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Club & Greek

Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)

Monmouth University Surf Club Places Second In National Red Bull Video Competition

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In an attempt to win the Red Bull Bracket Reel Competition, the Monmouth University Surf Club fought to earn second place, just short to University of North Carolina at Wilmington where the winning collegiate surf team received an all expense paid trip to the North Shore of Hawaii.

Early in Oct., surf teams were handpicked to compete against each other in a head-to-head, bracket-style surf video contest, known as the Red Bull Bracket Reel. Viewer based voting keeps each team afloat in this single elimination matchup. The team with the most “likes” on their weekly video advances until a winner is crowned at the end of the third and final round.

“When teams were picked this year, only two east coast schools got picked and we [Monmouth University] were one of them,” said Max Goldberg, the Surf Club’s videographer. The other east coast school was University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Other universities selected were University of Hawaii – Monoa, Loyola Marymount University, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California San Diego, and University of Southern California. “The competition fits us perfectly because we are a small school and NJ doesn’t have much recognition for getting waves as it is,” Goldberg said.

Both the members’ surfing and Goldberg’s videography were tested. Tyler Sankey, a junior health studies major and Surf Club President, said that he is going to surf the biggest wave possible given the opportunity while Goldberg stands ready behind the camera.

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Saturday Night Live Comedy Night

SNL Live Concert

The Student Activities Board held another comedy event featuring Iliza Shelesinger on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Anacon Hall. SAB’s Comedy Chair, Tommy Foye, and Vice President of Major Events, Tom Egan, ran the event together.

“Having Iliza come to Monmouth University is huge, especially because she is very well known in the comedian world. I am really happy to have been able to help plan and execute this event,” said Tommy Foye, a junior communication major.

The night started off with James Goff, a South Bronx native, to help hype the crowd and get the audience into good spirits. Goff’s appearances include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions, the New York Giants. For the short time Goff performed, he was able to crack jokes about relationships, race, life, and more.

Goff finished his set and quickly introduced the headliner of the night, Iliza Shelsinger. Shelsinger has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daily, and The Soup. She is also the season six winner of Last Comic Standing on NBC, the host of the syndicated dating show, Excused and recently released a Netflix special “Freezing Hot.”

When Shelsinger first walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately showed a positive reaction. The comedian had a 45-minute set which was very blunt, covering topics that varied from sex, feminism, girls night outs, boy drama, animals, and the truth about women eating in front of men.

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Student Government Association Hosts Big Event

On Saturday Nov. 7, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the 16th Annual Big Event across Monmouth County.

The Big Event gives club and Greek organizations an opportunity to give back to the surrounding communities. The event is the single largest community service project that takes place at Monmouth University each year. Every fall, an estimated 400 students sign up and volunteer at one of the 25 to 30 Big Event work sites.

“The Big Event is such a great and rewarding experience for all students who decide to volunteer, giving back to the surrounding communities and having a day where so many students get active in helping out others is truly something special,” said Adam Schwartz, a senior art major who was representing Delta Tau Delta at the event.

Each work site had a Monmouth University student who served as a Site Captain. Their job consisted of contacting their work sites before the Big Event to review the information and assignments submitted on the application. Volunteers came to Monmouth University on the day of the Big Event starting at 9 a.m. to check-in and departed to their assigned work stations at approximately 10 a.m. The Big Event ended at approximately 4 p.m. or whenever the volunteers had completed the assignments given to them at their respective work sites.

The Big Event at Monmouth University showcases the overall sense of comradery of the student body and how various organizations and clubs all share a strong sense of dedication to community service work. It also demonstrates the importance of making an effort to reach out and help the surrounding communities in as many ways as possible.

Some of the locations that volunteers were sent out to lend a helping hand were in Asbury Park, Deal, Long Branch, Ocean, West Long Branch, and Neptune. A few examples of the types of service stations that participants were assigned to attend were individual neighbors who needed a helping hand, community based agencies and organizations, local towns and municipalities, houses of worships, and local schools.

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ON CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/11

The Outdoors Club

Join the MU Outdoors Club on Friday, November 13 at 8pm for Game Night in the Student Center (By the Study Abroad office)!! We have snacks, hot apple cider, fun games, and great times!
MU Outdoors Club t-shirts on sale soon! Contact Erin Noone for more informations0999028@monmouth.edu.

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, and networking, If you are interested in joining, contact the Editorial Staff atoutlook@monmouth.edu.

MOCC

The Monmouth Oral Communication Center invites you to take advantage of free peer tutoring for presentations and public speaking! Our walk-in schedule is posted outside of JP 203, or you can contact Kevin Moedt ats0879290@monmouth.edufor an appointment. Interested? Join us in JP 135 on Wednesday’s at 2:45 p.m. to see what we are all about!

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Veteran Goalie Suits Up Against West Chester University in Conference Bout

MU VS CU

A figure cloaked in Monmouth blue climbs the flight of stairs leading to the second floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center, smiles, and outstretches his long arms in greeting. He wears grey low top Nikes, a navy blue Bauer jumpsuit, and a backwards Under Armour cap that reads, “Hockey.”

“Live it. Eat it. Breathe it. That’s all I can say. Hockey is life,” said Steven Bonora, the 23-year-old corporate public communication graduate student who has been the starting goalie for Monmouth University Ice Hockey for the past three seasons.

Bonora and the Hawks are coming off a bye week and are preparing to take on the West Chester University Golden Rams on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8:45 p.m. The team hopes to add another W to their 8-2-1 record as they host the Golden Rams at the Jersey Shore Arena, located in Wall Township. Currently, the squad is ranked third in the Colonial States Conference, trailing behind TCNJ and Princeton respectively.

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First Year Service Project Hosts First Trunk or Treat for Local Communities

On Saturday Oct. 31 the First Year Service Project hosted a Trunk or Treat event for local communities in parking lot 25 at Monmouth University.

Trunk or Treat gives club and Greek organizations on campus an opportunity to provide children in the local communities of Monmouth a safe place to experience the fun of trick or treating. There were 54 trunks filled with candy and over 500 children from the greater Monmouth area that came out to celebrate Halloween at the event

“First Year Service Project was thrilled to be able to provide a safe and fun environment for the community this Halloween. It was so affirming to see all the students hard work come to life and to see that the community was willing to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Katherine Browna, the Coordinator of Transitions and Leadership on campus and the faculty advisor for the First Year Service Project.

There were over 54 cars registered from 26 different club and Greek organizations on campus. Each car was required to decorate their trunk and supply each car with enough candy for 100 people. Each club uniquely decorated their cars with different themes such as Candyland, Fairly Odd Parents, pirates, vampires, and more.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/28/15

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 Editorial Staff at outlook@monmouth.edu.

Men's Club Soccer

The men’s club soccer team recorded their sixth victory of the season on Sunday, Oct. 25 with a 4-0 win over Rider University.

Women's Club Soccer

The women’s club soccer team qualified for the Regional 1 Club Soccer Tournament, located in Delaware.

MOCC

The Monmouth Oral Communication Center invites you to take advantage of free peer tutoring for presentations and public speaking! Our walk-in schedule is posted outside of JP 203, or you can contact Kevin Moedt at s0879290@monmouth.edu for an appointment. Interested? Join us in JP 135 on Wednesday’s at 2:45 p.m. to see what we are all about!

Study Abroad

Please join us for the last Study Abroad 1st Step Meeting of the month in Edison Hall 117 at 2:45pm on Wednesday, Oct. 28. 1st Step Meeting’s are general interest meetings where you will learn more about the programs Monmouth offers and how to get started. Stay tuned for November and December dates where the focus will be ‘country’ specific and address what you need to know in order to apply.

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ZTA Raises $900 By Hosting Think Pink Week

Think Pink

From Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, Zeta Tau Alpha’s Think Pink Week took over campus to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. Throughout the month of Oct., numerous organizations host events, fundraisers, etc. to benefit breast cancer awareness, however, ZTA has been consistently hosting Think Pink Week on campus the past few years. The purpose of Think Pink Week is to not only raise funds but to also bring awareness to the heartbreaking disease of breast cancer. Throughout the week, the sorority hosted numerous events that truly had Monmouth University “thinking pink.”

ZTA’s national philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. To support its philanthropy, the sorority hosts numerous fundraisers throughout the year such as Big Man on Campus, Think Pink Volleyball Tournament, Pink-Out football and basketball games, and attends the Think Pink Giants and Jets tailgate’s to raise money. ZTA also participates in many walks and other annual breast cancer awareness events.

On Oct. 5, ZTA started off with a pink bake sale. On Oct. 6, ZTA and Shadow PR Firm and PRSSA Chapter teamed up for an annual campus event, Fall Into Pink. The two organizations took over the patio at the Rebecca Stafford Student Center to host activities such as pie a Zeta Tau Alpha, pumpkin painting, and hands for hope. Melissa Crosta, a senior communication major and sister of ZTA said, “Pie a Zeta is a crowd favorite, people come in and pie their friends and girlfriends. It’s such a simple but effective fundraiser.”

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SAB Transforms Anacon From Spa To Comedy Club

Comedy Night

Monmouth University students packed into Anacon Hall for a fun and relaxing night hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB) on Saturday Oct. 10.

SAB co-sponsored the event with Monmouth’s Panhellenic Counsel to host a Ladies’ Night and Comedy Night. This was the first time SAB and Panhellenic Counsel have worked together on an event.

The main event was a Comedy Night featuring well-known comedians, Liz Miele and Emily Heller. Miele, 30, a local comedian from NJ, has been doing stand up comedy for 13 years and has made appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Late Night with Conan O’Brein. Heller, 30, is a San Francisco native who has only been in the business for eight years but gained success quickly after her appearances on Late Night with Conan and John Olivers New York Stand Up Show.

“I really think it was a good turn out. These comedians were very expensive women to get so we wanted the crowd to be pumped. I think that definitely happened and it went really well,” said Tommy Foye, a junior communication major and the current Comedy Chair for SAB.

The comedians were a hit among college students, as they had no boundaries in their skits. Each comedian performed for about 40 minutes and touched on entirely different topics.  Miele and Heller talked about everything from cats, nutrition, European adventures, love lives, to life as the weird kid in school. Miele and Heller made everything relatable and had the audience laughing the entire night.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/14/15

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 Editorial Staff at outlook@monmouth.edu.

Int’l Reading Association

On Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 9:00am-4:00pm, the International Reading Association will have a bake sale set up in the Student Center.
Funds raised will help us buy books for the children at Monmouth Medical Center’s Unterberg Children’s Hospital.

MOCC

The Monmouth Oral Communication Center invites you to take advantage of free peer tutoring for presentations and public speaking! Our walk-in schedule is posted outside of JP 203, or you can contact Kevin Moedt at s0879290@monmouth.edu for an appointment. Interested? Join us in JP 135 on Wednesday’s at 2:45 p.m. to see what we are all about!

Student Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Association is hosting a birthday party for Monmouth University’s mascot, Shadow. The event will take place on Wednesday Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. The event will have a birthday cake, a pie eating contest, and prizes for all who attend.

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AXiD Supports Austism Speaks at 10th Annual Walk

AXID

Sisters of Alpha Xi Delta and the Monmouth community gathered at Pier Village Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 26 to participate in the 10th annual Autism Speaks walk. Despite the harsh, coastal winds, approximately 3,000 participants were in attendance to help the organization raise a total of $175,000. Entertainment and excitement for all ages at the event included a live band, a bouncy castle, tattoo bus, and rock climbing. The walk held at Pier Village was the first of six events at the Jersey Shore to raise money for families affected by autism this year.

After last year’s walk was cancelled due to inclement weather, this years’ volunteers were relieved to find wind and clouds as their only obstacle.

“We love getting everyone out here for an amazing community day. This is one of our biggest philanthropy events of the year and it is a great experience to be a part of,” mentioned Angela Sarno, a senior education major and sister of AXiD.

Autism Speaks is the national philanthropy for AXiD, with the walk being the sororities’ largest event of the year, next to Karaoke For A Cause, which is held on Monmouth’s campus. “[The walk] is one of the favorite events held by the sisters, because here we can connect with the families on a personal level, and really become friends with the people we are trying to help,” said junior education major Ali Hart. Many sisters of AXiD enjoy giving back to Austism Speaks due to the fact a large portion of the sorority majors in special education.

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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