“Hollywood Murder Mystery” comes to West Virginia State University

Contact: Dr. Donna M. Simon
(304) 766-3363
April 3, 2013
“Hollywood Murder Mystery” comes to West Virginia State University

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – A “Black and White Hollywood Murder Mystery Dinner” will take place at West Virginia State University (WVSU) beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

The event will take place in room 134 of the Wilson University Union and is open to all WVSU students and employees, as well as the general public.

The murder-mystery themed evening will allow for audience participation in acting out and solving the crime.
As guests arrive they will be given parts to play and as the evening progresses they will be given clues and the chance to solve the crime.

The murder-mystery scenario for the evening has been written by the Criminal Justice Club at WVSU, and other groups from the University are also playing a role during the event.

“We feel it is important to showcase the talent we have here at West Virginia State,” said William Palmer, president of the Leadership Institute, one of the sponsors for the evening. “We think it can be a point of pride for the University.”

Proceeds from the murder mystery will go toward supporting scholarships on campus for WVSU students.

Dinner will be served in a buffet style and those attending are asked to wear formal attire for the evening.

In addition to helping solve the murder mystery, those in attendance will be able to enjoy a performance from the WVSU Jazz Band, in addition to DJ Bluestar who will also be providing music.

The event is expected to last until approximately midnight.

The evening is sponsored by Student Activities, the Leadership Institute, the Criminal Justice Club and the Motivational Organization of New Artists (M.O.N.A.).

Tickets for the Black and White Hollywood Murder Mystery Dinner may be purchased in room 103 of the Wilson University Union between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for one or $25 for two and are on sale now.

Due to the size of the room, only 200 tickets will be sold so those interested in attending are encouraged to buy early.

For more information, contact Shantel Hudgins at (304) 766-3255 or William Palmer at (304) 766-3122.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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