New Recommendation Passed, Resolution Passed and SOF Allocations Approved.

MILWAUKEE (October 28, 2011) – The Marquette University Student Government Senate had a very productive meeting Thursday night approving SOF allocations and passing two pieces of legislation.

The senators unanimously voted to pass a resolution to develop a comprehensive education program that promotes academic integrity making it more explicit in the Marquette mission. Senator Schultz explained the plan is to develop a centralized system for administering a thorough academic integrity policy and developing a code of academic integrity.

Additionally, a recommendation regarding long-term enrollment was passed with a vote of 27- 0 – 0. Senator Kruschke explained this piece of legislation is in reaction to the increasing size of the incoming class and its effect on Marquette. Housing is one the bigger areas of concern, which affects other aspects of life on campus. The proposed recommendation suggests the university establish a long-term plan for facilitating enrollment and a target enrollment number for new students.

The Senate approved two student organization funding allocations with a vote of 21- 4 – 2. The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was allocated $3,000 to cover the fee of their fall conference at Green Lake Conference Center.  Also, Step Up! Marquette Chapter was allocated $2,583.00 for a panel discussion on post-genocide Rwanda.

President Joey Ciccone met with Dan Parker from Parker Executive Search — a firm specializing in collegiate athletics and assisting in the search for a new athletic director – to share thoughts about what characteristics the future athletic director should have.  Dan Parker has also met with other university groups and faculty members on campus to gather a variety of perspectives on the topic. For students who would like to share their thoughts about what characteristics they would like to see in a new director can email adsearch@marquette.edu.

Lastly, the Senate meeting was wrapped up with a few announcements. They are as follows:

30 seconds or less will be playing this weekend at the Varsity Theatre, Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 with a valid Marquette ID and $3 without.

Next Friday, November 4, After Dark is hosting a Casino Night with food, prizes, a live DJ, bingo and traditional casino games.

Applications for Financial Vice President will be available Tuesday, November 1 online and in the Elist. They are due November 22, please email Joey Ciccone at musg.president@marquett.edu. with any questions.

The Office of Student Development is holding a Student Leadership Summit on Sunday, November 6. Pre-registration is required and are available on the Office of Student Development website. The last day to register online is November 1.

Applications for Mardi Gras, a student service trip to New Orleans, winter break trip are available online and due November 9.

The Student Nursing Association will be selling caramel apples in Central Mall on Monday and Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. for $1.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133 and follow MUSG on Facebook and Twitter

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.

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Salsa Magic

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 18, 2011) –MUSG will be hosting Salsa Magic, Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union ballrooms. The event is free, and snacks and water will also be provided.

Lee Smith, Salsa dancing extraordinaire, has won numerous awards and has taught over 100,000 college students, across 47 states, how to Latin dance. He has also been featured on “Ambush Makeover,” “FOX Television,” “NBC,” “ABC Univision Telemundo,” and appeared on the final episode of “America’s Got Talent.”

Described as the most “exciting, interactive Latin dance party on the college market,” this event is sure to get you dancing along in no time. After three hours of salsa dancing instruction, Washington D.C.’s own DJ Lee “El Gringuito” will allow individuals to put their lessons into action by lighting up the dance floor with different types of dance such as: salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaton, reggae and hip hop.

Lawrence University is quoted on the Salsa Magic website saying, “Most attended act of the year. You have to have this act!” The University of Maine also stated, “It’s the best act we ever brought to our campus.”

No matter your level of experience, DJ Lee will be sure to make your salsa…magic.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.


Fright Fest

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 29, 2011) –Marquette University Student Government is hosting a trip to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 29, for the annual Fright Fest Halloween event.

At Fright Fest, you will be spooked by not only the rides, but by the scary Halloween mythical creatures that roam the property. If you are brave enough, you can walk through haunted houses, watch ‘Monstertainment’ or tour some additional attractions at the park specifically added for Fright Fest.  More information about Fright Fest can be found at the Six Flags website using the following link: http://frightfest.sixflags.com/greatamerica.

Transportation to and from Six Flags Great America is included in the purchase of a ticket. Busses will be leaving from SHAMU at 5:00 p.m. and returning at 12:30 a.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be picked up in the Brooks Lounge. The Brooks Lounge is located on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. There is a limited quantity, so hurry and get one soon.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.


Senate Release: Fr. Pilarz Forum, “The Void” Cancelled, Two New Student Organizations Approved

MILWAUKEE (Oct. 14, 2011) – MUSG Senate convened briefly Thursday evening to discuss upcoming events, reports from the academic code of conduct committee and information about the two new student organizations approved.

MUSG President Joey Ciccone met with Fr. Pilarz’s Chief of Staff, Thomas MacKinnon, and discussed the possibility of student involvement in the search for a new athletic director.

Executive Vice President, Trent Carlson, and Communication Vice President, Arica Van Boxtel, reminded everyone the first Father Pilarz Forum will take place on October 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union. The forum gives students the chance to ask President Scott Pilarz, S.J. questions about his goals and future plans for Marquette University. CVP Van Boxtel also encourages students who cannot attend the forum to tweet questions and utilize the hash tag “#MUPrez.”

Program Vice President, Derek Merten, announced that due to lack of participation, “The Void” program is cancelled and is being replaced by a casino night in the future. He also announced that this weekend’s movie, at the Varsity Theatre, will be “The Help” and Six Flags Fright Fest Excursion tickets for October 29, 2011 go on sale this Monday, October 17 in the Brooks Lounge.

Senator Allison Kruschke of the Business and Administration Committee reported that her committee is reviewing the alcohol amnesty legislation that was vetoed last year. In addition to potentially reworking that legislation, her committee is also looking for ideas and concerns regarding the new green space previously occupied by Haggerty’s Pub. The committee is also investigating Printwise issues within residence halls.

Senator Sam Schultz of the Academics Committee met with the Assistant Vice-Provost about the academic code of conduct and reported that his committee will be looking into the Core of Common Studies at their upcoming meeting this Tuesday.  Lastly, the Student Organization Committee approved two new student organizations: “The Water Council” and “The U.S. Green Building Council.”

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.


First Father Pilarz Student Forum

MILWAUKEE – Oct. 24, 2011- MUSG presents the first Father Pilarz Forum, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union. The forum gives students the chance to ask President Scott Pilarz, S.J. questions about his goals and future plans for Marquette University.

President Pilarz welcomes students to not only voice their concerns and/ or questions regarding the University, but to also have an open conversation about solutions and changes that can be implemented to better all Marquette students’ experiences.

Marquette University Student Government President, Joseph Ciccone, stated, “The Father Pilarz Forum is a great opportunity for students to meet and discuss the state of the university with Father Pilarz, which does not happen at many universities.  With this being Father Pilarz’s first year on campus, as students, we have the opportunity to help decide what will be this University’s mission.”

Students should utilize this open forum to speak up and share the triumphs and struggles they have encountered at Marquette. These forums impact current students and students for many years to come. MUSG encourages students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.


Collegiate Substance Abuse Presentation, Roundtable Discussions, SOF Deadline Next Week

MILWAUKEE – Oct. 6, 2011 –Assistant District Attorney Chris Ladwig, and Assistant Dean of Students Erin Lazzar, presented at the MUSG Senate meeting Thursday night, on the recent increase in substance abuse at Marquette University. Marquette has been actively collaborating with the District Attorney’s Office on the prevention of collegiate substance abuse.

District Attorney Ladwig shared information about the range of fines for different drinking violations. If students are caught under-age drinking, then fines can range from $185 – 690.  If students purchase alcohol for minors they can be fined between $370 -1,000. Also, a house party that creates any disturbance for the community can be cited for $360 – 3,000.  Milwaukee Police Department reported most off-campus housing landlords have the right to evict tenants for hosting out of control house parties.

D.A Ladwig also mentioned that within the last few years two Marquette students have been charged with DWI citations, and are now facing time behind bars. D.A. Ladwig explained fines are significantly high if an individual is found operating a vehicle while intoxicated. For the first three demeanors an individual can face up to 12 months in jail and a fine of $10,000. Four or more demeanors can lead to prison and $100,000 of fines. Ladwig also informed that an OWI could cause other consequences such as: license suspension, an insurance rate increase and possibly unemployment.

Assistant Dean of Students Erin Lazzar talked about the issue of pre-gaming and how it affects the Marquette campus.  Lazzar wants to see a campus-wide cultural shift toward drinking in moderation and education about avoiding the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Lazzar reported that, according to data results from AlcholEdu, “over 85% of students on campus are drinkers.”  AlcoholEdu data results also show that four weeks into the school year the 12% of non-drinkers report to drinking after being in college and 57.3% of students claimed to binge drinking. This year, about 30 students have been transported to the hospital for substance abuse related reasons, which is almost twice the amount of last year at this time.

Marquette University Center for Health Education and Promotion has free resources for students with substance abuse problems. For more information about programs and statistics involving alcohol assistance and prevention visit www.marquette.edu/dsa.

 

MUSG President Joseph Ciccone described MUSG’s new initiative to improve collaboration with other student organizations through a series of roundtable conversations discussing race, sexual orientation, and other pressing topics. The dates of the roundtable conversations are as follows: Oct. 25, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5 at 7:30 in the Multicultural Center on the first floor of the AMU.

 

Senator Ford reported a new nursing curriculum was approved. Senator Hardaway reported on the approval for Dance Marathon to take place this coming spring. The last SOF deadline of the semester is next Friday, October 14 at 5 p.m.

 

Green Week kicks off next week from Oct. 10-14 with several activities planned every day, promoting eco-friendly living and environmental awareness. MUSG will be hosting the first Father Pilarz Forum October 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the AMU.

 

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.


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Green Week – October 10 – 14

MILWAUKEE – Oct. 10, 2011 –Marquette University Student Government and the Office of Sustainability will be co-hosting Green Week, October 10-14. The week is full of opportunities to learn about environmental issues and how to be more eco-friendly.

Monday, October 10 kicks off the week with, “How to Compost” in AMU 157 from 12 – 1 p.m. Enjoy an information session on how to compost at home, led by SEAC, Marquette University’s environmental club.

The final Fresh Fall Farmer’s Market is on Tuesday, October 11, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in parking Lot A, behind McCormick on 16 and Wells. There will be an assortment of fresh produce including, but not limited to, apples, potatoes, onions, carrots and squash. At 7 p.m. the documentary, Food Inc. will be shown in Wehr Chem 100. The documentary closely examines the corporate farming industry here in the United States.

Wednesday, October 12 will be a rummage sale exchange from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. Bring clothing or apparel to the AMU and exchange it with another item for free.

Thursday, October 13, there will be a panel discussion called “Living Green at Marquette,” led by Mike Whittow from the Office of Sustainability, discussing Marquette University’s green initiatives in Wehr Chem 100 at 6 p.m. Following the panel there will be a guided tour of the new Discovery Learning Center.

To conclude Green Week, there will be a “Native Tree Walk” with Dr. Schuman on Friday, October 14. Those who want to attend should meet under the Raynor Bridge at 1 p.m. to begin the tour.

All events are free to attend with a valid MU ID.

 

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit http://musg.mu.edu or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133.

The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.

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