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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

The Outdoors Club Takes On Wharton State Forest

Members Camped in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

The Outdoors Club left the civilization of campus and set out for a weekend of camping at Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The park, which is located in Atlantic, Burlington, and Camden counties, offers rivers and lakes for water activities, trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking, is home to the historic Batsto Village.

At around 12:30 pm on Saturday, approximately 20 students arrived at the campsite in Wharton.

Jackie Leming, junior health studies major, said, “Swimming in the river and jumping off the bridge and rope swing were my favorite.”

Another fan of the river and rope swing was junior education major and first-time camper, Allie Perz. When asked about her first camping experience, Perz stated, “My first Outdoors Club trip was really fun. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to go on the next trip.”

While swimming and being in the water appeared to be the most talked-about event of the weekend, it was not the only aspect of the river that the campers enjoyed.

Professor Reynolds, the faculty advisor for the Outdoors Club, said his favorite part of the trip was exploring the beautiful foliage down by the riverside. Reynolds has been the Outdoors Club’s faculty co-advisor since 2006.

In addition to exploring the surroundings of the river, students would play football and frisbee, cook dinner, and hang around the campfire.

The campers that stuck around the campsite the following day decided to go on a hike to a fire tower that they had the option to climb upon arrival - one of the many attractions Wharton has to offer its visitors.

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President Brown Invites Students to the Opera at Pollak Theatre

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University’s new President, Paul Brown, has extended an invite for ten Monmouth University students to join him in the viewing of the simulcast performance of Tosca on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

In order to give a fair chance to every student enrolled at the University, President Brown has decided to have a contest. In order to enter, a student must log onto www.surveymonkey.com/s/opera50 and write why they should be picked to accompany President Brown to the opera in 50 words or less. The deadline for responses is on Wednesday, Oct. 9. If chosen, the student will be notified by Friday, Oct. 25.

“Opera is great entertainment, but unfortunately too many students have not been exposed to it.  In fact, my love of opera came about from studying German at Franklin and Marshall College, so I thought this was a great way to payback.  The winning students will enjoy Tosca and a brunch before the performance with us  – and what better way for me to meet more MU students,” President Brown said.

Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University provides students with a highly personalized education that builds the knowledge and confidence of tomorrow’s leaders. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent and historic campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline.

Club and Greek Announcements 9/25/13

WMCX

“The X” 88.9 FM is celebrating its 40th anniversary May 1 - May 2, 2014. If you have any questions, contact Aaron Furgason, advisor of WMCX, at afurgaso@monmouth.edu or log on to wmcx.com for more information.

Latin American Student Organization

Latin dance lessons will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 pm in Anacon. All are welcome to attend free of charge Come show us your moves!

Hawk TV

Hawk TV is hosting Rock ‘N Relief, a fundraiser benefitting Habitat for Humanity, on Friday, Sept. 27 in front of Plangere from 1 to 4 pm.

Outdoors Club

Our next general meeting will take place today at 3:30 pm in Bey Hall 133. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Monmouth University’s Outdoors Club will be hosting their bi-annual beach party at Brighton Ave. Beach next to the University Bluffs. Celebrate the start of a great school year with games, food, music and more. The event will last from noon until 6 pm.

University Pep Band

We are looking for additional members in all sections. If you play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone horn, tuba or percussion, we want you!

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“There’s a Circus in Town!”

SAB Brings Aura of Both a Circus and a Carnival to Campus with “Carnivale”


Entertainer Mike DuBois and performer in Broadway’s “Pippin”, Viktoria Grimmy, performed in the Residential Quad on Friday, September 13, at 4 pm at “Carnivale.”

The Student Activities Board (SAB) along with co-sponsor Phi Kappa Psi fraternity hosted this event that was free and open to all students.

Despite a light drizzle within the first few minutes of the event, approximately 300 students still gathered to enjoy the festivities at “Carnivale.”

Tents were positioned in the Residential Quad filled with live wild animals, games and prizes, balloon artists, body painting, and candy. DJ Mike Gloria made a return from SAB’s previous event, “Monmouth Palooza,” and blasted electro-club dance music from his speakers.

The tent that gained the most popularity was the live animal tent which included a spider monkey named Mindy, a Geoffroy’s cat, an alligator, a parrot, two boa constrictors, a tarantula, a naked mole rat, an arctic fox, and a chinchilla.

At approximately 5:30 pm the rain began to clear which allowed DuBois and Grimmy to take the the stage.

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Get Your Greek On

Greek Life Held “Meet The Greeks”


Over 300 students interested in becoming involved with Greek Life gathered in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) to the semi-annual “Meet the Greeks” event on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 pm.

The 14 Greek organizations at the University set up tables to promote their philanthropies and gathered prospective students’ attentions. Each organization had members from their chapters stationed at tables to represent their fraternity or sorority.

The majority of students who attended were first year students, but many sophomores, transfer students, and juniors were present as well.

Rianna Rea, freshman international business major, said, “I went to ‘Meet the Greeks’ with a couple of my friends and I really enjoyed it. I knew I wanted to rush in the spring but I didn’t know all of the different sororities.”

“When I was there I talked to girls from all of the sororities,” added Rea, “and I think it’s great they had everyone sign up for an email list so they can know when events are.”

When students arrived to “Meet the Greeks,” each student was given a business card with all of the fraternities and sororities written down. The goal was for every student to talk with a member from each organization and have the organization mark off their card.

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SAB Introduces #SABSwag at Sign Shop Novelty Event

Hour long lines of University students filled the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) on Wednesday, September 11, from 1 - 4 pm waiting to get their hands on a personalized street sign hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) with their novelty event.

This SAB novelty was open and free for all students to attend to make any sign with any personalization that they wanted displayed.

The SAB paid for and brought a representative from a personalized sign making company to come to the University to host this event through their novelty budget. They had found the company at last year’s National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) in Nashville, Tennessee and booked them immediately at the NACA marketplace.

The process for the sign making was pretty simple and took only minutes to complete. The students were instructed to pick a metal sign, choosing from a green street sign, yellow caution sign, or car license plate. They then wrote down what personalized messaged they wanted on the sign.

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/13/13

WMCX

“The X” 88.9 FM is celebrating its 40th anniversary May 1 - May 2, 2014. If you have any questions, contact Aaron Furgason at afurgaso@monmouth.edu or log on to wmcx.com for more information .

Latin American Student Organization

Latin dance lessons will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 6 - 8 pm in Anacon. All are welcome to attend free of charge.

Hawk TV

Open House will be on September 19 at 7:30 pm in the studio. There will be light refreshments.

Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club will be at the involvement fair this Wednesday. Stop by our table if you want to say hi or pay for the Wharton State Forest trip, which is this weekend. If you can’t make it to that, come to our beach party event on Saturday, September 28, from 12 - 6 pm at the beach in front of the University Bluffs. If you have any questions feel free to contact Pat Layton.

University Pep Band

We are looking for additional members in all sections. If you play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone horn, tuba or percussion, we want you!

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Back 2 School, Back 2 Business

National Council of Negro Women hosts Dance Party

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) hosted its annual “Back 2 Business” dance party in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) on Friday, September 13, from 9 pm – 1 am with music by DJ Wallah.

Approximately 100 students danced to this Jersey DJ that was inducted into the Heavy Hitter DJ Crew back in 2009.

Senior Aiyana Jones, President of NCNW, said, “Wallah has been our go to DJ for our events every year. He is so nice and easy to work with, plus he appeals to all crowds. Not to mention he is the most popular Hip-Hop DJ in New Jersey.” Jones said that it is considered a tradition to the NCNW to continue asking Wallah to perform.

Wallah is most well-known for his club song “Hit it to the Beat.” According to DJWallah.net, he is “the featured DJ alongside respected household names such as Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, and countless others.”

Taylar Campbell, freshman communications major said, “My expectations of the night were high because I know who Wallah is, and he definitely surpassed them. He played a lot of diverse music and I had an amazing time.”

Merissa Jones, advisor for the NCNW since 2007, said that this event has been going on for five years. “We feel this event is an opportunity for the students to meet others on campus as well as to de-stress from the feelings of nervousness from starting or returning to college life,” said Jones.

“Back 2 Business” was advertised by distributing flyers around campus as well as attaching a file of the flyer and sending it to student email addresses. “This event is aimed for students to help them make friends outside of a classroom setting,” said Jones.

Students could pre-register for the event and pay $5.00; otherwise it was $7.00 at the door.

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Monmouth University’s Communication Clubs to Host First Open House

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ- Monmouth University’s student run communication organizations will be hosting an open house on Monday, September 23 from 2:30-4:30 pm in the Plangere Center for Communication. The organizations hope to entice students as well as faculty to become more involved on campus. At the open house, students and faculty can walk around the Plangere Center for Communication and visit each club to see which they are most compatible with.

The clubs include The Outlook, the student campus newspaper; The Verge, the student campus online magazine; Hawk TV, the student campus television station; WMCX, the student campus radio station; Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter, the student campus public relations firm; MOCC, the student campus oral presentation group; and CommWorks, the student campus performance group.

Those who visit each organization during this event will have a chance to win the basket prize, displayed at the welcome table in Plangere lobby.

The Department of Communication offers an undergraduate degree with concentrations in public relations, journalism, radio, television, as well as communication studies. The department also offers a master’s degree in corporate and public communication.

Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s magnificent and historic campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Monmouth University is listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” and the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and is recognized by the latter as one of the country’s top “green” colleges.

Contact Ms. Kelly Brockett, PRSSA President and Advertising Manager for The Outlook at s0818638@monmouth.edu

Kickin’ it on the Quad

Singer and songwriter Alex Goot performed at an outdoor concert on the Residential Quad on Tuesday, September 3, at 7:30 pm. Approximately 300 students attended this free concert that was hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

“Welcome Week” kicked off with live music Goot whose  from Poughkeepsie, New York. Students were sprawled out on blankets as they watched Goot perform his playlist of songs including “Lightning” and “Secret Girl.”

SAB gave away flashing neon sunglasses to students that attended the event.

Goot launched his YouTube channel “Goot Music” in 2007. According to Goot’s biography on his YouTube channel, his first recordings consisted of him singing and playing the piano. After a few modifications in production style, Goot gained popularity amongst YouTube viewers. He has over one million followers and is known for his covers such as “22” originally written by Taylor Swift and “Clarity” originally written by Zedd.

Louis Garbarini, Marketing Chair of SAB and senior studying public relations, stated, “This has been a great turn out for our first event of ‘Welcome Week.’ Hopefully our events will have the same turn out and be this much of a success in the future.” Garbarini was extremely pleased with the overall publicity of the event. He added, “The first event for students is normally a great turn out, especially for freshmen, because they look forward to having something fun to do at night with their new friends.”

“SAB had great events on campus for the days of ‘Welcome Week,’” said Jonathon Nunez, junior transfer student from Middlesex County College. “As a transfer student, I barely know anyone on campus and it can feel a little lonely at times, but attending this event helped me socialize and meet new friends. Now I feel more welcome at the University,” said Nunez.

SAB advertised for Goot’s performance through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by sharing their posters that were created for the event. There was also a calendar of events that was distributed to students attending the University.

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Abracadabra!

Magician Mat Franco and mind reader Eric Dittelman performed in Pollak Theatre in a Vegas style show at 8 pm on Friday, September 6. This free performance was open to students as part of “Welcome Week” hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

Franco and Dittelman are not usually a duo that performs together but the SAB had booked them together at last year’s National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) in Nashville, Tennessee, where they had watched them perform live separately. Both illusionists brought a comical sense to the show by spitting out jokes left and right bringing the crowd to hysterics. They also brought their own side of illusion to the table to shock the crowd.

Franco has been a magician since he was about four years old. He had many magic tricks up his sleeves ranging from various card tricks to pulling a 12-foot handkerchief from his mouth.

Dittelman also started practicing magic at a very young age, but didn’t get into minding reading until his college years. After graduating college and finding a job as a middle school music teacher, he decided to quit and pursue his one true passion in life: mind reading. Dittelman is known for his appearances on “America’s Got Talent.”

SAB worked together in organizing the event by double booking the act from NACA, bringing them to the University and advertising the event around campus and on social media. Lucy Russo, Vice President of Special Events for SAB and senior, ran the event. Anticipating a successful event because of the reputation of the previous year’s event, Russo hoped to have a packed house. Her expectations were filled while guests continued to pour through the doors during the show, most having just left the first quarter of the University’s men’s soccer game.

As expected by SAB members, the Vegas style magic and mind reading show turned out to be a success. Casey Inguagiato, junior and SAB member in charge of marketing and poster design, said, “We had a really great turn out. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see a magic and mind reading show at school?”

The Vegas style magic and mind reading show has proven to be a success among students with a good reflection on the proceedings of SAB.

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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