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Short meeting produces healthy results

With midterms looming over Marquette Student Government members and the student body as a whole, Thursday night’s MUSG meeting lasted slightly less than 20 minutes.

The meeting included a presentation by Peer Health Educator Caitlin Hickmon. Hickmon, a senior in the College of Health Sciences, said her role is to advocate for healthy lifestyles for students around campus through various programs and services. Peer health educators are part of the peer health education program through the Center for Health Education and Promotion.

The program is responsible for past events around campus, such as 2009’s “Iron Chef Marquette” and the “Great American Smokeout 2008.”

Hickmon said students should not hesitate to contact her regarding programming or to ask her questions about student health education and promotion.

Programs Vice President Carly Nusser announced last Tuesday’s Fresh Farmers Market outside of Straz Tower was “very successful,” estimating that more than 500 students attended.

Nusser, a senior in the College of Communication, said Sodexo worked well with MUSG to promote the event, which sold fresh produce to students.

Sodexo, which put on the event, should have many more opportunities to work with MUSG to host more popular events, she said.

Legislative Vice President Trent Carlson, a junior in the College of Business Administration, encouraged senators to speak with him, Executive Vice President Joey Ciccone, or President Meghan Ladwig before raising questions with administrators.

Carlson said he, Ciccone or Ladwig could “get (the senators) caught up to speed” on the discussions taking place with administrators. Some issues MUSG has been in constant communication with administrators about this year are the continuing progress on improving the Rec Center and dining services around campus.

John Heflin, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the Academics Committee is looking into the possibility of student access to the results of the Marquette Online Course Evaluation System as an alternative to

Heflin, who said this is one goal of the committee, also said the group wants to encourage more professors to use D2L.

Ladwig, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Ciccone, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said they will be meeting with future University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz when he is on campus next week. Ladwig said they are members of a group meant to help Pilarz become acquainted with student life around campus.

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