KIC approves funds for resident hall programming

Sarah McGrath

Kent Interhall Council passed its budget last night for spring semester.

A large portion of the more than $112,000 budget went to programs sponsored by KIC for students living in residence halls.

“We want to bring students together so they feel that they have something to do on campus,” said KIC President Traci Sanders. “We really want to strengthen the community on campus by providing activities that students can participate in and people to relate to,” she said.

Programs such as Family Feud, where residence halls compete against each other in a manner mimicking the TV show “Family Feud,” and Kent Idol, Kent State’s take on “American Idol,” are put on by money allotted from the spring semester budget.

“I think they have some really cool programs this semester,” said Valarie Swan, a freshman living in Fletcher Hall who attended the meeting.

Each student who lives on campus pays a $16 programing fee with his or her housing payment to provide KIC with its budget, said KIC adviser Daniel Shonk.

A portion of all students’ programming fees is distributed back to their individual residence halls for Hall Council programming.

– Sarah McGrath