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TAMIU Students Can Get Their ‘Ghoul’ on with Host of Health-Themed Activities Oct. 24-29 Posted: 10/20/16

TAMIU Students Can Get Their ‘Ghoul’ on with Host of Health-Themed Activities Oct. 24-29


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Make Halloween healthy this year!  

A host of ghoulish activities will be shared with Texas A&M International University students Oct. 24-29 as part of a Halloween-themed Student Health Symposium sponsored by TAMIU’s Student Health Services and TAMIU-SCAN Prevention Project. 

Geared to advancing health and substance abuse awareness through activities and events, the week-long observation includes a blood drive, art contest, discussion panels, research presentations, topic-focused information booths, a pill take back initiative, and a campus walk and run, among other activities. 

Activities and Events scheduled include:  

Monday, Oct. 24: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Student Center Parking Lot, “Blood Sucking Monday” Blood Drive hosted by South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 25,  11 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:30-2:00 p.m., Student Center Ballroom, “Silent Killers” Art Contest with a focus on silent and sensitive diseases like substance abuse, HIV, Hepatitis C and other STIs.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Student Center Ballroom –“Tales from the Crypt” Discussion Panels and Q & A with a panel of community and TAMIU experts on topics related to substance abuse, STD’s, HIV, and Hepatitis C and how they can affect college populations and communities.  A second panel discussion, “What You Don’t See Can Hurt You,” will offer Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing student research presentations on infectious diseases.

Also from Noon to 1 p.m., Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Room 101, “Drugs and Alcohol: A Nightmare on University Boulevard,” with a focus on the consequences of drugs and alcohol by the TAMIU Office of Student Counseling.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Center Rotunda, “Don’t be a Creeper”  Information Fair with some 15 booths,  including a “beer goggle” experience, screenings, slam ball, a pill take back initiative in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, nutritional information and more.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Center Rotunda, “Fight the Fright Flu Vaccines,” free for registered students and, from 6 – 9 p.m., the free Halloween Festival for all ages on the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center Green, presented by the TAMIU Campus Activities Board.

The concluding event “It’s On Us: Zombie Gun Walk and Run,” is Saturday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m., in the TAMIU Student Center Parking Lot. TAMIU students, staff and alumni will run or walk across campus to “consent houses” and learn about the It’s On Us Campaign at TAMIU.  The event is made possible by Housing & Residence Life with the support of the TAMIU offices of Compliance, Student Affairs and Rec Sports.

For further information, contact Claudia Beltran, associate director of Student Health, at 956.326.2235, or email, or visit offices in the Student Center, room 125.

For more on the TAMIU-Scan Prevention Project, contact Maria Del Rosario Benavides, program manager, at 956.326.2575 or email