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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 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  

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 To learn more about the spring carnival you can contact Kathryn Zaccarelli at

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 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.

Who is the Prettiest of Them All?

Theta Xi Holds Their Annual Miss Monmouth Beauty Pageant

clubgreek-james-savage-and-kim-rockwoodTheta Xi held a beauty pageant called Miss Monmouth on Wednesday, April 4. Tickets were five dollars in advance and seven dollars at the door. Through Miss Monmouth, Theta Xi raised $1,420 which went to their philanthropies, Habitat for Humanity and Multiple Sclerosis.

Joe Nardini, a sophomore and Business major, is the President of Theta Xi. “We have been hosting the event Miss Monmouth for the past couple of years. The fundraiser has been extremely successful and has enabled us to give back to our philanthropic organizations. We’re really happy with the turnout this year and really appreciate everyone that came out to support us,” said Nardini.

The event consisted of three rounds, casual wear, formal wear, and sportswear. Each contestant was asked three different questions. Some of the questions that were asked were, “What is beauty according to you?” “What makes up your world and why?” “Why do you want to be the winner of this pageant?” “What can women learn from men?” And lastly, “Describe yourself in two words.”

There were 16 contestants in the pageant. The names of the contestants were Kimberly Kravitz, Ava Pignatello, Taylore Glynn, Taylor Dickson, Chelsea Addeo, Maria Marinaro, Elyssa Buccieri, MJ Robol, Annelise Delemarre, Lexie Arnold, Victoria Wagner, Jessica Trucillo, Ariana Tepedino, Jessica Sponaugle, Gina Gilanyi and Megan Fitzsimmons.

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Breakfast at Night with Phi Sigma Sigma

Sorority Holds Their Annual Pancake Breakfast

clubgreek-renee-oleniacz-madeline-diaz-giovanna-randazzo-and-nina-costaPhi Sigma Sigma held their annual late night pancake breakfast on Tuesday, April 3 in the basement of Spruce Hall. Tickets were five dollars in advance and seven at the door.

All together, they raised $315 for their philanthropy, the National Kidney Foundation. Phi Sigma Sigma advertised for their event through flyers around campus, tables at the Student Center, and a Facebook event.

According to their website, The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary, nonprofit health organization that is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Their vision is to enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

The pancake breakfast is the one of the events Phi Sigma Sigma holds annually for the National Kidney Foundation. Another one is Monmouth Idol which is held in the fall.

Jaclyn Schultz, junior and criminal justice major, is also the Vice President of Phi Sigma Sigma. According to Schultz the pancake batter was donated from Perkin’s Family Restaurant and the Americana Diner, which has been a tradition for years. All of the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma collaborated and made pancakes which were then served to the students who attended. It was an “all you can eat” event and at the tables were supplied with toppings such as sugar, jelly, and syrup. The available choices of pancakes were chocolate chip and plain.

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Which Slide Are You On?

Sociology Club Hosts Fundraiser for the Inside Out Project


The Sociology Club hosted a fundraiser outside of Bey Hall for the Inside Out Project and co-sponsored the Kortney Rose race with the Political Science Club on Friday, April 6.

“The money from the slide is going to the Inside Out Project, a global art project that translates messages of personal identity into pieces of artwork,” said Amanda DiVita, Sociology Club President.

A street artist, who goes by the name of “JR,” plasters artwork on buildings and billboards in order to communicate the message of freedom, identity and limit to those who see it. The purpose is to raise awareness, be a part of a global cause, and give back to communities. Students are encouraged to take a black and white photo and send it in to the Inside Out Project Company in exchange for a giant poster of their work, where they are free to display it for the world to see.

“The date for the fundraiser was specifically picked during the Global Convention Week,” said Danielle Parillo, junior. The Sociology Cub rented a giant blow up slide from the Party Works Company. The cost to ride the inf latable slide was one dollar for two turns and five dollars for unlimited turns. Students had to sign a waiver before participating to ensure their safety and for legal purposes.

“It’s gotten a lot of people talking,” said Megan Brownfield, Sociology Club Secretary. “People have been walking by and taking pictures of the slide, but we want them to use it!”

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Club and Greek Announcements 4/11/12

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 11 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 cubs fund raisers 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.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma, The National Health Education Honorary will be having their induction, Wednesday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m.

The inductees Nicole Barberio, Nicole Dobron, Kelsey Maher, Megan Martin, Michelle Mullins, Vanessa Orbe, and Rebecca Van Dyk will receive their pins today and enjoy a lovely catered gathering in the McGill club room.

ESG recognizes academic achievement and supports health education advocacy initiatives. They participate in events such as health fairs, The Great American Smoke Out, and Fat Talk Free week.

They also organize their own events, such as the blood drive in honor of Kelly Boozan, an MU student that was badly burned last semester. Look out for ESG at this upcoming health fair April 26, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Anacon!

College Republicans

With rising gas prices and deficit spending continuing at its current rate it is time for us to take hold of our future. With the national debt currently at $15.6 billion this is a catastrophic outlook for our ideals of living the American Dream. If we are left not able to afford a future retirement and sound options for our families, we could be left with few options in as little as a decade.

If you are interested in taking control of your future, regardless of political affiliation, join us at our next meeting. If you have any questions please e-mail us at

This is our future let us take control of RECKLE$$ $PENDING.

Sing Along With the Greeks

Sigma Tau Gamma Hosted Their Annual “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” This Past Tuesday

stgSigma Tau Gamma fraternity hosted their annual event, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” in Pollak Theatre on Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 pm.

Sigma Tau Gamma has been hosting this event for six years. Tickets were five dollars in advance, seven dollars at the door. STG advertised this event through “posters and Facebook. We also sold tickets prior to the event in the Student Center,” said Mike Bateman, member of Sigma Tau Gamma.

All proceeds go to the Michael McNiel foundation. “Michael Mc- Niel was a brother of Sigma Tau Gamma who passed away from cancer. All the money goes to cancer research,” said Kurt Baumagarten, STG member. Michael McNiel attended the University of Massachusetts and died at the age of 27.

Participants for this event are all from Greek Life at Monmouth University “We text members from different groups, we went to their meetings and we asked them to help out,” said Dep Patel, Sigma Tau Gamma President.

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‘Squash’ Those Carnivorous Thoughts

MAVS Educates Students on Vegetarianism

VegetarianismMonmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) held an event about vegetarianism in Magill Commons on Sunday, April 1. The main speaker at the event Lauren Forney of Center Your Health, is a holistic health coach and registered yoga teacher, her mission was to educate people about becoming a vegetarian and the other options in the world of food.

Forney is also very involved in MAVS and she has been a vegetarian for over a decade now. She spoke about the benefits of being a vegetarian and the evolving process behind it. As a child, she always questioned why we eat meat and this is one of the main reasons behind her transformation.

Some of the benefits she listed were the possibility of losing weight, lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, increased flexibility and energy, and the ability to get more nutrition.

Forney is very passionate about healthy eating and enjoys supporting others learn to make consistently wise choices regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and overall well-being. She strives to lead by her own example rather than talk about everything she is doing. “The results speak for themselves. Then everyone wants to know what you’re doing so they can try it,” said Forney.

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The Freshman 15 is an Elective

Drop Some Pounds With COREiculum

coreiculumGetting in shape while away at college has gotten a lot easier for students, thanks to the University’s COREiculum program.

Beginning in January 2011, COREiculum is a fitness and nutrition plan designed by college students for college students. The two DVD set, equipped with resistance bands and a detailed nutrition plan helps students combat the notion of the Freshmen 15. The program was designed so that it can be performed in student’s dorm rooms and takes a minimum of 30 minutes to complete.

Andy Stern, a grad student and developer of COREiculum came up with the idea of implementing this fitness program on campus.

“I was dissatisfied by the 90- day fitness program,” said Stern, “It wasn’t because of lack of dedication, but it wasn’t tailoring my lifestyle.”

The idea was taken to Professor John Buzza, who presented it to his Entrepreneur class, who voted on it, and then made it happen.

With roughly 30 students, the class is broken up into departments that go into starting the business: marketing advertising, sales, research and development, information technology, filming of campus, publicity department, legal counsel, production department, packaging and design.

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Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151