UB request tabled

Eastern’s Apportionment Board tabled the University Board Special event’s request for funds needed to schedule spring semester events during Thursday’s meeting.

UB is one of four groups that receives money paid by the activity fees students pay, but the money is divided among the 10 different committees.

Otis Seawood, a family consumer science major, has been Special Events coordinator for three years.

“We don’t just want to be known for Up All Night’s,” Seawood said. “We are trying to diversify.”

Seawood has requested $13,234.96 with two other options that cost less.

“The first option would be the best case scenario budget. With that budget, I can crack out A+ programs,” he said.

Seawood proposed six programs for the spring semester.

“I’m glad there was a discussion, the meeting went well,” said Ashley Hoogstraten, the AB chairwoman. “It’s a lot of money.”

The AB passed the student government’s COSGA trip and the Pantherpalooza funding.

Nike Ogunbodede can be reached at 581-2812