SG Notes: Fund requests approved; LKS, Capital Projects, Casino Week, Block Party

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

Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS), a professional pharmacy fraternity, came in to request funds for a conference they will host in Scranton from July 20-23. There will be 13 students attending the conference and they will go to leadership workshops and network with current and former LKS members. The board voted with a motion of 20-10-6 allocating $325 per student for up to 13 students for $4225, with a stipulation that if students drop out money is returned.

Residence Life representatives came in for week one of two for the 3rd annual Glow Run. The run will take place on April 1 at 9 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. They are currently reaching out to other organizations for funding. The board will vote next week.

PBL also came to Student Government for week one of two for its fund request for the 45 annual state leadership conference where students will have networking opportunities, internship opportunities, understanding business practices and the opportunity to advance to nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. The group is requesting $2,000 for the registration costs for 20 students. The board will vote next week.

Capital Projects came in for a third week to request additional funds of $1,385 for 20 harnesses and five belay devices and five carabineers to go along with the other supplies they requested. The board voted with the motion passing 27-0-9.

Casino Week, which is April 5-8 came in for week two of two for its fund request. Prizes for Casino Night include ultimate selfie stick, Love Your Melon and outdoor bundle among others. The board voted passing the motion 28-3-5 for $12,889.

Block Party was in for week two of two for the event on April 16 from 12-4. The theme, “Go Big or Go Home” is seen through the giant blow up games, food and more. The board voted passing the motion for $12,450 with a vote of 21-8-7.

The council reviewed the Treasurer’s report. The current budget is as follows: All College: $30,420, General Funds: $21,512.05, Conference: $414.10, Spirit: $1,440 for a Student Government total of $53,786.15.