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FMU to celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Counseling and Testing Center is sponsoring activities for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 16-20.

 “The purpose of these activities is to educate students about the dangers of alcohol and show them there are ways to have fun without using alcohol,” said Yulaundra Heyward, director of FMU’s Counseling and Testing Center.

 “Party with a Purpose” will be held Monday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Smith University Center Canteen. The event will feature “mocktails,” non-alcoholic drinks; comedian Kevin Burke; and an “open mike contest,” where students can perform by singing, dancing or telling jokes.

 Daily during the week, from noon to 4:30 p.m., students can place a heart on a Memorial Wall in honor or memory of those with alcohol-related problems. The wall will be located in the University Center Commons.

 An Agency Fair will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons. This event will feature booths set up by various agencies, such as law enforcement and social-service organizations, that deal with alcohol-related problems.

 For more information, contact Heyward at 843-673-9707.

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Last Published: June 1, 2004 12:47 PM
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