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Club & Greek

Volume 86 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

Greek Responsibility

031A video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers singing a racist chant surfaced and immediately went viral, forcing the University to shut the brotherhood down on March 9. The media then uncovered that another fraternity, Kappa Delta Rho, was suspended at Penn State after nude photographs of unconscious women were posted on a private Facebook page. 

Pi Kappa Phi at North Carolina State University was placed on suspension after one of the chapter’s pledge books was found in a local restaurant. WRAL reported that the book contained handwritten derogatory notes towards women, as well as racist remarks, ranging from “Be kind to the whales because they’ll lead you to the dolphins” to “That tree is perfect for lynching.

Just last week, Rutgers University indefinitely shut down Sigma Phi Epsilon after the hospitalization of a severely intoxicated underage student. 

Other fraternities in Texas, Missouri, ands Virginia were suspended after hazing allegations.

It almost seems as if Greek life scandals can’t escape the front page of local and national newspapers. 

As stated in an article published on NJ.com on March 30, “The run of bad news is starting to affect the reputations of fraternities and sororities nationwide.”

After each reported incident, the schools and national fraternities or sororities affiliated with the particular scandal released a statement, which all seemed to dance around the central idea of the acts being “inconsistent with values.”

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Theta Xi Raises Major Bucks for Philanthropic Causes

“Miss Monmouth” Brings in over $2,500 for Multiple Sclerosis and Habitat for Humanity


Theta Xi fraternity held their annual “Miss Monmouth” competition Monday, March 30, in Pollak Theater. The $2,568 raised from event went towards the fraternity’s philanthropies, multiple sclerosis and Habitat for Humanity.

The “Miss Monmouth” event is beauty pageant of University women from all types of organizations. Anthony DeFede of Theta Xi and Alessandra Buonincontri of Phi Sigma Sigma (PhiSig) hosted the event, with Theta Xi’s Jonathan Baron as DJ. The judges were Dylan Riley of Sigma Pi (SigPi), Jennifer Carter of Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE), Yazan Souso of Theta Xi, Matt Miller of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Frank Digangi of Tau Delta Phi (TDPhi).

James Pipitone, “Miss Monmouth” Committee Chairman for Theta Xi, planned the entire event. “We plan for this event by coordinating with the school for a location, microphones and tables,” Pipitone said. “We ask each Greek organization and anyone outside of Greek life to participate.”

Jon Buchalski, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, had high expectations of the event, “I would like it to be appropriate, entertaining and for it to be exciting fun for everybody.”

The show started off with the contestants coming out in their casual attire, escorted by brothers of Theta Xi, followed by a formal round, and lastly a bathing suit round. Each round also contained a series of questions for each contestant. The questions included everything from what their dream date would be to what made them the angriest. Jessica Kuck, a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) and a University dance team member, was asked what she would tell her 8-year old self. Kuck responded, “I would tell myself not to eat that cookie.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 3/25/15

Monmouth Pep Band 

Basketball season is here and we are looking to solidify our band. We are in need of any trumpet, mellophone, baritone horn, trombone and tuba players that may wish to become a part of our award winning band. Limited openings for clarinet players are available also. Currently, we are complete in our flute, saxophone and drum sections. If interested, contact Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

Running Club 

The Running Club is now meeting several times a week, both for recreational runners and for those interested in competing in cross country, road races, or track & field. Contact Coach Joe or Mitchell Parker for more information and for various practice times. Look for more information soon about the Color Me Rose Run, which is scheduled for April 19.

The Outlook 

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing, graphic design, and photography to join the team and become an active member in creating our weekly publication. We are an award-winning group of students who bond over our love of writing, reporting, having fun, networking, and being a family. If you are interested in joining, please don’t hesitate to contact the Editor-In-Chief, Brianna McCabe, at s0828430@monmouth.edu.

IEEE/ACM

The IEEE/ACM student chapter invites the campus community to its internal hackathon on April 3 at 6 pm in Howard Hall. Come build apps with us! Beginners welcome!

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Delta Phi Epsilon’s Annual Lip Sync for Cystic Fibrosis

delta phi epsilonDelta Phi Epsilon sorority (DPhiE) hosted their annual Lip Sync on Monday, March 9 at 10 pm in Pollak Theater. The event raised over $2,300 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Kelsey Mieczkowski, DPhiE’s Vice President of Programming, put the event together this year. “The best part was watching everything come together and seeing everyone who participated and attended truly being a part of the event while raising money for such a great foundation,” she said. Mieczkowski worked for over a month preparing for the event and all of her hard work paid off. 

Candace Mitola, a sister of DPhiE, and Anthony Accurso of Theta Xi hosted the event, with Matt Sheehan of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) working as the DJ. Mitola mentioned how much fun it was to get an inside look at all of the reactions from the performers. 

The judges of the event were Amanda Caruso of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), Danny Llanos of Theta Xi, Robyn Belen of Phi Sigma Sigma (PhiSig), Andrew Mucci of Sigma Pi (SigPi), and Chris Carter of Delta Tau Delta (DTD). Mucci had high expectations of the competition. “I was hoping to see a fierce competition between all organizations as well as great sportsmanship all for a great cause,” he said.

The show included several entertaining acts that made the crowd laugh and applaud. Some of the most memorable performances included TKE’s rendition of Frozen’s famous song, “Let it Go.” Theta Xi’s enactment of “O Fortuna” by Carmina Burana amused the audience as the performers pretended to play instruments and threw red streamers into the crowd. Alpha Omicron Pi’s mash up of “I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter, “Candy Man” by Christina Aguilera, “Sugar” by Flo Rida and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard had the crowd cheering and dancing with them.

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Local Artists Shine at WMCX’s 24-Hour Music Fest

Student radio station WMCX hosted their eighth annual 24-Hour Music Fest on Friday, March 13, beginning at 9 am at their headquarters in the Jules L. Plangere Center for Communication. The event continued into Saturday, March 14 and concluded that morning at 9 am. 

The WMCX staff kicked off the University’s spring break by occupying their studio for a full twenty-four hours of live music. They invited both local artists and student musicians to perform live sets over the air. Over the years, the radio station has alternated between a 12-hour and 24-hour format for the event, but this year marked a long-awaited return to the twenty-four hour version. 

The radio station held its inaugural 24-Hour Music Fest during the spring 2007 semester when the organization’s advisor, Dr. Aaron Fergason, proposed the idea to that year’s student executive board. “I went to graduate school at Emerson College, and they did an entire week of live music at their radio station,” he said. “I thought we could at least try a twenty-four hour version. It’s a good way for people to hear great local music.” 

Since then, the event has grown and its range of performers diversified. “We’ve had signed bands, student bands, and we’ve had local musicians,” Fergason said regarding the types of performers WMCX has hosted for the 24-Hour Music Fest over the years. “It started off mostly with just local bands, but then student bands got involved, and we’ve even had some signed bands like Smithereens play here.” 

University senior and current WMCX General Manager Danielle Gertz made the decision to host the 24-hour format along with the other members of the radio station’s student executive board. To acquire talent, they had to contact musicians through a variety of different means to fill twenty-four time slots, each allowing a performer an hour-long live set over the air. 

“I began by reaching out to bands who have played live at our radio station before,” Gertz said. “From there, I started asking bands whom I’ve met at local venues, and I also reached out on social media to gather more performers.” 

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Club and Greek Announcements 3/11/15

Monmouth Pep Band 

Basketball season is here and we are looking to solidify our band. We are in need of any trumpet, mellophone, baritone horn, trombone and tuba players that may wish to become a part of our award winning band. Limited openings for clarinet players are available also. Currently, we are complete in our flute, saxophone and drum sections. If interested, contact Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

Running Club 

The Running Club is now meeting several times a week, both for recreational runners and for those interested in competing in cross country, road races, or track & field. Contact Coach Joe or Mitchell Parker for more information and for various practice times. Look for more information soon about the Color Me Rose Run, which is scheduled for April 19.

The Outlook 

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing, graphic design, and photography to join the team and become an active member in creating our weekly publication. We are an award-winning group of students who bond over our love of writing, reporting, having fun, networking, and being a family. If you are interested in joining, please don’t hesitate to contact the Editor-In-Chief, Brianna McCabe, at s0828430@monmouth.edu.

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Drag Queens Take Over Anacon Hall for a Great Cause

drag1The University welcomed three professional drag queens to campus last Friday, March 6 as the All Lifestyles Included club presented Drag Show 2015: Candyland.

The All Lifestyles Included club, or ALI, is an organization that strives to promote awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning, or LGBTQ, community on and around campus. One of the ways they do this is by holding their annual drag show. This year, the club went all out.

“This year’s drag show was a lot of fun to plan,” said Melissa Galvin, a senior psychology and sociology double major, as well as the president of ALI. “We chose to go with a candyland theme, and the queens really got into it.” The queens were not the only ones who really got into it. Anacon was transformed into a candy heaven. Giant, candy-shaped lights were reflected up onto the walls, snacks such as candy, cookies, and brownies lined the room’s perimeter, and a cotton candy machine filled the space with a sweet smell. To top it all off, big pieces of fake candy decorated the huge, brightly-lit stage where the queens made themselves at home.

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Club and Greek Announcements 3/4/15

Monmouth Pep Band 

Basketball season is here and we are looking to solidify our band. We are in need of any trumpet, mellophone, baritone horn, trombone and tuba players that may wish to become a part of our award winning band. Limited openings for clarinet players are available also. Currently, we are complete in our flute, saxophone and drum sections. If interested, contact Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

Running Club 

The Running Club is now meeting several times a week, both for recreational runners and for those interested in competing in cross country, road races, or track & field. Contact Coach Joe or Mitchell Parker for more information and for various practice times. Look for more information soon about the Color Me Rose Run, which is tentatively scheduled for April 19.

The Outlook 

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing, graphic design, and photography to join the team and become an active member in creating our weekly publication. We are an award-winning group of students who bond over our love of writing, reporting, having fun, networking, and being a family. If you are interested in joining, please don’t hesitate to contact the Editor-In-Chief, Brianna McCabe, at s0828430@monmouth.edu.

Delta Phi Epsilon 

Delta Phi Epsilon is having their annual Lip Sync fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis on March 9 at 10 pm in Pollak Theater. Tickets will be on sale prior to the event.

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ZTA’s Big Man Brings Big Bucks to Breast Cancer Awareness

zeta tau alphaZeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority held their nationwide annual male beauty pageant fundraiser, Big Man on Campus, raising over $3,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

The beauty pageant consisted of 12 contestants, ranging in class and organization involvement, from Greek organizations to both the lacrosse and basketball teams. David Haber, Delta Tau Delta (DTD) Social Chair and business administration major, won the title, “Big Man on Campus” this year.

“Big Man On Campus is a night that brings awareness to our philanthropy,” said ZTA faculty advisor and alumnus Emma Cabán, who works in the Office of Admissions at the University. “Monmouth University students get an opportunity to learn about breast cancer awareness all while having fun.”

Cabán was the host of the first annual Big Man on Campus in her collegiate days. This year, seniors Ashley Berger and Kimberly Cummins of ZTA, and Kevin Gilsenan of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) hosted, introducing the contestants, asking interview questions, and reading tweets from the audience with the hashtag #BigMan2015.

In addition to Big Man on Campus ticket sales, ZTA raised money for breast cancer awareness through the Mr. Congeniality award. Each year the contestants are encouraged to raise funds on their own on behalf of ZTA’s philanthropy and whoever raises the most is awarded “Mr. Congeniality.” Frank DiGangi of Tau Delta Phi (TDPhi) was awarded Mr. Congeniality this year. The contestants raised a total of $150, according to Director of Philanthropy and communication major Lindsay Botts.

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Delta Queen “Seals the Deal” to Raise Money for JDRF

em and ajDelta Tau Delta (DTD) hosted its first ever philanthropy event, “Delta Queen” on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Pollak Theater. 

Delta Queen consisted of a pageant competition among five sorority girls, as well as several fundraising events that took place during the fall semester. 

Stuart Rosenberg, DTD’s advisor, felt the event was successful. “I spoke with some of the Delts before and after the event and I can you that they were very pleased with the results, as I am,” Rosenberg said. “The event was the culmination of a two month long competition that Delta Tau Delta started during the fall semester that was centered around sororities competing to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes, our national philanthropy.”

The event raised over $9,000 for the newly chartered fraternity’s philanthropy, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Anthony Serrantonio, a senior communication major and DTD’s philanthropy chair, was in charge of planning the event.

“I created the event not knowing what to expect,” said Serrantonio. “My goal going into it was to reach at least $2,000 for JDRF. I was blown away by the amount of support we received from Greek life here at Monmouth. We were able to sell so many tickets to the event and raise $9,300 for our philanthropy.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 2/25/15

Monmouth Pep  Band

Basketball season is here and we are looking to solidify our band. We are in need of any trumpet, mellophone, baritone horn, trombone and tuba players that may wish to become a part of our award winning band. Limited openings for clarinet players are available also. Currently, we are complete in our flute, saxophone and drum sections. If interested, contact Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society

On Sunday, March 1 at 1 pm, the Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society presents, “Nourishing Ourselves, Nourishing Our Families with Living Foods,” by award-winning author and Holistic Health Coach Karen Ranzi, as well as a vegan potluck. The event is free.

The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing, graphic design, and photography to join the team and become an active member in creating our weekly publication. We are an award-winning group of students who bond over our love of writing, reporting, having fun, networking, and being a family. If you are interested in joining, please don’t hesitate to contact the Editor-In-Chief, Brianna McCabe, at s0828430@monmouth.edu.

Delta Phi Epsilon

Delta Phi Epsilon is having their annual Lip Sync fundraising event for Cystic Fibrosis on March 9 at 10 pm in Pollak Theater. Tickets will be on sale prior to the event.

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