Titanic-Themed Party to Honor 100th Anniversary

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the Student Recreation Center will be the site of the Escape the Titanic Party.

The party is scheduled for April 14 and participants can begin boarding the Titanic, represented by the Rec, at 11 p.m. Activities will start at 11:40 p.m., when the Titanic hits the iceberg. Participants’ goal will be to escape the ship by 2:20 a.m., the exact time the Titanic sank 100 years ago.

To escape the “Wreck” on a lifeboat, passengers must complete or pass different activities like badminton, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, Pictionary, shuffleboard, speed dating, karaoke and more. The number of tasks required for a lifeboat differs depending if a passenger is issued a first, second or third class ticket.

Of the 2,240 passengers on the actual Titanic voyage, only 705 survived. The number of Truman “Wreck” participants saved will be proportional to this historical figure. Even if a passenger completes all the tasks, a lifeboat is not assured.

The event is sponsored by Ekklesia Campus Ministry and co-hosted by Table Tennis Club, Alpha Theta Omega Christian Sorority, Toastmasters International and the National Communication Association Student Club.

Other clubs are welcome to join in the planning sessions at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Barnett Hall Atrium. For more information, contact Barry Poyner at bpoyner@truman.edu.
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