Newman happily haunted with Halloweek events

Oct 29, 2015

In the past, the Campus Activities Board has hosted events like the Boo Bash Halloween dance, as a way to cap off the week leading up to Halloween. This year, with the help of Campus Ministry, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Residence Hall Association, Board Games club and the Newman Theater Club they planned a whole week of fun to lead into Boo Bash at 7:00 p.m. tonight and the “Spooky Joe” improv show at 7:00 p.m. on Friday in the Jabara Blackbox.

Photography by Hank Griggs

The “Halloweek” events kicked off on Monday with the “Tae-Kwon-Doh Takedowns” event where students were given instruction on how to defend themselves from zombies and other creatures by sophomore Becca Kopper, who is a black belt in taekwondo.

On Tuesday, students and faculty gathered on the quad with their spoons and sledgehammers for CAB and Campus Ministry’s event “Pumpkin Smashing and Chili Cook-off.” The best chili was awarded a prize.

Wednesday, students apologized to the pumpkins they smashed and attempted to make amends by decorating them at CAB’s “Pumpkin Painting” event outside of the Student Center.

Later that night, SAAC hosted its first ever Halloween Fun Run/Walk, where students, staff, faculty, friends and family put on their ghoulish and goofy running attire and competed to raise over 600 dollars for the Kansas chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will help in granting the wish of Julianna Cundiff, daughter of Newman Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Cundiff. Click here for more info on that story.

Tonight’s CAB events will conclude with a campus staple: the annual “Boo Bash,” a Halloween party involving all-hall events from RHA, a “haunted hallway” with actors from NTC and game show events hosted by the Board Games club, and more.

Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the Jabara Blackbox, the Sloppy Joe Improv Troupe will host its annual “Spooky Joe” improv show, which includes a free improv show as well as a costume contest with prizes for best costume.

For more info on CAB events visit their Facebook page, and click here for info on the “Spooky Joe” show.