By Eric Preisler
One event was partially funded and one event was tabled at the recent Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
The board partially funded Indian Student Association $1,425 to host its Diwali Dinner, set to take place on Nov. 17 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Business Building.
SFB tabled the Diwali Dinner at its Nov. 1 meeting, but decided on Nov. 8 to give ISA funding for food from Mahek, an Indian restaurant, as well as decorations, utensils and drinks.
The Diwali Dinner will allow students to bond with their peers and educate others about Indian culture, according to the event’s proposal packet.
The Class of 2021’s event, Night on the Winter Town, was tabled. It was planned for Dec. 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The event would be held at Freddie’s Tavern, a Ewing-based restaurant and catering hall. Expenses for the event include security costs, Freddie’s Tavern’s venue fee and service charge, busses and a DJ, according to the event’s proposal packet.
The event’s purpose is to create a fun environment for the Class of 2021 where students can socialize and dance, according to the event’s proposal packet.
“It’s basically more of a cozy casual kind of event,” said Suchir Govindarajan, the president of the freshman class and an economics major. “It’s to get to know other people in your class that you don’t necessarily interact with on a daily basis and to get to know your class council.”
The event was presented as a laid-back class unity event, where students would dress casually.
“We decided that we wanted something more friendly,” said Sam Koch, the vice president of operations for the freshman class and a philosophy major. “We didn’t want something so extreme since this is the first time everybody is connecting after Welcome Week.”
This event could allow students to socialize with one another away from the stress of schoolwork and activities, according to the event’s proposal packet.
“The whole friendly environment is also to get people at ease because it is right before finals so people are going to be a little more stressed,” Govindarajan said.