MILWAUKEE (October 28, 2011) – The Marquette University Student Government Senate had a very productive meeting Thursday night approving SOF allocations and passing two pieces of legislation. The senators unanimously voted to pass a resolution to develop a comprehensive education program that promotes academic integrity making it more explicit in the Marquette mission. Senator Schultz explained the plan is to develop a centralized system for administering a thorough academic integrity policy and developing a code of academic integrity.
Additionally, a recommendation regarding long-term enrollment was passed with a vote of 27- 0 - 0. Senator Kruschke explained this piece of legislation is in reaction to the increasing size of the incoming class and its effect on Marquette. Housing is one the bigger areas of concern, which affects other aspects of life on campus. The proposed recommendation suggests the university establish a long-term plan for facilitating enrollment and a target enrollment number for new students.
The Senate approved two student organization funding allocations with a vote of 21- 4 – 2. The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was allocated $3,000 to cover the fee of their fall conference at Green Lake Conference Center. Also, Step Up! Marquette Chapter was allocated $2,583.00 for a panel discussion on post-genocide Rwanda.
President Joey Ciccone met with Dan Parker from Parker Executive Search -- a firm specializing in collegiate athletics and assisting in the search for a new athletic director – to share thoughts about what characteristics the future athletic director should have. Dan Parker has also met with other university groups and faculty members on campus to gather a variety of perspectives on the topic. For students who would like to share their thoughts about what characteristics they would like to see in a new director can email email@example.com.
Lastly, the Senate meeting was wrapped up with a few announcements. They are as follows:
30 seconds or less will be playing this weekend at the Varsity Theatre, Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 7 and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 with a valid Marquette ID and $3 without.
Next Friday, November 4, After Dark is hosting a Casino Night with food, prizes, a live DJ, bingo and traditional casino games.
Applications for Financial Vice President will be available Tuesday, November 1 online and in the Elist. They are due November 22, please email Joey Ciccone at firstname.lastname@example.org. with any questions.
The Office of Student Development is holding a Student Leadership Summit on Sunday, November 6. Pre-registration is required and are available on the Office of Student Development website. The last day to register online is November 1.
Applications for Mardi Gras, a student service trip to New Orleans, winter break trip are available online and due November 9.
The Student Nursing Association will be selling caramel apples in Central Mall on Monday and Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. for $1.
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The Marquette University Student Government was developed in 1882 as the governing body of the Marquette community. Its goal is to identify, understand, actively address and represent students' needs, concerns, and interests through acts of leadership and service, which reflect Catholic, Jesuit ideals and contribute to the betterment of the Marquette University community.