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Club & Greek

Volume 83 (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

Club and Greek Announcements 3/7/12

default article imageEnergy Service Corps

This was an exciting week for the Energy Service Corps, a non-profit national organization.

Weatherizations will be starting this week; they are a free service that will lower your utility bill about 30 percent. This service is funded by donations given by students and faculty from around the campus, every penny given will help bring this world to a brighter future.

The collection boxes have been placed throughout campus and will stay there until the end of the semester.

Because the Energy Service Corps is a nonprofit organization 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards supplies for weatherizations.

Interested in teaching kids about saving energy? Join us for four days during Spring Break to teach in Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City. Food and housing are provided for those willing to participate; for more information or to sign up contact tom at

College Republicans

Are you concerned about rising gas prices? Are you concerned about our future? We certainly are, and we want to hear your opinion on these matters and how you believe the government should solve these issues. Have something else you want to say on the issue of public policy? Please tell us.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 7 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Bey Hall room 228. E-mail us at if you have any questions.

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A Look at Nonprofits With Shadow PR

default article imageWEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Jaclyn Boruch, Director of Marketing and Communication at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, joins Shadow PR Wednesday, March 7 at 3:00 pm with a look at nonprofits and social media.

“As a member of a nonprofit organization who works closely with social media and other nonprofit companies, I am really excited to learn more about what we can do to be successful,” states Amanda Erdmann, Communication Director of Shadow PR, on the upcoming event.

Boruch has three years of professional public relations experience between six different companies. In addition, she owns her own social media company in which she helps employers use social media effectively. With her advanced social media skills and involvement with nonprofits Boruch’s presentation will provide essential information to all communication majors.

The PRSSA bi-monthly Speaker Series was instituted in 2009 to provide networking opportunities for public relations students and professionals. To stay up to date about who is speaking when follow us on Facebook at For more information about the speaker series or Monmouth’s PRSSA Chapter go to or contact Amanda Erdmann, Communication Director, at, or Dr. Shelia McAllister-Spooner, Faculty Advisor, at

University Communications Council Presents First Master’s Class with HBO Documentarian Joe Lavine

default article imageLong Branch, N.J. -- Documentarian Joe Lavine will be the inaugural speaker in the first of a series of master’s classes at Monmouth University hosted by MU’s Communication Council, an advisory organization that makes a connection for faculty and students in the department with working professionals in the field of communication.

Lavine is a Vice President and Senior Producer for HBO Sports and oversees the sports documentary series Legends and Legacies for the network. His presentation will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm at HR Young Auditorium and will focus on the business of documentary production.   

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film, Lavine began his career working as a messenger in the newsroom for New Jersey Public Television.     

A year later, he found his true calling when he accepted a job as a producer for Major League Baseball [MLB] Productions, the official production company of MLB. He spent the next 13 years working on a multitude of baseball projects including “This Week in Baseball,” “The Greats of the Game” and a number of official World Series films.   

Looking for new challenges, Lavine left MLB and became a freelance producer working on various network sports specials and major sporting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl. He also worked as a segment producer for HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel for which he won two Emmy Awards.    

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Attention Seniors: Important Notice

Any student who has applied to start law school this coming fall must inform Dr. Enoch Nappen. Please tell him if any law school accepts you and the name of the school(s).

The Elvin R. Simmill Memorial Award goes to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average who has been accepted to and will be attending law school this coming fall.

To apply for this award, please show Dr. Nappen your letter(s) of acceptance and current GPA before Monday, March 19.

Dr. Nappen is in Bey Hall 245, (732)571-4475.

Spring 2012 Office Hours: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Community Service Club Announces New Project For March

default article imageWest Long Branch, N.J. -- The Community Service Club will be sponsoring a “March Madness Clothing Drive” on Monday, March 5 until Friday, March 9, and on Monday, March 19 until Friday, March 23. Donated clothing will go to Meal at Noon Soup Kitchen and Soup D’Shore.

Gently worn clothing can be donated at one of the boxes in front of the information booth on the second floor of the Student Center.

The club will also host a fundraising night at Bubbakoo’s Burritos on Tuesday, March 27 from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Community Service Club’s team for Relay for Life and the Multiple Sclerosis Walk.

The Community Service Club is a campus organization whose primary purpose is to become involved in ongoing volunteer services, to identify the need for services within the community and provide them, to become involved with local community service events, and to represent the University as a positive force within the community.

For more information about the Community Service Club or for ways to get involved with these events, check the club’s Facebook page, stop by their office in room 312 on the third floor of the Student Center, or call Joey Contreras at 856-305-6952.

A Tribute to African American Culture

AASU Celebrates Black History Month

It was a night full of African-American pride in Anacon Hall Friday night as the African-American Student Union (AASU) hosted a tribute to African American culture to celebrate Black History Month.

The purpose of the AASU is to unify and support each other and share the cultural achievements of African Americans within the University community.

They represent and advocate the concerns, problems, and image of the African-American students.

The event served to educate people who made a difference in black history with readings, reciting of poems, music, dancing, and singing. The event began at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 24, with light music by a three-person band performing on guitar, keyboard, and drums.

There were round tables set up and decorated with red tablecloths and green and black napkins to represent the colors of the Afro-American flag.    

There were tables with desserts like cupcakes, pie, cobbler, and refreshments for guests to enjoy. The President of the AASU, Tina Onikoyi introduced the audience to what they were about to see and the crowd settled in their seats.

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/29/12

default article imageMen’s Lacrosse

The University men’s lacrosse program enters its third season of competition in the Liberty Conference of the NCLL. The Hawks, in their first season under Head Coach Jerry Dohn, went 2-0 in fall competitions in 2011, notching a 5-4 win against Rowan and a 7-6 victory over pre-season #12 TCNJ.

Led by senior captains Vin Sodano, Joe Milano, and Michael Asprocolas, the Hawks seek their first ever playoff berth and look to compete for the Liberty Conference Championship.

Be sure to witness the team’s rise to national prominence this spring in home contests against Rutgers-Camden, Rowan, LaSalle, Cabrini, Arcadia, TCNJ, St. Joseph’s, Temple, Delaware Valley, and Rider.

Go Hawks!

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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Love Struck

Alpha Sigma Tau Raises Suicide Awareness

Alpha Sigma Tau hosted their third annual Love Struck event at Pollak Theatre on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:00 pm. The event raised $1,305, which goes towards suicide awareness.

“Love Struck is an annual event that Alpha Sigma Tau has been holding for the last three years,” said Lauren Jackson, Alpha Sigma Tau event coordinator. “The purpose of this event was to raise money for suicide awareness in honor of our sister, Dana Peskowitz. All proceeds are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” said Jackson.

Love Struck is a dating game where six boys and six girls from various campus organizations compete for a date with a suitor of the opposite sex by getting asked random questions and doing different tasks to show off their skills.

This was the first time that Jackson was in charge of organizing the event for the sorority. Jackson’s job included planning the event, acquiring the contestants and running the event itself.

The hosts of the night were junior Dayna Zeises and senior Brian Hentz. Zeises is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, and was a contestant in this event last year. Zeises had never hosted the event before. “I’m a little bit nervous, hopefully it will go away when I’m up there,” she said.

Brian Hentz, member of Sigma Tau Gamma said, “I host our event [Don’t Forget the Lyrics] every year so I’m doing that again in a few weeks. “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” will be held March 20 at 10:00 pm in Pollak Theatre.

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Sigma Pi Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles Show

sportspicMonmouth University’s Sigma Pi fraternity hosted a sports memorabilia and collectibles show for the first time on December 4, 2011 in the Student Center, Anacon Hall, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Sports memorabilia included autographed balls, bats, helmets, jerseys, sports cards and more from professional athletes. Cameron Nichols, Fundraising Chair for Sigma Pi hosted and organized this event. All attendees received a free raffle and the prizes were a Jim Rice autographed 16 by 20 photograph and a Cal Ripken autographed baseball. This event was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Proceeds benefited the Sam Spady Foundation to educate parents and students about the dangers of alcohol. The Sam Spady Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and students about the dangers of alcohol. It honors the memory of Samantha Spady, a 19-year-old student at Colorado State University who died of alcohol poisoning on September 5, 2004. Sigma Pi raised $600 for this charity from this event.

PHOTO COURTESY of Cameron Nichols

Students to Launch Online News Portal

default article imageWest Long Branch, NJ—The Verge, Monmouth University’s first student-run online news portal, will launch their website on Wednesday, February 29 at 2:30 pm in room 206 in the Jules Plangere Center.

The event is open to all University students and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

“I am very excited about the launch of The Verge,” said Dr. Chad Dell, Communication Department Chair. “This represents a brand new opportunity for students to work in a multimedia environment and to get their work viewed by the world.”

The Verge student news portal was created for the purpose of providing the Monmouth University community with information and issues in and around the university and to act as a forum for expression of the ideas of its audience. It allows students that are interested in journalism, communication and other multimedia to gain experience while also exploring the alternative platforms that are used in the creation and dissemination of the news today.

For more information, please contact The Verge Advisor, Dr. Marina Vujnovic at or (732) 263-5667.

Involvement Fair Springs Into Action

default article imageThe University doesn’t often have involvement fairs in the spring, but over 100 students turned out for what faculty and club leaders alike described as a very successful event. Thirty-six stands were set up in the meeting halls on the second floor of the student center, each allowing some of the University’s most interesting and active groups a chance to introduce themselves to students.

All manners of students attended the event. The crowd was a colorful mix of freshmen, transfer students and upperclassmen who had yet to explore all of their club interests. Some came simply to support a friend’s club, even if they weren’t members themselves.

The event began with a slow trickle of students. In the first half hour, those perusing the stands came sporadically and in small groups. As classes let out and word got around, larger groups began filing through the double doors.

Laura Fiorelli of The Monmouth Review said, “I feel that not as many people are here compared to the fall, but the interest is clear.”

The Monmouth Review was one of the many clubs at the fair. Also attending were The Outlook, the Student Activities Board, the Monmouth Math Club, Study Abroad Club, the Running Interest Group, Community Service Club and the Outdoors Club, among others.

Ashish Pagadala, Graduate Assistant, comments, “I was here last semester and joined a few clubs. [Involvement fairs are] a platform to meet people and get involved. For me, as an international student, it was important, as I joined the International Students Club.”

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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