SFB fully funds freshman festive Skate Night

By Olivia Rizzo
Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board (SFB) approved funding for events that encourage students to step outside of their usual social circles and begin to get into the holiday spirit. 

Chi Upsilon Sigma returned to present its previously tabled event titled “Making Achievement Continuous Conference: Broadening the Scope: In light of Global Issues.”

The group’s second presentation was more successful, as the board agreed to fully fund the requested $9,980.41, contingent upon the organization being able to negotiate the price of catering with Sodexo.

Chi Upsilon Sigma presented a new keynote speaker: Jamal Joseph, a writer, educator and former member of the Black Panther Party. This event will host four different workshops, each centered around different political issues, on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Business Building.

SFB grants funding for holiday-themed events at the College. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Editor)
SFB grants funding for holiday-themed events at the College. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Editor)

Next, the Class of 2019 presented for a class unity trip to Amazing Escape Room in Princeton, N.J., but voting on the event was tabled due to concerns about attendance and the event’s ability to promote class unity.

“We are offering a unique way to bond with fellow sophomores that will hopefully build unity among our fellow class members,” the proposal packet read.

The organization requested funding to cover the cost of group pricing for Escape the Room, an immersive brain teaser where participants must solves riddles and find clues to find their way out of a locked room,  and transportation.

Later, the Freshman Class Council was fully funded in the amount of $4,735 for its Stars & Lights Skate Night. The event aims to create a festive opportunity for the Class of 2020 to get into the holiday spirit by skating beneath more than 100,000 lights next to the Delaware River.

The organization requested funding to cover the cost of ice skating, lodge rental and busing.

The board also fully funded Chabad’s Hanukkah party in the amount of $3,484.38 to cover the costs of traditional food, decorations and Hanukkah crafts and activities.

“The purpose of this event is to bring the campus community together to celebrate and learn about the Jewish holiday of Hanukah,” the proposal packet read.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in room 212 of the Education Building.

TCNJ Entrepreneurship Club presented for its iCreate Networking Event. The purpose of this event is to bring together business and nonbusiness students to network with each other and listen to a panel of local entrepreneurs, according to the proposal packet.

The organization requested funding for food, decorations and name tags for attendees, but the board only agreed to fund the cost of decorations and name in the amount of $116.95. The cost of the food was tabled due to concerns about the amount of food requested for the limited timeframe of the event.

Regardless, the event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, in room 212 of the Education Building.

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