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The MSG Company and the NY Knicks Will Visit Monmouth

MSG NY KnicksOn Tuesday, November 13th, the Sports Studies Club will host the Madison Square Garden Company, along with Representatives from the New York Knicks Organization to visit Monmouth University.

The event, which will be held in the second floor of the Student Center in Anacon Hall B from 1-2p.m. will feature a presentation from the advisors of the Madison Square Garden Student Associate Program. There will be a Q/A session following the presentation in which students will be able to ask questions about the great opportunities of the internship program.

This will be a great opportunity for students interested in getting their careers started in the Professional Sports Industry and gaining invaluable work experience for a world class organization.

The Student Associate Pro-gram provides students with very exclusive opportunities to work with the Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of renowned venues and world famous sports and entertainment franchises, while at the same time, receiving hands-on internship experience and development opportunities.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10-31-18

default article imageWMCX

WMCX is a student-run rado station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make cnnections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15.

If you’re interested in joining, contact Ali Nugent at

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Greek Life Suspended IndefinitelyThe First Year Service Project hosted their 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat, on Sunday, Oct. 28.

 This event started in 2015, as a way for The University to reach local families engaged with the campus community.

The event was held in Parking Lot 16, outside of the Jules L. Plangere Center.  This event features various clubs and organizations to participate in a family friendly community event where they host a “trunk” and give out candy. This event was free and open to the public.    

Katherine Browna, Coordinator of Transition and Leadership, oversaw the event.  “We had over 300 Monmouth students/employees participated to host those trunks, over 1000 community members came over the course of the 2 hours,” said Browna.

“The event is hosted by The First Year Service Project, which is an organization out of the Office of Transition and Leadership Programs that works to provide community service opportunities and community engagement through on and off-campus service events,” Browna continued.

Many families from neighboring communities come to Monmouth for this event.  David Aroscera, a resident of Long Branch, has brought his family here for the second year in a row.  “I think this is a really great event the University offers,” said Aroscera.  “It’s safe, fun, and my kids love it.”

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Greek Life Suspended Indefinitely, No Deadline for Proposal

default article imageThe Greek Life Suspension enacted by administrators will continue indefinitely.

This suspension was announced via an email from President Grey Dimenna, Esq. on Sept. 6, following a variety of problems within the Greek community, including low academic performance, hazing allegations, and two fraternities being closed by the University.

President Dimenna and Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement Mary Anne Nagy decided to let the Greek community take control of the reigns by submitting a proposal that would offer “sustained and meaningful” reform within the current operations. 

A rough draft was required by Aug. 15 and the final draft was slated for Oct. 15.  However, there was no draft submitted by Aug. 20 which sparked the initial suspension.

There is now no deadline for the Greeks to submit a proposal.

“I have not seen a proposal yet, neither has the President,” said Nagy.  “I think that’s fine; I want them to take a deep serious look at the root causes of these issues.  If it takes a little longer to really make a good report, we’d rather have it right than have it rushed.”

The three student-run leadership councils overseeing the Greek community are the Inter-Fraternity, Panhellenic, and Greek Senate Councils.  They work in conjunction with the University to govern about 750 students currently involved in Greek life.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10-24-18

default article imagePolitical Science Club

 New Jersey Senators Corey Booker and Bob Menendez will be on campus on Monday, Oct. 29. The Senators will be in the Wilson Hall Auditorium from 1 p.m - 2 p.m. to talk about politics in the state, the upcoming midterm elections, and the importance of getting involved and voting. The event is open to all students on campus who are interested in attending! For more information, please contact the President of the Politi­cal Science Club, Landon Meyers, at s1132749@monmouth. edu.

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Come Get Dirty in the Woods with the Outdoors Club

Outdoors ClubYou wake in the throws of friends’ blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and snores, all packed inside your cozy tent. Tucked under a pine, you can hear the tree’s boughs brush against the wind, threading itself through the swell of leaves.

Someone is making pancakes, attentively tapping each of the six dollops of batter with a spatula, and stacking them on a plate. People slowly pour from the tents and ven­ture toward the smell of food.

After breakfast, you walk a ways down a dirt road, where the swim­ming hole boasts the shimmering reflection of a mid-September sky. Some kids wade in the water, while others spring from rope tied to lean­ing trees at the bank. A few perch at the bank, pressing their bare toes into the sediment.

Later, you’ll all sit around the fire and eat homemade chili, watch the sun melt between the cracks in the forest, listen to the natural hush and the skilled strum of Emerson on guitar. Some venture into the woods with flashlights that dot the path, hollering and laughing; oth­ers squeeze around the fire to sip hot chocolate, toast marshmallows, and play “mafia.”

Finally, in the black hours of the morning, with faces lightly toasted by the fire, everyone crawls into their tent with leaves, dreams, and expectation for tomorrow’s adven­tures swirling above their heads.

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National Transfer Student Week Celebrated on Campus

 default article imageThe University’s transfer stu­dent experience was celebrated on campus with giveaways and informational events for Na­tional Transfer Student Week from Oct. 17-Oct. 19.

Anthony Urmey, Director of Transfer Services, was happy with the success of National Transfer Student Week.

“This awareness campaign aims to recognize the contributions transfers bring to schools across the nation,” said Urmey.

This week of celebration is an annual event that also pro­motes the success of transfer students through a myriad of academic information opportu­nities.

Along with the many re­sources available in the Center for Student Success located in the lower level of the student center, the nearly 1,000 trans­fer students here at Monmouth were introduced to academic information and advisement op­portunities.

On Thursday Oct. 18, Wil­son Hall hosted “Ensuring the Success of Your Transfer Stu­dents,” a panel discussion that shared the best practices on ac­ademic advisement for transfer students.

The panel featured Depart­ment Advising Coordinator of Biology Kathryn Lionetti, Ph.D., Department Advising Coordinator of Health & Physi­cal Education Julie Schaaff, Department Advising Coordi­nator of Communications Lor­na Schmidt, and Coordinator of Transfer and Undeclared Ser­vices Jennifer Shendock.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10-10-18

default article imageStudent-Alumni Association 

The Student-Alumni Association (SAA) serves as an important link between current Monmouth students and University Alumni through a structured format of activities and events. Our goal is to build a network in which current students can reach out to alumni for career opportunities and philanthropy, as well as to continue Monmouth pride both on and off campus.  The SAA holds regular meetings each week and is open to all students.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Coscarelli at

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Investing In Your Future

Investing FutureThe bell rings and the floor erupts in a frenzy.  This is the view of the New York Stock Exchange. And you can witness this spectacle!

The Economics and Finance Club is a student-run organization focusing on educating students about everything finance!  All majors can join, and there is no cost to participate.

The club meets at least twice a month, and meetings often include presentations from speakers who work in finance.  Past speakers have come from firms such as JP Morgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and many more.

The club also has an annual fall trip. In the past, the Economics and Finance Club has toured the New York Stock Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Federal Reserve Bank (including the gold vault), Museum of American Finance, and more.

This year’s fall trip will be on Nov. 2 to the Federal Reserve and the New York Stock Exchange.  Students will be bussed to New York City and enjoy a day of trading, and might even catch the opening or closing bell. It is free of charge, however, space is limited.  To reserve a spot, contact one of the executive board members or Robert Scott, Ph.D.

Besides its academic and social aspects, the club’s officers offer free tutoring to any student in economics and finance classes.

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New Club Helps Gain Connections in Professional Sports Industry

New Club Sports IndustryThe Sports Studies Club is    the newest Club at Monmouth University, and we hope that it will provide a great benefit to the entire student body. The club plans to give Monmouth University students the ability to gain insight in the highly competitive sports industry.

Formed in the Spring of last year, the main goal of our club is to help sports interested students gain networking connections in professional sports and allow them to garner internships with professional sports organizations in the Tri-State area.

We are proud to announce this upcoming school year we are planning on partnering with organizations and personnel from the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Our specific plans involve having professional sports organizations arrange panels at Monmouth University to speak about their internship programs and plan trips to these sports team’s stadiums for private tours and meetings with front office personnel. Another idea is to set up is a speaker series where we will have sports industry professionals speak at our club meetings to members about their current occupations, how they started their career and if they have any tips for college students who are interested in working in similar sports related fields.

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Club and Greek Announcements 09-26-18

default article imageStudent-Alumni Association 

The Student-Alumni Association (SAA) serves as an important link between current Monmouth students and University Alumni through a structured format of activities and events. Our goal is to build a network in which current students can reach out to alumni for career opportunities and philanthropy, as well as to continue Monmouth pride both on and off campus.  The SAA holds regular meetings each week and is open to all students.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Coscarelli at

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