$12,250 allocated for ‘Ambiance’ cultural event

By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Over the last two weeks, the Student Finance Board has been met with a number of requests from various organizations across campus.

The meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, kicked off with a request from The Association for Computing Machinery for “HackTCNJ,” the College’s annual hackathon, which is a 24-hour programming competition. The event includes competitors from the College as well as from other institutions. The event, which was allocated funds of $1,500, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb 28 through Sunday, March 1.

SFB approves CSA’s Chinese New Year. (Kim Iannaorone / Staff Photographer)
SFB approves CSA’s Chinese New Year. (Kim Iannaorone / Staff Photographer)

The Outdoors Club proposed for the first time this semester for their Belleayre Mountain Ski/Snowboarding Trip. The trip, which was allocated funds of $1,500, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Next up was The Haitian Student Association, proposing for their “Ambiance” cultural event, which aims to foster appreciation for diversity on campus. The event was allocated funds of $12,250 and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 7, in the Education Building.

The Chinese Student Association (CSA) proposed next for their Chinese New Year Celebration, which showcases a variety of food, traditions and activities to celebrate the holiday. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 4, in the Lions Den, was allocated funds of $2,505.

During the meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Class of 2015 proposed for a cooking class, as part of their “Real Life” series to teach seniors how to cook on a budget. The event was allocated funds of $600 and is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the 1855 Dining Room.

Circle of Compassion returned to SFB for a second week in a row after adjusting from their previously failed proposal. Their proposed event highlights a lecture with Dr. Jackson Katz  on “American Manhood and Violence Against Women.” According to their special appropriation request, the organization hopes the lecture will “create a safe space for men to openly communicate about their role in prevention” and “break down gender barriers.” While the board was split on their decision, the event was allocated funds of $5,836.20 and is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 12, in Kendall Hall.

Next, the French Club proposed for their “Got Heritage?” event with lecturer Gary Kraut, who will speak about the preservation of French culture against American influence. The event was allocated funds of $300 and is set to take place on Monday, March 2, in the Library Auditorium.

The College Union Board proposed next for two events. The first of which was “An Evening with Cristin Milioti,” who is a Broadway actress known for her roles in “Once” and in the television sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” The event was allocated funds of $9,820 and is scheduled to take place sometime this spring.

The second event was a Spring Latenighter with a “Flashback Friday” theme. The event was allocated funds of $22,760 and is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 6.

Finally, TCNJ Student Alliance to Facilitate Empathy proposed for an Assertiveness Workshop with Dr. David Krauss. The event, which was allocated funds of $200, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Student Center.

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