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Valentine's Day Roses Come with a Question

The Kean Cougar surprised students around campus with roses and a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but to win the Cougar’s affection, students had to answer one important question: What’s the Cougar's name?
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Union County Prosecutor's Office, Kean University Hold Law Enforcement Recruitment Event

More than two dozen federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies will participate in a joint recruitment event on Monday, February 28 at Kean University’s main campus in Union, New Jersey.
Nicky Sheats

Watson Institute’s Nicky Sheats, J.D., Ph.D., Testifies Before Congress in Support of Environmental Justice Bill

The director of the Center for the Urban Environment at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research at Kean University testified before the Congressional Natural Resources Committee on legislation designed to protect urban and underserved neighborhoods from pollution.
Artwork, with a man lying on his back, eyes closed. A crow sits on his neck. Other crows fly nearby.

The Galleries at Kean Opening Celebrates Cultural Differences

The Galleries at Kean University will host an opening reception on Thursday, February 17 in celebration of three distinct art exhibitions taking place on the University’s main campus. 
CNN's Abby Phillip wears a red dress with a black belt.

CNN's Abby Phillip to Give Kean Distinguished Lecture

CNN Senior Political Correspondent Abby Phillip, who served as White House correspondent from 2017-2019 and moderated CNN’s 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa, will give a Distinguished Lecture this month at Kean University.
A Kean bus with the words, "Kean Cougars Climb Higher," with the N.J. State Capitol dome in the background.

Watson Institute Sets Stage for New Jersey Urban Policy Agenda

The Watson Institute hosted a historic meeting of leaders of the legislative Black and Latino caucuses and the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association to lay the groundwork for creating a statewide urban policy agenda.
Sandra Bodin-Lerner leads students through an exercise in Listening class

The Power of Listening

To be a better speaker, first learn to be a better listener. Kean Adjunct Professor Sandra Bodin-Lerner, a professional communication coach who trains people in public speaking, shares that message with Kean students through the University’s Communication and Listening class.
John Weigele standing with his arms folded in front of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.

John Weigele '16: Making Magic at Disney

Kean alumnus John Weigele graduated from Michael Graves College with a BFA in graphic design. He is now using his design skills as a producer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Adjusting to College Is Hard. This Kean Program Can Help.

The General Education program at Kean develops well-rounded students with a core set of skills that prepares them for a successful college career. Learn how Kean students are climbing higher with the program's support.
A nurse gives a vaccine to a male patient at Kean University's Union County vaccination site.

Kean Hosts Series on the Impact and Future of COVID-19

The eight-part virtual roundtable series offers insight from health experts, state and local lawmakers and community leaders as New Jersey moves toward living with COVID-19.