Student Government notes: Feb. 5 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

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On Feb. 5, Student Government’s meeting featured a club report and first and second-week presentations.

First, Biology Club President Kayla Eller, came in for the club report. During the fall semester, the group went to the Renaissance Fair, Roba’s Farm and the Scranton Aquarium. For community service, they participated in the NEDA Walk, volunteered at the CEO Food Bank and engaged in WEBS activities.

Next on the agenda, the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) gave a fund request to attend the SNPhA regions I and II Conference. This organization’s mission is to allow students to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational and social environment of the community. They require a total of $404.26, which will cover the costs of P2 students.

Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE) is looking for a fund request to go on its WAE Spring Break trip. They are planning to visit famous sites in Arizona. Students go hiking and meet a Wilkes alumna who works as a park ranger at the Grand Canyon. To go on their trip, they need $3,000 to cover expenses for car rentals, hotel rooms, National Park passes and Grand Canyon permits.

The Wilkes University Theatre Department is planning to attend the Southeastern Theatre Convention in Louisville, Ky. It will provide actors, directors and designers to participate in theatre workshops, interviews for jobs, auditions and performance festivals. There will even be specialized classes that aren’t available in a regular college curriculum. The theatre department is asking for $200 for their trip.

For a second presentation, students from the Sidhu Business School went to the Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism over winter break. The subject of their research was “How to Encourage Millennials’ Green Consumption Through Social Media.” The group needed funds to cover the rest of their trip expenses, which was $391.27. This amount was approved in a passing motion of 29 in favor, seven opposing and zero abstaining.

Pre-Pharmacy Club also came in to give a fund request for a visit to the Science History Institute in Philadelphia on Apr. 4. To attend, the club needed $550 for the trip. This was approved in a motion of 33 in favor, one opposing and one abstaining.

Some last notes included the class reports. For seniors, the class began a rose sale. The juniors are selling speakers and the sophomores are having a mud cake fundraiser. Finally, first-year students are having their bracelet sale.