DiversiTEA: A screening of Miss Representation


MILWAUKEE (Feb. 29, 2012) – A DiversiTEA event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall 120. The DiversiTEA event will feature a screening of the documentary Miss Representation, which stars Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson and Jane Fonda.

 Miss Representation is a documentary that explores the lack of women in positions of power and influence in America. Directed by Jennifer Seibel Newsom, Miss Representation focuses on the media’s incomplete and inaccurate portrayal of what it truly means to be a strong woman in the corporate world.


Light refreshments and tea will be served at the event. Following the movie, the department of women and gender studies will host an open discussion about the media’s portrayal of women. 

DiversiTEA is co-sponsored by MUSG, Empowerment, Women in Business, the department of women and gender studies, and the counseling center. 

For questions about DiversiTEA, contact Matt McGonegle, MUSG Program Board Assistant. Learn more about Miss Representation online

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Multicultural Affairs discusses diversity on campus

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 24, 2012) – Thursday’s Senate began with a presentation from Office of Student Development’s Multicultural Affairs (MA) regarding diversity on campus and how MA plans to help maintain diversity at Marquette. Carla Cadet, assistant dean for multicultural affairs, and John Janulis, interim coordinator for multicultural affairs, announced that MA aims to create a “diverse student body to help enrich the Marquette experience for everyone on campus.”

MUSG President Joey Ciccone announced that he is working with the provost and dean of admissions to discuss the student enrollment plan for next year. Ciccone also announced that there are three more diversity roundtable events this semester.

Vice President Trent Carslon stated that Jaime Britton, MUSG student advocate, is finalizing the university committees for next year and applications for all positions will be made available in early March. Carlson also said that the campus dining survey is complete and will be shared with the dining and AMU advisory boards in the coming months.

Senator Allison Kruschke announced that the business administration committee wants to install a PrintWise station in Campus Town West. The committee continues to discuss the idea of installing water bottle refilling stations throughout campus.

The student life committee is collecting photos of campus dorm rooms to submit to the Marquette website for incoming students to see what a typical dorm room looks like.

Lastly, an announcement was made that the Core of Common Studies Committee confirmed that a new course, theology of economics, will be offered every two years and be taught by three different professors.

Senate concluded with the following upcoming announcements:

  • The deadline for Hunger Clean Up registration is Friday, March 9.
  • Hellogoodbye is the headliner band for the spring concert on Thursday, March 29. Tickets are available in the Brooks Lounge for $12 with a valid Marquette ID.
  • Applications for Communications Department positions are currently available on the MUSG website and are due Wednesday, March 7.

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.

Health Services and Counseling Center to make services more available to students

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 16, 2012) – This week’s senate meeting began with a presentation by Dr. Michael Zebrowski, director of Marquette’s Counseling Center, and Dr. Carolyn Smith, executive director of Student Health Services.  Zebrowski and Smith discussed anxiety, stress and general health information as it pertains to the Marquette community.

Dr. Smith talked of future plans for Student Health Services including STD awareness month in April. She plans on doing more in regards to sexual education and safety.  Dr. Smith also wants to work more on engaging both the student health advisory board and students.

Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Zebrowski were very open and enthusiastic in answering student questions and addressing concerns. Both are currently working on making both centers as beneficial as possible for students.

President Joey Ciccone announced that he met with Marquette’s new executive vice president to update her on the many projects MUSG is working on. Ciccone encouraged senators to continue to spread the word about the upcoming diversity roundtables.

Vice President Trent Carlson reminded senators that the SOF deadline is Friday, March 2. Carlson also met with Marquette’s director of technology to discuss professors’ use of D2L. Focus groups on this issue will be held this spring and all are encouraged to participate.

Student government committees were hard at work this week. Business and administration senator Allison Kruschke announced that her committee is looking into finding new places for students to obtain information on campus. The committee is very interested in helping students engage in social media to alert students of their events and activities. The academic committee is currently in the process of proposing new majors including art history and reorganizing the core of common studies.   Student organizations are meeting with the Hunger Clean Up committee this week to discuss their ideas for this year’s event.

The meeting concluded with the following event announcements and reminders:

  • Night of Chocolate will be Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Tickets are still available for $8 in the Brooks Lounge with a valid Marquette ID.
  • Morgan Spurlock, the man behind the movie Supersize Me, will discuss his new film, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
  • Applications for the MUSG Communications Department are due Friday, March 9. Applications are available on the MUSG website.
  • Midnight Run is hosting a late night grill out Friday, February 17, in front of McCormick Hall from 12 to 2 a.m.
  • Jobs are currently available within the Office of Student Development, applications are online.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit the MUSG website or contact the MUSG office, AMU 133 and follow MUSG on Facebook and Twitter.

Upcoming Diversity Roundtables and Universal iClicker recommendation passed

MILWAUKEE – Feb. 3, 2012 – At last night’s Senate meeting, Senator Sterling Hardaway announced that the Student Organizations Committee approved two new student organizations on campus: Euchre Club and Youth Empowered in the Struggle.

Arts and Sciences Senator Sarah Miller was approved to serve on the MUSG Budget Committee with a unanimous vote 25-0-0. The MUSG Budget Committee sets the annual operating budget of MUSG.

Arts and Sciences Senator Sam Schultz presented a piece of legislation that suggests the university ought to make a rule that only one type of clicker may be used in the classroom. “After many discussions with students who use clickers in the classroom, we found that the majority would prefer having to buy and use only one clicker,” said Senator Schultz. The committee for this piece of legislation recommends there be one universal iClicker because of its low price and ease of use. This recommendation passed with a vote of 27-0-0; MUSG senators hope to talk with administrators and professors about this proposal.

Also at last night’s Senate meeting, President Joey Ciccone announced that he and Vice President Trent Carlson met with Dr. Chris Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs, to discuss the new role of the Executive Vice President. Vice President Carlson also met with Larry Williams, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, to learn more about Williams’ role in university affairs and what his plans are for the athletic department.

President Ciccone announced the next four dates for the upcoming diversity roundtables. All roundtables will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, AMU 121.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16
  • Monday, Feb. 27
  • Thursday, March 8
  • Tuesday, March 27

Communications Vice President Arica Van Boxtel announced that the next Gold Mine will go out Saturday, Feb. 11 for the men’s basketball game against the University of Cincinnati.

Programs Vice President Derek Merten announced that applications for program board commissioner positions can still be picked up in the MUSG office or found online beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 10.

Programs Vice President Derek Merten also announced that Night of Chocolate will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. As an additional way to spread word of the event, MUSG members will pass out free candy bars across campus in the days prior to the event. A select few will contain “golden tickets,” which will allow that student and a guest free admission to Night of Chocolate.

Senate concluded with upcoming event announcements.

  • Lt. General Honoré, Joint Task Force leader during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, will speak about preparedness and leadership Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
  • Student Health Advisory Board will hold a free ice cream social Monday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Student Health Services.
  • MUSG Advisor Kate Trevey said that the Office of Student Development is accepting applications for student employees for the next academic school year. Applications can be found online at mu.edu/osd and are due Friday, Feb. 24

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.

Night of Chocolate 2012: A World of Pure Imagination

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 8, 2012) – Marquette University Student Government will host its annual Night of Chocolate on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.

This year’s Night of Chocolate theme is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Truffles, chocolate fountains, cupcakes and cookies are just a few of the decadent desserts to be served.

Students will have the opportunity to win a coveted “Golden Ticket” two weeks before the event. Students who are lucky enough to find a ticket will win two free admissions to Night of Chocolate; “Golden Tickets” can be redeemed in the MUSG office. “Golden Tickets” will be hidden inside ten of the many candy bars to be distributed the week before the event.

Last year, Night of Chocolate was thwarted by a blizzard that brought icy sidewalks and blistering winds to Marquette’s campus. Despite the wintery weather, this event was one of the most highly attended events last year. 650 students are expected to attend this year; Night of Chocolate is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.

“Night of Chocolate is one of the best events put on by MUSG. Being an annual event, it really brings students together on campus for a fun night. Did I mention how great the chocolate is?” said MUSG President Joey Ciccone.

Tickets sales begin on February 6 and can be purchased in the Brooks Lounge for $8 with a valid Marquette ID. There is a limit of one ticket per person. Students are encouraged to dress in semi-formal attire.

Don’t miss your chance to experience a Willy Wonka-worthy night of chocolate fun and deliciousness!


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.