Program Council is hosting the annual Fall Fest this week in various locations around campus. This week’s festivities differ from last month’s same-named “FallFest,” which was the Halloween celebration hosted at Gibbs Ranch by the Office of the President.
According to Program Council Advisor Chuck Collins, this year’s Fall Fest is kind of light. Because of Hurricane Ike, several of the vendors had to cancel and couldn’t make it out this year.
Every year, Program Council picks a new theme for the events. The theme this year is “Super Heroes.” Last year’s theme was “Rock em’, Sock ’em Battle.”
Monday’s Fall Fest feature was the “Action Hero Flip Book” at 12 p.m. in the LSC mall area. The flip books brought students together to create a 60-page flip-book from a personal video. About 130 flip books were created from the student’s 7-second videos.
Tuesday was open-mic night at Farrington Pit. Collins explained that open-mic is something Program Council does often, but they wanted to leave it in as one of the events as a result of the vendor situation.
“The turn-out was good,” Collins said. “About 65 people came out, and it was a great intimate crowd.”
Today, Nov. 20, will feature “Euro Bungee Jumping,” where students can try out bungee jumping for free, also in the LSC mall area at 12 p.m..
Friday, Program Council will congregate with students for a showing of The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger at Colony Park at 7 p.m.
“Fall Fest is all about fun for the campus,” Program Council member Angel Hall said. According to Hall, she has worked on Program Council since she started school here at SHSU.
“We want to make sure that students have at least one week of events on campus every year,” Hall said. “That is why we have Fall Fest.”