Student Government notes: Sept. 4 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Student Government held their weekly meeting with only a few items on the agenda and some exciting news about Homecoming weekend.

For starters, President Jason DeBoard of the American Student Medical Association (AMSA) came back for the third time. DeBoard answered unresolved questions about the organization’s membership policies and constitution. The vote to recognize an AMSA chapter at Wilkes was approved with the stipulation that they adjust their constitution. 

The Student Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) came back for a second presentation. Their requested amount of $1,680 for the trip was passed, as long as any extra money they don’t use is returned to Student Government.

There was news about Homecoming in a presentation by Executive Corresponding Secretary, Logan Biechy. The dance will be held Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Genetti’s, and there will be a tailgate with a cupcake truck at the football game. There will be no pep rally this year. Tickets are already on sale for the dance.

The cost breakdown for Homecoming is $16,955 for the dance and $3,430 for the game, which comes to a total of $20,385, but a grand total of $21,000 to account for incidentals. There will be a final vote on this amount next week.

There was an executive review of Club Day led by Student Body President Alanah Guerrero. She went over how there was a great turnout with around 810 students in attendance.

The Executive Board’s Treasurer, Kevin Long talked about the Operations Committee. The construction crew is no longer on track with their project at Ralston. Additionally, the 77 West apartments are still receiving final touches before students can move in. 

A few more notes of the meeting include Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) holding its annual Drag Show sometime this fall. There was also news about Multicultural Student Coalition (MSC) holding their social next Thursday, Sept. 19.

Lastly, the Commuter Council is still trying to finalize the details for their fall trip, which is free for all students.