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FMU to recognize National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University’s Counseling and Testing Center is sponsoring activities for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 15-19.

  The national theme for this year is “What are you doing this weekend? Most students will be making healthy choices.”

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

  An “Agency Fair” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons area. This event will feature booths set up by various agencies, such as Circle Park Behavioral Prevention Center, Pee Dee Coalition, R.O.A.R. Program, and other social-service organizations that deal with alcohol-related problems. FMU Public Safety will be in front of the Smith University Center distributing literature and demonstrating different levels of alcohol concentration using simulator goggles, a golf cart and traffic cones.

All week, posters depicting “healthy choices” will be on display in the Smith University Center, the Founders Hall/Cauthen Educational Media Center breezeway, and the Allston Housing Office.

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

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

#44 / 10-10-01

Last Published: May 13, 2004 9:16 AM
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