The Student Finance Board met on Wednesday, March 27 and fully funded the freshman and sophomore class councils’ “Spring Back,” which will be held on Sunday, April 14 on the lawn outside of Travers and Wolfe Halls.
Funded for $5,965, the event will include attractions like a three-lane sports obstacle course, a three sided eurobungy, a wrecking ball and a gladiator joust.
“It will relieve stress before finals,” said Brian Garsh, president of the sophomore class, while presenting for the sophomore class council. “It will be one last hoorah before the end of the semester.”
In addition, the Black Student Union returned to SFB to request funding again for their fashion show, “Candy Shoppe.”
They changed the theme to “Urban Wonderland,” which will be based on scenes from Alice in Wonderland. They also picked up Unified Greek Council as a co-sponsor.
During discussion, SFB was not entirely confident that the event would be able to be executed properly. However, some members of SFB felt that the event would be worth funding, which eventually led to the passing of the motion to fund the event for $6,060 with the stipulation that they charge $5 for non-students.
“I think this event is important for this group to have and it would be unfortunate if it didn’t work out,” freshman representative Tom Athan said, “but it would be more unfortunate if we didn’t give them a chance.”
“Urban Wonderland” will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in Kendall Hall.
Also, the Student Film Union was zero-funded to hold “REEL Art: Student Arts and Film Festival,” due to a violation in SFB policy in which they advertised for the event before receiving funding from SFB. The advertisement appeared in The Signal.
“This is the second time in two weeks we’ve zero- funded events,” Athan said. “Maybe we can give them some kind of warning.”
Brian Green, SFB programming director, agreed, calling for a way to make the policy “more clear.”
Lindsay Klein, SFB executive director, explained that SFB has liaisons for this purpose and said, “I understand that it’s a difficult situation, but it’s policy.”
Milana Lazareva, SFB operations director, agreed saying, “It’s not our job to make sure they read the policies.”
SFB also allocated $2,435.36 to the Inter-Greek Council to rent a stage and pay for Brower Student Center cleaning after their event, “Airband,” on Friday, April 19 at 8:30 p.m.
According to SFB, “Airband,” which consists of several dance performances, requires a sturdy stage. However, in previous years the stage provided by the Brower Student Center has split apart during performances, causing a huge safety hazard. This is why they requested funding to rent a stage. They also needed funding for Brower Student Center cleaning, because Junior Visit Day will be held at the College the following morning.
The Art Students Association received $312.44 to hold a Silk Screening Workshop in the Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building.
*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.