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Club & Greek

Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Fall Into Pink! Event to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) are hosting a "Fall Into Pink!" event to support Breast Cancer awareness on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 am to 4 pm on the Rebecca Stafford Student Center Patio. Proceeds will benefit the ZTA philanthropy and Monmouth University's Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and across the country, members of Zeta Tau Alpha hold special events to increase awareness about early detection and raise funds for education and research. Activities at the "Fall Into Pink!" event will include pie a Zeta, pumpkin painting, a bake sale, music, and a silent auction of donated goods from local businesses to bid on. All support and donations are greatly appreciated.

Kristi Silver, CEO of Shadow PR firm and Co-President of PRSSA, said, "Every year, we donate a proceed of all fundraising efforts to some nonprofit organization. This event's proceeds are supporting Breast Cancer awareness so we decided to work with ZTA being that is their philanthropy and it is a great collaboration."

For more information about the event or getting involved, visit the Shadow PR Firm in the Communication Department located in Plangere room 235A. Contact Co-Presidents Kelly Brockett or Kristi Silver with any questions.

The Outdoors Club Takes on Shark River State Park

outdoors2The University’s Outdoors Club ventured to Shark River State Park for an afternoon picnic on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 11:30 am.

Fifteen members of the Outdoors Club met on campus to carpool to the park grounds.

Upon arrival, the club members began their barbeque. Students enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, donuts, and beverages, paid for by the club’s funds and budget.

“This picnic gave students the opportunity to relax in the picnic area while listening to music and enjoying the company of friends,” said Lindsey Pieschl, junior psychology major. “This was a great time to go for a picnic because the leaves are starting to change colors and it’s still not too cold out.”

After lunch, many of the members participated in competitive games of football, kickball, and even ultimate Frisbee.

While a good portion of the students chose to play games, a few others decided to go for a hike on one of the many wooded trails that make up Shark River Park. “The trail was full of unique foliage, photo-opportunities, and even a few water features,” said Jackie Leming, junior health studies major. “We crossed a really cool bridge that was messed up from Hurricane Sandy, but still intact,” she stated, “That was my favorite part of the hike.”

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Get Pink with ZTA

Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) held a Pink Lemonade Stand outside of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to help fundraise over $200 for their national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.

Lemonade was being sold for $1 as well as baked goods. Donations were also appreciated at the event.

ZTA member Casey Inguagiato said, “The Pink Lemonade made a ton of people aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I think it’s really important because Breast Cancer has affected so many people and really hits home for some… I love being able to fundraise and advocate for such an incredible cause.”

October is breast cancer awareness month and Zeta Tau Alpha will be holding events all throughout the month of October to spread awareness.

Erin Ally, ZTA philanthropy chair, said, “I think the pink lemonade stand was an amazing way to start off Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was a great way to catch the entire campus’s attention, get them excited about all the other upcoming events, and make them want to show their support.”

“It was such a beautiful day that you could hardly resist a glass of pink lemonade! It was a successful start and we’re excited for our other events,” added Ally.

ZTA will be tabling every Monday at the Student Center to continue to raise awareness. The sorority encourages everyone to wear pink and advocate for their philanthropy.

Splishin’ and Splashin’ at the Bi-Annual Beach Bash

The Outdoors Club Hosted its Beach Party at Brighton Avenue

Over 30 students attended the Outdoors Club bi-annual Beach Bash Party this past weekend on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 12 – 6 pm on Brighton Avenue.

Tyler Vandegrift, junior political science major and an active member of Outdoors Club, said, “The event was great. It’s a good time, and the weather is perfect!”

Along with the 75 degree weather, there was food and an array of different beach activities that members and students could partake in. Games included corn hole, ladder ball, Frisbee, and football. Students also took full advantage of the ocean.

David Aviles-Sarargo, senior software engineering major, said, “Charging out the kayaks with the new members and freshman of the club was my favorite part of the event. It really gave them the Outdoors Club experience first-hand.”

Sarargo attended the event “to get away from Monmouth and enjoy the beautiful beach and awesome people.”

In addition to kayaking and swimming, Peter Chace, marine biology and chemistry major, went scuba diving. This E-board member has been scuba diving for five years now. “I started here in Jersey in the Manasquan River,” said Chase.

Chase would like to see the Outdoors Club incorporate scuba diving into programs and events; however he understands that it is an expensive sport that requires special certification.

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NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity” Comedy Show

SAB Brought Comedians Rob Haze and Arvin Mitchell to Pollak Theatre

Stand-up comedians Rob Haze and Arvin Mitchell created laughs amongst approximately 100 students at NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity” comedy show on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 – 9:30 pm in Pollak Theatre. The free event was hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

“I seriously couldn’t stop laughing,” said Kristen Tullo, junior bio-chemistry and advanced chemistry double major. “If SAB hosts more events like this, I will definitely go. I didn’t realize how fun some events can be.”

Haze took the stage for the first 45 minutes, cracking jokes about celebrities such as 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and Miley Cyrus’ infamous “twerking.” He also poked fun at New Jersey drivers and their infamous road rage, communal showers in college dormitory buildings and intoxicated women.

Haze, an Atlanta native, began his stand up career while at the University of Georgia, where he performed at talent shows, pageants, and step shows. After winning the Athens Last Comic Standing contest, Haze furthered his career by performing at various lounges.

According to, “There are no racial or age limits to Rob [Haze]’s comedy as he likes to bring people together rather than tear them apart.”

Haze’s comedy is full of word play and pop culture references.

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Alpha Xi Delta Walks at Annual “Autism Speaks” 5K

The University’s chapter Alpha Xi Delta volunteered at the annual “Walk Now for ‘Autism Speaks’” 5K walk/run outside of Pier Village on Saturday, Sept. 28 to raise money for the “Autism Speaks” foundation.

According to Lauren Havanki, the director of field division for “Autism Speaks”, the turnout this year was better than previous years, with approximately 4,500 participants in attendance.

A huge sum of donations was made towards the cause. Havanki said, “The event brought in approximately 250,000 dollars”

Local residents including students in nearby high schools supported this walk in addition to Alpha Xi Delta.

Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropy is “Austism Speaks.”  Each year, their chapter helps out with the walk by doing a numerous amount of jobs and responsibilities to help the walk run as smoothly as possible.  Approximately 50 members of the sorority showed up to help

Stephanie Naishtut, Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropy chair, said, “We broke the sisters up into three shifts: setup, afternoon, and cleanup.  Each sister was assigned a different job throughout the day and had a job to help out.”

The morning setup crew arranged all of the tables which were designated for stations including check-in, food, and merchandise.

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President Brown Invites Students to the Opera at Pollak Theatre 10/2

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 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.

If anyone has any questions, contact Amy Bellina, Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations at her email,

Club and Greek Announcements 10/2/13


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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!.

Outdoors Club

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Beach Party on Saturday. There will be no general meeting this week, but here are some upcoming events. This weekend, we will be hosting a picnic at Shark River Park on Saturday during the day. On Saturday night, we will be hosting a trip to Fields of Terror. We will also be having a trip to the Green Mountains in Vermont during fall break from Oct. 10 - 14. Any questions, contact Pay Layton at

Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye is a mentoring program that mentors children with learning disabilities and ADHD at St. Jerome’s School. The program pairs mentors from the Department of Disabilities Services with children who have similar disabilities. The goal of the program is to help the students feel empowered when it comes to being in the classroom. The children express themselves through art projects and this ultimately helps them learn about themselves. This program is run on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm. If you have any questions about getting involved email Christina Gonzalez at

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Smash for a Cure

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) teamed up with Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a Pre-Professional Health Honor Society, to host their 3rd annual car smash on Tuesday, Sept. 17, outside of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center (RSSC).

Over 70 students and faculty members actively participated in the car smash, and countless others donated without participating in the smashing. TKE and AED helped raise over $375 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Brian Deo, senior and business management major, worked tirelessly to make sure that the car smash was a success.

Deo was responsible for contacting Joe Mazza, of Mazza Scrap Metal, LLC who was able to donate the car to the fundraising event. Deo also worked with Student Services as well as University Facilities Management to ensure safety precautions to students and faculty members including protective eyewear, safety waivers and a barrier around the car.

“This is definitely a unique way of fundraising,” said Deo. “It is a great way to get the student body involved while still donating.”

Giovanni Casale, senior and finance major, also played a key role in the car smash. Casale helped obtain the safety supplies, but moreover, was actively seen getting many students to take a swing at the car.

Casale said, “Last year this fundraiser was more for homecoming, but this year it’s strictly a fundraiser. Regardless, it’s something fun for students to do, destroying something for a good cause.”

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Sing Your Little Heart Out

Boom Roasted Productions Hosted “Karaoke Night”

Over 50 students gathered in front of Lauren K. Woods Theatre to sing at the first ever “Karaoke Night” hosted by Boom Roasted Prductions on Friday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 pm.

Boom Roasted Productions is a student-run theatre production club that many of the University’s music and theater students are involved in, but it is open to students of every major. Approximately thirty students are involved in Boom Roasted Productions.

Students would select songs that they wanted to perform from a song book, inform DJ Karaoke Steve of their song selection, and perform under a tent for everyone to enjoy.

Performances included students singing and laughing along to “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, “Dirty Pop” by *NSYNC, “Just Give Me a Reason” by P!nk, “Edge of Glory” by Lady GaGa,  and “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson.

Advisor of Boom Roasted Productions Maurice Moran said that majority of the students on campus are unaware of this organization. “[Boom Roasted Productions] students were looking for a generally popular activity that would let everyone know of the club’s existence,” said Moran.

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Elmwood Hall Takes the Gold

Thirteen Buildings Competed in this Year’s Olympic-Themed Battle of the Buildings

Students participated in an event-filled weekend with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for the annual Battle of the Buildings from Friday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 22. The thirteen buildings competed for three days to be named champion, and this year Elmwood Hall took home the gold.

Cedar Hall took second place and Beechwood Hall took third place.

The first night of various competitions included lobby decorating,  team banners, team cheers,, wing-eating contests, residence hall music videos, and best use of social media featuring the hash tags #BOTB and #MURHA.

The opening ceremony began in the Residential Quad from 7 to 8 pm which officially commenced Battle of the Buildings. Teams arrived to present their banners and cheers and were judged on a five-point scale. The winners of other Friday events were also announced.

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400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey

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