MILWAUKEE (September 29, 2012) – Marquette University Student Government will host an excursion to Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest on Saturday, October 13. The bus will leave campus at 4:00 PM and return to campus at 12:30 AM.
Get yourself into the spooky spirit of Halloween with a trip to the transformed ground of Six Flags. Raging Bull, Superman, the brand-new X Flight coaster, and all your other favorite attractions will still send riders on screaming adventures. With haunted houses, performers, and the scare tactics of the Six Flag’s Scare Team, the entire park will send chills down your spine.
Amidst the thousands of cornstalks, cobwebs, oversized spiders, and one giant gorilla, you and your friends can dare to roam the haunted midways of the frightening theme park. This year Six Flags has added even more haunting attractions, including the Wicked Woods, Manslaughter Manor, The Dead Line Haunted Train and Fright Club, a brand new dance club experience.
Tickets for this night of thrills go on sale on Monday, October 1 in the Brooks Lounge. Tickets are $20.
Don’t miss out on this terrifically terrifying good time offered by your student government!
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.
At this week’s MUSG Senate meeting, Erin Lazzar, Assistant Dean of Students will make a presentation on the changes to the Alcoholic Beverages policy in the Student Handbook. After her presentation, MUSG Senators and concerned students will be allowed to discuss the changes to the alcohol policy with Ms. Lazzar. To read over the Alcoholic Beverages policy, click here.
All students are allowed to attend MUSG Senate meetings, held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Students are encouraged to share any questions concerns they have during our Forum for Concerned Students or by tweeting prior to each meeting @MUSG with #MUSGsenate. For any questions or concerns, contact Legislative Vice President Jilly Gokalgandhi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
7:30 PM – AMU 227
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Forum for Concerned Students
A. Ms. Erin Lazzar, Assistant Dean of Students
5. Officer Reports
President Arica Van Boxtel
Executive Vice President Bill Neidhardt
Communications Vice President Alex Lahr
Program Vice President Matt McGonengle
Financial Vice President Brittany Riesenbeck
Advisor Kate Trevey
Parliamentarian Antonella Montavano
Legislative Vice President Jilly Gokalgandhi
6. Committee Reports
Business and Administration Joe Daufenbach
Student Life Heinz Schelhammer
Academics Sam Schultz
Student Organizations Tommy Hayes
7. Outreach, Council, and All-University Committee Reports
8. Old Business
9. New Business
MILWAUKEE (September 24, 2012) – Marquette University Student Government and the Department of Public Safety will be bringing Cash Cab to Marquette University on October 6 and 7, 2012 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
One LIMO will be designated as the Marquette Cash Cab! Upon boarding the cash cab limo, students will be asked trivia questions. The questions are random, some general knowledge and some pertaining to Marquette University. If students answer the questions correctly they will be rewarded with gift cards valued up to $25!
Matt McGonegle Program Vice President, states that “It was really cool because people who did not even know about it got to participate, which added more to the element of surprise.”
In order to remain fair and maintain the element of surprise, students are unable to request the Cash Cab specifically.
So leave your car keys at home, give your legs a break, dial (414) 288-6363, and have your Marquette I.D. and brain ready and be waiting!
Fall 2012 Student Election
MUSG Fall Election Certified Results
Election conducted Thursday, September 13, 2012
Results certified Friday, September 14, 2:00 pm
22.1% Voter Turnout 1
Abbottsford Hall Senator – 146 Voters
Matthew Walker 81 55.5%
Kevin Cornell 65 44.5%
Carpenter Tower Senator
Emily Pirkl 100%
Cobeen Hall Senator – 156 Voters
Emmaline Jurgena 91 100%
One Commuter Senator seat remains open and will be appointed by the Commuter Student Association or MUSG Legislative Vice President, in accordance with the MUSG Constitution.
Mashuda Hall Senator – 67 Voters
Jacob Vildibill 100%
McCabe Hall Senator
Jason Kurtyka 100%
McCORMICK Hall Senator (2) – 191 Voters
Zack Wallace 100%
One McCormick Hall Senator seat remains open and will be appointed by the McCormick Hall Council, in accordance with the MUSG Constitution.
O’Donnell Hall Senator – 53 Voters
Chris Steiner 28 52.8%
Tyler Thompson 25 47.2%
Off-Campus Senator (7 SEATS) – 337 Voters
Joe Daufenbach 253 39.5%
Marisa Galvez 184 28.7%
Alison Libera 204 31.8%
Four Off-Campus Senator seats remain open and will be appointed by the MUSG Legislative Vice Preident, working closely with the Apartments Council, in accordance with the MUSG Constitution.
Schroeder Hall Senator
Thomas Schick 100%
Straz Tower Senator – 121 Voters
Charlie Mau 58 47.9%
Tyler Tucky 63 52.1%
Election results certified by
David Kuester, MUSG Elections Coordinator
Jon Dooley, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean of Student Development and MUSG Advisor
1 Voter turnout of 22.1% of all eligible voters compares to fall election turnout of 14.6% in 2011, 17.8% in 2010, 10.9% in 2009, and 8.9% in Fall 2008). This was the first time that Marquette Involvement Link was used to manage an online election. The Fall 2010 election marked the first time that RHA, and the Hall and Apartments Councils conducted their elections using the same online ballot as MUSG, likely resulting in greater voter turnout starting that year.
MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2012) – On Thursday, the Marquette University Student Government approved over $19,000 of funding for student organizations, including a $15,000 allocation for a political debate event to be held later this fall.
$15,000 worth of Student Organization Funding was approved for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). YAF is planning to bring Senator Rick Santorum and DNC Chair Howard Dean to campus for a debate on the role of government in society. Both speakers are former presidential candidates and high profile political speakers presenting different views on the issues facing voters in the upcoming election. The event is being planned for October 30, 2012 in the Weasler Auditorium. This allocation, along with all Student Organization Funding allocations, totaling $19,564.41 were passed 14-0-0.
In addition to the approval of Student Organizational Funding allocations, President Arica Van Boxtel announced that Senator Bekah Newman was appointed as the new judicial administrator for the 2012-13 academic school year.
Programs Vice-President Matt McGonegle announced that over 4,000 students have attended MUSG sponsored events so far this semester. He also mentioned that the second Westowne Square Farmer’s Market will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18.
Financial Vice President Brittany Riesenbeck reminded the room that Student Organization Funding forms are available on MUSG’s Marquette Involvement Link page. Organizations are urged to fill out the requests in order to receive funding for the 2012-13 academic year.
It was also announced that Antonella Montavano would be the new Senate Parlimentarian. She replaces Lizzy Spaits, parliamentarian for the 2011-12 academic year.
Finally, it was announced that MUSG and RHA will host a press conference announcing election results on Friday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the lower level of the AMU, outside of the Marquette University Student Government office.
Vision: The vision of the Diversity Taskforce is to actively address and represent the campusstudent
population by engaging and promoting inclusivity and awareness of identities and
diverse topics. Inherent in the University’s mission, the Taskforce specifically aims to build a
stronger community through meaningful and authentic leadership enhanced by both
commonalities and differences among students. Enriched with the perspectives and experiences
of a diverse community, the Marquette University can better achieve its potential for creativity
and discovery in respect to its mission and pillars of service, faith, leadership and excellence.
History: In the 2011-12 academic year, former MUSG President Joey Ciccone and former
Executive Vice President Trent Carlson implemented a diversity initiative that included a series
of roundtable discussions that aimed to increase representation of all students and student
organizations on campus. The roundtable discussions were hosted by MUSG Senators Sterling
Hardaway and Jilly Gokalgandhi in the Multicultural Center, renamed to the Center for Cultural
Engagement in the fall of 2012. A list of topics was compiled from these student discussions and
the Diversity Taskforce was created to take action towards making improvements in areas of
diversity and inclusion during the 2012-13 term of MUSG President Arica Van Boxtel and
Executive Vice President Bill Neidhardt.
Charge: The Taskforce will address student-identified needs regarding diversity and inclusion,
and move from highlighting anecdotal information on diversity to actionable campus
The Taskforce is an ad hoc committee that consists of 15 members chaired by the MUSG
President and MUSG Executive Vice President. Taskforce member description includes
undergraduate students that represent various colleges, classes and organizations.
Challenges aiming to address:
1. Determining an empirical and formal way to gauge students’ attitudes and perceptions
about diversity and inclusivity on campus, with focus on implementing a campus climate
2. Improving the selection of courses focused on diversity, multiculturalism and identities,
as well as supporting the University to increase numbers of faculty of diverse
backgrounds with unique experiences to grant students new perspectives that enhance
education and whole selves.
3. Developing a reporting process for students who have been discriminated against because
of their race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, or
religious/non-religious affiliation. In addition to further developing lines of support for
underrepresented students and populations.