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The Spirit of Competition

RHA and SAB Host Annual Battle of the Buildings


This past weekend the Residence Hall Association (RHA) teamed up with the Student Activities Board (SAB) to host the annual Battle of the Buildings.

Each year all the students of their respective buildings on campus come together to compete in a series of events to determine which one is the best. This year Battle of the Buildings was a three day occurrence starting on Friday September 14 and ending on Sunday September 16.

Mullaney Hall, a first year building, took first place with a total of 860 points. Following them was Willow with 845 points. The on-campus apartments took third place along with Elmwood totaling 740 points.

The weekend kicked off Friday night at the Dining Hall with the Spirit Dinner and the Wing Bowl. The Spirit Dinner was simple; whichever building had the best turnout between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm won. Mullaney Hall won the Spirit Dinner. Following the dinner was the wing eating contest known as the Wing Bowl.

Each contestant had their own personal judge, one for each building. Megan Pereira, junior and resident assistant at Pinewood Hall, was a judge for the Wing Bowl that Friday night.

“As a judge I had to make sure that they got all the meat off their wings and yell when my person finished their bowl,” she explained. “It was a lot of fun and really exciting to cheer on Pinewood because I am really competitive.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/19/12


College Radio Day is fast approaching here at WMCX 88.9 FM. Tune into us on October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm to catch live performances from local bands. At the top of the hour a new band is featured, so check regularly throughout the day!

You can listen on the radio at 88.9 FM or listen online at Either way, mark down October 2 and catch great performances mixed in with some funny interviews.

We are still looking for bands for the event. If you are interested in participating please email our GM at As a side note, WMCX general meetings take place every Wednesday at 3:00 pm in room 236 in the Plangere Center.


DPhiE and TKE will be holding their annual Dunk a Deepher Tank a TKE fundraiser outside the Student Center on Thursday September 20.

Come by and help Delta Phi Epsilon and TKE raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stop by and participate in the dunk tank event and enjoy a bake sale, all for a great cause! Hope to see you there!

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South for the Summer

The Outdoors Club Visited Tennessee this Past August


This past summer six members of the Outdoors Club went on a trip to Tennessee where they took part in various outdoors activities such as kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining and camping.

The idea for the trip and trip planning was organized mostly by the club’s advisor, William Reynolds. They spent about a week down south, with three members heading out a few days early to sightsee in Nashville.

Club president Greg Cenicola, along with club members Mike Kulik and Tyler Vandegrift, both sophomores, drove out two days early to explore the city of Nashville.

“Nashville was great,” Kulik said, “All the bars had live bands. One was playing ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ and they had this girl on the fiddle. I didn’t know it was possible for a person to play an instrument like that. It was incredible.” The three also stopped at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during their stay.

The Outdoors Club was also visited by former president Paul Mandala and former Vice President Joe York, who rode down with Reynolds and joined Cenicola, Kulik and Vandegrift in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The six stayed in Great Smoky Mountain National Park where they set up their camp.

“It was my first time ever staying in a National Park System,” Cenicola said, “It was a good experience. We had running water as well as a bathroom there.”

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RHA Hosts Late Night Lounge


The Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted their first event of the fall semester, Late Night Lounge, on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm on the Residence Quad.

“It’s a fun event where studentscan come to showcase their talents,” said RHA member Thomas Beaufort, sophomore. From magic tricks to singing and performing original songs, Late Night Lounge is an event where students can express their creativity and talent. “There are a lot of gifted students at Monmouth so I really do expect a big turnout,” said Beaufort. Beaufort has been a general member of RHA for two years and currently serves as a Resident Assistant in Willow Hall.

Host Ashley Pacifico, junior, took the stage to welcome students to Late Night Lounge. “RHA is one of the biggest organizations on campus. We always make sure there is something to do,” said Pacifico. “ We w ant t o k now what’s going on with the students and we want them to enjoy their time here.”

Freshman Guy Battaglia kicked off the event by playing a cover of “Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees on his acoustic guitar. “I didn’t really understand what it (Late Night Lounge) was on the welcome week sheet but then I got an email about it last night that said ‘Open Mic Night’ and that caught my eye.”

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New Asst. Director of Student Activities for Greek Life


Tyler Havens, former Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, has recently left the University to work with another Greek community in Georgia. Taking over his position is Jon Buchalski.

Buchalski attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate and graduate student. He graduated with a degree in material science and engineering. He has been a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity since his sophomore year.

“It provided me with leadership opportunities. I held several leadership opportunities in the fraternity. It made me leverage my involvements, too. So I was able to use what I was learning in the fraternity and apply them to other parts of the University,” said Buchalski. In addition to his fraternity responsibilities, he also worked with the orientation program every year at Rutgers.

During his time as a graduate student, Buchalski worked as a graduate assistant in the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office. He said he became very close to everyone who worked with him in the office, which ultimately led him to the position he holds at Monmouth now. Previous to his full-time position at Monmouth, Buchalski worked with Havens as an intern in the spring of 2011.

“I do feel that it (the internship) prepared me pretty well for this position. This internship was the first thing I did outside of Rutgers. Tyler was able to challenge me on a lot of my mentalities of thinking. It’s really helped me develop this as a profession.”

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Get Acquainted with Greek Life

Meet the Greeks and Round Robin Took Place for Students Interested in Greek Involvement

greek-lifeMeet the Greeks was held on Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30 pm in the Multipurpose Activity Center.

“Meet the Greeks is a chance for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and people interested in Greek life to come out and get to know the different fraternities and sororities we have on campus,” said Vic Nazario, Vice President of Theta Xi. Meet the Greeks is the first step in joining a fraternity or sorority.

Ten members are selected from the fraternities and sororities to tend the tables. “You pick people that are sociable, people that will go out of their way to get people to come out,” said Nazario. The tables are decorated with the fraternity and sorority letters, slideshows of pictures and banners. The students who are interested in a certain fraternity or sorority have to sign a sheet with their name, student ID number and GPA.

This year was the first time Meet the Greeks was held in the MAC instead of Anacon Hall. “We figured we’d put it here in the MAC instead of our previous spot, Anacon Hall, because of the constraints of Anacon,” said Nazario. “It’s so cramped, we figured we would put it here for potential new members to come and visit the MAC. It’s like a fair. Last year was very constricted. We want to grow it and diversify the community.”

The rain did not stop students from coming out to see the Greek organizations. Students crowded the tables to sign up for the fraternities and sororities.

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Slackin’ and Yakin’ with the Outdoors Club

 The Outdoors Club and SGA Host Beach Party


Who says summer has to be over? Not the Outdoors Club that’s for sure. This past Saturday the club hosted one of their largest events this semester down by the Monmouth beach. With upwards of 80 students showing up, the Outdoors Club was able to take advantage of what could have been one of the last nice beach days of the semester.

Outdoors Club president Greg Cenicola and club advisor Professor William Reynolds, along with the help of Megan Mcgowan, Assistant Director of Student Activities, were able to put together a great beach event for students.

The club was provided SGA’s Weekend Warrior grant which aims to keep students around on weekends and to get involved with University sponsored events. SGA’s Weekend Warrior grant provided a bus from campus to the beach which cost $400, but according to Cenicola it did not transport a single student.

The sun was shining and the waves were crashing that Saturday afternoon. The beach was inhabited by upwards of 80 students throughout the day, with a consistent number of about 50 there at all times.

Between contributions from the club and club members there were a total of six single kayaks, two double kayaks, one stand up paddle board, four surfboards and one skim board; all available for use by students.

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Zumba Fundraiser

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ—The Public Relations Student Society of America will host a Zumba fundraiser at Shore Fit on Thursday, September 27 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

This event is open to all Monmouth University students and Shore Fit members, and is only $10 to participate. Those with Shore Fit memberships only have a $7 fee.

For more information contact Kelly Brockett at

Shore Fit is located at 175 Locust Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Club and Greek Announcements 9/12/12

default article imageTheta Xi

The brothers of Theta Xi Fraternity would like to congratulate all new members who received a bid for this Fall 2012 semester.

Outdoors Club

This is just a reminder that if you plan on attending the white water rafting, kayaking and camping trip this weekend to please get your money in to club president Greg Cenicola ASAP.

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association will be holding its first meeting for the semester on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm in in Room 120 in McAllan Hall. IRA is open to students from all majors who are interested in promoting literacy in the community.

Women’s Club Soccer

The Women’s Club Soccer team will be hosting their first and only home game September 30. Please come out and support!

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association will be co-sponsoring an event with the South Asian Student Association called “Eid Celebration” on October 26 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in Anacon Hall B.

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Club and Greek Announcements 9/28/11

default article imageItalian Club

The Italian Club is hosting their first meeting of the year on Tuesday October 4 at 11:30 am on the second floor of the student center room 202C.

You do not need to be Italian

or take Italian to join! We want as many people there representing the Italian heritage on campus!

We will be discussing upcoming events and bake sales we have planned.

Lambda Theta Alpha

Lambda Theta Alpha will be having an Information Social on September 27 at 8:30 pm in the student center.

Also, on October 3, we will be having a very special academic workshop revolving around women in history that have participated in the military.

We are honoring a female Monmouth University student who is currently in the army.

On October 5, in McGill Commons room 107, we are having a beauty workshop where a professional makeup artist will be showing us a few ways of applying makeup. She will also be raffling off free makeup.

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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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Contact Information

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