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Four lifeguards, two in a rowboat and two pushing it, row out over ocean waves.
Kean Ocean Phys Ed Student Rescues Swimmer

Kean Ocean Phys Ed Student Rescues Swimmer

It was no ordinary September day at the beach for Kean Ocean student Joe Swanton. It was more like a day at work for the physical education major who spends his summers as a lifeguard at Seaside Park.
Join Us at the 2022 Jazz & Roots Music Festival

Join Us at the 2022 Jazz & Roots Music Festival

Pack a picnic basket and bring a blanket or chair to the second annual Jazz & Roots Music Festival, a free outdoor music festival on the Lawn at Enlow Hall at Kean’s East Campus in Hillside, New Jersey.
Joseph Fuca, in a blue cap and gown, holds his diploma cover outside the Prudential Center.
Kean Ocean Graduate Earns Degree While on Active Military Duty

Kean Ocean Graduate Earns Degree While on Active Military Duty

Kean Ocean graduate Joseph Fuca ’22 had his sights set on two very different career dreams, to become a teacher and to serve his country in the military.

A black and white photo of a landscape of mountains over a sky filled with clouds.
Ansel Adams Photography Exhibition at Kean

Ansel Adams Photography Exhibition at Kean

Works by the iconic 20th-century landscape photographer Ansel Adams will be on display at the Galleries at Kean University in an exhibition premiering Thursday, April 21 at Liberty Hall Academic Center. 

A long bridge leading into a wooden building with glass windows as wall on a grass field on a sunny day.
Kean Skylands Hosts Family Fun Community Day April 23

Kean Skylands Hosts Family Fun Community Day April 23

Kean Skylands, Kean University’s campus in Jefferson, will celebrate Earth Week with a Community Day featuring tours and fun, free activities for all ages on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus on Mount Paul Road. 
Michael Graves College Dean David Mohney stands at the head of a long table, gesturing.
Reversing Urban Distress in Trenton’s Coalport Neighborhood

Reversing Urban Distress in Trenton’s Coalport Neighborhood

Kean’s John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research recently brought experts together in Trenton to develop strategies to revitalize the city’s Coalport neighborhood and similar communities throughout the state.
President Repollet Tapped for Leadership Role in African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation

President Repollet Tapped for Leadership Role in African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., the first Black president of the University, has been appointed to the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey Foundation Board of Directors.

Repollet is one of four new directors recently named to the Foundation board.

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

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.
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

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.
Barbara George Johnson speaks to the University Center partners
Kean VP Barbara George Johnson Named to 2021 Women’s Power List

Kean VP Barbara George Johnson Named to 2021 Women’s Power List

Barbara George Johnson, vice president of external affairs and urban policy and research at Kean University, has been named to New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s 2021 Women's Power List