SG Notes: Capital projects, APS, LKS, HAWC funds; Mock Trial; ASME funds

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

To follow up on last week’s meeting, Capital Projects has voted to fund the new Neuro-training facility that will be on campus starting this fall. This facility will be used to help students with stress management, improving grades, concentration and self-regulation. It will also give internship and work study opportunities. The total cost of this project is $28,750, but with some funding from the university, they need about $15,250. Student Government has voted to allocate $15,000 toward this project.

Another follow up on last week’s meeting, there was a request from APS, The American Psychological Society. The club has requested $323.25 to cover one participant’s registration fees as well as their round trip bus fare to attend the National Conference in New York City this May. Student Government voted to allocate the full amount to APS.

Next, Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) a pharmacy fraternity on campus has requested funding for an upcoming conference this summer. They have requested $395 per person for 11 members. Student Government voted to allocate the total amount for up to 11 members.

Next, HAWC the health and wellness club on campus is putting on a late night lift at the YMCA. The event will be held April 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The club has requested $850 in order to pay the trainers, other supplies and for t-shirts. Student Government has voted to allocate the full $850 to the club. The event will be open and free to all Wilkes Students.

The last follow up from last week, there is a new Mock Trial Club on campus that has requested for Student Government club recognition. This club already has many interested members and hopes to continue brining in new students. Student Government voted to grant the Mock Trial club recognition.

One new request in this week’s meeting came from ASME. They are getting ready to put on their ninth annual car show next week. The show is open up to the university, as well as all community members. The event usually brings in about 100-200 participants. They have requested $1,400 for T-shirts, $250 for food and drinks for staff members, $100-$200 for the music entertainment and $200 for the awards, for a total of $2,100. Student Government will cast its final vote in next week’s meeting.

The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $724.60; Conference: $925.00; General Funds: $7,227.14; for a Student Government total of $10,126.74.