News - The Outlook https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news 2018-10-19T13:40:55-04:00 The Outlook outlook@monmouth.edu Joomla! - Open Source Content Management New Washing Machines Installed in Campus Dorms 2018-10-10T10:32:22-04:00 2018-10-10T10:32:22-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6219-new-washing-machines-installed-in-campus-dorms LAUREN SALOIS | CONTRIBUTING WRITER s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/Default_Images_and_Stock_Outlook_Photos/default_article_image.jpg" alt="default article image" />New app-based, high tech, and high-efficiency Washlava washers and dryers were placed in all on-campus halls before the Fall 2018 semester.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The new laundry machines are run by an app called Washlava, a student only needs to download the app, create an account, and attach a debit or credit card. The app allows students to pay for their loads of laundry by simply holding their phones near the machine. Students are also able to reserve machines for up to ten minutes.</p> <p>&nbsp;The new machines cost $2.00 for one load in both the washer and dryer. Washlava determined the pricing for the machines. Jessica Aguilar, a sophomore and an Oakwood Hall resident, said, “The convenience and upgrade were necessary, but the price increase should not have happened.”</p> <p>The Washlava app allows students to monitor the machine’s progress they are currently using and notifies them of the cycle completion. Gina Urbanik, a sophomore and an Oakwood Hall resident, said, “The app makes it more efficient, no longer do I need to set a timer for my laundry. The app notifies me when my load is done.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The new machines provided by Washlava are brand new LG commercial laundry machines. Pillar said, “The new machines are 1.5 times larger than the old ones. Therefore, students get three loads for the price of two.”&nbsp;</p> <p>The machines are also “HE” machines. Pillar said, “The washers are high efficiency and have advanced water technology. Therefore, students are only required to use ¼ cup of detergent or 1 “pod,” ½ to ¾ less. The machines also have smart water technology, reducing the water needed.”&nbsp;</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6219-new-washing-machines-installed-in-campus-dorms">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/Default_Images_and_Stock_Outlook_Photos/default_article_image.jpg" alt="default article image" />New app-based, high tech, and high-efficiency Washlava washers and dryers were placed in all on-campus halls before the Fall 2018 semester.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The new laundry machines are run by an app called Washlava, a student only needs to download the app, create an account, and attach a debit or credit card. The app allows students to pay for their loads of laundry by simply holding their phones near the machine. Students are also able to reserve machines for up to ten minutes.</p> <p>&nbsp;The new machines cost $2.00 for one load in both the washer and dryer. Washlava determined the pricing for the machines. Jessica Aguilar, a sophomore and an Oakwood Hall resident, said, “The convenience and upgrade were necessary, but the price increase should not have happened.”</p> <p>The Washlava app allows students to monitor the machine’s progress they are currently using and notifies them of the cycle completion. Gina Urbanik, a sophomore and an Oakwood Hall resident, said, “The app makes it more efficient, no longer do I need to set a timer for my laundry. The app notifies me when my load is done.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The new machines provided by Washlava are brand new LG commercial laundry machines. Pillar said, “The new machines are 1.5 times larger than the old ones. Therefore, students get three loads for the price of two.”&nbsp;</p> <p>The machines are also “HE” machines. Pillar said, “The washers are high efficiency and have advanced water technology. Therefore, students are only required to use ¼ cup of detergent or 1 “pod,” ½ to ¾ less. The machines also have smart water technology, reducing the water needed.”&nbsp;</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6219-new-washing-machines-installed-in-campus-dorms">Read More ...</a></p> DJ Spooky Performs at Pollak Theatre 2018-10-10T10:30:17-04:00 2018-10-10T10:30:17-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6217-dj-spooky-performs-at-pollak-theatre NATALIE OSTERMANN | ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/DJ_Spooky.jpg" alt="DJ Spooky" />Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, performed on Tuesday Oct. 2nd in Pollak Theatre. Miller came to the University to showcase his work on bringing music and climate change together in a contemporary approach to promoting awareness of global warming.</p> <p>&nbsp;The event is part of ArtNow, a performance and lecture series organized by a committee of faculty members that aims to bring events focusing on performance, technology, and art to campus. DJ Spooky’s performance at the University was also co-sponsored by The Urban Coast Institute, Honors School, Department of Chemistry and Physics, and Monmouth Review.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The formatting of Miller’s performance included hearing passages of his book along with music remixes. Audience members also heard the method to the madness behind his book. “Tonight’s going to be a little bit about some of my written work and then part of it’s going to be a conversation between some of the places I visited and the process of writing my book,” stated Miller.</p> <p>Miller was accompanied by Shadow Lawn chamber players, a string quartet that made the melodies Miller mixed possible. One of the University’s own music faculty members, Michael Gillette, a specialist professor of music and theatre arts, was one of the instrumentalists.</p> <p>Tarin McGee, a senior graphic design student appreciated Miller’s artistic approach. “A concert event that was visually and sonically exciting,” noted McGee.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6217-dj-spooky-performs-at-pollak-theatre">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/DJ_Spooky.jpg" alt="DJ Spooky" />Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, performed on Tuesday Oct. 2nd in Pollak Theatre. Miller came to the University to showcase his work on bringing music and climate change together in a contemporary approach to promoting awareness of global warming.</p> <p>&nbsp;The event is part of ArtNow, a performance and lecture series organized by a committee of faculty members that aims to bring events focusing on performance, technology, and art to campus. DJ Spooky’s performance at the University was also co-sponsored by The Urban Coast Institute, Honors School, Department of Chemistry and Physics, and Monmouth Review.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The formatting of Miller’s performance included hearing passages of his book along with music remixes. Audience members also heard the method to the madness behind his book. “Tonight’s going to be a little bit about some of my written work and then part of it’s going to be a conversation between some of the places I visited and the process of writing my book,” stated Miller.</p> <p>Miller was accompanied by Shadow Lawn chamber players, a string quartet that made the melodies Miller mixed possible. One of the University’s own music faculty members, Michael Gillette, a specialist professor of music and theatre arts, was one of the instrumentalists.</p> <p>Tarin McGee, a senior graphic design student appreciated Miller’s artistic approach. “A concert event that was visually and sonically exciting,” noted McGee.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6217-dj-spooky-performs-at-pollak-theatre">Read More ...</a></p> Improvements Made to Athletic Facilities 2018-10-10T10:21:52-04:00 2018-10-10T10:21:52-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6213-improvements-made-to-athletic-facilities ZACH COSENZA | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Athletic_Facilities.jpg" alt="Athletic Facilities" />So Sweet A Cat Field and E. Todd Murray Track inside Kessler Stadium received new surfaces for the Field Hockey and Track and Field Programs over the summer of 2018.</p> <p>According to Marilyn McNeil, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Athletics, the cost of the new field and track were combined. The funds for the projects came from the University capital project plan, which is used for projects throughout the campus.</p> <p>So Sweet A Cat Field, home to the University Field Hockey team, received upgrades over the summer that were finished in time for their home-opener against Ohio University on Aug. 26. According to Monmouth Athletics, the field is a “new water-based turf.&nbsp; The Field Turf Hockey Gold Synthetic Turf System, is a tufted polyethylene surface designed for the highest levels of competition.&nbsp; The player-friendly product is built with a uniquely engineered polyethylene filament to allow it to retain memory and have exceptional durability.”</p> <p>“[So Sweet A Cat Field] is a showcase field and allows us to attract a high level of university competitors to Monmouth,” said McNeil. “We have scheduled teams such as Villanova, Bucknell and Vermont to Monmouth. That would not have happened with the quality of the field that we have installed. The field also helped in having an invitation extended to Monmouth to compete in the America East conference, which is one of the best in the nation for field hockey. We will begin our tenure with the America East in 2019.”</p> <p>“I love [the turf] so much and the difference shows,” said senior forward Kelly Hanna. “The old turf had so many bumps and just was getting old. My fellow seniors and I are lucky to play on the new turf for our last year here.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6213-improvements-made-to-athletic-facilities">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Athletic_Facilities.jpg" alt="Athletic Facilities" />So Sweet A Cat Field and E. Todd Murray Track inside Kessler Stadium received new surfaces for the Field Hockey and Track and Field Programs over the summer of 2018.</p> <p>According to Marilyn McNeil, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Athletics, the cost of the new field and track were combined. The funds for the projects came from the University capital project plan, which is used for projects throughout the campus.</p> <p>So Sweet A Cat Field, home to the University Field Hockey team, received upgrades over the summer that were finished in time for their home-opener against Ohio University on Aug. 26. According to Monmouth Athletics, the field is a “new water-based turf.&nbsp; The Field Turf Hockey Gold Synthetic Turf System, is a tufted polyethylene surface designed for the highest levels of competition.&nbsp; The player-friendly product is built with a uniquely engineered polyethylene filament to allow it to retain memory and have exceptional durability.”</p> <p>“[So Sweet A Cat Field] is a showcase field and allows us to attract a high level of university competitors to Monmouth,” said McNeil. “We have scheduled teams such as Villanova, Bucknell and Vermont to Monmouth. That would not have happened with the quality of the field that we have installed. The field also helped in having an invitation extended to Monmouth to compete in the America East conference, which is one of the best in the nation for field hockey. We will begin our tenure with the America East in 2019.”</p> <p>“I love [the turf] so much and the difference shows,” said senior forward Kelly Hanna. “The old turf had so many bumps and just was getting old. My fellow seniors and I are lucky to play on the new turf for our last year here.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6213-improvements-made-to-athletic-facilities">Read More ...</a></p> University Launches New Suicide Prevention Program 2018-10-10T10:19:22-04:00 2018-10-10T10:19:22-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6212-university-launches-new-suicide-prevention-program ANTHONY ROSSICS | STAFF WRITER s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Suicide_Prevention_1.jpg" alt="Suicide Prevention 1" />A Competent Community Initiative, a new federally-funded suicide prevention initiative officially launched at the University on Sept. 30, after a meeting with the leadership on campus on Sept. 26. The initiative aims to strengthen and broaden infrastructure to prevent suicide on campus.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This initiative is designed to help young adults by strengthening their bonds with general health, mental health, and substance abuse services at the University, according to Scott. This is the second time that the University has been a recipient of the Garret Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.&nbsp; The award is worth $101,963 and will be renewable in three years, making the total close to eclipsing the $306,000 mark.&nbsp;</p> <p>The “Connect to Wellness: A Competent Community Initiative” is being led by Michelle Scott, Ph.D., Director of the SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project in the School of Social Work. “The focus of that 3-year grant was training campus members, key campus gatekeepers, and on- and off- campus mental health providers as well as to develop public awareness messaging and programming regarding mental health challenges, suicide risk and help seeking,” Scott explained of the goals of the three-year grant.</p> <p>“Identifying and helping students who are at risk for self-harm as a result of this stress could potentially save lives,” said Jaimie Goodwin-Uhler, Ph.D.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Goodwin-Uhler, a specialist professor of psychology and counseling psychologist further explained the importance of suicide prevention programming “Programming and resources dedicated to preventing suicide among our students is essential,” stated Goodwin-Uhler. “Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death&nbsp;among university students, who are not only susceptible to all the mental health concerns of the general population, but who are also dealing with a time of great transition and, potentially, stress.”&nbsp;</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6212-university-launches-new-suicide-prevention-program">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Suicide_Prevention_1.jpg" alt="Suicide Prevention 1" />A Competent Community Initiative, a new federally-funded suicide prevention initiative officially launched at the University on Sept. 30, after a meeting with the leadership on campus on Sept. 26. The initiative aims to strengthen and broaden infrastructure to prevent suicide on campus.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This initiative is designed to help young adults by strengthening their bonds with general health, mental health, and substance abuse services at the University, according to Scott. This is the second time that the University has been a recipient of the Garret Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.&nbsp; The award is worth $101,963 and will be renewable in three years, making the total close to eclipsing the $306,000 mark.&nbsp;</p> <p>The “Connect to Wellness: A Competent Community Initiative” is being led by Michelle Scott, Ph.D., Director of the SRF Suicide Prevention Research and Training Project in the School of Social Work. “The focus of that 3-year grant was training campus members, key campus gatekeepers, and on- and off- campus mental health providers as well as to develop public awareness messaging and programming regarding mental health challenges, suicide risk and help seeking,” Scott explained of the goals of the three-year grant.</p> <p>“Identifying and helping students who are at risk for self-harm as a result of this stress could potentially save lives,” said Jaimie Goodwin-Uhler, Ph.D.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Goodwin-Uhler, a specialist professor of psychology and counseling psychologist further explained the importance of suicide prevention programming “Programming and resources dedicated to preventing suicide among our students is essential,” stated Goodwin-Uhler. “Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death&nbsp;among university students, who are not only susceptible to all the mental health concerns of the general population, but who are also dealing with a time of great transition and, potentially, stress.”&nbsp;</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6212-university-launches-new-suicide-prevention-program">Read More ...</a></p> Urban Coast Institute Honors Former New Jersey Governors 2018-10-10T10:15:36-04:00 2018-10-10T10:15:36-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6210-urban-coast-institute-honors-former-new-jersey-governors NICHOLAS COSCARELLI | CO-SENIOR/POLITICS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Urban_Coast_Governers.jpg" alt="Urban Coast Governers" />The University’s Urban Coast Institute (UCI) honored former New Jersey Governors Thomas Kean and James Florio at the 14th Annual Coastal and Ocean Champion Awards at Wilson Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9.</p> <p>Florio and Kean received the UCI’s highest honor, the National Ocean Champions Award, for their advocacy in environmental and coastal protection in office, and their current leadership in the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA). The NJCAA is a network of partner organizations dedicated to enhancing New Jersey’s capacity to plan for and respond to climate changes.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Governors Jim Florio and Tom Kean are well deserving of UCI’s National Ocean Champions award,” said Tony MacDonald, Director of the UCI.  He explained that Florio’s and Kean’s many actions over the years have led to, “the reduction of marine debris, the phase out of ocean dumping, opposition to offshore oil and gas development, and support for protection of the Jersey Shore we all love,” which led to the UCI’s decision to honor the governors with this prestigious award.&nbsp;</p> <p>MacDonald explained that for 14 years, the UCI has brought national and state leaders to the University in order to acknowledge and honor their work and commitment to coastal and ocean issues. “Hopefully, bringing leaders of this stature to campus will inspire our students and local leaders, as well as to reflect to the broader community UCI’s and Monmouth’s aspiration to be a center of expertise to inform ocean and coastal management efforts,” he said.</p> <p>“As an ocean research and policy institute within ‘The Coastal University,’ we feel a special obligation to shore communities on timely marine issues. Each year this event brings nationally respected leaders and scientists to Monmouth for a valuable dialogue with students, faculty, and members of the public,” said Karl Vilacoba, the UCI’s Communication Director</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6210-urban-coast-institute-honors-former-new-jersey-governors">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/5/News/Urban_Coast_Governers.jpg" alt="Urban Coast Governers" />The University’s Urban Coast Institute (UCI) honored former New Jersey Governors Thomas Kean and James Florio at the 14th Annual Coastal and Ocean Champion Awards at Wilson Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9.</p> <p>Florio and Kean received the UCI’s highest honor, the National Ocean Champions Award, for their advocacy in environmental and coastal protection in office, and their current leadership in the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA). The NJCAA is a network of partner organizations dedicated to enhancing New Jersey’s capacity to plan for and respond to climate changes.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Governors Jim Florio and Tom Kean are well deserving of UCI’s National Ocean Champions award,” said Tony MacDonald, Director of the UCI.  He explained that Florio’s and Kean’s many actions over the years have led to, “the reduction of marine debris, the phase out of ocean dumping, opposition to offshore oil and gas development, and support for protection of the Jersey Shore we all love,” which led to the UCI’s decision to honor the governors with this prestigious award.&nbsp;</p> <p>MacDonald explained that for 14 years, the UCI has brought national and state leaders to the University in order to acknowledge and honor their work and commitment to coastal and ocean issues. “Hopefully, bringing leaders of this stature to campus will inspire our students and local leaders, as well as to reflect to the broader community UCI’s and Monmouth’s aspiration to be a center of expertise to inform ocean and coastal management efforts,” he said.</p> <p>“As an ocean research and policy institute within ‘The Coastal University,’ we feel a special obligation to shore communities on timely marine issues. Each year this event brings nationally respected leaders and scientists to Monmouth for a valuable dialogue with students, faculty, and members of the public,” said Karl Vilacoba, the UCI’s Communication Director</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6210-urban-coast-institute-honors-former-new-jersey-governors">Read More ...</a></p> Hispanic Heritage Celebrated 2018-10-03T12:23:49-04:00 2018-10-03T12:23:49-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6191-hispanic-heritage-celebrated MEHDI HUSAINI | CO-SENIOR/NEWS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Hispanic_Heritage_1.JPG" alt="Hispanic Heritage 1" />The University held the first ever opening ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, Sept. 17, marking the beginning of a series that will run through Friday, Oct. 19.</p> <p>The event began with a lively musical performance and dancing in front of Wilson Hall, followed by a flag parade to Anacon Hall in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center for a keynote speech by Wilda Diaz, Mayor of Perth Amboy, and a dance performance by Alborada, a Spanish dance company based in New Jersey.&nbsp;</p> <p>The event was organized by the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee with the sponsorship of the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Gourmet Dining, and the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, among others. The theme of the series of events is “One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.”</p> <p>“One of the things I always tell students is that when you come to Monmouth University, you’re coming to get an education and a degree, but you’re also coming to broaden yourself as people and individuals,” said University President Grey Dimenna, Esq., while introducing Diaz. “One of the greatest opportunities you have while you’re here at the University is the ability to meet people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different religions, and get a better understanding of the people that make up our wonderful country.”</p> <p>“I think it’s really important that we celebrate diversity and most importantly celebrate who we are as students,” said Diaz in her keynote speech, highlighting that the month of events was a great step toward appreciating the Latino culture that she proudly represents as the only Latina mayor in New Jersey. “We can’t continue to allow the [current presidential administration] to diminish and be so disconnected with the Latinos and Hispanics of this nation that only come here to live the American dream and make contributions by their hard work,” Diaz continued.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6191-hispanic-heritage-celebrated">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Hispanic_Heritage_1.JPG" alt="Hispanic Heritage 1" />The University held the first ever opening ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, Sept. 17, marking the beginning of a series that will run through Friday, Oct. 19.</p> <p>The event began with a lively musical performance and dancing in front of Wilson Hall, followed by a flag parade to Anacon Hall in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center for a keynote speech by Wilda Diaz, Mayor of Perth Amboy, and a dance performance by Alborada, a Spanish dance company based in New Jersey.&nbsp;</p> <p>The event was organized by the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee with the sponsorship of the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Gourmet Dining, and the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, among others. The theme of the series of events is “One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.”</p> <p>“One of the things I always tell students is that when you come to Monmouth University, you’re coming to get an education and a degree, but you’re also coming to broaden yourself as people and individuals,” said University President Grey Dimenna, Esq., while introducing Diaz. “One of the greatest opportunities you have while you’re here at the University is the ability to meet people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different religions, and get a better understanding of the people that make up our wonderful country.”</p> <p>“I think it’s really important that we celebrate diversity and most importantly celebrate who we are as students,” said Diaz in her keynote speech, highlighting that the month of events was a great step toward appreciating the Latino culture that she proudly represents as the only Latina mayor in New Jersey. “We can’t continue to allow the [current presidential administration] to diminish and be so disconnected with the Latinos and Hispanics of this nation that only come here to live the American dream and make contributions by their hard work,” Diaz continued.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6191-hispanic-heritage-celebrated">Read More ...</a></p> Nineteen New Faculty Start at Monmouth 2018-10-03T12:16:15-04:00 2018-10-03T12:16:15-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6189-nineteen-new-faculty-start-at-monmouth NATALIE OSTERMANN | ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Monmouth_Welcomes_Faculty_1.jpg" alt="Monmouth Welcomes Faculty 1" />The University hired 33 faculty members for the current 2018-2019 academic year. Of the 33 faculty, 19 were new to the University whereas 14 were retuning faculty taking on new roles.</p> <p>Laura Moriarty, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, explained the logistics behind the hiring process. “Whenever we hire faculty, it is to meet the demands of various academic programs and to serve the students in those programs, so hiring faculty is always beneficial,” she said.</p> <p>According to Moriarty, the University had a net gain of two faculty members for this academic year, having a total of 312 members for the fall compared to the 310 from the previous year.</p> <p>Moriarty further commented on the reasoning behind why faculty members are hired and said, “Hiring faculty is not only for new-to-budget positions but for replacements of people who have left the University for a variety of reasons.”</p> <p>University President Grey Dimenna, Esq., played a crucial role in the hiring of these new faculty and touched upon the hiring process as well. “We continue to hire new faculty to meet the demands of various academic programs, both new and continuing, and to serve the students in those programs,” explained Dimenna. “Faculty hires are made based upon the number of students in each program and the number of faculty needed to teach those students.”</p> <p>Dimenna said that he has confidence in his new faculty members and believes that they are a good fit for the University. “This year’s group of new faculty are particularly great,” commented Dimenna. “I have met them and am very impressed by both their diversity as well as their excitement to be teaching at Monmouth.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6189-nineteen-new-faculty-start-at-monmouth">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Monmouth_Welcomes_Faculty_1.jpg" alt="Monmouth Welcomes Faculty 1" />The University hired 33 faculty members for the current 2018-2019 academic year. Of the 33 faculty, 19 were new to the University whereas 14 were retuning faculty taking on new roles.</p> <p>Laura Moriarty, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, explained the logistics behind the hiring process. “Whenever we hire faculty, it is to meet the demands of various academic programs and to serve the students in those programs, so hiring faculty is always beneficial,” she said.</p> <p>According to Moriarty, the University had a net gain of two faculty members for this academic year, having a total of 312 members for the fall compared to the 310 from the previous year.</p> <p>Moriarty further commented on the reasoning behind why faculty members are hired and said, “Hiring faculty is not only for new-to-budget positions but for replacements of people who have left the University for a variety of reasons.”</p> <p>University President Grey Dimenna, Esq., played a crucial role in the hiring of these new faculty and touched upon the hiring process as well. “We continue to hire new faculty to meet the demands of various academic programs, both new and continuing, and to serve the students in those programs,” explained Dimenna. “Faculty hires are made based upon the number of students in each program and the number of faculty needed to teach those students.”</p> <p>Dimenna said that he has confidence in his new faculty members and believes that they are a good fit for the University. “This year’s group of new faculty are particularly great,” commented Dimenna. “I have met them and am very impressed by both their diversity as well as their excitement to be teaching at Monmouth.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6189-nineteen-new-faculty-start-at-monmouth">Read More ...</a></p> University Launched New Institute for Health and Wellness 2018-10-03T12:12:11-04:00 2018-10-03T12:12:11-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6187-university-launched-new-institute-for-health-and-wellness ZACH COSENZA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/New_Institute_Health_Wellness.jpg" alt="New Institute Health Wellness" />The University announced the establishment of its new Institute of Health and Wellness (IHW), a campus-wide initiative that will serve as a central health and wellness resource for the University and surrounding community, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.&nbsp;</p> <p>The IHW will leverage the University’s existing academic programs in the health fields and regional partnerships with hospitals and other community-based partners, and will be an organization for education, research, and community engagement.&nbsp;</p> <p>Belinda Anderson, Ph.D., the new Director of the IHW, explained that a significant part of her job includes getting funding, managing projects, and creating and strengthening partnerships with other organizations. “My job as Director will involve shaping the Institute’s focus and goals,” she said. “The Institute’s activities will encompass education, research, community service and collaboration, and will be interdisciplinary. I am responsible for collecting feedback from internal and external stake holders to collectively determine the Institute’s priorities.”&nbsp;</p> <p>“My goal is to develop the IHW so that it embodies the needs, interests and passions of our faculty, students, staff, and external partners,” Anderson said. “I’d like to see the IHW improve the lives of those on campus and in the surrounding community through education, research and service related to health and wellness.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6187-university-launched-new-institute-for-health-and-wellness">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/New_Institute_Health_Wellness.jpg" alt="New Institute Health Wellness" />The University announced the establishment of its new Institute of Health and Wellness (IHW), a campus-wide initiative that will serve as a central health and wellness resource for the University and surrounding community, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.&nbsp;</p> <p>The IHW will leverage the University’s existing academic programs in the health fields and regional partnerships with hospitals and other community-based partners, and will be an organization for education, research, and community engagement.&nbsp;</p> <p>Belinda Anderson, Ph.D., the new Director of the IHW, explained that a significant part of her job includes getting funding, managing projects, and creating and strengthening partnerships with other organizations. “My job as Director will involve shaping the Institute’s focus and goals,” she said. “The Institute’s activities will encompass education, research, community service and collaboration, and will be interdisciplinary. I am responsible for collecting feedback from internal and external stake holders to collectively determine the Institute’s priorities.”&nbsp;</p> <p>“My goal is to develop the IHW so that it embodies the needs, interests and passions of our faculty, students, staff, and external partners,” Anderson said. “I’d like to see the IHW improve the lives of those on campus and in the surrounding community through education, research and service related to health and wellness.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6187-university-launched-new-institute-for-health-and-wellness">Read More ...</a></p> Rock the Vote Event Gets Over 100 Students Registered 2018-10-03T12:08:02-04:00 2018-10-03T12:08:02-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6186-rock-the-vote-event-gets-over-100-students-registered NICHOLAS COSCARELLI | DEPUTY MANAGING/POLITICS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Rock_Vote_Registered_1.jpg" alt="Rock Vote Registered 1" />The University’s Stand Up and Be Counted voter campaign and the Political Science Club hosted the first of two Rock the Vote events in front of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center, on Wednesday, Sept. 26.&nbsp;</p> <p>The event succeeded at getting more than 160 students on campus registered to vote, and featured free pizza, t-shirts, and a star-spangled dinosaur mascot. Joseph Patten, Ph.D., an associate professor of political science, and one of the coordinators of the Rock the Vote campaign, explained that the event was organized by a volunteer group, consisting of students, faculty, and administrators from all six schools, as well as University President Grey Dimenna, Esq.  “All six schools gave contribution to help fund the effort,” Patten said. “Our goal is to register 400 students on campus this semester.”&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to plan the event, the Political Science Club held meetings once a week on Wednesdays to come up with fun and creative ways to get students registered to vote. “A lot of the ideas come directly from the students,” said Patten.&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the ideas that has been utilized has been the “classroom barnstormers,” about 20 students who are going through classes on campus to help raise awareness about elections and helping to register students that way.&nbsp;</p> <p>Landon Myers, a senior political science student with a minor in economics, and President of the Political Science Club, explained that the barnstormers have gone through about 30 classrooms to discuss the importance of voting, informing students of upcoming elections, and handing out registration forms. “The professors were really helpful in allowing us to come into their classrooms and talk to their students,” said Myers. “Many of them also helped in organizing the Rock the Vote event.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6186-rock-the-vote-event-gets-over-100-students-registered">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/4/News/Rock_Vote_Registered_1.jpg" alt="Rock Vote Registered 1" />The University’s Stand Up and Be Counted voter campaign and the Political Science Club hosted the first of two Rock the Vote events in front of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center, on Wednesday, Sept. 26.&nbsp;</p> <p>The event succeeded at getting more than 160 students on campus registered to vote, and featured free pizza, t-shirts, and a star-spangled dinosaur mascot. Joseph Patten, Ph.D., an associate professor of political science, and one of the coordinators of the Rock the Vote campaign, explained that the event was organized by a volunteer group, consisting of students, faculty, and administrators from all six schools, as well as University President Grey Dimenna, Esq.  “All six schools gave contribution to help fund the effort,” Patten said. “Our goal is to register 400 students on campus this semester.”&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to plan the event, the Political Science Club held meetings once a week on Wednesdays to come up with fun and creative ways to get students registered to vote. “A lot of the ideas come directly from the students,” said Patten.&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the ideas that has been utilized has been the “classroom barnstormers,” about 20 students who are going through classes on campus to help raise awareness about elections and helping to register students that way.&nbsp;</p> <p>Landon Myers, a senior political science student with a minor in economics, and President of the Political Science Club, explained that the barnstormers have gone through about 30 classrooms to discuss the importance of voting, informing students of upcoming elections, and handing out registration forms. “The professors were really helpful in allowing us to come into their classrooms and talk to their students,” said Myers. “Many of them also helped in organizing the Rock the Vote event.”</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6186-rock-the-vote-event-gets-over-100-students-registered">Read More ...</a></p> Debate Team Defeats Cornell in Quarter-Playoff Round 2018-09-26T10:15:19-04:00 2018-09-26T10:15:19-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6148-debate-team-defeats-cornell-in-quarter-playoff-round NICHOLAS COSCARELLI DEPUTY | MANAGING/POLITICS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/3/News/Debate_Team_Defeats_Cornell.jpg" alt="Debate Team Defeats Cornell" />The University Debate Team received four team awards at the Phyllis Schatz Invitational, hosted by the SUNY-Binghamton this weekend. The team went 4-2 on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, and defeated Cornell University in a quarter-final playoff round on Sunday, Sept. 23.</p> <p>&nbsp;“We actually went up against the same Cornell team during the regular rounds and they were a really tough team to debate,” Eric Schwartz, a political science student sophomore, explained. “They were obviously incredibly intelligent and used some pretty intricate and unique arguments. They ended up winning that round. When we learned that we would be facing them in the playoffs, we knew we had to step up our game. Matt and I prepared for the arguments they might run, and ended up beating them and advancing in the playoffs.”</p> <p>“It felt great to defeat an Ivy League school, and I’d like to think that it reflected really positively on Monmouth and even helped with our reputation as a school to take seriously,” said Schwartz. Cohen also believes that the team’s win against Cornell at the tournament is a major achievement for the University, and he credits their success to the work and commitment of the rest of the team and of their advisor, Joseph Patten, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, and an associate professor of political science.</p> <p>“Defeating Cornell was a really great win for me and my partner Eric. However, it was all because of debaters like Gregory Harpe, Kaitlin Allsopp, Landon Myers, and Alexis Vasquez who put so much time and effort into gathering evidence and mentoring the Eric and myself,” said Matt Cohen, a junior computer science major. “Debate is all about the team and our leadership is amazing and me and Eric would have gone nowhere without them.”</p> <p>“And of course without the amazing Dr. Patten to guide us through the good and the bad, debate would just be another academic activity not the fun and enjoyable experience it is because of him,” he added.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6148-debate-team-defeats-cornell-in-quarter-playoff-round">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/3/News/Debate_Team_Defeats_Cornell.jpg" alt="Debate Team Defeats Cornell" />The University Debate Team received four team awards at the Phyllis Schatz Invitational, hosted by the SUNY-Binghamton this weekend. The team went 4-2 on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, and defeated Cornell University in a quarter-final playoff round on Sunday, Sept. 23.</p> <p>&nbsp;“We actually went up against the same Cornell team during the regular rounds and they were a really tough team to debate,” Eric Schwartz, a political science student sophomore, explained. “They were obviously incredibly intelligent and used some pretty intricate and unique arguments. They ended up winning that round. When we learned that we would be facing them in the playoffs, we knew we had to step up our game. Matt and I prepared for the arguments they might run, and ended up beating them and advancing in the playoffs.”</p> <p>“It felt great to defeat an Ivy League school, and I’d like to think that it reflected really positively on Monmouth and even helped with our reputation as a school to take seriously,” said Schwartz. Cohen also believes that the team’s win against Cornell at the tournament is a major achievement for the University, and he credits their success to the work and commitment of the rest of the team and of their advisor, Joseph Patten, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, and an associate professor of political science.</p> <p>“Defeating Cornell was a really great win for me and my partner Eric. However, it was all because of debaters like Gregory Harpe, Kaitlin Allsopp, Landon Myers, and Alexis Vasquez who put so much time and effort into gathering evidence and mentoring the Eric and myself,” said Matt Cohen, a junior computer science major. “Debate is all about the team and our leadership is amazing and me and Eric would have gone nowhere without them.”</p> <p>“And of course without the amazing Dr. Patten to guide us through the good and the bad, debate would just be another academic activity not the fun and enjoyable experience it is because of him,” he added.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6148-debate-team-defeats-cornell-in-quarter-playoff-round">Read More ...</a></p> Business Honor Society Recognized Nationally 2018-09-26T10:11:53-04:00 2018-09-26T10:11:53-04:00 https://outlook.monmouth.edu/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6147-business-honor-society-recognized-nationally NATALIE OSTERMANN | ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR s1074188@monmouth.edu <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/3/News/Beta_Gamma_Sigma_Honors.jpg" alt="Beta Gamma Sigma Honors" />The University's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the International Business Honor Society, has been recognized as a highest honors chapter this month by its national organization.</p> <p>BGS was established in 2000, shortly after the University received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for their business program in 1999.</p> <p>Donald M. Moliver, Ph.D., Dean of the Leon Hess School of Business, recalled the moment when he received the news. “The way I was notified was [by] President [Grey] Dimenna,” explained Moliver. “He sent me an email because he was personally notified that our chapter has been recognized as a chapter of distinction and said if I hadn’t seen this I think you should know about it.”</p> <p>Unlike some honors societies, Beta Gamma Sigma takes members on an invite-only basis. Students must be at least of sophomore standing and have a 3.8 GPA to receive an invitation to join. Only the top ten percent of business students are accepted as undergraduates; the eligibility for graduate students is a little more lenient, with them having to be in the top 20 percent of their class. Becoming a member is a lifelong commitment that stays with students long after they graduate.</p> <p>The traditional induction ceremony is held on the night before spring commencement at the Hollywood Golf Club in Ocean, NJ. New student inductees, current student members, families, and University faculty gather around to celebrate the chapter’s accomplishments and listen to a guest speaker. Additionally, awards are distributed to both students and a faculty member who have shown exemplary work that year.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6147-business-honor-society-recognized-nationally">Read More ...</a></p> <p><img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="https://outlook.monmouth.edu/images/articles/2018-2019/91/3/News/Beta_Gamma_Sigma_Honors.jpg" alt="Beta Gamma Sigma Honors" />The University's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the International Business Honor Society, has been recognized as a highest honors chapter this month by its national organization.</p> <p>BGS was established in 2000, shortly after the University received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for their business program in 1999.</p> <p>Donald M. Moliver, Ph.D., Dean of the Leon Hess School of Business, recalled the moment when he received the news. “The way I was notified was [by] President [Grey] Dimenna,” explained Moliver. “He sent me an email because he was personally notified that our chapter has been recognized as a chapter of distinction and said if I hadn’t seen this I think you should know about it.”</p> <p>Unlike some honors societies, Beta Gamma Sigma takes members on an invite-only basis. Students must be at least of sophomore standing and have a 3.8 GPA to receive an invitation to join. Only the top ten percent of business students are accepted as undergraduates; the eligibility for graduate students is a little more lenient, with them having to be in the top 20 percent of their class. Becoming a member is a lifelong commitment that stays with students long after they graduate.</p> <p>The traditional induction ceremony is held on the night before spring commencement at the Hollywood Golf Club in Ocean, NJ. New student inductees, current student members, families, and University faculty gather around to celebrate the chapter’s accomplishments and listen to a guest speaker. Additionally, awards are distributed to both students and a faculty member who have shown exemplary work that year.</p> <p class="feed-readmore"><a target="_blank" href ="/index.php/news/146-volume-90-fall-2018-spring-2019/6147-business-honor-society-recognized-nationally">Read More ...</a></p>