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Student Activities Board Brings White Panda to Monmouth

SAB White Panda To MUThe Student Activities Board held its event, Monmouth Mania, in the Ocean First Bank Center on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The event took place at 7:30 p.m. and ended at approximately 10:00 p.m. and was a successful start to the semester for the Student Activities Board.

Over 300 tickets were sold by the start of the concert while more students continued to purchase tickets at the door.

Students were charged $15 to attend the concert and were allowed to purchase one guest ticket for $25.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 14 ticket prices were reduced to $5 for students and $10 for guests in order to promote sales. Those who purchased tickets prior to the reduced prices were able to get a refund if desired.

The concert was headlined by White Panda who performed at popular music festival Firefly this past summer. Monmouth student David Krumbine, sophomore and brother of Delta Tau Delta and Alpha Kappa Psi, was featured as the opening act under the stage name DJ KRUM.

Tianna Fougeray, Novelties Chair and senior marketing and management major at Monmouth, said, “White Panda always wears their panda masks because they don’t want anyone knowing what they actually look like. I think the whole concept behind them having an anonymous identity while also creating a signature look for themselves is really clever. It definitely added to the atmosphere of the event.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/13/17

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board will be hosting its Monmouth Mania event this Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the OceanFirst Bank Center. The club hopes that you can make it!


 Model UN

The Model UN is excited to announce they will be participating in a variety of competitions this year! The Model UN is a program designed to provide students with an array of important researching, speaking, and writing skills. If you are interested in participating this year, please e-mail kdooley@monmouth.edu  or stop by my office (Bey Hall 244).


Blue Hawk Records

Blue Hawk Records will be holding auditions on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Woods Theatre for their 11th Complilation Album. Students will have the opportunity to be recorded professionally.
Please e-mail bluehawkrecords@gmail.com with the word “AUDITIONS” in the subject line to reserve an audition spot.


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 for more information.


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 apart of this organization.
If you are interested email me at s0933548@monmouth.edu or meet us on Wednesdays in JP 138 at 3:15.

Why You Should Join Greek Life

Why Greek LifeLooking for an easy way to meet new people and get involved on campus? Greek Life may be the perfect option for you. Monmouth University’s Greek organizations on campus have created unity amongst students, reward through philanthropy, and ultimately, a sense of belonging for all of those involved. Just as with other clubs and sports, stereotypes are made about Greek organizations that may have one thinking Greek Life is not for them. Some of these stereotypes include that sororities and fraternities only value partying and that students in these organizations pay for their friends.

While Greek students acknowledge that these misleading myths are nothing more than that—myths, these rumors often deter students from getting involved each year.

Just like those students, sophomore Cassandra Cinque, sister of Alpha Xi Delta, initially experienced a similar hesitation towards Greek Life. “When I first arrived as a freshman, I was not sure if I even wanted to go out for recruitment,” she shared. “I was very iffy about the whole idea of being in a sorority after hearing rumors and did not know exactly what membership would entail. However, after I attended a couple of events, my suspicions were put to ease. I got the opportunity to meet and chat with some of the girls and I remember thinking, ‘Wow these girls are really cool and I could actually see myself fitting in with them.’ When recruitment came around, I decided, ‘Why Not?’ and went for it. Thank God I did, because I would have never found my home at Alpha Xi Delta and I would have missed out on the friendships with all of my wonderful sisters.”

While Cinque’s interest for Greek Life sparked her freshman year, students are encouraged to get involved at any time during their college experience. Senior Randy Cabrera, brother of Sigma Tau Gamma, said, “When I transferred my junior year, I really didn’t know anyone and I only had two years of college left. That motivated me to join a fraternity. I was surprised by how fast I was able to make friendships and that my brothers shared the same values as I did.”

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Take Part in the Alternative Break Program This Year

Alternative Break ProgramIs service for others one of your passions? Are you looking to gain a better worldview or a fresh perspective? Are you ready to take a step outside of your comfort zone and travel to a new country for a short period of time? If so, the Alternative Break Program might be right for you.

Monmouth University’s Alternative Break Program was created by International Student Advisor, Corey Inzana, to give students the opportunity to travel to do service in impoverished countries including Haiti, Guatemala, and Nicaragua on their winter, spring, or summer breaks.

The Alternative Break Program allows Monmouth University students to work in a group to help build and refurbish schools and churches, some of the most vital parts of these countries. Students are immersed in the culture of the country for 10 to 12 days, depending on the trip they take part in.

While there, students meet families and children and give as much help and service as possible in the period of time they are there. Though the trips may seem as though they are a short length of time, students can make a lasting impact on these countries and the people they meet, and also gain a lasting impact themselves of new perspectives from their experiences.

Erin Smith, Social Media Coordinator at Monmouth University, took part in the Alternative Break Program twice. Smith went to Haiti as a student in 2014 and Nicaragua as an advisor in 2016.

Recalling the Nicaragua 2016 trip she said, “I saw students board the plane attached to their phones and way of life. Once we were there it was totally different. The 21 students became a cohesive unit ready to dig in.”

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Alpha Xi Delta Presents: Karaoke For A Cause

AXD Karaoke for a CauseAlpha Xi Delta held its annual philanthropy event, Karaoke for a Cause last night in Pollak Theater to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This event is one of six national philanthropy events that Alpha Xi Delta’s all over the country organize to raise awareness, understanding, and money for Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks is a dedicated philanthropic organization that provides support for families who have a loved one with Autism.

They continuously work to promote solutions for those across the Autism spectrum and increase understanding and acceptance of this condition.

Sister of Alpha Xi Delta, Kristen Kennett commented on the success Karaoke for a Cause has had in the past.

She said, “Last year, we raised over $2,000 through this event. We are so excited to have the Monmouth community come together again to raise even more money for such a deserving cause.”

As Autism Speaks’ national sponsor, Alpha Xi Delta has raised over five million dollars for this cause. College chapters all around the nation have done their part by volunteering at walks, holding bake sales and putting together events like Karaoke for a Cause to continuously raise money for Autism Speaks.

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Experience A Piece of Italy at “La Festa Italiana”

Experience Piece of ItalyMonmouth University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Italian Club presented their annual La Festa Italiana, or Italian Festival, on April 4 in Magill Commons with presentations, performances, and food to celebrate Italy and Italian culture.

The festivities began with an introduction from Dr. Maria Simonelli, a professor of Italian and Latin and the faculty advisor of the Italian Club.

The club rooms 107 and 108 were almost completely filled by students and faculty. Simonelli excitedly thanked all for attending, and gave special thanks to her Italian language students and club members who helped to set up, provide food, and give performances for the event.

“The students of the Italian club are very important for the success of Festa Italiana,” said Simonelli. “Their commitment in keeping the Italian culture alive is vital.”

She handed the stage over to guest speaker Dr. Carlo Davoli, the Education Office Director from the Consulate General of Italy in New York City.

Davoli gave a presentation on diversity throughout the Italian regions, going in depth into why certain regions have developed in different ways.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/20/17

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235.

HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign cordially invites you to the Designated Driver Hero of the Year Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Oceanfirst Bank Center Varsity Club Room. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Suanne Schaad at 732 263 5804 or email her at sschaad.monmouth.edu.

The Outlook

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

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Alpha Xi Delta “Lights it up Blue” for Autism

Alpha Xi Delta Light it Up BlueLast week, Alpha Xi Delta participated in Light it up Blue Week to raise awareness for national philanthropy Autism Speaks.

Each year, April 2 is the beginning of this national campaign. All across the country landmarks like the Empire State Building have been lit up blue to support families living with people who have Autism. It’s a week dedicated to educational activities, spreading awareness, and aiding families who are directly affected by Autism.

Similar to the Empire State Building, Woodrow Wilson Hall and the Guggenheim Library were lit up at night in order to encourage acceptance, and spread awareness and understanding of this condition.

Stephanie Merlis, a senior business student commented on Light it up Blue week. She said, “I think it was awesome how Monmouth got involved and had buildings on campus go blue for autism. As a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, it’s really great seeing that this university supports something that my own personal organization does as well.” She continued, “Autism effects the lives of so many people, and the odds of knowing someone with Autism are very high. What my sorority does for Light it up Blue Week is really great and I’m proud to be a part of something that cares so much about philanthropy.”

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Why it’s Good to Go Greek

Why Go Greek

When many people hear the word college, they often think about Greek Life. Movies and television shows, like ABC Family’s Greek, often depict what it’s like to be involved in these organizations, and may leave one wondering what it is really like in real life.

Many students begin college completely on their own for the first time, which may be a difficult transition to make. Joining a sorority or fraternity provides them with the opportunity to meet new people, who are in the same position as themselves, and to create new, everlasting friendships.

Joseph Brown, a senior business administration student and brother of Phi Kappa Psi said, “By joining an organization that you feel you fit best in, you will develop friendships that last a life time and also become friendlier with people in other organizations through Greek events. My fraternity gave me the feeling that I fit in and that I was with a group of people that was similar to the people I hung out with from my hometown.”

While it may be a common belief that Greek Life is strictly just about partying, it is so much more than that. “Greek life is more than just partying it’s about having a group of people you know you can always turn to and giving back to the philanthropies you’re involved in.,” said Lauren Alexander, senior business marketing student and sister of Delta Phi Epsilon.

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/12/17

CommWorks

Interested in performing? Want to work with a group of dynamic students who are committed to having fun and creating performances of social relevance for college students? Join CommWorks! We meet Wednesday at 2:45 in JP 235.

HERO Campaign

The HERO Campaign cordially invites you to the Designated Driver Hero of the Year Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Oceanfirst Bank Center Varsity Club Room. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Saturday, April 15. Contact Suanne Schaad at 732 263 5804 or email her at sschaad.monmouth.edu.

The Outlook

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

Lambda Theta Alpha

Lambda Theta Alpha will be hosting their Yard Show on Wednesday, April 12 at 10 p.m. in Pollak theater. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show consists of organizations performing strolling, saluting, and stepping.

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HawkTV and WMCX ‘Rock N Raise’ for A Cause

HawkTV WMCX Rock N RaiseHawk TV and WMCX held the sixth annual charity concert, Rock N Raise on Friday Mar. 31. The live benefit concert which supported The American Cancer Society, took place in the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication in the Hawk TV studio.

The concert was also simultaneously broadcasted on air on WMCX. Rock N Raise allowed students to connect through music and a meaningful cause.

This year the music came from three local bands; Halogens, Shark Club and Drive, Kid, as well as a performance from Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball. These bands brought a variety of music to the event and gave the community the opportunity to not only come and rock out with them, but also get to see some of their own classmates perform.

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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