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One hundred years ago, The Montclair Normal 
School housed future teachers who studied 
vigoriously on the hope of educating youth. 
This very foundation that Montclair State Uni- 
versity was eventually built on has become an 
educational mecca known nationally for its 
excellence. One hundred years of alumni have 
learned how to become masters in their field, 
create long-lasting bonds with others and put 
their mark on many things throughout the 
campus. There have been stories of falling in 
love, finding their way and defining them- 
selves through their college experience. One 
academic building built in 1908 has developed 
into the second-largest campus in New Jersey. 
Every inch of campus is covered in hundreds 
of stories. We can only hope to keep telling our 
stories and to share with others the sensation 
that Montclair State University has become. 
This institution is why we can tell our stories. 




The culmination of an undergraduate degree results in a brilliant 
moment where students become alumni and are no longer subjected 
to greuling undergraduate work. The day itself is bittersweet. Fami- 
lies and friends gather to see their little baby boys and girls become 
adults. Montclair State's commencment is nothing short of extraor- 
dinary. From guest speakers, including Governer Jon S. Corzine and 
Mikhail Baryshnikov, to giant beach balls being tossed around and 
silly string flying in the air, MSU students know how to celebrate 
hard work and how to go out with a bang. Senior speaker Amie Mac- 
Math addressed the class of 2008 and said, ''When one thinks about 
a leader in the world, the image of a president or another person in 
power usually comes to mind. It is important however to recognize 
the leaders that are sitting among us today. There is greatness in this 
arena. We are the leaders of today. We have the power to go out and 
create change in the world around us, to influence our peers and 
younger generations, to create cures for diseases, educate the future 
leaders of tomorrow, and truly make a difference in this world. Mont- 
clair State University students have accomplished tremendous feats 
over the past 100 years, and now, it is our turn to leave a legacy. " 




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At Montclair State, students make 
their college experience unique by 
adding their nnark on a cannpus 
organization. Activities range fronn 
career oriented activities such as 
the Psychology Club, religious 
groups such as Hillel, and just-for- 
fun clubs such as Montclair Uni- 
versity Gamers. MSU also hosts 
a large family of Greek Life with 
almost 40 fraternities, sororities, 
and social fellowships on campus. 
Students show their personalities 
through their respective organiza- 
tions and are able to be involved in 
things they believe in and things 
that make them come alive. 




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Montclair State University students like to 
get their hands messy in the classroonn. That 
doesn't just nnean digging their hands into a 
pottery wheel, but it also means acting ou 
crime scenes for journalism classes. Photog 
raphy classes do lighting workshops so thej 
can have first-hand experience in Calcia Hal 
while theater classes in Life Hall transforni 
classrooms into Nazi Germany. Old practices 
of learning straight from a textbook are not 
common practice at MSU. Thinking out of the 
box is the way of life on this campus. And no, 
the role playing never gets old. 







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With the addition of the John J. Cali School of 
Music and the Kasser Theatre to Montclair State 
Univeristy's campus, the Departnnent of The- 
atre and Dance is become even more wide- 
spread across campus. Acclaimed professionals, 
such as Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill 
T Jones (Spring Awakening) and the Shanghi 
Quartet. Stellar performances, such as the new 
American opera Eimer Gantry and the fun-loving 
' musical Tiie Full Monty, played to positive reviews 
in prestigeous publications such as The New 
York Times, The Star-Ledger, and The Bergen 
Record. Beyond graduation from MSU, students 
gain jobs in supreme genres of the arts, such as 
film, television, and of course, Broadway. Other 
students choose to take destiny into their own 
hands, such as six recent graduates who formed 
their own theatre company, StrangeDog Theatre. 
The presence of musical education on campus 
is a vital part of MSU's tradition of excellence. 



MontGlgir, Sweet, AAontcbir 




University Hall 
Opened 2005 



Cafe Diem 
Opened January 2007 



The Village at Little Falls 
Opened 2003 



AAontcbir State is movin on ip! Since 1908, this ' 
University has seen a tremendous amomt of changes. 
Our most recent changes to our home are University 
Hall, a building resembling Spanish Cantina structures 
that houses a first floor of lecture halls followed by 4 
floors of classrooms, offices and breakouts rooms, a 
computer lab on tfte fifth floor, and topped off with a 
seventh floor Conference Center. This building is 
i equipped with WiFi and plenty of room for study time 

to take place. 

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'Taking a few turns and moving onto Cbve Road to our next edition, is the Vilkage. This 
apartment complex is the home to most Junior and Senior residents. Equipped with 
'apartments ttxat hold four people in a combination of different set ups ( doiijle rooms 
iand sT-i ^ ^ -' - - •■'^ w -- ■r^"rv:f room, two bathrooms and a mini kitchen, this is 

\he b :. get to have before living in tfie Real World. 

Moving back : 
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Always Growing one 

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John J. Call School of MlbIc 
Opening Fall 2009 




itudent Recreation Center 
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The Alexander Kasser Theater 

Opened Fall 2004 

This Cafe is WiFi and offers everytfiing from bogek, paninis, salads, to Starbudcs 
Coffee drinks. Equipped with flashing lights and a cool, collected atmosphere, it is 
definitely a great place to meet with friends and get work done. ^M 

The newest edition to Montcbir State is our our Recreation Center. It opened its 
doors in Spring 2CXD8. Housing plenty of exercise equipped, a regulation swimming 
pool as well as a variety of classes and intramural sports, it is the place to be to 
get in shape! Several MSU students can be seen working a sweat outside the 
classroom, at the Rec Center. 

As of 2009/2010, another addition will be gracing the MSU commtnity. This ^B 
addition is the khn J. Cali School of Music. Not only are ou Music majors good, 
but they are good enough to have their own school being built for them. This school 
is going to be high-tech, just as the rest of MSUs b lildings that are baing brougtit 
up to par. 

We are a University that has gone through quite a face lift bi 

to it. We have a beautifu l campus and w ith ea ch vaiuoble ^ iii^^^^^ M^Mgpa»« 

so proud! 



For the last 100 years, Montclair State University Inas 
always been dedicated to teaching young minds & 
molding successful individuals. Montclair started out 
as the New Jersey State Normal School to meet the 
growing demand for professionally trained teachers. 
There were 1 87 students on the 25-acre campus and 
Charles Sumner Chopin was principal. The school 
became Montclair State Teachers College, offering 
a four-year Bachelor of Arts for secondary school 
teachers in 1927. In 1958, Montclair State Teachers 
College merged with Panzer School of Physical 
Education to become Montclair State College. 
Montclair State College became Montclair State 
University in 1994. Today, Montclair State University is 
known for its Education, Theatre, Business and Music 
programs, alike. Not only has this school expanded 
in size, it has expanded with pride, buildings, 
technology and intelligence. MSU since it's inception 
hod crofted the|)est and the brightest! 

Let's hope Montclair has yet another 1 00 great years! 



The first graduating class numbers 

45 in 1910, including William O. 

Trapp, who will go on to win a 

Pulitzer Prize for journalism for the 

New York Evening World in 1929. 




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A Century goes by and Montclair State graduates about 

2,000 students each May. These are the best the brightest and the 

proud. One hundred years from now, students will look to individuals in 

this class as role models and see how far they have come. As we 

grauduate MSU, we must remember that we leave a legacy. 

With academic excellence and support given by faculity, friends and 

parent alike, Montclair State holds true to this statment. It is a college 

growing in number, facing challenges but rising above and standing 

proud! May we remember our Alma Mater with pride: 



Beneath the Jersey skies so blue, 

ir^ Montclairs mountain town. 

There stands our Collega tried and true 

and growing in renown. 

We love thy cannpus, love thy halls, 

and oft to thee we raise, with loyal lips 

and loyal hearts united songs of praise. 

All hail, all hail Montclair, 
to thee our voices raise, 
AInna Mater, dear Montclair, 
our undying hynnn of praise. * 

Evelyn Hock Walter '25 



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Jairo Mendez 

Marty Cabalar 

Enrique Gomez 

William Traverso 

CJ Fleming 

DJ. Cunningham 

Jeff MiUer 

Robert Clark 

Vicente Medina 

Jesus Castano 

Mike Ercolano 

Luis Carabello 

David Chiarolanzio 

Scott Evangelist 

Graham Mitchell 

Brian Peterson 

Kevin Wieme 



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Team Roster 

Ashley Lustenberger 

Megan Durkin 

Whitney Driver 

Corrine Gannon 

Elia Persico 

Megan Biyson 

Jennifer Jimenez 

Kelly Nance 

Jill Leonard 

Kelly Karp 

Jackie Ferranti 

Maureen Shockley 

Cheryl Bodak 

Nicole Gorhan 

Briana Hopkins 

Carolyn McCrea 

Amanda AguiiTe 

Amanda Livsey 

Kacie Neurouter 

Leslie Gonzalez 



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Emina Udrjia 

Justine DiPaolo 

Michelle Hoff 

Danielle Altersitz 

JoAnna DePierro 

Kathleen Leone 

Rebecca Dobiesz 

Megan Walsh 

Shannon Gill 

Diana Colombo 

Melissa Flaherty 

Kelly Jurczynski 

Alexsandra Litowsky 

Lauren Zehnder 

Jen Tanis 

Rebekah Keller 

Megan Pietrunti 

Deana Hagel 

Jessica Murphy 

Brisa Casas 

Annalisa Valerio 

Brittany Palko 

Jenna Gallo 

Jacquie Supko 




Men's Team 

Eugene Asimou 
William Brown 
Glennluis Cabrera 
Elvis Cole 
Darren Cunningham 
Terence Daly 
Ryan Dougherty 
Brian Gannon 
Chris Harris 
Albert Heward-Mills 
Terry lavarone 
Akeem James 
Anthony Jarvis 
Adenford Jean-Philippe 
Mike Johnson 
Mikejulich 
Tim Lamore 
James Luginsland 
Mario Morrison-Bird 
Michael Nicosia 
Andrew Nnadi 
Muna Onyejiaka 
Michael Palazzo 
Dwight Palmer 
Kevin Ritchie 
Sulton Scott 
Jairo Sierra 
Jihad Springer 
Lee Tedeschi 
Akeem Thomas 
Ricardo Thomas 
Ronald Triolo 
John Tsihlas 
Tony Williams 
Woman's Team 
Brittany Conner 
Leslie Dobbs 
Amanda Hart 
April Hart 
Tyffani Howard 
Faridajawando 
Kerin Kupyn 
Crista Lewandowski 
Margaret Owusu 
Talia Pelle 
Luda Poluyko 
Monique Riddick 
Judline Tumson 
Krystal Wyche 



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The Montclair State University Athletic Training Club, a Class 
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real life learning opportunities, while challenging them in 
intellectual scenarios. Aside from the insightful teachers, as well 
as the schools athletic trainers, there are so many opportunities 
for students to learn about the profession. With clinical rotations 
each semester and possibilties to shadow some of the best 
athletic trainers and doctors in the state, students have fun 
while learning invaluable lessons that cannot be taught in the 
classroom. The time split between the classroom and the 
training room provides rigorous curriculm, ensuring that when 
students sit for the Board of Certification Exam they are ready 
for it. The Montclair StateUniversity Atletic Training Club 
includes many experienced athletic trainers and doctors 
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Class One Organizations 

A Class One organization shall have an appeal that 
reaches the general interest of the entire campus 
community or have an appeal that fosters pride for and 
mobilizes awareness of the interests of a large, distinct, 
and prolific subculture of the campus community, as 
deemed by the discretion of the chartering process. 
Prove to have a demand for membership significantly 
larger than its most recent Class II chartering. Prove to 
have financial and programming needs unable to met 
by the benefits of a Class II charter, have spent a 
minimum of four consecutive years as a Class II 
organization, are willing to have one member of their 
organization represent as a legislator in the SGA. Class 
One Organizations shall be entitled to: a yearly budget 
allocated by the Legislature, and priority for student 
office space. 




ISO 

International Students 

Organization 

Class One Organization 



so is the spearhead organization in 
^ontclair State's quest for international 
diversity, the organization provides 
assistance, company, and guidance to 
^ontclair State's large international 
jtudent body. Having said that, ISO also 
ncludes amongst its top priorities 
nteraction with American students and 
velcomes them with open arms. ISO 
encourages cooperation and a sense of 
jnity amongst the international students 
md the American students here at 
^ontclair State. Members of ISO have an 
)pportunity to learn about the different 
)eople they share this planet with and 
earn some of their customs and traditions 
is well as share some of their own. 





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CARIBSO 

CaribSOs Motto: 

Teamwork: Together We Achieve the 

Extraordinary! 

What best describes CaribSO? 
-Diversity to the fullest. Although we are a 
Caribbean Student Organization, more 
that 75% of our members are not even 
from the Caribbean! 

-CaribSO gives students the chance to 
experience and be a part of the Caribbean 
culture through food, dance, music, and 
our many events. This supports our 
purpose to unite and educate people 
together in culture. 



CaribSO is an organization that readies to all 
walks of life, not just solely the Caribbean!!! 

Although Chartered to Class 1 newly, 
CaribSO is one of the largest and well known 
organizations to have ever hit the Montclair 
State Campus. 

CaribSO was founded in 1992 Greyson 
Hannigan a Jamaican man, who felt the need 
to unite all the Caribbeans in the Montclair 
Campus. 

CaribSO's dance troupe was founded in 2004 
by past president Reginald Stainfil 



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HEART 



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r. HEART (Helping Each other And Redefin- 
ing Tomorrow) is a philanthropic organization that 
is dedicated to helping the young, the elderly and 
the environment. We are also dedicated to helping 
the community. We work with towns like Montclair, 
Jersey City, Newark, Paterson and Lodi. 
WHO'DA THUNK IT? HEART made 271 lunch bags for the 
homeless in the last academic year alone. | HEART 
has made about 90 cards to send to terminally ill chil- 
dren all around the country. | HEART will be donat- 
ing about $150 to the American Heart Association. 
LOOKING BACK: HEART has been active on the MSU 
campus for over 10 years. | In the last academic year, 
heart's membership has doubled. | HEART, origi- 
nally a Class III, was granted a Class II charter in 
2004. 



E-BOARD 

Amanda Kucsera (Presi- 
dent), Maria Vicente 
(Vice President), Michelle 
Hagerty (Secretary), Alissa 
Mahadeen (Treasurer), 
Kelly Teegan (Public Rela- 
tions). 



GENERAL MEMBERS 

H.E.A.R.T. has about 20-30 

members. 



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t We strive to promote a united Jewish population on our 
campus and increase our organization's visibility and membership. 
WHO'DA THUNK IT? Hillel was able to get kosher food in the dining 
halls and the Student Center cafe. | Hillel was Class II Organization 
of the Year in 2006-2007. | MSU, starting in fall 2008, will have a 
Jewish American Studies Minor. 

LOOKING BACK: Hillel was brought back to campus by Jenn Solomon. 
I Hillel planted a tree for Holocaust. | Hillel once used to be a Class 
III organization. 



E-BOARD: 

Harold Grossman (Presi- 
dent), Evan Oberstein (Vice 
President), Rebecca Horowitz 
(Secretary), Abraham Ades 
(Treasurer), Rachel Hershy 
(Head of Public Relations), 
Jerry Yalovitser (General 
Membership Liaison). 



GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 

Marisa Markowitz, Carla Einstein, 
Brett Krieger, Jason Cohen, Jack 
Tawil, Alex Braverman, Craig 
Forman, James Sullivan, Ariel 
WoU, AUyson Schechner-Kanofsky, 
Shlomo Willick, Julie Tsimring, 
Bess Eckstein, Scott Bernstein 






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- David Ben-Gurion 




h.r.Id..a. 

H^man Relations and Leadership Development AssociatioiL 



PURPOSE: To prepare a network of leaders who can be 
shapers of what might be rather than servants of what is. 
MISSION: H.R.L.D.A.'s mission is to develop a cadre of lead- 
ers who accept some responsibility for addressing soci- 
ety's local and global concerns, and through public action, 
strive to make our communities better. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? Leaders are responsible for changing the 
world. I Leadership is life. | H.R.L.D.A develops the leader 



m you! 




Amanda C. Elie (President), 
Barbara Q. Lloyd (Vice 
President), Jacque Mundey 
(Secretary), Frank Quinones 
(Treasurer), Nicholas Jones, 
Ivan Puente (Committee 
Chairs), Geraldine Rojas, 
Genesis Bravo (Freshman 
Representative), Bertha M. 
Diggs, Carmen Reyes-Cuevas 
(Advisors). 




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Can't Hide that Indian Pride!! 



Japan Club 



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MISSION: The purpose of this orga- 
nization is to introduce many 
aspects of Japanese culture to 
the campus community, such as 
language, culture, anime and so 
forth. We are active in culture 
festivals and want to spread the 
beauty and fun of Japanese cul- 
ture to everyone we can. 
E-BOARD: 

Luis Lopez (President), Raquel 
Ford (Vice President), Abdul 
Mathlib (Treasurer), Giovanni 
Palumbo (Secretary), Jennifer 
Pixley (Program Coordinator), 
Brittany Butler (Japanese Media 
Consultant) 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Phili Edicius, Mary McGuire, 
Melissa Prior, Jeannie Bolanos, 
Alex Ford, Jose Feliciano, among 
many other very active members 
and honorary members. 



Japan Club hosts many 
events to spread the 
beauty of Japanese cul- 
ture, such as Chibi-Con 
(a miniature anime con- 
vention) and their own 
M'ison of Iron Chef. 



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R.U.M.S. 



Sexualty, Pride, Education, Community, Trust, Respect, Unity at Montclair State 




MISSION: SPECTRUMS is a Class II organization of the SGA 
dedicated to educating the community about gay, lesbian, 
bisexual, transgender and other various other sexual /gender 
identity issues. We work to help end bigotry on the Mont- 
clair State University campus; to create a safe, supportive, 
and fun environment for GLBTQ students and allies; and to 
celebrate diversity. 

WHO'DATHUNK IT? Members who graduate or move away still 
come to attend our meetings and events because we're just 
so cool. I All the gay men are lesbians, and all the lesbians 
are gay men. | SPECTRUMS is married to the Drew Uni- 
versity Alliance, due to a Marriage-In event at Drew Uni- 
versity in fall 2007, where former SPECTRUMS President 
Scott Stewart and president of the Drew University Alliance, 
Jen Dugan, married the two organizations. | SPECTRUMS 
is multicultural. We're not just for the gays! | Some of our 
straight members play convincing gay men /women 
LOOKING BACK: SPECTRUMS started as a very small organiza- 
tion that consisted of a small group of friends. Today, SPEC- 
TRUMS is one of the most active student organizations on 
campus, having 20-30 members per meeting, putting on a 
variety of events that increases in number each semester, 
and examining topics and concerns that extend passed the 
(j^^BTQ community. 



E-BOARD: 

Laura Nappo (President), Natalie Rusciani 
(Vice President), Tricia Somma (Treasurer), 
Eric Strickland (Secretary), Katie Lynn Cook 
(Assistant Secretary), Kristen Koennemann 
(Public Relations). 



GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 

Adam Othman, Aldrich CoUado, AUyson 
Schechner-Kanofsky, Amie MacMath, Becki 
Bagnato, Beverly Klozkin, Christine Adamo 
Daniel Cromech, Donald Taylor, Douglas 
Mclntyre, Dustin Weinstein, Emilie Guer- 
lain, Jennifer Paragano, Jennifer Kaori, Jes- 
sica Lozak, Jessica Tietjen, Jimmy Nye, Josh 
Myers, Katie Kermedy, Luis Lopez, Liam 
Drislane, Michael Campbell, Michael Zegu- 
lar, Nat Rusciani, Scott Stewart, Suzanne 
Pares, Tricia Somma, Val Kerr, Ziggy 
Aquino 



UAASO 



unified asian american 




organization 

MISSION: The Unified Asian 
American Student Organi- 
zation unifies all of Mont- 
clair State University's Asian 
American students and 
provides the campus with 
awareness of different Asian 
cultures. 

WHO'DATHUNKIT?Injustafew 
years, UAASO has contin- 
ued to grow with members 
of different nationalities 
such as Filipino, Chinese, 
Korean, and Japanese, just 
to name a few! | Every event 
brings culture and dances 
and creates interactions 
among the student body. 

Every year since 2004, 
UAASO has participated 
and won a trophy for home- 
coming. 

LOOKING BACK: UAASO was 
founded in 2002. | The first 
EVER meeting was held in 
the basement of the library 
with only eight people. 

E-BOARD: 

Allen Yu (President), 
Edzel Ubas (Vice 
President), Clarisse 
Madarang (Secretary^ 
Alfonso Reyes (Trea- 
surer). 



(Above and bottom 
right) UAASO competes 
at the 2007 homecom- 
ing. (Bottom left) A 
group of UAASO mem- 
bers hang in the quad. 



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ORGANIZATI 



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Class One and II organizations. , — 




activeminds 

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind 
vord, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of 
aring ...all of which have the potential to turn a life around.'' 

- Leo Buscaglia 




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I: Active Minds is a student-run organization for 
those whose lives have been touched by mental ill- 
ness, to increase awareness of mental health isssues 
and to destigmatize mental illness by promoting open, 
enlightened discussion of mental health issues. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? Montclair State has the only Active 
Minds chapter in New Jersey. 
LOOKING BACK: The organization started in the fall of 2006. 



E-BOARD: 

Cynthia Delva (President), 
John Ogrodowski (Vice 
President), Tia Bryd (Secre- 
tary), Becki Boganato (Trea- 
surer). 




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For more information 
about joining the Man- 
agement Club or to read 
up on their latest news, 
visit their website at 
http://www.msuman- 
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To serve all at MSU and to give all stu- 
dents the opportunity to contribute their time, 
effort, skills and knowledge in serving the stu- 
dent body and the community at large 
PLATFORM: Managing the Fortune 500 Way With 
Concentration in College to Work Transition 
GOAL: With our academic achievements, our social 
skills and our preparedness for the working envi- 
ronment, to make Montclair State University one 
of the colleges of choice for recruiting by prospec- 
tive employers. 

CULTURE: Leadership, Innovation, Forward Think- 
ing 

MAIN EVENTS: Project Management Workshop, Intro- 
duction to Microsoft Project Workshop, Entrepre- 
neurship Workshop, Leadership Skills Workshop, 
Networking Skills Workshop, Business Etiquette 
Workshop, March of Dimes Fundraiser 

E-BOARD: 

Candice Lue (President), 
Kevin Tissera (Vice Presi- 
dent), Jermifer Betchen 
(Secretary), Latisha 
Samuel (Treasurer). 



GENERAL MEMBERS: Ivy Mahabir, Alejandra 
Martinez, Edgardo Alf arc, Jerry Yalovitser, 
Tia Byrd, Eric Coppola, Gregsari Martinez, 
Aaron Attles, Bingxin Huang, Dan Kesiro, 
Dave Lee, Nick Nicoletti, Dwayne Campbell 
MilaRose CanuIIas, Nemwel Kebati, Jermifei 
Bolanos, Juan Carlos Cadavid, Ishmael Flem 
ming, Sam Gherihan, Bart Gomary, Dina 
Noeman, Giselle Nascimento, Rosa Paulino, 
Artem Danilov, Javon Thompson 




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;-BOARD: 

3ric Strickland (President), Justin Towe (Vice Presi- 
dent), Robin Boan (Treasurer), Maxx Casanova (Sec- 
etary), Andrew Cicirelli (Public Relations), Danny 
pherwood (Historian), Dave Marconi (Tournament 
faster) QEHfRALiyifl^gEI^SHIp. 

Aaron Kiedes, AJ Ingersoll, Allyson Schechner-Kanof sky, 
Andy Cattano, Ben Simons, Cengiz Koyas, Dani Healey, Dave 
Clarke, Dennis Masar, Dom Giambattista, Ed Roberts, Eric 
Sieck, James Cappello, James Carolan, Jennifer Pixley, Jen 
Frank, Jimmy Nye, Joseph Campos, Katie Bojanek, Katie Cook, 
Kelley Downey, Kelley Franco, Kevin Geronimo, Kodi Milde, 
Kristen Koennemann, ECristin Timothy, Laura Nappo, Lauren 
Alfant, Luis Lopez, Matt Lemmel, Maxx Casanova, Michael 
I Stoppay, Nat Rusciani, Phil Corso, Samantha Siegel, Sam Phil- 
I lips, Sarah Landy, Shlomo Willick, Stephanie Tonnen, Suzanne 
• Pares, Thomas Walker, Tom Pheasant, Val Kerr, Vin Gallo, Vito 
[ Terranova, Mary McGuire, Jennifer Cram, David Kreinberg, 

Lauren Everett, David Peck, Ed Schwahl, Kevin Maneff, Ryan 
; Gerbehy, Brendan Hocking, Nicholas Christian, David Krae- 
\ mer, Michael Consoli, Mycroft Boyd, Michael Campodonico, 

l Bebhinn Zimmerman, Jon Jenne, Jason Capaldi, Raquel Ford. 

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MISSION: We're focused on providing a place and time for 
people who enjoy playing games and who want to take a 
break from their studies to come play some games and blow 
off some steam. We play all sorts of games - everything from 
Chess to such console games as Halo, Madden and Mario 
Party There is usually something going on and someone 
around for a quick game of whatever is on hand. We've also 
started to run events to help get other students from the uni- 
versity more involved.We're here to help make a community 
atmosphere. And we're here to stay. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? As of fall semester 2007, M.U.G. joined the 
Collegiate Association of Table Top Gamers (CATTG) and 
became its seventh chapter on Sept. 22, 2007. | In fall 2007, 
The Gamers E-board defeated the UAASO E-board in the 
first-ever Family Feud Challenge hosted by ASSIST. 
LOOKING BACK: In spring semester 2006, we were able to get 
chartered by Montclair State's SGA. As of Wednesday, Feb. 
15, 2006, M.U.G. was a Class III Organization of the S.G.A. | 
In spring semester 2008, M.U.G. was granted an upgrade in 
its charter by Montclair State's SGA. As of Wednesday, Feb. 
27, 2008, M.U.G. is a Class II Organization of the S.G.A. 



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nCatholic 




As the Catholic student organization at 
Montclair State University, our purpose is to help 
students grow in their faith. We do this through 
spiritual, social and community outreach program 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? President Matt Boyle says, "VOTE 
FOR RON PAUL!" | The Newman Members love t 
Backstreet Boys and other old school boy bands. 
LOOKING BACK: For over 50 years, the work of Catholi 
Campus Ministry, the Newman Apostolate, has be( 
present at Montclair State University. | Campus mi: 
istry, as far back as the 1880s, was called "Newman 
in tribute to the ideas and ideals of Cardinal 
Newman. | The Newman community is composed 
of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. 



Matt Boyle (President), Mat- 
thew Higgins (Vice Presi- 
dent), Stephanie Haupin 
(Secretary), Veronica Hae- 
gele (Treasurer). 




(Above) Father Jim 
poses with a cardboard 
cutout of Pope Benedict 
XVI. (Middle) New- 
maners and the Sisters 
at the Fall Retreat in 
LBI. (Bottom) Newman 
members and Father Jim 
(Right) Some Newman 
members with 
Father Jim. (Far right) 
The Newman May 



NEWMAN STAFF: 

Father Jim Chern (Advi- 
sor and Chaplain), Mary 
Kominsky (Adminstra- 
tive Assistant and Pastoral 
Associate), Sister Faustine 
of Jesus (Campus Minis- 
ter), Sister Jeanne Marie 
(Campus Minister), Bruce 
Mauro (Music Director). 




^ DANCE CLUB 



: This group is for anyone interested in all forms of dance. We are Montclair 
State University's first SGA Class Ill-approved dance club! All abilities are welcome! 
We choreograph our own dances for the showcase that will be in the spring. Rhythm 
Nation is a fun and flexible community of students who just love to dance! 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? We are open to all levels and styles of dance. | We are student-run and 
student-choreographed. | We have an annual Spring Showcase on campus. 
LOOKING BACK: Rhythm Nation Dance Club was founded in 2004 by Lauryn Hercha- 
kowski. I We have grown from a small group of students to 28 students. | We have 
performed with Synergy at TCNJ. 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: Lauren Santarelli Ed Tan II, 
Laura Sans, Jaclyn Sheehy, Tina Critelli, Jackie 
Kimberlin, Catie Crowley, Dan Rosen, Laura 
Simone, Veronica Miranda, Kelly Johnson, Davia 
Villani, Jen Gross, Alli McDermott, Jackie Rocha, 
Rebecca Fontana, Mindy Affriol, Terry Oakes, Tara 
Jerma Mendelsohn, Karen Mae Masbang 



E-BOARD: 

Ally DiCaro (President), Amy 
Petronzio (Vice President), 
Lindsay Roberts (Secretary), 
Jaclyn Therrien (Treasurer), 
Lisa Berenbaum (Dance Cap- 
tain), Ashley Santillo (PubUc 
Relations). 




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MISSION: To provide a stress-free singing environment for non-music majors and 
music majors alike. 

WHO'DATHUNK IT? Voices is Montclair's only a cappella singing group. | Voices cur- 
rently only has one member who's a music major. Any and all voices are wel- 
come! I Voices loves singing at events for other organizations, including Japan 
Club, SPECTRUMS, Vox, WAVES and many more. | Voices does "Birthday- 
grams." 

LOOKING BACK: Voices used to pay a piano player, but the membership's talent has 
grown over the years, and they now have students that are capable of playing 
the piano. | In 2005, we started singing carols for a children's hospital. 




E- 

Jemiifer Pixley (President), Katie 
Lynn Cook (Vice President), Jes- 
sica Lozak (Treasurer), Christine 
Adamo (Secretary), Natalie Rus- 
ciani (Musical Director). GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 

Robin Boan, Jimmy Nye, Douglas 
Mclntyre, Michael Campbell, Maxx 
Casanova, Erin Fischer, Laura Nappo, 
Dani Healey, Rose Morales, Evan 
Siemers, Dan Rosen, Carla MacLean 




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Voices for Plamied Parenthood 




Our mission is to provide the campus community, both 
men and women, with information about their 
reproductive rights and human sexuality. Vox invites 
people of all religions and genders to engage in 
activities and discussions on what it means to be in 
charge of your reproductive health. Each person in 
the group shall be valued for their views and opinions 
on the issues discussed. Each individual has the right to 
hove access to information regarding reproductive 

health. For example, when 
talking about methods of birth 
control every type of birth 
control will be a port of the 
dialogue. This includes 

everything from pills, to methods 
specifically for men, and 
abstinence. Vox is a resource 
and support group of fellow 
peers, where we ore able to 
relate and help each other 
learn about our bodies in a safe 
place. 




GANIZATIONS 



Class IV organizations are all the Greek organization 

on campus. They receive no money from the SGA an 

don 't fall under many of the SGA 's policies. 

Class IV organizations need to make most of their 

money through fundraising and other activities. 



Alpha Phi Omega 




i^HO'DA TRUNK IT? Our one-hit wonder is the Nu Psi 
). I We have a green monkey as a mascot. | We run an 
erplanetary delivery service. 
)OKING BACK: Originally chartered in 1962 | Char- 

eed again in 2006 after going on hiatus. | We once had a 

nipus publication called the Arrowhead. 

E-BOARD: 

James Carolan (President), 
David Kraemer (Service Vice 
President), Suzanne Pares 
(Membership Vice President), 
Eric Strickland (Membership 
Vice President), Lauren Alfant 
(Secretary), Allyson Schechner- 
Kanofsky (Treasurer) 




Chidinmd Obietikpondh... 

...dlwdvs show the you in you that makes you theyou thatyouare' 




''Esse Quail 
ViderL, 
To be, rather thai 
to seem to be, '' 



E-BOARD: 

Nicole Sakovsky (President), Toni 
Tirri (Vice President of Operations), 
Danielle Olson (Vice President of 
Programming), Christine Federici 
(Vice President of Recruitment), 
Deanna Muro (Vice President 
of Membership Development), 
Cara Scopelitis (Vice President of 
Academic Affairs), Lisa Bracco 
(Member at Large). 




: Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social consciousness and a commit- 
ment to think and act for the greater good. We assure continuous develop- 
ment and achievement for women by embracing our founding principles of 
justice, sisterhood and love. 

WHO'DA THUNK IT? Our mascot is the unicorn. | Our philanthropies are Cystic 
Fibrosis Foundation, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Asso- 
ciated Disorders (ANAD), and the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Founda- 
tion. I Our biggest event is Deepher Dude, a male beauty pageant held 
annually, which raises money for Cystic Fibrosis. 

LOOKING BACK: Delta Phi Epsilon was founded at New York University Law 
School by five women on March 17, 1917. | Delta Phi Epsilon is inter- 
national: we have chapters all over the nation and even in Canada. The 
first Canadian chapter was installed in Quebec on Dec. 5, 1922. | Phi Chi 
Omega, which was chartered on April 23, 1986, started off with 21 found- 
ing sisters but soon yielded 28. On Sept. 25, 1988, the Alpha Eta chapter of 
Delta Phi Epsilon at Montclair State University was founded by 20 active 
sisters of Phi Chi Omega. 




GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Jackie Abano, Allison Alboum, Samantha 
Bamberger, Alyssa Breeman, Lindsay 
Butler, Stephanie Cashman, Maria Cast- 
agna. Crystal Chin, Emmy Ciannello, 
Millie Cohen, Tara Datel, Amy Delia 
Volpe, Lauren Dimick, Jodi Fiorino, 
Arielle Goldstein, Ashley Gray, Jessica 
Hamade, Nicole Rae Jackson, Maria 
Kontogiannis, Jackie Lopresti, Marissa 
Mangiaeapra, Jenna Martinez, Jes- 
sica MuUenax, Stephanie Paletta, Tory 
Roberti, Cynthia Rubio, Melissa Ryan, 
Desiree Santiago, Carly Siegel, Evi Siskos, 
Christina Sofo, Veronica Ventura, Rebecca 
Wurman 



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FALL 2007 E-BOARD: 

Allie Showell (President), Sara Lazratrion 
(Vice President), Lauren Walton (Secretary), 
Allison Rollman (Treasurer), Shennia Goss 
(Pledge Mistress), Gena Hartman (Social 
Chair), Cristina Teodorescu (Publicist), 
Carissa Basedow (Rush Chair), Rebecca 
Tesfaye (Recruitment Chair), Allison Trav- 
ers (Ritual Officer), Shelby Portner (Phi- 
lanthropist), Megan Thompson (Alumni 
President). 





GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Leslie Dobbs, Ellen Mazujian, Ashley Christy, Sara 
Lazration, Alissa Magyar, Megan Thompson, Nicole 
Vasile, Allison Travers, Krystine Alma, Carissa 
Basedow, Amy Chulyakov, Lisa Kowitski, Deb 
Narducci, Allison Rollman, Cristina Teoderescu, 
Rebecca Tesfaye, Lauren Walton, Jessica Anerella, 
Kristie Banks, Jen Betchen, Kristen Bradshaw, 
Jamie Fitzgerald, Carla Kaminski, Kristie Marcinc- 
zyk, Charlene Peterson, Fanny Yu, Linsdey De 
Marco, Kim Barry, Katya Bonilla, Sam Buteas, Jerma 
D'Erasmo, Gabby Flieshman, Lauren Freeman, 
Mary Frinzi, Courtney Huff, Alyssa Rush, Sami 
Spera 



SPRING 2008 E-BOARD: 

Nicole Vasile (President), Sara Lazration 
(Vice President), Rebecca Tesfaye (Secretary), 
Allison Rollman (Treasurer), Allison Trav- 
ers (Pledge Mistress), Deb Narducci (Social 
Chair), Jessica Anerella (Publicist), Kristie 
Marcinczyk (Rush Chair), Carla Kaminski 
(Recruitment Chair), Ellen Mazujian (Ritual 
Chair), Amy Chulyakov (Philanthropist), 
Megan Thompson (Alumni President). 



MISSION: Theta Kappa Chi is a local sorority that was founded in the spring of 1985 at Mont- 
clair State College. Our purpose is to help the underprivileged children of the community 
through social and campus related projects and activities. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? Greek Week Champions 2008! 

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MISSION: The Gamma Mu chapter of Theta Xi National Frater- 
nity was founded on Montclair State University's campus on 
May 2, 1992, and has been looked upon as campus leaders 
since its founding. The brothers of Theta Xi pride themselves 
on their diversity, dedication and leadership on campus. We 
are extremely involved in campus activities, participating in 
various intramural sports, such as softball, basketball, vol- 
leyball, soccer and football. We went undefeated during our 
regular season of football in fall 2007 (6-0), ending in a deep 
playoff run. Our ultimate goal is to have fim and spend time 
together. 

WHO'DATHUNK IT? We have brothers involved the SGA, Residen- 
tial Education and Services (CA & DA), The Montclarion, 
Greek Council, and the college radio station (WMSC 90.3). 
I We participate in several philanthropies like the Walk to 
Defeat MS, volunteer at the Community Food Bank of New 
Jersey, donate clothes to the Salvation Army, hold charity 
Softball games and sponsor blood drives on campus. Our 
purpose is to provide a college home environment for the 
members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to 
better mental, moral, physical and spiritual health. 
LOOKING BACK: We compete armually in MSU's homecoming 
festivities, winning the best float award in 2007 along with 
second overall performance award. | We have won the Greek 
Week talent show three years in a row: 2006, 2007 and 2008. 






Lambda Th eta 




T/a sweet deal is really what you're looking for, then LTA isn't for you. It's a 
^nority and it's a Sisterhood of Ladies who form a lifetime of bonds. You can 
zive AdSU with an education, and, I mean, that's great, but if you pledge LTA, 
you can also leave with that same education and our lifetime Sisterhood. " 



MISSION: The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall 
be to establish a Sisterhood based on unity, love and 
respect, to provide social and cultural activities, and 
to carry on charitable and educational programs. 
Being a sister of LTA is not for a day, it is for a life- 
time! 

WHO'DATHUNK IT? Our chapter nickname is "Attitude" | 
We have a 100% graduation rate | We have more than 
109 different cultures in the sorority as a whole. 
LOOKING BACK: Founded at Montclair State University 
in 1992. I Lambda Theta Alpha was the first sorority 
ever created to cater toward the needs of Latinas in 
the nation. | Latin by tradition, not by definition. 



E-BOARD/GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Patricia Polanco (President), 
Stephanie Rengifo (Vice 
President), Disnalda Vargas 
(Treasurer), Yashira Mojica 
(Secretary), Evelyn Sipiran 
(Chapter Orientation Advi- 
sor) 





Lambda Sigma Upsilor. 

"LSU, an Evolution of a Revolution. We are not just 

a Fraternity, we are a Movement." 





i. We, the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fra- 
ternity, Inc., strongly believe that many individual and coUec-^ 
tive successes can be achieved through the efforts of a culturally 
diverse brotherhood of college and university men who, through 
close association with each other, maintain honesty, commitment, 
respect and trust. The maintenance of these qualities is nurtured 
in large part through the diversity of culture and through self- 
awareness and self-respect. Among the results of actions taken in 
these states of being are the promotion of friendship and brother- 
hood, the development of individual character, the advancement 
of justice and opportunity, and the acquisition of soundness and 
excellence in education. THIS IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR 
BROTHERHOOD! 

WHO'DA THUNK IT: We step and stroll. | Our colors are baby blue and 
white. I We have a sister organization; Mu Sigma Upsilon 
LOOKING BACK: We were founded on April 5, 1979. | Our chapters 
have a cultural background to their names. | Our national philan- 
thropy is HIV and AIDS Awareness. 








E-BOARD: 

Frances Taveras (Presi- 
dent), Ruxy Cordero 
(Vice President), Van- 
essa Rivera (Treasurer), 
Denise Gongora (Secre- 

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Shavon Jackson, Lucia 
Lopez, Crisarist Alman- 
zar, Paola Rios, Maria 
Perez, Adriana Riano, 
Brensi Morales 





MISSION: As sisters of Mu Sigma Upsilon, each and every one of us 
pledge to uphold our goals of academic excellence, unity among 
women and community service. Over the past 26 years, we have dedi- 
cated countless hours of service and generous amounts of money to 
various charities and research programs. Our mission has always been 
to help as many organizations as possible, but we also realize the need 
to focus our efforts in order to make a stronger impact on the commu- 
nity at large. 

WHO'DA THUNK IT? Our colors are baby blue and white. | Our mascot is an 
Amazon woman. | Our nickname is "the Mus" (prounounced mews). 
I MSU has been proud to be a STEPPING organization since 1981. | 
Our brother organization is Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, 
Inc. 

LOOKING BACK: The founding date of Mu Sigma Upsilon is Nov. 21, 1981 
at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. | The Matriarca Chapter of 
Montclair State University was established on Nov. 29, 1990. 








MISSION: To promote association and social develop- 
ment among the woman students of the university. 
I To promote leadership among its members. | To 
encourage members to participate in school activities 
and campus life. | To encourage increased friend- 
ship between women of varied majors. 
WHO'DA THUNK IT? Our colors are pink and black. | Our 
mascot is the Pink Panther. | Our philanthropies 
and community service projects for 2007-2008 are the 
Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Hoboken Home- 
less Shelter, American Heart Association, Dance for 
Dylan and Clifton Boys and Girls Club. 
LOOKING BACK: -Sigma is the oldest sorority on campus, 
founded in 1947. As MSU celebrates in 100th anni- 
versary, Sigma celebrates 61 years of sisterhood. 
I Sigma Delta Phi has inducted over 107 pledge 
classes. | At our 60th anniversary celebration last 
spring, one of our founding sisters, Genevieve Tem- 
burr Generalli, discussed what was going on in the 
world when she was an active sister and a college 
student at Montclair. She remembered that "WWII 
was ending and the GIs came to our school on the GI 
Bill, [and] barrack-type buildings were erected for 
temporary housing where Clove Road now stands." 



E-BOARD: 

Sarah Muso (President), Jill Arud 
(Vice President), Liz Carrano 
(Treasurer), Nicola Catapano (Sec- 
retary), Merry Colonna (Alumni 
Scribe), JuUianne Rizzitello (Ser- 
geant at Arms), Meagan Fibkins 
(Historian), Nicole Hughes (Rush 
Advisor), Kimberley Feldman 
(Pledge Advisor), AUie Edvin 
(Social). 



GENERAL MEMBERSHIP 

DELTA TAU: 

Kimberley Feldman, Jill 
Gorsky, Kirche Houston 
Sarah Muso, Elise Petro, 
Maria Sideris. 

DELTA OMEGA 

Nikkii Haverick, Katie 
Maher, Shayna Pamiuzzo, 
Rachel Wall 



DELTA PHI 

Jill Aruch, Kayla Bonpietro, 
Ashley Bostic, Ashley Boyd, 
Nicola Catapano, Merry 
Colonna, Meagan Fib- 
kins, Holly Grimes, Nicole 
Hughes, Adriana Pestrich- 
ella, Julianne Rizzitello 

DELTA UPSILON 
Liz Carrano 



DELTA RSI 
Marcie Caputo, Mallory 
Cook, Tiffany Davis, 
AUie Edvin, Cristinarose 
Guggino, Katy Henry, 
Samantha Hughes, Kris- 
tin Kearns, Nicole Maf- 
fucci, Nichola Mangan, 
Danielle Morrow, 
Alisa Zherebchevskaya 




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: The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is to enrich the col- 
e;e experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting 
rsndships and to foster personal growth. Sigma Delta Tau 
lall encourage each member by providing intellectual, 
).ilanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within 
h framework of mutual respect and high ethical stan- 
irds. 

l/0'DATHUNK IT? Our motto is "Patriae Multae Spes Una" or 
'|)ne Hope of Many People." | Our mascot is the teddy 
)ar. I Our national colors are cafe au lait and old blue and 
)-r local colors are teal and silver. 

OKING BACK: We were nationally founded on March 25, 1917 
iCornell University in Ithaca, N. Y. | Our chapter, the 
imma Xi Chapter, was officially established at MSU on 
n. 26, 1990. | Our philanthropy is Prevent Child Abuse 
-nerica. 




E-BOARD: 

Jenna Rocca (President), Elisa 

Schwarz (Vice President), Kate 

Lindstrom (Treasurer), Lindsay 

Notaro (Secretary), Amanda 

Tomaro (Assistant New Member 

Educator), Jeanne Marie Atieh 

(Social), Courtney DiCiovanni 

(Vice President of Rush /New 

Member Educator, Leda Kayao- 

glu (PANHEL). 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Jess Bergman, Jessica 
Genese, Trish Grimaldi, 
Maureen Hass, Michelle 
Huff, Samantha Jones, 
Melissa Kosokowski, Nicole 
Krell, Rachel LaPera, Alicia 
Moreton, Joanne Pavao, 
Elizabeth Rackley, Ashley 
Rosenliagen, Cayla Rose, 
Alissa Simon, Alyssa Tas- 
jian, Jayme Viera, Stefaiiie 
Vukasovic, Julianne War- 
shany, Natalie Zekr}-. 



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: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within 
the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth 
are the hallmarks of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma 
Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and econom- 
ically. 

WHO'DATHUNK IT? Our mascot is the French poodle. | The colors for Sigma Gamma 
Rho Sorority, Inc. are royal blue and gold. | MC Lyte (rapper and actress) is a 
member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. | We were the last sorority founded 
in the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council). 

LOOKING BACK: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on Nov. 12, 1922. 
I Seven schoolteachers founded Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. | Sigma 
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Butler University in 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

E-BOARD: 

Micale Dort (Basileus/ President), Shirley 
Demarais (Anti- Basileus /Vice President), 
Shontae Denise Gray (Anti-Grammateus/ Sec- 
retary), Beverly Adegbite (Tamiochus/ Trea- 
surer), Keisha Bloise (Grammeteus/ Financial 
Secretary), Antequa Leticia Anderson (Episto- 
leus/ Historian and reporter). 



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SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA 





''One hearty one love, one letter says it all!' 





MISSION: Sigma Sigma Sigma exists to pro\ ide a lifelong 
sorority experience for women through our Declaration 
of Principles, which are to promote a perpetual bond 
of friendship, develop strong womanly character and 
inspire high standards of ethical conduct. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? Sigma Sigma Sigma was the first sorority 
to establish an international chapter outside of North 
America. | Our chapter, Zeta Kappa, won best large 
organization on campus in 2007. | In spring 2007, we 
also had the third-highest GPA on campus and the high- 
est GPA out of the NPC. 

LOOKING BACK: Sigma Sigma Sigma's philanthropy is the 
Robbie Page Memorial, which benefits child play ther- 
apy. I We originated on this campus as the Zeta Kappa 
chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma in September of 1992 
I Before we became Sigma Sigma Sigma, we were a local 
chapter (Iota Gamma Xi), which was charted in 1965. 



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E-BOARD: 

Nicole Horvath (Presi- 
dent), Danielle Ferrone 
(Vice President), Ashlee 
Agens (Treasurer), Cynthia 
LaRosa (Secretary), Jaclyn | 
Harbeck (Education Direc- 
tor), Angelica Cantillo 
(Recruitment Director), 
Nicole Titus (NPC Repre- v 
sentative). | 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Melissa Adamowsky, Cait- 
lin Burdey, Lauren Burdey, 
Lindsay Carpenter, Alyssa 
Carroll, Roseanne Colella, 
Amanda Corredor, Brit- 
tany D Arduini, KeUy 
Dean, Danielle Ferrone, 
Meghan Finley, Shannon 
Hartman, Betsy High, 
Jaclyn Ingoglia, Lachelle 
Jones, Bonnie KeUy, Claire 
Keogh, Faina Khavkin, 
Jackie Kimberlin, Chris- 
tine Ledger, Sarah Louis- 
saint, Heather McCarty, 
Emily McDonough, Tina 
Nikithser, Tara Pirozzoli, 
Leah Sachs, Vincenza 
Samarelli, Heather Talnagi, 
Angehki Tsangaris, Lisa 
Zelasko, Sheryl Zielinski, 
Jessica Zisa 



Delta Xi Delta 




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Delta Xi Delta is a small group of girls, founded in 
1992, local sorority, part of the ISC Inter Sorority 
Council, live by 3 principles of "Determination, 
Inspiration & Dedications" and one of the mottos is 
"Sisterhood before Sorority" 



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Phi Sigma 
Sigma 

MISSION: Phi Sigma Sigma's mission is to inspire the personal development 
of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. We do 
this by enforcing our core values of lifelong learning, leadership through 
service and inclusiveness. 

WHO'DATHUNKIT? Our local mascot is George the Lion. | We are known for 
our Jail-n-Bail event that we hold every April for the National Kidney 
Foundation. | Our sisters have been involved in everything from MSU 
theater productions to environmental groups, had a sister as SGA Presi- 
dent and MORE! 

LOOKING BACK: Phi Sigma Sigma was the first non-sectarian sorority ever 
founded - meaning that it was the first sorority whose membership was 
open to all women regardless of their background. | The Epsilon Theta 
chapter was the first national sorority to be at MSU. | April 17, 2008 marks 
the 20th anniversary of the Epsilon Theta chapter of Phi Sig at MSU. 



E-BOARD: 

Amanda Pribish (Archon), 
Raquel Perry (Vice- Archon), 
Amanda Namer (Scribune), 
Diane Powell (Bursar), 
Bridgette Frank (Member at 
Large), Amy Brooks (Sister 
Development Chair), Jennifer 
Tuma (Membership Recruit- 
ment Chair), Mayra Jovel (Risk 
Management Chair), Kaitlyn 
Forsythe (Pan-Hellenic Repre- 
sentative) 



GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: 
Ashley Obst, Sally Poliz- 
zotto, Jaclyn Fiordalisi, 
Armene Saakian, Jackie 
Schwartz, Daniela Albacete, 
Amanda Ambrosino, 
Kim Arki, Vanessa Blair, 
Andreea Boscor, Nicole 
Burrini, Ashley Casperite, 
Iris DeLaPaz, Melanie Dina- 
burg. True Ly Fiuyn, Jackie 
Lithgow 




PHI SIGMA SIGMA 

Where girls become Women 

Women become Friends 

Friends become Sisters 

And we all become Family 






UPSILON 




'When a CUSSIE walks in the room, you know that she is there. She is not afraid to voice her opinion, not afraid to b4 
different and not afraid to be true to herself Her presence shines as her confidence, humility and strength [are] felt. A \ 
CUSSIE always goes above and beyond and will never settle for mediocrity A CUSSIE loves with all that she is and it 
is this love that drives all of her actions. A CUSSIE never backs down at the face of opposition; her drive, personality , 
and passion is what distinguishes her from the rest. Why? JUST BE CUSl" I 

- Fania Tavarez ~"Versi-Fire", Upsi Ion/Beta SP '00 



i. We, the members of Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority, Incor- 
porated, are aware of the prejudices and obstacles facing the minority 
women of our communities and dedicate ourselves to improving these 
conditions and to working toward the betterment of all women. We have 
unified ourselves through the sisterhood of Corazones Unidos Siempre 
and by our Founders' ideals of open communication and community 
service, as well as the development of political, educational, cultural and 
social awareness. We devote ourselves to this challenge, to be achieved 
through hard work, patience and the collective effort to educate, as is 
exemplified in our motto, 'Wisdom Through Education'. 
WHO'DATHUNK IT? We were the FIRST INDEPENDENT Latina Sorority because 
we are "Women so STRONG we need NO brothers!" | We were the FIRST 
Latina Sorority to step and stroll! | Our national performance step team is 
named SEVEN. 

LOOKING BACK: We were founded on April 29, 1980 at Rutgers-New Bruns- 
wick. I Our founders are seven beautiful and captivating Latinas who 
had the desire to create an organization to promote leadership among the 
Latino community. More importantly, it was their desire to create a sis- 
terhood - a place away from home in which the members could feel the 
strong sense of family, which is such a force in the Latino culture. | Our 
common calling is a respect for one another and the ideals of our Found- 
ing Mothers, rooted in womanhood, individuality, solidarity, dedication, 
openheartedness and maturity, as well as an appreciation for the Latino 
culture and all its aspects. 

E-BOARD/MEMBERSHIP: Sheila 
Cuevas (President), Julie Ferdi- 
nand (Vice President), Beatriz 
Castillo (Treasurer/O.W.L.S 
Coordinator), Nicole Sierra 
(Secretary /Historian), Ashley 
Cornelison (Public Relations 
Chair/Community Service 
Chair). 





NOT FEATURED 

but not forgotten 

^^ Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU) 
Financial Management and Economic Society (FMES) 

» Muslim Student Association (MSA) 

Native African Student Organization (NASO) 

Psychology Club 

—5 Accounting Society 

Athletic Training Glub 

Change Harmony & Youth in Leadership 

Chinese Student Organization 

Democrats of America 

Fencing Club 

Filmmakers Club 

Gotta Be Green 

History Club 

Justice Studies Club 

Korean Club 

Le Circle Francais 

M.A.G.I.C. 

Minority Association for Pre-Health Studies (MAPS) 

Minority Teacher Candidates Organization 

; Montclair Diatetics Organization 

MSU Choral Directors Association 

MSU Tennis Club 

MSU Ultimate Disc 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 

Pagan Student Union 

Pakistani American Kulture Infusion Club (PAKI Club) 

Political Science & Law Club 

Red Hawks Enjoying an Authentic Lifestyle (REAL) 

Red Hawk Paintball Team 

' Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) 

Students Against Violence 

Students for Progressive Change 

Talon 

' Women Achieving Victory, Equality & Solidarity (WAVES) 




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by Ron Chicken 




"Let's Go Red Hawks!" In Red Hawk Country, this a 
common phrase that can be heard around campus. The fans at 
Montclair State University may not be numerous in comparison 
with other schools, and MSU may not be the unversity with the 
most school spirit around, but our Red Hawk supporters are defi- 
nitely passionate. Even our club sports like the MSU Hockey and 
Rugby teams have avid fans that come to every game to root on 
their fellow Red Hawks. 

One huge game that you can always count on to be packed 
is MSU's homecoming! SGA and Campus Recreation members 
swarm the stands with free giveaway items and other awesome 
Red Hawk apparel. When talking about homecoming, you have 
to include the parade of floats and performances by some of the 
best student organizations on campus. Each year is exciting and 
has something unique to offer. The Basketball Blast Off kicks off 
an exciting season for our women's and men's basketball teams. 

MSU also has a tradition of taking over the whole stu- 
dent center just about once every month for a crazy Red Hawk 
Night! Nearly every room has a different event going on inside 
and students also stay until the very end for a chance to win 
the latest electronic 
gadget on the market, 
like the newest iPod. 
Once you set foot in 
Red Hawk Cotrntry, 
it doesn't take long to 
lift up your head and 
notice all the spirited 
students around wear- 
ing their MSU gear. 
With all the events on 
campus and the one 
hundred-plus student 
organizations imder 
the SGA, there is 
always somewhere to 
go and root for Rocky! 




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'We QK the only country In the wofid that has taken people from so many diffetent backgrounds, which Is a great 
achievement by Itself, but on even greater achievement Is that we have turned all of that variety and diversity Into unity'.' 

- Lamar Alexander 



Diversity is the opportunity 
we are given to appreci- 
ate the uniqueness of everyone's 
culture. 

Montclair State Univer- 
sity not only strengthens the true 
meaning of the term "diversity," 
but also portrays its vividness 
throughout the campus commvi- 
nity. 

Our imiversity possesses 
an extremely diverse faculty and 
stvident body, which allows us to 
embrace everyone's cultural back- 
ground. 

There are several stu- 
dent organizations that assist in 
spreading the flavors of the world 
to the campus community, includ- 
ing the Caribbean Student Orga- 
nization (CaribSO), International 
Students Organization (ISO), 



Latin American Student Organi- 
zation (LASO), Organization for 
Students of African Unity (OSAU) 
and the Unified Asian American 
Student Organization (UAASO), 
among others. 

Being a part of an institu- 
tion that promotes all types of 
diversity not only increases our 
knowledge about the differences 
that surround us, but also pre- 
pares us for our transition into the 
world. There we will face a mul- 
titude of differences not only in 
the workplace, but at the super- 
market, at the car dealership, and 
even in the hospital. 

We have an opportunity 
to be taught how to appreciate 
another's culture. We are being 
freely given the jewels of diversity 
here at MSU. 



MSU has students from 
many different cultural 
and ethnic backgrounds 
that make up its student 
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other forms of services 

are regularly offered at 

Montclair State University, 

where religion is a big part 

of the campus's cultural 

diversity. 



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by Michelle Tomaszewski 

Religious diversity is quite prevalent at Montclair State 
University. Students and staff may identify as Christian, Jewish, 
Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or even pagan. Of course, not everyone 
at MSU identifies with a particular faith; some are atheists and 
agnostics. Others squirm at the thought of being religious and 
instead prefer the term spiritual. 

Under the umbrella of the SGA and CSI, there are a number 
of organizations where students can explore different types of 
spirituality and grow in their faith. There are a number of Protes- 
tant Christian organizations that gather together for Bible studies 
and worship. The Newman Catholic Center holds Mass weekly so 
Catholics can take part in the Eucharist on campus. Hillel pro- 
vides Shabbat services regularly with readings from the Talmud 
and Torah in Hebrew. Members of the Muslim Student Associa- 
tion routinely observe salat or prayer throughout the day on their 
prayer rugs in the Student Center. The Indian Culture Club hosts 
several Hindi festivals throughout the year, iiicluding the Festival 
of Colors, Holi. The Pagan Student Union offers Tarot card readiiigs 
at many of their events. Inside the classroom, students can even 
experience Buddhist meditation in yoga classes. 

There are also events on campus that attempt to bring 
people of all religious and spiritual faiths together, such as the 
International Day of Peace. Throughout the year, the Women's 
Center and Equity & Diversity Programs also hold a Building 
Bridges Interfaith Dialogue Series where representatives from dif- 
ferent world religions offer their perspectives regarding a particular 
archetypal theme found in most religions. A new multi-faith Spiri- 
tuality Center is actually soon to open at MSU and will provide a 
gathering space for people of all religions. 







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with students who practice 
all sorts of different reli- 
gions ranging from Muslim 
to Catholic to Jewish to 
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students opt to com- 
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them choose to take 
advantage of MSU's on- 
campus housing options 
and live among their 
peers. 



by Christine Kadets 



Life on campus is 
exactly what you make of 
it, and I've learned that it 
can be pretty fantastic. 

When residents 
prop their doors open, 
they are never lonely. 
Montclair State Univer- 
sity is a large commuter 
school, and rumor has it 
that it's quiet on the week- 
ends, but it doesn't have to 
be. 

Savvy students 
hit up our very own Red 
Hawk Diner before pick- 
ing up free tickets to a 
show at Kasser Theater 
using their student ID. 

Some have a movie 
or game night at their 
place, unless they headed 
to a friend's apartment in 
the Village to watch the 
big game there. Some- 
times, they would save 
money on gas and carpool 
with friends to go bowl- 
ing, shop at Willowbrook 
Mall on Route 46 or visit 
the restaurants and AMC 



on Route 3. 

Oh, and let us not 
forget Bloomfield Ave. 
with all of its shops, res- 
taurants and The Office, a 
well-known hangout for 
MSU students, especially 
on Wednesdays when they 
have great food and fun on 
Karaoke Night. 

For those with- 
out at a car, they could 
take a stroll down Valley 
Road and stop at the Gap, 
Dunkin Donuts or Star- 
bucks, or they could even 
splurge a little and treat 
themselves to dinner at 
Veggie Heaven and then 
Coldstone Creamery. 

The trains don't 
run on the weekend but 
anyone can catch a bus 
in front of the Red Hawk 
Parking Deck to take them 
into town or live it up after 
a hard week and go to 
NYC. 

I'm telling you, the 
sky's the limit when you 
live on campus. 



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by Doug Mcintyre 



The Center for Adult Learning 
this year changed the term from Non- 
Traditional Students to Adult Learners. 
Along with those students over 25 who 
are just starting college, this category 
applies to varying groups of students 
following an alternative educational 
path. 

Most college students now 
come out of high school and immedi- 
ately into higher education, starting at 
17 or 18 years old. Some students, how- 
ever, take a break for work experience 
or to deal with what life has thrown 
at them, putting off college imtU they 
want to dedicate the time necessary. 
Students at Montclair State 
who start their education at 25 or older 
are considered adult learners. They are 
offered advisors who can guide them 
in the right direction, especially those 
who have to deal with family or work 
schedules and don't have time to go to 
class every day at 1:00 or 2:30. A few of 
Montclair 's multitude of majors can be 
completed solely through night classes 
— anthropology, business administra- 
tion, computer science, economics, Eng- 
lish, general humanities, geography. 



history, justice studies, mathematics, 
political science and sociology. 

Even those students under 25 
who have children have alternative 
needs to consider, and the Center for 
Adult Learning provides services to 
those students as well. Montclair 
State offers the Child Care Center 
to students who need it for daytime 
classes or work. 

Also offered are services 
for students who need educational 
assistance. The Disability Resource 
Center provides a host of services 
to students of varying ability levels, 
ranging from physical handicaps to 
learning disabilities. These include, 
among other things, note takers, 
hearing aids, textbooks on tape and 
specialized academic advising. 

Just because a Montclair 
State Student isn't an 18-year-old just 
graduated from high school doesn't 
mean they cannot also excel on this 
campus. Alternative students are 
even welcome in all of Montclair 's 
undergraduate extra-curricular 
activities that they can fit into their 
busy schedules. 




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by Amy Brooks 



Being Greek has become 
a way to set a person out from 
the crowd - only six percent 
of Montclair State University's 
student population wears Greek 
letters. 

On a campus holding 
thousands of people every day, 
our fraternities and sororities 
bring the feeling of a close family. 

Bulletin boards are con- 
stantly supplied with advertise- 
ments for campus activities, 
services and support offered by 
Greek organizations. 

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stepped above the stereotypes and 
bad publicity to show what their 
letters mean to them. 

The founders of every Greek 
organization had goals of educa- 
tion, service and friendship - ways 
to build a person's character from 
average to extraordinary. 

To be a Greek at Montclair 
State University gives that amaz- 
ing recognition and provides the 
strength and support to rise above 
negativity. 

Students can leave MSU 
with their friends and memories, 
saying they were once a part of 
our campus, and Greeks have the 
rare honor of being a part of their 
brotherhood or sisterhood for the 
rest of their lives. 

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you can never understand it. On 
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by Kristie Cataffi 



MSU's safety was put to the test 
throughout the year facing challenges of bomb 
and shooting threats, trash can fires, pulled 
fire alarms, floods, a stabbing at La Quinta Inn 
where shidents live, and its first ever campus- 
wide threat. 

Three bomb threats occurred, the first 
one in December directed toward University 
Hall. In response, the buildiiig was evacuated 
and e-mails and Rave text messages were sent to 
the campus community. 

The following two bomb threats were 
on the same day, the last day of classes of the 
spring semester, ironically where no classes take 
place. The first threat was in the early afternoon 
in the Student Center, called in by phone, and 
the second was later in the afternoon in Free- 
man Hall, found written on a cafeteria tray. Both 
buildings were evacuated and searched by the 
police with a Rave text message and e-mail to 
follow. 

MSU was confronted with its first ever 
campus-wide threat, found on a desk in Dickson 
Hall — a shooting threat for a designated day. 
Because the threat was found days before the 
event was said to take place, campus authorities 
were able to take necessary precautions to ensure 




campus safety resulting in the campus being on 
lockdown. 

Along with the MSUPD, over 130 offi- 
cers were present on campus the day the threat 
was scheduled for. Only student and faculty 
members were authorized to be on campus 
with their school ID, as opposed to MSU's usual 
open-campus policy. The event gained media 
attention from NBC and Eyewitness News. 

Two garbage can fires happened withiii 
a day of each other in Blanton and Partridge 
Hall. The Blanton fire resulted in three students 
being sent to the hospital that needed to be 
treated for smoke inhalation. Both fires were 
found to be suspicious in nature and were 
investigated by state fire marshals before being 
turned back over to the university. 

Bohn Hall alone had over four pulled 
fire alarms this year, causing the entire resi- 
dence building to be evacuated. On each 
pulled fire alarm occasion, the fire department 
responded quickly and reopened the building. 

About 105 students resided in the La 
Quinta Imi hotel. A stabbing occurred at the 
hotel this year, but did not include any MSU 
students. However, no one from the uni\'ersity 
notified the students living there of the incident 
TI"*?^ that occurred. 

Rave wireless text mes- 
sages are utilized whenever 
an emergency on campus 
happens. For example, text 
messages were sent out for 
mcidents like car accidents 
blocking campus traffic, a 
flood m Uni\'ersity Hall and 
a bomb threat. 



MSU'S campus has its own 
police department that 
oversees l<eeping the com- 
munity safe for students 
and faculty. 



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by Danielle Fucetola 



From cell phones 
to iPods and mp3 
players, MSU stu- 
dents are nothing 
short of tech savvy. Mont- 
clair, unlike most universi- 
ties, endorses the use of 
cell phones. With a RAVE 
Wireless phone charge 
tacked on incoming fresh- 
men and transfer students' 
tuition, students purchase 
Sprint and Nextel 
phones from a location 




at the university. These 
phones are equipped with 
applications ranging from 
access to the Internet for 
Blackboard and Web- 
mail to Rave Guardian: a 
tracker that can be turned 
on when someone is either 
walking to their car or a 
dorm. This tracker will 
contact the police if not 
turned off within 15 min- 
utes — MSU's assurance of 
a safe and complete walk. 
Besides technology via 
MSU, students are trendy 
with iPods, iPhones and 
mp3 players, an advance- 
ment from the CD player 
and, of course, the Walk- 
man. These gadgets can 
access the Internet and 
provide music on the go, 
and of course a life sup- 
port. We are the technol- 
ogy generation, and we, 
the MSU students, are 
certainlv embracina; it. 



Students pass the time using 
many different gadgets like 
iPods, cell phones and PDA 
devices. 



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At the heart of on- 
campus jobs at Montclair 
State University are the 
diverse students who work 
for their school. Since many 
freshmen are not allowed 
cars on campus, it's conve- 
nient that many job oppor- 
tunities are available to them 
and other students. 

We all start off the 
Montclair experience with 
our friendly Admissions 
Ambassadors. These lads 
and ladies give the ins and 
outs of the school through 
tours and answer any ques- 
tions about the application 
process. 

Once accepted, the 
Peer Leaders answer all the 
last-minute questions mcom- 
ing freshman have and share 
their experience of Montclair 
through fun and games. 

In the residential halls 
students stay in, the wonder- 



ful Service Assistants make 
sure the right people are 
entering the buildings with 
valid IDs, and the Commu- 
nity Assistants make sure 
they are following all rules 
in their bedrooms. 

For those who have 
to bring little kids to school, 
the Day Care Center has 
kind students watching 
over the children. 

If the computer 
breaks down at 2 a.m., the 
24-hour IT department has 
student workers who will 
more than gladly help you. 
After all computer-related 
problems are fixed, they 
can be used at Cafe Diem 
where one of our own offers 
the frappuccinos students 
desire. 

As one can see, the 
on-campus jobs are what 
make Montclair truly Mont- 
clair. 




Many students find ways o 

making money on camput 

instead of having to travel fa 

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In most places, 
odern art sculptures 
are to be admired from 
afar. At Montclair State 
University, they are to be 
climbed upon. 

Outside Life Hall, 
one with a particularly 
large circular platform 
takes up several stu- 
dents at once, lounging 
between classes and 
even eating lunch. 

The seating puts 
them in clear view of 
much of campus, betray- 
ing a bold disregard 
for typical treatment of 
modern art. 

Behind Life Hall, 
more modern sculptures 
hide. This time, how- 
ever, the unusual spot to 
hang out is a stone circle. 



by Doug Mclntyre 

Remnants of an 
old brick grill stand 
crumbling on one side 
of it, and the only other 
things in view are one 
hanging sculpture and 
the trees between MSU 
and Valley Rd. 

Another good 
spot near those trees is 
specifically for the Bohn 
Hall residents. 

A balcony on the 
back of the building 
typically serves smokers, 
but is a great place to 
see students looking out 
toward the New York 
Citv Skyline and down 
toward the city of Clif- 
ton. 

Closer to the 
Normal Ave. side of 
campus, some students 



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take up stair climbing to 
find a place to hang. 
Above the amphithe- 
ater is a grassy patch 
away from the bustle 
of campus. The green 
surrounding is almost 
convincing enough to 
make anyone forget 
they're actually on the 
MSU campus. 

Of course, a good 
standby is the top floor 
of the Red Hawk Park- 
ing Deck. At night espe- 
cially no cars take up 
the spaces. 

A soft breeze 
flows up there even on 
the most windless of 
days, and it provides 
an expansive view of a 
great deal of the western 
side of campus. 




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Many MSU students 
part take in various 
internships to get real 
world professional 
experience before head- 
ing out to get a career. 



BEEFING UP 

your resume 

Internships help MSU students make their way in the real world 



by Bernadette Marciniak 

It's the first job you'll have in the "real" 
world. And most times you won't even get 
paid for it. Ah yes, the glorious internship, 
where professional experience is gained by 
making Xerox copies, inputting data into 
spreadsheets and fetching your superior's 
toffee nut latte from Starbucks every morning. 

Just kidding, in most cases. Internships 
are our doorway into the real world. They 
prep us how to deal in an adult work environ- 
ment, open doors to numerous contacts and 
hopefully by the end, result in you having a 
reference for the "real" job you'll land after 
graduation. And yes, unfortunately, you'll get 
the short end of the money stick, most times 
getting paid little to nothing at all. But the 
experiences and relationships you'll gain are 
priceless — it equals out. 

So grab that resume writing guide 
(Montclair offers many career sessions to help 
out with the rookies), research how to write 
the perfect cover letter (short but to the point!) 
and give whatever evidence you have that you 
are fit for the part (clips, photos, awards, etc). 
It's your first opportunity to prove your tal- 
ents and have even more to prove afterward! 



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by Doug Mclntyre 

Every relationship has to start some- 
where. At Montclair, much of the time it is 
because of mutual friends or through an 
organizahon. A lot of romantic relationships 
start out while the two are working together 
in one of the clubs under or affiliated with 
the SGA. We can't forget Facebook, of course, 
where MSU students e-stalk one another and 
find people with shared interests to date. 

Once the relationship has started, it's 
easy to see one another. While unlike high 
school, in which the two can see each other 
every day — whether they want to or not 
— they still have the advantage of automati- 
cally being on campus at the same time at 
least a few days a week. In the dorms, it's 
even easier: all dorms but women-only Web- 
ster are fairly integrated among the sexes, 
and every dorm including Webster allows 
overnight guests of either sex three days a 
week. 

Let us not forget the abundant supply 
of free condoms: The Drop-In Center, the 
Wellness Center, the SGA office, etc. Fool 
around all you want, MSU tells its students, 
but just be safe about it. And if you slipped 
up, the Wellness Center offers Emergency 
Contraception at a low cost to students. 

Live, learn and love at Montclair. Just 
don't let one get in the way of another. 



It can be a simple glance, 
a simple hug or a simple 
kiss. Many MSU students get 
involved in romantic relation- 
ships during their college 
career. 




Students took to the 

new Rec. Center this 

past year, which has 

a swimming pool, 

track and many other 

amenities that keep us 

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WORK THAT BODY, 

RED HAWKS 

by Vanessa Adames 

Are you stressed? Need motivation to work out? Just walk 
around Montclair State University's new state-of-the-art Student 
Recreation Center, conveniently located on campus. 

It's the new hot spot where students can take advantage of 
the endless amounts of physical activity, all free of charge. With 
a swimming pool, brand new exercise equipment, racquetball 
courts, basketball courts with an elevated running track, group 
fitness classes, multi-purpose exercise studios and a juice bar with 
healthy snacks and protein shakes, students are just a bit more 
motivated to work out. 

It's a wonderful addition to campus that will encourage stu- 
dents to stay active, which in turn will help manage the stress that 
comes along with being a college student. 

Just imagine walking into a building where students are 
working out with their friends, motivating each other and making 
new friends, and experiencing new sports and activities that they 
may have not tried before. 

It's wonderful to know that we have a place like that on our 
campus. The Student Recreation Center affects Montclair State 
University's community in the most positive way and will con- 
tinue to do so for years to come. 

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MSU'S 

workout plan, 
we're 
the envy of 

all our 
friends" 




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by Vanessa Adames 



Montclair State 
University is unique for 
having a 24-hour operat- 
ing Red Hawk Diner. 

If you can't sit 
down and eat, you could 
always grab a whole 
wheat bagel or wrap at 
Cafe Diem, a sub at the 
Student Center Cafeteria 
or a granola bar at the Uni- 
versity Hall Coffee Bar. We 
even have a Sushi House. 

These days, stu- 
dents are becoming more 
aware of their eating 
habits and lifestyles. 
MSU's campus offers a 
variety of places to eat, 
but you should choose 
wisely when considering a 
healthy meal. 



Although Sodexho, 
our current food sup- 
plier, offers some healthy 
alternatives, students are 
starting to demand more 
healthy varieties, even 
organic food. 

The Student Gov- 
ernment Association 
created a Food Advisory 
Committee dedicated to 
help cater to the dining 
needs of our students. We 
even have a Weight Watch- 
ers program on premises. 

It's encouraging to 
know that students care 
about their health and are 
taking action to educate 
others and improve the 
quality of food we eat on 
campus. 




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formals lil<e Masquer- 
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Winter Ball and Charity 
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are also such events as Winter Ball, sponsored 053 
College Life Union Board (CLUB) and the annual 
Charity Ball sponsored by Active Students Serving 
in Society Together (ASSIST). 

The formals are open to all students and can 
range from $10-$40. Guests of non-MSU students 
are also usually permitted, so you can bring that 
special someone from another university. 

With so many events on campus, it is always 
easy to find a way to get dressed up like a prince or 
princess and enjoy the ball! 




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all aspects of theater 
this year with such 
contemporary shows as 
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by Kate Read 



Montclair State's 
2007-2008 season theater 
productions worked with its 
aspiring actors and mature 
content like a gold medal 
Olympic synchronized swim 
team. 

This season definitely 
brought out the modern and 
racy in all shows. Players 
started the theater season off 
with a bang with its annual 
production of the Rocky 
Horror Picture Show and 
a modern rendition of the 
Shakespearean classic A Mid- 
summer Night's Dream, both 
complete with leather corsets 
and fishnet stockings. 

Fox and Kasser The- 
aters followed close behind 
with the opening of their 
controversial productions of 
The Full Monty, Les Liaisons 
Dangereux and The K-Word 
— Katrina — all of which 
had stellar performances and 
sold-out shows. Savage in 
Limbo housed a small cast of 
exploding talent, which left 



the Players fall season on a 
high note. 

Spring semester 
ushered in a modern twist 
of the 1970s musical Pippin 
and Kasser 's performance of 
Machinal. Players discovered 
that not only did Shel Silver- 
stein write children's poetry, 
but also a series of one acts 
for adults appropriately 
titled An Adult Evening of 
Shel Silverstein. The depart- 
ment rounded out its season 
with Sometimes Y and their 
season favorite, SubUrbia. 

Players closed on a 
creative note with its annual 
One Acts, which featured 
work that was both directed 
and written by MSU stu- 
dents. 

This year, theater set 
a high bar. With the quad 
constantly buzzing with 
acclamations and praises, 
it is obvious our actors, 
designers and producers met 
expectations — even exceed- 
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Students at MSU enjoy 
many forms of artistic 
expression, sucli as 
drawing, painting, 
filmmaking, sculpting, 
witing, photography and 
much more. 




EXPRESS 

yourself 



by Michelle TomaszewskI 



You know that roaring lion in the beginning 
of every MGM movie? The circle which encom- 
passes him indicates the phrase Ars Gratia Artis in 
Latin, which translates to "art for art's sake". 

Living in an age in which modern art is most 
prevalent, people often question the purpose of 
many works of art, but the works should simply be 
taken as forms of artistic expression. 

Art students at Montclair State have colored 
the campus with their creations. Who can forget the 
wheel composed of rubber ducks situated outside of 
Calcia Hall or the bundle of jazzy tire swings hang- 
ing from the trees in the quad? 

Artists at MSU experiment with such media 
as paint, clay and papier mache. Photography, 
videography, dance and creative writing are other 
alternatives. 

Walking through the halls of the art build- 
ing, Calcia Hall, one can even capture the essence 
of artistic expression as the lockers and water fovin- 
tains are embellished with murals. 

One does not have to be a student of the arts 
to creatively express one's self at MSU. There are 
a number of arts and crafts activities available at 
MSU's Red Hawk Nites. 

The Drop In Center holds Creative Arts for 
Stress Relief where one is able to finger-paint like a 
kid again. 

The Normal Review holds poetry readings 
throughout the year, snaps included. 

Of course, everyone is a fan of the plethora 
of karaoke nights held each semester where one can 
sing and dance like no one is watching. 



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by Karl de Vries 



It wasn't an accident that Montclair 
State University decided to name its state- 
of-the-art academic building University Hall 
upon its opening in 2006. With a nod toward 
MSU's first building — College Hall — the 
seven-story Xanadu has helped commemo- 
rate a new era for the university. 

By 2008, we've become familiar with 
such classroom fixtures as dry-erase boards, 
computer screen projectors and wireless Inter- 
net. 

We keep ourselves organized with 
MSU day planners, if not BlackBerrys, to help 
us remember homework assignments. 

On occasion, these assignments require 
students to log into the Blackboard system to 
retrieve work, delivering it into the profes- 
sor's "drop box" upon completion. 

Gone are the days of schlepping one- 
self over to class only to discover that your 
professor is home with the flu — she sent you 
an e-mail last night, saving you the trouble. In 
the meantime, she asked that you take notes 
on an online video in time for next week. 

Technology may have enchanced the 
learning atmosphere at MSU, but students 
can always depend on the good old paper 
and pencil to get the job done. One hundred 
years worth of alumni, having taken notes in 
the classrooms of Montclair State, would have 
to agree. 




professors 



by Doug Mclntyre 




Ratemyprofessors.com has 
become an essential tool for students 
selecting classes. Montclair State is no 
different from other colleges in stvi- 
dents avoiding classes of professors 
who are rumored to be particularly 
hard on their students. However, this 
tool also reveals those professors con- 
sidered the coolest, the most fun and 
the most valuable. 

The favored professors are 
those who are not only easy graders, 
but the ones for whom you actually 
want to go to class. 

Professors who have great life 
experience and bring it into the class 
get students who sit up and pay atten- 
tion. If a music or theater professor 
can discuss the famous people they 
have worked with or well-known 
pieces they have struggled with, they 
can relate to and impress their stu- 
dents. 

Other professors are named 
cool because of the way they make 
their students laugh. Chemistry pro- 
fessors who make jokes about Boron 



or English professors who really 
explain what Rabelais is saying are 
the ones students rem.ember. They are 
also more likely to leave information 
in their students' heads than the ones 
who read from PowerPoint slides. 

Of course, the most valuable 
professors are those often overlooked: 
professors who are tough graders and 
even worse critics, but whose class 
you come out of really having learned 
something. That philosophy profes- 
sor who poked holes in your thought 
processes or the business teacher who 
pushes advanced economic theories 
on you are probably teaching you 
more than the language professor 
pleased if you repeat the same vocab- 
ulary every class. 

As Montclair students go 
through their liberal arts education, 
they encounter all kinds of professors. 

The ones who matter are those 
who will keep them alert in lectures, 
pay attention to what they have to say 
and push them to learn more and do 
better. 






Professors can either make 
you dread coming to class or 
rush to a lecture. (Far right) Dr 
Jean Alvares, Chair of Classics 
and General Humanities. 
(Right) Dr. Daniel Mengara 
teaches an honors literature 
class. (Bottom) An audiology 
professor experimenting with 
a student. 




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MSU students find differ- 
ent spots around campus 
to cram for that test, or 
read for tiieir next class. 




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typicQ 

BOOKWORMS 

by Doug Mclntyre 

On a tour through campus, new students 
start at Russ Hall on the south side of campus. 
They're provided with information on some of the 
best places to eat, hang out and study. The first 
and most obvious place they come upon is the 
library, where study hours are even extended for 
finals, but now students have the opportunity to 
work in Cafe Diem, a new cyber cafe with wired 
and wireless internet capabilities and Starbucks 
coffee. 

These incoming students are also taken 
by the Student Center Quad, where, during the 
warmer months of the year, they will see students 
doing their homework outside. Some take up 
space on the decorated benches along the grassy 
knoll while others plant themsehes on the stone 
stairs outside the Student Center. The bravest take 
to the grass itself, where other students are toss- 
ing Frisbees and footballs. 

Back inside, the tour guides are proud to 
show off state-of-the-art University Hall, where 
siT-idy lounges occupy one hall of the first floor. 
These lotrnges offer ample seating and tables, 
where students can take advantage of the full- 
wireless building and nearby coffee bar as long as 
the building is open. 

Of course, some students even study at 
home. Residents make use of their beds and /or 
desks to study in their dormitories rather than 
making their way out into the social studying 
scene like the people the incoming freshmen are 
2 10 seeing on their first campus tour. 



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SGA Inaugural 



Each year the Student Government Association has its Annual 
Inaugural Ball in which the three branches, the Executive Branch, 
Judicial Branch and Legislative Branch all come together for their 

last time. Also the newly elected officials get sworn in by their 

predecessors. 




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With a rising concern 
for environmental 
issues, MSU has taken 
on many "green" cus- 
toms lil<e composts and 
recycling cans around 
campus. 

Top far right and top far 
left photos courtesy of 
Christine Tischio. 

Main photo and top 
middle photo courtesy 
of Mike Peters. 



by Christine Tiscliio 

The past academic year has been an exciting one for going 
green at MSU. With the addition of a compost machine, a new 
student organization and a brand new Earth-friendly Rec. Center, 
Montclair is quickly moving toward a sustainable future. 

With the hard work of associate professor Dr. Smith- 
Sebasto, MSU is the first college in New Jersey, and only the third 
in the nation, to own a compost machine. By adding the corn- 
poster to our campus, we have saved over 23,000 pounds of food 
waste from going into our landfills! 

Not only is our faculty getting involved, but so are our 
students. Seniors Christine Tischio and Jemiifer Casselli co- 
founded Gotta Be Green, a new Class III Organization. Dedi- 
cated to raising awareness and solving environmental issues at 
Montclair, GBG has held campus clean-ups, informative movie 
nights and panel discussions. With full faculty support, Tischio 
and Casselli also helped plan all of our Earth Day activities. This 
included a campus clean-up competition (in which 30 partici- 
pants collected 850 pounds of trash around campus in one hour), 
a flag raising, a compost demonstration, garden plantings and an 
organic foods dimmer. 

Even our buildings are going green. The new 78,315- 
square-foot Student Recreation Center is LEED certified, meaning 
it shows "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design." Rec- 
ognized for its "green-ness," the Rec. Center sets a new standard 
for buildings at MSU. 

Since September, Montclair has been an active green com- 
munity and we hope it continues to be for many years to come. 




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byKarldeVries 

No one said college was going to be 
easy. Given the daily grind of early classes, 
research papers and studying, every student 
develops his or her own method of keeping 
up with the workload. 

In the Student Center alone, the C-Store 
and cafeteria serve multiple varities of liquid 
energy to caffeine-f lending Red Hawks. 
Coffee remains a popular staple of the col- 
lege student's life, while students with avail- 
able ''swipes" can often purchase cases of 
drinks such as Red Bull and Amp. 

Students may also turn to illicit means, 
such as pills, to cope with the demands of 
all-night cramming. Aside from its intended 
xise, Adderall is an example of a drug that 
can be used to sharpen one's focus and per- 
form without sleep. 

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It's been a popular way to spend that free time 
away from homework or even procrastinate from home- 
work. Who actually goes outside? There are video 
games, and this school year's been chock full of them. 

The love for these escapes from reality can range 
from a necessity to downright loathing, but the average 
student has to admit that there's something about them 
that captures the imagination and immerses one in it. 

Cheesy dialogue aside, this has been a great year 
for the Wii, Nintendo's motion-capturing fun machine. 
Even if someone didn't get into the fighting of Super 
Smash Bros. Brawl or the cosmic fun of Super Mario 
Galaxy, it's easy to get someone to enjoy playing Wii 
Sports to ease them into the gaming world. 

There have been plenty of good party games out 
there for those large gaming groups like Halo 3 and this 
year's Madden, but the biggest one was Rock Band, the 
four-player instrumental behemoth that has soothed and 
plugged up many ears (be warned: a good singer is key). 

There's plenty of gaming to be done in the future, 
but don't forget all of the sunlight you've missed out on 
this year at MSU! 




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Emo kids hate it, country kids roll their eyes to it. Clas- 
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that what they admire once used to be it. 

And no matter how much you choose to defy it, pop 
culture is exactly what it sounds like - it is the culture of the 
masses, the people, the world. 

However much 1 may roll my eyes when a song I 
thought was unique to my taste buds makes its way to zlOO, I 
take a mini|Pi^realize that I'm not the only one who enjoys 
ste, and therefore have to share it with everybody. 

The world of pop culture used to be highly regarded 
in the past when artists produced material that was rele\'ant 
to current events going on in the world. Throw in a few love 
songs here and there, and pop culture was the epitome of life. 

Unfortunately, today, this culture has become notliing 
but silly love songs, with very little depth and analysis to offer. 
The most variety that is provided for listeners are songs of 
Britney's nightclub escapades and torturous celebrity lifestyle. 
The real songs lie buried deep within other genres of music, 
which today have to be sought out instead of beiiig given to 
listeners on a silver platter. Emo kids, watch out. Pretty soon, 
the pop culture will be emo. 

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that require little to no thought, other than how to pump that 
fist when you hear them in the club. Pop culture in this way, 
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Believe it or not, MSU is considered a commuter school. Parking is scarce 
for students and what comes into play is Darwin's theory of natural selection, 
because "only the strong survive" and stick it out to find parking. 

Unlike residents, who get the pleasure of waking up later and running to 
class, a commuter must plan ahead to take public transportation, drive their car 
or whatever transport they have and try to get to class on time. 

The facilities to accommodate these students are the NJ Transit Deck/ 
Train Station located on Clove Road, scattered parking lots where spaces 
are rarely found and the Red Hawk Deck, which is next to Dickson Hall and 
Kasser Theater. 

When perusing the MSU lots for a spot, you can easily find people in the 
aisles waiting for someone to get out of class so that they can actually make it 
to class on time and not have to park in Zimbabwe. 

In addition to finding parking, many may have to wait for the shuttle bus 
and hope that it is actually running on time. The life of an MSU commuter is 
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Every college campus 
is bound to have its share of 
stories involving ghosts and 
paranormal activities. Here at 
Montclair State, many resident 
students are able to recount odd 
happenings in their residence 
halls and apartments. 

Though strange events 
have occurred in every hall, the 
concentration of activity tends 
to be located in Freeman Hall 
and the Clove Road Apart- 
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Residents of Freeman, 
especially those living on the 
top floors, have witnessed 
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themselves, thermostats switch- 
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touching them, typing on com- 
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odd shadows lurking around 
third story bedroom windows. 

It is hard to say exactly 
what causes these yet-to-be- 
explained events to occur in our 
residence halls. 

Some say that it is because 
of Freeman's close proximity 
to the cemetery across Valley 
Road and Clove Road's rumored 
location on an "ancient Native 
American burial ground," which 
is also a rumor of the neighbor- 
ing Village Apartments. 

Others believe it to simply 
be faulty plumbing and 
electricity as well as the 
presence of the deer and 
raccoons that make their 
home on our campus. 
Whatever the reason, MSU 
will surely continue to 
experience more weird 
activity in the future, just 
as it has in the past hun- 
dred years. 

Students have told and 
heard myth-like stories 
of ghosts and other 
beings that have made 
their home on campus 
in such buildings as 
Freeman Hall and the 
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To the Class of 2008: 

Congratulations on your many accomplishments, and welcome to the ranks 
of proud graduates of Montclair State University. 

One hundred years ago, this institution, then known as the New Jersey State 
Normal School at Montclair, began with 187 students, eight faculty members, 
and one building, offering a two-year program to train elementary school 
teachers. One could hardly imagine then, that within a few generations, 
Montclair State University would produce thousands of graduates who have 
left these doors to pursue careers and advanced education in medicine, law, 
politics, business, science, arts, and of course, education. 

As you, our Centennial graduates, move forward to pursue your goals, I 
encourage you to set the highest expectations for yourselves. You must let 
nothing stand between you and your future, for we will be expecting to find 
each and eveiy one of you in the years to come in all those places where 
well-educated and dedicated people are working toward the progress of 
society and the well being of people. 

On behalf of the University, I commend you to the world with confidence in 
the quality of the education you have received, and with hope that you will 
have the perseverance to follow your dreams, and courage to meet every 
challenge. I know your achievements will astound us all. 

Carpe diem and carpe futura. 

Susan A. Cole 
President 

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. 

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A Message From Your Vice President of 
Student Development and Campus Life 

Dear Class of 2008 

Congratulations on all the years of study and hard work that has resulted in 
graduation from Montclair State University. As a member of the Centennial 
Class, you represent the foundation of the first 100 years of MSU students, and 
the hope and promise of those who will graduate during the next 100. 
Graduation from a four year institution is an accompUshment shared by a 
small percentage of the United States population and we are very proud of 
your efforts and accomplishments. 

"La Campana" is a record of an extraordinary period in your life. It is a book 
that will become more valuable to you as the years go by. It will allow you to 
look back at your time at Montclair State University and relive so many great 
memories and think about friends and faculty Tvho meant so much to you. 
Now, it is time for you to look towards the future and building an 
independent life for yourself. 

As you go, be sure to take with you the tools and values you acquired at the 
University and begin establishing a great future for yourself and family. Be 
sure to aim high. Choose compassion over complacency. Prize courage over 
comfort. Use your imagination, ingenuity and audacity to explore, discover 
and change a world undergoing ceaseless and kaleidoscopic challenges. 
Become an engaged and responsible citizen. Be a mentor and trusted friend. 
Embark on new adventures and continue to grow as an educated, ethical and 
caring person. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Do not go where the 
path may lead, go instead ^vhere there is no path and leave a trail. 

I am confident you will go out into your community and the world and make 
your mark. You have my best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 
future. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Karen L. Pennington 

Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life 




A Message From Your Dean of Students 



Dear Centennial Graduates, 

Congratulations on your achievement! 

V^hat a grand accomplishment -- the attainment of your 
baccalaureate degree. I know that you have worked hard and 
persevered, possibly through very difficult circumstances, to 
complete your undergraduate education. You refused to give 
up, continued to focus on your goal and you have succeeded, 
^ou have learned T^hat it takes to be successful. 

[ am confident that you will continue to succeed in your 
endeavors, although challenges may arise, if you follow the 
formula that you used at MSU -- work hard, stay focused and 
conunitted, and never give up! 

'iTour future will be w^hat you make it! 

Sincerely, 

Rose Mary Ho^vell, Ed. D. 
Your' Dean of Students 




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The Staff of the 2008 Centennial Yearbook 
Conunittee would like to thank the follo^ving 
people for their assistance and patience in the 
publication of this book: 

2008 Centennial Yearbook Committee 
Members and Contributors: 

Arun Bhambri, Danielle Fucetola, Ron Chicken, 
Bryan Fucetola, Michelle Tomaszewski (Student Life 
Editor), Amy Brooks, Jen Frank, Douglas Mclntyre, 
Bernadette Marciniak (Organization Editor), Karl de 
Vries, Kristie Cataffi, Vanessa Adames, Christine 
Tischio, Maxx Casanova, Reggie Stainfil 

Dr.Cole, Dr.Pennington, Dean Howell, Fatima 
DeCarvalho, Rick Brown, Frank Schwartz,Gary 
Rideout, Robert Gano, SGA President Ronald F. 
Chicken, The Student Government Association 

Michael Peters our university photographer, Ronald 

G. Chicken a contributing photographer 

Jim Carroll and the photographers at Lors Studio 

The entire staff at Jostens Publishing for their non- 
stop dedication 

We especially would like to thank Tim McGovern 
our Jostens Representative for all his endless 
patience, dedication, and assistance throughtout 
this Tvhole process. 

Jostens Printing and Publishing Divison, which is 
located in State CoUege, Pennsylvania, printed the 
2008 Centennial Yearbook, the yearbook of 
Montclair State University. There were 3,000 copies 
printed of the 2008 Centennial Yearbook with 256 
pages in each book. 



For you 2008 Centennial Graduates, college is 

over and gone are the days that you will never 

forget. It is important to remember the good 

and bad memories of college because memories 

mold you into the person you are today. A good 

memory might be a great time you had w^ith 

your friends or an influential student, professor 

or faculty member that made an impact in your 

life. A bad memory could be a bad experience 

with someone that you no longer to talk to or a 

professor that tends to go off-topic all the time 

and gives you a low grade. I hope you 

remember all your memories because life is a 

journey of memories. 

I would like to thank Tim McGovern, Michelle 

Tomasze^vski, Arun Bhambri, and Dean Howell 

for all their help, without them this yearbook 

T^ould not be possible. I would also like to 
thank the yearbook staff, Ron, and the SGA. We 

had a few "bumps" in the road with this 
yearbook but the important thing is that it was 

flnallly completed! 

Congratulations Centennial Graduates, Class of 
2008! May all your dreams come true! 

Sincerely, 
Jesse SchT^artzman 

Chair of the 2008 Centennial Yearbook Commitee 



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