SG notes: IEEE, Big Event allotted funds; GSA, Spring Fling request

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

Last week IEEE Student Chapter requested funding for the annual Engineering Olympics. This event invites local high schools to come and compete in the all-day event. The organization requested $3,895, this money will go towards t-shirts for volunteers, food, maintenance, and awards for the students, and the supplies needed to put together each event. Student Government allotted IEEE $2,370 to be used for events, t-shirts, and maintenance.

Another follow up on last week’s meeting, the annual Big Event will be held on April 25, this year’s total coming to $3,292.77. This total was passed and the Big Event organization will be given the total needed to put on this university wide event. The new design was also discussed along with what colors to use, the final details are still being worked out.

New business that was covered in this week’s meeting, a non-club request, this is a senior project request. A group of 8 students in the EES and ENV department were accepted to present their projects at The Geological Society of America. They have requested $2,000 to cover the registration fees, lodging and extra workshops. Student Government will cast their final vote in the meeting next week.

Other topics that were covered included the budget for Spring Fling. The Spring Fling dance will be held at Genetti’s on the square, on March 27 from 6-11 p.m. Tickets will go on sale February 23 and then again after Spring Break. The theme is Black Tie this year and the favors will be champagne glasses. To try and change things up a little more this year, there was a new idea of a live band instead of the DJ that is usually brought in for these events. This live band would cost about six times what is usually paid on a DJ. This brought some discussion to the topic. Student Government will make the final decision in next week’s meeting.

The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $46,786.37, General Funds: $2,706.20, Conference: $2,875.00, Spirit: $1,250.00 for a Student Government total of: $53,617.57.