Resolution #2 Passed, Data Center Outage, SOF Deadline, Casino Night.

MILWAUKEE (November 4, 2011)- The Marquette University Student Government Senate had a very productive meeting Thursday night. Resolution #2 was passed with a 26-0-1 vote. In Resolution #2 MUSG addresses that ORL increase transparency with the student body throughout their planning process, for long-term housing, in order to improve and develop a procedure that places all students with their appropriate age group.  In recent years Marquette has experienced an increase in the freshman class size, and Senator Justin Alexander, O’Donnell Hall representative stated, “Everyone on campus can see the effect of a bigger freshman class. We need to make sure that every single student has adequate housing, whether they live in a residence hall or off-campus.”

President Joey Ciccone met with Kathy Lang, Chief Information Officer, to discuss the data center outage the university experienced earlier this week. Ciccone explains the HVAC system went out, which supplies the room temperature for the uninterrupted power supply (UPS).  The university was running a routine system check-in and, in which case; the UPS would typically take over but since it was down all e-resources crashed. Lang reassured that several changes have been made to ensure this will not happen again.

The next SOF deadline for club sports is Friday, Nov. 18. Executive Vice President, Trent Carlson, will be holding workshops to help teams properly fill out and submit the needed forms to receive funding.  These workshops will be take place Friday, Nov. 11 and Wednesday, Nov. 16.

This Friday, MUSG is hosting Casino Night from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms.  Program Board Vice President, Derek Merten, asks for more student volunteers to help manage the tables. No card dealing experience is need prior to the event. The Varsity Theatre will now be showing the movie, Cowboys and Aliens, Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at either 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The movie is $2 with valid Marquette ID and $3 without.

Also, the Leadership Summit is this Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11-3 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. MUSG encourages students to go and listen to some great workshops prepared by your peers (and also to enjoy free lunch!)

Tuesday, Nov. 8 MUSG welcomes, Salsa Magic, a Latin Dance company that teaches students the basic steps of salsa and then encourages students to test their new moves out on the dance floor.  This event will happen at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms, no prior dance experience is needed to attend.

Also Cash Cab will be happening Nov. 11 and 12 from 7-11 p.m.  Students must find the lucky cab to play the game and potentially win a prize.

Applications for Financial Vice President are available online or forms can be picked up in the MUSG office, AMU 133.  Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 22 by 5 p.m. Financial Office Assistant applications are also available online or can be picked up in the MUSG office.

Senator Sterling Hardaway met with Annette Conrad, Director of Events Management, and she encourages students to fill out feedback forms for on campus events.  These feedback forms are useful for events management to learn areas were improvement is needed.  Conrad also suggests students used the student handbook to answer or clarify any questions about the events process.

Executive Vice President Carlson explained, the senior week survey will be up on the website this coming Monday. The Dining Advisory Board Committee met and talked about their collaboration with Sodexo and their upcoming initiatives such as the potential for a food drive around the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Arts and Sciences Senator Schultz represented the Vendor Committee stating, currently the university has no immediate plans to build new infrastructure.

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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