MSG Senate Report 11/4

27 Senate Members present, 1 advisor present

3 Guests from Mercyhurst Dining Services

There was senate-wide discussion with the Management staff from Mercyhurst Dining Services on various issues from students about dining services and food concerns: Dean Schoenfeldt, General Manager; Jessica Seggi, Director – Egan Hall; Lori Blakeslee, Director – Laker Inn. Senators were tasked with getting concerns from the student body to bring forward to the management staff. Further discussion between the Mercyhurst Dining Services management staff and administration will take place at a later date. Concerns from the student body are ENCOURAGED so that there is a better discussion of the student body’s concerns. These concerns can be brought forth by Facebook, or by emailing

The MSG Sustainability Committee will be meeting with Brittany Prischak from the Office of Sustainability to brainstorm ideas that they can get involved in and also to brainstorm quality projects for the future.

The Facilities Use Committee along with President, Nick Latta, met with Ken Stepherson, Director of Maintenance, to discuss the concerns of the maintenance efforts that have been brought forward to MSG. They also discussed the option of placing temporary lighting in The Grotto until a more permanent lighting solution is put into place for that area.

Student Activities Council is hosting “Flash Back Friday” on Friday, with various activities to take you back to your childhood, as well as “Fight Night” on Saturday, with inflatables that allow you to battle with an opponent.

MSG has approved “Yoga Club” as a new RSCO.

MSG has ordered a new pool table for the Student Union Great Room, set for placement in a few weeks.

Senator of the Month for the month of October is Lindsey Rowe.