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Club & Greek

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

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