SG Notes: Clubs present requests; Casino night

Jen Baron, Staff Writer

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

Members from the Math and Computer Science Club delivered their annual report. The group is trying to bring a math and computer science honor society onto campus, Pi Mu Epsilon, so they can become part of the national organization. They also are trying to get more underclassmen to participate because the club is mostly juniors and seniors right now.

A representative from College Democrats came in to present for week 2 of 2. They want bring back the college Democrats on campus because it has been inactive for the past few years. They intend to work on helping the community as a whole. They are also part of a national network of college Democrats. They want to have equal representation for both Democrat and Republican students on campus. Their constitution was passed and the College Democrats will be more active on campus.

The Nursing Student Organization (NSO) came in for week 1 of 2 to ask for a fund request to attend a conference. The conference is the (Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Convention. While there, students will participate in an NCLEX Bowl, NCLEX Review Sessions, hear speakers and attend workshops. By attending, students will gain knowledge that can be shared with the entire nursing class and bring attention to Wilkes.  There are 16 students participating in the conference, 10 officers from NSO and six additional participants from the organization. NSO is requesting $3,724.25 to attend the conference. Student Government will vote next week.

The Casino Week budget was voted on. After discussion and voting, it was determined that $12,278.98 be allocated for Casino Week.

The council reviewed the treasurer’s report and there was no change from last week. The current budget is as follows: All College: $1,528.84, General Funds: $16,993.26 Conference: $5,000.00, Spirit: $2,000.00 for a Student Government total of $25,522.10.