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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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Club and Greek Announcements 01/25/17

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, Jan. 25 in JP234 at 7:30 p.m. and they will be screening Popstar. The club hopes that you can make it!

Monmouth Youth Activists

The Monmouth Youth Activists Club encourages you to get involved. Like or visit their Facebook page for Monmouth Youth Activists Group on campus. See if you’re interested in joining our family We have so much planned this semester @muyouthactivist

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. Sections include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum.
If you are interested, please e-mail outlook@monmouth.edu for more information.

Hawk TV News

Hawk TV News is looking for vibrant and interested students who want to be reporters, writers, anchors and much more. You do not need to be a communication major to be apart of this organization. If you are interested email me at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15.

Monmouth University’s Panhellenic Council

MU Panhellenic CouncilThe Panhellenic Council (PHC) at Monmouth provides members of Panhellenic sororities a productive way to contribute to the Panhellenic community, as well as holds its own members accountable.

PHC strives to develop and maintain the fraternal life and Inter-fraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment. It is made up of an executive board (e-board), six delegates (1 per sorority), and a seven-position cabinet.

The e-board consists of the President, Vice President of Programming, and Vice President of Recruitment. The President has an overall responsibility for the operation of the Panhellenic Council and presides at all regular meetings.

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Blue Hawk Studio

Blue Hawk StudioWest Long Branch, NJ – Most students at Monmouth know about Blue Hawk Records, the University’s music label, but often people mistake the Blue Hawk Studio recording club with the label.

The recording club, founded and run by Huascar Holguin, a senior music industry student debuted last Spring. Since the start, the club has more than doubled in size and already has a new recording studio in the making.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11/30/16

The Guardians Club

The Guardians Club is honored to present Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Hunter Brockriede as its guest speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. in Rechnitz Hall 107. The Guardians Club and this meeting are open to all students regardless of major/minor.

BoomRoasted Productions

BoomRoasted is holding their annual Theatrefest Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. The four nights of theatre will feature a ‘Ham to Ham’ cabaret with music from Hammerstein to Hamilton.The event will also feature a senior night, alumni night, and a night where members will be presenting and performing their original work. The event is located at the Lauren K. Woods theatre, at 8 p.m. The event is entirely free and members encourage you to come out and be entertained.

Alpha Omicron Pi

The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi are cosponsoring a series of events with Delta Tau Delta. They will be tabling Dec. 1 and collecting items to donate to troops over seas on Dec. 2. They will also be selling hot chocolate for a dollar and proceeds will be donated to Sisters for Soldiers. Dec. 6 they will be having service men talk about their experience and do push up drills. Come out and support your troops. 

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Phi Kappa Psi Hosts Monmouth’s Got Talent

Phi Kappa Psi Monmouth Talent Show 1Phi Kappa Psi held their annual philanthropy event, “Monmouth’s Got Talent” on Wednesday at 10 p.m. in Pollak Theater.

This exciting night started out with the hosts of the show introducing themselves.

Johnny Maurer and Tom Curry, both brothers of Phi Kappa Psi, welcomed all the attendees for coming and spoke about their philanthropy, the Boys and Girls Club.

According to the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County’s website, “The Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County is a private non-profit organization that serves children that come from some of the difficult circumstances in the County. With professional licensed staff, Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County’s youth enjoy a variety of activities.”

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