Student Government Report from April 13


(Courtesy of Student Government)

Jessica Schmidt, SG Beat Reporter

Executive Report

President Miles Middleton encouraged individuals to keep voting in the Student Government elections and wished the candidates the best of luck. He also spoke about the co-sponsorship with Student Union for the Wakechella event that will be held April 17 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Treasurer Victoria Parker reported that the Student Budget Advisory Committee had been busy with the organization budget process. Chief of Staff Drew Skilton shared information about a potential appreciation event for the University Advancement Call Center staff that has worked tirelessly throughout the year to help with contact tracing calls, answering parent questions, and other additional COVID-19 related tasks. Staff Advisor Tim Wilkinson shared a few updates about the university’s plan to use the church on University Parkway as a programming space for organizations now that the university has acquired it for the upcoming school year.

Committee Reports

The Academic Committee shared that they may be planning a small staff appreciation event and that more details may come in the next week. The Campus Life Committee shared about the Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.) event that will be held Thursday, April 21 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Poteat field. The philanthropy event seeks to provide desks to students at the Old Town Elementary School, and the event will allow desk recipients to work virtually with Wake Forest students to design and decorate their desks in fun and colorful ways. They are also accepting donations to the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCEE). Cash or checks can be dropped off at the OCCE office in Benson 506. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is continuing to work with Greek organizations to increase conversations surrounding diversity, and the Judiciary Committee is continuing its archival review process. The Physical Planning Committee is working on Earth Week, which will take place from April 19 to April 23. The Student Organizations Council is reaching out to organizations classified as frozen to assess their status and desire to be reinstated.

New Business

A constituent concern was raised about a few lights being out by Salem Hall and the Physical Planning Committee is going to be addressing that issue.