Emporians invited to partake in spooky tour
Adults age 16 and older are invited to the Emporia Ghost Tour at 9 p.m. this Friday night. The tour will start at the Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St.
Participants will explore the Granada’s basement, then head to Poehler Mercantile’s haunted elevator, Plumb Place, the William Allen White State Historic House and the tour will end at Emporia State’s Memorial Union.
There is no admission fee, but a suggested donation of $5 is encouraged. Tourists should wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight.
Pie in the face “contest” helps raise money for United Way
Students, faculty and staff can help support the United Way by voting to have a pie thrown in the face of one 18 “candidates.”
Art Gutierrez, Bill Noblitt, Brian Schrader, Chris Hoover, Dwight Moore, Joella Mehrhof, Karla Ingold, Kim Simons, Mark Runge, Mike Wise, Ray Lauber, Roger Heineken, Thad Davidson, Trudi Benjamin, Tyler Curtis, Ashley Vogts, Brenton McCoy and Lauren Lief are all in the running to receive a pie in the face.
Voters can put coins or bills in the jar of the person they want “pied” at one of the following locations: Office of Student Life, 205 Plumb Hall; Financial Aid Office, 103 Plumb Hall; Teacher’s College Word Processing Center, 210 Visser Hall; Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union; Stormont Maintenance Center, Room 211.
Voting ends Nov. 18.
Revived SPJ chapter hosts groundbreaking reporter tomorrow
The newly revived student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host speaker Ron Sylvester of the Wichita Eagle at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon in Plumb Hall 407.
The event is open to the public and all students, faculty and staff who are interested in journalism, community journalism and writing are invited to attend.
Sylvester, legal affairs reporter for the Eagle, will present his views on community journalism and the importance of SPJ. He will also speak on the use of Twitter in legal reporting.
With more than 30 years of experience, Sylvester has had lunch with the likes of Johnny Cash and has even interviewed the BTK killer.
For more information about the event or SPJ, contact Rhonda Voorhis, instructor of journalism at 341-5541, or Max McCoy, assistant professor of journalism and adviser to The Bulletin, at 341-5544.
“Hairy” competition kicks off next week
The Alternative Spring Break group will host a “No Shave November” contest to help raise money for their trip to Fairfield, Ala. next semester, where they will help build houses with Habitat for Humanity.
Anyone at Emporia State can participate for $5. The competition will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. Those interested should stop by the Alternative Spring Break table in the Union by this Friday to sign up.
Questions can be directed to Brooke Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. All the proceeds will benefit Alternative Spring Break and Emporia’s local Habitat for Humanity.
Play festival features work of students
The English department in conjunction with the communication and theater department will host a short play festival this Saturday, featuring plays written by students in Professor Kevin Rabas’ playwriting course.
Rehearsals will begin a 9 a.m. and will continue through 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Friesen Studio in Roosevelt Hall. The performances will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Fredrickson Theater in Roosevelt and will last approximately an hour.
The plays are written, directed and performed by ESU students. The show is free and open to the public. Questions can be directed to Kevin Rabas at 341-5218 or email@example.com.