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Halloween hits GW

Students can participate in Halloween events on campus Thursday and throughout the weekend.

The Mount Vernon Programming Council is hosting its annual “Fright Fest” from 8-10 p.m. Thursday. Complete with food and the feature film Psycho, students can take the shuttle to the campus for a scare.

The International Services Office is hosting a Halloween Party Thursday from 4- 6 p.m. at the ISO headquarters at 2127 G St. A $3 admission fee will cover treats, drinks and pumpkin carving. The event is open to all international and American students.

Students will have the chance to win a prize for the best costume at the Program Board’s costume contest Thursday night. The contest will go along with two film screenings of Scooby Doo at 7 and 10 p.m. in the Marvin Center Ballroom.

The screenings are free for all students. One guest per GWorld card is allowed.

WRGW is holding its annual Octoberfest Saturday, featuring band Combination Lock plus student rock groups Last Week, The Mauvities and The Big Meanie.

The free event will take place from 5- 10 p.m. in the Marvin Center Ballroom and will feature free food and giveaways, along with music from new bands.

Young trick-or-treaters to hit up residence halls

Local children will trick-or-treat in GW residence halls Saturday afternoon after participating in a carnival at the Hippodrome.

The carnival is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with face painting, bowling, a magician, a dance contest and candy. Trick-or-treating takes place from 1-3 p.m. across campus.

The idea for the event stemmed from a resident’s request three years ago to have trick-or-treaters on campus and the Neighbors Corps’ desire to find a safe place for kids to collect candy.

Students are invited and encouraged to participate in the carnival and offer candy to trick-or-treaters. Program organizers are still looking for “big buddies” for the kids, who lead them around the residence halls. If interested, email [email protected].

About 50 children are expected to attend the program, which is sponsored by the Class Council, Neighbor’s Project and the Residence Hall Association.

Hindus celebrate new year

The Hindu awareness organization Satyam will celebrate the Hindu New Year Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Marvin Center. The holiday, Deepavali, means “festival of lights” in English.

The night will include Deepavalipuja, GW’s first on-campus Diwali worship ceremony; a speech by Harvard University professor Graham M. Schweig and a Prasad dinner of South Indian dosas.

Admission is free for all students, and more information can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected].

SJT, professors sign books at Gelman

The Gelman Library will hold a book signing Friday for four faculty members’ latest publications Friday.

Featured authors and works are American Studies professor James O. Horton’s “Hard Road to Freedom: The story of African America,” law professor Lawrence E. Mitchell’s “Corporate Irresponsibility: America’s Newest Export,” GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s “Reflections on Higher Education,” and Asst. History professor Andrew Zimmerman’s “Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany.”

Signed copies of the new works will be added to the faculty authors collection in the Special Collections Department.
-Blake A. Ehrlich

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