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Club & Greek

Volume 83 (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

President Joins Baseball and Center at Hawk Rally

default article imageWest Long Branch, NJ - The Center for Human and Community Wellness invites you to attend the “Healthy Hawk Rally” on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00 pm at the men’s baseball field. All in attendance will receive free giveaways sponsored by the Center. President Gaffney will throw the honorary opening pitch sponsored by the Center.

The Rally will be hosted by the Center to support the annual Health Fair, which will take place on Thursday, April 26 at Anacon Hall in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Free health sessions, such as massage therapy and yoga, will also be included during the fair. Health vendors will be present, offering networking opportunities for students and allowing them to learn more about various areas in the health field.

For more information about the Health Fair, please visit Become a fan of the Center for Human and Community Wellness on Facebook. See you at the rally!

Corporate and Public Communication Graduate Program Information Session

default article imageWest Long Branch, NJ - The University announces an information session for the Coporate and Public Communication Graduate Program. This program will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Turrell Board Room located in Bey Hall. All Monmouth University students are welcome to attend.

The information session on the CPC graduate program will be hosted by the University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (Shadow PR firm) as well as the Communication Department. Speakers include Professor Matthew Harmon of the Communication Department and current CPC student Kim Fleming, with the possibility of a third speaker joining in the discussion. Students are encouraged to join the information session for light refreshments and any questions they may have regarding the CPC graduate program.

“Monmouth’s CPC program prepares students to take advantage of evolving career opportunities while developing or enhancing the practical and conceptual skills needed to excel as communication specialists,” said Dr. Sheila McAllister, Director of the CPC graduate program. “This information session is a great way for undergraduates to explore new possibilities for their future.”

The University’s Corporate and Public Communication Graduate Program is facilitated by graduate faculty possessing a broad range of professional and scholarly credentials, and provides an in-depth, balanced study of practice and theory. There are three concentrations offered in the graduate program which are Public Relations, Public Service Communication and Human Resources Management and Communication. Students are required to complete 31 credits, distributed among core courses, electives, colloquia, and a thesis or capstone project.

Who is the Prettiest of Them All?

Theta Xi Holds Their Annual Miss Monmouth Beauty Pageant

clubgreek-james-savage-and-kim-rockwoodTheta Xi held a beauty pageant called Miss Monmouth on Wednesday, April 4. Tickets were five dollars in advance and seven dollars at the door. Through Miss Monmouth, Theta Xi raised $1,420 which went to their philanthropies, Habitat for Humanity and Multiple Sclerosis.

Joe Nardini, a sophomore and Business major, is the President of Theta Xi. “We have been hosting the event Miss Monmouth for the past couple of years. The fundraiser has been extremely successful and has enabled us to give back to our philanthropic organizations. We’re really happy with the turnout this year and really appreciate everyone that came out to support us,” said Nardini.

The event consisted of three rounds, casual wear, formal wear, and sportswear. Each contestant was asked three different questions. Some of the questions that were asked were, “What is beauty according to you?” “What makes up your world and why?” “Why do you want to be the winner of this pageant?” “What can women learn from men?” And lastly, “Describe yourself in two words.”

There were 16 contestants in the pageant. The names of the contestants were Kimberly Kravitz, Ava Pignatello, Taylore Glynn, Taylor Dickson, Chelsea Addeo, Maria Marinaro, Elyssa Buccieri, MJ Robol, Annelise Delemarre, Lexie Arnold, Victoria Wagner, Jessica Trucillo, Ariana Tepedino, Jessica Sponaugle, Gina Gilanyi and Megan Fitzsimmons.

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Breakfast at Night with Phi Sigma Sigma

Sorority Holds Their Annual Pancake Breakfast

clubgreek-renee-oleniacz-madeline-diaz-giovanna-randazzo-and-nina-costaPhi Sigma Sigma held their annual late night pancake breakfast on Tuesday, April 3 in the basement of Spruce Hall. Tickets were five dollars in advance and seven at the door.

All together, they raised $315 for their philanthropy, the National Kidney Foundation. Phi Sigma Sigma advertised for their event through flyers around campus, tables at the Student Center, and a Facebook event.

According to their website, The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary, nonprofit health organization that is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Their vision is to enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

The pancake breakfast is the one of the events Phi Sigma Sigma holds annually for the National Kidney Foundation. Another one is Monmouth Idol which is held in the fall.

Jaclyn Schultz, junior and criminal justice major, is also the Vice President of Phi Sigma Sigma. According to Schultz the pancake batter was donated from Perkin’s Family Restaurant and the Americana Diner, which has been a tradition for years. All of the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma collaborated and made pancakes which were then served to the students who attended. It was an “all you can eat” event and at the tables were supplied with toppings such as sugar, jelly, and syrup. The available choices of pancakes were chocolate chip and plain.

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Which Slide Are You On?

Sociology Club Hosts Fundraiser for the Inside Out Project


The Sociology Club hosted a fundraiser outside of Bey Hall for the Inside Out Project and co-sponsored the Kortney Rose race with the Political Science Club on Friday, April 6.

“The money from the slide is going to the Inside Out Project, a global art project that translates messages of personal identity into pieces of artwork,” said Amanda DiVita, Sociology Club President.

A street artist, who goes by the name of “JR,” plasters artwork on buildings and billboards in order to communicate the message of freedom, identity and limit to those who see it. The purpose is to raise awareness, be a part of a global cause, and give back to communities. Students are encouraged to take a black and white photo and send it in to the Inside Out Project Company in exchange for a giant poster of their work, where they are free to display it for the world to see.

“The date for the fundraiser was specifically picked during the Global Convention Week,” said Danielle Parillo, junior. The Sociology Cub rented a giant blow up slide from the Party Works Company. The cost to ride the inf latable slide was one dollar for two turns and five dollars for unlimited turns. Students had to sign a waiver before participating to ensure their safety and for legal purposes.

“It’s gotten a lot of people talking,” said Megan Brownfield, Sociology Club Secretary. “People have been walking by and taking pictures of the slide, but we want them to use it!”

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/11/12

default article imageThe Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club hopes everyone had a relaxing weekend and is ready for the beautiful weather this week has to offer. At the general meeting this Wednesday, April 11 in Bey Hall we will be discussing the upcoming trip to Jenny Jump State Forest.

There are 35 spots available with a cost of $10 a person for those who participated in any of the cubs fund raisers and $15 for anyone who did not.

This trip will be on April 28 and 29; if you would like to come please bring your money to the meeting on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to check out the official Outdoors Club Facebook page for updated information; feel free to post any questions or suggestions regarding the club and any of the trips.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma, The National Health Education Honorary will be having their induction, Wednesday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m.

The inductees Nicole Barberio, Nicole Dobron, Kelsey Maher, Megan Martin, Michelle Mullins, Vanessa Orbe, and Rebecca Van Dyk will receive their pins today and enjoy a lovely catered gathering in the McGill club room.

ESG recognizes academic achievement and supports health education advocacy initiatives. They participate in events such as health fairs, The Great American Smoke Out, and Fat Talk Free week.

They also organize their own events, such as the blood drive in honor of Kelly Boozan, an MU student that was badly burned last semester. Look out for ESG at this upcoming health fair April 26, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Anacon!

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Sing Along With the Greeks

Sigma Tau Gamma Hosted Their Annual “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” This Past Tuesday

stgSigma Tau Gamma fraternity hosted their annual event, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” in Pollak Theatre on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 pm.

Sigma Tau Gamma has been hosting this event for six years. Tickets were five dollars in advance, seven dollars at the door. STG advertised this event through “posters and Facebook. We also sold tickets prior to the event in the Student Center,” said Mike Bateman, member of Sigma Tau Gamma.

All proceeds go to the Michael McNiel foundation. “Michael Mc- Niel was a brother of Sigma Tau Gamma who passed away from cancer. All the money goes to cancer research,” said Kurt Baumagarten, STG member. Michael McNiel attended the University of Massachusetts and died at the age of 27.

Participants for this event are all from Greek Life at Monmouth University “We text members from different groups, we went to their meetings and we asked them to help out,” said Dep Patel, Sigma Tau Gamma President.

The event was hosted by Brian Hentz, STG senior, and Laura Garcia, sophmore. “I love being ‘the face’ (of STG). I was President last year; I’m Social Chair this year. Plus, I’m pretty good at winging these things,” Hentz joked referring to hosting Greek Life events. “Yeah, and they’re too scared to do it (referring to his fellow STG brothers) so they throw me up here.” This is Hentz second year hosting the event. “There’s always a little bit of nerves,” Hentz said. “But once you get up there and get talking there’s nothing stopping you after that.”

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‘Squash’ Those Carnivorous Thoughts

MAVS Educates Students on Vegetarianism

VegetarianismMonmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) held an event about vegetarianism in Magill Commons on Sunday, April 1. The main speaker at the event Lauren Forney of Center Your Health, is a holistic health coach and registered yoga teacher, her mission was to educate people about becoming a vegetarian and the other options in the world of food.

Forney is also very involved in MAVS and she has been a vegetarian for over a decade now. She spoke about the benefits of being a vegetarian and the evolving process behind it. As a child, she always questioned why we eat meat and this is one of the main reasons behind her transformation.

Some of the benefits she listed were the possibility of losing weight, lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, increased flexibility and energy, and the ability to get more nutrition.

Forney is very passionate about healthy eating and enjoys supporting others learn to make consistently wise choices regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and overall well-being. She strives to lead by her own example rather than talk about everything she is doing. “The results speak for themselves. Then everyone wants to know what you’re doing so they can try it,” said Forney.

The event brought in about 25 people, including students and local MAVS members. Harris was pleased with the turnout because this was a specific event as opposed to the more broad ones that they sometimes host.

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The Freshman 15 is an Elective

Drop Some Pounds With COREiculum

coreiculumGetting in shape while away at college has gotten a lot easier for students, thanks to the University’s COREiculum program.

Beginning in January 2011, COREiculum is a fitness and nutrition plan designed by college students for college students. The two DVD set, equipped with resistance bands and a detailed nutrition plan helps students combat the notion of the Freshmen 15. The program was designed so that it can be performed in student’s dorm rooms and takes a minimum of 30 minutes to complete.

Andy Stern, a grad student and developer of COREiculum came up with the idea of implementing this fitness program on campus.

“I was dissatisfied by the 90- day fitness program,” said Stern, “It wasn’t because of lack of dedication, but it wasn’t tailoring my lifestyle.”

The idea was taken to Professor John Buzza, who presented it to his Entrepreneur class, who voted on it, and then made it happen.

With roughly 30 students, the class is broken up into departments that go into starting the business: marketing advertising, sales, research and development, information technology, filming of campus, publicity department, legal counsel, production department, packaging and design.

The members on the Executive Board include junior Alissa Catalano who is the Head of Packaging, senior Megan Rice in the marketing department, and senior Katherine Lyons is the producer. Also on the executive board is Christian Klein, Sarah Oseroff, Josh Silva and Billy Soletti.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/4/12

default article imageThe Outdoors Club

Congratulations to the new Outdoor’s Club Eboard! We are very excited to have some new faces joining us.

The 2011-2012 Eboard is: President Greg Cenicola, Vice President Steven Steger, Treasure Colleen Hayes, Secretary Carolyn Taylor and Inventory is Peter Chance. The ODC chairs are Mike Kulik as the surf chair, Stefania Tattoli as the Fundraising chair, Sarah Oseroff and Pat Layton are both the PR chair.

Congratulations once again.

There is no meeting this week but the ODC Facebook page is full of day trip ideas and events. Feel free to post any questions or suggestions regarding the club and any of the trips.

Economics and Finance Club

The Economics and Finance Club will be meeting every Wednesday at 2:30 pm in Bey Hall, room 231.

Students can check out our website for further information as well as our calendar of events at

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219 Freshmen Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

National Honor Society Induction Took Place on Campus This Past Sunday


The University’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the freshmen honor society, held its induction Sunday, March 25, at 3:00 pm in Pollak Theatre. Fresh- men and their families filled the theatre in anticipation of being rec- ognized for their academic success. Cameras flashed as names were called and honor students made their way to the stage to receive a certifi- cate of induction. Guest speaker Dr. Thomas Pearson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs said that the 2012 induction has brought in the largest amount of students to Phi Eta Sigma yet.

Induction organizer, Pattiann Heimbuch of first year advising, said that 219 students were inducted at the 2012 ceremony. This year was Heim- buch’s first year organizing the Phi Eta Sigma induction. According to Heimbuch here is much more to the freshmen honor society than a formal ceremony in Pollak Theatre, however, and Phi Eta Sigma makes it easy for its members to participate in.

“There are several projects that are offered to our inductees and they will be able to join the ones that they want to partake in. There is no ob- ligation. [They] do whatever is good for their schedule,” said Heimbuch. To be inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, first-year students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average in their first se- mester. Though students do not have to maintain a 3.5 GPA through their entire college career to keep their membership, they are expected to continue their hard work. “I expect [the inductees] to be more involved, I expect them to keep up with their academic standards, I expect them to continue to achieve. Just because we are inducting them today doesn’t mean that they are going to fall down to below a 3.0 GPA tomorrow, so we expect them to keep the same level of academic standards,” said Mercy Azeke, Dean of the Center for Stu- dent Success.

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