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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Club and Greek Announcements 3/12/14

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. 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. For now, we have open weekend scrimmages with schools who over to play with us! We’re really excited to have started this club and to finally start playing again!

CommWorks

CommWorks meets on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in Plangere room 235.

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society, will be inducting our first pledge class on March 27.

The Running Club

The Running Club will be meeting this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm. For now, we will meet at the track in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC). When it gets warmer, we will run outside more often. Contact Club President Mitchell Parker by emailing s0888670@monmouth.edu for more information.

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NCNW Hosts Glow in the Dark Dance Party

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) hosted its annual “Glow in the Dark” dance party in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSCC) on Saturday, March 8 from 9 pm – 1 am, with music from DJ Taj of 106 & Park.

Approximately 200 students attended the dance party, helping NCNW raise approximately $650. Students were able to purchase tickets for $3 before the party and tickets were sold for $5 at the door. Each student was allowed two guests each, who also paid $5 at the door.

Kaila Lane, President of NCNW, said, “This ‘Glow in the Dark’ party is similar to the ‘Back 2 Business’ party that we hosted earlier in the year. My goal is to make this the ‘party of the year’ and allow students to have a [venue] on campus to have fun.”

Previously, NCNW has hosted a party at the beginning of each semester, with special guest DJ Wallah of HOT 97. “Although we enjoyed having DJ Wallah at our parties I felt it was time for a change,” said Lane. “DJ Taj is just as well-known as Wallah because he is on 106 & Park; plus, Taj is only a high school student which makes it that much cooler to have him here.”

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The “Apocalipstick” is Coming: ALI Holds Fifth Annual Drag Show

All Lifestyles Included (ALI) held their fifth annual Drag show, “Apocalipstick,” in Anacon Hall of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) to raise over $1,000 for The Trevor Project on Friday, March 7.

“I highly doubt that many people here at the University have gone to a drag show,” said Melissa Galvin, co-President of ALI. “So coming to a drag show on campus is really interesting and gives members in our club a chance to shine.”

This year’s drag show theme was “Apocalipstick,” reigning in a futuristic feel to the show with over 200 people in attendance. As the main part of the event, ALI contracted out four drag queens that came and worked it out on stage for the audience, performing dance routines.

“ALI is several things. It is a support group for people who are gay, lesbian, and transgender and allies those who are in support of these groups. It is also a group to raise awareness and show people things that haven’t necessarily seen before on campus. ALI is also a support group, which, I think is really one of the wonderful things about it,” says Heather Kelly, advisor of ALI and Assistant Director of Student Activities for Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives. “It’s great for diversity and multiculturalism, and it’s great for the world we are sending people out into now.”

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Delta Tau Delta: The Newest Triad of Greek Letters on Campus

Delta Tau Delta is officially the newest fraternity recognized by the University. Currently, there are 35 new members who have been named “founding fathers” of the fraternity.

Lorenzo Russomanno, a senior and President of the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC), said, “IFC was looking to expand, as far as fraternities, after the addition and success of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, especially because we have noticed a significant drop of in the amount of guys interested in Greek life.” According to Russomanno, this year there have been over 120 new females who have joined sororities, while there have been only 32 males.

According to Jon Buchalski, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, “There are two ways new fraternities can come to campus. The way Delta Tau Delta came to campus was the Interfraternity Council voted to expand to new organizations and reached out to about ten fraternities that were not currently on campus.  Delta Tau Delta entered an application and the Interfraternity Council decided that they would be a good fit.  The other way a new fraternity could come to campus would be to have a group of non-affiliated interested students petition for expansion.”

Expansion consultants for Delta Tau Delta Nationals have been in the lower level of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC), since Feb. 10, recording students who are interested in the fraternity and having them fill out interest forms. Once students fill out interest forms, they are scheduled for an interview to see if the students are a good fit for the fraternity.

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Zombie Afraid, Be Very Afraid

The Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted its annual Zombie Attack Apocalypse in Anacon Hall on Saturday, March 1 from 7 - 10 pm. The event was free and open to all zombie-lovers.

Zombie Attack Apocalypse night included a zombie apocalypse shoot out where students were divided into zombies and humans and had to compete against each other. The students played a popular event game called “Bongo Ball” that the SAB brings to campus frequently and always goes over well with students. “Bongo Ball” is a game in which aerosol guns use CO2 to shoot out sponge foam balls at one another. Once you are hit the person is out of the game.

Sophomore Dylan Vargas said “Bongo Ball” is similar to having a paintball gun shoot out, without the mess of the paint. “In this version of ‘Bongo Ball,’ the zombies had to grab a life size stuffed zombie doll and bring it back to a secured location from the balls. If the zombie hunter got you, you were out but if the zombies secured the doll, then they won. I am certainly going to wake up with some small bruises tomorrow,” joked Vargas.

Also at the event was a zombie attack photo shoot. Here students could first get their zombie makeup done and then head over to a green screen where their photo was superimposed into a zombie themed background.

Freshman Emily Townsend said, “I really enjoyed getting my makeup done and becoming a zombie. The company that brought the supplies really transformed Anacon, and the SAB team and the workers really did a great job on my makeup. I took my picture against the green screen which the picture made my zombie makeup come to life.”

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WMCX Rocks on for Twelve Hours Straight

The University radio station, 88.9 FM WMCX, hosted their 5th annual, “12 Hour Music Fest,” featuring 12 bands performing live and students who currently radio hosts conducting interviews with the bands, from 9 am - 9 pm on Friday, Feb. 28.

According to Dr. Aaron Furgason, advisor of WMCX, the event is a celebration of college radio. It gives people a chance to hear music they don’t normally hear with a clean unproduced sound. It amalgamates what college radio does best: new music and new styles.

The theme of the day was “Anti-Valentines Day.” Katherine Wight, senior and General Manager of WMCX, said that the “12 Hour Music Fest” was supposed to be right after Valentines Day but it had to be pushed back. “By this time of the month everyone is tired of love songs, so we needed to change it up. WMCX is ‘Modern Rock with an Edge,’ not ‘lovey dovey’ stuff.”

“Each band performed an Anti-Love song and then told us about it,” said Amanda Messenger, Music Director of the station. Messenger was responsible for booking musical talent for the event.

According to Messenger, the event featured a combination of mostly local bands and artists.  “To choose the bands to contact, I pulled from ones that have been to past WMCX events and have been featured on the air before,” she said.

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Club and Greek Announcements 3/4/14

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. 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. For now, we have open weekend scrimmages with schools who over to play with us! We’re really excited to have started this club and to finally start playing again!

CommWorks

CommWorks meets on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in Plangere room 235.

The Running Club

The Running Club will be meeting this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm. For now, we will meet at the track in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC). When it gets warmer, we will run outside more often. Contact Club President Mitchell Parker by emailing s0888670@monmouth.edu for more information.

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Twerkin’ with the Tekes

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) held Dancing with the Tekes, its annual philanthropy event, last Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 pm in Pollak Theater. The event, which featured dance numbers by both Greek and non-Greek students, raised a total of $2,794 towards TKE’s national philanthropy, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospita

“Dancing with the Tekes brought in an astounding $2,537 from ticket sales and an extra $257 from donations,” Jesse Chapnick, a senior business management student and brother of TKE, explained. The extra donations were collected for the family of a fallen TKE brother at Rowan University. “It is nice to see the Greek Community put aside their differences and come together as one to benefit a cause,” he continued.

Dancing with the Tekes began with some information about the fraternity’s philanthropy by the hosts, a member of TKE and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA). They informed the audience that St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital opened in 1962 and since then has increased the overall survival rate of children’s cancer from 20 percent to 80 percent. According to the St. Jude’s website, St. Jude’s is working to push this number to 90 percent within the next ten years.

After the brief introduction, five judges from different organizations on campus were brought on stage and the event began. The night consisted of a total of ten performances ranging from group dances to solos, and a guitar and vocal performance by Matt Avellino, a 2013 Monmouth graduate and TKE alumnus.

At the end of the night the top three acts were named. First place went to a group dance by Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE), second place went to ZTA, with a special appearance by TKE’s new members, and third place was awarded to Sigma Tau Gamma (STG). These performances were awarded prizes from sponsors such as Surf Taco, Gold’s Gym, TGI Fridays, Chipotle, and Beach Bum Tanning, amongst others.

Christa Hogan, TKE’s advisor on campus, expressed how happy she was about this year’s Dancing with the Tekes. “I am very proud of the TKE brothers and their commitment to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,” Hogan said. “I thought that it was a very positive and uplifting night, and a large sum of money was raised for TKE’s philanthropy.”

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Political Science Club Hosts Third Poli-Tea of the Year

The Political Science Club hosted their third Poli-Tea of the year. Poli-Tea is a new tradition of the club, an ongoing event series that they created to promote various discussions over a cup of tea. Last Tuesday many students joined in the Terrell Boardroom in Bey Hall to enjoy a cup of Masala Chai tea, cookies, some Indian sweets and listen to students stories from their trip to India over winter break.

This was the third Poli-Tea even held on campus this semester. The first Tea was held in honor of students and faculty who are from various countries and cultures to speak about their personal experiences at the University. The second Tea was held in honor of the passing of Nelson Mandela, where students and faculty could express what he meant to them in their lives.

The group that traveled was compiled of students and professors, who all collectively put together a small slide show that had various pictures from the different events they attended while in India. Others who attended the tea were able to ask the group questions as well. According to the stories and presentation, the group’s trip was divided into three main academic settings. The focus was primarily on their work with a school in Calcutta India. The work was with a group of children who have had their hardships in life; most were orphaned or came from lower socio economic status.

One student who attended the trip told the story of a young girl he spoke to personally. The young girl was brought to the school after someone had tried to trick her to come join sex trafficking. He told the group how a man had come up to her and told her he found her mother, something that the child believed and she went with him. However, she was rescued by people on the street who noticed she shouldn’t have been with him. The young girl was brought to the school, where she now lives and receives her education.

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Got Talent?

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Hosts Annual “Monmouth’s Got Talent” Greek Event in Pollak Theatre


Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Si) fraternity hosted “Monmouth’s Got Talent,” their annual Greek event, this past Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Pollak Theatre at 10 pm. The event was held to help raise over $2,000 for their national philanthropy, the Boys and Girls Club of America.

According to BCCA.org, the Boys and Girls Club of America are programs for the young youth to help create opportunities for the future.  They are used to help young children develop leadership skills and also to help them set positive goals for their future.  The brothers of Phi Psi were able to raise a lot of money to donate to these programs to help benefit these children.

There was a total of 16 participants but 11 acts overall.  The show was run like a talent show where each act stepped out onto the stage and performed their special talents.  Many of the acts were singers but, some danced, and even rapped for the audience.

The first place prize went to Courtney Carr, a junior radio/TV student, who performed a singing and dancing medley that blew the judges and audience away. Second place went to Andrew Boxman, a junior studying music industy, who performed a free style rap. The third place price was given to a singing group from Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) who performed an acoustic version of Train’s “Drops of Jupiter.”

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Getting Extreme with Extreme Sports Night

The Student Activities Board (SAB) and Phi Kappa Psi (Phi Psi) co-sponsored “Extreme Sports Day” in Boylan Gymnasium this past Friday, Feb. 21, from 7:30 pm - 10 pm. Over 200 students attended the free event that consisted of a moon bounce obstacle course, a Velcro wall, an oxygen bar, bongo ball, and a Kinect station.

Megan McGowan, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations, said, “I am very happy with the turnout of this event. I think it’s great that students are willing to come out and students from the fraternity and from SAB were able to work together. This event seemed to draw a different crowd than what we usually get at all of our events. So it was really great to see some students that normally don’t come out to our events check out Extreme Sports Day.”

According to McGowan, there was a very eclectic group that was at the event which kept it very competitive throughout the entire night.

The Oxygen Bar allowed students to clip a tube up to their noses and inhale several different scents giving them a natural high. The scents ranged from a floral scent, to orange, to banana to mint. Each scent allowed participants to get different feelings such as feeling more energized or more relaxed. According to members of SAB, the Oxygen Bar was a huge hit last year, which is what motivated the members to bring it to the University once again.

There was also Bongo Ball, in which students had to gear up with a facemask and full body suits to protect themselves from getting shot with the foam footballs that were getting blasted through a metal Bongo Ball gun.

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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