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Volume 84 (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

ART NOW Presents Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver

artART NOW, a visiting artist series sponsored by CommWorks, welcomed Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver to Woods Theater on Tuesday, September 25 to perform their original work, “Retro Perspective.”

The show incorporates skits from their previous shows over the years. This fall marks the the third year of the ART NOW series.

Shaw began her performance career in a company called Hot Peaches and Weaver worked with a company called Spiderwoman. The duo met when they worked together on a show for Spiderwoman and have been performing together ever since. Weaver was a theatre student and Shaw says she fell into the industry “by accident.” With the help of Deb Margolin, they co-founded a company called Split Britches in 1980.

“When we started there was not a lot of lesbian material,” said Shaw. The two specialized in what they call “queer performance.” “We wanted to look at issues like economics and what it means to be an artist and pornography and feminism and we wanted to look at those things through the lenses of being a lesbian and make theatre from our own experience,” said Weaver.

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Working at the Car Wash...Car Wash Yeah!

The Dance Team Raises Money for Nationals

car washThe girls of the University Dance Team hosted a car wash at Freewood Acres Fire Co. in Howell, NJ on Sunday September 30. This was the first year the girls hosted a fundraiser of this nature, and it was a success overall.

The fundraiser was held from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, and the girls had a steady flow of cars from 10:00 am on. A lot of members of the community as well as friends and family of the team showed up to support the dance team.

The girls held their fundraiser in Howell because a team member’s father works there and allowed them to use the space for the day. The girls raised over 300 dollars.

Lauren Buonpane, the team captain said, “We knew student and faculty turn out would be low because the fire department is about 30 minutes from campus. If we had another one we would consider having it at a location closer to school to increase the turnout, and whenever doing a fundraiser, the more turnout, the better.”

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"Irish Coffee" Radio Show Introduced to WMCX

The University’s Own 88.9 FM Hosts New Saturday Morning Irish Music Show

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Irish Coffee is a new Irish music radio show on the University’s very own WMCX 88.9 FM. The show is hosted, as well as founded, by senior Brendan Mallon who is accompanied by Michael Palardy, Music Director at WMCX. You can tune in every Satur-day morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to hear the music of Ireland grac-airwaves.

Inspired by a New York based Irish radio show out of Fordham University called Ceo na nGael, Mallon has set here in Monmouth and Ocean County.

“The Fordham station gave me whole thing. I’ve been listening to them since I was a little kid and I wanted to give people here that same also made sure not to interfere with the Fordham station, making Irish Coffee a Saturday morning show as opposed to Ceo na nGael’s Sunday morning air time.

Mallon initially had the idea for Irish Coffee last semester but is just now putting it together with the help of Palardy and Gary Kowal, sports director at . Mallon said, “If it weren’t for them I’d still be procrasti-nating about it, they were both more than willing to help.

”Palardy has been with WMCX -sity. “Brendan came to me this year saying, ‘Palardy I need help learning how to do it and ended up sticking around,” Palardy said. “I love Irish music too; I grew up with it. I showed Brendan the ropes but he’s the man of the show, I just kind of sit back while he does it.

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/26/12

Theta Xi

The brothers of Theta Xi Fraternity would like to congratulate all new members who received a bid for this Fall 2012 semester.

Outdoors Club

This is just a reminder that if you plan on attending the white water rafting, kayaking and camping trip this weekend to please get your money in to club president Greg Cenicola ASAP.

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association will be holding its first meeting for the semester on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm in in Room 120 in McAllan Hall. IRA is open to students from all majors who are interested in promoting literacy in the community.

Women’s Club Soccer

The Women’s Club Soccer team will be hosting their first and only home game September 30. Please come out and support!

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Hauntings: Marking Flesh, Time, Memory

Deanna Shoemaker and Tessa Carr Perform in Honor of “Change the Conversation” Week

hauntingCommunication Professor Deanna Shoemaker and friend Tessa Carr performed their original show “Hauntings: Marking Flesh, Time, Memory” in honor of Change the Conversation week. The performance was held in the Hawk TV station on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30 pm.

The show was about the aging of the female body and coming to terms with the aging process. “It’s something we don’t really talk about or acknowledge as a culture,” said Shoemaker. The show ran for about 45 minutes with a question and answer session provided at the end of the show.

“This collaborative performance explores themes of decay, loss, desire, and transformative discovery through the aging female body,” said Shoemaker. The show came to be following the loss of Carr’s best friend and she had trouble of coping with the loss.

The two worked together throughout the writing process, which started last November.

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Environmental Club Helps to Restore Whale Pond Brook

environmental clubThe Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association hosted a brook restoration this past Thursday, October 18, to remove invasive species from Whale Pond Brook, as well as cover the banks of the brook with mulch in preparation for the next planting season.

The cleanup lasted from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, along Whale Pond Brook, located just off campus. The University Environmental Club had planned to assist with the restoration, however there was only one student in attendance due to conflicting class schedules with the majority of club members.

Mitchell Mickley, a junior, majoring in marine and environmental biology and policy, was the only student from the University who attended the brook restoration. Mickley wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty, he arrived to the cleanup eager to lend a helping hand. He said, “Everyone talks about cleaning up the environment but no one wants to get their hands dirty.”

Brett Gilmartin, the Environmental Club President, commented on the low turnout, “I’m sorry I could not give you a fair representation of the Environmental Club today. There was so little turnout because of the time and therefore lack of E-Board. Unfortunately the community chose to do the clean up during a time the entire E-Board and ten other members were in a meeting for their Marine Biology Major, so I am not disappointed with the turnout.”

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The Spirit of Competition

RHA and SAB Host Annual Battle of the Buildings


This past weekend the Residence Hall Association (RHA) teamed up with the Student Activities Board (SAB) to host the annual Battle of the Buildings.

Each year all the students of their respective buildings on campus come together to compete in a series of events to determine which one is the best. This year Battle of the Buildings was a three day occurrence starting on Friday September 14 and ending on Sunday September 16.

Mullaney Hall, a first year building, took first place with a total of 860 points. Following them was Willow with 845 points. The on-campus apartments took third place along with Elmwood totaling 740 points.

The weekend kicked off Friday night at the Dining Hall with the Spirit Dinner and the Wing Bowl. The Spirit Dinner was simple; whichever building had the best turnout between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm won. Mullaney Hall won the Spirit Dinner. Following the dinner was the wing eating contest known as the Wing Bowl.

Each contestant had their own personal judge, one for each building. Megan Pereira, junior and resident assistant at Pinewood Hall, was a judge for the Wing Bowl that Friday night.

“As a judge I had to make sure that they got all the meat off their wings and yell when my person finished their bowl,” she explained. “It was a lot of fun and really exciting to cheer on Pinewood because I am really competitive.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/19/12


College Radio Day is fast approaching here at WMCX 88.9 FM. Tune into us on October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm to catch live performances from local bands. At the top of the hour a new band is featured, so check regularly throughout the day!

You can listen on the radio at 88.9 FM or listen online at Either way, mark down October 2 and catch great performances mixed in with some funny interviews.

We are still looking for bands for the event. If you are interested in participating please email our GM at As a side note, WMCX general meetings take place every Wednesday at 3:00 pm in room 236 in the Plangere Center.


DPhiE and TKE will be holding their annual Dunk a Deepher Tank a TKE fundraiser outside the Student Center on Thursday September 20.

Come by and help Delta Phi Epsilon and TKE raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stop by and participate in the dunk tank event and enjoy a bake sale, all for a great cause! Hope to see you there!

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South for the Summer

The Outdoors Club Visited Tennessee this Past August


This past summer six members of the Outdoors Club went on a trip to Tennessee where they took part in various outdoors activities such as kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining and camping.

The idea for the trip and trip planning was organized mostly by the club’s advisor, William Reynolds. They spent about a week down south, with three members heading out a few days early to sightsee in Nashville.

Club president Greg Cenicola, along with club members Mike Kulik and Tyler Vandegrift, both sophomores, drove out two days early to explore the city of Nashville.

“Nashville was great,” Kulik said, “All the bars had live bands. One was playing ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ and they had this girl on the fiddle. I didn’t know it was possible for a person to play an instrument like that. It was incredible.” The three also stopped at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during their stay.

The Outdoors Club was also visited by former president Paul Mandala and former Vice President Joe York, who rode down with Reynolds and joined Cenicola, Kulik and Vandegrift in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The six stayed in Great Smoky Mountain National Park where they set up their camp.

“It was my first time ever staying in a National Park System,” Cenicola said, “It was a good experience. We had running water as well as a bathroom there.”

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RHA Hosts Late Night Lounge


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted their first event of the fall semester, Late Night Lounge, on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm on the Residence Quad.

“It’s a fun event where studentscan come to showcase their talents,” said RHA member Thomas Beaufort, sophomore. From magic tricks to singing and performing original songs, Late Night Lounge is an event where students can express their creativity and talent. “There are a lot of gifted students at Monmouth so I really do expect a big turnout,” said Beaufort. Beaufort has been a general member of RHA for two years and currently serves as a Resident Assistant in Willow Hall.

Host Ashley Pacifico, junior, took the stage to welcome students to Late Night Lounge. “RHA is one of the biggest organizations on campus. We always make sure there is something to do,” said Pacifico. “ We w ant t o k now what’s going on with the students and we want them to enjoy their time here.”

Freshman Guy Battaglia kicked off the event by playing a cover of “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees on his acoustic guitar. “I didn’t really understand what it (Late Night Lounge) was on the welcome week sheet but then I got an email about it last night that said ‘Open Mic Night’ and that caught my eye.”

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New Asst. Director of Student Activities for Greek Life


Tyler Havens, former Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, has recently left the University to work with another Greek community in Georgia. Taking over his position is Jon Buchalski.

Buchalski attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate and graduate student. He graduated with a degree in material science and engineering. He has been a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity since his sophomore year.

“It provided me with leadership opportunities. I held several leadership opportunities in the fraternity. It made me leverage my involvements, too. So I was able to use what I was learning in the fraternity and apply them to other parts of the University,” said Buchalski. In addition to his fraternity responsibilities, he also worked with the orientation program every year at Rutgers.

During his time as a graduate student, Buchalski worked as a graduate assistant in the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office. He said he became very close to everyone who worked with him in the office, which ultimately led him to the position he holds at Monmouth now. Previous to his full-time position at Monmouth, Buchalski worked with Havens as an intern in the spring of 2011.

“I do feel that it (the internship) prepared me pretty well for this position. This internship was the first thing I did outside of Rutgers. Tyler was able to challenge me on a lot of my mentalities of thinking. It’s really helped me develop this as a profession.”

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