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Club & Greek

Volume 88 (Fall 2016) and Volume 89 (Spring 2017)

Alpha Xi Delta Presents: Karaoke For A Cause

AXD Karaoke for a CauseAlpha Xi Delta held its annual philanthropy event, Karaoke for a Cause last night in Pollak Theater to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This event is one of six national philanthropy events that Alpha Xi Delta’s all over the country organize to raise awareness, understanding, and money for Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks is a dedicated philanthropic organization that provides support for families who have a loved one with Autism.

They continuously work to promote solutions for those across the Autism spectrum and increase understanding and acceptance of this condition.

Sister of Alpha Xi Delta, Kristen Kennett commented on the success Karaoke for a Cause has had in the past.

She said, “Last year, we raised over $2,000 through this event. We are so excited to have the Monmouth community come together again to raise even more money for such a deserving cause.”

As Autism Speaks’ national sponsor, Alpha Xi Delta has raised over five million dollars for this cause. College chapters all around the nation have done their part by volunteering at walks, holding bake sales and putting together events like Karaoke for a Cause to continuously raise money for Autism Speaks.

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Experience A Piece of Italy at “La Festa Italiana”

Experience Piece of ItalyMonmouth University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Italian Club presented their annual La Festa Italiana, or Italian Festival, on April 4 in Magill Commons with presentations, performances, and food to celebrate Italy and Italian culture.

The festivities began with an introduction from Dr. Maria Simonelli, a professor of Italian and Latin and the faculty advisor of the Italian Club.

The club rooms 107 and 108 were almost completely filled by students and faculty. Simonelli excitedly thanked all for attending, and gave special thanks to her Italian language students and club members who helped to set up, provide food, and give performances for the event.

“The students of the Italian club are very important for the success of Festa Italiana,” said Simonelli. “Their commitment in keeping the Italian culture alive is vital.”

She handed the stage over to guest speaker Dr. Carlo Davoli, the Education Office Director from the Consulate General of Italy in New York City.

Davoli gave a presentation on diversity throughout the Italian regions, going in depth into why certain regions have developed in different ways.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/20/17

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.

HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign cordially invites you to the Designated Driver Hero of the Year Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Oceanfirst Bank Center Varsity Club Room. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Suanne Schaad at 732 263 5804 or email her at sschaad.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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Alpha Xi Delta “Lights it up Blue” for Autism

Alpha Xi Delta Light it Up BlueLast week, Alpha Xi Delta participated in Light it up Blue Week to raise awareness for national philanthropy Autism Speaks.

Each year, April 2 is the beginning of this national campaign. All across the country landmarks like the Empire State Building have been lit up blue to support families living with people who have Autism. It’s a week dedicated to educational activities, spreading awareness, and aiding families who are directly affected by Autism.

Similar to the Empire State Building, Woodrow Wilson Hall and the Guggenheim Library were lit up at night in order to encourage acceptance, and spread awareness and understanding of this condition.

Stephanie Merlis, a senior business student commented on Light it up Blue week. She said, “I think it was awesome how Monmouth got involved and had buildings on campus go blue for autism. As a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, it’s really great seeing that this university supports something that my own personal organization does as well.” She continued, “Autism effects the lives of so many people, and the odds of knowing someone with Autism are very high. What my sorority does for Light it up Blue Week is really great and I’m proud to be a part of something that cares so much about philanthropy.”

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Why it’s Good to Go Greek

Why Go Greek

When many people hear the word college, they often think about Greek Life. Movies and television shows, like ABC Family’s Greek, often depict what it’s like to be involved in these organizations, and may leave one wondering what it is really like in real life.

Many students begin college completely on their own for the first time, which may be a difficult transition to make. Joining a sorority or fraternity provides them with the opportunity to meet new people, who are in the same position as themselves, and to create new, everlasting friendships.

Joseph Brown, a senior business administration student and brother of Phi Kappa Psi said, “By joining an organization that you feel you fit best in, you will develop friendships that last a life time and also become friendlier with people in other organizations through Greek events. My fraternity gave me the feeling that I fit in and that I was with a group of people that was similar to the people I hung out with from my hometown.”

While it may be a common belief that Greek Life is strictly just about partying, it is so much more than that. “Greek life is more than just partying it’s about having a group of people you know you can always turn to and giving back to the philanthropies you’re involved in.,” said Lauren Alexander, senior business marketing student and sister of Delta Phi Epsilon.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/12/17

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.

HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign cordially invites you to the Designated Driver Hero of the Year Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Oceanfirst Bank Center Varsity Club Room. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Saturday, April 15. Contact Suanne Schaad at 732 263 5804 or email her at sschaad.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.

Lambda Theta Alpha

Lambda Theta Alpha will be hosting their Yard Show on Wednesday, April 12 at 10 p.m. in Pollak theater. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show consists of organizations performing strolling, saluting, and stepping.

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HawkTV and WMCX ‘Rock N Raise’ for A Cause

HawkTV WMCX Rock N RaiseHawk TV and WMCX held the sixth annual charity concert, Rock N Raise on Friday Mar. 31. The live benefit concert which supported The American Cancer Society, took place in the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication in the Hawk TV studio.

The concert was also simultaneously broadcasted on air on WMCX. Rock N Raise allowed students to connect through music and a meaningful cause.

This year the music came from three local bands; Halogens, Shark Club and Drive, Kid, as well as a performance from Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball. These bands brought a variety of music to the event and gave the community the opportunity to not only come and rock out with them, but also get to see some of their own classmates perform.

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Say ‘Hola’ to the Spanish Club

After a two-year hiatus the Monmouth University Spanish Club is back.

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to increase Monmouth University’s awareness of the Hispanic culture by putting together a variety of events to promote student involvement.

The organization also encourages students to become involved with the surrounding Hispanic community through community service, and to provide opportunities for both language and social development for Spanish majors and minors.

The club has been very busy this year planning events forthis semester and the next year as well.

On Apr. 4 the Club co-sponsered a salsa dancing workshop with latin sorority Lambda Theta Alpha.

The intention was to make memories and to teach the dance as well as the art behind the style and history of it.

Like the salsa event, the Spanish Club is working hard to create their presence on campus. They have recently created an instagram and have had multiple meetings to discuss what’s next.

Having a larger presence and involvement at the Foreign Language festival has also been a primary goal of the Club.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/5/17

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.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board welcomes students to attend their Around the World event on Saturday, Apr. 8 from 12 - 4 p.m. on the Residential Quad. Come for food, drinks, music, and a multicultural experience.

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.

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club will be holding a Game Night on Friday, Apr. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Students can play games of all kinds and enjoy light refeshments.

Alpha Omicron Pi ‘Strikes Out’ Arthritis

Alpha Omicron Pi Strike OutEven with three strikes, you’re still winning! The Alpha Omicron Pi sorority hosted a whiffle ball tournament to ‘strike out’ arthritis, the organization’s national philanthropy, on Mar. 25.

At noon on the greens in front of Wilson Hall, Alpha Omicron Pi hosted a whiffle ball tournament. The money raised at this event was donated to the Arthritis Foundation, which is the sorority’s philanthropy.

An estimated 75-100 attendees turned out on that Saturday afternoon, in addition to nearly 100 sisters in the organization.

Jessica Hertman, a junior English and secondary education student, is the sorority’s philanthropy chair and was in charge of running the event. “Overall, I think that the event went very well. Multiple different organizations showed up to play whiffle ball games, as well as parents and even some alumni!” Hertman continued, “All of the teams became very involved in the games and it became a big competition which is what makes it so fun.”

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SGA Receives ‘Rising to the Challenge’Award

Monmouth’s Student Government Association (SGA) attended Conference on Student Government Associations (COSGA) at Texas A&M University this past month and received the “Rising to the Challenge” award for their successes as a senate.

COSGA is a 3-day, international conference for student governments around the globe to convene, network and problem solve in order to improve and strengthen their senate.

Every year, Monmouth sends several delegates to represent the university and bring back new ideas to improve our student government as well as pass ideas along to other schools in attendance.

For the past 36 years, Texas A&M has provided colleges and universities the opportunity for senators to come together to network and learn from each other.

This year, Monmouth’s SGA delegates held a presentation titled “Utilizing Resources: Maximizing Your Student Government Experience.” Phil Russomanno, Academic Affairs co-chair on senate commented on this award-winning presentation.

He said, “We were able to travel to College Station and present a good presentation about using your resources on campus as a student government. Not only internally with your administration and faculty…but also how to reach out to other student governments, and utilize them as well.”

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