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Club and Greek Announcements 09-11-19

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WMCX is a student-run radio station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make connections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15 p.m.

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Communication Department Hosts Second Annual Kickoff Event

default article imageThe Communication Department hosted its second annual Communication Kickoff Event during the first club meeting time on Wed. Sept. 4. All of the department’s student-run organizations had a table at the event.

Lorna Schmidt, Director of Advising of Communication, Faculty Advisor of Monmouth Oral Communication Society (MOCC), and a communication instructor, played a key role in hosting the event. The purpose of the event was, “ to introduce new students to the clubs and their students to faculty who might become mentors… and to help the clubs increase their membership,” said Schmidt.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) created the flyers for the event and promoted the event via email and social media. The turnout for the events second year was larger than its inaugural kickoff, and the department hopes that the event continues to grow each year.

Students majoring in Communication are required to complete a practicum credit with one of the clubs within their specialized area. This allows students to gain real life experience in their fields of communication. They can participate in WMCX, Hawk TV, PRSSA, The Outlook, MOCC, Comm Works, or The Verge. However, students of all majors are welcomed to join and participate in the clubs.

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Delta Tau Delta Closed by National Headquarters

Delta Tau DeltaThe Kappa Gamma chapter of Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity at Monmouth University has been shut down.

The decision came from the National Headquarters of Delta Tau Delta in mid-August. The reason is attributed to low membership and an administrative deletion. At the end of the spring semester, there were 14 active members. The University cannot continue an organization’s charter once their nationals has closed the chapter.

Mary Anne Nagy, Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement, said, “During the spring semester, there was some action taken by their National Headquarters in Fishers, IN to limit their operations. They’d have a number of concerns; size of organization, operational issues, etc…I think it’s been something that’s been coming for some time.”

Members of DTD have been contacted for comment.

The Kappa Gamma chapter was able to submit an appeal to their Nationals, which they did. The decision came at their annual Arch Summit meeting. Despite the appeal, the chapter was closed.

This might not be the end of DTD, though. Nagy said, “Like most organizations that get closed here, there may be a period of time down the road when the current membership has all graduated and we’re in an expansion position to add more (organizations).” Nagy also said the University would be open to partnering again with an organization previously recognized in the future. However, they would have to have made significant changes and the former members all must have graduated. A typical re-partnering may occur every three to four years.

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Club and Greek Announcements 04-24-19

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WMCX is a student-run rado station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make cnnections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15.

If you’re interested in joining, contact Ali Nugent at


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Go Ziplining and Rafting with the Outdoors Club!

Ziplining Rafting OutdoorsThe Outdoors Club would like to extend the opportunity to all students to go on their final and highly anticipated camping trip of the semester – Hudson Canyon white water rafting and zip-lining! Don’t miss your chance to adventure on the stunning Hudson River in upstate New York from April 27 through 28.

While this trip normally is worth over $200, The Outdoors Club is offering specially priced spots for Monmouth students of only $65. Guests can receive a discount as well. Each package includes white water rafting, zip-lining, all-included camping, delicious food, amazing views, and more.

This is the last chance to get dirty with the Outdoors Club for the 2018-2019 school year. This white water rafting and ziplining trip is popular, so don’t hesitate to get your tickets.

This past year for the Outdoors Club has seen camping trips to Wharton State Forest, Belleplain State Forest, Bass River State Park, Allaire State Park, Blue Mountain Resort, and Shark River Park. They also organized a horseback riding trip, a trip to Long Branch Escape Room, and more.

Make memories and get some much-needed stress relief in the thrilling Hudson River rapids before finals! Come to our meeting Wednesday, April 24 at 3:30 pm in Bey Hall 129, or email Secretary James Tomasello for details on how to get on the list. There’s no time to waste!

Be sure to follow the Outdoors Club on Instagram @muoutdoorsclub for more news, photos, and fun.


"A Farewell to Monmouth University" | Ray Romanski's Senior Goodbye

default article image“And now the time has come,

And so, my love, I must go.

And though I lose a friend,

In the end you will know...

I’ll Follow the Sun.”

With less than two weeks left in this semester, it is finally dawning on me that my time at Monmouth University is coming to a close. Although I’m happy to move on to bigger things, I’m sad to go. A bittersweet paradox.  This you are about to read will act as my farewell to Monmouth. I have a lot of people to thank and a lot to say. So, prepare your tissue box.

On my freshman year move-in day, as my dad and I drove a moving van to campus, he was lecturing with tidbits of wisdom about all aspects of college.  From reminders about my weekly laundry to drinking enough milk, I listened intently, even though this was all second-nature. But, then, a song came over the airwaves: Harry Chapin’s “Cat in the Cradle,” and a silence fell over the both of us. Neither of us spoke; just listened to this song about growing distance between father and son. Ironic timing. We both stifled back our tears. 

First and foremost, Mom and Dad, I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done to help me get this far.  From quelling my worries to giving me ample leftovers (They NEVER went to waste), those little acts of love have all contributed to this degree I’m going to receive in a few weeks’ time.  I appreciate everything you have done and will continue to do to help me succeed.  None of this could be possible without you. I have much more to say, but I am restricted to a word count.  For that, I will close by saying I love you.

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Club and Greek Announcements 04-17-19

default article imageWMCX

WMCX is a student-run rado station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make cnnections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15.

If you’re interested in joining, contact Ali Nugent at


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Ocean Coast Institute Hosts Symposium on Climate Change

Institute Symposium Climate ChangeLeading experts from around the world in the areas of climate change adaptation law and science will assemble at Monmouth University on April 17-18 for the Climate, Coasts & Communities Symposium.

With the “new normal” of increased storm events, flooding, sea level rise and coastal erosion being caused by climate change, the event will focus on lessons from other states and abroad that can help New Jersey navigate the challenges.

Discussion topics will include climate change impacts to voiceless communities, including future generations, wildlife and natural resources; the public health dimensions of coastal adaptation; and scientific strategies to combat climate change-induced factors that are harming marine and coastal ecosystems.

Keynote speakers include Global Ocean Forum President Biliana Cicin-Sain, University of Tasmania Faculty of Law Professor Jan McDonald and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig.

The two-day symposium will kick off with a panel of Monmouth University students presenting their research on issues including the transfer of development rights and easements to improve coastal resilience and the threats extreme weather events pose to water supplies.

For registration and more information, visit or contact Professor Randall Abate at

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The Sports Studies Club Celebrates One Year

Sports Studies CelebratesThe Sports Industry Club will be having its last meeting of the school year this Wednesday, April 16. The meeting will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Sports Industry Club being on campus. 

Pizza and refreshments will be provided at this meeting.  Also, during this meeting, there will be an election for the new Executive Board.  Positions that will be available are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Media Coordinator. 

This club has provided opportunities within the sports industry to various students on campus, by hosting meetings, presenting numerous speaker series events, as well as hosting off-campus events.

Some notable speakers this organization has hosted include representatives from the New York Yankees, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and more.  This club has also hosted field trips to sporting events.

This upcoming Saturday, April 20, the Sports Industry Club will also be attending the Lakewood Blueclaws game at 4:05 p.m.  This event provides students with free transportation to and from the game, as well as a chance to tour and meet with a few executive members of the Lakewood Blueclaws.

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Club and Greek Announcements 04-10-19

default article imageWMCX

WMCX is a student-run rado station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make cnnections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15.

If you’re interested in joining, contact Ali Nugent at


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Phi Eta Sigma's First Career Panel Gets the Job Done

Phi Eta Sigma Career PanelPhi Eta Sigma held its first annual chapter career panel led by Mark Marrone, asenior finance student and athe Chapter President, on April 4. Alumni Amanda Kruzynski, Subrina Mahmood, and Aziz Mama all came to give insight on what life is like after Monmouth. Not only are they successful Monmouth alumni, but they are also members of Phi Eta Sigma who were inducted when they were first year students.

This honors society came to Monmouth in 1997 and is a leadership organization based on students’ scholarly performance. In order to be inducted, the student must maintain a 3.5 GPA within the first year of school.

Each of these three honored guests gave a speech about their successes that stemmed from their experiences at Monmouth. Kruzynski spoke first, who graduated from Monmouth in 2014. She told the crowd sitting in Wilson Auditorium that when she in college she did not expect to be doing what she does now.  Kruzynski currently works at a small non-profit as a Program Manager. Her speech was inspiring to all those who are unsure about their future and if they are on the right path or not. Kruzynski left the crowd with some advice: “People say do what makes you happy. If I did that I’d be on the beach with a book. You need to do what motivates you and keeps you going.”

Mama spoke next, who also insisted that he does not currently do what he planned when he was attending Monmouth. Mama graduated in 2013 and is now a Manager overseeing compliance audits. He nudged the crowd to stay excited and stay connected.  Mama focused on keeping a sense of curiosity and persuaded the crowd to keep going by saying that lack of action is worse than anything you could do for yourself.

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Contact Information

The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
and Instructional Technology (CCIT)
Room 260, 2nd floor

The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151