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Club & Greek

SAB Spreads Awareness For Veterans Suffering From PTSD

On Wednesday Nov. 18th, the Student Activities Board (SAB) held “Boot Camp” on the residential quad to help raise awareness for those in the military suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 “The ‘Boot Camp’ event was a great way to bring awareness to what soldiers go through when they come home. We even had veterans come over at one point and talk to students about their experiences with the military. A lot of the students came out and asked questions and learned more information that they had not known prior to the event. Also, there were many fun races through the inflatable obstacle course that was provided which put an exciting touch to the day,” said Mel Lewis, a Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and the Programming Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

SAB wanted to give the campus a meaningful event which brought PTSD to the forefront. The legal definition of PTSD, according to Oxford Dictionary, is “a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.”

James Ruffino a sophomore marketing student and Awareness Chair on SAB stated that he “felt that bringing this event to Monmouth’s campus would really help raise awareness to something that is not talked about enough on this campus and I’m glad my executive board and I could execute it to its full ability. I was also extremely satisfied to actually see students very interested in learning about what PTSD is and how people overcome it.”

To make sure that this event was more than just a lecture, SAB ensured the event was informative and interactive. The first attraction was a humungous inflatable obstacle course that students were able to race one another for some fun competition, yet related to the event in the sense of what “obstacles” veterans have gone through in order to keep our country safe.

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Rock Cure Socks Off Benefits American Cancer Society

The Music Alliance paired up with Colleges Against Cancer to hold “Rock Cure Socks Off,” a concert event that was held to raise money and awareness to help benefit the American Cancer Society. The concert was held on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Anacon Hall.

When entering the concert one needed to walk by the stairs of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC), where luminaries were found in dedication to someone who has been affected by cancer. Students had the opportunity to get creative and design the luminaries and were also encouraged to make donations or learn more about the organization. Students who made a donation at the door were entered to win one of the various prizes available.

Daniel Panaro, a senior science student said, “I personally have multiple cancer survivors in my family, along with others who sadly were not able to beat this horrible disease. I truly believe it is so important to stress the awareness along with doing everything possible to raise money for something that affects so many of us. I think it’s almost impossible to not have been affected by cancer in some sort of way, so everyone should try and do their part in helping out others that are in need.”

The concert featured members of both Blue Hawk Records and The Music Alliance, whose new music will be included on their upcoming compilation album. The artists in the show performed acoustic tracks, original pieces of music, and covers of popular singles.

Blue Hawk Records has recorded multiple compilation albums since it was founded by University Professor Joe Rapolla and Music Industry students over approximately two years ago. Blue Hawk Records promotes the overall process of creating original music along with offering opportunities involving many elements of the music business. Some of the aspects of the music business that are of focused on are the recording process, public relations, and album design.

Rock Cure Socks Off spread the current musical talent University students have to offer while supporting a cause that is important to many students on campus.

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Sorority Bingo Sheds Positive Light on Greek Community

The Monmouth University Panhellenic Council hosted its third annual Bingo Night on Friday Nov. 20 in Anacon Hall to give underclassmen an opportunity to meet members of the Panhellenic community.

The room filled with excitement and laughs as dozens of women came together for a fun night filled with bingo, prizes, and an opportunity to get a step closer to finding their home in the Greek community. Each of the six sororities on campus attended the event as well as six representatives from each organization. Throughout the night, everyone in attendance was able to play several rounds of bingo with the chance to win gift cards and other prizes.

After each round, an organization was invited to the front of the auditorium to illuminate some of the important aspects of their organization. Each spoke about their chapter’s colors, mascot, and founder’s day, and more importantly their philanthropy, values and their importance to the chapter.

“Bingo night, as well as the other events that Panhellenic organizes for the potential new members, are a great way for the girls to learn about the different sororities and their philanthropy, values, etc. so that way they know a little bit of background information on the different chapters before going through formal recruitment,” said Emily Rodrigues, a senior English education student and Membership Vice President for Alpha Xi Delta.

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ON AND OFF CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 12/2

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

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is hosting a third world craft sale to benefit Handcrafted Hope. The event will be taking place Tuesday Dec. 1 through Friday Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church (167 Cedar Avenue Long Branch, NJ). For more information, contact Lorrie Mileham at 732-774-0656.

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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Monmouth Greeks Gather Together For Greekend

Greekend 2015

From Friday, Nov. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 15, Monmouth University’s Greek Senate organized Greekend, a weekend dedicated to exemplifying the four pillars of Greek excellence: scholarship, brotherhood and sisterhood, service, and leadership. Jenna Hersh, Vice President of Greek Senate, and Amy Rosenzweig, Greek Senate Activities Chair, were in charge of coordinating the weekend’s events.

“It was really fun to plan it, and Amy was awesome to work with! Greekend is all about uniting Greeks and I really feel that we accomplished that this year. We wanted to make it fun, but also empower the Greek community to give back. It was definitely a successful weekend,” said Hersh, a senior economic and finance student.

The first event of the weekend was the Scholarship Dessert on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the intellectual achievements within the Greek community. It was invite-only and guests were selected based upon their grade point average. Later that evening, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual Step Show at 8:08 p.m. in Pollak Theatre.

On Friday, Rosenzweig and Hersh planned a trip to Skyzone Trampoline Park at 5:00 p.m. Tickets were sold for $2. Members of each organization were invited to attend the inside trampoline park and participate in its various activities. The park had four core zones for guests to enter, including foam, basketball, trampoline walls, and dodgeball.

Saturday was a day devotedto community service for all members of the Greek community. The event, “Canstruction”, was held at 10 a.m. in Anacon Hall. Each chapter was to build an “Under the Sea” themed structure with the cans they collected for a local food bank. Organizations could use only rubber bands with tape to assist in keeping the cans together. The structures were judged for creativity, number of cans, and the final presentation. The winning chapter will receive a pizza party.

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Ella Mae Bowen Performs Free Concert On Campus

On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted a free live concert featuring Ella Mae Bowen for Monmouth University students in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

The event included live music and free refreshments along with great prizes such as Monmouth winter gear and a chance to win a $50 gift card the school bookstore. This event was one of the many exciting free concerts that SAB has been able to sponsor for Monmouth students to enjoy this semester. 

SAB member and sophomore education student Gina Geletei said, “Due to the weather SAB had to think on their feet and we decided to move the event inside the student center and set it up like a coffee house. The setting was really intimate and everyone who attended seemed to really be into it and enjoyed themselves. This was the first time we ever tried to have a concert in the student center and I think it was very successful.”

Bowen is a young talented new artist in the world of country music. Although she is just 18 years of age, Bowen’s voice has been earning her a great deal of positive attention from critics in the music industry. The young artist began writing and performing her own songs at the age of seven before moving to Nashville, TN from the small town of Walhalla, SC.

Bowen’s career launched as a breakout artist on the “Footloose” movie soundtrack back in 2011, and at one time earned herself a deal with Big Machine Record Group. Bowen had a hard time dealing with extended downtime and overall frustration with the music bussiness. Ultimately, her record deal fell through, leaving Bowen to take about a year off from music and began working two jobs as a nanny and at a coffee shop. Bowen has stated recently that she personally does not wish to chase a record deal with a major record label again. Growing up she did not dream of performing at large venues such as a football stadium. She has mentioned how she much more prefers and feels a sense of comfort performing in smaller concert enviroments.

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Ella Mae Bowen Performs Free Concert On Campus

On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., the Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted a free live concert featuring Ella Mae Bowen for Monmouth University students in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

The event included live music and free refreshments along with great prizes such as Monmouth winter gear and a chance to win a $50 gift card the school bookstore. This event was one of the many exciting free concerts that SAB has been able to sponsor for Monmouth students to enjoy this semester.

SAB member and sophomore education student Gina Geletei said, “Due to the weather SAB had to think on their feet and we decided to move the event inside the student center and set it up like a coffee house. The setting was really intimate and everyone who attended seemed to really be into it and enjoyed themselves. This was the first time we ever tried to have a concert in the student center and I think it was very successful.”

Bowen is a young talented new artist in the world of country music. Although she is just 18 years of age, Bowen’s voice has been earning her a great deal of positive attention from critics in the music industry. The young artist began writing and performing her own songs at the age of seven before moving to Nashville, TN from the small town of Walhalla, SC.

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ON CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/18

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

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing, graphic design, and photography to join the team and become an active member in creating our weekly publication. We are an award-winning group of students who bond over our love of writing, reporting, having fun, and networking, If you are interested in joining, contact the Editorial Staff at outlook@monmouth.edu.

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!

Boom Roasted Productions

Boom Roasted Productions and MU’s Rho Rho chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, National Theatre Honors Society will be participating in the second Annual Theatre Fest Dec. 2-Dec. 5, which will be a nightly series of student-ran music and theatre. Contact Nick Zochario and Megan Roberts for any further details.

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Monmouth University Surf Club Places Second In National Red Bull Video Competition

Surf Club 1

In an attempt to win the Red Bull Bracket Reel Competition, the Monmouth University Surf Club fought to earn second place, just short to University of North Carolina at Wilmington where the winning collegiate surf team received an all expense paid trip to the North Shore of Hawaii.

Early in Oct., surf teams were handpicked to compete against each other in a head-to-head, bracket-style surf video contest, known as the Red Bull Bracket Reel. Viewer based voting keeps each team afloat in this single elimination matchup. The team with the most “likes” on their weekly video advances until a winner is crowned at the end of the third and final round.

“When teams were picked this year, only two east coast schools got picked and we [Monmouth University] were one of them,” said Max Goldberg, the Surf Club’s videographer. The other east coast school was University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Other universities selected were University of Hawaii – Monoa, Loyola Marymount University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California San Diego, and University of Southern California. “The competition fits us perfectly because we are a small school and NJ doesn’t have much recognition for getting waves as it is,” Goldberg said.

Both the members’ surfing and Goldberg’s videography were tested. Tyler Sankey, a junior health studies major and Surf Club President, said that he is going to surf the biggest wave possible given the opportunity while Goldberg stands ready behind the camera.

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Saturday Night Live Comedy Night

SNL Live Concert

The Student Activities Board held another comedy event featuring Iliza Shelesinger on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Anacon Hall. SAB’s Comedy Chair, Tommy Foye, and Vice President of Major Events, Tom Egan, ran the event together.

“Having Iliza come to Monmouth University is huge, especially because she is very well known in the comedian world. I am really happy to have been able to help plan and execute this event,” said Tommy Foye, a junior communication major.

The night started off with James Goff, a South Bronx native, to help hype the crowd and get the audience into good spirits. Goff’s appearances include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions, the New York Giants. For the short time Goff performed, he was able to crack jokes about relationships, race, life, and more.

Goff finished his set and quickly introduced the headliner of the night, Iliza Shelsinger. Shelsinger has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daily, and The Soup. She is also the season six winner of Last Comic Standing on NBC, the host of the syndicated dating show, Excused and recently released a Netflix special “Freezing Hot.”

When Shelsinger first walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately showed a positive reaction. The comedian had a 45-minute set which was very blunt, covering topics that varied from sex, feminism, girls night outs, boy drama, animals, and the truth about women eating in front of men.

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Student Government Association Hosts Big Event

On Saturday Nov. 7, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the 16th Annual Big Event across Monmouth County.

The Big Event gives club and Greek organizations an opportunity to give back to the surrounding communities. The event is the single largest community service project that takes place at Monmouth University each year. Every fall, an estimated 400 students sign up and volunteer at one of the 25 to 30 Big Event work sites.

“The Big Event is such a great and rewarding experience for all students who decide to volunteer, giving back to the surrounding communities and having a day where so many students get active in helping out others is truly something special,” said Adam Schwartz, a senior art major who was representing Delta Tau Delta at the event.

Each work site had a Monmouth University student who served as a Site Captain. Their job consisted of contacting their work sites before the Big Event to review the information and assignments submitted on the application. Volunteers came to Monmouth University on the day of the Big Event starting at 9 a.m. to check-in and departed to their assigned work stations at approximately 10 a.m. The Big Event ended at approximately 4 p.m. or whenever the volunteers had completed the assignments given to them at their respective work sites.

The Big Event at Monmouth University showcases the overall sense of comradery of the student body and how various organizations and clubs all share a strong sense of dedication to community service work. It also demonstrates the importance of making an effort to reach out and help the surrounding communities in as many ways as possible.

Some of the locations that volunteers were sent out to lend a helping hand were in Asbury Park, Deal, Long Branch, Ocean, West Long Branch, and Neptune. A few examples of the types of service stations that participants were assigned to attend were individual neighbors who needed a helping hand, community based agencies and organizations, local towns and municipalities, houses of worships, and local schools.

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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