Student Finance Board gets ready for holiday

TCNJ Holiday is coming back to the College as CUB was funded by the Student Finance Board to host the “Illuminate the Night” themed event for $19,347.

The event was tabled the week before, as SFB felt that continuously funding CUB staff shirts for every event is unnecessary.

CUB receives funding for TCNJ Holiday. (Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor)

“I really like this event but I think the staffing credentials are unnecessary,” freshman representative Sarah Speight said.

They were funded for the event the following week, subtracting their requested $239.75 for staff T-shirts.

The event is set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Brower Student Center.

Also coming to campus will be the Campus Moviefest, hosted by the Student Film Union after being funded by SFB for $13,100.

“I think the enthusiasm for the club is there and it seems like a really fun and interesting event,” sophomore representative Tom Athan said, motioning to fully fund the event that got passed by a unanimous vote.

SFB also funded the Asian American Association’s comedy show, featuring Hari Kondabolu in the Mayo Concert Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Members of SFB were impressed with the price request of $5,310.50 for the show’s talent and unanimously passed a motion to fully fund the event with little discussion.

This past week, the freshman class council presented to SFB for funding for a freshman semi-formal to promote class unity. They were fully funded for $7,678.83 to host the event on Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m., charging $15 per student.

The New Jersey Christian Fellowship also presented to SFB for their event, “Something Beautiful,” for $3,470. The event will be an outdoor concert in effort to provide an environment in which students can relax, enjoy warm drinks, meet new people and listen to professional music geared toward promoting deep thought.

It will be held on the T/W lawn on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Back on the multicultural side, the Chinese Students Association was fully funded for $1,158.25 to host a Tea House on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Brower Student Center. The event will highlight a variety of on-stage talent performances of Chinese culture alongside cultural cuisine.

The Black Student Union was also funded by SFB for $720 to host a bus trip for students to see the play “Fences” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the McCarter Theatre, as they believe it will inform the College community about the African American experience of the 20th century.

SFB also funded the French Club for $250 to bring writer Gary Lee Kraut to present on Normandy and World War II at the College.

Finally, Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood at TCNJ was tabled for their event “Virgins and Sluts” in which they hoped to bring Jill McDevitt to speak at the College. However, SFB tabled the event to give them the opportunity to come back and present with a new speaker because McDevitt has already spoken at campus several different times.