Student Government notes

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

The Computer Science/Mathematics Club reported that they are continuing to meet every Thursday at noon. As a club they have been mentoring each other and helping with homework. They will be doing a hoagie fundraiser in the future.

UNICEF reported that they raised $840 for the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association through the sales of their Autism Awareness T-shirt sales. They currently have 10 active members and the club will be traveling to the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, March 31.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented that they have meetings at 11 a.m. on Thursdays approximately every two weeks. They have participated in Engine Lubricant Guest Speaker, and are looking forward to their “Improving National Health Through Energy Efficiency” guest speaker in April 2017.  They have worked with Habitat for Humanity in November of 2016, and donated the remainder of their 2016 Car Show T-shirts to the Salvation Army.

The Wilkes University chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma presented week 2 of 2 for a conference fund request. The request was originally for $5,208 for 12 students to attend the professional fraternity’s annual conference in Atlanta, Ga. The students attending would be presenting a Core Values poster at the conference about a skin cancer awareness event that will be held later this semester. The club contended that the conference helps publicize Wilkes University’s name. There was a motion to allocate $600 and the motion passed 30-0-0.

The Pre-Professional Society presented week 2 of 2 constitution updates. They will be expanding to engineering students. They also made the change in their constitution that any undergraduate student can now enroll in the club. The club has changed it’s name to the Pre-Professional Society of Science and Engineering. The motion to approve these changes was passed 29-0-1.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented week 1 of 2 of a fund request for their annual Car Show. This is a car show held in the SUB parking lot on Sunday, April 23 with a possible rain date of April 30. There is typically 200 cars entered in the show with over a thousand people attending the event throughout the day.

The club requested $1,000 to defray the costs of renting a dynamometer (dyno) for the show, as well as the show’s T-shirts. The dyno is a major part of the show which helps differentiate this car show from other local shows. The club can guarantee a $250 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and will also take a portion of the proceeds from the day of the event towards the foundation as well.

The Big Event presented week 1 of 2 for a fund request. The total asking amount was $5,913.33 which includes the cost of food, t-shirts, bags, buses to get volunteers to the destinations, marketing items and incidentals.

Upcoming events include: WUPB Murder Mystery on March 30, Casino Week Texas Hold ‘Em on April 4, Casino Week Bingo on April 5, Casino Night on April  7, IRHC Field Day on April 8.

Allie Grudeski presented that the operations committee report will be addressed next week

The treasurer’s report is as follows: All College: $4,267.82, General Funds: $5,292.17, Conference: $0.00 and Spirit: $0.00 for a SG total of $9,599.99.