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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Club and Greek Announcements 2/12/14

Pep Band

The Monmouth Pep Band has openings in all sections. If you play a band instrument (especially a brass instrument), we want you!  Contact Prof. Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu for more info.

Gender Studies Interest Group

The Gender Studies Student Interest Group Meeting for interested executive board members is today from 2:30 - 4 pm in Bey Hall Room 230!

Residence Hall Association

Meetings are every Wednesday at 8 pm in the first floor lounge of Mullaney Hall. Tickets for Winter Ball are on sale now for $25 each! Check out our Facebook!

SAB Presents Comedian Thomas Dale in Anacon Hall

Comedian Thomas Dale had approximately 60 students laughing out of their seats at the University’s Comedy Night hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) last Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 pm in Anacon Hall.

From the start, the comedian was very involved with the crowd and established a loose, comfortable and appropriate comic environment.

Dale expressed his message through his comical spirit about growing up gay in an Italian family with a cop as a father, an emotional mother and three psychotic sisters who are always PMSing.  He joked about how much he loved straight guys, how nice it must be to be a girl, and how sometimes he even wishes he was a girl and not a gay man.

Dale is most famous from his work on Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately where he has been part of her round table. He also has a YouTube channel where his video “S*!t Long Island People Say” has almost half a million views.

Comedy Chair Courtney Lockewood discussed what SAB did to host and set up comedy night. “The pre-production process started with general research conducted by the 12 manned SAB executive board staff. This research consists of YouTube videos, Comedy Central acts, or an occasional email from an agency,” she said.

Once the prospects are found, the names are handed over to Megan McGowan who is in charge of SAB. According to Lockewood, the financial process is then completed, and calls to finalize dates and booking begins.

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Out of the Classroom and into the City: PRSSA Visits Top Public Relations Firm MWW Group

Executive board members of the University’s Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter visited MWW, a full service public relations firm and global agency, on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the company’s New York City location.

Members of the University’s student-run firm and PRSSA chapter were provided an inside look at what the agency has to offer from both a client and prospective employee standpoint. Current MWW employees thoroughly discussed the agency’s areas of expertise, a typical day in the life of an MWW employee, as well as valuable tips regarding the company’s recruitment and interview process.

A representative of each department spoke to the students about their practice area and what their specific position entailed. This provided students with an idea of the various areas of specialization and opportunities within the agency. Through the presentation, students were also able to determine if their personality would be a good fit for the company as a future intern or employee.

Joseph Cohen, Senior Vice President at MWW and National Chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), expressed that campus visits are beneficial for aspiring public relations professionals at the college level.

Cohen stated that though MWW often hosts several local universities for campus visits, the agency’s relationship with Monmouth is particularly valued. “Over the years, we’ve hired a number of Monmouth students who have become some of our best employees,” said Cohen.

“Also, as a firm that was founded and maintains its corporate headquarters in NJ, we love supporting a great local school,” Cohen continued.

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PRSSA Members Intern with Oxygen and MTV

Members of the University's Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter interned with celebrity publicist Johnny Donovan at Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" season fina¬le red carpet event and MTV's "Real World: Ex-Plosion" season premiere party.

Donovan, an American Re¬ality TV Booking Agent and casting director, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of J Donovan Productions, a media events and talent production company. With his expertise in event planning and celebrity publicity, PRSSA invited Donovan to speak to the University as a part of their Speaker Series on Wednesday, Dec. 4. After his presentation, Donovan extended the opportunity to PRSSA members to intern with him at various events, with the first being the "Bad Girls Club" season finale party.

Donovan said, "I was overwhelmed with emails [of people wanting to intern] following my discussion [at the Speaker Series]... But, I'm honored." After reviewing the hundreds of résumés he received from students with inquiries of interning, Donovan chose five University PRSSA members to join him at the season finale red carpet event on Friday, Dec. 13 at G Lounge in New York with host Gina "GiGi" Lopez of "Bad Girls Club: Miami" season 11. These students included junior Kelly Hughes, senior Dallas Lewis-Bryant, junior Brianna McCabe, junior Allison Phillips and junior Maggie Zelinka.

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Club and Greek Announcements 1/29/14

Monmouth Area Vegan Society

The Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is hosting three free and fun events this semester that are open to the public. Events are held in the Magill Commons Club Dining Room. There will be a vegan potluck at each event, so please contact Professor Harris for details and to RSVP, email mcharris@monmouth.edu. The first event is “Love for Animals: A Call to Action” presented by Debbie Kowalski and Theresa Sarzynski of For the Animals Sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm. The next to be announced event will be held on Sunday, March 30 at 1 pm. The third event of the semester is “Vegan Advocacy: Empowering Others to Encourage Social Change” presented by Jon Camp of Vegan Outreach on Sunday, April 27 at 1 pm. Look forward to seeing you all there!

CommWorks

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

Club Lacrosse Team

Meetings will be Wednesday at 2:30 pm. The location is still to be determined. If interested contact Kevin Houston email: s0851081@monmouth.edu

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. Also, for anyone interested in competing, Monmouth will have several home indoor track meets which are open to all ages and abilities. The upcoming meets are on Wednesday, Jan. 29 starting at 6 pm (800 meter run or 55 meter dash), Saturday,  Feb. 8 starting at 1 pm (1 mile run), Tuesday, Feb. 18 starting at 6:30 pm (1 mile run), and Wednesday, Feb. 26 starting at 6 pm (800 meter run). Contact our club advisor, Coach Joe Compagni, or Club President Mitchell Parker by emailing s0888670@monmouth.edu for more information.

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Meet and Greet with the Greeks

Semi-Annual Event held in Anacon


The semi-annual Meet the Greeks took place on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:30 pm in Anacon Hall. It was an opportunity for 300 students to meet members of all Greek Life organizations before formal recruitment which takes place next weekend.

Anacon Hall was flanked with tables, each one dedicated to a different fraternity or sorority.  It was an opportunity for all of Greek Life to gather together in one space. Interested students had the opportunity to visit each table which displayed various crafts, flags, letters, and clothing representing their organization.

There, interested students mingled with members of each fraternity or sorority, asking questions about recruitment and Greek Life as a whole. They also brought around a sheet to mark off each fraternity or sorority in order to be entered into an iPad raffle.

Most students were freshmen, but there were also sophomores and juniors that attended the event.

Junior political science major Rhianna Grossi said, “It was great to meet all the girls involved in Greek organizations and everyone answered all the questions I had.”

Junior health studies major Matt Buccino is a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He said, “Meet the Greeks is a great opportunity to interact with people you may have never seen on campus before. By talking to them for just a few minutes about your own experiences, you can change their minds about Greek Life.”

Senior communication major Christina Amascato has been a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon since her freshman year. She said, “Meet the Greeks is a really fun and enjoyable event not just for potential girls but for us as well. We get to meet different people and give them a preview of what we are all about. Hopefully, that will get them excited to register for round robin.” 

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Showing Some Skin

SAB Hosts Electronic Skin Novelty Event for University Students


Hour long lines of University students filled the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 - 4 pm waiting to get their hands on a personalized electronic skin hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) for their third novelty event.

Electronic skins are gel stickers that allow a user to personalize the outer cover of a laptop, gaming device, or cellular device. According to Skinit.com, “With easy application (of electronic skins) and a residue-free removal, you can change up your style (of electronic devices) as frequently as you like. Skins are made of a durable vinyl material and stick directly to your device protecting against daily scuffs and scratches.”

This novelty was open and free for all students to attend to make any skin with any personalization that they wanted displayed on any of their electronic devices.

SAB paid for and brought a representative from a personalized electronic skin 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 electronic skin took only minutes to complete. The students first had to decide which electronic device they wanted to make a personalized electronic skin for, since it was only one per student.

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A Cappella Group Sings Their Way to the University

The University’s newly founded a cappella group, The Sea Sharps, consisting of 14 female students, held their first concert “A Cappella Extravaganza” on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Woods Theatre.

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a cappella is defined as, “without instrumental music.” All of the sounds come from the girls individual singing voices, harmonizing to create music.

The group was founded this past semester by seniors Heather Siebert, Alexis Fox, and Chelsea Barreto.

Barreto said, “I was working with Dr. Daneshgar one day and we were discussing how the University did not have their own a cappella group.  He said he would agree to be the advisor if I could set up a group of girls.  I went to my friends Alexis and Heather and they were on board.  The rest was history.”

“A Cappella Extravaganza” began with the group opening to “Royals,” originally sung by Lorde. The female members welcomed everyone to the show and introduced their opening act, The Casual Harmony a cappella group from Rutgers University. The Casual Harmony, a group exclusively for males, consisted of 14 members. The men opened with “Holy Grail” by Jay-Z.  They then continued with a variety of songs, singing melodies of different holiday tradition songs. Their last song, “Memories” by Muse concluded their performance.

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Club and Greek Announcements 12/11/13

Monmouth Oral Communication Center

The Monmouth Oral Communication Center (MOCC) is your go to place for all things public speaking. Making a speech? A presentation? We’re here to help! MOCC offers peer tutoring every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the first year advising offices in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Additional hours are available upon request. MOCC also holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in Plangere 135. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Running Club

Now that it has started to get cold outside, some of you may prefer to run indoors. Our Running Club will meet on the indoor track on the 2nd Floor of the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) on Tuesdays from 12 - 1 pm and Wednesdays from 8:30 - 930 am. These times may not work for everyone, and some may prefer to still work out outdoors. So, please feel free to use the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/murunning/) to make some new separate meeting times from those listed above. Please contact Head Coach & Club Advisor Joe Com with any questions

Residence Hall Association

Our final event of the semester, Winter Chill Out, will be today in Mullaney Lounge from 8 - 10 pm. Come join us for one last relaxation before finals start. We will have food from Surf Taco as well as Top It. You will also have the chance to decorate your own flip flops. The first 100 people will be entered to win a pair of tickets to Winter Ball! Mark your calendars, Winter Ball will be Saturday, Feb. 22. More details are sure to come. I hope to see you all there, and good luck on your final exams!

University Raises over $1,000 for Brain Cancer Patient

The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted “Limitless Night,” an event raising $1,128.53 for 2011 alumnus Becca Baier whose mother was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer, this past Friday, Dec. 6, in Boylan Gymnasium.

The fundraiser was entitled “Limitless Night” because Baier believed that the word limitless is the best word to describe her mother, Clare Baier.

As a former Residence Assistant (RA), member of SGA, orientation leader, and coordinator of “The Big Event” and “Spring Fest,” Baier touched many students at the University. Also as a sister of Alpha Xi Delta (AXID), her sisters came together to raise money for her situation.

The fundraiser consisted of a volleyball tournament that was open to the entire University.  Teams could be from six to eight players and it was a $15 entrance fee for all of the teams.  All of the money made from the volleyball tournament would be donated to the Baier family.

In the starting of the tournament, coordinator of the event Erin Smith, SGA Finance Director, opened up with a speech.  She asked everyone to stand who knew Baier, then asked those involved with Greek Life, then other organizations, and then students of the University. It was a ripple effect, and Smith’s speech was able to show how many people were influenced by Baier.

Smith said, “I knew Becca personally.  I worked with her on orientation and on SGA.  She is a great friend of mine, and she would have done this for me so I knew it was something I wanted to do for her.”

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“Hey, Must be the Money!”

The Cash Attack Game Show Hosted by Student Activites Board Allowed Contestants to Win up to $250


Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted The Cash Attack, a “Deal or No Deal” game show spin off, in which participants of all ages were able to win up to $250 on Friday, Dec. 6.

As students flooded the Magill Commons Dining Hall to grab dinner after their classes had ended at 7:15 pm, they also had the opportunity to partake in The Cash Attack. Those interested in becoming a contestant during the game show wrote their name on a piece of paper and placed it into a hat. If their name was called, they had to approach the microphone located in the back of the dining hall, where they were able to walk away $250 richer. For those not as willing to participate, they were provided with a different form of entertainment in the dining hall than normal.

The Cash Attack consisted of five rounds. Similarly to the well-known television game show, “Deal or No Deal,” The Cash Attack contained 21 briefcases, each with a designated amount of money. The money ranged from $0.25 to $250. As an additional challenge, two of the briefcases contained X’s, resulting in an automatic loss for the contestant if chosen.

Julian Hayes, a junior business major, was the first winner of the night. He won $19 and said, “This was definitely a fun experience and something cool and different that the University does.”

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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