New website; New blog

Hello! If you’re reading this post, you’ve stumbled upon the old Marquette University Student Government blog. With the launch of its new website, MUSG will now post all updates and blogs posts on musg.mu.edu. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ll connect with us on our new site.

Gov Love,

The MUSG Communications Department

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MUSG, RHA and Class of 2014 Senior Speaker Spring Elections

Marquette University Student Government and Residence Hall Association will hold its spring elections on Wednesday, March 26.

The spring elections include the selection of MUSG academic senators, MUSG President and Executive Vice President and the RHA executive board. Members of the Class of 2014 will also vote for the Class of 2014 Senior Speaker.

Candidates for MUSG President and Executive Vice President include:

  • Zach Bowman, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Marguerite Biagi, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Tyler Tucky, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Rosie De Luca, a junior in the College of Business Administration
  • Kyle Whelton, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, Natalie Pinkney, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences

Candidate statements from each MUSG President/EVP ticket and academic senator candidates can be found online at musg.mu.edu/vote.

MUSG will also host the MUSG President and EVP debate on Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 227.

All undergraduate students are encouraged to vote in the spring election. Students can vote online at musg.mu.edu/vote or in the MUSG voting station in the AMU second floor. Students who vote in person at the AMU will receive a voting sticker good for a $1 coffee at the Brew Bayou.

For concerns about the election, contact MUSG Elections Coordinator Grace Kinnaman at grace.kinnaman@marquette.edu.

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


MUSG to host second of biannual presidential forums

Marquette University Student Government will host the second of its biannual presidential forums with interim president Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Alumni Memorial Union. wildspring_smallerweb-01

Presidential forums give students a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the university’s president. In this time of transitional leadership, students may have concerns regarding Marquette’s future. Holding the role of interim president since October 16, 2013, in addition to serving as the university’s president from 1996 to 2011, Father Wild is well equipped to answer student questions and address concerns.

Students who are unable to attend the forum, but would still like to ask the administration a question are encouraged to tweet at @MUSG with #MUprez or email their concerns to musg.communications@marquette.edu respectively.

MUSG highly encourages students to actively participate in the conversations regarding the university’s future by attending the forum on Tuesday, March 18.

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


Applications available for MUSG’s 2014-15 Communications Department

Marquette University Student Government is seeking students interested in graphic design, web design and maintenance, videography, photography, public relations writing and social media to serve as members of the 2014-15 Communications Department.

The Communications Department is made up of three teams:

Design

Responsible for visual art, design and branding for all MUSG programs and initiatives, the design team is made up of a group of assistants and a director.

Public Relations

Responsible for all public relations efforts of the organization, including press releases, newsletters, social media, blog posts and media contact. The public relations team is made up of a group of assistants and a director.

Multimedia

Responsible for maintaining the MUSG website and completing photography and videography projects, the multimedia team is made up of a group of assistants and a director. Multimedia assistants need not be experienced in all areas and may be hired in specifically for photography, video or web. The director will supervise all areas of multimedia and assist in website maintenance.

Each director position is expected to devote about 10 hours per week to the role and is given an honorary stipend dictated by the upcoming annual budget process. Assistant positions are volunteer, with an expected commitment of 5 hours per week.

Questions about the positions or application process should be directed to current CVP Alex Lahr or incoming CVP Sarah McClanahan at musg.communications@marquette.edu.

Interested students are encouraged to obtain an application online at musg.mu.edu/getinvolved. Applications are due to the MUSG office (AMU 133) by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7.

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


MUSG selects a new Elections Coordinator

On Monday, Feb. 17, Marquette University Student Government announced the selection of Grace Kinnaman as its new Elections Coordinator.

A sophomore in the College of Nursing, Kinnaman is on the Policy and Standards board for Pi Beta Phi, as well as a participant in Marquette’s Companions in Leadership program.

“Grace has experience enforcing rules and making sure qualifications are met through her work with Pi Phi. She also has shown initiative as a leader throughout her time on campus so far. I have a lot of confidence in her ability to run a smooth election,” said MUSG President Sam Schultz.

The MUSG Elections Coordinator is responsible for chairing the Elections Committee and the coordination of all MUSG elections and student referenda in accordance with the MUSG Elections Rules.

MUSG’s previous Elections Coordinator, Marguerite Biagi, resigned on Feb. 1 to pursue other leadership opportunities.

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


MUSG calling student leaders to represent Marquette at National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference in July

Marquette University Student Government is seeking student leaders to apply to represent Marquette at the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference July 23-27 at Boston College.

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The National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC) is a five-day conference for student leaders attending one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Spearheaded by the Association of Jesuit Schools and Universities, the conference aims to challenge and inspire students in their roles on campus, while focusing on the values of Catholic, Jesuit leadership.

“NJSLC provided me and my fellow students the opportunity to connect with student leaders at other Jesuit universities and gave us the tools to address challenges at Marquette through a Catholic, Jesuit lens,” said member of Marquette’s 2012 NJSLC delegation and MUSG Off-Campus Senator Brittany Riesenbeck.

Sponsored by MUSG and the Student Activity Fee, selected student leaders will join members of student government to form Marquette’s NJSLC delegation, where they will grow as students and bring their lessons of leadership back to the university.

Applications to represent Marquette at NJSLC are available on Marquette Involvement Link at bit.ly/mu_njslc. Applications are due by Monday, March 17.

For questions about NJSLC or the application and selection process, please contact MUSG Communications Vice President Alex Lahr at musg.communications@marquette.edu.

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


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).