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(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 23, 2012 ) London, U.K -- Morris University Center hosted an event allowing students to dance and mingle as their favorite scary ghouls.

The Student Organization for Sustainability sponsored the Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves Costume Party in the Meridian Ballroom. More than 100 people were in attendance.

The event gave students an opportunity to try mocktails and music that was free to faculty and staff, according to Mark Wolf Veverka, SOS Vice President. Veverka is a sophomore biology and environmental science major, who came to the school by way of Alton.

If you look around, youll notice there are no faculty or staff, Veverka said. This is done by the students, for the students.

Students were providing free costumes and makeup that could be found in the lobby. Student government funded the services, including the mocktails. The DJ was an SIUE student, as well as members of the Alliance of Students Against Poverty collected gently-used clothes for the Oasis Womens crisis Center at the door.

Above the DJs booth showed sustainability facts. The slide had zombie and vampire puns thrown in strategically to add levity. Were making fun of ourselves, Veverka said.

Particular slides included one that said Zombies their preferred travel method is mass transit or Vampires Their livestock is free range and organic.

The event also provided activities for students. Marketing research graduate student Tony Rovertoni, enjoyed the party, stating, It was the best thing I found to do close to campus, Rovertoni said. Im all for sustainability. It is one of those things that lessen our impact. My roommates and I recycle.

Commemoration of the Campus Sustainability Day was the reason for the event. The day is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation as well as the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

The purpose of the day is prompting the removal of biases and prejudices, Veverka said. With sustainability, we dont have to lower our quality of lifewe can improve it.

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