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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Club and Greek Announcements 10/30/13

Running Club

Monmouth Running Club is expanding to also now be the Monmouth Track & Field and Cross Country Club. Those who are interested in training as part of the club for competitions during the year should contact Club Advisor and Head Coach Joe Compagni or any of the assistant coaches in person in the Athletic Department.

Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau is having their event “Are You Smarter Than a Fraternity Man?” on Oct. 30. All proceeds will be donated to Ashley Lauren foundation that raises money for children with cancer. Hope to see you all there!

American Marketing Association

Need advice on what to include in your  résumé? Come to the  résumé writing and career skills workshop on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2:15 - 4:15 pm in the Club Dining Room.

Outdoors Club

Thank you to all of those who helped at The Big Event. We will be meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 pm in Bey Hall 133. We will be giving out information about our trip to Stokes State Forest from Friday, Nov. 8 to Sunday Nov. 10.

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Wilson Hall Transformed into “Haunted Mansion”

hauntedWilson Hall was transformed into a “haunted mansion” for the annual Wilson Hall Haunted Candlelight Tour on Friday night, Oct. 25, with help from the Student Activities Board (SAB) and Boom Roasted Productions.

With the combined team work of both these clubs, they were able to transform Wilson Hall from a place of learning and education to a place of horror and screams, with approximately 300 people in attendance.

Every year SAB has made it a tradition to give students the ultimate haunted experience to get them in the Halloween spirit, but also to pay a tribute to the historical landmark: Wilson Hall.

SAB Vice President of Major Events, Lucy Russo, thought it would be a great idea to reach out to Boom Roasted Productions and ask them to bring their theatrical expertise to the event.

Russo said, “There’s something about Wilson Hall that makes  students bubble up with excitement. It instantly takes them back to that time. We played upon the real storyline of Wilson Hall after the fire and created characters that were traumatized by it as well as the remaining spirits of those who lost their lives in the fire, including the tour guides.”

“SAB was able to bring the scare factor into the tour like never before, with six scare zones and a phenomenal scenery set up,” added Russo.

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Phi Sigma Sigma’s “Monmouth Idol” Rocks Pollak

fox-grayApproximately 300 students joined the ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma for “Monmouth Idol” in Pollak Theatre and raised over $2,000 for the sorority’s philanthropy: school and college readiness. The event showcased the talents of nine student acts, which focused primarily on singing.

Raymond Bogan, senior communication major, was voted winner of this year’s “Monmouth Idol.” Bogan showcased his talents by singing his cover of “This is What it Feels Like” by Armin Van Burren, while playing his guitar.

Bogan said, “It was a good feeling to win first place, I really put a good effort into it.” He played at “Monmouth Idol” last year and asked if he could participate again in this year’s event to try and win.

The student acts were judged by four student judges from 10:30 pm until midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Pollak Theatre. P.J. Antonucci, judge at the event, said the judging panel was looking for creativity, originality, song selection, crowd reaction and the voice of the singer during performances and used that criteria in deciding a winner.

The crowd played a major role during some of the performances, simply through their participation. There were times throughout the performances where the crowd was singing along with the performer, clapping to the beat, and even laughing. This audience participation seemed to boost the confidence of the performer, allowing them to overcome nerves.

Courtney Carr, junior communication major, experienced a bit of audience participation during her performance of Busta Rhyme’s verse from “Look at Me Now.” As soon as the crowd heard the beat, the audience reaction was tremendous. Carr said she was fueled off of the audience’s reaction. Carr also felt her crowd reaction was the best out of the other performers, which is why she placed second overall, after Bogan. 

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PRSSA and ZTA Join Efforts to Help “Fall into Pink”

prssa-editedThe University’s Shadow PR Firm and Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter teamed up with Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) to host the “Fall into Pink” event to raise almost $500 for Breast Cancer awareness and the Shadow PR Firm and the PRSSA Chapter from 1 – 4 pm on the patio of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Events of the day included a bake sale, pie-a-Zeta, and pumpkin painting. There was also a silent auction where students and faculty had the chance to bid on select items such as gift cards to Izu Sushi, Fro-Yo Beach, Starbucks, Halloween Express, Surf Taco, as well as a Pandora charm bracelet and a one month membership to Gold’s Gym.

Kelly Brockett, co-President of PRSSA, said PRSSA has made it their mission that whenever they hold a fundraiser, a portion of the profits will be donated to a non-profit, charity or not-for-profit organization.

Mary Harris, public relations professor and co- Advisor of PRSSA, discussed some expectations of the PRSSA in regards to the fundraiser by saying, “Our expectations are to raise awareness and funds for ZTA’s philanthropy of breast cancer awareness. This is also a fundraiser for the Shadow PR firm and PRSSA chapter. For PRSSA and Shadow PR fundraisers, a portion of what we raise is donated to a charity or nonprofit organization. This is part of our mission.”

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Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society Hosts Potluck

MAVS-editedThe Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) hosted a free fall-inspired vegan potluck with featured speaker, Alex Mazzucca, co-owner of From Seed to Sprout, in the Magill Commons Club Dining Room on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 – 3 pm.

The event was set around the idea of what foods could keep one healthy through the rough winter. Mazzucca opened the discussion with highlighting her organic, vegan restaurant in Avon, New Jersey. “We don’t focus on fake meat but instead try to focus on our nuts, seeds, vegetables, and grains. We change with the seasons. We like to keep it fresh,” Mazzucca said.

According to Mazzucca, the seasonal changes are necessary as one’s immune system also changes with the weather. “Anytime there is a changing of the season, it’s a major shift for your body. The biggest problem comes when your body fries up on the inside, the real key is to keep your body hydrated on the inside,” she said.

Mazzucca mentioned that garlic and ginger are powerful remedies for inflammatory issues while cayenne pepper helps open up your nasal passages. She brought a liquid combination of these elements to the event for guests to try.

Junior communication major, Becca Zidik, was considered “one brave soul” by people attending the event for wanting to try the cold relief concoction. “At first, the shot was very spicy and bitter but after the initial shock of heat, it was so beneficial! My sinuses cleared up within in minutes and I felt energized,” Zidik said.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/23/13

Running Club

Monmouth Running Club is expanding to also now be the Monmouth Track & Field and Cross Country Club. Those who are interested in training as part of the club for competitions during the year should contact Club Advisor and Head Coach Joe Compagni or any of the assistant coaches in person in the Athletic Department.

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.

Social Work Society

The Social Work Society needs volunteers for its 9th Annual Teach-In on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3 - 7 pm. If you are interested, please contact club president Tess La Fera at s0779102@monmouth.edu.

American Marketing Association

Need advice on what to include in your résumé? Come to the résumé writing and career skills workshop on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2:15 - 4:15 pm in the Club Dining Room.

The Verge

The Verge is the online magazine, specializing in original content generated by students.

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Monmouth CPC Program to Host Information Session and Panel Discussion

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University’s graduate program in Corporate and Public Communication (CPC) will host an information session and panel discussion for prospective students on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bey Hall Young Auditorium.

Join past and present students of the CPC program, including Mary Harris, Rebecca Sanford, Michael Maiden, Laura Kirkpatrick, Tara Cadet, Judy Drucker, and Lisa Kanda, for a panel discussion exploring the insights of graduate school, why the panelists chose the CPC program, what they plan to do, and what they have done with their degree.

All students are encouraged to attend, even if graduate school is just a consideration.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Dr. Sheila McAllister at smcallis@monmouth.edu.

Monmouth University’s graduate program in Corporate and Public Communication prepares students for entry into a variety of advanced communication professions or post-graduate programs. The 31 credit program—facilitated by graduate faculty possessing a broad range of professional and scholarly credentials—provides an in-depth, balanced study of practice and theory. Monmouth also allows students to focus their coursework in areas such as Strategic Public Relations and New Media, Public Service Communication and Human Resources Management and Communication.

Lambdas Try to Salute Their Way Back to Campus

Eight potentially interested students attended the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. information session held by seven former graduates in the Turrell Board Room in Bey Hall on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 pm to regain interest on campus.

Nicknamed the “Lambas,” this brotherhood previously had a chapter on campus in 2009 known as the Pi chapter, but because of graduating the last of their members, they lost recognition until the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) granted them expansion again in 2012.

According to Jon Buchalski, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority life, the local regional board for the national organization of Lambda Theta Phi reached out to the leadership of the MGC to go through the expansion process. This included documentation from the national organization, a list of potential interested men, and faculty and staff support.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances at the national level the organization was not able to invite the interested men into the chapter at Monmouth and decided to wait until the national organization was ready for an educational process on our campus,” Buchalski said.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/16/13

Delta Phi Epsilon

Delta Phi Epsilon is hosting an ANAD Vigil on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 pm in Anacon hall. Please come out help us support and raise awareness of eating disorders. Enterance is free and donations will be accepted. Any questions, contact Britney Acquaire, president of Delta Phi Epsilon at s0741743@monmouth.edu.

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.

Social Work Society

The Social Work Society needs volunteers for its 9th Annual Teach-In on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3-7pm. If you are interested, please contact club president Tess La Fera at s0779102@monmouth.edu.

American Marketing Association

Need advice on what to include in your résumé? Come to the résumé writing and career skills workshop on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 2:15 - 4:15 pm in the Club Dining Room.

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Outdoors Club Ventures to Vermont for the Weekend

fall_nature_peopleWhile most students were leaving their dorms and houses to head home for fall break, 10 students from the Outdoors Club were embarking on adventure they would never forget.

The students departed from the Rebecca Stratford Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 am to arrive in Vermont at 4:30 that evening. The students intended to hike a few national parks, but due to the government shutdowns, they had a change in plans.

"We were nomads," junior Rachel Fox said. "We winged it every night."

The first two nights, the students were supposed to stay at the Green Mountain National Forest, but this trip was altered due to the government shutdown.

"The most unexpected part of the trip was having the national forest campsites closed," junior Mike Kulik said.

Fortunately, the students found that Vermont's state parks were still open to public and they drove to Camels Hump to hike. There, the students officially began their version of fall break.

"We hiked, we rock climbed, went on a rope swing, and even went into the town of Branden and ate at a local diner," Fox said about the trip.

On Saturday, October 12, the students made a three hour journey and switched their location to Emerald Lake State Park. The men in the group got up early to climb prior to their hike and swim.

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Professor Robert Scott to Speak at University

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Professor Robert Scott, of Monmouth University's Department of Communication will join the Master of Arts Corporate and Public Communication (CPC) Colloquium Speaker Series, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8 pm in Plangere Center 134.

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in the communication and media industries. His professional background includes corporate communication, entertainment media technology and film, television and video production. He is a media consultant, freelance writer/producer and specialist professor at Monmouth University.

As a consultant and producer, Scott has worked with an array of industry innovators in digital cinema, media asset management, content distribution, consumer electronics and various business and creative strategies involving digital technologies.

Scott is presently the lead editor of ETCentric: The Industry Insider's Exchange, a collaborative online destination and daily electronic alert that provides technology news, trends and opinions as they relate to entertainment media. Winner of two Interactive Media Awards for design and content, ETCentric is the publishing arm of the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California.

Scott was formerly with the New Technology & New Media department at The Walt Disney Company where he managed online and video communication initiatives.

Monmouth University's graduate program in Corporate and Public Communication prepares students for entry into a variety of advanced communication professions or post-graduate programs. The 31 credit program—facilitated by graduate faculty possessing a broad range of professional and scholarly credentials—provides an in-depth, balanced study of practice and theory. Monmouth also allows students to focus their coursework in areas such as Strategic Public Relations and New Media, Public Service Communication and Human Resources Management and Communication.

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