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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

#SABSwag Series: Wax Hands

Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted Wax Hands, a novelty event where students could have their hands molded for keepsakes, on the patio of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) on Wednesday, April 9 from 1 – 4 pm. The event was free and open to all students.

Students lined up for the opportunity to participate in a "one of a kind novelty activity," as stated by Taylor Carson, a sophomore international business and finance major, serving on the executive board as SAB's Novelties Chair. Carson was in charge of organizing the event.

The hand-replicating process began with the students dipping their hands into a tub of wax in whatever position they chose, and then into cold water. This process was repeated a few times as the wax hardened around their hand, creating a mold. The wax was then peeled off the students' hands and color was added, leaving them with colorful replicas of peace signs, thumbs-ups, high-fives, rock and roll signs, and more. As the students waited in line for their turns, they were able to enjoy spring-like weather and music provided by SAB.

Carson explained the event was brought to the University from Party Perfect Rentals. Carson has used this company in the past. She said they are very efficient, and the workers are included in the price paid for Wax Hands.

According to Party Perfect Rentals, "Wax Hands is a truly unique experience that lets you create a one of a kind keepsake."

"I personally think that the event went really well," said Jeff Singh, a sophomore psychology major, as well as the SAB executive board member of Travel and Tour. "I liked how we changed it up and instead of doing the event inside we did it outside in the nice weather. I feel like that really attracted a lot of people and, from what I saw, people were really into it."

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“ Xi Marks the Spot” for Autism Awareness

xi_1Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) hosted their new philanthropy event, "Amazing Challenge: Xi Marks the Spot" on Friday, April 11 in the Residential Quad in honor of their philanthropy, Autism Speaks.

The event was free to the entire campus, but the sorority was accepting donations for Autism Speaks. Since April is Autism Awareness Month, Alpha Xi Delta holds philanthropic events this time every year.

According to Autism Speaks, an estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. Autism Speaks raises money to support the research of Autism in hopes of finding a cure. Alpha Xi Delta uses their philanthropy events and other charitable works around campus to help support this cause in hopes to coming closer to a cure.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/16/14

Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau will be hosting their annual Love Struck event today at 10:15 pm. The event is run like a dating game show with prizes for the winners. We will be selling tickets closer to the event for $5 in advance, or you can buy them for $7 at the door. All proceeds will be going toward one of our philanthropies. Please come out and support the lovely ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau. Contact Jessica Stern if you are interested in participating in the event. Her e-mail address is s0881955@monmouth.edu.

Club Softball

We were just accepted into the NCSA (National Club Softball Association) Mid Atlantic North conference for their 2014 - 2015 season! This means we will play schools nearby, such as Rutgers, Rowan, SJU, TCNJ, Lafayette and others.

Dance Teams

Tryouts for the 2014-15 Dance Teams will be held on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 9:30 am in Boylan Gymnasium. For more information please contact Kristen as kisaksen@monmouth.edu.

LASO

LASO is hosting it's LAST Latin dance lesson of the semester! Tuesday, April 29 from 6:00 - 7:15 pm in Anacon.

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Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter’s Speakers Series With Melanie Knobel

West Long Branch, NJ- President and CEO of Knobelwoman Media Relations, of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, Melanie Knobel, will be guest speaker for the University's Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter's Speaker Series. The event will take place during the PRSSA meeting on Wednesday, April 23 at 2:30 pm in room 234 of Plangere Center.

Knobel founded Knobelwoman Media Relations in 2002, where she began her career in public relations in the fashion industry. Knobel's work has appeared in the nation's top fashion publications including Maxim, Lucky, W, InStyle, and GQ magazines, working with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elle McPherson, Jennifer Lopez, Will I Am, and Kate Hudson. Since, Knobel has expanded her enterprise and expertise promoting small businesses and brands in the world of arts, non-profit, toys and epicurean fields; with a list of clients including Paranormal Books, Graff Toyz, Chumley's Speakeasy, and Mary's Place by the Sea, a non-profit organization for women with cancer, based in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Knobel's recent work for the Karma for Cancer fundraiser in January, raised significant public awareness about the cause, and gained coverage by numerous media outlets including ABC News, Fox News, Asbury Park Press, and People Magazine.

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Alpha Xi Delta Shines a Light on Autism Awareness at the “Today Show”

The University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) kicked off national Autism Awareness Month last Wednesday, April 2 by attending the “Today Show” in NYC, which featured a segment on Autism Speaks, AXiD’s national philanthropy.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Every year, the “Today Show” features members of Alpha Xi Delta to talk about Autism Speaks in hopes to raise awareness and support for their philanthropy. This happens on April 2, which is World Autism Awareness Day.

Last Wednesday members of the University’s AXiD chapter met at Rider University with the Rider AXiD sisters, as well as sisters from West Chester University and Temple University. Together, the four chapters traveled to NYC where they attended the “Today Show” filming.

While at the show, the girls were given airtime to talk about their philanthropy and raise awareness for a disorder that affects 1 in 68 American children, according to Autism Speaks.

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The Springfest Artist is...

Sammy Adams was announced as the Springfest 2014 performer at the Student Activities Board (SAB) “Artist Reveal” event, which took place on the Rebecca Stafford Student Center patio on Wednesday, April 2.

“We chose Sammy Adams, in my opinion, because we felt like it was time to change things up this year. Sammy Adams is the perfect performer for the college setting and he will definitely put on a fun and upbeat show,” said Tom Egan, sophomore and SAB concerts chair. “Plus he has been one of my favorite artists for the past five years now. My personal expectations for Springfest this year are pretty high. We have one of the best Springfest performers Monmouth has ever had and the concert alone will be one for the books,” he continued.

According to the MTV website, Sammy Adams is a cross between shwayze-like beats, the caustic attitude of Ke$ha and a tough version of suburban rap. Adams first gained recognition in 2009 as a senior in college, when he remixed Asher Roth’s hit song “I Love College.” In 2010, the rapper became an internet star when his debut album topped the iTunes hip-hop charts the first week of its release. After a short hiatus, he returned in 2013 with “Homecoming,” an album that officially changed his performing name from Sam Adams, to Sammy Adams, in order to avoid any confusion with the Boston-based brewing company.

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Spring has Sprung in the Residential Quad

Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted its annual Spring Egg Hunt this past Sunday, April 6 in the Residential Quad from 1 pm – 2:30 pm. The Egg Hunt welcomed over 60 students and all were encouraged to enjoy live acoustic music, Rita’s fresh water ice, candy, gifts, and 200 eggs that eager students searched for around campus.

The eggs were strategically placed and hidden on the residential side of campus, with the help of RHA’s executive board members. Ten of the eggs consisted of prize winning numbers. Willow Hall, Spruce Hall, and Mullaney Hall contained some of the prize winning eggs for the day and there was even a winning egg hidden by the underpass on the Residential side of campus.

Courtney Carr, a junior communication major, and Rachael Brady, a junior RHA executive board member, helped to hide all of the eggs and knew the locations of the final two prizing-winning eggs.

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Sigma Tau Gamma's Spelling Bee Creates a Buzz on Campus

Fraternity Raises Over $1,500 for Special Olympics


Sigma Tau Gamma (STG) fraternity hosted their annual Greek event, “Sig Tau Spelling Bee,” on Wednesday, April 2 in Pollak Theatre. The event raised over $1,500 in support of their philanthropy, Special Olympics, to help support the athletes and build training centers for their Olympic games.

Pat Swisher, Philanthropy Chair of STG, said, “This is the most money that we have raised to date which is great.”

STG normally hosts their annual event, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” but decided to switch it up this year. “I think we made the right decision... We now have a chance to start something new – a new, exciting trivia and spelling game,” said Swisher.

The event began with hosts Brandon Wiener, a theatre major, and Jess Purpura, a chemistry major, introducing the rules of the game. Teams consisting of two members from various Greek organizations on campus were asked a variety of questions, ranging in difficulty from easy, medium and hard. Each team had to correctly answer and spell their responses in order to pass to the next round.

The first category of questions strictly pertained to the University.  These questions tested what the players knew about their school and better yet, if they could spell it.  Many of the questions varied from, “What is the name of the dining hall?” to, “What famous NFL player played for Monmouth University?”

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Alpha Kappa Psi to Host Business Week 2014

West Long Branch, NJ- The Brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi will host their annual Business Week events on campus this month from April 15 - 17. All of the events will be open and free to Monmouth University students.

On Tuesday, April 15 a panel of Monmouth University Alumni Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers will discuss how the professional fraternity shaped their careers and how students can gain employment post-graduation at 5:30 pm in the Magill Commons Club Dining Room.

On Wednesday, April 16 Alpha Kappa Psi will present representatives from their philanthropy, Habitat for Humanity, with a large donation which they fundraised throughout the course of the year at 2:30 pm in Bey Hall Young Auditorium. Also on Wednesday, April 16 Dean Donald Moliver of the Leon Hess Business School will be inducted as an Honorary Brother of Alpha Kappa Psi at 8 pm in the Turrell Boardroom.

On Thursday, April 17 Alpha Kappa Psi will co-sponsor along with the Multi-Cultural and Professional Greek Council a panel of Human Resource professionals from the Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources Chapter of SHRM at 5 pm in Bey Hall Young Auditorium.

Last year, Alpha Kappa Psi’s Business Week included a Career Carousel with speakers from Career Services to discuss professionalism techniques for students. Body builder Marc Lobliner also came to discuss how he created his company Scivation.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/9/14

Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau will be hosting their annual Love Struck event on April 16 at 10:15 pm. The event is run like a dating game show with prizes for the winners. We will be selling tickets closer to the event for $5 in advance, or you can buy them for $7 at the door. All proceeds will be going toward one of our philanthropies. Please come out and support the lovely ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau. If interested, contact Jessica Stern at s0881955@monmouth.edu.

Club Softball

We were just accepted into the NCSA (National Club Softball Association) Mid Atlantic North conference for their 2014 - 2015 season! This means we will play schools nearby, such as Rutgers, Rowan, SJU, TCNJ, Lafayette and others. For now, we have open weekend scrimmages with schools.

Dance Teams

Tryouts for the 2014 - 2015 Dance Teams will be held on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 9:30 am in Boylan Gymnasium. For more information please contact Kristen as kisaksen@monmouth.edu.

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Students Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at Disney World

Last November, University faculty, students and guests were offered a spring break trip to Florida. Just last week, they all packed their bags and spent a weekend in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

The package deal, partly funded by the Student Activities Board (SAB) and the rest covered by the attendees, supplied students with roundtrip airfare, ground transportation, a four-night stay in a Disney resort, a three-day Disney park hopper, and a majority of their meals. Additionally, it provided students an opportunity to attend a leadership workshop.

Participants of the workshop learned Disney management skills and business strategies for becoming effective leaders which included specially designed activities to help students explore their entrepreneurial, communication and empowerment skills and discover how to inspire team excellence.

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Contact Information

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

MAILING ADDRESS
The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey
07764

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu