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Club & Greek

Students Get in the Halloween Spirit with Wilson Hall Haunted Tour

Halloween Spirit Wilson Haunted TourMonmouth students were prepared to get scared at the Wilson Hall Haunted Tour on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Erlanger Gardens entrance.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) worked alongside MU Players to put together their annual event. Students had the opportunity to get in the Halloween spirit for free from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the theme of this year’s tour being ‘Abandoned Farm House.’

Brianna Licciardello, junior at Monmouth and Vice President of Major and Special Events for the SAB, was in charge of the event.

“Although I put a lot of time and effort into this event, I really couldn’t have done it without all the people who showed up on Saturday to help. It was awesome to see people from SAB come together with students from the MU Players to put together something fun and entertaining for the campus,” Licciardello said.

Tianna Fougeray, senior marketing student and Novelties Chair for the Student Activities Board, was one of the students who helped bring the tour together. “Haunted Tour is an event that I have been attending since freshman year. Now that I am a senior, I was so sad that it was my last tour as part of SAB. I look forward to it each year and it is one of my favorite events we put on,” she said.

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How You Can Help Create a More Accepting Community on Campus with SPECTRUM

Accepting Community on Campus SPECTRUMSPECTRUM (Sexuality, Pride, Community, Truth, Respect and Unity at Monmouth) is the on-campus LGBTQ+ club where students are able to grow with one another and develop skills that will help them think more critically and intersectionally about the world and how they fit into a bigger system.

This club is one that does not ostracize anyone, but also a club that perpetuates equality and deconstructs bigotry and oppression across all facets of the LGBTQ+ community.

Members get the opportunity to meet like-minded students and faculty that push pluralistic thought while creating diversity and acceptance across campus. Through various interests and passions, inequalities overlap into every discipline and everyone has something to offer to the table to strengthen a progressive atmosphere.

There are three parts of the club to increase visibility for the LGBTQ+ community including academic, social and activist layers. “It’s important that we have representation and visibility because that encourages community,” said Chris Rapaglia, Vice President of SPECTRUM and junior social work student. “Seeing someone who is like yourself, who is successful or history-making, can empower and nurture young queer students,” he continued.

Academically, the club offers opportunities including internships, conferences, panels, and volunteer work geared toward LGBTQ+ individuals. These are vehicles that promote inclusivity while preparing students to lead productive and professional lives after college.

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Student Activities Board Helps Students “Bee the Change”

SBA Bee the ChangeThe Student Activities Board held its event, Bee the Change, on the Rebecca Stafford Student Center patio Wednesday Oct. 11.

The purpose of the event was for the club to promote and raise awareness about the declining bee population. The club set up on the patio and stayed outdoors from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.

The event consisted of a table with an array of goodies for students to take in order to get their attention and create a greater understanding of how much bees influence and effect everyday lives.

Members of the Student Activities Board handed out free water bottles with labels saying, “Thanks for buzzing by” and jars of honey with bee facts written on attached labels. Students were also able to help themselves to beehive and bee shaped cookies,  as well as black and yellow bee-themed cupcakes. The club made sure to get students actively involved by writing things that makes them happy on paper bees to hang on a “Reasons to Bee Happy” sign and promote further awareness.

Senior marketing major Tianna Fougeray and Novelties chair for the Student Activities Board helped work the event. “Bee the Change was all about promoting bee awareness. As students would walk by our table set up on the patio, we would ask them to write down ways to ‘bee’ happy. From there, they could pick out their own jar of honey with an attached bee fact and help themselves to cookies and cupcakes as well. Members of SAB hung up each response on a poster. It was great to see all of the responses hung up together. This event was amazing because it showed how our lives without bees would be totally different and there is a lot for us to ‘bee’ happy about,” the senior said.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10-25-17

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, N.J., 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 every-one all 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.

Club and Greek Announcements 10-11-17

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, N.J., 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 every-one all 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 Get in the Halloween Spirit with the Student Activities Board

Students Halloween Spirit SABStudents were able to get in the Halloween spirit with the Student Activities Board at Scary Rotten Farms on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The Student Activities Board offered students the chance to go to Scary Rotten Farms in Brick, NJ to experience some haunted attractions. The event was originally scheduled to take place at C. Casola Farms but had a last minute location change.

Those who wished to attend had the option of taking a shuttle from the university or driving themselves to the location. Tickets were $5 for students and $10 for guests.

“Scary Rotten Farms was an event our Travel and Tour Chair Amber Galati worked very hard to plan.  There were a few bumps in the road, such as needing to change the location last minute, however, regardless of the change, students were actually still coming in on Friday afternoon to purchase tickets for the Saturday event.  I was really sad that more students that wanted to go didn’t have the opportunity.  My advice to students if they want to go to events... get tickets early!” said Assistant Director of Student Activities and Student Activities Board Advisor Crystalyn Espinal.

Galati, a sophomore and Travel and Tour Chair for the Student Activities Board, was in charge of the event. “There were two attractions students were able to experience. The first, Sinister Sneed’s Chaotic Carnival of Chaos, was filled with clowns and brought tears and screams. Around every corner there was another clown in our faces. The second, The Blackened ‘The Plague,’ was very dark and filled with people afraid to get the plague. We went through a church and a bar with people screaming at us,” she said.

She continued, “Throughout the whole night we were chased by a man with a chainsaw that even came on the bus with us when we were heading back to school. Everyone had a great time!”

Sabina Graziano, a computer science student, attended the event. “I was so scared that I fell on the ground,” she said. Students seemed to really enjoy and be thoroughly scared at the Scary Rotten Farms attractions.

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Why You Should Write for The Outlook

Write for OutlookStudents should get involved with The Outlook, Monmouth University’s student-run newspaper, even if they aren’t a communication student.

The Outlook gives students the opportunity to write articles and be published both in print and online. There are several different sections including Features,Lifestyles, News, Opinion, Entertainment, Club & Greek, Politics, Viewpoints, and Sports.

Whether a student is a communication major, someone who has a passionate view on a topic they want to share, or a student that wants to have something physical to show potential employers on interviews, The Outlook is a great way to do just that.

Professor John Morano and advisor for The Outlook said, “For anyone who feels that writing, especially journalistic writing or public relations writing, might be in their future, getting published in The Outlook is a great idea. It enables one to actually put into practice what they’ve been studying, to build a portfolio of published work, to separate yourself from all the other students who study but do not practice their craft, to get another line or two on your resume, and to be part of a university newspaper that has been consistently ranked nationally as a top 10 university weekly newspaper (landing in the #1 spot three times).”

Tianna Fougeray, a senior marketing and management student said, “Writing for The Outlook is a great idea no matter what major you are. If you like writing, or even it isn’t your favorite thing to do, it’s a great way to get your work out there and be creative with it. I’m a marketing and management major but I am so glad I got to have an article published of my own. “

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Club and Greek Announcements 10-04-17

Student Activities Board

SAB is bringing magician, Dan Martin, to campus on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will take place at 9 p.m. in Anacon Hall and is free to all students. Be sure to go for a “magical” night!


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, N.J., 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.


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


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.

Student Activites Board Keeps Summer Going With Beach ‘N Party Event

SAB Summer Beach PartyThe Student Activities Board held its Pinterest-inspired event, Beach ‘N Party, on Friday, Sept. 29 on the residential quad. The event started at 7 p.m. and ended at approximately 9 p.m.

Members of the club tabled on the student center patio earlier in the week leading up to the event as a way to promote it to students. When tabling, the club made sure to decorate the table with beach-themed items including gummy fish candy that had the event details on the back of the packaging for students to take. Window painting and social media platforms were used to get the word out as well.

Set up for the event started at 5:30 p.m. The Executive Board and a few general members set up tables, chairs, and beachy decor all around the residential quad. Sophomore journalism and public relations student and general member, Cassie Cinque, was excited to see everything come together. “Seeing all the fun and colorful crafts being put onto their tables made it seem like our own personal craft store was being brought straight to Monmouth,” said Cinque. “I personally love DIY projects and helping other students to complete them while making some of my own was a great way to start off the weekend.

The vendor, NY Party Works, arrived at the same time to set up their mechanical shark that students were immediately attracted to. Students were required to sign a waiver and wear a wristband in order to ride.

Awareness Chair of the Student Activities Board, Kendall Lotosky worked at the table to give out wristbands and waivers for the mechanical shark. “It was fun to see everyone’s enthusiasm when in line to ride the mechanical shark,” the junior said.

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Blue Hawk Records Holds Auditions for 11th Compilation Album

BHR Auditions 11th CompilationStudents from various majors made their way out to Woods Theatre last Wednesday, Sept. 11, where Monmouth University’s Music Industry III class held open auditions for aspiring artists and bands to be a part of Blue Hawk Record’s eleventh compilation album last at 7 p.m.

The audition had one of the biggest turnouts to date, having almost 20 in attendance, which not only led to so much talent coming through the doors but also five very hard decisions the class as a whole was not prepared to make.

After much deliberation running through the night the group of students decided on five artists and bands who brought an abundance of musical talent and uniqueness to the table.

Freshman Jacke Tripp, freshman Kristen Wilczewski, junior Tim DiDomenico, a band entitled Malibu, and returning veterans, The Nooks, were all chosen to be a part of this experience which is unlike no other that is offered on campus.

“We had a lot of trouble narrowing down the acts to the five final artists for Blue Hawk Record’s eleventh album,” stated junior Erin Clemente who will be working as Wilczewski’s manager during this exciting process.

“Everyone who came out was beyond prepared and auditioned to the best of their ability, leading us to a long discussion that had every member of the panel involved. The process was so difficult because we could have gone in so many directions with this album, but in the end, we were able to choose five amazing artists and bands, each of which who demonstrated their own style and flare, and I truly couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” Clemente continued.

Helping and guiding the Music Industry III class along the way is Department of Music and Theatre chair, Joe Rapolla, who has taught the class a number of times since he began teaching at the university in 2013.

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Club and Greek Announcements 09-27-17

Student Activities Board

SAB will be hosting their Beach ‘N Party event on the residential quad this Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. There will be beach-themed Pinterest crafts for attendees to make as well as snacks and a mechanical shark. They hope to “sea” you there!


 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).

We meet every Wed. 2:45-4 p.m. in JP 235.


HERO Club

The HERO Club will be hosting its HERO Campaign & Safety Day 2017 today Sept. 27 on the residential quad from 12:00-3:00 p.m.  There will be free food, a smoke trailer, fire extinguisher demos, free cab vouchers, and simulated drunk driving. The event is also part of the SHADOW Program.


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 ful-fills practicum.

If you are interested, please e-mail outlook@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 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.

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