Greek Week ‘Air Band’ fully funded for over $7,000

By Jackie Delaney
Staff Writer

Approaching the board for the first time since its special hearing on the violation of several Student Finance Board policies, the Inter-Greek Council proposed for the popular Greek Week event “Air Band” at the meeting on Wednesday, April 1.

BlackOut Step Team’s first show is funded. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Assistant)
BlackOut Step Team’s first show is funded. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Assistant)

The council — which was deactivated and fined $3,000 by SFB earlier in the semester for several violations at TCNJam — was allowed to propose its request to the board for the Greek Week event. IGC apologized to the board after funding was decided and said they would strive to follow all regulations correctly in the future.

The council requested $7,289.80 to fund “Air Band,” the closing event of Greek Week that features performances, such as dances and skits, from participating organizations. The performances “show off sorority and fraternity talent on campus,” according to the council’s proposal.

The show, which is open to all students, will be held on Friday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in the North Gym. It was fully funded by the board.

Next, the BlackOut Step Team proposed for its very first step show, titled “Step Out University: Break the Stage.” The team is hopeful that the show will become their annual trademark event. It will feature several other step teams, including the Rider Step Team, and will be an opportunity for the group to showcase what they have been working on all year.

The show was funded $3,939.40 and will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in Brower Student Center room 202.

Chi Upsilon Sigma, in their first appropriations request, asked for $565 for “Dance Around the World,” an event to educate and showcase different cultures. The event will include presentations from different organizations on food, clothing, dance, music and language of each culture, as well as lessons for guests to learn cultural dances. The group said this event is an “intimate program,” allowing attendees to “have more meaningful conversations about culture and ethnicity” through an interactive set up. It was fully funded and will take place on Tuesday, April 21, in Brower Student Center room 202.

The Black Student Union then requested $1,300 for “Black Castle,” their annual fashion show that “showcases local talent.” The event, which promotes local designers and features students from the College, celebrates culture and different definitions of beauty. The event was partially funded at $1,150, which excludes photographer fees. It will take place Friday, April 24, in the Travers/Wolfe Lounge.

The French Club later proposed for a bus trip to Philadelphia to visit the Barnes Foundation, a museum that features impressionist art. The itinerary of the trip, which includes co-sponsorship from the Spanish Club, suggests dinner at Beau Monde for a French dinner or at Lolita Philly for a Spanish dinner. According to their request packet, the club wants to hold this trip “to give students the opportunity to experience French culture in a way that is not possible on campus.”

The trip, which will be held on Saturday, April 18, was fully funded $1,008.50 to cover the cost of the buses.

The College Union Board then presented its proposal for “A Night with Streetlight Manifesto’s Toh Kay.” The show will bring Tomas Kalnoky to campus for a free acoustic show in the Library Auditorium. Known by his stage name Toh Kay, Kalnoky has played lead vocals and guitar for ska bands Catch 22 and Streetlight Manifesto. The show, which will be held on Friday, April 17, was fully funded at $5,790.

CUB then proposed for funding for staffing T-shirts for its high-volume event, Funival, the annual spring carnival on campus. The funding for the T-shirts was tabled when CUB presented for funds for the event previously in the semester. The proposal was tabled again by the board. According to Hurler, CUB asked for $1,000 based off of last year’s purchases, but the Board wanted the group to look for a current quote — one that is cheaper.

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