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Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

WELCOME BACK LETTER: Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi, The International Honor Society In Education at Monmouth University would love to welcome everyone back to campus!

We hope everyone had a great summer and that everyone is ready to put another mark of accomplishment on campus this school year.

KDP had a very successful year last school year. One of our biggest accomplishments was delivering  an enormous amount of school supplies to Union Beach Elementary School to help aid in their recovery from Super Storm Sandy.

Members of KDP collected various school supplies from helpful organizations and individuals from on and off campus. Kappa Delta Pi also held a very successful bake sale in McAllan Hall using home-baked goods and 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to Union Beach. These supplies were boxed up by members of KDP and taken to Union Beach to the glistening smiles of overjoyed children.

This year, the members of the newly elected E-Board will be taking their talents to Dallas, Texas in October for the 49th annual Biennial Convocation. The Convocation will have keynote addresses from some of the most successful and noted people in Education, but your E-board of KDP will also have a presentation themselves.

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WELCOME BACK LETTER: Dance Team

Dance Team Try-Outs

Monday, September 16 at 8 pm, Anacon Hall

For details, contact Kristen at kisaksen@monmouth.edu

MU Welcomes New Head Hawk into the Nest

welcome_president_brownPresident Paul R. Brown officially began his new role at the University on August 1. Since leaving Lehigh University and taking over for Paul G. Gaffney II, Brown has been fo­cusing on how to make the Univer­sity grow.

Brown explained that he has been busy meeting as many people as possible and as quickly as he can. “It’s been great for me because that’s the way you learn a culture,” he said.

He has been attending sporting events and even move-in day for the first year students, which led him to meeting many new people. He would like to understand what is strong about the University and the new programs on campus before making any “grounded decisions.”

Being the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Le­high University was a position that Brown believes prepared him to be President. Strategic planning is an aspect that he carried over to the University from his previous posti­tion. “You’re always thinking years ahead. Students just came yesterday, today, but you’re always thinking years ahead,” he said.

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The EZ Ride Shuttle Adds Stop on Campus ... Did We Mention it’s Free?

shuttle_stop_on_campusA ribbon cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, September 4, welcomed a newfreeform of transportation available for all students and staff. The city of Long Branch’s “EZ Ride Bus Shuttle” created a new route that will include the Univer­sity Health Center.

“I look around the campus, and where the cars are going to go is one of the biggest is­sues,” said Adam Schneider, mayor of Long Branch. “This helps.”

Finding a place to park on the University campus has been an unresolved issue for many years. University Presi­dent Paul Brown and Schnei­der believe that the shuttle will minimize the issue.

“I hope that it definitely does help with parking,” explains Brown. “What I would like to see is this bus inundated with students and staff.”

Students were happy to see a new form of transportation at the University. “I think the shuttle service is an awesome idea for students,” said Nicole Adamusik, a Business Manage­ment senior at the University. “It will be so much more conve­nient and easier to get around, especially for those students who don’t have a car on cam­pus.”

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Student Center Gets New Look

student_center_faceliftThe Rebecca Stafford Stu­dent Center completed new renovations this summer to create new food selections and an updated look. The University’s dining service, ARAMARK, worked with campus officials to solidify the changes.

“I’m so happy to see where it’s [the Student Center Food Court] come from, to where it is now. It’s good to see it moving forward,” Christa Etherington, retail manager for ARAMARK, said.

The Student Center re­moved the center island to create more space for students and staff. Food stations were also rearranged. Etherington explained that the changes were created to provide stu­dents and faculty more vari­ety of food to choose from.

The changes to the Student Center include the addition of Jersey Mikes, The Bene Sta­tion and Greens to Go. The remaining stations also re­cieved smaller adjustments to their food selesction.

Jersey Mikes, a well-known chain restaurant, is now of­fering the University sub sandwiches and wraps. Sand­wiches can be made “Mike’s Way,” which is the addition of onions, lettuce, tomatos, olive oil blend, red wine vi­nager, and spices to make the sandwich your own.

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MU Offers New Veterinary and Medical School Program

SGU_new_veterinary_programThe University entered into a partnership with St. George’s Uni­versity’s (SGU) School of Medi­cine and Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies on August 12 to provide students studying biology and health studies a new option for medical and veterinary school.

“It is very competitive to get into medical or veterinarian school, and this agreement will give our students an edge for admissions,” said Bernadette Dunphy, Co- Director of the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee.

Students pursuing medical school will complete the first two years at St. George’s University, while their final two years will be spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated hospital in the United State or the United Kingdom.

Students pursuing veterinarian school will complete their first three years at St. George’s Univer­sity, while their final year will be completed at an affiliated veteri­narian school in the United States, Canada, Australia or Ireland.

The University was originally introduced to SGU during a pre-health advisors trip that Dunphy attended in Grenada a few years prior. “When I was at SGU and touring the medical and veterinar­ian schools, I quickly saw that an agreement would be beneficial for both SGU and MU,” said Dunphy.

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Students Kick-Off the Semester with “Welcome Week”

Welcome_WeekStudent move-in day at the Uni­versity marked the first day of “Wel­come Week” on Sunday, September 1. “Welcome Week” is a series of events that the University offers to help students transition back into campus life after summer break.

“Pimp Your Room Bingo,” held in Anacon Hall, was the first event to take place during “Welcome Week.” This event allowed students a chance to decorate their room, meet other students, and have a good time, all while playing bin­go. Following the event was a late night breakfast in Magill Commons.

A c a d e m i c tours were given on Monday, Sep­tember 2, titled “Dude Where’s My Class?” The tours were given by members of the New Student Orientation staff to help relieve some of the stress associated with finding rooms and buildings on the day of class.

Harsha Tulshi, a freshman major­ing in business fi­nance, said the tour was very helpful.

“I really liked it because they actu­ally have someone that basically takes you on a tour and physically shows you where your classes are located,” Tulshi said.

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The MAC Holds Annual Job Fair

Hundreds of University Federal Work Study (FWS) students gath­ered in the Multi-purpose Activity Center (MAC) to search for em­ployment at the Job Fair on Thurs­day, September 5.

The Job Fair, organized by the Student Employment Office, serves to help students in the FWS program find work on and off-cam­pus.

According to the University website, the Office of Financial Aid is responsible for awarding stu­dents FWS, which is determined based on the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). The students who qualify for FWS are given preferential hiring in the month of September. Those who do not qualify for FWS can still re­ceive jobs on campus, but are con­sidered Student Help.

Aimee Parks, the Assistant Di­rector of Human Resources for Student Employment, says that there are roughly 1, 700 University students who have been awarded FWS this year. According to Parks, the Student Employment Office can hire four FWS students for the price of just one Student Help em­ployee.

“Monmouth gives you roughly $1.88 an hour and the federal gov­ernment subsidizes the rest of your wages,” Parks explains.

During this year’s Job Fair, there were over 40 on and off-campus employers present. Among the off-campus organizations were the Young Men Christian Association, Two Rivers Theater and a handful of local after school programs.

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President Brown is Officially Greeted by the University

After 10 years of strong leader­ship, the former University presi­dent, Paul G. Gaffney retired from his position and Dr. Paul Brown was welcomed as the new Univer­sity president during a ceremony at Wilson Hall on July 31.

Brown, previously the Dean of the College of Business and Econom­ics at Lehigh University, assumed the position as the 8th University president. “It’s with tremendous excitement that I join Monmouth University,” Brown said during the ceremony.

“The trustees (Board of Trustees) put faith in me for this position and boy, as the next steward of this out­standing institution, you have my trust that I’ll give it my very, very, very best shot,” Brown said.

Robert B. Sculthorpe, the Chair­man of the Board of Trustees, joined in welcoming the new presi­dent through announcing to that Brown is a distinguished scholar and a prominent academic leader.

“Since being chosen as Monmouth University’s new presi­dent on February 26, our two Pauls’ have engaged in the most compre­hensive and rigorous presidential transition in Monmouth’s history,” said Sculthorpe.

He also presented Gaffney with a University flag.

Shannon Killeen, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, said Brown was enthusiastic about join­ing the University community.

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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