Program pose together.

Women Take the Lead at Graduate Commencement

Women receiving advanced degrees from Kean University’s Nathan Weiss Graduate College took a bow to thunderous applause, and the music of Beyoncé, at the graduate college commencement ceremony, held at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday, May 17. Nearly 80 percent of the Class of 2019 are women.
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Michael Graves College Inaugural Architectural Studies Class Set to Graduate

VIDEO: Following the vision of its namesake, Michael Graves College will see its first class of architectural studies students graduate from the School of Public Architecture later this month. The legendary architect and designer created the college's curriculum to explore the value of public spaces and provide students with a global education, including coursework in New York, Rome and in China at Wenzhou-Kean University.
Richard Bakker

Q&A: A Legend Retires After 50 Years at Kean

Rich Bakker, Ed.D., professor of health and physical education, is retiring at the end of June after 50 years teaching at Kean University. He coached the baseball team for 11 years in the 70s and 80s and was the chair of the physical education department for 14 years until 2013.
Kean grad Catalina Gaviria

Kean Student Discovers ‘No Place I’d Rather Be Than in a Lab’

Catalina Gaviria always dreamed of becoming a scientist but struggled to believe she could do it until she came to Kean University.
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Kean Ocean Drummer Snares Success With Viral Videos

VIDEO: For Kean Ocean graduating senior Julianna Mascia, drumming has gone from a cure for high school distraction to the launchpad for an international career.