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Club & Greek

Volume 83 (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Criminal Justice Honor Society Hosts Monmouth County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit


The National Criminal Justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, hosted the K-9 Unit of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 10. They raised $300 towards new vests for the dogs and had over 100 students and faculty in attendance.

The event, held on the second floor of the Student Center, was organized by senior Cathy Jones, President of Alpha Phi Sigma, along with other members of the honor society. They also got help from a new and upcoming club on campus, the Society of Female Criminologists.

The demonstration was introduced by Lieutenant Patrick Collins, who oversees the K-9 Unit. He was joined with K-9 handlers Kurt Kroeper, Thomas Duda and Anthony Muscarella, and their dogs Evan, Rocky and Nook respectively.

The first officer to talk after Lt. Collins was Officer Kroeper of narcotics and his dog Evan. The job of a K-9 handler is to guide the dog’s nose to whatever area drugs may be hidden, explained Kroeper.

“I enjoy doing these demonstrations,” he started, “My dog loves doing these demonstrations,” he said, putting emphasis on the word love.

Kroeper hid two drug drops in the room prior to bringing in Evan, who would eventually have an opportunity to display his skills to the students and faculty in attendance. Officer Kroeper hid a small bundle of heroin in the room as well as bag of marijuana.

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S.O.A.R. Awards Honor Clubs and Students

The Supporting Outstanding Achievement through Recognition awards were held April 18 in the McGill Commons Club Dining Room on campus. The S.O.A.R. awards are held to honor registered clubs and students who have been actively involved at the University. The nominees of these awards have made great accomplishments and greater impacts on campus and in their community. Assistant Director of Student Activities for Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives Heather Kelly and Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Center Megan McGowan hosted the awards. 

McGowan opened by welcoming the students and clubs to the event and telling the audience that the amount of nominations was up to 60 for this year. Then the award ceremony commenced.
Publicity ribbons were announced first. This award honors and recognizes clubs and students who create outstanding advertisement for their organization and events. Fourth place went to Nicole Levy of the Student Government Association for her Holiday Bazar advertisement. First, second and third place all went to Caroline Walker of the Student Activities Board. Third place was for her Dorney Park trip advertisement, second was for a Rachel Platten ad, and first was for her 70’s Roller Skating ad. Honorable mentions for this category were received by students of Hawk TV.

The next award announced was for Civic Engagement. To earn this award, students and clubs must reach out to the community outside of the University and improve connections with that community. SGA took this award for “The Big Event” which is the largest community service project that is held at the University. They also were recognized for their charity auction to benefit Michael’s Feat. Runners up for the Civic Engagement award include The Outlook, Community Service Club and sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.

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Jazz Hands

University Dance Club Hosts Their First Annual Dance Recital

club-and-greek-dance-clubAfter much hard work, the University’s dance club hosted their first annual dance recital in Pollak Theatre on Sunday April 15.

The 5,6,7,8 Club’s first recital consisted of 12 routines choreographed by various members in different genres such as lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and break dancing. Members of the club choreographed their own dances and participated in other routines as well.

Taylor Kennedy, sophomore and math education major, is a dance club member and recital choreographer. “I was excited to show my family and friends the hard work we’ve put into this recital,” she said. Being a former dancer and cheerleader, she expressed her excitement in being able to return to the stage once again.

The 5,6,7,8 club also began working with the local Boys and Girls Club this semester. Club members go to the Boys and Girls Club in Red Bank every Wednesday and teach children choreographed routines. The children that participated ranged in age from six to 13. The children of the Boys and Girls Club were also featured in the recital with their own routine choreographed by Sarah Van Vliet and Samantha Binaco.

“They are a rambunctious group of kids to work with but it will be fun to see them perform on stage for the first time,” Van Vliet said.

The 5,6,7,8 Club’s most recent accomplishment is receiving the honor of “Most Outstanding New Organization” on campus. The club received recognition as well as a trophy.

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Monologues: Flying Solo From the Page to Stage

CommWorks Hosts Their Final Event of Semester

club-and-greek-monologuesCommWorks hosted their last event of the spring semester, “Monologues: Flying Solo from the Page to the Stage,” where students recited published poetry and literature, as well as some original works of their own.

The event was split between two days, Tuesday April 17 and Thursday April 19 after Professor Deanna Shoemaker’s Performance and Social Activism class.

“CommWorks is a special group. W e w ill try almost anything that the students want. If you like to tap dance or break dance, we can find a way to incorporate that,” said Deanna Shoemaker, CommWorks faculty advisor. “ We like to honor what each student has.”

CommWorks is a group for “students committed to performance” and hosts many on-campus events throughout the year. Previously, they have hosted poetry slams, Christmas shows and more. “This event differs from a poetry slam because for a poetry slam everyone across campus is invited to participate; they tend to be more chaotic and free spirited, people get political,” said Shoemaker. “‘Monologues’ is a smaller group, it’s more intimate and a more controlled environment.”

Students filled room 235 in the Jules Plangere Center to see the performances. T he audience was also given event programs to follow along with the show. Shoemaker warned the audience not to be alarmed by the content of the show because some of the monologues were “X-rated.”

“Professor Shoemaker asked me to participate (in ‘Monologues’) because our class took part in a performance for the Global Understanding Convention. T he p ieces h ad t o d eal with our relationship with water,” said Katelyn Nawoyski, junior. Nawoyski is a student in Shoemaker’s Performance and Social Activism Class. “I have never preformed in front of people before I was in this class,” Nawoyski explained. “So this class definitely helped me to become more comfortable and now it’s challenging me, pushing me even more because I’m performing in front of people from outside my class.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/25/12

Lacrosse Team

The Men’s Lacrosse team will make their first ever playoff appearance this weekend in the Liberty Conference Tournament at St. Joseph’s University on Saturday, April 28.

The semifinal matchup pits the Hawks, ranked ninth nationally, against Drexel at 5:30 pm in what looks to be an exciting game. Look for a large senior class to help lead the Hawks in a playoff run and help capture the Liberty Conference Championship. GO HAWKS!

Dance Team

University Dance Team tryouts will be held May 12, 9:30 am at the Student Center.

Contact Kristen Isaksen at kisaksen@monmouth.edu for more information!

Club and Greek Announcements 4/18/12

The Outdoors Club

The Outdoors Club hopes everyone had a relaxing weekend and is ready for the beautiful weather this week has to offer. At the general meeting this Wednesday, April 18 in Bey Hall we will be discussing the upcoming trip to Jenny Jump State Forest.

There are 35 spots available with a cost of $10 a person for those who participated in any of the clubs fundraisers and $15 for anyone who did not.

This trip will be on April 28 and 29; if you would like to come please bring your money to the meeting on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to check out the official Outdoors Club Facebook page for updated information; feel free to post any questions or suggestions regarding the club and any of the trips.

Economics and Finance Club

The Economics and Finance Club will be meeting every Wednesday at 2:30 pm in Bey Hall, room 231.

Students can check out our website for further information as well as our calendar of events at muefc.wordpress.com.

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A Week for the Greeks

Greek Pride Sweeps the Campus as the Greek Organizations Compete in Events


One thing that every fraternity and sorority looks forward to each year, aside from the formals and various social events, is the University’s an-nual Greek Week. The event was held last week from Monday, April 9 to Sunday, April 15.

Greek Week is one week of the school year when all fraternities and sororities participate in a series of events each day of the week. The activities range from dodge-ball and tug-of-war to talent shows and aca-demic challenges focusing on Greek Life’s four core values: leadership, scholarship, service, brotherhood and sisterhood.

Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Soror-ity Life, Tyler Havens, scheduled the venues for each event and the students of the Greek Senate Executive Board put together the events and The game rules.

The Greek Senate is comprised of eight students representing eight different organizations: President Megan Tracey of Zeta Tau Alpha; Vice President Chris Mills of Sigma Pi; Chief Justice Amanda DeMaio of Phi Sigma Sigma; Treasurer Rosario Pucci of Theta Xi; Administrative Assistant Caitlyn Dwyer of Alpha Xi Delta; Chief Interfraternity Council Officer Andre Renaudo of Tau Kappa Epsilon; Chief Panhellenic Council Officer Kaitlyn McMenamin of Delta Phi Epsilon and Chief Multicultural Greek Council Officer Tina Onikoyi of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

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Learn How to Network

Lakewood, N.J. - If you are 21 or 31, there is something you can learn about networking. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce’s Young Business Leaders Committee is here to help with a presentation featuring the Lakewood Blue Claws general manager, Geoff Brown, with tips and tricks about how to network effectively on Wednesday, May 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Ocean First Bank in Toms River, N.J.

Anyone 21 years of age or older may register for the event for just $10 at mylakewoodchamber.com. Features of the event include plenty of refreshments as well as door prizes. Also, do not forget your business cards. There will be ample opportunity to network with professionals from a variety of fields.

Make sure to register before Monday, May 7 to enjoy an evening of quality networking, good food and good company. More information can be found at mylakewoodchamber.com.  

The Young Business Leaders Committee are a new group within the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce looking for members between 21 and 40. 

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary nonprofit organization made up of New Jersey businesses and professionals, working together to build a healthy economy and to improve life in our community. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce has been active in the Lakewood community since 1917.

Shadow PR Hosts Spring Carnival Fundraiser

On Tuesday, April 24 Shadow PR is hosting a spring carnival on the Rebecca Stafford Student Center patio from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. All proceeds go toward sending Shadow PR members to the PRSSA 2012 National Conference, an event that brings together PR students and professionals from all over the country.

The carnival will have activities and food, including a palm reader, air brush tattoo artist, popcorn, cotton candy, slushies, and hot dogs. In case of rain, the event will be moved into the Student Center.

Shadow PR is a public relations firm composed of emerging public relations professionals from Monmouth University. Shadow PR meets every Wednesday at 3:00 pm in Room 234 in the Jules Plangere Communication Building. For more information on Shadow PR visit www.monmouth.edu/prssa To learn more about the spring carnival you can contact Kathryn Zaccarelli at s0714300@monmouth.edu.

President Joins Baseball and Center at Hawk Rally

West Long Branch, NJ - The Center for Human and Community Wellness invites you to attend the “Healthy Hawk Rally” on Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00 pm at the men’s baseball field. All in attendance will receive free giveaways sponsored by the Center. President Gaffney will throw the honorary opening pitch sponsored by the Center.

The Rally will be hosted by the Center to support the annual Health Fair, which will take place on Thursday, April 26 at Anacon Hall in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Free health sessions, such as massage therapy and yoga, will also be included during the fair. Health vendors will be present, offering networking opportunities for students and allowing them to learn more about various areas in the health field.

For more information about the Health Fair, please visit www.monmouth.edu/wellness. Become a fan of the Center for Human and Community Wellness on Facebook. See you at the rally!

Corporate and Public Communication Graduate Program Information Session

West Long Branch, NJ - The University announces an information session for the Coporate and Public Communication Graduate Program. This program will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Turrell Board Room located in Bey Hall. All Monmouth University students are welcome to attend.

The information session on the CPC graduate program will be hosted by the University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (Shadow PR firm) as well as the Communication Department. Speakers include Professor Matthew Harmon of the Communication Department and current CPC student Kim Fleming, with the possibility of a third speaker joining in the discussion. Students are encouraged to join the information session for light refreshments and any questions they may have regarding the CPC graduate program.

“Monmouth’s CPC program prepares students to take advantage of evolving career opportunities while developing or enhancing the practical and conceptual skills needed to excel as communication specialists,” said Dr. Sheila McAllister, Director of the CPC graduate program. “This information session is a great way for undergraduates to explore new possibilities for their future.”

The University’s Corporate and Public Communication Graduate Program is facilitated by graduate faculty possessing a broad range of professional and scholarly credentials, and provides an in-depth, balanced study of practice and theory. There are three concentrations offered in the graduate program which are Public Relations, Public Service Communication and Human Resources Management and Communication. Students are required to complete 31 credits, distributed among core courses, electives, colloquia, and a thesis or capstone project.

Contact Information

The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
and Instructional Technology (CCIT)
Room 260, 2nd floor

The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu