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Club & Greek

Hang Ten with MU's Surf Club

MU Surf ClubSurfs up! That’s what students at Monmouth University are saying as they leave their classes for the day and head to the shore to ride some waves. Located only one mile from some of the sandy beaches New Jersey has to offer, surfing has long been a tradition since Monmouth University was founded.

In 2014, the Surf Club and the Surf Team were officially established. The Surf Club is open to any student who shares the passion of surfing or who may also wish to learn how to surf without paying any fee. The Surf Team consists of students who demonstrate excellent skills out on the water and go to competitions. According to surfer.com, Monmouth University was rated number ten as one of the “Best Surf Colleges” in the United States. The article argues that the Monmouth is the best university to attend if someone is looking for a Northeast school with the opportunity to surf daily.

Specialist professor of communication Matthew Harmon and faculty advisor of the club, said, “I think it’s fantastic especially when you consider all the schools that could be in the top ten. Being situated right on the Atlantic Ocean is such a great advantage. I would think it is a draw for those that want to go to school and still be able surf. That might sound like a crazy reason to pick a school but surfing and the water is a lifestyle.”

Josh Spicer, a freshman computer science student and treasurer of the Surf Club, expressed his joy of the great news.

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The Reaity of Being Recruitment Chair

Recruitment ChairPeople outside of Greek Life or people who never went away to school usually judge or poke fun at the concept of being in a sorority.

In reality, it’s an amazing resource to take on leadership roles and learn actual skills for the “real world.” Trust me, trying to properly lead and make 75 girls happy all at once is as difficult as “expert” level Guitar Hero; if you press too many wrong buttons, you’ll find yourself offbeat for the rest of the song, unlikely to make a comeback.

When I tell people I am the Vice President of Membership Recruitment, or Recruitment Chair, nine times out of ten, they have no idea what I am talking about. So, for those of you who aren’t a professional sorority girl, allow me to debrief you.

I ran for this position knowing all the requirements, which are the following: coordinate monthly workshops, two day long recruitment workshops, hold weekly meetings, plan a three-day long formal recruitment, keep in constant contact with recruitment advisor, and it doesn’t end there. I was also responsible for attending meetings and workshops with Panhellenic Council, corresponding with my sorority’s headquarters, and managing a large budget.

This upcoming weekend potential new members (PNMs) will undergo the process of becoming a member of one of the six Panhellenic sororities on campus. Along with the other recruitment chairs at Monmouth, our weekends will consist of scouting out girls who share mutual values and would be a good fit for the organization.

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Club and Greek Announcements 12-06-17

default article imageHawk TV News

Hawk TV News is looking for vibrant and interested students who want to be reporters, writers, anchors and much more. You do not need to be a communication major to be a part of this organization.

If you are interested email us at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15 p.m.

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Sigma Tau Gamma Hosts Talent Show Event

STG Talent Show 2017The brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma hosted their event “Sig Tau’s Got Talent” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Pollak Theater.

The event was co-sponsored by the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma. Tickets were $5 in advance and $7 at the door with all proceeds going to Special Olympics New Jersey. Starting at 10 p.m. and ending around 11:30 p.m., there were eight acts who competed in the show.

The talent show was hosted by brother of Sigma Tau Gamma, Bobby Jones, and sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, Jill Murphy.

“I had a great time hosting Sigma Tau Gamma’s talent show, especially because it was my first time doing it! Being able to co-host with Bobby Jones was an experience I don’t regret, and I would love to host more events in the future,” said Murphy, a senior communication student.

Acts that performed during the event include Amelia Vitale, sister of Alpha Sigma Tau, who performed “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, the Sea Sharps A Capella group with a mashup of popular songs, and Malibu from Blue Hawk Records who performed their debut single “Brighter Blue.”

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Monmouth University Welcomes Chi Upsilon Sigma to the Greek Community

CUS Greek CommunityThe seven founding sisters of the Gamma Beta chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated were initiated on Wednesday, Nov. 15, officially marking the sorority’s arrival to Monmouth’s campus.

Chi Upsilon Sigma (CUS) was originally founded in 1980 by seven Latina women at Rutgers University New Brunswick. Brenda Pescoran, the Alumna Advisor of the Gamma Beta chapter, said that while CUS is a Latin sorority, its membership is not exclusive to Latin women. “We have the word Latin in our name to show respect for the seven Latina Founding Mothers who made it all possible to be where we are at now,” she said. Pescoran also served as the New Member Educator for the seven Monmouth women who went through the Educational Process in order to be initiated. She said that CUS has members from various ethnic backgrounds, which is something that the organization is extremely proud of.

There has been student interest in bringing CUS to the university for a few years, according to Michele Kaplan, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life. “We are always assessing our community and how we can meet the needs of our students,” Kaplan said.

Pescoran confirmed that the initial interest in CUS came in 2012. She said that Monmouth had certain requirements to meet in order to be recognized on campus, which delayed the process. “We knew we had dedicated women who never gave up on their vision of bringing CUS to campus, who believed they could, and who wanted to bring diversity to campus,” she said.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11-29-17

Hawk TV News

Hawk TV News is looking for vibrant and interested students who want to be reporters, writers, anchors and much more. You do not need to be a communication major to be a part of this organization.

If you are interested email us at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15 p.m.


Students Advocating Girls’ Education (SAGE)

SAGE is dedicated to equal access to education and the betterment of the campus community through social justice, gender equality, and feminism. SAGE hosts a number of events on campus to raise money and donate to organizations and communities which improve access to quality education for women and girls, both locally and globally. They also increase campus awareness of social issues and current events pertaining to women’s rights. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Club President, Kaitlin Allsopp, at s1034953@monmouth.edu.


Sociology Club

Sociology Club at Monmouth works to take the concepts learned in the classroom and apply them to social activism. They focus on raising awareness of inequalities and social issues that affect everyone as students. They believe that every person has the ability to make a difference in the community. All student ideas are welcome as they work through issues of race, gender, ability, and more to create an open and inclusive space. In the past they have signed petitions against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatened the sanctity of precious indigenous people’s land; held American Sign Language classes; and educated students about sexual assault. With Sociology Club, every voice has a chance to be heard and they are devoted to addressing social issues that impact campus. The possibilities for what they will do this year are endless, so join them as they continue to work towards creating a campus environment that reflects the world we want to live in.

Students Share a Coke with Alpha Omicron Pi

Students Alpha Omicron PiThe Iota Theta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi hosted their first ever “Share a Coke with Alpha O” event on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Magill Commons.

Aiming as a way for girls interested in taking part in recruitment to meet one of the six social sororities on campus, the event was another opportunity to do just that for those who missed “Meet the Greeks” earlier in the semester or who wanted to get to know the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi on a more intimate level.

The event took place from 9 p.m. and ended around 11 p.m. and was a less intimidating way for girls interested in joining Greek Life to learn more about what Alpha Omicron Pi is all about. The sisters used their social media accounts to promote the event with pictures featuring personalized coke bottles. Nicole Ingraffia, senior and Vice President of Membership Recruitment, put together the event.

“I personally thought of the idea and at first it was hard to get my committee’s consensus because no other event like it has been done before but once we started a vision board everyone loved the idea. Getting the whole chapter on board with the social media blast with the coke bottles made everyone become even more in love with it,” Ingraffia said.

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Blue Hawk Records Will Release 11th Compilation Album

Blue Hawk RecordsMonmouth University’s student-run record label, Blue Hawk Records, will hold its first public showcase at House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ on Friday, Dec. 8 to celebrate the release of their 11th compilation album, Volume 11.

“This is the kind of initiative we want our students to take,” said Director of Monmouth’s music industry program, Joe Rapolla.

“House of Independents is an important venue in the vibrant Asbury Park music scene. Producing and marketing shows in a professional capacity, applying the skills and training they get at the university, and showcasing their talent adds to our students’ real-world experiences that equip them for life after Monmouth,” Rapolla explained.

Blue Hawk Records is a student-run record label based out of Monmouth University. Founded in 2013, the label’s goal is to promote Monmouth musicians and provide students with hands-on experience working in the music industry.

“Blue Hawk gives its members so many opportunities to experience different aspects of the music industry and gives all of the real-life experience necessary to be successful in the real music business world,” said senior Eva Michaylin.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11-15-17

Counseling Student Association

The Counseling Student Association has teamed up with The Ashley Lauren Foundation to host its first ever Dance-A-Thon, Dance for Hope, fundraiser. The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Spring Lake, NJ, that supports children with cancer and their families. They will be dancing for the children and families that the Ashley Lauren Foundation supports on Nov. 19 from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. at the OceanFirst Bank Center. Students can join as an individual or a team! All participants must raise at least $50 if above the age of 18, or $25 if below the age of 18. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you would like to join Monmouth in the battle against pediatric cancer, text DANCE to 7177 or visit ashleylaurenfoundation.org for more information.


Students Advocating Girls’ Education (SAGE)

SAGE is dedicated to equal access to education and the betterment of the campus community through social justice, gender equality, and feminism. SAGE hosts a number of events on campus to raise money and donate to organizations and communities which improve access to quality education for women and girls, both locally and globally. They also increase campus awareness of social issues and current events pertaining to women’s rights. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Club President, Kaitlin Allsopp, at s1034953@monmouth.edu.


Sociology Club

Sociology Club at Monmouth works to take the concepts learned in the classroom and apply them to social activism. They focus on raising awareness of inequalities and social issues that affect everyone as students. They believe that every person has the ability to make a difference in the community. All student ideas are welcome as they work through issues of race, gender, ability, and more to create an open and inclusive space. In the past they have signed petitions against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatened the sanctity of precious indigenous people’s land; held American Sign Language classes; and educated students about sexual assault. With Sociology Club, every voice has a chance to be heard and they are devoted to addressing social issues that impact campus. The possibilities for what they will do this year are endless, so join them as they continue to work towards creating a campus environment that reflects the world we want to live in.


 

SAB Hosts Annual Casino Night Event for Family Weekend

SAB Casino Night WeekendThe Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted their annual Casino Night event on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Wilson Hall.

Taking place during family weekend, students and their parents had the opportunity to attend and take part in different casino-themed activities.

The event started at 7:30 p.m. and ended at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Emily Marsh, a junior marketing student and Festivals Chair for SAB, pot together the event. “I was in charge of picking a theme, getting decorations, making schedules for the student dealers, and assembling the prize baskets. The event was attended by over 100 people and was a huge success in my opinion. You could really tell that people were having fun with their families and enjoyed being there,” she said.

Some of the games attendees could play included blackjack and poker.

There were both door prizes and giveaways for those attending to have the opportunity to win.

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Students Take a Coffee Break with SAB and Haeley Vaughn

Students Coffee Break SABThe Student Activities Board (SAB) held its Coffee Break Concert and Novelty event on Friday, Nov. 10 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.

The event started at 7 p.m. and ended at approximately 10 p.m..

Students were able to take a coffee break with acoustic country singer and American Idol contestant, Haeley Vaughn.

The week of the event, members of the executive board were giving out free coffee and k-cups at their table. SAB also played original songs and covers by Vaughn at the table.

“Coffee Break was a creatively promoted event that was well-run by both our Concerts Chair and Novelties Chair,” said Lindsay Smith, Advisor for SAB and Assistant Director of Student Activities.

“Haeley Vaughn’s vibe was perfect with the overall theme of the night,” she continued.

The event also featured an opening performance from sophomore music industry student and Blue Hawk Records member, Monica Flores.

“I’ve been performing most of my life and I’ve enjoyed working at Monmouth with the people in the music and theatre department and being in the overall creative atmosphere,” explained Flores.

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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