By Jonathan Edmondson
Arts & Entertainment Editor
The Student Finance Board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, featured one high-volume request and four new clubs hoping to become funded through the Student Activities Fund.
The first request came from the College Union Board, which proposed for its annual Welcome Back Concert. The organization sent out a survey to the campus community asking which bands and artists they would like to see perform at the College. According to CUB, over 3,000 students took the survey, and the organization was able to brainstorm ideas based on both student requests and the typical budget allocated to the Welcome Back Concert.
CUB aims to get Mayday Parade as a headliner with Misterwives opening. Other possible headliners include Ingrid Michaelson, Nico and Vinz and Say Anything. Options for openers also include Four Year Strong, Ace Enders and This Century.
The event was allocated funds of $35,370.50 and is scheduled to take place sometime between Thursday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 31, in Kendall Hall.
The first club to request recognition from SFB was the Student New Jersey Education Association (SNJEA). As stated in its constitution, the purpose of the club “is to bridge the gap between the many education groups on campus and provide them with resources that all education majors can use in their daily and professional lives.” In the past, they have offered events such as iPad workshops and panels on special education. With funding, they hope to do more of these events to benefit the campus community.
Following its presentation, the club was picked up as an SAF-funded organization.
The second club was Net Impact, whose purpose is “to foster and inspire a new generation of students who use their education to tackle the world’s toughest problems; to apply their business skills to make a difference in every sector of business … and promote Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.”
Net Impact was picked up as an SAF-funded organization, as well.
The Students for Disability Awareness (SDA) club was also recognized as an SAF-funded organization. Its purpose is to raise awareness of “the harmful social and medical constructs associated with people who have disabilities” to both the students of the College and the members of our community.
Finally, The Society of Creative Endeavors — which strives to create a “fun, interesting and educational environment for those interested in the pop culture of Japan, including anime, manga and video games” — was the last club to be picked up as an SAF-funded organization at the meeting.