At CLU, Halloween is about giving to the community, all in an atmosphere of fun and artistic events. The Halloween blood drive this October, for example, brought out droves of donors (and fortunately no vampires), while several dozen costumed students in the service-focused Rotaract Club went door-to-door in the community collecting canned goods for the local Manna food bank. At the annual Halloween Festival, a huge octopus sculpted of light — made by Los Angeles artist Sean Sobczak — set a mystical tone and inspired artists in Professor Barry Burns' visual design course to make their own light sculptures. A "scary ballerina" put in an appearance, as did a Michael Jackson impersonator, fire dancers, and local musician Jim Connolly with his ethereal sounds. Pumpkin carving and screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" added to the fun in the residence halls.