By Jackie Delaney
The Student Finance Board allocated funds for TCNJ Holiday, a popular event featuring crafts, giveaways and horse carriage rides to celebrate the upcoming holidays, hosted by the College Union Board (CUB) and Student Government.
The event, which was funded $23,550.70, “beautifully encompasses cultural diversity with a sense of togetherness in a fun, stress-free and educational environment,” the groups said in the proposal.
The event, featuring a “Candyland” theme this year, is planned to bring a variety of holiday-themed activities to campus, including an iceless ice rink, Stuff-a-Plush penguins, a giant inflatable snowglobe that students can take pictures in front of, holiday desserts, a hot chocolate bar, horse carriage rides, giveaways and crafts from other organizations.
Organizations already on board to help with crafts for the event include Chabad, Delta Phi Epsilon, Catholic Campus Ministry, Circle K International, Lambda Tau Omega, TCNJ EMS, Theta Tau Alpha, Environmental Club, Teachers of Young Children, Residents Hall Association, Alpha Xi Delta, German Club, TCNJ Barkada and the Haitian Student Association.
The board funded the event with several stipulations. CUB and SG planned to giveaway free CUB-themed gloves, but the board stipulated that they have to be holiday-themed or TCNJ-themed. They also stipulated that shipping for the requested items, like decorations, cannot be expedited if there is extra funding remaining.
Lastly, the board reduced a line of funding for Building Services employees. The presented number was incorrect as the cost for two employees for four hours at $30.30 an hour is $242.40, not $300.
TCNJ Holiday is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Activities will be held in the Brower Student Center Atrium, the Social Sciences Building Atrium and on Green Lawn.
The TCNJ Manhunt Club was fully funded $198.66 for its “Shelter In Place” game to be held on Friday, Nov. 20. The “strategic zombie apocalypse roleplaying game” will provide an on-campus live action roleplaying experience for students, the club said.
Members explained that the game involves humans attempting to survive a zombie apocalypse by gathering parts to a radio to call for help. The event will be held on the fourth floor of the library from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be two rounds of play, each with spots for 10-25 participants. The funds allocated by the board will be used to pay the library staff for supervision.
The board allocated $250 to TCNJ Swing Dance Club for its “Swing Outs and Snowflakes Swing Dance.” The group plans to bring in a quintet from the TCNJ Jazz Ensemble to play at the dance. The club typically holds a dance event in the spring, but aims to host a smaller dance this semester for new members.
“This year we want to hold a smaller dance in the fall semester because we have a large amount of new members and they don’t have social dance experience, which is really important to swing dancing and swing culture,” President Anna Gracey said. The dance will be held in the Allen Hall Main Lounge on Friday, Dec. 4, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is open to all students.
The Junior Class Council was fully funded $2,064.70 for a bus trip to Philadelphia. The trip will include time to walk around the South Street area of the city.
“Overall, it will be a pretty fun day,” junior class council Vice President Levi Klinger-Christiansen said. The trip is for juniors only and is planned for Saturday, Nov. 21. The two buses will leave the College at 10 a.m. and leave Philadelphia around 6 p.m. Each bus holds 55 students, so 110 can register for the trip.
Students can sign up in the Brower Student Center. There is a $10 deposit, but students will receive their money back on the day of the trip.
*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.