Have a Scary Good Time at Haunted House in Ted Chavez Hall Oct. 30

October 22, 2015 -- Forget about the classrooms and labs for a night. On Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m., Ted Chavez Hall will transform into a spooky haunted house where zombies and ghosts will roam the halls and Frankenstein will sit in an electrocution chair.
October 22, 2015

The event is free.

Sponsored by the CNM Chair Council as a 50th anniversary event, the haunted house – called “CNM Haunted House, Education with a Twist”--  will also introduce students to different programs offered at CNM. Information materials will be provided about various programs.

The haunted house promises to be lots of ghostly fun. All CNM faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes.

“The council came up with this event as a way for people from the different schools and departments to work together on projects and get to know what each other is doing,” said Denise Ojeda, co-chair of the Chair Council.

An example is an “electrocution chair” that will be Frankenstein’s throne for the night. Dual credit high school students built the chair’s platform; woodworking students built the chair; welding students made the electrocution helmet; and electrical students installed lights and sounds. The chair with Frankenstein will be in a room, called “Monster Mash,” designed and manned by faculty and staff from the College of Business & Information Technology.

The School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS) and the School of Math, Science & Engineering, will horrify you with blood and bones in their Mad Scientist Lab. HWPS is going to host both a Zombie Thriller dance and an evidence lab. The School of Applied Technologies’ Mad Trucker lab will terrorize you if Christine doesn’t get you first.

Students and employees from the School of Adult & General Education, dressed in superhero outfits, will set up child-friendly games for little kids. There will be trick or treating throughout the building where, in addition to candies, people will receive flyers outlining some of the programs CNM offers.

Outside, a foosball table, made by CNM’s Carpentry department, will be set up where zombies will challenge guests.

“We want CNM students, faculty and staff to come and have a good time,” Ojeda said. “And we want everyone to bring their children.”