SFB fully funds pro-life lecture in Kendall Hall

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Seven organizations were fully funded and two were partially funded at the Student Finance Board meeting on Oct. 10.

TCNJ Students for Life was fully funded $2,070 for its event, Lies Pro-Choice Politicians Tell, at which Kristan Hawkins, president of the Students for Life of America, will be speaking about the pro-life movement.

TCNJ Students For Life expressed in its proposal how the College has not recently hosted pro-life speaker on campus, and this event will allow people who are pro-life to feel more represented, as well as give pro-choice people a chance to hear a new perspective.

The event will take place on Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Kendall Hall. SFB will be covering expenses such as student technicians, student ushers, expendable supplies, Campus Police, a student house manager, Hawkin’s speaking fee, note cards and pens.

Barkada was fully funded $4,440.55 for Barangay 2018.

The board partially funds TMT’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. (Meagan McDowell)

The event will be co-sponsored by the Association of Students for Africa, Sigma Lambda Beta and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for purposes including set-up, clean-up, service and publicity.

The event provides Filipino-American students an outlet to join together and celebrate their culture, according to the proposal.

SFB will be covering expenses for the performers, Project D and aReJay Ella, a banner, sound technicians, attendance bracelets, tablecloths, decorations, balloons, helium tanks, cups, plates, napkins, utensils, food and beverages.

The event will be held on Nov. 10 from 7:30-11 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

TCNJ Musical Theatre was partially funded $17,922.50 for its production of Little Shop of Horrors. The first time the organization put on the production was in 2008, when it began holding fall shows.

“We’ve had this event for the past 10 years,” said Alex Hanneman, a junior chemistry major and treasurer of TMT.

SFB will cover expenses for the set, technical design materials, costumes, sound, lights, rentals for instruments and an accompanist, hair and makeup, stage management, programs, props and Kendall staff charges.

The show is scheduled to take place on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Don Evans Black Box Theater.

The Student New Jersey Education Association was fully funded $2,838 for bus trips to the New Jersey Education Association Convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. SFB will cover expenses for the fee for the two buses.

The trip will be co-sponsored by the School of Education, the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society and Friendship and Unity for Special Education.

More than 300 workshops, seminars and programs will be offered to the students at the convention center.

“It’s the New Jersey union for teachers,” said Shelly Rasnitsyn, a junior special education and iSTEM double major and treasurer of the Student New Jersey Education Association. “You’re there with actual teachers and principals and counselors.”

Student Government was fully funded $4,705 for Homecoming Spirit Week expenses that were previously tabled on Oct. 3.

The expenses include a photo booth, an electrician and additional lighting and sound for the Lip Sync and Dance.

The photo booth at the T-Shirt Giveaway will serve as another way to promote school spirit and allow students to have something that will help them remember the week and the good time they had with friends, according to SG’s proposal.

Hillel was partially funded $4,200 for its Shabbat and Havdalah Experience.

The organization will educate the campus community about Judaism by having all members come and experience Shabbat and Havdalah, including learning about what the Torah teaches, according to the club’s proposal.

SFB will cover expenses for food. The dinner was held on Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and was co-sponsored by Chabad for public relations purposes. Shabbat was held in the Spiritual Center, and Havdalah will be held was New Residence Hall lounge.

New Jersey Christian Fellowship was fully fund $466.56 for its Cultural Coffeehouse event.

Sophomore public health major Diana Da Silva commented on how using music, artwork and poetry at the event relates to the club’s mission of inclusion.

“In terms of a coffeehouse, there are so many ways we can show love,” she said.

Three organizations will serve as co-sponsors: SG’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will help with setup and performances, and the Black Student Union and Gospel United Ministries will assist with performances.

The event will take place on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brower Student Center. SFB will cover expenses for beverages, cookies, a brownie platter, string lights, a banner, a party kit, paper plates and napkins.

The College Union Board and PRISM were fully funded $6,552.50 for their celebrity drag show, which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 26 in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

CUB will book the venues and contact production and security, while PRISM will find and work with the talent. Both clubs will provide staffing. SFB will cover expenses toward production, security and police.

BSU was fully funded $930.31 for its Thanksgiving Remix, which will be held on Nov. 9 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Decker Social Space.

The event will be co-sponsored by Union Latina, the Association of Students for Africa and the College’s NAACP student chapter for food, academic presentations and advertising.

“We plan on advertising through social media. A lot of it is also just advertising through word of mouth,” said Anisa Douglas, a junior elementary and early childhood education and psychology double major and treasurer of the Black Student Union.

SFB will cover expenses for food, beverages, tablecloths, plates, utensils, napkins and chafing fuel.