Dr. Roger Davis
professor of history, 308.865.8771
A variety of Halloween activities, from a haunted house to benefit the Kearney Jubilee Center to a Fall Ball, are taking place on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29.
Among the activities are the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity haunted house, presentations on the history of Halloween by the history department, children from the UNK Child Development Center will trick-or-treat on campus, Kearney area children will trick-or-treat in selected residence halls, and Randall Hall will hold a Fall Ball with a Halloween theme.
The UNK Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will hold their annual haunted house from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity house at 1601 University Drive in URN-C Thursday, Oct. 28. Cost will be $2 or two cans of food. Profits will go to the Kearney Jubilee Center.
“Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend,” said Jeff Ensz, Pi Kappa Alpha president.
The UNK History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, the UNK History Honor Society, will present “An Evening of Halloween Video Fun!” in Room 140 of Copeland Hall from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. “The Haunted History of Halloween,” a History Channel video, will be shown from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. From 7:40 – 9:30 p.m., “The Crucible,” featuring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder, will be shown.
The Randall Hall Fall Ball will be held in the main lounge in the basement of UNK Randall Hall from 9 p.m. – midnight Thursday, Oct. 28. Cost to attend the costume ball is one nonperishable food item, but peanut butter and jelly are suggested. Awards will be presented for the best costumes.
Children from the UNK Child Development Center will be trick or treating on campus beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. If weather permits, the children will travel to eight different sites around the UNK campus. They will trick-or-treat through the south hallway of UNK Memorial Student Affairs, the first floor of Copeland Hall, the first floor of Founders Hall, the first floor of the Bruner Hall of Science, the Fine Arts Building, the Health & Sports Complex, the College of Education and the first floor of Otto Olsen. If weather is not appropriate, the children will parade through the first floor of Otto Olsen where everyone can bring treats. More than 50 children are expected to participate.