SG Notes: Club reports, WilkesNow, ICA College Republicans; Blue Army; nominations

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

Members of Wilkes Now delivered their club report. This year, they added two new co-anchors (freshmen and senior), they hold shows every Tuesday, and added a “connect with a colonel” segment. Members of Wilkes Now are also participating in the Big Event.

The Wilkes Ultimate Frisbee Club delivered their club report. The club practices on Tuesday and Thursday nights in UCOM. They are currently selling Frisbees and t-shirts. They are participating in the Big Event and they plan to go to Western Wayne High School and teach kids about playing Frisbee.

The Indian Cultural Association (ICA) Club delivered its club report. This year, members helped with the One World party and the multicultural party. The ICA made a donation to two young community members who lost their parents in a car accident. They are currently planning the Bali show for the fall semester.

College republicans delivered their club report. The club meets once a month and have been holding discussions and debates about the upcoming election.

Emma Leach presented on Blue Army. Blue Army is a group of student volunteers who help Student Development with the summer orientation sessions. Members of Blue Army will give tours, welcome families, assist e-mentors and orientation staff, participate in a parent panel, help with registration, move in, and Casino Night set up. Training days for Blue Army are on June 25 and July 9. Information sessions about Blue Army are on April 25 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday April 26 at 11:30 a.m.. The link to sign up is online at

Members of Enactus came in to make a fund request. They requested $2,000 to go towards trip expenses for the national competition in St. Louis. It will cover airfare and hotels. The total cost of the trip is $6,000. The full $2,000 was allocated to Enactus for their conference.

The Human Resources (HR) Club came in to request club recognition. The club plans to work with the business school, create networking and internship opportunities, perform internal research and publication, fundraise, and participate in community service. The Human Resources club was approved and will be a new club on campus in the fall semester.

Members of Student Government approved the $524,025.00 budget to be split among 18 organizations for the 2016-2017.

The first week of nominations took place for the executive board of Student Government. The nominations were as follows: Vice President: Cody Morcom and Kaitlin Jimison, Recording Secretary: Paige Gallagher and Ian Valles, Corresponding Secretary: Nicole Hughes, Caitlin Brossman, and Shannon Festa, Treasurer: Kyle Thomas and Dylan Fox.

Congratulations to Alexandra Grudeski on her installation as the Student Government President for the 2016-2017 school year.