MILWAUKEE (Sept. 13, 2012) – On Thursday, the Marquette University Student Government approved over $19,000 of funding for student organizations, including a $15,000 allocation for a political debate event to be held later this fall. $15,000 worth of Student Organization Funding was approved for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). YAF is planning to bring Senator Rick Santorum and DNC Chair Howard Dean to campus for a debate on the role of government in society. Both speakers are former presidential candidates and high profile political speakers presenting different views on the issues facing voters in the upcoming election. The event is being planned for October 30, 2012 in the Weasler Auditorium. This allocation, along with all Student Organization Funding allocations, totaling $19,564.41 were passed 14-0-0.
In addition to the approval of Student Organizational Funding allocations, President Arica Van Boxtel announced that Senator Bekah Newman was appointed as the new judicial administrator for the 2012-13 academic school year.
Programs Vice-President Matt McGonegle announced that over 4,000 students have attended MUSG sponsored events so far this semester. He also mentioned that the second Westowne Square Farmer’s Market will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18.
Financial Vice President Brittany Riesenbeck reminded the room that Student Organization Funding forms are available on MUSG’s Marquette Involvement Link page. Organizations are urged to fill out the requests in order to receive funding for the 2012-13 academic year.
It was also announced that Antonella Montavano would be the new Senate Parlimentarian. She replaces Lizzy Spaits, parliamentarian for the 2011-12 academic year.
Finally, it was announced that MUSG and RHA will host a press conference announcing election results on Friday, September 14 at 2:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the lower level of the AMU, outside of the Marquette University Student Government office.