MSG Report 2-9-2015

On Monday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) will hold its Spring Forum for contracted services in the Student Union Great Room. Free pizza will be available and all are encouraged to attend. This forum will be able to address maintenance, dining hall and mailroom services on campus as well as any other contracted services.

“If you do have a problem with any of the services, it’s important to bring them to me in order for me to bring them to the next level,” MSG President Nick Latta said. The Tuesday following the forum, Latta will bring the criticism before the Board of Trustees.

This forum is not for issues related to student housing. However, the executive board encourages students to bring any and all issues to the attention of a senator or member of the executive board.

“Housing has been an outgoing issue for the last couple of years and we would like to see some progress,” AJ Zahuranec, MSG Treasurer, said. In order for that progress to occur, they need to know what the issues are.

Other issues on campus have come to the attention of MSG as well. “They do not have enough cameras to cover the parking lots,” Vice President Caleb Ohmer said.

Every winter the snow makes driving in general and the parking lots more dangerous. The committees will be look into what can be done to effectively resolve this issue.

If any student has an idea of how to improve campus, the floor is now open for student proposals. Every year there is a budget allocated to student proposals.

“Proposals are very open -ended. We have the budget for it and would like to use it,” Sarah Allen, faculty advisor, said. Students can speak with Allen for details on how to write a proposal.

Upcoming events include Chocolate Night on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Student Union in honor of Valentine’s Day. “It’s literally like Heaven,” said Student Activities Council Chair Michelle Farley. “Everything will be from Romolo’s chocolates plus a chocolate fountain from Parkhurst.”