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TAMIU Invites All to Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, Sci-fi Celebrations Posted: 10/22/15

TAMIU Invites All to Halloween, Dia de Los Muertos, Sci-fi Celebrations


Halloween Fest at TAMIU

Jack-o’lanterns and sci-fi characters alike will welcome people of all ages to several fun and safe activities celebrating both Halloween and sci-fi at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) next week.

All events are open to the public and include the following:


Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4:50 p.m., Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Information Desk area  --DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR VIEWING. Students in Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Irma Cantú’s class will set up a traditional Día de los Muertos Altar to celebrate the Mexican holiday honoring the dead. Free admission.


 Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2-3:30 p.m., Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 101 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PRESENTATION. Dr. Irma Cantú, assistant professor of Spanish, will provide a talk in Spanish on the origin and tradition of Día de los Muertos. Free admission.

Halloween Fest -- Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-9 p.m., Center for the Fine and Performing Arts and Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center Front Lawn. The festival is free and families can bring children for safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, music performances and food. The schedule of activities includes: TAMIU Dance Club Presentation, 6:30 p.m.; Kids Costume Contest (ages 0-15), 7 p.m.; Glee Club Performance, 7:30 p.m.; Adult Costume Contest, 8 p.m.; and TAMIU Cheer and Dance Team Performance, 8:30 p.m.


“Guardians of the Galaxy” Movie – Friday, Oct. 30, Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium. Show times: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4.


* Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium – FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT AT THE PLANETARIUM. Bring the entire family for a costume contest, family entertainment, arts and crafts, games and food. “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie show times: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Costume contest for best sci-fi characters begin at 3:45 p.m. Admission is $4.


    * Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m., Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall -- ‘NOSFERATU’ MOVIE AND ORGAN PRESENTATION.  This will be a rare opportunity to see the highly influential silent horror film “Nosferatu,” complete with full pipe organ accompaniment. Originally released as a silent film in 1929, the film is adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula” by director F. W. Murnau. TAMIU organist and assistant professor Colin Campbell will provide a live improvisation on the Sharkey Corrigan Pipe Organ, creating an experience that replicates how silent movies were originally presented with orchestral, or primarily organ accompaniment. Free admission.

For more information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.

For more information on Halloween Fest, please contact the TAMIU Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326.2280 or visit offices at Student Center, room 226.

For information on Planetarium events, please contact Peter Davis, Planetarium director, at 326.3128, e-mail or visit