Organizations come to Board for handouts

Campus organizations continue to come to the Campus Activities Board for money to co-sponsor events.

At the Jan. 27 CAB meeting, two different campus organizations approached CAB for money, stating that in exchange for money, the groups would cite CAB as co-sponsors of their respective events. The first event was a potential trip to Kansas City, Mo., proposed by students working in conjunction with Lee Elliff Pound and the Alumni Association, to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams in the MIAA tournament, which runs March 6-9 at the UMB Bank Pavilion. Tickets for the tournament are $35 and are good for the entire tournament. However, there is no guarantee at this point that either team will make it.

The hope is that, assuming either team makes the tournament, Southern will have a strong fan base there to support the team.

“We don’t have any school spirit at all, and it’s sad,” said Julie Blackford, director of student activities.

The group also approached Student Senate on Jan. 29 for money, but the proposal was tabled for two weeks.

Students from the Wesley Foundation also approached CAB seeking additional funding for a concert to be held in March, promising the Board that in exchange for money, CAB would be listed as a co-sponsor.

Wesley stated it needed about $1,000 for the event, which would feature a Christian rock group and coffee house, and that the group anticipates around 200 people for the event. However, the event was planned to be held off campus at the Wesley building.

After a brief discussion, Blackford said she would not object to supporting the event, but did have a few concerns.

“I don’t have a problem supporting the event, it just bothers me having it off campus,” Blackford said.

Students from Wesley said while they prefer to host the event at their facilities, if CAB was providing money, then it could be moved on campus.

CAB also discussed a comedian for Safe Spring Break, although finding a conservative comedian is proving to be a bit of a problem.

“It’s hard to find a comedian who will fit in here,” Blackford said. “We’re kind of a conservative college, so we don’t want someone who will swear a lot.”

Jason Givens, junior undecided major, had a potential suggestion for the problem.

“There’s a group that has a rating system for their comedians like R, PG, PG-13, so that way we know what we’re getting,” Givens said.

The next CAB meeting is set for 2 p.m. Monday in the Billingsly Student Center’s second floor lounge.