Split board funds $6,000 to HSA for band

SFB funds several events including ‘ROCK.’ (Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor)

SFB funds several events including ‘ROCK.’ (Courtney Wirths / Photo Editor)

It’s the time of year again for improvisational comedy to welcome in the spring season. All College Theatre was fully funded for their event the “ROCK” by the Student Finance Board on Wednesday, March 5. The event will be free to all students.

Following performances by the Mixed Signals and other local troupes, UCB Tourco, a professional improv comedy group, will perform.

“They’ve brought them every year,” executive director Brian Hurler said. “It’s a really cool event.”

With that, SFB passed the motion to fully fund the event for $4,150 to be held in Kendall Hall on Saturday, March 22.

Last meeting, the Haitian Student Association was funded to host their event “Ambiance” without their requested band, totalling $6,000. This week they returned, requesting once again for funding for the band, meeting the board with a split decision.

“I like the event, but I’m not sold on spending $6,000 for a band,” freshman representative Sarah Speight said alongside junior representative Kevin Harty who didn’t “think it (was) worth it at all” to spend that amount of money for a band.

Additionally, assistant SG representative Hajar Lakhouili felt “they didn’t really make any sacrifices” in regard to changing their previous proposal.

However, programming director Brian Green disagreed and said, “I think it’s fair culturally. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have it when other cultural clubs do.”

“It’s important for these small clubs to have these bigger events,” sophomore representative Tom Athan said.

Ultimately, the board passed the motion to fully fund HSA with the band for $6,000 in order to fully represent Haitian culture at the event that will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The Asian Student Association came back after being tabled to request funding for “Mystique of the East” with a clear breakdown of expenses — as they were previously lacking one. Members were concerned about the amount of money being asked for concerts, but several agreed that they really wanted the event to happen.

It was funded for $3,338 to host performances from Taiko, Barkada, Jiva, CSU, Erhu and Saathiya to feature Asian cultures. It will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Kendall Hall and will be free to all students and charge $10 for non-students.

The Women’s Center was also among the presenters of the day, asking for $3,430 in funding to bring Lillian Faderman to the College to discuss Lesbian marriages, as a part of Women’s History Month.

The event was fully funded by SFB and will be held on Wednesday, March 19, in room 115 of the Education Building.

The Synergy Dance Company also presented for another performance event, their annual Synergy Spring Spectacular.

They were funded with $1,400 to hold the event in Kendall Hall but were not funded for their request of $396 to fund costumes. It will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m.

Following, “Orchestrating Orgasms,” a workshop by Megan Andelloux, was funded as SFB allocated $1,509.59 for Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood to hold the event on Thursday, April 24, at 8:30 p.m. in room 115 of the Education Building.

Andelloux, a Clinical Sexologist and certified Sexuality Educator, will discuss the latest advances in sexual science and bring to light conversation topics that students might be hesistant to ask.

This spring semester will also seek to host INK’s The Goods once again —showcasing student artists and providing interaction with poets and authors.

The event will headline poet Dorothea Lasky  and will be held in the The Rathskeller on Saturday, April 12, as it was funded for $2,275.

Chabad was also allocated $2,390 to host a Passover Seder on Monday, April 12, in the 1855 room.

SFB also funded the Spanish Club to host a Washington D.C. Bus trip on March 29 for $1,947.

Also, look out for the Art Students Association Street Art Workshop that was funded for $1,007 to provide a form of visual art on a mural outside on campus.

The Senior Class Council was also allocated with $230 to take a bus trip to the Riverhouse Brewing Company.

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

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