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Two FHU Departments to Present “An Abnormal Night”

Henderson, Tenn. - Oct 23, 2015

Two Freed-Hardeman University departments will host “An Abnormal Night,” a cross-curricular event, Tuesday, Oct. 27, beginning at 5:00pm in Ayers Auditorium in Brown-Kopel Business Center. The program is a collaboration between FHU’s Department of Behavioral Science and the Department of Fine Arts.

The night will feature original art, music and poetry depicting the disordered mind.

FHU professors, an alumnus and a current student will make the presentations. The program is designed to increase awareness of mental disorders, according to Dr. Paul Helton, FHU assistant professor of psychology.

“Most every family is touched in some way by mental disorders, whether it be PTSD, schizophrenia, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder or some other malady,” Helton said. “Our aim is to take the audience into the mind of the sufferer.”

The formal presentations will be made from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Prior to the program, the first 250 students to arrive are invited to enjoy banana splits in Brown-Kopel lobby at 5:00pm. The public is invited to attend the event. 

For more information about the Department of Behavioral Science or the Department of Fine Arts, visit