Thursday, May 16, 2013
Join Patch at 8 p.m. as we stream NJTV's broadcast of an expert panel talking Sandy aftermath.
More than six months after superstorm Sandy caused $50 billion in damage throughout the state, public television stations are teaming up to broadcast "Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall" at 8 p.m. Thursday. Expert panelists will answer questions before live audiences at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre and the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Topics of discussion will include infrastructure; environmental consequences; economic ramifications; building codes; and more. Mike Schneider, the managing editor of NJTV's "NJ Today With Mike Schneider," will host the broadcast, which will air on NJTV and PBS 13. Tune in above at 8 p.m. to watch a live stream of 'Superstorm Sandy: A Live Town Hall."
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Some 45 historical sites around the county will participate in the annual event this weekend.
Historical sites throughout the county will open their doors on Saturday and Sunday for the fourth annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth.” “The tour includes 45 sites and each illustrates a piece of local history,” Randall Gabrielan, executive director of the Historical Commission, said in a press release issued by the county. Hours for most sites are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The West Long Branch site on the tour is Monmouth University's Wilson Hall. Wilson Hall is one of six new locations on the 2013 which also includes: Keyport Fire Museum in Keyport, Monmouth Battle Monument at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, Old Yellow Meeting House in Upper Freehold, Red Bank Woman’s Club …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Four men face charges of conspiracy to distribute MDPV.
Three New Jersey men and one New York man were arrested in connection with a scheme to allegedly distribute kilogram amounts of a controlled substance commonly known as “bath salts,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. Kyle Jobes, 23, of East Brunswick, and Charles Knierim, 24, of Old Bridge, were arrested on Thursday, March 14; and Benjamin Caturano, 22, of New Brunswick, and Conor Healion, 22, of West Hempstead, N.Y., were arrested on Friday, March 15. All are charged in connection with their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute Methylenedioxypryovalerone (“MDPV”) in New Jersey and New York. “Bath salts” is the street name for a family of designer drugs that have effects similar to amphetamine and cocaine, according…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dr. Paul R. Brown will succeed retiring Paul G. Gaffney II, university announces.
A new leader has been chosen to lead Monmouth University, the school's Board of Trustees announced Wednesday. Dr. Paul R. Brown, who currently heads the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University, has been appointed president of the West Long Branch university, according to a university release. Brown will take over from retiring President Paul G. Gaffney II on Aug. 1. He will be the 8th president of the school, according to the release. The school's Board of Trustees decided on Brown at their Feb. 26 meeting, the release says. “Dr. Brown was our first and unanimous choice to be the new president of Monmouth University," Robert B. Sculthorpe, chair of the board, said in the release. "He is an outstanding leader with the …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Womack earns Second Team; Thibault named to Third Team
Monmouth University women’s basketball seniors Alysha Womack (Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) and Carly Thibault (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) have been named to the All-Northeast Conference Second and Third Teams, respectively, the league office today announced. The honor is the fourth-straight all-league selection for Womack, while Thibault earns all-conference distinction for the first time in her career. “I’m really happy for both Carly and Alysha,” said Monmouth Head Coach Jenny Palmateer. “They’ve been such a big key to what we’ve been able to accomplish this season and they’re both really deserving of both Second and Third Team All-NEC. So it’s nice to see them rewarded for all their efforts this season.” Womack averaged a team-…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Hawks defeat Mount St. Mary's
Alysha Womack (Springfield, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) scored 15 of her team-high 17 points in the second half as the Monmouth University women’s basketball team outlasted Mount St. Mary’s, 71-63, Monday night at the Multipurpose Activity Center. The Hawks outscored the Mountaineers, 30-13, over the final 10 minutes of the second half to turn a nine-point deficit into the eight-point win. With the win, the Hawks conclude the regular season at 15-14 (12-6 NEC) and secure the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NEC Tournament. Their quarterfinal-round opponent will be the sixth-seeded Mountaineers, who finished the season with a 14-15 (10-8 NEC) mark. The game will be played Sunday at 3 p.m. at the MAC. Womack made her last five field-goal attempts and all…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Hawks will join Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in July
Despite Ed Waite’s (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest) sixth career double-double and Jalen Palm’s (Louisville, Kent./Butler Traditional) career-high, the Monmouth University men’s basketball team fell to Wagner 67-57 in the Hawks final Northeast Conference game in program history on Saturday night. Monmouth, which will join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in July, 2013, will end its tenure in the NEC as the fourth-winningest program in league history with 261 regular season wins. Waite posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds in his final collegiate game, the 124th of his career, tying him for third place all-time at Monmouth, while Palm connected on 4-for-4 from the floor for 12 points in six minutes of play. On Senior …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Hawks head into final game of regular season with loss
The Monmouth University men’s basketball team fell 77-63 to visiting Mount St. Mary’s in Northeast Conference action on Thursday night, as sophomore Max DiLeo (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) added a career-high 12 points and freshman Tyrone O'Garro (Newark, N.J./Saint Peter’s Prep) hauled in a career-best 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Monmouth, which also got a team-best 15 points from Ed Waite (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest), hit 22-of-59 from the floor and went 3-of-14 from three-point range in the loss. DiLeo, who hit 5-for-5 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the line, added a career-high five rebounds and a career-best five steals as well. Waite, who went 7-of-12 from the field, added six boards, while O’Garro added six points. “Give …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
University responds to proposed state education cuts
Monmouth University says it will suffer adverse effects from proposed education cuts in the state sequester. Monmouth University Director of Public Affairs Petra Ludwig Shaw said the cuts would affect the university in several areas. "Pell is protected for the 2013 fiscal year, but there currently is no protection in the out years," Shaw said. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education, according to the U.S. Department of Education. "Student loan origination fees will increase from 1% to 1.076%," Shaw said. "For a first year student taking their maximum loans ($5500), previously the origination fee would have been…
Friday, February 15, 2013
The university is moving out of the Northeast Conference, opening up more scholarship opportunities for athletes.
Monmouth University announced on Wednesday that in 2014, its football program will officially be a part of the Big South Conference. According to the Asbury Park Press, the Big South Conference opens up scholarship opportunities that were previously limited in the Northeast Conference “I thank the Big South presidents and the commissioner for their confidence in Monmouth,” President Paul Gaffney II said to the APP. “New horizons, new challenges, bring energy and excitement. The Big South is an opportunity for the Hawks to step up.” Schools in the Big South mostly hail from states like Virginia and North Carolina. The Press reported that as a member, Monmouth would be considered a "counter" school if its scholarship eligibility among …