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Club & Greek

Volume 86 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

Are You Smarter than a Fraternity Man?

astAlpha Sigma Tau (AST) quizzed the sorority girls at their fall event, "Are You Smarter Than A Fraternity Man" to raise money and awareness for their local philanthropy, The Ashley Lauren Foundation, on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

This was the second time AST has held "Are You Smarter Than A Fraternity Man." This year's event raised $1,827, exceeding the amount of money it raised last fall. Tickets were sold for $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Members from each organization of the Greek life community took the stage to play a mock game of the television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader. The fraternity men, or the class, consisted of Joe Lozito (TDP), Jordan Maly (PhiPsi), JD Foye (STG), Maxwell Kenney (TKE), Nash Weiner (DTD), Eric Romanowski (SigPi), and Jose Aguilar (AKPsi). Answering the questions were the sorority girls, Crystal Diaz (LTA), Mollie Dunnigan (AXiD), Krysten Brannick (AOPi), Alexis Asaro (DPhiE), Robyn Belen(Phi Sig), and Melissa Crosta (ZTA). Each fraternity man was given $5 in Bagel Guys Deli cash for participating, and the winning sorority girl was given a $10 Surf Taco gift card.

Contestants were given the opportunity to pick whichever category she wanted. If the sorority girl got through each category without an incorrect answer, she advanced to the final round. The categories included Monmouth, television, Greek life, food, sports, and music. Contestants were given three lifelines: peak, copy, and save. Each sorority girl could peak at a chosen fraternity man's answer and choose to use it or their own, copy their answer, or be saved by a fraternity man in the hopes he has the right answer.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11/05/14

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 or stop by room 332 in the student center during the day. Fly Hawks!

Veteran Services

On Tues., Nov. 11, the University will once again participate in the National Remembrance Day Roll Call. The event will take place at the 9/11 Memorial across from the Student Center beginning at 9:30 am and will last all day (in case of bad weather we will move to Wilson Hall auditorium). We are reading more than 6,000 names to remember those who fell in the post 9-11 conflicts in Iraq/Afghanistan. Please join us at 9:30 for a short memorial reading before the list is read. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact the office of Veteran Services at (732) 263-5258.

Social Work Society/ School of Social Work

Want to learn about how boundaries are crossed and what to do about it? Come to the Social Work Society and School of Social Work's 10th Annual Teach-In on Nov. 4 from 11 am to 7 pm in Anacon.

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SAB Spooks Students at Wilson

carnevilNearly 500 students were able to get a taste of Halloween through the "CarnEvil" themed Haunted Tour of Wilson Hall, inspired by FX's television series, American Horror Story: Freak Show. "CarnEvil" was hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 – 10 pm.

Students were able to attend the tour free of charge, starting with an eerie video clip portraying Wilson Hall as its own carnival. Groups of students followed the "circus leader" tour guides through each floor of Wilson Hall, while characters in various clown masks and costumes popping out in every corner.

"Wilson Hall Haunted Tours have become a tradition for us in SAB as it is one of the most entertaining and successful events," said Dylan Vargas, SAB President. "We take pride in our ability to transform such a building into an event and have even presented on this event at our national conference, NACA," continued the junior marketing and management student.

The purpose of the Haunted Tour, according to SAB Concerts Chair Taylor Carson, is to give students an on campus they can go to for free to get in the mood for Halloween.

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Phi Sigma Sigma’s

University students gathered at Pollack Theatre for Monmouth Idol last week, hosted by Phi Sigma Sigma (PhiSig), to benefit the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.

Monmouth Idol is an annual singing competition Students can sign up to sing and perform in front of their peers and then receive feedback from the judges. Winners are then selected to receive prizes from the sorority.

Performing at this year's event were Natalie Zeller, Kendal Adams, Alyssia Bifano, Mahalia Jackson, Anthony Accurso, Craig Zeglen, Chris Hofker, Jimmy Ernst, Kevin Meehl, Robert Sawyer, James Poricelli, Grady Jenkins, Jordan Maly, Akash Patel, Matthew Avellino, Taylor Bernstein, Brianna Merriman and Brianna Musco.

Taking third place at Monmouth Idol, winning a Michael Angelos gift card, was junior Natalie Zeller with her cover of "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore. In second place, winning Surf Taco and Scala's gift cards, was sophomore Brianna Merriman, who performed a Rihanna mash-up. Taking home the first place title was Mahalia Jackson, a junior representing Alpha Sigma Tau (AST), with her cover of "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys. Jackson won a Ming Ying and a JR's gift card.

Jackson had the crowd roaring, waving their hands back and forth and lighting up their phones, as well as clapping along with her to the song. She was extremely grateful to PhiSig and her friend Nicole Desarno for the opportunity to perform.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/29/14

History and Anthropology Club/Student Vets Association

 Do you have too much Halloween candy? The History and Anthropology Club/Student Vets Association. The candy will be included in care packages for deployed service personnel. Drop it off Nov. 3-6 in Howard Hall 340 or Student Center 202D.

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Social Work Society/ School of Social Work

Want to learn about how boundaries are crossed and what to do about it? Come to the Social Work Society and School of Social Work's 10th Annual Teach-In on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Anacon. 

Residence Hall Association (RHA) 

All residents are invited to attend our weekly meetings at 8 p.m. in Mullaney Hall First Floor Lounge. Don't forget to save the date for RHA's annual FALL FEST on Thursday, October 30th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the library lawn. There will be activities such as pumpkin decorating, a bounce house, caricatures, food, and a live broadcast of WMCX!

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Greek Life Gathers Together at Homecoming 2014

image4A little rain couldn't stop University students and alumni from gathering together on Saturday, Oct. 11, to celebrate Homecoming. Sports teams, Greek organizations, and campus clubs welcomed home their alumni with a tailgate before the football game vs. Columbia University.

The University took Homecoming to the next level this year. The school launched a Spirit Week on social media, allowing students, alumni, and parents to participate in the #MMovement. The goal of the campaign was to show off your "Monmouth pride" by "painting social media blue," between Oct. 6 - 12. Members of the university's community were encouraged to post a picture on their social media accounts with the university logo, which had options for alumni, pride, student, parent, family, and fan. Those who used the #MMovement were entered for a chance to win a prize pack.

"We had a great response! The campaign caught the attention of more than 650 people during the course of the week and 65 entered to win a Monmouth prize pack," said Lauren Vento, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, and creator of #MMovement. Vento also plans on extending #MMovement to Family Weekend and other events.

Student Government Association (SGA) kicked off the tailgate with the pep rally, on Friday, Oct. 11. Students and faculty packed the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) to cheer on the football team before the big game. Seniors of the football, cheerleading, and dance teams, as well as the pep band, were recognized after their performances.

The pep rally gave students the chance to win door prizes and pick up a "Red, White, and MU" homecoming t-shirt to show their school spirit at the football game. SGA also announced the winners of this year's homecoming Court. Taking home the crowns were Brandon Wasylyk (King), Maria Grace Iantosca (Queen), Dylan Vargas (Prince), Ashley McMahon (Princess), Matt Shehann (Duke), Charlie Hesse (Duchess), Tyler Hiznay (Lord), and Jess Waring (Lady).

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Zeta Tau Alpha Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer

think-pinkThe campus was painted pink the week of Oct. 6 as Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) hosted "Think Pink Week" to raise money for their national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.

The women kicked off the week with a pink lemonade and bake sale on the Student Center patio complete with pumpkin muffins, cupcakes and cookies on Monday, followed by a Pink Out men's soccer game Tuesday night, according to the chapter's Director of Philanthropy Alexis Manzo., a senior Spanish major.

The second annual "Fall Into Pink" event was co-sponsored with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and was held Wednesday on the Student Center patio. "Fall Into Pink" included a silent auction, bake sale, chocolate fondue station, pumpkin painting, Pie-a-Zeta, music and other games.

"The 'Fall Into Pink' event was very successful," said Mary Harris, a specialist professor of public relations and faculty advisor for PRSSA. "Not only did students from ZTA and PRSSA raise awareness for two important philanthropies, they worked together to great a community-centered event that had something fun for everyone to enjoy."

"Fall Into Pink" raised $900. Half of the proceeds benefitted ZTA's philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, and half benefitted PRSSA and the Shadow PR Firm's client, The People's Pantry. The People's Pantry is a hunger relief organization based out of Tom's River that works to provide food and aid for the hungry, according to the organization's Facebook page.

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Phi Sigma Sigma's Monmouth Idol

Phi Sigma Sigma's

"Monmouth Idol" event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22. This great event is where people can volunteer to sing a song of their choice on stage and to just have fun! Proceeds from the event go towards Phi Sig and their philantrhopy. If you are interested in signing up to participate in the competition contact Nicole DeSarno at

Residence HallAssociation(RHA)

All residents are invited to attend our weekly meetings at

8 p.m. in Mullaney Hall First Floor Lounge. Don't forget to

save the date for RHA's annual FALL FEST on Thursday, October

30th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the library lawn. There will

be activities such as pumpkin decorating, a bounce house,

caricatures, food, and a live broadcast of WMCX!

Social Work Society/School of Social Work

Want to learn about how boundaries are crossed and what to do about it? Come to the Social Work Society and School of Social Work's 10th Annual Teach-In on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Anacon.

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Delta Phi Epsilon’s ANAD Vigil Raises Awareness

anadDelta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) held their annual Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) Vigil to raise campus awareness of eating disorders on Wednesday, October 1.

Sam Rivera, a senior business management major and sister of DPhiE, opened the ceremony by speaking about the purpose of the ANAD Vigil.

"Its purpose is to raise awareness to those who may not fully understand the devastation of eating disorders," Rivera said. "It allows people to understand and relate to the stories and experiences of those who actually suffer from these disorders."

The vigil began with a video clip that informed the audience of statistics such as 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat, and 80% of women say media make them feel insecure. The purpose of the video was to promote body confidence and share the startling truth about eating disorders.

DPhiE also provided three speakers who shared the stories of their own struggles with eating disorders, explaining to the audience that those who are affected by eating disorders are often right in front of us.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/08/14

Phi Sigma Sigma: Monmouth Idol

Phi Sigma Sigma's Monmouth Idol event will be held on Wednesday Oct. 22. This great event is where people can volunteer to sing a song of their choice on stage and to just have fun! Proceeds from the event go towards Phi Sig and their philantrhopy. If you are interested in signing up to participate in the competition contact Nicole DeSarno at

Zeta Tau Alpha Think Pink

Zeta Tau Alpha's Think Pink Week supporting Breast Cancer Awareness & Education starts Monday! On Monday October 6th we'll be selling pink lemonade and baked goods on the Student Center Patio 11-5, Tuesday will be Fall Into Pink, silent auction and festival co-sponsored with PRSSA on the Student Center Patio from 11-5, and Wednesday night will be a Pink Out Soccer game at 7pm on Hesse Field."

Student Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is celebrating Shadow's Birthday on Monday, October 6, 2014 to kick off Spirit Week. Join SAA and Shadow to celebrate the occasion with food, games and giveaways. The party will be in the Student Center Dining Area (back by the fireplace) at 7pm.

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Austin Renfroe Quad Concert Rocks the University

Up-and-coming musician Austin Renfroe performed at "Stars and S'mores," an event co-sponsored by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the Student Activities Board (SAB), on Tuesday, Sept. 30 on the Residential Quad. The event featured music, multiple bonfires, s'mores, and hot chocolate for all University students.

Renfroe is known as a soulful singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He tours colleges and universities around the country. Starting off his quad concert, Renfroe captured the hearts of the University community by singing covers of Disney songs including pieces from "Tarzan" and "The Little Mermaid."

"The artist did a lot of interesting covers and really brought spirit to the quad," said Amber Nolan, a sophomore criminal justice major and Vice President of Advocacy for RHA.

SAB President and junior business administration major Dylan Vargas said he saw Renfroe perform at their national conference, National Associaion for Campus Activities (NACA). After seeing his showcase, the executive board decided he was a good fit for a campus event "because he gave off a good vibe," according to Vargas.

"The quad was well lit by the bonfires, which gave the event a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere," said Cristina Rauco, a junior Englsih major, when asked about her experience at the event.

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Contact Information

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Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
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Room 260, 2nd floor

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Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151