BCycle Presentation, Upcoming After Dark Breakfast, New SOF Allocations Passed

MILWAUKEE – May 3, 2012 – Senate started with an informative presentation by Barry Mainwood of BCycle, a next-generation bike sharing system.

BCycle currently operates several kiosks on campuses in Madison, Denver, Boulder and Chicago, as well as various locations in these cities’ metro areas. Users of BCycles check out a bicycle and use it to travel to their destinations where other BCycle kiosks would be located. Mainwood discussed potential kiosk locations on Marquette’s campus including Valley Fields, the east and west ends of campus, and an area around the Alumni Memorial Union. BCycle is also in discussions with business owners and the City of Milwaukee to add twenty-eight stations to the area.

Following the presentation, President Van Boxtel spoke about her meeting this week with Executive Vice-President Neidhardt and Chuck Lamb, Financial Vice President of the University. They discussed improving communication between the university and the students. President Van Boxtel also met this week with the Committee for Student Experience about “furthering inclusivity on campus and continuing improvements for long-term enrollment plans.”

Programs Vice President Matt McGonegle reminded the room that After Dark Breakfast is this Monday, May 7 at 9 p.m. and that Senior Week tickets are currently on sale in the Brooks Lounge.

Senator Schultz of the Committee of Academic Policies and Issues commented on the topic of having a “Dead Week” on campus. Senator Schultz asked students to inform the university if they had exams or papers this week in order to further improve Marquette’s pre-finals week.

For new business, Executive Vice-President Neidhardt spoke on the new Student Organization Funding (SOF) allocations. If each group got “full funding,” they received 72 percent of their requested amount because the SOF committee went over their target allocation by 28 percent. After a brief debate period, the new SOF allocation passed 26-0-0.

With that, senators were wished “good luck” on finals and the last senate of the 2011-2012 school year was concluded.

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MUSG 2011-2012 Wrap-Up

A recap of what MUSG has accomplished this past year, as well as a preview of what’s to come in 2012-2013!

Potential tracking system for Marquette LIMOs; Shedd Aquarium excursion cancelled

MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2012) – Thursday’s senate meeting began with a presentation by College of Engineering students Clyde Hoffman and Paul Bono. Hoffman and Bono, along with three other graduating engineering students, presented the tracking system they created for Marquette LIMOs. They designed the tracking system as part of their yearlong capstone project.

The goal of the tracking device is to allow students to better see LIMOs on campus. The system uses Android devices as a tracking device; so students are able to use web and mobile browsers to view the physical locations of LIMOs in real time. DPS’s main concern with this initiative is the lack of supportability if something were to go wrong, as the students are set to graduate with no other students or staff having knowledge of the system. Hoffman and Bono’s team is currently working to resolve the supportability issues.

President Arica Van Boxtel announced that Involvement Link is now up and running. She encourages students and organizations to register and begin sharing their activities

Vice President Bill Neidhardt and the SOF committee met with non-club sports organizations to work to improve the SOF funding system and process. He announced that University Committee positions are still open; if anyone is interested in holding a position, visit the MUSG office for more information.

Programs Vice President Derek Merten announced that the Shedd Aquarium excursion set for Saturday, April 28, has been canceled. Students who bought tickets can receive a full reimbursement from the MUSG finance office.

Senate concluded with the following announcements:

  • McCormick Hall day will be Saturday, April 28. The event will be luau themed
  • Schroeder Hall day will be Sunday, April 29; it will be held at Schroeder field from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • O’Donnell Hall day will be Sunday, April 29; free food will be served
  • Senior Week tickets are still on sale in the Brooks Lounge
  • Marquette Radio will host a free concert, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium

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After Dark Breakfast: Food-filled finals study break

MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2012) – Marquette University Student government is hosting their semi-annual After Dark Breakfast on Monday, May 7, 2012 in the AMU Ballrooms at 9 p.m.

All students are welcome to this free event where they can take a break from studying and enjoy a delicious breakfast that will include pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice, and coffee.

“Late Night Breakfast is always fun! It’s always nice of them to do something for free to take our minds off of studying,” Montavius Jones, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, stated. Jones has attended every After Dark Breakfast and is planning on attending the upcoming one.

So take a study break, leave those books in your room: come enjoy a delicious meal courtesy of your student government!

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