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    and Community Wellness:

    2013 Global Understanding Convention Panel Discussion
    Turell Boardroom, Bey Hall

    Join panel members Marina Vujnovic, Tony Lazroe, Claude Taylor and Bojana Beric on Thursday April 11th from 1:00 - 2:15pm. The question: "Why can't we all have access to the best health care in the world, right here in America?". 

    Hawks Fly Together

    Soup d'Shore
    St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 595 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ

    The CHCW has joined the MU Hawks Fly Together for Sandy Relief effort. We are collecting all items, including non-perishables, paper towels, aluminum foil pans, napkins, personal hygiene items, soaps, diapers, toilet paper, clothing, coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and shoes.

    The collection place is the School of Nursing main office in McAllan Hall 332.

    All items collected are taken to the church on Tuesdays, in the afternoon at 3 p.m. We invite volunteers to help every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and/or to spend time serving food between 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

    Healthy Rhythms for World AIDS Day & for Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Join us for a group drumming experience! It is empowering, exhilarating, and just plain fun. No musical experience required. The facilitator, Mike Osrowitz, guides through some easy warm-ups, and everyone participates. Drums provided or bring your own.

    Healthy RhythmsSaturday, December 1, 2012
    12 - 1 p.m. & 1 - 2 p.m.

    Rebecca Stafford Student Center
    Anacon B

    The Kortney Rose Foundation

    Kortney Rose Foundation

    The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was set up by Kortney’s mom as a way to channel her grief after losing 9-year-old Kortney to a rare brain tumor called brain stem glioma. The foundation hopes to make a difference in the fight to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for pediatric brain tumors, thus creating Kortney’s legacy of helping other children with brain tumors through the promise of research. In the past five years the foundation has donated more than $528,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s brain tumor research efforts, specifically the hospital's Large Scale Genome Project and Brain Tissue Consortium.

    Recent Events

    Kortney Rose Marathon Race 1     Kortney Rose Marathon Team

    May 5, 2012 – NJ Marathon Family Running Events and Mini Fair

    8:30 a.m. – Noon

    Download and Print the Application – Use this link to view and print the PDF application.

    May 6, 2012 – NJ Marathon, Half Marathon, and 2-Person Team Relay Half Marathon

    Do not apply through NJ Marathon Web site. We must enter you as part of TEAM KORTNEY.

    Full Marathon application – Please click “OK” and then “Open” to access application

    Half Marathon application - Please click “OK” and then “Open” to access application

    2-Person Relay Half Marathon team (each person runs 6.55 miles) - Please send an e-mail to Kristen Gillette at to receive the relay form or if you have any questions.

    Registration fees are on the forms and check should be made out to The Kortney Rose Foundation and form and payment mailed to 41 Summerfield Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757

    Please visit for more information or to make a donation.

    Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS)


    Offered through Monmouth University’s Center for Human and Community Wellness, Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization.

    Events offer a SHARE-A-DISH DINNER of completely vegetarian foods (a Vegan Potluck dinner) followed by a lecture, workshop, or forum related to our educational mission.

    Spring 2013 Events

    Sunday, February 24 at 1 p.m.

    Plant-based Sports & Fitness Nutrition presented by Marc Rosamilia, owner of Bio-Balance Fitness and former vegan bodybuilder, now fitness professional and coach. This event will have a vegan potluck.

    Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.

    A discussion with Jenny Brown, Co-Founder & Director of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and award-winning author of The Lucky Ones. This event will have a vegan potluck.

    Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

    Animals: Our Moral Schizophrenia and Veganism as a Moral Baseline presented by Gary L. Francione, distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University, acclaimed author of numerous books, and founder of The Abolitionist Approach. This event will have a vegan potluck.

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    Follow MAVS on Facebook for healthy recipes, events, and updates. For more information about MAVS, please feel free to contact us at any time. You can send an e-mail to Professor Mary Harris at

    Read more about MAVS.

    Zumba Fitness at Monmouth University

    Zumba Fitness

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How much does it cost?
      • It’s free. You simply need to bring your MU ID to gain entry to the MAC.
    • Can I bring my friend, child, neighbor, etc.?
      • Yes – as long as they have an MU ID that will allow them into the MAC.
    • What should I wear?
      • Quality sneakers and “gym clothes.” Consider visiting and enter the code ISABELM for a 10% discount on Zumbawear.
    • Why should I consider Zumba Fitness?
      • It is fun, it’s social, it’s a great workout, and it will improve your dancing ability.
    • Can males participate?
      • Of course! Guys have just as much fun, get a great workout, and enjoy the social benefits.
    • I don’t have rhythm – should I still try?
      • Yes! You will likely surprise yourself – Zumba is designed to be learned relatively easily. Steps repeat several times within one song. Consider visiting instructor Isabel Marmolejo’s YouTube account and practice along with her videos:
    • Do I need to bring anything?
      • Yes, you must bring your MU ID to get into the gym.
    • When do classes end?
      • The last class will be Tuesday, December 18. Also, please mark your calendar – there will be no Zumba class on November 20.
    • Do I need to RSVP?
      • No - just show up ready to have fun.

    A video of Monmouth students and employees participating in Zumba Fitness is available on YouTube.

    For more information about Zumba at Monmouth University, please send e-mail to Chris Hirschler at

    Monmouth University Community Garden

    Community Garden  

    Sponsored by the School of Social Work.

    What: The Monmouth University Community Garden is an innovative project which will provide a great location for community and campus members to come together to grow produce and community. Gardeners will have the option of having an individual plot or working on the communal plots. The produce from the communal plots will be donated to local organizations and individuals in need.

    Visit the Monmouth University Community Garden Web site.

    Eye to Eye

    Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs young students in grades 5-8 who struggle with Learning Disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) with college students who face similar learning challenges. Using an art-based curriculum, younger children learn to value their own unique minds, build self-esteem, and acquire skills necessary to become their own self-advocates. Interacting one-on-one with college mentors also allows younger students to see the potential success stories they can someday become.

    Monmouth University began working toward starting a chapter of Eye to Eye last spring. Two MU students who are registered with the Department of Disability Services attended a training at Brown University last August and now serve as coordinators of the program. They have trained other MU students with learning differences to be mentors for approximately fifteen students who attend St. Jerome Elementary School in West Long Branch. Mentors and mentees meet weekly for one hour after school on Wednesdays during the spring semester.

    The mission of Eye to Eye is to improve the lives of people with learning differences. Monmouth University joins many other college chapters throughout the United States who are involved in working with younger students as they come to understand, accept, and work with their own unique learning styles.