Student Government notes: Oct. 30 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

On Oct. 30, Student Government’s meeting featured discussions about the Wilkes Winter Guard, the Supply Chain Management and Logistics Club and the 2019 Late Night Lift event.

Coming back for a second presentation was the Wilkes Winter Guard, whose mission is to cultivate a community of color guard members that will compete at the collegiate level. They received club recognition with a passing motion of 33 in favor, one opposing and one abstaining.

Following the Winter Guard was the first presentation from the Supply Chain Management and Logistics Club led by President Juliann Duignam. They are also looking to receive club recognition. Their mission is to share ideas about supply chain management and logistics in today’s society. If their club is approved, they would like to visit and tour business facilities and warehouses, such as Adidas, Target and Walmart, to understand how they supply their goods to the community.

Next was a fund request from the Passan School of Nursing and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, as they are collaborating for this year’s Late Night Lift event. It will be held on Nov. 19 from 9 to 11 p.m. They will be handing out T-shirts, bags, headbands and Clif Bars to students who attend. There will also be presentations about community health and wellness, along with giveaways and BP screenings. Students can use the saunas and participate in ping pong tournaments. They are looking to obtain $2,889.37 from Student Government.

They went over the nominations for Club and Member of the Month. The Club of the Month was BACCHUS, and the Member of the Month was Freshman Student Government Member, Ariana Acevedo.

After this, Executive Board Treasurer Kevin Long gave a report addressing the concerns of the Operations Committee. According to Long, Stark will see more study rooms added, which will be ready by the beginning of next school year. Operations will also be starting construction in Stark 171-A, as they are planning to put in an advanced computing room for the engineering school. Long added that once the project is completed Wilkes University will be the only school in the area with these high-tech computer systems.

For the class reports, the seniors will be having their Downtown Establishment Tour on Nov. 9. Juniors reported that they are still selling their Bluetooth speakers and the sophomores recently had their Root Beer Float Social. The first-year class finalized their fundraiser too, as they will be selling hot chocolate during finals.

Finally, Commuter Council announced their Winter Gear Giveaway during finals week.