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Club & Greek

Volume 86 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

Competing for the Crown: Delta Tau Delta’s “Delta Queen”

Sorority women across campus are competing for the crown and title of Delta Queen, a competition recently created by Delta Tau Delta (DTD), in hopes of finding a sweetheart for their fraternity. Organizations participating include: Alpha Omicron Pi (AOPi), Alpha Sigma Tau (AST), Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD), Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE), Phi Sigma Sigma (PhiSig), and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA).

Delta Tau Delta’s Philanthropy Chairman Anthony Serrantonio, a senior communication major, is responsible for planning the event. He said a lot of other DTD chapters host Delta Queen, but they do it somewhat differently. Serrantonio wanted to do something different on campus that is not your typical philanthropy event.

“We wanted to make it an event that would raise a lot of money, but would also be fun for the people involved,” Serrantonio said.

The Delta Queen receives a crown and sash, $100 spa gift card, a donation to their philanthropy, DTD chapter letters, DTD rush t-shirts, and a contestant t-shirt. The Delta Queen also becomes the sweetheart of the fraternity.

“Delta Tau Delta raised over $300 just in the last week, and the fraternity expects to raise more in the coming weeks up until the actual pageant event in February,” said Stuart Rosenberg, an associate professor of management and DTD’s advisor.

The competition has three rounds, beginning Dec. 1 and ending Feb. 17, 2015. The first round, which takes place between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19, involves each sorority raising money for DTD’s national philanthropy, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The fraternity created a team page for each sorority on the JDRF website to make collecting donations easier. There is no required fundraising minimum. There will also be a penny war competition on Dec. 10, taking place in the Rebecca Strafford Student Center (RSSC). The money raised by each sorority in the penny war competition will go towards their total amount fundraised. Fundraising efforts can take place through Feb. 17. Whichever organization has the highest amount in donations is awarded more points in the competition. 

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Club and Greek Announcements 12/3/14

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, please e-mail Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the student center during the day. Fly Hawks!

Track & Field/Cross Country Club

The Running Club is now meeting several times a week, both for recreational runners and for those interested in competeing in cross country, road races, or track & field. Wed. and Fri. at 4:30 pm. Practices for distance runners  are Mon. at 2:30 pm, Tues Thurs. and Fri. at 4 pm, and Wed. at 4:30. pm Contact Coach Joe or Alexis Knowles for more information.

Sab, Rha, and AXiD

Student Activities Board, Resident Hall Association and Alpha Xi Delta have teamed up to cosponsor this year’s Holiday Craft Party Friday, Dec. 5 from 7-10 pm in the Mullaney Hall Lounge. Stop by for an evening full of crafts like teddy bear stuffing while supplies last!

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Threat Analysis Group Plans to Increase Club Involvement

Threat Analysis Group (TAG) President Michael Tilton announced new plans to change the club’s dynamic and further integrate the organization within the University community on Wednesday, Nov. 19. He said the club aims to implement these plans during the Spring 2015 semester.

Tilton, a senior homeland security major, along with Founding President Chris Lojek, a University alumnus and former homeland security graduate, developed TAG’s original concept in the Fall 2013 semester, with the concept directed at expanding criminal justice and homeland security education beyond classroom lectures. “It’s been shaping ever since,” Tilton said, “as a way to expose Monmouth students to issues of homeland security that we do not keep up with in the classroom. We don’t learn about everything we can during class time.”

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Mock Trial Program to Host Inaugural “Hawk” Invitational

What started in the fall of 2012 as a small group of students interested in law school with a background in high school mock trial has developed at Monmouth University into a strong intercollegiate forensic program – one that prepares students for legal advocacy and trial procedure and more importantly, for life after Monmouth.  For the first time in its three-year program, and with the assistance of the pre-law club, the Monmouth mock trial team will host its first invitational tournament this weekend (December 6-7).

The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) program hosts 25 regional tournaments in the early part of the spring semester, enrolling approximately 600 teams from over 350 universities and colleges annually.  Teams of six to ten students participate in attorney and witness roles competing for “bids” from these regional tournaments to a series of eight “Opening Round Championship Series Tournaments” (ORCS) in the latter part of the spring semester.  A bid out of the ORCS tournaments culminates in the national championship tournament, this year taking place on April 17-19, 2015, in Cincinnati, Ohio hosted by the University of Cincinnati.  This year presents a civil case problem involving the unfortunate shooting of an 11-year-old by her friend. Students in attorney roles represented the parents in this fictitious case of Park v. Duran; other students portray challenging witness roles ranging from the next-door neighbor, clinical child psychologists and the parties (parents) themselves

In the fall, student teams work diligently in a series of invitational tournaments, honing trial strategies and witness performances, in preparation for regional competition.  This spring, Monmouth will compete in the New Haven, Connecticut regional hosted by Yale on February 7-8, 2015.  The Monmouth mock trial team has competed already in two invitational tournaments – one hosted by Drexel University (the First Annual Market Street Mock Trial Invitational) on October 25 and 26 and a second one hosted by Temple University (the Third Annual Hooter Mock Trial Invitational) on November 15 and 16.  The preparation thus far, in 2014-15 builds off of an impressive showing in the 2014-15 competition year, with two witness awards won by Cara Turcich (currently a graduate student in public policy and assistant mock trial team coach) and the spirit of AMTA award, symbolizing the team recognized by peer teams as the one representing the notions of professionalism and courtesy.  Sophomore team member Josh Manning won individual awards at the Hooter invitational for his performance both as a plaintiff attorney role as well as defense witness role.

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Panhellenic Council Passes “Limited Frills” Recruitment

ztaSorority recruitment will be taking place this spring, leading unaffiliated University women into the Greek community. However, the Panhellenic Council, the governing body that oversees formal sorority recruitment, is taking a different approach to the formal recruitment process this spring. The council voted to instate "limited frills" recruitment, and passed the motion.

In previous years, sororities were given the opportunity to finance their recruitment budget independently. They were also given the chance to decorate their recruitment rooms with an unlimited amount of whatever themes, crafts, t-shirts, letters, and decorations of their choice. This led the Panhellenic Council to believe that potential new members were choosing their sorority based on superficial items, such as the decorations, rather than the values of the sororities and the sisters themselves.

The new approach limits sororities' ability to sway potential new members through the use of superficial items, giving the potential new members the opportunity to focus more on the conversations they are having with Greek women. It makes the formal recruitment process more meaningful for not only the potential new members, but also the sisters of each sorority who plan on extending bids into their sisterhood.

"By limiting the frills within recruitment, chapters will better be able to recruit girls who fit right for them, rather than what they seem to be through the decorations in the rooms," said Kendall Bohannon, a senior homeland security major and the Vice President of Recruitment of the Panhellenic Council.

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Sorority Bingo Night Gives Girls Closer Look at Greek Life

The Panhellenic Council hosted Bingo Night Friday, Nov. 14, in Anacon Hall to give students an opportunity to get to know each different sorority organization the University has to offer.

"The purpose of the Bingo event is to have a fun, involved setting for girls to come and learn about each organization on campus, along with meeting sisters from each," said Kendall Bohannon, Panhellenic Council Vice President of Recruitment. "This allows for potential new members to get a better sense of the Panhellenic Community and the chapters within."

"Panhellenic Council required ten members from each sorority to be present and encouraged girls interested in joining Greek life to attend as well," said Ariana Tepedino, Panhellenic Council President and senior English major.

"Bingo Night has a variety of prizes for winners, and it plays an important role in the recruitment process for both sororities and students interested in Greek life," said Bohannon. "It is a fun, relaxed event that allows for easy socialization between girls interested and members of the Panhellenic Community."

Bingo Night gives the potential new members of Greek life an opportunity to form connections prior to formal recruitment.

"Often times, students make great connections at these events and it helps them feel more comfortable when going through the formal recruitment process and serves as a means of comfort due to the fact that they know a handful of girls they will see during recruitment," said Tepedino.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11/19/14

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, please e-mail Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the student center during the day. Fly Hawks! 

Track & Field/Cross Country Club

The Running Club is now meeting several times a week, both for recreational runners and for those interested in competeing in cross country, road races, or track & field. Wed. and Fri. at 4:30 pm. Practices for distance runners are Mon. at 2:30 pm, Tues Thurs. and Fri. at 4 pm, and Wed. at 4:30. pm Contact Coach Joe or Alexis Knowles for more information.

PRSSA

On November 20, PRSSA will be holding a food drive in the Student Center for The People's Pantry, a local food bank to help Hurricane Sandy victims. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can drop off practically any food ranging from canned goods to macaroni and cheese boxes.

MOCC

Did you know public speaking is the #1 fear? Fight the fear with the help of the Monmouth Oral Communication Center. Contact lschmidt@monmouth.edu to make an appointment

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Delta Tau Delta Raises Money for Diabetes Research

dtd-1Delta Tau Delta (DTD), one of the new fraternities on campus, has recently been doing a lot of work to help their philanthropy, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.)

Fraternities and sororities around the country pride themselves on being dedicated to their philanthropies and DTD, even though they are new to the University's Greek community, is no exception to this. Over the past week, the fraternity has held two events to benefit JDRF, with more to come.

November is National Diabetes Month. DTD's first event was "Delta Tau-Gate," a tailgate at the home football game on Nov. 1.

"I chose Nov. 1 because it was Type 1 Diabetes Day," said Anthony Serrantonio, a senior communication TV/radio major and the Philanthropy Chair for DTD. "A lot of work went into planning this event in a short amount of time. I had to get local business to sponsor the event by donating gift cards for us to raffle off the day of. We were able to get about 10 businesses to sponsor us. We also had a local seafood restaurant donate soup for us to sell."

Serrantonio explained that they had also planned to hold cornhole and kanjam tournaments but inclement weather forced the guys to move the event inside the MAC. Despite the rain, the event still raised a decent amount of money. "We worked hard and were still able to raise $430 for JDRF so in the end I was still happy with the event," said Serrantonio.

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SAB Hosts “Preferred Parking” Comedy Tour

Comedians Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch stopped by the University on their "Preferred Parking" comedy tour on Friday night, Nov. 7 in Anacon Hall from 8 - 9:30 pm

The comedians call their show "Preferred Parking," poking fun at the challenges they face every day. Comroe has had Tourette's syndrome his whole life, making his hand and face twitch. Lynch, however, had aspirations to become an actor up until a few years ago when a company softball game gone wrong led to a vocal cord injury that causes him to stutter.

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board (SAB), President and junior marketing major Dylan Vargas said "Preferred Parking" is different than the other acts because it is something people don't get to see all the time.

Comroe and Lynch comically spoke of the struggles they face every day and the unwanted social situations their handicaps create. Lynch even said that his stutter and daily struggles have made him more humble, and Comroe poked fun at the way his face twitching makes it look like he's winking at everyone. The two friends were touring separately before they decided to go on tour together and create "Preferred Parking."

According to the duo's website, "These hilarious comedians with challenges, inspire and motivate you to think twice about complaining about your life."

SAB first heard of "Preferred Parking" at their National Association of Campus Activities conference last spring and booked them in person and had the date set since February, according to Vargas.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11/12/14

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, please e-mail Professor Jenner at bjenner@monmouth.edu or stop by room 332 in the student center during the day. Fly Hawks!

Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society

MAVS is holding its 2nd annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 1 pm in the Magill Commons Club Dining Room. The event will feature special guest speaker Harold Brown of Farm Kind. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring an autumn-themed vegan dish with utensils and an index card listing ingredients to contribute to the vegan potluck RSVP to mcharris@monmouth.edu.

PRSSA

On November 18 and 20, PRSSA will be holding a food drive in the Student Center for The People's Pantry, a local food bank to help Hurricane Sandy victims. From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can drop off practically any food ranging from canned goods to macaroni and cheese boxes.

CommWorks

CommWorks is having a Poetry Slam in the Hawk TV Studio at 2:30 pm on Nov. 19th. All talent is welcome. Giftcard prizes will be awarded.

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RHA and WMCX Join Forces for Successful Fall Fest

wmcxfallfestThe University's Residence Hall Association (RHA) collaborated with student radio station WMCX for the first time to host the on-campus event "Monmouth RHA and WMCX Present: Fall Fest" on the front lawn of Guggenheim Library Thursday, October 30 at 6 pm

"This is our fifth Fall Fest," said student RHA president Krista Varanyak. "We're really excited and hope to see a lot of people come out."

This year's incarnation of Fall Fest introduced a couple new major changes to the event dynamic that were not present in the previous four years. This year marked the first time WMCX co-sponsored the event with RHA.

"It is a good partnership," said RHA Faculty Advisor Ryan Kassis. "The radio station brought a lot of advertising for us and did a great job providing us with music."

WMCX set up a remote control panel on the Guggenheim Library lawn, where they streamed a Halloween-themed selection of songs from the station's headquarters in the Jules L. Plangere Center on the academic side of campus. They played popular holiday-appropriate songs, such as the Misfits' cover of Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash" and the theme song to The Nightmare Before Christmas, "This is Halloween."

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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