MSUM Prepares For Halloween

By Kristin Kirtz

This year MSUM will be celebrating Halloween with all ages. On Oct. 25 Matt Mogk will be speaking at 7 p.m. in the CMU ballroom about zombies. Beware; this isn’t your average zombie enthusiast. Mogk is the founder and head for the Zombie Research Society, a group that studies the science of zombies, survival and pop culture.

Matt Mogk

Mogk has appeared on National Geographic Channel and Spike’s hit series “Deadliest Warrior.” He has also written a children’s book called “That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore,” a book helping children recognize the signs of a zombie outbreak.

Admission for MSUM students, faculty and staff is only $5. General admission is $10.

If this sounds a little too scary for you and your family then make sure to check out the annual Dragon Halloween Bash Oct. 31. This event is fun for the whole family. Each residence hall will have a different Halloween themed event.

Kids ‘trick or treating’ in the Tower of Treats last year.
  • Tick or Treat in the Tower of Treats – Nelson and Grantham
  • Enjoy refreshments in the Refreshment Lounge – Grantham
  • Play games at the Kiddie Carnival – Snarr
  • Figure out how to get through the Box Maze – Dahl
  • Take a ride on the Dragon Train Ride – in front of Nelson, Grantham and Dahl.

The festivities will start at 6 p.m. and will last until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Why not make Halloween a reason to learn? The MSUM Planetarium is teaming up with the Society of Physics  Students (SPS) at the “Spooky Science Night” on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

Different events will be available to partake in. SPS members will be in Bridges Hall 164, across from the planetarium, at 6 p.m. Activities include comet-making demonstrations, infrared camera activities, and hair-raising fun with a Van de Graaff generator. The science displays are free and open to the public.

The Planetarium will present “The Scary Sky”  starting at 7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. “The Scary Sky” explores what has been historically frightening in the night sky, such as comets and eclipses. It also will show the science behind some of our modern fears of space. General admission fees apply to the planetarium shows. $5 for adults; $2.50 for children, seniors, and Tri-College Students.