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Club & Greek

Club and Greek Announcements 12-05-18

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 s1096530@monmouth.edu


 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.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 e-mail us at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15 p.m.


 College Democrats Interest Group

There will be a College Democrats Interest Group meeting held in Bey Hall 226, the Center for Active Citizenship. All who are interested in attending should come to hear about how to become involved in left-of-center political activities. Events will be held throughout the year, some in unison with the College Republicans. For more information, or any questions or concerns, contact Landon Myers at s1132749@monmouth.edu.


The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum. 

If you are interested, please e-mail outlook@monmouth.edu and come to our meeting during club meeting time. We hope to see you there!

WMCX Goes to the Dentist

WMCX DentistWMCX held its second Lecture Series on Nov. 30 in Plangere Room 235.

The Lecture Series is a concert in a classroom followed by an on-air interview. This concert featured the bands Hengine, Solo Dolor, The Boogieman, with indie-surf punk band Dentist headlining.

Dentist has had a productive 2018; they performed at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and were named one of the Top 10 performers at the festival, gathered critical acclaim from NPR, Flood, and Stereogum Magazine, and dropped a new album entitled Night Swimming through Cleopatra Records.

The concert was free and open to the public, and was catered with free pizza.  The audience was a blend of Monmouth students and local community students.

Molly Fichter, a junior communication student and Production Director for WMCX, oversaw the concert from a central table headquarters covered in wires, speakers, and a control panel.  “I’m happy because we’ve taken the success of one event and broke it up,” said Fichter.  “We’ve learned lessons and will continue to make the Lecture Series better.”

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SAB Lights up The Campus

SAB Lights CampusThe Student Activities Board (SAB) at Monmouth University held the first ever Winter Illumination on Friday Nov. 30 on the Residential side of campus. 

SAB specializes in the majority of the school’s special events, festivals, and concerts held this event which featured crafts and refreshments.

5678 Dance Club took the stage promptly at 7:15 p.m., and as they were dancing all of the lights turned on.

Emily Loughman, a first year art student said, “It was epic.”

As the lights turned on at the event, Melania Pugliese, a junior biology student, was attending with her girlfriend when she stated, “It was fun and cute. I enjoyed the crafts, stuffing the reindeer was so relaxing and a great way to distress before finals.”

There was an estimated 200-300 students turn out for the evening, along with multiple staff and community members.  The overall event as the chairman stated had multiple elements that just all worked well together. The live performances gave students something fresh every three minutes.  The cultural organizations that were present were making crafts with participants.  According to various attendees, it was a unique way for students to learn more about one another’s celebrations, and try things such as play dreidel, or make your own ornaments.

On top of that, the lights added elegance to the evening. That, along with the hot pretzels and hot chocolate, created a sweet atmosphere and something fun to munch on to keep you toasty. Throughout the night, MU Players performed various numbers, along with Blue Hawk Records and CommWorks.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11-28-18

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 s1096530@monmouth.edu


 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.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 e-mail us at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15 p.m.


 College Democrats Interest Group

There will be a College Democrats Interest Group meeting held in Bey Hall 226, the Center for Active Citizenship. All who are interested in attending should come to hear about how to become involved in left-of-center political activities. Events will be held throughout the year, some in unison with the College Republicans. For more information, or any questions or concerns, contact Landon Myers at s1132749@monmouth.edu.


The Outlook

The Outlook is looking for students interested in writing for the student-run newspaper. Sections include News, Opinion, Politics, Lifestyles, Features, Entertainment, Club & Greek, and Sports. No prior experience is necessary. The Outlook fulfills practicum. 

If you are interested, please e-mail outlook@monmouth.edu and come to our meeting during club meeting time. We hope to see you there!

A Look Inside Our Minds

Look Inside Our MindsCommWorks: Students Committed to Performance and the Monmouth Oral Communication Center (MOCC) will be hosting a performance next Wednesday, entitled A Look Inside Our Minds.

The event will be held in Jules Plangere Center Room 235 Wednesday Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. This event will feature members of both CommWorks and MOCC performing poems, excerpts, and more focusing on the topic of mental health.

Najah Pryor, a senior communications student, is also the Vice President of MOCC. A member since spring 2017, she has seen an increase in membership and a new commitment from its current members.

 “The purpose of this event is to de-stigmatize mental health,” said Pryor. “We often hear about the neagtives of mental illness, anxiety or depression. We never hear any of the good things. The bad comes with the good, so we’re trying to see both sides.”

Deanna Shoemaker, Ph.D, professor of communication and advisor for CommWorks, is excited about the upcoming event.

“Students will offer funny and moving original performances exploring a wide range of mental health issues that impact us in deeply personal ways,” said Shoemaker.

At least 12 students will be performing solo, small group, and full cast performances. This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will also be provided.

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Zeta Tau Alpha Shut Down

ZTA Shut DownThe Zeta Tau Alpha Kappa Nu chapter of the University has been shut down by their national headquarters on Nov. 16.

The decision was officially supported by an email from Amy Bellina, Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations. “The University supports the decision made by our partner Headquarters and will no longer recognize the Kappa Nu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha,” read Bellina’s email.  “This means that the group may no longer function as an organization of Monmouth University.”

Members of Zeta Tau Alpha declined to comment.

The Panhellenic Council is a student-run organization that oversees all the sororities on campus.  The President of the Panhellenic Council, Vanessa Ferrara, declined to comment. The Greek Senate, who supervises both fraternities and sororities, also declined to comment.

Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement Mary Anne Nagy explained the closure of Zeta Tau Alpha. “It was a violation of national policies and directions as well as the terms of the probation that they were under as well as the suspension that was imposed by President Dimenna,” she said. “The National has closed them for a period of several years. We will certainly be in conversation with them to bring them back at some point, but at this point, it would not be in the foreseeable future.  In fact, it will probably be a couple of years before we bring them back.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 11-14-18

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 s1096530@monmouth.edu

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Vegan Activist James Aspey Visits Campus

Vegan ActivistsPlants for Peace, an on-campus organization, hosted inspirational speaker James Aspey in Wilson Auditorium Monday Nov. 12 in an event titled “Choosing Compassion over Violence”.

Aspey is an Australian animal rights activist; known for going vegan and taking a twelve month vow of silence to bring awareness to animal cruelty. He has a strong social media presence and following of loyal fans.

At the age of 17, Aspey was diagnosed with Leukemia. Told that he only had six weeks to live, Aspey was fighting for his life and he made it out alive. After working as a physical trainer, he met a man who changed his whole perspective on life. The man told Aspey, an avid meat eater, that, “Eating animals is bad karma.” Not wanting to to have bad karma, and believing in all else that the man said, Aspey began his vegan journey and his new way of life.

After taking his vow of silence, Aspey biked 5,000 km across Australia to show that someone can be vegan and be healthy. He encourages people to have compassion for animals and acknowledge that we are all animals of this earth. Going vegan is not only good for a person’s individual health, but it is good for the health of the world. “We feed these animals six to twelve times more food than what we take from them in food,” said Aspey. “Meanwhile, 20,000 children every single day die of starvation. We could end world hunger if we redistribute this food to those hungry mouths.”

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Greek Life Holds Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Proposal

default article imageThe Greek community held a town hall meeting last Wednesday afternoon in Pollak Theatre that discussed possible changes to the current Greek system.

Greek life was suspended by the University’s administrators on Sept. 6 following a rocky spring semester that saw two fraternities shut down for severe hazing allegations and the alcohol-related death of a student after a fraternity party, poor academic performance, and poor community involvement.

This event featured a panel led by Greek Senate President Henry Tran, Inter-Fraternity Council President Andrew Ziminski, Panhellenic Treasurer Marisa Creta, and Multicultural Greek Council President Faridat Busari.  Twelve of the sixteen recognized organizations’ Presidents were in attendance with the other four organizations sending delegates, as well as President Grey Dimenna, Esq., Vice President For Student Life and Leadership Engagement Mary Anne Nagy, and community members.

27 possible changes to the Greek system were discussed including raising the required GPA for new members from 2.5 to 2.75, clarifications on recruitment events, and taking of underclassmen’s contact information at events such as Meet The Greeks.

Additionally, the fate of Greek life for the spring 2019 semester is still uncertain.

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Club and Greek Announcements 11-07-18

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 s1096530@monmouth.edu

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The Financial Planning Club: An Asset To You

Financial Planning ClubHave you ever received a credit card bill in the mail and asked, “Wait, did I really spend $200 on Chinese food this month?” How about at the beginning of the semester where you asked, “How

am I going to spend $600 on books again?”

To become better antiquated with financial needs, the Financial Planning Club is here to help!

The goal of the FPC is to pro-mote and spread financial literacy throughout the campus and community by holding workshops, public speaking events, and meetings. It’s their first year as an officially recognized club on campus, and membership is open to all majors because financial literacy is important for everyone.

Thus far, the FPC has held two events. In Sept., the club hosted its introductory general members meeting.

At the meeting in Magill Commons, the founding executive board members and advisers introduced themselves to their fellow new members. Over some refreshments, the FPC officers went over the goals of club and listened to ideas from members as to what events they would like to hold in the future.

Last month, the club organized their first financial literacy event on the topic of credit cards. FPC President Joe Fantozzi gave a presentation on the matter, where he informed members of what a credit card is, how to responsibly use it, and the repercussions if utilized wrongly.

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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