A Director’s Life: An Evening With Catherine Hardwicke

MILWAUKEE  (Nov. 28, 2011) – MUSG will be hosting director Catherine Hardwicke on Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 p.m in the Weasler Auditorium as a part of the speaker series. In addition to this free event, the Office of Student Development will be sponsoring “Big Questions: Lunch with Catherine Hardwicke” at 12:30 p.m. that day in AMU 163.

Originally an architect turned production designer, Catherine Hardwicke is considered to be the most successful female director in Hollywood. After spending most of the 1990s as a production designer, she got her first critical acclaim in 2003 after winning the directing award at The Sundance Film Festival in 2003 for her work on “Thirteen.”

In 2008, she became the most commercially successful female director in Hollywood when she directed the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight.”  The film was met with $400 million worth of success. In 2009, she was awarded the “Women in Film Dorothy Arzner Directors Award” for her contributions to the field.

Come listen as Catherine Hardwicke shares her inspiring story of her career and talks about the director’s role in bringing a mega-bestseller to the big screen.

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.


Christmahanakwanzika

MILWAUKEE  (Dec. 2, 2011) –Marquette University Student Government along with the diversity commission will be hosting a holiday themed after dark program on Friday, Dec. 2 called Christmahanakwanzika. Christmahahakwanzika will be held in Marquette Place, the AMU ballrooms and the 2nd floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

During Christmahanakwanzika students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of holiday activities revolving around Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. There will be arts and crafts activities such as: Christmas tree ornament making, cookie decorating and a gingerbread house decorating competition.

Also throughout the evening students can partake in carriage rides, dreidel games and perform Christmas carol karaoke with a live band. There will also be a special performance by the Marquette acappella group The Naturals. Snacks and beverages will also be available during the evening.

Come celebrate the holiday season and learn more about how others celebrate the holidays.

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.

 


MUSG Hiring For Year 2012-2013 Program and Communications Vice-Presidents

MILWAUKEE – November 27, 2011- MUSG has two applications now available for the 2012-2013 school year. The applications are for two different executive positions, Program Board Vice President and Communications Vice President. The following job descriptions provide further details:

The Program Board Vice President (PVP) position provides practical career experience in event planning and management. It is great for those who thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment. The PVP is responsible for supervising 16 event commissioners as well as managing a substantial budget. The PVP is a part of the MUSG executive board and works closely with the MUSG president and other executive members to assist in making organizational decisions.

Current Program Board Vice President, Derek Merten, says, “If you are interested in coordinating campus programs such as MUSG Night of Chocolate, Farmer’s Market, major speakers and more, you should apply to be the MUSG Program Vice President!”

The position provides a great opportunity to anyone who is looking to expand his or her involvement on campus and acquire applicable business experience. Applications can be found in the MUSG office, AMU 133, or online at http://musg.mu.edu/getinvolved.shtml. Application deadline is January 23, 2012. With questions please contact MUSG president Joey Ciccone at musg.president@marquette.edu.

The Communications Vice President (CVP) position provides practical experience for those in pursuit of a career in the communications field. The MUSG Communications Vice President is responsible for overseeing all publication, advertising, web and social media from within the organization. The CVP manages a department that consists of three divisions: public relations, graphic design and multi media. The CVP is also a member of the MUSG executive board and works closely with the MUSG president and other executive members to assist in making organizational decisions.

Current Communications Vice President, Arica Van Boxtel, says, “This position is a great opportunity to apply all the concepts you learn in class towards real-life experience. I would not trade the experience I have acquired for anything different.”

Those who are looking to gain leadership experience in a fast-paced work environment are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found in the MUSG office, AMU 133, or online at http://musg.mu.edu/getinvolved.shtml Application deadline is February 3, 2012.  With questions please contact MUSG president Joey Ciccone at musg.president@marquette.edu.

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.


Christmas in the City Excursion

MILWAUKEE– (Dec. 3, 2011)- MUSG will be hosting a shopping excursion to Chicago on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Marquette University students will be provided with transportation via coach buses to and from the event.

Upon reaching Chicago, students will have the opportunity to explore the Christkindlmarket, shop at department stores and ice skate in Millennium Park. The Christkindlmarket is a traditional German American holiday market in Daley Plaza. It is only open from Thanksgiving to Christmas and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks.

Sophomore student, Alex Lahr, says, “Fifteen dollars for a round trip from Milwaukee to Chicago is an incredible deal! It will be fun to go with my friends.”

Tickets cost $15 with a valid MUID and are currently on sale in the Brooks Lounge, located on the first floor of the AMU. Do not miss this great opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere in downtown Chicago and find the perfect gifts!

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.

 


Budget Proposals, Approval For Preventing Further Federal Aid Cuts, Roundtable Discussion Date Change

MILWAUKEE – (Nov. 17, 2011)- At last night’s meeting MUSG Senate covered a variety of topics. The two foremost topics included the approved budget revision and Resolution 3 regarding Federal Aid budget cuts. Beginning with the budget proposals, Financial Vice President John Dunlap explained that the recent influx of students this year created $14,000 in unanticipated student activity fee revenue. Requests were solicited from MUSG executive board members to determine where the additional funding should be allocated. The MUSG budget committee selected proposals and with a 25-1-2 vote Senate approved the revised budget proposals. The proposals included $5,000 to major events specifically the spring concert, $5,200 to special events, $1,800 to student organization funding for non-club sports and student organization funding of a Collegiate Link License; a program that will allow student organizations to submit paperwork and organize events online. As a member of the budget committee, Senator Kruschke spoke in favor of the approval and stated, “I feel many students will be able to benefit from these funds.”

The Senate also passed Resolution 3 last night with a vote of 23-2-3. Resolution 3 encourages the university’s role in a higher education coalition that developed a petition in support of Federal Student Aid to be sent to Congress. MUSG actively encourages all students, faculty and members of the Marquette community to sign the Student Aid Alliance’s national petition. The resolution was lead by Senator Ford who said, “the goal is to bring to life the fact that $30 billion has already been cut from financial aid, and we want to make sure that more isn’t going to be cut.” Votes were placed with consideration of what best represents students’ opinions and personal political biases were excluded.

Senator Neidhardt highlighted that Marquette University joined the higher education coalition. He accentuated the importance to bring “the student voice to the issue.” He also stated, “a lot of people need this aid to keep the economy heading in a positive direction.” Some senators expressed concerns about the long-term effects of this decision; however, Senator Ford concluded the discussion by saying, “as a representative of constituents who receive financial aid, it is our duty to represent them and their interests. Our goal is to halt cuts in aid and hopefully in the future we can look into the cost of education.” After a productive debate, both in the positive and negative, Resolution 3 was passed. For more information on the Student Aid Alliance or to view the petition go to http://www.marquette.edu/public-affairs/advocacy.shtml

In other Senate announcements, the business and administration and student life committees are looking to draft a new version of an alcohol amnesty agreement. The student life committee will also meet with administrators to discuss the effectiveness of Job Connection and what can be done to make it more beneficial for students.

President Joey Ciccone announced that the next roundtable discussion will be held on Dec. 5. Information has been sent out to student organizations, but look for more information coming in the near future. Also, Ciccone met with representatives from Marquette to discuss ways to inform and educate students on voting, in particular with new legislation that potentially allows a student ID to work as a voting ID. Look for more information in the future regarding the new procedure.

Vice President Trent Carlson met with DPS officers this week to discuss how to continue informing students about the recent MPD presence in regard to jaywalking and speeding.

The MUSG Communications Department is looking for a public relations director, public relations assistant and a graphic design assistant. Applications are available on the MUSG website and due on Monday, Nov. 20 by 5 p.m. MUSG is also accepting applications for Financial Vice President through Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. Applications for financial office positions are being accepted as well and will be available until the end of the semester.

The MUSG Speakers series brings Catherine Hardwicke to speak on her vocation as a film director on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Saturday, Dec. 3, MUSG is sponsoring Christmas in the City, a shopping excursion to Chicago. The coach bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will drop students off at the German Christkindl Market in Chicago. Tickets are only $15 and available in the Brooks Lounge.

After Thanksgiving break, Straz Tower RAs will be putting on the live nativity scene, “Bringing Home Jesus” and collecting donations for a non-profit organization that benefits foster children.

Pure Dance is putting on two shows Saturday, Nov.19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m., Grand New Brew will take place in the Varsity Theatre with performance by Studio 13 Refugees, Hype and the Gold and Blues.

Tickets are still available for $10. Hunger Clean up is having a coffee sale to raise money for the event in the spring. Check out Brew locations for more information. The MUSG website is up and running, stay informed and knowledgeable about upcoming events at 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.


MUSG Senate Receives Presentation on University Reaffirmation of Accreditation; Seeking Financial Vice-President and Public Relations Director Candidates

MILWAUKEE  (Nov. 10, 2011) – MUSG Senate welcomed Dr. Gary Meyer, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Teachings, to the Senate meeting on Thursday evening. His presentation entitled, “Marquette University’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation,” highlighted the peer-review process that Marquette will be undergoing in the 2013-2014 academic year. Marquette has been accredited for over 90 years and the reaffirmation process is meant as a check up to ensure that the University is still meeting accreditation standards.

Dr. Meyer explained that, “The reaffirmation process is an opportunity for Marquette to document the excellent work we do as a University and provides assurance that we are meeting and exceeding the expectations of various constituencies. The reaffirmation process also provides the chance to reflect on the work and identify both strengths and opportunities for improvement.”

When asked about the importance of accreditation, Fr. Pilarz said in a video address, “Accreditation is important to Marquette University, as it is to every college and university in the United States, because we very willingly subject ourselves to peer review. I think it’s one of the healthiest sets of institutions in the country that allows guests to come in, take a look at what we say about ourselves, and evaluate whether that’s true or not. Of course, in Marquette’s case, we’re going to come out looking great, but I think it’s a really healthy process for us to engage in periodically to make sure that we’re making good on the promises that we tell the world—and especially our students and their families—that we’re going to make.”

For more information on the reaffirmation of accreditation process and how to get involved, please visit www.marquette.edu/accreditation.

Marquette University Student Government is now accepting candidates for both the Financial Vice President position, as well as, the Public Relations Director job for the spring 2012 semester. Applications for FVP are due November 21 and the Public Relations Director applications need to be submitted by November 22 at 5 p.m. and they can be found in the MUSG office located in AMU 133.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events visit, www.marquette.edu/musg or stop by 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.


How Well Do You Know Marquette?

MILWAUKEE  (November 11, 2011) – Marquette University Student Government in association with Marquette Department of Public Safety and Student Safety will be hosting MU Cash Cab on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 from 7-11p.m. on the Marquette University LIMOs.

On Friday and Saturday night Marquette’s very own LIMO service will be hosting their version of the hit, “Discovery World,” television show ‘Cash Cab’. While riding on a LIMO this weekend, students will have the opportunity to answer trivia questions about Marquette. The questions will start out easy and increase in difficulty with each question – the harder questions will be worth more MU cash.

The first three questions will be worth $5 in MU Cash for each correct answer. If a student gets two questions wrong in a row, then he or she will be eliminated and dropped off at their final destination. However, if the student answers three questions correctly, he or she will have the chance to play for the bonus question, worth $10 in MU Cash, giving them the chance to leave with a total of $25 in MU Cash.

If the contestant gets stumped on a question, they get one “shout out” for help, either by consulting with other passengers on the LIMO, or they may phone a friend.  This can only be used once during the game.

Good luck and be on the look for the MU Cash Cab!

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.