Ghouls, Goblins and Ghosts: Theophilus Tower Trick-or-Treat Oct. 31

Saturday, October 31 2009

Media Contact: Kerrie Jo Kushlan, Theophilus Tower area assistant, (208) 318-3003,

Written by Andy Becker

MOSCOW, Idaho – Looking for a safe, warm, trick or treat celebration this Halloween? Come to the University of Idaho's 31st annual Tower Trick-or-Treat, which will allow children to walk around a warm,  safe, cozy building while collecting candy.

Tower Trick-or-Treat will take place 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Theophilus Tower, 1001 Paradise Creek St. in Moscow. Admission is one canned food item per child.

Aside from collecting candy, there will be games set up in each of the five halls inside of the Theophilus Tower. All visitors are welcome to traverse a spooky maze in the basement, and sip hot chocolate and cider as they enter the haunted doors of the Theophilus Tower.

This program is organized by the Theophilus Tower resident assistants with the support of the residence halls, the Residence Hall Association, and University Housing residence life staff members.

Residents of the tower will have their doors specially decorated, and will hand out candy to children. Last year, more than 300 children passed through the haunted halls, collecting candy while participating in fun, safe events.

About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 130 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit