Spooky is in the air

What could be more thrilling than racing through the dark to grab checkpoint items while being chased by hordes of zombies? Pretty much nothing. Can’t wait? You’ll have to — for the first-ever Zombie Tag game hosted by Campus Rec.

zombie tag flyerHalloween is for laughs, fun, thrills

Halloween brings out the I-don’t-ever-really-want-to-grow-up in all of us. Make the rounds at Colorado State starting next week to join in Halloween-inspired activities like the Rec Center’s Zombie Tag Game.

Rec Center: “Our zombies are the best”

The Campus Recreation Center insists that their zombies are the best. Not Walking-Dead-style zombies, but World War Z zombies (from the American disaster zombie film). They’re fast and smart and out to get you.

Campus Rec is hosting its first-ever Zombie-Tag Game on one night only, Tuesday, October 28, from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free to Rec Center members.

Know the rules for winning

Here’s how it works. Teams of three students will be given a map with checkpoints around the Rec Center. Go out. Get the checkpoint marker. And get back with your flag football belts intact to win. But beware. The zombies are out there…

The winning team will receive a Halloween prize pack valued at $100!

Register at the Rec Center Service Center or online.

When you register, you’ll be asked to sign up as a zombie or a human. If you sign up as a zombie, makeup will be provided. Keep in mind that these zombies are fast and smart, definitely not your Walking Dead mindless horde!

Night of the Living Dead, the movie

The movie that started the zombie apocalypse craze, The Night of the Living Dead (the classic 1968 film by George A. Romero, now in the public domain) will be shown on Thursday, October 30 at 5 p.m. in the Library. The film is one of several in a film series the Library is holding in connection with their Opentober celebration.

Opentober is the name CSU Libraries coined for their month-long recognition of the worldwide celebration of open access. Events so far have included well-attended screenings of films in the public domain introduced by CSU experts and free coffee and information outside Morgan Library to help raise awareness of open access.

Organ Extravaganza, Halloween night!

Halloween in Organ Recital Hall
The Halloween Organ Extravaganza at the University Center of the Arts now offers three performances so that everyone can have an opportunity to have some ghoulish fun.

The CSU organ studio and Dr. Joel Bacon perform classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor of Bach.

Spooky sounds are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Come in costume and be prepared to have ghoulish fun at this family-friendly event.

The event is Friday, October 31 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. (three performances) in the Organ Recital Hall of the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.

Tickets are $7/students, $1/youth (under 18), and $12/adult. Purchase tickets here.

APACC  Open House/30th birthday celebration, 80s style

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) is hosting an open house and 30th birthday party celebration, 80s style. Come in an 80s-era costume if you like. We’ll be showing 80s movies and playing 80s music on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, Room 333. 

Name the decade in fashion in which big hair, neon-colors, large shoulder pads, leg warmers, brassieres as outerwear, stirrup pants, tube tops, velour, ripped sweatshirts, jelly shoes, pirate shirts, mullets, metallic fabric shirts, popped collars, tracksuits, and polyester button-up shirts were also in style.

You’ve got it, the 80s. Some might call it the decade of garish and gaudy, but it’s a fantastic theme for costume parties.

Come by and celebrate the opening of APACC in 1984! APACC coordinates educational and volunteer programs for students to help spread awareness of Asian Pacific American culture and to connect students with each other. APACC is one of seven offices in the Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS) cluster.