‘Alice in Wonderland’ spring latenighter

Coming back to present a list of possible bands to play a concert at this year’s Funival, CUB Rat received funding for $33,000 by the Student Finance board on Wednesday, Feb. 19. $8,936 of the funds comes from both CUB Rat’s base budget and high volume request budget within the student activity fee, while the remainder of the total, stemming from CUB’s box office line, consists of extra ticket revenues made over the years.

CUB hopes to bring a band from its list of headliners, including New Politics, Cash Cash and Motion City Soundtrack, alongside its list of possible openers, including Magic Man and W.C. Lindsay.

CUB was also funded for $19,595 in hopes of bringing an “Alice in Wonderland” themed spring latenighter to campus.

The event is planned to include a gladiator joust, hypnotist, fun house mirrors, black light mini golf and wax hand designs, amongst several other activities. It is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 28, in the Brower Student Center at 8 p.m.

SFB allocates funds for a Funival concert and a new latenighter. (Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor)
SFB allocates funds for a Funival concert and a new latenighter. (Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor)

CUB was also fully funded by SFB in the hopes of bringing the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to the College in order to perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and teach two workshops of 30 students each. The proposed event will take place on Saturday, March 29, in the Black Box Theatre.

All of the previous events will be free to students.

The Deaf Hearing Connection also presented to SFB this week and was fully funded with $6,790 to bring a double headliner comedy show as part of a “Deaf Awareness Day.” They plan to bring CJ Jones and Keith Wann, both of whom incorporate American sign language into their performance and are renowned in the Deaf community. The event will be free to all students and will cost $5 for non-students. It is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 5, at Kendall Hall.

SFB allocated $4,899.33 to the Alternative Break Club to host a Mardi Gras Masquerade in an effort to bring New Orleans culture to the campus by providing authentic Cajun meals, music and cultural events. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 2, at 8:30 p.m.

Chabad was also among the presenters of the day, asking for funds for two events, “Hilarious Purim” and “Friday Night Live.” The events were originally tabled last week,  as the board felt that both events didn’t necessarily bring cultural awareness and were not fiscally responsible.

However, this week, they were funded for $1,830, despite asking for $3,330 in funds, as they were not funded to bring a $1,500 Purim feast to the event. The event will include a visit from Robert Rivest to host Laughing Yoga in celebration of the joyous holiday of Purim.

Chabad was also allocated $2,312.94 to host “Friday Night Live,” exposing the campus to a traditional Shabbat meal.

Finally, SFB received three conference requests that were each fully funded.

The Inter-Greek Council was funded with $2,197.50 to send four members to the regional Northeastern Greek Leadership Annual Conference from Thursday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 2. It will provide workshops for the participants to develop new programming opportunities for the College.

New Jersey Christian Fellowship was allocated $1,390.75 for four members to attend the Basileia conference to bring back leadership development tools to campus.

Student Government was also allocated $447 to send three students to the regional ASAGA Philadelphia SG Training Conference in June.

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