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Public invited to join Stephens for spooky Halloween events

October 17, 2013

At Stephens, Halloween isn’t just a day—it’s more like a season.
And it’s about to get spooky on campus.
Student clubs this year are inviting the public to explore Stephens’ haunted past. But if you’re not one for frights, Stephens is also hosting a parade featuring pets in Halloween costumes and a safe night of pre-Halloween trick-or-treating.
A Chilling Campus Tour
Stephens is supposedly haunted, and members of Sigma Sigma Sigma will tell—and show—visitors all about it during tours of campus between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.
During the walking tour of the Stephens campus, tour guides will take visitors through the college’s haunted history, sorority President Michelle Niewald said. Expect to encounter some ghosts and ghouls along the way.
Tours begin at Roblee Hall at the corner of College and Walnut.
Tickets are $4 in advance or $6 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit the Robbie Page Foundation, which promotes play therapy rooms for children recovering from devastating diseases. To purchase tickets in advance, email Niewald at
Pets, Candy and More
What’s cuter than a pet? A pet in a costume. Students will show off their furry friends in Halloween garb during a pet parade followed by a Safe Trick-or-Treating event on Thursday, Oct. 24.
The parade starts at 5 p.m. on Journey Plaza, the quad south of Walnut Street. The parade will wind through campus, across the College and Broadway bridges and back to Lela Raney Wood Hall, where the trick-or-treating event will begin.
Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., members of Mortar Board and other campus clubs will be stationed around the Kimball Ballroom, passing out candy and overseeing activities for children.
Both the parade and trick-or-treating event are free and open to the public.
Spooky Stories
On Halloween night, Oct. 31, the Stephens community will gather in Firestone Baars Chapel from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for Sigma Tau Delta’s annual Spook-A-Thon. There, students and faculty will share ghost stories, creepy poems and other scary tidbits. The event is mainly for the Stephens community, and attendees are encouraged to wear costumes, said Alexi Scharbach, Sigma Tau Delta president. President Dianne Lynch will be a guest reader.

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