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

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.


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