SFB approves funding for several events

By Olivia Rizzo
Staff Writer

A senior cooking class, a multicultural buffet and a visit from a Broadway actress are just a few of the events fully funded by the Student Finance Board (SFB) at its most recent meeting.

The International Studies and Model United Nations Club was allocated funds for the New York University Model United Nations Conference. According to the proposal packet, “At this conference, students from different universities around the United States and even from abroad will be competing for best delegate and representing their universities.”

The board agreed to fund the trip in the amount of $1,600 to cover registration fees and transportation costs. The conference will take place from April 6 to April 9, 2017.

After its proposal, TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) was fully funded $1,432.15 for its previously tabled request for additional funding for hair, makeup and costume supplies for their fall production of “The Addams Family.” The board originally requested a more detailed financial breakdown of the necessary supplies, and was satisfied with the group’s second proposal.

TMT’s production of “The Addams Family” will take place from Tuesday, Nov. 15, to Saturday Nov. 19, in the Don Evans Black Box Theater.

The organization also received funding for An Evening with Krysta Rodriguez.

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“Krysta Rodriguez is a seasoned broadway television actress who played a lead role in the original Broadway cast of ‘The Addams Family,’” the presentation packet read. This event will include a three-hour masterclass, where Rodriguez will work with cast members of TMT’s production of “The Addams Family.” Students from across campus are invited to view the masterclass. Rodriguez will also perform a mini-concert and participate in a Q&A for the public after The Mixed Signals open.

The allocated $6,859 will cover Rodriguez’s performance fee and Kendall Hall’s staff and usher fee.

The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12. The masterclass will be held in the Don Evans Black Box Theater and the mini-concert will take place on the Kendall Hall Mainstage.

Later, the board fully funded the Asian American Association (AAA) in the amount of $4,221.20 for food and supplies for its annual Multicultural Buffet.

“This event showcases food from various Asian Cultures, such as China, Japan, the Philippines, India and Korea. It also features a performance from TCNJ Taiko, the campus’s Japanese drumming group, and CSA Dragonflies, the campus’s Chinese cultural dance team,” the proposal packet read.

The Multicultural Buffet will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Travers/Wolfe lounge. The event is open to all students and tickets will be sold for $3 per student.

Before the meeting adjourned, the Class of 2017 was fully funded $1,050 for its Senior Cooking Class, a class unity event that provides students the opportunity to learn how to cook with the guidance of Sodexo Executive Chef Lauren Franchetti. The organization requested funding to cover the cost of the cooking class for 30 seniors.

SFB meetings are open to the general public and take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in room 208 of the Education Building.