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Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Student Life will hold the first Homecoming Monte Carlo Night from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Saturday in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
“The night will have something for everyone,” Allison Shumar, assistant director for student life, said. “It has turned into an incredible multi-activity night with amazing prizes and food at the extremely low cost of $5 for a ticket.
“Students can even bring one non-IUP student if they would like. We have professional casino tables and dealers coming in from a company out of Pittsburgh called Talent Network.”
Formerly known as the Homecoming Dance, Monte Carlo Night provides students with a “fun, exciting and safe activity to do during homecoming weekend,” according to Shumar.
Attendants will receive $10,000 in play money upon presenting a pre-purchased ticket at the door and can use it throughout the night.
The tables will include multiple games of craps, double roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold ’em and there will be a money wheel, Shumar said.
In the KCAC’s PNC Conference Room, there will be a dance floor and professional DJ along with an “elegant high-top food display,” according to IUP’s office of alumni relations.
“White House Down” will also be shown in the KCAC’s Toretti Auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased in Pratt Hall, Room 303, the KCAC Box Office and online.
At the end of the event, attendants can turn their table winnings in for raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes including a mountain bike or portable speakers.
“I think it’s going to be successful,” Catherine Caffrey (senior, communications media), intern at the Center for Student Life, said.
“Not only are students going to be able to play casino games, but there is dancing, free food, movies and raffles. Raffle prizes include an iPad mini, a smart TV, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, gift cards, gift baskets and four tickets to a Pens and Flyers game.”
Shumar said that since the event has been advertised, students have become excited about Monte Carlo Night, and Shumar is confident the event will soon become a “campus tradition.”
“After last year’s Homecoming Dance, we took feedback from students and listened to what they wanted,” Shumar said. “The feedback told us that hundreds of students wanted a fun, exciting and safe activity to do during homecoming weekend, but that there needs to be more than just a dance to keep students interested all night long.
With that feedback and the work of our partners and student planning committee, we have created the Homecoming Monte Carlo Night.”
Sponsors of Monte Carlo Night include IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology; Golden Key International Honor Society; Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program; the Residence Hall Association; and The Co-Op Store, according to Caffrey.