MUSG to provide Late Night breakfast and snacks during finals week

MILWAUKEE (April 23, 2013) – Marquette University Student Government will host two free events during finals week. On Monday, May 6, MUSG will provide complimentary study snacks courtesy of Sodexo in the AMU at 9 p.m. On Wednesday night, May 8 at 9 p.m., a delicious Late Night breakfast will take place in McCormick Dining Hall.  

The Late Night breakfast is a time-honored Marquette and MUSG tradition. Nothing relieves the stress of finals week quite like an all-you-can-eat breakfast. For underclassmen, this event extends the availability of pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs and hash browns. However, for upperclassmen, Late Night breakfast is an opportunity to relive their good old McCormick days with new friends and get a free, unlimited meal out of the experience.

“I’m very pro-pancakes,” says MUSG Executive Vice President Zach Bowman.

Monday’s snack fest and Wednesday’s breakfast are not only occasions for food, but also for studying. Take a break from the library or the confines of your room and meet a group of friends for some free food and a new space to study. Don’t have time to stay for long? Not a problem! Stop by for a quick snack or meal and get back to work. 

Both events are free and offered as a perk for students during finals week. Additionally, the Late Night breakfast does not require a meal plan.

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MUSG and Late Night to host roller skating excursion

MILWAUKEE (April 21, 2013) – Marquette University Student Government and Late Night Marquette will host an after dark excursion on Saturday, April 27 at Incredi-Roll in West Allis from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Buses will leave from Shamu (the area between the AMU and Schroeder Hall) beginning at 10:15 p.m. and will shuttle back and forth on the hour.

Participants will be provided with roller blades or skates depending on their preference. In addition to its roller skating facilities, Incredi-Roll has a one-of-a-kind laser tag course. The first 100 students to pick up a wristband will also receive vouchers to play a free game laser tag on this challenging course.

After a few laps around the rink and a game of laser tag, students are sure to work up an appetite. With this in mind, pizza and soda will also be available throughout the night.

For students needing some time to cool down after a game, Incredi-Roll’s incredible arcade is the place to be. Full of a variety of games from racing games to Dance Dance Revolution, there is sure to be a machine for everyone. Win a game and collect tickets to redeem for prizes.

This event is free and open to all Marquette students. Interested students should pick up a wristband for the event at the MUSG table on the second floor of the AMU from Monday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 24 and outside the Brew from Thursday, April 25 to Friday, April 26. Wristbands can also be picked up in the MUSG office (AMU 133).

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Discussion about sexual violence awareness on campus, approval of SOF Committee openings

MILWAUKEE (April 20, 2013)- MUSG was joined by Susan Cooper, coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy at Marquette to discuss the current atmosphere on campus regarding sexual violence awareness. April is Sexual Violence Awareness month, a cause that is important to the Marquette community. There will be a collection on campus of unwanted jeans and other clothing items to donate to Pathfinders Milwaukee, a local agency providing safety, shelter and resources to youth. This drive will be held through April 26, 2013.

Cooper also addressed how the Bystander Intervention program at Marquette has grown steadily in 2013-2013. Through training, focus groups and peer-led discussions, bystander intervention works to empower and mobilize participants to recognize, intervene, prevent and/or stop inappropriate comments, actions and behaviors. Every single Marquette student plays a valuable role in preventing acts that violate the basic dignity of every other student.

Additionally, all Marquette students traveling abroad are now required to take a course on sexual violence and awareness issues in the countries that they are studying in. Senator Riesenbeck questioned whether there was a way to follow-up with these students in order to evaluate if the course was valuable. Cooper agreed that the information would be beneficial and will contact the Office of International Education for more details.

After Cooper finished her presentation, a concerned student joined Senate in to further discuss the Palermo’s Pizza Forum, which was held on April 17, 2013. This student was distressed about the lack of faculty response to the students who had repeatedly requested a forum months before one was held. He pleaded with senators to draft a resolution, which would represent the way that students feel about this issue that affects Milwaukee as well as the Marquette community. Senate thanked him for coming and agreed to look into the matter.

There were also two open SOF Committee seats open for senators to fill. Student Organization Funding (SOF) is geared to fund programs that are open to all undergraduate students. The committee is responsible for discussing student organization funding requests and allocating the funds to applicants and events that demonstrate not only a financial need, but who will use the funding in a way to benefit the Marquette community. The two candidates running for the two open positions are Matthew Walker, Arts & Sciences ’16 and Jason Kurtyka, Arts & Sciences ’15. Walker and Kurtyka both received enough votes to become committee members.

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MUSG to host DiversiTEA: Oppression into Opportunity for Women

MILWAUKEE (April 23, 2013) – Marquette University Student Government and the Panhellenic Association will host DiversiTEA: Oppression into Opportunity for Women on Tuesday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. The event will take place in room 157 of the Alumni Memorial Union.

DiversiTEA has been a recurring MUSG event that allows students to explore controversial societal issues in a comfortable and engaging environment. This particular installment will consist of the presentation of the documentary “Half the Sky” along with a short discussion about the film and the topic of oppression against women.

“Half the Sky” is based on a book written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The book and documentary focus on oppression against girls of all ages and reveals many terrifying stories of crime against women. The documentary shows what a little help can do to encourage these women to take hold of their lives and create a better future. Kristof and other celebrities including Olivia Wilde, America Ferrera and Diane Lane journey into the lives of these women around the world, sharing their stories and finding solutions.

Join in the presentation and participate in the discussion about oppression against women. The event is free, no ticket required, and open to all Marquette students.

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Marquette students will hit the dance floor at ¡Bailé!

MILWAUKEE (April. 16, 2013) – Marquette University Student Government and Latin American Student Association are bringing ¡Bailé! back to Marquette’s campus on Friday, April 26 for a night of dancing fun!

¡Bailé! is an event that will serve as an educational and entertaining experience for Marquette students to engage in Latin culture. Students will have the chance to experience Latin music and cultural dances such as Salsa, Reggae and Bachata.

In addition to the music and dancing there will also be an opportunity for participants to compete and win prizes which include $10 gift cards to Qdoba, Jimmy Johns and much more! An array of food will also be provided at the event such as empanadas, tortilla, and chips and salsa.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Annex court. All students are encouraged to attend this free event filled with Latin music, dance, food and fun.

So bring a dance partner down to the Annex for some salsa magic and dance the night away at ¡Bailé!

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Student groups hosting Earth Week, promoting eco-friendly behavior

MILWAUKEE (April 16, 2013) – Students for an Environmentally Active Campus and Marquette University Student Government are hosting Earth Week, an entire week of eco-friendly related events. The week of activities kicks off on Earth Day, Monday April 22 and will continue through April 26.

On Monday a Clothing Swap will take place on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A Sustainable Living Fair will also take place on Monday in the MU Dental School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Venders and booths will be provided by the Dental Students for Sustainability. On Tuesday, April 23 a pedal powered movie will take place on Schroeder Field at 8 p.m. The movie “Despicable Me” will be powered solely by bikes courtesy of the Marquette University Cycling Club. In addition the movie, there will be a speaker from the Wisconsin Humane Society to discuss bat population in the state of Wisconsin.

On Wednesday, stop by Central Mall from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to tie dye a free Earth Week t-shirt and listen to Dr. McGee Young speak on water preservation. Other activities include free outdoor yoga on Schroder Field from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. On Friday, April 25, there will be tree planting, poetry reading and a tree walk behind the Lalumiere Academic Building.

Don’t miss out on all of this environmental excitement! The events are free, no ticket required, and open to all Marquette students.

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MUSG Senate recap (4/11)

MILWAUKEE (April 14, 2013) – Marquette Student Government gathered for its weekly Senate meeting on April 11, 2013 for a presentation on the upcoming year’s budget as well as conducted elections for Budget and SOF Committee seats.

Senate began with opening the floor to Financial Vice President Cole Johnson to give a presentation on the proposed MUSG budget for next school year. During the presentation Johnson explained the process of determining the budget as well as outlined challenges that MUSG faces in that determination. Of these challenges included the increase in licensing cost, determining values of off-campus conference travel and balancing SOF request with how students want the student activity fee to be utilized.

Members of Senate and committees will meet and discuss the proposed new budget to prepare for finalization. Once the budget has been finalized, Senate will reconvene during the weekly Senate meeting to vote and approve the proposed budget on April 25.

After Johnson ended the presentation, Senate began the elections for the President Pro-Tempore, the Academic spot on the Budget Committee Seat and the Academic spot on the SOF committee.

Legislative Vice President Kyle Whelton announced the new President Pro-Tempore, Senator Emily Pirkl (22-0-1), the new Academic Senator on the Budget Committee, Senator Dani Theis (22-0-1) and Senator Emmaline Jurgena and Zack Wallace for the academic spots on SOF Committee.

Senate wants to inform students that there will be an open forum for Palermo’s Pizza at 7 p.m. on  April 17 in the AMU, Ballroom E. The forum will give students the opportunity to ask questions  and address concerns that they may have to local vendor.

Senate adjourned at 9:53 p.m.

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