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Volume 86 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

The Outlook Wins ASPA Award

ASPAThe University's student-run newspaper, The Outlook, was named "Most Outstanding Newspaper," in addition to first place with special merit, by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) for the third time in the past four years in its annual national competition.

Professor John Morano, the paper's faculty advisor, said, "To achieve this recognition, back-to-back no less, really brings home the point that hard work and dedication to sound journalistic principles is worth the effort. The students who produce The Outlook are a special breed, and it looks like the paper is reflective of that." Morano feels it is both rewarding and an honor to see that the ASPA recognizes the work that is accomplished in The Outlook newsroom.

Judges awarded the paper 1970 points out of a possible 2000 in categories that included editing, creativity, art, advertising and others. Under the leadership of the former Editor-In-Chief, Jacklyn Kouefati, The Outlook received perfect scores for content coverage, page design and general plan.

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MU Professor Wins the Distinguished Teacher Award

distinguished_teacher_awardBiology professor Dr. James Mack, EdD received the Distinguished Teacher Award on May 14, recognizing him for his teaching excellence and contributions to the University

All professors throughout the University, regardless of their department, are eligible to receive the Distinguished Teacher Award.

Held at the end of the most recent spring semester, former Provost Thomas Peason revealed the award to Mack during a luncheon in Wilson Hall for all University professors.

Mack said "I am both honored and humbled to have received the award." Not only has he been a professor at the University for more than four decades, but he is also an alumi.

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MU Responds to National Focus on Sexual Assault

One out of five college age women will be the victim of a sexual assault according to Mary Ann Nagy, Vice President for Student Services. Of those women, only one out of 10 will report the incident. Additionally, two thirds of assaults are by someone known to the victim and 38 percent of offenders are a friend or acquaintance according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Sexual assault is defined by the United States Department of Justice as "any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient." This is a crime punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years if the accused person is convicted.

While the topic of sexual assault is broad, there is a lot of concern surrounding sexual assault on college campuses in particular. "I think it's a very important issue because it can without a doubt derail someone's college experience whether you are the victim survivor or you are the alleged perpetrator," said Nagy. "I think it's important that we talk about it. I think it's important that we address it." Newfound freedom and new social situations also increase the risk for assault, Nagy added.

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Involvement Fair Draws in Crowd

Over 100 clubs, organizations, and Greek life chapters congregated on the Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library lawn on Friday, Sept. 5 from 4 – 6 pm for the annual Involvement Fair.

The Involvement Fair is an event that pertains to not only freshman but also to upperclassmen and transfer students in order to "step out of their comfort zone and get involved in the various organizations the University has to offer," as stated by Megan McGowan, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations.

Students gathered on the library lawn and approached numerous tables that belonged to different clubs. Amongst the clubs and organizations were The Outlook, Baseball Club, Chabad Club, and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

When approaching tables, club members gave brief descriptions of their organization's contribution to the University and what is expected of active members to prospective students.

Some of the clubs used marketing tactics to entice new members to their tables. Giveaways such as t-shirts, coffee travel mugs, and even candy was spread out on tables trying to lure students into a new experience. Additionally, social media was used by clubs in order to create an online presence.

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Welcome Back Letters Fall 2014

Welcome from the President


president_brownDear Students:

As you make your way to and from class this year, you will see evidence of the exciting changes underway on campus, from the busy construction of Pozycki Hall and the renovations of the Science Building, to the construction of our newest residence hall, and a new soccer turf field just behind Wilson Hall.

All of this activity has just one purposeā€”to build a better Monmouth University for you. I am excited about the transformations yet to come as we strive to provide you with an educational experience that is outstanding and comprehensive.

Every member of our dedicated faculty and staff is here to help you succeed. I encourage you to make the time to get to know your professors, coaches, RAs, advisors, and administrators. Please don't be shy about asking for help along the way, especially if you are a first-year or transfer student new to campus.

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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