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Club & Greek

Student Activities Board Goes ‘All In’ for Casino Night

SAB Casino NightThe Student Activities Board held their annual “Casino Night” on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Wilson Hall to show parents a great time during Parent’s Weekend.

It is that time of year when SAB plans and executes all of their amazing events for the student body to have a good time, as well as give them something to do on campus. Luckily for this specific event, it landed on the weekend of Parents Weekend.

This year’s theme revolved around the 1920’s Jazz era, and the décor and layout of the event embodied this theme. Concert’s Chair for the Student Activities Board and junior business major James Ruffino stated, “I couldn’t have thought of Casino Night going any better than it did. The turnout was absolutely amazing and the set up and appearance of the event was great. It goes to show that all the time and effort the executive board puts into these events are worth it”.

Casino Night is essentially an event where people can come and play casino games for a chance to win amazing door prizes. As students and their families entered Wilson Hall, they were greeted by board members welcoming them to the event and showing them to where they get their chips to begin to play the different games.

At the table, more board members handed each attendee a cup of chips worth $3,000 and that is what they would use to bet. Once they had their chips, they were able to play any games they want. At this year’s Casino Night, the games of choice included Craps, Roulette, Texas Holdem, Blackjack, and slot machines.

The unique aspect of this event is that all the dealers at the tables are either board members from SAB or Professional Staff from the University who volunteered their night to help the event run as smooth as possible. Aside from just playing casino games, attendees were welcomed with small finger foods and beverages.

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Find Your ‘PhiSignificant Other’ at this Week’s Greek Event

PhiSignificant OtherPhi Sigma Sigma will be holding the first greek event of the semester. The sorority holds an event every year, known as Monmouth Idol, where contestants compete in a singing contest.

However, feeling the need to change things up, the organization’s event this year is called “PhiSignificant Other” and is a male beauty pageant featuring men from three of the six fraternities on campus, as well as athletes from the Football and Basketball team as well.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5th at 9:45 pm in Pollak theatre. Member of Phi Sigma Sigma and junior graphic design major, Kelly Santoriello said, “This event should be really fun and will help us reach our fundraising goal.”

The money raised from this event will go towards the organization’s philanthropy, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, which focuses on School and College Readiness, and to cultivate relationships, achieve excellence, impact their communities, and change the world.

The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma are very excited to hold an event like this, because unlike past events, contestants are included from not just greek life. junior graphic design student Breyana Decker said, “It is great to see everyone come together at these events, not just greek life. It’s amazing to be both entertained while supporting a great cause.”

The event will be the first of many this school year, and many people belonging to both greek organizations, and other organizations such as sports teams, should be in attendance as well.

Many will be there in support of the brave eight contestants who will be on the stage that evening, and the organizations assures that it will be an event to remember.

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Club and Greek Announcements 10/5/16

Cinema Club

The Monmouth University Cinema Club is celebrating the month of October by screening Halloween themed films. These films will range from the horror genre, psychological thrillers, and other fun spooky films.

Junior communications student, Stephanie Young will be curating the club at this weeks screening on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30. The club will be meeting in JP room 138.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body of all the student clubs and organizations at Monmouth University. There are more than 100 clubs and organizations, with more being recognized every year by SGA. SGA is directly responsible for the oversight of annual funding all eligible clubs and organizations, as well as providing financial assistance to groups and individuals who wish to sponsor a special program or event.SGA’s mission is to promote the health and welfare of Monmouth University’s student body. The Senate meets at 2:45 p.m. every Wednesday during the academic year on the 3rd floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Meetings are open to the Monmouth University community.

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 requirements for communication majors, however, being a communication major is not required to write for The Outlook.

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HERO Campaign and Safety Day Postponed

HERO Campaign Saftey Day 1While originally scheduled for this Wedneday, September 28th, the Hero Campaign Club’s drunk-driving and fire safety event has been postponed until October 26th.on the Residential Quad from 12pm to 3pm.

While it is unfortunate that the date was changed due to the weather, students who visit will have the opportunity to drive a golf cart on a course wearing Alcohol Impairment Goggles. The goggles are to simulate the effects of alcohol consumption on the body.

This event is designed to give the participant the impression of what it is like to drive under the invluence of alcohol.

Club member and sophomore health studies major Gretchen Keyser, said, “I like the Hero Campaign because why wouldn’t you want your friends and family to have a safe ride home. it feels like youre making a difference!”

The intention is to spread awareness for drunk driving and to help in preventing less accidents. The HERO Campaign Club also aid participants in making better decisions. It is collaboration with MUPD, Residential Life, MU Fire and Safety, Students in Recovery, Howell Fire Department, Mid Atlantic AAA, West Long Branch Fire Dept, West Long Branch Rescue Squad, Office of Residential Life, Office of Substance Awareness, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and HERO Campaign For Designated Drivers Club.

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BoomRoasted Productions Brings the Drama

BoomRoasted Productions is the student-run theatre company on campus. They were established in 2013 and have only grown since then.

The club, consisting of both theatre-majors and non-theatre majors alike have successfully put on two full length musicals within the last two years. Both shows, RENT, and The Addams Family, were very well-recieved.

Aside from the musicals, BoomRoasted also holds events such as a Karaoke night, which occured earlier in the semester. Other events include the Haunted Wilson Tour.

Club President Nicholas Zaccario said, “Every year is a different theme for the tour, this year’s theme is famous movie monsters. We’re very excited and its always a great experience.”

BoomRoasted members write original scripts for the tour, buy the costumes and props, and do their makeup themselves.

Last year the club teamed up with the Student Activities Board.         The club is also involved in many other events, such as The Vagina Monologues and the fall musical. Many members have been cast in this year’s production of Spring Awakening.

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, & Interdisciplinary Studies, and professor of communication Don R. Swanson said, “ I’ve seen the shows in the past and they are really enjoyable and their hard work shows.”

While the club has not arrived at a decison on what this year’s musical will be, BoomRoasted Productions also has other events such as their annual Theatrefest, which showcases the writing, acting and directingtalents of its members.

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On And Off Campus Announcements 9/28

Cinema Club

The Monmouth University Cinema Club will be screeningMartin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver”, starring Robert De Niro, this wednesday in Jules Plangere Center at 7:30pm. The room has yet to be decded. For more information folliow them on Facebook at Monmouth Cinema Club, and contact President Julian Garcia at s1003573@monmouth.edu

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body of all the student clubs and organizations at Monmouth University. There are more than 100 clubs and organizations, with more being recognized every year by SGA. SGA is directly responsible for the oversight of annual funding all eligible clubs and organizations, as well as providing financial assistance to groups and individuals who wish to sponsor a special program or event.SGA’s mission is to promote the health and welfare of Monmouth University’s student body. The Senate meets at 2:45 p.m. every Wednesday during the academic year on the 3rd floor of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. Meetings are open to the Monmouth University community.

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 requirements for communication majors, however, being a communication major is not required to write for The Outlook.

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Outdoors Club: Get Out There!

Outdoors ClubMonmouth University Outdoors Club is an amazing club with friendly, adventurous people. Its’ purpose is to promote growth, understanding, awareness, and appeal of nature through various activities we sponsor.

Activities may include hiking, rafting, camping, surfing and more. We do everything from playing board games to de-stress, to hosting beach parties, to hiking through trails in the woods, to zip lining down from the tree tops, and anything else pertaining to the outdoors!

There are so many activities and trips available that if one is missed there is sure to be another. Some of the activities that we have planned throughout the semester include: camping, hiking, and kayaking at Wharton State Forest, which will be September 23rd through the 25th. The Outdoors Club also hosts a Game Night once every month.

October 7th through the 9th there will be a camping and horseback-riding trip, which should be fantastic in the autumn weather. Also coming up in October there will also be a trip to a haunted house, in theme with both Halloween and getting outside to do something spooky.

There will also be a camping trip to Allaire State Park on December 2nd through the 4th. Students will be able to sleep in cabins during the trip as well as do other camping activities.

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Council for Exceptional Children: An Exceptional Opportunity

Council Exceptional ChildrenMonmouth University offers a variety of opportunities available to students to give back to the community. For students that are interested in helping those with special needs, Monmouth’s Council for Exceptional Children Club (CEC) is the perfect organization to join. This club hosts, volunteers, and participates in events for both students and adults with disabilities.

President Brittany Burd of CEC club, is a senior English and elementary education major with an endorsement in teaching students with disabilities (TSD) encourages more students to get involved.

“We are always looking for more volunteers and have already begun planning some great events for this year! Every volunteer opportunity is a chance to make a difference,” said Burd.

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On And Off Campus Announcements 9/21

The Monmouth Snowriders

The Monmouth Snowriders are a group that focuses on teaching students how to let go of their inhibitions while forming lifelong friendships in the process.

Whether you’re an expert who wants to tackle the biggest mountains around or a beginner who just wants to meet some great people while learning how to ride in a smaller environment, you are very much encouraged to become part of our family. We go to places all over the east coast, such as Killington and Whiteface.

Our main trip, however, is five days at the ski resort at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. Join us for our first general meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 3:15pm in Bey Hall 133!! 

The Cinema Club

The Cinema Club is cancelling this week’s screening of “On the Waterfont.”

Screenings will resume next week starting with Scorceses’ “Taxi Driver.” Meetings occur every Wednesday at 7:30pm

Martin Scorceses’ films will be shown throughout the month of September. For information contact club President Julian Garcia at s1003573@monmouth.edu

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First Year Service Project: Houseless Not Hopeless

Houseless Not HopelessEver want to volunteer or do more for the local community surrounding Monmouth University but you don’t know how? The First Year Service Project is the place for you!

The First Year Service Project is an on-campus organization which gives students the opportunity to serve their local communities by fighting poverty through a variety of activities including fundraisers, events, and food drives.

We are excited to be kicking the year off with one of our marque events, Houseless Not Hopeless.

Senior Student Coordinator Jennifer Ingegno, said, “Houseless Not Hopeless brings the Monmouth community together for an awareness event that puts students in the shoes of a homeless person.

The perspective I gained from that one night is something I hope we can give to the rest of the students here at Monmouth.” 

Students who have been at Monmouth may recognize this event by the cardboard box shelters that are set up on Shadow Lawn. The event invites students to spend the night living in a cardboard shelter that you create yourself. This gives students’ insight into the lives of the homeless.

Throughout the night students participate in several activities to help the local community. These include a scavenger hunt for school supplies and a Peanut Butter & Jelly relay.

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Sorority Spreads Awareness for Suicide Prevention Week

Suicde Prevention 1Monmouth University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau held an event this past week honoring and spreading awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day. The organization hosted a bake sale, a vigil, and an ‘Awareness Day’ at the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. 

Alpha Sigma Tau’s many   events proved very successful, with all proceeds of the bake sale going to the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, located in Shrewsbury New Jersey.

Valentina Sanchez, a junior communication major, said, “We were able to raise three times more money than we did last year, so that’s pretty amazing.” 

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) is a non profit organization that provides counseling and other services to those who suffer from depression.

The MHA website states, “As an affiliate of the National Organization Mental Health America and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation, every day and in times of crisis.” 

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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