Wilkes University Student Government notes

Meghan Burns, Staff Writer

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

To begin the meeting, the Veteran’s Council came in to present their fund request for week one of two.

The club is requesting $5,400 to attend a national conference from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8. The conference will be attended by the board. Students will attend symposiums and discussions on student-veteran related issues and trends. The conference will provide students with helpful ideas to bring back to campus to help better support veterans on campus.

The Veteran’s Council will return next week with updates.

Next, a fund request was presented to Student Government to provide a float for the Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade.

Wilkes University was invited to participate in the Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade at 3 p.m. Nov. 19. All Wilkes University students are invited to participate in the parade. The fund request was for $150 to $200 for crafting supplies to decorate a float. The theme of the float will be a Gingerbread House.

The fund request will return next week with updates.

A fund request for a new event was then presented to Student Government for week one of two. The event will be Wine and Cheese. The event will help to improve the Student Government organization and show students that Student Government cares about them.

It will be held in the Student Center Lounge at 7 p.m. Dec.6. Paper questionnaires will be distributed in order to get feedback from Wilkes University students. Food with a theme of cheese will be served.

The fund request was for $1,000 for food, drinks and incidentals.

The IT committee met this week as well. They informed Student Government that they are currently working on a new portal for Wilkes students. The new portal will allow students to have easier access to grades and financial information and will be more streamlined.

IT also spoke about the Wifi at the YMCA. The old equipment was with Penteledata but they plan to begin working with a new company. Students can contact the Help Desk if needed. The new equipment will run better and each student will have more bandwidth. IT is aiming to have the project done by the end of the semester.

The IT committee also spoke about exploring other options for e-learning being that the contract with D2L is up soon. They also spoke about possibly expanding the Help Desk hours to make it closer to 24-hour support.

The Operations committee reminded students the white stakes seen around campus will be where the new signage will be. The signage is part of a three-part project. They also reported the Media Center construction is underway.

MSC reported a great turnout at their coffee hour with the sister clubs. They also reminded that the One World Party will be held on Dec. 2. They are still accepting items for their food drive through the month of November.

The Treasurer’s Report stands as follows: All College: $2,1764.46; General Funds: $623.92; Conference: $2,853.36; and Spirit: $113.75 for a SG total of $5,758.49.