Student Government notes: August 28 Weekly Meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

Student Government kicked off its first meeting of the semester on August 28 with a visit from Interim University President, Paul Adams, along with their first orders of business for the new school year. 

Adams, and advisors including Dean Allen and Riggs, welcomed back the members of Student Government. Both wished the students to have another successful year as well as encouraging them to continue to speak their minds on behalf of the student body. 

First, on the agenda this week was a discussion led by Jacquline Eovitch from the Alumni Relations Office to go over their plans for Homecoming weekend on Oct. 4 through 6. This year they are going to host an alumnus and academic reunion event during Homecoming. She is requesting $500 for 50 student tickets, which are valued at ten dollars each for this reunion. 

Next, was a club recognition presentation led by the American Medical Student Association’s President (AMSA), Jason DeBoard, who is hoping to start an AMSA chapter at Wilkes. The AMSA is a student-led national association that exists to cultivate, inspire, and inform medical students about organized medicine. If recognized, AMSA hopes to attend the AMSA National Convention and the 2019 PreMed Fest. 

Further, there was a discussion led by Student Government Vice President, Brianna Price, about work-study positions at the Club Hub. They have been holding interviews, and for those who are selected, she is looking for an allocation to pay their salaries. In total, she is asking for $3,600 for the workers. 

Capital Projects is also looking to purchase more tables and chairs, as Club Day is right around the corner on Sept. 5. They are requesting $3,943.15 from Capital Projects, so they are more equipped not only for Club Day but future events as well.  

Additionally, there was a new proposal to update the Student Government Constitution to create more room for representatives because as of right now, members on the board are holding those voting positions. This would allow for new members to join and become a part of Student Government. 

Last on the agenda was a discussion about the Joshua Nagel memorial, which will be held on Sept. 10. There were questions about donations of flowers and money for the family, and this will be decided at the next meeting. 

Final updates include: RHC rescheduling their movie night from Aug. 28 to Sept. 12, and MSC planning to visit the African American Museum in DC later this year. The Programming Board will be hosting a pizza and ping pong event on the Greenway along with a Dippin’ Dots giveaway soon as well. A few last announcements also include that Family Day will be on Sept. 14, and an inauguration ceremony for Interim University President, Paul Adams, will be held at Weckesser on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m.