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Club & Greek

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.

Bryce Vine Performs at Monmouth

Bryce Vine at MUThe Student Activities Board and Resident Hall Association partnered to bring artist Bryce Vine to campus on Friday, Sep. 22, t. The concert took place on the residential quad at 7:30 p.m and was free for all Monmouth students.

The concert ended around 9 p.m. with Vine performing an array of his songs including “Guilty Pleasure,” “Sunflower Seeds,” and his newest song “Drew Barrymore” that was released on Sept. 8 this year. The singer is from New York and is climbing his way into the music industry with a hip-hop sound.

Not only did the singer perform for Monmouth students, he also did a meet and greet with a group of them. ten students were given VIP passes to talk and take pictures with Vine in addition to members of the Student Activities Board.

Senior and Novelties Chair of the Student Activities Board, Tianna Fougeray, said, “It was really cool being able to meet Bryce Vine. He was super laidback and chill. All of his songs were really good. He reminds me of Childish Gambino. Students who missed the concert and haven’t checked out his music should because I think his style is very popular with our generation.”

Vine came to Monmouth two years earlier for an event put on by the Student Activities Board and was an act worth bringing back to campus. “We loved having Bryce Vine back on campus Friday night. It was a great night for a concert on the quad. He’s a great performer and the crowd had a blast listening to his music,” said Elysia Whritenour, a senior and President of the Student Activities Board.

Brianna Licciardello, a junior at Monmouth and Vice President of Major and Special Events for the Student Activities Board, was in charge of the event. “The best part of Bryce’s performance was the energy he brought to the stage. I loved how he had the audience laughing in between songs,” she said.

The event also served as part of the SHADOW Program for first-year students at Monmouth which encourages students to get involved and attend events held at Monmouth for the chance to get a free sweatshirt if they complete the challenge. Different events qualify for each letter of SHADOW with the Bryce Vine concert counting as an “O” for organizations and involvement.

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Monmouth Students Meet the Greeks

MU Students Meet GreeksMeet the Greeks took place in the Ocean First Bank Center on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The event started at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 11:00 p.m., serving as a way for students interested in Greek Life at Monmouth to learn more about the organizations on campus and meet some of the members in each organization.

Michele Kaplan, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, said, “It is always nice to see a big turnout at this event. The fraternity and sorority community continues to grow at Monmouth and this is a great way to introduce students to the different organizations we have on campus. While our community shares the values of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship, each group has something unique to offer.”

Brothers and sisters proudly wore their letters. Richard Crinigan, a senior and brother of Delta Tau Delta, said, “When I was going out for Greek Life, I was slightly nervous and didn’t know where I wanted to go. But now, being in a fraternity, I have the ability to help kids who are in the same shoes as I was back then through that time.”

Henry Tran, a junior and brother of Sigma Tau Gamma, “When I was a freshmen, I went to Meet the Greeks and was a little intimidated. I saw all these college students in letters and they were so happy talking about why they joined Greek life and I didn’t know if it was real or made up. The truth is as much as organizations may seem larger than life at Meet the Greeks, what they present is real.”

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Club and Greek Announcements 09-20-17

Student Activities Board

Bryce Vine will be coming to Monmouth Friday, Sept. 22. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the residential quad. The event is co-sponsored with RHA.


 Model UN

The Model UN is excited to announce they will be partici-pating 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.


Blue Hawk Records

Blue Hawk Records will be holding auditions today, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Woods Theatre for their 11th Complilation Al-bum. Students will have the opportunity to be recorded pro-fessionally.
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 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.

Alpha Xi Delta Volunteers at New Jersey Shore Walk

Alpha Xi Delta Volunteer J ShoreThis past Saturday, Sept. 16, the Iota Nu chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Monmouth University took part in the New Jersey Shore Walk hosted by Autism Speaks at the Great Lawn in Long Branch, New Jersey.

The sisters arrived at the walk at 6:30 a.m. to help set up tables, tents, and anything else needed in order for the event to run smoothly once walkers arrived. When those walking began to show up, they helped with registration, handing out refreshments, face painting, and cheering on teams as they walked.

Registration began at 10 a.m. and the walk started at 11:30 a.m. People from all over were given the opportunity to volunteer or participate in the walk in order to raise awareness and fundraise to improve and add ease to the lives of those living with autism.

Sisters Kristin Wall, junior, and Kristen Kennett, senior, worked together to organize the chapter’s involvement in this year’s walk.

“Throughout the year Alpha Xi Delta raises money and awareness for our philanthropy, Autism Speaks. What I love about the walk is that we are able to be hands on and meet those who are affected by autism, or who are fighting for the same cause in our community. We were thrilled to see such a great turn out and to be part of such a wonderful day,” said Wall.

Almost $57,000 was raised at the walk, with over $2,000 being fundraised by the Iota Nu chapter. The girls promoted the walk through their social media pages and each made their own goals to reach in order to raise money for Autism Speaks.

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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 09-13-17

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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