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Volume 83 (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

Autism Awareness in 60 Seconds or Less

Sisters of Alpha Xi Delta Raise Money for Philanthropy

Austism AwarenessAlpha Xi Delta hosted their first annual Minute to Win It contest for autism awareness at Pollak Theatre on Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 pm. The sorority raised $500 in ticket sales and all proceeds from the event went to the Autism Speaks organization.

Kae Crede, Public Relations Vice President for Alphi Xi Delta, said, “We chose ‘Minute to Win it’ because it is a fun and easy game show to copy. Since we are one of the newer organizations on campus it was tough finding an idea that has yet to be used, but we were really happy with the results.”

In lieu of the occasion, Pollak was transformed into a party atmosphere, complete with DJ Spirito, two hosts, music, decorations, and a crowd. A door prize was raffled off among each attendant, and the winner went home with a basket of candy and four tickets to Six Flag’s Frightfest.

The winning teams also received prizes for their achievements. Sororities and fraternities turned out in big numbers, each one rooting for their own contestants.

The concept of the event came from the popular TV game show of the same name. Teams of two competed against each other to see who could complete a task in less than sixty seconds. Elimination rounds would eventually determine first, second, and third place.

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MOCC Begins Tutoring in Public Speaking

default article imageWEST LONG BRANCH, NJ, OCTOBER 30: Monmouth Oral Communication Center has taken on the job of tutoring those in need of help with public speaking.

Tutoring will begin this week and take place in the Center of Student Success, located in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Students can sign up for public speaking tutoring on tutortrac.

Hours for Public Speaking tutoring are as follows: Monday 1:003:00 pm, Tuesday from 10:00 am 12:00 pm, Wednesday from 10:00 am 3:00 pm, and Thursday from 10:00 am12:00 pm and 1:00 pm 3:00 pm. For questions or comments, email Kyle Carty, MOCC President at Hope to see you all there!

Public Speaking is one of the biggest and most common fears that people have. Don’t let that be you! The MOCC is looking to help students who are uncomfortable in this challenge, as well as recruit students who feel comfortable speaking in public and helping others. Give it a shot!

Club and Greek Announcements 11/2/11

default article imageThe Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club will be hosting a paintball trip on November 12 at 8:30 am at Top Gun Paintball which is located across the street from Six Flags.

If you are interested in going please email Travis Jenkins at by Wednesday, November 3.

The price to paintball is $40. This includes your gun, mask, tank, all day play, and unlimited air refills. Please note that it does not include paint and you will have to purchase their paint.

Paintball is a lot of fun, come out and try it.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me.

Delta Phi Epsilon

The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at Lip Sync on October 12!

We were able to raise $1,100 and we have all of you to thank!

We want to give a special thanks to Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Pi, Theta Xi, and Sigma Tau Gamma for participating and doing such a fantastic job!

Keep an eye out for Delta Phi Epsilon’s next event next semester!

Begin by Believing

Begin by Believing will be holding meetings on November 9 and 16 at 3:30 pm in McAllan room 227. They are both open to all MU students. Thanks!


The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) now offers students with an opportunity to practice their Spanish every week!

LASO now holds conversation practices from 5:005:30 pm on Thursdays in the Student Center.

The first meeting will take place this Thursday, November 3 in room 202b.

All meetings after November 3 will be in room 202a.

All new members are welcome to come and practice speaking in Spanish. Hasta Jueves!

If you have any questions, please contact Tess La Fera at

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

Alpha Xi Delta

Thank you to everyone who came out last Tuesday to Alpha Xi Delta’s first annual Minute to Win it event!

Congratulations to the first place winners, the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha.

Together we raised a great amount of donations for ourphilanthropy, Autism Speaks.

Jammin’ at Java City

Musicians Scott Celani and Mark Krurnowski Play at Student Center

Jammin Java CityScott Celani is currently on an acoustic college tour with his friend and bandmate Mark Krurnowski, and made a stop at the University on Wednesday, October 17.

Kelly Rose Printon, sophomore and Student Activities Board (SAB) President of the spring 2011 semester, booked

Celani back in June. The concert chair of the SAB is given a budget to work with every year. On this budget, they need to find three to four acts, advertise their event, pay for the food, etc.

This event was advertised through posters made by junior Carolyn Walker that hung in every building, as well as emails sent to all students.

The first concert of this semester was the Jason Andamo Band who played the first week of school in Anacon Hall.

Lucy Russo, sophomore, is the current concert chair of the SAB and this was the first event she was in charge of putting together.

At the beginning of the night, Java City was packed, and more chairs from the Student Center were brought in to accommodate everybody. This event was free for students; SAB provided free lemonade, coffee, tea and cookies for guests. The band provided free CDs to the students as long as they signed their mailing list, which would send out an occasional newsletter.

“I like listening to emerging bands and artists and showing my support,” said Charles Phuangthong, freshman.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/16/11

default article imageItalian Club

We want to thank all the support we received from everyone who participated and attended the Italian Club bake sale on Tuesday, October 18!

Come out and support us by contributing in the Language Festival on November 9.

For more details contact Ottaviana De Ruvo s0737400 or Signora Simonelli (

The Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club will be having a meeting Wednesday, October 26 in Bey Hall, room 132 at 3:30 pm.

We will be discussing the last trip as well as the upcoming overnight camping trip in November.

If you are interested in attending it would be beneficial to show up to this meeting.

Circle K

Circle K will be having a meeting on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm in the Student Center, room 202B.

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Hug Some Trees with the Environmental Club

Club President Zoe Shaheen Talks About the Club’s Plans for this Year

Hug Some Trees Environment ClubThe University’s Environmental Club was founded to establish a “growth, understanding, awareness, and appeal for environmental activism both on campus and in the community.”

“I have always been interested in bettering the environment and this was a perfect way for me to get involved…” said Zoe Shaheen, Club President. “Our goal is to get students involved with the environmental issues that concern us the most.”

“The Club was established to help reverse the exponential damage that humans are causing to the Earth,” said Brett Gilmartin, Club Treasurer. “I joined the Environmental Club to make a difference in protecting and preserving the environment for our own present generation and generations to come.”

The Environmental Club is currently working on installing another rain garden on campus, explained Shaheen. A rain garden is a trench in which trees, grasses and different types of deep-rooted plants are planted.

These rain gardens collect runoff water from places like parking lots and rooftops while helping to organically filter out toxins in the water.

“Rain gardens help naturally filter contaminants from runoff to replenish groundwater systems with less polluted water,” said Shaheen. The purpose of a rain garden is to help purify the bodies of water and underground system that surround it. Rain gardens are normally located near heavily polluted areas.

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“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” Screening with Q&A from Film Star and Director Joe Cross

default article imageWest Long Branch, NJ The Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is pleased to invite Monmouth students to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” The screening will take place at the University in the Magill Commons Club Lounge on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00 pm, and will be followed by a special Q&A with the film’s star and director, Joe Cross, of Australia. This event is cosponsored by the Monmouth University chapter of the PRSSA.

As part of the event, students are encouraged to contribute and take part in an optional vegan potluck. Juice samples will also be served.

Attendees who wish to participate in the vegan potluck, should bring:

A vegan dish to share and the appropriate serving utensils. Bring a quantity that would feed four individuals a generous dinner this quantity will allow multiple people to sample the dish.

A recipe of the dish you bring on a 3x5 card (or similar). Please highlight any common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, walnuts, cashews, soy, wheat, etc.

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is about a man named Joe Cross who is 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. At 310 pounds, Joe was on a path that would not end well.

“Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Joe travels across 3,000 miles, talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health, and longevity.

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Outdoors Club is In Tents!

Club Hosts Their First Trip of the Year to Leigh River, PA

Outdoors Club in TentsThe Outdoors Club took 47 students to Leigh River, Pennsylvania this past weekend for two days of hiking, camping and kayaking. The $139 value of the trip only cost $60 a student and covered a ride there, food, campsite fees, a Whitewater Rafters Challengers experience and 100 shots at a paintball range.

The Outdoors Club gathered in lot 18 early Friday morning at about 8:00 to load the bus in preparation for the weekend.

“We arrived at about 12:00 pm to cloudy skies and rain,” said Brett Gilmartin, junior. “But everyone was all smiles and excited to be there regardless of the weather. We knew it would clear up.”

Upon arriving, the club members immediately got to work unpacking the bus and setting up lunch.

To stay out of the rain and keep their gear dry, the club unpacked underneath a pavilion at the campsite.

According to Greg Cenicola, junior and secretary of the club, the rain cleared up after about three hours and the hiking began.

The club decided to cancel the guided hike due to the rain and go out on their own to explore.

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“Jerzday For Thursday” Pre-Game Party With the PRSSA

default article imageWEST LONG BRANCH, NJ PRSSA will be hosting a VIP pregame party, Thursday, October 20, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm at the Draft House. Five dollar admission, free food and drink specials!

During the party, the bottom half of Draft House will be roped off. To get in, attendees must pay five dollars. To catch the drink specials get there from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Also, food will be provided by the Draft House from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Take the rest of the time to dance, drink and hang out with friends.

All proceeds from the event will go to PRSSA. PRSSA strives to connect with its members and all other organizations of Monmouth University and its outside community. Recently, PRSSA has developed their own firm, Shadow PR. With this firm, they plan to acquire a clientele of Monmouth organizations and businesses from the outside communities.

Stay up to date with PRSSA events and services through Facebook by joining the group ‘PRSSA at Monmouth University’. For more information on Monmouth’s PRSSA Chapter go to or contact Kathryn Zaccarelli, Fundraising Director, at, or Dr. Shelia McAllister-Spooner, Faculty Advisor, at

Lip Sync With the Greeks

Delta Phi Epsilon Hosts Annual Fall Lip Sync Competition

Lip Sync with GreeksDelta Phi Epsilon raised $1,100 at their annual lip sync contest to support their philanthropy, The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Eight acts performed.

Delta Phi Epsilon’s lip sync consisted of performances by students who danced and performed to an array of different genres of music.

These performers, all trying to win the title of first place tried hard to win over the votes of the judges.

There were 11 judges at the event, Michael DonDiego of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Danielle Romano of Zeta Tau Alpha, Louis Marinos of Sigma Pi, Kelly Delle Donne of Alpha Xi Delta, Joe Koenig of Theta Xi, Kelli Ercolano of Phi Sigma Sigma, Lauren Halton of Delta Phi Epsilon, Dayna Zeises of Alpha Sigma Tau, Brian Hentz of Sigma Tau Gamma, Bryan Foley of Phi Sigma Kappa and Devin Buck of Phi Kappa Psi.

The two hosts of the event were Marisa Meiskin of Delta Phi Epsilon and AJ Pappas of Sigma Pi. DJ Sean Johnstone, a senior of Theta Xi, provided music for the event.

Kate Muller, a junior in Delta Phi Epsilon who organized the event said, “It has been tradition to do our lip sync event in the fall and this year we decided to keep that tradition going.”

Muller also commented about their philanthropy and how close to the heart it was for their chapter. “The philanthropy we are fundraising for through this contest is ANAD. As a chapter we are extremely passionate about this particular philanthropy because it is an issue that many of our families and friends have dealt with.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/19/11

default article imageThe Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club will be taking part in The Big Event this weekend on Saturday, October 22.

We will be cleaning up Deal Lake in Asbury Park next to the 711.

Traditionally we bring a few kayaks and really collect a whole lot of trash and things should be just the same this year.

We will be meeting in the Student Center at 10:30 am where there will be free breakfast and a t-shirt for all participants.

If you have a car and are willing to drive others it would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in joining us please email me (Kyle Reinhardt) at

Accounting Society

Dear Monmouth University Staff and Students,

Professor Stives and the Accounting Society would like to invite you to join the Accounting Society on a trip to NYC Financial District.

When: Tuesday October 25 Last day to sign up is October 21.

f interested, please contact our Accounting Society President Scott Yontef at s0695011@ or complete Step four.

Note: The bus seats are limited and it is a first come first serve basis.

Also, you must complete a form on Kathleen Hardaker’s desk (Bey Hall room 118) and be sure to give her your emergency contact information.

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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