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Halloween celebrated with variety of events

Release Date: October 24, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University – Pueblo celebrates Halloween with variety of events

PUEBLO –Colorado State University-Pueblo will celebrate the Halloween season with a variety of spooktacular events in the coming weeks that are educational, healthy, and scary.

 Addams Family Pumpkin Patch/Healthy Halloween:

Nursing students will host a free, Addams Family Pumpkin Patch event for children of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Technology Building. Two rooms will be dedicated to family fun. A children’s section will feature coloring, pumpkin decoration, and movie sections. Manikins will be dressed in fun costumes, and children will be able to snack on candy and light refreshments. The second room for adults over the age of 18 allows participants to work first hand with simulator manikins, which breathe, talk, and have interactive components. One station will showcase various simulations e.g., wounds, cuts and bloody lacerations, bite marks etc. The blood will be fake. Attendees also may experience two deliveries of babies by a simulation mother. Stethoscopes would be provided for listening to heart and lung sounds.

Nursing students also will participate in a Healthy Halloween event that is free to families with children ages 0-5. The event is free and open to the public from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31 at Praise Assembly, 2000 Troy Ave. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes and bring their families for games, prizes and healthy snacks.

Haunted Lab:

“Haunted Circus is the theme of this year’s Haunted Lab by the Medical Science Society. The haunting occur from 7 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 in the Life Science Building. Admission is $7 if the ticket is bought before Oct. 26, or $8 at the door $8. Students with ID may enter for $5.

“The inspiration behind our theme is derived from the "IT" film that just came into theaters,” said Andrew Pacheco, president of Medical Science Society. “We're hoping to play off people's coulrophobia (fear of clowns) to scare people.”

Volunteer options are available to those who are affiliated with or are a student at the university. Sign up to volunteer is located in Life Sciences Building 239. “Anybody wanting to act but doesn't have a costume need not worry, Med Si has a plethora of costumes and props,” said Pacheco.

 Trunk or Treat/Monster Mash:

Residence Life and Housing and Student Leadership and Engagement will co-sponsor a Trunk or Treat and Monster Mash from 6-9 p.m. in front of the Walking Sticks Parking Lot and in the Residence Hall Lobbies on Tuesday, Oct. 31 A Truck or Treat open to the community will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Walking Stick parking lot. Student Organizations or staff can sign up to give out candy from a vehicle. CSU-Pueblo students can enjoy games, food, and a costume contest from 6-9 p.m. in Crestone, Culebra, and Greenhorn halls.


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