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Fall lecture choices approved

By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor

The College Union Board was allotted $26,148 for its 2014 Fall Lecture during a Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10. 

Zach Braff, a New Jersey native famous for his role on the hit television series “Scrubs,” is  CUB’s first choice. Other options include Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother”) and Kate Mulgrew (Red from “Orange Is The New Black”). The organization hopes to hold the lecture sometime in October or November.

PRISM presented for three events, one of which was Big Gay Bingo. 

“It’s always a crowd favorite,” PRISM executive board member Ryan Eldgride said.

The event was allocated funds of $417.55 and is expected to take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, as part of Queer Awareness Month.

PRISM next proposed to bring Kay Barrett to campus for a lecture. Barrett is a disabled transgender poet and performer who speaks about the difficulties of being transgender in the U.S. The event, which is expected to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21, was fully funded for $2,000.

Delta Lambda Phi and PRISM proposed to co-sponsor an event called “Can’t Change What We Never Chose,” a lecture on the practice of conversion therapy. The event was also fully funded for an amount of $1,000. 

After being initially tabled for their request earlier in the afternoon, the Inter-Greek Council was allotted a spot at the end of the meeting to re-propose its event, Hazing Prevention Week. Representitives of the IGC returned with a more detailed breakdown of how the money will be spent. The event entails tabling in the Brower Student Center from Monday, Sept. 22, to Friday, Sept. 26, to hand out anti-hazing promotional materials such as buttons, pins and magnets. 

The event was partially funded for an amount of $839.99 and will be part of the National Hazing Prevention Week. 

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