Open Positions in Financial Department, New Minors Proposed, Ice Rink Legislation Passed

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 8, 2011) – Marquette University Student Government Senate convened briefly Thursday night prior to finals week. Legislative Vice President Drew Halunen started the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting.

MUSG President Joey Ciccone spoke briefly about the new voter identification process for the upcoming elections. There will be informational sessions held second semester to further inform students of this process. Ciccone also gave an update regarding the second roundtable discussion. He mentioned future plans to hold more roundtables second semester. President Ciccone gave a speech to the Board of Trustees this past Wednesday that focused on prioritizing Marquette’s academic mission, reevaluating class sizes, incorporating technology in the classroom, strengthening a support system between students and faculty and having a long-term vision when it comes to campus housing and enrollment. Ciccone’s final point focused on “being bold, moral and courageous in order to further embody the mission of Marquette University–be the difference.”

Executive Vice President Trent Carlson reminded students the early spring SOF deadline is January 20, 2012 for any events occurring before March 23, 2012.

Senators Bill Leichardt and Allison Kruschke drafted and proposed Resolution 2, a proposition for a winter recreational ice rink to be temporarily constructed on campus. Leichardt said, “we would like to see an ice rink on campus as soon as possible, but we also want to do it correctly, properly and cost effectively.” There are many options concerning the location of this temporary rink. Senate approved Resolution 2 with final vote of 28-1-0.

Financial Vice President John Dunlap is graduating in the next week, and thanked everyone for his or her hard work. He also wished Marquette University Student Government the best of luck for next semester and the years to come.

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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