The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved the College Union Board’s (CUB) $63,996.80 request Wednesday to fund an end of the year carnival event. The event is scheduled to take place on Quimby’s Prairie on May 1.
CUB will provide four mechanical rides, free food and beverages, sideshow performers from the traveling vaudeville troupe 999 Eyes and music, including local and student bands.
“We are going for the old school carnival effect. We wanted to stay away from inflatable attractions,” Allie Axel, CUB member, said.
SFB unanimously awarded $860 to the Art Student Association (ASA) for a student art exhibition to be held in the College Art Gallery from April 8 to April 22. A reception and an awards ceremony will be held April 8 and will include refreshments.
According to the ASA proposal, the purpose of the exhibit is to provide students with the experience of showing their art in a professional setting. A professional juror will critique student submissions and prizes will be awarded.
The exhibition’s initial purpose was to invite the participation of mostly art majors and minors. However, the ASA hopes to reach out to more student artists, as long as they have taken at least one art class within the past two years.
“We have spoken to the Dean about making this more available to the students,” Michael Kabbash, assistant professor of Art, said.
The SYNERGY Dance Company received $550.25 to put on its annual spring dance recital on April 5 in Kendall Hall. SYNERGY will perform a number of different types of dance, including tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet. The Trentones, the College a capella vocal group, will accompany SYNERGY on select routines.
The recital will be free for College students with a valid student ID and $5 for non-College students.
Water Watch and CUB were awarded $348.40 to organize the Mega Music Tour: Music for the Environment, an event hoping to spread awareness about environmental concerns through music across the country. It will take place on April 24 in the Rathskeller.
Organizers hope to enlighten College students about environmental concerns, including what College students can do to help save the planet.
Three musical acts, the Maurice Dazis Band, Cat Cosentino and a third musical act by recent College graduates, are booked for the event.
SFB approved $264.00 requested by the Deaf-Hearing Connection to bring Camille Lorello, a local deaf actress, on campus to speak about her experiences working in theater and film. She will be presenting her newest film and engaging in a question and answer session.
Lorello will be using American Sign Language but there will be a translator present so all audience members will be able to participate.
The free event took place on Monday in the Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall.
Photo Editor Tim Lee contributed to this report.