MILWAUKEE (April 14, 2013) – Marquette Student Government gathered for its weekly Senate meeting on April 11, 2013 for a presentation on the upcoming year’s budget as well as conducted elections for Budget and SOF Committee seats. Senate began with opening the floor to Financial Vice President Cole Johnson to give a presentation on the proposed MUSG budget for next school year. During the presentation Johnson explained the process of determining the budget as well as outlined challenges that MUSG faces in that determination. Of these challenges included the increase in licensing cost, determining values of off-campus conference travel and balancing SOF request with how students want the student activity fee to be utilized.
Members of Senate and committees will meet and discuss the proposed new budget to prepare for finalization. Once the budget has been finalized, Senate will reconvene during the weekly Senate meeting to vote and approve the proposed budget on April 25.
After Johnson ended the presentation, Senate began the elections for the President Pro-Tempore, the Academic spot on the Budget Committee Seat and the Academic spot on the SOF committee.
Legislative Vice President Kyle Whelton announced the new President Pro-Tempore, Senator Emily Pirkl (22-0-1), the new Academic Senator on the Budget Committee, Senator Dani Theis (22-0-1) and Senator Emmaline Jurgena and Zack Wallace for the academic spots on SOF Committee.
Senate wants to inform students that there will be an open forum for Palermo’s Pizza at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the AMU, Ballroom E. The forum will give students the opportunity to ask questions and address concerns that they may have to local vendor.
Senate adjourned at 9:53 p.m.
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