Featured Event

Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.

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Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: MAVIS SMITH / THINK AGAIN 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Imagining the hidden realities of other people's existences is a continuing theme in the work of Bucks County artist Mavis Smith. Smith, who's works are often done in egg tempera, brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities. This exhibition samples a range of Smith's work from years past, as well as several new pieces, including both paintings and works on paper as well as some recent sculptural works incorporating egg shells. Opening Reception: Fri. September 19, from 7 – 9 pm

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection

Sep 2-Oct 17

Gallery Exhibition: Robert Mueller - Selected Works From the Monmouth University Permanent Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Inspired by mathematical models, literary sources, and his own social consciousness, Robert Emmett Mueller, artist, engineer, inventor, author, musician, puppet maker, and general wizard, is on a never-ending search for visual equivalents to his ideas.

Free Event


Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude  to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert

Oct 2

Bystander Intervention: A Key Element in Going from Attitude to Behavior Change - A Lecture by Dr. John D. Foubert 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

The bystander intervention model is the latest trend in sexual assault awareness. This session will review the research on bystander intervention, the steps of bystander intervention, a model program for men and a model program for women, and outcomes showing the efficacy of both programs.

Free Event


Augustana

Oct 4

Augustana 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The band from Southern California (by way of Illinois) makes a rare coastal New Jersey appearance fronted by singer-guitarist-pianist and primary composer Dan Layus; with a revamped lineup, a new record label, and a new leg of tour dates behind their well-received 2014 release, Life Imitating Life. The whispery vocal verses and Coldplay-inspired ivories of the band’s early singles “Boston” and follow-ups “Sweet and Low” and “Hey Now” vaulted to the Top 10 at AAA Radio. Then in 2011, for the band’s self titled album on Epic, Layus had a major surprise with a punchier, more immediate sound that carried melodic currents of Soul Asylum, Tom Petty, Chris Isaak and Bruce Springsteen. Now the new album reconciles the various facets of the Augustana sounds through a succinct rhythmic attack and crisp production — with bright radio-ready anthems like “Ash and Ember” sharing the ride with introspective plaints like “Remember Me,” under the flag of Layus’s unerring pop instincts. Opening the show will be Jim and Sam.

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Shadow's Birthday

Oct 6

Shadow's Birthday 

Student Center - 7 PM

Join the Student Alumni Association as they kick off Spirit Week in celebration of Shadow’s birthday. The party starts at 7 p.m. in the Student Center. There will be treats, contests and giveaways!


Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights

Oct 7

Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Aquila Theatre brings to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of all-consuming passion with its new production of Wuthering Heights. Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart wrenching new production. Aquila Theatre is renowned for its ability to adapt works of classical literature into enthralling and mesmerizing live performances. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience. Pre-Show Discussion with Cast at 7 pm

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81st Founders' Day Celebration and Convocation

Oct 8

81st Founders' Day Celebration and Convocation 

Pollak Theatre - 2:15 PM

Join the Monmouth University community in celebrating the life and founding of Monmouth University.


Oct 8

Homecoming Week - Meet the Challenge 

Anacon Hall - 7 PM

The Greek Senate will be hosting competitions of strength and speed Wednesday October 8th!

Free Event


Nine for IX: Venus Vs.

Oct 9

Nine for IX: Venus Vs. 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

A look at Venus Williams' victory off the court in her fight for financial equality in the earnings allocated to men vs. women tennis champions. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

Free Event


Oct 10

Pep Rally 

MAC At Monmouth - 5 PM

Join us for the annual pre-game Pep Rally that will be held in the MAC.

Free Event


Homecoming Day 2014

Oct 11

Homecoming Day 2014 

All Day

Homecoming is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Monmouth University Athletic Department.

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Met Opera: MACBETH

Oct 11

Met Opera: MACBETH 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. PLEASE NOTE: This is the same day as HOMECOMING. Please arrive early to secure parking.

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Open House 2014

Oct 12

Open House 2014 

10:30 AM

Gain insight into the Monmouth experience! Hear from our president, Paul R. Brown, learn about academic programs from faculty members, take a campus tour, and much more. Join us!

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The Lightning Thief

Oct 17

The Lightning Thief 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles.

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Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Oct 18

Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s.

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