Hello from MUSG!

Hello Marquette University!
In this, the first blog post of the Fall ’10 semester, I would like to begin by telling you how excited the MUSG Executive Board is to be back in the office.  We have been elected to serve you, the undergraduate student body of Marquette University. As such, I would like to remind you that this office and all who work here are available to you as a resource for any question or concern that you may have. Anything at all really! Just stop on in the MUSG office: AMU 133.
We are in the first few weeks of the semester, and MUSG is in full swing after the recent election of Residential Senators. These newly elected Senators will join returning Academic Senators to continue progress on issues discussed at the end of the last school year. They will also bring new perspectives in representing those who commute, or live off-campus and in residence halls. In particular, the concept of overall wellness has been on the minds of students and the student government that represents their interests. Because of this interest, MUSG will continue to gather information and meet regularly with administrators regarding recreational facilities and improvements that can be made beyond the short term improvements made to the current facility earlier this year.  Other issues such as transparency within the classroom, pedestrian safety, healthy options in dining, and financial transparency with our vendors will continue to be important discussion areas for the Senate.
To complement the legislative side of student government, programmers have been at work since last year and over the summer to bring an interesting array of speakers and events to campus, as well as excursions that will take students into the city.  We are confident that these programs will entertain students, provide opportunities to try something new, and spark conversation on topics that are very pertinent to each of us at this time in our lives.  Such programs include upcoming speaker ‘No Impact Man’ Colin Beaven, who spent a year in New York City with his family trying to make the smallest environmental impact possible, and “Spice Up Your Night”, a salsa dance lessons and performance session. For more information on these programs, check out MUSG’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Best wishes throughout the semster, and check back soon!
Meghan Ladwig
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