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Director of Public Relations for Barnabas Health to Speak at the University

default article imageWEST LONG BRANCH, NJ   Kristine Brown, director of Public Relations for Barnabas Health will be speaking at PRSSA’s Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 5, at 3:00 pm in room 234 of the Plangere Center.

Barnabas Health is the state’s largest health care system, comprised of six acute care hospitals. Locally those hospitals include Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood and Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Brown received her undergraduate degree in Communications with a concentration in PR and Journalism from Monmouth University in 1995. She returned to the University and earned her master’s degree in Corporate and Public Communication in 1999.

Brown began her career as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press before being hired by Community Medical Center as a Public Relations Specialist. She also spent two years working as the director of Communications at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ, before returning to her current position at Barnabas Health eight years ago.

In her current position Kristine is responsible for the public relations, media relations, crisis communications, internal and external communications and social media activities for the hospitals she represents. She is a member of the PRSA and the Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association.

The PRSSA bio-monthly Speaker Series was instituted in 2009 to provide networking opportunities for public relations students and professionals. To stay up to date about who is speaking when follow us on Facebook at For more information about the speaker series or Monmouth’s PRSSA Chapter go to or contact Amanda Erdmann, Communication Director, at, or Dr. Shelia McAllister Spooner, Faculty Advisor, at

Club and Greek Announcements 10/05/11

default article imageDelta Phi Epsilon

On Tuesday, September 20, the students at Monmouth University came out to support Delta Phi Epsilon and Tau Kappa Epsilon at Dunk a Deepher/Tank a TKE.

Delta Phi Epsilon would like to thank everyone who came out to support both organizations!

It was such a success and couldn’t have been done without all of you!

Also, don’t forget October 12 at 10:00 pm in Pollak Theatre Delta Phi Epsilon will be holding their fall 2011 Lip Sync.

Come out and show your support!

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“I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost”

Paranormalist Lorraine Edwards is Coming to Campus to Speak this Saturday

I Aint Afraid of No GhostLorraine Warren, paranormalist and trance-medium, is coming to the University October 1 at 8:00 pm in Wilson Hall to talk about her life and paranormal experiences she has had. The event is free and a ticket is not required.

Lorraine Warren and her late husband Ed Warren, demonologist, have dedicated their lives to investigating paranormal activity throughout the country. The Warrens have been called upon for famous cases such as the Haunting in Connecticut and the Amityville Horror.

Lorraine said, on an interview with CUTV Newscenter, “I was nine years old and I was in a private catholic girl’s school and I began to see lights around the nuns. I looked around and realized I could see lights around some of the girls as well.”

Lorraine went on to explain how she didn’t know what the lights meant and as far as she knew everyone could see what she saw. She suppressed it until she eventually met her husband.

Lorraine is known as a trance-medium. A trance-medium is someone who can communicate with spirits.

Ed Warren said on their website,, “Many times we use three or four mediums in one place. We take them into a house one at a time. They don’t know where they’re going, what the case is about, etc. And if they all tell me the same thing; that they see a woman spirit in a certain room or a man or a child, then I know that we’re on the right track.”

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Grab the Bull by the Horns

RHA, SGA and SAB Came Together to Host on Campus Rodeo

Grab Bull HornsAn on-campus rodeo was held this past weekend in the Quad, sponsored by The Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Association and Student Government Association.

The event was moved from the Quad, to Anacon and later back to the Quad once it was clear the rain was going to hold out.

Megan McGowan, Assistant Director of SAB, had this event planned since summer. As assistant director of SAB, McGowan is in charge of organizing numerous events around campus.

“We wanted to give students a chance to take advantage of the weather while it was still nice out,” said McGowan.

The main attraction of the event was the large mechanical bull from Seashore Entertainments sitting in the center of the Quad.

The bull was surrounded by an inflatable ring in order to cushion the fall after a student could no longer hold on.

Sporting five different speeds the bull proved to be a challenge to many students.

Greg Cenicola, junior, said, “I rode the bull four times, but I just couldn’t seem to hold on longer than 15 seconds.”

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Alpha Xi Raises Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

Alpha Xi Raises Money LeukemiaThe sisters of Alpha Xi Delta, Iota Nu Chapter sold Rita’s Italian ice to raise money for leukemia awareness month during the student Involvement Fair outside The Student Center on September 22.

Last semester, one of the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta, Rachel Gerstein, was diagnosed with leukemia.

Alpha Xi Delta sold orange wristbands for three dollars and Rita’s Italian ice for two dollars for leukemia awareness in support of her.

First, Alpha Xi Delta needed approval from ARAMARK to set up their table. Then, they had to talk to Tyler Havens, head of the Greek Senate. After going through the chain of command, the sisters got permission for the cause and their table for the fair.

“We came up with the idea when we were at a summer event and saw how everyone loved Rita’s and thought everyone at Monmouth would as well,” said Lynsey Vivian, Alpha Xi Delta sister and event coordinator. Rita’s gave a discount on the ices they sold to Alpha Xi Delta for the fundraiser.

 “No one has picked Rita’s for a fundraiser before, according to the Student Activities Board,” said Alpha Xi Delta Philanthropic Chair and recording secretary Brittney Penson, junior.

The sisters sold lemon, mango, and Swedish fish flavored Italian ice. One of the flavors of ice is orange, which is also the color for leukemia.

University students responded with positive feedback and were touched by the fundraiser. Some students donated money to the cause without buying an Italian ice or a bracelet.

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WMCX Concert Rocks Anacon Hall

WMCX ConcertWMCX, Monmouth’s student-run radio station, played host to three local bands last Friday, September 9. Vextion, Outside the Box and Loose Fit played at Anacon Hall in the Student Center. 

“I love showcasing local music,” explained Nicole Vitale, student and general manager of WMCX, “Because the bands have a great following and it only expands their following to the college community when they come to play for us.”

The three bands all hail from New Jersey but each have their own distinctive sound.

Vextion, a four piece rock band from Farmingdale is comprised of two guitarists, a drummer and a bassist, and consider themselves part of the rock/hard rock genre.

They boast performances at numerous venues for a variety of audiences, most notably at the Blue Claw’s Stadium and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. They are actively involved in volunteer and charity events as well. 

Vextion’s EP was released this past July and can be heard on Two of their more popular tracks are “Between the Lies” and “Unwind.” 

Outside the Box is also a four member band. They feature an organ and keyboard, as well as the standard guitar, drums and bass.

This unique theme blends rock, blues and pop to create an edgy sound that has caught the attention of radio stations like New Jerseys 90.5 the Night WBJB and New York City’s 101.9 WRXP. 

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Students Crack up at SAB Comedy Show

Comedians Alysia Wood and Rob Gleeson Perform at the University

SAB Comedy ShowComedians Alysia Wood and Rob Gleeson took the stage in Anacon Hall for the first comedy night of the year on September 10, 2011, organized by the Student Activities Board

Anacon Hall was packed when Wood stepped on stage and took the microphone. “I’m still chewing gum, that’s unprofessional,” Wood said as she stuck her gum on the cap of her water bottle.

Wood gets all of her stand up routines from personal experiences, “I like to talk about stuff that actually happened in my life,” Wood said. 

Although she is originally from Louisiana, Wood used to perform stand up comedy at Rascals Comedy Club in Ocean Township for two years before they were closed down.  When explaining how she chose her career path Wood said, “I used to do poetry, people laughed. I eliminated acting and modeling. 

Comedy just fit.”  Wood explains comedy as just a process of getting better, “You have to be focused and dedicated.”  Wood’s new comedy CD, “Princess,” is currently in production, a release date has not been set. 

Comedian Rob Gleeson became a full time professional around his junior year of college.  He, like Wood, also used to attend open mic nights prior to becoming a professional comedian.  “It’s just getting used to the local scene,” said Gleeson, “I started at 18; I got a fake ID and hung out at comedy clubs.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/21/11

Italian Club

Benvenuti! (Welcome back!) This year the Italian Club is back, bigger and better than ever!

We have festas and fun activities planned for this semester. 

Come to our first meeting of the semester and learn what it is all about! Tuesday October 4 at TBA!

Hope to see you there! Ciao.

The Italian Club officers

Monmouth Review

The Monmouth Review, Monmouth’s literary arts magazine, is currently accepting poems and short fiction pieces for the 2012 issue.

Please send your poems and short stories to Laura Fiorelli at

All submissions must be in

12point font. All short stories must be no longer than five pages.

If you are interested in joining the Review staff, please come to our meetings in room 303 of the Student Center at 2:00 on Wednesday.

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Alpha Kappa Psi Works To Build University Chapter

Alpha Kappa Psi ChapterAlpha Kappa Psi is a professional and academic organization that was founded by a group of business students in March 2009.

The founding fathers of Alpha Kappa Psi hope that their organization can become an official chapter by November of this year. 

 The fraternity is established in over 300 campuses in the United States, as well as in Canada and in the United Kingdom.

Alpha Kappa Psi was founded in 1904 at New York University and formed its chapter at the University on March 5, 2009.

Alpha Kappa Psi was unable to become an official chapter at the University because many of the participating members were graduating. 

In the spring semester of 2011, the Alpha Kappa Psi nationals visited the University and reorganized the chapter.

Since Alpha Kappa Psi is a business fraternity, participating members will be allowed to enjoy the social aspect as well as benefit from the professional knowledge that it offers.

“This fraternity is different from other fraternities because it is both a business fraternity and it is coed,” said Ray Slamb, Alpha Kappa Psi President.

Although Alpha Kappa Psi is a business fraternity, students do not actually have to be business majors in order to join.

Slamb said, “…Students of all majors will be able to benefit by gaining experience in business which will be helpful later in life

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All Lifestyles Included

default article imageAs we begin another fun-filled, productive year at Monmouth University, ALI would like to welcome back all new and returning students, faculty, and staff!

With the goals of both catering to the LGBT and supporting population on campus, as well as promoting awareness of LGBT issues, ALI hopes to foster a sense of community and understanding on campus, for both those facing issues associated with LGBT life and those who wish to better understand it.

With our successful events last year such as the Holiday Mixer and the Drag Ball, the possibilities for this coming school year are endless, and we hope to make this one of the most successful years yet!

Look out for our email regarding club meeting times and location! All are welcome!

Alpha Sigma Tau

default article imageThe spring semester of 2011 was filled with excitement for the ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau. We initiated thirteen lovely ladies into our sisterhood including Staci Burt, Kristina Capriotti, Juliana DePazza, Nicolette DiMucci, Ayla Gudelsky, Susan Imperiale, Lauren Jackson, Amanda Kops, Angela Lucas, Jessica Mazza, Melissa Scharinger, Carly Smith, and Jessica Sponaugle.

Along with the addition of our new sisters, we participated in many different events. In February, we held our annual Love Struck, during which we raised money towards our philanthropy.

In March, we held our annual Lady’s Day Luncheon which is a tribute to the special women in our lives. We participated in the Greek Week games held by the university in April as well as Relay for Life where we raised over $3000. Finally, in May we attended the spring commencement ceremony to bid farewell to our graduating seniors.

Alpha Sigma Tau has some wonderful events planned for the upcoming fall semester including our annual Suicide Awareness Week in mid-September and other periodic fundraisers to raise money for our philanthropies. On October 1st, we will be participating in a walk for breast cancer hosted by Valley National Bank in Wayne, NJ. 

We also have a Greek powderpuff football game in works that will take place in mid-October. Actual dates and times for these events and more will be announced in later articles.

We anticipate an enjoyable semester and hope to see some friendly faces at some of the events on campus.  

Contact Information

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Room 260, 2nd floor

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