SFB partially funds annual celebrity drag show

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Seven events received funding at this week’s Student Finance Board meeting on Sept. 19.

The Black Student Union was partially funded $1,176.08 for its roller skating event. SFB provided $1,176.08 to cover expenses for two buses to transport students, as well as the rental fee for the skating rink. Sigma Sigma Sigma, Best Buddies and the College Union Board will serve as co-sponsors.

The board partially funds Deaf Culture Night. (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

According to the club’s proposal, the event will offer students a chance to go on a safe and fun trip at no cost. The event will be held on Nov. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1775 Creek Road in Delanco, New Jersey.

Anisa Douglas, a junior elementary and early childhood education and psychology double major and treasurer of the Black Student Union, said that the event falls at a perfect time before the stress of finals kick in for students.

“We didn’t want to do anything too close to finals,” Douglas said. “We didn’t want people to stress out.”

CUB and PRISM were partially funded for their celebrity drag show. Both organizations received $5,914.50 to cover expenses for talent, police, hospitality and insurance. CUB will help with staffing and booking venues.

“(The event) will bring awareness to LGBT and provide a safe and inclusive space for students at TCNJ,” said Dylan Broadwell, a senior psychology and women’s, gender and sexuality studies double major and president of PRISM.

The event will take place on Oct. 22 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Brower Student Center.

The headlining performer is a transgender actress, singer, reality television personality, drag queen and trans activist, according to the proposal.

The Chess Club was fully funded for the 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress. The club received $415 to cover the $83 registration fee for each of the five selected club members to compete. The tournament will take place on Oct. 26 at Hyatt Regency in Princeton, New Jersey.

SFB partially funded the Deaf Hearing Connection $270 for Deaf Culture Night, which will cover food and utensils for the event. This is the second time Deaf Hearing Connection has put together an event for cultural awareness.

This event will allow students to gain awareness about deaf culture, according to the club’s proposal. The event is scheduled to take place on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

The Pre-Law Society was fully funded $1,399.20 for its trip to a law school forum in New York City on Oct. 26. The event will be co-sponsored by the departments of philosophy and political science.

Chi Upsilon Sigma was fully funded $200 for its one-hour zumba aerobic class. The class is part of a series of events titled “Week of Wisdom: Cussie Bootcamp Latinx.”

“An RSVP list will be sent out,” said Dianelis Mendoza, a senior nursing major and president of Chi Upsilon Sigma. “We expect to have 25 people.”

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Recreation Center and will be co-sponsored by Unified Greek Council and Inter Greek Council for advertising and support.

Cussie Bootcamp will offer students a new way of exercising, but will also allow better understanding of their bodies and how much they can actually push themselves when it comes to living healthy lifestyles, according to the Latin sorority’s proposal.

The Muslim Student Association was fully funded for its 13th annual Eid dinner, which will be held on Oct. 23 in the Decker Social Space.

SFB funded the organization $5,272.83 for expenses to cover food from Legends and Shezan Restaurant, as well as comedian Jeremy McLellan, who has done volunteer work in Muslim countries.

This dinner allows students of all backgrounds to come and celebrate a joyous occasion in unity with their Muslim peers, according to the organization’s proposal.

“We start by teaching people about Eid,” said Alizeh Shamshad, a senior biology major and president of MSA. “Because it attracts so many non-Muslim members, it’s a good way to learn about the religion.”