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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 s1124349@monmouth.edu.

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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 s1124349@monmouth.edu.

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Hazing Speaker Visits MU

default article imageTravis Apgar, an anti-hazing speaker from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, gave a speech last Thursday night, Sept. 20, to an audience of Greek members. His presentation highlighted the various forms and subsequent risks of hazing practices seen in colleges nationwide.

As a consequence of the Greek Life suspension enacted on Sept. 6 by the University, every Greek letter organization was mandated to send 50 percent of its members to this event.  Numerous fraternities and sororities did not meet the required percentage, according to the Office of Student Activities.

Many audience members were not engaged; many were focused on their cell phones, others were doing homework, and some were asleep in their seats.

Apgar, a former Dean of Students at Cornell University, has toured the nation for over 15 years giving hundreds of college campuses with the same warning: Hazing is immensely dangerous. 

“We get mixed messages from media, sports teams, movies about expecting to be hazed when joining Greek Life,” said Apgar. “Hazing doesn’t only happen in Greek systems, but in honor societies, high school and college sports, marching bands, and more.  However, the most student deaths are from fraternity hazing incidents.”

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WMCX Holds its First "Lecture"

WMCX LectureWMCX, the radio station on campus, held its first free classroom concert last Friday, Sept. 21.  The concert featured local bands Beauty, Fake Blood, and latewaves.  After each band’s set, they were interviewed.

Local heroes Deal Casino closed out the show.  Deal Casino will be performing this weekend at the inaugural Sea.Hear.Now. Festival in Asbury Park alongside Incubus, Jack Johnson, The Wailers, and many more.

This concert transformed Plangere Room 235 into an intimate concert venue, complete with a stage and backdrop reminiscent of classic MTV.  The audience was a blend of Monmouth students and local listeners of all ages.

Ali Nugent, a senior communication student and general manager of WMCX, was pleased with how the event turned out. “I think it was really successful,” Nugent said.  “The turnout was great and all the bands told me how much fun they had.”

Nugent personally coordinated the bands and the catering for the event.  Windmill Hotdogs and Nelly’s Pizzeria sponsored the event.

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HAWCS Fly Together

Hawks Fly TogetherThe Human-Animal Wellness Collaboratory (HAWC) is a non-profit research organization within the Department of Psychology at Monmouth University. We are a research lab from the Department of Psychology.  Although we are not a club per se, we are still invested in helping students discover passions for the welfare of animals.

We conduct both in-house research evaluating training, enrichment, and the humane use of animals in teaching as well as with off-site at collaborating animal shelters and zoological facilities. 

We are also involved in community outreach initiatives that aim to improve the well-being of both animals and the people that care for them.

 Some of our current research projects that we’re currently working on include: working in shelters to study the welfare of shelter dogs and working at Six Flags to study baboon and sea lion behavior and cognition. 

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Club and Greek Announcements 09-19-18

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 s1124349@monmouth.edu.

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Come Perform with CommWorks!

Preform With CommWorksCommWorks is looking for performers!

CommWorks is a self-expression club that is based around performance.

Most students perform poetry, slam poetry, and original pieces, however we encourage students to express themselves through any outlet they are comfortable. For example, a number of members last year sang and danced for performances. We pick a theme each semester and create a performance around that central idea. 

Last year we held a performance called, “This Is Me,” where students sang songs, read poetry, and told stories on having our voices be heard about topics we feel are important in society. Something that makes CommWorks special is that we have written full pieces as a club. For the “This Is Me” performance, the club as a whole wrote a piece about micro aggressions, where we all said a micro aggression we have been called and created a response to it. It was very empowering and beautiful to see the club come together about such a touchy subject.

CommWorks’ mission is to create a safe, positive space where students can come and be themselves while getting performance experience. CommWorks is an academic club based from the Communication Department, so a large part of our mission is to improve our communication skills through these performances as well.

Recently, CommWorks and Monmouth Oral Communication Center (MOCC) have joined forces to achieve this mission. MOCC is another academic Communication Department club, yet their focus is on public speaking and how to help others on their public speaking and interpersonal skills.

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The Importance of Getting Involved

Importance of InvolvementThe annual Involvement Fair took place on Shadow Lawn, last Friday, Sept. 14. With nearly 100 clubs and organizations set up in front of Wilson Hall, the event provided students with the opportunity to get involved, reach out to new people who share similar interests, and to find their niche on campus.

“We usually have approximately 100 clubs and organizations take this opportunity to promote themselves to the students,” said Amy Bellina, Director of Student Activities and Student Center Operations.  “It is an easy way for students to learn about the opportunities that are available to them.”

Bellina stressesd the importance of becoming active on campus by utilizing the many student-run clubs and organizations at the University. “Being involved in clubs, organizations, and various activities gives students a chance to meet other students, feel more a part of the Monmouth community, build resume experience, develop relationships with people that may be mentors for them, learn more about a particular area of study, try something new, and to have fun,” she said.

Alexis Borrino, a junior education student said, “The fair basically has a club for every major, so not only do I become close with the people in my education classes but through education-based clubs as well. Whether attending the fair or being a recruiter behind the table, I feel like it is definitely a great way to bring the campus together.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 09-12-18

default article imageStudents Advocating Girls' Education (SAGE) & Sociology Club

SAGE and the sociology club will be having a combined meeting tomorrow in Bey Hall room 226 at 3:30 p.m. They are collecting feminine hygiene product drive for homeless women. Please bring any products you can spare to donate. If you have any questions, please contact the Club President, Kaitlin Allsopp, at s1034953@monmouth.edu.

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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