The Student Finance Board stood united this past week — the body unanimously fully funded each of the four events they were presented with during their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
The College Union Board was fully funded with $5,250 to host “A Night With Rob Delaney.” The event will feature comedian Rob Delaney, “The Funniest Person on Twitter,” as claimed by Comedy Central.
“I feel like something like this — to pass it up — I don’t think that would be smart on our part,” operations director Sara Stammer said.
Despite the concern of funding too many comedy shows so far in the year, members of SFB felt that this event was economically viable and a great opportunity that would appeal to students. CUB hopes to bring the comedian to the College on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the Brower Student Center in room 202.
SFB also funded CUB with $2,960 to hold a Country Music Showcase at the College. Members were in agreement that the show is cost efficient and will be a “unique” event on campus.
“(Country music) is something that’s lacking at TCNJ,” assistant SG representative Hajar Lakhouili said. “I think it’s a great idea.”
The show will feature a two-hour-long set by Mockingbird Sun, an up-and-coming band who has opened up for Toby Keith. They will perform on Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in room 202 of the Brower Student Center.
On the multicultural side of requests, it was the Eurasia/Middle East Society (EME) who was fully funded for $5,090 to have a Syrian Music Night.
Certain members were on the fence, feeling that they’ve already funded plenty of similar events. Eventually, however, they decided it was different in that the Syrian theme incorporated both current events and pressing issues.
The Syrian Music Night will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.
Finally, the Chinese Students Association was funded with $2,480 to hold their Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Lion’s Den at 8 p.m.
“I really like this event,” programming director Brian Green said. “I went to it last year and it did really well.”
Green also explained that as certain multicultural events tend to be a mixture of groups, this event is purely about Chinese culture and therefore holds a more particular cultural appeal.