By Roderick Macioch
During its weekly meeting on Wednesday, April 20, the Student Finance Board (SFB) concluded its fiscal year by funding two retreats and hearing an update on the College Union Board’s (CUB) Funival.
The first student organization to present a proposal was Chi Upsilon Sigma, which requested funding for its Summer Retreat. According to the request form the sorority presented, “It is essential for Chi Upsilon Sigma to have (its) annual retreat in order to allocate time to prepare and plan (its) events and activities for the fall semester.”
A motion to fully fund the retreat, in the amount of $750, passed. This funding will cover the group’s hotel bill.
The retreat will begin on Wednesday, June 15, and will end on Friday, June 17.
Representatives of Blackout StepTeam presented their plan for the team’s retreat. As stated in Blackout StepTeam’s request form, the event will give the members of the team a chance to “bond as a team, build stamina, brainstorm new ideas for the 2016-2017 year and train new e-board members.”
The board voted to fund the event, in the amount of $756.31, to pay for food and various team-building activities.
The retreat will take place from Saturday, May 7, to Sunday, May 8.
The final order of business was CUB’s updated proposal for its comedy show feature at Funival. Funding in the amount of $9,945 had been granted in a previous meeting to cover the cost of an appearance by comedy duo Jake and Amir. However, since then, CUB has been informed that Jake and Amir will not be available to perform at Funival due to prior commitments. To replace them, three currently unannounced stand-up comedians from CollegeHumor will be performing.
The price will not be affected by this change and $9,945 will still be allocated to pay for the performances.
Funival is scheduled for Friday, May 6. The comedy show will be held in Lot 6 and will begin at 7:45 p.m. and end at around 9:15 p.m.
*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.