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FMU to celebrate Homecoming 2005, Feb. 10-12
Francis Marion University will celebrate Homecoming 2005, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10-12.

The events will kick off Thursday with a wine and cheese reception for School of Education alumni from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at The Cottage on the FMU campus.

Friday’s activities will begin with a 9 a.m. breakfast for School of Business graduates at The Cottage. At 8 p.m., in the McNair Science Building auditorium, FMU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will present a step show – “Game Over – Stomp Down 2005.” Tickets for this stepshow are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Precious Cristwell at 843-661-1188.

A coffee and dessert reception at The Cottage for all alumni will begin at 8:30 p.m. The classes of 1975, 1985, and 1995, as well as former athletes, will be honored.

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 highlight of the day, PatriotFest, begins at 12:30 p.m. at the university center. Alumni can enjoy a barbecue lunch while reminiscing with former professors and fellow graduates. PatriotFest will also feature music, door prizes and activities for children.

From noon to 5 p.m., alumni can take advantage of a 20-percent discount on selected items at the Patriot Bookstore. From 1:30 to 5 p.m., a silent auction will be held in the north end of the Smith University Center gymnasium. Bids on exclusive items will support Patriot athletics.

A basketball doubleheader with Augusta State University will begin with the women’s game at 2 p.m. and the men’s contest at 4 p.m. Between the two games, the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be held. The 2005 inductees are Jeremy Halpin (baseball), Alvaro Figuerola (soccer) and Krissy Burt (volleyball). During halftime of the men’s game, the 2005 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Admission to the games is free.

At 6:30 p.m. in the university center commons, a Patriot Celebration will begin, featuring a live auction to benefit the athletic program. Participants will have the chance to bid on vacation packages and rare sports memorabilia. Admission is $5 for Swamp Fox Club members and $10 for non-members.

For more information about homecoming activities, call the FMU Office of Alumni Affairs at 843-661-1228.

#91 / 1-20-05

Last Published: January 21, 2005 5:30 AM
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