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10-21-2015

Clarkson University Physician Assistant Students Create Haunted Infirmary to Raise Funds

Students in Clarkson University's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program will host a haunted house to raise funds for their annual medical mission trip.

Potsdam's Haunted InfirmaryPotsdam's second annual Haunted Infirmary will be held from 6:30 to 11: 30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, at Clarkson Hall, 59 Main St. in Potsdam (#44 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf ).

Tickets are $10 the day of the event and available for a discounted price of $8 if purchased online by Oct. 29 at www.hauntedinfirmary.yapsody.com .

Money raised from the event will fund the program's annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where students in the PA program provide healthcare to the local community.

"Potsdam's Haunted Infirmary is one of the main fund-raising events for the Clarkson PA program in regard to funding our annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic to give valuable healthcare and medication to the impoverished," said Michael Keyes, a physician assistant master's student from Traverse City, Mich.

The experience is designed as a psychological thriller and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Visitors are lead through a haunted infirmary that has been taken over by zombies, and they will have to work their way through various zombie-controlled areas to make it to the end.

Nearly 50 actors are participating in the haunted infirmary. The PA program has collaborated with offices throughout Clarkson to plan the event, and the Clarkson Union Board, which organizes activities on campus, has devoted a lot of time to achieving a realistic scary experience.

To learn more, visit the Potsdam's Haunted Infirmary Facebook page at www.facebook.com/potsdamhauntedinfirmary .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Students dress up as zombies for the second annual Potsdam's Haunted Infirmary on Oct. 30 and 31. Students in Clarkson University's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program will host a haunted house to raise funds for their annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/hauntedinfirmary-2015.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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