Trick or treat at UIC

Thriller - Halloween

A zombie takeover of the Student Recreation Facility? No, students and staff master the “Thriller” dance made famous by Michael Jackson. Wednesday’s session was led by instructor Jeanne Barker. Photo: Joseph Horejs

 

Danielle Nehmer decorating a sugar skull for Day of the Dead

Danielle Nehmer decorates a sugar skull for Day of the Dead at the Latino Cultural Center.

Veronica Jaramillo decorates a sugar skull

Veronica Jaramillo prepares a skull for the altar. Photos: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin

Go trick or treating this evening with the men’s and women’s basketball teams at 6:30 p.m. before the women’s soccer team plays the final regular match of its first season at Flames Field. There will be a costume contest for UIC prizes.

The Ortiz Latino Cultural Center celebrated the tradition of Dia de Los Muertos with a communal altar, stories, crafts and song. Students were invited to decorate sugar skulls, make paper marigolds and leave photos, letters and other remembrances for loved ones at the altar in Lecture Center B2.

 

Day of the Dead altar at the Latino Cultural Center with a photo of Rafael Cintrón

A photo of Rafael Cintrón Ortiz is placed at the center of the altar in the Ortiz Latino Cultural Center. The center is named for the late professor. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin