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Safe Trick-or-Treat, other campus events celebrate Halloween

October 17, 2014

The Stephens College campus is revving up for the Halloween season with a number of activities scheduled over the coming weeks.
Mortar Board will host its annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event for the Columbia community from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. Children are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat for candy at various stations in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall. Stephens students are encouraged to participate, as well.
Other events are for the Stephens community, including Sigma Tau Delta’s annual Spook-a-thon. That event is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Historic Senior Hall Recital Hall. The English Honor Society invites students, faculty and staff to wear costumes and enjoy readings and prizes.
Then, on Monday, Oct. 27, longtime faculty member Margaret Campbell will tell some tales about Stephens’ supposedly haunted past. She will begin her ghostly storytelling at 7 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Wood Hall.
On Thursday, Oct. 30, Alpha Lambda Delta is sponsoring a Scary Movie Night featuring the movie “Hocus Pocus” from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Student Union. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be provided. Sophomore Jenna Westra is organizing the event as part of her advanced event planning course. The assignment challenged students to host their own event, and Westra recruited the honor society to help sponsor hers. The assignment required her to reserve the space, stick to a budget, work with a food vendor and market the event.

"There's a lot going on over the Halloween season at Stephens but hopefully we'll have a good turnout," she said. "It will be a nice way to relax, watch a good movie and enjoy some snacks."

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