SFB funds ‘something for everyone’

The Student Finance Board met on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to discuss the funding of College Union Board, Student Finance Board and Student Government’s Funival 2013 annual spring carnival, as well as several other requests.

CUB, SFB and SG were fully funded for $116,775 to go toward Funival.

Students allocate funding for this spring’s Funival and other events. ( Francesca Grimblat / Staff Photographer).

“What we’re really trying to do is make sure there’s something for everybody this year,” said senior Lindsay Klein, SFB’s executive director.

Funival will include a ferris wheel, Himalaya, Sizzler, Gravitron, bumper cars, firefighter derby and several other types of activities for students to enjoy. This event will take place on Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and will be free to all students and cost $10 for all non-students.

“I like this year how everything they’re doing is really like a carnival,” said senior representative Joseph Lacerda. “They’re bringing a lot of different factions for everyone.”

CUB was also funded an additional appropriation of $6,925 to go toward their 25th annual Into the Jungle Latenighter, which was previously funded for $30,031.

SFB allocated a total of $36,956 to CUB for this event that will include a jungle obstacle course, exotic bird display, reptile shows, green screen photo booth and several other free activities for the students to enjoy on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in the Brower Student Center.

In addition, Union Latina presented four separate multicultural requests to SFB for their events during Latino Awareness Celebration Month.

SFB fully funded Union Latina for $4,939 to bring Maria Costa to the College to present her discussion “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them,” which will “show the campus the culture in a hilarious way,” according to the presenters for Union Latina. It will take place on April 5 at 8 p.m. in Kendall Hall.

Union Latina was also allocated $3,492.40 to go toward their annual Copa Night, which will be a celebration of Latino Awareness through traditional Latino music in a live band format.

“I like how they’re kind of stepping it up a little bit,” said junior representative Samantha Hoffer. “They put a lot of effort into planning this.”

Following, Union Latina was funded for $950 to be used for a bus trip to New York City to see the play “En el Tiempo de las Mariposas,” based on the book “In the Time of the Butterflies” that is also being taught in several courses at the College.

Finally, Union Latina’s request for funding of their Opening Ceremony was tabled because members of SFB felt that there is a lot more that they can do with the event to make it more successful.

After that, SFB funded the TCNJ Swing Dance Club $945 for their event “A Night of Ritz and Glitz,” which will feature live music and swing dancers from the local intercollegiate area.

“I’m all for this event,” said Nicholas Ruppino, SFB’s assistant financial director, as SFB unanimously voted to fully fund the event.

Another special appropriation request was from INK for their event, “The Goods,” which will allow students to read poetry and prose and perform skits and music. It will be headlined by poet Matthew Zapruder.

The event was funded for $1,335 and is free to all students and will take place at the Rathskeller on Saturday, April 27.

PRISM was also funded by SFB for $2,100 to bring Sam Killermann to the College on April 17 to present “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual.” This event is a one-man comedy act about snap judgements, identity and oppression, according to PRISM, and will be free to all students.

The Japanese Culture Club also presented to SFB to host a trip to Sakura Matsuri, an annual cherry blossom festival in Washington D.C., which was funded for $3,400 and will be free to all students. The trip will take place on April 13.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said the presenters for Japanese Culture Club. “It’s like this big street festival with good food, vendors and performances.”

The Spanish Club was also funded for $1,700 to host a bus trip to Washington D.C. to go to the Smithsonian for the exhibition on Central American Ceramics.

The event will be open and free to all students will take place on Saturday, April 6.

Another bus trip was funded by SFB for the American Marketing Association to host an open trip to attend a professional development session with Development Counselors International. The event was funded for $1,150 and will take place on Wednesday, April 10 and will be free to all those who attend.

“I think it’s a great event,” said freshman representative Brandon Klein. “As a non-marketing major, I would want to go to it.”

The New Jersey Christian Fellowship was funded the full $1,390.75 requested to attend Basileia, a regional conference.

The Gospel United Ministries was zero funded for their request to host a Gospel Extravaganza. Members of SFB thought the idea was good, but because theyhaven’t done programming in the last two years, they don’t have the manpower to host the event and should start with something smaller.

*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee that these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.

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