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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Who’s Sorority’s Makeup is the Prettiest of Them All?

Greek Life teamed up with Macy’s last week and held the Macy’s Event, which was aimed towards helping girls learn how to do their makeup for careers and interviews, and then how to transition makeup for a “going out” look. The event took place in Anacon Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 – 8 pm.

Female students gathered in Anacon Hall while chairs were set up in the center of the room for the students to sit, surrounded by six tables. They were introduced to Jacqueline Silvestrov, the head of the cosmetics and fragrances department at the Macy’s store in Eatontown, NJ’s Monmouth Mall.

Silvestrov explained that each table was a different station involving various skin, nail, and fragrance products. The stations consisted of Impulse nails, hair, skin care, makeup, Chanel products, the fragrance department, Clarence skin care, Clinique holiday gift sets, and a snack station.

Students were allowed to travel from table to table and sample what each station had to offer.

Many girls went to Impulse and Chanel to have their makeup done, while others found more interest in smelling all of the different perfumes at the fragrance station. The snack table was also a very popular choice. All of the stations demonstrated how their products could be used to create a professional-looking daytime appearance that can be transformed into a fun look that can be worn out at night.

When asked why the Macy’s team decided to get involved with the University, Silvestrov replied that all of the employees of the department have a passion for cosmetics that they wanted to share with a local university.

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PRSSA Invites Speaker from Habitat for Humanity

The University’s Shadow PR Firm and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter hosted and welcomed their second guest speaker of the semester, Jennifer Sneed, on Wednesday Nov. 20 at 2:30 pm in the Jules L. Plangere Center for Communication.

As the Public Relations (PR) Coordinator for Monmouth County’s Habitat for Humanity, Sneed seized the opportunity to gain connections, network herself, and volunteer.

Sneed asked, “Would you rather watch television or give back to the community? You are constantly learning and seeing if you enjoy what you do. Volunteer. Those around you will recognize it.”

On Oct. 12, she along with volunteers working for Habitat for Humanity’s 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project teamed up with Union Beach to help build and repair 14 homes in partnership with low income families.

During the event, President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, joined the nearly 150 volunteers to help repair homes for their families recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

In addition to being the PR Coordinator and Chair of Media Relations Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Sneed also served as Deputy State Director and Constituent Services and South Jersey Projects Director for Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, from Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2013. Sneed described working with Senator Lautenberg as exciting and said, “As Director, I oversaw the entire staff and handled affairs with Mayors in the state of New Jersey.”

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Sorority Sisters Walk for Cancer

The University’s sororities volunteered at Monmouth Mall for the Monmouth St. Jude Gives Thanks Walk sponsored by the St. Jude Children’s Hospital for cancer research on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Twenty five sisters each from Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), Alpha Xi Delta (AXD), Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE), Phi Sigma Sigma (Phi Sig), and Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) participated.

Yohanna De Los Santos, senior event marketing representative of the walk, said, “We raised a little over $60,000 and I was extremely happy with the amazing turnout this year. We had about 446 walkers. I cannot wait to see how many people come out next year.”

The walk consisted of nine laps around the Monmouth Mall.

Santos said, “I have been working with St. Jude for a little over three years and it feels like only yesterday that I just started.”

Many of the volunteers were made up of mostly the University’s Greek Life.  Kim Butler, a sister of ZTA and a part of the Panhellenic Counsel, helped coordinate the event through the University. Butler said, “I met with Yohanna in regards to preparation for the walk.  She asked if we could bring some participants to the event to both help set-up and be actively involved.  I brought this to our Panhellenic meetings and was able to convince all of the sororities to help out with the event.”

The walk started at 8 am but volunteers started arriving as early as 5:45 am. Volunteers were split up into different teams and were assigned different duties to attend and make sure the walk went smoothly.  Some sorority sisters volunteered to help with registration while others helped set up merchandise. 

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Club and Greek Announcements 12/4/13

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.

University Pep Band

The Pep Band is looking for additional members in all sections.  If you play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone horn, tuba or percussion, we want you!!  We are also seeking a bass guitarist for the first time also!  The Pep Band, known as “The Big Sound of the Jersey Shore” is the most visible and most active performing group on campus.  For more information, contact Professor Bryan Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu.

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. For those who are interested in competing for fun, the 5th Annual MAC Classic will be held in the MAC on Saturday, Dec. 7. Part of this event is a “Community Mile,” open to any Monmouth students of all abilities. To sign up, please contact Head Coach & Club Advisor Joe Compagni at any point prior to Dec. 4.

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Delta Tau Delta Set to Charter in Spring

The University announced that Delta Tau Delta fraternity will be the newest addition to Greek life during the spring 2014 semester.

Delta Tau Delta has been discussing with the University for many years now, and is being brought to campus to provide an alternative type of fraternity experience for the male student population.

Blake Hartle, chapter leadership consultant for Delta Tau Delta, said the fraternity is looking for men who are exemplary leaders on campus, who may have not yet found the fraternal experience they were looking for and want to create a brotherhood based on the values of our organization.

Hartle said, “This is a chance to create something that will last forever and you can come back to with pride. Ultimately, our organization aims to help make you the best version of yourself and a man who will succeed in life after college.”

The expansion team will consist of three chapter consultants and the Director of Growth. Delta Tau Delta will be at the University from Feb. 10 through Mar. 7 in the hopes of informing men about their fraternity. They will be conducting interviews with potential founding fathers, and hosting informational meetings and other various programming, such as a community service projects. Officer positions such as president will be selected through a second interview process after they have accepted an invitation to join. This will take place in the fourth week of colonization.

Delta Tau Delta did not set a cap on the number of men we they accept into their founding father class. According to Hartle, “Our philosophy is to never turn away a qualified man who exemplifies our values. That being said, our goal is to find 50 of the best men on campus who want to create something bigger than themselves.”

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University Students and Faculty Get Bailed Out of Jail

The University’s First Year Service Project hosted Jail Bail on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to raise over $700 to aid local soup kitchens and to help families in need during the holiday season. The event was held in the back of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC) from 12 – 4 pm.

The event required the participation of students, faculty and administrators on the campus, with people waiting in jail until they were bailed out. Volunteers sat behind the bars of a makeshift prison in the cafeteria of the RSSC and collected donations so that they could be freed.

In order to be bailed out, students were required to collect a total of $25, while faculty and administrators had to collect a total of $50.

Mike Migliaro, a senior communication major and one of the inmates, said, “It was truly a great experience to raise money for people that need help supporting their families. My strategy to raise money was to be loud, energetic and have a good time in jail.” Migliaro was an inmate for a duration of Jail Bail.

Jail Bail was led by sophomores Deana Getty, Colleen Walsh, Peter Linn, and Jamie Tisch. These students, all of whom have stayed with the First Year Service Project since their freshman year, were responsible for brainstorming, creating the jail, promoting the event, and running the bank.

“We have an incredible group of students this year who have done not only this fundraising but [they] also helped build a playground in Red Bank two weekends ago and planned a coat drive that collected over 100 coats,” said Susan Damaschke, Coordinator of Transition and Leadership Programs and the overseer of the First Year Service Project. Damaschke advised the organization and planning procedures of Jail Bail.

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MAVS Hosts Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration

Over 50 people filed into the Magill Commons Club Dining Room to attend Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society’s (MAVS) first annual Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration and hear their second guest speaker of the year, Mike Stura, on Sunday Nov. 17 at 1 pm.

An animal rescuer and longtime volunteer at Farm Animal Sanctuaries, Stura began his statement by proclaiming, “I wasn’t always a vegan. I was an omnivore like most people,” which made many in attendance laugh. Stura, an everyday truck driver, explained he first became a vegetarian when one of his coworkers named Tony said he couldn’t wait to get home because his wife was preparing a delicious meal.

This made Stura think, “How many animals have died to feed Tony in his life?” He then furthered his animal activism when he took a tour of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in Willow, NY. When his wife agreed to become vegan as well, their lives became centered on saving animals.

“There will be 27 million land animals killed every day; 19,000 every minute. We know we can’t save them all, but if one has a better life, we are helping,” Stura explained.

Stura involves himself with three Farm Animal Sanctuaries full heartedly: the Farm Sanctuary in NY, For The Animals, For The Animals Sanctuary in NJ, and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in NY.

As he was talking, the audience could not help but to try and read his many tattoos. Stura explained one message behind his somewhat unusual number tattoo.

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The Panhellenic Conference Plays Bingo with Greeks

The Panhellenic Conference hosted “Monmouth University Women Go Greek Bingo,” an event welcoming all sororities and those interested in joining Greek life to play bingo, win prizes, and indulge in snacks on Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC).

The purpose of Friday night’s event was to inform potential members about the registration process for recruitment during the spring 2014 semester. The official registration process began on Nov. 19. The event also took place to provide potential members with contacts for each sorority and to learn more about each organization.

The Panhellenic Conference sought to make the potential members feel comfortable and also encourage them to start their recruitment process in the spring. In between each round of bingo, 10 members of each sorority gave a short presentation informing the audience about their sorority’s philanthropy, activities, and the pride they each have for their organization.

The Panhellenic Conference set up a popcorn station, a cotton candy station and handed out snacks during each round of bingo. They also put together numerous prizes and gift bags for the winners of each round of bingo.

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Reality TV Booking Agent to Speak at Monmouth University’s Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter Speaker Series

West Long Branch, NJ – The Monmouth University Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter announced that Johnny Donovan, Reality TV booking agent, will be presenting as the third speaker of the semester on Wednesday, December 4 at 2:30 P.M. in the Magill Commons Club Dining Room.

Donovan has worked with major reality television stars from various networks such as Bravo, Logo, Oxygen, MTV and VH1. In 2007, Donovan established his own Talent agency, JD Talent Booking, and launched JDonovan Productions in early 2013. Donovan has been involved with the women of the VH1 Mobwives franchise, which has included a plethora of booking and marketing opportunities since the series' 2009 debut. Donovan has a casting resume on past series including Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, MTV's Jersey Shore and CMT's Sweet Home Alabama. His most recent casting endeavor was for Left Right productions for Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, which includes a spin-off of the hit Mob Wives series titled "Miami Monkey" currently airing on VH1. Source: Johnny Donovan.

The Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter Speaker Series was instituted in 2009 to provide networking opportunities for public relations students and professionals. For more information about the Speaker Series, contact Kelly Hughes, Director of Communications, at s0822208@monmouth.edu. or Dr. Sheila McAllister, Faculty Advisor, at smcallis@monmouth.edu.

Club and Greek Announcements 11/20/13

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.

University Pep Band

The Pep Band is looking for additional members in all sections.  If you play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone horn, tuba or percussion, we want you!!  We are also seeking a bass guitarist for the first time also!  The Pep Band, known as “The Big Sound of the Jersey Shore” is the most visible and most active performing group on campus.  For more information, contact Professor Bryan Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu.

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. For those who are interested in competing for fun, the 5th Annual MAC Classic will be held in the MAC on Saturday, Dec. 7. Part of this event is a “Community Mile,” open to any Monmouth students of all abilities. To sign up or find out more about this, please contact Head Coach & Club Advisor Joe Compagni at any point prior to Dec. 4. Keep training and keep finding people to keep you motivated.”

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Psyched for Psychic Weekend

Keeping the spirit of Halloween alive at Monmouth, this past weekend the Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted a three day event focused around paranormal activity, horror and the unknown. The event included psychic readers, a movie showing, and a paranormal investigator guest speaker which drew huge crowds of students and some from the local community.

On Thursday at 9 pm the doors of Wilson Hall opened to those wanting to know and ask questions of their unknown past, present and futures. In the Pompeii room, students flooded the space and had a line out the door waiting to get their palm and tarot cards read by the three psychics. According to the responses of multiple students, the psychics were very accurate and so real that it resulted with them leaving the room in tears from shock.

Senior Samantha Kofsky got her palm read and said, “I think SAB’s psychic night was a huge success and after talking to those who got readings, and based off my own, it really uplifted people’s spirits. I personally got many of my questions answered and was so thankful to have gotten this experience in college.”

According to SAB executive board members, the organization was really pleased with the large turnout for the psychics on Thursday. SAB was not expecting to have to turn people away due to the time restrictions of the psychics.

On Friday at 9 pm the doors of Wilson Hall opened again, where students visited the Wilson Auditorium in the basement for a movie screening of James Wan’s film, The Conjuring. In preparation of Lorraine Warren’s arrival the next day, SAB thought that showing the movie to the students would be a good incentive to see Warren speak at the school and to learn more about what she does for a living.

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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