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FDTC to Host Inaugural Arts and Sciences Festival

Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) will host the inaugural Arts and Sciences Festival, Monday through Thursday, March 28-31, 2016.  The week-long festival is set to host an array of events that will showcase the newly formed Arts and Sciences Department at FDTC. Students, faculty and staff from around the college will come together and demonstrate their unique skills and talents. The community is also invited.

Dr. Marc David, Associate Vice President of FDTC’s Arts and Sciences Division is organizing the event. Dr. David said, “Our festival is a great way to establish an identity for the FDTC’s newest division.”

On Monday, March 28, students will go head-to-head in the first two opening rounds of the FDTC Debate Team March Madness. The first debate will begin at 11 a.m., and the second debate will kick-off at 1 p.m. Both will be held in Room 113 in the 100 Building. That night at 6:30, the FDTC Chorale and Concert Choir will hold a performance in the Fred C. Fore Auditorium.

Tuesday, March 29’s events will begin at 12 p.m. with the “Poetry and Spoken Word Open Forum” that will take place on the first floor of the 5000 Building. The Open Forum will feature students reciting famous pieces of poetry. At 3:30 p.m. during the “Why they DON’T Get Away with Murder: Careers in Mathematics” in Room 7210 of the 7000 Building, the Mathematics Department will explain how important it is to pursue a career in the field.

Jazz on the Plaza will kick-off Wednesday, March 30th’s events at 11 a.m. as the smooth sounds of jazz music will fill the air on the first floor of the 5000 Building. That evening from 1-5 p.m. in the Fred C. Fore Auditorium, “A Literary Affair” will give those in attendance an opportunity to meet with local authors in the area.

The final day, Thursday, March 31, of FDTC’s Arts and Sciences Festival will be packed with a variety of events. The College Debate Championship in Room 7210 in the 7000 Building will begin at 12:30 p.m.  At 2 p.m., the featured movie, The Happening, will be shown on the first floor of the 5000 Building.

To conclude the week, the Technically Dramatic Club will hit the stage in the Fred C. Fore Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. to act out Wind in the Willows and Rikki Tikki Tavi. There will be a $5 cover charge for adults to attend the two plays. Seniors and children tickets are only $3.

For more information on the event, please contact Associate Vice President of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Marc David by calling (843) 661-8265 or by emailing him at


First Annual Arts and Sciences Festival Schedule:


MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016  

All Week FDTC Art Exhibition, “From the Wyland Sea Art Collection. Also featuring works from FDTC Students, Fantashia Howard and Dahlia McNeil | Wellman, Inc. Library Mezzanine

11:00 a.m. | FDTC Debate Team March Madness—Round One | 100 Building (113)

1:00 p.m. | FDTC Debate Team March Madness—Round Two | 100 Building (113)

6:30 p.m. | FDTC Chorale and Concert Choir | Fore Auditorium



12:00 p.m. | “Poetry and Spoken Word Open Forum" | 5000 Building Student Center

3:30 p.m. | “Why They DON’T Get Away with Murder: Careers in Mathematics" | 7000 Building (7210)



11:00 a.m. | Jazz on the Plaza | 5000 Building Student Center

1-5 p.m. | “A Literary Affair,” Meeting of Local Authors | Fore Auditorium



9:00 a.m. | Fulbright Scholar Lecture, Dr. Annabel Josee Porte, Nicholas School of the Environment, Forest Services and Biology, Duke University

12:30 p.m. | FDTC Debate Championship | 7000 Building (7210)

2:00 p.m. | Feature Movie, The Happening, Starring Mark Wahlberg, Directed by M. Night Shyamalan | 5000 Building Student Center Lobby

6:30 p.m. | Two One Act Plays by Technically Dramatic: Wind in the Willows and Rikki Tikki Tavi | Fore Auditorium ($3.00 for seniors and children, and $5.00 for adults)

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