Student Government notes: Oct. 2 weekly meeting

On Oct. 2, Student Government’s meeting consisted of first and second-week presentations, along with further Operations and class reports.

New business included a club fund request from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). They are holding an event on Oct. 25 called The Amazing Race, which will bring in 10 girls from each high school participating to get involved with STEM activities. The president is asking for $550 that will cover the cost of purchasing t-shirts for the girls. 

Next up, was a second presentation from the It’s On Us Club President, Lindsey Becker, who wanted to gain recognition to begin an It’s On Us chapter at Wilkes University. Its mission is to combat college sexual assault by engaging students and changing campus culture. In a passing motion, they were recognized with 30 in favor, zero opposing and two abstaining.

There was also a final discussion led by Executive Board Treasurer, Kevin Long, about revamping Casino Night. This year the festivities will take place from Oct. 21 through 25 with the theme of Casino Royale and new prizes. The list of events includes a showing of the Casino Royale movie on the 21, Texas Hold’em on the 22, Bingo on the 23 and Casino Night on the 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Long and Student Government members are excited about the revamping of Casino Night, as there will be a live DJ, an infomercial to reveal the theme and prizes and a replacement of the activity’s signs from past years. The total cost for the event came to the sum of $11,500, and it was approved in a vote with 24 in favor, zero opposing and seven abstaining.

Long presented another operations report. The 77 West apartments have been finished, and students were able to move into them last week. In addition, the parking garage next to University Towers will continue to be under construction until November for phase one of the project. The construction at Ralston has also been completed.

The final pieces of Student Government business were the class reports. Starting with the freshman class, the group is still narrowing down their ideas for their fundraiser and social. The juniors had their Bluetooth speaker sale over Homecoming weekend, and seniors are going to be having blanket and dog collar sales soon as well.

For the Mega Council, Programming Board will be having Fall Fest this week. MSC and Commuter Council are both planning separate trips to Washington D.C. MSC is going to the African American Museum on Oct. 11, and Commuter Council will be selling tickets for their trip beginning Nov. 2.