Wilkes University Student Government notes

On Wednesday, Wilkes University’s Student Government held its weekly meeting where there was the installment of new members.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) reported that each year they hold they hold their IEEE Engineering Olympics event. They invited female junior high school students to campus to participate in a competition for a scholarship provided by the university. They hold meetings every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

The Society of Women Engineers reported that they went to a national conference last semester in Philadelphia where they had the opportunity to attend lectures and the career fair.

They held an “Amazing Race” at Wilkes last Friday with 60 high school girls competing in engineering-based events.

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance of Wilkes reported that they took a trip to Central Falls and it was “inspiring” to the members. They are currently trying to volunteer monthly for Ruth’s Place.

Art Club reported that they plan on making Wilkes themed friendship bracelets and selling them on campus.

On Saturday, they participated in Zebra Communications event benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. They provided face painting to the children in attendance. The club is planning a trip to a museum.

The Wilkes University Running Club attended the meeting for a week 2 of 2 fund request. They recently held their 12 Annual Relay for Heat.

The club requested $5 per mile run by Wilkes students. There was a total of 107 miles ran by Wilkes students. The total requested from student government was $535. The motion was passed to allocate $250 to the Running Club 26-2-0.

ASME came in for week 2 of 2 for a fund request for their annual car show. They requested $1,000 to help with the costs of the “dyno” that will help their car show stand out in comparison to other car shows.

The motion to allocate $1,000 to ASME passed 28-0-0.

ENACTUS was presented 1 of 2 for requesting funds. They reported that through the sale of ENACTUS clothing they raised $1,500.

They requested $4,000 from Student Government in order to fund a trip to a national competition. The presentations are done in front of CEOs of fortune 500 companies, giving the students the opportunity to receive potential career or internship opportunities.

Rotaract Club presented a request for club recognition. The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

The Big Event presented week 2 of 2 for a fund request. The motion to allocate $5,915.00 to the Big Event on campus passed 25-0-3.

The Club of the month was announced as ASME for all of their hard work with their Annual Car Show.

The member of the month was announced as three different people for all of their help with Spring Fling. The members of the month are Shyann Barrett, Caitlin Brossman and Michaela Chidiac.

The treasure’s report is as follows: All college: $6,767.82, Conference: $0.00, General: $4,092.17 and Spirit: $0.00 for a Student Government total of $10,859.99.