The event will feature Zumba classes taught by Marquette’s Rec Center fitness instructors. Once students have worked out hard, participants will have a chance to play even harder. During “Rock the Rec,” students will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive match of dodgeball and partake in a fun-filled game of human foosball.
For those who wish to cater to their mind, body and soul or wish to get some rest and relaxation, there will be free massages offered by Massages on the Go.
Healthy food and snacks will be provided for students to enjoy. These delicious delights will include Mediterranean Veggie, Two Cheese & Avocado, and the Classic Turkey sandwiches from the Milwaukee Public Market’s Green Kitchen, allowing for students to refuel and reenergize.
This is a great opportunity to get fit and have fun. All Marquette students are welcome to attend this free event. So stand up Marquette and get ready to rock your body at Rock the Rec.
Marquette University Student Government will host the second of its biannual presidential forums with interim president Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Presidential forums give students a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the university’s president. In this time of transitional leadership, students may have concerns regarding Marquette’s future. Holding the role of interim president since October 16, 2013, in addition to serving as the university’s president from 1996 to 2011, Father Wild is well equipped to answer student questions and address concerns.
Students who are unable to attend the forum, but would still like to ask the administration a question are encouraged to tweet at @MUSG with #MUprez or email their concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org respectively.
MUSG highly encourages students to actively participate in the conversations regarding the university’s future by attending the forum on Tuesday, March 18.
Morgan Johnson is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Economics. As a senator from the College of Arts and Sciences, she represents the students enrolled in the college and listens to their concerns.
Johnson brings several years of experience to MUSG. She was previously an Elections Coordinator and a Program Board Excursions Commissioner. Johnson’s favorite part about being involved in MUSG is meeting students with different interests and passions.
“It’s a great way to meet people that are both like you and unlike you,” she said. “You are able to learn something new from everyone, and you are surrounded by people who are so passionate.”
Outside of MUSG, Johnson is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Orientation Staff, Hunger Clean Up and the Senior Challenge Committee. She is also a Student Alumni Ambassador and an intern at Marquette’s Office of Public Affairs.
In the summer of 2012, Johnson studied at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, DC.
“I had an amazing time exploring the city—its historical sites, political events and local eateries,” she said. “It was also great to see politics at work on the national scale, and to be able to witness legislative history as it was happening.”
Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas will speak at Marquette at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 in the Weasler Auditorium.
Vargas, an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in an essay in The New York Times Magazine, after winning a Pulitzer Prize while working for the Washington Post. His essay, published in an effort to promote dialogue on immigration reform, detailed the uncertainty of his life due to his immigration status.
Vargas was born in the Philippines, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to live with his grandparents when he was 12-years-old. However, he never obtained permission to live in the United States permanently. Vargas learned of his immigration status at the age of 16 when he applied for a driver’s license and discovered that his identification documents were fraudulent.
After publishing the essay revealing his immigration status, Vargas founded Define American, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to facilitating national conversations about immigration issues. Define American supports the DREAM Act, a legislation package that would allow undocumented immigrants a path to legalization. The organization also monitors use of the term “illegal immigrant” in the media, and urges new outlets to instead use the term “undocumented.” Outlets including The Associated Press and The New York Times announced they have made the switch.
Vargas also testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
In the two years since Vargas revealed his immigration status, he has become a face of the immigration movement. His appearance on Tuesday, March 25 is free to students.
After a very successful fall semester, we were saddened to see our committee chair Senator Emmaline Jurgena leave us, but we wish her the best of luck at Marquette’s Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C. Her work as chair has set a precedent of devotion to MUSG and it is our goal as a committee to continue on this path.
It is our committee goal to address the needs of existing student organizations by widening the scope of our work. We hope that in the near future, we will fully assume a role as the liaison between campus student organizations and MUSG.
Our committee has made it a goal to be more connected with the student organizations on campus by actively pursuing communication with student organization executive board members. Each member of our committee has made connections with the executive board members of the nearly 300 student organization on campus—it’s simply a matter of harnessing these connections.
Our biggest project this semester is to more comprehensively understand the needs of MU’s student organizations through our focus group initiative. Beginning on Feb. 27, the committee will be conducting monthly focus groups comprised of three committee members and eight e-board members of various student organizations. We have compiled an array of questions and hope to spark discussion among the student organizations about what sort of tangible changes they would like to see on MU’s campus. These meetings will run for roughly 45 minutes.
The first focus group meeting on Feb. 27 is at attendance capacity, but please do not hesitate to contact the committee if you would like to attend our focus group meeting in mid-March.
We are thrilled to be your Student Organizations Committee this semester. If any organizations have questions or are seeking resources, please contact any of our fantastic committee members or myself.
Student Organizations Chair
Straz Hall Senator
On Thursday, March 20, Marquette University Student Government will present the sweetest night of the year – Night of Chocolate – at 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms.
Join MUSG in “Tour de Chocolate” and allow your taste buds to explore delectable treats from around the world. The trip begins in Belgium. With a history of chocolate beginning in 1635, Belgium is home to over 2,000 chocolatiers. Of course, nothing pairs with chocolate better than a golden Belgium waffle.
After stamping their passport in Belgium, attendees will trek over to France. A well kept secret, France’s sensuous, sweet and surprising chocolate is the product of the country’s renowned decadence; and the French crepe pairs perfectly with a dollop of the delicious treat.
The next stop on the tour is Switzerland. Famed internationally as the world’s prominent chocolatiers, the Swiss take their reputation seriously. Each hand-crafted truffle and confection begins with natural ingredients, including cacao beans and sugar cane, which are combined and poured slowly into unique molds, creating a chocolate that looks as good as it tastes.
“Tour de Chocolate” ends in America, where chocolate has become its own industry. From Hershey to Nestle to Dove, Americans have taken the world’s obsession over chocolate to a new level. A stop in America for chocolate yields variety and will often be sealed with a Kiss, a Hershey’s Kiss of course.
Round-trip tickets for this delicious adventure will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Brooks Lounge. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased with cash or Marquette cash.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, MUSG Senate met to approve the Communications Vice President and debate the St. Francis pledge.
Senate invited Dr. John Su, Chairman of the University Board of Undergraduate Studies, to present on the ongoing review of the University Core Curriculum. Dr. Su explained the review process and gave background on the curriculum review. He answered questions from Senate, and told attendees that if they have any more questions or suggestions for the committee, they can contact MUSG Academics Committee Chair Zach Wallace.
With the consent of MUSG Judicial Administrator Sarah Miller and Adviser Matt Lengen, MUSG voted to confirm Sarah McClanahan as Communications Vice President for the 2014-1 school year by a vote of 23-3-1. During the previous MUSG Senate meeting, McClanahan’s appointment was tabled due to concerns that a student at-large was not a part of the CVP selection committee. Miller reviewed the issue, and determined that there was a sufficient effort to find a student to attend the interview, and recommended that Senate move to confirm McClanahan.
Senate announced a new piece of legislation, Recommendation #8 “A Recommendation for Marquette to Sign the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor.” The recommendation encourages Marquette University to adopt the St. Francis Pledge, continue to increase sustainability on campus and support student awareness of environmental issues.
Recommendation #8 was authored by Off-Campus Senators Natasha Hansen and Alison Libera, College of Business Administration Senator Courtney Guc, College of Communication Senator Caroline Philips, College of Arts and Sciences Senator Whitney Madeen and College of Nursing Senator Matt Brune. The recommendation passed unanimously with a vote of 27-0-0.
MUSG wants to inform students that Communication Department applications for the 2014-15 academic year are now available. Students interested in graphic design, public relations and multimedia are strongly encouraged to apply. Application can be found on the MUSG website at musg.mu.edu/getinvolved. Questions about the positions or application should be directed to email@example.com.