Student government listened to two different fund requests for The Beacon and for Adventures in Science in their last meeting on Wed. Jan. 29.
The Beacon was requesting $1,800 from Student Government so it can use The Beacon as an advertising service for its various events.
Editor and Chief of the Beacon senior communications major Jake Cochran stepped up to ask Student Government for the funds.
“One good advantage is more exposure, students will read the Beacon and will pay attention to the advertisements,” Cochran said.
As The Beacon produces 2,000 issues weekly, advertisement would be able to reach a variety of different people on and off campus.
In addition to the exposure, advertising will come with less work needed for Student Government.
Student Government had mixed reactions about the idea and will have a final answer at the next meeting.
More in fund requests, Adventures in Science is back for its annual event at Wilkes University.
Adventures in Science bring fifth grade students from local schools and they participate in different labs from each of the sciences at Wilkes University. This includes such as computer science along with psychology.
200 fifth grade students are projected to attend this year.
Adventures in Science are requesting $2,000 for the event. Student Government saw this with positive reception and will have a final vote next week.
The budget for this week is as follows: All College: $20,244.11, Conference: $6,141.64, Spirit: $3,410, General: $22,291.19, giving Student Government a total of: $52,086.94.
Student Government meets every Wednesday in the Miller room in The Henry Student Center at 6 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are always welcome to watch the meetings. Any questions from the audience are encouraged and would be answered at the end of the agenda.