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Andrea McArdle performs a streamed concert from Kean's Enlow Recital Hall

Broadway Star Andrea McArdle Shines in Streamed Holiday Concert at Kean

Broadway’s original Annie, Andrea McArdle, will perform a holiday concert of hope and joy streamed from Kean’s intimate Enlow Recital Hall, making her first concert appearance since the start of the pandemic.
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Kean Business Plan Competition 2020 winners Mark Gaglioti, Daniel Ojeda, Jose Rodriguez

Kean Teams Shine in University’s Virtual Business Plan Competition

A web-based academic planning tool for college students and a “reverse bidding” app linking local businesses to prospective customers took top honors at the Kean University 2020 Business Plan Competition.
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Google Grant Supports Artificial Intelligence Research at Kean

Students and faculty from across the country who are interested in researching artificial intelligence (AI) will receive support from a Google Research grant secured by Kean University.
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Marina Cat and the book telling her story

Kean Student Pens ‘Purrfect’ Children’s Book

The inspiration for Kean student Jason Van Woeart’s first children’s book came in the form of a small, stray calico cat named Marina Cat. The English education major wrote "The Adventures of Marina Cat: who ate my food?" after meeting and feeding the feline at a Carteret marina.
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A screen shot of a Zoom event. Dr. Lamont Repollet speaks to First-Generation Students via Zoom. He is a Black male wearing a white shirt, gray suit jacket and striped tie, sitting in front of a wood-panel wall. Six people appear in Zoom boxes to the left of the frame.

Kean Honors Students Who Are First in Their Families to Attend College 

A weeklong series of events at Kean University marking First-Generation College Celebration Day culminated in a virtual address by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., in which he encouraged first-generation students to “be extraordinary.” 
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Public Relations Students Take on Clients and Gain Experience

Kean students in the Public Relations Campaigns course are creating PR campaigns for clients in business, the arts and more as a way to build career skills and develop professional networks through their classwork. They are also getting feedback from Kean alumni who are now professionals in the field.
Kean Adjunct English Professor Jeffrey W. Herrmann in a theatre with his Shakespeare Survey class

Kean Adjunct Professor Is Lawyer by Day and Shakespeare Scholar by Night

William Shakespeare’s plays are filled with references to the law, something that is not lost on Jeffrey W. Herrmann, a partner of a New Jersey law firm, who has a passion for Shakespeare that he has been sharing with Kean students as an adjunct professor for more than four years. 
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Brad Butler II is a motivational speaker and Kean grad. He spoke to Kean's football team.

Kean Grad Overcomes Obstacles to Become Motivational Speaker

Brad Butler II experienced his parents’ substance abuse, his own academic struggles and finances so strained he sometimes slept in his car when he couldn’t afford the gas to drive home. But the Kean alumnus used those challenges as motivation and is now an award-winning motivational speaker, student advocate and success coach.
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Kean University Associate Professor of Latin American history Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D.

Q&A: Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D., Demystifies the Electoral College

When does the Electoral College vote? Do electors get paid? How is the presidential electoral process working this year? Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D., a Kean associate professor of history and former elector sheds light on this hot topic.
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President Repollet Hears from Students in Virtual Town Hall

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., held his first Student Town Hall virtually on November 19, directly fielding questions from students on a variety of topics from remote education to health insurance.