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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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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. 

Contact Information

CAMPUS LOCATION
The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication 
and Instructional Technology (CCIT) Room 260, 2nd floor

MAILING ADDRESS
The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

Phone:(732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu