MUSG passed Program Board restructuring amendment

 MILWAUKEE (November 8, 2012)- On November 8, Marquette University Student Government Senate voted to pass an MUSG Constitutional amendment to adjust the structure of the Program Board for the upcoming 2013-14 year.

The amendment, proposed by Program Vice President Matt McGonegle, adds a Street Team as an official part of the Program Board. PVP McGonegle explained that the new structure would allow for programming commissions to have a pool of volunteers and allow freshmen to become more involved in programming.

The Street Team was created as an ad-hoc committee of the Program Board for the 2012-2013 year. Senator Tucky asked about the success of the team’s efforts thus far. According to PVP McGonegle, the first Street Team meeting drew 85 students, 40 of which are still current and active participants. As part of the new Street Team structure, the position of Street Team Director will be added to serve as the leader of the Street Team who reports directly to the PVP.

The amendment also moved both Films and Senior Week program commissions into the Special Events commission. The events hosted by each of these commissions, including Varsity Movies and Senior Week, will continue to exist.

The amendment passed 28-0-0 and the changes to the constitution will take effect next year.

After the passing of the amendment, both PVP McGonegle and Adviser Kate Trevey encouraged students to attend the “What Kind of World Do You Want?” event featuring the man behind Five for Fighting, John Ondrasik. Ondrasik will speak about his efforts as a social activist and discussing the creation of the kind of world students would want to live in. He will also be performing some of his popular Five for Fighting songs.

Finally, FVP Riesenbeck reminded Senate that SOF Club Sports deadline is Friday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit or stop by the MUSG office, AMU 133. For additional updates, like MUSG on Facebook and follow MUSG on Twitter.


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