Lemonade bar, cake decorating and more this Friday at MU Unwrapped

On Friday, March 28, Marquette University Student Government will host an evening of free food and fun. MU Unwrapped will take place this Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union.

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Hungry students can look forward to hummus and mac & cheese chef demonstrations. Of course, the most important aspect of the demonstration will be the student taste test. To wash down the chefs’ delicious creations, students can head over to the lemonade bar. Featuring Marquette’s famous beverage and flavorings, a tall glass of strawberry or raspberry lemonade will complement any dish.

After eating a hearty bowl of mac & cheese, students can compete to win in a 10-inch cake decorating competition. However, as with the chef demonstrations, the real winning test will be the student’s taste buds.

Attendees can also spend time decorating mason jars to take home hummus samples or playing to win food items to take home in grocery bingo.

No matter the activity, MU Unwrapped is sure to bring tasty fun to any student. The event is free and open to all Marquette students.
Stop by the AMU this Friday, March 28 for a deliciously good time.

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Alderman Robert Bauman presents on student safety concerns and traffic lights

Marquette University Student Government Senate convened at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 in the Alumni Memorial Union. Alderman Robert Bauman presented to Senate, both giving updates on past and present issues affecting the Marquette and Milwaukee communities and fielding questions and concerns from the Senate.

Alderman Bauman represents downtown Milwaukee, including the Marquette campus and off-campus residences and has a history of working with MUSG on students concerns. A notable collaboration between the City of Milwaukee and MUSG was the implementation of the landscaped islands on Wells between 14th and 15th streets to make the street safer for students.

Another solution for student safety concerns will come to fruition with the installation of a traffic light at 16th and Kilbourn. Alderman Bauman informed Senate that the traffic light is reported to be going in this summer, with the goal of it being ready for the fall 2014 semester.

Students for an Environmentally Aware Campus presented to Senate to advocate on behalf of Resolution #5 Reserve Fund Allocation for Water Bottle Fillers. They shared information about the success of water bottle fillers at other colleges and universities around the country. SEAC urged the Senate to pass the resolution and encourage permanent infrastructure and sustainability on campus.

After periods of question and debate, Senate passed Resolution #5 to fund campus water bottle fillers with the MUSG Reserve Fund in a vote of 27-4-0.

A motion was then made to override the veto of MUSG President Sam Schultz on Amendment #8 The Implementation of a Reserve Fund Cap. Before voting, President Schultz clarified that he did not disagree with the end goal of the amendment, but believed it deserved more discussion in Senate. After much deliberation, Senate voted 28-2-0 to override the veto. The amendment will  now be sent to Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for students affairs, for consideration.

Senate adjourned at 10:17 p.m.

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Business & Administration Committee Update – March 17

After spring break, times flies! Just as things are surely busy in your lives with classes, work, and your involvement, Business & Administration committee has been extremely hard at work this semester and our projects are beginning to come to fruition.  We have made strides reaching out the nearest campus grocery location, Sav-On Foods at 20th St and W Clybourn Ave, and in reaching out to university administrators and local groups invested in this initiative. Furthermore, we are continuing to investigate bystander intervention practices and policies, as well as looking into greater sexual assault prevention on campus.

This is just a snapshot of what we have accomplished in the last two months, but the real focus of this post is YOU, the student.

You have elected us to represent your concerns, and that is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously.  We encourage you to speak your mind and talk to your friends about the projects that MUSG is exploring and what you would like us to be working on.  Come to a Senate meeting any Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 227.  We also encourage you to come to a Business & Administration meeting on Monday nights at 8 p.m. in the MUSG office (AMU 133). Send your senator or myself an email for more information.

We want to hear your voice and represent it.  No question, comment, or concern is “too big” or “too small.”

Best regards,

Thomas Schick
Business & Administration Committee Chair
Off-Campus Senator
thomas.schick@marquette.edu


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.

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Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organization Funding Review Presentation

On Thursday, March 6, Marquette University Student Government Senate convened for a presentation from its Ad Hoc Committee on Student Organization Funding Review.

The committee’s chair Executive Vice President Zach Bowman presented the results of the committee’s six meetings, including eight proposed changes to the MUSG financial policies. Senators will review the proposed changes in their committee meetings in the week following spring break. The ad hoc committee will continue to work on redesigning the SOF application and reforming the SOF guidelines.

Students with questions about potential changes to the SOF process should contact EVP Bowman at musg.execvp@marquette.edu.

Senate then discussed the approval of SOF allocations. After debate regarding the validity of a percent reduction, Senate approved three SOF allocations in excess of $2,500. The approval included two allocations to the Muslim Student Association for $3,300 and $3,000 to bring speakers during Islam Awareness Week. The College Republicans received $5,625 toward hosting speaker Karl Rove.

MUSG Senate unanimously passed Amendment #8 Implementation of Reserve Fund Cap. As a result of the amendment, if the MUSG Reserve Fund amasses to greater than fifty percent of the MUSG annual operating budget at the close of any fiscal year, a cap will be initiated to curb the amount of money that goes into the reserve fund the following year. The excess funds will then be made available for use by the organizations and departments on campus at the discretion of the MUSG Budget Committee.

The Senate also unanimously passed Resolution #4 Commending Laid-Off Employees and Recommendation #9 Extending the D2L Timeline. With Resolution #4, MUSG sends the organization’s thanks and gratitude to the 25 former employees for their years of service to Marquette and its student body. Recommendation #9 recommends that D2L is amended to allow students to access their courses for a minimum of two weeks after final exams.

Resolution #5 Reserve Fund Allocation for Water Bottle Fillers was heavily debated in the Senate. The resolution proposed allocating $11,690 from the Reserve Fund to Marquette plumbing contractor JM Brennan for the purchase and installation of one new water fountain with attached digital refilling station, three additional digital refilling systems and ten “gooseneck” water bottler fillers at various locations across campus. Ultimately, the resolution was tabled until the next Senate meeting on Thursday, March 20.

Senate adjourned at 10:58 p.m.

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Health, Fitness and Fun during “Rock the Rec”

Marquette University Student Government and the Office of Student Development will host “Rock the Rec” for a fitness fiasco on Saturday, March 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Rec Center. Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 2.24.08 PM

The event will feature Zumba classes taught by Marquette’s Rec Center fitness instructors. Once students have worked out hard, participants will have a chance to play even harder. During “Rock the Rec,” students will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive match of dodgeball and partake in a fun-filled game of human foosball.

For those who wish to cater to their mind, body and soul or wish to get some rest and relaxation, there will be free massages offered by Massages on the Go.

Healthy food and snacks will be provided for students to enjoy. These delicious delights will include Mediterranean Veggie, Two Cheese & Avocado, and the Classic Turkey sandwiches from the Milwaukee Public Market’s Green Kitchen, allowing for students to refuel and reenergize.

This is a great opportunity to get fit and have fun. All Marquette students are welcome to attend this free event. So stand up Marquette and get ready to rock your body at Rock the Rec.

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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.

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