Wilkes University Student Government notes

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

The Ski and Snowboard Club reported that they went on their annual ski trip to Killington. They have been pre-selling long and short sleeve shirts that have been actively selling. They are also in the process of creating a new logo. They meet every three to four weeks for their meeting. They hope to attract more members for Fall  2017.   

The Asian Cultural Society reported that it put on events such as a New Year celebration, dumpling festival to teach students how to make dumplings. They have a Facebook page which they said will help the international office attract more students from different country.

The Nursing Student Organization reported that they have a meeting the second and fourth week of each month. They held plenty of fundraisers throughout the year. They held a stethoscope summer sale where they sold discount stethoscopes. They held a welcome back pizza party with a test taking strategies presentation, held by Dr. Harrington so first year students had more confidence going into their first test.

They plan to hold a medical-related movie night, sip & paint event. They already held blood drives on campus.

ENACTUS presented week two of two for a fund request. They requested $4,000 from Student Government in order to fund a trip to a national competition. When there, they will present a 17 minute memorized presentation based on their community service projects and impacts to the Wilkes-Barre community.

The motion to allocate $150 per non-graduate student going to the conference for ENACTUS’s  11 non-graduate students up to $1,600 with any unused money coming back to Student Government passed 22-3-0.

The Neuroscience club presented week 1 of 2 for a fund request. They requested a total of $167.40 from Student Government to send students to the 8th Annual Lehigh Valley society for neuroscience undergraduate research conference and to buy paint brushes for their ongoing community service project.

Kuwait Club presented for a club recognition request. The club’s goal will be to educate the campus. Another goal is to gain recognition so that they can use it as a way to encourage other students from Kuwait to attend Wilkes University.

The Student National Pharmaceutical Associate (SNAPhA) presented week one of two for a fund request. The request was for $2,500 to use toward a conference where they will be attending workshops to improve leadership skills, develop pharmacy resolutions, network with other student pharmacists, attend residency workshops, and compete in the Clinical Skills Competition.

The club has volunteered its time at the Greater Hazelton Clinic by pre-packing medications and helping translate for the practitioners to their patients. They have also created a Zumba-Thon for students at a local elementary school that taught the students about diabetes prevention.

90.7 WCLH presented week one of two for a fund request of $300. The money will be used for a “Metal Monday Showcase,” which will be a concert taking place in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building. The concert will have three big metal bands and is currently set to take place in the Summer of 2017. The profit will be gained from ticket sales, and half will go to WCLH and the other half will be donated to colon cancer research in honor of a heavy metal artist who suffered from colon cancer.

Kappa Psi presented week one of two for a fund request for $3,000. They had a regional conference on campus last month. They volunteer with the Big Event and they brought about Pharm-a-thon which is a Thon at Wilkes.

Student Development presented week one of two for their Orientation Welcome Weekend. Student Development requested student government for $1,500 to sponsor an event at Welcome Weekend such as a photo booth and inflatables.

Rotoract Club presented week two of two for a club recognition request. The motion to approve her for club recognition passed 19-0-6.

The faculty and staff member of the year was announced and will be available for students to vote on April 12.

Presidential nominees are Cody Morcom and Dylan Fox. Students are encouraged to vote starting April 12.

The treasurer’s report is as follows: All college: $2,531.82, Conference: $0.00, General: $2,842.17, and Spirit: $0.00 for a Student Government total of $5,373.99.