'Falloween' fun on campus


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Hesburgh Library employees celebrate Halloween with costumes from the children's show "Phineas and Ferb." Employees include: 1st row: Heather Clark-Grabarek, mailroom coordinator; Tarrez Clark, library specialist III
2nd row: Adam Heet, digital projects specialist; Tiffany Gillaspy, music librarian; Tara Kenjockety, manager, reserves and interlibrary loan lending; Alicia Zimmerle, user services library assistant II; Dave Enyeart, library assistant II; Mark Robison, scholarly resource assessment librarian; J(Candace), Mikala Narlock, digital collections strategy librarian; and Don Mester, maintenance tech.

Faculty, staff and students have been celebrating fall and Halloween with gusto this year. Everything from seasonal dress and activities to costume parties to decorating contests to supporting the Fighting Irish in festive style could be found around campus. 

For example, Hesburgh Library librarians and staff came together as kids from the Disney show "Phineas and Ferb." “This show is special for my 11-year-old daughter and me ever since she had me watch a few episodes with her. I was hooked! I even watch episodes when my kiddo isn’t home,” said Heather Clark-Grabarek, mailroom coordinator.

Digital projects specialist Adam Heet finds that being Norm the Robot is an interactive adventure not reserved for Halloween. He likes to wake his sons up every morning using Norm’s voice.

Tarrez Clark, library specialist III, said she chose Ferb as her alter-ego, “because my little brother and I used to faithfully watch this show, and Ferb’s personality resembles my own the most.” 

For Clark, dressing up for Halloween became part of a tradition with Circulation Services staff at Hesburgh Library. “I think it is a fun way to spread joy and hopefully bring a sense of respite during this busy and usually chaotic time on campus.”

Here are a few photos of “Falloween” fun around campus.