Halloween Expert

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  October 22, 2003

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:
Experience Halloween at
Cal State L.A.'’s Haunted Union Maze

Los Angeles, CA – Experience scenes of horror at the Haunted Union Maze at Cal State L.A.’s University-Student Union and Free Speech Area on Friday, October 24, starting at 6 p.m. You can win fun prizes at the game booths or visit the palm reader and romance card reader as they look into your future. The Haunted Union Maze tickets are free for Cal State L.A. students, staff, faculty, and children under the age of 12. CSULA alumni and non-Cal State L.A. students can purchase tickets for $1 each. Tickets are available at the University-Student Union Information Desk.

Sponsors for the event include the Center for Student Development and Programs, University-Student Union, and student fees. For more information or to request special accommodations, contact the Center for Student Development and Programs at (323) 343-5110.

Halloween Expert
Find out more about the mysteries of horror movies, California State University, Los Angeles has a faculty expert available to speak to the media on topics related to Halloween. To arrange an interview, contact the Cal State L.A. Public Affairs Office at (323) 343-3050.

Stuart Fischoff
Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., New School For Social Research
Over the past year, Dr. Fischoff and students in his media lab have completed a study analyzing people’s choices of the scariest movies and favorite movie monsters. Dr. Fischoff is a media psychologist and past president of the media division of the American Psychological Association. He conducts research in the impact of film and television on audiences, ethnic/racial/gender/age differences in reactions to film, and frequently appears in local, national, and international print and electronic media discussing the impact of the mass media on individuals and society. He is also a specialist in forensic psychology with particular emphasis on serial and mass murderers.

California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 21,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. The CSU: A leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education.

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