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Top Spooktacular Events This Season

Oct. 23, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney

The Sam Houston State University campus is hosting a variety of frightfully fun Halloween events and activities to help faculty, staff and students get into the spirit of the season. 

A MacbethA MACBETH photo

Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

More dates through Oct. 27, 2018

University Theatre Center

When three witches deliver some surprising prophecies, Macbeth hatches a plan to murder the king and claim the throne for himself. Provoked by his wife and preoccupied with greed, Macbeth begins his tragic descent into madness.


POSTER1Exquisite Corpse Art Show 

Oct. 25 – 27

Reception: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Satellite Gallery

A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Many of the works in this exhibition were created using the Exquisite Corpse method, however there are many works that explore themes directly related to Shelley's novel. Work in the exhibition includes drawing, photography, ceramics, video, 3D computer graphics and printmaking. There are more that 30 pieces in the exhibit. All work was created by SHSU students.


Salem1WITCHHUNT! An American Fascination 

Oct. 31, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Olson Auditorium, AB4 220

The Sigma Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society will host a Halloween lecture on the infamous Salem Witch Trials of the late seventeenth century. Benjamin Park, assistant professor in the Department of History, will discuss the causes and consequences of this historical event.


breakfastStaff Council's Annual Spooktacular Breakfast For Faculty and Staff

Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lowman Student Center Ballroom

SHSU faculty and staff are invited to join Staff Council for their annual Spooktacular breakfast.

A nonperishable item is requested for admission.

There will be a costume contest judging at 10 a.m.  (You must be present to win).

Prizes include:

Best Group - Breakfast snacks the next morning

Most Creative - Date night bundle

Most Spooktacular - Date night bundle


Marathon Reading of Frankenstein frankenreads1

Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Evans Building, 212

In coordination with over 130 universities worldwide, SHSU will hold a marathon reading of Frankenstein to commemorate the publication of the novel. The reading will last all day and will be followed by a barbeque.


Monstrosities: A Frankenstein Celebration, SHSU Percussion Group Concert

Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

Featuring Sam Houston Percussion Group, poetry by students of Nick Lantz, associate professor for the Department of English, and dramatic production by students of assistant professor, Victoria Lantz, in the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre.


LSCLSC Takeover

Oct. 31 from 7-10 p.m.

Lowman Student Center

The SHSU Program Council and the Lowman Student Center will present the annual LSC Takeover. The event will include food, giveaways, games and music. A costume contest will also be held at 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor atrium.



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