William Woods University goes all out for Halloween
|10/21/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Clubs and organizations all across William Woods University’s campus are celebrating Halloween with some fun and spooky events and fundraisers.
The sororities and fraternities at William Woods have volunteered to help with the Downtown Trick or Treat Halloween night.
In addition, WWU’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Westminster College’s Alpha Gamma Delta sorority are teaming up to Trick or Treat for Spare Change to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease and for Diabetes. For the third consecutive year, they will be going door-to-door in the Fulton community, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 31, asking for spare change instead of candy.
While these events are off campus on Halloween night, there are plenty of other activities happening at William Woods leading up to the night of fright. Here they are, in chronological order:
Oct. 26—Scary Movie Night, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta English honorary, kicks off the terrifying events. The film “1408” will be shown in the Ivy Room at 7 p.m., in honor of Halloween and the legendary horror author, Stephen King.
Sigma Tau Delta buttons and 1408-themed buttons will be sold in Tucker Dining Hall leading up to the event and students who purchase a button will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card to be awarded at the event.
Oct. 26—The annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by the Jesters Club, will be at 9 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium. The event is free, but participation bags will be sold at the door for $5 each. Audience members are encouraged to dress up for the event, cheer their favorite characters, dance the Time Warp and have a blast!
Oct. 29—The Campus Activities Board will host Halloween Laser Tag at 1 p.m. in the Helen Stephens Sports Complex.
Oct. 29—Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Pub will sponsor its first Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball, a dance with a cast of seven WWU students who will play parts from the film. The masquerade ball will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in restaurant’s banquet room.
The ball is a community event, and students and community member alike are welcome to participate. Tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and include appetizers and entertainment. To purchase tickets, call 573- 642-7733 or visit Sir Winston’s.
Oct. 31—WWU’s Psychology Club will present a walk-through exhibit about the psychology of phobias and the fear related to Halloween. Join them in the Ivy Room at 11 a.m. to face your fears.
Oct. 31—Enjoy the creatively frightful artwork of Angela Villavicencio and friends in the upper level of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Villavicencio is a WWU equestrian studies major from Camarillo, Calif. Students should enter through the Ewing Avenue entrance and will be asked to choose their favorite “frightful” piece and write a short critique about why they chose it.
Oct. 31—The Student Alumni Council sophomore class will host Halloween Bingo at 7 p.m. in the Ivy Room to allow a safe and fun Halloween event for students. Snacks will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Students are encouraged to dress in costume.