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.
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.
Exquisite Corpse Art Show
Oct. 25 – 27
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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.
WITCHHUNT! 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.
Staff 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).
Best Group - Breakfast snacks the next morning
Most Creative - Date night bundle
Most Spooktacular - Date night bundle
Marathon Reading of Frankenstein
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.
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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