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Club & Greek

Volume 88 (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Club and Greek Announcements 3/29/17

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235.

Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer urges students to come out to their annual Relay for Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event is this Friday, Mar. 31 and will be held in the OceanFirst Bank Center.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections in need of writers include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No experience necessary.

HawkTV & WMCX

HawkTV and WMCX will be holding Rock and Raise, a benefit concert with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, on Friday Mar. 31. Tickets are $5. For more information contact a member from either organization.

Peace Corps Prep Holds Film Festival

Peace Corps Film FestivalOn Feb. 28th the Peace Corps Prep program held a Peace Corps Film Festival in Wilson Auditorium.

The film festival was open to the entire student body offering any students who are interested in the Peace Corps an opportunity to meet return volunteers, ask questions with parents, and get a closer look at what the Peace Corps program can offer to individuals who serve.

Multiple tables were set up outside of the auditorium offering guests an opportunity to learn more about returned volunteers service location and experience. Many of these tables contained artifacts brought back from the different countries.

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Club and Greek Announcements 3/22/17

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235.

Alpha Omicron Pi

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi are holding their annual philanthropy event, Strike Out Arthritis on Saturday, Mar. 25 at 12 p.m. The event will be a wiffle ball tournament to raise money for arthritis research and will be held outside of Wilson Hall. For more information contact Philanthropy Chair Jessica Hertman at s0991926@monmouth.edu.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections in need of writers include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No experience necessary.

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Sea Sharps Present Annual Acafest

Sea Sharps Annual AcafestOn Sat. Mar. 25, Monmouth University’s a capella group, the Sea Sharps will be hosting their second annual Acafest, which will feature collegiate a capella groups from multiple schools across the tri-state area.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics, the philanthropy of fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma.

Melanie Doe, senior social work student and president of the Sea Sharps, claims there is a lot of work that goes into each show. “We have been preparing for this performance all year and we cannot wait to show how much our group is grown,” Doe said.

Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, associate biology professor and advisor of the group, noticed the difference in the group from last year’s show to this one. “The group is a lot different from last year. They are a cohesive group that’s more in tune with each other. When they sing together, they seem like they are having more fun than before. They have improved chemistry which makes for better music,” he said.

The Sea Sharps were founded in 2013, and are the University’s only a capella group. They have been featured on MTV and have made Acafest an annual tradition.

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The Commuter Student Mentor Program

The Commuter Student Mentor Program is resurfacing this upcoming month in its quest for new mentors. The program, run by Director of Off Campus and Commuter Services, Dr. Vaughn Clay, former Lead Commuter Student Mentor Lauren Niesz and newly chosen Lead Commuter Student Mentor, Alexandria Afanador, are seeking to find seasoned guides to fill the shoes of the graduating senior mentors in the program.

According to the Commuter Student Mentor page on the university website, Commuter Student Mentors are, “seasoned guides that assist the incoming first-year commuter students by helping them make the transition to life at college, while also guiding them through the many programs and resources that can be found at Monmouth University.”

The Commuter Student Mentor Program was founded in spring 2014 as a response to the lack of extra support for first-year commuter students that a residential student may have an easier access to. The program had a rough, yet still successful, start in its inaugural year; however, the students involved with the program learned from the first year and revamped their attempts.

Director of Off Campus and Commuter Services, Dr. Vaughn Clay, said, “The success [this past year] centered on the degree of interaction that the mentors had with their mentees.”

The first year, each incoming first year commuter student was assigned a mentor—whether they asked for one or not. Communication was engaged via school email address, as that was the only method of communication mentors had access to. First year students did not check their school emails regularly and response was poor to the program for many mentors because of this.

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MU Surf Hosts Film Event

MU Surf Club Film Event

MU Surf held a film premiere event on campus last week in Pozycki Hall Auditorium. Australian surfer Dion Agius directed the film and named it “The Smiling Bag.”

 MU Surf was able to obtain the film after Agius responded to emails requesting the movie. In his email, Agius sent the movie file available for download and also thanked the prospective viewers. Agius wrote, “I just wanna say thank you so much for taking the time to email in chasing the movie. I’m stoked you took the time and that you want to see it. And it’s been such an amazing experience to hear from everyone all over the world!”

He is a household name in the surfing community and has been for years. However, this is the first time Agius created a project of this length and magnitude.

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Monmouth Youth Activists Present: Battle of the Charities

MYA Battle of Charities

Monmouth Youth Activists and the members of Blue Hawk Records are hosting the largest charity event ever held at Monmouth University called Battle of the Charities.

Battle of The Charities will be held on Mar. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Pollak Theatre. This event is open to all members of the Monmouth University community for a modest donation fee of $5.

Every dollar donated will be equally distributed amongst the ten non-profit organizations participating in this charity event. Charities include Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, Cloudhead, Product Red, Lunch Break, Rock n Recovery, American Heart Association, Bosnia International Service Trip, and The Kortney Rose Foundation.

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Club And Greek Announcements 3/1/17

Alpha Kappa Alpha

The sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha will be selling tickets for $7 thoughout the week. The event, Mr. Pink and Green, will be held on Friday, Mar. 3 in Pollack Theater at 8 p.m.For more information, contact a sister who will be in letters.

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235

Alpha Phi Sigma

Please come out to support the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit on Wednesday, Mar. 8 in Anacon Hall, 2nd Floor Student Center from 2:30-4:30.We are raising funds for bullet proof vests for the canine officers.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections in need of writers include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No experience necessary.

SAGE

Please join Monmouth University students, faculty and members of the community for a march/rally on International Women’s Day, Mar. 8. We will gather in front of the University Library around 2 PM with the march starting at 2:30 PM. 

Guardian’s Club Hosts Guest Speaker

Guardians Club Guest SpeakerThe Guardian’s Club hosted a talk with author and veteran Julia Torres on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The criminal justice club hosts talks a few times a month with different professionals in the industry to help students learn about the different fields in the criminal justice system.

“She is a remarkable person, and is a great role model for all of our students in terms of what you can accomplish and going for your dreams,” said Nicholas Sewitch, a professor in the criminal justice department on why he chose Torres to speak at Wednesday’s meeting.

The talk consisted of Torres discussing her life, and instilling the message in all those attending to seize every opportunity available.

Torres enlisted in the Army Reserve the summer of her freshman year at Rutgers University in order to make some money.

Torres wanted to prove others wrong and show that women could be truck drivers, and chose that as her specialty in the Army Reserve. 

After graduation from Mason Gross School of the Arts, she worked in portraiture for six months until deciding to make a career change. Her sergeant from the Army Reserve recommended she apply to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office as an agent and got the job instantly.

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CommWorks and MOCC Partner for Spring Events

Comm MOCC Spring EventsMembers of CommWorks and the Monmouth Oral Communication Center (MOCC) will be co-sponsoring two events this semester, which includes a women’s march, and a social justice performance event.

The women’s march will be on Mar. 8 in honor of International Women’s Day, and will begin at the University Bluffs and end in front of Wilson Hall. The march’s cause is primarily to demonstrate women’s involvement in society and to establish their voice and their equal role in it. The march will also be hosted by Students Advocating Girls Education (SAGE) and other organizations will be in attendance.

The second event will be called, “This is What Democracy Sounds Like,” and will take place during Monmouth University’s annual Scholarship Week in April. The event will touch upon various literature and spoken word that has helped shape and improve human rights in the nation.

 The event is intended to both enlighten as well as educate the students at Monmouth on human rights issues, such as injustices to women, the LGBTQ community, African Americans, Immigrants, and Indigenous people.

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/22/17

Tau Kappa Epsilon

The brothers of TKE will be having their annual event in Pollak theatre tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information please contact  President Joshua Freeman at s0997943@monmouth.edu

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235.

Student Activities Board

SAB will be having an escape room event on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7 - 11 p.m. in Anacon Hall on the second floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Admission is free. For information contact Gina Gelettiei at s0960325@monmouth.edu.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections in need of writers include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No experience necessary.

Surf Club

The Monmouth Surf Club will be hosting a Surf Film Festival on Feb. 28 in Pollak Theatre at 7 p.m. Volcom will be sponsoring the event and there will be free Surf Taco. For information contact Ryan Gallagher at s0931061monmouth.edu

Contact Information

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Monmouth University
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