CHBS introduces "Zombie after Bark"


The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) Student Leadership Board will host its first philanthropic event: a "zombie run" benefitting the Radford Animal Shelter.

Members of the Student Leadership Board collaborated with CHBS student organizations, Dean Kate Hawkins and RU After Dark to plan the event.

"The zombie run is something that the university hasn't done in a while and it is for a really good cause, helping out the animal shelter," said Haley Frazier, student event coordinator and president of the RU Public Relations Student Society of America.

Zombie After Bark will take place Thursday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight in and around the Hurlburt Student Center.

Attendees will enjoy costume contests, a thriller dance-a-thon and live music. The zombie run, where participants will attempt to outrun the shuffling "creatures," will begin at 9:45 p.m. After the run, refreshments will be available, and the game room will be open. A zombie movie will also be playing in the food court.

"This event will be a time where students can let loose, dress up and have fun, all in a safe environment," Frazier said. "A lot of [CHBS] administration and faculty are getting involved and it is a good time to interact with them other than in a classroom."

All events are free, but participants are encouraged to bring a contribution for the Radford Animal Shelter.

Requested items include but are not limited to:

  • Purina Dog Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Bleach
  • Pine Sol (Lavender scent)

In addition to the fun and games to be had, attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite four-legged friends to Zombie After Bark.

For questions about Zombie After Bark, contact Jeanie Owens in the CHBS Dean's Office or Haley Frazier at

Oct 21, 2014