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FMU to celebrate Homecoming 2008, Feb. 28-March 1

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will celebrate Homecoming 2008, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1. This year’s theme is “Join the Revolution.”

The events will kick off Thursday with a wine and cheese reception for School of Education alumni at 4:30 p.m. at The Cottage on the FMU campus.

As part of this year’s Homecoming festivities, the School of Business will hold an alumni leadership breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in Erving Dining Hall on the university campus, Friday, Feb 29. At this event, business alums have an opportunity to network with colleagues old and new.

On Friday night, festivities continue with an FMU Alumni Night at Redbone Alley restaurant at 7:30 p.m. There will be an alumni hospitality area upstairs with drink specials.

Saturday’s festivities begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s basketball alumni game in the Smith University Center gymnasium followed by the men’s basketball alumni game at 11:30 a.m.

The PatriotFest feast of hamburgers and hotdogs will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Smith University Center featuring live music and entertainment. A baseball game between the Patriots and Armstrong Atlantic State University will begin at 1 p.m. on the FMU softball field.

As part of homecoming celebrations, the FMU Athletic Department will sponsor a silent auction from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Smith University Center. All proceeds from the auction will support Patriot athletics. Also on Saturday, the Patriot Bookstore in the Smith University Center will offer special Homecoming sales and discounts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Patriots will take on Clayton State University with the women’s game beginning at 2 p.m. and the men’s game at 4 p.m. Admission to the games is free. A Hall of Fame induction will be held at 3:45 p.m. The 2008 inductees are former basketball players Daryl Blume ‘80 and Jennifer Grande Parker ’00.

FMU alums are invited to wrap up Homecoming activities at The Grille on the university campus at 7 p.m. where they will be entertained by the local band, “Midlife Crisis.”

For more information, call the Kim Turbeville, FMU director of alumni affairs, at 843-661-1228.

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Last Published: February 6, 2008 10:04 AM
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