The Patriot (Florence, SC) (09.18.12)
Students at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, are creating a collection of short dramas to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The collection, called “The Foreplays,” is the brainchild of Tracy Aniello, Manager of Health Services, who got the idea after attending the “Vagina Monologues.” Aniello thought that information coming from peers in their own words would make STDs more real for the students and help them understand that anyone can be infected by STDs. The committee including Dr. Jon Tuttle, professor of English, set up specific requirements for the plays. All plays are to be submitted by Thanksgiving break, and selected works will be performed by students.