ISU After Dark begins year with games, entertainment

Jason Speed

On Aug. 29, ISU After Dark will take over the Memorial Union. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., students can participate in a variety of free activities.

Many activities will take place, including bingo with hundreds of dollars of prizes, a green screen photo station with a lot of options for backgrounds and Workspace crafts.

The Line Dancing Club will also be there teaching line dancing lessons. There will be a drawing at 1 a.m. for gift cards and an iPad Mini.

Students can enjoy ice cream, watch the comedic stylings of Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival at the Maintenance Shop, play some free billiards and bowling at the Underground or attend the three shows scheduled for the night.

The three acts coming to ISU After Dark on Aug. 29 are Colin Jost, Mike Super and Steven Cooper. Jost hosts the Weekend Update segment on “Saturday Night Live.” Super, a magician and illusionist, won NBC’s television series “Phenomenon.” Cooper is a pop hip-hop artist who will perform at the M-Shop.

“The event typically has 1,000 to 3,000 students a night,” said Samantha McPherson, ISU After Dark president.

McPherson oversees committees, hosts meetings and makes final decisions for ISU After Dark. The public relations committee has been helping to get the word out about ISU After Dark to students. It has co-sponsor chairs that help get other student organizations involved in this event. 

After Aug. 29, ISU After Dark will host two more events Sept. 26 and Nov. 7. In September, ISU After Dark will partner with “Project Runway” and past winner Kate Pankoke and Home Free, an a cappella group who won NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

Comedian Steve Rannazzisi, featured on FX’s “The League,” and juggler Ivan Pecel will come to November’s ISU After Dark. 

For further information and upcoming events, visit the Student Activities Center’s website. Posters for events are also posted throughout campus.