William Woods celebrates Halloween

William Woods University will celebrate Halloween with a number of activities and events this week:

Rocky Horror Picture Show

RHPS1Join the Jesters at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Cutlip Auditorium for the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show! A loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor. Yell at the screen. Get up on stage and dance the Time Warp. Costumes are optional. The movie is free, but prop bags are $3 and will be available at the door.

Kemper Kids to participate in Halloween camp

The art department will offer a Halloween camp for children ages 5-12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. witchThursday, Oct. 29, in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. Participants in “Halloween-15” will have the opportunity to work with art majors and will partake in craft activities, face painting and pumpkin carving. Campers are encouraged to bring a pumpkin for the carving activities; they will take it home afterwards. Registration forms are available per request and are accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 28. The fee for the first child is $20 with a half price discount for the second child. Camp fees include camp supplies, snacks and refreshments. Contact Nicole Petrescu at nicole.petrescu@williamwoods.edu.

IJM to sponsor Halloween Bash

halloween1Do you enjoy dressing up for Halloween? Do you enjoy various fall activities? Are you interested in joining the fight against modern-day slavery? If so, join International Justice Mission at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Aldridge. Participate in pumpkin carving, caramel apple decorating, and other fun activities. Dress up in your  favorite costume for a chance to win a $15 prize. The Bash will begin in Aldridge and then will move outside to the Dock around 8:30 for a bonfire and S’mores. Tickets are $2 – if interested, contact IJMission@williamwoods.edu or purchase at the door. Concessions (S’mores, apple cider, hot chocolate) will be 50 cents each. All proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be sent to International Justice Mission to help fund the fight to abolish slavery.

Costume and office decoration competition to be held

One of WWU’s most fun and creative traditions is coming soon. This year’s Halloween costume andhalloween_s office decoration contest will be sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. The contest for individual and group costumes will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in McNutt Campus Center. Office decorations will be judged 9:30-10:30 a.m. Email andrea.whelan@williamwoods.edu to enter the competition. First and second place prizes will be awarded for most creative office theme; most creative costume group (two or more people); and most creative individual costume.

WWU Film Club to show Halloween movie 

Monster-House-01-1In honor of the Halloween season, the WWU Reel Fanatics Film Club presents director Gil Kenan’s 2006 Gothic-tinged animated feature “Monster House” at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Library Auditorium. The movie will be followed by club-led discussion of the film’s genre status and thematic focus.