SFB funds events for the spring semester

CUB is allocated money for its annual Welcome Back Comedy Show. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Editor)
CUB is allocated money for its annual Welcome Back Comedy Show. (Kim Iannarone / Photo Editor)

By Olivia Rizzo
Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board  granted funding with caution as they took into account the $300,000 cut from the Student Activity Fee funding implemented this semester. According to a Signal article from May 2016, the $300,000 is now used to pay the salaries of four full-time positions.

The College Union Board (CUB) and Student Government (SG) received $15,021.66 in funding for their event TCNJ Holiday: Winter Village.

“TCNJ Holiday is an event meant to provide students with a festive way to celebrate the holidays and relieve stress from final exams while staying on campus,” the proposal packet read.

This year’s event will have a winter village theme and feature an iceless ice rink and a craft fair. The event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Alumni Grove.

CUB was funded $36,058 for its Welcome Back Concert. The event has been an annual tradition that typically features notable talent with a strong following that will appeal to a large amount of students, according to the proposal packet.

The concert will be held on one of the first weekends in the spring semester at a currently undetermined date and time in Kendall Hall.

The organization also received $29,046 for its Welcome Back Comedy Show.

The comedy show is meant to celebrate the return of students to campus and the start of a new semester. In the past, CUB has hosted a Welcome Back Lecture, but switched to a comedy show in order to appeal to a wider variety of students and fit within budget constraints, according to the proposal packet.

The Welcome Back Comedy Show will be held at an undetermined date and time during the first two weeks of the spring semester on the Kendall Hall Main Stage.

The Class of 2019 presented its previously tabled Escape the Room class unity event. The second presentation was successful as the event was fully funded for $3,488.55.

The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, at Amazing Escape Room in Princeton, N.J.

All College Theatre was fully funded $2,500 for its spring production of “Stop Kiss.”

“The purpose of this event is to produce a full-length play with guidance and vision of a professional director in order for the membership of All College Theatre to learn more about productions and their inner workings,” the proposal packet read.

The event will take place from Wednesday, March 1, to Saturday, March 4, in the Don Evans Black Box Theater.

The Leadership Development Program was funded $4,152.39 for its annual Leadership Lock-Up event.

“Leadership Lock-Up offers TCNJ student leaders the opportunity to network with each other through presentations and group activities,” the proposal packet read.

The event aims to provide relatable workshops alongside a professional perspective from keynote speaker Shinjni Das, who will teach students how to intersect their talents and passions to boost their self-esteem and personal drive.

The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Business Building Lounge.

Student United Way was fully funded $580.83 for its Animal Oxfam Hunger Banquet event.

“The Hunger Banquet is an interactive event that raises awareness about the effects of world hunger and poverty. It provides participants to embody the lifestyles and experience some of the differences of living in different socioeconomic classes,” the proposal packet read.

The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, 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.