MILWAUKEE (March 8, 2012) – MUSG President Joey Ciccone announced that he met with the director of International Education to further discuss the South Africa study abroad concerns. They are currently working towards having an open dialogue with the concerned students and facilitators of the trip in order to enhance communication and make prospective students more comfortable. Communications Vice President Arica Van Boxtel announced that the Father Pilarz Forum would be held on March 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. In addition, there will not be an e-list distributed this week, but there will be one on Sunday, March 18.
Program Vice President Derek Merten announced that ticket sales for the Hellogoodbye concert, on Thursday, March 29, are still on sale. Students, from other universities, with a valid student ID are able to purchase tickets at the regular student price of $12. Tickets cost $15 for the public. The Hunger Games midnight premiere tickets are also on sale for $8 in Brooks Lounge. Lastly, two cast members of The Buried Life will be speaking on March 22, 2012 in the Weasler Auditorium.
Advisor Jon Dooley reminded everyone the Marquette University Student Government elections take place on March 28, 2012. Positions for the next MUSG president and vice-president will be on the ballot, in addition to Senate positions, RHA positions, and the 2012 Senior Speaker.
Senate unanimously approved Amendment one titled, Readjusting the Student Organization Funding (SOF) Budget Line. The legislation allows for the minimum amount of money required for SOF to be readjusted from 33 percent to 30 percent.
Senator Hardaway moved to approve funding for the Navy Nursing Corps Symposium. The funds will help pay the speaker’s lodging costs. Senator Gokalgandhi moved to approve funding for the Marquette radio show. The majority of the funds would be going towards the performer of the concert, and also for the technician fee, rental equipment and security. Both Senator Hardaway and Senator Gokalgandhi’s requests were approved.
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.