Student Government notes: Jan. 22 weekly meeting

On Jan. 22, Student Government held its second meeting, which featured both first and second-week presentations along with committee reports.

To begin, the Asian Cultural Society’s president, Victoria Morrison, delivered a club report. Their mission is to spread knowledge of Asian countries and cultures. They plan on holding fundraisers, such as coffee hour and merchandise sales. The Lunar New Year Event is also coming up, where they expect 200 students to be in attendance.

Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, presented a fund request. Their organization is going to the 2020 Spring Convention in Las Vegas, where they will be having students give presentations and win awards for the university. They requested $2,500 for their trip.

The Engineering Students Activities Committee is looking to be recognized on campus. Their president, Susan Cook, wants to establish an environment that would bring all the majors of the engineering department together. Fundraising plans for their club would include a gear sale and a Moe’s fundraiser. Some events they want to hold are an Engineering Shadow Day, resume workshops and a Welcome Back Picnic.

The Chemistry Club attended the meeting as well. The group added changes to its by-laws and led a discussion covering a trip to the American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting. Students would have chances to network, partake in graduate school fairs and meet other students from other schools. To cover their trip, the members asked for $2,220. 

The Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association is looking to go to the 2020 Midyear Conference in Harrisburg. Attending this conference would provide pharmacy students with opportunities to network, win awards and participate in demonstrations. They requested a total amount of $3,129, which would cover hotel and registration fees.

Next up, was a presentation for Casino Night from the Executive Board Treasurer. The spring semester’s theme will be glow-in-the-dark with new prizes, such as an Oculus Quest prize and a paid year of a Disney Plus Membership. The total cost of the event is $10,800.

The Vagina Monologues fund request was approved, which are a series of monologues that highlight women’s issues. For the event, they asked for $500 that would allow 100 Wilkes students to attend the performance. All money made from the showings will be donated to organizations like the Domestic Violence Service Center, Victims Resource Center and Planned Parenthood.