ABC Mardi Gras and CUB Ratfest funded

The Student Finance Board met on Wednesday, March 6 to discuss the funding of Ratfest ’13 and a Hip-Hop Showcase among many other events for the students to enjoy.

CUB Rat was funded for $37,825 to hold Ratfest ’13, an outdoor concert featuring popular artists on the Sundial Lawn. The proposed list of bands includes The Maine, The Starting Line, Saves The Day, We The Kings and A Rocket To The Moon.

CUB was also funded by SFB for $13,064 to hold a Hip-Hop Showcase which will include a mix of professional and student performers.

The student performances will consist of a step team battle between TCNJ and Rider students, a rap battle, and a spoken word poet, according to CUB. It is set to be held in Brower Student Center 202 on April 9 at 7 p.m.

Wrapping up CUB’s presentations to SFB was their event “College Cooking with MasterChef’s Monti Carlo.” SFB funded this event for $6,410 and it is set to be held on April 22 at 8 p.m. in room 115 of the Education Building.

SFB also funded the TCNJ Hellenic Society for $3,010.09 to hold Greek Fest on April 17 in the Brower Student Center. Greek Fest will offer traditional Greek food, dance troupes, costumes and music in order to immerse the College in Greek culture.

The Alternative Break Club presented to SFB for their Mardi Gras Masquerade, an event held to bring the New Orleans culture to the College. They were fully funded for $5,707.01 to hold the event on April 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the Brower Student Center.

In addition, the Sophomore Class Council was funded for $6,675 for their event, “Laughing at Our Differences,” a presentation from a speaker that uses his experiences as an amputee to share lessons about disability and diversity.

This event will be held on March 28 in the Brower Student Center food court.

Union Latina also presented to SFB to hold “Los Carnivales de UL,” their opening ceremony for Latino Awareness Celebration Month. They were fully funded for $1,250 for the event which will include an experience of Latino culture through traditional foods, the history of Latinos and other events for the students.

Also among the presenters was Chabad for their Passover Seder on March 25 in at 7:30 p.m. SFB fully funded them for $1,840 with the stipulation that they add funds in order for them to hold the event on campus in the 1855 room.

SFB funded $1,150 for the Mathematics and Statistics Club to host a bus trip to the Museum of Mathematics in NYC in order to expand people’s understanding and admiration for math and science as a discipline, according to the club.

The event will be free to all students and will take place at 10 a.m. on March 23.

After that, the Leadership Development Program was funded by SFB for $3,500 to hold “Lead Week” at the College beginning on April 1.

According to LDP, Lead Week is a week long celebration to promote leadership on campus and will include keynote speakers and leadership training.

During the meeting, SFB tabled the Inter-Greek Council for Cirque du TCNJ because there would not be enough publicity for the event to be held on the date originally proposed.

*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.