Wilkes University’s Student Government met on Wednesday for its weekly meeting.
Stephen Lee, representing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), delivered a club report. ASME will be selling backpacks with the Wilkes logo on them for the remainder of the semester. The backpacks are $25. ASME will continue to fundraise and perform community service this semester and will host their 10th annual car show next semester.
The SAE Mini Baja club, represented by Jeremy Yeoman, should be beginning construction on their car soon. It is expected to be finished by the end of the semester, and next year will be spent testing it. The club required at least $10,000 to build the car, and have been receiving funding from alumni and other organizations.
Last week, the Veterans Council requested $375-$500 for T-shirts to promote their self defense seminar, which will take place Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. The Veterans Council hopes that the T-shirts, which will be given away for free, will raise more awareness about the event. The council reported that $375 would cover the cost of 75 shirts, and $500 would cover 100 shirts. Student Government voted unanimously to allocate the $500 for 100 shirts. This was the last request for funds of the semester.
The Capital Projects committee requested a total of $40,000 for updates to The Martz Gym. According to John Scalese, much of the equipment is 13 years old, and most have a warrantee of 5-10 years. Updates would include at least five new elliptical machines, new bikes, three decline benches, foam plyo boxes to replace the current wooden set, and perhaps a new dumbbell set as well as kettle bells.
According to the Library Council, construction of the front desk in the library is finished, and it should be opened back up sometime this week.
MSC will be accepting nonperishable food donations as well as money to buy food items to benefit the Zion Baptist church. Students who donate will be entered into a raffle.
The Commuter Council will be offering free hot chocolate and cookies in the sub during club hours on Dec. 1.
On Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. the IRHC will be holding its end of the year study break. They will also be collecting money and Toys for Tots in exchange for raffle tickets.
The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report and the budget is as follows: All college: $749.88. General: $1,036.38. Conference: $0.00. Spirit: $0.00 for a Student Government total of $1,786.26.