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 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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