Hip-hop artist Common to headline Big Show 6

Tynesha Daniels

The Associated Students Student Production and Campus Entertainment was allocated $43,000 June 20 for the Big Show 6 concert during the first A.S. meeting of the semester.

Jon Roven, concert director, said hip-hop recording artist Common would headline Big Show 6, adding that this year’s event would be a festival, not a concert only. The Big Show will be held Sept. 30 at CSUN.

“This one is going to draw the afternoon and evening crowds,” Roven said.

Jennifer Santos, executive director of S.P.A.C.E., said a campus survey given to CSUN students showed that most of them identified with hip-hop and alternative rock as the most popular music genres.

During the open forum portion of the meeting, S.P.A.C.E. several members campaigned for funding approval.

Kellvon Smith, director of Homecoming and Spirit, began his plea for Big Show 6 funding by inviting those people in attendance to stand, use their fingers as bull horns, and join him in the Matador Cheer.

Smith and meeting attendants cheered “Ole.”

“The students really want this,” Santos said at the meeting. (Full disclosure: Santos is a staff writer for the Summer Sundial.)

Audrey Younna, S.P.A.C.E. director of marketing, said the promotions theme for this year’s Big Show will be “Go big or Go home.”

The senate also allocated money to several CSUN clubs and organizations.

The CSUN NAACP chapter was allotted $600 from the 2005-06 unallocated reserves account for the NAACP National Convention to be held in Washington D.C. July 12-20.

“That amount was recommended because it is what we felt was sufficient for the travel of two people,” said Adam Haverstock, A.S director of finance.

The Painting Guild’s annual budget for 2006-07 was reconsidered and adjusted to include another lecture, Xerox, signage needs and guest jurors to review student work.

Sarah Jackson, A.S. vice president, moved to vote on the Painting Guild’s annual budget until the senate’s next meeting in July.

The Finance Committee recommended to allocate $1000 from the 2006-07 Club and Organization Contingency Fund, which was $1500 less than the adjusted budget needed. Haverstock said the recommendation was based on the general amount the Finance Committee gives organizations that do not attend the budget meeting or missed the deadline to request extra funding.

Funds were also allocated to improve service at the A.S. office.

The senate allotted $21,192 from the Capital Improvement and Repair Reserves account to the A.S. Central Office to buy a new copy machine.

After representatives from the Painting Guild, and members and supporters of SPACE left the meeting shortly after motions to allocate their funds were passed, the senate meeting was nearly empty.

“Look at that,” said Adam Salgado, A.S. president. “Give them their money and they’re gone.”