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Club & Greek

The Cost of Going Greek

Cost of Greek LifeFinancial information was distributed for the first time at Monmouth University’s Spring Formal Recruitment, during which, potential new members underwent the process of becoming a member of one of the six Panhellenic sororities on-campus.

Approximately 260 women participated in recruitment this year at Monmouth. In order to be eligible for the recruitment process, a woman must have a minimum grade point average of a 2.5 or higher and a minimum of 12 college credits.

Women must meet all of these qualifications to be a member of an organization on campus. While the list of qualifications is lengthy, there is one important qualification that seems to be purposefully hidden from the women who go through this process.

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Monmouth Outdoors Club Announces Spring Events

MU Outdoors Club Spring EventsThe Monmouth Outdoors Club has planned a number of events for the spring 2017 semester. Events include camping trips, indoor on-campus activities and outdoor activities as well.

Due to the winter weather, the club will be hosting a monthly Game Night on campus. The first Game Night event will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

Hot beverages and an assortment of snacks will be sold. At Game Night students are welcome to come play various board games. Game Nights are also scheduled on Mar. 3 and April 7.

The club’s main trip this semester is a tubing trip to Blue Mountain, Premier Pocono Mountain Resort on Sunday, Feb. 19. Those registered will travel to the resort to snow tube on single partner, and family-sized tubes.

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/15/17

Cinema Club

The Cinema Club would like to announce that until the Oscars there will be a showing of musical films. They will be showing this Thursday, Feb. 9  in JP234 at 7:30 p.m. and they will be screening The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The club hopes that you can make it!

CommWorks

Interested in poetry slams, stand up comedy, creative writing, original group and solo performances? 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. We meet every Wed. 2:45-4 pm in JP 235.

The Guardians Club

The Guardian’s club will be hosting an event on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Wilson Hall Auditorium. Guest speaker Julia Torres, Army veteran, undercover law enforcement agent, best selling author, and  member of the DEA taskforce will be talking about her experiences.

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Boom Roasted Productions Announces Spring Production of Sweeney Todd

Boom Roasted Sweeney ToddMonmouth University’s student-run theatre company, Boom Roasted Productions, will be performing the musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, this coming April in the Lauren K. Woods Theatre.

The production will have a total of four performances, premiering on Friday, Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. The show will have additional performances Saturday, Apr. 15 and Monday, Apr. 17 at 8 p.m., with a special matinee performance at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets will be available mid-March and will cost $5 for all students, faculty and community members.

Sheri Anderson, a specialist professor of Theatre Arts at Monmouth University and advisor of Boom Roasted Productions said, “This will be a spectacular event and I cannot wait for everyone to see what our students have to bring to the stage.”

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SAB Screens 13th and Leads Panel Discussion

SAB 13th PanelOn Tuesday, Jan. 31 the Student Activities Board hosted the screening of the Academy Award nominated documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. A panel discussion, consisting of two formerly incarcerated individuals, Mike Satterfield and Charita Easter-Fetor, followed the film.

Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, 13th is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment which outlawed slavery, unless as punishment for a crime. Home to 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration.

The film gives an in depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. DuVernay’s documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/8/17

Cinema Club

The Cinema Club would like to announce that until the Oscars there will be a showing of musical films. They will be showing this Thursday, Feb. 9 in JP234 at 7:30 p.m. and they will be screening The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The club hopes that you can make it!

CommWorks

Interested in poetry slams, stand up comedy, creative writing, original group and solo performances? 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. We meet every Wed. 2:45-4 pm in JP 235.

Intramural Volleyball

6v6 Indoor Intramural Volleyball Registration closes next week on Tuesday, Feb. 14. We are offering Competitive, CoRec, and Women’s Divisions! CoRec and Women’s teams can play in Competitive, as well as their respective divisions.Sign up as soon as possible to join in the fun!

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 prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum.

Outdoors Club

Monmouth University’s Outdoors Club is having a trip to go snow tubing at Blue Mountain Resort on Sunday, Feb. 19. We will be taking a bus and the price is only $25! We will meet on February 19 at 8am. Sign ups for this trip will begin on Wednesday, February 8th at 3:30pm in Bey Hall 134. Students must sign two waivers and have their money.

MU Debate Team Reaches Championship Round in Tournament

debate teamMonmouth University’s debate team won seven team and individual speaking awards at a debate tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend of Jan. 21. The team competed against 60 other teams and twelve colleges and universities.

The team consisted of ten pairs who squared off against the opposition in six preliminary rounds. Each of these rounds were two hours in length. An argument to debate was provided and the pairs were divided so that three were on the affirmative and three were on the negative.

The argument chosen by the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) was, “The United States Federal Government should establish a domestic climate policy, including at least substantially increasing restrictions on private sector emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States.”  

Teams that won playoff rounds were eligible to debate in the one-round eliminations which led to the eventual championship winner. Many members of the team made it into the playoffs and won numerous rounds. Three pairs made the playoffs: Francesca Vaccaro and Alec Gulluian and Megan Fleitz and Rossana Valdivia. Another pair, Ryan Kelly and Phoebe Nelson also made it to the quarter final round after going 5-1 at the tournament and scored a playoff victory against a team from Cal State Northridge before losing in a close decision to a team from the University of Miami.

Phoebe Nelson, a sophomore political science student and member of the debate team said, “It was such a great experience and I’m really proud of how well we all did.”

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Celebrate World Hijab Day With MSA and LTA

WorldHijabDayBannerFriday, Feb. 3 the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA), the Latin American sorority on campus will be cosponsoring an event to celebrate World Hijab Day. The holiday is internationally recognized annually on Feb. 1.

According to WorldHijabDay.com, the celebration was started by Nazma Khan, in an attempt to combat the discrimination and general lack of understanding of why women wear it, and to also invite women to wear one for a day.

The hijab is a traditional, mandatory head covering worn by Muslim women all over the world. Both organizations intend to spread that message to the Monmouth University community.

The event is intended to celebrate the hijab as well as the women who wear hijabs. Another purpose is to break down stereotypes. It is also intended to start a conversation about the cultural practices of women all over the world.

Students, faculty, and anyone else interested are welcome to come to the Rebecca Stafford Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/1/17

Cinema Club

The Cinema Club would like to announce that until the Oscars there will be a showing of musical films. They will be showing this Thursday, Feb. 2 in JP234 at 7:30 p.m. and they will be screening either Funny Face or The Bandwagon . The club hopes that you can make it!

CommWorks

Interested in poetry slams, stand up comedy, creative writing, original group and solo performances? 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 Wed. at 2:45 in JP 235. We meet every Wed. 2:45-4 pm in JP 235.

BoomRoasted Productions

BoomRoasted Productions will be holding auditions on Feb. 3 at 7p.m. for their production of Sweeney Todd. Callbacks will be held Feb. 4 at 12 p.m. For any additional information or questions, please email Nick Zaccario at s0943525@monmouth.edu.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. They are having an interest meeting Wed. February 1 at 3:30 p.m.Sections in need of writers include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum.

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Greek Women Unite for Panhellenic Recruitment

Greek Women Panhellenic RecruitmentThe matching outfits, the secret passwords, the glitter-blowing and loud cheering, it sounds like it’s recruitment season. While all of those things are nice, being a sorority woman is a lot more than what people see through social media and the news.

As a graduating senior and Vice President of Panhellenic Recruitment, I have been fortunate enough to learn first-hand what it truly means to be part of something bigger than yourself, and feel how rewarding it is to help other young women find their own place at Monmouth University.

The National Panhellenic Council is an umbrella organization for 26 Panhellenic sororities. NPC sororities are centered around values such as scholarship, sisterhood and philanthropy.

 Most importantly, sororities are centered around the great women that founded them and their fight for women to have the right to assemble and discuss academics, make friends, and further the empowerment and collaboration of women.

So, how does a woman become a part of a Panhellenic sorority? At Monmouth University, Panhellenic Formal Spring Recruitment takes place a few weeks just into the spring semester. To be eligible for this process, a woman must have 12 college credits and possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Potential new members are divided into groups and assigned two to three recruitment counselors.

Recruitment counselors are disaffiliated members of respected Panhellenic sororities. They give up their own letters to help young women find theirs. The idea of this council is to offer the opinions of unbiased members of Greek life, in order to aid women through the process of potentially finding their new home.

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Meet the Greeks: Alpha Omicron Pi

MTG Alpha Omicron PiMore often than not there is a stigma surrounding college students involved in Greek organizations.

While mistakes are made, as young people often do, the good Greek organizations do for their community, their philanthropy, and each other as well, far outweighs any negative information portrayed in the media. Being a Greek woman is an opportunity unlike any other, and there is something to be offered from each organization. It is so much more than having an official flower, color, or animal. It is a bond and a place of growth. 

An organization that offers these opportunities for growth is Alpha Omicron Pi. The chapter was colonized in 2013 at Monmouth University, but the organization was founded in 1897 at Barnard College. They are one of the six Panhellenic sororities on campus and value what it is to be a leader as well as the importance of receiving an education. The organization’s color is cardinal red, their flower is the Jaqueminot rose, and their unofficial animal is the panda. But like all other sororities, there is much more than meets the eye.

People often fear change upon entering college. It is a common misconception that being a member of Greek life can change someone. What isn’t realized with this thought is that being a member of a Greek organization can change someone, but change them for the better. Flash forward and well into my junior year, I am indeed, a sorority woman, and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. College changed me in the areas of my life where I needed to grow the most. So while change might be scary, no one told me change could also be a good thing. Alpha Omicron Pi has changed my life in the best way possible.

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