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Club & Greek

ON and OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/24

The Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club is hosting numerous events this semester. The first will be on Game Night held on Friday, February 19 in the Student Center at 9pm. There will be multiple games and plenty of snacks. You can also stop by if you just want to meet the members and become more acquainted with the club.

If you cannot make game night but still want to join the Outdoors Club, do not worry. Our Future events include

Future Events to keep an eye out for:

March 25-27: Cabin Camping at Belleplain State Forest

April 3: Old fashioned picnic at Shark River Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 23-24: White Water Rafting and Aerial Zip Lining Adventure Course at Hudson Canyon, NY

April 26 : Beach Bash, the location will be determined closer to the date

*Come to an Outdoors Club Meeting every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Bey Hall 126.

You can also join our Facebook group, Monmouth University Outdoors Club, to find out about upcoming events.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Crowns 2016 Mr. Pink and Green

On Friday, Feb. 26 Rock N‘ Raise annual charity event will take over the Hawk TV studio in the Jules L. Plangere Center for Communications building. Rock N’ Raise is a competition between bands who raise money and perform in hopes to win a grand prize and of course, bragging rights. This event is co-sponsored by WMCX and Hawk TVWMCX and Hawk TV will both stream and broadcast Rock N’ Raise live.

The idea of Rock N’ Raise first came about in 2013 after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. Both WMCX and Hawk TV wanted to put on an event to raise money to help those affected by Sandy, so the two organizations joined forces. Rock N’ Raise since then has become an annual live production.

While WMCX and Hawk TV co-sponsor the event, the two organizations have very different responsibilities when planning Rock N’ Raise. “Hawk TV is required to make sure we have a full crew for the event and insure the overall flow of production. Specifically as executive producer I have to make sure all the tech equipment is working and that the staff knows their role,” said Joseph M. Ruggiero, a senior communication student and executive producer of Hawk TV.

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Rock N’ Raise Returns To Campus in Late February

On Friday, Feb. 26 Rock N‘ Raise annual charity event will take over the Hawk TV studio in the Jules L. Plangere Center for Communications building. Rock N’ Raise is a competition between bands who raise money and perform in hopes to win a grand prize and of course, bragging rights. This event is co-sponsored by WMCX and Hawk TV. WMCX and Hawk TV will both stream and broadcast Rock N’ Raise live.

The idea of Rock N’ Raise first came about in 2013 after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. Both WMCX and Hawk TV wanted to put on an event to raise money to help those affected by Sandy, so the two organizations joined forces. Rock N’ Raise since then has become an annual live production.

While WMCX and Hawk TV co-sponsor the event, the two organizations have very different responsibilities when planning Rock N’ Raise. “Hawk TV is required to make sure we have a full crew for the event and insure the overall flow of production. Specifically as executive producer I have to make sure all the tech equipment is working and that the staff knows their role,” said Joseph M. Ruggiero, a senior communication student and executive producer of Hawk TV.

As Hawk TV focuses on the live production aspect of the event WMCX focuses on the musical aspects. “As the music producer of this year’s Rock N’ Raise the majority of my planning included getting a hold of a whole bunch of bands and artist to take part in the event,” says Larissa Trovamala, a senior communication student and an active member of both Hawk TV and WMCX. Some of the bands that Trovamala secured to perform at Rock N’ Raise are The Mercury Brothers from Red Bank and Eastbourne from Asbury Park. “Larissa [Trovamala] has done an amazing job finding four local successful bands to perform, explains Hawk TV executive producer, Ruggiero. 

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ON AND OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/17

The Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club is hosting numerous events this semester. The first will be on Game Night held on Friday, February 19 in the Student Center at 9pm. There will be multiple games and plenty of snacks. You can also stop by if you just want to meet the members and become more acquainted with the club.

If you cannot make game night but still want to join the Outdoors Club, keep an eye out for:

March 25-27: Cabin Camping at Belleplain State Forest.

April 3: Old fashioned picnic at Shark River Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 23-24: White Water Rafting and Aerial Zip Lining Adventure Course at Hudson Canyon, NY.

April 26 : Beach Bash, the location will be determined closer to the date

*Come to an Outdoors Club Meeting every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Bey Hall 126.

You can also join our Facebook group, Monmouth University Outdoors Club, to find out about upcoming events.

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PNM Orientation Introduces Women to Greek Life

PNM Orientation

The Panhellenic Council hosted its PNM Orientation on Tues. Feb. 2 and Wed. Feb. 3. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. This was an event open to all women who signed up for Spring Formal Recruitment.

PNM stands for “potential new member” and each PNM was required to attend one of the two orientation sessions. At each session, the women were asked to view a PowerPoint presentation given by Ashley McMahon, Panhellenic Council Vice President of Recruitment.

After introducing the women to what their schedules will contain in the next week, they were divided into specific color groups and paired up with two or three recruitment counselors. The counselors would be the women to guide them through the recruitment process. Their groups would go over any important recruitment details, such as schedules, conflicts, and questions regarding the weekend. Afterward, the women were sent on their way with all they needed to know about recruitment and contact information if they wanted to know more from their counselors.

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Panhellenic Community Celebrates A Successful Recruitment

Excitement and nerves ran high on Friday Feb. 5, 2016 as undergraduate women at Monmouth University began their first day of formal sorority recruitment.

Panic set in for students of Greek life and those interested in joining after receiving an email from the University cancelling classes for Friday afternoon. Thankfully, the roads cleared up and formal recruitment remained as scheduled.

“Recruitment is like Christmas for sororities so I was so nervous when it was rumored to be cancelled. Almost every student interested in joining still came out despite the weather so I am so glad everything worked out in the end,” said Danielle Romanowski a junior communications major.

Formal recruitment is the process in which students meet every sorority on campus and ultimately join the one that best suits them. Formal recruitment occurs for all Panhellenic organizations on campus, which include Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Phi Epsilon, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Phi Sigma Sigma.

This year saw over 250 women participate in recruitment, a significant increase when compared to past years. “There are so many more girls going through recruitment than there were when I went through which is absolutely amazing. Joining Greek life at Monmouth truly changed my life and I am so excited to see more girls getting involved,” said Kerrin Hageny, an alumni of Monmouth University.

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ON AND OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/10

The Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club is hosting numerous events this semester. The first will be on Game Night held on Friday, February 19 in the Student Center at 9pm. There will be multiple games and plenty of snacks. You can also stop by if you just want to meet the members and become more acquainted with the club.

If you cannot make game night but still want to join the Outdoors Club, do not worry. Our Future events include

Future Events to keep an eye out for:

March 25-27: Cabin Camping at Belleplain State Forest

April 3: Old fashioned picnic at Shark River Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 23-24: White Water Rafting and Aerial Zip Lining Adventure Course at Hudson Canyon, NY

April 26 : Beach Bash, the location will be determined closer to the date

*Come to an Outdoors Club Meeting every other Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Bey Hall 126.

You can also join our Facebook group, Monmouth University Outdoors Club, to find out about upcoming events.

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PRSSA: New Strategies for New Goals

PRSSA Strategies

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year the Public Relations Student Society of America [PRSSA] has seen growth within its chapter due to a change in club atmosphere and member requirements. The club allows public relations students to improve their resume by providing free PR to the clients of Shadow PR Firm, a nationally recognized student run PR firm.

Since PRSSA was brought to campus, student involvement was low. Many of the members in the club were participating solely to fulfill their practicum, which is a mandatory one-credit course for all communication students. The goal of practicum is to give students experience outside of a lecture based class and creates working materials to put into a portfolio. The course was created due to a lack of internship experience in the communication department as many students were fulfilling their experiential education requirements through various options such as studying abroad.

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Inter-Fraternity Council Hosts Open House

Monmouth University’s Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) hosted its annual Fraternity Open House last Wed., Jan. 27at 10 p.m. in Pozycki Hall Auditorium. The council invited all potential new male members to attend and learn about the fraternal organizations the university has to offer.

The Inter-Fraternity Council is comprised of all fraternity presidents and an executive board to oversee all seven fraternities at Monmouth. According to the Monmouth University Greek Life website, the council’s goals are to: “promote harmonious relations among the fraternities of Monmouth University; promote inter-fraternalism participation in intramurals and all fraternity/sorority events; standardize, control, and regulate the recruitment activities; support and recommend expansion of new fraternities; and cooperate with the University and Campus organizations in matters of common interests.”

To begin the night, the council’s executive board introduced each organization and allowed each group to give a brief presentation to the potential new members, before breaking off into separate rooms. The organizations included all seven fraternities and Monmouth’s professional business fraternity: Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Pi, Sigma Tau Gamma, Tau Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Theta Xi. Each organization presented information about its chapter’s history, founding members, current members, philanthropy, community service events, and brotherhood. The event is to help potential new members understand what each organization values, and to encourage them to find their best “fit.”

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ON AND OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/3

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) meets every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in the second floor lounge at New Hall. All are welcome to join! We will begin planning our annual Winter Ball and could use your creative ideas. For more information, contact Danielle St. Vincent at s0887667@monmouth.edu

Panhellenic Council

The Panehllenic Council is holding formal recruitment this upcoming weekend, Feb. 5-Feb. 7. In order to participate in sorority recruitment, you must have 12 completed credits from Monmouth University, as well as a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher. PHC wishes all potential new members luck on their journey to Greek life!

MOCC

The Monmouth Oral Communication Center invites you to take advantage of free peer tutoring for presentations and public speaking! Our walk-in schedule is posted outside of JP 203, or you can contact Kevin Moedt at s0879290@monmouth.edu for an appointment. Interested? Join us in JP 135 on Wednesday’s at 2:45 p.m. to see what we are all about!

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Meet the Greeks Reals in a Crowd

Meet Greeks 2016

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Monmouth held its semi-annual Meet the Greeks in the Multipurpose Activities Center.

Second semester freshman and the rest of the student body who are interested in becoming a member of a Greek organization on campus are all encouraged to attend this opportunity. Essentially, Meet the Greeks is when all of the Social, Professional, and Multi-Cultural Greek organizations gather together to encourage non-affiliated students to become members of Greek life.

At the event, each fraternity and sorority is able to bring 10 members of their respected organization to speak with students who are interested in who they are, what their organization brings on a national level as well as to the Monmouth community, and any other questions that a potential new member may have. Organizations can be as creative as they want when it comes to their table that they are allowed to have, many bringing wooden decorated letters in Greek, apparel that states the name of the organization, pictures, and different awards that the chapters received from the past years they have been on campus.

“I feel that Meet the Greeks benefits those going out for a Greek organization because it gives them the chance to be able to meet every organization at the same time and learn more about how Greek life has an impact on the school as a whole through their accomplishments and population,” said Matt Sheehan, brother and President of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

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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
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764

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