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09-20-2016

Clarkson University Physician Assistant Students Create Haunted Infirmary to Support Medical Mission Trip

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 third annual Haunted Infirmary will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, at Clarkson Hall, 59 Main St. in Potsdam (#44 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf ).

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at the Clarkson Men's Hockey games on Oct. 7 and 14 at Cheel Arena.

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 and medicine to the local community.
 
Potsdam's Haunted Infirmary is designed as a psychological thriller and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Visitors are invited to enter the old hospital -- but will they make it out or be trapped forever with the other patients?

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, is involved in creating a realistic and scary experience.

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

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, 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 innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program students will host a haunted house on Oct. 28 and 29, at Clarkson Hall 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-2016.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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