This week at UW-Parkside
Wednesday is Halloween and UW-Parkside is all over the scariest day of the year. Enjoy Safe Trick or Treating, alumni Daniel Grzeskowiak's film "Misfit Heights," survive a hair-raising book discussion, and brave the Haunted Tunnels of Molinaro Hall. Oh, a don't forget to grab a pumpkin at the Drama Club's sale.
Monday: Safe Trick or Treating
Residence Life invites UW-Parkside faculty and staff and their children to the Safe Trick-or-Treat program Monday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. Start at Pike River Suites and work your way through all of the programs offered in each residence hall. Residence Life Director George Holman said one of the missions of the residence halls is to become involved in the community and to provide services to our area. "We hope to see you and your family on Monday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Residence Life at 595-2320. We look forward to seeing you!"
Monday: "Misfit Heights"
It has zombies. It has puppets. It has music. What else do you need to know about the film "Misfit Heights?" How about that it was made by UW-Parkside alumnus Daniel Grzeskowiak and that it shows Monday, Oct. 29, at 9 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema, and that it's sponsored by Student Activities. Admission is free.
Wednesday: "Frankenstein" Discussed
It was the basis for one of the great horror films of all time (and a thousand sequels) and today you can discuss Mary Shelley's classic "Frankenstein." Straylight invites you to stop by the Oak Room of the Student Center at 3 p.m. to talk about this tale on the consquences of playing God.
Wednesday: Haunted Tunnels
The D2 level of Molinaro Hall can be pretty scary even during the most mundane days of the year. But on Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. it gets SERIOUS! Can you handle it? Admission is free with a hygiene item--shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, which will be donated to the Veteran's Shelter of Union Grove. Without a hygiene item, admission is $1 for one-time admission and $3 for unlimited admission. The Haunted Tunnels is sponsored by the Parkside Activities Board.
The Drama Club's Pumpkin Sale runs through Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. A large painted pumpkin is $5, and small painted and unpainted pumpkins are $3. Stop by the Lobby of the Rita near the box office and get your gourd on.
Election Experience: Migration of the Presidential Campaign," Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Molinaro 324
Join the students from Sociology 362 as they stage short panel discussions on the newspaper articles they collected on how migration and immigration are affecting the presidential race. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the dialogue!
Election Experience: "Who is the Wisconsin voter and what is s/he thinking?" Oct. 30, 3 p.m., Molinaro 105
One week before Election 2012, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert comes to campus. As one of the leading analysts of political events and behaviors in Wisconsin, Gilbert comments on the presidential election, the Republican resurgence in Wisconsin, and the role Wisconsin plays in the election. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
"Fact Checking the Politicians," Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Cart 131
UW-Parkside's Communication Department presents Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dave Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel answering the questions: How truthful are political candidates? And what role do journalists play in keeping politicians in check? Umhoefer is a member of the Journal Sentinel's Watchdog Team currently assigned to the paper's PolitiFact Wisconsin, a fact-checking service. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for his investigation into pension padding by Milwaukee County officials. His visit was organized by Tannette Elie-Johnson, a journalist and an associate lecturer in Communication. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Estonian Public Broadcasting here Thursday
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Fay Akindes reports that Estonian Public Broadcasting has assigned its New York City crew to visit UW-Parkside the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 1. The crew is interested in interviewing students and faculty about the presidential elections. Political Science Professor Jonathan Olsen will facilitate a discussion among a diverse group of students. Representatives from College Democrats, College Libertarians, and College Republicans have been invited. Ten students are expect to participate. The crew arrives around 1:30 p.m. and the discussion takes place from 2-3 p.m. in the Emile Mathis Gallery of The Rita. Following the discussion, reporter Neeme Raud conducts individual interviews.
Alumni After HoursThe next UW-Parkside Alumni After Hours gathering is Thursday, Nov. 1. We'll get together from 5-7 p.m. at 20 & Oakes Bar and Grill inside the Racine Marriott. There will be free appetizers and Happy Hour-priced drinks. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to this social/networking event.