The Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1, included six different proposals for events ranging from the informative to the entertaining.
The College Union Board and TCNJ Musical Theatre proposed first for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” an event they plan to put on with the help of Lions Latenight.
The night will consist of a screening of the cult-classic movie-musical, with “shadow-casting” being performed by members of TMT. The event was held last year in early October and was a great success among students.
The event was allocated $800 in funding to cover props, costumes and decorations, and is scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 31, in the Brower Student Center Food Court.
CUB returned throughout the meeting to propose two more events. The first was a Mentalist/Hypnotist Show — “a friendly night of mind manipulation.” The show would open with veteran hypnotist Dale K and feature world-famous mentalist duo Jeff and Tessa Evason.
CUB was allocated partial funding of $6,548 and hopes to hold the event on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The second proposal was for a comedy show featuring Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. He is the youngest cast member on the show and his recent skits have gone viral.
CUB hopes to have improv-comedy troupe The Mixed Signals open the event, as well. They were allocated funds of $5,765 to cover performer costs, and the event is scheduled to take place on a weeknight in October or November in Mayo Concert Hall.
The Circle of Compassion proposed an event hoping to bring Noah Bullock to campus for a lecture. Bullock, the executive director of a human rights organization in El Salvador, will be speaking about dangerous issues in the country.
The organization was allocated $500 in funding and plans to hold the event on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Spiritual Center.
Student Government proposed for two events directly correlating with Homecoming. The first was a Homecoming Breakfast, taking place in the morning before tailgating, to discourage pre-game drinking but to get students excited. The breakfast would also include members of the administration, SG and the Inter-Greek Council speaking about unsafe behavior.
The event was allocated funds of $1,700 and is scheduled to take place in the Travers/Wolfe Link on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The second request for funding was designed to provide additional security officers on premises during Homecoming to provide a safe environment for a combined-tailgate section. In addition, SG requested money to hire one alumni and one current student to DJ throughout the day.
The organization was allocated $3,400 in funding to cover the costs of these requests.