Student Government notes: Nov. 6 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

The first Student Government meeting of November featured both first and second-week presentations, along with Operations and club reports.

The Supply Chain Management and Logistics Club, led by President Juliann Duignam, received club recognition in a unanimous vote. Their mission is to provide business students with opportunities and to share ideas about supply chain management and logistics in today’s society.

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.

The Passan School of Nursing and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are collaborating for this year’s Late Night Lift event on Nov. 19 from 9 to 11 p.m. There will be presentations about community health and wellness, along with giveaways and BP screenings.

Students can use the saunas and participate in ping pong tournaments. To fund the event, they were looking to obtain $2,889.37 from Student Government.

However, in a motion of in 26 favor, five opposing and one abstaining, they were only allocated $2,292 to cover the costs. This funding came with the stipulation that Student Government branding is included in future events.

The Nursing Student Organization (NSO) came for a first-week presentation requesting funds to attend the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania Convention (SNAP) in Lancaster. This event is a chance for Wilkes students to interact and network with nursing students from other universities. To cover the total expense of the trip, NSO wants to receive $5,000 from Student Government. This price includes program registration, the award ceremony, hotel rooms, meals and parking.

Executive Board Treasurer Kevin Long presented a report from the Operations Committee as well. On Nov. 27, all residence halls will be closing at 11 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break. Long also mentioned that on Nov. 25, the elevator in Cohen will be closed for repairs.

Plus, on Dec. 27, everything on IT will get shut down, including email, servers and swipes, because of adjustments that are going to be made over winter break.

For the class reports, the first-year class will be hosting their hot chocolate sale during finals week. Juniors are selling their Bluetooth speakers for $15 each during club hours. The seniors had their Rock and Roll themed Downtown Establishment Tour this past weekend.