Friday, June 18, 2021

Roxanne Neumaier

Homecoming Spirit Week funded after second proposal

In a 9-4 vote, the Student Finance Board (SFB) approved the Homecoming Spirit Week Committee's second request for their "Lip Sync and Dance" competition, powder puff game and "Yell like Hell" at their April 22 meeting. For the "Lip Sync and Dance" competition, they requested $1,500 for a DJ, $4,500 for chairs and stage rental, $700 for workers, $1,350 for six police officers, $70 for wrist bands for audience and performers, $70 for zip ties for chairs and $100 for trophies for the winning team.

SFB approves funding for Astronomy Club’s ‘Star Party’

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved the Astronomy Club's request for their "Star Party," minus the cost of food, totaling $17.50 of the $76.63 requested. "We request money for the semesterly star party to have some things to be served along with the event," Justin Nieusma, president of the Astronomy Club, said.

SFB grants request for ‘Finals Fest’

In a 6-5 vote, the Student Finance Board (SFB) approved Student Government Association (SGA)'s request for $15,741.90 for its annual "Finals Fest." "It's an event we have every semester to help students relax during finals," Anthony Czajkowski, SGA budget coordinator for Finals Fest, said.

Three student groups denied base budget funding

In a 7-4 vote, SFB denied base budget funding of $441 to TCNJ Strong, a new club at the College with the purpose of supporting overseas troops by sending letters and care packages. According to Melissa Hoydis, president of TCNJ Strong, the group has 16 care packages ready to be shipped.

CUB to place bid for Stephen Lynch

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved $31,080 of the College Union Board (CUB) request for "Stephen Lynch Comedy Show" to take place April 22 in Kendall Hall. "Since Tracy Morgan didn't work out, we'd like to bring Stephen," Christina Chiarello, CUB event coordinator, said.

Students ponder the effects of Christianity on society

Members of the Secular Student Alliance and the Protestant Bible Fellowship debated the positive and negative effects of Christianity on March 4. The event, titled "Christianity: A Force for Good?" was held at 8 p.m. in the New Library Auditorium and featured Daniel Yen, junior biology major, and Stephen DeRose, senior philosophy major, arguing for Christianity and Mike Tracey, junior political science major, and Dan Cardinale, senior biology major, arguing against it.

SFB approves Howard Dean

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved the College Democrats' request for $20,439 for "Howard Dean @ TCNJ" to take place on April 9 in Kendall Hall. Governor Howard Dean's lecture will focus on American healthcare and its future, or the "50 State Strategy," one of his ideas during the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Double showing of Demetri Martin funded

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously approved the College Union Board's (CUB) request for $16,750 for a second Demetri Martin comedy show, also scheduled for April 7. "CUB sent a survey to students and Demetri Martin was voted their top choice," Molly Motyka, CUB finance director, said.

‘Mystique’ and ‘Ambiance’ approved

The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously allotted $6,092.50 for the Asian American Association (AAA)'s 17th annual "Mystique of the East." "Students can relate to the acts or they are curious and can find out more through our organization," AAA treasurer Larry Joo said.

Senior Week gets funds from SFB

The Student Finance Board (SFB) agreed to supplement funds raised by the senior class for the annual Senior Week in a 7-2-3 vote during the Feb. 11 SFB meeting. The supplement comes in addition to more than $12,000 allocated for general expenditures. "A lot of us thought it was best to match (the senior class) dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000," Garrett Hoffman, SFB administrative director, said.

CUB to bid for Tracy Morgan

The Student Finance Board (SFB) granted the College Union Board (CUB) a $41,496.80 bid for a comedy show featuring famous comedian Tracy Morgan. "He's in '30 Rock,' won several Golden Globes and is one of the top choices for comedians according to students," CUB event coordinator Christina Chiarello said.

Students learn how to dine with class

Students learned about business etiquette and networking at Dining Out in Professional Style, sponsored by the office of Career Services on Wednesday, Nov. 5. "I expect to expand my networking capabilities and further develop my interpersonal and interviewing skills," Karen Nici, freshman accounting major, said.

Codey tackles controversial issues

Former New Jersey governor and current Senate President Richard Codey highlighted accomplishments of his administration and fielded questions from the audience during a visit to the College on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Codey stepped in as acting governor in 2004 when Gov.

College doors: not so accessible to everyone

For some wheelchair-users at the College, door accessibility on campus can present a problem. However, College administrators say they are working behind the scenes to make campus buildings more accessible. Kim Pearson, professor of English, has ankylosing spondylitis and uses a wheelchair.

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