SFB fully funds a cappella concert, cultural events

By Garrett Cecere
Staff Writer

Seven organizations were fully funded for their events at the Student Finance Board meeting on Oct. 24.

The TCNJ Treblemakers were fully funded $409 for their winter a cappella concert, which will be held on Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mayo Concert Hall.  

The organization will collaborate with Profecy A Cappella, Rowan University’s all-male a cappella group, which will open the concert and serve as a co-sponsor.

Shayla Nolan, a junior art education major and president of the Treblemakers, explained that Profecy A Capella will open for the Treblemakers at the event, and then both groups will sing songs together.

The board funds TMT’s production of ‘Into the Woods.’ (Meagan McDowell / Photo Editor)

SFB will cover expenses for student technicians and ushers, a house manager and expendable supplies such as decorations.

Chi Upsilon Sigma received $8,728.51 for its conference titled “This is America — Uncensored.”

The organization explained in the event’s proposal that Chi Epsilon Sigma will dispel the belief that the U.S. is the No. 1 world power. The conference is part of the organization’s Making Achievement Continuous Conference.

The conference will be held on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Education Building. The Unified Greek Council, Education Opportunity Fund and Pride Mentoring Program will be co-sponsoring the conference.

SFB will cover expenses for the keynote speaker, folders, centerpieces and catering from Sodexo and New York Bagel.

TCNJ Musical Theatre received a total of $10,270 for its fall and spring shows. SFB will cover $4,900 in expenses for the microphone equipment for TMT’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” which was not included in its previous proposal to SFB.

SFB will also cover $5,370 in expenses for the rights and royalties to the spring show, “Into the Woods.”

“‘Into the Woods’ will be our biggest performance that we have done here at the College,” said Alex Hanneman, a junior chemistry major and treasurer of TMT.

The spring show will be performed on March 27, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Kendall Hall Mainstage Theater.

The Asian American Association was funded $4,210.80 for its multicultural buffet, which will be held on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100.

According to the club’s proposal, the buffet will showcase food from various Asian cultures such as China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and India.

Pan-Asian Alliance and Indian Student Association will serve as co-sponsors and will contribute food. Performers will include TCNJ Dragonflies, traditional Binasuan dancers and yo-yoers.

SFB will cover expenses for a banner, multicultural food and various other items such as drinks, cups, utensils, condiments, tablecloths, ice, tea bags, chafing fuel, trays and aluminum foil.

The Chinese Student Association received $1,188.44 for its event, Teahouse Chaguan. The Pan-Asian Alliance will co-sponsor the event by helping with publicity and setting up the event.

“Teahouse has been running since 2014, so we’ve had a lot of success with it,” said Andus Chan, a sophomore finance major and treasurer of the Chinese Student Association. “We are seeing that more freshmen are interested in our club and what we have to offer.”

The event will take place on Nov. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Travers and Wolfe lounge. SFB will cover expenses for food, decorations, utensils, wristbands, polaroid film, tablecloths, playcards, ribbons, gold tinsel backdrop, markers, napkins, utility hooks, magnets and clothespins.

Health Occupation Students of America: Future Health Professionals was funded $500 for its CPR certification class, which will take place on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trenton Hall Room 19.

According to HOSA’s proposal, the goal of the class is to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator training to any interested students at a reduced cost.

The School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science will co-sponsor the class, which be led by Tracy Perron, a professor of nursing at the College.

The College’s Spanish club received $1,369.50 for its bus trip to New York City on Nov. 17.

According to the club’s proposal, students on the trip will have an opportunity to visit the Museum of Modern Art, as well as El Museo del Barrio, which will expose them to Hispanic culture and art.