SG notes / Beacon briefs

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor



ASME car show –


Wilkes American Society for Mechanical Engineers club requested $5855 for their annual car show which takes place Apr. 22. The club has $850 in their account with the addition of an anonymous check. With a projected cost of $5854.50, many SG members questioned why ASME did not factor in the money they already have in their account. ASME claimed the check will go toward covering prize costs for trophies and plaques. ASME believes this event is beneficial to students as it allows them to connect with people from different age groups while learning about the history of mechanics. Some SG members argued this event benefits students directly. Since ASME only requested $2000 last year, SG feels this year’s show cost increase comes with very little change. The decision on the fund request will be decided next week.


April Fool’s Day –


Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the “Big Event” Apr. 1. The event is a campus wide community service project allowing clubs and organizations who have not fulfilled their community service requirement for the year to do so. Breakfast will be offered before shuttles and SG vans transport participants to service sites. An estimated 200 participants have registered to date and will be working in conjunction with United Way, Luzerne County Disaster Relief and the City of Wilkes-Barre to make a difference in the community. The event will cost a projected $3000.


Changes in SG –


Because many students have complained about lack of friendliness portrayed by SG members at meetings, SG is considering creating a new position to host presenting students. A new office as sergeant in arms will welcome in students presenting at SG meetings by restricting the amount of chatter among representatives. SG has also discussed a harsher probation. Members who have scarce participation have been given the status of probation in the past. Because probation is nothing more than a status, little reform has happened.


Campus e-mail switch to g-mail –


IT’s efforts in converting Wilkes e-mail over to Google’s g-mail is a work in progress.  Many SG members seem to be in favor of the idea. However, the decision is ultimately up to the IT department and their determinations.


Mac Miller concert –


Tickets for the Mac Miller concert are available every day in the SUB from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from now until Mar. 30. Student tickets are $15 with ID and limited to two per person, faculty/staff/alumni tickets are $20 and also limited to two per person, public tickets are $30 with a limit of four per person.