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Show your spirit: Blue – White Day Friday, November 8

Dear Colleagues:

I invite you to help me kick off our Family Weekend events by showing your school spirit.  This Friday, dress in Blue & White, or wear your Monmouth University imprinted clothing to celebrate a number of recent academic and athletic accomplishments.

Our undefeated #1 seed women’s soccer team will get an early start on the weekend when they host a MAAC Semifinal game against #6 Niagara at 5:00 p.m. Thursday on Hesse Field. 

On Friday, we will cheer on our nationally-ranked Field Hockey team as they open postseason play as the top-overall seed in the America East Championship, on Friday at 11 a.m. on So Sweet A Cat Field.

Our Blue & White Day will also celebrate the recent successes of our Debate Hawks, Model UN Team, and the winning members of our second Intercollegiate Real Estate Academic Competition, who bested teams from Baruch CUNY, Lehigh, Montclair, Rutgers and Villanova on November 1.  Earlier in October, the two pairs of Debate Hawks took first and second place at the Brad Smith Invitational Debate Tournament at the University of Rochester.  Both teams went undefeated with 6-0 records before heading into the playoff rounds, marking the first time the Debate Hawks took both a first and second place team award.  Other competing schools included NYU, West Point, Rochester, and the New School. 

At the end of October, members of our Model UN Team won four individual speaking awards at the prestigious Oxford University Model United Nations competition, besting Oxford, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics in the process. 

Our Family Weekend will also showcase a home game for our football team, who soundly defeated the #4 ranked team in the country – Kennesaw State last weekend and earned its highest national ranking in 27 years.

Let’s Go Hawks!

Patrick Leahy, Ed.D.
President