FEB 2010 A Day in the Life of MUSG President Henry Thomas
Most Marquette students recognize Henry Thomas as the president of Marquette’s student government, but the majority of them do not understand the impacts of his involvement as the student body leader. Thomas works 30 hours a week to improve our campus. A typical work day involves keeping up with important contacts throughout the university, including students, faculty and staff, and executive board members of MUSG. He also makes himself readily available to students by keeping regular office hours in the student government office, AMU 133. Thomas works especially close with Executive Vice President Stephanie Stopka on all tasks and decisions. Current projects Thomas is working on include a proposal to revamp the Recreation Center and campus dining improvements with vendor Sodexo. Another concern Thomas has is pedestrian safety on campus. He is currently working with city Alderman Robert Bauman to identify high traffic hot spots with the potential to adding traffic calming devices to make our streets safer. Finally, Thomas is trying to devise a method to enhance course evaluations so students have a better idea about the classes they wish to take, including detailed information about professors. Although Thomas has accomplished various projects throughout his presidency, including getting more computers installed in the AMU, he says his greatest accomplishment was the light bulb initiative. “It involved so many parts of the university,” said Thomas. “Since this was a door-to-door operation, we reached out to students as a call of action for what MUSG is trying to do for them. We physically gave off-campus students energy efficient light bulbs for their front porch lights to improve safety and sustainability around campus at night.” Thomas explained that his favorite part about being president is working on issues, at a higher level where he gets the opportunity to work directly with administrators on long term goals. With plans to continue taking an active approach on various issues, Thomas hopes to yield more results and improve students’ outlook SOA APPLICATION WORKSHOP on the Marquette campus.
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DIVERSITY AT MARQUETTE This month, the MUSG Diversity Commission is hosting two events on campus that are sure to open students’ eyes to different elements of diversity throughout the world. Not only do these events provide a forum to learn about and discuss current topics in today’s society, both are also free of charge for Marquette students. With the recent earthquake in Haiti, we have all observed the devastation that disaster can bring to an area. Later this February, listen to the personal experiences of Red Cross volunteers who have worked within disaster zones with “Reports from the Field: Volunteer Experiences in Disaster Services.” Volunteers travel all around the globe to help with disaster relief efforts. While working to help those who have been affected by disaster, they also experience all different cultures of the world. “I think this gives all of us a chance to go beyond what we see and hear on television and actually interact with individuals who put themselves in the thick of danger,” said John Heflin, MUSG diversity commissioner. On February 17, “At the Intersection: Segregation and Culture,” will explore how cultural communities are formed and the dynamic this creates across different cultures. Unfortunately, segregation still exists within society. “At the Intersection: Segregation and Culture,” is an effort to understand the effect this has on culture. The panel will consist of both professors and students. What better way to discuss a major topic than over a free dinner with the views of fellow Marquette students! For more information about these events or other diversity programing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Spring elections are quickly approaching, and what better way to get involved at Marquette than to run for president, executive vice president, or academic senator? Why get involved you may ask? As a member of Marquette University Student Government you become an integral aspect of Marquette. By understanding and representing the students’ needs and concerns, you will act as a voice for the student body. Be a leader and make a difference by contributing to the betterment of the Marquette University community. What are the responsibilities of the president and vice president? The president is in charge of overseeing and organizing all operations within the organization. As president, you will be representing the student body in meetings with the administration, along with working with the executive board to accomplish goals. The executive vice president reports directly to the president and is responsible for all duties assigned by the president. They will make sure to implement all actions of the executive council. The executive vice president assigns coordinators and oversees all office staff. The president and executive vice president positions are both paid. If you want change or have an issue to address, then you should run for a senate seat. Academic senators serve as representatives of the academic college in which they are enrolled. They represent students’ ideas, opinions, and concerns to the Marquette administration. Also, academic senators write legislation, meet with top administration, plan forums to address important campus topics, and attend weekly senate meetings. All full-time Marquette University students with at least a 2.0 GPA are eligible candidates for these positions. Information sessions on the spring election will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. in AMU 133. For more information, visit the MUSG office or download your elections packet at http://musg.mu.edu.
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JOB OPENINGS WITH MUSG Program Board Commissioners due Feb. 5 Communication Vice President due Mar. 26 University Committee Representives due Mar. 31
MUSG Staff and Assistants
due Mar. 31
all applications should be turned in to AMU 133
SPRING ELECTION MATERIALS DUE
Fri., Feb. 26 at 4:00pm in AMU 133
AFTER DARK BOWLING NIGHT
Feb. 26, 9pm - 1am at The Annex Free bowling, food, Wii and Rockband
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