Here we are, the MUSG Senate, finally getting busy and having a lot of fun. As we take off on our year-long hang glide on Doritos, we can see that this will be a bright year. (Check out Marcel below. You won't regret it.) Coming off of the MUSG Retreat this past weekend, Senators are excited to begin working within committees, collaborating with students from all aspects of campus life, and working to accomplish the goals set at the retreat. What are Senate goals, you might ask?
1. Collaboration: Not only in our work within MUSG, but also by reaching out to other students and other student organizations.
2. Efficient and effective legislation: If you have an issue you believe Senate should pursue, there are a variety of ways to contact members of MUSG. Come talk to me or your Senators in AMU 133, leave us a message on any MUSG social media site, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend a Senate meeting on Thursday nights at 7:30 in the AMU 227. Whichever way you choose to communicate your concern, we'd love to hear from you!
3. Transparency and Communication: Senate had a long discussion at the retreat about how to be transparent in what we do, how to keep the lines of communication open so that the students can see what we are doing and why we are doing it, and what we want the outcome to be. With increased transparency, students can hold us accountable for the work we are doing. After all, we're here to serve you, the student body.
Senators have recently been broken into different committees, and their work will start up soon. Through these committees, senators will identify important issues to be worked on, solutions will come about, and sometimes legislation will be written, all with the Senate goals in mind. Overall, these committees will allow the Senate to be more effective in its work.
Now, with only a few nice days left, I hope everyone will go outside and enjoy the weather. Go for a run, play some Frisbee or just do something crazy! Besides having 4 tests next week, I might do something crazy myself and get rid of the 3 year old beard. It is a stretch, but it is something I might just do. Don’t worry though beard lovers. It will grow back.
Again, if you didn’t get the hang gliding from a Dorito reference at the beginning, check out the Marcel the Shell.
Trent Carlson, Legislative Vice President