Senate approves 3 SOF Committee members, 2 Budget Committee members

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Marquette University Student Government voted to approve new members for two of its standing committees: Student Organization Funding and Budget.

Zach Wallace, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Nathan Craft, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, were both approved for the Budget Committee. Wallace and Craft now hold academic and residential seats, respectively. Both ran uncontested.

Estefania Elizondo, a sophomore in the College of Communications, and Amanda Stolz, a sophomore in the College of Education, were both approved for two open academic seats on the SOF Committee. The election was also uncontested.

The only contested race of the night was for the residential seat on the SOF Committee. John O’Rourke, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Ricky Krajewski, a freshman in the College of Health Sciences, both ran for the single open residential seat on the SOF Committee. Carpenter Tower Senator Ricky Krajewski won the election 17-10.

In his officer report, LVP Whelton informed senators that both Senate seats representing Schroeder Hall are open. Interested students can obtain applications at musg.mu.edu/getinvolved.

CVP Lahr reminded senators to attend “Night of Mystery” at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Weasler Auditorium. For more information, visit musg.wordpress.com.

Senate adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

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Meet MUSG: Creative Director Julie Posh

Julie Posh is a junior in the College of Communication, majoring in Advertising with minors in Graphic Design and Marketing. As the Communication Department’s Creative Director, Julie is responsible for designing MUSG publicity, as well as managing a team of three Graphic Design Assistants. In her second year in MUSG, Julie spent last year in the department as a Graphic Design Assistant.

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“My favorite thing about MUSG is the community; MUSG is full of great people! I like feeling connected to what’s happened on campus,” Julie shared.

Outside of MUSG, Julie works in the Publications Office of the Office of Student Develop. She is also a member of the Advertising Club and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. Off-campus, Julie does some design work for the American Diabetes Association of Wisconsin.

Julie recalls her experience with a random roommate freshman year as one of her favorite Marquette memories.

“We still live together and have had so many fantastic Marquette memories together. But none of them would have happened without that first meeting in Cobeen!” Julie explained.

Julie is a huge museum junkie, but refuses to go in the butterfly room at the Milwaukee Public Museum because she’s afraid of butterflies.


MUSG Accepting Applications for 2014-15 Communications Vice President

Marquette University Student Government is now hiring a student to serve as its Communications Vice President (CVP) for the 2014-15 academic year.

The CVP oversees a department of students who manage all MUSG internal and external communication, including design, public relations, multimedia and web content. In addition, the CVP serves as a member of the MUSG Executive Board and works with other executive members to make organizational decisions.

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This position offers practical experience for students pursuing a career in the communications field. 

“As Communications Vice President, you have the opportunity to guide how MUSG and its members speak about the events and initiatives it takes on, in addition to communicating with students on a regular basis. Being able to see yourself and your team grow as communications professionals is especially rewarding,” said current CVP Alex Lahr.

Questions about the position or application should be directed to MUSG president Sam Schultz at musg.president@marquette.edu with questions.

Details on the CVP position and application information can be found at musg.mu.edu/getinvolved. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 to the MUSG Office (AMU 133).


MUSG to host event celebrating African culture and cuisine

Marquette University Student Government and the African Student Association will host “Taste of Africa” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in Marquette Place in the AMU.

Spend the evening enjoying a sampling of diverse African foods as well as a DJ playing a mix of African music and recent hits. Featured dishes at this buffet of culture and cuisine include jollof rice, Nigerian tomato stew, brown chicken stew, efo/vegetable stew and fried plantains.

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Also called “Benachin” meaning “one pot”, jollof rice is a popular dish in many parts of West Africa. Nigerian tomato stew and its aromatic spices are a welcome accompaniment to any meal or festive spread in Nigeria. Brown chicken stew is full vegetables that give it an attractive color. Efo/vegetable stew, a traditional Nigerian recipe for a stew of vegetables and greens in a tomato-based sauce flavored with chilies, rounds out the soupcategory. Of course, no taste of Africa could be complete without delicious fried plantains.

If you are looking to expand your cultural knowledge through food and music, come to Taste of Africa.

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Countdown to Shawn Johnson: Day 0

We at MUSG have decided to celebrate the arrival of our very special guest, Shawn Johnson, with a five-day countdown. Using the flexibility, agility and athletic abilities of some of our very own MUSG members; we will present to you the five reasons why you should come see the Olympic Gold Medalist share her inspiring story in the Varsity Theatre on Jan. 30.

Tonight Marquette Welcomes Shawn Johnson!

Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre. Free tickets are still available in the CLSI.

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MU Unplugged begins 2014 with MxMU series

MU Unplugged, Marquette University Student Government’s coffee house concert series continues in 2014 with a three-part music festival – MxMU. Featuring great bands and Marquette’s own student talent, MxMU kicks off at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 and continues on Feb. 13 and 20 in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union.

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The three-week long music festival begins with indie rock group Marrow on Feb. 6. The newly formed four-part group just released their EP “Two” in December. Hailing from Chicago, Marrow lists Grizzly Bear, Thundercat and Deerhoof as major influences. Fans can look forward to their first full-length album set to release this year.

Excitement continues when MxMU returns on Feb. 13 featuring Fever Fever, an alternative rock band from central Ohio. Also a four-part group, Fever Fever prides themselves on bringing lots of energy to its live shows, bringing the music to life.

MUSG closes out MxMU on Feb. 20, with musical performances and spoken word poetry from students.

At all three sessions of MxMU, students can look forward to coffee, cookies and Marquette lemonade. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience musical talent from both inside and outside Marquette.

The events are free and open to all Marquette students, no tickets required.

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A Night of Marquette Mystery

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Marquette University Student Government will host a “Night of Mystery” at 9 p.m. beginning in the Weasler Auditorium.

Mystique will fall upon the university’s campus causing entertainers of enigma to arise, beginning with hypnotist Frederick Winters. This master of mesmerizing has performed over 2,000 shows, awing over 500,000 people. The 2010 Campus Activities Magazine best male performer is known throughout the country for his feature show.

After the hypnotic feat, students will make their way to Marquette Place in the AMU to join fellow students and detectives alike in an interactive murder mystery game. With the help of three comedian actors from Mission IMPROVable, students will join forces and solve the Marquette murder mystery.

mystery_dgsq-01 In addition to the enigmatic entertainment, snacks and refreshments will also be provided throughout the night. The event is free and open to all Marquette students.

So whether you are a Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew or group of meddling kids come down to the Weasler on Saturday, Feb. 1, to uncover the truths and secrets that lie within a Night of Mystery.

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