Final guest in MUSG Speaker Series: Comedian and Mental Health Advocate, Sara Benincasa

On Wednesday, April 2, MUSG will welcome the award-winning writer and comedian Sara Benincasa to campus in the AMU Ballrooms at 7 p.m.

As the final guest in the 2013-14 Speaker Series, Benincasa will share her remarkable story on her journey overcoming the challenges of mental illness to become an award-winning writer and comedian. Through a provoking and hilarious dialogue, Benincasa will engage students in a conversation about college, campus life and mental health. benincasa_dgsq-01

Benincasa will speak about her experience with panic attacks and agoraphobia that inspired her debut memoir, Agrofabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom. In addition to releasing her book, from 2008 – 2010 Sara hosted and produced “Get in Bed,” a humorous radio show on Cosmo Radio. Prior to self-initiated ventures, Benincasa was a citizen journalist in the 2008 MTV Choose or Lose Street Team, which was a part in the Emmy award-winning “Think” campaign.

The comedian has made appearances on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN’s Situation Room and MTV News. The Huffington Post referred to her as one of “ Our Favorite Female Comedians,” and TIME says she is “adorably…hilarious.”

Currently, Benicasa is working on her newest venture titled GREAT , a novel inspired by The Great Gatsby but with a modern twist.

MUSG strongly encourages students to see Sara Benincasa wrap-up the 2013-14 Speaker Series, as well as participate in an insightful discussion about mental health and college life.

The event is free and open to all Marquette students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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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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Senate Welcomes the Executive Director of the AMU, Todd Vicker

Marquette University Student Government invited Todd Vicker, the Executive Director of the AMU and Auxiliary Enterprises, to open its Senate meeting on Thursday, November 7 with a presentation on the developments and services offered by Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union.

During the presentation, Vicker outlined the operations and functions of the AMU. The AMU holds a presence in buildings and manages reservations for about 95 percent of space across campus; this includes buildings and structures such as the Varsity Theatre, Union Sports Annex, Weasler Auditorium, Al McGuire Center and more.

Senators inquired about possible opportunities for AMU to offer reservations for academic buildings for additional work and study space for students after class hours, as well as adding additional electrical outlets to the AMU specifically in Marquette Place.

Vicker acknowledged the need for additional study space at the university, however, said that opening academic areas after class hours for the purpose of studying is beyond the control of the AMU and said the Senate should address those concerns with the Provost.

In regards to additional electric outlets, Vickers informed the Senate that this is a project the AMU is currently working on throughout the AMU.

After the presentation, Senate approved Resolution #3 which motioned for the MUSG Leadership Award to be renamed the “Dr. Jonathan C. Dooley, Ph.D., Award for Leadership in MUSG” in honor of MUSG advisor Jon Dooley and his fifteen years of service to MUSG and the Marquette community.

MUSG Senate wants to remind students to attend the “Presidential Search: Student Input Session” that will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the AMU Ballrooms, as well as the Fr. Wild Forum that will be held on November 20th in the first floor lobby of the AMU at 7 p.m.

MUSG would also like to let students know that it is still accepting applications for its Financial Vice President position, and encourages all interested students to apply. Applications are due November 15.

Senate adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

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Taste of MU comes to Marquette University

Marquette University Student Government will being bringing the Taste of MU to Marquette University’s campus on April 6, to showcase the talents and culture of the university. This free event will take place on the first floor of the AMU at 9 p.m.

Taste of MU is an opportunity for students to gain a better look and understanding of those who make up the wonderful community that is Marquette University. Through various acts and performances students will be able to experience other talents and cultures of their fellow students.

Taste of MU will feature performances from some of Marquette’s most talented individuals such as from a variety for cultural organizations such as African Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, and Bayanahian Student Organization in addition to performances from The Meladies, as well as a cultural fashion show

In addition to diverse performances, an array of ethnic and cultural foods will be provided for all those who attend the event. Dishes will include Swedish cocktail meatballs, Vietnamese summer rolls, Tandoori chicken, and much more!

All students are encouraged to attend this tasty event to take an inside look at what makes Marquette University the “difference.”

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