SG notes: Adventures in Science funds; IEEE, Big Event request

Taylor Ryan, Staff Writer

On Wednesday Wilkes University’s Student Government held their weekly meeting.

Last week The Adventures in Science organization had requested $2,500 to fund their annual event for local fifth graders. The money will go towards lab goggles, lab supplies and t-shirts. The motion was passed by Student Government and the money was allotted to the organization.

Some new business that was proposed to the group, IEEE Student Chapter has requested funding for the annual Engineering Olympics that will be held at Wilkes University. The organization invites 12 local high schools to compete in the all-day event. The engineering students create 5 events for the high school students to all compete in. They are requesting funding of $3,895. This money will be used to cover the awards for all of the winners, food to be provided, the supplies needed to put together each event, t-shirts for the volunteers, and all of the maintenance fees, including the 60 tables and 150 chairs. Student Government will cast their final vote in the meeting next week.

Other topics that were covered in this week’s meeting included the annual Big Event which will be April 25 this year. This year’s total has come to $3,292.77. This cost has been used to cover the breakfast and BBQ lunch as well as t-shirts and drawstring bags for each volunteer. It was also announced that there will be a new design that is currently being worked on.

Some new ideas had been generating throughout the Conference Committee Council. The committee has proposed adding a set in stone budget given to each conference that is brought to Wilkes. Nothing has been decided, but the ideas will continue to be generated.

The council reviewed the Treasure’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $47,086.37, General Funds: $3,706.20, Conference: $5,000.00, Spirit: $1,250, for a total of: $57,042.57.