SFB approves disco-themed Latenighter

By Christopher Rightmire
Correspondent

The Student Finance Board allocated $21,995 of College Union Board’s request for $27,995 to hold its annual Spring Latenighter during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25. According to CUB’s event description, this year’s latenighter theme will be “Friday Late Night Fever,” and it will be a ‘70s disco and roller rink extravaganza.

According to SFB executive director and senior accounting major Alexa Kaminsky, “$6,000 for food was tabled so that (CUB) can come up with a more appropriate and cost effective option.”

The spring latenighter is one of the bigger legacy events for CUB and utilizes the entire Brower Student Center, according to the CUB representatives who presented. The latenighter will be held on Feb. 24.

SFB also voted to fully fund Senior Class Council’s request for $150 to host a Party Appetizer Cooking Class on Jan. 30. This is the latest cooking class offered by the Senior Class Council. Previous classes have featured chefs from the Eickhoff dining hall, who gave lessons on making appetizers and holiday desserts.

SFB debated cutting funding for CUB’s Latenighter until they get a cheaper option. (Matthew Mance / Staff Photographer)

PRISM requested $4,500 to host a lecture with Michael Kimmel, an author and sociologist.

Kimmel specializes “in examining the social construction of male gender identity,” according to PRISM’s event description.

Kimmel released a book in November titled “The Guys Guide to Feminism,” and also wrote “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” among many other books.  He also holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University.

PRISM’s lecture was fully funded with the stipulation that it be held in either the Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall or the student center room 202.  Kimmel will speak on either Jan. 22 or 23.

The Haitian Student Association requested $1,700 for their Haiti Remember Café Night. The funds will cover the cost of a band and sound tech. SFB fully funded the request and the event will occur on Feb. 8. HSA’s goal is to celebrate Haitian culture and assist Haitian students.

Wednesday’s SFB meeting was also election day for the open positions of junior representative and representative at large. Junior accounting major Amy Lis was appointed as junior representative and freshman finance major Nicholas Rubino was appointed representative at large.