Halloween events bring spooky fun to campus

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Oct. 19, 2016

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Paint pumpkins, mix with mummies, explore "Zombethics" and more as Emory celebrates Halloween.

Emory's favorite Halloween traditions return this year, along with new events to take advantage of the holiday's spooky spirit.

Paint pumpkins, mix with mummies, explore "Zombethics" and more as Emory celebrates Halloween.

Here's the schedule of scary (and some not-so-scary) events:


DUCtoberfest: Friday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

Day of the Living DUC,” to be held at Asbury Circle, promises a “spook-tacular time” and a way to get your Halloween fix. Games will be played, and food, T-shirts and prizes will be given out. Two lucky Emory students will have the chance to win either Beats headphones or an iPad in a grand prize giveaway.


GlobeMed's Zombie 5K: Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.

"The Running Dead" pits participants against zombies in Lullwater Preserve to raise funds for the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP) foundation. MAP seeks to empower migrant communities from Burma (Myanmar), in order to improve their living and working conditions.

Runners wear three sashes as they race through Lullwater while avoiding the attack of life-threatening zombies that try to "kill" by removing the sashes. The race begins at the Student Activity and Academic Center on Clairmont Campus. Tickets are $20.


Emory Farmers Market: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.

The Farmers Market, held Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Cox Hall Bridge, will feature a seasonal pumpkin painting activity. Market visitors will be able to paint their own sugar pumpkin.  Visitors can also get seasonal pumpkin recipes.


Zombies and Zombethics: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.

This year’s event from Emory’s Center for Ethics will be a program led by the Emory Integrity Project (EIP), which is housed in the Center for Ethics. The EIP case study for the month of October will take the Zombethics theme, exploring "(In)visible Disabilities and Otherness."

Zombethics takes place in the Center for Ethics Commons, Room 102, in the Candler School of Theology’s Rita Ann Rollins Building. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and Center for Ethics Director Paul Root Wolpe will give the keynote address, "(Re)Creation: The Body as a Biotechnological Object" at 6 p.m. A response panel of faculty and students follows. RSVP by Oct. 24.


Cemetery Walk: Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Entitled “Walk with the Dead,” this will be the 6th annual walk through Hardman Cemetery, the old cemetery on the Clairmont Campus. Gary Hauk, the University’s official historian, tells stories of war, of tragedy and even a little mystery, leading the tour of this place that few people know about though many pass by every day.

"It dates to 1825, and its old tombs include some familiar names, like the Houstons of Houston Mill Road," says Hauk, who is also vice president and senior adviser to the president. The brave should gather at the Student Activity and Academic Center to begin the walk.


Mummies & Mixers: Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Since its debut in 2014, Mummies & Mixers is now monster-sized — in a good way. This year's event at the Michael C. Carlos Museum features appetizers and heavy hors d’oeuvres from a variety of Atlanta caterers; specialty cocktails crafted by Julian Goglia (of The Mercury, The Pinewood Tippling Room and Proof Cocktail Syrups); and a classic Hollywood horror film starring Boris Karloff.

Come in costume and indulge in ancient Egyptian-inspired face painting. View live digital art from Liquid Sky Entertainment in the special exhibition gallery.

Tickets will also be available for a raffle during the evening. Raffle items included a Monogrammed Burberry Scarf Experience and a Copywriting Services Package from New Roman Creative.

General admission tickets at $30 are on sale now. Tickets will be $40 at the door. Admission for Emory students and alumni is $25 and for Carlos Museum members it’s $20 with a discount code.

Register to enter to win a chance to wrap up Halloween weekend with a dose of “Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave” with Here Come the Mummies at City Winery Atlanta. Other giveaways are coming so keep watching the Carlos Museum Facebook space. For more information, email Kate Naylor or call 404-727-2623.


Haunted Harris: Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

“Fright by Day, Flourish by Night” is the theme of this year’s Haunted Harris event at Harris, Thomas, Smith and Hopkins residence halls, also known as the Complex, according to Des’mon Taylor, coordinator.

This free, haunted house for the Emory community and general public starts from Harris Hall and continues into Complex Hall. Candy and refreshments will be served at the event.

“We would like to invite parents and children from the Emory community to join us from 6 to 7 p.m.,” Taylor says. During that hour, “we will have the haunted house ready to be less scary for the children and parents.”

For more information, contact Des’mon Taylor at 404-727-9520.


Vampire film "Nosferatu": Friday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m.

The Department of German Studies presents a screening of the 1922 classic silent vampire film "Nosferatu" in White Hall, Room 208. Emory alumnus Robert Cooper 13C will be return to campus to debut his original musical composition to accompany the silent film. Co-sponsors include the Department of Music, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Marian K. Helbrun Music and Media Library.


Mummies & Milkshakes: Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.

A scavenger hunt is being added this year to Mummies & Milkshakes, the annual kid-oriented event of movies, cartoons, milkshakes and gallery tours at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Created in part by an Emory student, the scavenger hunt will guide kids on an exploration of the rituals of mummification with Anubis, god of embalming in the Egyptian Galleries, explains Alyson Vuley, educational programs manager for the Carlos Museum.

Everyone is invited to come in Halloween costumes. Funny vintage mummy cartoons and films, including the Three Stooges’ short "We Want Our Mummy" and Abbot and Costello in "Meet the Mummy,” will be shown.

This popular event is free to Carlos Museum members; $5 for non-members; and children ages 5 and under are free. Event co-host Jake’s Ice Cream will be offering milkshakes as usual, which are purchased separately.

Limited space is available so register early. For more information, contact Vuley via email or at 404-727-0519.


Cyber-Ween: Monday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month so "Don’t Let Cyber Security Spook You." That is the theme of Cyber-Ween, a cybersecurity event being held in Emory University Hospital Auditorium.

The program features FBI Special Agent Michael Anaya from the Atlanta FBI Field Office. Lunch will be provided.

“Though our digital interconnectedness has undeniably benefitted us, the sheer number of connected devices has created unprecedented opportunity for cyber-attackers,” says Brian Jenkins, compliance manager for Emory’s Office of Compliance.

Cybersecurity problems, from data breaches and identity theft to widespread corporate hacking, are among the most challenging issues that organizations face, he notes.

Early registration is encouraged and attendees are invited to wear costumes. Non-Emory participants can email compliance@emory.edu