SFB approves $20,000 for multi-college concert

The Student Finance Board (SFB) fully funded a high volume request submitted by the College Union Board (CUB) for a multi-college concert.

In a unanimous vote, CUB received $20,297.50 for a Spring 2007 concert in conjunction with Rowan University, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Monmouth University. The cost includes publicity. The College, with these three other schools, is planning to bid on a big-name urban/hip-hop artist to perform at Stockton’s Recreation Center, which can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

The cost is divided among the four schools, with each college contributing $20,000.

SFB will “not be putting forth a lot of SAF money,” Jon Borst, SFB executive director, said. If the bid for this concert is successful, there will still be sufficient funds in the high volume balance for a College-exclusive spring concert or event.

By incorporating these state schools, there will be a “great college atmosphere,” according to Tara Conte, CUB director. Tickets are planned to be $15, and bus transportation will be provided.

CUB also presented a special appropriations request for $10,000 for CUB Nooners, which was unanimously funded with one member who abstained.

Once per month, CUB will hold this program in the Brower Student Center atrium during lunchtime. On- and off-campus students can participate in different activities, such as gameshows and crafts. This program was successful this semester, with activities such as Movie Makers, Pumpkin Patch and Blizzard of Bucks.

“This is the type of event the board is looking to fund,” Blair Gumnic, SGA representative for SFB, said.

Uni?n Latina presented a multicultural request for $2,990 for its program “Gala de la Raza: Journey Across the Americas.” In a 13-0-1 vote, Uni?n Latina received full funding.

The gala is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10, in the student center, as a guide through Latin American countries. A student-performed skit will introduce each country, and a presentation will follow introducing the country’s culture. The performances will mainly be traditional Latin dances by different groups. Traditional food will be served as another element of the Latin American culture.

The Student Government Association requested $629.60 for TCNJ Holiday in a special appropriations request. Though two SFB members abstained from voting, the request was fully funded in a vote of 11-0-2.

TCNJ Holiday has been running for 18 years. The festivities will start in front of Green Hall with speeches about the differences among religious holidays. Then, there will be hot chocolate, cider and cookies in the student center. While students are enjoying these holiday snacks, crafts will be made and then donated to charity. Students will also have an opportunity to be a kid again and take a picture with Santa.

In the last request, Borst presented a special appropriations request for $17,280 to continue SFB’s UV Latenite program in the spring. During the fall, the program was very successful and SFB hopes to extend it. In a unanimous vote, the request was fully funded.

Activities such as poker, sponsored by PEANUTS, and bingo, sponsored by CUB, will be continued. A comedian will most likely be sponsored by the College’s improv group, Mixed Signals. Other activities will include game shows, a coffeehouse and a psychic. UV Latenite takes place in the Travers/Wolfe dining hall on Friday nights.