By Olivia Rizzo
The Student Finance Board (SFB) allocated funding for fall festivities, YouTube celebrities and other campus events.
First, SFB fully funded Student Government $6,944.95 for its first annual TCNJ Autumn Bash.
“The purpose of this event is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for undergraduate students after the Homecoming tailgate and football game,” the proposal packet read. The Autumn Bash will be an indoor festival featuring free pizza, inflatables and music.
The organization requested funding for food, outside staff, security, music from WTSR and a variety of indoor inflatable games.
The Autumn Bash will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Student Recreation Center.
Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) then proposed to bring YouTuber Laci Green to campus as a part of the organization’s Redefining Sex Week programing. Board members agreed to fully fund the event in the amount of $14,076.
“Laci Green is a well-known YouTuber, activist and sexual educator who seeks to break the stigma surrounding sex, sexual education and sexual health,” the proposal packet read. “We hope to encourage candid discussion and re-educate the audience about the importance of comprehensive sexual education.”
In its proposal, WILL requested funds to cover the cost of Green’s speaking fee, transportation, meals, boarding, security and the fee for booking the event space.
Green is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Kendall Hall.
Next, TCNJ Musical Theatre requested additional funding for costumes, wigs and makeup for its fall production of “The Addams Family,” but the board voted to table this discussion until it could review the exact number of costumes and wigs that need to be purchased, along with the cost of each item.
“‘The Addams Family’ will be the annual Black Box musical produced by TCNJ Musical Theatre, the purpose being to entertain our peers, provide our organization’s members with valuable experiences and use the theater facilities on campus in constructive and creative ways,” the proposal packet read.
Later, TCNJ Barkada was fully funded $3,069 for Barangay 2016.
“Barangay is our attempt to exhibit the unique customs of the (Filipino) culture to the rest of the College community, through a variety show format of popular television programs in the Philippines,” according to the proposal packet.
Members of the organization requested funding for traditional food, performers and decorations that showcase the Filipino culture.
Barangay 2016 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Decker Social Space and is free for all students.
Before the meeting adjourned, the Pre-Dental Society received $259.79 in funding for its event Keep Your Fangs Clean on Halloween, a dental hygiene goodie bag giveaway.
The board fully funded the goodie bags, which will include toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste and sugar-free candy.
The Pre-Dental Society will be distributing the goodie bags on Friday Oct. 28, outside of Eickhoff Hall.