By Jackie Delaney
The Student Finance Board was met with several multicultural requests as well as a high-volume request from TMT on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
TCNJ Musical Theatre requested $23,700 for their 2016 Black Box Production, “Xanadu.” The show was fully funded and is scheduled to run from Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5. The full-scale musical production is “professionally directed and musically directed,” according to the information packet.
TCNJ Barkada was allocated $1,753.45 for “Barkada Barangay,” the club’s annual cultural show that features traditional dances, foods and performers.
The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Lion’s Den, is Barkada’s “way of trying to spread culture to everyone on campus,” the group said. “We take Barangay as an opportunity to foster Filipino cuisine and authentic traditional dances, but rather than just straying with the straight and narrow, we like to take a little spin with all of our dances and with our acts.”
The group plans to have performances from the Treblemakers, Eskrima (the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts) and the Circus Club, as well as bring singer/songwriter Eileen Young to perform.
Sigma Lambda Beta, the College’s Latino-based multicultural and social fraternity, was allocated $1,697.40 to bring Kenneth Jones to speak about homophobia in multicultural student organizations.
“We thought that this would be a great program to have because of the issues that multicultural communities face,” members of the fraternity said. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Education Building, room 115.
The Black Student Union was fully funded $1,859 for a trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The event aims “to inspire conversations about the beauty, power and diversity of African arts and culture,” according to the information packet. The trip will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7.
TCNJ Jiva was allocated $305 to alleviate costs for the National Indian Classical Dance competitions. The funding includes costs for the competition application and registration fees. The group’s membership has increased and costs have risen, the group said. They have been competing at two competitions each spring for the past two years, according to the information packet.
Hillel was allocated $1,140 for Jewish Education Week, a “week of different events centered around Judaism as a religion and a culture,” according to the request.
The group plans to feature a different event each night of the week, from Monday, Nov. 2, to Friday, Nov. 6. Events include challah bread making, a speech from Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg, a movie viewing, a Krav Maga (Israeli Self Defense) workshop and a formal Shabbat service and dinner.
Chabad was funded $4,060.36 for their annual Hanukkah Celebration to be held on Monday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Business Building Lounge. The event attracts both Jewish and non-Jewish students, according to the group. The goal of the celebration is to “bring the campus community together to celebrate and learn about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah,” the information packet said.
The board allocated $116.90 to TCNJ Manhunt Club for “Color Swords,” a week-long game for students to participate in. According to the information packet, the event will be an “engaging and fun game for the campus community.”
In Fall 2014, a similar event was held by the group. It received a large turnout, with over 40 students participating in the game.
*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.