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Encyclopedia > Monmouth University
Monmouth University
Established 1933
Type Private University
President Paul Gaffney II
Staff 232
Undergraduates 4,000
Postgraduates 1,600
Location West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Campus Suburban, 155 acres
Nickname Hawks
Website www.monmouth.edu
For the college in Illinois, see Monmouth College.

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It was founded as "Monmouth Junior College" in 1933 and became Monmouth College in 1956. In 1995 it became Monmouth University. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

There are about 3,500 full-time and 500 part-time undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students, as well as 232 full-time faculty members. The university's student-to-faculty ratio is about 15:1. Because of the university's relatively small student population, class sizes are capped between 20 and 35 and no classes are taught by TAs. 45% of students live on-campus. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... A teaching assistant (TA) is a junior scholar employed on a temporary contract by a college or university for the purpose of assisting a professor by teaching students in recitation or discussion sessions, holding office hours, grading homework or exams, supervising labs (in science and engineering courses), and sometimes teaching...

Monmouth University has seven schools:

  • Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • The Graduate School
  • The Honors School


Campus setting and architecture

The centerpiece of the Monmouth University campus is Wilson Hall. Originally, it was the site of the Shadow Lawn mansion, constructed in 1903 and housed 52 rooms. United States President Woodrow Wilson stayed in the mansion during his campaign in summer of 1916. 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

After Shadow Lawn was destroyed by a fire in 1927, the building that would become Wilson Hall was built as a residence for Mr & Mrs. Hubert Templeton Parson. Mr. Parson was the former head of F.W. Woolworth Company. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Foot Locker Inc NYSE: FL (formerly Z) is a United States company specialising in athletic footwear and clothing. ...

Wilson Hall became municipal property during the Great Depression and until Monmouth University acquired ownership, it was home to a private girls' school. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark. Some classrooms and the administrative offices are inside of the building. Public domain, a term used to describe the vast Federally owned lands in the western United States. ... The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... USS Constitution. ...

Academic Buildings

  • 600 Art Building
  • 700 Building
  • 800 Art Gallery
  • Art Workshop
  • Bey Hall
  • Guggenheim Library
  • Howard Hall (Originally the 500 Building)
  • Plangere Center
  • Robert E. McAllan Hall
  • Thomas A. Edison Science Hall
  • Woodrow Wilson Hall

Student Life


Monmouth University has a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the campus television station — Hawk TV — and the college radio station — WMCX-FM. Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... WMCX is a New Jersey college radio station with a Modern Rock format. ...

Greek Life


Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a mens collegiate fraternity founded on June 4th, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carls friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. ... Phi Sigma Kappa is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... Official Name Sigma Pi Fraternity, International Founded February 26, 1897 Vincennes University Headquarters Brentwood, TN Grand Sage (President) Larry P. Rovira Grand Second Counselor (Vice President) George N. Hakim Grand Third Counselor (Treasurer) Christopher R. Brown Esq. ... Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity (also known as Sig Tau or ) is a U.S. all-male college social fraternity founded at an unusual hour in the morning on June 28, 1920 at Central Missouri State University (formerly known as Central Missouri State Teachers College) and set up their first house... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE, pronounced T-K-E or Teke, as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent(WSC). ... Theta Xi (ΘΞ) is a fraternity founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on 29 April 1864. ...


Alpha Sigma Tau (AΣT) Sorority is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). ... Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) is the name given to several college fraternities and sororities. ... // History Phi Sigma Sigma was the first non-sectarian sorority, meaning that there was to be no judgement regarding religion or background. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be the Normal School for Girls but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ...


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Student Residences

  • Beechwood Hall
  • Birch Hall
  • Cedar Hall
  • Elmwood Hall
  • Garden Apartments
  • Great Lawn Apartments
  • Laurel Hall
  • Maplewood Hall
  • Oakwood Hall
  • Pinewood Hall
  • Redwood Hall
  • Spruce Hall
  • Willow Hall

Food Services

  • Bey Hall Express
  • Einstien Bros. Bagels
  • Hawks Nest
  • Java City
  • Magill Commons
  • Rebecca Stafford Student Center
  • Underground


  • 1956 to 1957 Eugene H. Lehman
  • 1957 to 1962 Edward G. Schlaefer
  • 1962 to 1971 William G. Van Note
  • 1971 to 1979 Richard J. Stonesifer
  • 1980 to 1993 Samuel Hays Magill
  • 1993 to 2003 Rebecca Stafford
  • 2003 to Present Paul Gaffney II


  • Monmouth's athletic teams are known as the Hawks.
  • The school competes as a Division I school in the Northeast Conference, which generally ranks as one of the weaker NCAA Division I conferences. Monmouth fields the following sports at the Division I level: baseball, basketball (men's and women's), cross country (men's and women's), field hockey, football, golf (men's and women's), soccer (men's and women's), lacrosse (women's), softball, tennis (men's and women's), and track & field (men's and women's).
  • Monmouth University (then still Monmouth College), added football to the school's ledger of sports teams in 1993. The team's first game was played on September 25 of that year. The first points in school history were scored on a bizarre defensive play by intercepting and returning a two-point conversion.
  • Monmouth has been in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1996, 2001, 2004, and 2006. Monmouth won their first NCAA men's basketball tournament game in 2006 when they beat Hampton University in that year's play-in game. It was the first time a Northeast Conference school won a game in the NCAA tournament since 1983 when Robert Morris University won in the opening round.
  • Since 1994, Monmouth's athletic department has been headed by Dr. Marilyn McNeil.

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  • http://www.monmouth.edu/about/history/wilson.asp
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083564/trivia
  • http://probasketball.about.com/library/weekly/bl_monmouthhawks04.htm
  • http://www.monmouth.edu/athletics/teams/schedules/teamlist.asp

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