The Student Finance Board (SFB) voted unanimously to fund the College Union Board’s (CUB) $27,231 request for this year’s Latenighter event, themed “I Grew Up in the ’90s.”
The majority of the funding will be for popular entertainment from the 1990s. Events will include a gladiator joust, video game tournament, oversized board games and a video dance party.
“It’s nice to see that they’re changing it up and not doing the same things,” Bill Fenimore, SFB administrative director, said.
Other ’90s-themed paraphernalia will include Pogs, hula hoops and airbrush tattoos. The remaining funds will be for food, music and prizes. Some expenses will be used for stickers and buttons as forms of publicity, along with ads in The Signal.
The event is scheduled for March 1 in Brower Student Center. Following CUB Latenighter tradition, the event will likely last until 3 a.m.
Voices for Planned Parenthood received full funding of $3,000 to host motivational speaker and poet River Huston. Huston will educate students about sexual health and other wellness issues during “Sex 101: Surviving the Weekend.” The event is scheduled to take place on Feb. 25 in the Travers/Wolfe main lounge.
The Protestant Bible Fellowship (PBF) requested $1,875 for its “Unchained/International Justice Mission” event. The board voted unanimously to allocate them $1,610, subtracting some costs for advertising and dinner fees.
A speaker from the International Justice Mission will come to the College to inform students about modern-day slavery and human rights abuses, and how they can help to change these practices. The event will take place on March 25 in Science Complex room 101.
PBF also requested funding for two separate events to lead up to the International Justice Mission speaker. They asked for $318 to fund the “Amazing Grace Movie.” This movie will teach students about the anti-slavery movement in 18th century England. The board voted unanimously to allocate $248, removing some advertising expenses.
It will take place on Feb. 19 in student center room 210.
PBF also requested $464.50 to fund another movie, “The Devil Came On Horseback.” The board unanimously awarded $244.50. Some advertising expenses were removed. This event will be held on March 4.
Mike Stolar, operations director said PBF could have condensed its expenses.
“If they placed the events together it would make more sense,” Stolar said. The board also suggested PBF change the room to allow for a larger audience for the March 4 screening.