Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CAB Presents: Nev Schulman of MTV's Catfish

Many of us nowadays maintain a nearly constant digital presence. Some of us even date others strictly online, even if they live in far-flung corners of the world.

But how do you know that the person you've been dating online is really who they claim to be? The 2010 film Catfish explored this idea. When the concept caught on, MTV optioned the film into a reality series, and MTV's "Catfish" was born.

The series follows host and creator of the original film Nev Schulman as he travels around the country and investigates online relationships, helping lovers determine if their love is real or if they've been deceived by a "catfish," an individual who creates a fake online profile in order to seduce or enamor another person.

Nev will be speaking about his experiences here at SIUe on Tuesday, Oct. 29. There will be a Q&A session following the lecture. Questions must be sent via Twitter. Tag @siuecab and use the tag #SIUECatfish to identify your questions.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Family Weekend Oct. 18-20

Family weekend at SIUe kicks off this Friday the 18th at 3 p.m. The schedule includes activities for folks of all ages, but here's just a few to whet your appetite.

Glitzy and glamorous, Casino Night starts at 7:30 on Friday the 18th in the Meridian Ballroom. With a variety of casino games to play and tons of prizes to give away, the evening promises to thrill children and adults alike. A special children's area will be available for younger kids. The doors open at 7:30 and the fun continues until 11:30.

On Saturday, a free screening of the Disney/Pixar film Monsters University will be screened at 2 p.m. in Science Auditorium Room 1105. The film is a solid laugh for children of all ages as Mike and Sully of Monsters Inc. fame flashback to their years learning how to be professional scarers. A perfect film for the whole family.

Magician and comic Justin Willman, host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars", will provide his show "Like A Magician, But Cooler" in the Meridian Ballroom at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for the show, so be sure to pick those up beforehand. Also, this show is rated PG, so parents are advised to bring younger children at their own discretion. Ticket holders are advised to arrive prior to 6:50 or their seats may be given to those on the wait list, so show up early.