by Bob Devine
ISU’s Halloween Boo-tacular is this Thursday night in the Pond Student Union Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. Join the Student Activities Board in a fun and family friendly Halloween Carnival with booths, games, free stuff, and, of course, candy. Also, enter the pumpkin carving contest for a chance for cash prizes. Bring a pre-carved pumpkin to the Ballroom by 5:30 p.m. to be judged. The winner will be announced at the end of the Carnival. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free with a current Bengal ID for students and staff, while the public is $3 each, or $10 per family.
The weekend feature at the Bengal Theater is a frightful “Deliver Us From Evil,” playing Thursday night at 8 p.m., with shows Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:45 p.m. A New York police officer and a local priest schooled in the occult investigate a series of crimes involving demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. (Rated R) Admission is $2 for the public, $1 for ISU staff, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.
The ISU Women’s Basketball team opens their 2014 season with an exhibition match this Saturday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in Reed Gym against Western New Mexico University. Come out and get a first look at your 2014 Bengals. Admission to games this season runs $7 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, and free for ISU students with Bengal ID.
The Idaho State University International Student Association invites the community to experience International Night 2014 on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Festival of Festivals” and will showcase national festivals around the world. Dinner will be provided, featuring traditional cuisine from a variety of countries including India, Africa, Saudi Arabia, China, Trinidad and Tobago. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for faculty and staff, and $9 for the public. Please purchase in advance at both the Pond Student Union and Rendezvous complex through Friday. Those people wearing traditional or cultural dress will receive an extra raffle ticket at the door. For more information, please contact Asim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shawn at 282-2941.
Genie Award winning comedy, “The Grand Seduction” will be shown this Sunday, November 2, at 3:00, 5:15, and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater. A small island community is in dire need of a doctor to convince a factory owner to relocate jobs to the island, so they set out to lure a doctor to stay permanently. The Seattle Times writes, “The Grand Seduction is a hoot,” while the Chicago Sun Times writes, “Grand Seduction is graceful, sweet and wise… and often brilliantly acted.” (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 for ISU students. For more information and trailer, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/seduction.
Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum will be speaking on the search for Sasquatch and other Wild Men on Monday November 3, in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. The talk will start at 6 p.m. and tickets will run $3 for students/faculty/staff and $5 for the public. Proceeds from the event will support the Student Anthropology Society’s efforts towards funding undergraduate and graduate research and professional development.