Campus Life prepares for Halloween

James Walls
Campus News Editor

For the first time in years, the Halloween Dance will be held directly on Halloween night itself, a rarity that Mark Aubuchon, campus life director, has never experienced in his time at Crowder College. While this free event has often lured students to attend in previous years, he said that the timing of the dance may actually draw more students in for this year’s activity.

“It’s on Halloween itself, and people are always looking for something to do on Halloween, so it [the dance] will be packed,” Aubuchon said, referring to the upcoming event.

Hosted by Campus Life, the dance will feature music, food, drinks and a costume contest for best and worst costume. The music will be provided by Rodolfo Parra, a business and administrations major who was the DJ for the previous Welcome Back Dance, and Lori Kelly, assistant director of campus life.

For some students who have never attended the Halloween Dance, the event is something they’re looking forward to.

“We’re really excited because we’re going to participate in the costume contest and interact with our friends,” said Maria Anguiano, a general studies major who has never been to any of the Halloween Dances in previous years.

For Maria Mojica, a criminal justice major, the feeling is also similar.

“I’m looking forward to a new experience in college and to meet new people,” said Mojica, anticipating the event.

Setup will likely take place for most of the day on Thursday, Oct. 31. For those interested in helping with the preparations, visit Aubuchon or Kelly in the Campus Life office. The event will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. that night in the Student Center on the Neosho campus.