Students to host first Howl-O-Scream



The event will feature Halloween-themed games, including a costume contest. Winners will be given a Halloween bucket of candy.


6 to 8 p.m. today

Ball State’s first Howl-O-Scream will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Life Office at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, MultiCultural Greek Council and the Black Student Association are pairing up to put it together.

Students can purchase tickets at the entrance of Student Life for 50 cents.

Each organization will pick Halloween-themed games and include a costume contest. The winners of the costume contests will each be given a Halloween bucket of candy.

Kevin Carey, a National Pan-Hellenic Council graduate adviser, said tickets are 50 cents because the presidents of the NHPC, MGC and BSA wanted the event to be available to other students to raise money for Blood and Fire.

Blood and Fire is a church-planting group who aim to “rebuild cities by establishing communities of the poor in all nations through the proclamation of the unshakable Kingdom of God,” according to their website.

All proceeds from the event will go to Blood and Fire.

Nicki Rowlett, Multicultural Greek Council adviser, said the purpose of this event is to provide an alternative experience, an alcohol-free environment where students, faculty and staff can have a good time.

NHPC wanted to ask a couple organizations to start with because they have not collaborated with many other organizations in the past. It was a chance for them to see how it would work, said Carey.

“NHPC was looking for a chance to have an event where students can come together and share an experience and allows the council to collaborate with other organizations,” Carey said.

The members of BSA are also members of NHPC organizations, which is how they got involved.

“All three organizations involved are multicultural in nature,” Rowlett said.

Carey said he hopes the event will be successful enough to return next year.

“I am extremely proud of the three organizations for putting on a philanthropy event, these students are the essence of leadership and embody of Ball State,” Carey said.


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